29.01.2013

Nexus 7: "Type password to decrypt storage" after completely discharged


After not using the Nexus 7 for some weeks, i got the following screen:
No password worked... Switch off/on... same screen again.
How to get out of this loop?
  1. Switch the device off (press and hold power button)
  2. Press and hold all three buttons. You will see the following:
  3. Use the volume buttons to navigate to Recover Mode
  4. Press the power button the confirm
    Now you will see the Android with a red triangle
  5. Now while holding the power button, press volume up
  6. Use the volume keys to navigate to wipe data/factory reset
  7. Press power button to select this option
  8. Go to Yes, erase all user data and press power button
And the "Type password to decrypt storage"-screen is gone... (and all data, too ;-)
[The official documentation can be found here.]

17.01.2013

Windows 8: Configuring focus follows mouse and auto-raise behaviour

After switching to Windows 8 i was trying to configure the same mouse over behaviour as i am used to on my debian linux.
If you just want focus follows mouse and auto-raise=true, then follow the description given here.
If you want focus follows mouse and auto-raise=false, then you have to do some more work:
Read this technet article
Open the registry editor and go to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\UserPreferencesMask
Here you have to change the first bit to 1 and the seventh bit to 0

Example:
The number in UserPreferenceMask is 9E --> 10011110
Change the first bit to 1 --> 10011111
Seventh bit is already 0 --> 10011111
One thing left: Logoff or restart you pc and you are done...

11.01.2013

More Features on Windows 7 & 8 with replacing Microsofts default driver "PCL6 Class Driver" with HP "Univeral Print Driver"

If you have to use HP printers on Windows 7 or 8, you can use the drivers provided by Microsoft. But if you want to change printing properties like duplex mode or pages per sheet and you select "Eigenschaften.. / Properties..."

you only get:

But there is an easy way to change this to this dialog:

where you can change this things very easy. Just use HPs Universal Driver (link) and replace the other one. If you want some more information about this driver, you can read this pdf.