Update (2015-04-22): Somewhat surprisingly, a recent Office 2013 patch appears to have fixed this issue. Update (2015-03-04): Office 2016 fixes this. Update (2014-10-03): Office 2013 running on the Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9841) exhibits the same issue 🙁 At some point in the not-too-distant past, Office 2013 started rendering strange shadow artefacts in the […]
Click here to see this bug on Connect. Visual Studio 2013 configures Start Menu shortcuts differently to earlier versions. Specifically, it adds a shortcut to ‘Visual Studio Tools’ (%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\Shortcuts), where Visual Studio 2012 added a directory called ‘Visual Studio Tools’ and added copies of the shortcuts. This is all a bit confusing, […]
I’ve used Opera as my primary web browser since the year 2005. It’s never looked quite at home on Windows and its tiny market share means it’s lucky to ever be included on a website’s list of ‘supported browsers’, but still I preferred it over Internet Explorer, Firefox and later Chrome. I valued the user […]
View source on GitHub. A couple of years ago I made a small command-line program for setting the DPI/PPI of PNG files. I used the System.Drawing.Bitmap class (i.e. GDI+) to set this property, which had the unfortunate side effect of producing relatively bloated files. Given that the chunk specifying this property is only 21 bytes […]
In a similar vein to my Windows System Colours Reference, I’ve compiled a Windows 8 Theme Colours Reference using the APIs I wrote about in the previous post.
I’ve belatedly updated my Windows System Colours Reference and post about Segoe UI to reflect changes in the Windows 8 Release Preview.
I recently bought a prepaid SIM card from Rami Levy for my unlocked HTC 7 Mozart. Unfortunately, I was unable to access the internet at first, despite having turned on the mobile data connection. Setting the APN manually caused everything to work correctly. These are the details I used (source): Access Point: internet.rl Username: [email protected] Password: […]
Not wanting to pay the full retail price for a Microsoft Xbox 360™ Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows®, I bought a knock-off from eBay. It turns out that you do get what you pay for – the drivers that came on the 80mm Mini CD were very old and didn’t work with Windows 7. For […]
The Synaptics Gesture Suite enables a variety of useful features for supported laptop touchpads. My favourite is ‘ChiralScroll’, which allows you to scroll by making a circular motion on the touchpad. Synaptics actually offers generic drivers on their website now, so you can download them directly without needing to go via the usual websites. Unfortunately, […]
If ever you stumble across a wireless network with the name ‘myLGNet’ and have need to access it, the default password is ‘123456789a’. Of course, if the network uses only WEP for protection, it shouldn’t be hard to gain access even without that knowledge.