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Desk Drive 1.4.7 Released

Desk Drive 1.4.7 includes two new features: Simplified Chinese translation Bring settings window to foreground The Chinese translation looks cool. Anyone up for doing traditional Chinese? It’s easy. Just edit the DeskDrive.exe.xml file in the...

NASCAR

My 9 year old son is nuts about NASCAR. Who knows where he gets it from. I certainly have (make that had) no interest in it. Still, it’s what he likes so I do my...

Friday Links #12

7 Beautiful Themes (Visual Styles) to Customize Windows Vista - Cools Vista themes for, get this, Vista. Who knew? What’s New in .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 - WindowsClient.net - Nice summary of new...

Desk Drive 1.4.5 Released

Desk Drive 1.4.5 includes two new languages, Japanese and Finnish. Keep those translations coming. The installer now adds the correct icon to the start menu application shortcut. This was a simple fix but understanding the...

Deskview - Changes your desktop icons from large to small

When it comes to computer desktops, most people fall into two categories. Those who keep their desktops virtually clear of any icons, and those who throw icons on it like a toxic waste dump. I...

Launch product after setup finishes in MSI installers

Visual Studio 2008 includes a setup project that can build MSI installers for your products. The authoring interface is a bit clunky but it incorporates most of the features one would want in a robust...

Desk Drive 1.4.4 Released

I was still receiving reports of Desk Drive crashing when “Minimize all windows” was active. I talked about this problem in an earlier post titled “Using C# to Interact with the Shell Gotcha”. Well, I...

Maintaining User Settings when Upgrading

A Desk Drive user sent me a bug report complaining that his settings were not maintained when he upgraded from one version to the next. After checking into it I discovered he was right. The...

Desk Drive 1.4.3 Released

Some minor updates and fixes. Run after installation - The installer has an option to run the program after installation. I’ve always appreciated this option in other programs but until recently, I couldn’t find a...

Friday Links #11

News I found interesting this week. TextFixer: Text to Capitals, Remove Line Breaks & Whitespaces etc. - TextFixer gives you a bunch of useful web tools to work with text and html code. If you...
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