For now, this is just a list of applications and/or fixes I've used since I migrated my work laptop from Windows XP to Windows7.
Graphical Diff/Merge : On Windows XP, I just used
vimdiff that came with vim. However, although vim runs under Windows 7, the diff functionality doesn't work correctly (I'm waiting for the 64bit version to be officially released). I found WinMerge is a cool replacement for the graphical diffs.
Edit With Vim : As I mentioned above, vim works, but there are a few issues; one is that the right-click "Edit with Vim" menu is no longer there, so you can do the following; either create a shortcut to the
gvim executable in:
Or create a
.reg file containing the following and run it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Edit with Vim] "icon"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Vim\\vim72\\gvim.exe" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Edit with Vim\command] @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Vim\\vim72\\gvim.exe \"%1\""
Has Windows 7 lost your profile? : I would have thought they would have fixed this by now (this problem existed in Windows XP). Anyway, as long as your user has administrative privileges, you can do the following:
From a command window, run regedit Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" Look for your profile key (it will have a identically copy except for a ".bak" extension) Delete the non.bak key (you can export it first as a backup if you like) Rename the ".bak" key to remove the ".bak" extension Restart your machine
That's it for now.