Frankly, I have always been annoyed by the splash screens you see at the beginning of most programs. Now you can kill them with a simple portable tool called SplashKiller<. It's a resident application that works from the system tray.
How does it work? SplashKiller sits in the background and attaches itself into Windows via a 'Hook'. When a window is shown, SplashKiller checks that it's in the right place for a splash screen (usually the centre of the display), then it does some extra checks. If the window passes these extra checks, it gets hidden. Note: The window isn't actually hidden, it just get's moved offscreen, so if you have a multi monitor setup, you might still see it on one of your monitors.Read more
Well, guys. Today I decided to upgrade my flash player plugin to the latest 10.45.2. I couldn't have imagined how rush and hasty stupid this decision is and what time would this cost to me. My environment includes Windows XP behind a corporate firewall and Firefox 3.6 as a browsing workhorse. I've just returned from vacation and wanted to do a quick software update. So I updated Firefox from 3.5.8 to 3.6. So why not check the flash plugin version and have the latest cyrillic and security fixes ? Listen to me, gents: never ever try this at home.