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Comment: Re:Dear Microsoft.... (Score 1) 218

by Curate (#47197713) Attached to: Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

The problem I have for Windows 8 is that the keyboard DOES pop up when hitting a textbox... when I have a hardware keyboard attached.

Define "hitting a textbox". Do you mean touch it (assuming you have a touch screen), click it with the mouse, tab to it using the keyboard, ...? In a set-up with both a touch screen and a physical keyboard attached, which is common in a lot of new laptops, if you "touched" a textbox then I think it's reasonable for Windows to assume you want to continue touching rather than switch to keyboard input. But if your set-up has no touch capability at all, then yeah, it's dumb to ever see an on-screen keyboard.

Comment: Re:And another pointless phone (Score 2) 146

by Curate (#46241555) Attached to: Nokia Turns To Android To Regain Share In Emerging Markets
Go re-read the GP's post again. I understood it just fine. Nokia had hired them to write apps, and had asked for apps for the J2ME, Symbian, Android, iOS, and BADA platforms; but not for the QT platform. So naturally they didn't spend any time developing for the QT platform. You quoted the first half of a sentence, but the second half of that sentence is important too.

Comment: Re:Already part of my Ubuntu setup routine. (Score 1) 135

by Curate (#45478409) Attached to: Ubuntu Wants To Enable SSD TRIM By Default

Windows 8 still includes the TRIM operation on deletes. It also includes the TRIM in the new 'defrag' tool.

The defrag tool isn't sending TRIMs, the file system is. The file system sends TRIMs for clusters that get freed for any reason. One reason a cluster would get freed is of course the file gets deleted. But another reason is that the file gets defragged. Say there's a request from the defrag tool to move a particular file VCN from LCN1 to LCN2. Then in the same transaction LCN2 gets allocated by the file system and LCN1 gets freed, and so LCN1 can now be TRIM'd. All of this is being performed inside the file system completely transparent to the application. The only application that explicitly sends a TRIM is format, which sends a TRIM for the entire volume.

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