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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 22, 2011, 04:03:22 PM
I have it all set up now, but it's not how I truly want it. I wait to boot into the windows 7 user select screen and then select my new user, WRITE, then I wait for windows to load, and load writemonkey, and then I can begin to write, but in the end I am still in windows (with all the windows and explorers and processes). I feel silly, like I could just use writemonkey in my main user login..

The grail for me remains an instant on, fullscreen typing interface with automatic save to a specified directory (ideally that can be accessed through the main OS login), and no more.

WriteMonkey, as of yet, has no start parameters functionality. I'm going to continue suggesting a lean in my direction in the forums...

...linux...?

I'll be looking at those alternatives. Thanks for linking them all!

EDIT: Textroom looks very interesting. I want to take a linux class...
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 21, 2011, 10:25:22 AM
The new version of WriteMonkey is near exactly what would work best. It's written for windows, though, so that doesn't work for the Linux camp.

I think it's time for me to set up a separate user in Windows that I can log into from the start up screen where privileges are restricted, and WriteMonkey autostarts with some sort of predefined rules. I know I can set it to stay on top, forcing full attention, but I need to find out if I can have it autostart with that feature locked.

There is also a "Flow" mode for sponsors (studying creative writing in school allotted me five euros to contribute, for now). Flow mode disallows the use of the backspace, delete, cut, copy, and paste keys, so you just move ahead with your own sense of inertia. I'd like to boot that automatically, too...
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 16, 2011, 12:00:36 PM
mark this. The chrome app Write Space doesn't actually allow you to save the data to a text file at all. You have to manually select all, open another program, paste, and then save through that program to a folder on your drive..
I don't think it's up to the task yet.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 16, 2011, 08:35:54 AM
the one through the chrome app store is a browser plug in (called Write Space), but I don't know if it's affiliated with the link you linked (called Writespace). I'd think it was, but who knows these days.

Personally, I'd rather not worry about needing the internet. I can set it up to save to my Dropbox folder directly, so that it will sync whenever I DO get online. Prince might be right, after all. I don't want to lose anything when the internet is over.

xPUD looks interesting...I don't think I quite get it, but I'm not well schooled in it all.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 15, 2011, 09:45:43 PM
also found this today [http://goo.gl/4ia2B], which made me think of the chrome nix thing, if it could just be booted into quickly, fullscreen, with this write space app. that might be quick, dirty, easy

gotta watch Brazil. Just watched Home Fries with my gf. I didn't think it would be such an interesting story...
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 15, 2011, 07:30:46 AM
Dude, that's so Brazil...  Cool

Is there something similar in Brazil? I still haven't seen that film despite being told to watch it by numerous people. I'm putting it on my to do list...

Yes, what you're talking about with the minimal linux sans x seems to figure...
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 14, 2011, 02:31:24 PM
Thanks for the link references. I looked briefly at the steadystate page, but will look into each link further as I go. The IDEAL of my vision, which I am still holding crystalline, is to have a relatively instant-on OS (if you can call such a thing an OS) that loads a fullscreen, ultra minimal text input program, such as a notepad-type app, and allows me to type instantly all of my thoughts, and automatically autosave to a folder of my choosing in the root directory of my harddrive (or usb key if it's that kind of a setup). Such a thing would allow me to use my netbook as an electric typewriter (as programs like writemonkey, and darkroom do), but would mean I could focus without the distractions of a fully loaded OS (updates, syncs, internets, etc.). I just push the power button, and away I go.

It seems odd, I guess, because it's sort of a Luddite, anti-tech dream, but still almost steampunk in its potential to be a work of art. I still have this dream of graphic, old typewriter arms klick-klacking up to the cursor line on the screen, punching an old typewriter font, creating an engaging and immersive typing experience...   Thmbsup
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 11, 2011, 04:27:17 PM
I'm thinking I might be able to create an account in Windows 7 that doesn't have network access, and that boots right in to Windows with WriteMonkey as the only startup program. Is that possible to do? I've never played around with creating user accounts...

the downside, of course, is that all of windows has to boot just to get there. The other ideas seem better, but require a bit of curved learning on my part.

NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT smiley
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 10, 2011, 01:46:08 PM
Thanks. I especially appreciate that it's the second attempt. Thanks again!
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 10, 2011, 11:48:54 AM
Close. Something similar, but simpler. Just word processing. Just like the old electric typewriters that were mentioned above. Maybe the niche is too small. It looks like Presto is trying to offer the entirety of a "computer" (as that refers to the actions one can take with the modern computer), as rapidly accessible. I just want an electric typewriter without having to boot, wait, watch all the icons and calendar load on the desktop, wait for my network and security apps to load, then launch notepad and type in a window, etc. I like some of the simpler ideas up here, but they are ideas I'll have to research and set up myself. Good minds in the hive here, though, so I thought I'd poke in.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 10, 2011, 10:05:08 AM
That's a great idea. I'm reformatting my netbook now, so I'll look around about doing that to get started. It's what I know, anyway.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 09, 2011, 11:44:26 PM
That's worth looking into, but I don't know computers like that. I grew up on an LC II and entered PCs post windows xp..

