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FS#418 - Context menu not affected by F6 key function

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Opened by Jean Pierre (ptizef) - Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 23:57 GMT-7
Last edited by Dave (bdbcat) - Saturday, 12 May 2012, 16:41 GMT-7
Task Type
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Windows
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When toggle F6 , brightness is changed for the entire screen except
the context menu stays at maximum brightness
see shot attached
(Vista and XP and 412)
Jean Pierre
   F6.jpg (117.6 KiB)
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Closed by  Dave (bdbcat)
Saturday, 12 May 2012, 16:41 GMT-7
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Dave (bdbcat) - Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:28 GMT-7

This is a tough one. Windows tries to over-control most UI issues, like drop down menus. They do not provide a reasonable mechanism to change background colors in Menu.

The solution will require lots of coding, I think, to essentially duplicate the functions of Windows Menu library functions, from scratch....
I am not looking forward to this, but I agree that the blinding by context menu is not good....

Still thinking
Comment by Jean Pierre (ptizef) - Sunday, 06 May 2012, 07:14 GMT-7
The problem has disappeared in the last version !
Jean Pierre