Friday, March 30, 2012

Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Navigation with a Registry Hack

As you can read on Lifehacker (here), and on a number of other sites, with a simple registry hack you can modify the way windows handles clicks on stacked apps in the taskbar.

Here is the tweak:

  • Launch regedit.exe (Win+R, then paste regedit.exe)
  • Navigate in the left tree control to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • Go to Edit->New->DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Name the value LastActiveClick
  • Hit enter to assign the value and change it to 1
  • Restart Explorer and you're good to go.

To restart Explorer without rebooting, open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and end the Explorer.exe process. Then create a new task (under "File") and paste "explorer.exe".

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Facebook again–apps on fan page

How can I publish an app on a fan page?

Obviously you need to have admin rights on the destination page, then you can use this url:

Substitute APP_ID with your app id (get it from the settings page on and insert the “Secure canvas url” (find it on the same settings page).

Then, if everything’s ok, you will be prompted with a list of pages; choose one and you’re done.

New Fan page look (“Timeline”)

After the switch to the new fanpages look and feel, I noticed that there is a limit on the number of apps that you can “pin” in the apps thumbnails list. The limit is 12 (three rows of 4 apps).

This is not a limit to the number of apps that a fan page can host; only a limit to the thumbnails list.