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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: recommend an app to snapshot & restore a folder? (like version control?) on: August 27, 2013, 08:58:22 AM
I'll second AJC active backup! 
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Prevents programs from adding themselves to start-up. on: August 27, 2013, 08:55:00 AM
If you're still using XP this is an oldie but goodie: 
http://mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml


It will warn you it something tries to add itself.  The nice thing is that you can just disable items instead of removing them.  This seems to satisfy programs that it's already in the startup list so that they won't try to insert a startup routine again.
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Drag&Drop Robot / Re: Replace a text file input with a pipe or redirect for DDR? on: May 07, 2009, 11:46:02 AM

Pipes or redirects can't do anything like this?

I didn't think so, but figured I'd check before I before I got started. 

Thanks!
4  DonationCoder.com Software / Drag&Drop Robot / Replace a text file input with a pipe or redirect for DDR? on: May 07, 2009, 07:10:56 AM
This is probably more of a dos command question than strictly DDR, but that's what I'm trying to get this to work with.

Here's it is:
Running a script command that uses a text file as it's input.  The text file is just a list of files and some other fixed info on each line.

Import.bat  cr.txt -t restore

What I'd like to do is replace the "cr.txt" input file with a value from DDR based on a file name.  Any way to do this?

The other option is to run a two step .bat that creates the .txt file first, but thought there might be a way to avoid this.

Thanks,
Rob

5  DonationCoder.com Software / Drag&Drop Robot / D&D Robot update causes issues running old items on: June 03, 2008, 10:49:31 AM
Hi,

I'm having an issue after upgrading where the program will no longer process batch files.   

Command:
C:\RunRobot\fixes_drapdroprobot.bat "%A"

Batch file just has this:
cd "%1"
cscript "C:\RunRobot\fixes.vbs


Error message:
'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Execution complete.


Odd that it's reporting this when there isn't any Program files reference it seems. 

Help!

Thanks,
Rob
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Clipboard/Formfiller/Etc revisited on: May 15, 2008, 06:25:27 AM
Here's a good option for those forms in the browser...

Autofill Forms 0.9.3
https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/4775


  • Autofill Forms enables you to fill out web forms with one click or a keyboard shortcut.
  • A set of customizable rules is used to determine the input for each form element.
  • You are able to edit, remove, enable/disable the provided rules and to add your own ones.
  • You can configure the order in which the rules are to be applied and define site specific rules.
  • Profiles can be used to switch between several sets of rules.
  • Autofill Forms works not only with text input fields but as well with selections, checkboxes and radio buttons.
  • Autofill Forms only becomes active for the moment it autofills forms - so it doesn't use any system resources while surfing.
  • To protect your personal data you have the option to store the form field rules encrypted.

7  DonationCoder.com Software / Drag&Drop Robot / Latest Version? on: August 22, 2007, 07:22:34 AM
Hi Mouser

You mentioned before you had an updated version of this you needed to post.

Any chances getting it posted?

Thanks,
Rob
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite ZIP/RAR application? on: July 26, 2007, 12:36:02 PM
re: Zipmagic

I used to use zipmagic on an old Win95 computer that hadn't limited hard drive space.  You could do just about everything with files inside a zip as if they were standard files, with any program.  Heck of a slowdown if you are changing files, but otherwise it was often faster than not compressing.

I'm wondering if ZipMagic Dlx9 got the same depth into the XP file system, anyone know?
All I see on their web site is "access through std file dialog" - which concerns me a bit that it wouldn't allow other programs direct access to files in a zip.

Thanks!

Rob

9  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Clipboard Chain broken notifier on: May 27, 2007, 07:01:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback.  From this chain, I'm thinking one thing to do that might help out is to ensure that my clipboard manager starts later than most software at startup.  Conversely, a monitoring application should be the very first thing to start to ensure it's at the end.

It also indicates that exiting and restarting a program should restore it's clipboard chain in all cases, except when there is something really strange is going on with the system.  In that case it's probably time for a reboot.

Regarding the password manager/clipboard items: can't the issue of pasting be circumvented by using a text send command instead of a paste? 
I'm referring to something similar to Autohotkey's send or sendinput commands.  I have found them to be a little slower than pasting, but in the case of a password this shouldn't be an issue.
It would at least be a good method option to include in password software that could be set as a default, with a fall back option to pasting with a warning or similar.

Best,
Rob

10  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Clipboard Chain broken notifier on: May 25, 2007, 05:58:48 AM

I searched for clipboard chain, but didn't get anything...
Ah -- It looks like the standard Donation Coder search won't dig anything up, you need to go with the google search of donationcoder.com to get results.

