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Registered: ‎01-29-2011
My Device: Z10, PlayBook
My Carrier: Koodo
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BB10 simulator - proper shut down?

Dumb question. How do I do a proper shut down of the simulator? The first time I looked around, I couldn't find anything, so I just left it running (for weeks). VMware handled my laptop being put into sleep mode many, many times just fine.

 

Is there a better way than simply doing a forced shutdown of the VM?

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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: BB10 simulator - proper shut down?

There should be a menu along the top somewhere (or icon? it's been a while since I used it) which has a "Power Off" option of some kind under it.

Just closing it should also be fine though... I rather think QNX is better able to handle a forced shutdown situation than just about anything else around. ;-)

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Registered: ‎01-29-2011
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Re: BB10 simulator - proper shut down?

Yeah, it's the seeks to handle forced shutdown ok. Smiley Happy

 

The only menu I see right now is brought up by clicking on the battery icon, and doesn't appear to have any shutdown setting. I assume on the device, one would use a physical power button...

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Re: BB10 simulator - proper shut down?

The battery icon is running inside the simulator. I meant look for a menu in VMWare itself, probably along the top frame of the window somewhere. Whatever shuts VMWare down cleanly should be good enough for the simulator. The real device does have a power button that, if you press it for 4s straight, does a controlled shutdown. (Less than that, it shows a dialog with Cancel/Lock/Restart options.)

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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Registered: ‎01-29-2011
My Device: Z10, PlayBook
My Carrier: Koodo

Re: BB10 simulator - proper shut down?


peter9477 wrote:
The battery icon is running inside the simulator. I meant look for a menu in VMWare itself, probably along the top frame of the window somewhere. Whatever shuts VMWare down cleanly should be good enough for the simulator. The real device does have a power button that, if you press it for 4s straight, does a controlled shutdown. (Less than that, it shows a dialog with Cancel/Lock/Restart options.)

Yeah, the VMware menu option is "force shut down" -- why I was calling it a forced shutdown. Smiley Happy