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October 4, 2015 by thomassen
I'm experiencing similar issue as this user as SU:


Many (most) of my icons in the start menu display the standard empty file icon:



When I click on All Apps there are empty file icons like that all over the place.

My Windows 10 installation is an update over Windows 8.

The SketchUp icon you see is from an application I installed after updating to Windows 10.


I ...
December 15, 2010 by thomassen
I'd like to find a small free and simple utility that adds a little weather icon in the system tray. (Preferable with customizable icons as I'd like to match the icons up with the simple plain white icons of Win7.)

Anyone knows of such an utility? I search around and only stumble upon desktop gadgets - or all too complex, bloated non-free utilities.
November 1, 2008 by thomassen
Yesterday I tried a live CD of Ubuntu 8.10. After playing around for a while I told it to restart the computer.

Ubuntu shuts down, and the message that I should take out the CD from the CD drive appears. But, the CD isn't ejected. It wont eject when I press the eject button either. So I press the power button. I then start the computer again, but I still cannot eject the CD and it automatically boots into the Live CD again. I have to power the machine don and stick a paperclip into the little...
February 27, 2008 by thomassen
I believe it was said to be released an update at the end of last summer. Any news of this?

Also, I know DX3.5 encountered some difficult issues requiring quite a bit of recoding, but is there some indication to when we can expect DX?
September 29, 2007 by thomassen
My screensaver Running Matrix WWW Link has an issue under Vista where the settings set in Control Panel isn't applied to the screensaver when it's running.

I used .NET's Properties.Settings to store the settings, but for some reason it didn't work well on Vista. I tried MSDN to find out what it could be, but with no luck.

So I ended up having to reinvent the wheel and write custom code to store the settings on Vista systems.

The beta is here: WWW Link

However, when I tried it on my m...
May 14, 2007 by thomassen
I assume quite a few of you have heard of Xion by now. The skinnable mediaplayer that let you create skins by just using Photoshop.

I just came across an application that let you make interactive GUI's with Photoshop. You set up all the elements as various groups and layers in Photoshop which then gets compiled into a interactive screen.

The product page got a movieclip that gives a brief preview of how it's done.
April 20, 2007 by thomassen
Came across hits nice little collection of Q&A's about basic scripting on the MSDN site. Have a look. There is quite a few nice little snippets.
April 9, 2007 by thomassen
Came gross this little app that let you take screenshot of windows and include the shadow around them on Vista systems.
It got a couple of other interesting features as well.
April 1, 2007 by thomassen
Came across this page with a few interesting UI design elements. I particulary liked the fisheye menu.
Not sure how "innovative" the drag and drop is though. It's been around for a long time.

Does people have link other similar things?
March 31, 2007 by thomassen
Just noticed an user comment on slashdot about computer AI:

Well, one of the greatest experiences (And still is), AI wise, is Stardocks XXXX-type space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations 2 []. I especially like, when on easier levels, you do something, and the AI race sends a message "It seems that you are making a massive buildup for war. However, with this difficulty level, I pretend not no notice it until you actua...
March 9, 2007 by thomassen
Whenever a legacy app needs to disable the Aero feature in Vista my screen become very slow. I can actually see things being rendered. I can only compare it to when I had XP and default graphics drivers where installed.

Is anyone else experiencing that? I don't experience that on my old computer which got an ATI card installed.

Got Forceware 100.65 installed btw and the graphicscard is an XFX Geforce 6800 GT.
February 15, 2007 by thomassen
Could this cat be the next Mozart?
January 17, 2007 by thomassen
I use ObjectEdit allot. For making websites to gadget scripting. I have played around with it allot to tweak it to fit my own preference. I've found that using a white on warm black with subtle colours is easier on my eyes. And of course using a shorter tab indent, like 4 spaces. And I have also rewritten quite a few of the syntax files as well to they include more keywords. And I've had to write syntax files for some languages that didn't come by default with OE.

I was wondering what your se...
October 21, 2006 by thomassen
I'm now using Vista full time. But I'm not fully ready to completely get rid of my XP partition. I've just started looking in to virtual machines. I got Virtual PC 2007 and VMWare. What I'm wondering is how I can convert an existing partition to a virtual machine?
September 10, 2006 by thomassen
I just moved house and got a new internet provider. Before I had a Bulldog and everything was fine. But I'm now with Tiscali and it's unlimited broadband got and fair usage policy that restricts us from heavey download during peak hours. (I looked quite long for anyone who didn't have such restriction, but found none. And my new housemates didn't like Bulldog as they require you to sign up for their phone service as well) So what I'm looking for now is a download manager which I can schedule...