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Cursor XP and transparency in WB 5

By on January 28, 2007 9:25:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

jonkjon1959

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When i am running Cursor XP along with a WB5 skin with transparency, the mouse cursor appears to move behind the transparent areas. This is really awkward when you are clicking on buttons to close or minimize windows. I also noticed that it is doing it with OD plus docks that have transparency. It also does it with apps like Desktop Sidebar with transparency.
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January 28, 2007 11:40:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Here too, occasionally. Don't know why. There was a similar post some time ago but I can't locate it. Yet.
Heres one
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January 28, 2007 11:49:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
There is a known bug in XP as to how it handles/draws alpha/per pixel layers.
For CursorXp and OD Plus unloading then reload normally clears it up, for WB try changing skins then back to trans skin, changing then changing back screen res works for some, last resort, a reboot should fix all.
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January 28, 2007 11:53:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Thanks, Cavan. Found another reference here and it seems to just be something to live with at this point.   
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January 28, 2007 7:16:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Thanks all. A reboot did work for me. I have since switched to another skin w/o transparency as the problem reappeared soon after the reboot.
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January 28, 2007 9:07:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I'm afraid the only solution to this is Windows Vista in Aero composition mode. Microsoft have repeatedly closed bugs on this topic as "WONTFIX".
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January 28, 2007 10:43:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Microsoft have repeatedly closed bugs on this topic as "WONTFIX".


Bless their little pointy heads.
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