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Posted by Lothar323   USA  (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 11 May 2001 (UTC)
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Like the subject says, MUSHClient will flash on the taskbar saying there's activity, and when I flip back over to check it, there's /no/ activity on /any/ of my MU*'s... I'm kinda compulsive about checking the activity when it's flashing, and it /really/ gets to be annoying after a while.. :) Right now I'm running Version 3.04 on my Windows 2000 Server system.. Suggestions? Pwease...?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 11 May 2001 02:20 AM (UTC)
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Strange, I've never had this report before.

Do you have a trigger there that gags lines or something like that?

A new line that arrives would register as activity, even if it is subsequently discarded (I think).

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Lothar323   USA  (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 11 May 2001 02:29 AM (UTC)
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*shakes his head* Nope.. No triggers to gag lines... Any other suggestions?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 11 May 2001 04:22 AM (UTC)
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How many worlds do you have open? What version of MUSHclient are you using?

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Lothar323   USA  (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Fri 11 May 2001 11:50 PM (UTC)
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I usually have 5 to 7 worlds open and I'm running Version 3.04
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Posted by Lothar323   USA  (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Tue 15 May 2001 05:00 AM (UTC)
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No further suggestions for my problem?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #6 on Tue 15 May 2001 09:49 AM (UTC)
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I'll have to investigate the cirumstances where it flashes the "new activity" icon, however I thought it was when new input arrived.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Cipri   Netherlands  (18 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #7 on Tue 26 Jun 2001 10:09 AM (UTC)
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I've seen this happen if you have activity, alt_tab to MushCLient, see thea ctivity, and alt-tab out again quickly, like, within a blink of the button. It'll either stick to blue, or continue blinking.
I forced this to happen only a few seconds ago, with version 3.12, the taskbar button stayed blue.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #8 on Wed 11 Jul 2001 01:42 AM (UTC)
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As far as I can see the only reason MUSHclient will flash the icon is if:

a) A world has new lines; and
b) That world has set the option to flash the icon

"New lines" means a non-zero number of lines shown in the "Activity List" (Shift+Ctrl+L) under the column "New".

Also these same conditions will cause the appropriate button to change colour in the "activity button bar".

Can you confirm that when the icon flashes, there are (or are not) "new" lines shown in the activity window? If you leave the activity window at the front (ie. the title bar is blue) then switching to MUSHclient will not cancel the figure, as the "new" count is only set back to zero when you actually activate the appropriate window.

Either of two things would cause this problem, and it would help to know which it was:

1. The number of "new lines" is erroneously shown as non-zero when it should be zero; or
2. The icon flashes even if there are no new lines.


- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Utoxin   USA  (4 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #9 on Fri 13 Jul 2001 09:22 PM (UTC)
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I've had the same thing happen. It occurs if you alt-tab to Mushclient and then quickly (Read ~1 sec or less) alt-tab back away.
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Posted by Lothar323   USA  (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #10 on Tue 17 Jul 2001 08:37 AM (UTC)
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Well... When I have the MUSHClient window minimized it's either always blue, always flashing blue, or always just normal even when there is activity.. What Tox and Cip say is true about the flipping in to MC and right back out real quick causing it to falsely flash.. I can assure you that there are no new lines of input to cause it to flash.. It's just annoying that it won't tell me when there's activity when I'm out of the window... Again, this is on Win2K Both Professional and Advanced Server, and I am now using the latest 3.15, (As of 7-17-2001)
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #11 on Thu 19 Jul 2001 12:56 AM (UTC)
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I suspect that the FlashWindow operating system calls works differently in Windows 2000.

All I can suggest is to instead play a quick sound when there is new activity. On the "Sounds" configuration tab you can set it to play a sound on new activity.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Insta   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #12 on Mon 30 Jul 2001 07:51 PM (UTC)
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I think it's something to do with the titlebar being "MUSHclient (Registered to Username) - [Mud Name]" while active in the program, and when you minimize it's "MUSHclient - [Mud Name]"..
Seems a bit unnecessary to put (Registered to Username) in the titlebar when active.. maybe that's just me.

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Posted by Insta   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #13 on Thu 02 Aug 2001 05:06 AM (UTC)
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Nick, you look into this at all?
Maybe win2000 handles title bar changes differently.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #14 on Thu 02 Aug 2001 08:24 AM (UTC)
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I'm monitoring this thread, however I don't have Win2000 installed at present, so I can't test it thoroughly.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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