Settings Specific for Windows 8 and Later Operating Systems

Applies to TestLeft 4.91, last modified on July 1, 2021
  • To test Windows Store applications with TestLeft, you must install TestLeft in a subfolder of the <Program Files> folder (<Program Files (x86)> on the 64-bit edition of Windows). The easiest way to do this is to install TestLeft into its default installation folder.

  • If you run TestLeft on Windows 10 version 1809 (Windows 10 October 2018 Update), you may face an issue with arbitrary Windows Store applications randomly appearing on the screen after a system reboot.

    If you encounter such an issue, to avoid it, you can disable background applications in your Windows operating system (see the instructions below).

  • If you run TestLeft on Windows 10 1803 (Windows 10 April 2018 Update), you can face the following issues:

    • The test engine may stop responding.

    • The UI Spy may stop responding when updating the object hierarchy.

    • Arbitrary Windows Store applications may randomly appear on screen.

    This happens because TestLeft cannot properly access the processes running in the background. To avoid possible issues:

    1. Update your Windows version to any version later than April 2018 Update.

    2. Update your TestLeft version to 2.60 (or later).

    You can also disable the background applications in your Windows operating system (see the instructions below). This will not eliminate the issue entirely, though:

    1. Open Windows Settings. To do this, click Start, and then click Options.

    2. In the Windows Settings window, click Privacy > Background Apps.

    3. Disable the Let apps run in the background option.

See Also

Windows Settings
Setting Privilege Level

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