Tag Archives: Windows

How to save the layout of Desktop icons (Windows 7 and XP)

(Updated to include Windows 7 solution) We’ve all been there. Your Desktop icons have been lovingly and painstakingly placed into specific locations –  work spreadsheets top-left, links to cat videos bottom-right – then BANG, your screen resolution gets changed and … Continue reading

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Eclipse Errors: “Missing requirement: Maven Integration for Eclipse”

When attempting to install the Maven plugin for Eclipse (m2eclipse) from the following location… http://download.eclipse.org/technology/m2e/releases …I was encountering the following error: Missing requirement: Maven Integration for Eclipse (Editors) 1.2.0.20120903-1050 (org.eclipse.m2e.editor 1.2.0.20120903-1050) requires ‘bundle org.eclipse.wst.sse.core 0.0.0’ but it could not be … Continue reading

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Transferring pictures and videos from iPhone using Windows XP

There are many, many articles and blog posts out there devoted to this topic – but none had worked for me.  Below is my eventual solution (that finally allowed me to transfer 1326 pics & vids collected over 3 years), … Continue reading

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Eclipse: Workspace Unavailable

Eclipse isn’t known for it’s helpful error messages at the best of times – and here’s one example… “Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one.” Unfortunately, Eclipse doesn’t offer any suggestions on how to fix this, … Continue reading

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Ant Errors: “Error starting modern compiler”

In my case, this error appeared when I attempted to run an Ant script through Eclipse, that was designed to compile Java classes and package them into a ZIP file. BUILD FAILED %my XML file%: Error starting modern compiler This … Continue reading

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Java Errors: “UnsupportedClassVersionError…bad major version at offset=x”

In my case, this error appeared when I attempted to load a class from a batch file in the Windows command prompt. “Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: (*myclassname*) bad major version at offset=6” This error indicates that your projects were compiled with … Continue reading

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How To Rename a Series of Files (MS Windows XP)

I’m amazed that I never knew about Windows XP’s built-in function to rename a series of files.  It’s limited (with other available applications giving you more control over the renaming style), but it’s fast and easy. Open My Computer/Windows Explorer … Continue reading

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Keyboard layout shenanigans (MS Windows)

Every now and then, I used to suffer the problem of having my keyboard layout change seemingly for no reason. For example, my @ key would change to Shift+2 instead of Shift+’ – and vice versa with the ” key. … Continue reading

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