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Steam Display Issue

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
For the past couple weeks I have been having this issue with Steam. I have looked around, but I don't even know what to look for. I just formatted and installed 7 RTM, so it's a clean install. It's 100% a Steam issue.

I thought I'd post here before contacting Valve. Seems like an issue you guys would figure out before them lol See attached image.
 

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Xie

- geek -
#3
Looks like maybe an issue with that fancy Aero desktop stuff. Maybe try disabling Aero and see if you still have the issue. :)
 

falconguard

Carbon based lifeform
Political User
#4
nah, that has nothing to do with Aero, but the steam servers have been going on and off. At certain times the client failed to find the server.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#5
It's been happening for longer then the Steam server issues. So I don't think its that. And the problem has not been going on long enough to be the aero desktop, but I tried that anyways, and yea still an issue.

I sent a ticket to valve just now. Hopefully they give an answer. I have a feeling it has something to do with IE. Which I don't use, but Steam does.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#8
They came back to me and said they can't help because I am using an unreleased version of Windows. Even though RTM is technically not unreleased if you ask me lol
 

American Zombie

Administrator
Staff member
Political User
#9
Has not yet been released to the general public is what they probably mean.

I think it is something in your configuration like video drivers or something.

I say this as I have no problems of any kind with Steam and Windows 7.

Have you tried turning off protected mode in IE?
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#10
I haven't even opened up IE, is it set to that automatically? I will try it.

Yea video drivers seems like it would make sense, but I have tried different ones already. No luck on that front. hmm
 

Tarun

www.lunarsoft.net
#11
This has been on their forums and of all things they blame Firefox's coding. It happens on systems without Firefox, too.

Fact of the matter is, it's poor coding in their client. Exiting and restarting the client makes it go away.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#12
The funny thing. I haven't changed anything, but the past 2 days it has not happened. Now of course I am not stating the problem fixed, I am sure it will come back.

And oh boy is it ever not Firefox lol
 

Tarun

www.lunarsoft.net
#13
One of their own devs looked through Firefox's source code and placed blame on a line of code too. It's quite sad, really, that they pass the blame.
 

American Zombie

Administrator
Staff member
Political User
#15
I do not have Firefox installed and do not have this issue.

According to the second link, Mozilla have confirmed this bug and are working on a fix.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#16
The issue of the message box in the top left corner for me seems to have stopped. Though the minimizing Firefox still opens up Steam. Though that one does not bother me as much.
 

Tarun

www.lunarsoft.net
#19
Steam update, oh look:
Workaround for a Firefox 3.5 bug where they activate random windows after minimizing which would confuse the state of some Steam windows.
 

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