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Who uses log anyway?
Yule find out one day...    ;)
-cranioscopical (February 16, 2019, 09:19 AM)
...and you'll get fired up!
You guys can stick those puns somewhere.

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Ha!  Calculor found its way onto MajorGeeks today!  I receive the rss feed for their site, and I saw it appear there.  Amazing how things get around, eh?

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I used to use Quicknote - and I've tried several others, but now I use QText.  It is basically the same, a tiny, tabbed notebook for jotting down notes which you summon via a global hotkey.
But here are some features of QText that I like in particular:
  • hyperlinks generated as you type
  • callto links generated as you type - this make it soooooo easy and fast to add clickable phone numbers (that I use with PhonerLite and my FreePBX system)
  • bulleted and numbered lists
  • some basic richtext formatting
  • text area has some advanced text editing functions
  • super fast
authour responds to requests

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:48 AM »
TextWorx is updated to version 1.3!

Ath - I've added your base64 encode string function.
Also, the other casing effects are added.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 10, 2019, 05:10 PM »
haha - thanks, Dormouse.  Funny, the discussion wasn't really about TextWorx, though!

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:48 AM »
nogojoe,  TextWorx doesn't use the hotkey ctrl+s unless you set in manually in TextWorx's config.  Some programs cannot use a global hotkey if another program is already using it.  But other programs (TextWorx, included, I believe) will take over (hijack) that global hotkey if it is executed *after* a previous program is executed.  So, if you want TextWorx to take over ctrl+S (which I don't recommend, since many programs use it to save their work) then you'd have to set that hotkey in Textworx's config file (directions in the help file), then restart TextWorx.

However, in Windows, you can also assign a global hotkey to an application creating a shortcut to the program, and then in the shortcut's properties, by setting a "shortcut key".  I once had an issue with a program where the developer created this shortcut in startup with a shortcut key set.  It took me ages to find it.

In the end, I don't see how your issue with ctrl+s is related to TextWorx.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:33 PM »
My program does not invoke any stopwatch application.  Textworx has a command to invoke charmap and notepad, but not stopwatch.

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chashnniel mentioned PowerPro - I want to add here that I've been using this program for years.  The authour still makes regular updates, and there is a yahoo group with great support.  I do most of my computer manipulation in Autohotkey, but Powerpro provides a very easy way to create toolbars to do anything.  It scripts alot like powerpro and you can do very advanced scripting with it.

My main use of it these days is to provide me with a completely configurable toolbar that sits on the top of my primary screen.  It has custom dropdown menus to run programs, launch system panels and do just about anything else.  I use it to run autohotkey scripts, too. 

Powerpro is alot like autohotkey except that it has it's own guis.  I used to use it a lot more, but now I prefer authotkey for most things.  Still, it is unbeatable for it's custom toolbars.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:53 PM »
Hi BGM
Using 1.2 version
Attached is screenshot of computer specs.  and stopwatch that appears. Did a search for a stopwatch exe on the computer nothing came up
Doesn't seem to hang.

I'm sorry, nogojoe, but I can't figure out what you are trying to explain.  You say you did a "search for stopwatch exe" on the computer...  this thread is for TextWorx, not for Shorthand.  Shorthand is the program for searching files (using the Everything program underneath) maybe you've posted in the wrong thread.  TextWorx does not have any file-searching function.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:45 PM »
panzer, I don't know anything about wine (except drinking it!) but if win+k gives you problems, you can change it to some other key.  Look in the help file for directions on changing the key.  Maybe win+k is a system hotkey that won't allow itself to be rewritten?  I can't think of another reason unless it is some setting for Wine.  Make sure you have the latest version of the program, too.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:59 AM »
Hmmm...  Need a little more info.  What Windows version? What are your computer specs?  What is the active window?  Does TextWorx have write-permissions to it's application folder? Maybe your anti-virus is interfering?
If it hangs when saving toolbar items, maybe it can't save it's settings.
I can't get it to not work here.  Make sure, maybe that you are using version 1.2?

