LuciferSam LuciferSam

Niner since 2012


  • Defrag: Task Bar, Pop ups and UNC Behavior

    Thanks for responding to my snarky email about the Control Panel icons. For some reason if you go to the Control Panel via the link in Explorer's Navigation Pane (with "Show all folders" enabled) you still get hit with the Category View every time. It turns out, however, that this is the same behavior that was present in Windows 7 so I was wrong about that.

    I'll still argue that the fastest, most efficient way to get to a Control Panel applet was to press the Windows key and then type the first few letters of the item that you're looking for (Indexing Options in this case). I just gave up and installed StartMenu8 to get this functionality back.

    Re: Saving space on an SSD - How about disabling hibernation? If you have an SSD why waste your limited write cycles flushing gigabytes of RAM to your drive when you can cold boot in a few seconds anyway? Open an elevated command prompt and type

    powercfg.exe -h off
    and Windows will immediately delete hiberfil.sys which is probably taking up a few gigs of space.

  • Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript

    I was ready to write this off immediately because I assumed it would be similar to Dart.

    Just finished watching the whole presentation and was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to start using this!