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    application running beneath the RR....

    i launch most of my application from RR and they stay on top of RR, but with this application called potplayer which is another video player doesn't behave the same way..
    I don't have this problem with kmplayer...

    Look at the screen shots.. I am using coverjuke and center area is clipped area.. As u can see it's staying behind the RR instead of top. Any suggestion or clue and why do u guys think only this app is behaving this way? well in fact looks like coverjuke is also behaving like this i guess.... by the way.. ver. 1.51 is released and looks fantastic...
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    Looks like it is not embedding right. Make sure you have the window title right.
    Also, with the command you start the screen, you can tell RR to run in the background.
    B,xxxxx,"LOAD;POTPLAYER.skin||SETTOPMOST;RR;FALSE; <WINDOWTITLE>"
    That should work.

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    1-Try not launching the video player and verifying that you can see your desktop through the clipped area.
    2-Make sure you're NOT using video_player.skin for the purpose of embedding an external video player.
    3-If the application is embedding but the video isn't displayed correctly in the new embedded area, it is HIGHLY likely that the poorly written application is not adjusting the video display area after RR moves and resizes the window. In this case you'll likely not be able to embed the player, but if you can set the position size of the video according to your needs you may still be able to control it through RR.
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    guys.. sorrry for not being more precise of my problem.. iam not trying to embed it, i just wanna launch the app and run it on top of RR... that's how i am doing it with IE for surfing the net... When i am done, i kill IE and return to RR.. simple as that... i think the screen shot misled you guys... ^^

    what you are looking at is... basically skin running at res. 1920x1080 leaves bottom of the desktop area a little open. And pot player running at max size...

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    I don't really understand why you don't want it to embed (you could achieve an integrated look, your way it looks really out of place), but anyway...check if you can set your player to be topmost. That should do the trick.

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    well... i would love to embed it if it works like mcp with RR. Mcp is the only video player that rr supports natively.. I could be wrong though... Anyway, could you provide me info with more details... how do i use "topmost", and where would i use it to make it work? More syntax please...

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    Take some time for reading skin commands.txt...

    Code:
    "SETTOPMOST"	- This allows you to set/remove the top most ("Always on top") property of any specified window.
    		  	Example: "SETTOPMOST;NOTEPAD;TRUE" (Set Notepad "Always On-Top")
    				 "SETTOPMOST;NOTEPAD;FALSE" (Set Notepad to normal window)
    I'd say the simple solution would be to make a button on that screen that would execute "SETTOPMOST;....;TRUE" with the window name of your video player window -- in that case, whenever the player was not on top, you'd press the button and it would come right up and stay up until you closed it. Of course you can try to put the command following the loading of the application and/or on a timer so it keeps the player on top without you doing anything.
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    damn... just found out i cannot use settopmost command....

    i am using coverjuke app to launch the video player. it has it's ini file where i define video player as ext. player to use when clicked... so, it doesn't interact with RR.. i guess i can force the issue by calling autoit and do it inside the script but that would be too much of overhead for something i am trying to achieve.. i just don't get it.. why this player behaves differetnt than kmp player...

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    You can set many applications topmost in its options.

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    oh my.. thank you so much konrad.... u are right on... works perfect

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