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Message 20650 - Posted: 31 Aug 2004, 23:30:03 UTC

Can I put in a feature request to _not_ have a red flashing flag in my system tray whenever BOINC fails to download a work unit or connect to a scheduler?

This was a nice feature in S@H classic, but it's happening wayyy to much with the BOINC edition due to lack of a consistent WU stream.

I wouldn't mind the ability to hide the system tray icon either, if that's what it takes.

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Message 21227 - Posted: 2 Sep 2004, 0:35:11 UTC

I just hide the task bar.....



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Message 21913 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 17:38:28 UTC
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The flashing icon in the Task Bar seems to be caused by unread messages in the BOINC GUI "Messages" tab. Perhaps other problems may also cause the flashing icon. From your description, the flashing icon is trying to alert you to messages caused by SETI/BOINC not being able to contact the SETI server. It is trying to call your attention to the problem. I don't know of any way to turn off these alerts, other than to set (check) the "Disable BOINC Network Access", under the 'File' menu item. This will temporarily cause BOINC not to try to access the server until you manually uncheck it and do an update of the project.

Frankly, I always set the task bar properties to "Auto Hide" and "Always on top" when the mouse cursor is not over it. That way, the task bar comes up over whatever program I an running, when I want the task bar, and I have slightly more usable area on my screen.

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Message 21959 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 19:22:25 UTC

Also, the flashing stops after a few seconds...

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