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Old 03-21-2006, 09:31 AM
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SecureCRT 5.1b4 disappears when clicked in taskbar

When I start SecureCRT 5.1b4 and click it's icon in the Windows XP taskbar, the entire window disappears

The same thing happens when some other application has the focus, I click SecureCRT to call it to the front and by accident click the icon again.

In other words, when SecureCRT has the focus and receives a single click on it's icon in the taskbar, it disappears. With other applications, a (second) click when it's already active, minimizes it.

I find this quite annoying, since it's very easy to loose a vi editing session by accident.

Also, when SecureCRT is active and I do right mouse click (on the icon in the taskbar) > minimize, the window disappears.

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Old 03-21-2006, 12:10 PM
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Do you have minimize to Activator enabled in your Global Options -> General?
If so, there should be a little icon in your systray near the time.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
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Do you have minimize to Activator enabled in your Global Options -> General? If so, there should be a little icon in your systray near the time.
Yes, and my sessions are still there Oh, is that how it works... I love the activator, but I find the disappearing windows quite unintuitive.

Minimize minimizes to the tray rather than to the taskbar. Is that how trayed applications usually work on Windows? Well, I guess I can get used to it. Thanks in either case.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:52 PM
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Wow, I really butchered that instruction! Stupid touchpad (or lack of concentration).

I thought you could use the Activator, but the minimize to it, was an extra option. Hmmm...
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:15 PM
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Wow, I really butchered that instruction! Stupid touchpad (or lack of concentration).

I thought you could use the Activator, but the minimize to it, was an extra option. Hmmm...
You are correct. If you uncheck "Minimize to Activator in the system tray" in Global Options -> General, windows will remain in the taskbar when they are minimized.

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:25 PM
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Well, kinda ...

I think that I know what I was thinking ....

Some sessions can be set to go to the activator (session settings), you can do it globally for all sessions, or for none of them; keeping in mind that the first tab controls the entire window.
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:09 AM
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If you uncheck "Minimize to Activator in the system tray" in Global Options -> General, windows will remain in the taskbar when they are minimized.
Yes, but that completely disables the functionality of the activator (remembering and re-using decrypted keys).

I really like the activator's functionality, but I find this aspect of the user interface somewhat confusing at first sight.
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:53 AM
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Yes, but that completely disables the functionality of the activator (remembering and re-using decrypted keys).
With this option off, Activator should still work. However, if you start SecureCRT without this option checked, you'll have to start Activator manually or put Activator in your start up folder.

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Old 03-22-2006, 03:12 PM
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With this option off, Activator should still work. However, if you start SecureCRT without this option checked, you'll have to start Activator manually or put Activator in your start up folder.
Ah, I didn't even know that was possible. Yes, I've started it manually and it seems to work fine. I think I'll add it to my startup folder.

May I suggest to add Activator to the Start > Programs menu somewhere (it's not in SecureCRT's and SecureFX's menu's).

And to add this to the documentation.

The page "Using the Activator" in SecureCRT 5.1.b4's online help starts with "The SecureCRT Activator allows you to minimize specific sessions or all sessions to the system tray instead of the task bar". IMO this is confusing, since it describes the functionality of the "Minimize to activator in the system tray" option, rather than the activator proper.

It also says "The Activator can be enabled as a global option (affecting all sessions) or as a session option (affecting only specific sessions)", which is true but it doesn't mention the possibility of running the activator with this option disabled.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:06 AM
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Hi Renep,

Thank you for the suggestions!

I have entered a request to possibly add this option and to update the help file.

If this option is added to a future version of SecureCRT, a post will be made here.

Would you prefer to be contacted via email?
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:56 AM
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Hi Teresa,

Thank you. A post here is fine. I'm happy with how it works, improvements to the documentation may benefit other users who don't frequent this forum.
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And to add this to the documentation.

The page "Using the Activator" in SecureCRT 5.1.b4's online help starts with "The SecureCRT Activator allows you to minimize specific sessions or all sessions to the system tray instead of the task bar". IMO this is confusing, since it describes the functionality of the "Minimize to activator in the system tray" option, rather than the activator proper.

It also says "The Activator can be enabled as a global option (affecting all sessions) or as a session option (affecting only specific sessions)", which is true but it doesn't mention the possibility of running the activator with this option disabled.
Just wanted to let you know that the help has been updated.

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