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  • Re: More Java installer crap

    [quote user="LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet"][quote user="immibis"][quote user="LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet"]You have to make a deliberate effort, or use a really rubbish library, to end up with 'classic' buttons on Windows XP and higher.[/quote] Classic buttons are the default, even in Windows 7. You have to add a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 04-03-2014
  • Re: More Java installer crap

    [quote user="BC_Programmer"][quote user="immibis"]If you believe Microsoft, it's because some applications were relying on the exact pixel colours of classic buttons.[/quote]    Version 5 of comctl32.dll is the default that is loaded for application, unless they basically say "yes, I work with Version ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 04-03-2014
  • Re: More Java installer crap

    [quote user="LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet"]You have to make a deliberate effort, or use a really rubbish library, to end up with 'classic' buttons on Windows XP and higher.  [/quote] Classic buttons are the default, even in Windows 7. You have to add a special linker flag or #pragma if you want XP+-style buttons. If you believe ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 04-02-2014
  • Re: Remember Bitcoin?

    [quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="Snooder"]You know the best part about the whole bitcoin thing? That it's deliberately designed to foster criminal activity, and yet people still seem surprised every time criminal use it. And yes, "hiding your money from the government" is criminal. It may be a morally ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 03-03-2014
  • Re: MinGW

    [quote user="too_many_usernames"]Dammit I keep reading ".scss" as ".sccs" and thinking there was going to be a rant about that particular version control system...[/quote] But not .ssds?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 02-21-2014
  • Re: Loops in JavaScript are okay. JavaScript in loops is not okay.

    Another RWTF is that the array name is soft-coded.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 02-14-2014
  • Re: Xojo: Are we there yet?

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="henke37"]It is easy, the common controls are selected using the embedded manifest.[/quote] Right; their manifest is wrong, but it's still like a ... maybe 5 minute fix.[/quote] TRWTF is not automatically giving programs the new common controls. Right?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 12-28-2013
  • Re: Replace all? Nah, too hard; looping 10 times should be enough.

    Does Substitute not take a size parameter?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 12-14-2013
  • Re: Representative Screenshot

    When you create a window on Windows, the window size you specify includes the borders. Perhaps they didn't know about the API function to adjust for this (AdjustWindowRectEx) and they didn't think to Google it.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 11-17-2013
  • Re: Microsoft announces shut down product you never heard of

    100 times as many people now know about Tags. Cheap publicity for Microsoft for the next two years.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by immibis on 08-21-2013
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