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BobD
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I've just started using DisplayFusion and have a question about the SystemTray icon menu. It looks like it is not using the standard Windows menu colours from my theme, and is instead using the Window Background colour for the menu background, the Menu Text colour for the menu text, and some unknown colour for the menu highlight.

Is there anyway to make it use the standard menu colours?

A few other programs do similar things on their menus, which, with my current setup, makes all the menu text invisible until I highlight it.
Mar 15, 2011  • #1
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Can you post a screenshot of what the DisplayFusion menu looks like, and what a standard menu looks like for comparison? Thanks!
Mar 15, 2011  • #2
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BobD
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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

Here is the menu as shown by DisplayFusion


and here is a more normal one, showing the colours as per my current custom settings using Control Panel/Display/Appearance/Advanced


Cheers
Mar 16, 2011  • #3
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Which version of Windows are you using, and what customizations have you done? I'd like to try and replicate your setup here. Are you using any customization software, like WindowBlinds, or is it just custom colours in the control panel?
Mar 16, 2011  • #4
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BobD
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Hi

This is Windows XP. I'm running ObjectDock 2.0 Plus, but that doesn't affect the menus (I have turned it off just to verify this!). No other customisation stuff is running.

All I have done is Control Panel/Display/Appearance and changed the menu background colour, the selected items foreground and background colours.

On the previous stage (Control Panel/Display) I have Windows and Buttons as Windows Classic Style (again, changing this to Windows XP Style has not made DisplayFusion use the menu colour), and Color Scheme as Windows Standard.

Cheers
Mar 16, 2011  • #5
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Thanks for the settings, I've found the issue and fixed it for the upcoming Beta 3.
Mar 22, 2011  • #6
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BobD
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Great! Thanks for that.
Mar 22, 2011  • #7
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BobD
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Brilliant. That works a treat. Thanks a lot.
Mar 23, 2011  • #8
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Glad to hear, thanks for following-up.
Mar 23, 2011  • #9
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BobD
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Me again!

Beta 6 has sort of undone this change. It now displays using the same colours as in my first screenshot above, except using a sensible text colour for non-selected items, whereas Beta 3 displayed a menu more like the second screenshot above (which I would consider more correct, since those are the colours I have selected for my menus)

Cheers
Apr 5, 2011  • #10
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Hi Bob, sorry for the change, I'm trying to accommodate 2 different things with the menus. If I disable theming on the menus (like Beta 5 did), then it always uses the correct colours, but it looks out-of-place and ugly in Windows 7 because it's not themed. I'll make a few more adjustments and hopefully reach a good compromise for Beta 7.
Apr 5, 2011  • #11
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BobD
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OK, thanks, but no worries. This version is at least legible, as the text colour is correct for whatever scheme it is using.
Apr 5, 2011  • #12
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Beta 7 is coming tomorrow, and looks much better than Beta 6.
Apr 6, 2011  • #13
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BobD
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Yup, that looks better! Not quite the same as my other menus, but it is following the general theme (ie it is dark), and everything is legible. Thanks
Apr 12, 2011  • #14
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No problem, glad to hear it's worked out now.
Apr 22, 2011  • #15
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