WindowBlinds application compatibility issues

By on January 17, 2012 4:05:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Neil Banfield

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It has come to our attention that some people may have had issues with some apps and WB and opted not to tell anyone about it.

Obviously we would like to know about them so we can resolve the issues.

If you have had an issue with an app caused by being skinned by WB, please post the following information in this thread:

1) The app name

2) The OS you are using

3) The theme you are using

4) The problem you have encountered

5) If you did report it to support a ticket number would help.

If the issue is visual a screenshot would help and where the app is more unusual we would like to know where we may be able to obtain a trial or demo version of it from.

Please note that we are not looking for bug reports on making skins here.  This is specifically for application issues.

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January 17, 2012 4:38:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have this application called SkinStudio that is having some iss...

Kidding, really cool inactive, Neil, let's hope people will make use of it

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January 17, 2012 5:23:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1: Yahoo Messenger

2: Win7/64

3: Any,

4: Some pictures will help.

This is Yahoo Messenger with no WB, note the Aero frames and only the interior of the window is skinned by Yahoo.

This is Yahoo on startup with WB applied. Note the frame/titlebar is missing on the main window and the chat window is skinned in classic.

This is how messenger looks with WB applied after you open messenger preferences and reapply a skin. This is also how YM looks if Windows Classic is applied by WB. Note the frame is skinned by the yahoo app itself as well as the interior of the window.

YM used to load fully skinned as in image#3 until about two WB updates ago. There have also been one or two YM updates in that time, so I can't entirely blame either app. No amount of excluding that I have tried will make YM launch skinned correctly.

5: Not reported

 

 

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January 17, 2012 5:29:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As can be seen in Wiz's images, I can confirm his report, I tried the same things on my rig and got the same results. Does applying the Mircosoft Aero skin via WB Config actually disable WB? Can it be the services for WB (still running in task manager) that are helping to cause this? I ask because YM works correctly with Classic loaded via WB config.

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January 17, 2012 6:23:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Can I ask why you didn't report it?

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January 17, 2012 7:19:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Can I ask why you didn't report it?

1: It hasn't been doing it very long.

2: The work-around was easy to do.

3: I was hoping an update from YM or WB would fix it.

4: I was too lazy to do it.

Sorry excuses, I know. Better feedback gets better software.

It was mentioned in the forums here, but I failed to give any real details.

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January 17, 2012 7:22:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I didn't report it because there are so many whiney threads I was afraid I'd be classified as a whiner.

 

I do think it has been addressed, just not as in depth as this.

I figured it was a Yahoo thang, not a WB thang.

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January 17, 2012 7:23:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have to say it looks nicer in classic than in Aero.

We will look into why it is unhappy as WB should detect the use of custom titlebars and auto exclude.

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January 17, 2012 7:31:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree, the Aero frame just doesn't look right. Fortunately, I rarely have WB unloaded. (only for this ss, in fact) 

Thanks for looking into it.

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January 17, 2012 8:32:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So basically WB causes these 2 buttons to resize with the form and not stay at the bottom like they should.

It happens on whichever WB I apply and classic looks really ugly. Although Aero doesn't look as bad the only problem with that is if i set per application setting for it and define Aero colours as the skin the titlebars don't skin and the rest of the app is windows classic like Wizards 2nd screenshot no titlebars.

 

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January 17, 2012 8:35:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Which app is that?

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January 17, 2012 8:41:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Which app is that?

It looks like uTorrent.

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January 17, 2012 8:43:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1) The app name

Total Commander 8, 64 bit

2) The OS you are using

Vista

3) The theme you are using

Any non-Aero

4) The problem you have encountered

5) If you did report it to support a ticket number would help.

Nah, the 32 bit ver is not affected, so I use that untill this issue may be fixed.

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January 17, 2012 8:48:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Total commander is already fixed internally.

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January 18, 2012 3:52:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Total commander is already fixed internally.

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January 18, 2012 9:53:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yahoo IM should now work as it used to.  I believe the issue was a change on their side rather than a WB one.

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January 18, 2012 10:31:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Yahoo IM should now work as it used to.  I believe the issue was a change on their side rather than a WB one.

Hooray! Is there a WB update in the store then?

I suspected Yahoo, as the newest version made major changes, tabbed chat windows being one of them.

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January 18, 2012 10:42:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The uTorrent issue appears to be a bug in their window sizing code, but I have worked around it for the next WB build.

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January 18, 2012 10:42:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 15Yahoo IM should now work as it used to.  I believe the issue was a change on their side rather than a WB one.


Hooray! Is there a WB update in the store then?

I suspected Yahoo, as the newest version made major changes, tabbed chat windows being one of them.

Not yet no.  A post saying it is up will appear on the forums when it is up.

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January 18, 2012 10:47:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you Neil. You're the best!    

 

*note to self, report these things sooner!

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January 18, 2012 10:48:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
The uTorrent issue appears to be a bug in their window sizing code, but I have worked around it for the next WB build.

 

Brilliant. Stardock FTW

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January 18, 2012 11:17:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

While this isn't a windowblinds issue, it is a skin studio issue?

I just got rid of Impulse and am having the following problem:

 

I just removed Impulse from my system, and installed all the apps from SD Store.

Skin Studio 7 Pro has a generic icon in the all programs menu (which I can fix), and what's worse, when I right click the shortcut, to pin to start menu, that option isn't listed.

 

It's there for the other SD apps, just not for SKS.

 

Small thing, but it should let me pin it to my start menu.

 

Pin to start menu, and pin to taskbar are both missing.

 

Windows 7 64 bit.

 

http://forums.wincustomize.com/415238

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January 18, 2012 11:34:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude: Thats a bug in the SKS and IP installers.

I have passed it over to the right person so it can be resolved.

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January 18, 2012 11:36:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

[quote who="Wizard1956" reply="19" id="3057561"]Thank you Neil. You're the best!     

 

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January 18, 2012 3:28:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Quoting Wizard1956, reply 16Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 15Yahoo IM should now work as it used to.  I believe the issue was a change on their side rather than a WB one.


Hooray! Is there a WB update in the store then?

I suspected Yahoo, as the newest version made major changes, tabbed chat windows being one of them.

Not yet no.  A post saying it is up will appear on the forums when it is up.

This, IMHO, is support at it's finest. Thanks Neil!   

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January 18, 2012 3:58:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

1) KVIrc (found at http://www.kvirc.net/)

2) Windows 7 64-bit

3) Sublime in the screenshot, but it seems to break on any skin

4) My scrollbars have disappeared. The one on the far right (for the nick list) has been replaced by a black bar, the one slightly left of it (for scrolling through the actual channel text) is replaced by whatever was in the area before (if I drag it around it "smears", if you know what I mean)

Screenshot: (the normal locations of scrollbars have been circled in red)

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