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Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« on: December 13, 2020, 10:48:46 PM »
Hello, I'm testing pxplus 2020 v17.10 and I am seeing strange behaviour that was not in my older versions.  Double clicking the top-LEFT box on the windows do not close the dialogue/window.

Works sometimes,  most often not.

Simple example:

0010 BEGIN
0020 PRINT 'DIALOGUE'(1,1,20,10,"Test"),
0030 INPUT *

Tested both windows/linux, same behaviour with local and Simple client server.  PC windows: win 10 pro - build 20H2

Thanks,
Martin
« Last Edit: December 13, 2020, 10:50:58 PM by martinp »

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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 08:31:55 AM »
Why not just single click the X at the top right corner instead?

This would be the standard way to close the window and is one less click.
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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 09:34:34 AM »
Devon, Thanks for responding however, that was not the answer I was expecting.  I've been using pvx for over 20 years.  Sometimes I close the window that way.  Please show me one windows application that cannot be closed in such a way?

Regarding efficiency, if my mouse is already on that side of the screen, then moving the mouse to the opposite side of the screen is less efficient.

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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 12:11:22 PM »
Sorry, I was not aware you could close Windows applications that way. Playing around it seems to work on most Windows applications that have an icon in the top left corner (Chrome and Firefox do not have an icon at the top left corner so can't be closed that way).

I can also confirm previous versions of PxPlus seem to have worked that way where the double click of the icon closed the window.

We are looking into it and will likely have a fix for the next patch release.
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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2020, 01:25:10 PM »
Thanks Devon!

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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 08:35:58 PM »
Hi All,

I think its just us oldies that have been using Windows since version 3.1 - double clicking the control box used to close the windows on v12 but when we went to v16 it stopped working. For some reason, and I don't know why, I tend to do this in the *IT editor and its been driving me crazy since we upgraded to v16 and now its the same in v17.

Glad to hear a fix is on the way :)

Chris

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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 12:56:20 AM »
I think I qualify as an oldie but I’ve always had a tendancy to use this little once-red X button in the upper right corner to close a window.

Well, as long as Alt+F4 still works...
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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 08:11:07 AM »
I have also been using Windows since 3.1 but never closed windows that way. I always used the close button or the keyboard.
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Re: Can't close window/dialogue (double clicking top-left box)
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 11:24:37 AM »
Devon, Just related to this, was the Esc key also trapped at some point?  It also used to close windows as well.

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Martin