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 though! Otherwise, I am at a loss to explain the problems ... sorry! Z 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, Joe 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? Z -----Original Message----- 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.