Invisible slice created in v2.0.17

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Summary - Out of factory reset, the first attempt to create new panadapter fails. It does create Slice B but there is no associated window. I can hear audio from Slice B but cannot delete it (since no window exists). It is shown in the Radio Panel. FRStack shows the errant Slice B but it is associated with a panadapter that is not visible. I first noticed this when the WIDE filter setting remained in all panadapters indicating to me that the invisible Slice was out of band.

The Slice B is persistent and remains upon new SSDR instantiation after exiting. Is there a method for deleting an invisible Slice?

Windows 10 (10.0.15063)

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Try this only if it makes sense, otherwise skip this post.
So maybe, slice B is popped out of SmartSDR's window.
If that's the case you may be able to kill that slice by opening Windows Task Manager look at the Processes Tab for a SmartSDR (32 bit) listing. expand that listing, then End Task on the SmartSDR Panafall process if you find one. That should be the popped out slice.



Restart SmartSDR.
Hopefully, it won't repeat the problem after restarting.
SmartSDR remembers popped out Panafalls and will reopen them popped out, the next time they open, and windows will usually position them at the same place they were when last closed.
If that's off screen again, you might have to move them back onto the screen.

or

Maybe. 
Save your profiles, after that do a Factory Reset Reboot of the rig. Then import the saved profile with preferences deselected, and see if that might make SmartSDR forget about Slice B being popped out.  

I suspect Windows didn't correctly save the screen coordinate's of the popped out slice the last time it was closed and is now just opening it at a random position that happens to be, off the desktop.

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If the window is popped out but not visible, it might also be on screen and sized down to a 1 pixel x 1 pixel window. Try it, it is possible to make them that small. the visible dot representing that window would be the top left-hand pixel of the window, of course, the pop it back in control isn't on that side of the window.    you, may be able to resize it larger by dragging it.

See the barely visible dark gray dot?



That's the popped out Panafall resized to its minimum size.
Since it the top left resizing it only works if you drag it upwards and leftwards.
Dragging it to a new position doesn't seem to be possible until it resized larger.

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Thanks Jay. I was thinking it was an ill-positioned window that wasn't visible holding the Slice B active. After reading your posting I rebooted and found a 1-pixel vertical line upon the main display. I thought initially that it was just a display artifact/bug ... but it was actually a collapsed panadapter window with Slice B. Mystery solved ... thank you.

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FYI

I might also be open underneath the SmartSDR window, minimizing SmartSDR to the taskbar might reveal it if that's the case.

And yes, that's the color scheme I like for my desktop. 

73 Jay / NO5J
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I have entered a defect (#5192) to prevent popout windows from going linear (two dimensional)
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