Archive for the ‘Windows Live Writer’ Category

I’m about 14 hours late with this blog post—at noon today, we officially released the first beta of the Windows Live “Wave 3” client suite, and that means a new release of Windows Live Writer. It’s all available—for free, of course—at For a list of the new features in this release, you’ll want to […]

Every once in a while we hear from a user that text renders smaller in Windows Live Writer than it does in the browser. We tried numerous times to get to the bottom of the problem, which we suspected had to do with the Text Size setting in Internet Explorer, but no amount of tweaking […]

The Technical Preview release of Windows Live Writer has only been out for a day, but a few intrepid programmers have already released plugins based on the new SDK features. Our Windows Live MVP, Scott Lovegrove, wrote up a nice tutorial on writing PublishNotificationHooks and HeaderFooterSources. He also unveiled a slew of new and/or updated […]

In the Tech Preview release, we rewrote the category picker to work better for two kinds of bloggers: People who have lots of categories Keyboard lovers For those who have lots of categories, there’s a filter box at the top. Fairly self explanatory. But the keyboard shortcuts are a little less obvious. Launch category picker: […]

Good news for those of you hungry for new Writer bits: Windows Live Writer Technical Preview is now available for download. Official announcement: Windows Live Writer Technical Preview And for developers: Windows Live Writer Technical Preview SDK We’re calling this a Technical Preview release because the primary reason for it is to gather feedback on […]

Here’s a first crack at a plugin for Windows Live Writer that lets you easily insert screen captures into your blog posts. You can capture a window, a rectangular region, or the whole desktop. Sort of like the Snipping Tool in Vista, but without the ability to capture free-form regions, and minus the annoying red […]

Several users in the Windows Live Writer forums have reported seeing “Error 400: Bad Request” when publishing to Blogger with images: This happens when some values are missing from your Windows registry—specifically, the content types of .jpg, .gif, and/or .png extensions. I don’t know exactly how they are getting removed, but it’s almost certainly a […]