windowblinds and windows left/right menus

Monday, February 20, 2012 by olivia17 | Discussion: Stardock Support General

Upon each new skin applied in windowblinds Windows switches from left handed menus (menus opening to the right of the hand) to right handed ones (menus opening to the left of the hand).

The only way I found to set it up right back is to open tablet Pc settings (shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}) then choose left handed in the 'other' pane.

 

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

ATI Radeon HD5830 with 12-1_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc drivers

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.3 (build 309 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(PLB2403WS (Analog)) 1 is attached to ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

Wblind.dll 2011/10/12 09:03:20
Wblind64.dll 2011/10/12 09:03:08
Wbsrv.dll 2011/09/26 13:14:56
SevenConfig.exe 2011/09/26 13:14:38
Wbload.exe 2010/11/29 19:40:35
Wbhelp.dll 2011/10/12 09:03:37
Tray.dll 2010/04/01 22:40:19
Wbload.dll 2011/08/24 16:59:25
Screen.exe 2010/06/07 20:10:43

 

Please, advise...

Neil Banfield
Reply #1 Monday, February 20, 2012 3:29 PM

You appear to be running an old build.

There was a bug in the first 7.3 build but this was resolved shortly afterwards.

I would download the latest version and install that.

olivia17
Reply #2 Monday, February 20, 2012 4:19 PM

As a matter of fact I did that before reading your answer, updated and rebooted for a cure of this bug.

Thank you for your input !

chockimon
Reply #3 Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:11 PM

I've got the same problem. I've just uninstalled and reinstalled Windowblinds 7 and the menus are still opening on the left. How do I fix it? I used the Nuage Redux 2 Win 7  skin.

 

 

Xiandi
Reply #4 Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:35 PM

Actually, mine are opening on the left again too.It's been doing that for a couple days now.

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 3.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 3.9

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.3 (build 310 - Windows 7 Edition)

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(HP w1907 Wide LCD Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8400

Wblind.dll         2011/10/17 12:18:20
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 16:10:10
SevenConfig.exe         2011/10/13 18:33:52
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 17:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 11:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 21:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 16:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 16:59:43

And now that I looks at the info again, I notice that my experience score has dropped a bit too. Was 4.5 not long ago.

Xiandi
Reply #5 Sunday, March 18, 2012 5:35 PM

Just updated to the beta and they are still opening to the left.

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 3.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 3.9

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.31 (build 316 - Windows 7 Edition)

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(HP w1907 Wide LCD Monitor) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce 8400

Wblind.dll         2012/01/25 10:25:20
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 14:10:10
SevenConfig.exe         2012/01/14 15:21:58
Wbload.exe         2010/10/20 15:08:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/04 09:01:37
Tray.dll              2009/10/23 19:12:19
Wbload.dll              2010/06/07 14:59:25
Screen.exe         2010/06/07 14:59:43

chockimon
Reply #6 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:23 AM

Here's a fix to get back to right opening menus, but you'll need to unload Windowblinds. The problem is definitely with Windowblinds, because as soon as you re-enable it, the problem is back.

Menus registry fix.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/786-menus-open-left-right-side.html

Your computer has a Windows Experience Index base score of 5.9
Your Windows Graphics Experience score is 7.9

WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.3 (build 309 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS

WindowBlinds is installed correctly on this PC
WindowBlinds appears to be activated on this PC
(BenQ G2420HDBL (Analog)) 1 is attached to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti  

Wblind.dll         2011/10/12 15:03:20
Wblind64.dll         2011/10/12 15:03:08
Wbsrv.dll         2011/09/26 19:14:56
SevenConfig.exe         2011/09/26 19:14:38
Wbload.exe         2011/08/24 23:00:35
Wbhelp.dll         2011/10/12 15:03:37
Tray.dll              2011/08/24 22:59:19
Wbload.dll              2011/08/24 22:59:25
Screen.exe         2011/08/24 22:59:43

ZubaZ
Reply #7 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:12 PM

Xiandi
WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.3 (build 310 - Windows 7 Edition)
chockimon
WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.3 (build 309 - Windows 7 Edition) - 64 bit OS
Older builds.

Xiandi
WindowBlinds version : WindowBlinds 7.31 (build 316 - Windows 7 Edition)
Rebooted?

Xiandi
Reply #8 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:16 PM

Zubaz
Rebooted?
Ummm, dunno if I have or not, will do that now.

Xiandi
Reply #9 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:23 PM

That fixed it.

ZubaZ
Reply #10 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:47 PM

Xiandi
That fixed it.
I hate when it turns out to be so easy.  I'm just glad it wasn't my wife asking me somethign like "Is it plugged in?" Me snapping "Of *course* it is!" and an hour later (after she's left the room) checking the plug and finding it loose.  

Xiandi
Reply #11 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:29 PM

LMAO!!

 

This is what actually happened on my end...

Zu: "Rebooted?"

Me: Of course I did, I always do!

Me: Didn't I?

Me: hmmm, maybe not....

Me: "Ummm, dunno if I have or not, will do that now."

(reboot and check the menu)

Me: Well, crap, I guess I didn't.

Me: "That fixed it. "

 

ZubaZ
Reply #12 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:25 PM

Xiandi
LMAO!!

 

This is what actually happened on my end...

Zu: "Rebooted?"

Me: Of course I did, I always do!

Me: Didn't I?

Me: hmmm, maybe not....

Me: "Ummm, dunno if I have or not, will do that now."

(reboot and check the menu)

Me: Well, crap, I guess I didn't.

Me: "That fixed it. "

 
It's nice to know it can hsppen to a woman too.

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