SlideShow (etc.) under Vista
- I've just uploaded an image into this group's Files area showing what
SlideShow looks like when running under Vista. As you can see, Vista
draws a frame around the application that's much thicker than we're
used to on XP, and it crops SlideShow's scroll bars. I've added a red
outline to the image I've uploaded, so you can see more clearly what
I'm talking about.
Interestingly, Image Viewer does NOT get drawn with a thick frame, and
even when you right-click on an image to bring horizontal and vertical
scroll bars onto the window, it still looks fine, and there are no
ShowMan is also fine, although the surprise there is that the title
bar does NOT adopt the Vista look, nor the Windows XP look either.
The minimize, maximize and close buttons look like they do when you
select "Windows Classic" as your desktop theme. In a moment, I'll
upload an image of that too. I've also highlighted the title bar with
a red rectangle to draw attention to what I'm talking about.
These aren't gigantic problems, of course, but I thought you might
want to hear about them.
- Interestingly, I've just noticed that I can cause the same problem
with SlideShow under XP by changing the "Active Window Border" property.
With XP, right click on the desktop. Select Properties from the popup
menu. Find the "Appearance" tab on the "Display Properties" dialog.
Find the "Advanced" button on that tab. In the "Item" dropdown list
box, select "Active Window Border". Next to it, choose something much
larger than "1", like, say, "6" for the "Size" of the Active Window
Border. OK, OK.
Now bring up SlideShow, and load enough images into its client area
that a scroll bar appears. Notice that the scroll bar is partially
obscured by the non-client area's window frame, in the same way as my
Vista screen shot shows.
I know, I know -- why would anybody pick such a thick Active Window
Border? But Vista does by default. (In fact, I've just checked --
interestingly, that thick border is what Vista calls "1", so you can't
make it any skinnier than it already is!) It's up to you of course,
but I'm guessing you'll probably want to address this before Vista is
- Brian Madsen wrote:
> These aren't gigantic problems, of course, but I thought you mightThanks, Brian, much appreciated.
> want to hear about them.
Unless the functioning of the programs is upset, I will not be making any
changes in the short term. However, the comparison of the two programs
will be helpful when I do come to update the software.
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