Rendering bug, Explorer disappears, DexControl crash

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amelion

Rendering bug, Explorer disappears, DexControl crash

Postby amelion » 06.07.2012 17:51:27

Hi, I like your program very much, but I have found some bugs in it.

I have set the following shortcuts to call these actions:
1. Capslock + W: Window Catalog
2. Capslock + D: Fullscreen preview

Now, I often call Capslock + D to show desktops, then Capslock + W to show all windows in all desktops.

If I do this action pretty fast(not really fast, but while the animation is happening), often a bug like in the following pictures happens.

expected:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... Edzb2FBSUU

bugs:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... VhuWUlfbVk
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... 0lzR2RZZTA
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... 3UxMGJJNTA

If I happen to do this multiple times and fast, instead of DexControl, the old style full screen preview appears.

If at that moment I press Capslock + W or Capslock + D, DexControl crashes and the following screen appears:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... W9KTUJWM1k

When I dismiss the window and choose a desktop in the old style full screen preview, DexControl automatically restarts and works as expected again.

But, the Windows 7 taskbar is now gone(see picture) and the only way to restart it is to restart the explorer.exe process.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2Z3eJ ... VlwSEVtZTg

So there are multiple bugs here to fix:
1. explorer staying invisible after DexControl crash
2. falling back to the old-style full screen preview
3. DexControl crash
4. that rendering bug where DexControl doesn't display windows and desktops as expected

Thanks.

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Re: Rendering bug, Explorer disappears, DexControl crash

Postby Patrick » 06.07.2012 19:45:50

:dex:

amelion wrote: 1. explorer staying invisible after DexControl crash
2. falling back to the old-style full screen preview
3. DexControl crash

Try this version:

DexControl.exe
(172 KiB) Downloaded 283 times

4. that rendering bug where DexControl doesn't display windows and desktops as expected

Does this also happen when using Dexpot hotkeys directly, i.e. without AutoHotkey?

amelion

Re: Rendering bug, Explorer disappears, DexControl crash

Postby amelion » 06.07.2012 22:09:58

Yes, looks like most of these bugs are caused by my AutoHotkey script writing skills :D

I wasn't able to reproduce the rendering bug when I used Dexpot shortcuts.

The fallback and the Dexpot crash didn't happen with the new DexControl version so far.

Could you help me write AutoHotkey code that would call the Window Catalog in the same way that you wrote this:

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CapsLock & A::
WinGet, pid, PID, A
Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexpot\plugins\DexControl.exe" 32769 0 %pid%
return


I was able to figure this out on my own(for Fullscreen preview):

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CapsLock & D::
WinGet, pid, PID, A
Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexpot\plugins\DexControl.exe" 32768
return

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Patrick
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Re: Rendering bug, Explorer disappears, DexControl crash

Postby Patrick » 07.07.2012 12:53:23

Window Catalog:

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CapsLock & W::Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexpot\plugins\DexControl.exe" 32769

Window Catalog (all desktops):

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CapsLock & W::Run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexpot\plugins\DexControl.exe" 32768 1



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