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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #15 on: 2017 August 31 04:52:59 »
Ian glad it's working.

For those wondering it can be added directly to the Windows shortcut. Here is a Windows 7 shortcut for PI with the printer switch added.


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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #16 on: 2017 September 06 11:30:51 »
Hi Jeff,

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I tried to remove 1352 using the Control Panel,  but that did not work and 1352 is still installed.

That's weird. The Windows installers include also an uninstaller program, so simply run the installer for 1.8.5.1352 to remove that version. If you have deleted the previous installer file, please let me know and I'll upload it for you.

Juan-
I thought that was the case and tried to find the uninstaller program but was unable to find it (under Program Files/PixInsight).  Perhaps that is why the Control Panel couldn't uninstall it.  Where am I supposed to find, or can I download, the uninstaller program, as I don't seem to have it on my disk?
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« Reply #17 on: 2017 September 14 17:50:29 »
Still have this problem of no UNINSTALL for 1352.  And I'm a bit anxious about trying to delete my working copy of the program if some how it has issues with uninstall. Also not clear on advantages for 1353 for me although I obviously do need to continue with updates.   Is there a copy of UNINSTALL that I can use to delete 1352?
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #18 on: 2017 September 15 00:43:13 »
Hi Jeff,

Since version 1.8.5, installation packages are also uninstallers on Windows. I'm going to upload the installation package for build 1352 to help solving these problems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #19 on: 2017 September 17 18:17:42 »
Juan-
So should I reinstall 1352 to get the uninstaller back?  Or is there a way just to get the uninstaller?
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #20 on: 2017 September 18 11:53:25 »
Hi Jeff,

I have just uploaded the Windows installer package for version 1.8.5.1352. Just download and execute it; it will give you an option to uninstall the application. Then install version 1.8.5.1353.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll try to make this process much easier in the next version.
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« Reply #21 on: 2017 September 23 11:22:00 »
Thanks, Juan-
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Re: PixInsight 1.8.5.1353 for Windows Released
« Reply #22 on: 2018 February 24 20:49:42 »
Hi Juan,
I wish to download the new version of PI and I'm having trouble accessing the link to the software distribution system.
I've just recently had my logon and password changed and when I go to the link it ask for my logon and password and it won't accept them.
Is there a problem with the timing or am I doing something wrong?
Cheers

Steve

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.