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Bug fix – “Save as…” prompt takes the whole screen and can’t be re-sized

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , on February 5, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello!

I came across a weird annoying bug/behavior while browsing the web and saving stuff (images, files, etc.).

One day, the “Save as…” prompt decided it would take the whole screen’s size (full size) and not allow me to resize it. Here’s how to quickly fix that:

Either :

-Double click the title bar
or
-Click the “Hide Folders” button

Then simply resize the window with your mouse as usual!

saveas

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Reference
-http://superuser.com/questions/417867/resizing-the-save-as-window-in-windows-7

Skype – How to fix Japanese characters in Skype

Posted in Software with tags , , , , on March 9, 2014 by Sirusdark

Skype LogoIf for some reason your Japanese characters (kana and kanji) are not displayed in Skype when you chat, here’s an easy fix. It should work for most Windows OS (XP, 7, 8):

Change Skype’s font

1. Sign in your Skype account.
2. Go in Tools > Options
3. Click IM & SMS and select IM appearance.
4. Click Change font.

It possible that the Tahoma and/or Arial font won’t display Japanese characters properly. Try using the font “meiryo“: kana and kanji characters should be displayed again.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

References
-https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA338/how-do-i-change-the-font-of-my-instant-messages-in-skype-for-windows-desktop
-http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Cannot-see-Japanese-characters/td-p/366847
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kana

GIMP – Edit multiple files in a single window

Posted in Gimp, Workflow with tags , , on March 2, 2014 by Sirusdark

Gimp LogoI recently discovered a bug in GIMP: whenever you edit multiple files with GIMP, if the program is NOT already opened, you will get as many windows as files you asked to edit. Not really desirable.

Here’s how to fix this problem:

GIMP, always numero uno

1. First, start GIMP.

2. Then select all the files you wish to edit.

3. Edit your selection with GIMP.

Gimp will then open all the files in tabs WITHIN GIMP instead of separate windows. Problem solved!

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca