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Partial de-skining after some random time

By on May 19, 2014 12:51:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

aeyquem

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Hello.

I've been using windowblinds 8.04 for sometime and now 8.05, but, for some reason, at some random point, merely using the PC, i get some partial de-skining.

Here are some pics

How it should be

How it should be

how it gets:

how it gets

I'm using windows 8.1 update 1 x64, the problem is in both windowsblind 8.04 and 8.05

any help will be appreciated.

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May 19, 2014 1:05:39 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

It looks like something caused the global colour scheme to be reset.

I would keep an eye on what you are doing before it happens as that's likely to help work out what is causing it.

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May 19, 2014 1:36:31 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I tried, actually, i just started the PC and left it there, doing nothing, and it still happened after a while.

The startup programs are the following:

Copy, OneDrive, CCC, steam, utorrent, unified remote server, HWinfo, Afterburner, RTSS, SpeedFan, raptr, soundswitch, windowsblind, start8, modernmix.

Also, the following applications are set to exclude:

bf3.exe, chivlauncher.exe, cmw.exe (chivalry medieval warfare), hwinfo64.exe, msiafterburner.exe, origin.exe, raptr.exe, raptr_ep64.exe, remoteserver.exe (unified remote server), RoccatPowergrid.exe, RTSS.exe, speedfan.exe, sumire.exe (potplayer), UDK.exe, Uplay.exe.

 

 

 

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May 21, 2014 9:04:58 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Any ideas on what could possibly be making the colors to change?

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May 28, 2014 3:52:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Same Windows and WindowsBlind + Start8 versions, and i have the same problems ...

 

More, i have this problem :

When i dont check : "Do not user per pixel frames even if the skin supplies them", i have this problem with all my skins (not good version):

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May 28, 2014 4:08:17 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting strash1,

Same Windows and WindowsBlind + Start8 versions, and i have the same problems ...

 

More, i have this problem :

When i dont check : "Do not user per pixel frames even if the skin supplies them", i have this problem with all my skins (not good version):

Reduced 78%Original 576 x 562

Which skin are you using?

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May 29, 2014 8:25:26 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,

Quoting strash1, reply 4
Same Windows and WindowsBlind + Start8 versions, and i have the same problems ...

With 7Dusk.

I haven't tested this bug with other skins.

 Windows 8.1

 

Quoting Neil Banfield,


When i dont check : "Do not user per pixel frames even if the skin supplies them", i have this problem with all my skins (not good version):

Reduced 78%Original 576 x 562

Which skin are you using?

 With all native skins and with 7Dusk.

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June 1, 2014 8:57:42 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 Windows 8.1

 

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June 2, 2014 11:29:42 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Please submit a ticket at the website below:

http://esupport.stardock.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit

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July 12, 2014 2:27:54 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Any news ?

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December 1, 2014 1:25:37 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting strash1,

Same Windows and WindowsBlind + Start8 versions, and i have the same problems ...

 

More, i have this problem :

When i dont check : "Do not user per pixel frames even if the skin supplies them", i have this problem with all my skins (not good version):

Reduced 78%
Original 576 x 562


 

Issue is caused by trying to implement two settings that are not compatible with one another... Having Aero enabled and (if I recall right, glass enabled as well) will result in something similar.  It's either that, or there's a TGA set in SkinStudio that's causing the issue.  I apologize , as I don't recall what setting option it is, but there is an option within SkinStudio that will cause this.  It's either having a glass TGA enabled or not having per pixel enabled or something along those lines under one of the sections for explorer.  You may have to use Skin Studio in advanced mode and manually go setting by setting until you find the problem TGA/option.

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December 1, 2014 1:29:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting aeyquem,

Any ideas on what could possibly be making the colors to change?

There is poor integration of WB into Windows 8.1 sleep/hibernate, and upon a system resuming from sleep/hibernate, this will occur.  This is not user error but poor integration in Windows 8.1 and how WB draws upon resumption from sleep/hibernate.  To my knowledge, the only way to fix this is either reapply the same theme or restart.  If you choose reapply and you have custom font sizes set in Control Panel - Display, a reapply will probably cause you to have to manually reset the font sizes in Display manually. 

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