Do you, just like me, make use of Virtual Machines very often? I might become handy to know some short cuts about them too. For example, I've had some trouble navigating back to my host system without using my mouse. Some more short cuts this time for both Virtual PC and VMware.
Other productivity enhancements:
Virtual PC short cuts that make you work more productive:
VMware short cuts that make you more productive:
Yes I know it is strange I'm using both Virtual PC and VMware Virtual Machines. Most of the time I use VMware because my colleages use it. This way we are able to use each others Virtual Machines. Besides this I make use of Virtual PC machines provided by Microsoft: Like the Visual Studio Orcas releases and the Microsoft CRM Demo VPC
I thought it was time to start trying out some Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). So I downloaded the latest VPC with Orcas CTP (June 2007) and Expression Blend 2 (May Preview). But starting the Expression Blend 2 setup gives an error about the .NET 3.0 framework that needs to be installed. After some research I found out .NET 3.0 SP1 is installed on the Orcas VPC. Some more research gives the following solution.
You can fool the Expression Blend 2 setup by changing a registry key. Follow the steps:
Now let's play with WPF.