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Software developer at yWorks GmbH.

Usually I'll answer questions here about Java, C#, PowerShell, batch files, random numbers, regular expressions and Unicode. At work I primarily deal with C++, C#, PHP and a few other things.

My interests are mostly HCI, Interaction Design and UX. Recently I18n joined that list as well. That does not mean I have profound knowledge in either of those fields, just that I am interested in them.

Note: People contacting me outside SO/SE is fine, but for discussing their own questions or answers SO already provides a mechanism, namely edits and comments. So please use those things first.
I do hang around on Freenode as Hypftier, though.


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comment Smart Word Selection in IE - how to disable?
In a text field you don't need caret browsing for keyboard navigation to work ...
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comment Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?
@tudor: I think it's just a difference in how applications are managed on the different OSes. Windows manages applications, while on Unix-likes package managers manage, well, packages, which can be libraries, applications and similar things. Windows can manage such things (it does so internally for sure, e.g. when you enable or disable Windows components), but having 3rd-party libraries system-wide didn't pan out so well in the late 90s, so applications are encouraged to just bundle all their dependencies.
Mar
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comment What Affects Windows 7 Font Rendering
There is a ClearType tuner which can change how ClearType renders fonts. I'm not sure where the settings are stored. If in doubt, allow some leeway in font rendering when comparing against the screenshots.
Mar
19
comment Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?
One thing to note is that package managers on Unix-like systems also won't try to remove several packages at once for pretty much the same reason. If you remove multiple packages they are removed one after another, possibly each in their own transaction.
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comment Menu select item stuck on screen after context or command menu has closed
What's an »attaboy«?
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comment How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool?
@sysrqb, please research a little more.