Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to kbuehrens)
Does resetting your preferences clear this out?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to James Cude)
Followed the "How to reset the Final Cut Pro X Preferences" before I got James' response. That resolved the no Background Task box problem. It may have fixed something else, but, so far, have done a lot of different commands in FCPX since upgrading to ML 10.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to kbuehrens)
Can't reproduce this problem. The application behaves correctly with this version of the OS.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
I am having this problem using 10.8.2.
I have trashed preferences using the Digital Rebellion program and it has not removed the issue. It occurs when I remove a second monitor from our MBP. You can see cmd+9 is toggling something (timeline changes shade), but the tasks window is nowhere to be seen.
If I connect to a second monitor and drag it back over, I'd be OK - problem is when I'm working remotely and don't have that option available.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 5:56 AM (in response to rw-media12)
I have the same issue.
Tried the prefs trick but that didn't work for me.
Anything else to try guys? I normally work with FCP on just the laptop screen.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to kbuehrens)
I use a MBPro 17" with 10.8.2 and FCP X 10.0.7
No problems with the Background Tasks with or without a second monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to kbuehrens)
As with other situations where a window is not visible, it is likely just off-screen where you can't see it. If your main "Final Cut Pro" window becomes inactive (close, minimize, and zoom buttons turn grey) when you attempt to open the "Background Tasks" window, this indicates that the window is definitely opened, it's just offscreen somewhere.
You can solve this problem by forcing FCPX to gather up all of its windows without having to delete your preferences:
1. Attempt to open the Background Tasks window in FCPX,
2. Switch to System Preferences->Displays and change your display resolution,
3. Switch back to FCPX and verify that you now have your missing window back,
4. Switch back to System Preferences and change your resolution back to its previous setting (likely the "Best for display" radio button).
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 11:10 AM (in response to klaatu42)
… You can solve this problem by forcing FCPX to gather up all of its windows without having to delete your preferences: …
• click in the Menu Bar on Windows
• choose Revert to Original Layout
does the trick too .....
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to klaatu42)
That worked fine for me.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
That completely fixed my problem! Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
you solved my problem. I didn't havr to go to prefs because I never know how to get there anyway!