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New substanial feature that may be quite useful:
  • [New Feature] Auto selection adjustment (under Edit Menu) -- will resize (both and expand and shrink) the current selection region to tightly fit the foreground contents on a solid background.  Great for isolating GUI controls, windows, etc

It's good for helping you select GUI elements -- basically just select a rough area around (or even intruding a bit into it) a screen object on a solid background, and then trigger the region auto adjust and it should conform to the object.
It's still in early stages.

I will soon be adding some options for it and letting it conform to convex objects that are not perfectly square.  But it seems quite useful  Now includes convex cropping.

I'll make a video soon showing how to use this feature.

See first post in this thread for download link.

Yes, still a beta that's why updater doesn't see it.

v4.25.1 - Feb 18, 2018
  • [Help] Added new help topic on region select mode.
  • [Improvement] Much faster and smoother region capture mode keyboard nudge operation.
  • [Improvement] Added 'T' shortcut in region capture mode to toggle controlling corner (useful for nudging and adjusting region).
  • [Improvement] Tweaked the detection of a simple left-click in region capture mode to avoid spurious case where a single click was interpreted as a drag and release capture in region capture mode.
  • [Improvement] Added 'R' shortcut in region capture mode to switch to fixed sized region move mode.
  • [Improvement] Added ability to quickly select preset region sizes in region capture mode using your favorite and last sizes, using keys 0-9.

There are a couple of approaches to handling such files that you don't trust:

1. User a virtual machine to open and test it and work on it
2. Use a 3d party tool to open it instead of using microsoft office (like an online service or a 3rd party office compatible tool)
3. Turn off macros/scripts in excel until you are sure you trust it.

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:44 PM »
It may not look like Cody but that's very cool... Now you've got me excited to think of something to use OpenSCAD for! I'm sure I'll think of something..

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: StackNotes
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:40 AM »
Welcome to the site Yannick!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:21 PM »
I've installed but not used OpenSCAD yet.  I've noticed that there are quite a few thingiverse items that are "parametric" and made with it -- meaning that you can adjust some parameters to change various aspects of the size and shape.

Drag&Drop Robot / Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:07 PM »
Which "File2Folder" are you talking about?
Is it: http://www.donationc...84.msg23717#msg23717
Or another?

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:21 PM »
If we could get a cody holding a big coin/medal where we could customize the writing it would be so awesome to be able to print out custom "awards" to send to people..

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:14 PM »
So far I've been using my 3d printer quite a bit -- but only to print 3d parts for board games that I play.. It's slow and fiddly and prone to messing up, but it absolutely feels like the future.. There can't be much doubt that in 10 years we will all have these machines in our houses.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keyboard nudge x 10 and pan last region
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:27 PM »
Magic wand feature would be terrific.

Yeah but one thing I am keen to avoid is I don't want to implement things twice.. SC already has a magic wand selector in the main image editing mode, and I don't want to implement a second one.. It's tricky because this issue has come up before when talking about region select mode -- I use to recommend everyone just always capture full screen and then select and crop from the editor.  But I have realized that region select mode is what people prefer, to select a small region from the start, rather than capture full screen and edit/crop/etc.

But I still need to avoid trying to make selection mode over feature filled to the point where it is competing with normal SC editing mode.  So I'm not sure a full magic wand is called for, but maybe something simple and quick..

Someone else has requested a sort feature for aliases.. would sorting be good enough?

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keyboard nudge x 10 and pan last region
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:28 PM »
I look forward to hearing more..

You've actually given me an idea as well.. I could add a hotkey feature that auto grows (or shrinks) the region border by detecting uniform background, much in the way a lasso function works..
You would select a region outside the image and it would contract the region walls as long as the background on each side continued to be uniform.  That would let you capture small objects very precisely with little effort.
If it started by EXPANDING the region if borders didn't start out uniform, it could be used both in cases where you initially select a region larger than the object, or in cases where you selected some interior region including the object of interest.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keyboard nudge x 10 and pan last region
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:00 PM »
I guess I am a bit confused.. I use the zoom overlay when I want to capture something to exact boundaries..  I use the mouse to get close and then nudge a couple of pixels to get it exact.

