As a quick note, here’s a little Java graphics utilities class I started putting together today. Mostly I’m just concerned with monitor/display sizes at the moment, especially when a computer system has multiple displays.
Note: This code is currently a work in progress. I know of possible approaches, but I don’t know of a perfect working solution yet.
I’m currently trying to find the right way to find the current monitor size, when you’re writing a Java Swing application to work in a multiple-monitor configuration. I always use three monitors, so I can test this pretty easily.
The following Java source code shows how to determine the screen size (dimensions) of the Android device your application is running on:
This is a view of my current work setup. It seems like no matter what I do, I just can't get enough screen real estate.
I was just reminded of an old trick to make your Mac OS X display black and white, or grayscale. To do this, just follow these steps:
Drupal FAQ: How do I remove the H1 title tag from the front page of a Drupal website?
I just ran into this problem on my new website, How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary. Whenever you create a Drupal page you have to give it a title, but for the front page of a website that doesn't really make sense.
There are at least two ways to do this:
Android FAQ: How do I start a new Activity in Android?
Typically I start a new Activity in Android like this:
iMac brightness FAQ: Help, my iMac brightness is too bright, is there a way I can dim the iMac monitor brightness more than the standard iMac brightness control allows?
Yes, I have the same problem, and fortunately this "iMac brightness is too bright" problem seems to be a well-known issue. Even better, you can get free software to help dim the iMac brightness more than Apple allows with Mac OS X. Over a year ago I downloaded a free Mac application named Shades that does a good job of reducing the iMac brightness, and here's what I know about it.
iPhone/iPad display specifications FAQs: What is the display resolution of the iPad, iPhone, or iPod? How large are the screens (pixels, or ppi)?
I've been doing a lot of work lately converting my DVD movie collection into digital movie files that I can watch on my iPhone, and as part of converting these DVD movies into digital movie files, I needed to learn about the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specifications, in particular their screen/display specifications.
iMac monitor energy saving FAQ: How can I turn off my iMac monitor without turning off my iMac?
I've hooked up some nice speakers to my iMac and I often use it to play music in the house, and this morning I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if I could turn off the iMac monitor while it's just playing music?" Hopefully that would help extend the life of the display, not to mention save some energy and be more "green".