Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Free Font - London Underground or Tube

If you want a Freeware TTF that looks like London Underground download from here
To install unzip it , right click, install
Extract the fonts to a folder on your drive.
Double-click on every font that you want to install
Click on “Install”:

Freeware Font London Underground or Tube

If you want a Font that Looks like the London Underground , The Tube

London Underground Free Font

If you want a Freeware True Type Font that looks like the London Underground or Tube

Install True Type fonts to Windows 7

Installing a Font – Method 1

To install a font, do the following:
1.Download a font

2.Make sure the font is unzipped
3.Right click on the font file and select install

Installing a Font – Method 2

To install a font through the font manager, do the following:
1.Download a font

2.Make sure the font is unzipped

3.Click the Start button, type font, and click on Fonts

4.Drag the font file into the Font manager

5.Your font is now installed

Enjoy your new fonts.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Select Next Variable Hot Key Fix

In Dragon Naturally Speaking you may get an error message relating to next variable hotkey is in use by another application and asking you to go to Tools Options Hotkeys and change it.
This is not possible you need to add a line to the options.ini file for each user you have set up.
Here is the procedure
Dragon NaturallySpeaking is attempting to register a hot key, but a separate application has already registered that same hot key.


The Clear Variable Delimiters hot key is not configurable from the "Hot Keys" tab in the "Tools > Options" dialog. We recommend manually disabling the hot key(s) in the "options.ini" file. Each user profile will have a unique "options.ini" associated to that user.

To disable the "Select Next Variable Hot Key":

Exit from all open applications, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1.
Using Windows Explorer, browse to:
On Windows Vista: "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Users\[USER]\current"
On Windows XP: "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Users\[USER]\current"
Right-click on the "options.ini" file and select "Open With", then select Notepad as the program to open the file.
Under the "[Options]" heading, enter "Select Next Variable Hot Key=0,0".
For example, the "options.ini" file should now display:
Select Next Variable Hot Key=0,0

Click "File > Save" and then close the "options.ini" file.
Launch Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1.
Note: Other potential hot keys that can cause conflicts may include:

Select Next Variable Hot Key
Select Previous Variable Hot Key
Transfer Text Hot Key
If the error message being displayed is referencing one of these hot keys, follow the steps above to modify the "options.ini" file, but replace the text in Step 4 with corresponding hot key. For example:

Select Next Variable Hot Key =0,0

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Windows 7 Boot Manager

I recently installed Linux Mint on a seperate partition to my Windows 7 operating system.
After removing Linux Mint I was left with a black startup screen asking what OS I wanted to load (bootloader)
1 Windows 7 (recovered)
2 Linux Mint

If none selected after 30 seconds the Windows 7 started to load.

Solutions to edit the Windows Boot Manager using bcdedit were confusing but a freeware utility called EasyBCD V2.0 was downloaded at

It was easily resoved with this.

EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to taking control of your bootloader. EasyBCD extends and revamps the Windows Vista/Windows 7 BCD bootloader, and with EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring a dual-boot between Windows 7, Windows Vista, older versions of Windows such as XP & 2003, Linux, Ubuntu, BSD, and Mac OS X is a breeze. You just point & click and EasyBCD does the rest.