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CobraA1 Offline
#1 Posted : Friday, July 23, 2010 6:42:14 PM(UTC)

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Some improvements to suggest:

-Obviously fix the Windows 7 bugs.

-Disable color changing controls when using a theme that does not support changing the color (Windows 7 Basic).

-Enable window colorization on the Classic themes.

-The option to get rid of that battery on the desktop. I really just wanted the tray icon and the cursor indicator.

-The option to always show the battery state on the cursor, except when at 100%.

-Windows 7 now only shows the time remaining when the drivers support it. I'd like to see BattCursor estimate the time remaining when Win7 isn't supplying that information.
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#2 Posted : Friday, July 23, 2010 7:13:14 PM(UTC)


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Hello :)

Which Windows 7 bugs do you mean?

"Enable window colorization on the Classic themes": I already tried this, but without having success. Maybe I get this working some days, but I can't promise.

The battery on the desktop is called Sidebar Overlay, and you can disable it in the configuration:


The cursor... Something like this?


To get the remaining time if your system (not windows, this is a hardware related problem) does not supports it is not really possible. Any values can only be guessed then, because the power drain may be different at any time. For example if I use my laptop only for surfing I have about 3 hours of battery runtime, but if I'm playing a game only 1. If the battery remaining time is missing mostly the power drain information is missing, too.

(some of this settings are applied only after you restart BattCursor)
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CobraA1 Offline
#3 Posted : Friday, July 23, 2010 9:24:34 PM(UTC)

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My window looks like this:


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I do not see the checkbox you have in yours?

I personally would like an estimate, would be better than nothing. I know it would not be accurate. Personal taste, I guess.

I get this error sometimes:
Code:
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Invalid hook handle
   at BattCursor.Core.GlobalHooks.SetupMouseHook(Boolean Install) in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\Core\GlobalHooks.vb:line 102
   at BattCursor.Core.GlobalHooks.set_MouseHookRequired(Int32 value) in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\Core\GlobalHooks.vb:line 61
   at BattCursor.Core.Backlight.set_Enabled(Boolean value) in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\Core\Backlight.vb:line 220
   at BattCursor.Core.Backlight.Destroy() in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\Core\Backlight.vb:line 83
   at BattCursor.Core.Reset() in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\Core\Core.vb:line 123
   at BattCursor.UI.Dialogs.dlgConfiguration.btnOK_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in P:\Programmierung\PC\BattCursor\BattCursor\UI\Dialogs\dlgConfiguration.vb:line 124
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
BattCursor
    Assembly Version: 1.2.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.2.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/BattCursor/BattCursor.exe
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
ebjbxd08
    Assembly Version: 1.2.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Management
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Management/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Management.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.



TommyB Offline
#4 Posted : Friday, July 23, 2010 9:30:40 PM(UTC)


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Ah, ok.

Please check the checkbox "General" - "Search for beta versions, too"
After that click on "Credits & Info" - "Check for updates"

Update to the 1.2.0.2 (Beta). This one works better with Windows 7.
The problem with the invalid hook handle is fixed in this release, also the missing options becomes available :)
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CobraA1 Offline
#5 Posted : Friday, July 23, 2010 9:46:24 PM(UTC)

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Thanks :).
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