Theme and Downloads

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nod32, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I have 2 differnet problems.

    I installed a new theme yesterday, but I noticed that some of the letters or even words in message boxes or buttons were missing. Is this a problem with the theme? See screenshot below :)
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    The other problem that I have is that whenever I'm downloading something (whether its IE, Firefox or even p2p) my downloads start slowing down before it reaches the end. It cuts off the connection pre maturely. Downloads get to 99% and then stop. My connection is tweaked with various tweaks in Firefox or the registry (TCP/IP Optimizer).

    Windows XP Pro Sp2

    Any help would be great,
    Thanks
    Matt
     
  2. shooter468

    shooter468 OSNN Junior Addict

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    whats the theme your using?
     
  3. madmatt

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    Some visual styles/themes do that. Unless the author fixes the vs/theme then you are out of luck.
     
  4. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    Thanks for you replys.
    I'm using Lamina XT. I was thinking it was a problem with the theme too, but nobody else has any problems with it and the same thing happens with some other themes.

    Any ideas with the download problems?
     
  5. Techno Child

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    for the download thing i would like to know also because i have the same problem with downloads on pcs.


    if no one else has that problem then there is a pretty good chance that the problem is on your side...

    may i ask what you are using to apply the theme?
     
  6. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    It's just a .msstyles
     
  7. Techno Child

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    hmm... no clue then :( my problem was with style xp... same type of thing however when i reinstalled style xp it fixed the issue.
     
  8. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    oh well
    thanks for trying

    about the downloads...
    Can you post some of your specs (browser, OS, or any tweaks, ect) so mabey we could find some simalarities and pin point the problem?
     
  9. Techno Child

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    well.. i always have this on all my pcs.. i thought it was normal :nervous: ... however an example would be Averatec 3150p Laptop w/windowsxp pro using internet explorer | fresh install

    if i'm on dialup a normal file (such as an mp3 or a zip) will start out at about 11kbps and it will gradually get down to 5 where it will stay between 4-5 for most of the download but the last 5-10% it will go SOOOO slow.. like less than 1kbps.

    then i started using macs and my life has become so much better~bla~bla~bla :laugh:
     
  10. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    hmm well that doesn't really help becuase I'm kinda different.

    I'm on cable and downloads go about 200 kb/s through the first 99% and then drops to about 1 kb/s.
     
  11. shooter468

    shooter468 OSNN Junior Addict

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    maybe you can try a download manager and see what happens