Re: Visual artifact

Subject: Re: Visual artifact
From: CL T <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:39:22 -0700

Here's an odd one...are you using Windows drivers? Or nVidia drivers? Also,
are you using the profiles for your specific monitors?
Another possibility, adjust the graphics properties (the neato-whizzbang
effects for windows) to the bare minimum and add until the issue either
reappears or is "fixed".

Is this an on-board chipset?

And finally...if it's a stand-alone graphics card, is it over clocked at
all? If so, crank it back down to it's default speed.

Just a few suggestions. If all else fails, try a hammer.

-Collin

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Here's something you don't see every day.
> Well, I do, but most of you wouldn't.
> On my 64-bit DELL box, with nVidia Quadro FX 570 (latest drivers),
> running Win XP Pro X64, when I run Firefox 3.0.5 and zip back and forth
> across the (open) menu bar, the drop-down menus appear and disappear (as
> you'd expect) but leave their drop shadows behind (as you wouldn't
> expect).
> If I move the Firefox window away, the shadows keep their screen
> position.
>
> I can get rid of the lingering ghost shadows by closing the Firefox 3
> program.
>
> Other than that, they linger on top of everything else, regardless of
> what window is moved where. They survive screen refreshes, window
> refreshes, screensavers, etc.
>
> If I open and close individual drop-down menus individually (click File
> to open, then click File to close before clicking Edit to open its menu)
> then the shadow doesn't linger. But if I open any one menu and then
> slide the pointer across the menu bar, the various menus open and close
> and all leave their shadows behind. Peter Pan would be proud.
>
> This is merely faintly annoying, but is mighty peculiar, especially
> since I have yet to find another program that has the same effect.
>
> Probably Firefox and nVidia need to chat... but not very urgently.
>
> - Kevin
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