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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to do "Win + M" from "Win + D" on: September 30, 2014, 09:15:06 AM
I didn't realize when I suggested you post here that you wanted a hotkey substitution.  I was thinking of detecting when the mouse clicks the Show Desktop.  If the hotkey sub is all you need it's an easy one.

Compile or run it using Autohotkey.  You can put a shortcut in StartUp folder to have it start with Windows.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Unlimited Energy Solution Found! on: September 29, 2014, 09:31:37 AM
At first, I wondered why this was its own thread instead of in silly humor.  Now... I wonder at why it's still getting debated?  huh  tellme Grin

One could say the thread is cat-ass-trophic.  Replete with half-baked puns.  smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Unlimited Energy Solution Found! on: September 29, 2014, 08:08:54 AM
However, that means it is not a perpetual motion after all. It would consume cats bread and butter as fuel, as all three organic components would require regular replacement.

In that case it would be a per-pet-ual motion machine.  Only so many revolutions per pet.  Also it always pays to know which side your bread is buttered on.  smiley
Then again a butter substitute may increase margarinal efficiency.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 28, 2014, 02:37:39 PM
This seems circular.  I've contributed my small knowledge of the issue.  I don't have the problem so I'm not really in search of a solution.  Evidently you feel likewise.

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 28, 2014, 08:08:20 AM
If you hit Delete History and the files were deleetd it's likely because, as I already noted, the OS has no problem creating and deleting very long filenames.  Only the shell.  The browser can delete long filenames programmatically.  It's only Explorer that pukes out.

If there's a free or other file manager you can bear to use all the time that does not use Explorer under the covers, then it should be no thought required.  Select files and hit delete.

I haven't run into this often enough to search out such file managers.  But they must be out there.

Edit: In fact if anyone wants to experiment to see if Recycle Bin itself can handle paths >260 you could create such a file by some means then use my command line program sike to attempt to send it to the bin.

Download is from this page:

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 05:02:58 PM
This utility was talked about before on DC:

I posted a small modification that allowed larger numbers to be specified and if I remember right, it supported UNC paths:

Explorer Documented?  Next you'll be asking for Registry Documentation.

I think I asked about it on MSDN years ago.  Bill Gates replied:
"Documentation?  We don't need no stinkin' documentation."  But then again
my memory isn't as reliable as I remember it being in the past.  smiley
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 04:51:12 PM
The move on boot likely works because it uses the Registry RunOnce or Run key to delete the file before login.  It uses the del command which is command line.

You can create very long file names programmatically.  It's just Explorer that can't handle it.  A console based file manager anyone?  smiley
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 04:09:53 PM
It sounds like it can't be done through the shell because Explorer still has a 260 character path length limit.  The best solution may be a file manager without this limitation.

If you haven't run into this Explorer "feature" due to some old embedded code nobody wants to mess with hidden in there somewhere, you can do an experiment.  Make some nested folders until you create a folder with a path exactly 260 characters long.  Now try to make a new folder inside it.  It won't let you.  I forget exactly what happens, if there's an error msg or if it just does nothing as if it is ignoring you.

Command line delete should work with wildcards.  Just wtch out for any spaces in the file path.  A newer file manager is likely the no headache solution.
9  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Select Copy - Auto-copy selected text on: September 27, 2014, 05:58:57 AM
But if I get the tooltip it should indicate it copied.  Maybe my system isn't the best test bed since I have many hotkey things running.  Just for grins I snipped a section of my code that does copy when mouse button and shift are down.  It works fine in browsers.  But when I removed the #IfWinActive that limits it to browsers it didn't work well either.  (Your code was not running when I tried it.)

