Background tasks are important to keep the data within Wonder Lister database up to date. Besides fetching periodic updates from eBay, background tasks also submit listings scheduled within Wonder Lister.
Wonder Lister is designed such that no configuration is needed to be done by a user as to which workstation should process the background tasks. The first workstation that starts Wonder Lister automatically becomes the “master” computer as far as processing of background tasks is concerned. If for any reason, the “master” workstation goes down, then, one of the remaining workstations will assume the role of the “master”. No user intervention is needed for this to work.
However, there may be times when you need to “Pause” this background processing for a while. You can “Pause” (and “Continue”) using the main menu option:
Tools -> Options -> Manage status of background tasks
“Pausing” all the background tasks should be done only when absolutely needed because not just the synchronization of data with eBay is impacted but also any pending Wonder Lister scheduled listings won’t be processed.