Bug 584 : Color picker tool does not show colors in Windows Vista
Last modified: 2008-04-12 07:37



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Buggy color picker image/jpeg 2007-06-24 02:08 26.20 KB

Description:   Opened: 2007-06-23 12:49
The window pops up with all the interaction elements (big area, small area,
text fields, and the selected color area), but no colors are visible.
Neither in the big area (where the 2d color field should be visible), nor
the small area (where the 1d color field normally is shown) displays any
Selecting one color still works, so clicking the mouse in the empty gray
big area will chose one color, which is shown in the upper right selected
color area, correctly.

(Processing 0124, Windows Vista Business)
Additional Comment #1 From fry 2007-06-23 13:25
are you using the version of processing that includes java, or have you
installed your own?
Additional Comment #2 From TillNm 2007-06-23 13:31
Installed 1.6.0_01 on my own, and downloaded Processing w/o JRE.
Additional Comment #3 From fry 2007-06-23 13:33
can you try the version that includes the JRE? we don't recommend using 1.6.

most likely this is an issue with java 1.6 not honoring the preferred size
of the component. this happens on linux some times as well, so it's
something we'll need to deal with.
Additional Comment #4 From TillNm 2007-06-24 02:08
Buggy color picker
Additional Comment #5 From TillNm 2007-06-24 02:12
Doesn't work either. I've downloaded Processing w/ Java and confirmed it
uses JRE 1.4.

But now I get a Vista warning that "The color scheme was changed to Windows
Vista Basic" (translated from German). There seems to be some compability
issues ...

Sometimes the color picker shows some skewed colors fragments (see attachment).
Additional Comment #6 From fry 2007-06-24 08:32
yeah, so the color picker is set to go gray rather than doing the warping
thing like that. it's the same issue, there just seem to be some component
sizing problems on vista. this is the second vista bug this weekend so i'll
need to figure out where to get myself a copy and install it on a machine.
Additional Comment #7 From fry 2007-10-20 12:46
please check this one with release 0130, which may have fixed the problem.
Additional Comment #8 From TillNm 2007-10-21 23:23
Not fixed in 0130, still the same gray area.
Additional Comment #9 From fry 2008-04-12 07:37
fixed for 0136 thanks to a patch from fli.