Thursday, April 3, 2008

Work around GeoMedia Map Publisher's Slow Dialog Boxes Display Problem

GeoMedia Map Publisher is a brand new product from Intergraph for cartographic map production including project management, instance-based cartographic editing and display management. I tried out the spanking new Intergraph GeoMedia Map Publisher 6.1 software, released in December 2007. Overall, it is a pretty cool product but like all new software, there is bound to be some irritating program bugs. The first thing that I noticed was that the dialog box display of the product takes an annoyingly long time to complete refresh (if at all). This makes it difficult to work as you cannot see the text fields until the refresh completes. After discussing the problem with an Intergraph support engineer, he suggested the following workaround outlined below. Basically, the problem will go away if the Windows DirectX acceleration is disabled.

Workaround Steps:

  1. On the Windows Desktop, right-click the mouse and select Properties in the context menu to bring up the Display Properties dialog box.
  2. Press the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button to bring up the Plug and Play Monitor Advanced Settings dialog box.
  4. Click the Troubleshoot tab.
  5. Move the Hardware acceleration slider to the third scale mark. Make sure that the description below is saying something like "Disable all DirectDraw and Direct accelerations...", as shown in the screen shot below.
  6. Click OK. That's it! From now on, the annoying slow dialog box display will be gone.

1 comment:

Toni MirĂ³ Reig said...

Thanks a lot from Spain for sharing this knowledge.

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