There are quite a few oddities with Mircrosoft’s new OS, although it would appear to be Vista Service Pack 3 which brings a new rather drab UI in much the same way that Win7 was Vista with tweaks and a slightly prettier face.
In short you get a rather fugly flat looking desktop and some tiles on a brightly coloured “Start” screen that might be OK on a tablet, however on a big monitor they are swamped and to be frank who would stare at that screen for more than a few seconds? It might be a fun place for people who smother their desktops with icons, becomes a major irritant every time you hit the Winkey to switch windows to a place that brings nothing useful to a desktop PC.
First up Winkey + H which allows you to Share, or at least it would if it actually worked. Why add a none functioning keyboard shortcut?
I previously mentioned the fix for the taskbar tab preview in Windows 7, which Firefox 4 beta has on by default. This means I see millions of stacked tabs during normal usage, worse still, hovering over the tab means I see loads of pages like this.
This is how to remove them:
Another annoyance with fresh Firefox installs is running a search results in Google appearing on top of the page you are looking at, which is unhelpful in a tabbed browser if you want to cross reference something. This is how to change this behaviour so that search result always opens in their own tab:
/rant mode off
Taskbar tab preview in Windows 7, is normally fine, but the Firefox 4 beta has this on by default which means I see millions of stacked tabs. This is how to remove them:
/rage mode off
Well, people now have their new maps and none of the old ones work. Better still, the new maps play in Capture the flag/HQ etc modes, which virtually no one plays in the first place. Worse still, the maps are small.
The flames are burning all over the net…
We will not be able to provide F1 coverage in high definition this year. The BBC relies on Formula 1 Management (FOM) for the provision of all of its live pictures and as such the broadcasting of high definition pictures is dependent upon whether FOM uses HD cameras or not.
OK, I’m typing this on a laptop, on the ironing board which failed to go sat sat on a patio chair which we’re leaving behind, and still seething. :poop:
Well, today the last of the house went in the back of a lorry and the contracts were supposed to be exchanged. Sadly, the retarded solicitor for the punters at the bottom of the chain claimed he had no idea everyone was trying to be in their new houses for 30 Sep and had not arranged for the money to be available to move from the bank to pay for their new flat – bullshit of course and if I could have got my hands round his pencil-neck this afternoon when I found out… :silly:
So, this thief of both the world’s oxygen supply and our money says it will be actioned today and ready for Tuesday, the day before our deadline. I’m sure this is going to end well… :knife:
Checking delivery dates with the removal people still shows Sat, some 4 days after we should have moved as they are fully booked.