#174 Bug causing DVD Drives not to work


I was just wondering if you think you might be able to fix this bug, as reported https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3521792&group_id=290975&atid=1230788 , so that I don't have to disable Horizontal Scrollbar and use XP Simple mode?

My previous ticket has been closed but it doesn't seem to have ever been assigned, which is why I ask.



  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-07-12

    Well, your last post suggested that the issue was resolved. There was no new info for 2 months, so I closed it.

    The only connection between DVD performance and the horizontal scrollbar is that Explorer needs to get some info from the DVD to calculate how long the name is on screen. Maybe something was changed in Win7 that made that less performant, so they decided to remove the scrollbar altogether.

    BTW, I am unable to reproduce this problem, at least with empty DVD drive. So it may depend on the contents of the disc, or the drivers.

  • doveman

    doveman - 2012-07-12

    Well I found a workaround but I wouldn't say it was resolved as other users could run into the same problem and take years (like me!) to figure out that it's Classic Shell causing the problem and that they have to disable the Horizontal Scrollbar and set it to XP Simple (so it's not just the scrollbar).

    What do you mean "so they decided to remove the scrollbar altogether". Are you saying that Microsoft have removed the Horizontal Scrollbar now in Win7?

    It doesn't make much sense to say you can't reproduce this problem with an empty drive, as the problem I reported occurs when trying to read discs.

  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-07-13

    Again, I am unable to reproduce the problem. I tried all 3 styles with the scrollbar turned on.
    The only thing was that XP Simple takes a bit more time because when you click on a folder it actually gets expanded. So Explorer needs to dig one level deeper. But having a scrollbar makes no difference.

  • doveman

    doveman - 2012-07-13

    Well sure, I wouldn't expect it to affect your system(s) as it happens with the defaults here, so you would have noticed it a long time ago.

    I'll try the latest version of CS on all three of my systems once I've got drives hooked up to them again and let you know what I find.


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