how to recover from pinned to desktop

Anonymous
2012-06-03
2013-06-12

  • Anonymous
    2012-06-03

    Hi,

    I tried "pin to desktop". Since then, I can not open console.

    I tried to get rid it from menu bar and it looks OK.

    But still I can't bring screen on desktop.

    Also I tried to change using "regedit" and even delete all the reg data
    for console.  But result was same.

    Any help will be very appreciated.

    Thanks.

    onionsjk

     
  • Kirill
    Kirill
    2012-06-03

    Try to restore console.xml in the same folder as console.exe to the one from the official distribution, and delete one from %appdata%\Console.

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-06-03

    Thank you Akirill for quick response.
    but I have following question. "%appdata%" ? … where this would be ?

    And I tried console2 after deleting all the regedit.  It looks console running
    even though it is background and not able to bring front.
    Does this means that "regedit"  not needed ?

    Thank you

    onionsjk

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-06-03

    Following is summary of my trouble shooting.
    Thank you again Akirill.

    onionsjk

    situation :
         1. Windows-7 OS
         2. tried to use "pinned to desktop " with
            Settings -> Appearance -> Z order -> "pinned to desktop"
         3. after this, can not bring console to front.

    why ?     :
         unknown

    solution for recover :
         find current console.xml and delete it.
         1. I used "cmd.exe" and "set" command to get the value of %AppData%.
         2. It was C:\Users\user\AppData for my case. 
         3. The %AppData% was hidden and I managed to see by changing system options by
               control panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> 
               -> Folder Option -> Hidden File and Folder ->
               activate show hidden file and folder 
         4. I could find C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Console\console.xml .
         5. delete it
         6. goto console directory and find console-orig.xml.
         7. overwirte console.xml with console-orig.xml 
          
         Hopefully this is correct. I have tried others like changing registered values
         using regedit and deleteing all the registered values. It is possible one of
         these may have an effect on this.

         reference : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/5ae36d5d-cb29-49ae-a379-a8be0dde0abc

     
  • Kirill
    Kirill
    2012-06-03

    Console does not store configuration info in the registry, so, regedit probably didn't do much.

    Instead of 1 - 3, you should be able to just type %appdata% into Explorer's (not Internet Explorer's) address bar to open that folder even if it's hidden.

     
  • Ch'TiPow@
    Ch'TiPow@
    2012-09-09

    Hi,

    I modified console.xml.
    On the line n°32 :

    <position x="-1" y="-1" dock="0" snap="0" z_order="3" save_position="0"/>
    

    I changed this :

    <position x="-1" y="-1" dock="0" snap="0" z_order=[b]"1"[/b] save_position="0"/>
    

    This solved the problem by putting back to always on top, at least, i didn't loose my settings.

     
  • Cigouave
    Cigouave
    2012-09-13

    Thank you, peghorse. I just had the same problem, and your solution did the trick quickly and cleanly. Thanks again.