Stuff from 2016 - Tennis, F1 and Windows!
Brilliant - well deserved
Annoyingly Windows 10 Anniversary update triggered itself without warning. Two hours later nothing much had changed except that the monitor screen (Radeon 4550 adapter) had reduced in size again and was badly aliased - obviously the registry fix from the blog entry below did not survive the update. Reran fix and screen usable again. Quick check to confirm Anniversary update had in fact ocurred is to run winver - Version 1607 is the Anniversary update
Just purchased a new monitor (a Samsung S27e510c to be precise) and it worked well with Windows 7 after discovering that you need to switch off Overscan using ATI's Catalyst. I have Windows 10 running on a different disk on the same box and I was suprised to discover my ATI HD4550 card is incompatible with Windows 10 in so far as AMD says sohere! The main symptoms are the display area is significantly inset within the physical screen and text is heavily aliased. These were the same symptoms seen on Windows 7 before Overscan was switched off. Thankfully a work around is described here. You will need to install Catalyst Beta 13.4 and modify the registry. Note the Catalyst installation on Windows 10 did not succeed. Despite that change the registry settings as directed by the link above. I only changed TVEnableOverscan to zero and cleared "DALR6 DFPI 21920x1080x0x59" though you may need to change more for other resolutions. Windows 10 now uses the full physical screen.
Mini rant. My wife's iPhone 5c kept running out of space despite deleting old photos and videos. Deleting 'Recently Deleted' photos folder appeared to cure the problem but on on next power cycle it appeared used again. OK I know IOS should be upgraded but hell, folder deletion is a basic operation and not difficult to test in development. Only solution was to roll system date back a couple of years, delete the folder again and then reinstate date!.
Had been using CutePDF Writer on Windows to make PDFs but resulting PDFs are not searchable. Stumbled on 'Microsoft Print to PDF' in 'Printers' that appears to be installed by Windows 10 and PDFs are searchable. Thanks MS.
Dominant performance - congratulations to Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen too
Fantastic drive in the rain