Update: The VS 2012 Color Theme editor has a lot more options and subsumes the functionality of this settings file. Check it out! ——————————————— Visual Studio 11 comes in two themes: dark and light. I like how the code looks in the dark theme (since it is easy on the eyes), but I like how the menus and toolbars look in the light theme (the buttons look sufficiently different from each other.) So if you want to use the colors and fonts of the dark theme with the light theme UI, you would think you could just export out the fonts, change the theme, and import them back in. However, this has the bizarre side effect of causing all the fonts to become bold. So I went into the theme file and manually changed all the BoldFont="Yes" invocations, and finally I have a theme I like. You can download this settings file if you like, it has only the Fonts and Colors, so it should not mess up any of your other settings. Download Visual Studio 11 Dark Fonts and colors settings fi
I recently moved to Bangalore and subscribed to Vodafone. About a week and a half into the subscription, I get this SMS at 5:45 am, clearly designed to be as missable as possible. I hadn't subscribed to any such service. This seems flat out illegal. Anyway, I followed the message and immediately sent a STOP to the number. What followed is a hilariously intentionally vague UX: What do you have to respond? I was almost tempted to respond with "1, 2, 3" but instead did the 'logical' thing and punched in 1. I got a confirmation that it has been disabled. I have no idea what the silk service is, or whether I will be charged for it in my next bill. Let's see. EDIT: They did charge me for it, but I was able to call customer service and reverse the charge. It turns out that the imgur app for Android was injecting bad ads in the background that signed up the device for these things. My suggestion: do not use the imgur app on vodafone mobile data.
EDIT: The error is back :( These instructions did not help. EDIT 2: The error is mysteriously gone :) I think Microsoft did some magic on their end. I am back on automatic updates! For a long time, I was having trouble installing KB2881553: Update for the English Input Personalization Dictionary on Windows 8.1. These are rough notes on how I resolved it . The problem: KB2881553 is supposed to be only offered on machines that have a touch keyboard with lots of usage. I think it was offered on my desktop accidentally, because I also use a tablet PC with touch on the same Microsoft Account. If you hide the update, it doesn't go away, because a new version of the file is offered on Windows Update within a few days, on the same KB number. The error code was 6B2. The solution: I was mostly guided by this very helpful post . The gist of the problem is that the previous update .msi cannot be found, so you have to convince Microsoft that either (i) your package is up to