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Offline Pichu0102

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Boinctasks stealing window focus due to notify feature
« on: June 22, 2020, 10:17:54 pm »
Hello. The notify feature in Boinctasks is causing it to steal window focus from other windows, causing lost keystrokes when trying to type into, say, a web browser.

I noticed this would happen every 30 minutes before, so I looked in setting for something that was 30 minutes. An option of show alert every 30 minutes was checked. I disabled that, but it didn't fix the problem.

Then I saw check for notices was also set to 30 minutes. I decided to test it by setting it to check for notices every minute, and sure enough, every minute, Boinctasks would steal focus from whatever window was active at the time (even its own configuration dialog, oddly enough).

Workaround is setting it to 1440 minutes and hoping it doesn't happen at an inopportune time the next day.

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Re: Boinctasks stealing window focus due to notify feature
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 10:48:22 pm »
Workaround is setting it to 1440 minutes and hoping it doesn't happen at an inopportune time the next day.
Setting the Check for new to 0 should disable. 0=Disabled.

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Re: Boinctasks stealing window focus due to notify feature
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 10:48:52 pm »
I will add this to the work schedule, to not steal the focus.