Welcome to Walking the Greek Islands


Welcome to islandwalking.com! This site contains travelling and trekking tips for the Greek islands as well as many other islands in or not too far from the Mediterranean. It is not intended to replace any tourist or walking guides that you might have, it is only a small supplement. And indeed, it is even a prerequisite for most of the descriptions of walks on these pages that you own the guide book(s) referred to in the text.

In this blog you can also expect rants about just about anything else possibly related to walking as well as music or computers or beer or other “interesting” topics.

This site is dedicated to my mother Elsa (1934-2013)

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Twenty-Three

Ok, the “Seer” medal does not update anymore so I am forever stuck with bronze at 22, but still, this *is* my Ingress portal number 23:

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Another Year in Beer (and Sake)

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New Walks on Cyprus

Added a few walks/strolls on my Cyprus page, based on a weeks stay in Larnaca.

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Cyprus Strolls

Did a few strolls on Cyprus last week and took a few snapshots that can be seen here.

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Thank You Anneke ♥

Vuur – Anneke van Giersbergens new band

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Windows DPI scaling issues

Having problems with lazy developers not properly supporting HiDPI on Windows? There is seriously no excuse for this, especially since now almost every user have to fix these developer’s software themselves. Luckily it is possible to work around the scaling issues with just a few simple steps, and I believe the procedure should work for most/all software lacking this ability. You can find the steps posted several places on the net, e.g at https://blog.brankovucinec.com/2016/03/19/fix-remote-desktop-dpi-scaling-issues/.

Let me summarize:

  1. Open regedit and navigate to the registry key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide
    Right-click, select NEW -> DWORD (32 bit) Value
    Type PreferExternalManifest and then press ENTER.
    Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
    Enter Value Data 1 and select Decimal.
    Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.
  2. Add a properly concocted manifest file (you can e.g use this) to the software installation, store it together with the troublesome application, just rename it to exactly match the name of that application, e.g gimp-2.8.exe.manifest. The crucial thing in the manifest is the part which says “dpiAware”, to tell the system this application is NOT dpi aware:
    <ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware xmlns:ms_windowsSettings=
        "http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">false
    </ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware>
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“E”

“E”, or “ᛖ” (runic e), Enslaved’s new album is released today! Great stuff, be sure to check it out.

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Latest Ingress Happenings

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New Anavasi Amorgos

Yet another new map from Anavasi. The Anavasi Amorgos [10.27] (1:32000). I wish I had a map like this when I visited Amorgos years ago…

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New Anavasi Milos

I have updated my Milos page with information about which current map you should use when visiting the island. Here is the brand new Anavasi Milos-Kimolos-Polyvos [10.45] (1:32000). Also have a look at the great number of other maps published by Anavasi.

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