If response is snappy on your system then there's probably something weird going with mine.   ohmy

Edit:  That may be why when I was messing with my own I limited it to FF chrome and Opera in the first place.
10  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Select Copy - Auto-copy selected text on: September 26, 2014, 05:12:15 PM
It seems even less likely to copy now.  I didn't get it to paste with mouse at all.  One time it did paste with shift-insert.  But the first version seemed a lot more solid on the copy.
11  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Select Copy - Auto-copy selected text on: September 26, 2014, 01:11:56 PM
For what it's worth I did a similar thing limited to certain browsers.  After dragging the mouse to select I kept the mouse button down,then pressed and released the shift key.  If copy succeeded it sounded a tone.  It's less versatile but also has fewer conflicts.  smiley

Edit:  If you can get it to work in most everything I'd love to use it.  I can always comment out my mouse drag function.   Thmbsup
12  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Select Copy - Auto-copy selected text on: September 26, 2014, 12:53:10 PM
I'm trying it out now.  It seems like the idea is to select with mouse dragging left to right?  Because if I go right to left I don't get the tooltip saying "copied."

Also middle click paste it is hard to tell if SelectCopy misses it because so many other programs hook it.  I closed my catch all AHK script to avoid hotkey conflicts but many editors use middle mouse for auto scroll etc..

Also it might be a cool idea to keep a buffer of clipboard text so that one undo is possible.  Like I have something in clipboard and forget to hold the shift key while doing a "search google for..." etc..

I like the concept if it can be used smoothly.

What I noticed on middle mouse button.. I would click in an editor with no paste.  Repeating the click once or twice it would usually start pasting.

Edit:  I'm on Windows 8.0 x64 and use Firefox based browsers.  Editor tests were EditPad Lite 7 and notepad.

13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / First Jazz at Wolfson Concert for me on: September 25, 2014, 03:51:06 PM
I attended my first Jazz at Wolfson concert yesterday.  I was happy to see they are free and open to the public.  MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet performed.  I enjoyed it quite a bit.  Last year it sort of slid beneath my jazz radar.  They don't publicize it heavily probably because the auditorium is nearly filled just sticking a placard on the side of a pillar in the main building.

The final piece in the set proved once again my contention that skilled jazz musicians can take any melody, Mary Had A Little Lamb for example, and make it sound great.  For juxtaposition the pianist played straight a few bars of 'Tis So Sweat to Trust in Jesus.  Then the quintet went to work with the guitarist and department head's arrangement.  It kicked ass as they say.

I look forward to upcoming concerts.  They are usually held Wednesday at noon around the middle of the month.  Makes it easy to sneak in for 75 or 80 minutes of audio escape.  No fuss at the entrance.  They ask you to sign in and if you are a student/visitor etc..  A Program and Survey are provided and you sit where you wish.

Several of the quintet members have albums published and they contributed most of the compositions.  Good stuff.   Thmbsup
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 25, 2014, 07:42:51 AM
That's coming. The technology for thought control was at around 95% accuracy 10 years ago at an ETRI startup that I worked at. It was wired, but still... It's closer than many would think.

Maybe then we can finally get to the computer doing what we want, not what we say.  smiley
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: MoveOut pop-up window when starting enabled. on: September 24, 2014, 09:01:35 AM
It looks like the variable "start" gets the value of the ini setting.  If start is 1 it sets "enabled" to 1.  If you don't care about the confirmation dialog when the program is set to enabled the easiest may be to comment it out except for a "return" statement.  After all, that was the last modification.  So it's likely it will run OK without the confirmation dialog.

Then you'd just have to comple it with ahk.  A new stable version was just released btw.

Edit:  If you search the source for "confirm" it should go right to the MsgBox that pops up the dialog.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nobody reads Software licenses...not even the people who made my router it seems on: September 24, 2014, 08:46:04 AM
Who really does read software licenses?  I don't.  I ain't got time for that.   tongue
Ah, and you're also signing blank checks to everybody you have to pay? ohmy

My favorite is the EULA that is inside the shrinkwrapped box with a sticker on the outisde "By opening this package you agree..yadda yadda" to terms you cannot read without opening the package.  Robert Ringer's Mentor would be proud.  smiley

