I am using FrameMaker release 2017 (version 188.8.131.521) and the welcome screen is displaying like this:
I'm using a work computer so I don't know if they have customized any setting. Here are some of my computer specs I do know:
Any idea on how I can fix this issue?
Did it just start doing this? Could be a messed up C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\version folder - try renaming it to like \2017_old and restart FM. It should recreate it.
I previously was on a Windows 7 machine and I got the same thing. I assumed the issue would be resolved once I switched to Windows 10 because I have Windows 10 at home and it looks fine on my personal subscription.
I don't even get an option for AppData following the path above.
It's a hidden folder, so you'll need to change your File Explorer View settings
App Data is hidden by default:
Just Uncle Bill Gates' attempt to protect us from ourselves
Thanks. I'm able to see the folder and tried renaming - but still no luck (also restarted computer).
Ok, another thing you can try is looking at the properties of the FM shortcut - there's a compatibility setting in there that talks about high DPI displays? You can play with that to see if it has any impact on how FM looks after relaunching.
How would I go about doing that?
Right-click on the shortcut that launches FM and have a look at the Properties.
The Welcome screen is just an HTML page.
By default FrameMaker uses Internet Explorer to open this page (I think).
Which browsers do you have installed? You might change your default browser.
What happens, when you open the welcome page with various browsers?
In FM 2019 it's here:
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2019\fminit\dws\resources\welcomeScreen\welcome.html
Re: Winfried_Reng's point about the FrameMaker default browser configuration setting, I'm getting a similar distorted display of the Welcome Screen when I launch FrameMaker 2019. My Windows 10 Desktop PC has Google Chrome Version 81.0.4044.138 (Official Build) (64-bit) installed as the default browser, but when I right-click on the welcome.html file, a Windows IE Explorer icon is displayed on the File Properties display. Where would I modify the browser setting in FrameMaker 2019? Thank You!
To get to the AppData (Roaming) directory, you can type %appdata% into the address bar of a File Explorer window.
Pro tip: I save the Roaming directory to my shortcuts by dragging the folder into the File Explorer sidebar.
Not yet. I'm experiencing some other problems with the software, so it could be a firewall issue at our end. I'll update once we test that.
having the same issue and wondering if you ever found a resolution?
FrameMaker uses Internet explorer browser support for Welcome screen Html.
Could you please review your security settings in IE?
and are you able to see Welcome screen present at "c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2019\fminit\dws\resources\welcomeScreen\welcome.html" correctly in IE?
I'm experiencing the exact same thing. For me, welcome.html displays fine in IE, Edge, Firefix and Chrome. What I see in FrameMaker, is very similar to the image posted by the OP
No, actually 2019.
Hmm, any other messed up screen effects in FM? If so, it might be the Windows screen resolution settings. If not, maybe it's something with the way FM renders IE doing the welcome page. Try running as Admin - any difference?
I don't have admin privileges. I'd have to put in an IT request and it's probably not worth it. I don't really use the welcome screen and I usually just X it out. I did notice that the date/time stamps on all the files in the welcomeScreen folder changed to 1/23/2020. That's around when the problem started. I can't do anything with the files so I don't know how that happened. And it doesn't explain why the page renders correctly in all other browsers.
It might be something to do with the way FM is invoking IE to display the page in your locked-down environment - I don't know.
We are having the same issue: FrameMaker 2019 v184.108.40.2068
Open FrameMaker and it's abnormally GYNORMOUS in the Welcome page.
Opened as Administrator: same result
We have verified it in the folders: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe FrameMaker 2019\fminit\dws\resources\welcomeScreen\
FM 2019; like phyllisPEPY, the welcome screen just started showing HUGELY blown up and unresponsive.