#211 Metro icon jumps off taskbar

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2012-12-24
2012-12-18
dsto
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icon for the start button (I'm using the metro icon) sometimes jumps off the taskbar and sits just above it. the icon still changes shape as though I am hovering my pointer over it whether I am actually hovering over the icon or hovering where th icon is supposed to be. as soon as I click on it it jumps back to its proper location.
bug is difficult to replicate, but seems it might only occur after I have used the windows key to open the start (classic shell) menu.
I am using Windows 8.
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  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-12-18

    What screen resolution do you have? Is this a primary or secondary taskbar?
    Also, if you move the taskbar does the button reset its position?

     
  • dsto
    dsto
    2012-12-19

    1) res= 1600x900
    2) this is my only taskbar; only have one screen
    3) I duplicated the bug (still can't figure out precisely how) and tried moving the taskbar up (same position, twice the height) and the metro button popped into the appropriate place centered vertically in the taskbar

     
  • dsto
    dsto
    2012-12-19

    issue occured again without me using the windows key (to my knowledge). I think I can say it also may only jump off when I place my cursor over the icon. it also seems at one point it only jumped up one or two pixels, instead of the usual (per screenshot).
    this time I tried moving the taskbar to the right side of screen (vertical). metro icon popped into the appropriate place on taskbar as soon as it moved.

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-12-21

    I don't see anything obvious in the code that may be causing this. The start button is repositioned only when the taskbar moves or when you change the button image from the settings.

    Is it possible this is linked to changing of the Windows theme?

    Also, do you have a tool like Spy++ that can determine the position and size of the start button when this happens? I want to understand if the button is the right size, or maybe it is 3 times taller and still "centered" relative to the taskbar.

     
  • xpclient
    xpclient
    2012-12-22

    Also, do you have other Start menu replacements installed? When I had Start8 installed, I had the Start button of CS appearing in the wrong position sometimes with both running.

     
  • dsto
    dsto
    2012-12-24

    I do not have Spy++ or any other Start menu replacements. This is a brand new computer I haven't even transferred any data or settings from my old computer yet (except what Google Chrome does automatically). Other than what was pre-installed by Lenovo (including Norton Internet Security 2013, this is a thinkpad t530), and changes in windows settings, updates, etc, the only things I changed about the computer are installing the following programs:

    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Office 2007
    Adobe CS3 Design Premium
    CPU-Z
    Pinnacle Studio 15
    Recuva

    and the following from Ninite in one installer package:
    Skype
    iTunes
    KMPlayer
    Audacity
    Spotify
    Flash
    Java 7
    Java x64 7
    Silverlight
    Air
    Shockwave
    Paint.NET
    Picasa
    uTorrent
    Skydrive
    Evernote
    Google Earth
    Teamviewer
    ImgBurn
    Classic Start
    7-zip

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-12-24

    OK, I tihnk the only option left is to create a custom build with extra diagnostics. It will take me a few days. Please do 2 things for me:
    1) Install the latest version 3.6.4 so we are dealing with the same code
    2) Send me an email to classicshell@ibeltchev.com. Let me know which version of Windows 8 you are using. I will respond with the new build when it is ready.