"me" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've noticed a very ugly graphical "effect" when resizing a window under
> (Windows XP style / Silver appearance / ShowContentsWhileDragging).
> Resizing the right/bottom edges works like win2k (i.e. as expected) but
> dragging the left or top edge causes the right or bottom edges of the
> window frame to flicker like hell as the background pops through and then
> gets drawn over with the window contents.
> Try opening a large window of "My Computer" and then drag the left edge
> backwards and forwards across the screen quickly and repeatedly - not
> There's also another thing where the resize "tab" at the bottom right of a
> window doesn't get redrawn properly when the title bar of another window
> is dragged over the "tab" slowly so it's gets hidden and then slowly
> revealed. It seems that this only happens if the resize "tab" is in the
> extreme bottom-right corner of the window rectangle between two
> scrollbars and it has to be the "tab" with the 6 dot pattern rather than
> one with 3 diagonal lines. This problem doesn't occur on Internet Explorer
> windows or Outlook Express windows but it does happens on standard
> file/directory exporing windows and it happens on my app as welll - i've
> done this on two completely different machines with different xp installs
> it seems generic.
> I've tried switching to the "Classic/win2k" style and everything updates
> cleanly with no glitches - i've upgraded to the latest geforce440
> drivers and nothing changed (I'm using a Dell laptop).
> Has anyone noticed these problems? Is there a ServicePack fix for this
> resizing logic because it looks dreadful!
I've noticed everything you've described and then some. I was thinking of
reverting back to themeless as it does not happen then.
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