Icons in notification area

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Anonymous
2012-03-15
2012-09-17
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-15

    The icons for Password Safe in the notification area are multiplying like
    rabbits. When I see "No safe open" it seems I have to start a new instance of
    Password Safe from the Windows Start Menu. Is that the same thing as a "safe"?

     
  • DrK

    DrK - 2012-03-15

    PWS does lots of things but, currently, breeding like rabbits has not been
    implemented! If you require this function, please raise a new Feature Request
    but no promises of when it may be available :-)

    If you right-click on the icon and see "No Safe open", just select "Restore"
    to bring it out of the notification area so that you can open your "safe" or
    database.

    You can open databases via File->Open menu item, or via the name of the last
    opened database directly on the File menu (if you have selected that they are
    on the File menu via Manage->Options; System tab) or File menu "Recent Safes"
    (if you have selected that they are in a sub-menu on the File menu via
    Manage->Options; System tab)).

    On the same Options tab, you can prevent multiple instances so that whenever
    you start it again, the current instance will be displayed - even if there is
    no current database open.

    Note the above options require you to exit PWS completely and restart it to
    take effect.

    David

     
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-15

    Many thanks for this, but clicking on "Restore" does nothing.

    Regards

    John Sampson

     
  • DrK

    DrK - 2012-03-15

    I am sorry but it works for me and I can't reproduce it.

    I have some questions:

    1. What version of PWS are you using?
    2. What version of Windows do you run?
    3. How do you normally start PWS? For example: does it start automatically when you start Windows or do you have to start it manually via a desktop shortcut or via the Start menu?
    4. If you use a shortcut (e.g. on the Desktop or in your Startup folder), what command line arguments are specified (e.g. -s or -c)?
    5. Does it start normally and then you enter your database's passphrase?

    "No Safe open" is normally present when you have opened your database and then
    close it or it is started with command line arguements (see Command Line
    Arguments in the Help file).

    If it is related to the shortcut in your Startup folder, you could move it to
    you desktop temporarily (in case you want to move it back), logoff and log
    back on and start it manually via the Start menu.

    David

    PS. I forgot: you can also open and close a database via the Toolbar.

     
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-15

    I am using v3.28 on Windows 7 Home Premium. It starts automatically on boot-
    up.

    There are no command line arguments. At startup it does not present a request

    for password. I am also using Actual Window Manager (Actual Tools) - I don't
    know

    if there is a clash. At the moment there is a black icon in the Notifications
    Area and

    also a green one. The black one shows 'No Safe Open' etc. but I think this is
    greyed out -

    it is hard to tell. At the moment "Restore" does work from the green icon.

     
  • DrK

    DrK - 2012-03-15

    I don't know anything about Actual Window Manager - sorry.

    The green icon means that the database is open but locked i.e. you need to
    enter your passphrase to re-open it. "Restore" should then prompt you for your
    passphrase and then open it.

    The black icon means that there is no open safe with this PWS instance (i.e.
    not unlocked or locked ). It probably isn't greyed out but clicking on it
    shouldn't do anything and it probably should be changed to be greyed out.
    However, clicking on "Restore" should open PWS from which you can open a
    database (this should look the same as your other instance after you had
    closed its database).

    You could unselect the option to allow multiple instances (Manage->Options;
    System tab) with a full exit (File->Exit) and re-start to activate this
    option. This may stop you having the extra instance running. Maybe you could
    disable Actual Window Manager temporarily to see if it is the cause.

    David

     
  • Anonymous - 2012-03-15

    Many thanks for your help on this. I have deselected multiple instances which
    should have a contraceptive effect on the notification area icons, and save
    confusion on my part.

    Regards

    John Sampson

     

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