Wednesday, December 14, 2005

In which David Removes a Blemish From Windows

Somewhere in downtown Los Angeles Microsoft is very good at some things . Marketing products. Making certain geeks rich.

One thing they are definitely NOT good at is avoiding small repetitive annoyances in their Windows operating system.

Recently I stumbled across a small free program than removes one Windows Worry which drives me nuts. (Use Mac or Linux? Stop reading now and click here.)

Open Wide (Click here to read all about it) lets you customize the size and settings of the Open File and Save File dialog boxes. Simple. No more microscopic box and click click click clicking to get where I want. Now I get a big list.

Okay, so if you don't sit in front of the computer all day (like I do) this may not be a critical quality of life issue. But when a small infinitely-repeated bother is suddenly removed the sky just seems bluer. Ya know?

Now everyone can go watch the ping pong video.

Computer Headaches
Music Video

2 comments:

Scott said...

Amazing video! I've sent it on to the Berklee Comp. Dept. as a little "holiday" present. Everyone says "Thank you, David".

Josep said...

I've downloaded the OpenWide app. I'll try it.

Man, what a video!!! My tummy hurts of laughing. And the worst thing is that I can't laugh loud because here it's 4:13am. Congrats!