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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

C/C++ resources online

The following is a continually updated list of my personal favorites for C/C++ reference:

C-FAQs: http://c-faq.com/index.html
Overflows in C: http://www.fefe.de/intof.html

Stanford Library: http://cslibrary.stanford.edu
C++ Coding Conventions(CERN): http://pst.web.cern.ch/PST/HandBookWorkBook/Handbook/Programming/CodingStandard/c++standard.pdf
C++ Casting: http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/sum2003/cmsc311/Notes/BitOp/cast.html & http://www.nacs.uci.edu/dcslib/sun/compilers/c-plusplus/c%2B%2B_ug/Cast.new.doc.html

ThinkPad T60 TouchPad Scroll in Office 2007

Found this link on Google. It was reported as on the day of posting as a possibly problematic site. But I went on and found the info in that site very useful. So here is the link:

Wrong Characters being Displayed

Had this problem with my keyboard layout getting changed just too often. The problem was as follows: Off and on, my keyboard was behaving erratically. It would mis-behave and then come back to normal. I suspected a change of keyboard layout - I had this problem earlier on my Linux Box and RI pointed out that my keyboard layout was UK English!

So, I too started off searching google for this, and things were mostly pointing to IME/Languages. When I opened the Regional Language Options in the Control Panel, the language bar popped up. I noticed that the language was set to Finnsh. Once I changed that to English, another icon appeared next to it - the Keyboard icon. It was in Finnish. So I changed it to English and all was well. But then I was wondering how these settings were changing so often. SO I went to the Regional Language Options in the Control Panel. Went to the languages tab and clicked on the Details button. From there, I selected the Finnish Language and Keyboard settings. At the bottom there is a Key Settings button. That was the major culprit. Click that button and you will see that Alt+Shift is assigned to "Switch between input Languages" option. I simply removed that key-binding to avoid un-intended switching between languages.

Also, I use the alt+shift combo often in my work - so that was the probem! Now we know! So change your keyboard settings and get back to efficient mode.

One last advice. If you ever face such a problem, make the language bar visible: Control Panel > Regional Language Options > Details > Language Bar Button > Show Language Bar. Once you see the language bar, you can know at once if your keyboard layout is the problem.