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26  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: IDEA: Program to list possible Windows keys based on partial information on: April 04, 2014, 12:28:04 PM
I think he means the Windows OS registration key...as in the sticker on laptop is faded.  Not the keyboard...

I took "activating windows" as making the window active.  Oh well.

Edit: I would be curious to find out of the server interprets this as a "dictionary attack" and breaks off server contact.  I would be prone to calling Microsoft and explaining the situation before getting too deep into the 1s and 0s.

27  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: IDEA: Program to list possible Windows keys based on partial information on: April 04, 2014, 09:42:42 AM
I'm not familiar with the 5 x 5 keyboard.  But if it generates virtual key codes why not try a program that just echos the key code?

http://www.autohotkey.com...l-key-code-of-a-keypress/

http://msdn.microsoft.com...op/dd375731(v=vs.85).aspx
28  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is it possible to speed dial group of tabs in Firefox? on: April 04, 2014, 05:49:00 AM
BrowserBunch has a similar purpose.  It comes with a Tray Hotkey called Browser Bunch Session Save.  It's just macro driven.  So it's not smooth.  But the advantage is that BrowserBunch works with most non-IE browsers that accept multiple urls on the command line.

As alternative to Session Save or typing you can drag the current url from the addressbar to an editor such as EditPad Lite that will catch the drop in a text file.

It takes a bit of setup to load your browser buttons.  But once set up it's similar to using BrowserChooser except that it reads a text file with a url per line and opens them all at once.

There's a Readme.txt in the zip with the gory details.

There's a screen shot at the top of this thread:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=30913.0
29  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend a 64GB\128GB pendrive on: April 03, 2014, 10:31:28 AM
Hey Stoic Joker, maybe that can be a new measure of speed for thumb drives.

Stoic Joker Not pissed off = fast
Stoic Joker pissed off = acceptable
Stoic Joker jumping on his thumb drive = slow (and broken)


Right.  A really snappy drive would have an NPO rating of 10.  Mediocre would be 6.  smiley
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: April 1, 2014 on: April 02, 2014, 05:24:51 PM
NSA: Log into mynsa dot com to view and download your data

Hmm, how 'bout a sun bathing babe contest?  The winner would be the one most captured by satellite look-down cameras?
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend a 64GB\128GB pendrive on: April 02, 2014, 10:23:26 AM
dluby now I see why it's trouble finding a good deal.  It's terrible how some locations suffer for certain types of tech items or delivery/services.   ohmy
32  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend a 64GB\128GB pendrive on: April 01, 2014, 05:29:01 PM
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I keep it in my pocket and I'm way heavier than MilesAhead indicated he weighs
 What popped the back off mine was body weight directly on the drive due to sleeping outside.  I tried to shift pocket contents out of harm's way.  But once you're asleep all that goes by the wayside.  smiley

I guess the corrugated design is pretty rugged.  The connector is still solidly attached.  smiley

Edit: btw those are some serious sequential numbers.  My very first USB was a SanDisk.  I think it died after a dozen uses.  The shell was Titanium but the "sliding guts" design was flimsy.  I go for no moving parts now.  Unless I get an irresistible price I go solid body.  Of course it's all what you get.  If none give you a problem then they are rock solid. smiley  Tough to predict with these things.  The flimsy bits tend to be out of view.  Sad
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend a 64GB\128GB pendrive on: April 01, 2014, 10:24:15 AM
I have only purchased one USB 3.0 thumb drive so far.  It's this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Pro...aspx?Item=N82E16820211573

On the down side there's no way to attach a lanyard or put it on a keychain as is.  The cap does snap onto the back end though.

On the plus side, copying one large file, say 1 GB from HD onto the USB I consistently got 35 MB/s write speed.  The unit has no moving parts.  After months of rugged service(meaning being in my pocket and sustaining my weight, around 200 LBS) the only damage was the end cap that the cap snaps onto, popped off.  A bit of crazy glue would fix it. Now I keep it in my Laptop shoulder bag.  But I think subjecting it nightly to my body mass as I lay on top of it was a fair test.  smiley

So I'm assuming this 64 GB model would be similar:
http://www.newegg.com/Pro...aspx?Item=N82E16820211731

For $33 and change with 64 GB capacity and free shipping(I assume by media mail snail mail : Edit - no doubt limited to the Continental U.S.) I'm tempted to buy it myself.

The 32 GB model I have as a Macrium Reflect WinPE boot USB.  It boots my Windows 8.0 Laptop fine.
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hypothetical hypothetical question on: March 31, 2014, 05:32:50 PM
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His idea? Putting a key on the keyboard that automatically added .com after wherever the cursor was.
 Heh heh.  Strange the ideas people have.  I had a friend who was a shipyard welder.  He was always coming up with little ideas.  One that he wanted to patent was welding bicycle handbrakes on wheelchairs.  He showed me these patents of braking systems on wheelchairs.  One was an automatic parking brake with 90 or 100 moving parts.  When the person took their weight off the seat it engaged the brake.  Apparently there was nothing simple for the person pushing the wheelchair to retard momentum going downhill or down ramps etc..

