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Where do warnings go?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rick at Folk U.S.A., Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Rick at Folk U.S.A.

    Rick at Folk U.S.A. Flightless Bird

    Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking about warnings. An
    exapmle, actually specifically, is I started using Corel Paint Shop Pro X with
    my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit machine. I have the color set to True Color, 32
    bit on my Dell U2410 monitor. When I'd launch PSP, a message would come up that
    something about the color settings in Windows would change while I used the
    program, then set themselves back when I closed the program. After a few times,
    and seeing there was no apparent problems and all worked well, I checked the box
    to "Not show this again". Now I want to know more specifically what it said and
    try and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I launch the program, the
    screen blinks once. When I close the program, it blinks once again. What I'd
    like to know is how can I go back and if possible "uncheck" the box that kept
    coming up so I can read the warning again. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks.
     
  2. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    Rick at Folk U.S.A. wrote in
    news:tboea6dqg5jmu5jv1nhljkh3ejibms9gga@4ax.com:

    > Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking
    > about warnings. An exapmle, actually specifically, is I
    > started using Corel Paint Shop Pro X with my Windows 7
    > Professional 64 bit machine. I have the color set to True
    > Color, 32 bit on my Dell U2410 monitor. When I'd launch
    > PSP, a message would come up that something about the color
    > settings in Windows would change while I used the program,
    > then set themselves back when I closed the program. After a
    > few times, and seeing there was no apparent problems and
    > all worked well, I checked the box to "Not show this
    > again". Now I want to know more specifically what it said
    > and try and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I
    > launch the program, the screen blinks once. When I close
    > the program, it blinks once again. What I'd like to know is
    > how can I go back and if possible "uncheck" the box that
    > kept coming up so I can read the warning again. I'd
    > appreciate any insight. Thanks.
    >


    It is stored somewhere deep in the registry as a setting for the
    application, just like any preferences are stored.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 10/2/2010 9:51 AM, Rick at Folk U.S.A. wrote:
    > Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking about warnings. An
    > exapmle, actually specifically, is I started using Corel Paint Shop Pro X with
    > my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit machine. I have the color set to True Color, 32
    > bit on my Dell U2410 monitor. When I'd launch PSP, a message would come up that
    > something about the color settings in Windows would change while I used the
    > program, then set themselves back when I closed the program. After a few times,
    > and seeing there was no apparent problems and all worked well, I checked the box
    > to "Not show this again". Now I want to know more specifically what it said and
    > try and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I launch the program, the
    > screen blinks once. When I close the program, it blinks once again. What I'd
    > like to know is how can I go back and if possible "uncheck" the box that kept
    > coming up so I can read the warning again. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks.


    It's proly a warning that your color theme is about to change from Aero
    to Basic...and changes back when you close PSP.

    To verify if that is what is happening...try to use 3D flip while in PSP.
    If you can't, then the color theme is changing to Basic while you're in PSP.
     
  4. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Rick at Folk U.S.A." wrote in message
    news:tboea6dqg5jmu5jv1nhljkh3ejibms9gga@4ax.com...
    > Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking about warnings.
    > An
    > exapmle, actually specifically, is I started using Corel Paint Shop Pro X
    > with
    > my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit machine. I have the color set to True
    > Color, 32
    > bit on my Dell U2410 monitor. When I'd launch PSP, a message would come up
    > that
    > something about the color settings in Windows would change while I used
    > the
    > program, then set themselves back when I closed the program. After a few
    > times,
    > and seeing there was no apparent problems and all worked well, I checked
    > the box
    > to "Not show this again". Now I want to know more specifically what it
    > said and
    > try and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I launch the program,
    > the
    > screen blinks once. When I close the program, it blinks once again. What
    > I'd
    > like to know is how can I go back and if possible "uncheck" the box that
    > kept
    > coming up so I can read the warning again. I'd appreciate any insight.
    > Thanks.


    I have not used that particular software, so can not give a specific answer.
    However that type of behaviour in a program is very common - examples might
    be to show 'tip of the day' on starting the program, which usually has a
    cancel button and which several of the programs I use show, or 'Do you wish
    to load the most recent file?' or 'Check for updates?'. If you look
    carefully at all the menus and submenus you can usually find how to toggle
    those things on and off. If all else fails, there might be a Corel PSP user
    forum, and there will be a web site where you can get support of make
    suggestions.