Is it that you are basically selecting one corner and then you know you need to go say 16 pixels right and down, and so you want to be able to go +10 and then +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 without having to do much eyeballing?

Can you try the new version and see if the acceleration helps?  I can see why if you had to count out 16 (or 32) clicks exactly then it would be a pain to have to do it using sixteen +1 nudges..

It just seems to me that with the acceleration, zoom panel, and tooltip showing the capture size, it would be pretty efficient to get it approximately right and the tweak one or two pixels to get it exact, rather than counting out.

Related question:  If the issue is getting exact SIZED captures of small things (rather than eyeballing with overlay window, etc), then perhaps you would benefit most from the feature I am about to add that lets you use 1-9 key to adjust capture region size to one of a set of user-configurable "favorite" sizes.  Then you could set sizes of 16x16, 32x32, etc. and easily select them..

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keyboard nudge x 10 and pan last region
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:44 PM »
What about a single keyboard shortcut that expanded capture box symmetrically by X pixels in one shot?  Are you always wanting to expand the capture region by same amount?

v4.23.1 BETA - Feb 14, 2018
  • [Improvement] Much faster region select capture mode keyboard nudge speed.

NOTE: There is no point downloading this beta unless you want to help test the new features listed above, because I will be releasing new betas frequently in the next week or two as I add features.  So unless you want to help test stuff frequently, just wait until a new official release later this month.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keyboard nudge x 10 and pan last region
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:54 PM »
I'm not saying I won't implement the 10 pixel nudge function, but I have a question -- is the need for an exact accurate 10 pixel nudge ability, or is the problem simply that the current keyboard adjustment is too slow?

I have uploaded a beta with accelerated keyboard nudging speed in region select mode, so now holding down a cursor key to nudge is now be dramatically faster and smoother than it was before, and it works with all of the modifiers (shift, alt).

Give it a try and let me know what you think:

Just wanted to say that the NOLO books are some of the best readable legal books for the layperson.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: new home page
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:04 PM »
Thanks Tiesenhausen! And welcome back.
Fixed the "monthy" typo.  Awaiting debate on best known vs most well-known.. :)

Frankencody sketch is an old one by the great Nudone, creator of Cody our mascot.

Living Room / Re: Peculiar windows problem
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:06 AM »
Some weird things are happening - for example if I go to Facebook I cannot click on Friends, Photos etc. on any profile (including my own). I can post from my time line but not my own profile page.

I don't know anything about facebook but this can't be a hardware problem -- it's happening from multiple browsers so it has to be something weirder like firewall, etc.  I'd try to run down this issue and make sure it's not totally unrelated to your other problems and possibly just one of those things that makes sense after you figure out what's happening.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Pasted images too large with new laptop
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:04 PM »
you should be able to fix it by changing the DPI setting in SC, just remember it only affects newly captured images after you change the DPI, and it won't work on simple image formats like BMP.

Living Room / Re: Peculiar windows problem
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Here is what *I* would do:

1. Is it time for a new computer? Has it been over 5-7 years since I got a new one and is this one not quite up to snuf?? If so buy a new pc.
2. Either way, I would take old hard drive out and put it on the shelf for backup, buy a new hard drive and replace it, and do a clean install of windows.
3. If odd problems remain, then for sure I would get a new pc and put the current one to pasture.

I know it's not what you want to do, I just feel like the risks and stress of using flakey software and hardware are not worth it to my piece of mind.. I'd rather bite the bullet and eliminate all potential sources of the problem rather than be constantly hunting down mystery bugs..

Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Are there any 3d modeling experts who could make a seriously accurate cody?  Are there places we could *hire* someone to do it?

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