Re: debugging app crashes under Vista

"David Ching" <>
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:13:56 GMT
"David Wilkinson" <> wrote in message

Yes, strange about installing Consolas. I must investigate it further.

It's an .msi file, isn't it? You may want to invoke it with the logging
command-line switch (I forget off hand what that is) and search the log for
"error". That's helped me in the past.

I tried Profont, but it looked kind of funky to me. I prefer the classic
look of Courier New (or Consolas). But Profont did look better than other
non-cleartype fonts on my system.

It takes some getting used to, but I like it because it shortens the spacing
between characters so I can grasp more code in one glance. It's better than
Consolas for this, but I prefer Consolas.

I was using a 19 inch CRT before, and it looked much better.

Then probably the bulk of the problem is with your new Samsung monitor.
Maybe you should get another one.

But to tell you the truth I have never been very happy with the text
display with this computer/card.

Several years ago, Matrox made cards with higher frequency RAMDAC's that
generated sharper text. I'm not sure they're still in business or if that's
still the case. Now I buy Dell's, and whatever they ship in 'em works well!

Actually, I have my new monitor in analog mode on a KVM switch (don't
wince; I've tried direct DVI and it does not seem any different to my
eyes). All the computers have Radeon cards (9800 Pro, X1300, 900
Mobility). The latter two look slightly better than the first (which is my
development machine ...). The X1300 computer is my test computer, which is
multi-booted, and I have to say that Vista looks better with the same

Other than making sure the frequency is set right (it should be 60 Hz for an
LCD monitor), I don't know what else to say. But Vista has improved
ClearType, that's why it looks better.

David (MVP)

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