July 9th, 2006


Phew... reinstall

I had a disagreement with an application that I tried to delete from my system, and it killed my Windows XP Professional installation. So I've re-installed from scratch. Took about 14 hours to get things running semi-normally and with my peculiar color and display choices (I make my XP look like Windows 98 -- no fades, no scrolly nonsense, flat square windows and bars etc.), and my colors are definitely unique).

Luckily, I was able to make a backup of my My Documents folder, my Desktop and Start Menu folders, and my Application Data folders, so many applications have their settings intact, if not their registry keys.

I still can't get Japanese text to display in the title bar of web pages, though. I used to have bitmap Japanese fonts and they displayed in Firefox's title bar when at Japanese pages. I'm not sure how or where I had gotten those, though. Any ideas?