Why does the program stay active in the tray?

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When you close CodedColor, the program icon remains visible in the system tray. There is only one reason for this: CodedColor monitors filename and directory changes on your hard drives in order to keep the database records and catalog entries linked to the original images, in other word synchronous. We do not only correct broken links, like other applications, but try to prevent them in the first place. This - along with a unique broken link correction algorithm - assures, that loosing annotations only happens if you delete your original images (which of course is a "wanted" behavior).


The automatic broken link detection and correction is one of the features which positively distinguishes us from all other proffessional image database applications, where the database often becomes inconsistent, large and slow after a few months. In CodedColor, you have no redundant, obsolete or broken records!


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In case you're worried about the word "monitors", here's a more detailed explanation: The Windows Explorer sends messages into the system, when a user renames, deletes or moves files or directories. These notifications are used by CodedColor to correct the database records. So there are not a lot of resources used up by the trayicon, as CodedColor only becomes active when it receives one of these notifications.


In case you are planning on doing massive renaming and moving of (nonimage) files or directories in the Windows Explorer, you can prevent the filechange notification by terminating CodedColor:


Press CTRL-ALT-F4, if CodedColor is active, or
do a Right Mouseclick on the trayicon, and choose Terminate


If you are low on resources, you can turn off the tray monitoring in the Program Settings.


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