Recovery from switch to hidden desktop

  • David H. Silber

    David H. Silber - 2008-10-20

    Running the tests for NUnitForms leaves my computer in an unusable state.  I think I just got left looking at the hidden desktop.  So, two issues:

    1) After running NUnitForms tests, the visible desktop should be reset to the normal one.

    2) In the absence of #1, how do I manually switch back, short of rebooting the computer?

    Thanks in advance,

    Windows XP Professional version 5.1.2600
    Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
    NUnit 2.4.8
    NUnitForms downloaded from subversion 2008-10-20 10:54

    • Davide Mora

      Davide Mora - 2009-02-16

      hi David,
      did you found a solution for this problem?
      i'm facing the same...

    • Andreas Ländle

      Andreas Ländle - 2009-02-21


      i have the same problem (on a xp and also on a vista machine).
      If you found a solution in the meanwhile i would be very interested :-)


      Andreas Ländle

    • Carl Abrahams

      Carl Abrahams - 2009-03-04

      You can turn off the hidden desktop by creating an environment variable called


      and set its value to false.  This will allow the tests to run on your own desktop rather than create a new one to run on.


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