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Stuck maximized on second monitor #487

Rilauven opened this Issue Jan 7, 2018 · 3 comments


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Rilauven commented Jan 7, 2018

This is an odd little issue that's not that big of a deal, but I feel like I should report it anyway.

If I maximize Potato on my second monitor, it gets stuck that way after a while. When it happens I can only switch to it by going to task manager and forcing it to the front, and closing it requires killing from task manager as well. Once it's forced into focus all my connections are still live and I can still mostly interact. Scroll bars and menu buttons won't work reliably but the scroll wheel on the mouse works fine. I find this rather fascinating! This has never happened on a machine with only one screen, or on the primary monitor, and if you just leave it as a window it's perfectly fine for days.


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talvo commented Jan 7, 2018

Weird! I only use one monitor, but I know other people who use Potato on multiple screens and have never heard of any issue. If it happens again, could you try typing:

/eval wm state . normal

and see if that does anything? (it should un-maximize the window). What OS, btw?


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Rilauven commented Jan 7, 2018

I'm running windows 10 home 64 bit on the machine with the issue. Another thing I forgot to consider is that I've been running Potato from a hard drive that I recently discovered was dying and replaced. (I was able to copy everything off it in time!) That might have been part of the problem. I haven't maximized it since I replaced the drive, I'll see if I can get it to happen again!


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Rilauven commented Jan 11, 2018

Okay This is still a thing, playing a game (Like Ark: Survival Evolved) full screen on the primary monitor seems to be what causes it. Was kinda hoping it was the bad hard drive's fault. All the other weird stuff my system was doing stopped once it was gone.

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