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3101  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 11, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
Thanks for your prompt reply.

It should accept any character you put in, unless the character is one of the format specifiers. In which case you need to encase it in "quotes" to ge it to display as-is. Note: \n is a line break. Can you post the string you are trying to use?

The string is:
[copy or print]
dd/mm - hh:nn

And at the taskbar it looks like this:   


Hm... (Sadly, I had to go read the help file...(memory going)) The system default regional settings formatting superceeds (/is used by) the T-Clock format specifiers. If you close T-Clock, does the Window's clock display dd/mm or dd-mm? If you put the slashes in quotes (dd"/"mm) does it display correctly (as you want it to)?


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That is most peculiar as it is supposed to be saving any configured timer until the Delete Timer X button next to the configured timers drop down menu is clicked. Other wise all timer configuration should be stored in the registry under:
HKCU\Software\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010\Timers\TimerX [X being the timer number]

Scrolling through the configured timers dropdown menu should automatically display the options selected for that timer. Can you confirm that the timer config is getting stored in that registry location when a timer is started?

Nice, I can confirm confirm. I edited it through registry and now it "remembers" the settings.


Before you edited the registry, was the info garbled, or missing? What regional & language settings are you using? I'm trying to figure out how to reproduce this behavior.


Is it possible that the countdown timer instead of its own window, is shown next to the clock in the sys tray? Or to have the default option when I start the timer the window to show by default? Because now it shows only on demand.
IIRC there was something like that requested before, but I haven't had time to address it yet. But yes, the default timer behavior is a bit coy/odd/annoying...and something I've been meaning to address at some point.



Also what it is supposed to blink? As I do not see any blink.

Clock text gets flashes bright, dim, bright, dim (it can be a bit subtle with certain color combinations).
3102  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 11, 2011, 06:55:22 AM
- Each time I launch a new timer, I have to re-enter the wav file, to check the Repeat/Blink checkboxes and the minutes to start count down always set to 10. Is there a way to remember the previous timer's settings? So when I press the hotkey there will be 3 minutes, 30 seconds, the alarm wav file selected and both check boxes checked?

That is most peculiar as it is supposed to be saving any configured timer until the Delete Timer X button next to the configured timers drop down menu is clicked. Other wise all timer configuration should be stored in the registry under:
HKCU\Software\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010\Timers\TimerX [X being the timer number]

Scrolling through the configured timers dropdown menu should automatically display the options selected for that timer. Can you confirm that the timer config is getting stored in that registry location when a timer is started?

- Tclock properties> time format>custom format: it does not accept the dash / key as a day separator, though it accepts \   Is this normal behavior?

It should accept any character you put in, unless the character is one of the format specifiers. In which case you need to encase it in "quotes" to ge it to display as-is. Note: \n is a line break. Can you post the string you are trying to use?
3103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt. on: March 10, 2011, 10:28:12 PM
I say we impose a "plutocracy tax" on the rich and let their wealth bring down/pay for higher crude! (In the US, they just buy the candidates who will vote exactly how they want -- if not this election, surely the next.) It's depressing to be at the mercy of idiots.

+1  Thmbsup
3104  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 10, 2011, 10:25:53 PM
This happens only with Segoe fonts. Others like Tahoma or Verdana don't have this problem.

After looking into this, I've come to the unfortunate conclusion that the Segoe fonts are simply incompatable. The purpose of the font quality option selection was to resolve the fuzzy font issues that were caused by differences between Windows versions...(No single option remained clear from Win2k - 7)...Which it did for the most part, allowing each OS to get its own "best" setting. Unfortunately there aren't any other options for rendering fonts available.
3105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt. on: March 10, 2011, 10:13:30 PM
1) Technology to use things as simple as tap water for fuel have existed for years but often dismissed for various reason like limited mileage and other - in my estimation - 'fixable' reasons.

On the water front I'm a big fan of hydrogen. It can be used in existing reciprocal combustion engines, and electric cars with hydrogen fuel cells. Not to mention it's virtually impossible to run out of.
3106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: England Is Grinding To A Halt. on: March 10, 2011, 07:27:45 PM
Speaking of dangerous driving behavior ... Can we agree that it should be perfectly legal to ram anyone that is hypermiling during rush hour?
3107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Fox Sends DMCA Takedown To Google To Remove Link To DMCA Takedown Sent By Fox on: March 10, 2011, 12:54:50 PM
Nice of them to list all of the links to be taken down in the take-down notice ... One-stop shopping anyone...
3108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Five Reasons Why People Hate Apple on: March 10, 2011, 07:39:39 AM
Bonjour has got to be one of the most useless, chatty, unsecure POS excuses for a protocol I have ever encountered. Service advertisement, addressing & name resolution all rolled into one "tidy" package (kinda like a used diaper) ... It's no wonder they suck at doing anything on the wire, they've been blinded at birth.
3109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Five Reasons Why People Hate Apple on: March 10, 2011, 07:01:11 AM
I got stuck on-site with a (Snow Leopard) Mac user who was trying to get a copy of Quark 6.5 to Print. Now Mind you everything else on the machine could print fine. But the older version of Quark couldn't quite make it past Bonjour to actually get to the printer - Because Bonjour kept moving the target and insisting it need to be redefined.

