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adacom

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  1. is the font size and colour of the modern frame title part of a theme or modernframe.dll - i had it larger and white in 10240 but i now cannot change colour or size - what am i missing or has it changed Both, I draw it myself in ModernFrame but I load the settings from theme. LOGFONT lgFont;if (SUCCEEDED(GetThemeSysFont(hTheme, TMT_CAPTIONFONT, &lgFont))){ m_hCaptionFont = CreateFontIndirect(&lgFont);}// load caption colorif (GetThemeColor(hTheme, 47, 1, TMT_TEXTCOLOR, &m_clrCaptionActiveColor) < 0){ m_clrCaptionActiveColor = GetSysColor(COLOR_CAPTIONTEXT);} thanks - so it should work - will try again - just copied the files over and did a reboot which is about all i can do - and black small text - odd it has always worked before
  2. is the font size and colour of the modern frame title part of a theme or modernframe.dll - i had it larger and white in 10240 but i now cannot change colour or size - what am i missing or has it changed
  3. i really do not understand why you [bM] post as you do - people try to help - you have created something users want - maybe you should take a step back and see that - of course people know they are pushing the boundaries of a release but they have paid money [or not] however you wrap it up so want continuity - its really that simple
  4. theme bypass does not work for me although i seem to remember thats been discussed - that then throws up other problems for my setup - modernframe is also not right - this is on a machine with no donation key so that may be a problem - its also running 1.4.1 - again that may be the problem - have not kept up with the build history - need to do some reading
  5. the old key will not work - you can recycle it - it takes 30 days - if you have another unused key then you need to activate that or buy another - or wait the 30 days cracking system - i think not!
  6. This question has already been answered by Kelsenellenelvian. But the real question should be why is there a possibility to regenerate new key. Should it be really allowed? Shouldn't the key amount be fixed to donation amount? I just didn't want to limit users so much, so I added this possibility but I had to do something to avoid abusing. But it is what I said in one of the last posts - regardless what I do, users will still complain "why is there...". surely the real question is why is a key blacklisted when a user who has paid for a licence changes something in his pc - and thats what they have done however you wrap the donation model up - i have many programs i have paid for and the agreement is i use it on one computer - some of those license amounts are many hundreds of pounds - there is in many cases no check - just trust - here we have software that has minimum cost and the user has few rights if any - its a stuck record but the whole thing is ridiculous - put a price on a key and thats it - the object is money flow not helping the user or seems so - if there is another reason as has been suggested - pain from Microsoft or whatever then say it and people would accept that
  7. From what I understand the way the keys work this idea would make it easy to install on a bunch of systems with a tiny donation you will have to expand on that - not sure i understand
  8. this all adds questions to the licence model to me - is the whole thing manual - certainly it sounds like it - send a donation and i [bm] will/may] reward you with some keys - so how does that work - sounds like a manual process to me recycle a key and you will get a new one in 30 [ish] days - again that sounds manual - so people have paid a licences fee - sorry made a donation and they may or may not have a working key into the future if BM gets fed up of the whole thing how ever its wrapped up people expect a licence to work into the future - its accepted that updates from Microsoft may break the software - thats the nature of it - but its neither expected or acceptable that the key may become invalid
  9. why is there a delay at all - do they have to be processed manually - if so a delay is reasonable as no one would expect BM or whoever to be there 24/7 - but if its an automatic process then it should be there and then??
  10. and to BM - i have had my say - i disagree with you but all we do is go round the closed loop - delete the above if you want - its only interesting to you and me and even then thats debatable
  11. it is not a business as such - its a sideline but you are correct - i will look at that again imo the way the software is paid for creates confusion - people have no idea what the cost is - its better as theres a very good hint on the website - but a price per licence would be better - again imo
  12. As I said before, any licensing model will never fit to anyone, some model is better, some is worse... locking to MB could be better, maybe, but the change is actually not needed at all, because it is only very small specific sample of users where HDD-lock does not fit. And I can even bet that if lock to MB only, soon or later, there will come some user complaining that he needs to change his MB twice a day. again i dont take issue - i asked a question based on my needs and what i saw as over the top protection - you are not going to change anything as is you right so lets agree to disagree and leave it
  13. you need to read back - i change HDD's on a couple of laptops on a regular basis - i buy and sell used HDD's - they are all tested over time - so its a pain - i prefer not to see the popup and watermark so locking to a harddrive is not good and i argue not needed - but i am now accused of creating a false problem - aka i lie M$ seel an OS - this is a penny bit of software - good software but not in the same league as an OS - its the only software i know or use with this model of payment apart from an OS - not needed - put a price on a license and sell them - i point you to StartisBack - same idea - perfectly normal license agreement - what is different here i have no idea - however its stated its about money flow - maybe BM thinks he will generate more this way Actually you HAVE created a false problem. You do not need to use bigmuscle's software to test hard drives. Even if you want to use his software in your tests, and you definitely don't need to, there is nothing wrong with a watermark, or pop-up. You will still be fully capable of doing any testing you need with the watermark. You are just going on, and on, and wasting people's valuable time about your fabricated problems. You may not be a liar, but you definitely are a complainer, and a time waster. i see - you want your desktop to look as you want it - add this or that to give you your look but i am complainer and time waster for wanting the same - the HDD i am testing usually lives in my laptop for a few days at least and if its an expensive one a week or more - i like things as i want them as you do so please dont tell me what i should or should not see on the desktop locking to the motherboard is enough imo
