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Old 10-06-2015, 03:25 PM
guitardom guitardom is offline
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Default Re: Pro tools 11 locked in windows 7 taskbar

Originally Posted by Shan View Post
Interesting solution. I had this "PT locked in the W7 taskbar" issue happen to me about 2 months back. I was determined to reproduce the issue so I could log a bug. A few days later it just started working normal again. I do recall now that I had some disk images mounted in a few virtual optical drives(via DAEMON Tools) at the time. Just putting this out there as my issue appeared to be similar to yours.

Interesting. I don't minimize much but I have had this before. I rarely have a disk in the drive or images mounted which makes me wonder about flash drives as well.


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Old 11-20-2015, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Minimise PT 11.2.1 then Maximise from Taskbar

Originally Posted by unkJE View Post
Here's the Windows way.... I need somebody else to explain the Mac equivalent.

Pro Tools 11.2.1 in Windows:

Before starting Pro Tools, right-click on Desktop Pro Tools icon and choose:
Pin to Taskbar
After you’ve minimised you can maximise by left-clicking the Taskbar Pro Tools icon.

Thanks, unkJE. Solve the problem for me (Win8.1/PT 12.3.0) - but I find I have to click the PT taskbar shortcut 2 or 3 times before it works.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Michael Zull Michael Zull is offline
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Default Re: Minimize PT 11.2.1 = Game over

Originally Posted by Michael Zull View Post
Try Alt + Tab to Pro Tools. Once tabbed to Pro Tools, if nothing pops up, use the shortcut to show/hide the mixer, which I believe is Ctrl + = on Windows. Hit it a couple times times and the edit window will reappear again as well.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:56 AM
Kamilion Kamilion is offline
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Default Re: Pro tools 11 locked in windows 7 taskbar

I have windows 10 and was having the same problem until I found the solution:

1. Open your 'Taskbar'
2. Find the 'pro tools' that you have opened (usually toward top in Windows10)
3. click on the drop-down arrow next to 'pro tools'
4. Then, right click on the 'pro tools' that is listed UNDER THE FIRST 'PRO TOOLS' THAT YOU CLICKED ON IN STEP 2 ABOVE.
5. Click on 'Maximise' and it will restore.

I haven't figured out how to set the settings so we don't have to do this extra step everytime
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:53 AM
yorgo yorgo is offline
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Default Re: Pro tools 11 locked in windows 7 taskbar

Originally Posted by Twintone View Post
I know this thread is so oooold, but I had the same issue in PT12 since yesterday!

I tired everything mentioned in all this posting , no chance to get PT back on screen.......

But the solution was so stupid and silly........... forgot to eject a CD which stuck in the CD drive..... Pro Tools tried to start a rip service in a background process and stuck.

Maybe this is helpfull for you desperate guys!
Yes This is the answer!!!! I was having the same problem and this was the answer. I too had a cd in the d drive and I removed and VOILA! problem solved!!!!!
Thank you for posting!!!!!
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