Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chrome on Windows XP

This post is the third of a series posting pictures using the Blogger "Compose" interface using both Mac and Windows XP. In this test I was using Chrome on a Windows XP virtual machine (VM) on my Macbook Pro. The VM software I'm using is Oracle Virtual Box as it is free for personal, non-commercial use and is as fast and full featured as VMWare which I also have installed. 

I moved the other two posts to Draft status after seeing what the behavior was during the editing process. The photos are just a sampling of what was in my Export directory and probably have appeared on the blog before.





7 comments:

Unknown said...

Richard:

I cry after I count more than two photos.

but it's great to see more of your photos. I didn't know you had a Thomas up there

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
My Flickr // My YouTube

RichardM said...

I ran (figuratively not literally) into Thomas was in Michigan at Greenfield Village. It was there visiting giving kids rides. I'm really at a loss as to what the problem is though I was able to sort of duplicate it using IE on XP. But it wasn't consistent...

Unknown said...

Richard:

I may be a Happy Camper with a "workaround". I tried it here (work) and it works ! I am going to try it at home, and if it works then I can explain it to you how picasa inter-relates to Blogger, etc. I managed to do a test post with over 8 photos and I was able to resize each one with that pop up menu

I even uploaded a couple of images directly from my local hard drive after resizing and it also worked and I was able to select Xtra-large each time with that pop up menu in a consistent placement.

I used Firefox here, but I have no reason to think that it wouldn't work at home, perhaps I will try Google Chrome instead.

thank you for all your help and testing. I really appreciate it. My post later tonight will be nothing but photos just for testing, but I may post some new ones you haven't seen before

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
My Flickr // My YouTube

Trobairitz said...

I like the eclectic mix of photos you posted Richard. That third one down makes me want to go for a walk in the woods.

RichardM said...

"Eclectic", a nice way of saying wierd ;-)

The third one down are on the ski trails running next to my building. A nice area to walk during the summer and x-country ski in the winter. At least when it's above ~10 below (°F).

VStar Lady said...

Richard, I don't own a mac but it's interesting to know that there is a way to fool it, as it would be, into acting like it has XP (if I understand your post correctly.)
But the big news is you found the real Thomas!

RichardM said...

I have Windows XP, Windows 7, and a Fedora (a linux variant) running as virtual machines. It works well and you can allocate memory and disk however you want. And with the SSD (solid state drive), the virtual machines run really fast. I.e. cold boot of Windows XP is only about 10 seconds. Booting up the Mac laptop takes about the same amount of time. I'm spoiled by this laptop....