I told him I thought he could make money welding the brakes on.  He should rent a garage, get welding equipment, sets of brakes, and advertise.  But he was obsessed with patenting it first or else someone would steal the concept.  I'm sure my friend was a competent welder.  But he did like to knock back cold ones on occasion.  smiley
35  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hypothetical hypothetical question on: March 31, 2014, 12:01:20 PM
This one gets saved, 40.  Thmbsup

+1.  Thanks for the cogent response.  smiley
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Hypothetical hypothetical question on: March 31, 2014, 09:39:38 AM
I don't have a great idea at the moment.  So this is a real Hypothetical hypothetical question.  Say you thought of this great concept.  But you're not certain if the idea has already been bandied about or developed.  If you google for it, it's gone.  Because it will show up in the search tracking and someone with resources will steal it if it's any good.

How to find out if it's original without getting ripped off?

37  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Add to archive "FileName.xpi" on: March 31, 2014, 09:31:16 AM
When doing by hand most people compress to zip, then rename to xpi.  You might post a follow up to that script thread and explain how you would like to use it.  The author may be willing to offer some variations.  Especially since his script uses WinRar already.

After that it would just be a registry edit to add your context menu item to All Files, and if you like to All Folders.  There are plenty of pages showing how to do that already on the web.  If not on Windows Seven Tutorials, I know I've seen it in HowToGeek.

38  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Add to archive "FileName.xpi" on: March 30, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
This ahk script is meant to create a command line with the selected files rather than launch an instance of the program for each file selected in Explorer:
http://www.autohotkey.com...?hl=%2Bwinrar#entry629031

The only way I can think to get .xpi would be to compress to .zip and rename the .zip to .xpi.
39  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: March 29, 2014, 08:00:40 AM
Hmm, I meant to post this about SearchPreview in this thread.  Don't know how it got out on its own.  smiley

http://www.donationcoder....37610.msg352273#msg352273
40  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / SearchPreview on: March 28, 2014, 10:27:50 AM
I'm trying SearchPreview.  I don't know if it's any good yet.  But so far, it's fun.  smiley

It sticks thumbnails next to Google results.
41  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Need help coding website with music and database on: March 26, 2014, 06:39:54 PM
This forum seems worth a look
http://forums.devshed.com/
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HomeFolder Updated to 2.3.2.0 on: March 24, 2014, 04:45:45 PM
HomeFolder Updated to 2.3.2.0

Updated Donate and Visit Hotkey Page menu commands to navigate to the new domain.
43  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: March 24, 2014, 11:39:55 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.  I ended up getting it to work with win7 compatibility.

I didn't think of trying that on my programs.  I'll give it a shot.  smiley
44  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: drag window to edge automatically resizes it on: March 23, 2014, 02:56:35 PM
Hi jgpaiva,

I am finding that its not working very well in Windows 8.  I have a donation ready to go.... can you fix it?

Just one thought.  Have you tried running as administrator? I find some of my programs don't want to work on W8 without it.
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ResizeExplorer 1.1.0.3 on: March 22, 2014, 04:24:50 PM
Updated download link in first post to new domain.
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: March 22, 2014, 03:17:46 PM
have to disagree with your reading it as a comedy.  I love those fake comedy documentaries (This is Spinal Tap remains the pinnacle of the genre).  This movie may have been funny to you but I don't think there's a chance in hell the film makers intended it as a comedy.

Speaking of Mockumentaries, one of the funniest I've seen is Fear of a Black Hat It's kind of in the realm of CB4 but funnier and more profane.
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: March 22, 2014, 01:47:36 PM
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I felt the whole thing was pretty ridiculous and implausible.
  Hmm, after reading the basic plot line on IMDB I have to check it out at some future opportunity.

But I gather it's not on a par with Three Days of the Condor.  smiley
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Child board set up for discounts and deals found on the web on: March 22, 2014, 09:36:50 AM
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So any kind of special offers or discounts relating to software are acceptable in that section (and only that section).

Just to clarify.. if I have a legally obtained freebie(such as a license) is it okay to post an invitation to swap?  Something like "I have this.  PM me to swap if you have that."  It's likely to be a one shot thing.  I don't foresee dozens of people gifting me licenses in the future.  smiley

49  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / HomeFolder Updated to 2.3.2.0 on: March 21, 2014, 02:32:08 PM
HomeFolder Updated to 2.3.1.0.  It should now work on both 32 and 64 bit English Language versions of Windows XP and later.  The new download page is here:
http://milesaheadsoftware.tk/

Just to refresh the memory what it does.  Press Shift NumpadSub to open the Home Folder of the process that owns the active window.  For example if you want to open an Explorer window in the folder where Firefox.exe is, click on the Firefox window to make it active, press Shift NumpadSub hotkey.

Doing the same on an Explorer folder window should open C:\Windows on most systems as that's where explorer.exe file is.
50  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Interesting tool for generating WMI queries on: March 21, 2014, 06:08:13 AM
WMI is slow compared to WinAPI calls.  But it can get around some hairy obstacles.  One example I ran into was getting the "home folder" of the program that owns the active window.  Just a hotkey convenience toy that gets the path of the executable that owns the window and chops it at the last '\'.  Easy except for 32 vs 64 bit clash.  The WinAPI calls match up with either 32 or 64 bit depending on the caller's compile.

WMI can get the answer whether the caller is 32 bit or 64 bit.  Not good for tight loops such as enumerating all the window owners.  But you can't have everything.  smiley

Thanks to both of you for posting these links.  I'm sure I'll find some interesting stuff using these tools.  smiley
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