Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Testing Windows Live Writer

So, I’m using Windows Live Writer to write this post.  I’m not sure why and especially why now.  I guess I just felt like writing and wanted to try out what I’d heard was a nicer interface.  Despite MS’s “System Requirements” saying the minimum screen resolution is 1024x768, this looks fine on my netbook at 1024x600:

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Okay, scratch that, some of the GUI elements are hidden due to the low resolution.  For example, see the nearly hidden button at the bottom of the picture pane, here:

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Luckily, Asus’s EEEPCs come with software to squish 768 virtual vertical pixels into 600 actual vertical pixels.  Its not perfect but it does the job.  I’m guessing from the software’s “About” screen that I’m not using the Beta version:

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So far, I like it.  Sometimes a web page editing interface just feels clunky.  Even Google’s pages on Google’s Chrome Browser can feel less interactive than they should, especially on such low-end hardware.

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