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Old 05-08-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default 1 thing I hate about vista

I hate that Vista changes themes when you run Java or Java based sites/programs like Limewire.

Anyone else find this annoyance?
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I hate that Vista changes themes when you run Java or Java based sites/programs like Limewire.

Anyone else find this annoyance?
hmm but all operating systems do that

aim does it too

and steam
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hmm but all operating systems do that

aim does it too

and steam
ive never seen an OS other than vista that actually changes the theme of the pc when running a program like limewire
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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ive never seen an OS other than vista that actually changes the theme of the pc when running a program like limewire
same... its really annoying. ive only seen this happen with Java though.
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

It happens with Macromedia Fireworks to. Kinda annoying but no biggy.
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ive never seen an OS other than vista that actually changes the theme of the pc when running a program like limewire
i meant windows operating systems because he just says he hates about vista. change the title to 1 thing I hate about windows
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

no, vista actually changes from aero to classic when you turn on limewire
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

It does it for VLC Player too, kinda annoying. Kinda funny how some programs don't work with a transparent bar surrounding the edge of the window.

Another annoying thing about Vista is defragmenting. I would at least like to know how far along my defragmenting is, and being able to choose which drives to defragment.
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It does it for VLC Player too, kinda annoying. Kinda funny how some programs don't work with a transparent bar surrounding the edge of the window.
I don't have this problem with VLC Player.

What version of Vista are you using?
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

i got vista Home premium and have the same problem with vlc coz to play videos on vls you have to change it to direct X output which also makes it change .. another thing that changes the theme is going from single screen to dual screen (although thats simply coz it cnt handle the graphics i think)
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

Hmm, I must be lucky. I use a lot of the above programs, including limewire, and I have absolutely no problems with it at all.

Are you all using the latest release of Java Virtual Machine?
(or Java Runtime Enviroment, whatever they've called it now)
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Hmmm, strange, all i can think it could be is compatability mode or something. Is compatability mode turned on for any of these programs?
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nope, I rarely use compatibilty mode. What version are you using though? 64bit Vista or 32? I'm on 64bit, maybe that could be it?
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I use 32-bit. Nothing different for me. AIM doesn't use the Aero theme, but it doesn't change the theme of the whole PC...so I'm not sure what you're exactly talking about. Try to get some screenshots.
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

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I hate that Vista changes themes when you run Java or Java based sites/programs like Limewire.

Anyone else find this annoyance?
yea i noticed this problem. it didnt bother me though. i couldnt see the transparency when i had programs open anyway so it didnt affect me
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I use 32-bit. Nothing different for me. AIM doesn't use the Aero theme, but it doesn't change the theme of the whole PC...so I'm not sure what you're exactly talking about. Try to get some screenshots.
What AIM do you use? All the AIM use Areo for me.
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

I too had this problem, and this thread made me go investigate. There is a new version of JRE on their site, Version 6 I think. I installed this yesterday and now limewire etc loads up without switching themes. Worth a try, and by the way i'm using Vista Ultimate x86

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EDIT: It worked for things like Limewire and Java based stuff, but VLC still plays up..
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Default Re: 1 thing I hate about vista

That 1 thing is what you hate? Let me tell you something else: The fact that it locks up with a sound card is annoying, so is playing 5 mins of WOW and then lock up. I'm getting very annoyed of Vista because of that. In fact, I don't want a game to freese, and I need to press reset.
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hmm but all operating systems do that

aim does it too

and steam
No, he's talking about Aero. It turns off when a program doesn't work with it.

Fear not, newer builds should include Vista...I hope!
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I too had this problem, and this thread made me go investigate. There is a new version of JRE on their site, Version 6 I think. I installed this yesterday and now limewire etc loads up without switching themes. Worth a try, and by the way i'm using Vista Ultimate x86

Matt

EDIT: It worked for things like Limewire and Java based stuff, but VLC still plays up..
can u give me a link? thanks
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What AIM do you use? All the AIM use Areo for me.
AIM 6.1
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