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I hope you can help with this one. It's a tough one to search, and I've had no luck. When I open the FSUIPC Otions and Settings window, I can only read about 4/5 of the window. I've attached a screen shot. As you can see, the window boarders are normal, but the contents are cut off on the bottom and the right. I've tried messing with resolution and various video settings. Even rotated the view 90 degrees. Nothing changes it. I'm using Vista, FSX, and an Nvidia 7900GS card with fairly recent drivers. This is the first I've installed FSUIPC. Any help is appreciated!

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I hope you can help with this one. It's a tough one to search, and I've had no luck. When I open the FSUIPC Otions and Settings window, I can only read about 4/5 of the window. I've attached a screen shot. As you can see, the window boarders are normal, but the contents are cut off on the bottom and the right. I've tried messing with resolution and various video settings. Even rotated the view 90 degrees. Nothing changes it. I'm using Vista, FSX, and an Nvidia 7900GS card with fairly recent drivers. This is the first I've installed FSUIPC. Any help is appreciated!

This tends to happen because of two things, probably together:

1. A non-standard version of "comctl32.dll has been installed, probably by a video driver, which is, in fact, not really compatible with your version of Windows. Restoring the correct one from the Windows install disks might help, but you have to do this after a fresh boot before any program starts using the library, which is a bit tricky. I think there's a method of doing it using Wndows facilities but I can't find it at present.

2. A non-standard larger font has been selected in your screen properties. Right-click on some empty part of the screen, select Properties--Appearance. Set the "Font Size" to "Normal".

In actual fact, because FSUIPC uses 100% standard Windows dialogue facilities, and doesn't set any of its window sizes or fonts explicitly, the Windows libraries are supposed to scale the Window to match the fonts, every time, 100%. That's why I believe you have an incorrect, mismatched standard library installed.

Regards

Pete

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