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Message 814520 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 19:54:35 UTC

It is nice that the Boinc System Tray Icon pops up a small "tooltip" to show the progress of the currently running task(s).

However, it would be nicer if it would close itself automatically when the cursor moves off of the icon, which is what other System Tray Icons do.

Is there any possibility that this modification could be incorporated in a near-future release of BOINC?

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Message 814525 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 20:17:32 UTC - in response to Message 814520.

Good idea. I completely agree.

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Message 814568 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 23:00:59 UTC
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Mine do go away immediately when I move the mouse away from the icons. BOINC 6.2.19 and Windows XP + Windows 2000 here. Perhaps something that it does on Vista (only)? Or something you may want to set in your OS.
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Message 814583 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 0:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 814568.

Can't be Vista only since the OP is using Windows XP. The odd thing is that sometimes I get a "tool tip"/"pop-up" displaying current work in progress with percentages that won't close automatically, and sometimes I simply get "BOINC Manager" that closes automatically.

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Message 814603 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 1:36:30 UTC - in response to Message 814583.

Yes, but you're special. :-D
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Message 814619 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 3:48:31 UTC - in response to Message 814603.

Hmmm....
On one computer I get a small tooltip saying "4 tasks running". This one does go away as the mouse moves off.

On another computer I get a larger tooltip with a close button, which shows the percentages done. This one will not go away until I click the close button.

Since the newer computer with the newer install of BOINC has the tooltip that goes away, maybe the BOINC app has already been changed to to that.

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Message 814627 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 4:49:07 UTC - in response to Message 814619.

What version(s) of BOINC are you running? I'm using BOINC v5.10.45 on all my machines.

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Message 814631 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 5:06:41 UTC - in response to Message 814627.

On the new machine, I have 6.2.18... will have to wait until Monday to check the version on the work machine unless there is a way on the web to find that out.

If not, it was installed 24 Mar 2008 17:07:25 UTC, maybe that will indicate what version is running there.

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Message 814657 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 6:23:09 UTC - in response to Message 814631.

If the work computer is the Core 2 E6300 listed in your account, then it is using BOINC v5.10.45. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is using BOINC v6.2.18. (FYI - there's a new version 6.2.19 available).

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Message 814681 - Posted: 4 Oct 2008, 9:10:50 UTC

It was changed from a balloon to a tool-tip in 6.2.9 ...
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