I use a similar, albeit older, laptop - it is a Dell 820 with a nVidia
Quadro 120 graphics card and an external Dell 24" LCD (at 1920 x 1200)
and do not remember seeing these screen artifacts when I trialed FM 9.
Since my trial license has expired, I cannot test again ... L

One other thought perhaps: I do have 2GB of memory ... how much does
your laptop have? Since these graphics cards only have 256MB on board,
they have to use some system memory when displaying full-screen stuff
and if you do not have enough memory in your laptop, this may be
swapping to the disk and creating the artifacts you see. This is a SWAG

Otherwise, I am at a loss to explain the problems ... sorry!


From: jaloren at gmail.com [mailto:jalo...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Joseph
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 5:00 PM
To: Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at aeris.net);
framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: FM9 Buggy UI Behavior

Hi Syed,

I did try switching to the single screen mode on the external monitor.
It had no affect. Also, I've noticed that the GUI distortions only occur
when I maximize the FM window and/or change the workspace while the FM
window is maximized. If the FM window isn't fully maximized, then the
GUI distortions do not occur when I change the workspaces.

Here are the specs.

-DVI connector 
-Dell E228WFP LCD Monitor
-Lap top: Dell Latitude D630
-Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M

Thanks for the help,

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 6:37 PM, <Syed.Hosain at aeris.net> wrote:

Are you using the DVI connector or the VGA connector on the laptop (to
connect to the external monitor - which I assume is an LCD monitor)? If
not DVI, can you try that and see if the problem persists?

Also, have you tried switching from dual-screen mode (where the output
is on both screens) to single-screen on the external monitor?

Which laptop and graphics card is it, by the way?


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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com

[mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Joseph
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 4:20 PM
To: Art Campbell; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: FM9 Buggy UI Behavior

Hi Art,

Apparently, I spoke too soon. The GUI distortions started occurring at
the lower res on my monitor right after I sent out an email saying they
didn't. So I am not sure what is going on. However, it is still the case
that FM 9's GUI renders without any problem on my lap top's monitor.

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