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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Typing break for Windows: alternative to Workrave on: December 17, 2011, 03:44:57 AM
I have two major problems with Workrave, which would otherwise be exactly what I want:

1. If you aren't using keyboard or mouse constantly, you end up with longer intervals between breaks.
2. There is no simple way to disable/reenable it. Bug 501 is 6 years old.
3. It would be even better if it could automatically be disabled when using specific applications (e.g., as mentioned in the bug, full-screen games).

Yes, it's open source, but it's C++, so I won't be able to just modify it Sad Are there good alternatives?
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Real autocompletion in Microsoft Word on: October 19, 2011, 04:50:42 AM
@rjbull,
Wow, thanks!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Real autocompletion in Microsoft Word on: October 17, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
@IainB:
I knew about Word's AutoText, but it doesn't really do what I need:
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You can then type in the part-words you want to be auto-corrected (or auto-completed) and the full string/phrase that you want it to become
With most text editors, you don't need to specifically tell it to autocomplete this or that word: if you start typing "syn" and there are already words "syncronous" and "synchronicity" in the file, it should automatically propose completion to "syncron" (and possibly a way to choose between "syncronous" and "synchronicity" as well). Strangely, LibreOffice does it wrong: it will propose whichever of "syncronous" and "synchronicity" is more common instead of the common prefix.
@cmpm:
Thanks, I'll try it out!
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Real autocompletion in Microsoft Word on: October 16, 2011, 05:09:52 PM
There seems to be no way to autocomplete words which occur in the edited document in Microsoft Word (see http://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Word_Completion for an explanation of what I mean). Since this is absolutely essential for quickly writing text (at least for me), I assume there are at least add-ins for it, but I didn't find any Sad

So, do they exist? If not, I'll have to write one myself for those times when MS Word is required...
5  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: What hotkey(s) do *you* use to trigger FARR? on: June 29, 2010, 01:00:50 PM
Quote from: phitsc
So I changed all of my boxes to use Win + Alt + Space.
Thanks for the idea! Just switched to it from Ctrl+Shift+Space. (I used to use Win+Space on XP/Vista as well and abandoned it for the same reason.)
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any dialog extenders (like FileBox Extender) for 64-bit Win 7? on: April 23, 2010, 12:36:38 PM
Yes, it does work very well!
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternatives to AnVir Task Manager on: April 19, 2010, 08:33:39 AM
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View > Always on top
Oh, thanks!
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternatives to AnVir Task Manager on: April 19, 2010, 12:15:21 AM
Oh, and I do like that WinPatrol noticed a file associations change.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternatives to AnVir Task Manager on: April 19, 2010, 12:14:20 AM
After installing WinPatrol (not Plus yet): looks all right. The presentation for startup manager isn't as nice as with AnVir, but quite workable. Similarly, System Explorer (found at Gizmo's site) looks like a useful Task Manager replacement. My biggest dislike so far is that I can't get its information window to stick, which is occasionally useful.

Now, what can I do for the tray icons?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Alternatives to AnVir Task Manager on: April 18, 2010, 11:34:57 PM
I've had freeze problems too ... and it does use resources ... it doesn't respond that well to ctnl-alt-del either
With AnVir or with WinPatrol Plus?
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Alternatives to AnVir Task Manager on: April 18, 2010, 05:35:55 PM
My subscription to AnVir's updates has expired, and I decided to ask for alternatives before updating it.

Here is what I get from AnVir:

Process manager
Tray icons which show CPU and memory load
Startup manager (in particular, I really like being immediately notified and asked for permission when some stupid application decides to add itself to the startup)

What I don't like is that it sometimes freezes and takes quite a bit of resources when its main window is open (though not when it's minimized to the tray, happily).

What are good alternatives there, especially for managing startup programs?
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / UltraSearch: a competitor to Everything? on: February 24, 2010, 11:30:47 AM
Haven't tried it out yet to see how it compares, but here it is: http://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch/
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any dialog extenders (like FileBox Extender) for 64-bit Win 7? on: February 21, 2010, 09:03:37 AM
FileBox eXtender works great on 64-bit Win7.
Good (but surprising) news. I'll try it.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Any dialog extenders (like FileBox Extender) for 64-bit Win 7? on: February 20, 2010, 03:43:38 PM
Which dialog extenders will work with 64-bit Windows 7 (and are any good)?

I know about Direct Folders; any others?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: June 27, 2009, 11:18:16 AM
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What makes it the must-have extension is that there's practically no other reason to highlight text on a Web page except to copy it to your clipboard.
Oh yes, there is a reason. You may want to search for it, for example. You may think this requires copying it to your clipboard, but SmarterFox and Easy DragToGo (and several other dragging extensions) disagree.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PDF viewers which don't lock the file on: June 17, 2009, 02:52:57 PM
I prefer editing straight LaTeX, but I'll check it out. Is there an equivalent of the listings LaTeX package (or a way to access it), do you know?
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PDF viewers which don't lock the file on: June 17, 2009, 01:33:56 PM
For writing math papers Word is about the worst software known to man. It is a lot harder to edit Word files containing any math than nice LaTeX.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PDF viewers which don't lock the file on: June 17, 2009, 12:34:47 PM
Because that still requires 3 actions:
1) close the file
2) recompile
3) open the file

Or more often 5:
-1) recompile
0) realize that I haven't closed the file
1)-3)

With a non-locking viewer that's one action:
1) recompile

Or possibly two if the viewer doesn't detect the file changing:
1) recompile
2) reload the file.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PDF viewers which don't lock the file on: June 17, 2009, 11:19:49 AM
Because I want to edit the paper I am working on, recompile it, and check the results without having to close the reader and reopen it every time.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / PDF viewers which don't lock the file on: June 17, 2009, 01:46:02 AM
And preferably have a shortcut for reloading the file.

Are there any on Windows (other than Sumatra)?
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla add-ons site now allows you to publish your add-on collections on: June 12, 2009, 12:51:28 PM
Yes, but check Add-on Collector. (Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with All-in-One Sidebar yet. If you have it, you need to set Add-ons panel not to appear in the sidebar.)
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Mozilla add-ons site now allows you to publish your add-on collections on: June 11, 2009, 11:36:18 AM
Quite simply, if you like some Firefox add-ons and think they fit together, you can gather them into a collection. This looks like a great idea.

My two collections: Usability Pack and Keyboard Maniac Pack.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a context menu editor which works with Vista? on: November 28, 2008, 09:18:11 AM
The trouble with registry hacks is that they don't allow you to reorder items, only to disable/enable them. Or at least I've not seen any articles which would explain how to reorder them.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Is there a context menu editor which works with Vista? on: November 28, 2008, 02:21:00 AM
I have just tried to find a program for editing the system context menus, similar to the Menu Editor extension for Firefox. All programs I've found seem to be one of three types:
1. Programs which just add new items and submenus: FileMenu Tools, Moo0 RightClicker
2. Programs which allow you to enable/disable specific items, but not to change their order or create submenus: ShellExView
3. A program which does just what I want, but works with Windows XP only: Mmm.

Is there some program like Mmm which works with Vista?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine on: November 11, 2008, 07:40:28 AM
I have actually written quite a similar letter cheesy
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