Windownlinds 8 or Start8 Problem??

Sunday, June 23, 2013 by bmetelsky | Discussion: OS Customization

Look at my first picture. This is one that shows problems reading the right hand panel of the start menu.

 

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In the second picture, you see the same set up, but it looks perfect, I am thinking because of the darkness of the wallpaper behind it.

 

[URL=http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/bmetelsky/media/screenie2.jpg.html][/URL]

 

I am going crazy trying to fix this. Tried various settings in windowblinds and start8.

What I do know for sure is that if I unload windowblinds the problem does not show in the start8 menu. Please help.

Neil Banfield
Reply #1 Monday, June 24, 2013 7:08 AM

I have a feeling this might be Start8 getting confused about what mode you are in.  If you pick a brighter desktop wallpaper does the problem remain?

We plan an update for Start8 which addresses a few of the skinning quirks so hopefully we can reproduce it and fix it with that.

bmetelsky
Reply #2 Monday, June 24, 2013 11:58 PM

Neil,

 

Thanks for the response. I was not able to reproduce the problem today. All seems "normal". Not sure what is different. I tried with lighter background, brighter background, and same background. It just works right this evening. I will let you know if I see it again by re-posting in this thread.

bannana743
Reply #3 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:46 AM

hi when reboot and install windows blind 8 says uninstall windows 7, when I have uninstalled 7,every time please help

bmetelsky
Reply #4 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:14 PM

Problem had not re-presented this morning. This evening, however, is another story....

In this screenshot, notice a problem when using a lighter background (white is even worse)....

 

[URL=http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/bmetelsky/media/Screenie4.jpg.html][/URL]

 

 

In the next one, you can see it's fine with a dark background....

 

[URL=http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/bmetelsky/media/Screenie5.jpg.html][/URL]

 

Neil, if you are viewing this, have you been able to duplicate the problem? Is there a fix coming soon?

Thanks in advance!

bmetelsky
Reply #5 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:40 PM

bump

Wizard1956
Reply #6 Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:20 AM

Try the workaround posted in the OP of this thread: https://forums.wincustomize.com/446095/page/1/#3375549

It's worth a shot even though your issue is the start menu.

bmetelsky
Reply #7 Friday, June 28, 2013 12:16 AM

Nope - the workaround listed in the other thread did not work. I really hope this can be fixed. It's difficult to read my start menu, or at least the right hand panel. Anybody else having this problem with either a light background or when opening the start menu over something light, like a light  background in a browser or even just windows explorer file manager?

Wizard1956
Reply #8 Friday, June 28, 2013 12:28 AM

There is a new beta update to Start8. https://forums.wincustomize.com/446137/page/1/#3376041 You may want to give it a try.

bmetelsky
Reply #9 Friday, June 28, 2013 8:30 PM

Installed the beta update of Start8 and so far. so good. I'll see if it "sticks".

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