Video Card Woes, continued

Well, I wrote VisionTek on December 21, and I haven't heard back from them yet. So, I just sent the same message to ATI directly.  We'll see if they have the courtesy to respond. The box for the card touts the ability to run 2 of the cards and control... [Read More]

Video Card Woes

I sent this message to VisionTek: I purchased 2 Radeon X1300 cards for use on a new Dell OptiPlex 740 with Vista 64-bit.  The machine is running an AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz processor and I have 4GB RAM.  I have 3 Dell 198FP 19" flat panels. I... [Read More]

Tweaking Registry for Taskbar in Vista

This post is proving useful.  It didn't solve my root annoyance, but it did help.  Here's what I wanted to beat... I like using Toolbars as quick menus on the task bar.  You can set them up like this:   But when you turn on "Lock the Taskbar" things get... [Read More]
Tags: Vista Taskbar

Vista Explorer Niceties

I've started using a couple of nice features in the Vista Explorer.  First is the 'Favorite Links' area.  This is similar to the 'Favorite Folders' area in Outlook 2007.  Second is 'Use checkboxes to select items' from the View options. Here is a shot with both items in action: To... [Read More]
Tags: Vista

Clicking Apply then OK

Something I've noticed that a lot of people do in Windows is click Apply and then OK.  While trying to find a solution to my Kensington mouse problem, I saw some posted instructions that explicitly said to click Apply and then OK. What surprises me most is how many developers... [Read More]