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:34 AM »
Ath,  maybe you are right.  I coded it to *change* base10 to base64 or reverse - basically, just converting number bases.
So, you want to base64 encode an entire string..  okay, I understand now.  In fact, I think I've done this before when I was trying to convert Dell serial numbers to their product codes (or something like that).

I'll fix this, but I'm going away for a week or so, and won't be able to spend time on it until I get back.  Sorry - I hope you don't mind waiting too much.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:42 AM »
Ha, ah, I guess that didn't make much sense, did it.

The commands use ctrl and shift - if you set a hotkey to a command, you must add ctrl or shift to the hotkey to use the command's modifer.  Anyway, I explain it in my blog post.

Ath - I've added the base64 conversion.
Contro - now you can set a hotkey to RUN Text.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:44 PM »
Ah, okay, I updated it again to version 1.2.  Now you can assign multiple hotkeys to the same command.
The hotkeys involve the modifiers you use to alter the nature of the commands, so now you can create a hotkey that involves them.
See here for details.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:21 PM »
Version 1.1 is out now!
See my post here for details!

The best change is that now you can set a Global Hotkey for absolutely ANY TextWorx Command!
You can also customize the hotkeys for the TexWorx Menu and the TextWorx Toolbar!

When you assign hotkeys to TextWorx commands, though, be sure and think about how TextWorx uses shift and control as modifier keys for the commands - and TextWorx will honour those even if you use them for the hotkey - so there may some conflict.

You might want to use win alone for your hotkeys, and save ctrl and shift for it's command usage.

What I mean is this: Say you use 201 "encase" for a hotkey. If you use the shift key in your hotkey, it will only ever remove quotes because shift changes the command to reverse.

So, for commands that work on both lines and in reverse, you are best not to use control or shift in the hotkey.  Also, beware of using alt in your hotkeys, because alt often times invokes a windows own menu.  For commands that do not use the shift or control modifiers, you can freely use those modifiers in your command hotkeys.

Using hotkeys for commands is a little experimental right now, so it might not always work as expected yet.  Consider it a beta feature for now.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:55 PM »
Ath - it's in the next release with it's own command.  I also added a dialogue to convert to and from any base.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:26 AM »
Wraith - yes, I think you are right.  The CamelCase, snake_case and kebab-case already have the inner word separations.  I can see how converting between those cases could be useful to a coder.  But we couldn't do anything for all lowercase letters, though.  Okay, I'll add it.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:09 AM »
Yes, I have been thinking of that, too, - hotkeys for the commands but I have to figure out how to do it first.  It would be pretty nifty.  However, my first goal will be to allow the user to change the global hotkey for the menu.  Problem with hotkeys for the commands is that they would *all* be global.  OR, maybe there could be some way to lock them to the active window so they are not global.  This will require some thought.

TextWorx is about the same for you as PSPad if you add the command to the top of the main menu.  Select Text - open menu, select command

But for you, Contro, do you use autohotkey?  If you like that RunText function, I can make you a little script that will let it work for you that way; it would be pretty easy.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:54 PM »
HAha!  You are right - it's not there.  I left it out of the created ini file by accident.

Open the ini file, and under [Menus]
change this:
mainmenu=default
to:
mainmenu=800||201|307|302|301||104|901|212|725||encase|coding|editor|sort|trim|transform|convert|webedit|insert|*sar|*date|tools
and add this:
tools=default
Then restart TextWorx.
That will fix it.

