Breaking Through the BIOS Barrier: The Definitive BIOS by Adrian Wong

By Adrian Wong

The 1st authoritative advisor to optimizing your PC's BIOSYour PC's BIOS allows your software program and to interact. yet they could interact better-way greater. if you'd like the absolute best notebook functionality and balance, this ebook indicates you precisely what to tweak, and the way to tweak it. before, such a lot BIOS info used to be terse, incomprehensible...practically dead. no longer anymore! Breaking throughout the BIOS Barrier: The Definitive BIOS Optimization advisor for desktops unearths the secrets and techniques at the back of 2 hundred of contemporary most vital BIOS settings. you will not simply research what they are for: you are going to study precisely the right way to use them in either optimization and troubleshooting. writer Adrian Wong created the Web's number one BIOS source: the BIOS Optimization consultant at Adrian's Rojak Pot. not anyone is familiar with extra approximately your PC's BIOS... and no different booklet offers this a lot exact, usable info! study about:* The BIOS-what it truly is, what it does, and the way to optimize it properly* the entire varied BIOS positive factors and the way to optimize them* Optimizing your procedure reminiscence, CPU, PCI bus, AGP port, USB ports, tough disks, and extra* Customizing the boot series and accelerating the bootup strategy* Maximizing process safeguard and balance* Restoring your BIOS in any emergency, step-by-step* Myths and misconceptions surrounding the BIOS-and the truthIf you are a gamer, computing device fanatic, or tech aid professional... when you care approximately computing device functionality and reliability... if you are keen about what is going on less than the hood... this is often the publication you'vebeen looking for!

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Activities that are not running in the foreground may be stopped, or the Linux process that houses them may be killed at any time in order to make room for new activities. This will be a common occurrence, so it’s important that your application be designed from the beginning with this in mind. In some cases, the onPause( ) method may be the last method called in your activity, so that’s where you should save any data you want to keep around for next time. In addition to managing your program’s life cycle, the Android framework provides a number of building blocks that you use to create your applications.

5: In landscape mode, we can’t see the Exit button. In this version, we introduce a new syntax, @+id/resid. Instead of referring to a resource ID defined somewhere else, this is how you create a new resource ID to which others can refer. For example, @+id/about_ button defines the ID for the About button, which we’ll use later to make something happen when the user presses that button. 4, on page 53. This new screen looks good in portrait mode (when the screen is taller than it is wide), but how about landscape mode (wide-screen)?

You should also consider using vector graphics instead of bitmaps (see Chapter 4, Exploring 2D Graphics, on page 73). From Library of Wow! 5: In landscape mode, we can’t see the Exit button. In this version, we introduce a new syntax, @+id/resid. Instead of referring to a resource ID defined somewhere else, this is how you create a new resource ID to which others can refer. For example, @+id/about_ button defines the ID for the About button, which we’ll use later to make something happen when the user presses that button.

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