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Living Room / Salvage parts from Control4 for DIY?
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:58 AM »
I have an old control4 hc-500, and am wondering if there is any way to salvage parts from it to use in some DIY automation project.  It has all sorts of connectors and even an IR controller.  Do any of you have an idea of how to re-use any of these parts for something interesting besides craft projects?  Maybe someone knows of some sites that tell about how to do things like this?  In fact, I have all kinds of old computers and parts.

Thanks!  It's no biggie - now that I know how to fix it!
You may wonder why I would use a program like this.
Well, I use another program called PowerPro, which creates for me a custom bar that runs along the top of my screen (kind of like your command bar program).  It's supposed to be able to dock itself, but since I run my taskbars vertically, there are a few issues and it doesn't dock properly.  So I use Desktop Corral (and have for many years!) to hold it's place for me.  It works perfectly.

I've always had this exact same problem.  Three monitors - when I change one of them, DesktopCorral always starts on the leftmost monitor, no matter where I put it on the center monitor.

In the settings file, there is Dock > CurrentMonitorId = 0
There is also Settings > LastMonitorId = 0
Jesse, what does that setting mean?  Usually, monitors are numbered 1,2,3.

On a hunch, I changed those values to 1, quit DC and restarted it, and it now starts on the center monitor.

I think that whatever triggers DC to reallize which monitor it is moved to - well, it's either broken somehow or it doesn't save the value.  OR, when you unplug a monitor, which causes all windows to move to another monitor, DC changes it's monitor ID or gets it wrong.  When you plug the other monitor back in, you have to manually drag DC back to it's right place - but now the IDs are wrong - OR when the other monitor is plugged in, DC doesn't know it and so doesn't update the monitorID in its settings.

General Software Discussion / Re: Good, Free Desktop RSS Editor
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Wraith, thanks for asking!
Actually, I think adding drag-n-drop to load a feed.xml file would be a good idea, too.
And, when you add a new item, it should add it to the top instead of the bottom.  That way you don't have to find it and move it up.
Also, if you add an item, then move it, then add another item, it moves all the ones you created to the bottom again = bug.
It also requires you to enter a link, and that shouldn't be a requirement.

If you don't want to spend time on this, I don't blame you.  I think the program is a good, basic start, but needs a little work.

General Software Discussion / Re: Good, Free Desktop RSS Editor
« on: May 05, 2018, 11:48 AM »
wraith, I tried it, and it *requires* me to fill in all the fields (which I don't need).  Also, I really want a recent menu - that's the main reason I don't like rss builder so much - it doesn't remember your last feed and you always have to fetch the path.  I guess I could try to build it myself and fix it the way I want...

Screenshot Captor / Re: Ragged Edges effect as standalone app
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:49 AM »
Mouser, yes, I'm using version 4.29.

When I uncheck the "left", "right" and "top" checkboxes, they are always checked again when I come back.
I only ever use the "bottom" for my screenshots, because I am usually trimming little windows.

Screenshot Captor / Ragged Edges effect as standalone app
« on: April 30, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Mouser, I LOVE the ragged edges effect produced by Screenshot Captor.  Is it possible to make this into a standalone application?
(another thing I would like is that it would remember my last-used settings)

I've used this one for my server rack and liked it so much I got another one for another server rack.  They don't cost very much, and can hook up FOUR machines to a single monitor and keyboard.  It works VERY well.  I'd buy another one without thinking about it and without ever searching for alternatives.  For $40, I was WELL-PLEASED.

I just wire it to the rack behind all the equipment, and then use double-stick-padded-tape to stick the switcher to the front of the rack.  Push the button to switch, and voila!  Joy!  I love it!

Living Room / Re: Artists: Share your artwork with the forum!
« on: April 30, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Looks like that car with the DC birdie will be the next NANY mug!

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BaseImage
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:53 PM »
tomos - thanks - no - there was a post all in Russian earlier today.  It must have been spam, and Mouser must have deleted it.

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: BaseImage
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:12 PM »
Any idea what this nice fellow said?

General Software Discussion / Re: Good, Free Desktop RSS Editor
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Thanks for the lead!  I'll try it out.  Actually, if I had the source for RSS Builder, I would fix it myself.  But I'll try this one out and let you know what I think.

General Software Discussion / Re: Good, Free Desktop RSS Editor
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:29 PM »
Maybe nobody here maintains an rss feed?

General Software Discussion / Good, Free Desktop RSS Editor
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:47 PM »
We have a local LAN website and I keep an RSS Feed there for some technical news.
It is a bit painful to edit those feed.xml files manually, so I use a program called RSS Builder.
Problem is that it is ancient, has no Recent Menu, no drag-n-drop, etc, and no updates for 10 years.

