scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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lee321987
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scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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Settings > General > Make scroll wheel scroll window under cursor
isn't working right (I hope) with the program "Process Explorer" from Sysinternals.

What happens is if you pause over an item that pops-up a little info window (tooltip?) directly under the cursor then the scroll wheel no longer works, until you move the cursor completely out of the tooltip (where hopefully another tooltip doesn't pop-up from the next column).

To reproduce in PE just resize any column (EXCEPT the "Process" column) so that it is too skinny to show all the info for some process, hover your mouse over that info, the tooltip pops-up, now the scroll wheel has no effect.
(The "Process" column doesn't pop-up directly under the mouse, so no problem)

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Re: scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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Thanks for that - I thought I had excluded tooltip classes from the check but it must use a different window class.

I will add it to the bug list :)
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Re: scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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I've also been experiencing broken scrolls in Directory Opus (v9.5.6) recently. Don't believe it has anything to do with tooltips though, scrolling just randomly stops being received until I click on the window.

A couple of other scroll related issues have also popped up recently. When using the 'activate window when scrolling' option, windows start warning and blinking in the taskbar; this is distracting because the taskbar is hidden and pops into view until I manually activate the window (mostly I have to bring up the standard window menu, not the jump list, to get rid of the warning status).

Lastly, XMBC's hot tracking (you know the red highlight for profiles) is partially broken in the latest builds. Scrolling seems to be a definite way to break it once the settings window is opened.
 
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Re: scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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MainTrane wrote:I've also been experiencing broken scrolls in Directory Opus (v9.5.6) recently. Don't believe it has anything to do with tooltips though, scrolling just randomly stops being received until I click on the window.

A couple of other scroll related issues have also popped up recently. When using the 'activate window when scrolling' option, windows start warning and blinking in the taskbar; this is distracting because the taskbar is hidden and pops into view until I manually activate the window (mostly I have to bring up the standard window menu, not the jump list, to get rid of the warning status).

Lastly, XMBC's hot tracking (you know the red highlight for profiles) is partially broken in the latest builds. Scrolling seems to be a definite way to break it once the settings window is opened.
Naughty naughty - getting in on someone else's bug :)

The scrolling in process explorer IS because the tooltip is the top most active window so the scroll messages get sent to it. XMBc has code to deal with this but clearly its not up to scratch for these particular tooltips - it will be fixed in the next release (i.e.Ive already fixed it :)) but we will need to check other tooltips etc.

MainTrane I will talk to you about the other problems - more detail is needed but this thread is not the place for it ;)
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Re: scroll window under cursor - breaks in Process Explorer

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As it turns out, the scrolling issue in DOpus9 was the same as lee's :oops: , gone in beta 2.7 :D
The failing highlight for the active profile must have been related to this scrolling issue; as it doesn't occur in the latest betas.

I'll create a separate topic on the 'activate window when scrolling' issue.

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