Sorry Lanux - not that level of programmer to use the information you linked to, more script tinkerer.

Maybe just a question - if the clipboard chain gets broken, does it break all links or just ones "after it" (if this is how it works).

Does a new application launching that uses the clipboard chain automatically go to the end of the list?  Just wondering if when an application is started can affect how often it would be affected by other applications.  This might be useful to add a simple application that checks for something getting added to the clipboard every time CTRL+C is pressed.  At least I think this should be easy in Autohotkey, just add a pass through script for CTRL+C and monitor for a clipboard change.  If it receives a CTRL+C, but no change report, there may have been an issue.

Crazy?

Thanks,
Rob
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Clipboard Chain broken notifier on: May 24, 2007, 01:48:17 PM

Idea is for an application that monitors the clipboard chain and lets you know when it breaks for troubleshooting what is causing it.

I'm having problems where the clipboard chain gets disconnected, but I don't what's the cause of it.
This happens every so often and even "repair clipboard chain" doesn't seem to do the trick (in this case it clipcache2.9).

Sounds like Clip Mate has something that is a similar function, but I really don't want to try having 2 clipboard managers running at the same time.
see:  http://www.clipmate.com/c...rt.htm#TroubleChainBroken

Is this something that can be done in AutoHotkey to test for the chain?

Thanks,
Rob
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anybody Have A Reason Why I Should NOT Purchase RegExBuddy This Week? on: May 09, 2007, 12:43:55 PM
Late add, but this is also a potential option: 

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The Regulator is an advanced Regular expressions testing tool, featuring syntax highlighting and web-service integration with Regexlib.com's database of online regular expressions. See more info at http://regulator.sourceforge.net



13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anybody know of a background traffic monitor? on: April 23, 2007, 07:15:07 AM
I find Show Traffic to be helpful, especially to see if a specific IP is hammering you.

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"Show Traffic" monitors network traffic on the chosen network interface and displays it continuously. It could be used for locating suspicious network traffic or to evaluate current utilization of the network interface.

Find either at http://sourceforge.net/projects/showtraf/
or the homepage at http://demosten.com/showtraf/ 

Doesn't solve the which program it's going to, but it will help identify if something is overloading your connection.

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sumatra PDF Viewer is cool, thin, and open-source on: April 10, 2007, 07:03:17 AM
Foxit does paste some text over the page if you save it in the free version.  But, most of the time I print out a single copy and then save it for record keeping.  If I need to start doing more than that, I think the $39 is well worth what you get.

Thanks for the note on the dll!

Rob
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Sumatra PDF Viewer is cool, thin, and open-source on: April 07, 2007, 12:54:13 PM
You mentioned another great alternative -- Foxit PDF viewer, it's not open source but it's free.   http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

It's worth it just for this feature:
Interactive form filler: Now you don't have to print out PDF forms first and then manually fill out paper forms. Instead, you can use PC to fill out interactive forms directly, and then print them out. These basic features are free for personal and non-personal usage. Moreover, Foxit Reader supports advanced form operations such as saving filled-out forms and import/export forms.

Simple use.  Just click and type, use the cursor keys to adjust up/down.
I do notice a decrease in the visual quality of some of the pages, but for the added speed and decreased size I'll take it 98% of the time.

16  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: HideDesktop v1.2 Problems on: March 09, 2007, 10:07:08 AM

I'm having the following minor issue with HideDesktop v1.2

Using directory opus, set for a double click on the desktop to bring up the default file lister.

Double clicking on the desktop 75% of the time tries to open the start button instead of the file lister.
No issues if HideDesktop isn't running.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Prevent window activation on right click in taskbar on: March 06, 2007, 07:19:02 AM
Thanks for the feedback -- but this seems to cause the second button to be selected, creating a group of the first and second (or more) buttons.  If you try to close group then you'll get the original activated application closed as the same time as the others because it is part of the group.

So, it looks like to do this that you need activate at least one window you want to close before you can use the CTRL button to get the close group option.  So it isn't helpful unless you're closing multiple windows.

Unless this is particular to my system, maybe Ultramon or something else is interferring with the normal functioning.

-Rob
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Prevent window activation on right click in taskbar on: February 21, 2007, 05:16:38 PM
Maybe I'm missing an option that can be set, but it would be nice to be able to select "Close" from the right click menu of a running programs task bar without having the program maximize.

If I know I want to close it, I don't want to deal with having it show up.

Biggest two times this comes up is when a ton of windows have opened by accident/mistake or when you're accessin your computer remotely.  Lot lighter on the bandwidth if you don't need to deal with the window becoming visible.


