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.
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.
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 ?
Following is summary of my trouble shooting.
Thank you again Akirill.
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 ? :
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
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.
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.
Thank you, peghorse. I just had the same problem, and your solution did the trick quickly and cleanly. Thanks again.