Window header flashing when using hotbox

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Old 01 January 2013   #1
Unhappy Window header flashing when using hotbox

Hi,

i recently started working with Maya, and i am really enjoying everything about it except one thing.

Whenever i hit spacebar to bring up hotbox, for some reason hotbox steals window focus from maya and therefore Maya window title changes color. The color changes to a singnificantly brigther one so it is very distracting, but mainly it looks like a form of flicker, that then creates impression of UI instability and slowness, even when it is not really the case. Non the less, it is extremely distracting. I use spacebar to switch viewports often, so my window title flashes quite a lot.

I tried to disable window title in preferences, but it just replaced window title with frame around the window, which flashes as well.

I will be very thanful for any suggestion how to fix this.

I am using Windows 8, and there is no way to make color of inactive window same as active one :(

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #2
I really believe, if I understand you right, that sounds like a problem inherent in Windows 8 and Maya. I've heard nothing like that in any 64bit version of Windows, Mac or linux. Sorry.

Last edited by egglybagelface : 01 January 2013 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #3
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I really believe, if I understand you right, that sounds like a problem inherent in Windows 8 and Maya. I've heard nothing like that in any 64bit version of Windows, Mac or linux. Sorry.


It happens on W7 workstations as well. Only difference is that in W7, you can adjust color of inactive window border.

Simply open up your Maya, make sure it's a version with new QT GUI (the dark UI), so i believe 2012 and later, hold down spacebar to activate hotbox, and observe window header (top of the maya window, with the window title and minimize/maximize/close buttons)
 
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