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From: scott
Subject: Windows 7 taskbar
Date: 6 Jun 2013 10:10:49
Message: <51b09869$1@news.povray.org>
It would be good if the next POV version could make full use of the new 
taskbar features in Windows 7 (and Windows 8 I assume). It could show 
the render progress (like Chrome shows download progress), show a 
thumbnail of the render rather the code editor (if a render is in 
progress), and provide pause/resume and stop buttons in the thumbnail.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Windows 7 taskbar
Date: 15 Jul 2013 18:43:55
Message: <51e47b2b$1@news.povray.org>
Am 06.06.2013 16:10, schrieb scott:
> It would be good if the next POV version could make full use of the new
> taskbar features in Windows 7 (and Windows 8 I assume). It could show
> the render progress (like Chrome shows download progress), show a
> thumbnail of the render rather the code editor (if a render is in
> progress), and provide pause/resume and stop buttons in the thumbnail.

Regarding the POVRay for Windows GUI, it's probably moot at this point 
to look at the existing one and suggest changes to it. The GUI needs a 
major rewrite anyway due to licensing issues (POV-Ray is going GPL, but 
the text editor component is a no-go for that), so we may be seeing a 
totally different animal in the future.


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From: posfan12
Subject: Re: Windows 7 taskbar
Date: 16 Oct 2013 07:45:28
Message: <525e7c58$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/6/2013 10:10 AM, scott wrote:
> It would be good if the next POV version could make full use of the new
> taskbar features in Windows 7 (and Windows 8 I assume). It could show
> the render progress (like Chrome shows download progress), show a
> thumbnail of the render rather the code editor (if a render is in
> progress), and provide pause/resume and stop buttons in the thumbnail.

I suggested this a few years ago. The response I got was that it would 
consume too many CPU resources.

You'd think that constantly switching back and forth between different 
windows to check on the progress would use a lot more CPU time. But 
whatever.

Mike

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