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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: Today at 09:47:15 AM
It sounds like it would require a shell hook.  Last time I looked into hooking ShellExecute it didn't seem like it was much fun.  Perhaps if there was an already written library routine out there it could take the sting out of it.  But I don't know of any.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: Today at 05:20:07 AM
Use File SaveAs.  It should open the dialog to the same folder.  If you want the entire path in the clipboard select the file then press Shift-richt click and click Copy As Path.  It wraps the entire path in double quotes even if it doesn't contain any spaces though.

At least I think that would work.  I don't use office software.  I just tried it in EditPad Lite7 text editor and it worked as described.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kournikova is long gone. But Eugenie Bouchard has both looks and game! on: August 31, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
The matches have started again.  If you haven't checked out the streaming you should.  It's not bad.  You can actually see the tennis ball in Full Screen Mode.  smiley
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Kournikova is long gone. But Eugenie Bouchard has both looks and game! on: August 31, 2014, 04:23:53 PM
  US Open Tennis

  Kournikova is long gone.  But Eugenie Bouchard has both looks and game!

http://wpmedia.o.canada.c...310550_33873025.jpg?w=680

http://wpmedia.o.canada.c...310548_33873029.jpg?w=680

http://wpmedia.o.canada.c...311938_33873739.jpg?w=620

Unfortunately play is suspended due to weather at the moment.  But I was very pleased to
find out that usopen.org has free live match streaming in HD.


5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rollback RX or Acronis ? on: August 29, 2014, 07:09:51 PM
ToolWiz Time Machine sounds like Rollback RX but is free.  I didn't try it.  I did try ToolWiz Time Freeze.  It's on the idea of Returnil.  It's free.  It worked.  But I felt I could detect a slight performance hit.  I do think it's good to have in the toolbox even if not used all the time.

There is plenty of info on imaging utilities as Tomos noted.  I would just add that if you are running a machine with UEFI and GPT for the first time you may want to read up on the basic differences.  Stuff that worked on MBR systems may hose your system if run on GPT disks.

On my particular Windows 8.0 Laptop Macrium Reflect Free works with no contortions necessary.  But I am stuck with much larger backup images due to all the baggage that comes with GPT.

But sizes always increase so I can't really complain.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 29, 2014, 05:00:40 AM
So sorry to hear that.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 28, 2014, 05:27:14 PM
yeah, and also embarrassing that it took me so long to realize that it could be my own program causing the trouble.

I hate it when that happens.  smiley
Some hotkey program messing things up. I get pissed off.  Then I find out it's one of mine.  smiley
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 28, 2014, 11:39:58 AM
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Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley

I'd suggest you be more careful and try not to break things  ohmy

We don't have an unlimited supply of this junk, you know!   cheesy


Break?  I didn't even run commands in tabs concurrently.  Didn't even try to bend it.  smiley
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: selected text to clipboard setting? on: August 27, 2014, 04:14:07 PM
If im remembering correctly, that setting is now in the HOTKEY configuration page, for a given hotkey.

Thanks.  I didn't think to right click on those.  It works now.  smiley
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 26, 2014, 04:57:19 PM
A short while I have had a similar problem, where Windows' various personal settings kept disappearing, because I didn't reboot Windows. After reboot, everything was okay.
 undecided


On that note(pun intended) they also say if it's a Laptop and/or you fast boot/hybrid/hibernate all the time, it can be a good idea to do a full shutdown now and then.  Could be an old wives' tale.  But I do a full reboot on my Laptop periodically in case it's valid.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 26, 2014, 08:07:44 AM
I'd try a full malwarebytes scan in case it's prankware.

Until you find the cause, if you have a pot on the speakers I'd put the hardware setting low and the software setting near the top to avoid sudden blare.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 26, 2014, 05:52:50 AM

What do you mean ? It's difficult to follow your reasons.
No link ?

I mean if you have a space anywhere in the path of the file clicked on, it won't work.  That's why it has to be "%1" with the double quotes.  MD5Hash works regardless of the space because it gets everything after the program name as one string.  It doesn't get chopped at the first space.  For more info search spaces in filenames and Windows.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 25, 2014, 04:51:30 PM
Rather than use my script this page shows the Registry key to use and how to add subkeys and values.

http://superuser.com/ques...context-menu-of-all-files



What script Miles ?
 Kiss

It comes compiled with MD5Hash to add it to the all files and folder context menus.  I looked at it and thought better of posting because MD5Hash uses a function that gets the entire command line as one string rather than an array with each param.  I thought it would just cause confusion.  It uses %1 when most programs need "%1" with the double quotes.

