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WildBill

TClock3 0.3.5

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So, WildBill, is there a chance for you to test this under a Win98 system? There are a bunch of bugs and glitches, more or less crittical and they're pretty delicate to catch, reproduce and/or describe.

Although you lately fixed some issues under Win2k, the 98 ones are still there, three of which are quite major, namely:

- Explorer crash on exit

- Systray icons missing

- Resource leak/excessive usage

Another disturbing issue is the fact that auto-hide doesn't work at all with TClock3, so any maximized window will be behind the taskbar. Given that I always keep the taskbar at the top, access to min/max/close titlebar buttons is denied.

Recently, while testing 0.3.0-0.3.2, I noticed that simply hovering quicklaunch icons raises CPU usage to 100%.

And one other bug I noticed is that the taskbar height can be resized to a value of zero. I simply disabled the sizebar and played dragging the taskbar to raise and lower its height; at one point I dropped it while it was completely invisible (zero height). It couldn't be restored, neither by reenabling the sizebar, nor by closing TClock3 - a reboot was necessary.

I have to mention that I've installed the '256 color' patched explorer.exe (4.72.3612.1710) - dunno if that has any impact on TClock3's behavior.

The above is just a quick review of the most important issues that are present on my system. Only intended as a feedback. Please keep up the good work and hopefully you'll be able to find and fix the 98 issues. :hello:

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Fun with screenshots. Laptop running Win2k SP4...forgive the quality, but there's a 200k limit :unsure:

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[off] Please post that screenshot [/off]

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Wallpaper... Sorry I am a bit tired...

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I dare not as it's copyrighted...it comes with Windows 2000, in the WINNT\Web\Wallpaper folder :angel

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Oh... Didn't realize that it is in W2K... Tnx...

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Hi wildbill, say, does that skinning of the windows work for you? or is it not working at all?

i cant to seem to get it working you know...

could you please let me know?

damian666

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Off-topic: WildBill, you may create an account at ImageShack and upload any pictures you like. The size limit per picture is much higher (1024kB, IIRC) and there's no global limit on the number of pictures. They automatically offer thumbnail code for forums.

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Hi wildbill, say, does that skinning of the windows work for you? or is it not working at all?

i cant to seem to get it working you know...

could you please let me know?

damian666

I've been able to get things like WindowBlinds button halos to work (though not perfectly). Skinning things like window borders isn't implemented. The reason (for now, at least) that TClock3 has to know about border images is because, if you're using WindowBlinds, it has to know where the max/min/close buttons are.

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Fun with screenshots. Laptop running Win2k SP4...forgive the quality, but there's a 200k limit :unsure:

You're way under the limit!

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Not really. The forum has a 200k limit for the total of all attachments, and I had attached seven pictures.

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Not really. The forum has a 200k limit for the total of all attachments, and I had attached seven pictures.

Then make a separate post for each one. That's how I have been doing it.

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It would be too much, I still think uploading to something like imageshack is the best.

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I'm slowly getting general skinning working, starting with window borders. I don't know if this is all that necessary, but I've made rapid progress...

TClock3 0.3.3 also has quite a lot of changes made to the registry. I've moved a lot of the image properties to a standard pop-up dialog and I've standardized many of the registry settings as a result. This will break compatibility with existing setups, so you'll have to make some changes to the settings when you run it. Of course, if you're using a WindowBlinds skin, a simple solution is to simply reload the skin and click Ok.

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Bill: do you have any ideas about my flashing/blinking taskbar issue?

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I haven't tried setting it to display seconds, but I'll try to remember to test it before I release it. At the moment getting border skinning working correctly is consuming all of my attention...

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I tried a custom format setting of h:nn:ss tt and the seconds ticked fine with no flickering.

System specs:

Windows 2000 Pro SP4

Intel P-IV 3.4GHz

4Gb RAM

ATI Radeon X1800XT

What type of system are you seeing flickering on? Is the entire taskbar flickering? If not, which part of it is?

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Is it possible to see some screenshots of how this pack transform Windows 2000 without any additional software like WindowBlinds etc.?

Thanks a lot :)

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There are some on earlier pages in this thread that I posted specifically to show what it can do.

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Nice one wildbill, please hit me with the new update.

cant wait for it to see it man.

damian666

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What type of system are you seeing flickering on?

WIN2K SP4 + USP5 is the OS. System specs are Athlon M 2400, 1 GB RAM, GeForceFX 5500.

Is the entire taskbar flickering? If not, which part of it is?

Yeah, the whole taskbar. Actually I checked and it flickers for me on the second even if seconds aren't used in the clock format any time the taskbar is not in focus. If I get the chance i'll try to make a short clip of it so you can see what's happening (not just now, though).

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There are some on earlier pages in this thread that I posted specifically to show what it can do.

Ok WildBill, downloading now :)

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Hee-hee. It appears to be another fork of TClock2, like mine is. It will be interesting to see where it leads. I'm not sure if I've seen it before or not. I think the author asked me if we wanted to collaborate, but I'm not sure. I don't spend nearly as much time on this as I'd like so my memory is hazy.

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