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bug #17076: [Windows] Colorpicker only picks black on secondary screen

Submitted by:  wong <aws357>
Submitted on:  Sat Nov 13 00:12:54 2010  
Severity: 4 - ImportantPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: DuplicatePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: 0.9.0Planned Release: None
Operating System: Windows Vista

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Tue Nov 20 13:52:34 2012, comment #7:

Duplicate of bug #18947.

Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project Administrator
Sun Mar 6 23:56:16 2011, comment #6:

Yes, I think the problem is that color picking only works on the primary screen, on the secondary screen it only picks black. I have seen this with a Cintiq, but I suspect it also happens for other screens.

Work-around: set the screen that you use MyPaint on to be the primary screen in the Windows control panel.

Jon Nordby <jonnor>
Project Administrator
Fri Mar 4 13:36:22 2011, comment #5:

Strange... It use the same GTK since 0.8
Must be something else

Bakhtiar <tumagonx>
Project Administrator
Mon Nov 29 00:30:38 2010, comment #4:

tumagon: What is the different in GTK versions et.c. between the beta and release of 0.9.0?

Jon Nordby <jonnor>
Project Administrator
Sat Nov 13 11:19:30 2010, comment #3:

Finally color picker only works when I paint in the main screen. Not in the cintiq screen.

wong <aws357>
Sat Nov 13 10:44:13 2010, comment #2:

Tried the 0.9.0 beta and surprisingly the color picker works.


Hopefully it helps to solve the bug in windows vista.

wong <aws357>
Sat Nov 13 00:13:56 2010, comment #1:

Addendum :
I'm using a cintiq 12wx with the latest drivers from wacom. Just in case.

wong <aws357>
Sat Nov 13 00:12:54 2010, original submission:

Using the R shortcut or the control shortcut gives the same thing. I see a black square and no changes in color.

Apparently the problem also exists on mac. Tried with the gimp (AFAIK gimp uses GTK on windows?) and there is no problem to pick color in the gimp.

wong <aws357>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue Nov 20 13:52:34 2012achadwickStatusConfirmed=>Duplicate
    Fri Mar 18 22:29:42 2011jonnorStatusNeed Info=>Confirmed
    Sun Mar 6 23:56:16 2011jonnorSummary[Windows] Colorpicker stuck to black=>[Windows] Colorpicker only picks black on secondary screen
    Mon Nov 29 00:30:38 2010jonnorStatusNone=>Need Info
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