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Melody Player on the Mac  
« on: Mar 16th, 2018, 9:44am »
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I am familiar with HA on the PC and to a lesser extent on the Mac, but until yesterday had not used MP on the Mac.  
I helped a friend download and install an update to MP on his Mac. It would not install until I removed all traces of the previous installation - fair enough!
The problem however, is that when launched and then minimised, it will sit apparently dormant in the task bar and does not appear to respond thereafter to clicks on its icon on the task bar. The only option I could find (I'm not a seasoned Mac user) for interaction was to quit the app on the top menu bar (when focus was gained by clicking the task bar icon first) ! Attempts to re-launch the app whilst the first remains dormant, fail with no message. Failure to notice the dormant instance resulted in my friends frustration until I pointed it out !
Is this a bug or a demonstration of our inexperience ?  
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16th, 2018, 3:04pm »
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What MP version ? What MacOS version ?
 
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17th, 2018, 11:02am »
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MP v 6.5.2
MacOS HS 10.13.3
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19th, 2018, 2:27pm »
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on Mar 17th, 2018, 11:02am, deejey wrote:
MP v 6.5.2
MacOS HS 10.13.3

 
 
Could you provide a screen capture of the problem ?
 
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 20th, 2018, 2:53pm »
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I'm sorry Didier but I'm not sure what you want me to capture.
 
When an instance of MP is running but closed from MP's menu (X) it minimises to the task bar with its icon showing the dot beneath.
 
A click (left) on this icon will restore focus on the top OS menu (Melody Player X : where it can be quit) but the icon will not will not offer a way to restore the MP window
A click (right) offers no means to restore MP's window
The top OS menu offers no means to restore MP's window either
 
It seems that the only way to continue use of MP  is to quit and restart !
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 20th, 2018, 3:39pm »
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on Mar 20th, 2018, 2:53pm, deejey wrote:
I'm sorry Didier but I'm not sure what you want me to capture.
 
When an instance of MP is running but closed from MP's menu (X) it minimises to the task bar with its icon showing the dot beneath.
 
A click (left) on this icon will restore focus on the top OS menu (Melody Player X : where it can be quit) but the icon will not will not offer a way to restore the MP window
A click (right) offers no means to restore MP's window
The top OS menu offers no means to restore MP's window either
 
It seems that the only way to continue use of MP  is to quit and restart !

 
 
What you describe is, for me, the way all programs on macOs work. If you close the document the program is still here with no window. You can open a new document from File menu.
 
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #6 on: Mar 20th, 2018, 4:23pm »
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If I understand, the missing window is the one where the scores appear. If you click on the triangle (just beneath the green star, on your screen scan), the window will show.
Let's imagine that MP is made of two windows : the main one (visible on your screen scan) which manages the main functions (open/close files, set up a playing list, etc.) and the secondary one (the one you're looking for) which is dedicated to scores.
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21st, 2018, 7:10pm »
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OK, when MP starts (for me) the 'Main' and 'Score' panes open.
When I click X in the 'Main' pane, both panes are minimised and MP shows as being active in the Task bar.
How do I restore the Main pane (with Score pane perhaps) to the desktop ?
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Re: Melody Player on the Mac  
« Reply #8 on: Mar 23rd, 2018, 10:35am »
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on Mar 21st, 2018, 7:10pm, deejey wrote:
OK, when MP starts (for me) the 'Main' and 'Score' panes open.
When I click X in the 'Main' pane, both panes are minimised and MP shows as being active in the Task bar.
How do I restore the Main pane (with Score pane perhaps) to the desktop ?

 
I anwered to this, see below.
 
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