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1526  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 05:47:25 PM
I can have multiple instances of WBEdit running. That allows me to see the configuration that I'm creating and side-by-side at the same time any of the example configurations. That's a very handy, interactive and WYSIWYG way to pick up relevant values for the various fields.
This sounds quite handy.  Thanks for mentioning it  Thmbsup
1527  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: iBooks vs Stanza displaying an epub on iPod Touch/iPhone on: June 14, 2011, 11:01:28 AM
The ebook is Modern Perl, which is provided by the author in epub format as well as PDF.
Coincidentally happen to be reading it - quite a demystifier smiley

On a tangential note, tried the EPUBReader and Lucifox Firefox extensions here and noticed that they both appear to cut off long lines...at least in their default behaviors.
1528  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 04:49:48 AM
Thanks!  I now see version 0.8.3.1 reported smiley
1529  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 03:43:38 AM
When I fetched (via browser and Perl script) what I thought was the latest from:

  http://ath.dcmembers.com/files/winbuttons/WinButtons.zip

I saw version 0.8.2.0 listed for WinButtonEdit.exe via "Properties" and its About box.

FWIW, the MD5 of the zip I got appears to be:

  c89f2bd744363898d14a64b2a4829a4b

Am I missing something?
1530  DonationCoder.com Software / Mircryption / Re: WeeChat Version 0.3.0 is released ! :) on: June 14, 2011, 03:30:27 AM
Have been trying out WeeChat (0.3.5) and am liking it so far  Thmbsup

Nice docs, nice plugins (perl, python, lua, weeget, mouse, grep, etc), ..., much niceness.

1531  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.2.0 on: June 14, 2011, 12:18:17 AM
I implemented (Drag &) Drop support for files (haven't researched other types yet)
Thanks!  Hope to try it soon smiley
1532  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 12, 2011, 11:32:14 PM
I'm not seeing the zooming controls show up (Dolphin and Android's browser) for some (many?) wordpress-using places, e.g.:

  Perl 6 Advent Calendar
  Python Conquers The Universe

I thought it might have something to do with:

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  1. <meta name="msapplication-window" content="width=device-width;height=device-height" />

but the following also seems to have that and I can zoom in and out there...

  WORDPRESS.COM

Wonder what the deal is...
1533  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 12, 2011, 05:03:11 PM
Some notes from trying 0.8.2.0...

Verified the following here:

  • ! Fixed Tree selection issues when clicking a button in the preview
  • ! Fixed File/Open, File/Save or File/Save as... then selecting WinButtonEdit.ini gives a warning and doesn't open/save that file
  • ! Fixed Initial treeview didn't display the expander image on the last Group tree-item when not expanded initially
  • ! Fixed File/New to create the Empty group in the tree
  • ! Fixed Deleting all buttons crashed with array-index errors

Hurray  Thmbsup  (Please note that I didn't verify all items.)

Some reflections:

  • As I was deleting nodes from the treeview, I tried the Delete key first, then discovered Control+D via the context menu.  I got to thinking that I've got these unconscious expectations of shortcut keys smiley
  • I didn't figure out a way to get buttons to move among groups.  Is this intentional?
  • I chose File -> New to eventually end up with an empty group.  I noticed a Test button in the preview but no listing in the treeview.  When I chose "Insert button" from the context menu of the treeview, I expected to see a new node in the treeview, but I didn't see one show up.
1534  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox and epub on: June 12, 2011, 12:08:39 AM
Has any one tried any of the following epub-related FF extensions?

  Lucifox - reader (failed to find keyboard shortcuts for navigation...)
  EPUBReader - reader
  GrabMyBooks - web page(s) -> epub converter?
1535  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: General Poll: What should there be more of on DonationCoder? on: June 11, 2011, 10:07:14 PM
Nice!

Now if it would work with the following too:

  http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?action=recentdense;wap2
1536  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 04:31:34 PM
Thanks for the new release.  Hope to try it soon smiley

Quote from: Ath
from Vista and up Ctrl-A selects the content of the edit. Seems that's a feature since Vista was introduced ohmy

...

Quote from: Ath
Not sure if I want to 'fix' that for Windows XP, as it's also not available in any standard Windows input control.

Hmm, more reason to use SelectAll I guess...pardon the plug Wink
1537  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 07:35:08 AM
Thanks for the intents to attend to certain issues, the clarifications, and work-around suggestions smiley

...and now to respond to a few points:

I found choosing a color via the "Change..." button for Color to not work if starting with a blank value (no value got filled in to the text field for Color:), while I found that the corresponding choosing sequence of actions for Textcolor did work.
I can see no difference for these two buttons (not in code, nor when testing), but when 'creating' a custom color, it needs to be added to the colorset by using the button 'Add to Custom Colors' before it will stick. (This has been tested quite extensive before release. It uses the standard AutoIt Color Selection Dialog with any of it's 'peculiarities' that I can't do much about)
I think I chose a custom color for the first button but not the second.  My bad.

Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
Eh, it does what you expect on my system, and I have done nothing in WBE to enable or disable that. Got another script catching ^A, perhaps? (AKA: Works on my machine... ohmy)
No scripts running when I tested -- once via a VirtualBox Windows XP SP3 guest and once on a notebook running XP SP3.  I hear a sound but there is no selection.

In the tree view, multiple nodes appear selected sometimes: view WinButtons.ini, choose <no group>, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, choose scite, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, click on the 'Push 1ce' button in the preview, click on the Notepad node under the <no group> treeview
Hm, another case of 'Works on my machine...' weird. I do the de-selection and selection of treenodes using standard AU3 included functions, and can not see what you describe. I'll test some more, and add a small delay in between, that might improve things.
Could be something with the OS/Video drivers, what's your configuration? (Tested with Win7 with Aero on nVidia GTS 250 with drivers 8.17.12.5896.)
Also tested on WinXP running on VMWare and on 125%/120 DPI, and I see some odd behavior there. I'll try to fix that, if possible. The treeview control is a nasty beast sometimes, I've seen in the past Sad
Reproduced issue in the same environments as mentioned above (XP SP3).

Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.
WinButtons is not a drop-target, but I could add that if you want/need it. Could you give a more elaborate description for what/how you'd expect to happen there?
I was thinking it might be nice if it were possible to specify in the configuration that a certain action would be taken upon drop (e.g. execute a command passing the path of what's dropped -- assuming what's dropped has a path or set of paths).  Does that make sense?
1538  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 10, 2011, 06:14:13 PM
But I had fun (and inspiration) while working on it, that's the most important gain I had from it thumbs up
+1

So I've been trying out the editor (according to the about box, I see 0.8.1.0) a bit and have some initial feedback:

  • I found choosing a color via the "Change..." button for Color to not work if starting with a blank value (no value got filled in to the text field for Color:), while I found that the corresponding choosing sequence of actions for Textcolor did work.
  • Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
  • I accidentally opened the WinButtonEdit.ini in the editor -- not a good idea right?  Any chance of some kind of warning or protection?
  • I see that clicking on a button in the preview will select a node in the tree -- except it doesn't appear to work for the Pink-Online button in <no group> in my default WinButtons.ini.
  • In the tree view, multiple nodes appear selected sometimes: view WinButtons.ini, choose <no group>, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, choose scite, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, click on the 'Push 1ce' button in the preview, click on the Notepad node under the <no group> treeview
  • When I open WinButtons.ini, initially I don't see a + expander next to the scite group in the left pane.  When I select the scite group though, the + expander appears.
  • When there isn't much space in the preview, is there a good way to move it without accidentally pushing the buttons that fill most of the space?

Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.

Thank you for:

Quote
Environment variables can be used by using %env.variable%

I didn't find it in the docs, but by looking at the samples I noticed that it looks like one can use relative paths.  Thmbsup
1539  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 10, 2011, 02:26:10 AM
Re: WinButtonEdit

Wow, nice  Thmbsup  Was this a lot of work?

I think examining some of the bundled ini files using the editor will help me to experiment and learn how to use WinButton better.  Seems like it should lower the barrier-to-entry.
1540  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 10, 2011, 01:02:07 AM
Ah, too bad Sad

On a related note, I am looking at the technique described in:

  http://code.google.com/p/bookmarklets/issues/detail?id=1#c6

Not quite there yet, but at least I've managed to get Dolphin and the Android default browser to execute some kind of code -- I wasn't even seeing the result of alert before.

There seems to be something going on with the use of yes / no -- not just 1 / 0 for user-scalable -- even if a page seems to use 1 / 0 in their source.  Haven't pinned it down yet...
1541  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 08, 2011, 07:49:29 AM
Fennec didn't succeed in installing here.  May be on a future device...

BTW, I read that some versions of Opera might work with bookmarklets:

  http://blog.wapreview.com/7176/

I got the feeling that the author of that post has been into Bookmarklets for some time -- perhaps there's some stuff worth investigating there...
1542  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Zenix is a "fun, fast, different" Linux distro! on: June 08, 2011, 06:49:47 AM
Am trying it via VirtualBox.

Some nice backgrounds indeed.  Chose what looks to be the following for the moment:

  http://frankhong.deviantart.com/art/Garden-of-Zen-156885520

Thanks for posting, zridling smiley
1543  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 15+ useful Chrome Extensions you night not have heard of on: June 07, 2011, 03:06:23 AM
Are you aware that your Adblock extension is not from the same folks who made the wonderful Adblock Plus for Firefox?

