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Also, most respectfully, are you taking over this programming request from skwire?  And, is there any chance a search capability (for URL and LNK files) will be built into the program?

Apologies for the delay.  I've been taking care of a family medical emergency this week and have not had time to work on my application.  That said, I will finish it, and it will have search and replace functionality.

To clarify, you want a simple window that displays an RTF file and has just the two buttons (OK and Cancel) at the bottom?  When you say scrolling, do you mean it auto-scrolls the text or did you mean it simply has a vertical scrollbar?

Bahahahahaha...I am dying laughing over here.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Color Mixer
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:21 PM »
Very slick, and quite fun to play around with.   :Thmbsup:

^ you may need to read his post more closely; I believe chashnniel is saying your options takes far too much work...

Curt, the options/scenarios the OP wants can easily be handled in programming.  Furthermore, I agree with 4wd, and would have suggested the same two methods.

If i remember right, .url is plain text file like .ini.

Yes, it is just a renamed INI file.  I've worked with them in the past on some other apps I've written.

Looks great, KodeZwerg!  I hope to finish out the LNK handling on my app this weekend and at least get that version out to berkland for testing.  The URL handling will come after the LNK  handling is done.

That's quite a nice endorsement.   :D

What happen to a defined Hotkey after your Tool modified a file, is value gone, is value kept.

As I mentioned, with the FileCreateShortcut command, I can add a Ctrl+Alt+[Key] hotkey which would work for shortcuts on the desktop and in the start menu. However, for whatever reason, the FileGetShortcut command in AHK does not return the hotkey data.  I also checked the Shortcut Search and Replace application mentioned previously in this thread and it does not appear to handle the shortcut keys, either.  Soooo...maybe there is some WinAPI-related thing with actually getting those hotkeys?  I don't know.

it misses Hotkey but looking nice  :up:

I could add hotkey support but it's so limited that it's really not worth the time:

  • In AHK, all LNK-style hotkeys have to be created as Ctrl+Alt+[Key].
  • Furthermore, the shortcut key of a newly created shortcut would have no effect unless the shortcut file resides on the desktop or somewhere in the start menu.

One would be much better off using AutoHotkey for one's hotkey shortcuts or any of the other available hotkey-centric app launchers.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Drag Drop renamer
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:51 AM »
I was using "move".

Are you moving them to a different drive?  If so, that's the same thing as a copy and will typically take longer than moving files to a different location on the same drive (which, as 4wd mentioned, is just renaming the file).

Changed up the UI a bit:


I've had some more time to work on this.  It's getting there:


I travel for work, and I've been traveling more than usual lately, so I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on this.  Thank you for your patience.

Will we be able to sort the columns?


How will we be able to select a file?

All the standard ways; drag-n-drop, file select dialog, etc.

I don't see any way to mark the files for selection.

The final will have checkboxes.  Again, that screenshot was early and represented about twenty minutes of work.

Will we be able to select more than one file?


General Software Discussion / Re: Rename Open File in Windows
« on: October 28, 2018, 02:09 PM »
Shoot, so I have just been using the wrong app the whole time! Sumatra will now be employed when renaming my PDFs. Thanks, everyone.

SumatraPDF is great, and I use it for 99% of my PDF reading needs.  For the rare, problematic PDFs that Sumatra won't render, and for minor editing, I keep an older PDF-Xchange Viewer installed.

General Software Discussion / Re: Rename Open File in Windows
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Yeah. I can do a 'Save As' in Adobe Acrobat and the rename is no issue. Apparently, the 'Save As' obviously does not have a restriction for renaming an open file in contrast to just renaming the file via right-click.

A "Save as..." operation creates a copy of the open file, i.e., it doesn't rename the original, open file.

You'd have to have a PDF application that streamed it all into a temporary file or memory and then released the file in order to make that work.  And in that case, Windows would allow it to be renamed without a special program to do so.

SumatraPDF allows for this and also has a "Rename" option within its own file menu or by pressing F2.  If you choose this option and rename a file, SumatraPDF will rename it and then re-open the PDF with the new filename.  In fact, if you open a PDF file in SumatraPDF and then rename it outside of SumatraPDF, it detects this and its internal "Rename" menu entry becomes greyed out.  At that point, you have to use the "Save As..." option.  FWIW, I use the rename feature all the time for the same reasons as the original poster.

@bardman:  Rather than creating an app for this, is it possible for you to just switch to using SumatraPDF?

I started working on this, so here's a teaser screenshot:


Obviously early...but it'll get there.

I can do this one in a day or three if nobody gets to it sooner.   :Thmbsup:

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Automagic Digital Photo Manager
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:57 PM »
Something simple in PowerShell while skwire whips up a masterpiece

Hahaha.   :D  I've been traveling for work a lot lately, so I won't be able to get to this for at least a few days.  Thank you for coming up with your rendition of the original ask!

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: [N.A.N.Y. 2019] - Process Lister [status=done]
« on: October 21, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Looking good and working fine on my Windows 7 box.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Automagic Digital Photo Manager
« on: October 21, 2018, 03:43 PM »
To review:

  • Source is an SD card full of photos in the standard DCIM folder.  The folder structure of this folder is of no concern, i.e., we're not looking to recreate it in the destination.
  • Choose a destination folder on the computer.  In this folder, create a new folder with the year and a subfolder of the month.
  • Move all photos in the DCIM folder, and its subfolders, into this destination folder.
  • Start Windows Explorer at the current month subfolder of the destination.

Does the SD card show up as a drive letter?

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: [N.A.N.Y. 2019] - Process Lister [status=done]
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:42 PM »
Nicely done.  I gave it a quick test and it seems to work as described.  Some random thoughts:

  • Don't autosize the column widths
  • Allow sorting of the columns
  • Add a statusbar to the GUI so the resize gripper in the lower right is larger.

You could do something like this:


In case it's not clear, the pattern is: (.*?) -

Or course, you will need to adjust the paths according to your file system (leave the ??1 at the end of your destination path).  After creating an entry like above, click the "Run simulation" button to see if the entry will match and move how you expect.  For instance, in my test setup for you, here's my simulation report (I coloured some bits to show you how it matches everything before the first dash and then creates a folder from that data):

C:\download\music\Aretha Franklin - Right woman do right man (Cori) (K5).mp3 --> c:\music\artists\Aretha Franklin\Aretha Franklin - Right woman do right man (Cori) (K5).mp3
C:\download\music\Ariana Grande & John Legend - Beauty and the beast (Cori) (K5) - by Maker.mp3 --> c:\music\artists\Ariana Grande & John Legend\Ariana Grande & John Legend - Beauty and the beast (Cori) (K5) - by Maker.mp3

Furthermore, I would use the "Copy files to destination" method until you are positive it's matching and moving properly.  Keep in mind that you can really screw things up with FilePunter if you're not sure you know what you're doing.  Hence, all the simulation/test modes I offer in the program.

Hi, dariotoby, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

Type in these ways are karaoke files and I have many
I have these files put all in a folder like Download
Then I have already organized files in folders named for Artist in another PC folder
I would like you to move them to existing folders that have the artist's name in another PC folder.
Someone can help me on how to configure the program I read all the theard I try strings but they do not work.

I did create a program to move audio files according to their tags called Tags 2 Folders but File Punter might be better suited to your case.  One question -- in your filenames, is the artist ALWAYS before the first dash in the file name?  For example:

Aretha Franklin - Right woman do right man (Cori) (K5) .mp3
Ariana Grande & John Legend - Beauty and the beast (Cori) (K5) - by Maker.mp3

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