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Living Room / Re: windows explorer mods
« on: August 15, 2005, 02:15 PM »

p.s. "great find" basically says it all. :)

Living Room / Re: How-to: Install OS X x86 natively on your PC!
« on: August 15, 2005, 02:09 PM »
vmware method is great, the one where you "repair" the tiger vmware image to a secondary darwinx86 formatted partition/hd is what i used

at startup, there is a delay of 10 seconds to input boot parameters "hit any key"

use for top speed the following... "platform=x86pc" no quotes

then go tweak crazy ;)

dualboot, become owner, graphical tweaks, delete "/System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext" (important) etc.

in a nutshell osX is much peppier than xp on my machine, even without hardware acceleration of video. yikes.

Living Room / Re: How-to: Install OS X x86 natively on your PC!
« on: August 12, 2005, 10:15 PM »
it's amazing how quickly this scene is growing and progressing.

if your cpu supports the SSE3 instruction set your in luck. SSE2, will take a few more hours. ;)

forum par excellence

Living Room / windows update alternative
« on: July 22, 2005, 08:17 PM »
in a nutshell, i will not update my xp machine to Service Pack 2, and have begun using this windows update alternative to download hotfixes and updates instead.


downloads hotfixes and goodies to C:\WUTemp.

perfect for slipstreaming. with nlite of course. :)

couldn't make up my mind where to put this, Software in the Wild or not.

Find And Run Robot / address bar replacement
« on: July 20, 2005, 02:57 AM »
an idea perhaps for v3 ;)

integration into the taskbar. sleek unobtrusive configurable functionality.

it would blow that lame windows address toolbar out of the water.
like gnome mini-commander, only much, much better.

i could go on and on about this, but won't. :D

     adj 1: pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;" yep.

love small apps! this is fantastic. :D

adding drop count to explorer context menu? right click on folder, select dropcount. would be super convenient!

General Software Discussion / Superior SU
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:59 AM »
this freeware blows fast user switching out of the water, ctl + shift + PageUp/PageDown thru accounts, password protection to keep the kids out, and so much more.

"Welcome to the SUperior SU page! SUperior SU is a utility for Windows NT (versions 3.51 and 4), Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server, that is not only a traditional SU utility but also a powerful desktop switcher utility that allows for running multiple shells on different desktops on behalf of different users. Smell the Unix-like power of a quasi-multisession environment on a Windows NT-based Workstation or Server and download and install SUperior SU!" quoted from site


Living Room / Re: rss autodiscovery for the site?
« on: July 10, 2005, 11:03 PM »
you work fast! cool! :D

Living Room / rss autodiscovery for the site?
« on: July 09, 2005, 10:12 AM »
hi, i was wondering if you could set up your site to work with firefox automatically?  :)

10 has some information about cleanmgr.exe and the /sageset and /sagerun switches. if you haven't already checked it out, it's more to KNOW. :)

are you thinking about making a utility to do this?

General Software Discussion / Folder Size Explorer Extension
« on: June 29, 2005, 11:31 PM »
i've a few junk folders. ;)

"Folder Size Explorer Extension adds a new column to the Details view in Windows Explorer. The new column shows not only the size of files, but also the size of folders. It keeps track of which folders you view, and scans them in the background so you can see complete size of all files within the folder. It's very useful for cleaning up your disk. Once you get used to having that information available, a directory listing simply looks incomplete without it!" quoted from site

collage of configuration panel.


it made me happy, i continue to use it. :)

DesktopCoral / Re: window classes?
« on: June 28, 2005, 01:21 AM »
i have a computer in my living room, doesn't everyone? ;)

though one will discuss software in the "Living Room" (geeks), one would never discuss Memorial Day, Pay Pal, or significant others in "Software in the Wild".

"Software in the Wild" can be moderated and kept on track easily. it's an easy section to understand and scan, things are on topic, or off topic, an announcement or review of some cool app, or not.

"Living Room" seems for the most part on track, containing opinions, questions and discussions. if some straight up and simple announcement of a cool application (as opposed to a site with cool applications)  is mistakenly posted there, just move it to "SITW". it's also a good place to discover the level of interest in a subject for new sections of the forums.

in my...  oh so very humble opinion, both sections should remain, and this sub-thread here should be moved to the "Living Room" . ;)

DesktopCoral / Re: window classes?
« on: June 27, 2005, 11:44 PM »
what forum do you suggest i post a response in, "the living room" or "software in the wild"?  :)

DesktopCoral / Re: window classes?
« on: June 25, 2005, 04:51 PM »
thank you, it works. :)


looking great!

p.s. don't know if you are talking about my taking a good screenshot (90% quality jpeg, irfanview, PrintScreen) or my truly amazingly functional (everything two clicks away, easily identified) and sober desktop layout. ;) thanks for the compliment regardless.

DesktopCoral / window classes?
« on: June 25, 2005, 05:57 AM »
hello there again,

i use a program called iEx, it hides or thumbnails program windows on the desktop.
it can be configured to exclude programs, by executable or class. i think it's called a window class.
identifying the Desktop Coral executable to it doesn't work.

here are screenshots that illustrate the problem.

iEx right.     http://img176.echo.c.../466/iexright3ot.jpg

iEx wrong.   http://img176.echo.c...2405/iexwrong9an.jpg (you can see the Coralls)

iEx settings. http://img159.echo.c...sclassesentry3zu.jpg

if you would let me know what i should enter, i will be one step closer to desktop nirvana. :D

p.s. there is some program out there i've used in the past that had a little crosshair draggy thing to identify window classes. but i haven't been able to find the words for a productive googling.

DesktopCoral / Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« on: May 08, 2005, 10:29 AM »
also looks like DesktopX might be good for corral type stuff: http://www.stardock....dxconfig/desktop.htm

that was what i was using before i found your Desktop Corral.

the problem with DesktopX handling your "workarea" is that when you exit full screen games, and sometimes while playing them, the desktop jiggles and wiggles terribly until the "corralling" is redone. DesktopX also forgets your settings. arrrrgh!

DesktopCoral / multiple corals, a suggestion
« on: May 05, 2005, 01:37 PM »
i use multiple corral folders and shortcuts to my startup folder to create this effect at boot.


any intention of being able to do this with one installation?

or perhaps, is there a way to modify the .ini to control more than one corral?

a really superior program! :D

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