Bug 75 - Dummy window confuses users and maximizing it can cause trouble
Summary: Dummy window confuses users and maximizing it can cause trouble
Alias: None
Product: Jogl
Classification: JogAmp
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 1
Hardware: All windows
: P3 normal
Assignee: Sven Gothel
URL: http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGN...
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Reported: 2004-04-22 08:37 CEST by Sven Gothel
Modified: 2010-03-24 07:46 CET (History)
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Description Sven Gothel 2010-03-24 07:46:28 CET

---- Reported by bombadil 2004-04-22 08:37:35 ----

With new Jogl release there's a 2nd window opened, called "dummy window". 
Unfortunately under Windows OS this dummy window on the taskbar confuses the 
user(s), and more: as I report in the thread below, when in dummy window is 
being maximized per right-click on the taskbar icon - and you never know what 
your users do - there's no mouse pointer anymore on my Ati card PC: even hitting 
Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't bring the desktop back: you're lost in ghost space. Until 
you hit the key to exit your app, in case there is such one.

Another (Xith) user made a screenshot of this with his Nvidia card: 

The thread is located here: Javagaming forum, subforum Xith3d, "Changes to match 
latest JOGL build", http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi?

---- Additional Comments From kbr 2004-04-22 17:04:57 ----

The dummy window is now being disposed of once the necessary OpenGL function
pointers have been obtained from the OpenGL context that is created for it.
Please reopen the bug or file a new one if problems persist with this new dummy
window mechanism. This bug is fixed in 1.1b02.

--- Bug imported by sgothel@jausoft.com 2010-03-24 07:46 EDT  ---

This bug was previously known as _bug_ 75 at https://jogl.dev.java.net/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=75