If i increase my dpi to anything above 96 dpi (and reboot) i will get
graphical corruption after a few minutes. The corruption is limited to
For example the start menu may appear as a sheet of pure glass. Buttons on
the taskbar, could appear all mached together. The Alt+Tab panel won't paint
itself. Ossasionally an entire window's client area will be transparent,
rather than painting anything.
If i kill and restart Explorer it fixes itself, for a few minutes. If i
disable Aero (switch to Windows Vista Basic these) it's fine. If i kill the
DWM.exe (which disables Aero) it's fine. If i set it back to 96dpi and
reboot, it's fine.
nVidia GeForce 6600GT.
Any drivers you like, Windows Update's WHQL, nVidia direct, same problem.
It's obviously a problem with the video card itself that Microsoft needs to
work around. (it only happens at non-96dpi mode). MS is doing something that
nVidia doesn't like or support. i have screenshots, if anyone really cares.
i know this is one of those things that i won't be able to get fixed for me,
but is a low priority fix that would take better part of a year to come out.
i seem to be the only person on the internet having the problem (according to
Google). At least now it's documented.
i just hope that somone in the WPF team (e.g.
) might come across this post, and think
to himself "Anything other than 96dpi? Ohhh wait, you know what it could