For that one you need to go here: Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta)
Thanks for this tip smiley

There was a nice tidbit on a page for Adblock Plus for Google Chrome extension regarding the initially mentioned Adblock extension, FWIW:

Quote
Please note that there is another extension called "AdBlock", which is not related to the Adblock Plus movement but also works great.
1544  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DoCo Banner - Animated! on: June 06, 2011, 08:41:12 PM
Cody has a twin?  Or is that some kind of ninja-projection?
1545  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 06, 2011, 08:00:00 PM
Thanks for the example URLs.

I had also started noticing the use of 'yes' / 'no'.
1546  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 06, 2011, 12:28:40 PM
Hmmm...thanks for trying.

FWIW, I noticed that one bookmarklet I tested in Chrome didn't end up with %20 where there were spaces...perhaps it can work with both.  Also I was able to get Dolphin to save a bookmarklet without ending up with %20s, though haven't had any luck telling if it actually executes anything.

BTW, do you have some sites (specifically URLs) you wouldn't mind sharing for testing that are relevant to this bookmarklet?
1547  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 06, 2011, 06:34:06 AM
I haven't had much luck so far with the default browser, nor with Dolphin.

BTW, %20 seems to be something that was added by Firefox (at least for the desktop).  I would try things without them (i.e. use spaces) initially.

May be others might have some better ideas.

FWIW, I've temporarily placed the text of the bookmarklet (what I pasted in to FF 4.0.1) at:

  http://ewemoa.dcmembers.com/tmp/andbkmklt.txt

This might be helpful in getting the bookmarklet content on to the Android device.
1548  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dropbox....without dropbox? on: June 06, 2011, 02:59:03 AM
Saw something that could tickle the interest from several DC members regarding the creation of their own cloud backup solution.
The following bit of text under "What's Next?" looked interesting:

Quote
Transferring via SFTP.
1549  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: UNANSWERED: Bookmarklet to replace 'user-scalable=0' with 'user-scalable=1' on: June 06, 2011, 12:41:25 AM
I pasted the following as the content of the Location field in a bookmark in Firefox 4.0.1:

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  1. javascript:(function () { var elts = document.getElementsByName("viewport"); var attrval = ""; var cntRe = /(user-scalable\s*=\s*0)/i; var i = 0; for (i = 0; i < elts.length; i++) { attrval = elts[i].getAttribute("content"); if (cntRe.test(attrval)) { elts[i].setAttribute("content", attrval.replace(cntRe, "user-scalable=1")); } } })();

Firefox appeared to transform the content as follows (I think this was a simple replacement of spaces with %20):

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  1. javascript:(function%20()%20{%20var%20elts%20=%20document.getElementsByName("viewport");%20var%20attrval%20=%20"";%20var%20cntRe%20=%20/(user-scalable\s*=\s*0)/i;%20var%20i%20=%200;%20for%20(i%20=%200;%20i%20<%20elts.length;%20i++)%20{%20attrval%20=%20elts[i].getAttribute("content");%20if%20(cntRe.test(attrval))%20{%20elts[i].setAttribute("content",%20attrval.replace(cntRe,%20"user-scalable=1"));%20}%20}%20})();

This appeared to work on http://en.m.wikipedia.org/.

Note: the regular expression used could probably use some improvement.
1550  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Automated Snapshots with VirtualBox on: June 06, 2011, 12:10:56 AM
To give a taste of what it might be like to use Python to work with VirtualBox, below is a modified example from the SDK docs to start a virtual machine.  The code runs on a host and starts up an already configured guest.  It seemed to work ok with a locally installed VirtualBox 4.0.8.

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  1. from vboxapi import VirtualBoxManager
  2. virtualBoxManager = VirtualBoxManager(None, None)
  3.  
  4. vbox = virtualBoxManager.vbox
  5. mgr = virtualBoxManager.mgr
  6. print "Version is", vbox.version
  7.  
  8. def machById(id):
  9.    mach = None
  10.    for m in virtualBoxManager.getArray(vbox, 'machines'):
  11.        if m.name == id or mach.id == id:
  12.            mach = m
  13.            break
  14.    return mach
  15.  
  16. name = "Windows XP SP3"
  17. mach = machById(name)
  18.  
  19. if mach is None:
  20.    print "cannot find machine", name
  21. else:
  22.    session = mgr.getSessionObject(vbox)
  23.    progress = mach.launchVMProcess(session, "gui", mach.id)
  24.    progress.waitForCompletion(-1)
  25.    session.close()
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