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  1. tom95521

    Installed Windows update 1809

    I checked and my global default in the Nvidia control panel was integrated GPU. After enabling the Nvidia gpu I get an error message. I hope Nvidia comes up with a fix soon. Tom
  2. tom95521

    Installed Windows update 1809

    Hi Kieron, I cannot verify it has been fixed. I have not experienced the Nvidia bug on my Lenovo ideaPad i7 with Nvidia GTX 660 laptop. I think this is the latest from Igor. He may have further information. Tom
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    Installed Windows update 1809

    Hi wideangle, I have 2 semi-logical explanations. 1. I want to have control of exactly when the update takes place. 2. I'm from California. We like to live on the bleeding edge of computing. Tom
  4. tom95521

    Installed Windows update 1809

    Hi Gary, Microsoft is doing a "staged rollout" of the update so it might be a few days before installation. If you want the update now I would try the link I posted above to download the microsoft app that does a manual update. Only one of my three PCs did an auto update for 1809. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/resuming-the-rollout-of-the-windows-10-october-2018-update/ Thanks, Tom
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    Installed Windows update 1809

    I just finished updating my third windows computer to version 1809. So far no problems. Tom
  6. tom95521

    Installed Windows update 1809

    It's released again. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Tom
  7. Most graphics cards now can support multiple inexpensive displays. We have -display 1 and -display 2 command line options. It would be nice to have a -display clone or display -mirror option. It can be done with a script but it would be easier if the application controlled the displays. I don't know if you can determine the existing display configuration and restore it after running the slideshow. Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell" ) WshShell.Run "%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone", 0, TRUE WScript.Sleep 1000 WshShell.Run "slideshow.exe", 0, TRUE WshShell.Run "C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend", 0, TRUE Set WshShell = Nothing Thanks, Tom
  8. Windows key + P keyboard shortcut will let you choose how you want the displays configured (PC screen only, duplicate, extend, second screen only). If your display is set to extend and you don't want to switch your display mode just for the slideshow another option is to create a text file with the following text (in the same directory as the slideshow) with the extension .cmd. Your slideshow will be running as two separate instances so it will place a higher load on your PC. Not recommended for older PCs or large slideshows. I don't think PTE has a command line display option to duplicate or mirror the displays but I could be wrong. contents of slideshow.cmd start slideshow.exe -display 1 start slideshow.exe -display 2 I found another way that changes the display mode (at least in Windows 10 without loading 2 copies of the slideshow). It seems to have a problem switching back to extend mode so you would have to use the windows + P keyboard shortcut. start displayswitch.exe /clone start slideshow.exe displayswitch.exe /extend This one works. Place slideshow.vbs (visual basic script) in same directory as the slideshow or use full path. Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell" ) WshShell.Run "%windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone", 0, TRUE WScript.Sleep 1000 WshShell.Run "slideshow.exe", 0, TRUE WshShell.Run "C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend", 0, TRUE Set WshShell = Nothing Thanks, Tom
  9. tom95521

    Animated helicopter mask

    Still learning about masks. They have a lot of potential. I added 2 more masks for the rotor blades so they could be black and be on different layers. The glass canopy is transparent and body has color gradient. Raised the tail rotor and increased the rotor size. Changed animation speed to smooth. The background rectangle with text can be replaced with an image. I might add a blur behind turbine area and strobe light for fun. No sound. Helicopter v2 16x9.ptestyle Thanks, Tom
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    Animated helicopter mask

    Just playing with an animated mask. The shape of the helicopter is made from rectangles. Also testing small 320 x 180 PTE video embed in the forum. It will probably resize itself much larger. Thanks, Tom Helicopter 16x9.ptestyle HelicopterStyle.mp4
  11. tom95521

    Magic Brush

    Hi Mur, Nice. Did you use an animated mask or video mask? Thanks, Tom
  12. tom95521

    How many 64 bit installations of Windows?

    It makes sense that PTE 9 is 32 bits. I have a super mini PC that is 32 bit Windows 10. It has no graphics card. If you add new hardware acceleration to PTE 10 the older 32 bit PCs would probably not benefit from this feature so they do not need to use PTE 10. I think "64 bit only" is good enough for the majority of slideshows. Tom
  13. The HDMI output on your graphic card might be set to Limited (16-235) color range. I changed the HDMI setting (Nvidia 1060) to my Samsung computer monitor to Full 0-255 and I think it has made a slight difference to the black and white areas. If you are using a large HDTV (not a computer monitor) it might not make a difference. I think that no matter the resolution slideshows created by a video editing program (that creates YUV 16-235) will never be as good as a PTE .exe RGB 0-255 slideshows (photo slideshows without videos). These decisions were made back in the 1950s (by some very smart people) when limited bandwidth analog color TV was introduced. https://pcmonitors.info/articles/correcting-hdmi-colour-on-nvidia-and-amd-gpus/ Tom Before After
  14. tom95521

    Glass Pane Style

    It's always fun to try and recreate other styles and transitions. More detail here. A few different shaped animated masks and tints. They forgot to add rain drops. Still not hard to do with PTE. https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/glass-pane-effect.html Tom
  15. tom95521

    Rose Cross Cube Updated 2018

    Looks complicated but a good learning experience. I remember Dom's box from many years ago. Thanks, Tom