How to fix Braid slowness issue with Nvidia graphics cards


Please fix me!!

When I first played Braid, the game ran extremely slowly. After hunting down the issue for a while, it seems to have something to do with vertical sync and Nvidia graphics cards (here’s the story in the official Braid blog). Here’s how I fixed it.

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Gmail gadget looking up Google Desktop in Windows 7

Gmail gadget locked up in Windows 7

Gmail gadget locked up in Windows 7

So far, almost all software I’ve tried to run under Windows 7 has worked without any problems. Today I installed Google Desktop, and everything was working fine until I added the Gmail gadget. As soon as I clicked the sign in button, Google Desktop became unresponsive and eventually came crashing down.

All other gadgets I’ve tried, including the new Google Calender gadget, work fine.

There’s a thread about this in the Google Desktop Help group. I guess we’ll just have to wait until Google fixes this, unfortunately.

Windows 7 bug: Distributed Link Tracking Client dies, Internet connections and Aero with it

Continuing through my adventures with Windows 7 beta, I came upon a weird bug today.

Something called the Distributed Link Tracking Client crashed. With it, Aero and my Internet connection also went down.

The problem fixed itself within a minute. Nothing major, I guess, but it is a beta after all.

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