Location of 'Edit Task' and 'New Effort' forms on desktop

Asked by Paul Drake on 2011-06-14

Can is set the position on the desktop where the 'Edite Task' and 'New Effort' forms appear? They seem to sometimes default to top left of my desktop which is not my preference.

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Task Coach Edit question
Assignee:
Jérôme Laheurte Edit question
Last query:
2011-06-17
Last reply:
2011-06-17

Hi Paul,

Task Coach should remember the last position of all edit dialogs and reuse that position. If not, that may be a bug. What version of Task Coach are you using?

Cheers, Frank

Paul Drake (paul-drake) said : #2

I have version 1.2.19 May 29,2011

My symptom is:
When I open the Edit Task dialog it often goes to the top left of my desktop, which is not where I would like it to be. I try moving the dialog to another location, then use either OK or Cancel to close it. The next open of this dialog is top left again.

Thanks for you quick response!
Paul

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [Question #161434]: Location of 'Edit Task' and 'New Effort' forms on desktop

Your question #161434 on Task Coach changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/taskcoach/+question/161434

    Status: Open => Answered

Frank Niessink proposed the following answer:
Hi Paul,

Task Coach should remember the last position of all edit dialogs and
reuse that position. If not, that may be a bug. What version of Task
Coach are you using?

Cheers, Frank

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Hi Paul,

What platform are you on? It works for me with 1.2.20 on Windows Vista.

Thanks, Frank

Paul Drake (paul-drake) said : #4

I am using Windows XP Prof

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Hi Paul,

What platform are you on? It works for me with 1.2.20 on Windows Vista.

Thanks, Frank

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I'm sorry, but it works for me on Windows XP too. I don't think installing 1.2.20 will make a difference but you can try. Another thing to try is removing your TaskCoach.ini file. It's in C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\TaskCoach.

Does that help?

Frank

Paul Drake (paul-drake) said : #6

I think that I have uncovered the issue.
The software works as you describe when I boot my laptop with it docked and using two monitors. When I move to Standby mode, then undock for meetings, and then return to Standby mode and redock, that is when the dialogs start moving to the top left.

Can you think of what might be changing when I go from two monitors to one and back to two that would reset the position of the dialogs?
Thanks so much for your attention.

Paul

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To: Drake Paul
Subject: Re: [Question #161434]: Location of 'Edit Task' and 'New Effort' forms on desktop

Your question #161434 on Task Coach changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/taskcoach/+question/161434

    Status: Open => Answered

Frank Niessink proposed the following answer:
I'm sorry, but it works for me on Windows XP too. I don't think
installing 1.2.20 will make a difference but you can try. Another thing
to try is removing your TaskCoach.ini file. It's in C:\Documents and
Settings\<your username>\Application Data\TaskCoach.

Does that help?

Frank

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Hi Paul,

The multimonitor setup and standby mode may have something to do with it yes. When Task Coach tries to place an edit dialog at a certain position it checks whether it can actually find the window. If not, the window is probably placed off screen (e.g. on a second monitor that is now turned off or whatever) and Task Coach moves the window to the upper left corner. So, apparently after the standby the position where Task Coach tries to open the dialog is not on your screen and Task Coach moves it to the upper left corner. However, if you then move it to another position, close it and open another dialog (for the same type of object) it should appear on the position where you closed the previous one. Is that what you see?

Thanks, Frank

Paul Drake (paul-drake) said : #8

Hi Frank,
Thanks again for the quick response.
To answer your question, no. Once Task Coach gets the "top left" position set, moving the window will not change it until I close Task Coach and then reopen.
Paul

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Your question #161434 on Task Coach changed:
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Frank Niessink requested more information:
Hi Paul,

The multimonitor setup and standby mode may have something to do with it
yes. When Task Coach tries to place an edit dialog at a certain position
it checks whether it can actually find the window. If not, the window is
probably placed off screen (e.g. on a second monitor that is now turned
off or whatever) and Task Coach moves the window to the upper left
corner. So, apparently after the standby the position where Task Coach
tries to open the dialog is not on your screen and Task Coach moves it
to the upper left corner. However, if you then move it to another
position, close it and open another dialog (for the same type of object)
it should appear on the position where you closed the previous one. Is
that what you see?

Thanks, Frank

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I'm afraid there is not much we can do then because Task Coach simply asks Windows whether the window is at a valid position, unless Jérôme knows a solution. I'll assign this problem to him.

Cheers, Frank

Jérôme Laheurte (fraca7) said : #10

I'll take a look. Doesn't seem to be related to standby mode; I can reproduce this by just unplugging and replugging a monitor.

Jérôme Laheurte (fraca7) said : #11

Found a work around and just committed it. This will be fixed in the next release.

Paul Drake (paul-drake) said : #12

Thanks so much. This is helping me a lot. Great app!

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Subject: Re: [Question #161434]: Location of 'Edit Task' and 'New Effort' forms on desktop

Your question #161434 on Task Coach changed:
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    Status: Open => Answered

Jérôme Laheurte proposed the following answer:
Found a work around and just committed it. This will be fixed in the
next release.

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