strange experience in Windows standalone with windowshape

Klaus major-k klaus at
Tue Jun 14 16:52:02 CEST 2016

Hi Paul,

> Am 14.06.2016 um 16:48 schrieb Paul Dupuis <paul at>:
> On 6/14/2016 9:56 AM, Klaus major-k wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> i have a stack with a "splash" screen which has an windowshape set.
>> I has a script like this:
>> on opencard
>>  wait 5 secs
>>  go next cd
>> end opencard
>> In a standalone on a Mac, everything works as exspected, on Windows
>> I see NOTHING for 5 secs and then second card of this stack appear and
>> the stack HAS the windowshape set!?
>> Now if I remove the windowshape (set to 0 again), everything works as advertised!?
>> LC 8.01, Windows 7. Works also fine in the IDE!
>> Anyone else seen this?
> I have not seen this exact weirdness, but on Windows 8.x and 10 I have
> seen other weirdness. For example, app which work fine in the IDE, but
> when built as a standalone, the mainstack window never appears on launch
> (like the exe is running with the -ui command line parameter as headless
> or something) or the mainstack window only appears after a very long
> while and usually after I am about to force quit it through the task
> manager or have spent time interacting with other applications and it
> finally (minutes later) appears in the background.
> So far I have been unable to consistently get any of this weirdness
> repeatable in a test case I could file a bug report on, but since
> someone else has brought up the topic, I figured I'd respond with the
> issue's I've seen.

I was finally able to find a recipe, this will only happen under certain circumstances,
and reported this as a bug: <>


Klaus Major
klaus at

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