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Text in settings are rendered vertically

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I did a search on this but I am not sure what to call the problem....
If anyone have seen this before and made another thread please point me in the right direction.

I just added another screen to my rig to a total of 3.
Not sure if this is relevant but that is the only change as far as I can tell.

After this addition, the text in the settings window is rendered vertically instead of horisontally
The icons "work" as they should in the way that clicking one of them show the relevant information.
It is just the text thats not quite up to spec....

See attached screenshot.

edit:
I tried to reinstall Df to see if I had activated some feature but no difference in behaviour.
After that I uninstalled DF, did a manual sweep of the registry and removing everything with binaryfortress or displayfusion in it.
Reinstall DF..... No difference. The text in settings is still rendered vertically.
?!?!

Maybe I missed a registry setting.... This is weird!
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Nov 13, 2009  • #1
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Wow, I have never seen this before. Can you copy/paste the information from the Troubleshooting tab here so I can see a little more about your system configuration? Thanks!
Nov 14, 2009  • #2
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Below is my troubleshooting information.
Hopefully you can make something out of this.

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--- Machine ------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0
Operating System Version: 6.1.7600.0
Detected Version: Windows7
CPU: x64
Date/Time (UTC): 11/16/2009 13:05:46
Date/Time (Local): 11/16/2009 14:05:46
.NET Framework: 2.0.50727.4927
CurrentCulture: Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway) (nb-NO ~ nb)
CurrentUICulture: English (United States) (en-US ~ en)

--- Wallpaper ------------
Wallpaper Span: True
Spanned Image: C:\Downloads\wp\3\Deep-Subconscious-4800x1200.jpg (Exists: True)
Windows Wallpaper: C:\Users\st\AppData\Roaming\DisplayFusion\Wallpaper_1.jpg (Exists: True)
Generated Wallpaper Folder: C:\Users\st\AppData\Roaming\DisplayFusion

--- DisplayFusion ------------
Name: DisplayFusion Pro v3.1.5
Build Date: okt 14, 2009 13:52
Pro: True
Pro License: ...ATVJ-CA7A-JTlsbGi/GwSF0...
Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusion.exe"
Current Folder: C:\Windows\system32
Performance Mode: False
Mouse Hooks: True
Application Hooks: True
System Hooks Pause FullScreen: False
Process Integrity Level: High
Font Scaling: 1

--- DisplayFusion x86 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx86.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 9, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 9, 0, 0
Size: 48 304 bytes

--- DisplayFusion x64 Hook DLL ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx64.dll
Name: DisplayFusion Hook
Prod Version: 1, 9, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 9, 0, 0
Size: 60 080 bytes

--- DisplayFusion x86 Hook Exe ------------
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionHookx86.exe
Name: DisplayFusion Hook x86
Prod Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
File Version: 1, 5, 0, 0
Size: 92 848 bytes

--- Monitor 1 (Primary:True ~ Real:True) ------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
WorkArea: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1010}

--- Monitor 2 (Primary:False ~ Real:True) ------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY3
Bounds: {X=-1280,Y=26,Width=1280,Height=1024}
WorkArea: {X=-1280,Y=26,Width=1280,Height=984}

--- Monitor 3 (Primary:False ~ Real:True) ------------
Name: \\.\DISPLAY4
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=1024}
WorkArea: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=984}

--- Screens ------------
Count: 3
Point Min X: -1280
Point Min Y: 0
Point Max X: 2960
Point Max Y: 1050
Total Width: 4240
Total Height: 1050
ActiveDesktop: False

--- Screen 1------------
ScreenID: 0
Device: \\.\DISPLAY1
Bounds: {X=0,Y=0,Width=1680,Height=1050}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Screen 2------------
ScreenID: 1
Device: \\.\DISPLAY3
Bounds: {X=-1280,Y=26,Width=1280,Height=1024}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Screen 3------------
ScreenID: 2
Device: \\.\DISPLAY4
Bounds: {X=1680,Y=0,Width=1280,Height=1024}
MoveH: 0
MoveV: 0

--- Managed Threads ------------
Count: 4
ID:3 ~ Name:TaskbarManager ~ Age:4.22:20:38.1651248 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:TaskbarManager_86da6eae-7c87-478f-a0ad-23b404b11bc2
ID:34 ~ Name:HookManager ~ Age:2.22:10:09.3084636 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:HookManager_8bbbbae3-ce84-4200-a124-e1a24036ef58
ID:33 ~ Name:HookManagerProcess ~ Age:2.22:10:09.2625654 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:HookManagerProcess_abf7f067-f339-4a35-8609-dc1b9b05d8ce
ID:40 ~ Name:TitleBarManager ~ Age:00:04:08.8004820 ~ Alive:True ~ BG:True ~ State:Background ~ Thread Name:TitleBarManager_2c9c0bc2-5904-488b-b7cf-dbf00adac4d8

--- FullScreen Applications ------------
None

--- Taskbars ------------
Enabled: True
Auto-hide: False
Visual Styles: True
Visual Styles Detected: True
DWM Composition Detected: True
Opacity: 100
Flash Blink: False
Middle-Click Open: True
Window Options: WindowsShowsAll
Button Width Max: 60
Button Icon Size: 32
Sizing Bar Size: 0
Count: 2

--- Taskbar 1------------
Location: {X=-1280,Y=1010,Width=1280,Height=40}
Monitor ID: 2
Position (Setting/Current): Bottom / Bottom
TopMost: True
Buttons (0):
None

