Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit
banazir

  • Mood:
  • Music:

March of the Linux

Thanks to all who have helped with previous ones, which I posted on:

Special thanks to prahlad, nikolasco, and zaimoni for replying to my last query.

Here's my fortnightly update:

  • 1. IE7 Tabbrowser Extensions: I gave up on IE7 and switched - first to Opera 8.5, then to Mozilla 1.7.12. The former gives me tabbed browsing with no GMail; the latter works like Firefox for all intents and purposes, sans certain plugins.

  • 2. Turning off security prompts in Vista: To quote U2, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. I haven't really been looking, though.

  • 3. Datalog: nikolasco recommended XSB, and I have since read some good things about it, so that is what I will try this fall. It'll take me a summer to get completely prepped.



Now for the new questions:

More Windows Woes

Here are just a few of the persistent problems I am having with Windows Vista. I'm not 100% sure it's all Vista-specific, but I haven't had these particular problems with XP Pro or Home.

  • Closing windows with Ctrl-W. What happened to this feature? Do I have to do some explicit mapping of control keys?

  • Elevating security privileges for file moving. Is there any way to "Run Elevated" by default? It gets really annoying when you pop in a CD, its AUTORUN executable kicks in, and the 10 minues later, you get a message that you didn't have system administrator privileges and now the installer is quitting.

  • System Restore. I'd like to be able to roll back the registry to an earlier state, as I could in XP. "Add/Remove Programs" seems far more helpless than it used to be, and it seems just as dangerous as Sysem Restore to me.


Windows applications problems

  • Restoring tabs in IE7. Any idea whether there is a plug-in?

  • Making Opera 8.5 work with GMail. I would like to have those Javascript-based "cc:" field auto-completion features and such.

  • Reading Chinese... or not. I'd also like to be able to turn on Unicode, Big-5, traditional encodings, and other standardized encodings. Edit, 04:30 CST Mon 06 Mar 2006 - However, this needs to be off by default! I installed Proofing Tools and now the whole computer has a tendency to revert back to Chinese. I would like to turn off the Pinyin and all other Chinese, and only get them when I hit my escape key.


Non-Vista question, kindasorta: latest Athlon processors

Which one of the following do you recommend for a good desktop PC featuring heavy development and testing of graphics, geometry, genetic and evolutionary computation, and why?



Thanks in advance,
Banazir
Tags: computer problems, computer questions, microsoft, windows, windows vista
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 9 comments