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Screenshot Captor / Re: SC main window shows up after capture
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:50 PM »
Here's one case where this can happen: If SC main window is left not minimized, but on screen and behind another window, then when you take a screenshot, SC will hide itself and then redisplay itself after capture -- suddenly becoming noticeable.
It will do this even if you have the setting set to "Stay minimized".

Said another way, the "stay minimized" option will keep SC minimized, but there are times when you've left the SC window open on screen and brought up other windows in front of it, obscuring it.  In such cases, the "stay minimized" option has no effect, and the default behavior of hiding before capture and then restoring after capture kicks in.

It can be disorienting.

Maybe I could change it so in that case SC would hide and restore, but then slink behind other windows as it was before the capture..
I've always considered this a bug and would like very much if you could change the behaviour.
I usually have the SC window open if I'm taking a bunch of screenshots; I might work on one a bit then go back for another couple. I always just want the SC window to *not* come to the front.

I don't really understand the hide and restore action of SC window in this case - in fact it's not something I ever really need (I think). Can that be disabled? (I unable to check atm.)

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:52 AM »
^ amazing table tennis there!

I'm beginning to wonder if this is a perma-sale...  nobody ever pays the "full" price?

they're probably finished their sales now for a while:
they are releasing a new version end of September which has "Face Detection & Facial Recognition" **

** Sort of like, eh, Picasa :-)

Living Room / Re: EU to Stop Summer (or is it Winter) Time
« on: September 17, 2018, 07:00 AM »
Interesting post Shades :up:

Regards artificial time Curt - I know what you mean, but if you think that some east European countries use the same time/timezone as Spain - that's already artificial. So for me whether one chooses to stick with summertime the whole year round, or to use what is closer to 'real' time is unimportant. Just so long as we don't make things more complicated by introducing more variation to the mix.

Living Room / Re: Have you ever walked through a computer?
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:34 PM »

Living Room / Re: EU to Stop Summer (or is it Winter) Time
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:49 AM »
Personally think the need for DST has long since past.
agreed -- just because it's 'always' been there is no reason for it actually being there.

and they the entire EU should be unified on the exact same time "to make trade easier"

I dont believe this is the goal here Stephen -- they are not scrapping time zones.

No, they are making them a joke ... what's the point in a time zone if they're not going to use them?
well, yeah, if they allow each country to decide which time they want, it will be the equivalent of a patchwork of time zones. So could be the opposite of what Stephen was suggesting :-/

Living Room / Re: EU to Stop Summer (or is it Winter) Time
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:18 AM »
and they the entire EU should be unified on the exact same time "to make trade easier"

I dont believe this is the goal here Stephen -- they are not scrapping time zones.

Living Room / EU to Stop Summer (or is it Winter) Time
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:57 AM »
There's been a bit of discussion about stopping the clocks going back/forward within the EU.
I can only one find one site reporting the decision on Friday to go ahead with scrapping summer -- or will it be winter -- time. The site appears to be reputable. Possibly the decision was made late Friday when all other reporters were already in the pub. Or something.

EU to stop changing the clocks in 2019

It's not clearly stated, but sounds possible that each country will decide whether they go with summer or winter time :-/

I've read that coding for time is difficult. Sounds like it may get even more complex in 2019.
Me, I look forward to it -- hope they go with summer time.

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: September 15, 2018, 01:28 AM »
Make your choice, accepting that whatever you do will be imperfect and temporary.
sage advice there rj :Thmbsup: :D

Not necessarily related to K's query: read a review/article lately comparing the Xaomi Pocophone favourably with the Samsung S9 -- Xiaomi's $300 Pocophone Vs. Samsung's $1,250 Galaxy Note 9: It's Closer Than You'd Think (Forbes)

I might be able to work with something like that (except that I don't have Photoshop). If there's a way to replace the colour of "isolated" pixels (that is, those that don't have any of the same colour right next to them) with that of the ones surrounding it, it would certainly greatly improve the overall quality — even if the text isn't perfectly readable, it would probably look much less ugly with less pixel noise.
-ConstanceJill (August 28, 2018, 08:42 AM)
What I did in photoshop was close to that (see description in my previous post). The result was more or less unreadable. (I didn't post screenshot of that.)

