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Nicely done, PPLandry.    :D :up:

FWIW, I'm not sure it's even possible to determine which application causes a mouse cursor to change to the hourglass.  I don't think there are any such Windows messages but please correct me if I'm wrong.

You might have better luck asking yourself some questions.  Did your computer just start doing this?  If so, have you installed anything recently?  You mention Explorer...perhaps a new shell extension or something?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Reopen file after Wifi reconnects
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:33 PM »
Hi, wysiwyg125, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

Here's the problem: The dashboard computer is connected to the network via Wifi, and for whatever reason it sometimes disconnects for a short time. When this happens and the Excel file tries to refresh, it pops up with this error box, because the source file is not available. Even if the Wifi reconnects, Excel apparently "pauses" and will not refresh until I dismiss the error box:

As an FYI, wysiwyg125 joined the IRC chat and, as a very simple attempt at a solution, I suggested trying out the old PTFB (Push the Freakin' Button) program to automatically close the message box.  http://www.majorgeek...freakin_button).html  If that doesn't work, we can try coding up something more custom.

Living Room / Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:42 AM »
I just stayed with Crashplan on one PC (my server).

As before, each PC in my house still does image backups nightly to the server (using Veeam).  I wrote some quick scripts to dump certain folders on each PC to the appropriate family member's user folder on the server (which Crashplan then backs up to its cloud).  Plus, my previous Crashplan subscription goes until April and then I get the next year at 75% off ($2.50/month).  After that, the one server will cost me $10/month ($120/year) which is $30 less than I was paying for the old family plan.  Not quite as convenient, sure, but it'll do just fine.  And, yes, that $10/month is for unlimited storage space.

General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:17 PM »
And after a successful career that Super Vysor will be granted the title: Night Vysor...

Then we'll need Shades!

Actually, if it gets too bright, you'll need a Sun Vysor, no?

Skwire Empire / Re: Problem Getting Data...
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:56 AM »
On November 2nd, Yahoo!/Verizon discontinued their stock data API so, unfortunately, sStockQuote will no longer work.

Fun read.  Man, I'd be sick if I had lost $30k+.

I have 10 files name file 1.txt, file 2. text, file 3.txt,.... (one click batch process) and have them each go to folders named 'file 1', 'file 2', 'file 3', etc...

Sounds like a job for my File Punter app:  http://skwire.dcmemb...fp/?page=file-punter

I highly doubt you will EVER see something like this and it has to do with one thing -- the fact that most of the desktop programs you're going to want this for store their data in their own binary format database files.  In other words, unless said programs offer some sort of open query API, and hardly any of them do, you cannot get at the data.  If you cannot get at the data, you cannot search it.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Text Dragon
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:48 PM »
It does not affect drag drop of files that I have noticed.

Cool.  Good to know.  =]

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Text Dragon
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:43 PM »
I haven't tried but am curious how this affects the dragging and dropping of files (if at all).

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:59 PM »
You might have to create your own shortcut to sWeather.exe and manually move it to your Startup folder.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:08 AM »
Hi, please forgive the noobness.  In looking for a new tray app, I found some recommendations for this one.  Unzipped it, tried to search for a location, and... nothing happens.  Is it broken?  Is my brain just broken?  It looks so straightforward!

sWeather works fine for me under Windows 7.  Which operating system are you using?  Also, if you're running it from a UAC-protected folder, try running it as admin (or running it from a non-UAC-protected folder).

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017 Release: sPinger
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Hi, jcamp, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

Any chance this could work with a list or domain names? Would be a useful to check if a website is running on a regular basis (ping or check every 10 mins)?

sPinger should work just fine with a list of domain names.

If it could check for a 'string' at that domain it would be really useful to see if the website was running and showing the correct content (e.g. check for <body> tag, etc.)

I think this functionality is outside the scope of sPinger.  However, read on...

Cheers (you probably have another tool for this but could not find it :) )

Though it doesn't handle multiple addresses, my TrayHostChecker app might be more of what you're looking for.  You can find it here:


I can look into adding your HTML check idea as one of the alert methods.

I am trying to implement this IDropTarget in my application but I canĀ“t find info on this.
Maybe you could explain (or point me in the right direction) in how you do in AHK.

Files 2 Folder uses a very old AHK library which I've attached to this post.

@Rockets: You can get Note My File from Chris' main site here:  http://vdsfreak.com/...4416170/note-my-file
@Chris: He was mentioning that the GDrive link in your earlier post was dead.

Does anyone have a copy? Gdrive is dead

Copy of???  FileNote?  If so, a simple Google search turned this up:  http://www.softpedia...ement/FileNote.shtml

Choosing a mirror from the Download link seemed to work in my basic test.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Speed It Up, or Slow It Down
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:51 PM »
How does user get completely out?

Right-click the tray icon and choose Exit.

Interestingly one can pause simply by clicking on the desktop.  And resume by clicking on the program being read, picking right up again.

It's not paused.  That is, it's still sending a PageDown keystroke to whatever app/window has focus.  That said, the script can be easily modified to only work when your FBReader app is focused.

Actually...now that I read the initial post more closely, the request is a bit different from the thread I mention.  I think the OP wants a program that will take two images (the folder image and the "custom" image) and then make a composite of them.  Is that correct, Stamimail?

Thanks, Skrommel!

Crap...thought I posted in this thread already.  This has been requested before; check here for some alternatives by myself and c.gingerich:


Hi, Alloneword, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

PlayTime uses the MediaInfo library to populate the list so, if MediaInfo doesn't return the data, it will be blank.  That said, I can try updating PlayTime to use the latest MediaInfo library to see if that fixes the issue.  If it doesn't fix the issue, you might try writing to the MediaInfo author.

Website | Download
v1.5.3 - 2017-09-02
    * Updated to v0.7.98.0 of MediaInfo.dll.

I'm not sure what you mean by "gerund" but you're welcome.   :D

You must be checking for duplicated entries also since there are multiple occurrences of JD and QQQ.

Yes, at the end of the list processing, I do an alpha sort and filter out duplicates.

@skwire: What regex did you use, (if you did)?

What ended up working the best was:

1. Loop through each line.
2. Crack each line on its spaces.
3. Evaluate each part with: [A-Z]+\b

It's not quite perfect, and I'm not sure it ever could be, but it seems to be close enough for the OP's work.

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