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Radio streaming while using other applications

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    @jimbo45
    Ah ha ! How do you "'minimise" Chrome ? I can reduce size with the hand that appears, but the window springs back to full size once I let go. This might be the solution to this and other difficulties I have with navigating through W8.

    @caperjack
    This problem arose suddenly with W8. When I am on the Chrome window, the station works perfectly, hour after hour. I'd just like to be able to go and do something else on the screen without losing it.

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Donncadh View Post
    @jimbo45
    Ah ha ! How do you "'minimise" Chrome ? I can reduce size with the hand that appears, but the window springs back to full size once I let go. This might be the solution to this and other difficulties I have with navigating through W8.

    @caperjack
    This problem arose suddenly with W8. When I am on the Chrome window, the station works perfectly, hour after hour. I'd just like to be able to go and do something else on the screen without losing it.
    Hi there
    I don't have CHROME at all on my computer. I use OPERA sometimes since it has a built in proxy so you can access blocked sites when you are in the USA or UK (or even some countries now in mainland Europe). Opera is run from a data centre in Iceland -- there is no way on this planet censorship would be tolerated there. The Wikileaks guy will probably be given Honory Citezenship --he's a real folk hero.

    I think sometimes we are getting more like China or N. Korea every day -- but at least TPB has a new home in N.Korea !!! that will be interesting seeing Hollywood trying to shut it down from there.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Donncadh View Post
    @jimbo45
    Ah ha ! How do you "'minimise" Chrome ?
    See picture:
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    @medab1
    Your screenshot (I don't know how to provide one myself) shows one source of my problem, perhaps. My tabs, above the search bar, are on a black background, a bit of which shows to the right. There are no minimise/restore/close handles. Where are they, indeed? They appear on my Word and File explorer windows as usual. If I put the cursor there, I get a hand, with which I can reduce, not minimise, the size of the window, but it springs back to full size when I move away.

    Jimbo45
    I moved from Firefox to Chrome on a son's advice (that about defines my level of competence - I lost my computer footing a bit when MSDos disappeared!). I am familiar with it now, and would like to go on. I still fail to see why W8 makes it impossible, or difficult, to keep radio streaming while I work elsewhere. There seems, from the generous help offered here, to be no simple solution, unless I have explained myself wrongly. Yesterday I was on my W7 portable, with Chrome working behind my Word screen. I also vastly preferred having my open applications lined up at the bottom, instead of having to fumble around in the top left-hand corner. Final naïve question: who or what is "TPB"? Have a nice Icelandic day.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    @medab1
    I have since tinkered around in the top right-hand corner of my Chrome window, found a menu, which offered to "relaunch Chrome in desktop mode". I clicked, and found my old Chrome window. No problem with the radio when I moved to Word. Just to check, I relaunched in "Windows 8 mode", and was back with the incompatibility. So what is the point of this incompatible mode, I wonder? I think I am slowly struggling back to as much of Windows 7 as is left among the flashy structures of W8.
    So I solved my own problem. Some of the advice was off the subject, but I appreciate the goodwill. You must be running Chrome in desktop mode yourself. Have you ever tried it in W8 mode, though why would you?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Donncadh View Post
    @jimbo45
    I have opened IE, and indeed it remains active whatever else is on screen. Success! I have pinned the radio station icon at the bottom, so that I can go on using Chrome for other operations, and use IE for radio.
    However, without being an awkward customer, I still wonder why all Chrome activity stops whenever it is in the background.
    RT apps(the kind from the store) are designed to suspend themselves when they get put in the background. For some weird reason, its probably recognizing Chrome as an RT app. I would look through the properties of the program for anything remotely interesting pertaining to this.

    Also.. make sure you are using Chrome for the Desktop and not Chrome for Metro. The Chrome for Metro is the RT app version and per above.. will suspend itself when put in the background.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    @Chrisa,
    You may not have read my last comment, in which I found out how to do what you suggest. Mind you, the "make sure you are..." would not have led me to check that menu in the top corner.
    I do not know what "RT" means....
    If anyone else arrives on this thread for the same reason, here is the answer: open the menu in the top right corner, and switch to "desktop mode" for Chrome.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Donncadh View Post
    @medab1
    I have since tinkered around in the top right-hand corner of my Chrome window, found a menu, which offered to "relaunch Chrome in desktop mode". I clicked, and found my old Chrome window. No problem with the radio when I moved to Word. Just to check, I relaunched in "Windows 8 mode", and was back with the incompatibility. So what is the point of this incompatible mode, I wonder? I think I am slowly struggling back to as much of Windows 7 as is left among the flashy structures of W8.
    So I solved my own problem. Some of the advice was off the subject, but I appreciate the goodwill. You must be running Chrome in desktop mode yourself. Have you ever tried it in W8 mode, though why would you?
    I was ready to suggest what you have already done.

    I guess the mode is for smart phones not PCs...

    I am running Chrome in Desktop mode.
    I tried Win 8 mode once & found it to be useless to me.

    Here are some links on making Screenshots:

    https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...SRvgGKcA9-K1HA

    https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...eidqCQk_46xLNA

    https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...aY_lY1dYXKrnfg
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  9. #19


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Glad you've found the answer.

    For what it's worth, Internet Explorer 10 has the same problem.

    If you use the browser to listen to radio, the non-desktop (Metro/Modern/RT) version of IE10 also stops when you switch away from it. The Desktop version works fine. It's one of the flaws of Metro/Modern/RT apps in general, not just Chrome.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    @medab1
    For the moment I'm busy writing while listening to the radio, but thank you for the screenshot links: I'll get round to them soon.
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