Glass and the WMP MiniPlayer

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Chris Altmann

I've noticed that activating the WMP MiniPlayer toolbar disables the smoked
glass effect on the taskbar, even if the MiniPlayer is not visible. I assume
this is done for backwards compatibility reasons. Will the MiniPlayer be
updated for RTM to not do this? Will other custom toolbars be able to
indicate to Windows that they are OK with transparency?

I love the smoked glass look, but I love the MiniPlayer even more. Twould be
a shame to lose one or the other.
 

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Guest

If B is correct that would definitely be a shame. It's still months away
from releasing and remember they did announce to make this version to be the
"highest quality ever"...


"Zack Whittaker (R2 Mentor)" <[email protected]> .phx.gbl...
> Hey,
>
> From what I've found out, I don't think that this will be changed to be
> honest. It would probably be too difficult and this also happens when the
> Tablet PC input panel is there.
>
> I'll try and find out for you, but I think it's either:
> a) they know about it and it's been bugged, but might be fixed.
> b) same as above, but a "known issue" and won't be fixed.
> c) it's meant to be like that to make it less visually impaired on the
> buttons.
>
> I can only think of that :o)
>
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
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> not
> of my employer, best friend, mother or cat. Let's be clear on that one!
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Betty Kelly

Only the Corporate & Revert Skin with aero glass retained.
View>Skin Chooser. No need to apply. View> Skin Mode will do.
BTW it's still Beta 1.

Regards
Betty Kelly

"Nicholas" wrote:

> If B is correct that would definitely be a shame. It's still months away
> from releasing and remember they did announce to make this version to be the
> "highest quality ever"...
>
>
> "Zack Whittaker (R2 Mentor)" <[email protected]> .phx.gbl...
> > Hey,
> >
> > From what I've found out, I don't think that this will be changed to be
> > honest. It would probably be too difficult and this also happens when the
> > Tablet PC input panel is there.
> >
> > I'll try and find out for you, but I think it's either:
> > a) they know about it and it's been bugged, but might be fixed.
> > b) same as above, but a "known issue" and won't be fixed.
> > c) it's meant to be like that to make it less visually impaired on the
> > buttons.
> >
> > I can only think of that :o)
> >
> >
> > --
> > Zack Whittaker
> > Microsoft Beta (Windows Server R2 Beta Mentor)
> > ?ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> > ?MSBlog on ResDev: http://msblog.resdev.net
> > ?ZackNET Forum: www.zacknet.co.uk/forum
> > ?VistaBase: www.zacknet.co.uk/vistabase
> > ?This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> > not
> > of my employer, best friend, mother or cat. Let's be clear on that one!
> >

>
>
>
 

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Ivo Manolov [MS]

Hi Chris,

This was a bug in the December CTP release (build 5270) that has already
been fixed. You will see the fix in the February CTP release.

Thanks:
Ivo



"Chris Altmann" wrote:

> I've noticed that activating the WMP MiniPlayer toolbar disables the smoked
> glass effect on the taskbar, even if the MiniPlayer is not visible. I assume
> this is done for backwards compatibility reasons. Will the MiniPlayer be
> updated for RTM to not do this? Will other custom toolbars be able to
> indicate to Windows that they are OK with transparency?
>
> I love the smoked glass look, but I love the MiniPlayer even more. Twould be
> a shame to lose one or the other.
>
>
>
 

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