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Bruce Pascoe
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Tray icon doesn't remember hide/show state

I just noticed that Windows isn't remembering the "always show" state I set for the PAM icon. I figured out that PAM is deleting its entry from the tray MRU on close for stealth reasons, but frankly I'd like a way to turn that off. This is particularly annoying in Windows 7 as even if I specifically set the icon to always show, it gets hidden again the next time I start the Platform.

If there's no option to turn "stealth mode" off, I'd instead suggest having PAM set its icon to "Always show" on startup. I don't think anyone would object to this, as I don't think anyone would ever want their menu button hidden.

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Agreed

who cares what PAM or whatever it's called leaves anything behind, it's windows ffs.

Anyhow, it isn't like you can use it to hack accounts is it so using a browser that you couldn't install so what, if there's internet acess who cares?

I don't get the philosophy of this place sometimes but hey

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Never happened

That never happened to me, i'm running seven, maybe are you plugging it into different ports?

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Nope

That would be Windows. The Platform doesn't touch anything related to whether it appears in the systray at present.

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That's really strange then...

Okay, I verified that the problem is that Windows is creating a new MRU entry for every launch of PAM. For some reason it doesn't realize it's the same app and creates a new tray icon on every launch with the default visibility settings...

Maybe I'll take a look at the PAM source again and see if I can figure out what's going on.

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External

Probably because its on a removable drive or something. If it's Windows 7, that's probably just the way they do it now.

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Nope

I'd be willing to believe that, except ASuite doesn't have this problem, even on 7. PAP is the only tray-enabled app I've had this problem with, and I've been using Windows 7 since the beta came out.

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I have this issue with XP

I have this issue with XP myself. As I tend to only use the icon after I first put it, the icon tends to disappear before I'm done with the drive.

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Bruce Pascoe
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Hmm

It's just a TTrayIcon. I'm not too familiar with Delphi, but it doesn't appear that you're doing anything exotic, so I can only assume it's a bug in the TTrayIcon component. Bah. I hate it when that happens.

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