Demo bug in windows 7

category: general [glöplog]
Appologies if this issue has been raised and a fix suggested etc, I did look (breifly haha) for similar threads.

A few demos i've tried to view, most recently this one -> http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=56901 don't seem to display properly.

They start fullscreen but then the startbar becomes visable and nothing seems to remove it. Alt tabbing between windows doesnt fix it either...i'm at a loss.

Im wondering if this is a windows 7 issue or an issue with the few demos its happening on themselves.

Any ideas?
added on the 2011-04-29 20:19:42 by squiz squiz
I find a lot of Win7 demo problems can be solved by disabling desktop composition (aero glass) in the compatibility properties for the exe. Give that a go.
fwiw, that demo and others do not have this problem for me on win7.
added on the 2011-04-29 21:11:07 by shuffle2 shuffle2
I don't have such problems on x64 win 7 (gf9600gt).
added on the 2011-04-30 00:21:30 by kbi kbi
I've never encountered any issues with demos on win7, 64-bit (2x AMD HD5770 crossfire), except for DOS stuff of course.

No aero here, I switched to windows classic first thing after installing.
Works fine here on Win7 64bit, Nvidia Quadro FX880M.

Aero ofcorse turned *ON*, why make your guy slower with the CPU instead of the GPU? :)
added on the 2011-04-30 08:02:17 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
Yup im also 64bit Ultimate edition. Not tried it with Aero off, ill give that a go.

(_Chucky_ some of us have machines that can handle it, hence why it's on ;))
added on the 2011-04-30 09:14:17 by squiz squiz
UPDATE: Tried that demo and the others I've had that problem with, with Aero turned off, works perfectly.

Thanks Insectecutor :D
added on the 2011-04-30 09:21:14 by squiz squiz
"your guy slower" ?? your GUI slower.. hehe....
added on the 2011-04-30 11:32:34 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
I've had the same issue with some demos in Vista, turned out I had Firefox open every time, when I closed FF the demos ran fine ... try it ... maybe it works
slower guys, SLOWER!
added on the 2011-05-02 10:21:52 by superplek superplek