c'mon feel the noise

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September 26, 2005

Quote of the Moment
"Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation."
--James Thurber

HOWTO of the Moment
Speaking of noisy desperation...I don't know if this will be useful to anyone else, but I was at a site that was generating some CSV (comma seperated value) data...IE kept opening the content up in an embedded excel spreadsheet, but we wanted it as a downloadable file. Unfortunately we had to edit some Windows settings, here's the procedure: How to make sure windows offers to download CSV not open up Excel in same window...
  1. In Explorer, Select Tools|Folder Options from menu
  2. Go to "File Types" Tab
  3. Select "XLS" from long list
  4. Click "Advanced"
  5. Check "Confirm open after download" and "Always show extension",
  6. unclick "Browse in same window"
Now you know! Maybe this will be useful to someone, possibly my future self if it comes up again.