It's probably not too difficult to figure out, though...
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Word Processor OS on: January 09, 2011, 11:38:57 PM
I've thought to chase one down, but it seems silly when something so simple should be emulatable on a netbook
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Word Processor OS on: January 09, 2011, 11:21:45 PM
Does anyone know of something pre existing, or would it be possible to create a simple operating system that can be booted from the BIOS, and that simply launches a fullscreen notepad that can save files to the root harddrive? It's pretty key that it offer nothing more; any distraction would ruin it. If the user wants to load a browser to check a definition, then facebook, then play a quick flash game, etc., onward to procrastinationland, then they would first have to shutdown and boot back into the main OS.

This is a dream of mine: to push my computer to do only what I need to do, despite what I might want to do, or just decide to do, etc. Typewriter soundsets, like in WriteMonkey, would be an added bonus Wink

Any thoughts on feasibility, or similar concepts in the wild?
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Triple-Click Mouse Utility on: October 20, 2009, 04:06:41 PM
is there a way to make this script global so that when I triple click I send a window key signal (bringing up my taskbar)? would I just make the process explorer.exe?
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: College Alarm Clock - Freeware Alarm with Different settings for each day on: September 14, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
kind of lame that I would have to sleep with the sound of my laptop humming and spinning all night just to hear the alarm go off on time...
a better program would somehow boot my computer at a given time and wake me up with that, hell even load my email and facebook Wink
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Main window does not open when program launched on: April 05, 2008, 07:31:25 PM
Thanks!
you are really too kind  smiley
love the software, by the way!
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Main window does not open when program launched on: April 05, 2008, 06:26:17 PM
oh, I just want to see the main program window when I launch the program
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Main window does not open when program launched on: April 05, 2008, 06:19:06 PM
 Sad but I like to see the main window..

 Cool guess I can memorize a few hotkeys, though
thanks for the speedy reply
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Main window does not open when program launched on: April 05, 2008, 06:14:23 PM
so I use a program called "Nobar" to hide my windows taskbar.  I also use a program launcher to launch my programs, but when I launch ScreenshotCaptor, the main window does not appear.  I first have to show my taskbar by running Nobar, then I see an indented/shaded icon that says screenshotcaptor, and I have to click on this shaded button to bring up the window.  Why is this?  I went through the general preferences, but all I could find was a set of three options to tick, none of which seemed to directly apply--though they might(?).

any help would be nice and greasy smiley

PEACE
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Mobysaurus / Re: Some tips on using Mobysaurus Thesaurus on: January 10, 2008, 05:03:19 PM
hey.  Any way to get the program to close with Alt+F4?  I don't know why it doesn't close the program, but I do know that it takes me to wikipedia with the word having been searched.  Why would the program not respond to the native function of these keys to close a program?  can I customize my version to function in what I perceive to be a regular fashion?
PEACE
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: IDEA: Ability to set certain programs/windows to open and close in unison on: December 17, 2007, 06:19:02 PM
hey!  thanks for helping me out with that!
I found a program that works well for my needs and purposes
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
Nircmd.exe
I can throw arguments at it and it will bend my wants to my will to my computer's processes
Thanks, and I hope someone else finds it useful
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: IDEA: Ability to set certain programs/windows to open and close in unison on: December 16, 2007, 08:35:22 PM
that's a little above my learning, but I'm curving up there
Thanks for the ideas, I'll continue to read, learn, and implement
PEACE
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: IDEA: Ability to set certain programs/windows to open and close in unison on: December 16, 2007, 06:42:46 PM
this makes me feel even sillier for having paid into Dash Command
FARR would do that for me? awww, how sweet.
That would be an easy way to deal with things.  I guess I was originally thinking of a small program with a GUI similar to Tooler that would allow processes to be paired and unpaired, closed and opened.  Thanks for the info on FARR, I'll have to give it a try.  It would still require the conscious steps of my thinking about closing the programs when they're open.  It seems to also require steps, and maybe more steps than just running Nobar.exe, then right clicking the offending programs to close them.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snacks / Re: IDEA: Ability to set certain programs/windows to open and close in unison on: December 14, 2007, 09:08:45 AM
aHa!  Exactly.  I have been using Nobar for a little while to hide my taskbar.  In this way it takes an extra step for me to close applications that refuse to close via their on screen windows.  WLM is one of them, and LastFM is another.  LastFM opens automatically when I launch my music software, but when I choose to quit the music software, LastFM remains open in the sidebar--waiting. 

I think that I can make individual shortcuts to batch files that run shortcuts and scripts to accomplish this task, but I would really like a simple layout program that can accomplish this.

http://cybernetnews.com/2...d-processes-and-programs/

I found this site to have some information.
So I guess I could set up single instance shortcuts that I could launch to terminate a couple programs at one time.
I guess it will do.
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