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DF Taskbar on W8

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PGomersall
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Can you test the right click on DF Taskbar on W8 choosing "Open Task Manager" > error the system cannot find the specified file.
I suspect you need to code for new Task Manager in W8.
Pete
Jun 21, 2012  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the heads up!

In one of the previous Windows 8 builds, taskmgr.exe still loaded the old Windows 7 style Task Manager, and tm.exe loaded the new Windows 8 Task Manager, so we had coded an exception to make it launch tm.exe.

In the Windows 8 Release Preview, it looks like they've removed tm.exe and just made taskmgr.exe the new Windows 8 Task Manager.

Long story short, this will be fixed up for 4.1 Beta 6

Thanks!
Jun 21, 2012  • #2
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PGomersall
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Keith,
Since you are looking at this anyway - you may want to code for a system having a Task Manager replacement - for example Process Explorer - so checking the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe (debugger value) and obviously the Wow6432Node
Pete
Jun 21, 2012  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've just tested it with Process Explorer setup as the Task Manager replacement, and it seems to work great

Edit: The fix will be included in Beta 6.
Jun 21, 2012 (modified Jun 21, 2012)  • #4
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PGomersall
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Keith,
Just tried beta 6 on W8 x64 - nothing happens now when I right click on DF Taskbar on W8 choosing "Open Task Manager"?
I have Process Explorer set as replacement.
Pete
Jun 22, 2012 (modified Jun 22, 2012)  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It actually doesn't seem to work at all, in Win 7 or Win 8, regardless of whether Process Explorer is set as the replacement or not. It worked great in our test builds, so I'm not quite sure why it's broken in the final build.

We'll check it out and have it fixed up for the next beta.

Thanks!
Jun 22, 2012  • #6
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Looks like any taskbar shortcuts are broken. We've pulled B6 for now, and B5 is posted back on the site if you need to reinstall it. We'll hopefully have B7 out soon.
Jun 22, 2012  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Just posted B7, and Task Manager should now load correctly, including with Process Explorer as the replacement. Thanks for reporting that issue so quickly Pete!
Jun 22, 2012  • #8
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PGomersall
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Keith - I think you can now close this one.
Pete
Jun 27, 2012  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent, thanks Pete!
Jun 27, 2012  • #10
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