[Openmcl-devel] Right clicking on CCL from the tray on Windows 7

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Tue Oct 25 14:03:48 PDT 2011

In Win7 (at least), if you right-click near the right edge of an entry
in the Windows taskbar, you get a different popup menu than you get if
you right-click elsewhere in the entry; one of the options in this
different popup menu starts a new instance of the represented

I don't think that applications get to exercise a lot of control over
what popup menus appear in their taskbar entries or in what options
those menus offer.  (If Windows allowed that, I suspect that we'd see
it abused in truly bloodcurdling ways.  Just think of the fun we'll

If there was a CCL (or other application) bug here, what would it be ?
"Continues to run even when launched unexpectedly" doesn't sound too
plausible, but I'd need a lot of help in order to understand how an
application (CCL or otherwise) is involved in this.

On Tue, 25 Oct 2011, Michael Minerva wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I have noticed an interesting bug with the Windows version of CCL.  If you start up wx86cl on Windows 7, then right click on the icon in the Windows toolbar, then click on the wx86cl from the popup it spawns another instance of wx86cl.  This is happening even before I have called (require 'cocoa), so I am pretty sure this is a CCL bug (not a Cocotron bug) but I wanted to check and verify that this could not somehow still be Cocotron related.  Am I correct that before you (require 'cocoa) from wx86cl absolutely no Cocotron code has been loaded?  Any ideas what is happening here?  Normally on Windows 7 when you click on the app from the tray it should just bring it to the front.
> --Mike
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