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flicker

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:00 pm
by Bill
Whenever I type more than a few lines of text in a note, the upper lines of the note begin to flicker occasionally. This doesn't happen with any other program that I use. And I get the same result in experiments with a different keyboard.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Re: flicker

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:08 pm
by date
Every 15 seconds? Could be autosave.

Re: flicker

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:19 pm
by Bill
I don't think it's an autosave problem. The flickering happens only when I am typing. The first line to flicker is about five lines from the top of the note, then that stops and another line farther down flickers for a moment, and it moves down through the text like that (not affecting every line). Finally it moves up toward the top again. In each case only one line flickers at a time.

Re: flicker

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Hi Bill,

I'd need to know your version of Windows and whether Aero/Desktop Composition is enabled. Thanks!

Re: flicker

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:27 pm
by Bill
I'm using Windows 10 on a Surface Pro. But I will betray my ignorance by saying that I don't know what "Aero/Desktop Composition" is; a search for it in the Windows Settings menu doesn't turn anything up.

Re: flicker

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:15 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Hi Bill,
Terribly sorry for disappearing from here for a while. Is the problem still actual for you?

Re: flicker

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:30 pm
by Rick
I have exactly the same problem. I'm using Windows 7 and CintaNotes 3.11. With an Aero theme, the flickering is constant (when I'm writing) and quite annoying. With Aero disabled, there is practically no flickering (very occasionally some line flashes, but much less than with Aero enabled).
Until a few days ago I was using CintaNotes 2.6. With that version the flickering is very infrequent, whether Aero is enabled or not.
CintaNotes is the only application in which I have observed this problem.

One question: What is the oldest version of CintaNotes that supports the current database files? I would gladly go back to version 2.6, but if the database file of 3.11 can't be opened in 2.6 I would lose all the changes I made since I upgraded to 3.11...

Anyway, congratulations for this fantastic application. I have been using it constantly since 2010. Virtually all the information I want to keep is there!

Re: flicker

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:06 pm
by Bill
Alex, sorry I didn't spot your reply earlier. The answer is yes, the flicker is still there, and it's very troubling to the eyes. If you could find a way to get rid of it, I'm sure I would be using CintaNotes even more than I do now.

Rick, I'm not sure I understand your comment about an "Aero theme." What is that? I'm of course familiar with the various color theme options available under the View menu, but I gather this is something else you're talking about.

Bill

Re: flicker

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:18 pm
by Bill
A quick P.S. Poking around on my computer, I see that Aero is a choice within Windows, not within CN. Sorry about my confusion. Alex, can you endorse this or any other technique to reduce the flicker?

Re: flicker

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:46 pm
by Rick
Indeed, Aero is the name of the graphical interface of Windows Vista and Windows 7 (I don't know if Windows 10 has something similar). It is what makes the windows partially transparent and puts a drop shadow behind. I have verified that the blinking in CintaNotes is noticeably reduced if Aero is disabled (at least in my Windows 7). I guess this may be a temporary solution...

Re: flicker

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:34 pm
by Bill
Thanks. I will explore this.