Category Archives: microsoft

Snipping Tool (Windows 7) – how to use it to screencapture dropdown menus and other tips

robinna/ March 25, 2014/ productivity, microsoft/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to screencapture some Windows 7 screens for training materials. Frustratingly enough, the screencapture tool, Snipping Tool, didn’t seem to capture the dropdowns but it does, it is just a matter of knowing the trick! To Find the Snipping Tool (and pin it to your menu for ease of access) Click on the Windows menu button(In the box

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The death of IE6

robinna/ July 21, 2009/ Technology, History of Technology, Culture, microsoft, Search engines/browsers/ 0 comments

If you haven’t been following all of the IE6 news of late, Youtube seems to be the most recent site to discontinue support for IE6: Mashable says that in order for the web to progress, IE6 must go (and briefly explains the major issues with IE6): …and if you really hate IE6, you can always join the death to IE6

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Microsoft ceases selling XP in 2008 & 2009

robinna/ May 25, 2008/ microsoft/ 0 comments

In brief: June 30 2008 – MS will cease selling XP to the general publicbut school districts, colleges, and universities can buy machines with XP until January 2009.;_hbguid=4a20ae24-1f5b-4809-bdd8-a82a7fcd512b

Microsoft ends live search book & academic products

robinna/ May 20, 2008/ Technology, History of Technology, Culture, microsoft/ 0 comments

Hmmm….. ———————– From Microsoft’s Live Search blog: “Today we informed our partners that we are ending the Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects and that both sites will be taken down next week. Books and scholarly publications will continue to be integrated into our Search results, but not through separate indexes.” Full blog posting at:

Internet Explorer 8 in Beta (IE8)

robinna/ March 8, 2008/ microsoft, Search engines/browsers/ 0 comments

It sounds like Microsoft is continuing to head down the path to standards compliancy… and a quick overview of some of the new features on the way (webslices looks amazingly like snapshots, which provides a little rollover live popup of a page as used on this website…. hmmmm…) I won’t be testing IE8 as I gave up on

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