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 12:20:40 PM

Thanks.  I have enough to mess with for a bit.  smiley

Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / selected text to clipboard setting? on: August 25, 2014, 12:11:28 PM
I know I ask this every few months.  But I can't find it after 1/2 hour so..
can you tell me where the setting is to copy selected text to clipboard automatically when FARR starts?  The help still says it's on General Tab in settings.  I looked through the settings and searched this thread.  I can't find it. (sigh)  smiley

I have an alias "def" that uses $$c and I know it worked with just highlighting text in the active window before pressing Pause.

16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 25, 2014, 08:29:09 AM
Rather than use my script this page shows the Registry key to use and how to add subkeys and values.

http://superuser.com/ques...context-menu-of-all-files
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee on: August 25, 2014, 05:40:34 AM
Read the topic title and saw who posted it, and expected to see this when I clicked:
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Hmm, I need to take speed reading for that vid.  (Except for the Weeeee part.  I got that.)  smiley
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 05:35:06 AM
The free version of 4DOS is TCC/LE by JP Software.  Here's a DC thread on it:  Take Command Console LE from JPSoft
For a free powercmd-alike (I think) here's a DC thread on Console:  console: a great CMD.exe replacement application.

OK.  I remember playing around with 4NT quite awhile back. Thanks. It looks like it may be fun.  smiley
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 05:33:49 AM
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Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://alternativeto.net/...ndows-command-prompt-cmd/

It's hard to imagine that what you are looking for isn't available here.. huh

Thanks.  smiley
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 03:38:26 PM
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?

Do you mean something like 4dos?  I never used it but it sounded like it could be good stuff, many people raved about it for years. Looks like it has gone freeware, although I haven't dug into the site.  I'm sure there are other DCers who can comment on it.

Or can you be more specific about what you have in mind?


Thanks for the reply.  smiley

Something like this:
http://www.powercmd.com/

only free would be of interest.

And/Or Windows Run-Command only with a better button set.  RegEdit and a command prompt are obvious.  But the other buttons I don't recognize and there's no tool tip to tell what they are on mouse hover.  I'd have to run them to find out.  Always a hairy proposition.

21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS unless they are taught the value of human on: August 24, 2014, 02:08:44 PM
I always thought the first law was sufficiently vague that humans would have trouble interpreting it.  Never mind a Tom Servo Citizen.  Especially the second clause "or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."

The machine could easily calculate probabilities and therefore start doing stuff like taking cigarettes out of your mouth, blocking your way so that you could not board a spacecraft/skis/speedboat/etc..  make you finish your vegetables etc..

I get the idea what IA(meaning the scifi author) had in mind(stuff like don't just watch the guy hang from the cliff.  Help him up.)  But how would an AI machine interpret "to come to harm?"  The robot might become  a drill instructor making me do 500 situps and 200 pushups every day etc..

If he makes me eat red beets it's disconnection no questions asked!  smiley


22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

Edit:  I'm thinking freeware utilities.   smiley
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: diagnostic tool on: August 22, 2014, 09:53:45 AM
If you are running AV while playing the game that would be the first application I turn off in the process of elimination.  If that's it then all you have to do is figure out an alternative method to protect your system while playing(perhaps something like ToolWiz TimeFreeze, assuming it doesn't have a performance problem.. the only way to know is try it.)
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:47:25 AM
Would not clearing the archive bit work, assuming your backuup method just copied everything without twiddling bits?

I thought of that, and my backup (Syncovery) does allow *not* using it (I'll have to check what it does by default).
Any tips how I do that? (again, I searched unsuccessfully embarassed)

Unless there's a freeware that makes it easy my thought would be a context menu to  a simple command line using attr command.  That way you could select multiple files and the Explorer would launch the command for each.  Perhaps a run hidden so the prompt wouldn't  flash.

Edit:  In fact a similar handler could be added for Folder to zap an entire folder in one shot.

Edit2:  I have a script I can modify that puts a handler inn the Registry for all files and folder.  It should work on both 32 and 64 bit systems.  It's hard coded for MD5Hash.exe but it's only a few lines o AutoIt3.  If you want to try that route I'll make it available.


25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:34:06 AM
Would not clearing the archive bit work, assuming your backuup method just copied everything without twiddling bits?
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