The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

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FS#293 - POV-Ray Shown Twice in Windows Taskbar

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Benedikt Adelmann (badelmann) - Saturday, 18 May 2013, 14:11 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Thursday, 02 February 2017, 15:13 GMT
Task Type Possible Bug
Category Frontend → User interface
Status Tracked on GitHub
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Windows XP
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 RC7
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When rendering for some time, it occasionally happens that POV-Ray appears twice in the Windows taskbar. One button is the normal one, the other one does not open any window when clicked on and reads something like “99% complete” (see attached image), like the render window’s title, but obviously unrelated to it (probably the title the render window had shortly before?). After stopping the render, the odd taskbar button remains there until POV-Ray is closed.

  • Observed under Windows XP
  • POV-Ray 3.7.0.RC7.msvc10-sse2.win32
  • When applications are summarized into groups in the taskbar by Windows, the odd POV-Ray button is attached to the Windows Explorer group
  • Run with render priority set to “high”

Is this a Bug in Windows or in POV-Ray?

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Comment by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Thursday, 02 February 2017, 15:13 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Unconfirmed → Tracked on GitHub)

Now tracked on github as issue #229.