Windows Weekly 148

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Windows Weekly
Episode 148


  • Windows Weekly on iTunes in video form
  • MIX'10
    • 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.
  • 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

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description



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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: added post recording mention of Windows Weekly Video on iTunes
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