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ivancarv.spk333

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Posted - 02/17/2013 :  12:35:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
incompatibility with Runme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsZMj3AxNd4

How to have this feature of StrokeIt in StrokesPlus?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbouYOLupM

I suspect this is a bug StrokesPlus

http://tinypic.com/r/2ptqypv/6

Rob

USA
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Posted - 02/17/2013 :  13:51:48  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Runme:

Runme appears to look for full screen and/or topmost windows and hides itself if a full screen or topmost window is covering it. My guess is that the intention is to hide Runme if a game or something similar is open.

StrokeIt functions differently in the way it draws gestures on the screen. While it may not cause Runme to hide itself, the method Strokeit uses does allow for other issues such as:

http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/forum/read.php?2,57952
http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/forum/read.php?4,57623

While trying to work with Runme, it actually disappears on my system completely after 10 seconds (even when starting Runme without S+ or SI running). I thought it was due to multiple monitors, so I disabled my secondary monitor and Runme doesn't stay shown (I'm running Windows 8 64-bit). I have to kill the program via Task Manager and restart, which it doesn't stay visible very long. Again, this is without S+ or StrokeIt running at all.

In other words, this is really something for the Runme developer to address. While I understand that the issue is only when S+ is running with gestures drawn (for you), the problem is that Runme shouldn't consider the S+ draw window as a full screen application since it's transparent. The fact that it won't even stay visible on my screen, nor pop out when I move the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen, tells me the program could use some refinements to managing its state with a variety of configurations. Perhaps Runme could be enhanced to exclude certain windows, or not hide itself if a full screen window is transparent. In the end, I cannot control how Runme handles these situations; any change I made to S+ which might address Runme would introduce new problems for other people.


Activate window where gesture began:

Add this to your Global Lua:
function sp_before_action(gnm, gsx, gsy, gex, gey, gwd, gapp, gact)
	--Activate the owning window where the gesture started
	acActivateWindow(acGetOwnerWindowByPoint(gsx, gsy),0,0)
end



Icon highlighting:

Unfortunately, I'm unable to reproduce this. Does it happen every time? Only when you drag and cancel a gesture? With or without the Keep Gesture Draw Window on Top preference checked? Could you perhaps make a quick video to demonstrate that issue?

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ivancarv.spk333

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Posted - 02/18/2013 :  16:10:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you! Now only one problem remains (runme) since the 3rd was the incompatibidade StrokeIt with StrokesPlus + WindowBlinds ... Solved!

I will not give up Runme, when I discover the cause of the problem I'll post here. I'll be watching the forum ....

and this text was translated from Portuguese (Brazil)
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Rob

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2013 :  16:46:47  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've looked at RunMe again. Using Spy++ I can see that RunMe has set its window to hidden (removed the WS_VISIBLE style). So we know for sure that RunMe is hiding itself.

I created a script which shows the window, clears RunMe's topmost flag, then sets the topmost flag. Then, after clicking the RunMe tab once or twice, I can get it to work. But once it loses focus for a bit, it hides itself again.

It looks like the program has not been updated in 4 years. Is there any way to contact the developer? I can't seem to find anything on the site.
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Rob

USA
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Posted - 02/19/2013 :  16:16:29  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Closed this bug, but feel free to post here if you find anything out about RunMe. I get emailed when anyone posts on the forum under any category, so I'll see it =)
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