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    OS Windows98SE.

    I am hoping that someone can tell me how to get rid of the most
    anoying animated tooltips for the caption bar ?-Min-Max-Close buttons ?

    Can this be done programmatically or a user OS enable/disable switch?

    Thanks!
    Jules

    Best regards
    Jules
    www.rpmarchildon.com

  • #2
    No, you are required to use them. In fact, until the Department of Justice case is resolved, you are required to like them.

    Seriously, I'm not aware of any way to get rid of the tooltips except to disable the buttons.

    -- Eric

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    • #3
      I just played around with the 98 Display Properties dialog, and if this is just a personal preference you can almost get rid of them but not quite. It is possible to select the Appearance tab, then select Tooltips in the Item combo box. Change the font to Arial and you'll be able to reduce the font size to 1. Then change the colors to gray and gray, then select Ok, and you'll get the smallest, least intrusive tooltips possible... just little tiny black rectangles.

      -- Eric

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      • #4
        Thanks Eric! As usual, you put a big grin on my face.

        It is both a programming(createWindowEx) and personal preference.

        Thanks!
        Happy Canada Day!(well not officially 'till Monday) BANG! BOOM! CRACKLE! OOOH! AAAH!

        Regards, Jules
        mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
        Best regards
        Jules
        www.rpmarchildon.com

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        • #5
          Eric,

          That works almost, but it also effects the text in the status bar.

          I am still hoping for a solution.

          Thanks!
          Jules
          Best regards
          Jules
          www.rpmarchildon.com

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          • #6
            Do you want the change to affect just your app, or all apps?

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            • #7
              Jules --
              if this question is really important, you can use %WS_POPUP without caption and draw it by DrawCaption (there is even gradient flag now).
              A lot of job, but free hands.

              Should notice, that I did it for window w/o menu and toolbar.
              So, all was more or less simple.

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              [This message has been edited by Semen Matusovski (edited May 19, 2000).]

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              • #8
                Eric,

                Yes! Origionally just for my own code, but now for the whole system. Thanks!

                Semen,

                That is one possible solution for my own code. I have code for that I posted sometime ago in Source Code forum. Thanks!

                Regards, Jules
                Best regards
                Jules
                www.rpmarchildon.com

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                • #9
                  Jules --
                  I talk about something another technique (I understand about what you).
                  There is a nice function - GetWindowDC(hWnd), which allows to draw outside client area.
                  You process normally wm_ncpaint and imm. redraw a caption.

                  In working apps I used POPUP (similar you).
                  For GetWindowDC I have only small training code, successful, but I need to add processing of some other NCxxx.

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                  • #10
                    Semen,

                    I understand now, thanks!

                    I still need a solution for a system wide fix for existing windows that are not
                    my applications.

                    Regards, Jules

                    Best regards
                    Jules
                    www.rpmarchildon.com

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                    • #11
                      Okay, I think I found the answer.

                      http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q186/3/85.ASP

                      Thanks for all your help!
                      Regards, Jules
                      Best regards
                      Jules
                      www.rpmarchildon.com

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