GUI Settings - Flicker Free!!
Posted 17 August 2000 - 03:06 PM
This is a good one......
While testing out the GUI with PROIV I noticed that the bitmaps and icons seem to flicker.
However, I have found a great setting.
If you put the following line in the 'proiv.ini' file in the windows dir (or winnt) then your GUI screens will look 100% better....
Also another one.....
To enable the right click menu try...
Cant understand why there is a setting to make things better and also why it is not in the manual!
I'm using client 204.
Did anyone else know about this? Or any other interesting settings?
Posted 17 August 2000 - 04:09 PM
Here's a copy of mine.
Hope this helps. :-)
Posted 18 August 2000 - 11:40 AM
host (sco unix) 4.6r201
also it is a pitty that the right click does not select the field.
Highlight a field, right click there and copy it, move the mouse to another field, rightclick and copy,
the copy is done on the original field, where you could expect the cursor first to move to the new field and
paste it in there
Posted 18 August 2000 - 11:42 PM
Found another setting EnableOldStylePagingWallpaper
But it does not seem to work. I'm only guessing that this should probably be set to 1. But it does not do anything
I have my 'Input Fields' set to the same colour as my background colour and then it does not look bad
I can live with that, just to get rid of the flicker
Maybe they will fix the EnableOldStylePagingWallpaper setting, but since all of this is not in the manual I guess they will say that it is not supported
Although, I think they must have used the FlickerFree setting in the HRS system to make it look that good. Therefore this option should be considered supported. Or is the 'HRS' system unsupported
Posted 21 August 2000 - 02:20 AM
EnableOldStylePagingWallpaper: I can really only tell you what JavaSuite 2.10 does, which may or may not have anything to do with the varying behaviour of the MFC. In the olden days when you entered a LS the wallpaper for the whole window would be set if the LS has an image defined (subject to redraw errors and ommisions). Obviously if you exit into an LS that doesn't have a wallpaper you keep the sub-LS image. For an example of this see some version of DevStudio logic search. For HRS ResourceLink an image can be defined to cover just the area of a paging LS. This image is behind all other controls, including those in other LSs. The behaviour for non-paing, non-window LSs is not defined. EnableOldStylePagingWallpaper merely switches back to the old style paging wallpaper system
Posted 21 August 2000 - 07:48 AM
I actually have a bug open with PROIV support about the flickering and no one has told me about 'FlickerFree'. I cannot find another setting that has replaced this setting either. Shouldn't PROIV just 'not flicker' rather that having to set a flag to say 'don't flicker'. Who would want it to Flicker?
I don't think that it is limited to 'certain' graphics drivers as I havn't yet found a windows systems that does not flicker. Unless it was a very simple system or very few graphics were used.
Posted 22 August 2000 - 09:55 PM
I think the point of the option is that you can have flickering without paint problems, or no flickering and run the possibility of problems. Paint problems are not exactly unusual under Windows. For instance: not even Microsoft programs handle the palette properly (I think it may be a theoretical impossibility), Sun's JRE can produce mouse droppings with soft cursors and Java2 programs can easily stall their graphics pipeline.
Posted 22 August 2000 - 10:05 PM
I get your point about painting but I have not really seen any decent windows applications that flicker quite so much as PROIV.
The thing that gets to me is that there was an option to get rid of the Flickering and it was not made public information. Why have it if you dont tell your users?
Thanks for your info.
Posted 23 August 2000 - 09:34 AM
from ProIV. It seems non-sensical for a setting which
makes ProIV Gui display more fluidly, to be kept secret.
Perhaps ProIV has a legitimate reason for this. If they
have it would be nice to know what it is.
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