It must be something about the slightly warmer air in Spring time because the last time I looked at virtual desktops for Windows was almost exactly two years ago. Back then I tried an app called Desktops and mentioned VirtuaWin in passing but I honestly don’t remember why I stopped […]
Yes, finally fixed the SSD freezing my computer!
TL;DR If your computer is freezing after installing an SSD change from AHCI to IDE mode in the BIOS. Argh! This has been driving me slightly mad for a while. I bought a Samsung 840 SSD a few weeks ago to make things a bit faster. It does too, mostly […]
Oooh, look at the size of that will ya?
Games and apps are getting bigger and bigger. It wasn’t so long ago when games that came on more than one CD were a rarity. Yes, those were the times when a packet of crisps cost 15p and you’d have change from 30p when you bought a Mars Bar. Oh, […]
Hibernate your Windows 7 Desktop
Windows 7 on desktop machines doesn’t have a hibernate button. It does have a sleep option which in fact is a “hybrid sleep”, a half way house between hibernation (RAM copied to disk) and sleep (RAM kept alive by a small voltage). Hybrid sleep is a good compromise but I […]
Scroll like you mean it in Windows
One of the most annoying aspects of Windows after using Linux on the desktop for 10+ years was how the mouse wheel scrolled windows. On Linux desktops I could hover over a window and scroll it without focusing. It was really useful when I had a browser window with instructions […]
Virtual Desktops for Windows
One of my favourite things about the Linux desktop is that virtual desktops are a standard feature of just about every window manager. Mac OS X has Spaces and I have a vague memory of using some sort of virtual desktop in Windows years ago. It isn’t a standard feature […]