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    Default bug in photoshop cs3?

    I did a quick search, and I don't think this problem has poped up before, so here goes:


    Recently I installed PS CS3. Everything seems to be working fine except for the minimize and close buttons on the work windows. Clicking on them does nothing.


    Now, the thing is, I have WindowBlinds installed and running. When I unload WindowBlinds and go back to the simple windows (it's not even XP but the old Me) theme, the buttons work.

    While I have WindowBlinds running, the work windows within photoshop have a little drop down menu in their top left hand corner. Here, I can click on "minimize" or "close" and the window does as I tell it.



    I also have photoshop 7 and CS2 installed, both which work perfectly fine, with no problem of these minimize/close buttons. It's only CS3 that's acting strange.


    So my question is, is it possible to fix this problem without having to unload WindowBlinds every time I'd like to use CS3, or is there a way to have WindowBlinds ignore only CS3, and therefore have only CS3 run with the regular windows theme?
    If there's no solution, I guess I could work with the drop down menu, but it consumes time, and would be nicer to have an actually functional CS3.

    (I had a portable version of cs3 which acted the same way as this one.)

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    What version of window blinds?

    I think the bug is in WB not CS3, try installing the newest ver. of WB.

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    It's probably both, actually. I'm going to take a guess and say it's not windows blinds itself, but what you've done with it. It probably did some modification to the shell, and I would guess that it screwed with the taskbar in some way. That would explain the minimize.

    The problem in CS3 is that they probably wrote the button features in non-standard code. Or maybe .NET or something. I'd send the error report to Adobe, myself. Window's Blinds has had shit working for a long time, this... well it isn't so much their problem... it is a little, I'm sure, but really... Stardock is not really to blame.

    Maybe later I can find a workaround, or setting change for windows blinds, but I doubt it. You'll have to fill out a bug report with Adobe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    It's probably both, actually. I'm going to take a guess and say it's not windows blinds itself, but what you've done with it. It probably did some modification to the shell, and I would guess that it screwed with the taskbar in some way. That would explain the minimize.
    Erroneous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    The problem in CS3 is that they probably wrote the button features in non-standard code. Or maybe .NET or something.
    Stop smoking that shit, really.

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    Maybe later I can find a workaround, or setting change for windows blinds, but I doubt it. You'll have to fill out a bug report with Adobe.
    Windowblinds easily lets you to choose which programs and applications to not skin.

    Yeah, easy.


    But what you SHOULD do is to report it to the skin's author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Erroneous.
    ok, your right. Shell probably isn't what I am thinking of.
    Stop smoking that shit, really.
    As a user of many different programs and freeware because I don't think windows UI does a whole lot right... trust me, it happens. Or don't, I don't really care.

    Windowblinds easily lets you to choose which programs and applications to not skin.

    Yeah, easy.


    But what you SHOULD do is to report it to the skin's author.
    Good call. I defer to you then. I'd still want some answers out of Adobe, but whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Windowblinds easily lets you to choose which programs and applications to not skin.

    Yeah, easy.
    Care to tell how? I haven't found a way to do so just yet.


    But what you SHOULD do is to report it to the skin's author.
    actually some other guy who was also using windowblinds had the same problem with his close/minimize buttons, so I doubt that it's related to the skin (as I'm quite sure the chances of us both using the same skin is really really low).


    Vol, thanks. I'll see what adobe'll say.

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    oh cool, thanks!



    edit:
    I made a strange discovery. I renamed my photoshop CS3 exe file, which was originally named photoshop.exe, to photoshopCS3.exe, and this seems to have solved my problem. Just to make sure that's what helped me, I renamed the file back to photoshop.exe. The problem came back. Again I named it photoshopCS3.exe, and the buttons worked fine again.
    ... would this make any sense?


    Whole reason why I thought of renaming the file was because when I added my cs3 to the "ignore application" on WindowBlinds, it affected all my photoshops, not just cs3 (all are named "photoshop.exe").
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    ...
    HUH?! D:

    Ooookaaaaaay...
    No, that really doesn't make any sense, unless window's blinds or the theme itself has some special settings built in for photoshop by default. :S
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    It does not, windows bind hooks itself on the executable.
    When you add something to ignore list, what it does is to ignore that executable, and since every photoshop is called "photoshop.exe"

    Window's Blinds, ignore them all.
    There is no "version check".

    Kinda lame, that should have done that by directory, not just by name tho.
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