After you do that, if you want RUN Text to be in the main menu, the command is 850.  Just put it in the string for the mainmenu, like this:
mainmenu=800||850||201|307|302|301||104|901|212|725||encase|coding|editor|sort|trim|transform|convert|webedit|insert|*sar|*date|tools

So, your entire [Menus] section will look like this; you will have RUN Text in the main menu, and the Tools menu will appear:
mainmenu=800||850|201|307|302|301||104|901|212|725||encase|coding|editor|sort|trim|transform|convert|webedit|insert|*sar|*date|tools
editor=default
transform=default
insert=default
trim=default
sort=default
coding=default
encase=default
convert=default
webedit=default
tools=default

Sorry for the trouble!  I'm saving up fixes for the next version.

But I'll add it in the next update so it shows by default.  The update won't affect your configuration any, though.
If you wanted to know how to add it, you'd have to look through the Menu topic in the help file.  That would say how to add the default tools menu, and also tells how to customize the tools menu and every other menu.

So, if you want to open the file in the default program, you can just RUN Text (command 850) on a filename.
RUN Text on this will open it in notepad for me because notepad is default for .txt files.
c:\test.txt

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 16, 2019, 03:25 PM »
I'm glad you like TextWorx - it's one of my long-time programs, and I happily use it myself.
In the Tools & Options menu, there is a command to simply RUN the selected text.
Also, if you look in the help file under Tools, you'll see a way to add your own programs into the menu.

Just select the text and choose RUN Text from the Tools Menu, it could be anything (but it doesn't do multiple lines - I think I'll add that too).
notepad "c:\test.txt"
calc


For selective chains, I've been thinking about that.  As things are, you would have to use the Select Line command, then the RUN text command.
Unless you use notepad3, which has selective chains built in already (meaning, if you push ctrl+c with no text selection in notepad3, notepad3 copies the entire line).

However, TextWorx does this for the Duplicate function.  If you use the Duplicate command with no text selection, TextWorx will grab the entire line (internally using Select Line on it's own). 

I've been thinking about making TextWorx do this for everything, not only Duplicate.  I'll add this to my list.

However, if you want to create hyperlinks to open stuff for you, check out my other program called Protocaller.  Besides html pages, there are some programs that will let you use system url protocols (there are some that limit you to just http).

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - The Name Game
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:41 AM »
HAha Skwire - necro-thread, well, you know, in the application it links to this thread...
Autohotkey, eh?  Like me!  Maybe I'll have to get some tips from you sometime!

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:25 PM »
oh, well, if there were word separations, such as spaces, that would be easy. thisisavariable would be quite difficult (more difficult than I am interested in, anyway!).  However, would anybody ever want to do that to a phrase?  I think Cytochrome wanted to do it to thisisavariable, and I can understand wanting to do that.  When people write variables in code, they never write them with spaces between.  I would actually find it easier to camelcase the vars as they come to me in my mind than to put spaces into them where they don't belong.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA - The Name Game
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:45 PM »
Skwire - I really love this!  I publish a children's magazine and am always creating word puzzles.  This gives me some ideas.
What language did you write this in? I'm guessing C++.  It's very neat and trim and fast.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:51 PM »
Sure. As you know, different programmers/computer languages have different conventions for naming variables.

camel case: concatenated words with each word in titlecase or the first word in lowercase 
  ThisIsMyVariableName or thisIsMyVariableName

snake case: lower-case words concatenated by underscores
  this_is_my_variable_name

kebab case: lowercase words concatenated by dashes
  this-is-my-variable-name

I've been thinking about this.  But there's no way to tell where one part of the word starts and another ends.
Say you type:  thisismyvariablename - what kind of forensics is there to use to separate that string into words in order to work on the words separately?  Same thing for snake_case and kebab-case.  The best I can think of is to change spaces to - or _   But that would mean you'd have to put spaces in your variables... so I don't think this is possible without some extravagant database of words to search through and do regex camparisons.  Even then, many varables are not composed of words at all.  I don't think this can be done.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: TextWorx - Universal Text Manipulator
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:55 PM »
Mouser - you mean on the download page?  Okey, dokey, Boss.  I've added screenshots to the download page (my other apps already had them).

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