    Corel software is probably carefully written but in general it is possible
    that a programmer stores your settings,, selects the settings needed for the
    program and puts up the message, irrespective of whether the settings will
    actually be altered, which would of course still show the blinks. That
    depends upon how carefully the designer specced the job. Incidentally, my
    PC does not seem to have all those '32 bit true color' etc. setting things
    which previous PCs and Windows versions all showed. It (and the video card
    software) instead seems to have 'color calibration checking' which I have
    never bothered with although I do fiddle around with the resolution when
    necessary for some programs - that always seems to need a restart or at
    least a logout and since what PSP does needs no such things it can not
    matter much.

    I think that the purpose of the message is to warn you that something is
    being altered for the duration of the run, will be changed back at the end,
    but if something nasty happens during the run you will be left with the
    funny settings. It it were me wondering, I would start the program and then
    engineer a forced shutdown to see what happens, but I have been told off
    before in the group for daring to suggest such things because they are
    'dangerous' (so they say). I wonder if you remember in the Hitchhiker's
    Guide where the sign says 'Do not press this button'? I'm with Arthur Dent
    on that one.
     
  5. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 02 Oct 2010, Rick at Folk U.S.A. wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking about
    > warnings. An exapmle, actually specifically, is I started using
    > Corel Paint Shop Pro X with my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    > machine. I have the color set to True Color, 32 bit on my Dell
    > U2410 monitor. When I'd launch PSP, a message would come up that
    > something about the color settings in Windows would change while I
    > used the program, then set themselves back when I closed the
    > program. After a few times, and seeing there was no apparent
    > problems and all worked well, I checked the box to "Not show this
    > again". Now I want to know more specifically what it said and try
    > and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I launch the
    > program, the screen blinks once. When I close the program, it
    > blinks once again. What I'd like to know is how can I go back and
    > if possible "uncheck" the box that kept coming up so I can read
    > the warning again. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks.


    It sounds like you're talking about the message that the program in
    question conflicts with Aero, so Windows will disable Aero while that
    program is running. I get same behavior in Vista when I run Paint Shop
    Pro 9. In Vista, I get an information balloon at the system tray
    whenever I run the program.

    Maybe Windows 7 handles it a little differently and shows the message
    in a different way. I don't know how to get the message back once
    you've told it to go away permanently.
     
  6. Rick at Folk U.S.A.

    Rick at Folk U.S.A. Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:36:17 -0400, Nil <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:

    >On 02 Oct 2010, Rick at Folk U.S.A. wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Not even sure how to ask the question. I guess I'm talking about
    >> warnings. An exapmle, actually specifically, is I started using
    >> Corel Paint Shop Pro X with my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    >> machine. I have the color set to True Color, 32 bit on my Dell
    >> U2410 monitor. When I'd launch PSP, a message would come up that
    >> something about the color settings in Windows would change while I
    >> used the program, then set themselves back when I closed the
    >> program. After a few times, and seeing there was no apparent
    >> problems and all worked well, I checked the box to "Not show this
    >> again". Now I want to know more specifically what it said and try
    >> and figure out why it's doing what it does. When I launch the
    >> program, the screen blinks once. When I close the program, it
    >> blinks once again. What I'd like to know is how can I go back and
    >> if possible "uncheck" the box that kept coming up so I can read
    >> the warning again. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks.

    >
    >It sounds like you're talking about the message that the program in
    >question conflicts with Aero, so Windows will disable Aero while that
    >program is running. I get same behavior in Vista when I run Paint Shop
    >Pro 9. In Vista, I get an information balloon at the system tray
    >whenever I run the program.
    >
    >Maybe Windows 7 handles it a little differently and shows the message
    >in a different way. I don't know how to get the message back once
    >you've told it to go away permanently.


    Thanks. I think I recall seeing something about Aero and Basic. What does that
    mean though? What is Aero and what is Basic? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Thanks again.
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 02 Oct 2010, Rick at Folk U.S.A. wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > Thanks. I think I recall seeing something about Aero and Basic.
    > What does that mean though? What is Aero and what is Basic?
    > Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks again.


    Aero is the fancy Vista/Windows 7 desktop manager theme, with the
    transparency effects, fancy task switcher, and such. I believe "Basic"
    is the simpler theme that doesn't use those fancy effects. My netbook
    runs Windows 7 Starter, and it will only use the basic themes. Aero
    isn't available.

    Some programs, such as Paint Shop Pro, don't get along with the Aero
    visual theme, so Windows automatically disables it while you're running
    that particular program, then restore it when you quit the program.

    You could probably manually change your theme to one of the non-Aero
    ones and you might not get the switcheroo.
     

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