Hi Martyn,
 
Yes I'm talking about the Audacity button that appears in that bar
at the bottom that W7 has.  There are two classes of object in that
bar BTW - one is effectively a shortcut to launch popular apps the
other is to manage instances of apps that are running (enables you
to toggle them on/off the screen or select one instance from among
many).
 
What seems to be happening with 2.0.5 RC1 is that if all running
apps are minimized and the I launch Audacity I get the button in
the bar at the bottom (which indicates that Audacity is actually launched)
but the Audacity app does not appear on the screen. Waiting and
waiting does not get Audacity to appear on-screen. 
This behavior is moonphase.
 
If I then click on any other running application from that bar, or if I click on
the Audacity button in the bottom bar, up pops Audacity on-screen
This is consistent and not moonphase.
 
Similarly if I already have another app up on the screen and then launch
2.0.5 RC1 I get both that task button and Audacity appearing on the screen.
This too is consistent and not moonphase.
 
HTH,
Peter.
 
Peter Sampson
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From: Martyn Shaw <martynshaw99@gmail.com>
To: Peter Sampson <petersampson48@yahoo.com>; audacity-devel@lists.sourceforge.net; audacity-quality <audacity-quality@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Audacity-devel] [Audacity-quality] Audacity 2.0.5rc1 ready for testing!

Hi

On 16/10/2013 14:38, Peter Sampson wrote:
> Testing on W7 Home Premium SP1 - Toshiba Satellite laptop.
> I confirm David's report, I too sometimes just get a task button
> rather than a full on-screen launch, clicking on the button launches
> the app onto the screen ok.  However this is moonphase, I can
> ascertain no pattern.

Is this 'task button' the thing that James made visible with r12617, a
thing in the bar at the bottom (or side, top, that's configurable, I
know) of win 7 that shows the apps running?  Sorry, I don't know what
it's called right now.  It says 'Audacity is starting up...'.

Audacity can take a variable length of time to start, here at least,
and now while I'm waiting I see this iconized window.  If I click on
it that might correspond to when the full window loads, or it might
not, depending on luck/timing.  Does that account for the 'moonphase'
thing?  (And I hate that term 'moonphase'!  Whatever happened to
'apparently random' or 'I don't understand'?.)

I have not tested this very much at all, but Audacity seems to start
faster the second time I run it than the first.  This may again
contribute to 'apparently random' effects.

Before 2.0.5, did you just wait, listening to your drive whirring
away, and now you see an on-screen thing that does not do as you expect?

Just a thought.
Martyn

> Apart from that I have been giving 20.05 RC1 a thorough workout
> through my two major workflows and all seems well.
> 1)  TT=>Edirol UA-1EX soundcard=>PC with host set to WDS
> LP recorded fine and subsequent processing (including 32-bit export
> for processing through ClickRepair and re-importing into Audacity) to
> production WAVs went fine.
> 2) Onboard Realtek soundcard - host set to WASAPI loopback
> recording from dublincityfm.ie  also recorded fine and subsequent
> processing to extract a few tracks from the show to export as WAVs
> all went fine.
> 3) I deliberately "crashed " an open Audacity project with Task Manager
> restarting Audacity recovered the project properly - temp files deleted
> properly on exit.
> 4) I also repeated the recent tests, same audio clip, that I did for
> Leland
> when we had clicks/bumps at 5.5 second intervals - recorded properly
> with no clicks/thumps.
> Peter
> *From:* David Bailes <drbailes@googlemail.com>
> *To:* audacity-quality <audacity-quality@lists.sourceforge.net>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:09 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Audacity-quality] Audacity 2.0.5rc1 ready for testing!
>
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:26 AM, Vaughan Johnson
> <vaughan@audacityteam.org <mailto:vaughan@audacityteam.org>> wrote:
>
>    Audacity 2.0.5rc1 is ready for testing!
>
>    All builds are posted at
>    https://code.google.com/p/audacity/downloads/list?can=2&q=%272.0.5rc1%27.
>
>    Please test away.
>
>
> I've had a look at the installed version on windows 7 and 8, both 64bit.
>
> There's a problem on starting audacity:
> - on windows 8, on starting audacity I either get just a taskbar
> button and no window, or a taskbar button and a window which isn't the
> focus.
> - on windows 7, initially I just got a task button, but after a few
> more goes, audacity opened normally.
>
>
> David.
>
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