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2011-12-22
2012-09-17
  • webapalooza
    webapalooza
    2011-12-22

    If you close v3.27 using File > Exit, all is well. But if you use the red "X"
    to close the program and then try to reopen it, you get a message about
    another instance of Password Safe being open. Turns out that's because the red
    "X" closes the program but it doesn't end the process in Windows, so it's
    still resident in memory. You can then only close it by using Task Manager and
    killing the process directly.

     
  • webapalooza
    webapalooza
    2011-12-22

    I forgot to mention that this is on a PC running Windows 7.

     
  • fernando
    fernando
    2011-12-22

    What is the red "X" ?

    Is that the window control close button at the top right corner of the
    application?

    Password Safe is 'hard to kill' when option below selected:

    Manage > Options

    System | System Tray

    Put icon in System Tray

    'hard to kill' = action of both the minimize and close buttons are minimize to
    tray

    Review thread entitled "Put icon in System Tray"

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/passwordsafe/forums/forum/134801/topic/4876060

     
  • DrK
    DrK
    2011-12-22

    The above reference to "Put icon in System Tray" and its associated topic URL
    in the Help Forum is not appropriate to this question (it refers to one user
    who cannot see the icon in the System Tray).

    As far as this topic is concerned - PasswordSafe is working absolutely
    correctly
    and in accordance with the way **all/b] applications that use
    icons in the System Tray work.

    If you allow an application to use the System Tray, then the minimize
    (underscore) and close (X on red background) buttons in the standard Windows
    Control Box on the right of the caption bar will minimize the application to
    the System Tray. All applications that do this then provide a means to fully
    close via a menu when their icon in the tray is clicked (normally a left mouse
    click). PasswordSafe is no different.

    Is the icon is not visible in the System Tray, either you have the same
    problem as the user in the referenced topic above or you may need to Customize
    the System Tray in order for Windows to always show the icon as well as
    notifications.

    David**

     
  • DrK
    DrK
    2011-12-22

    The above reference to "Put icon in System Tray" and its associated topic URL
    in the Help Forum is not appropriate to this question (it refers to one user
    who cannot see the icon in the System Tray).

    As far as this topic is concerned - PasswordSafe is working absolutely
    correctly
    and in accordance with the way all applications that use icons
    in the System Tray work.

    If you allow an application to use the System Tray, then the minimize
    (underscore) and close (X on red background) buttons in the standard Windows
    Control Box on the right of the caption bar will minimize the application to
    the System Tray. All applications that do this then provide a means to fully
    close via a menu when their icon in the tray is clicked (normally a left mouse
    click). PasswordSafe is no different.

    If the icon is not visible in the System Tray, either you have the same
    problem as the user in the referenced topic above or you may need to Customize
    the System Tray in order for Windows to always show the icon as well as
    notifications.

    David