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Archive for April, 2010

Let me google that for you

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/27

Brilliant: Let me google that for you.


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Vista and up: Remote Desktop (RDP/MSTSC) title bar can be dragged out of the way :-)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/26

I just found out that the title bar of a Remote Desktop (RDP/MSTSC) session can be dragged when running the RDP client from Windows Vista and on!

I pushed the mouse button inside the title bar right outside the button areas, and then accidentally moved the mouse.
The bar then moved :-)

This is great for instance when you use an RDP connection to a machine hosting VM’s (that also have their title bars).
Previously it was hard to click the latter, but now it is dead easy: just move the RDP title bar :-)

Such a subtle UI change, that I wish I checked this a long time ago (sometimes using things for a long time makes you numb in checking new stuff in updates versions <g>).


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Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available – Windows 7 Team Blog – The Windows Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/23

Microsoft announced that Touch Pack for Windows 7 is now Available.

It is a set of games and applications to demonstrate the multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7.
Which means it only works when you have a multi-touch monitor.

Microsoft states that the Touch Pack includes: Read the rest of this entry »

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Upgrading Visual Studio 2010 RC to RTM

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/22

I usually pick a fresh VM for installing an RTM build, but if you have loads of stuff on your (physical) machine, upgrading RC to RTM can be a real time saver.

Stack Overflow has a nice question Upgrading Visual Studio 2010 RC to RTM answered by Danny Thorpe (yes, two links: blog / wikipedia).

The order is really imporant, so lets repeat that here:

  1. Uninstall all the VS 2010 parts
  2. Uninstall the .NET Framework Multitarget package.
  3. Reboot
  4. Uninstall the .NET Framework client package
  5. Reboot


Posted in .NET, C#, C# 4.0, Delphi, Development, Prism, Software Development, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

How to remove Windows (Desktop) Search … revisited | The random utterances of David Arno

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/04/21

Somehow, on one of my Windows XP VM’s, I installed Windows Search 4.0.

The indexer makes the VM dog slow, and even worse: the user interface of Windows Search 4 is much worse than the “Advanced” version of the default Windows Search.

But: it is tough to uninstall Windows Search 4. Read the rest of this entry »

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