Bug: Disappearing windows after minimize

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john1030
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Bug: Disappearing windows after minimize

Post by john1030 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:36 am

Tested on free version, SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 rev. 763.1202, on Windows 7.

To reproduce:

1. Start TextMaker (or PlanMaker, doesn't make a difference).

2. Minimize a document window:
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3. Then click to maximize or restore it:
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4. Repeat step 2. Result: the window is missing:
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Re: Bug: Disappearing windows after minimize

Post by martin-k » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:40 am

I moved your post to the FreeOffice forum.

What you describe is a bug in their implementation of the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) that Microsoft introduced with Windows Vista and never fixed. The next version of FreeOffice (sometime next year) will not use MDI anymore.

In the meantime, don't minimize document windows inside the application window. This is rarely useful anyway.
Martin Kotulla
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