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Living Room / IE Enhancer
« on: June 11, 2007, 08:36 AM »
This program will automatically maximize new Internet Explorer and Outlook Express windows for you. It includes a function for hiding/closing all IE windows with a userdefined hotkey. It's also possible to open new IE windows and automatically have them sent to the background. The program is also capable of closing popup windows.

I just found out about another great utility that is donationware.  It is called IE New Window Maximizer.  How many IE user's out there find it infuriating when a window is spawned in an incorrect size?  What about when IE doesn't behave correctly and opens child windows a different size than the default?  I am forced to use IE 6 at work and run into these issues all the time.  To resolve this issue, I have learned of this utility that forces all IE windows to open Maximized, even when defined to a different size by the page author.  It also allows you to create rules for IE windows and to just manage the windows a bit easier.

Just imagine it...Your pop-up blocker fails to recognize the pop-up for whatever reason (or worse you don't have a pop-up blocker), yet you can close ALL spawned pop-ups from the same location instead of chasing that little close box.  Best of all (though not so good for your blogging, mouser, I can't screenshot it working), it works seamlessly in the background.  If you have to work with IE (or just prefer it), I definitely suggest this utility or one like it.

I have invited the developer to join (unless he is already a member and my search didn't turn it up properly).  Hopefully we will see him soon.



Living Room / An alternative to Duel Boot
« on: June 10, 2007, 10:17 PM »
I was just thinking, with all the great software out there for virtualization of everything, duel booting computers, and other similar technologies; has anyone heard of, or had experience with a software KVM?  What I am envisioning is one machine with two hard drives.  Each hard drive has it's own OS and software on it, but it is each independently supported on the same hardware.  It would likely require some sort of BIOS support for hotkey switching, so I am not sure it exists, but I thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone has heard or seen anything like this.

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