VAP - no show on taskbar?

warmbeer

New member
Just came back to VAP after a long hiatus and an upgrade to VRS5 from +.
DL of the latest version and having a couple issues:
1. VAP does not seem to appear on the Taskbar. I have lots of windows at any one time so it is an annoyance to dig thru them to get to the VAP window. Can't imagine this is standard - any ideas?
2. I started to process a batch of vids with the list order set to oldest. Realized my error, stopped processing, moved the already processed files out of the monitored folder (was this necessary? Would VAP try to process them again on a rerun?) and rest the list order to alpha. But VAP seems to not have paid any attention.
Is the list order just for the display? If so what order are the files actually processed in?
Thanks for an oh so useful program by the way.
ed
 

dlflannery

Moderator
VAP appears in the "Notifications Area" located at the right end of the task bar. To maximize just click on the VAP icon. A quote from this web link:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742495(v=vs.85).aspx
The notification area.
To give users control of their desktop in Windows 7, not all notification area icons are displayed by default. Rather, icons are displayed in the notification area overflow unless promoted to the notification area by the user.
The notification area overflow is accessed via an up caret ('^'). I'm not sure how you 'promote' the icon but I assume it's not too difficult.

List order is just a display feature. Files are processed in the order VAP first detects them.

Processed files left in the monitored folder will not be processed again -- unless you select the file and hit the 'Reset' button and 'Block Processing' is unchecked. If you move a processed file out of the monitored folder while VAP is running. (or while it is not running, then restart it), and wait long enough (probably 30 sec or less) for VAP to realize it's gone, then move it back into that folder, VAP will treat it as a new file and process as configured.
 

warmbeer

New member
Found it - thanks for the quick reply.
Although if the VAP window is open but covered by other windows the first time selecting it from the systray just minimizes the window, creating for me at least the misleading impression that nothing happended.

thanks again.
ed
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Curious: Can you bring VAP forward with Alt-Tab when it's covered? Although this is arguably inferior to just clicking the notification area icon an additional time. I can see if a single click can bring it forward if it's covered.
 
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warmbeer

New member
That works but worse than a double click in the systray, since i can have > 20 windows open at any one time and VAP is not likely the last window to have been opened, so it would be multiple Alt-Tabs to get back to VAP, unless there is some other way to jump to VAP in the Alt-Tab list i dont know about?
 

dlflannery

Moderator
OK, here is a test executable, Ver. 1.35T2 (NOT an installer). Download, unzip and substitute for current Ver. 1.34 executable:
VAP135T2_exe.zip

Five locations on the VAP form (4 at corners and one near the center) are checked to see if they are behind another window. If at least 4 are covered, the form is brought to the front.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
It looks like @warmbeer is "missing in action". Has anyone been running this test version? A little independent testing would be good before I release it.
 
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