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Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 2:23am

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A Pickle

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Effectslab seems to have somewhat poor dual-monitor support in Windows Vista RC1. Also, the rotation gizmo for muzzle flashes in the canvas can get in the way at times, such as when I'm trying to move the muzzle flash. A checkbox to "Hide Rotation Gizmo" would be useful.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 1:37pm

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SteveW

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they may not have done any vista testing seeing as its not going to be released in a good few months and most people will prob stick to XP for a while, but i could be wrong

is vista any good then? from wat ive seen the colours look a bit to dark for my likings, especially if its anything like windows media player 11. How is vista for film production?
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 1:40pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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I tried out the Vista beta a few months ago, and it looks quite good. Also, I don't think the FXhome team would want to develop for a not yet finished operating system.

Anyway, I run my XP professional using the Windows 2000 look included. Everything runs slightly faster that way, and I've never been a fan of the original XP style or any "skinning" software.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 1:42pm

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SteveW

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is the beta version free?
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 5:23pm

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Mellifluous

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SteveW wrote:

they may not have done any vista testing seeing as its not going to be released in a good few months and most people will prob stick to XP for a while, but i could be wrong

is vista any good then? from wat ive seen the colours look a bit to dark for my likings, especially if its anything like windows media player 11. How is vista for film production?
I've been beta testing it too. It's pretty good, and it feels more safe and stable than XP. It's not really dark; the taskbar goes black if you're looking at stuff maximised, but apart from that it's transparent so the colours everywhere are determined by your desktop background. It's the same with Media Player, if it's not maximised, it's transparent (apart from the centre when watching a movie) and that's quite cool.

It's got better games (inbuilt 3d chess etc), and better, less crowded menu. Haven't used video editors on it but games play fine. Only problems I've had have been hardware based, where the Win 2000/XP drivers with my hardware have crashed the Vista.

It's very pretty too...it has this diagonal 3d view mode of your desktop where you can scroll through all the programs and windows that you're running, like a pack of cards. I'm yet to see the point of this though, other than cosmetic, because it's far quicker going to the bottom of the taskbar and clicking on what you want!