Windowblinds update has borked Firefox titlebar

By on July 3, 2012 4:25:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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I just downloaded an update from the Stardock store (I didn't use SDC per Neil's suggestion in this thread: LINK)

 

Now I'm getting problems with my FF titlebar (maxed only).

The top part gets chopped off on high titlebars and on narrow titlebars there is a gap between the titlebar and the toolbar underneath. Moreover, on skins that have global flash enabled, the flash seems to stretch ouside of the button (either up or down........it stretches towards the gap created). I see the same stretching on titlebar buttons that have an outer glow.

Skins that I have tested:

Corporate

The "aero" skins: Frost, Executive, Midnight...etc.

Altitude

Charger

Plus various of my own.

 

Firefox Version: 13.0.1

 

WB info:

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.7

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.4 (323 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Wblind.dll         2012/06/11 20:58:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/06/11 20:58:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/04/10 18:38:58
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 16:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 10:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 20:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 15:59:43

 

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July 3, 2012 4:36:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sux.   IE9 is my hero.

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July 3, 2012 5:04:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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July 3, 2012 5:27:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sure, reducing the titlebar height would fix it....but that's not an option for a skinner. Changing a bunch of skins is not a viable option IMO. Especially since it worked before the WB update.

 

My firefox version hasn't changed, but my WB version has.

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July 3, 2012 5:28:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the links, Doc

 

I'm holding out for a better solution 

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July 3, 2012 6:25:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just noticed that my skype titlebar is getting chopped off on the top too....both maxed and non.

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July 3, 2012 6:31:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Have you tried a reboot as I cannot think why skype would have changed at all.

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July 3, 2012 6:35:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Have you tried a reboot as I cannot think why skype would have changed at all.

Reboot, reinstall, reboot again. 

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July 4, 2012 10:07:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Having looked into this it appears there is a small issue with skins that use small titlebars with firefox.  An unexpected side effect of the code to workaround the bug in FireFox with larger titlebars.

This should be resolved next week when the update goes up with a small version number change anyway.

Regarding Skype : no issues were found and this firefox problem was specifically limited to FireFox and PaleMoon only.

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July 4, 2012 1:13:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
Having looked into this it appears there is a small issue with skins that use small titlebars with firefox.  An unexpected side effect of the code to workaround the bug in FireFox with larger titlebars.

This should be resolved next week when the update goes up with a small version number change anyway.

Regarding Skype : no issues were found and this firefox problem was specifically limited to FireFox and PaleMoon only.

 

That's Fantastic news, Neil! You're the best!

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July 4, 2012 1:46:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And here I thought SDC was out of beta.

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July 12, 2012 5:05:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 12, 2012 5:11:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

See how there's a gap on the top and the global flash extends outside of the button all the way to the top?

 

This is after the latest WB update.

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.7

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.41 (324 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Wblind.dll         2012/07/09 17:44:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/07/09 17:46:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/07/09 17:44:31
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 16:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 10:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 20:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 15:59:43

 

Firefox version: 13.0.1

 

Skin shown in video: LINK

But the gap will be there on any skin with an OS caption height of 30px or greater.

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July 12, 2012 5:26:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Here's what I'm getting:
(Same skin)

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July 12, 2012 5:39:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
See how there's a gap on the top and the global flash extends outside of the button all the way to the top?

 

This is after the latest WB update.

 

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.7
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 5.7

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.41 (324 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(Generic PnP Monitor) 1 is attached to Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Wblind.dll         2012/07/09 17:44:20
Wblind64.dll         2012/07/09 17:46:18
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 15:10:56
SevenConfig.exe         2012/07/09 17:44:31
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 16:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 10:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 20:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 15:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 15:59:43

 

Firefox version: 13.0.1

 

Skin shown in video: LINK

But the gap will be there on any skin with an OS caption height of 30px or greater.

I cannot see any issues with the global flash here.  The buttons flash correctly inside their own area.

However there is a design issue with the skin thats making that particular skin less than optimal for Firefox.  The shadows should be using the Vista/7 shadow parts rather than putting them in the frame.  By making them part of the frame you are making your caption height bigger and the firefox orb button will appear outside the 'caption' area as it does not know about the shadows you made part of the frame.

In general use the shadow parts when you can as smaller borders are faster and more compatible and the shadow parts do not count as borders.

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July 12, 2012 6:00:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
However there is a design issue with the skin thats making that particular skin less than optimal for Firefox. The shadows should be using the Vista/7 shadow parts rather than putting them in the frame. By making them part of the frame you are making your caption height bigger and the firefox orb button will appear outside the 'caption' area as it does not know about the shadows you made part of the frame.

In general use the shadow parts when you can as smaller borders are faster and more compatible and the shadow parts do not count as borders.

 

That may be true, but You'll find the same gap on any skin with the OS caption height set to 30px or more regardless of the frame design.

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July 17, 2012 1:28:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like the last WB update fixed my issue. Thanks, Neil!

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July 3, 2013 12:37:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ive noticed that windows 8 comes with some preintalled skins, if I use one  of those, Firefox skin doesnt get altered, but if I use other skin, for example "metro" or other one downloaded from winccustomize.com , the firefox skin got messed up

so it is something with the skins

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July 5, 2013 12:54:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have noticed all kinds of issues since the last update.  Pretty much all of the frames seem to be a pixel off.  Some skins have a huge blur spot (I assume shadow error) next to the frame.  Plus my text constantly scrunches up and I have to hover over it to make it readable.

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July 5, 2013 9:52:43 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

thanks to this bug, i cannot use windowblinds, cause firefox is my main program

 

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July 6, 2013 3:01:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would suggest that you guys start a new thread rather than using a year old thread which was about different WB and FF versions

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