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Spinning cursor and distorted 2d panels 737 and 777

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Hello,

 

I need help with my 3 monitor setup. Installed new GTX960 card and configured Nvidia surround.

 

Started FSX and loaded PMDG 737NGX and got the following:

 

Spinning mouse cursor that will not go away.

 

Popup 2D panels are quite large. Once you resize and open again the same thing happens.

 

Not sure if PMDG has a panel.cfg file that may solve this problem.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers

 

George

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I had the same issue, log a support call with PMDG and they will send you new panel files that will fix it.

 

Cheers

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Bozdog,

 

Thanks for the information but I received the panel files yesterday from Ryan at PMDG and works like a charm.

 

Appreciate your effort.

 

Cheers,

 

George

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Your welcome. I picked up a great fix for the spinning cursors to do with pixel size works for nearly every plane ! . I am not at my pc at present but let me know if you need it and I'll get back to you with it

 

Regards steve

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Hi Steve,

 

If you can send me any files to help this with other planes that would be great.

 

Cheers,

 

George

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Hi George, there is no files as such

 

I picked this up from another user on avsim  (PWJT8D ) , VERY gratefiul to him and credit should be given to him

 

, just back up the panel.cfg first  then try changing each view by adding this;

 

find the brackets for the windows such as [Window00], [Window01] and so on.

 

Within each window you'll see a line that says size_mm=1280,960 or whatever that window size may be.

 

All you need to do is add a line right under the size_mm= line that says pixel_size=1280,960. That pixel size line is what will resize the window properly and not cause the spinning cursor.

 

So what ever the resolution size of the size_mm= numbers are, copy those into the new line you add pixel_size=.

 

eg on The Katana 4X  the original panel.cfg had

 

[Window00]
file=
size_mm=1280
window_size_ratio=1.000
position=7
visible=0
no_luminous=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
zorder=0

 

I changed to

 

[Window00]
file=
size_mm=1280
pixel_size=1280
window_size_ratio=1.000
position=7
visible=0
no_luminous=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
window_size= 1.000, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000
zorder=0

 

 

etc for each  [window]   then MOST of the Shift 1,2,3,4 views etc dont give you the spinning cursor

 

 

This has woirked 99% of the time including my A2A planes, best tip I ever found for multi monitors

 

Hope this helps

 

Cheers

Steve

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Steve,

 

YOU are the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Followed your instructions and now all the planes with popups work just great.

 

Thanks also to PWJT8D for his efforts.

 

Cheers,

 

George

 

Toronto, Canada

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Your welcome,it drove me insane everytime I bought a plane wondering if it would work on multi monitors. Just wish developers would release planes with alternative panels as part of the package .

Glad to be of help

Regards from England

:-)

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