Anyone have any ideas about this?
Ever since going to Win 8 (now using Win8.1-64 PRO) I have been having an annoying episodic error with FARR, and which is not always repeatable. DcUpdater says I have the current/latest version of FARR as 2.213.01.The symptoms are this:
- 1. The FARR process has been started and is already running.
- 2. The hotkey combo has already been set as FN+Pause.
- 3. Pressing the hotkeys, FARR sometimes does not display at all, or the display is barely perceptible as a very faint image, as though it was partially hidden by the background or semi-transparent. At these times, it is unusable - it can't be clicked on or brought to front as the active window. It can only be closed by terminating the FARR process via the Task Manager, or similar.
As a test, I set a sound file to run when the FARR display is brought up, and that seems to consistently work OK.
- 4. Restarting FARR does not always fix this problem.
Thinking it might be some incompatibility/conflict that would disappear after a Windows Update, I have waited in vain for this FARR display error to cease. I have started avoiding using FARR because it is made unreliable/unusable and a PITA by this error.
Not sure whether this is related, but I have also been having a problem with InfoSelect 8, where, though the proggie starts up OK and works OK, the screen display does not refresh
after you move the navigation keys - even after several moves/changes - that is until
you move the mouse over the middle to RHS of the screen and that then seems to force a refresh to what the latest state of the screen should
be after the navigation changes/moves.
I have spent hours checking, reinstalling and resetting IS8 features, thinking that there might be some kind of corrupted file or database, but all seems tickety-boo.
The screen display seems to work fine in all other situations otherwise and tests out OK and with current drivers, etc., so I think it cannot be a GPU display issue per se