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hpfhpf81
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black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by hpfhpf81 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:13 am

I've downloaded the current version multiple times, reinstalled it multiple times. Every time i run it, the background of all the buttons and text except the top menu bar is all black. So i can't see anything. Except if i guess where a button is and click there, in which case some text barely appears.

See attached screenshot.

What am i doing wrong?
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Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by Metz » Wed May 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Did this ever display properly, or did the color scheme get changed?

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Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by arizonajon » Thu May 02, 2019 9:29 pm

Hey Metz -

Andrew would obviously know the answer, but it seemed when this happened to me it had something to do with the .ini file getting messed up. I think I deleted it and it was fine afterward.

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Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by hpfhpf81 » Fri May 03, 2019 12:12 pm

No, it's never displayed properly. If there is a way to change the color scheme, I'd try that. But I haven't found a way.

There are references in the forum to deleting the .ini file and letting it regenerate itself. But that didn't work for me.

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Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by hpfhpf81 » Sat May 04, 2019 3:47 pm

Bizarre solution. I went into the vistumbler_settings.ini file in the Settings folder.

TextColor=0x000000 (black)
BackgroundColor=0xD7E4C2 (olive)
ControlBackgroundColor=0xD7E4C2 (lighter olive)

So the program was ignoring the two background color settings and making them black.

I then set to text color to white, so it would show up. Save the file, and restarted the program.

Now I can see things, though it's still ignoring the settings colors. The text color is black, not white.

Any ideas?

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Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Post by ACalcutt » Sat May 04, 2019 6:18 pm

I know you said you deleted the vistumbler_settings.ini file, but did you delete the one in the %AppData%/Vistumbler folder? (not the one inside the vistumbler\settings folder). Typically that has been caused by a bug i've never been able to track down...


My colors show as in ny vistumbler settings file
TextColor=0x000000
BackgroundColor=0x99B4A1
ControlBackgroundColor=0xD7E4C2
ButtonActiveColor=0xE1F2D0
ButtonInactiveColor=0xF2D0D0

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