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  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Today
  5. Google removes "View Image" button

    I noticed, too. Legally I suppose I can see why...but yes, it's annoying that its gone.
  6. I thought I'd start this thread early. Now almost modern programs are on windows 7, but I'll list them VlC MEDIA PLAYER 3.0.0 Audicity 2.2.2 Google chrome 64.0.3282.167 firefox 58.0.2 vivaldi 1.14 opera 51 office 2016 steam API v017, Package 1513371133 7-zip 18.01 winrar 5.50 eset Nod 32 11.0.159.9 avira 15.0.34 avast 18.1.2326 music bee 1.2.4139 photoshop 19.1 bitttorent To be updated..
  7. Yes, probably a good idea to archive that uninstaller, in case it should ever become unavailable on demand. Just to update on the issue, I tried cleaning the system of Rapport completely, and then installing version Rapport 3.5.1609.100, which is from way back in 2016. The problem with the Search Companion was still there! Now there's no way that this issue has been there since 2016 without me noticing it, so I can only assume that it's actually been triggered by something else, but it only manifests itself if Rapport is installed. Stopping Rapport running has no effect on the issue. The only way to stop it happening without actually uninstalling Rapport is to override its self-protection (which you can do in the settings) and stop the Rapport Management Service in the Services list. Then the problem with the Search Companion does not happen, so it only needs that service to be running to trigger it. It would be great if other people could temporarily install Rapport and see if it's happening for them as well. That way I can see if it's something just on both of my machines causing it, or it's a general issue. The problem is that the current version of Rapport (3.5.1908.137) is not compatible with XP. It appears to install fine, but causes a BSOD on boot! The last version that seems to work properly on XP is 3.5.1804.161. It seems that any of the versions from @heinoganda's links will prove the point however. As I said, the issue can't just be due to Rapport, as it's doing it still with very old versions, from way before I would have noticed it. Something else is probably interacting with Rapport which wasn't before and the combination is causing the problem. Something else which may be a clue. If I bring back the Windows Desktop Search 4.0 style Search window, by undoing the registry hack that bypasses it, there is a "Use Search Companion" link on that box. That always seems to work, no matter how many times you use it, the correct Search Companion windows comes up. It's only when that is bypassed, and you're calling the Search Companion Windows directly from the Start Menu, that the problem occurs. Cheers, Dave.
  8. I don't run antivirus software either. I think it's silly to try to protect a computer from within. It's much better to protect it from without. I think of the patch dependency on the QualityCompat registry value as a good way NOT to get the performance killing patch, to be honest. -Noel
  9. @glnz Your wife's system needs at least two additional updates for Office 2003: KB2883042 (critical security update for Excel 2003) and KB4011703 (security update for mso.dll).
  10. Hm, more information... The color of the inactive GDI window seems to be unexpectedly influenced by those selected in the Glass Colors tab, so there may be a workaround. However, the colors selected in the Aero Glass GUI are getting reset at logon. What's the proper way to get the colors all set then stay set? -Noel
  11. No MSFN forums with Opera Presto engine

    I'm very glad to see that situation is back to normal. I hope was only a temporary issue and no a deliberate choice to block old browsers, through security protocols (witness ie6...), from IPB developers. Bye, thanks.
  12. Anyone notice that this happened in the last couple of days? When I first saw this, I thought it was a glitch or a fluke! http://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/02/19/google-removes-view-image-button-part-settlement-with-getty Apparently there are extensions for Chrome and Firefox to restore this functionality but once again, technology takes a hit rather than a step forward in usability. Thanks Getty!
  13. Hey Big Muscle, were you planning to fix this inactive window border coloring problem? I'm not sure whether it's an issue of choosing the wrong theme atlas elements or coloring it the wrong way. As you may recall, my theme atlas has some blue color built into the active elements. However it's happening, it's coming out wrong for normal GDI windows. Here's an illustration of the problem with your latest test version... Note specifically the side and bottom borders of the inactive Notepad and Aero Glass GUI windows. -Noel
  14. I downloaded the Safe Uninstall Utility and backed it up to web.archive.org. Since the link went to an e-mail (disposable address), I'm not sure if I should publish the download link. Maybe you still remember a few versions of Rapport that would be of interest. Otherwise the Rapport Safe Uninstall Utility works, then I do not need to uninstall it manually. Then I'll test something in my VM, if I can trigger your problem.
  15. Aero Glass GUI

