I'm running the Allegro free physical viewer on Windows 7 and I see that the screen is not refreshing.
This results in the nets and components not being highlighted when I select them and the names are not popping up (tips) when I hover with the mouse over the layout.
Has anyone encountered this problem?
yep, try my recommendation found here
If that doesn't work you will have to disable opengl in your tool but i'm not sure you have that ability in the viewer because i've never used that tool.
Well, it solves half of the problem :( although it's quite annoying that it disables the Aero.
Now the highlighting is working but the tips are not popping up.
BTW, I've tried it with PCB editor and it works well after the change you mentioned.
I have another question: I'm getting an error message "Can't open journal file". Why is that?
Are you running dual monitors, might try moving the application to the primary monitor.
I've never seen that other error before.
I'm running on single monitor.