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From: David Fisher
Subject: Render window lost - minor bug
Date: 21 Jun 2014 13:45:01
Message: <web.53a58970a731ba7d253fa91d0@news.povray.org>
Running Windows 8.1 and Pov-Ray 3.7, render output is bmp and +D set

the render window can be hidden and recovered by:
 1) hide , show - as it should
 2) hitting the windows x and show or running a fresh render acts correctly

but when hitting the windows minimize the render window is not recoverable even
with a fresh render. Resolution is to exit and restart Pov-Ray to re-establish
the render window


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Render window lost - minor bug
Date: 21 Jun 2014 22:00:52
Message: <53a60094$1@news.povray.org>
Am 21.06.2014 15:40, schrieb David Fisher:
> Running Windows 8.1 and Pov-Ray 3.7, render output is bmp and +D set
>
> the render window can be hidden and recovered by:
>   1) hide , show - as it should
>   2) hitting the windows x and show or running a fresh render acts correctly
>
> but when hitting the windows minimize the render window is not recoverable even
> with a fresh render. Resolution is to exit and restart Pov-Ray to re-establish
> the render window

What exactly do you mean by "not recoverable"?

With Windows 7, all you need to to to recover the window is to hit the 
"restore" button in the title bar.

It is perfectly normal behaviour that starting a new render does not 
change the render window size (whether it is minimized, maximized, or 
dragged to some odd size by the user), unless you specify a different 
image size for the render (in that case the render window is closed, and 
re-opened at standard size).


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From: Jeff Reifel
Subject: Re: Render window lost - minor bug
Date: 22 Jun 2014 02:30:01
Message: <web.53a63f72b38973ea3357ce630@news.povray.org>
"David Fisher" <dav### [at] coppernet> wrote:
> Running Windows 8.1 and Pov-Ray 3.7, render output is bmp and +D set
>
> the render window can be hidden and recovered by:
>  1) hide , show - as it should
>  2) hitting the windows x and show or running a fresh render acts correctly
>
> but when hitting the windows minimize the render window is not recoverable even
> with a fresh render. Resolution is to exit and restart Pov-Ray to re-establish
> the render window

David,
I had the same problem and finally found the minimized window in the lower left
of the screen disguised as part of the lower status bar. Drag it out of there
and put it where you can find it.


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From: David Fisher
Subject: Re: Render window lost - minor bug
Date: 26 Jun 2014 13:40:01
Message: <web.53ac21c2b38973ea253fa91d0@news.povray.org>
"Jeff Reifel" <jef### [at] rocketmailcom> wrote:
> "David Fisher" <dav### [at] coppernet> wrote:
> > Running Windows 8.1 and Pov-Ray 3.7, render output is bmp and +D set
> >
> > the render window can be hidden and recovered by:
> >  1) hide , show - as it should
> >  2) hitting the windows x and show or running a fresh render acts correctly
> >
> > but when hitting the windows minimize the render window is not recoverable even
> > with a fresh render. Resolution is to exit and restart Pov-Ray to re-establish
> > the render window
>
> David,
> I had the same problem and finally found the minimized window in the lower left
> of the screen disguised as part of the lower status bar. Drag it out of there
> and put it where you can find it.


Thanks, I tried finding the window but either my screen resolution or Windows 8
desktop control masks it.

I found a simpler solution for those suffering from the same issues.
Minimize the Pov_Ray program itself and then restore the program and BOTH are
returned to the screen.


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