Thanks,
Rob
19  News and Reviews / Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software on: February 06, 2007, 07:42:43 AM

I've also been an extended user of the terabyte software.  It's very lean and does it's job well.  The recovery software has saved me also.

The only complaint is the speed I've seen restoring from the Dos mode. 
I can restore a drive from Windows in a fraction of the time it takes to do a restore of the same drive from the dos boot.

I hear you say, "why not just restore it on a separate windows computer".  That's the rub, if I restore from windows, the image doesn't work on the other computer.  Restore on the target computer of the same image using Dos mode works fine.

Rob
20  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WhyReboot? on: December 22, 2006, 12:52:05 PM
Good idea, I've rearranged my to show the VM also. 

My only concern is that I read something that indicated that watching the VM wasn't a good way to judge because this maintained the maximum size that has occurred.  I might be mistaken, and it was actually referring to the PF usage on the performance tab, not the individual items.

The thing that gets me about watching the Virtual memory is that I've got 2Gb of ram, and even when things start to slow down it's showing more than 512MB used by the system cache.  This says to me that either Windows is being a little odd about cache vs programs in memory, or VM isn't the key issue.

How does the "Paged Pool" and Virtual Memory amount compare?  Should I be more concerned about something else, see table.
Mem Usage+VM size Paged PoolApplication
70MB950MB Dopus
275MB154MBFirefox

Which one is of more concern?
Is there something else to watch for in the system that can be indicative of an issue?

I suppose I was interested in something that warns, unlike this Why Reboot that is targeted to be used as a check when you're interested.

Maybe Process Tamer would be a better application to try to get this type of service from.

Regarding sys tray / startup I've been very happy with Startup Control Panel.   http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
It checks to see if you want to allow programs to insert themselves anywhere in the multitude of startup methods.  Also, it allows you to turn items off without deleting them.  This is handy if you do want to start them occasionally, or might want to in the future.  It seems like disabling instead of deleting also tends to make most programs believe the startup program is still there and doesn't try to install it again because you killed it last time.

Whoops, the stopping of new programs being loaded to the start routine is handled by a different program by the same author: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml, but the total file size between them is 100k. 

Happy Holidays.

Rob
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE?: Keyboard & Mouse cleaner on: December 22, 2006, 05:58:13 AM
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Changes:
- 2006.12.21 - v1.1: Added option to move ToddlerTrap out of the way.

Thanks! 
Now maybe I can watch what I want on the TV and let Blues Clues stuff run on the computer. Whew!

Maybe this should be moved out of "Unanswered/Rejected Requests" to DONE!
22  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WhyReboot? on: December 21, 2006, 03:13:37 PM
How about adding something to the program that warns,

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"Warning:  You've managed to get a ton of programs hanging in memory that probably shouldn't be there and eating memory and disk cache.  Your computer will keep getting slower until you do a restart!"


But seriously, any way to add something that could check for the issues that cause this type of slowdown? 
Maybe a baseline at startup, and then warn when some limit is reached?

Sorry, can't be more specific because I don't know the root cause is of this condition.  Just just starts refusing to open, Excel has problems saving, and you get just a "bong" sound when trying to launch some applications.

Am I being silly? undecided

23  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Separate "Active" Window for a script? on: December 15, 2006, 08:50:55 AM

I'll gives this a try, but the potential for computer problems sounds like it might be an issue.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I really don't see the legality issue here.   undecided

It seems like if there was any issue, it would be allowing multiple unique users log into your computer - not doing it yourself.
It's a little like being told you were limited to how many programs could run on your computer at one time (which maybe Microsoft has done in one of their great EULA's!)

Rob
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: collect files in a virtual folder on: December 12, 2006, 09:20:01 AM


Directory Opus Supports Virtual folders under the name "File Collections".  You can create as many as you like.  It automatically creates one called "Find Results" as the result of any search operation.  That way you have all the matching files available to work on directly.

The are some limits on what can be done with the files.  The biggest drawback I've found (and listed as a requested feature from many) to the Dopus file collections is that it won't limit searches to the files in a collection.  It would be great to be able to select a number of folders from a crowded network drive and add to a collection.  Then just search those.

Other file operations are pretty standard.  The only added operation is "Remove from Collection".  It doesn't touch the file but pulls out of the view.  And there are entries under "Send To" for the File Collections.

-Rob

Software home page.
http://www.gpsoft.com.au/
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Drag&Drop Robot / Re: Folders in Drag and Drop?? on: December 08, 2006, 07:38:27 AM
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you can see why i made it easier to run perl and other language scripts from d+d

No, I really can't see until you post the new one!   cheesy

Best,
Rob
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