Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Moving your Internet Explorer favorites

I am no fan of IE. I much prefer Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Version 8 of IE was OK for most stuff and I have to use for certain tasks at some customers offices.

Today, after a reboot of my machine, my favorites were "lost". After some searching, I found them in a new C:\My Documents\Favorites folder. So, after this discovery, I moved them into their new position and done.

If you are running Windows 7 or 8 and want to set up a new location for your favorites, follow this link for the simple solution:


If you are running a computer with a SSD drive, I highly recommend moving your documents and swap to a spinning secondary drive to avoid needless wear and tear on the SSD. I will be doing this on my home machine by the end of the month when I upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Monday, June 03, 2013

If It Ain't Broke...Don't Fix It!

Today, I have to update a AutoCAD block counting program of mine. As part of the update, I am moving the C# code to Visual Studio 2010. Sadly, I occasionally print code as a reference and for some reason, it always prints in black.

A quick Google search revealed that VS 2010 does NOT print in color by default. You need to install an extension to print in color.

The question is WHY!?!

Anyway, here is the link to downloading the extension: http://www.codequake.com/post/How-to-print-in-color-with-Visual-Studio-2010-Lets-install-Color-Printing-extension.aspx

Aujourd'hui, je dois mettre à jour un petit program qui compte des blocs dans un dessin AutoCAD. avant de mettre à jour le code C#, je vais migrer le projet vers Visual Studio 2010. Malheureusement, de temps en temps j'imprime du code comme référence et pour une raison quelconque, le code s'imprime toujours en noir.

Google me dit que VS 2010 imprime toujours en noir. Pour imprimer ne couleur, il faut installer un extension.

Je me pose la question suivante: POURQUOI!?!

Voici le lien pour comment installer l'extension: http://www.codequake.com/post/How-to-print-in-color-with-Visual-Studio-2010-Lets-install-Color-Printing-extension.aspx

Friday, May 17, 2013

Windows 8 et les lecteurs réseau perdus

J'ai récemment aidé un client qui perdait ses lecteurs réseau sur un nouveau poste Windows 8 avec AutoCAD 2013. Donc, de façon aléatoire, il ne pouvait plus utiliser ses fichier SHX, LIN, etc.

Avec les ordinateurs que j'avais sous ma disposition chez moi, j'ai pu monter un réseau d'essai pour valider le problème. Voici ce que j'avais:
  • Poste client: Windows 8 x64 avecAutoCAD 2013 SP1.1 x64
  • Lecteur réseau 1: Windows 7 SP1 x64 (portable)
  • Lecteur réseau 2: Windows 7 SP1 x64 (poste de travail)
  • Lecteur réseau 3: Lubuntu Linux x86 avecSamba  (poste de travail)
Je n'avais pas de Windows Server 2008 R2 pour faire des essais mais avec les ressources disponibles (Windows et Linux), je n'ai pas reproduit le problème.

Si vous avez vu une situation semblable, n'hésitez pas de me contacter.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Lost Network Drives in Windows 8

I recently had a client with a strange issue. On a newly installed Windows 8 computer with AutoCAD 2013, he would lose various network drives where his support files were located (SHX, LIN files) after most bootups.

After setting up a sample network at home, I was not able to reproduce the problem. Here is my setup:
  • Client Computer: Windows 8 x64 with AutoCAD 2013 SP1.1 x64
  • Network Location 1: Windows 7 SP1 x64 (laptop)
  • Network Location 2: Windows 7 SP1 x64 (desktop)
  • Network Location 3: Lubuntu Linux x86 with Samba  (desktop)

I did not have a Windows Server 2008 R2 at home to use but with several computers and two different platforms (Windows and Linux), I was not able to reproduce the problem.

If anyone has seen this type of behavior, please let me know.

P.S. Good to be back.