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#1412 UI sometimes lock up after switching to full screen games

Dare Obasanjo

From the forum:

Open RSS Bandit, run it for some time, everything works. Then minimise it to task bar and run full screen game. After you alt-tab from game, or close it, RSS Bandit sometimes lock ups - it comes back from task bar, but it won't respond to any input at all, like if it was waiting for some other input? It's very easy to reproduce and i am willing to help.

Darius D.

It also happens when I use remote administration tools, like rAdmin etc
Also, its not the same as "App locks up after restoring from minimized state" bug ID: 3001077

In this case app comes back and repains correctly - I can see that feeds have new items, but window is completely unresponsive to input


  • The game: does it use OpenGL, or DirectX (any version)?

  • Do you use a NVidia graphics card? See this thread ( ) - it might be related.

  • Darius D
    Darius D

    Yes, I am using NVidia graphics card. Game is DirectX ( Mass Effect 2 lately, but happens with other games and very reproduceable). But nothing crashes, game continues to run completely fine before and after. And RSS Bandit is also running - no Windows dialog to close not responding app. It seems that its UI that is stuck, not application.

    I have made RSS Bandit memory dump ( with task manager ). Even tried to open it with some crash analizer tool for .NET, but it ran out of memory while doing so. Dump file is ~500MB, unfortunately its not made with a debug version.

  • re-assigned, because I cannot test (no full screen games on dev. machine)