[X] Windows "Snap" feature is not working with Mp3tag


#1

When you drag window to the edge of the screen it should snap to it taking half of screen space, but with Mp3tag it does not work. :wacko:


Windows 7 / Mp3tag 2.81 & 2.81c


#2

It works in Windows 8.1, though.


#3

Hi Solace,

it also works here on my Windows 7 test system.

Kind regards
– Florian


#4

that's strange, Win 7 all of the latests updates are installed..
here is video proof Firefox vs. Mp3tag - https://ufile.io/03tz3


#5

The snap function is set in the "Center for easier handling" (my crude translation)>Using the mouse>Managing Windows>Stop arranging windows.

So perhaps you have to untick that option.

(I also checked on a W7 system and a W10 OS - MP3tag snaps)


#6

it was unchecked, so not applicable here.
I've tried all the apps I could - all of them do snap except Mp3tag, oh well I guess it is some weird special bug just for me :slight_smile:


#7

(I have tried the snap feature on machines that are miles apart and I could not reproduce the behaviour that you observed... So I was really trying))
Just guessing:
Have you tried to start with a "fresh" MP3tag and renamed the mp3tag.cfg file before you start MP3tag? (Honestly: I don't know if that does anything good but there were weird cases where shortcuts did not work any more..)

Or: Have you set MP3tag to run in some kind of compatibility mode like XP?


#8

Ok so I've done some HARDCORE clean install..

  1. Uninstalled Mp3tag (with confirmation to remove all of the files)
  2. Reboot
  3. CCleaner -> Registry Cleaning
  4. Reboot
  5. Mp3tag installation (with Admin rights)
  6. renamed mp3tag.cfg (in AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag)
  7. run the app
  8. ... same thing, nothing improved :wacko:

but during my attempts to stick it to the edge I discovered one weird thing -
if I grab it by the part that is closer to the top right corner (screen: https://s11.postimg.org/fzgcvs6wz/123123.png )
then it does transform to take half of the screen (screen: https://s2.postimg.org/5akcmq4w9/4234243.png ).
BUT.
first - it does not stick to the edge. (instead it appears to be more or less in the middle of the screen)
and second - if I try to move it somewhere (even a little bit) it resets back again (screen: https://s2.postimg.org/u7f0vvth5/234234343.png ).

nope


#9

Maybe ... have a look there ...
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3069-...p-turn-off.html

DD.20170428.1617.CEST


#10

no, turning Snap feature off doesn't help to make it work :smiley:
(but I've tried even that. when OFF = it doesn't work with any window/app, when ON it does work with all windows/apps except Mp3tag.)


#11

Mp3tag on Windows 10 seems to have no problem with snapping.
Did you read the section "Warning - Aero Requirements to be Enabled in Windows 7"?

DD.20170428.2045.CEST


#12

yes, requirements are met.
Snap feature works flawlessly.. except for Mp3tag :huh:


#13

This is more guess work - you may have gathered, that I think we have a very local problem here.

So: could it be that MP3tag cannot write the mp3tag.cfg? Checking access rights and ownership of folders, even those in %appdata% is a precaution.

Is there some other application running occupies some screen areas like a hidden windows start bar? This could be a special toolbar or a panel to operate e.g. the camera, something like that.

So you have to investigate what might be the special circumstances on your machine.


#14

I use only one user profile on this PC and it has admin rights, so there should be no problems with that.
(but I did check just in case - yep, I have access)

no, nothing like that.
here are all of the processes that are active while only mp3tag is running:

explorer.exe
csrss.exe
CCC.exe (Video Drivers)
Mp3tag.exe
MOM.exe (Video Drivers)
taskhost.exe
taskmgr.exe
dwm.exe
msseces.exe
Ati2evxx.exe (Video Drivers)
SOUNDMAN.exe (Audio Drivers)
winlogon.exe

Pretty clean, also no viruses or any other crap, I keep check on that.
Maybe it is somehow related to screen resolution it is 5:4 (1280x1024) or because of an old video card - Radeon X700 SE (Driver version 2010.0210.2339.42455). Really weird puzzle :wacko:


#15

No, it is not enough to have admin rights, you should actually be the owner of that folder. or alternatively: install MP3tag with the same user id with which it should run eventually.
Also you should be sure that MP3tag really uses the %appdata% folder and not the program folder or some other installation folder as a leftover from a previous installation.

Esp. if you have a migrated windows it could be that the access rights and ownerships are not quite what they should be.


#16

I am the owner and have full access.

mp3tag.cfg and all of the other files are here: (my user name)\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag
(data / export / Mp3tagError / Mp3tagSettings)

nah.. clean install is the only way to do it! :slight_smile:


#17

If the environment has no glitches, then the snap feature works ...


#18

ok, it seems like we're never gonna find the solution.
it is broken, but I can live with that :slight_smile:
I can provide further feedback if needed, or topic can be closed if admins wish to do so.