When I need to change the text on a web page to match the scenario I’m documenting, I use browser developer tools to modify the text for my screenshot. For example, let’s change the Azure portal signed-in user and domain from to Using Browser Developer Tools to Change Page Content I used Microsoft Edge in … Read moreChange Pages in Your Browser for the Perfect Screenshot
If Enterprise Mode IE (EmIE) is enabled, you should see a blue box with buildings next to the address bar. On some hardware, you may see a blue box with white EmIE text. The behavior depends on your display settings. The “EmIE” text is a fallback if there isn’t an acceptable icon resource for your … Read moreWhy Do I See Different Blue Enterprise Mode IE Indicators Next to the Address Bar?
On January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for Windows will be supported. For older OS such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you will need to upgrade to IE11. Even if you don’t use IE on a PC such as a server, you should upgrade to the … Read moreIf I Remove or Don’t Use Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10, Can I Avoid Upgrading to Internet Explorer 11?
On Jan 12, 2016, IE11 will be the only supported version of IE on the most Windows versions. In this post, I will cover the essentials to jumpstart your migration. There are three main areas to plan for when you migrate: deployment, configuration, and compatibility. Deployment There are several ways to deploy IE. Choose the … Read moreInternet Explorer 11 Migration Quick Start
It seems inevitable. At some point, you get into a situation where you need to shutdown Windows without a display or a mouse. Maybe your laptop screen has failed or your display driver is problematic. Or perhaps, you need to drive some automation to shutdown Windows. This little trick will allow you to shutdown Windows … Read moreHow to Shutdown Windows with Your Eyes Closed
If you have a embedded browser in your Windows application, you may be encountering a rendering or some other kind of compatibility issue with the content you are trying to display. In this post, I’ll talk about some options to try to fix those issues. The web browser control is known by many names: WebBrowser … Read moreControlling WebBrowser Control Compatibility
If you are trying to get started with creating a Windows 8 Store App, there are some great starter kits that show you how to use several public web service APIs. The kits have sample code to access APIs such as Edmunds, Tom-Tom, Twitter, Tumblr, Yelp, Meetup and many others. Check them out on GitHub. … Read moreCheck it Out! I Wrote a Windows Store App! You can too with APIMASH Starter Kits.
Believe it or not, way back when Windows Vista was in beta, there were a bunch of “app compat guys”. Over the years, many of us have moved on to other things but one guy has stood the test of time. Chris Jackson has earned the title of “The App Compat Guy” hands down. Chris … Read moreTHE “App Compat Guy” – Still Crazy After All These Years
If your developing a new Windows 8 app and you want to test it on another device (e.g. Surface), you’ll need to use a technique called sideloading. This can easily be done through a few steps that I’ll describe in this post. What is Sideloading? Windows 8 Store Apps are deployed through the Windows Store. … Read moreHow Do I Deploy a Windows 8 App to Another Device for Testing?
For browsing, IE 10 provides a great touch experience with the Metro style browser. If you don’t have touch enabled hardware available, here’s a quick way to simulate touch behavior to test your site. Visual Studio Simulator Visual Studio Express 2012 is designed for writing Metro Style apps. It includes a very nice “slate” simulator. … Read moreHow do I Test Internet Explorer 10 Touch Behavior Without a Touch Device?