Questions tagged [windows]

Questions about Microsoft's series of graphical interface operating systems.

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Photoshop CC 20.0.4 - Unwanted Pixel line in Thumbnail Preview

Since I've upgraded from PS 2017 to version 20.0.4, I'm seeing a grey 1 pixel line in the Thumbnail preview in the Layers panel - no matter which color theme and which thumbnail size I use. Is this ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I am into game design and I want to make my game in pixel art style. I saw a program called Graphics Gale. Is it good for pixel art? Can anyone recommend some open-source, or free, Windows 10 pixel ...
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How to make Photoshop launch faster? [closed]

I have what I'd like to think is a top of the line Windows desktop, built recently. Ryzen 3950x processor Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD (M.2 NVMe) 32GB of DDR4 3600 memory Win 10 Photoshop takes 13+ ...
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What if I used Segoe UI for printing?

As I understand it, they have a license that applies only to web versions, an interface, or another digital output. But what if I want to print a few books or instructions?
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Can I automate saving different combinations of layers?

I have a source file for an icon. It has a base layer which is the icon background, and a number of layer folders, each of which contains layers for each individual icon. There are 20 or so of these ...
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Sketchup is not recognizing extensions in 'plugins' directory [closed]

I recently had to reinstall the OS on one of my systems, along with all of it's software; I have installed my copy of Sketchup Pro 2018, and it works without issue. Since I no longer have many of the ...
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Downloading IOS Toolkits for Adobe XD using windows

I'm trying to download the IOS toolkit for use in Adobe XD using a Windows Laptop. It'd downloaded as a .dog file and I have tried opening in 7zip but not sure which folder or file to choose from to ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud ...
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Activate window when hovering Adobe app on second monitor

I have a two monitor setup. I run Photoshop maximized on screen 1 and InDesign maximized on screen 2. When I copy from indesign to photoshop, I have to activate the photoshop window with the first ...
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Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the OS X DigitalColor Meter?

Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the color picker app found on Mac OS X called DigitalColor Meter?
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Color differences between Mac and Windows, How to set color profile scheme on Windows to get same colors of Mac?

I'm developer; I use Windows but my designer uses Mac. Whenever he sends a graphic file to me (.psd and .ai files) the colors show differently on Mac and Windows, even if I take the color code from ...
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

I recently came across a tool called "Sketch", which is great for designing apps and other responsive layouts, and has great resources as well. For now, it's only available for Mac though. What would ...
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How can I remove that “Ctrl” sign when I using Wacom pen in Photoshop CC?

when I using Wacom pen in Photoshop CC (Windows 10) and clicking "Cntrl" button it appears "Cntrl" sign which distracts attention and annoying, is there a way to remove it? I was trying to make some ...
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How to show preview thumbnail for Illustrator files in Windows Explorer? [closed]

How can I make Windows Explorer use preview thumbnails for Illustrator files (*.ai) like Corel files currently do so that my files are easier to identify?
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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What's a software that I can use to design UI's with my team? [duplicate]

I want my team to be able to see my PSD and be able to edit it. Kinda like how code works on git-hub but for photoshop or UI design. I make a design, save it and my team member can get the latest ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...
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CMYK color difference from Windows to Mac

When I open an InDesign file and edit a linked PSD by changing the color mode CMYK, I see a difference from my Windows PC to my Mac. The other day I made a CMYK version of an PSD on a Mac and put it ...
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Edited images different in Mac and PC

I am a total amateur at using image editing programs. I have been scanning pages from a book to my Mac (High Sierra) using Image Capture and saving it in png format. I have then used Gimp to edit ...
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How to paste PNGs keeping the original transparency

Is there a way to directly paste PNG images in Photoshop and keep their transparency? I don't mean dragging them, but directly pasting from, for example, a browser. Transparency is always replaced by ...
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What is the term for the lines that let you resize dialogs?

I'm looking for a term for these 'lines' that often appear on the bottom right corner in dialogs. Is there an official term for this? Screenshot:
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What are the Windows 10 top bar icon guidelines? [duplicate]

Long story short, I'm building an app that doesn't have the official Windows 10 minimize, maximize and close buttons. So I want to add them by hand. Now I searched a bit on the net but couldn't find ...
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Export multiple SVG files generated with Inkscape to multiple PDF files

I have around 150 SVG files created in Inkscape. Is there is a utility that can export all of these to multiple PDF or PNG files? Exporting individually is too time consuming, so I was wondering if ...
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“System” font in Windows

I had a user complain a font was missing she liked. She told me was called "system". Looked in several windows computers font lists (both 7 and 10), and there is no font called "system". But in ...
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Why does OSX print a bolder image than Windows in Illustrator?

