CBAutoSave v 1.11.5

I just uploaded a new version to the Gallery, v 1.11.5. This version removes the experimental Lost Focus Commands options; several users reported some undesirable side-effects.  (I’ll continue work on that feature, as I really like changing VsVim’s mode to Normal when a document loses focus….)

Devenv.exe /SafeMode is my friend

Something strange happened to my VS2013 installation yesterday. I logged in to Office 365, then needed to install Office 2016 locally in order to use my employer’s Skype for Business account. After doing that, VS2013 wouldn’t start, it would crash to the “Debug / Check for solutions dialog”.  Click “Check…”, the dialog appears again, click …

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Microsoft does something right, then finds a way to disappoint…

UPDATE the Second: After quite a bit of googleBing, I discovered a post about “Power Button / Volume Up” for 30 secs after an incomplete / failed update. Using that technique got the SP3 running again, screen right side up, keyboard working.  With fingers crossed, I tried the new power supply, and it appears to …

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Lync, window-opener extraordinaire…

My employer relies on Microsoft Lync for IM and on-line meetings. Maybe the UI/UX experience is designed to make the corporate overlords feel good because Lync does so much work when you join a meeting… Open the meeting invite to get the link to the meeting.  (This is the 1st window.) IE opens and goes to …

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Update: Win8.1 -> Win10 experience

Went searching for a solution to the SSL problem, and I think I found one. (Unfortunately, I can’t find the source at the moment, but I’m still looking.) It seems BitDefender was the issue — turning off “Scan SSL” seems to have worked on my Surface Pro 3, although I need to spend more time …

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Win8.1 -> Win10 experience

My Surface Pro 3 came with Win8 installed, and was greatly improved by the update to Win8.1. My Win7 desktop computer had enough going wrong that I was tired of trying to fix it; it was old and slow enough that I didn’t mind getting a new computer, complete with 8.1. Win8 isn’t really great …

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