  14. i do not take issue with much of that - i asked a question - i think that question reasonable considering your licencing model of locking Aeroglass to hardware - imo a lock to the motherboard is enough but you dont see it like that so we disagree as to the software itself - i said its good - its very good - if people cannot use it then thats their problem - you provide good support for something that needs a bit more to get it working than just a click on an exe file - that i believe is the nature of how Aeroglass works - you are clear that the casual user may have problems - all that speaks well of you - we just dont agree on the way its licensed - i fully accept thats your call - all i did is ask for you to think about it
  15. you need to read back - i change HDD's on a couple of laptops on a regular basis - i buy and sell used HDD's - they are all tested over time - so its a pain - i prefer not to see the popup and watermark so locking to a harddrive is not good and i argue not needed - but i am now accused of creating a false problem - aka i lie M$ sell an OS - this is a penny bit of software - good software but not in the same league as an OS - its the only software i know or use with this model of payment apart from an OS - not needed - put a price on a license and sell them - i point you to StartisBack - same idea - perfectly normal license agreement - what is different here i have no idea - however its stated its about money flow - maybe BM thinks he will generate more this way
  16. you miss the point or seem to - firstly - dont accuse me of creating false problems - that is in effect calling me a lier - i do not lie - your licencing model causes me problems - i stated it and asked for you to reconsider - i dont agree with your model as you know but would happily buy more licences if it was not locked to the HDD - the motherboard is enough of a lock imo why do i care about your software - thats simple - its good - its very good - it made 8 and 8.1 better and has done the same for 10 - you have put back something that should never have been removed again i say you deserve reward for that - both monetary and kudos - but we then get back to your licencing model
  17. you see it as spam - i see it as comment - you think your licencing model is correct i disagree - its your software so your choice - that does not mean everyone has to agree with you as to my post being untrue - how do you come to that - it does not agree with you but you have no exclusivity on the thuth This is not about expressing opinion anymore, you already put your opinion, I put mine. And I already put my opinion many times and you still write the same thing here still around. and others agree with me - maybe that says i have a point - but until the money stops coming you will carry on - and yes i know you will say its not about the money - just donating for your time - if that were true you would give away your software and be happy @dhjohns - i agree with much of what you post but whats the comment for about spelling - maybe unlike you - who also cannot spell - colour has a U for example - users have to use Google translate and that also cannot spell
  18. you see it as spam - i see it as comment - you think your licencing model is correct i disagree - its your software so your choice - that does not mean everyone has to agree with you as to my post being untrue - how do you come to that - it does not agree with you but you have no exclusivity on the thuth
  19. i guess this will be deleted i think the poster above is pretty typical of people out there - most want something for nothing - i include myself in that - but in my mind thats not the issue here as i have said many times before - the licence cost of this excellent addon in not worth arguing about - its the way its works that is the issue - the fanboys here are happy so all seems good but wander a few sites and look for discussion on aeroglass and the one thing that comes back is the donation [nagware] model - add to that the fact it cannot [easily] be moved between computers and its annoying to say the least - a few euro licence restricted to the machine id is ridiculous and having to further unlock that licence if moved to a different machine - come on BM has every right to want reward for his efforts but annoying users is not a good way to start - fine add the watermark - say what it is - or add a 30day grace period and then sell a licence with no restrictions just my 2 penneth - feel free to delete as it is not the party line
  20. cannot argue with any of that - as i say i just think the locking to a harddrive as well as the motherboard seems ott
  21. its just the look - fully agree that it matters not but i usually test the drive in the laptop for a week or so on and off with everything fully installed - so its nice to have things as i want it it does not add to the testing just the look and feel when i use the laptop my broad point is is it really needed to lock aeroglass to a harddrive - not sure even microsoft do that these days - a motherboard change - fair enough or to a specific motherboard which then locks it to a single pc or laptop i assume is surely enough protection to stop against illegal spreading of your software Is it not easier if key generating would be that you could change once a week then for example If you are just testing then what is the problem with the free version of Aeroglass with the copy hardware key, and a watermark? there is no problem as such - thats what i do now - i simply asked a question to something that i see as not needed - i think the whole donation model flawed but the author has the right to do what he wants - its his software and copyright
  22. its just the look - fully agree that it matters not but i usually test the drive in the laptop for a week or so on and off with everything fully installed - so its nice to have things as i want it it does not add to the testing just the look and feel when i use the laptop my broad point is is it really needed to lock aeroglass to a harddrive - not sure even microsoft do that these days - a motherboard change - fair enough or to a specific motherboard which then locks it to a single pc or laptop i assume is surely enough protection to stop against illegal spreading of your software
  23. with respect - you may think that - but there are people [me for one] who does such things - i buy and sell used hard drives and ssd's - so they are tested in laptops - its not good enough to test them in an external enclosure as problems can show if they are used as a boot drive rather than an external drive - so they are fitted as boot drives and the os cloned to them you may see that as a fake problem - it is not - i am simply asking - to lock the software to the motherboard is fair enough if thats what you want but why more
  24. Increase donating to get few keys. Like I had done. thats one way - i prefer mine - i prefer a one time key that is not locked to the system but paranoia prevails so thats not going to happen so why not link to the one think that is not likely to change - certainly in a laptop - to link the key to a hard drive is hardly the best way - certainly today with ssd's being added to existing systems

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