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PaulLaidler
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More recent versions of Windows have messed up the display for this option. I did some work on it and the result was an improvement but not a good fix. If you have the latest version of ClearWin+ that will show the result of the fix.

I am not sure that this option remains useful since more recent versions of Windows already gives you a good shadow.
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EKruck



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,
my version is 8.40; the DLLs in my directory for my programs are dated Nov. 2018. I do not need a fix; I removed cast_shadow.
Erwin
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LitusSaxonicum



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the effort Paul.

Some differentiation is required if a window is captionless and volatile, but unnecessary for standard dialogs.

I started using drop_shadow for such things when pop-up menus didn't work with %gr areas, and stuck with them after that was fixed (partly because there wasn't much of a fanfare, but also partly because i found that you could have all sorts of extra things like data entry boxes that you couldn't with a pop-up menu).

The answer might be some other effect than a drop shadow, maybe even a different colour, but a drop shadow is effective - it needs to be denser than a Windows standard drop shadow, but the latest Windows versions render this rather crudely. Perhaps MS don't intend drop shadows to be used and this is their way of telling us.

I suppose that my solution is to experiment.

Eddie
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