General Software Discussion / Re: Listary 6
« on: August 28, 2018, 02:47 PM »
^ let's not get literal about this Deozaan :Thmbsup:

I thought converting to indexed colour might work but no joy:
Converted one of the samples to indexed colour with 8 colours in photoshop.
Didnt improve the image much, was still left with three tones in the grey area (b/w/grey).
If I replaced the white with grey (selecting it using 'magic wand' tool), the grey are looked better but the text then went very heavy and more difficult to read...

converted to 8 colours / indexed colour:

Screenshot - 2018-08-28 , 12_54_53_ver001.png

.. I need ad-hoc answers, it's not about a specific thing I try to achieve, but mostly to learn
it's nice to see the enthusiasm for learning :up:

Regards the responses you're getting here - I know nothing about the topic but can see you're being given a big opportunity to learn how to approach things, how to tackle a problem, how to learn.

Can you tell us:
why don't you take the experts' advice?
why don't you answer their questions?

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:09 PM »
Aretha Franklin & Smokey Robinson on Soul Train
Lovely  :up:

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: August 19, 2018, 02:33 AM »
Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Syncovery at 50% off - BDJ
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:16 PM »
And again:

Syncovery Pro at 50% off - BDJ
and again, for the next nine hours or so...

Living Room / Re: Re: Arizona sunsets
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:50 PM »
this seems to have gotten separated from the main Arizona sunsets thread.

^ Klingon hah ;D

What language are you looking at learning anyway?
looking at improving my German --
I'm fluent, but crap at the finer points, and sometimes crap at the not-so-fine points...

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:28 AM »
Bitcoin is still a total disaster

comes across as a very snarky article (presumably by someone who is a fan of the status-quo), yet may have some valid points. I dont know enough myself to say.

^ thanks again. I feared that...

Thanks Stephen. Looking at the Rosetta Stone link (via phone) I can only find subscription offers. Do you have a link to whatever other option there might be?

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC on the smallish screen
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:59 AM »
Under the menu of Chrome there's an option Desktop site, uncheck it if it's checked - it should immediately refresh and bring up the mobile version.
that's already unchecked.

Will try those browsers:
I have avoided Chrome up until this android phone, would be happy to get back to avoiding it again if possible ;-)

Of course if possible, the site should display in the best possible manner 'out of the box'. So, mouser, if you think you can resolve the problems, I would be happy to see that :up:

Living Room / Re: Photography and Camera Related
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:14 AM »
Screenshot - 2018-08-10 , 13_05_35.png

damn, look at all those lenses...

I remember reading about the plans for this camera a few years back. It was launched earlier this year, review quotes via the Verge article:
Light L16 camera review: futuristic frustration

The Light L16 camera is an engineering marvel. It takes 16 different smartphone-sized imaging modules, each carefully aligned behind a piece of glass, and uses them in concert with each other to create images that are bigger and better-looking than the results the individual cameras are capable of. It does all this in a form factor that’s two or three times thicker than, but not quite as wide as, an iPad mini, something that actually fits in a few pockets and is easy enough to stow in a bag. That’s Light’s selling point for this $2,000 camera: the L16 is ostensibly a full bag of camera gear in one body.

It's not a very positive review: slow; poor desktop software (which necessary for creating highest quality images); and mixed quality images. The fact they are already trying to replace that full bag of camera gear with various lenses is part of the problem imo: that's a worthy goal, but realistically is going to take a long time.

Another problem for Light is that this hardware has been a long time coming and smartphone manufacturers have starting implementing their own version of multiple lenses.

Light told me as recently as late last year that it was working with a smartphone manufacturer to incorporate its technology. It seems like the right fit for Light’s technology, but it’s unclear what part of the market the company was talking about. Maybe Light will give midtier smartphones a chance to compete with the iPhones and Samsungs of the world. It also may have missed the boat.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: DC on the smallish screen
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:09 AM »
@tomos: What browser are you using?

Have you tried the mobile version of DC, there's no user info panel at all in landscape.
I did try it a good while back on my windows phone and it wasnt very good: dont know if that due to phone or dc at that time.
I dont remember how -- and cannot see how to access the mobile site -- I'm good at missing the obvious at times, but I made a good effort here and came up with nothing...

I would say the SC doesn't "need" to do this - it's obviously a bug somewhere, possibly between SC and Windows/File Explorer which is used to display thumbnails. I'm not the expert so we'll see what others say.
Re donating: it's optional - nice if you did, but not necessary.

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