Playing an audio file on a website is a common activity, so it should be easy to set up. It is easy to set up! That said, I spent 3 hours trying to get things right in Firefox. In this article, I’ll go through some of the pitfalls. The simple solution appears at the end. (In [...]
HelpTags and ToolTips are the small instruction boxes that appear when the mouse cursor hovers over a window control or toolbar entry. Xojo (nee RealBasic) supports them, but it is not immediately apparent how to use them effectively. This article discusses options to fine-tune the user experience.
A HelpTag is the easiest way to create a help [...]
Running a business involves many redundant activities. For example, if there is a technical question about a program, I first check the instruction manual. If there is a purchase inquiry, I confirm prices in our catalog. I use standard text inserts in many E mail responses. Each activity involves running a program and finding a file. [...]
Before going into details on how to make your computer sound like a typewriter, I can’t avoid addressing the primary issue. Why would you want you computer to sound like a typewriter? Of course, there’s the novelty aspect. Many people find that a computer that sounds like a typewriter is humorous. But I believe that interactive [...]
It is often annoying when USB drives are assigned different drive letters (A:,B:,…,L:,…) when you plug them into different computers. Drive assignment changes can make it difficult to write backup batch files and may also raise problems when you run programs that reference data on the USB drive.
A fix is relative easy. First, pick a drive [...]