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I ran into this issue a few weeks ago… The option for “Connect to a wireless display” was no longer available on my Surface Pro 3. It disappeared on my Acer S7 laptop, too. What the heck is going on?!?! Well, I figured it out with some sleuthing on the interwebs… Oracle’s VirtualBox, for whatever reason unbeknownst to me, disables support for WiDi and Miracast in Windows 8. Uninstalling VirtualBox solved the problem. I also read some VPN clients cause this issue to occur, but that didn’t appear to be my case.

I’ve logged a bug with Oracle – this is a usability bug and should be fixed. I’d love an explanation as to why it’s disabled.

Here’s the bug:

I hope that helps anyone having a similar issue!



10 Secrets You Should Have Learned with Your Software Engineering Degree – But Probably Didn’t

I had the unique opportunity to try the prototypes of the abovementioned personal transporters. The Winglet is similar to the Segway, yet smaller, made with much more plastic, and with a slightly different steering system. The Uni-cub is targeted towards indoor transport, such as for the elderly, and you move by shifting your weight, similar to the Segway again, but in the sitting position. Enjoy the videos.

Riding the Toyota Winglet

I struggled with this for about a day, and there were a lot of sites saying I should just use button.ID or button.UniqueID to set the default button for a panel. Nope, that wasn’t working. Some users were complaining the issue was only occurring on setting default button when in a control contained in a Master page.

The error would be:

The DefaultButton of panel  or page must be the ID of a control of type IButtonControl.

So, here’s what you do to fix it:

// Set the default buttons.

((Panel)Page.FindControl(nameofthepanel.UniqueID)).DefaultButton = nameofthebutton.ID;

I hope that helps Smile



Lois turned a year older while in Israel. Birthday Cakes sure are hard to find, but Tito came through!

Lois’ birthday in Israel!

Took this video while at an Oasis in southern Israel near the Ramon Crater.

Climbing and Exploring the Oasis

Israel 2011 – Day 5

Posted: June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Photos from Israel

Posted: June 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Enjoy – took these over the past few days. You can download the Windows 7 Theme here.

Feel free to share the theme or the photos, as long as you give me credit. You may not sell them or use them for profit in any way.

After installing Windows 7 SP1 and attempting to play a DVD in Windows Media Center, I received an error that the disc was not formatted for my current region. This obviously wasn’t true, since I was playing a Region 1 disc (United States) and before my upgrade, all discs played fine. So, here’s how I fixed it:

  1. Close Windows Media Center
  2. Attempt to play the disc with another DVD playback app, such as Cyberlink PowerDVD
  3. Close the other playback app, which should play the disc successfully.
  4. Relaunch Windows Media Center.
  5. Done!

Please let me know if this works for you Smile