I made the mistake of installing Windows 8.1 with the hope that it would fix some of the things I hate about Win8. Foolish on my part.
Just about everything looked like shit after installation. Things were sized wrong, text was blurry etc.
After mucking around for a few hours I finally found a fix. Go to Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Display and select “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays”.
Then, on the next screen, select Smaller – 100%
One more reboot and things (at least for me) looked back to normal.
When I first got Windows 8 I had tried using some start menu 3rd party software, ClassicShell. I didn’t like it very much, so I decided to just live with Launchy + Start page.
For no good reason today I decided to try Start8. It is amazing!
It seems like Eagles of Death Metal are all over the place when it comes to TV ads.
I recently had some problems running telerik Sitefinity on my dev machine. When I clicked on the Pages menu, it would give me a popup telling me that IIS 8.0 returned a 404.
All the help online talked about reregistering the WCF stuff using Servicemodelreg.exe, but doing that seemed to screw stuff up even more. Others also talked about using aspnet_regiis, but that doesn’t work in Windows 8.
Finally, I found this post that dealt with the exact issue. Adding the WCF Services under Turn Windows features on or off worked perfectly.
Thanks to http://proq.blogspot.com/
Don’t you DARE call them Metro icons.
This is very relevant to a project I’m working on. I have a XAML front end that will need to make calls into our application, and Web API seems like the way to go.
I came across this post today that talks about how the ViewBox works in WinJS. Meaning, what HTML/CSS are being used to create the ViewBox effect.
The same author has another article that talks about the difference between the ViewBox and the FlexBox. The FlexBox being a CSS thing and the ViewBox being a WinJS control.