Windows 8

2015 – Overview of my projects and training

2015 was a busy year for me, with a wide range of projects worked on and also some excellent training and education completed, including the Rapid Software Testing Applied course run by James Bach, which I completed in July. And to give a flavour of the [...]

Some useful Excel shortcuts

Here's some useful Excel shortcuts, which I'll add to as I find more useful ones. One of the main ones I've found is Insert a New Row - without a shortcut this is an extremely clunky operation of selecting the current row using the mouse and [...]

2017-01-10T21:26:20+01:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Tips, Windows 8|Tags: , , |

Windows 8 thoughts and suggestions

Having used my Windows 8 laptop as my main work laptop for a couple of weeks now, I thought I'd share my thoughts. Overall, I'd say Windows 8 works well on a touchscreen laptop or device. If you don't have a touchscreen though, a lot of [...]

Windows 8 tips – keyboard shortcuts

Here are some Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts I found out via the process of trial and error. Some are more useful than others and some are indispensable. Windows 8 Shortcuts - Using Windows Key  Very Useful  Windows Key + S             Start Menu Windows Key + D             [...]

2013-07-01T18:48:12+01:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Tips, Windows 8|Tags: , , |

Setting up a new Windows 8 laptop

Having waited long enough, I finally purchased a Windows 8 laptop. To be precise, the Asus Vivobook S200e that I was very impressed with when I tested it, back at end of 2012. It came to nearly £400 with Express Delivery from Amazon, so a good [...]

2017-01-10T21:26:23+01:00June 30th, 2013|Categories: Browsers, Cloud, IE10, Windows 8|Tags: , , , , , , |

Useful Test Resources – Windows Virtual Machines from Microsoft

Microsoft have recently updated the list of Windows Virtual Machines they'll let you download and install for testing purposes.  In fact, its now a very useful list, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP. I was looking for a way of being able to test [...]

Cross-Browser Testing – Turning off browser auto-updates

For effective cross-browser testing, it can be useful to have a variety of different versions of different browsers on different platforms. In general, its very awkward (or impossible) to have different versions of the same browser on the same machine. Therefore, a way around this is [...]

Windows 8 touch screen laptop test drive

Yesterday, I tried out the Asus Vivobook S200E, a Windows 8 laptop with touch screen, courtesy of Currys in Oxford Street. I was very impressed, both in terms of the laptop and Windows 8 with touch screen. I think touch screens on laptops will take off [...]

2017-01-10T21:28:54+01:00November 23rd, 2012|Categories: New Tech, Windows 8|Tags: , , , , |

Windows 8 – Adding Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers

I've now added the other main browsers to my Windows 8 Pro virtual with no problems found - I was expecting some, but none materialised. The screenshot below shows the Start screen, with the tiles for Chrome, Firefox and Safari added in the place I selected [...]

Windows 8 Pro running on VirtualBox on iMac OSX 10.8.2 – Success!!!

As Windows 8 and IE10 have recently been released, I thought I'd better get myself a working Windows 8 system, asap. Will be very useful to be able to see how Windows 8 operates, plus also test IE10 websites as thats already either a requirement (or likely [...]