avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 13, 2018, 03:12 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 13 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - BGM [ switch to compact view ]

Pages: prev1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11next
Ath - I don't see why I should need that - I open the menu and then I push the hotkey.  The menu is already open. 

Besides that, delayed capture doesn't capture it either.

Screenshot Captor / Capture Window does not capture open menu
« on: May 20, 2016, 10:22 AM »
So I'm making screenshots of a program I wrote so I can create documentation.
I want to document the menu commands.

So, with my program open, I open the File menu and push shift+printscreen, which is my command for capturing the window.
I also like my mouse captured.

But the result is my program's window with the mouse and the File menu in the pressed state - but no menu!

The only thing I can do is to use a custom capture and then use repeat region afterward.

So I think that "Capture Window" should capture menus, too.

Holla :D
I've been crackin around on the IRC for a while, thought i should make a post here.
Im from auzzy land!
Hopefully i can contribute to this community somehow.

Hi, sjc!  We recognize each other from #ahkscript

You can create the sendkey script in autohotkey on a separate computer and then compile it to an exe (because you can compile ahk scripts) file and deploy that.  Problem solved.

You know, all windows shortcuts can already be used to react to keyboard shortcuts.

Say you make a shortcut on your desktop to notepad.
Just open the file properties and go to "shortcut" and set the "shortcut key" by setting the cursor in it and pushing the hotkey you want for it.
Only problem is that if you forget that you set it there, it will be hard to figure out where it is!
I don't know if this works in a Surface.

If you want to do other things, I would suggest looking into Autohotkey.

Living Room / I need help shopping for mesh!
« on: March 29, 2016, 07:32 PM »
Hi, y'all!

Some time ago I posted here about a computer game called Fungus.

Well, now I'm trying to create a regular board game out of the idea.
Instead of "tetris-like" pieces I'm going to use tiles - you would roll the dice and get that many tiles to place on the board.
So I found these tiles which are around $10 for around 800 pieces - perfect!  They are only 8mm square (that's about 5/16" - just under 3/8"), so they won't take up too much space on the board.
I'm thinking of a 30x30 grid.

But here's where I need help.
When I lay out the pieces on the board, I need some sort of grid to hold the tiles in place so they don't slide - you know, kind of like on the super-scrabble boards - or in Blokkus.

The tiles are 8mm, so the holds need to be big enough so the tiles can be easily placed and removed by hand from the grid.

Here is a very nice brass mesh that would be perfect if it had the right size holes!  Here is a steel one, again the wrong size.  This one is copper, but it is woven, which would make it more difficult to handle the tiles.

I'm going to make the gameboard out of oak or walnut (and carve little mushrooms on the borders), so a brass grid would look lovely.  But if it was just steel then I could always spray-paint it gold or brass.

I just need help finding the grid!  I've googled for grid, mesh, screen.

Can you all help me find a mesh that will work?

Okay, so I found this, which has 10mm holes, but it's a bit thick.

You know, you can actually play Samarost1 and level 1 of Samarost2 for free in your browser.
Do it!  It's actually quite interesting.

There's this one too, which you can play in your browser.
And this Nike game.

I've used Virtual Clone Drive on a hundred and one different computers.

ContextMenu Commander / Re: ContextMenu Commander
« on: March 02, 2016, 10:06 PM »
For that there's always Nirsoft's FilesTypeMan

Screenshot Captor / Re: Tray Contextmen appears offset
« on: February 02, 2016, 01:49 PM »
I have an idea what it could be.

I am using my taskbar vertically on the right side of the screen.  If I move the taskbar to the regular bottom location then the menu shows in the right place.  But when I move it back to my vertical position, the menu appears horizontally where it would if the taskbar were on the bottom.  So the menu has the y position of a bottom-most taskbar, but the x position of the right-side taskbar.


Screenshot Captor / Re: Tray Contextmen appears offset
« on: February 01, 2016, 07:36 PM »
Mouser - it's a weird problem.  I have not figured out how to fix it either; but its the only program that does this.  I'm thinking I might try a complete uninstall and reinstall with completely fresh settings?  That sounds like work to me, though.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Tray Contextmen appears offset
« on: February 01, 2016, 09:59 AM »
Haha - no clues on how to fix this eh?

Screenshot Captor / Re: Interaction with ScreenClippings AHK Script
« on: January 02, 2016, 11:37 PM »
I disabled alt+printscreen combo in ScreenshotCaptor and the problem went away.
It's funny though, because when it first happened I was really surprised - I had never used SC to capture a control before and I thought it was something produced by the script!  Then I saw the SC icon somewhere and got to thinking.

Screenshot Captor / Tray Contextmen appears offset
« on: January 02, 2016, 09:49 AM »
This has been happening to me for a long time now.

When I right-click on the tray icon to show the tray menu, the menu appears about 300 pixels to the right of where it's supposed to appear.  I have a right-aligned taskbar.

Is there a way to fix this without resetting everything to default?


