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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0000519||SUMo||Bug||public||2008-03-22 09:41||2008-04-13 22:51|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||1.8.1|
|Summary||0000519: Missing Status Bar and Default Window Size Issues under Windows Vista|
|Tags||No tags attached.|
||Does the status bar appears under Vista when "stretching" the window ?|
Reminder sent to: Zer0 Voltage
Feedback needed !
No, it doesn't. As I mentioned in the second to last paragraph of my original long post, stretching the SUMo program window wider or even maximizing it does not reveal the status bar (see the new screenshots I uploaded). Only switching to a non-Vista theme will let it appear.
This doesn't happen with any XP or older themes - only Vista (though it isn't Aero related either).
So there are two problems: (1) the status bar is not available when a Vista theme is used and (2) the default SUMo program window size is slightly too narrow for Vista themes.
Uploaded another shot showing the same Vista system only with the
"Windows Standard" color scheme selected instead. As you can see, the SUMo program window is then showing the status bar. When I switch back to "Windows Vista Basic" it will disappear again.
I agree with you, there are 2 different issues
- SUMo's default size is a bit too narrow
- Status bar not visible when using Vista Theme.
||Yeah, it amazes me how many things Microsoft broke with Vista. Since its release I've seen various developers complaining about the strange decisions Microsoft made in what to remove and what to change. You would think that when they want to change the way something works or looks they would also keep some level of backwards compatibility in place, but I guess when you rule the world you can do what you want. :)|
By the way, if this information would be of any use to you, the only additional width needed to eliminate the horizontal scroll bar in Vista is a mere 5 pixels. Nope, that's not a typo - it's really just FIVE pixels! :)
What I did to figure this out was open SUMo normally and take a window-shot of it (with Alt+PrtScn). Then I carefully stretched the window wider one pixel at a time until the scroll bar disappeared and took another window-shot. Then I compared those two image file properties. The default window was 544 x 465 pixels and the one without the scroll bar was 549 x 465 pixels.
This was at a 96 dpi horizontal and vertical resolution and 24 bit depth (if that matters). I've uploaded the window-shots (SUMo-Vista-Scrollbar.jpg and SUMo-Vista-NoBar.jpg) in case you want to see them.
||Confirmed here as well using Vista32...|
||Also, should this article status be changed from "Feedback" to "Acknowledged"?|
You know, I spent some time researching this - trying to find the actual cause of the missing status bar - but I couldn't find anything. I even went through the entire list of Vista GUI and interface changes and nothing even sounded like it might accidentally cause this as a side-effect of something else.
The only other slightly similar problem was with Vista users reporting the Internet Explorer status bar disappearing, but in those cases it just ended up being that the Status Bar entry wasn't selected under the View menu.
But since IE lets you turn the status bar on and off, this implies that Microsoft provides some sort of switch for this somewhere. Perhaps for some reason Vista just sees that switch as being off with SUMo when a Vista color scheme is selected?
Guess what... This is fixed in version 1.8!
I see this report is still open, however, so was this actually expected?
If not, something done in the 1.8 code had the unexpected side-effect of fixing this problem too.
I'm positive it's the 1.8 code since I fully uninstalled it and then reinstalled v126.96.36.199 and the problem returned. As soon as I upgraded to the v188.8.131.52 beta code it was fixed - and it remains fixed in the official 184.108.40.206 release.
Screenshots attached for verification: SUMo-1.8-Vista-Loading.jpg and SUMo-1.8-Vista-Checking.jpg
|2008-03-22 09:41||Kyle_Katarn||New Issue|
|2008-03-22 09:41||Kyle_Katarn||File Added: sumocheckxprh6.jpg|
|2008-03-22 09:42||Kyle_Katarn||File Added: sumocheckvistawz6.jpg|
|2008-03-22 09:42||Kyle_Katarn||Assigned To||=> Kyle_Katarn|
|2008-03-22 09:42||Kyle_Katarn||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2008-03-24 12:56||Kyle_Katarn||Note Added: 0000222|
|2008-03-24 12:56||Kyle_Katarn||Status||acknowledged => feedback|
|2008-03-24 12:56||Kyle_Katarn||Note Added: 0000223|
|2008-03-24 20:05||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000227|
|2008-03-24 20:05||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: Vista-Stretched.jpg|
|2008-03-24 20:06||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: Vista-Maximized.jpg|
|2008-03-24 20:32||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: Vista-Windows-Standard-Theme.jpg|
|2008-03-24 20:34||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000228|
|2008-03-24 21:06||Kyle_Katarn||Note Added: 0000229|
|2008-03-25 03:50||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000230|
|2008-03-25 06:22||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000231|
|2008-03-25 06:29||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: SUMo-Vista-Scrollbar.jpg|
|2008-03-25 06:29||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: SUMo-Vista-NoBar.jpg|
|2008-03-25 06:30||Zer0 Voltage||Note Edited: 0000231|
|2008-03-25 06:31||Zer0 Voltage||Note Edited: 0000231|
|2008-03-25 20:26||Kyle_Katarn||Note Added: 0000232|
|2008-03-30 13:53||Orionizer||Note Added: 0000236|
|2008-03-30 13:54||Orionizer||Note Added: 0000237|
|2008-03-30 18:04||Kyle_Katarn||Status||feedback => acknowledged|
|2008-03-30 23:54||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000242|
|2008-04-13 22:36||Zer0 Voltage||Note Added: 0000305|
|2008-04-13 22:37||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: SUMo-1.8-Vista-Loading.jpg|
|2008-04-13 22:37||Zer0 Voltage||File Added: SUMo-1.8-Vista-Checking.jpg|
|2008-04-13 22:40||Zer0 Voltage||Note Edited: 0000305|
|2008-04-13 22:51||Kyle_Katarn||Status||acknowledged => resolved|
|2008-04-13 22:51||Kyle_Katarn||Fixed in Version||=> 2.8.1|
|2008-04-13 22:51||Kyle_Katarn||Resolution||open => fixed|