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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    As the title states, any issues or tech assistance that you need related to WCG, post it here. :toast:

    ***BIG THANKS TO KieX for the idea :toast:
     
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    :cool:

    I asked this in the "Crunchers helping Crunchers" one, didn't get a response...

    Help!:confused:

    When I open BOINC and then open the Prefs, it opens that window on my screen to the side(Monitor2). Even when I disable Monitor 2 it still opens there. I can see a tiny slit of the window on the right side of Mon 1 but i cant grab it or "right-click -> Move" from the taskbar. I have to enable Mon 2 just to close/move the window:mad:. I can't do anything with BOINC until that Prefs window is closed.:banghead:

    Is there a Reg entry or something that will make it open on Mon1?
     
  3. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Have you tried restarting? If so, can you uninstall & reinstall BOINC?
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Try to open it and dragging it to monitor 1. After you do that shut down BOINC completely then open it back up and see if it now comes out on monitor 1.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ohhh that's a good idea.....
     
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    Oh yeah. Restart, enable/disable monitors, make another monitor my primary monitor, opening and closing the BOINC windows from different monitors....

    It always opens that Prefs window to the right where I cant grab it unless I have that monitor enabled/on.
     
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    Will try at lunch time... Im at work right now
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Very strange, in that case I'd definitely try CP's suggestion.
    TY, keep us posted :)
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Let us know how it goes dude.
     
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    I very embarrasingly posted this on the wrong TPU thread today :slap::rolleyes:

    I think I found the key relating to where BOINC manager opens the window in registry. Although I don't really know much about editing things in there so someone else may be able to help:

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Manager
    You have two values corresponding to window coordinates: XPos and YPos. Maybe you are missing these entries and it's why it's not saving where you close the window. If you do have them I guess I'm all out of ideas.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Not so sure about editing hex codes, but here you go:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Patty Nailed it! :respect:

    I moved my Prefs window to the middle of Mon1, closed that window then went to the tray icon, right click -> Exit, then relaunched BOINC. Now both windows open in the middle of Mon 1 :toast:

    I just got back to work. I'll look more into the Reg entries when i'm messing around later.
    (It looks like it has a default skin, we might be able to create custom TPU skins for the BOINC manger)


    Edit: There is a way..here - New link
     
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    Excellent, I'm very glad to hear that you have it resolved!
     
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    Glad it got sorted :rockout:

    Nice find on the skin thing too. TPU definitely deserves it's own gonna PM t77 in case he can use his firefox one as a basis.
     
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    Can you tell I speak from experience. I have three monitors LOL. things disappear every now and then LOL.
     
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    Multiple monitors can be great but they can also be a huge pain in the ass :p
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, they give their little issues here and there, but I will not get rid of them. :)
     

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