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The top menu in Cura is not visible. How do I solve this?

[Edit: The solution was to update the Intel HD Graphics Driver, but not through the computer's 'Dell Update' software, since it didn't find any new updates. See post below.]


I just installed Cura 3.4.1 in Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop with onboard graphics and the latest drivers including the Intel HD Graphics driver.


Unfortunately I can not see the top menu. See attached image. Everything in the program window seem to be shifted up, so to click something I have to click about 6 mm below the visible item (the graphics are shifted up but not the click areas). Therefore it is still possible to access the invisible menu, but it is annoying not to be able to see things properly and not be able to click on the item directly.


I have seen similar behavior in the Libre Office suite, and to fix it in that program you have to disable OpenGL in the Libre Office settings to see the normal window with the menu at the top.


Any idea how to solve this problem for the Cura software?




Edited by Artefakt
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Thanks @ahoeben for the suggestion. I had previously today updated the Intel HD Graphics driver via the 'Dell Update' software and this didn't help, and there were no more updates available according to Dell Update. But, due to your suggestion, I went to Dell's website and scanned the computer for updates, and then there were several updates available including a newer graphics driver. Lo and behold, now the windows are rendered correctly in Cura with a visible top menu, and it looks as it should.

The current working driver is:

Version, A12
File name: Intel-HD-Graphics-Driver_10X01_WIN_23.20.16.4973_A12.EXE

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...or visversa, yes.  I haven't tried changing the default graphics for Cura.

I think it defaulted to my certified NVidia driver. 

Updating NVidia drivers to non-certified driver risks my bread-n-butter apps.

I'll see if I can force Cura to go to the win32gdu.


Oh, and it is also Win7 pro.


I'll get there one way or another.

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I finally got to confirm the settings.  By default, my CAD-leaning Lenovo P70 running Windows 7 Pro didn't recognize Cura as a 3D app.  Similar situation with an older Dell running a similar hardware configuration.  The top bar menu simply does not show up, and mouse click positions are offset.  I know this has been going on since V2.3 because that is when I gave up on this last time.  My Win10 laptop just isn't equipped for Cura.


Today I added Cura as a 3D app in the NVidia desktop.  Left all the setting at default and restarted Cura.  Now Cura is running on the NVidia card and the menu finally shows up.


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On 9/23/2018 at 10:55 PM, ahoeben said:

If your Lenovo has both integrated graphics and an nvidia card, you could try forcing it to run on the nvidia card. The described issue is Intel-specific.


Yep, that was it.  Funny how NVidia didn't recognize Cura as a 3D App by default.

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