Is the Save As dialog box in Windows 7 not coming to the front anymore?

I had a friend who had this problem and we did the following trick below and it worked. Thanks Tylerg.

This is a fix that worked for others:
a)    Open registry, click Start, Type regedit and press enter.

b)    Locate the key:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

c)    On the right pane right click on the following key and select modify:

d)    ForegroundLockTimeoute)    Select Base as decimal and then type 0 (zero) in the value data box and click on Ok.

f)     Exit from registry and restart the computer.

This occurred after a Microsoft patch Tuesday update. Many times after patch Tuesday things go wrong and you have to fix them. It especially is bad if you use any registry edits or hacks to support unsupported software. Some companies ban registry fixes, while others don’t seem to care. I prefer the companies that ban them since it helps to standardize client configurations and makes it easier to support and troubleshoot in the future. Its very difficult when you have a team to start making untracked changes to software.

What else is interesting about this is that Windows requires so many regedit fixes for software. I am so glad that Apple doesn’t have this issue. Apple used to suffer from a similar problem with corrupt plist files, but rarely is that a problem anymore. I personally haven’t had to fix that for several years and hope that part of the Mac history is past.

Its difficult for businesses to support such rapidly changing software. Windows 10  promises to have updates, and from what I have seen, early adopters of Windows 10 are complaining about the constant updating. Of course bleeding edge people will put in more effort, but I have to wonder if this is just a sign of things to come. When Microsoft has the ability to update anytime, why wouldn’t they use this as frequently as possible to advance their own interests? There are many articles already that talk about how Microsoft is going to ban or possibility delete illegal or pirated software, and that it is spying on its users even when features are turned off. This is hopefully something that will change and their commitment to user privacy continues as their words have said.

I like the fact that software is proprietary and contained with one person to be responsible like Microsoft or Apple. As much as I like and use open source components for clients, at the end of the day you need support and security and right now proprietary is the way to go in my opinion. Open source is so vast and the lack of people with those skills are apparent. It was always the problem for Apple for corporate adoption is that they had a hard time finding people skilled in Mac support. Open source is no different. Now both mac and open source people are growing, but most IT people are Windows people for better or worse so that seems to be the main reason Windows is so popular. Its certainty not because of its merits, because clearly Open source and Mac are superior.

Superhuman vision and donating glasses

A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age. The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed by Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who was looking for a way to optimize eyesight regardless of a person’s health or age. With this remarkable lens, patients […]

Source: The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever | Collective-Evolution

This would be amazing. I would love to throw away glasses. I investigated Lasick surgery but the odds were not so great. About 10 years ago they were 5% were worse off for having the surgery. Yes admittedly small odds but a significant trade off for not having glasses. Perhaps I might have it in the future when the odds are better. I wonder what the odd are now? This article says with experienced practitioners it is less than 1%.

I have talked to people who had it and they liked the results but hated the process. I don’t like the process either so that is probably my major objection to it. They hold your head immobile while a burning smell happens. I’ll wait until this improves.

Its really a first world problem isn’t it? Glasses are so appreciated by people who can’t afford them. When I was a kid I had another kid I went to school with wear glasses that were barely holding together. He used tape to make sure it stuck together. I wondered why he would put tape on his glasses thinking he was decorating it. When you have money you rarely consider money might be a reason that people do things. I wasn’t rich but I grew up middle class, so for the most part money was never an issue.

I shared that so I could share this. I ran across a pair of glasses in a drawer and donated them to the Lions glasses collection program. You probably have seen the box if you have gone to a glasses store. Anyway it was a good feeling to be able to help someone even though I will never meet them. It makes me feel good knowing that somewhere someone is benefiting from me in ways I can’t even imagine. I can’ t imagine how different my childhood would have been if I couldn’t see. I could not have read, which I enjoyed doing so much as a kid. That would have changed my entire life. When you give a gift you never know how valuable it is to others. Something we forget about can change someones life. Is there anything you don’t use that you can share with others?