how to recover windows after VDM crash

Topics: How To
May 5, 2008 at 6:57 PM
I was wondering, is there a way to recover windows after VDM crashes?
The scenario was this: I was running VDM (in Vista), works GREAT. Then
I started a full-screen game on one desktop, then I tried to switch to a different
desktop with a hot-key. The switch worked, however, VDM crashed, and I lost
all the windows I had opened (those apps were still running, but I could not find
their windows - including the game).
I could restart VDM, but it seemed unaware of the old set of app windows.
In the past, I've used other virtual multiple desktops, and what would happen
is when the manager exited, all windows ended up on the "main" (non-virtual now)
desktop. That behavior, or even a separate tool that would force that to happen
would be great.
p.s. thanks for this great tool!
May 6, 2008 at 9:39 PM
There is a "recover windows" item in the context menu of the tray icon. Try using that tool. I will be adding better resistance to crashes in the next version however, so you shouldn't need to use it after this version.