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PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« on: 2017 August 09 15:52:46 »
Hi all,

I have just uploaded installation packages for a new version of PixInsight: 1.8.5.1353 for Windows, released August 9, 2017. The new version is now available to all licensed users on the Software Distribution System:

https://pixinsight.com/dist/

Build 1353 is a bugfix release. It fixes a bug where the main menu and some dialog windows were not shown correctly when the main application window was in full screen mode (Ctrl+Alt+U). This bug was caused by a limitation of the OpenGL implementation in the Desktop Window Manager (DWM) of Windows, and was causing problems mostly on high-dpi screens. This is now fixed in build 1353. This bug does not happen in the Linux and macOS versions of PixInsight.

This new version also includes all bug fixes and updates published since the initial 1.8.5 release.


Known Issues

We have detected a serious issue on machines running the Intel HD Graphics driver on Windows 10. The issue has been detected on a Dell Precision laptop with a 4K high-dpi touch screen and an Intel Xeon E3 1505M v5 processor. The graphics driver is the latest version 21.20.16.4664 (April 21 2017) of Intel HD Graphics P350. When this driver is active, PixInsight 1.8.5 (including the just-released build 1353) has serious problems when a web browser component is shown, including the browser sections of Process Explorer and Object Explorer, WebView controls, and the JavaScript documentation browser. The problem is caused by a deficient OpenGL implementation. Fortunately, the tested laptop has an nVidia Quadro M1000M graphics card. Once the proprietary nVidia graphics driver has been enabled, all problems have disappeared and PixInsight 1.8.5 runs perfectly.

If you face a similar problem on Windows with Intel HD Graphics drivers, you have two options:

- Use a different graphics driver. If necessary, you'll have to install a new graphics card. Proprietary nVidia and AMD graphics drivers work without problems on Window AFAWK.

- Use PixInsight 1.8.5 taking the precaution to avoid opening any web browser component. If you have to read documentation, read it online or open the corresponding HTML files on an external browser.

This is a Windows-only issue; none of these problems happen on Linux and macOS.


I hope you'll enjoy this release. Thank you for your attention and continued support.
Juan Conejero
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #1 on: 2017 August 09 16:47:33 »
Should the older versions be un-installed first or just execute the installer and overwrite the existing program?
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #2 on: 2017 August 09 20:28:00 »
Hi Steve,

Yes, with the new installers, you always have to uninstall previous versions. The installer does not allow you to install a new one otherwise. Use Control Panel in the usual way.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #3 on: 2017 August 09 21:13:35 »
Strange behaviour here:

Everything works fine after installation, but as soon as I quit the software and put the machine to sleep, next time I open it up it freezes when I try any file operations, like openning files or projects.

Uninstalled it, installed again, same results after the first successfull launch.

Dell laptop here... remembers me of the same problem, when the first Ripley version was released, something to do with the video drivers on Win10 or Dell... sigh... will need to fall back to the last stable version on my system...

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #4 on: 2017 August 09 22:25:28 »
Thanks... 1195 reappeared at the distribution site :)
Now I can go back to work...

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #5 on: 2017 August 09 23:25:07 »
Just installed new version and confirm that issue with menu in full screen on low res screen dissapeared.
All seems to work well.
Thank you

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #6 on: 2017 August 10 14:06:12 »
Always scared to remove software that costs hundreds of dollars for a license. To be clear I remove PI from my PC then install new version. I have 2 PI programs on my PC the core and then the version 1.8.5.1352 Hate making any assumptions but I was going to remove the version then reinstall. Correct?

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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #7 on: 2017 August 16 08:37:12 »
Hi Juan and PITeam
thanks a lot for this big update!

But, as other wrotes: i can't drag'n'drop files to process from an external file manager to a Workspace (a forbidden Symbol as Cursor is shown)
So please update / fix this bug.

Thanks
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #8 on: 2017 August 16 08:58:57 »
Hi Chris,

Thank you!

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But, as other wrotes: i can't drag'n'drop files to process from an external file manager to a Workspace (a forbidden Symbol as Cursor is shown)
So please update / fix this bug.

There is no bug with this. File drag and drop operations work perfectly on all platforms. Please exit PixInsight and reboot your computer. Let me know if this helps.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #9 on: 2017 August 17 10:41:33 »
Ok, thank you Juan.
After restart and reinstalling the new Version drag'n'drop works as expected. :D

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