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Enterprise Architect => Suggestions and Requests => Topic started by: Paolo F Cantoni on October 24, 2019, 12:03:55 pm

Title: V15 - Need "Minimize" button on long-running processes
Post by: Paolo F Cantoni on October 24, 2019, 12:03:55 pm
When we run long-running tasks in EA (such as a large XML export - some of which can take tens of minutes to hours) the screen locks up because there is no mechanism to minimize EA during the run.

Can we please have a Minimize button on the appropriate dialog, which will minimize the whole of EA.

An example of what I mean can be seen on the Vice Versa Pro product from TGRMN (Another Aussie company - and an excellent product).  Once I start the synchronization going, I can press the minimize button on the active window and VVP will minimize until the synchronization is completed.

Reported,
Paolo
Title: Re: V15 - Need "Minimize" button on long-running processes
Post by: Geert Bellekens on October 24, 2019, 03:20:11 pm
If you press [Windows] + D it should minimize all applications (including EA, even with model dialogs open)

Geert
Title: Re: V15 - Need "Minimize" button on long-running processes
Post by: Paolo F Cantoni on October 24, 2019, 07:04:31 pm
If you press [Windows] + D it should minimize all applications (including EA, even with model dialogs open)

Geert
Yes, but it pops back up again!

Paolo
Title: Re: V15 - Need "Minimize" button on long-running processes
Post by: Geert Bellekens on October 24, 2019, 07:18:44 pm
That's weird, it doesn't pop back up on my machine when trying an xmi export.

Maybe it's only on some processes, where the GUI refreshes and forces EA back to the foreground?
I think some of the dialogs tend to do this.

Geert