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I can't see WaveXpress anymore, but it's running

Last Updated: May 01, 2014 03:25PM PDT
Applicable model:  WaveXpress Software

Q:  I can't see WaveXpress anymore, but it's running.  How do I make it run again?

A:  This occasionally happens and is probably the window getting moved off screen (or is a bug in wxPython ). You can see the program's icon in the task bar, but when you click on it, you see nothing. You can verify the program is running by right clicking on the task bar icon and selecting Maximize. The program should now use all of the available screen space.

To fix this, delete the WaveXpress.dat file in the program's directory (this is where the program's persistent settings are saved). However, this will delete your persisted settings to their values in the settings.py file. If you're a programmer, you can try to edit the WaveXpress.dat file's data, as it is a pickled version of the settings.py dictionary's persisted contents. Run the settings.py file as a stand-alone script and it will show you the persisted values for the "main window position" key. The pickled values are integers and it will be obvious what to change once you see their values -- the easiest thing would be to set both integers to zero. If you want to avoid having this happen again, remove the "main window size" and "main window position" strings from the persistence_keys array lower in the settings.py file. The tradeoff is that the program will always start up at the same location and at the same size rather than remembering its position and size from the last time it was run.
 
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