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Fix ‘Blank Window’ Problem in TweetDeck on KDE

If you’re running the excellent Twitter client TweetDeck on Linux, specifically with the KDE desktop (here version 4.1.1), you may run into a problem where when you start the program, the TweetDeck window is just blank. The buttons at the top and bottom appear, but there is nothing in the window.

To solve this problem, first launch the application KWalletManager by pressing Alt-F2 and typing in kwallet. It should be the first result, so press Enter to start the application.

KWalletManager launch

After KWalletManager is running, start TweetDeck again and you everything should work as normal.

DfontSplitter for Windows Bug – a Vista Workaround

Further to my earlier post on discovering a bug with DfontSplitter for Windows which surfaces on some versions of Windows, I have now discovered a workaround for this issue on Vista.

If you are using DfontSplitter on Vista and when you convert a font, Windows then complains that it is not a valid font file, you can use this workaround to install the font into your Fonts folder. The font should then work normally.

I’ve tested this with a bunch of fonts, but it might not work absolutely everywhere. You’ll just have to try it and see if it helps.

The details of the workaround are listed here, on the dev wiki.

I’m still interested in testers for XP Service Pack 2. If you’d like to help out please get in contact via email or leave a comment below.

Looking for Testers for DfontSplitter for Windows

I have had a bug in DfontSplitter for Windows reported to me, which I have been able to confirm. On at least the following systems, the resulting TTF files that the program converts are reported as corrupted by Windows:

  • Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Windows Vista Business SP1

On my original development system, which was Windows XP Gold (unpatched – and also not connected to the internet), I had no problems.

This issue does not affect the Mac version of the software.

I am looking for anyone with access to Windows XP SP2 (or SP1, or XP Gold) to see if the problem is present there and hopefully from there I can work out if anything can be done, or how to potentially resolve it.

If you can help me out and you run or can run on one of these systems, please let me know by commenting below or email me.

For the time being, I can’t be sure which versions of Windows DfontSplitter will run on correctly. Sorry if you did download it and it didn’t work. 🙁