For those interested the solution would be to use Acrobat for printing. I've noticed that OSX prints a bolder image than windows does for text that has been converted to outlines. See the circled ...
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How to determine correct font name between OSX and Windows with Adobe “Find Font”

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2017, Edit: To everyone else who is experiencing this problem. It appears to be a really bad bug. Please upvote the issue on the link below so Adobe can be aware and fix ...
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Motion graphic software suggestions [closed]

I'm attempting to find motion graphics software to visually explain complex topics. Here's an example of what I'm after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEH_3BPu0As I've looked at Houdini, After ...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have ...
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How to view extremely large images?

Does anyone have a recommendation to view extremely large image files in Windows? Default Windows image viewer tends to have issues with extremely large images. I'm talking about both large file size ...
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Gotham Narrow and Google Yrsa commonly available alternatives?

I need fonts that are commonly available on desktop platforms (Windows/Mac, base system + MS Office) that are similar to Gotham Narrow and Google Yrsa. I've seen mention that Arial is similar looking ...
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Inkscape on Windows: How to change the default unit to pixels for new documents?

Creating this question, and providing the answer as well. On new documents created with the default template, the default unit is either in (US) or mm (Europe). As I work mostly on documents ...
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1bit MacPaint style Dithering

I am looking for a way to achieve a MacPaint style effect from a full color RGB piece. See below for an examples of the style. Basically what I need is a way to assign a different 1bit patterns to ...
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windows 10 icons set

Didn't expected to get stuck with it, however it is seems to be a problem. Is there any publicly available standard icons set for windows 10 applications design? (Something like here for material ...
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Windows (or Linux) program for light and value

Is there a program for Windows (or Linux if all else fails) for studying light and value? For example, I would like to study geometric solids being exposed to different types of light from different ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

I want to remove an object from a photograph based on the surrounding patterns. In photoshop I could use the Content Aware Fill Tool, but there doesn't seem to be any built-in alternatives for Gimp on ...
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Adobe fireworks UI to mobile live preview

I am running Fireworks on Windows 8.1 and I am designing a user Interface for Moto G mobile. Is there any simple way to see live preview in USB connected mobile phone? I don't remember but there is ...
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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What software will let me open old Photoshop PSD files?

I found some old PSD files that I used to work with in Photoshop in the past. I think it was version 6 or CS that I had for my online class on the internet. I still have the software with them but it ...
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Is there a way to rename images based on their dominant color?

I have a folder full of PNG files made up of a single color... Here are a few of them to give an idea of what I'm trying to do: I want the name of the files to be their hex color codes. It would be ...
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Remove the window curtains from a photo, but save the glasses - how to do it in GIMP

I have a PNG image: I want to remove only the window curtains from the above image using only GIMP. I tried to remove the curtains, but along with curtains I also lost the glasses. How to keep the ...
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Images in Photoshop appear washed out

When I open an image in Photoshop, it appears to be washed out and displays incorrect colors. I am using Windows. Actual image: Image displayed in Photoshop:
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Why do images look different in different software and in different formats

Example: It seems like the colors on the right are the "true" colors, but the PNG file contains some sort of "filter" that enhances the saturation but only gets recognised by certain software ...
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Is Microsoft's Windows XP icon design free to use commercially?

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997636.aspx On this page, Microsoft says how to make Windows XP icons. I love Windows XP! The style, the texture, the shading,... It's so alive unlike this ...
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Intous Draw pressure sensitivity not working

I just bought my new Wacom Intuos Draw and it's working really well, but in Photoshop 2015.5 and Illustrator 2015.3.1 the pressure sensitivity is not working. When I go to Wacom tablet properties I ...
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How to create animated gif like the mac screensaver with changing photos? [closed]

I want to create animated gif of photos, like the screensaver of macs ? Which program will do it as default ? I am using windows. I want to use it in power point.
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Which sizes should I deliver icons in? (Desktop, not web)

It's the first time I am designing some icons for use on a desktop, but I have now come to the point where I have to export them as .ico. My question: How do I deliver, hand in the icons to the ...
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What scale to use for an extra large window graphic?

The print shop I work at just purchased a over size printer, HP Latex 360 that uses Onyx Thrive. We have a client looking for a large scale window graphic to cover the front of their car dealership. ...
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Show Preview of .psd files in Windows 7's Explorer [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to view a preview in the icon of the photoshop files in windows 7(simmilar to the preview of a jpeg file for example) instead of the photoshop file default blue icon. ...
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Adobe font cache clearing is not working

OS: Win7 x64 software: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 I modified one installed font slightly such that one character only changed. Then I uninstalled the original font, installed the modified version, ...
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A way to use iPad as a drawing tablet for Photoshop & Illustrator?

Are there and apps/programs that allow an iPad to be used as a drawing tablet? I've tried Duet Display and Chrome Remote Desktop, which are great apps, but are not helpful with my situation. They don'...