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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: August 21, 2015, 04:52:09 AM
> Download it from their web page and try for yourself

Download it from their web page and try for yourself:

You sure that it is "their", not "your" web page?
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a project time tracker/nag tool that keeps me writing billable notes on: July 23, 2015, 05:14:22 AM
Thanks. Had a look at it. Hated the website because it:

a) only shows flashy Apple hardware
b) does not even scroll properly because all of the bling-bling, almost crashed my browser
c) does not have any information about how the product actually works
d) forces you to sign up

To me, this service or whatever it is, seems to be targeted towards the typical mooncalfs in Controlling. Could be otherwise, but for the moment, I'll stick with Anuran.

It's of course not meant personally.

Cheers
David
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: July 07, 2015, 05:15:04 AM
Great, thanks! I like that query assistant dialog, didn't know that it existed.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: July 07, 2015, 04:13:39 AM
Hi,

I was looking for an "OR"-operator in my copy of Archivarius 3k, but couldn't find one that works. Is "OR" search not supported in A3k?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 11:02:21 AM
Yeah but the AquaGlue feature costs a few bucks if you want to use it permantently.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:54:48 AM
Free for the moment.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:38:09 AM
OK I think I got it now. AquaGlue only seems to work after windows have been arranged by AquaSnap (not manually or by using WIN+Arrow combinations).
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:21:57 AM
Thanks!

Actually, I can't get that feature called AquaGlue:

...to work at all (although activated)  Sad

Do you know how to:
1.) quickly "maximize" two windows side by side; and then
2.) live drag the virtual divider between them?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:01:06 AM
Ahh, just found this:


http://www.nurgo-software.com/products/aquasnap

Any comments, experiences or alternatives?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 09:55:29 AM
Hi forum,

is there a good Windows desktop divider tool where you can live drag the divider (or, respectively, live drag adjoining window borders while keeping them snapped) in order to quickly adjust the window split ratio using the mouse?

Thanks for any tips
Cheers David.P
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Urgent -- new keyboard, hotkey not working: how do I activate FARR? on: May 18, 2015, 05:07:57 AM
 Thmbsup Great, thanks. Worked instantly.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Urgent -- new keyboard, hotkey not working: how do I activate FARR? on: May 18, 2015, 03:41:01 AM
Hi forum,

is there a hidden/permanent hotkey that activates FARR when all else fails? Obviously I also have checked the "don't show tray icon" setting in FARR.

So how can I make the FARR window show up?

Thanks
David.P
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you know a free HTML editor with real time preview in adjacent pane? on: May 08, 2015, 06:10:04 AM
OK.

I'm also still learning, and I must say that Firebug is an amazing tool. Only problem is that you can only play around and not save your changes.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you know a free HTML editor with real time preview in adjacent pane? on: May 08, 2015, 06:03:05 AM
Thanks, this is indeed interesting!
http://webdevstudios.com/...29/brackets-io-love-thee/

Without having tested the Brackets editor: is it's usage somewhat similar to Firebug?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The problem with text compare tools - similar, in database compare tools on: April 21, 2015, 02:01:25 PM
Your last screenshot shows one deletion and one insertion -- which is indeed what all "stupid" compare tools do when it actually is not a deletion/insertion but a moved block. The CompareIt screenshot shows movement, but as I said it fails as soon as you change like one character in the moved text.

When you have lots of moved sentences or paragraphs in a long text, and additionally small changes within those moved parts, you have no chance to see what is where with this kind of difference recognition and display.

Code Compare allegedly can detect moved blocks, but only for some programming languages -- not for general text.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The problem with text compare tools - similar, in database compare tools on: April 21, 2015, 11:35:49 AM
Does anybody have an update on the ability of CompareIt! to detect moved words, lines, or blocks?

It seems that CompareIt sort of detects entire moved paragraphs, but only if they are verbatim the same. As soon as you move a paragraph and make whatever little change to it, it is not detected as a move anymore. Also, CompareIt does not seem to detect smaller moved sections of text, only entire paragraphs.

