I dunno if this works in other programs, I’m assuming it does, but I accidently discovered that you can scroll horizontally with a scroll wheel as well as vertically. I was creating a path around an image in photoshop which involves zooming in close and using lots of keyboard shortcuts and scrolling. I accidently held the control key while trying to scroll vertically and it scrolled horizontally!
Cool, this is REALLY useful while doing stuff like this in photoshop!
Wow an undocumented feature of scrolling mouses… Im impressed.
I wonder what happens if you hold the Windows Key + E for a long period…
In vista it says ‘blue screen of death’.
Oh, thanks for the tip!!
bloody hell roamingstudio, I’ll never forgive you for that! I was half asleep and wasn’t thinking when I “tried” it 😳
I didn’t manage to save lappy…….sigh
I honestly did not think you would try it… I hope there was not too much lost stuff… Now I feel bad…
Still perhaps XP is more stable…
no worries mate… Mel, like me is an IT person too..
she meant the last bit sarcastic, no need to feel bad lol 😉
Does an Intellectual Terrorist really understand the complexities of the Vista Kernel Driver Mode?
Does Windows + E really mean the end of the world?
Who knows… just move to Linux and Embedded PC’s… I have a nice Celeron + VGA output + onboard sound (5.1 no less) and a couple of SATA II connectors… all running on something the same size as a hard disk. Seriously. Now that is some serious Body work…
lol, Alex is an MCSE, he nearly killed me when I threatened to put linux on my lappy 😆
and I feel embarrassed that I tried it………so stupid, but that’s what you get when you’re pregnant and use your lappy while lying in bed half asleep!
Please come over to the real world…
In the past I wrote realtime applications (multi-threaded etc) for the Windoze environment… Lets just say it is a little easier to do some simpler things; and a real pig to do things properly.
If you ever looked at Microsoft Foundation Classes vs Standard Template Library and Windows Template Library you will give yourself headaches trying to work out why one produces bloatware and the other small, compact, ultra fast code. Then you have to wonder why they cant do this all the time…
My friends just started buying iBook and iMac; and running parallel’s for the Windoze stuff… or Linux + Wine for all those ‘it needs to be windoze’ stuff. Unfortunately I need Data Acquisition which kind of limits me to Windoze or Labview on Mac.
Please come over to the real world…[/i]
Maybe I’ll do that..
when cats and dog stop living together and the world returns to normal…
In the mean time… from a network engineers point of view, Linux just isn’t on-par with windows.. at the moment.. who knows what the future will bring..
As for the programming, I am an MCSE not an MCSD
and I solely write in assembler for uController hardware, can’t get any compacter and faster than that lol
btw Windoze is a designation only used by script kiddies or linux wannabes not serious programmers, trust me… if properly configured, windows can crash a hell of a lot faster and Linux 🙂
Windoze for script kiddies?… 🙂
uC code… last used in August 07 writing a realtime controller on MSP 630 from TI… with a few nested interrupts kicking off from hardware triggers. sigh. Nice. 🙂
http://www.theregister.co.uk – lots of fun for English humourists…
now that’s what I’m talking about…
yeah coding for uC’s is really cool
personally I only use PIC uC’s cuz their cheap and have almost limitless functions (for my use)
lol quess we have taken over Mel’s blog 🙂
hey don’t mind me, I was just starting to enjoy this…………..was gonna get out the popcorn to sit back and watch the show 😆
It looks like it may have fizzled out a bit and you guys sound like you’re agreeing with each other now…….pfft 😉
PICS… well they are for the simple kiddies… now multi-threaded MSP code is the way forwards. Coupled with a nice bit of FPGA…
I sure wonder how Windoze ever got as far as it did without falling over too badly. Wait… it has. All that nice un-debugable assembler code built into the office file readers… the bloat ware of 1000’s of undocumented function calls which are required by god knows which old piece of Office Code. Latest I heard was some top guy spouting the need for an integrated office environment built on the ultra flexible Visual Basic for Applications… NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Now try configuring that over client lan operations. Indeed isnt Server 2007 suffering from Leap Year bugs… and only yesterday Office Live said it was October 26th 2008, and what are you doing for Halloween?
Give me Linux / Parallels any day; patched to a nice Samba server and let Windoze believe it is as good as it gold.
Pass the pop corn.
….and getting myself a large lemonade too…
Airlines according to Linux:
Each passenger brings a piece of the airplane and a box of tools to the airport.
They gather on the tarmac, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they want to build
and how to put it together.
Eventually, they build several different aircraft, but give them all the same name.
Some passengers actually reach their destinations. All passengers believe they got there.
Q:How many Linux Programmers does it take to change a light-bulb?
N = several to argue about the best way to change the light-bulb.
+1 to bypass regular light-bulbs, and invent the flourescent-bulb,
+1 more to bypass light-bulbs all-together and invent an endless light-source that never needs changing again, but requires the occasional dusting.
Q: How many Linux Users does it take to change a light-bulb?
A: 2…one to complain that the new flourescent bulb they bought doesn’t work with their lamp, thus it must be the lamp’s fault, while another person modifies the lamp a year later to work with new flourescent bulbs on the market.
Q: How many Linux engineers does it take to change a light-bulb?
5 to develop seven new socket-standards.
49 to develop 56 different light bulbs according to the new standards.
98 to adjust the new sockets and light bulbs to suit their own or their customer’s tastes, thus creating 146 different types of light bulbs and 175 different types of sockets.
101 to develop 615 types of adapters, for optimizing user choice.
And finally 405 to debate endlessly about how Phillips have severely misused their monopoly by forcing inferior socket- and ligthbulb standards unto an unsuspecting populace.
it’s an african word that means “i cant configure windows” 🙂
*finishes his popcorn*
There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define “great” he said, “I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level. Stuff that will make them scream, cry, and howl in pain and anger!”
He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.
No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses (viri?) do:
1.They replicate quickly — okay, Windows does that.
2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so — okay, Windows does that.
3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk — okay, Windows does that, too.
4.Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable programs and systems. Sigh… Windows does that, too.
5.Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. Yup, that’s with Windows, too.
Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.
So, Windows is not a virus.
In the end, Microsoft will just re-define the standard of ‘popcorn’ to ‘sick bag’ and ‘Lemonade’ to ‘big hunk’ 🙂
Now lets not get started on Googleplex.