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Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-20-2012 at 01:46 PM
Only happens on Windows 7, not on Windows XP:
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Mnjul on 03-20-2012 at 01:55 PM
Did you upgrade your IE8 to IE9 on Windows 7?
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-20-2012 at 05:35 PM
Yes, I did and I suspected that may be the case, but when I downgraded to IE8, it was still the same. I asked a friend and he has everything the same, including IE9, but he has the old search box.
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by CookieRevised on 03-20-2012 at 06:12 PM
On Windows XP I also have the second searchbox....
The standard windows searchbox used when you press CTRL+F or F3 depends on what MSIE version you have installed (More specifically on the version of oleacc.dll I think *not verified*).
This hasn't got anything todo with Messenger Plus!. Messenger Plus! simply uses the MSIE browser component to display the chat logs in the Log Viewer, and therefore it also inherits MSIE's functions like this search box. So, Messenger Plus! can't do anything about it.
The 'new' search box was introduced in MSIE 8 afaik.
Also beware that 'downgrading' windows programs will not always install the complete previous versions of all the needed components of that program. If a newer component was found/already installed, it might not be overwritten with the old one. This to ensure compatibility in Windows in general and to avoid that you, by installing a program, you overwrite an up-to-date component with a buggy old one.
eg: many (good) installers will first check if a certain component has been installed and has a specific version number or above prior to installing that specific component. If so, that component will not be 'installed' but simply be skipped and the installer will move on to the next component to install for the program.
Other than that, the second style search box is more versitile, though the search starts immediatly it otherwise works in the exact same way. I don't see why you would want the first one though...
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-20-2012 at 06:23 PM
Hey CookieRevised, thanks for that insight, I really wanted to know what was responsible for the different search boxes because my registry adventures didn't help much.
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by CookieRevised on 03-20-2012 at 06:32 PM
I'm not 100% sure oleacc.dll is the culprint, but some things point to that. However, I very very very very discourage you to downgrade that file (or anything else you may find)!
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-20-2012 at 06:42 PM
I suppose, but Windows 7 is not currently my main OS so I do not update it a lot. You are right, there are lots of things that will be affected, but I can always backup should I see something wrong. I'm confident that Windows has its errors to tell me if something isn't working, but yeah, better not take the chance, although I would still like to know what exactly it is - even if I have to change lines of code manually or construct the dialogue box myself, I don't mind lol.
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by CookieRevised on 03-20-2012 at 07:07 PM
quote:Yeah. Maybe he hasn't got certain Windows updates (or programs) which might affect this search box... Hard to find out...
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-20-2012 at 10:16 PM
Perhaps, but as far as I know, he doesn't tweak around and be selective about updates so both of us have updated in the same way - let Windows do it.
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-21-2012 at 07:00 PM
OH, I just remembered/realised:
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by CookieRevised on 03-21-2012 at 09:15 PM
The current search dialog of Messenger Plus! itself, in the Log Viewer, has much more functionality than the one from chat windows, even when searching a single chat log.
RE: Find Dialogue Box in Log Viewer Changed by Sierra117 on 03-21-2012 at 09:49 PM
I don't mean removing that - I stated how useful it is when conducting a large search. What I meant was that instead of using Windows' version of it when using ctrl + F, why not just use the same one that is used when you press ctrl + F in a chat window?