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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 24, 2015, 05:50:15 AM
It's not the fonts themselves but the font smoothing technology.
They are phasing out cleartype, which is the one mactype fixes.
The new technology is better for fast zooming (common in tablets) but horrible overall for readability on large desktop monitors.

I have no high hopes.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: May 23, 2015, 05:16:13 PM
The key question here is: are the horrible fonts introduced in office 2013 (not cleartype, but whatever new B/W tech they are using now) the default for more apps in the OS? If so, I'm out. I'm only tolerating windows thanks to mactype, an ancient, unsuported app that fixes fonts for good.
3  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: April 11, 2015, 02:35:22 PM
I'm going to stay with wiznote with encrypted notes. Pity because I use a wacom tablet instead of a mouse, and onenote is very good at this kind of pen notes. But everything else is weaker in onenote.
4  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: April 11, 2015, 01:00:17 AM
@motion12, looks like one can install the remote part on own server now. Pretty big deal if you ask me.
I haven't done it. Looks enterprisey.

@Ian, which is your primary notetakes now, onenote or wiznote? You have been a vocal advocate of both for a while smiley

Trying to make this decision myself. I don't want to have my data on a MS server, but wiznote has no info on privacy whatsoever. Lesser of two evils? One can encrypt all notes in wiznote though. But the certificate comes from their server, so they must be able to decrypt my notes. I've been getting chinese spam lately, which can only come from a wiznote leak because it's the only chinesse product I use Sad
5  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: April 11, 2015, 12:56:05 AM
Has anyone been able to get autocorrect/spelling working in English? There must be a plugin smiley ?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Office 2013 drops cleartype, fonts a disaster. Any way to fix it? on: April 10, 2015, 12:55:03 AM
One can vote up the bug here:
https://windows.uservoice...ap?page=3&per_page=20

Although it will most likely be ignored if history is of any use.
Easiest option is to get a high DPI monitor eventually tongue Which is something only the privileged part of the world can do.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Office 2013 drops cleartype, fonts a disaster. Any way to fix it? on: April 10, 2015, 12:14:53 AM
Things are getting iffy in windowsland re: fonts.
Cleartype getting replaced by directwrite (or whatever the new tech for font rendering is called; the horrible one I call it smiley ).
More and more apps are moving to the new rendering, and only some provide an option to 'disable graphics-accelerated rendering' or some such. Chrome and mailbird do have a fallback option. Using it, plus mactype is saving me.

But mactype is abandonware, and it's not problem-free.

Right now any office 2013 app is unusable on a big monitor with low DPI (for me). mactype doesn't help there. If this is the direction win desktop is taking (that is, more apps being unaccessible to mactype's hack)... I cannot use this platform anymore. This is a big deal for me. I don't particularly like desktop linux anymore. Nor mac smiley

How are things looking on your side? Anyone finding any fixes?
Here's one: http://www.thewindowsclub...splay-scaling-office-2013

The fact is that windows + mactype offers the best font rendering on any platform. It's just a pity that to get it I need to depend on an unsuported piece of abandonware Sad
 
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 08, 2015, 11:46:32 PM
I think what happened is that software went online. Desktop apps are really going the way of the dodo. DC is mostly about those, so it's understandable that fewer people are interested in this type of content.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / 'Microsoft fix it' softfare to fix uninstall problems. Trustworthy? on: April 19, 2014, 11:32:29 AM
I have > 1gb of uninstallers. I wonder if I could remove some.
Looks like removing by hand is dangerous. MS has a program for that:

http://support.microsoft....ram_Install_and_Uninstall

Anyone used it? Worth it? Touches the registry, so a bit wary to pull the trigger.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why I consider file managers inferior tothe file M solution you'd ideally expect on: March 09, 2014, 02:08:29 PM
I'm on explorer now, after having an extensively tweaked TC, and DO before that.
IMO sticking to defaults has lots of advantages. I don't miss any advanced features.
11  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 03:03:43 PM
Warning: if you use 'open note in new window' it doesn't autosave that note.
I accidentally closed a note and lost hrs of work.
'Ah, it has previous versions' I thought. Nope, it's only for VIP. I'd buy the VIP version to get back my work, but impossible not knowing the language.

Wiznote developers, can you hear your users scream from up there?
12  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 01:37:41 PM
One more annoyance:
When I create a new note, focus moves away from the text area, and I have to click to start writing.
Does anyone know a way to avoid this?
I have it on 'autosync'. I think it loses focus when it starts synching...
13  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 12:05:19 PM
FWIW, I solved it.
Ctrl + scroll resizes fonts on the main window, but not on the floating windows.
But you can click on the dented wheel (options) on the toolbar, then choose a default font.
That did it.
14  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 11:19:28 AM
When I create a new note with ctrl + alt + N, the new note fonts are tiny. Why? Anyone knows how to change that?
15  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 10:04:51 AM
@ianb: markdown is a formatting language, similar to the one you use to craft posts here. I would imagine you can flip a switch somewhere in wiznote and write notes in markdown, but I have no idea where to look.
16  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 22, 2014, 10:03:53 AM
@ianb, thanks for taking the time to write about wiznote.
The more EN-speaking people who do, the higher the chance that their creators consider paying a translator and addressing the EN-speaker market. It's tragic that I don't even know how to turn on the spell checker, I'm pretty sure it has one.

If someone at DC who speaks Chinese could write a post on their forums explaining that they have a huge untapped market over on the other side of 'the wall', it might help. This is a company, they should like to make money smiley
17  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 21, 2014, 02:41:12 AM
Wiznote saves previous versions of notes; that's another killer feature right there.
What I couldn't find is how to get a diff from a previous version. The way it works, to get a previous version it goes back to the server, applies the delta chain back in time, and drops you on the state you were. But the current note is lost (till you revert to it). You can of course make a copy first. And it's html so you could use a diff program that compares rendered html (if there's one). Would be lovely to have it built-in though...
18  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 21, 2014, 02:37:47 AM
Thanks. I still don't get how to use markdown with wiznote though Sad
19  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 15, 2014, 01:13:52 PM
Autocapitalizing the first word on a sentence, and actual EN spelling would be great. Pretty sure this works, it's just hard to get to know how... Any Chinese forum members?
20  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: February 15, 2014, 01:11:36 PM
Does anyone know how to operate with markdown?
I see a plugin in the list, but how does it work?
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Group two windows so they get focus together. Possible? on: January 28, 2014, 07:03:05 PM
Looks like it only works on 32 bit win 7 Sad
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Group two windows so they get focus together. Possible? on: January 28, 2014, 06:53:47 PM
@Target: I love the concept. I wish I could find out why it doesn't work on my system...
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Group two windows so they get focus together. Possible? on: January 28, 2014, 06:01:27 PM
Ah: here it is, Actual multiple monitors does it...
http://www.actualtools.co...er/help/features/snap.php
(snap windows to each other)
EDIT: bah, it doesn't group then in the sense that they mini/maximize together.
Still stuck Sad
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Group two windows so they get focus together. Possible? on: January 28, 2014, 05:42:38 PM
Dock seems to work with ahk windows only. Bummer.
I really like this functionality, but taskspace doesn't work for me... and I don't have time to debug smiley
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Group two windows so they get focus together. Possible? on: January 28, 2014, 05:22:53 PM
ah, there's dock:
http://www.autohotkey.com...=search&fromMainBar=1
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