Windows Weekly 148
Recorded: March 18, 2010
Published: March 19, 2010
- Windows Weekly on iTunes in video form
- Windows Phone and the three great mis-reported non-events
- IE 9 and the weird backlash - What's really going on with the Platform Preview
- Is there a vast right-wing conspiracy?
- And why no Windows Live Wave 4 news??
- Microsoft talks a bit about Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 SP1
- And verifies what we've already talked about: It's a big deal on the server, not a big deal on Windows 7.
- Windows Virtual PC update: No more hardware virtualization required
- Opera: Browser ballot is working (for them)
- Downloads double (to 17?)
- Meanwhile, smaller browser makers are now campaigner for even greater exposure
- Tim Bray joins Google, lashes out at Apple
Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Aero Themes
- The fun bit: You can now easily rotate between different desktops.
- The bad bits: It's still not particularly multi-monitor savvy, glass color changes don't affect Explorer toolbar chrome.
Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Tablet PC-Style multi-select ... On any PC
- Free Tip Remove Window Shadows: Select Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Advanced Tab -> Performance Settings button -> Show shadows under Windows check box
- Enable it through Folder Options -> View tab, scroll down and near the bottom is a checkbox named "Use checkboxes to select items". This gives everything on the Desktop and in Windows explorer a little selection checkbox. Using those boxes to toggle selection is often easier than Ctrl-selecting each item, and it doesn't interfere with shift-select.
- Thanks to Rudy Raab for the tip!
Software Pick of the Week
- IE9 Platform Preview
- Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7
- Windows Phone 7 developer tools (free)
- Link URL and optional brief description
- The Win Win Sale. 200+ books for $4.95
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