xp!

As you can probably tell by the ream of posts today, I’m not terribly productive at work today. However, I was just settling down to work, and I resized my 2nd monitor to check out a site in 640 X 480 (note to browser-builders: a handy feature? Resize my window to X dimensions), when I got the horrible blue screen of death. So I restarted. When I restarted, XP gave me that little application-crash pop-up, can I send an error report to Microsoft. So I said sure. And it submitted it, and all of a sudden a browser window opened, telling me that Microsoft was aware of the problem and that NVidia had released an update that addressed this issue. It also provided the link right to the download page where I could get the update. So I downloaded the update, got my new video driver and a hey-ho the derry-o, problem solved, apparently. Also, this new update allows me to rotate my screen. I’m not sure why I’d want my desktop rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees on my laptop, although I can see how that would be cool on a rotatable second monitor.

so yay Windows XP, immediately restoring my fait after my first ever crash.

9 Replies to “xp!”

  1. To quickly resize your browser window to 640×480, create a shortcut in your Favourites folder (right-click in the folder, click New -> Shortcut) and in the location box type :

    javascript:resizeTo(640,480);

    You can create multiple shortcuts with different dimensions. On my machine, I have shortcuts to 640×480, 800×600 and 1024×768.

    Then all you gotta do is click Favourites and click on the one you want.

    Are you by any chance in B.C.?

  2. To quickly resize your browser window to 640×480, create a shortcut in your Favourites folder (right-click in the folder, click New -> Shortcut) and in the location box type :

    javascript:resizeTo(640,480);

    You can create multiple shortcuts with different dimensions. On my machine, I have shortcuts to 640×480, 800×600 and 1024×768.

    Then all you gotta do is click Favourites and click on the one you want.

    Are you by any chance in B.C.?

  3. Huh – it’s amazing that in all these years od web development, I’ve never seen or heard of that little trick. That’s fantastic! I’ll do that first thing on monday morning!

    Also, I do indeed happen to be in BC, why do you ask?

  4. Huh – it’s amazing that in all these years od web development, I’ve never seen or heard of that little trick. That’s fantastic! I’ll do that first thing on monday morning!

    Also, I do indeed happen to be in BC, why do you ask?

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