Transparent Custom HTML Prompt with animated GIF has "ghosting'?

@peternlewis Here's a couple of macros to show and hide a transparent custom HTML prompt with an animated GIF. BTW, you can close the window by clicking on it, or running the "Stop" macro.

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It has this odd "ghosting" effect of outlining the first frame. I'd post an animated GIF of the effect, but I can't seem to capture it right, so here's a still:


Any idea why? Thanks.

My guess would be the system messing up the window shadow, or alternatively a problem with the gif.

I could not really get the gif in to any reasonable state where I could determine whether there was a problem with one of the frames of the gif or not.

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Thanks for the reply. I solved the problem, after being spurred on by your comment.

You said maybe it was something the system was doing with the shadow. So I got to wondering if maybe it only did this when the window was first first shown.

So I delayed the image a little at the start, and the ghosting went away. So, problem solved. Thanks for jump-starting the thought process!


Yesterday in another post I listed my three laws of fixing problems, and the third one was to explain the problem to a peer which will lead you to solving the problem yourself. This is an example of that law in action.


I couldn't agree more.