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  2. I have analyzed the buggy oleaut32.dll vs the latest stable version (5.1.2600.7248). The following functions are missing from the buggy file: Statistical analysis shows no other differences, consequently using the old oleaut32.dll seems to have no security impact whatsoever.
  3. Today
  4. In my VM, after reinstalling Windows XP sp3 and installing updates, the bugs also occurred. I work with my own update rollups that are installed after the installation of Windows XP sp3. Maybe I can help you with this info, myself I do not do any time-consuming work with Slipstreaming of individual updates anymore.
  5. Aero Glass GUI

    Regarding inactive caption font color, I think it's preset to dark gray. Would be nice if it could be changed. On Windows 8.1, this can be easily achieved by modifying the right properties in .mssytles file, both for active and inactive windows, so AG is not needed for that, just a custom theme. I'm unable get any consistent results on Windows 10. The system always mixes the chosen inactive color with the gray color. And whether the chosen active caption color in .msstyles file is in effect depends on selected accent color. Unlike Windows 8.1, Windows 10 uses 2 separate colors (black or white) for active caption font, depending on the selected accent color, probably to improve readability so you get brighter font on a darker background instead of both being dark for example. So you'd have to find the way to override both default colors, not just one. AG probably could have an option for changing inactive caption color, though you'd still be stuck with defaults for windows with their own caption font rendering.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Has anyone tried Slipstreaming the buggy updates into a fresh Install source to see if they are buggy on a clean install?
  8. Interestingly, with the current stable version of AG, only the colors specified in the "Glass colors" are used for all parts around the window while the latest experimental version, the ones on "Accent" tab are also taken into consideration to give the sides and bottom of the window a different color. The rules change for the windows of ribboned Explorer, Wordpad, Paint etc. where inactive color from the Accent color is used for all parts as seen on your screenshot. I remember it used to be like it is now with the current experimental older stable versions, though I haven't messed with those colors in months so I haven't noticed until now. Without AG, it appears the color of side and bottom parts of the inactive window frame cannot be changed. That shouldn't happen. Only at logon and not also at closing and reopening GUI? Haven't noticed anything off with that, but I've discovered another bizarre problem that occurs with the combination of debug version of AG and Classic Shell. If I click in the debug console to activate select mode and then click anywhere on the taskbar, screen freezes. I can only initiate graceful shutdown with a press of a power button. If I do this in a virtual machine, I see the process hosting it hogging one of the CPU cores at 100%. I tried remoting into a virtual machine while it was hung, I was able to login with a different account and the process hogging the CPU is dwm.exe. Well, it makes sense since it's responsible for drawing on the screen. There are references to DWMGlass.dll in the stack trace of the hanging thread shown by Process Hacker. if you login with Classic Shell disabled, click on the console, start Classic Shell, then it also hangs. It's not necessary to click the taskbar in the first scenario, just pressing Win key also does it. Or alt-tabbing. It seems anything involving the taskbar triggers it. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to happen with any other console window or without Classic Shell, but I still think it's strange.
  9. My God, do not be so petty. So you could try your latest security enhancements on your machines an hour earlier, until they answered with a blue screen. Then the holiday was relaxing again for naught. Note: I tell Microsoft that the clock has to be turned back 3 weeks for you.
  10. Your fav version of Windows 9x?

    But... but... then, why reply to this thread if all you have to say is "never used 1.0 to 9x/ME"? This is, hands down, the most off-topic reply I've ever seen!
  11. Your fav version of Windows 9x?

    I haven't used windows 1-me, when I started using computers xp sp2 was out and I didn't use vista too much also, because I've heard it's bad. i used windows 7 most of the time and now am happily on 8.1
  12. windows 7 programs supported version

    It's likely the latter as it's still a very loved OS.
  13. Google removes "View Image" button

    I can see too, but yes, it's extremely annoying because not everyone wants to have to load an ad-ridden, slow as heck, unorganized javascript website that immediately tells you to subscribe to their newsletter and put your first born up as a sacrifice before continuing onto their site. What honestly happened to fair use? How many times do (most) people take images and claim them as their own and then make a profit over them? Just like service animals, it's thanks to those few that take 7 miles when given an inch and it ruins it for everyone else.
  14. No wonder our vacation at T&C seemed short.
  15. POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU

    It showed up in auto updates for me thanks though.
  16. Cumulative timezone update KB4074837 released. (For Namibia, Turks and Caicos) http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/uprl/2018/01/windowsxp-kb4074837-x86-embedded-enu_7d231ab54a6f0b4d967d3165ee89f8e08dedaa65.exe Note: MS should rather offer functional replacement for the broken updates.
  17. Your fav version of Windows 9x?

    What do you mean? You type something in the address bar and Windows automatically completes whatever you intend to type? That's even in Windows 95 (with IE desktop update installed).
  18. windows 7 programs supported version

    I wonder if any vendors will pull support early (like they did with Vista), or leave it be past the EOL date (like XP)
  19. That's exactly how I see it too.
  20. Windows 7 Home Premium machine with a fresh install a week ago. 2 days ago there was HDD LED activity happening every second with no programs running. Through ProcMon and ProcExplorer I found an svchost.exe instance (DcomLaunch RegQueryValue 53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b) that had ntdll.dll using several ntdll.dll!DbgUiRemoteBreakin+0x50 thread(s). One of these ntdll.dll!DbgUiRemoteBreakin+0x50 threads in particular was using alot of cycles. What exactly is going on with ntdll.dll!DbgUiRemoteBreakin+0x50? How can it been diagnosed/disabled with in Windows 7 Home Premium?
  21. The Atom build went all the way up to v26.5. The non-Atom build stopped supporting XP sometime earlier(forgot which version) and became compatible only with NT6 and above. I use the win7 v26.5 build with some patching done to the binaries to work in XP.
  22. Let's talk cars. If you covered a distance of 90 Km in 1,5 hours, you drove at an average speed of 60 km/h. If (on the way back) you covered the same 90 km in 1 hour you drove at an average speed of 90 km/h. Were you 1h/1.5h=66,667% faster (than what) or were you 90/60=1.5 i.e. 50% driving faster (than 1)? jaclaz
  23. About a week ago, i began getting this message whenever i would try to get on MSFN: ! The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Pale Moon is permitted to access the Web. It has since been fixed, but i'm curious about what causes the message and failure to connect. This has been happening more and more with other web sites i visit, sometimes permanently. Is there a fix on my end (PaleMoon v3.6.32)? Thanks for the info. - Doug B.
  24. BTW, is Pale Moon for Atom and XP v. 26.5.0 the very last oficial one?
  25. I've noticed the return of some issues with the basilisk/UXP-based build for web Discord. Bad performance and flashing graphics. This also manifested in Firefox ESR(up to v52.x) and an XP-patched, non-Atom, official v26.5 PaleMoon(during times when Discord was still compatible with it). This doesn't happen with the basilisk/moebius builds you post in this thread. My theory for this is that it's an unfortunate alignment of brave JS usage by Discord and some quirks under the hood of Mozilla's webapi implementation, that might have been ironed out with versions past ESR v52 and its FF equivalent. Bummer, I guess.
  26. I'm not sure if it is same problem, but Aero Glass GUI had some problem with setting inactive frame color correctly. I've started to completely rewrite it, but the problem is more complicated than I expected. I'd rather recommend to change the inactive color directly in registry under HKCU\...\DWM key. - AccentColorInactive for the top caption - ColorizationColorInactive for the sides and bottom
  27. Google removes "View Image" button

    I noticed, too. Legally I suppose I can see why...but yes, it's annoying that its gone.
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