Odd behavior in Win8-I'm stuck fixing it, Help??

William Prothero prothero at earthednet.org
Thu Jul 16 17:07:56 EDT 2015

I have an application that is being used by a class of Earth Science students and get failure reports from two who use Windows 8. One lives in Australia and one lives in Japan. The app works fine on Macintosh. I’ve also tested it on my own installation of both Windows 8.1 and 7, 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I can’t get the reported pixellation of the map and screen. 

I’m wondering if it is something related to foreign installations. The symptom is extreme pixellation of images captured with the "export snapshot” command. I live in the US.

So, I wonder if somebody with Windows 8 would be willing to download the app and try it, and perhaps give me an idea of what might be going on. If it’s a bug in “snapshot”, it would be important to be reported and fixed. Otherwise, I’m pretty stuck on figuring out what is going on. 

Here are links:
Windows zip file of the app:  <https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsn087vrhstxvg4/PT_Explorer-Windows.zip?dl=0>
Pixellated Image sent by a student <https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2frv9i0dg7mxtp/Explorer%20in%20Windows%208.1.pdf?dl=0>

Thanks for any help or feedback you can give me. 


William A. Prothero

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