Sep 16 2008

Change Windows Mobile Background Transparency

As we all know we can set the today screen to have any picture we like on it set as a background image, like a windows wall paper, but if you apply the image through

Start > Settings > Today then you will find that there is a high transparency applied to it, and your picture just looks very ordinary.

There is a way that you can adjust or completely remove the transparency, on windows mobile 5 or better.

Simply open your Image viewer, in windows mobile 6.x it is refer to as ‘Pictures & Videos’ once the app is open you will be able to select the location of your image, one found open the image up, down on the bottom right you will have ‘menu’ select this, you will then be able to select ‘Set as Today Background’ choose this, here if you images is large it will show you how it will scale it down as a preview, and you can also set the % level of the transparency.


Once your happy hit OK at the top, then your done.

Here is what my screen now looks like :)


Sep 11 2008

Vista Built-in Screen Shot tool

So today I was just briefly looking through start > accessories, and I came across something called ’snipping Tool’, this tool is one of those screen shot tool where you can quickly select the area you need to screen shot, whilst I work in remote desktops regularly and screen shots in this will give you the active window of your remote desktops, server names and all that jazz, rather then the active session, or even active window within that session. this little tool I can see is going to save me time that’s for sure.

ok ok so I am little slow on find it, it only took me a year or so….

- yes I know there a billion free ware apps out there that do this, but when it comes to installing items I am very picky I like to keep a clean a OS.

Sep 3 2008

Google Chrome is Here

Google Chrome has now been released as Beta, you can download it here


I love new software, technology anything I can get my hands on, so now google is my latest test baby and do I like it…?


well it has got a clean easy interface, super easy to use and in comparison to other browsers firefox 3 and IE7 well it seems slightly faster then both, google also has done the same thing as Mozilla where it needs pluggins for everything, which I quite like.

Also loving the Developer built in functions, the inspector is brilliant, it also seems light weight and works a treat, where you select the portion of code it highlights the part on the site where this event occurs (whilst we know IE dev toolbar, and Mozilla do the same, but this seems easy on the eye and light weight)



Now enough of the good stuff, here comes the ranting….

I have found some sites that just don’t render right, alignment is out, images misplaced and some sites just total screwed up, where in the other major browser it looks perfect.

And to be frank it just plan pisses me off, so here is another browser that we are going to have to cater for, while the 3 major players in browsers are IE, Mozilla and Safari, being Google is Google, we know its  only a matter of time before this browser becomes one of the big boys in browsers.

So why, why oh why don’t we have some sort of CSS compliance between all browsers, do they just like to create more unpaid work for us??

Sure its in beta, I just hope that they get do something to correct this.

fingers crossed… and toes.