Tony Schreiner's Blog

Developer - Internet Explorer | UX | Privacy | Web Graphics | HTML Platform Infrastructure | Windows. Fighting complexity for 15 years and counting.
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    Security prompt on downloaded files in XP SP2

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    In a response to my first blog entry on IE in XP SP2, Tom Gilder notices another new security prompt on downloaded files for XP SP2: Also, whilst on the subject of XP SP2, if you download a signed EXE to the desktop and run it, it gives you a security...
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    IE in XP SP2 (Part 2): Information Bar - Stopping the modal dialog madness

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    See Also: Part 1: Authenticode - No and never again! The Information Bar is a new piece of UI that shows up when potentially dangerous actions on a page have been blocked. It appears between the toolbar and the content window, and looks a bit like...
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    IE in XP SP2 (Part 1): Authenticode - No, and never again!

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    As you probably know by now, XP SP2 RC1 is publicly available at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/sp2preview.mspx . Over the next week or so I'll give an overview of a few of the security features the browser UI team has been working...
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    IE Team

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    I don't suppose anybody is keeping score, but I'm now working on the Internet Explorer team full time. More specifically, I'm on the browser UI team along with Jeremy , Jeff , Aaron , and a bunch of others who either don't blog, or who's blogs I don't...
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    Paying for software

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    In his blog, Omar talks about his adventures in getting a good deal on Photoshop. My take is slightly different: it's amazing what people will go through to avoid paying $20, $50, or $100 on a piece of software they would use every day for a few years...
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    Debugger quick reference

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    As promised earlier , here's a one page quick reference describing some of the most frequently used commands in cdb / ntsd / windbg / kd. The debuggers themselves are available at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/ddk/debugging/default.mspx and include...
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    Long live the command line interface

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    Josh links to the VSCMDShell project, which is an effort to provide an addin to Visual Studio to host the command prompt as a tool window. Very useful, plus a trivial WinForms app makes it a replacement to the default cmd.exe as well. I know there are...
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    Lightwave 3D & computers as a hobby

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    I'm definitely not an artist, but Lightwave 3D ( http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave ) remains one of my favorite applications. I suspect this is because it's one of the (few) types of applications that has escaped the trend of simplification at...
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    Avalon

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    Not that there's a shortage of information on MSDN, but O'Reilly has a good introductory article about XAML today.
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    Majel: The feature nobody knew existed

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    Before joining the Windows Privacy team I worked on MSN 8 . One of the technologies I worked with was code named "Majel", after Majel Barrett who was (is?) the voice of the computer on Star Trek. As the name implies, this feature allowed the user...
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    Debuggers

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    Surprisingly, I don't recall seeing many blog entries about debuggers so I guess I'll start. I use the following debuggers on a semi-regular basis, each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. While everybody knows about the first, you may not...
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    Outlook Fonts

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    A while back I started getting tired of the default Outlook reply colors (yeah, I was bored...). The font picker under Options/Mail Format/Fonts doesn't let you choose colors outside the standard 16, and I didn't want to use the Stationery option, so...
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    Internet Explorer

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    IE is a hot topic on Robert Scoble's blog these days. Lots of good comments there about overdue features and bug fixes. http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/01/15.html#a6187 http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/01/14.html#a6186 http://radio.weblogs...
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    Obligatory Introduction

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    Yet another blogging Microsoftie... :-) I’ve been a developer at Microsoft for about five years and I’m currently working on the Windows Privacy team. I intend to write about .NET, Avalon, Windows, Win32, IE, Privacy, software engineering...
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