[AG-TECH] AG 3.1 and overlapping windows

John I. Quebedeaux, Jr johnq at lsu.edu
Wed Jan 23 13:43:25 CST 2008


I don't think it's 3.1. I think it's the video software on windows you might
have (Matrox does it for example with it's settings if you're not careful
and tell it to 'remember' things about where windows go/placement). In fact,
it'll do this with any version with VIC (I think)- specially if it thinks
the windows are the 'same' - it'll simply "stack" them up on top of each
other (same application name?),

Why is it doing it now though for you? That's the odd part. Is it on all
your windows systems?

This hasn't happened with any of my 3.1 upgrades on any of my windows

-John Q.
John I. Quebedeaux, Jr.; Louisiana State University
Computer Manager LBRN; 131 Life Sciences Bldg.
e-mail: johnq at lsu.edu; web: http://lbrn.lsu.edu
phone: 225-578-0062 / fax: 225-578-2597

> From: Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:47:26 -0600
> To: ag-tech <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
> Subject: [AG-TECH] AG 3.1 and overlapping windows
> Good afternoon all. Congrats to the team for the 3.1 release. I've
> installed this release on several campus and remote machines (Windows
> XP) and its performing very well. However, I'm coming into a user
> problem when using the AG. I'm not sure about other releases, but this
> release, once you click Go to connect to your Home Venue, all 3 video
> and audio windows open on the same area of the screen and are on top
> of each other. I don't want to sound mean about this, but my users are
> extremely computer illiterate (to put it nicely) and do not know
> enough to move the windows to another area of the desktop.
> Since I'm not a Windows user, I'm not sure if its possible for an
> application to remember the last placement of its windows the next
> time it starts. Is this a Windows setting or is it a setting within
> the AG? I noticed the Venue Client always starts in the same middle
> bottom of the Desktop. I'd like a way of telling RAT to always start
> in this area, VideoConsumer this area and VideoProducer in this area.
> Is this even possible?
> -- 
> Jeremy Mann
> jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
> University of Texas Health Science Center
> Bioinformatics Core Facility
> http://www.bioinformatics.uthscsa.edu
> Phone: (210) 567-2672

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