N1MM+ focus helper with SmartSDR in MDI configuration

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It appears that the Focus Helper mode for N1MM+ Logger works to restore focus to N1MM+ if the smartSDR window is clicked.  However I noticed that when I have "popped out" the slice windows, clicking on them does not seem to trigger the focus helper to restore focus to N1MM+ logger.

I wanted to request advice or report this as an issue, depending on whether it is the intended behavior of the focus helper. 
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Matt this thread would be best addressed by me or Craig.  Is this in the OTRSP spec?  I dont usually use this function.  is this the same as \ to move focus over to the other "radio"?
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Chris -- The focus helper seems to monitor N1MM+ UDP data so that SmartSDR can return focus to N1MM+ after the user clicks, etc. 

This seems to work fine when SmartSDR is all in one big window, but apparently the interactions with the "popped out" windows are not considered when making the determination of what to do. 
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Edited my initial comment above.  Also, I am not sure this is directly related to OTRSP, it seems like more of a workaround for the behavior of Windows that only lets one application have focus at a time.  

So for example if I tune a slice using the SmartSDR window and then press F1, N1MM does not know that I pressed F1.  The "focus helper" fixes that issue for SmartSDR in one window, but it does not fix it for "popped out" windows. 
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Oh ya.. that could be a problem.  So if I am understanding the focus helper is not returning focus to N1MM with popped out pan adapter windows?  If thats the case I will try and record that as a defect
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Just wanted to follow up on this. I noticed that the defect still seems to be happening in SmartSDR 2.2.8.  I wanted to confirm that it's on the list. 
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I am not able to make the Focus helper work at all with N1MM+. 

In N1MM+/Config/Broadcast data I have checked all. In SmartSDR I have selected N1MM and left all defaults. Not working...


I am not sure what I am missing. Can you walk me through how to set this up or share a link? The notes I found are 4 years old....

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