--- Taskbar 2------------
Location: {X=1680,Y=984,Width=1280,Height=40}
Monitor ID: 3
Position (Setting/Current): Bottom / Bottom
TopMost: True
Buttons (0):
None

--- Deleted Items (0)------------
None

--- Taskbar Items ------------
"DisplayFusion Pro ~ Settings" (00091f46:00091f46:00091f46 ~ None ~ {X=464,Y=236,Width=751,Height=537})
"Text in settings are rendered vertically - Mozilla Firefox" (000f1860:000f1860:000f1860 ~ None ~ {X=-8,Y=-8,Width=1696,Height=1026})
"192.168.111.250 - VMware Infrastructure Client" (000e1404:000e1404:000e1404 ~ None ~ {X=234,Y=53,Width=1145,Height=791})
"PC|SCHEMATIC AUTOMATION - [U:\My Documents\Schematic\generic\port og bom styring.p" (00051784:00051784:00051784 ~ None ~ {X=-8,Y=-8,Width=1696,Height=1026})

--- TitleBar Buttons ------------
Enabled: True
DisplayFusion Caption Button Size: {Width=35, Height=21}
System Caption Button Size: {Width=35, Height=21}
Count: 4
"Text in settings are rendered vertically - Mozilla Firefox" (000f1860 ~ {X=-8,Y=-8,Width=1696,Height=1026} ~ {X=1504,Y=-2,Width=55,Height=20} ~ Visible:True ~ Process:x86 ~ None)
"DisplayFusion Pro ~ Settings" (00091f46 ~ {X=459,Y=231,Width=761,Height=547} ~ {X=1091,Y=231,Width=55,Height=20} ~ Visible:True ~ Process:x64 ~ None)
"PC|SCHEMATIC AUTOMATION - [U:\My Documents\Schematic\generic\port og bom styring.p" (00051784 ~ {X=-8,Y=-8,Width=1696,Height=1026} ~ {X=1504,Y=-2,Width=55,Height=20} ~ Visible:False ~ Process:x86 ~ None)
"192.168.111.250 - VMware Infrastructure Client" (000e1404 ~ {X=234,Y=53,Width=1145,Height=791} ~ {X=1199,Y=53,Width=55,Height=20} ~ Visible:False ~ Process:x86 ~ None)
Nov 16, 2009  • #3
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I have attached a test build to try and fix this issue. Can you extract these 2 files into your DisplayFusion installation folder and overwrite DisplayFusion.exe and en.lang? Give it a try and let me know if it works for you. Thanks! :)

Update: Removed the test build.
Nov 16, 2009  • #4
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Certainly! :-)
Thats what I got that shiny blue icon over there on the left for 8-)

No change I am afraid. :-(
Attached a screenshot for you to verify that the correct version is active

edit: I did not mention that this only happens in the settings dialogue.
Rightclicking the DF icon and selecting "Desktop Wallpaper" does not show this behaviour.
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Nov 16, 2009  • #5
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I'll keep working on this, but I have no ideas right now. I'll hopefully come up with something before the first beta. Thanks for following-up.
Nov 18, 2009  • #6
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I'll keep working on this, but I have no ideas right now. I'll hopefully come up with something before the first beta. :) Thanks for following-up.


Do you have a list of files and registry settings that are added to the system?
If I try to manually remove EVERY trace of DF and then reinstall to see if this is a DF only or a DF-w7-murphy combo?
Nov 18, 2009  • #7
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DisplayFusion only adds files to it's installation folder in Program Files\DisplayFusion, and it only adds registry keys to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion. If you remove both of these and re-install it will be completely fresh with all previous settings lost.
Nov 20, 2009  • #8
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I still haven't been able to reproduce this strange bug. I even have a Norwegian copy of Windows 7 installed and it all works perfectly for me. did you have any luck with clearing out the settings and re-installing DisplayFusion?
Nov 20, 2009  • #9
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No change unfortunately.
I uninstalled the application and did a manual sweep of the registry.

Reinstalling just reintroduced the strange behaviour.

Would it be possible that you make a version of the control settings that has an additional button under the "about" button that will rotate the text manually?
Maybe do a readout of that behaviour?

But if I am the only one that experience this then you might focus your energy on other problems instead.
This is something I can live with.

I can try to reinstall my windows 7 Enterprise one day just to get rid of the bug.

BTW: My copy of Windows7 is an english one.
Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Nov 20, 2009  • #10
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I have put together a small .exe file that only contains the vertical tab control. Can you try running the attached file and let me know if the text is still vertical for you? Thanks!
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Nov 21, 2009  • #11
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Same story on this one.
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Nov 22, 2009  • #12
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I have just released the first public beta, and it should take care of this issue. Can you please give it a try and let me know:
http://www.binaryfortress.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1310.0

Thanks!
Nov 23, 2009  • #13
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And how beautilful is this then?

Great work!
Thank you for your effort!

Out of curiosity.. What caused this bug?
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Nov 25, 2009  • #14
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Excellent! The bug was caused by the TabControl tabs being drawn down the side instead of the top. Windows was trying to draw the tabs vertically, and I was overriding that. The strange thing is that as far as I can tell, the text should have been vertical for everyone, not just you. So now I render the text and tabs differently and I avoid that whole situation. And it appears to work.Thank you for all of your patience and testing!
Nov 26, 2009  • #15
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