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    i have installed the new media engine but (((( it is the same problem again, the "loading" screen appears when minimazing or closing PC Nawigator or Automapa GPS application ( only pushing esc button helps.
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    Are you using these navigation apps from 'External Apps', or have you tried configuring them as the default, embedded GPS application (GPS tab in settings)?

    Quote Originally Posted by prnit View Post
    i have installed the new media engine but (((( it is the same problem again, the "loading" screen appears when minimazing or closing PC Nawigator or Automapa GPS application ( only pushing esc button helps.
    Just to clarify for everyone, the only change made to GPS in this release was the ability to specify command-line arguments. If your application doesn't support command line arguments, this latest build won't do anything for you. Furthermore, if you're trying to run a GPS app that doesn't allow you to configure it to run inside a regular window that can be resized / moved on the desktop (i.e. uses DirectX fullscreen accelleration), there's nothing that can be done to make these apps work embedded within MediaEngine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phat_bastard View Post
    Are you using these navigation apps from 'External Apps', or have you tried configuring them as the default, embedded GPS application (GPS tab in settings)?
    FYI. I played around with all this last nite trying out Freedrive. Basically MediaEngine gets itself caught in a loop whenever it executes Freedrive and chews up 100% CPU, whether it was executed as the default GPS app or as an external app. In task manager I can set the process priority of ME to 'Low' and Freedrive will start up, but when it exits ME still doesn't bust out of it's loop and stays dead.

    I'm assuming this is because Freedrive is not responding well to being asked to move/resize and MediaEngine isn't handling it's lack of cooporation very gracefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz13 View Post
    ...I'm assuming this is because Freedrive is not responding well to being asked to move/resize and MediaEngine isn't handling it's lack of cooporation very gracefully.
    More likely what's happening is the routine that determines the app's window handle isn't finding anything and gets stuck in that loop (hmm, sounds like we need a timeout mechanism there...). That, or it's finding the window handle of a splash screen that is subsequently getting hidden or closed. It's hard to tell without testing each individual GPS app and adjusting things to suit it's particular idiosyncrasies. The fact that the external app detection routine is also not working for this particular program is troubling, because that code is slightly different and IMO somewhat more robust.
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