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Do DeskScapes work with Fences?

By on May 21, 2010 12:35:32 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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Somehow when I run DeskScapes with Fences, my fences disappear in Vista. The icons are simply put on desktop without fences themselves. Do I need restart computer or purchase Fences Pro or do something else?

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May 22, 2010 12:34:59 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Sorry, but bump? Anyone?

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May 22, 2010 12:54:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use both with no problems. I have Fences Pro, Deskscapes and running Windows 7.

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May 22, 2010 1:48:22 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks, I have installed pro and have restarted computer. Now it is fine!

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May 25, 2010 9:30:33 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Fences and Deskscapes should work fine together on Vista/7.

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June 5, 2010 1:22:38 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

But they don't. I too have the same problem. It seems it's a directx realted issue, because after I installed the latest drivers for directx (from the microsoft site) the fences came back. But after a reboot the fences are gone -___-

I'm with vista, and fences used to work with deskscapes. I don't know what could have happened.

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June 6, 2010 1:22:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vieuxchat,
But they don't. I too have the same problem. It seems it's a directx realted issue, because after I installed the latest drivers for directx (from the microsoft site) the fences came back. But after a reboot the fences are gone -___-

I'm with vista, and fences used to work with deskscapes. I don't know what could have happened.

See reply #2. I don't understand why some things work for some, and not for others.

It's like DesktopX 4...I know people that have no trouble with it. I can't do anything with it. Go figger....

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June 7, 2010 9:04:43 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Do you perhaps have a GeForce 8000 series graphics card? Some people are having problems as a result of the latest driver release from NVIDIA.

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June 7, 2010 12:15:17 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Yes geforce 8800 GTS 512. It must be that, because that morning when I launched the ciomputer it worked. And now, it doesn't. I changed nothing in between.

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June 8, 2010 10:33:24 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

in my case, there are times when it does, and there are time when it doesn't.

right now all i see are icons with no fences.

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June 8, 2010 1:56:57 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting JCR2323,
in my case, there are times when it does, and there are time when it doesn't.

right now all i see are icons with no fences.

Is this on XP?  DeskScapes and Fences is a no-no on XP, and usually you'll see this as a result.

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June 8, 2010 4:42:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I am on vista and have the same thing : sometimes I can see the fences, sometimes not.

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June 9, 2010 9:11:48 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Shirley ,

Quoting JCR2323, reply 9in my case, there are times when it does, and there are time when it doesn't.

right now all i see are icons with no fences.

Is this on XP?  DeskScapes and Fences is a no-no on XP, and usually you'll see this as a result.

i'm on windows 7 ultimate edition. in fact i have this thread: http://forums.stardock.com/369154, with the same problem.

i'm running release version of fences pro and deskscapes version 3.19

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June 9, 2010 9:24:36 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

To clarify, are the icons in the correct places, but the fences themselves aren't rendered?

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June 9, 2010 1:54:13 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Yes that's it. Icons are where they shoudl be. If I add a new icon it is automatically placed. Everything works fine .. but the fences rendering.

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June 9, 2010 2:03:29 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

If you kill 'explorer.exe' under the processes tab in task manager, then click File -> New Task (Run...), then enter 'explorer.exe' minus the quotes and hit the Enter key, do they then display properly?

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June 10, 2010 1:16:06 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I don't know, it now works. But for how long ? I can't say. so whenever that bug come back I'll try what you said

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June 10, 2010 2:28:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

What I suggested could fix the problem, but it was more for diagnostics. Also, if this becomes a problem, go ahead and send an email to support@stardock.com.

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June 11, 2010 12:56:31 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Ok, I tried it and it works

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July 14, 2010 1:23:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

So, if I understand correctly, Fences and DeskScapes will never work together under WindowsXP?

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July 14, 2010 2:16:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Moncha,
So, if I understand correctly, Fences and DeskScapes will never work together under WindowsXP?

Correct.

Fences is also incompatible with ActiveDesktop on XP.

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November 23, 2010 1:05:58 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Ok, so the "kill explorer.exe then run explorer.exe" works fine. But I have to do it each time I launch my comp. Is there any way to automatize it ? Or to avoid tinkering with reg or anything like that ?

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December 12, 2010 3:45:58 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

There is a way to automate it, yes.  Open up notepad, and paste in:

@echo off
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

 

Save it with an extension of .bat, not .txt.

Just run that file and it should work...

 

 

 

 

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December 13, 2010 9:53:40 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

It should be noted that having to restart explorer each time is not normal behavior for Fences. If this is the case, I'd recommend starting up a support ticket by sending an email to support@stardock.com.

 

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December 16, 2010 11:47:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK, I see I need to turn fences off to get deskscapes to work on XP. But why is it that when I hit the start button, my dream freezes?

As soon as the start panel closes, the dream runs again.   Fences disabled.

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June 7, 2011 3:50:44 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Dewie,
If you kill 'explorer.exe' under the processes tab in task manager, then click File -> New Task (Run...), then enter 'explorer.exe' minus the quotes and hit the Enter key, do they then display properly?

Quoting Dewie,
What I suggested could fix the problem, but it was more for diagnostics. Also, if this becomes a problem, go ahead and send an email to support@stardock.com.

Been there, done that Dewie, although I appreciate the help.  I opened up a ticket from stardock and they tried a few things, but couldn't solve it.    They ended up asking me if I wanted a refund, but I still wanted to keep my object desktop so I said no.

For the record though, restarting explorer does correct the issue.

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