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I like Monaco the band, but not Monaco the font. I have not yet been to the principality.

Mar
14
comment How to disable auto-maximize/resize window (aero-snap) when near screen edge?
This drives me nuts. It's a great feature for looking at two windows side by side easily and I don't know why it took until Aero for MS to introduce it, but I want it to work only when dragging a window's titlebar, not when dragging window edges. It should also be an option in the window management (i.e. top left corner) menu.
Aug
30
comment Windows XP Personalized Start Menu: how long until a program is hidden?
To be honest I'm trying to see if I can get the Programs menu completely empty. For the programs I launch regularly I use the run command, creating a shortcut if it's not already in the PATH.
Aug
30
asked Windows XP Personalized Start Menu: how long until a program is hidden?
Jan
11
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
IIRC Robert X Cringely said in Triumph of the Nerds (whichever one was the documentary of Accidental Empires, which I have somewhere) that the drive letters came from CP/M, which pre-dated DOS.
Apr
28
awarded  Teacher
Oct
6
comment How do you explain more advanced computing concepts to a non super user?
Sometimes I remember the content, if the person doing the presenting did a good job. (And I'd use Keynote if I could :) ) On the other hand, I don't sit down and make a presentation for every question asked of me.
Oct
6
awarded  Supporter
Oct
2
comment How to avoid keyboard layout automatically changing on windows
So that's why Visual studio used to keep switching my input method. I press ALT and SHIFT with my left hand and hit F10 with my right hand.
Sep
30
answered What's a good alternative to Windows' “Search for Files and Folders”?