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Unable to access Theme controls in Photo Gallery Slideshow in Windows Vista:
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows« Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
"Stephen Meyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:edjSfzIWHHA.1360@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
O/S: Vista Ultimate 64
Graphics Card: 6800 GT
ForceWare Version: 100.65
The "SlideShow" option when viewing images produces a blank, black screen.
It seems like it's trying to display the images because the screen will
remain black for a period of time. Sometimes I need to hit ESC to close it
and other times it'll close on its own, so in this way it's kind of
This problem began when I chose the "Album" setting from what I think was
the "Style" options.
Is there a way that I can select a different style of displaying the images
without loading the slide show itself? Perhaps I could get rid of the black
screen if I could choose another option, but I don't know how to do that
since the GUI never appears.
It is not possible to bring up a GUI while the slide show is ... for lack of
a better word ... active. Not by hitting the mouse nor by pressing any
Any work arounds for this?
Thanks for any info,