MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

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RayRainer
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MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

Post by RayRainer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:33 pm

I find the "MediaMonkey com elevator" annoyance way too annoying in Windows 10 and have decided, at least for now, to quit using MediaMonkey till this problem is fixed. I have read many issues on this problem but there doesn't appear to be a solution. No other mediaplayer does this. I am actually working on my Father-in-law's computer and decided to uninstall MediaMonkey, since he gets too nervous about this. I always encouraged people to use MM, until now. I will check on newer updates and hope it gets fixed.

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Re: MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

Post by Peke » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi,
COM Elevator Prompts are directly related to system Registry changes and some system resources that were changed before next MMW restart.

Please note that decision of showing that dialog is system choice when Windows decide taht MMW is accessing resource that is not allowed to be accessed by users permissions and require elevated admin access. That prompt should not be intrusive so much eg. only once or twice and after MMW setup its integration into system they should stop.

There are several causes:
1. Other apps changes associations and MM system assigned resources where MMW needs to access them again in order to fix them. Usually on reinstall or when some other app changes the parameters like file associations
2. Parts of MM settings and commonly accessed files are saved into protective folder so MM needs to get elevated access in order to rite to the resources. Common mistake here MM library is saved under Program files folder which is protected by UAC (Use Access Control)
3. MM is tarting in FTH (Fault Tolerant Heap) virtualization mode here any outside action like Media Keys handling require elevated access

You can test above cases if you install MM as portable (Select during install) to for example c:\MMTemp and see if it starts without prompt.
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Re: MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

Post by RayRainer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:42 pm

I don't know if it is a good idea but I by passed security and said to not notify me. Then I no longer get that elevator message but now I am wondering what I did. This must have been a setting in Windows 10 because now I don't see such a setting in MediaMonkey 4.

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Re: MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

Post by Peke » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi,
One of Windows mysteries. People say "Do not temper with something that works".

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Re: MediaMonkey com elevator annoyance

Post by sallenmd87 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 pm

RayRainer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:42 pm
...now I am wondering what I did. This must have been a setting in Windows 10 because now I don't see such a setting in MediaMonkey 4.
Yep, there is a user account control setting that you can use to set the level of risk you are allowing to pass without a notification. Turning it down may well eliminate the pop-up, but also increases your risk of other, unauthorized changes being made without your permission. Portable installs on external drives do not have this issue. I started seeing this when I decided to switch to a local install on my new laptop with only the music on my external drive. I was having too many problems with the portable install doing strange things, and am hoping that switching will reduce them.

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