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re: st: Display oddities in Stata/SE 9.1 and other problems


From   cnguyen@stata.com
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: st: Display oddities in Stata/SE 9.1 and other problems
Date   Thu, 22 Sep 2005 10:44:29 -0500

Michael S. Hanson" <mshanson@mac.com> wrote:

>      I am running Stata/SE 9.1 (all up-to-date) on Mac OS X
> (10.4.2).  I've noticed that if "Enable fast scrolling" is checked in
> the Results Window Preferences, then one of more lines of text
> initially will be "invisible" in the Results window:  they simply are
> not displayed.  Activating the Results window by selecting the

We are aware of this bug and it will be fixed in the next executable update.
The reason some people are not seeing the problem is that they've resized
their Results window so that there are no partial lines.  When you resize the
Results window, Stata tries to constrain it to full lines and full characters
so that you don't see part of a line or part of a character.  However, the
default window setting for the Results window is off a little bit so that
you're getting a partial line.  For now, resize your Results window and the
problem should go away.

The bug you're seeing is due to us trying to fix a Tiger rendering problem
where some lines would be drawn twice causing them to appear bold.  The
reason turning off fast scrolling solves the problem is because when fast
scrolling is off, Stata draws every line as it is outputted.  When fast
scrolling is on, Stata runs faster because it doesn't have to draw every line,
just the most recent ones (every 1/10 of a second) since it knows you can't
possibly read the text as it is streaming by.

David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu> wrote:

> I did notice a repeatable bug in the viewer code; buttons at the top  
> get drawn over:

I was not able to reproduce this bug in either Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4.  Can you
email tech support with more info?

-Chinh Nguyen
 cnguyen@stata.com
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