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Unable To Configure A Running Appn From Systray Icon


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:47 PM

I have an application running 24/7 which occasionally loses the ability to pause or configure it by right-clicking on the systray icon.
Is there an alternative method of doing this, or is a reboot the only answer?
(The programme is Folding@Home).

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

I am not sure what your question is.

Do you interact with this or is it a remotely controlled client allowing the use of your computer's unused processing power by the research group?

If the program stalled, you may be able to look in the task manager (ctrl/alt/del), highlight the running ap by right clicking on it, choose "go to process" , then right click on the process which will be highlighted and choose "set priority". Try elevating the priority.

I suggest you write down what you did so you can reverse it if necessary.

There is also a Bulletin Board for this. They might have or be able to provide specific information on the ap:
http://forum.folding-community.org/

There's also a wiki that may help answering questions:
http://fahwiki.net/index.php/How_tos

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 November 2006 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:30 AM

Hi Enthusiast.

My question was a general one as to whether or not it is possible to configure a running programme in some other way than right-clicking a systray icon.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:54 PM

Each program has it's own options built in by the programmer who wrote it. The best source for information on this is the site of the folks who developed it.

In the case of Folding@Home - I'd suggest closing it, either by the built in commands, or by using Task Manager to terminate it's process. Then restart it from your All Programs menu and it should work just fine.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:58 AM

Thanks Enthusiast.

Usually it just does its thing without any input from me. Lately I haven't been able to bring up the menu by right clicking, even a reboot hasn't been fixing that. I tried to register on the site forum but gave up after 10 attempts, I think the anti-robot gadget is out of sync.

I have just terminated the process and restarted it as per usasma's suggestion, and all is back to normal.

I am rather a fan of this distributed computing cooperation idea and did not want to let it go. So, all's good.

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