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Glitch with Start Menu in Windows 7

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lord_thadius
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I am currently running displayfusion 3.18 pro on Windows 7 32bit and I am having the following problem:

When I open the start menu and click a folder on the right side, it will be visible as expected, but if I go to another folder it is invisible and only the shadow effect is shown. Clicking within this blank area results in items being clicked as if it were visible and running normally. after closing displayfusion, the start menu works perfectly fine, when I restart displayfusion, the start menu will instantly exhibit the buggy behavior.

I have included a screenshot to show what I am talking about.

I searched this forum for similar threads but was unable to find one, but I apologize if this issue has already been brought up.
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Mar 19, 2010  • #1
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Kevin F.
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I haven't been able to test this myself, but I will when I get home in a few hours. If it is an issue it will be fixed in the next beta or two for sure.
Mar 20, 2010  • #2
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lord_thadius
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I should also clarify, if you click a folder, and it opens normal, then wait for it to fade away, clicking another folder will work. Only when you go from folder to folder directly will you get the bug.
Mar 20, 2010  • #3
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Kevin F.
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Ok so I'm home and I can't seem to reproduce this. I've clicked on my computer form the start menu and then started another window from the start menu and no glitch. I've had one "explorer.exe" widow open and started one for the start menu to no avail. I've done other methods to no avail. My question is that in your second post you said that a window faded away, what did you mean exactly?
Mar 20, 2010  • #4
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lord_thadius
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How to reproduce the problem:
1. Open Start Menu
2. Click a folder that opens as a menu
3. Move mouse so that it is no longer hovering over the folder that you clicked, the open folder will then close
4. Click another folder (it will open)
5. Click another folder before the one just clicked fades away. It will be blank.

*All items being clicked are ones that open a sub menu
Here is a screenshot video of what the behavior looks like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcZzGWaUGKc

it may not be immediately available, i just uploaded it and it is 'being processed'
Mar 20, 2010  • #5
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Kevin F.
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Confirmed. The only thing the instructions above are missing is that you have to go activate the folders options in the start menu properties. Also, an emphasis on before the previous one fades away. I am sure Jon will fix this soon. Till then its not that great an issue, as it effects few users, but it WILL be fixed.
Mar 20, 2010  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I can confirm this problem as well, and I can also say that it should be very easy to fix for the next beta. I'll let you know once it's been posted, thanks!
Mar 20, 2010  • #7
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I have been working on this problem, and it appears to happen when the hooks are loaded, even if DisplayFusion doesn't even interact with the Start Menu windows. This is bad news, as the only way to avoid this issue is to unload the DF hooks which breaks certain DF features in the process. I'll keep working on the issue, but this might be one that Microsoft needs to fix on their end.
Apr 15, 2010  • #8
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lord_thadius
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I hope it gets worked out, I appreciate the effort.
Apr 15, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'll keep working on it, and follow-up if I'm able to work anything out.
Apr 15, 2010  • #10
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lord_thadius
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Just wondering if other people running windows 7 are having this problem. If you are not having the problem, could you post what start menu settings you are using so that I could replicate them and avoid this issue?
Jun 8, 2010  • #11
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Kevin F.
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Just turn off that quick menu. Only way, or use your computer a bit slower.
Jun 8, 2010  • #12
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Kevin is correct, it's an unfortunate situation.
Jun 8, 2010  • #13
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lord_thadius
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What do you mean by quick menu?
Jun 9, 2010  • #14
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Kevin F.
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That menu that has this glitch, you have to enable it from inside an option in windows. You can simply disable that menu, and as such this glitch, in that menu.
Jun 9, 2010  • #15
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lord_thadius
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The problem is with the start menu and i don't think i will be disabling it
Jun 10, 2010  • #16
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I just wanted to post an update saying that I can't see a way to work around this issue, without severely crippling DisplayFusion. If this glitch really bugs you, you can disable the Application Hooks. This will cause some of the DF features to stop working though, sorry.
Jun 26, 2010  • #17
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Kevin F.
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To reiterate, the menus that exhibit this are SEPARATE from the start menu itself, they are an option within the start menu.
Jun 26, 2010  • #18
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Kevin: True, but they still bug the Start Menu out. I've stopped using them because of the ghosting, unfortunately.
Jun 30, 2010  • #19
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