View Single Post
Old Oct 7, 2009, 07:36 PM   #22
Dr. Zhivago
Sound: Serious Business
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: United States Oregon
Posts: 8,244
Dr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwardsDr. Zhivago can recite pi backwards

Default Aha!

I figured it out!!!

Ok, so I think I discovered a bug. Here's the deal:

With the Aero interface turned on, but with Window Animations and other Fade In/Out and Taskbar / Menu Animations turned off, that causes the hang when Unlocking Windows from a Locked state.

Leaving all of those set to Default when enabling the Aero Interface and there is no pause when returning to the Desktop after Unlocking the machine.

I tried this with a new account and with my existing account and the problem is reproducible.

I always turn those animations off because I hate waiting for the stupid things. I just want things to snap and pop into or out of existence. I only thought about trying this because I hate giving up. So, I created a new account to see if it had the problem. It didn't. Aero defaulted to on with the new account. I noticed the animations and a little light bulb went off in my head.

The problem seems to be related directly to the top selection in the Visual Effects list in the Advanced System Properties dialog: "Animate controls and elements inside windows" Toggling that option makes the problem reproducible.

I just thought I would share.

Maybe we can clean this thread up and add it to the Caveman Stickies.

EDIT: Thanks Cavedude!

Bedroom PC - Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - AMD 1100T @3.7/4GHz - H50 - 8GB DDR3-1600 - HD 7870 OC - Samsung 840 250GB - WD 640GB Blue - Xonar DX - LG BDROM - Logitech 6110 - TT Volos - Antec 900 - CM 500W PSU - Samsung 32" HDTV - Onkyo TX-SR606 - BIC L/R & MTX Surround Speakers - Mission C70 Center - Sony 10" Sub - Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

HTPC - Gigabyte GA-890GPA~UD3H - AthlonII X4 630 - HD6450 - 8GB DDR3-1333 - WD 500GB Black - WD 640GB Green - WD 2TB Green - LG BDROM - Ceton InfiniTV 4 w/ MCE Remote - Logitech MX5000 Laser Desktop - Corsair 450W - Silverstone LC10B-E - Sharp Aquos 46" HDTV - Onkyo TX-SR606 - PE 15" Sub - Classic Mission Speakers - Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Office PC - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - Intel 3570K - 16GB DDR3-1866 - HD 7950 FLEX - Samsung 840 250GB - WD 500GB Blue - WD 1TB Black - Xonar DX - Corsair 600W PSU - Antec ON1E - Logitech G5 - Logitech USB Media KB - AOC 23" LCD - Creative Inspire 2.1 - Windows 10 Pro 64Bit

5x Presentation Machines - Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - FX-8350 w/ FX WC - 8GB DDR3-1600 - 5870 or 7870 Eyefinity 6 - 2x Samsung 840 EVO 120GB - WD 500GB Black - DVDRW - Cooler Master Sileo 500 - 600W PSU - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Office 2010 Pro

Last edited by Dr. Zhivago : Oct 8, 2009 at 10:25 AM.
Dr. Zhivago is offline   Reply With Quote