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Windows 7: Basic Themes Open GL, and SketchUp

10 Mar 2014   #1
JohnM

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Basic Themes Open GL, and SketchUp

I have just started using Windows 7, moving from a dying Windows XP to a new install of Windows 7 Professional on a refurbished Compag desktop, and have encountered this problem:

I personalized the desktop by selecting the Windows Classic Theme from the Basic and High Contrast Themes. Everything seemed to be going fine until I d/l and installed SketchUp.

SketchUp will not display while this Theme is selected. I get the various ToolBars for SketchUp, but the screen stays plain white. None of my drawing efforts have any effect. If I minimize and then maximize SketchUp, I still see the toolbars, but now see my desktop wallpaper; no drawings.

If I stop at this point and switch my Theme to one of the Aero Themes, then SketchUp behaves perfectly; all the seemingly ineffective drawing instructions did do something.

Turning off Hardware Acceleration in SketchUp solves the problem, but presumably at some penalty in performance.

I have checked the graphics drivers; they are up to date.

Is there any way to use the Windows Classic Theme, SketchUp, and Hardware Acceleration all at the same time?


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16 Mar 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums John. It's looking like no SketchUp users have seen your post. I don't use it either, but had a look around. It sounds like you have done the right things, but have a look here:

Making SketchUp run faster | SketchUp Knowledge Base

and the mention of Default styles

Making SketchUp render faster | SketchUp Knowledge Base

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