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      Think you tried everything?! - Check out the Overwolf knowledge-base!   02/25/2017

      Dear gamers, how about some DIY? -   http://support.overwolf.com/ The knowledge-base for all your Overwolf related troubleshooting, faq, bugs, known issues and much more!
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  1. Can't close Overwolf app

    Thanks for your reply! Given your explanation, I am not really sure why I did not have the same issues on my previous computer. But that's not really relevant. The workaround of closing Overwolf through the Task Manager works for now, and I hope that you will find a creative way to work around the ooddities of Hearthstone and get this working as intended. Thanks for all your hard work!
  2. Can't close Overwolf app

    Hmmm, it appears I spoke too soon. Yes, the new version of the games list does fix the issue. However, it has a rather nasty side effect: ow the HearthArena drafting tool (the sole reason why I use Overwolf) now no longer shows up on my HearthStone screen. I found that it does appear, but it's now sitting in the background, coverred by the HearthStone game screen. (So one might say that the overlay has morphed into an "underlay"). Guess I'll dig up the old version of the GamesList.xml from my recycle bin and live with having to close Overwolf through the process explorer, until there is a permanent fix. I still appreciate all the effort you have put into this, though!
  3. Can't close Overwolf app

    Wow, that is a very quick fix! I tested it and it works. Thanks for the quick and effective action!!! I have saved a copy of the archive for future use, should I need it. PS: Out of curiosity: I openend the file to look at the differences and I noticed that the games list has TWO entries for Hearthstone, and I was wondering why. Is that because Blizzard has built different two different launcher versions and Overwolf needs to understand both in order to recognize the game?
  4. Can't close Overwolf app

    I normally always start Overwolf through a shortcut in my Games\Hearthstone folder. The shortcut points to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Overwolf\OverwolfLauncher.exe" I have now added a shortcut to the Overwolf.exe file directly, and tried that. I still have the same problem. However, I then decided to do some further digging. Based on a few experiments I ran, it appears that the Overwolf tray icon is always unresponsive when Hearthstone is running on my laptop (full-screen mode or windowed mode makes no difference). As soon as I close Hearthstone, the tray icon will once more respond normally to right-clicking. This behavior is the same whether I started Overwolf through my old shortcut (to the launcher) or the new one (directly to Overwolf.exe). It also makes no difference whether or not I start and end the ArenaCompanion or not - just having Overwolf and Hearthstone open at the same makes the tray icon go silent. Oh, and it is only the actual Hearthstone GAME that messes with the overwolf tray icon; the Launcher (aka Blizzard App) does not appear to cause any issues. Perhaps this brings you a bit closer to understanding the issue?
  5. Can't close Overwolf app

    I was not aware of the Ctrl-Shift-Esc shortcut. Very convenient, thanks! From your request to run Overwolf "normally", I take it that there are at least two ways to run it and I have so far used a "not-normal" one. How, exactly, does one run Overwolf "normally"?
  6. Can't close Overwolf app

    Hi @ChriSKate! Thanks for the quick response. I am not in the Windows Insider program, nor running a pre-release version (unless the laptop vendor did something very unexpected...). My Windows version reports itself as Windows 10 Pro, Version 1703, Build 15063.608. And I am using the Dutch localization. I had so far never heard of the Ctrl-Shift-Del key combination and it does not appear to do anything (unless in a browser; then it apparently clears history). Perhaps you were confused and intended to write Ctrl-Alt-Del? Using that and then opening the task manager does allow me to kill the overwolf processes. In my case there were 8 processes in total, one for Overwolf itself; 2 for Overlay; and 5 for OverwolfBrowser. This was after opening Overwolf, starting the HearthArena companion through the dock, completing one full arena draft, and then closing first the overwolf browser window and then the window of the HA companion. After first closing the "Overwolf (32-bits)" process, the 5 OverwolfBrowser processes were automatically closed as well. The 2 Overlay processes closed themselves with some delay (at first they were still there but after typing the first sentence of this paragraph and returning to the Taks Manager to close the remaining two, they were gone). Should I uninstall and then reinstall?
  7. Can't close Overwolf app

    Hi there! On my previous laptop, I was able to shut off Overwolf completely by right-lciking its icon in the system tray and then selecting the option to close. However, I have recently bought a new laptop, running Windows 10. After installing Overwolf I now notice that when I right-click the Overwolf icon in the system tray, the context menu does not appear. This is not a generic system tray issue: I do get the context menu for other icons in the icon tray. It also does not disable all Overwolf functionality, it appears to work pretty well otherwise. But I would like to close it without having to use the brute-force ethod of killing its process through the windows task manager! In case it matters, the Overwolf app version is