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Post New Requests Here / Re: keyboard toggle app
« on: April 01, 2010, 09:46 AM »
What operating system are you talking about?
What's wrong with the Lock Workstation command on Windows?
I'm sure all modern OS's have an equivalent.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: Bypassing the VBA password in Excel
« on: April 01, 2010, 09:43 AM »
I'm reasonably sure it wasn't changed intentionally & my guess would be it consist of just alphanumeric characters with length under 15.
So I would only try passwords in that range a a first pass ...

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Post New Requests Here / Bypassing the VBA password in Excel
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:18 AM »
I don't know if this forum is against hacking tools but this is nothing I can't do myself - I just don't like reinventing the wheel.

I have made an Excel add-in with custom functions that I and many other ppl at my company use.
I gave myself full control & others read only access but IT changed permissions & somehow somebody else got in & changed the VBA password so now I can't edit & add new functions  :wallbash:
I don't have another unprotected copy so my only option is to get past the VBA password.

I've searched google but can only find commercial apps for $30-$50.
I'm not prepared to pay that for a once off thing.

Does anyone here know a good freeware solution?

Otherwise I think I can do this with brute force & an autohotkey script but that might take hours or days...
Has anyone made such a password generating script in AHK?
If so I could just modify for the VBA situation.

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Yr best bet would be either AutoHotkey or AutoIt.
For once off things the approach you describe is fine 2 drag & resize controls.
If you use these tiny apps regularly then that's too tedious 2 do all the time.
Rather have a script made in these languages monitoring 4 yr badly designed apps & as soon as they appear the windows & controls are resized automatically.

I prefer AutoHotkey cos of mouse hook support but both the above apps will do wat you ant very elegantly.
If you're lost then just download, install & play around with AutoHotkey & we can assist you more from there.

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I don't have the time 2 do it ryt now but this would be a small app in autohotkey that checks the size & position of the secondary monitor & overlays it with a black screen when you press yr hotkey.
Press again & the overlay wud go away - this wudn't turn off the monitor but give a similar effect.
If you wanna do a proper turn off that's a hardware thing (I think).
Maybe if yr secondary monitor is plugged into an X10 switch & then yr hotkey would use the X10 USB interface to toggle that monitor on/off.
But it's possible the Windows Power API's have some obscure method that allows you 2 turn individual monitors on/off rather than all monitors.
Think the AHK idea wud be the quickest to implement.
Maybe take skrommel's ghoster app & modify it a little.

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