Its been some time I have been using windows 8, and one thing I noticed from day one was when ever I clicked any link either in a metro app, in some document or any where else in windows 8. For first couple of times, I did not had any issues with the thing happening in windows but after some time I realized that IE 10 on desktop would be a better choice when I m dealing with other apps and programs windows.
After some searching I found out that there can be a simple solution to this problem just by changing some configurations settings related to links. You should know that IE10 is available in both Metro style and desktop experiences when it is the default browser. More »
Windows 8 is the new Microsoft Operating System. Unlike the previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has taken a different and radical approach. The user interface has been completely redesigned from ground up. The idea is to merge the experience on mobile devices and desktop environment. We have app-focused and live tile based interactions. Completely new design, colorful tiles and full screen app. New Start screen and a desktop mode that has no start button we are all accustomed to. In these video series we’ll look at some of the cool Windows 8 tips and tricks that you need to master in order to be productive on this new operating system. More »
Microsoft introduced the Fix it Solution Center in the first half of 2010, and now also made available for download a Fix IT pack, which it’s offering free of charge.
The Fix it Solution Center is designed to help customers find automated solutions for their problems.
Essentially, in addition to sometimes providing guidance and step-by-step instructions for customers to resolve a range of issues with Microsoft’s products, the software giant started putting together basic tools designed to automatically resolve glitches, bugs, etc.
Fix It makes it possible for users to launch an automated solution designed to take care of a specific problem and watch it go away, rather than having to implement a workaround manually. More »
When presenting pictures in a blog or on a website they are viewed by the reader in a browser. The photos are rarely shown full-screen. As the page is opened there is a short delay for the pictures to download. Depending on the users Internet connection speed and the number and size of images, this may be just a moment or it can be an annoying wait. There is some control we can exercise to minimize this time. Fewer and smaller pictures is one way, but even without compromising the look and content there are some steps to improve the presentation. Before I explain my approach, take a look at this photo:
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If you have not already done so, click on the image for a larger size view. The photo on this page is not of bad quality, is it? I don’t mean artistic quality, but how well detail and colors are rendered on the page. A bit of explanation for my less knowledgeable readers: To show a picture in a browser window, that picture has to be downloaded from some server on the web, and possibly rescaled, before it can be displayed. It stands to reason that this can be done faster for a smaller file size. More »