Monthly Archives: April 2014

Building a simple Qt application on Windows with Visual Studio

2014-04-12 1 comment

After preparing the Qt framework, I needed to check if everything works; therefore I built a very simple Qt5.2.1 application, the GUI-equivalent of a “Hello-World” program. Building the sample application Open “Visual Studio 2010” and create a new, blank project: File → New → Project… Visual C++ → General → Empty Project Add a source… »»»

Building Qt 5.2.1 on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010

2014-04-12 5 comments

For my first steps with Qt, I wanted to use the 64-bit libraries of Qt 5.2.1 on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010; unfortunately the project doesn’t offer a binary package download for this combination, so I had to build the framework myself. After some failures at this (mostly due to out of date tutorials… »»»

Windows 7: Customize Logon Screen Wallpaper

2014-04-10

Start → Run… → regedit.exe Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background Switch the key OEMBackground to value 1 (create the key if it doesn’t exist, it’s a DWORD). Navigate to the folder C:\Windows\System32\Oobe Create a new sub-folder called info. Go to info and create a new sub-folder named backgrounds. Put the custom wallpaper there; it must be titled backgroundDefault.jpg,… »»»

Windows 7: Can’t delete/rename/move MKV files

2014-04-10

The Problem: When you try to delete, rename or move a Matroska/*.mkv file, you get an error message that the file is currently in use – even if you just started the computer and haven’t opened that file. Searching for that error description I stumbled over several old threads (from 2009 and onwards) with multiple… »»»

Windows 7: (Elevated) Command Prompt Anywhere

2014-04-09

The command prompt here power toy was a feature that a lot of users requested be built-in to Windows 7. Microsoft listened, and added it to a secondary context menu. By holding shift and right-clicking a folder, you’ll see additional commands not listed on the standard menu, such as open in new process, copy as… »»»

Windows: Process-Explorer mit vollen Rechten starten

2014-04-09

[?] Ich benutze gerne den Process Explorer von Sysinternals. Besonders praktisch finde ich, dass er ein kleines Symbol im System-Tray einblenden kann, das den Verlauf der Prozessorauslastung anzeigt. Deshalb habe ich mir im Autostart-Ordner im Startmenü eine Verknüpfung angelegt, die das Tool bei jedem Systemstart lädt. Was mir aber bislang nicht geglückt ist: Ich möchte,… »»»

Windows 7: Programm-Icons verschwunden

2014-04-09

[…] ist das Programm-Icon einfach verschwunden. Sowohl im Startmenü, im Programmordner, der Taskleiste und auch an allen anderen Orten wo sich eine Verknüpfung auf das Programm befindet. [Programm X] ist jedoch nicht das einzige Programm, in der Taskleiste habe ich [Y] auch noch geöffnet, auch dieses Programm hat sein Icon einfach verloren. […] Hat jemand… »»»

Windows: Adding a font to the console

2014-04-08

Open the registry (with regedit.exe) and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Console/TrueTypeFont Add a key of type REG_SZ with the name 00 and the value Consolas (or whatever the font is called!). Reboot. Apparently the reboot is important otherwise you won’t get the correct results and you might end up with the “MS Sans Serif” font instead.… »»»

Mozilla Firefox: Delete entries from search bar

2014-04-07

Click into the search bar. Enter the first characters of the term that you want to delete; use the up-/down-arrow if necessary. Select the term and press the Delete key. Source: c’t 2009, #23, page 166.