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Post by RR » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 08:02:35


If I put the mouse curor over the items in the systray, I can see the
very top of the information popup. The rest of the popup window is
hiding behind the taskbar. The only one that does not do this is for my
network connection which is the first one on the left side in the
systray. Is there something I can do to raise these?

I am using XP64.
 
 
 

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Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 08:19:51

If you are talking about a taskbar tool tip, this sounds like a long-time
Windows bug. It can be cleared by logging out and logging in again. This
bug finally got fixed in Vista.

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Sperl » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 08:47:54

Also, you can try and de-select the taskbar option (right click taskbar) to
have the taskbar 'always-on-top'.

Tony. . .
 
 
 

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Post by Charlie Ru » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 15:29:15

The one sure way to make the bug show up every time is to use a non-standard
font size, as I do. And yes, it is fixed in Vista. Finally.

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Charlie.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by RR » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 17:21:17


I do have the taskbar locked at the bottom of the screen
 
 
 

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Post by RR » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 17:23:10


Yep rebooting helped. That was really wierd. I do have the "tool tips"
at the default Tahoma 8. That has to be default because I have not
changed any of that appearence stuff.
 
 
 

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Post by Tony Sperl » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 23:28:21

Yes, it is allright to have 'not hidden' but if you set it to be 'always on
top' ( in such a way that other windows can extend behind it!), this problem
had a way of returning for me. Seting it to be not on top, allows other
windows to cover it - which I think is the actual 'Bug' here, that the
balloon help is a window to the OS but Brainware doesn't want to see them as
such.


Tony. . .





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Post by Colin Barn » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:11:11

Locking the taskbar has nothing to do with it. It is a bug caused by a
window failing to clean up properly (yield focus) after focus has shifted to
another window. You cannot prevent it. That's why its called a bug. It
has been around since Windows 95. The TechBeta Vista testers threatened the
Windows shell team with dire consequences if it didn't get fixed this time
around. It did.
 
 
 

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Post by Colin Barn » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:11:53

It isn't necessary to reboot. Logging out and back in again is sufficient.
 
 
 

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Post by Peter Lawt » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:19:13

I was going to say 7 years to fix a known bug must be a record for MS, but
thinking about it it probably isn't :(

Peter Lawton
 
 
 

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Post by Colin Barn » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:43:08

It had been left on the back burner through many iterations of Windows due
to the usual contention between resources and priorities. As it turned out
it only took a few hours to diagnose and resolve. Happily, it shows how
users can influence MS to bump up priorities.
 
 
 

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Post by DP » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:08:09


But do you have to have multiple users set up to be able to log out without
rebooting?
I've had multiple users since Win 95, I think, so I don't recall how Windows
works without them.
 
 
 

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Post by Jane » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:56:09

I have the log off option here on a single-user install of Vista. Pretty
sure my (single user) XP x64 also has the option too.

--
Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :-)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
 
 
 

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Post by Dennis Pac » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 23:08:18

Jane:
You're right XPx64 does have a working log off button that works.

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Dennis Pack
Vista x64 Enterprise
Office 2007
 
 
 

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Post by Colin Barn » Sat, 06 Jan 2007 00:24:39

No. Why would you? Try it. Since I have the welcome screen turned off I
get the login dialogue and just log in again.