    The Aero Glass GUI doesn't reset everything at run time. Try logging off then back on after making changes, so the Explorer instance running the desktop gets informed of all the changes. Also note that ribbon-enabled windows (e.g., Explorer, WordPad) have different rules governing title bar coloration. It's possible to get the colors fairly well coordinated if you choose just the right colors for the Windows interface. I think I still have some instances where the title bar text color is lacking contrast, though. I find things work better with a dark background (e.g., I have a number of astroimages I use). The Aero Glass tool doesn't - possibly can't - seem to make everything perfect. Gone are the days when YOU get to specify how things look to great detail. Basically the problem is Windows 10 and Microsoft's moves away from proper theming. The poor dears in Redmond probably found it too hard to follow a standard for desktop development. I found a picture Microsoft published of one of the current Windows 10 programmers... Ah, here it is... For what it's worth, to improve the readability of things and strengthen the color of partially transparent title bars I created my own Theme Atlas with some blue color baked into the elements that are composited together. A copy of this theme atlas (with corresponding .layout file), which I am using with Win 10 v1709, can be found here: http://Noel.ProDigitalSoftware.com/ForumPosts/Win10/16299/RoundedCorners.zip -Noel
  16. Latest version of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7??? (SP1)

    MS discontinued supporting IE8, 9 and 10 since January 2016. So if you wish to continue using a non-supported browser, you can download the last IE8 cumulative update that was released on the 10th June 2017 below:- x64: http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/csa/csa/secu/2017/04/windows6.1-kb4018271-x64-custom_33a66978d36f16a33b042b2abea45cdddf90c17f.msu x86: http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/csa/csa/secu/2017/04/windows6.1-kb4018271-x86-custom_0aaca7d3a92b3030bca78a44281ce86ec7cd5dab.msu
  17. Internet Explorer 11 (Updated 13/02/2018)

    Updated first post, and sorry for leaving this thread non-updated for so long. With the death of my step-dad and other personal life issues getting in the way, I have not found much time to update this thread, and just barely enough to update the Windows Update Lists.
  18. Rapport has never been the best designed piece of software in my (and many others) experience! Problems like this are not uncommon. Try using the uninstall utility. The direct link to ask for it is here. You will need to have the link to download it sent to your e-mail address. In my experience that usually succeeds in removing it when normal methods fail. Thanks again for those download links, much appreciated!
  19. Thanks Den! I've amended the thread title, and I will check that there's no posts in the original thread that should have been moved, but at first glance it looks good to me. I guess you have your "full powers" back now, so the downtime on the board was worth it! Cheers, Dave.
  20. Does it still has oleaut. Bug that cause weird fonts in blender ?
  21. @roytam1 where can I get your firefox 3 mod soarce code?
  22. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    My GeForce GTX 750 Ti is back from the dead, apparently it only needed cleaning/reseating to stop random hangs. I should try out the driver package for Vista/7/8/8.1 to see if that smooths things out on Windows 10 next time I boot into it. I've seen another oddity on multiple Win10 PCs; the crapload of events with ID 504: Completing a failed IOCTL request. There were two others in that particular section (Applications and Services Logs->Microsoft->Windows->Stordiag->Microsoft-Windows-Storage-ClassPnP/Operational) on my hardware, which I don't recall at the moment. This one is not really new, but they've been improving the audio stack to reduce latency without needing anything extra. One thing I'm not sure I completely understand, what's the deal with Windows Sonic for Headphones? When I first read about, I thought it could be an alternative to software like Razer Surround or Creative's CMSS -3D tech, but it doesn't appear to behave that way. Then after the quick glance through documentation, If I'm understanding it right, application must be coded specifically to use it. I guess just another thing to lock one to Windows 10 ecosystem. Microsoft is trying harder than ever to pretend earlier versions don't exist.
  23. Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I just found out something very interesting for both Vista and 7: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012371 I also found this pdf file from Microsoft detailing this service: https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/5/1/C51D8E55-5538-4F21-8C9D-A66DB31C4B46/SQL_Server_and_Windows_Server_Premium_Assurance_Datasheet.pdf Microsoft probably knows how s*** Windows 10 (and its related Server offerings) are for enterprises, and is milking the NT 6.0/6.1 cashcow for all it's got. In fact, if you go to the lifecycle page, you can see it mentions the 6 years extended support: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2008 Seems like this agreement could extend to Server 2012/R2, but I haven't found concrete dates on that, aside from the same support page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=windows server 2012 Anyway, if we could get a hold of someone (anyone) who had access to this licensing agreement and could provide the updates, we could be seeing Windows Vista and 7 support up until 2026!!!
  24. dencorso and mixit - thanks for your encouragement to update the Office 2003 (with 2007 Compatibility) on my wife's Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine. HOWEVER, there seem to be a variety of update files, and I'm not sure which to install. Please see the possible different update sources at my post above <HERE> Among other things, should I install Bersaglio's KB4011703 ? EDIT - Here's the list of the updates already on her machine:
  25. Install old skype in Windows 10?

    Okay, so I found this post where there is the download link to the latest Skype 7.40.0.151 for Windows 10.
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