So I would love to find a good alternative.  Free is important.
I've tried all the free ones I can find via websearch and like RSS Builder the best of all, but I still don't like even that one.
Now, I would make my own, but I don't have the time.
Ideas, anyone?

Screenshot Captor / Re: Copy BOTH image and path simultaneously
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:30 AM »
Thanks, lainB, for the info there - but SC *already* saves the image file to a directory.  Also, I *can* fetch the last file path as text via a commandline to SC.
(presently, I have SC keep the bitmap on the clipboard, and I have a button on my taskbar to send commandline to SC for the filepath; but I have a couple of issues with this that I won't bring up here).

But what I was proposing is a bit different.
I am wanting BOTH the bitmap AND the file path on the SAME clipboard. 

Windows Clipboard is capable of handling more than one kind of data format on clipboard simultaneously.  For example, when you copy something from MS Word and paste it into MS Word, it is pasted as rich-text; but if you paste it into notepad it is pasted as plain text.  MS Word will let you choose to paste as richtext OR plaintext - so you can see the different formats present.

If I could have the bitmap AND the text on the clipboard then I would not have to issue any new commands to have the data when I want it.  It would just be there.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Copy BOTH image and path simultaneously
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:32 PM »
Thanks for considering it!  This is Sacred Triduum anyway (starting tomorrow).

Screenshot Captor / Copy BOTH image and path simultaneously
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:13 PM »

Here is my feature request:  add another post-capture option which will copy BOTH the image data AND the file path of the screenshot file to the clipboard together at the same time.

The Windows clipboard is capable of holding more than one kind of format simultaneously - I'm sure you know that.

Here is my reasoning for usage:
I take a screenshot, most of the time I immediately paste the image into my email to embed the image.
But about half the time I need the file path instead and I usually need to paste it into a file-browser dialogue.
If both formats were on the clipboard, the file-browse dialogue would only accept the text anyway - so having the image data won't affect that - AND I wouldn't have to fetch the path manually.
For non text-only applications, the image data should get pasted.

It's an idea; I'm sure there are complications.  What do you think?

Living Room / Re: Artists: Share your artwork with the forum!
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:27 PM »
Hi, tomos; uh, I don't have a tradition, per se.  I like Fra Angelico, though.

Living Room / Re: Artists: Share your artwork with the forum!
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Okay, so here are some of my works:
This is a little figurine of Our Lady made from Mammoth Ivory (carved with a Dremel)

Here is a Paschal Candle:
screenshot_xnviewmp_044.png screenshot_xnviewmp_045.png screenshot_xnviewmp_046.png

Here is an altar I designed, muralized and painted:

An illustration for a pamphlet and a page from my sketchbook:
screenshot_xnviewmp_048.png   screenshot_xnviewmp_049.png

Two illustrations for a childrens' magazine that I publish:
 screenshot_xnviewmp_051.png  screenshot_xnviewmp_050.png

Living Room / Image attachment problems
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:34 PM »
I have tried three times to post a handful of images.  Once I accidentally attached a .psd file, another time a .tif, the last time one (or all) were too large.  Every time the editor undoes *all* of the attachments instead of just the offenders.  I've already spent 15 minutes.  I'll try again later, maybe.

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:13 PM »

It says the server is not found.  If it were being blocked by our firewall, there would be a firewall page.
Tried in two different browsers.
I can't ping it, either.

Could be my connection.  Or maybe something in between.  I'll try again tomorrow.

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017 Release: sLyrics
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:02 PM »

When you run this program today (years later) it says this on the first run.

The API does not appear to be accessible at this time.  Please try this application again when the website is available.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:01 PM »

Say, I know this program is a few years old, but I wanted to try it for one single show's series: Star Wars Rebels.

Apparently, the server is no longer available.  Here' my screenshot of the website.


N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: ClipTrap
« on: March 03, 2018, 07:33 PM »
Oh, and I have another idea.
At the bottom of the Clips Tab, there is Copy Window Text, but who really ever wants to copy *everything* like that?
What if there was a button for "Copy Entry" or "Copy Line"?
Then you could put the cursor on the line you wanted and copy everything between delimiters with one button without having to select the text.

I was using ClipX for the longest time, but then something happened - I don't know what - and it was breaking my ctrl+C key and I couldn't copy anything anymore unless I closed it.  Strange.  But if there was "Copy Line" in ClipTrap, I wouldn't need another clipboard program.

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: ClipTrap
« on: March 03, 2018, 07:30 PM »
Skwire, I have an idea for ClipTrap.
Since ClipTrap makes archives of the last X number of text files, what if there was an option or command to open that folder in Explorer? 
It would be easy to implement.

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