Screenshot Captor / Interaction with ScreenClippings AHK Script
« on: January 02, 2016, 09:46 AM »
Recently I found an AHK script called ScreenClippings.

It has a feature where you can capture a portion of the screen and it becomes a floating panel.
This is very useful if you need to use the area as a reference.  Sometimes I do this in certain dialogue windows and then I use the information somewhere else.

Also, I like being able to capture an area by this scripts hotkey: hold win key and draw with the mouse.  To me this is a much better way than pushing a hotkey and then drawing.  The ahk script allows me to draw the box immediately and not have to wait for the crosshair lines to appear.  I just draw the box and the image is captured - it's so fast.

Maybe ScreenshotCaptor could do these things too?

Also, a weird thing happens.  When I use the script to capture an area (by holding win+ctrl and drawing a box) then ScreenshotCaptor thinks I'm trying to capture a particular object (SC's hotkey is alt+printscreen), but I haven't pushed either alt or the printscreen key!  Weird!

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2016 Announcement
« on: December 27, 2015, 06:12 PM »
I received my mug last year with no problems!

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016: QuickJump 2016
« on: December 21, 2015, 03:27 PM »
Wraith, what about removing the ".lnk" from the display?  We don't really need to see the file extension, and it would be less clutter.

Ath - aw, now I'm sorry too; I didn't meant to give you a hard time.   

I hope you guys at least try it out though!
Although it is just a dumb ole' icon viewer - nothing very special!

Ath - I did say I was going to update my post with a NANY template as soon as I got things together.

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:11 AM »
NANY 2016 Entry Information

Application Name Iconus
Version 1.0
Short Description Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
Supported OSes Windows 7 (probably works on most Windows versions, but untested)
Web Page BGM's Goodies Page
Online Help File
Download Link Download zip file
System Requirements
  • About 3 Megabytes of space for all the files
Version History
  • December 21, 2015 - First Release; version 1.0
Author Link to Author's Profile page on Stack Exchange

Being a coder/programmer I often need to view the icons inside of a dll or an icl file.  I have tried all sorts of icon viewers and there are a lot of them, but none of them did everything that I wanted, or else I found them klunky in one way or another.  So, in the end I built my own which works exactly the way I want it to.

What I wanted most of all was to complement my particular workflow:
  • Quickly open a library (either by drag-n-drop or commandline)
  • Quickly fetch an icon's position
  • Quickly extract an icon if I want it

  • Designed to be Quick and Easy
  • View icons at 16x16 or 32x32
  • Easily and quickly switch between libraries
  • Common Libs menu:  Keep a library of often used icon libraries
  • History List: Keep history of viewed libraries
  • Open the library in your favourite icon library editor
  • Open icon libraries in Iconus via commandline, drag-n-drop, file-browse
  • Get detailed information on each icon in the library
  • Easily extract any icon in the library
  • Easily fetch the icon's ID

Planned Features
  • Option to associate file types
  • Update the help file with commandline info  (I forgot)

screenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_001.pngscreenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_002.png
screenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_003.pngscreenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_004.png

To install Iconus, simply extract the contents of the zip file to any folder.

Using the Application
Designed for the sake of the ease-of-use in fetching an icon's index from .exe, .dll, .icl, .ico files.
You can open files via drag-n-drop, commandline, or file-browse.

How does a user uninstall the Application?  Just delete the files.

Known Issues
The History List can be a little quirky; it still needs a little work to tune up, but it works for the most part.

General Software Discussion / DIY Control4
« on: October 31, 2015, 08:25 AM »
Anybody here have a Control4 Home Controller System?  It uses windows software called Composer to manage the system.  Normally you need a "dealer" who sells you a system and sets it up for you, and once you're in, you have to call them every time you want something added/changed.  Well, my dealer was quickly unreliable and so I decided to figure out a way to get control of my own system.

I'm interested to hear if anyone else is in the same situation.

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: Idea Thread for NANY 2016
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:02 PM »
And.....  there is always Fungus!

I am still waiting for someone to do this!

Mr. Unlimited Bacon made an Android app out of, but never completed it; it works, but you can tell it isn't finished.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup 2
« on: October 26, 2015, 10:09 AM »
I just wanted to say that I use this program on my server to back up all my network's windows workstations.  It is wonderful!

General Software Discussion / Re: The Hostile Email Landscape
« on: October 19, 2015, 07:46 PM »
I have hmailserver installed and it works VERY well for a full-fledged mail server.  But I discovered that my messages were being bounced by the other recipient domains because I did not have reverse DNS configured for my domain.  That was an issued to be solved with my ISP.  We ended up using a Google Apps domain anyway so the problem became moot.

Oh, I just noticed that Skwire said the same thing...  hahahhaa

I provision a LOT of computers and my policy is to never release any machine with less than 6GB RAM.  Of course more is better, but that is my bare minimumum.  If I handle a computer with less, then I always upgrade if possible.

Pages: prev1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 11next