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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: minute-based gantt chart for visually representing backup schedules on: October 23, 2013, 01:15:47 PM
Alternatively, a data entry screen for Task name, Recurrence frequency, and duration that would create an .ics - formatted file that could then be imported into a calendar program.  For example:
[copy or print]
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20131023T000000Z
DTEND:20131023T000700Z
RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=15
SUMMARY:15 minutes (duration 7 minues)
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

that entry would then be duplicated every 15 minutes, e.g.:
[copy or print]
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20131023T001500Z
DTEND:20131023T002200Z
RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=15
SUMMARY:15 minutes (duration 7 minues)
END:VEVENT

BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20131023T003000Z
DTEND:20131023T003700Z
RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=15
SUMMARY:15 minutes (duration 7 minues)
END:VEVENT

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20131023T004500Z
DTEND:20131023T005200Z
RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=15
SUMMARY:15 minutes (duration 7 minues)
END:VEVENT

BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20131023T010000Z
DTEND:20131023T010700Z
RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=15
SUMMARY:15 minutes (duration 7 minues)
END:VEVENT

[...]
END:VCALENDAR



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2  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: minute-based gantt chart for visually representing backup schedules on: October 23, 2013, 12:53:29 PM
I'm looking for a minute-based gantt chart for visually representing backup/DR schedules. I'd like to enter a task name, the frequency of the backup (e.g. every 15 minutes) and the duration of the backup (e.g. 5 minutes) and be able to show these for a 24-hour time period.  This would provide a visual representation of all backup/dr tasks happening so we can better plan/schedule jobs more effeciently.

Calendar software had been considered, as I can set an event and duration, but it's the frequency of the jobs (like every 15 minutes) makes for tedious data entry, and I haven't found any calendar software the can do a recurring event less than daily.
3  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: February 11, 2012, 07:44:05 AM

I found this utility as I was looking for a way to define Windows for certain programs to be placed on a specific screen and a specific size.  This looks like it *ALMOST* fits the bill.  Which leads to this suggestion: I'd like to be able to define certain programs to automatically go to a certain grid location - doable?

WinSize2 may do what you want. But you have to position the windows manually, then press a hotkey to memorize size and position. The first time that window opens with WinSize2 running, it will move and size it if needed.

http://winsize2.sourceforge.net/en/index.html


Fantastic find!  I love it, does exactly what I wanted and exceeded my expectations



4  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: February 05, 2012, 03:16:05 PM
Nice find!  Thank you - I'll give it a try!
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: February 05, 2012, 08:11:15 AM
I found this utility as I was looking for a way to define Windows for certain programs to be placed on a specific screen and a specific size.  This looks like it *ALMOST* fits the bill.  Which leads to this suggestion: I'd like to be able to define certain programs to automatically go to a certain grid location - doable?
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: desktop icon placement Save/Restore on: March 05, 2011, 10:20:23 AM
Excellent...looks good.  I'll give it a try.  Thanks.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: desktop icon placement Save/Restore on: January 24, 2011, 07:03:55 AM
You all (this forum) is just a wealth of information and resources.  Thanks again!
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8  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: tile open windows for given task in task bar on: January 24, 2011, 06:58:28 AM
Shift+R-click - brilliant!  Good to know. Thank you!
 Thmbsup

So far as tiling selected/different windows, I did know about that procedure - I use it often.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / SOLVED: desktop icon placement Save/Restore on: January 23, 2011, 08:42:19 PM
I've made Icon Restore part of my standard desktop - I love it.  It let's me save desktop icon positions, and should they get re-arranged (resolution change, auto-align, etc.), I'm able to restore the icon placement.  However, it doesn't work in Windows 7.  It sure would be nice to have this functionality in Win 7!

10  DonationCoder.com Software / DesktopCoral / Re: App name:Stick (vers. 2.5.0.484), can't dock in reserved space by Desktop Coral? on: January 23, 2011, 08:39:55 PM
Is this great tool being developed further?  I just discovered it.  I'm wanting to place some shortcuts on the bottom of my second monitor, but can't seem to get it to work - looks like the same issue previously reported.

Also, I see the "experimental " preserve desktop icon locations - this looks like it's just sorting alphabetically the desktop icons?  Pretty scary...watching my icons bounce all over the place until I recognized what it was doing.

This might be an IDEA I'll post, but thought I'd mention it here too, since there's is (I think) an attempted functionality with the "preserve desktop icon locations" option.  I've made Icon Restore part of my standard desktop - I love it.  But I find it doesn't work in Windows 7.  I sure would like "somebody" to be able to provide this same functionality in Windows 7 (hint, hint) :-)
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: consolidate multiple IE Windows' tabs to single IE Window on: January 23, 2011, 11:26:23 AM
You might understand correctly - will it do it all at once?  If I have one IE window with 12 tabs, and another IE window with 10 tabs, I wouldn't want to have to drag each individual tab to the other window.

Even better, if IE could be locked (or default) to a single Window instance, that would make the utility unnecessary.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: Gmail as file storage. Without IE on: January 23, 2011, 11:17:22 AM
Getting it working is good for me. I can upload stuff here and grab it at work. I do a lot of my stuff at home cause the companies computers suck. I use to just mail files back and forth now I can just drag and drop. One more use for my massive never going to fill it with mail anyway gmail account.

Hey Might Pete - if it's easy file transfer you're looking for, DropBox is a great service (2GB free).  And if you'd be so kind as to use the link provided to sign up, you'll earn us both additional 250MB.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Upgrading RoboForm from v6 to v7: worthwhile? on: January 23, 2011, 11:08:29 AM
I too had been a long-time Roboform user and advocate.  I wasn't necessarily so put off about the new licensing, but had discovered LastPass when they bought X-Marks (which I love).  Recognizing that it would be a replacement of Roboform, I reluctantly decided to give it a spin, as I like the idea of keeping my bookmarks/favorites sync'd between multiple computers and across each of my browsers (Chrome/Firefox/IE).

I have to say, I was impressed, and became a convert - now I'm sorry I paid for the Roboform upgrade.  I'll be migrating to LastPass completely, and eventually dumping RoboForm.

As for the v6 vs v7 - I'm not impressed.  As a major rev, I had hoped to see some feature requests included, and more significant benefit.  In fact, before discovering LastPass, I had decided to keep all my other Roboform instances to v6 and avoid v7 until some new feature compelled me to make the jump.  But of course, now all that is moot.
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / SOLVED: tile open windows for given task in task bar on: January 23, 2011, 10:42:20 AM
I'm a sloppy user - I often have many windows open.   Often I'll find 8 or more notepad tasks (for example).  Though Windows7 task bar lets me click on the task bar and see thumbnails of each of the notepad windows, what I'd *really* like is to be able to right-click on that task menu for a given app, and choose Tile (or cascade), and it would minimize all my other windows, then bring forward and tile/cascade my open notepad windows (or any other multi-windowed application selected in the taskbar)
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: consolidate multiple IE Windows' tabs to single IE Window on: January 23, 2011, 10:37:58 AM
As much as I try to keep Chrome and/or Firefox as my preferred browser, I still manage to find myself in IE.  I wish that IE would just keep one Window with multiple tabs.  Althought the task bar (Win 7) will show all the tabs in a list, I find you can't tell how many actual IE windows are open.  I'd like to be able to transfer all tabs in other IE windows into the primary IE window, then close all the other IE windows.  Make sense?

A primary benefit to keeping one IE window is I *could* just bookmark all open tabs as a "Return" group prior to my needing to restart IE or reboot my computer.
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