This cycle repeated every time the user restarted the application. Even if nothing changed, except a refresh of the DHCP assigned IP address. Bonjour (like an idiotic puppy) went romping off to "find" everything again to see where it had gone... Even though the printer, which is statically address, didn't/hasn't/can't move!!!

Now I realize that Apple thinks backward compatability is bad for sales ... But creating a protocol that automagically breaks things? Damn ... If that's their definition of "easy"... I'd much rather do it the hard way.
3110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XP multiuser default login on: March 09, 2011, 06:31:08 PM
What about testing for the logon window name, sending the u/p directly to the appropriate fields, and then posting the LBM message directly to the windows message queue?

That's only going to work for Classic logon though isn't it, (where you type in a user name)?

Pretty sure my friend's only interested in using the Welcome screen.

Welcome screen should also be a window (of sorts), and considering it is rather mandatory on the newer OS's it's probably worth considering (...Then again I should probably consider being quiet smiley )

Forgot to mention, I haven't tried to send a password into the prompt yet because I completely forgot  embarassed
I was just testing with two non-password accounts but I just tried it with a password and it worked.

That would seem to imply you are in the right place.

Damnit I wish I had time to play with this (office has me pinned to the wall).
3111  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Stoic Joker's (File & Folder) Fix When on: March 09, 2011, 05:07:10 PM
One feature that might be nice is the ability to filter it to only touch files within a certain date range -- that would make it useful for "fixing" bad file/date timestamps.

I've been mulling this one over, mainly trying to figure out when someone would need to do that. It is do-able...However time is a factor. So I'm not sure when I could get to it.

If anyone else is interested in this feature, speak now! ...So I can figure out how (/if) to prioritize it.
3112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XP multiuser default login on: March 09, 2011, 11:57:51 AM
SJ: that shouldn't be possible - at least not directly. Winlogon runs on a separate desktop (the NT object type, not "background where your wallpapers go").

If you elevate your application to LOCALSYSTEM privileges, everything is possible, but that's nasty hackery.

<I could be off base, but I think we're talking about a service, not an application>

True, but once you go down the interact with the login desktop road, you have to be on it to interact with it. So why not just cut to the chase and access the login window directly?

If you got to be there to get there why not act like you belong there? Ya know?
3113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XP multiuser default login on: March 09, 2011, 07:01:53 AM
Hm... While we got f0dder here ... smiley ...What about testing for the logon window name, sending the u/p directly to the appropriate fields, and then posting the LBM message directly to the windows message queue? Would that be easier/more reliable (no different resolutions move targets issues), or just harder to pull off?
3114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XP multiuser default login on: March 08, 2011, 08:37:09 AM
Well, it would be possible to do, even if there's no current supported method - who's up for writing a custom GINA? smiley

I ran across something (article on TechNet) a while back (wish I could remember where) that said that MS had depricated the GINA in favor of something new in Vista & 7. This change also affected XP some time after SP2.

I do recall it being tied into the (for security) services/session 0 isolation changes.
3115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XP multiuser default login on: March 08, 2011, 07:50:17 AM
Is that possible under Windows?

My guess would be no. It will (most likely) run into the same roadblocks the WiFi detector project ran into.

I know you can set a automated login but there's no way to delay it AFAIK.

Nothing native I'm aware of either.

Or is it possible to set a login using a specific user account via the boot.ini menu?

Outside of a 2nd OS that was set to auto-login, no.
3116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win 7 XP mode on: March 08, 2011, 06:37:23 AM
(*): when lawyers are involved, I'd prefer gunpoint to standpoint.

 Thmbsup

...I gotta write that one down!  cheesy
3117  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 08, 2011, 06:29:40 AM
Zoiks! ...That looks like hell. It's gotta be something to do with the font as that is definitely not the clock's normal behavior ... I'll have to play with a bit to see if I can figure out what is happening.

