Duplicate Drives in Windows 10 File Explorer

In File Explorer within Windows 10, your local drives twice in the Navigation Pane. Once under Desktop, and once Under This PC

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You can fix this by removing the following keys from the Windows Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}

As a result, the drives under Desktop are removed …

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If you removed this registry key, but it it re-appeared, then Windows Update KB3097617 is probably to blame. This update restores some default Registry Keys for Windows Explorer. Just run the steps again, and you should be fine.

Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 Quick Test

Beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8 is out, but does it pass CSS2 tests?

Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 has been released to the wild. The ACID2 test could not be reached for a good while after ie8 was released. I guess everyone who downloaded was running the test. While it does seem to pass the ACID2 test (provided you OK the ActiveX dialog box), it still fails on some CSS 2.1 tests in the W3C CSS 2.1 suite.. I couldn’t run as many of the test I wanted, as IE takes up around 95-99% of CPU time on the test list page. Continue reading “Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 Quick Test”

Microsoft comes to its senses about IE8

Well, it would appear that microsoft is realising it made a mistake in choosing version targeted quirks mode as the default for Internet Explorer 8. I guess they didn’t anticipate the uproar from developers, and so decided to do a U-Turn and enable standard compliance mode by default.

Well, it would appear that microsoft is realising it made a mistake in choosing version targeted quirks mode as the default for Internet Explorer 8. I guess they didn’t anticipate the uproar from developers, and so decided to do a U-Turn and enable standard compliance mode by default. Continue reading “Microsoft comes to its senses about IE8”

Internet Explorer 8: taking quirks and hacks into the future

Microsoft is choosing quirks mode over standards compliance for Internet Explorer 8. The browser will render in quirks mode unless you add the new meta tag.

Microsoft are looking to punish web users and developers by releasing another broken version of internet explorer in its 8th incarnation. They say they are helping people by not making it standards compliant, that people want things to remain the same. Well, web developers have to work bloody hard to make sure their content looks nearly as presentable in IE as it does in standards compliant browsers.

They say that if they start following standards, the web pages of their current userbase will no longer look right. That’s the same argument they’ve been using since version 6, and if they carry on, the issue will still remain in 10 years time. Continue reading “Internet Explorer 8: taking quirks and hacks into the future”