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MM always "on top" of all other windows [#8335]

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:54 am
by surfer
MM1426, win7-x64

The window of MM remains always "on top" of other windows. When MM is maximised no other window of other programms can be made visible.

I have to minimize MM to get to see other windows.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:03 pm
by Zonky
Same here, running the same beta build on Windows 7 Ultimate, x64.

Michael

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:26 pm
by Lowlander
I can't reproduce on XP on 1426.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:18 pm
by rusty
I _did_ experience this with build 1426, however, the issue went away upon restarting. Is that the case for you as well?

If yes, please share if you come across the trigger. Thanks.

-Rusty

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:11 am
by surfer
rusty wrote:I _did_ experience this with build 1426, however, the issue went away upon restarting. Is that the case for you as well?
Yes, strange, in some way it gos away with me as well after restart, but then it always comes again after some time of MM running.

MM is running maximized and i listen to the music and work with other programs like file manager, firefox, outlook ...., having about 3-5 windows open at the same time, and after some time i notice that i cannot set the focus to any other window.

Only when i minimize MM or restart it am i able to work with other windows again.

I've experienced that already several times.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:22 am
by MusicBringer
Same here with Win 7 and 1426.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:41 am
by KJIACC
Yes, same here with Win 7 and 1426.
This issue occurs approximately after 1 hour of MM work. Also, the came back issue 7321 (MM breaks auto-hide taskbar):
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 44#p299244
Issue went away upon restarting, but there again after some time later.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:26 am
by jiri
Anybody having this issue, could you please confirm that you can/can't reproduce in build 1425? In case you _can_ reproduce, can you in build 1424 either?

Thanks!
Jiri

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:41 am
by MusicBringer
It is not a recent annoyance - its always happened - I just thought: yeah it does that.
So yes it happens in 1425 1424 1420 and so on.

MM B1426, Always on top?!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:46 pm
by alirezanoori
Hi,
My problem is that my MM is in the "Always on Top" mode. By that I mean I just can minimize it but even if I switch to other apps they don't show. I looked at all menus but couldn't find an "Always on Top" option. So is there one or this is a bug?!
Thanks.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:00 pm
by flinx42
I've been running 1426 on Win7 64x all day and not noticed this issue since computer start this morning. However I noticed immediately after the initial install of 1426 the other day. So didn't think that it was a timing issue as stated above.

After reading this thread I had a "play" and found what first looked like a dependency between showing the Win7 taskbar preview of MM and then minimizing.
But further experimenting has shown that just minimizing MM does it.
However NOT when using the button in the window decoration on the top-righ of the MM windowt!

Only if you minimize MM TWICE by clicking on the taskbar icon each time!!!
After the second restoring from Minimized state MM is consistently in ALWAYS ON TOP mode.

HTH

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:14 am
by Random
FOR THOSE who wish to "disable" Always on Top. Here how to do it. It quite hidden in fact.

1. Open Playlist (Ctrl+Alt+N) if you haven't already.
2. At the bottom of playlist. Where it should say "List Edit Copy". Right Click on it.
3. Choose Dock Window.
4. Now your Playlist will become a Window inside Mediamonkey.
5. Right click this 'new' window as describe in step 2. This time you will see an option call "Always on Top". Try clicking on that. 6. Test to see if it work (ie. MM no longer Always on Top). If it still on top. Repeat step 5. Else read step 7.
7. Done, feel free to repeat step 2 if you want your Playlist to dock again.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:00 am
by kiwichick
surfer wrote:Yes, strange, in some way it gos away with me as well after restart, but then it always comes again after some time of MM running.
This is the same for me. I have only noticed it in v1426. I'm running windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:02 am
by jiri
Those who can reproduce, could you please post your Internet Explorer version, do you all have version 9? And, do you have any scripts installed, particularly some that present results in a web browser window? Or does the problem seem to be related to the Web node?

Thanks,
Jiri

Re: MM always "on top" of all other windows

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:38 am
by Zonky
Hi,

running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, SP1, IE9 and Firefox. I don't use IE9, it's not my default browser, however, my guess is MM4 uses IE9 or Internet Explorer in general, as an embedded window when tagging files from internet, right?

So far I did not found any steps which reproduce this behavior regualarly. I've tested with tagging from internet with one or two files, switch from MM4 to Firefox and back and repeated this many times. Out of a sudden MM4 or better Firefox (or any othe program, too) does not switch on top of the windows anymore. At that time I did not have IE open, nor any other program which might use it.

Michael