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Jeffrey Lau February 2009 Entries
Windows 7 + VMWare Player = BUG
Very peculiar issue with VMWare Player and Windows 7. With the VMWare Player as your active window, try to click on any other window behind (such as Live Writer in my instance). Windows 7 will for a very brief period try to take active focus of the window, then the active focus goes back to VMWare (so you see a brief flash). The only way to activate a background window is to click on its Windows Frame or Titlebar. On another note, I can’t load my Juniper webvpn client inside Windows 7. The VPN will ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 1:38 AM

A 2nd Look - Windows 7
After the honeymoon period running on Windows 7, and using this as my primary machine, now that the honeymoon period is over…. System Configuration IBM X200 4GB DDR3 Intel Centrino Pro P8600 Problems Problem #1 – As discussed during my first post, a UAC bug stopped by gadgets prematurely. Boo Problem #2 – After installing my Microsoft Live suite of products, NO JOY with getting my Live Messenger to work. Turns out I needed to get rid of a new feature that does dynamic TCP/IP window resizing Problem ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 1:10 AM

WPF != WTF
With many a months gone by since I last saw a XAML demo @ Microsoft (ok I admit, years!!), I finally got down to working on some WPF. Looking at some components from DevSource for the nice Ribbon Bar examples, I hooked up and did this It was surprisingly functional and the tooltips were all working Getting several WPF samples to work together was as easy as doing a WinForms development, simply placing the XAML elements into the appropriate nested area. The DevSource docking bays are very well behaved ......

Posted On Monday, February 9, 2009 3:57 AM

First Looks – Windows 7 (build 7000)
With my shiny new MSDN subscription, I have decided to put my equally shiny-new Lenovo X200 on Windows 7. Here are some thoughts. Installation was smooth No issues with this very new hardware. Installation was smooth and I just popped in the DVD, let it run and it finished installing. Contrast with a Windows 2008 install (horrors) which does not easily support multiple partitions and crashes on you if you have too little disk space on a hard disk (hint: just format and use a new drive). A teeny bit ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 12:59 AM

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