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So I have recently been having a strange problem within my Watchout system.

 

Randomly (or so it seems)  the windows start bar will be visible at the very bottom of the full raster of one of my displays.  It will just show up randomly every once in a while and the only thing I can do to get it to go away is to remote into the display computer and relaunch watchout on it.  I have tried some different things to try and keep it from happening but none have worked so far.

 

 

Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem?

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So I have recently been having a strange problem within my Watchout system.

 

Randomly (or so it seems)  the windows start bar will be visible at the very bottom of the full raster of one of my displays.  It will just show up randomly every once in a while and the only thing I can do to get it to go away is to remote into the display computer and relaunch watchout on it.  I have tried some different things to try and keep it from happening but none have worked so far.

 

 

Has anyone else experienced this sort of problem?

 

Yes, this typically occurs at power up when watchpoint is loaded from the startup folder.

Other software loading after WATCHOUT triggers this. It can be quite frustrating to tune this out,

but if you can identify the offending software, it is best to fix it that way.

 

As you note, once this happens, quitting and restarting watchpoint is the only cure.

 

A command line startup delay option was added to WATCHOUT 5.5.1+ in attempt to workaround this.

 

From WATCHOUT 5.5.2 release notes ("What's New" under the Help menu in watchmaker)

 

A command line option is added to the display software, allowing a delay to be introduced when the software is started. This may occasionally help in avoiding start-up problems, by delaying the start of the display software until things have settled down. To use this feature, append -Delay 3 to the shortcut used to start the display software ("WATCHPOINT.EXE"), where 3 is the desired delay in seconds.

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