Every diff tool that I know of can sense [moved text blocks].

Of course, every diff tool will highlight moved text in some way as having been changed (like deleted/added). However, almost none of the known tools actually is able to show that moved text actually has been moved (and from where to where it has been moved). Instead, most tools show moved text as having been deleted at the original spot, and added at the target spot, without showing that this deletion/addition pair actually belongs together.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The problem with text compare tools - similar, in database compare tools on: April 21, 2015, 09:37:06 AM
Thanks guys. While I'm not sure what the rant over there exactly is about  smiley I found that Beyond Compare obviously still does not support detection of moved text blocks.

With ExamDiff Pro, there is the problem that if you enable word wrapping (which I absolutely need to be active), you can't edit the file within ExamDiff Pro  tellme

Two tools from the list over in that other thread, SemanticMerge and PerforceMerge, so far look very promising. However, I'm not sure whether their method of "semantically" detecting moved text blocks will work for "normal" text (e.g. like letters, books, essays etc.).

While not offering a side by side view, the wikEd diff tool that seems to be powering the Wikipedia versioning engine, looks extremely powerful and promising. It does not seem to have any difficulties to recognize text that has been moved and at the same time has been changed.

However, with long texts, I find it very hard to read and find my way around the output.

Additionally, I'm not sure what the below options do:

-    "Reject blocks if too short and common"
-    "Words: reject blocks if shorter"
-    "Maximum rejection cycles"
-    "Repeated diff"
-    "Recursive diff"

...all the more since I can't reproduce any differences in the output when any of these options are checked, or are not checked.

For example, I can't seem to prevent the wikEd diff tool to mark single words as moved when playing around with these options.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The problem with text compare tools - similar, in database compare tools on: April 21, 2015, 05:18:29 AM
Any news on this? There still doesn't seem to be any viable tool that supports text block movement recognition -- apart from wcopyfind (which hovewer has a rather terrible output view).

ExamDiff supposedly can recognize moved text, but I find it's output confusing and what's more, it doesn't seem to allow simple text editing inside the comparison window which is a must for me.

Other tools that I tried and that don't recognize move text are Meld (otherwise beautiful), Diffuse, Araxis Merge and Code Compare.

WinMerge supposedly also should recognize moved blocks, however I can't get it to work.

If anyone is aware of another comparison/merge tool that can do moved block recognition, please add it to this thread!
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you know a free HTML editor with real time preview in adjacent pane? on: April 14, 2015, 12:39:22 PM
Wow firace, that is a cool find Thmbsup

Amazing.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a project time tracker/nag tool that keeps me writing billable notes on: October 28, 2014, 07:45:14 AM
In my view, useless for anybody who does not have the resources to hire additional people who look over the actual worker's shoulder and click on "Start Tracking Project" and "Stop Tracking Project" buttons all day long according to what the actual workers are currently doing.

Sorry about that.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a project time tracker/nag tool that keeps me writing billable notes on: October 28, 2014, 05:47:58 AM
Sorry, but unless this solution reads application window titles and automatically tracks hours based on activity in the respective windows (which I suppose it doesn't) -- it is only one of the many (sorry again) USELESS "solutions" for time tracking and billing which instead only puts another layer of complexity on top of one's projects.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 06, 2014, 03:06:53 PM
> ArsClip bloated?  When its .exe is under 4 MB?

While this probably is good programming, it has tons of features and settings that I don't need, and OTOH it is not able to simply show a no frills popup next to its own tray icon, but instead puts its window all over the place on my triple monitors  Sad
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 06, 2014, 11:33:51 AM
Scott, the OuterTech Clipboard History tool looks very promising with just the right feature set!

And it shows a standard system menu when clicking the tray icon, no fancy runtime-powered slowish round-cornered skinnable full-blown GUI with blinkenlights and tiny custom fonts like so many applications nowadays.

Thank your for this cool find!

Cheers David.P
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 06, 2014, 08:39:43 AM
Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 06, 2014, 06:36:46 AM
I might change it if you're not ears but mouth for a light weight clipboard software.
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