Splash screen won't disappear after program restart


On Windows 7 64-bit, the splash screen won't disappear after a program restart. This bug is reproducible on other win7 64-bit systems. Haven't tested it on other OS versions.
Reproduce bug:
1) Run Finestra Virtual Desktops (splash window works fine)
2) Open settings dialog, change hotkey settings
3) Save settings and restart program
4) Splash screen appears and stays on
5) If you shut down the program and restart it manually, it works fine.
Suppose this is a minor bug, more of a beauty-issue ;-)
On everything else: Nicely done!


Gavinmic wrote Feb 15, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Same symptoms seen in Vista SP2 64bit.

alimbada wrote Feb 18, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Would be less of an issue if the splash screen didn't insist on being Always On Top. An option to turn the splash screen off would be ideal.

BFisch06 wrote Feb 18, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I just installed version 1.2 and this bug is still there. I'm running Windows 7 x64.

captainjackrackha wrote Feb 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Smae issue. Could we get a startup /nosplash, as I use this on a production machine in a public setting. Splash screens can be nice, but there is no need for it in this application. I know it is running.

johnortt wrote Mar 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Just adding a "me too" comment (Win 7 64). In addition to the nosplash option a timedelay setting would be a nice addition (once the issue is fixed).

JamesPhillips wrote Jun 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Same Issue on Windows Server 2008 R2, seems to work if you close all open applications before launching Finestra

ptyork wrote Jun 12, 2011 at 3:22 AM

The problem doesn't exist for me when I have the Windows 7 taskbar icon visible. It appears and disappears in about a second. Uncheck the option for the Windows 7 taskbar and the splash screen takes anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds to dismiss. Permanent if the program restarts itself. And, yes, another vote for the "No Splash Screen" checkbox.