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

William Prothero prothero at earthednet.org
Fri Jul 17 22:48:50 CEST 2015


PS: 
The app I am developing is targeted at high school and college introductory Earth Science classes and is focussed on getting a range of data that supports the theory of Plate Tectonics into student hands. These data support realistic scientific investigations and science writing. Some of these tools will be incorporated into future versions. The app is unique in that it allows easy access to a wide range of Earth data that otherwise students have to get from various other web sites, which takes away time they might spend on thinking about the meaning of the data. I have used a version of this software written in Adobe Director, in large introductory Earth Science courses at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to anchor science writing and peer review activities. My web site contains links to publications describing my activities.

This app will be free to all and I would love to have a few teachers who are willing to work with me on it. 

If you are willing to look at the app and potentially use it in your classroom, I will inform you of new versions and future plans. Also, I will welcome (whether you are a teacher or now) suggestions and ideas for improvement.

Best regards,
Bill Prothero

William A. Prothero, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Earth Sciences (Emeritus)
Santa Barbara, CA. 93105
http://es.earthednet.org/
my new project link <http://earthednet.org/ptExplorer/Cover.html>


> On Jul 16, 2015, at 2:07 PM, William Prothero <prothero at earthednet.org> wrote:
> 
> Folks:
> 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. 
> 
> Regards,
> Bill
> 
> 
> William A. Prothero
> http://es.earthednet.org/
> 
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