#118 Virtuawin showed on Windows Task Manager

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2010-12-02
2010-10-16
Anonymous
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VirtuaWin does not have a main window that is showed all the time just the configuration window but when the Windows Task Manager is started it always show a task in the windows list called VirtuaWinMainClass, it can be easy to click in End Task button and the appication is closed the windows on the other desktops are messed, it would be good to avoid showing the VirtuaWin task to have more security in the application

Discussion

  • VirtuaWin item on Windows Task Manager

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bjasspa
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • This is by design and cannot be changed so closing the issue as accepted.

    VirtuaWin does have a window which is just off the screen, it is there to solve problems with false activation events triggered by closing the last window on the current desktop. Without this hidden window Windows looks around for a replacement window to give the focus to and will choose any window hidden via Move method. By making the VirtuaWin 'visible' (even though its off screen) Windows now always chooses the VW window solving the problem.

    See bugs 1877491 & 1737872 and others for more information.