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Printing progress window

Post by JimSimsGroup » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:52 pm

This annoying print dialog is on my desktop and the devil to close. I don't like it. No close button and no taskbar icon. I found it buried in the task manager, but not easy to find. Please fix this annoying thing.

This could have stayed open after my Revit print, but not sure. I like the Revit print btw because not many other print drivers offer this level of seeing what is printing. Revit sucks for printing in case anyone doesn't know. This was one of my major choices for printing drivers in Revit.
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In case anyone asks, here is my research for printing inside Revit. I would like to see better improvements for single-sheet prints, if you want a beta tester, I can provide feedback. My biggest petpeave is naming a prefix that a user can enter first, then have the driver suffix the sheet name.
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Re: Printing progress window

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:51 pm

If you want to hide the progress dialog, please add DWORD value named i.ShowProgress into the registry by path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Standard\pdfSaver, and set its value to 1.

Or create a .reg file with the following content:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Standard\pdfSaver]
"i.ShowProgress"=dword:0000001

[code]

and run it.
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Re: Printing progress window

Post by JimSimsGroup » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:02 pm

Will that kill this window when printing from Revit for good? This window is of the major reasons I purchased this Por version and dont' want to lose it. Can't you write code to kill the process when I am asked for a file name?

After this test, I stopped the process after I got a screen grab and the dialog was not on my desktop.

I will let it run through and see if it shows up again... The dialog was not on desktop again so something must have triggered it to stay when I reported it and didn't notice till the next day when I came in.
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Re: Printing progress window

Post by JimSimsGroup » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:03 pm

I would say more bulletproof code would be to shut that box down if the PDF editor is not open. I can see where someone who came in the next day to not want to see it and have no idea where it is coming from. Our last oldest Brother printer did the same thing by leaving a box open when not in use and it took a lot of time to troubleshoot the problem, except this time I knew where to look. It appears to be more of a virus threat to me, which I am constantly on the lookout for. The Brother printer thing caused a "hole" to show up in Revit and Autocad (which we could see our desktop in a window area) windows which make it a bigger stink.

Hope you understand.

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Re: Printing progress window

Post by JimSimsGroup » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:03 pm

Open or running I should say.

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Re: Printing progress window

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:46 pm

Sorry, I forgot to mention that you have to make this registry changes when the process pdfSaver.exe is not run, so, please kill it first.
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Re: Printing progress window

Post by JimSimsGroup » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 am

That's fine, but you didn't answer my question if it would not display printing progress in Revit, my main reason for buying this pdf program.

I came in again this morning and guess what surprise I had waiting for me? It was not there when I left.
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