Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Properous New Year

I hope you’ve got Microsoft Office 2010 into your Christmas stockings. Or are enjoying Windows 7 – the family PC (with some quirks) is running fine and the aesthetics are supremely pleasureable compared to Windows XP.

Have fun fiddling – I know I am.

The Christmassy Spirit

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A nice resource to restore default program associations

Sometimes we get carried away and install a utility that promises to do better than the default Windows behavior with documents or files but the utility does not work out. When we uninstall the utility, the assigned extension does not revert to default Windows handling of that type of file. Here is a bunch of registry fixes.

in reference to: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/22/reset-and-fix-broken-windows-vista-file-ext-and-type-associations-include-exe-com-sys-zip-lnk-folder-drive/ (view on Google Sidewiki)

The refreshed look of Office 2010

Monday, December 14, 2009

Resetting Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, at least on Version 7 onwards, has a Reset Button. It resets add-ons, toolbars and settings.

Pretty useful if IE has problems. Somewhere on the web, there should also be a utility to re-register IE dlls.... I'll update info if/when I find it.

in reference to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/reset-internet-explorer-settings (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In this world of Aero skinning and melange of colours

Jensen and his team can only give us bright pale blue, pale grey and black Office 2007 color schemes.

in reference to: http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/archive/2006/07/17/667971.aspx (view on Google Sidewiki)

Commoncraft type video gone wrong....

Commoncraft make really clear and direct educational videos. Repurposing such a training video towards an unintended target - like reconciliating customer expectations can be easily misconstrued as dumbing down.....

in reference to: http://www.theage.com.au/business/westpac-goes-bananas-on-rate-rise-20091208-khn0.html (view on Google Sidewiki)