Thanks.
3118  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 08, 2011, 05:30:54 AM
That is rather odd. There were some Fuzzy Font issues awhile back, which is why I added the Quality option to the Clock Text tab. But the fuzzy part was found to be directly related to the wallpaper bleeding through a transparent Taskbar) pretty much an all-or-none set & forget type of issue, not a per font adjustment. Your black background clearing font appearance test also tracks with this (I've got scheenshots earlier in the thread from running much the same test)

In both of your screenshots the quality setting is on ClearType (XP), what happens if you set it to AntiAliased (Win7), without the black border?

Hopefully I'll have time to run some tests this evening to see (if/)how well I can replicate this.
3119  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Stoic Joker's (File & Folder) Fix When on: March 08, 2011, 05:09:11 AM
Application Name Stoic Joker's (File & Folder) Fix When
Version 1.0.0.1
Short Description Utility for modifying File or Folder Dates & Attributes
Supported OSes Windows NT4/2000/XP/2k3/Vista/2k8/7
Web Page You're on it... Wink
Download Link [attachurl=1]
Source Code Included
System Requirements
  • If your computer runs, so will it.
Version History
  • v1.0 Released
Author Stoic Joker


Description
One of the in-House (work) projects required me to modify the file dates of several hundred files on a semi-regular basis while a new system was being implemented. Obviously this had to be automated....

All of the then available utilities for this were in the $50 range, so I decided to take a stab at writing my own utility (because I'm cheap and had free time back then).

This actually started as a CodeProject.com code sample which was posted as an example of how to programmatically change file dates. Being that that was exactly what I was looking for, I used it as a starting point, dressed up the GUI, added a few features, and re-factored the existing code to increase the applications speed (x20) dramatically.

Features
Change Created, Modified, and Last accessed dates on a File or Folder.
Change the Read Only, Hidden, or System Attribute on a File or Folder.
Change the above on All Filed & Folders in a given Target Folder.
Bypass (Read Only or System) Attributes to effect changes as necessary.
Will also Display if target File of Folder is (NTFS) Compressed or Encrypted.

Planned Features
This Application has no future plans.

Screenshots
[attach=2]

Usage
Installation
Unzip and Run, no installation required.

Using the Application
Just select the target File or Folder and it's current dates and attributes will be displayed. Adjust them to your liking and hit Save Changes.

Uninstallation
Delete it.

Known Issues
None that I've found.

3120  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 07, 2011, 01:31:23 PM
Sorry man, I know you're gonna hate me for this but...
Ok, then...how about a click anywhere else closes calendar!

T-Clock Properties->Miscellaneous Tab: Close calendar on loose focus - does that.

 undecided Wait-a-minute, that maybe (i'm not sure) one of the new in development build options ...(it's available in the copy I have here at work - But it's build 95)... So (you might sort of have me).. How about I split this one with Ya. Wink
3121  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 07, 2011, 11:36:23 AM
Ah, another suggestion...left click on it pop up a small calendar.

Configurable mouse click options are on T-Clock Properties->Mouse Tab (Calendar option is among them) smiley

I usually use copy custom timestamp to clipboard for single left click, and then pop the calendar with a double left click, but that's (why it's configurable) up to you.

In the currently available build the middle button actions are broken, but that will be fixed in the next release build.
3122  Special User Sections / Site/Forum Features / Re: Shortcomings of DC and How to Improve on: March 07, 2011, 11:19:22 AM
I'll discuss the idea with the moderators and we'll discuss a severance package for Cody should he be made redundant.

That's far too harsh a light to cast...as it's really just an "upgrade" of the current bird... (Hint: think 40s dime novel detective stories (bird means... Wink)

Cody is after all rather androgynous, so it jut a matter of adding identity
3123  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Upgrading Windows: From DOS 5.0 to Windows 7 on: March 07, 2011, 06:33:17 AM
Wow. I always wondered what Window 1 & 2 looked like. I remember we had pre-Windows machines like a TI-98 and some monochrome systems I don't know the names of, but the first version of Windows my family ever used was Windows 3.1(1).

There was a multi-boot CD image floating around the internet awhile back that let you pick Windows 1, 2, or 3 to boot up and play with.
3124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The March 2011 6th Anniversary Fundraiser Has Begun! Cheer for Victory Thread on: March 06, 2011, 05:21:34 PM
I'm in if you're in…

Oops, back to those two bucks

Make it 3 smiley ...I'm still working through my 50/50 plan/stash so should be able to hit that (poor tired doe...)
3125  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: March 06, 2011, 04:50:22 PM
usually I know if it is light outside or not!

LOL - Good point, but not all of us rate an office with a window...  cheesy
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