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Re: TortoiseMerge 1.8.x toolbar broken in XP x64

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:50:09 +0200

On 14.10.2014 15:21, Pavel Tkachenko wrote:
> 2014-10-13 21:41 GMT+04:00 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
>> On 13.10.2014 13:54, Pavel Tkachenko wrote:
>>> So what is the verdict? XP no more supported in 1.8.x?
>> It is. But I have no idea why it shows up so wrong on your machine.
>> Other XP installations work just fine.
> It must be 64-bit problem. I have tested 1.8.8 on XP x86 SP3 and it
> works just fine. Then I made a fresh install of x64 SP2 (which is, as
> you remember, the same as SP3 for x86) and it shows up like that:
> https://i.imgur.com/Lz0r9gQ.png
> I have even tried copying over TortoiseMerge.exe from the x86
> installation but it still has that problem.
> ... Problem solved
> Thanks for your tip about registry Stefan although it didn't work at
> first because you made a mistake, the key's named UseRibbons, not
> UseRibbon. I looked that up on x86 installation. Once I created it the
> interface went back to normal.
> Still got some questions though.
> 1. Can you or somebody else confirm that ribbons work on 1.8.x on a
> 64-bit XP? Not just 32-bit.
> 2. Isn't it a bug that should be fixed? At minimum it should default
> to disabling ribbons because at its current state you can't even
> access the settings window where it can be disabled. It's all just
> messed up. I don't think people who are still on XP will be upset with
> the ribbons gone.

Since I don't know why or how this gets messed up on XP x64, I can't
really fix it. It works fine on post-XP x64 OSes just fine.


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