Archive for July, 2008

Developers: It’s a Context Menu, not a Right-Click Menu

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Well-behaved GUI software should make all functionality easily accessible from the keyboard. For Windows, most of this is covered by the Windows User Experience Guidelines. But there a some subtleties not covered there which many developers get wrong. And one that I see quite often is the improper display of context menus. Many people refer [...]

Windows XP Forever

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Windows XP is a great operating system, possibly the best desktop OS ever. It looks great, is very stable, performs well, and rarely requires rebooting. And unlike earlier versions of Windows, it hardly ever needs to be repaved (format + reinstall). I’ve been running Windows XP SP2 as installed with my PC for over 3 [...]