I guess I've already said a dozen times we need a plain language software licensing law.  Even some of the open source licenses are too arcane.  It should be way simpler.  Like "I wrote the base code for this so no matter how much you modify it you cannot exclude me from further development of my own software."  Simple terms like "at your own risk" should not be subject to litigation.  But I guess the license authors must aspire to be legislators and wish to demonstrate that they too can construct terms that no normal person can explain in plain English.  smiley

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free Alternative to CopyWhiz (Piky Basket)? on: September 24, 2014, 07:19:32 AM
Have you tried wayback  ?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 24, 2014, 07:13:48 AM
Looking at the Neptune what strikes me immediately is the need for "flexible circuit boards." If the watch was made more to hug the wrist giving the appearance of a wrist band, and the screen 16x9 traveling a bit higher on the wrist, then it might not appear grotesque.  But I think it would cost a hell of a lot more than $350 if the "form factor" was flexible.  Instead of fiberglass circuit boards some innovation would be required so that the electronics could be anchored in some way that allowed the device to conform to the curvature of the arm.  The 16x9 screen would be very flat indeed!  smiley

But I think voice commands or some direct thought control wireless manipulation would also be needed to avoid being handcuffed while walking along using it. After all,one may need a hand free to carry a briefcase with non-compressible coffee and sandwich.  smiley
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Execute only if not running on: September 24, 2014, 05:24:49 AM
See number 12 on the page I linked.  It explains that if the Find command finds only white space ( " " ) then the program is not running.  Change "imagename eq notepad.exe" so that your program's exe file is substituted for notepad.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Execute only if not running on: September 23, 2014, 02:39:43 PM
See the line that pipes from tasklist into the find command and the comment about ErrorLevel.

Basically tasklist gets the running programs and pipes it into find.  If the program title or whatever is not found it is not running.

If it doesn't have to be batch ahk Process command is probably easier.  Like
Process,Exist,notepad.exe ; sets ErrorLevel
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Execute only if not running on: September 23, 2014, 07:47:10 AM
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a new Anti-Virus and need you guys to help! on: September 21, 2014, 11:22:31 AM
I don't use a real-time shield.  I do regularly scan with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.  I do have to say though, my scans since installing Privacy Badger in Cyberfox have been extremely clean.  I think in the last month SAS has only reported one item.  Before Privacy Badger SAS regularly reported over 50 tracking cookies.  A vast difference(pun.. I plead guilty.)
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to repair zip files? on: September 21, 2014, 10:45:12 AM
The zip file structure has always been....fragile. Consider using rar instead as it will give the option to store recovery records with the archive that will give one a much better chance of archive repair should something go wrong.

Are there any free ports of Linux lossless compression tools that may be robust on Windows?  I'm just curious.  A few searches didn't bring up anything germane.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: IT Resumes on: September 21, 2014, 10:39:20 AM
The jerks who embellish and lie on their resumes would be getting all the interview calls....till the cat was out of the bag. Then everyone would start embellishing and lying on their resumes.

Isn't that what they teach in sales?  Say anything to get your foot in the door?  To me the abuse is that the entire process is a sham.  I was watching the PBS station that covers the Massachusetts House and Senate proceedings daily.  Before bringing the session to order Senate President Billy Bulger yells to one of the Senators "Hey!  Don't you have a son who needs a job?  My daughter needs a job but due to ethics rules she can't work on my staff.  So you hire her and I'll hire your son."  Then another Senator yells out "But first we'll have a Nationwide Search(tm)!"  That brought the house down, pardon the pun.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Document Font Toggle on: September 19, 2014, 03:18:01 PM
Since I still have fuzzy text issues on my Toshiba I found one means to deal with it in Firefox at least.  It's Document Font Toggle

It's quite simple.  Set your custom default font in Firefox.  Check to allow sites to choose their own fonts.  When the site text looks bad hit the toolbar button to use the default instead.  I find a heavy font like Arial Black easy to read even if the page is a bit blurry.

Edit:  anyone have a favorite font for forum type web sites?  Arial Black I can see but the heaviness makes everything look unread.  Something crisp for text body as well as subject line.
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