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3376  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: updating Firefox plugins sucks! on: March 26, 2010, 05:24:15 PM
I rarely do the Check For Updates unless the FF on another machine has updated an AddOn or theme that I know I want to update.  When I upgrade FF I never let it check.  I wait to see if it passes my litmus tests(Silverlight Video and TV Guide Popdown descriptions.. seems if those work, everything I use will work.)

I use the Mr Tech Toolkit to override version checking. (I know I could do the about:config setting but I got in the Mr Tech habit and it also works with Thunderbird. I just keep it.)

I let it do the auto check on program load.. and just hit Skip if I don't want to bother with it.  That usually avoids a deluge as the updates tend to come in 1s and 2s.
3377  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: A new approach to reduce NTFS fragmentation on: March 25, 2010, 06:10:08 PM
It starts out with uncontrolled entropy... leads to heroin abuse for sure!

3378  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: A new approach to reduce NTFS fragmentation on: March 25, 2010, 03:48:50 PM
3379  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: A new approach to reduce NTFS fragmentation on: March 25, 2010, 01:28:28 PM
Hmmmmmmm, after perusing their page it seems there's quite a high probability my magnesium fratus is not properly heterodyned when juxtaposed with the quality quotient of my bits... unicode extant of course.  It appears a gratuitous investment in frivolous software is extant if I wish to maintain my gullibility index.


3380  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Explorer right click menu without right clicking? on: March 25, 2010, 02:17:19 AM
If it's okay to be hotkeys rather than mouse I have something already coded that might be useful.  It's called Selector.  You can see a screen shot on this page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

It's kind of an oddball launcher using selected text or clipboard text.  If you have a file or folder highlighted in Explorer the param sent to the program you launch from the list will be the complete path of the selected file/folder.

Since it really has nothing to do with Explorer, just the clipboard, you wouldn't invoke the context menu overhead.  You populate the ListBox by dragging either programs or shortcuts onto it.  It then prompts you for a short name to put in the ListBox.

It has a mechanism to select from a list of hotkeys.  I haven't worked on it for awhile to add any mouse hotkeys.  One novel feature, if the selected text should have spaces it has a custom Go button that wraps the param in quotes to avoid the "c:\program " not found business.

edit: I wrote Selector mainly to click in a browser address bar and open with a different browser without using plugins, or pick up selected text from an editor etc...  but for your purpose you probably want something that would cycle through multiple selections in the clipboard.  Selector is designed to really work with a single item.  The same principle should adapt to an ahk script though.. maybe a small GUI with a few buttons for common tasks.
3381  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Tool to easily disable/enable hardware device on: March 24, 2010, 10:08:53 PM
For the time being, this AutoIt3 script will pop up the Device Manager.

[copy or print]
Run("RunDll32.exe devmgr.dll,DeviceManager_Execute")
3382  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AVStoDVD 2.3.0 Alpha on: March 24, 2010, 09:32:45 PM
Yup.  The more I use it, the more I like it.  The only quirk I'm trying to bug the author about is with default audio settings, it will attempt to use aften, then if it gets an error, it will switch to another audio encoder.  That's fine but it requires manual intervention to kill the hanging command prompt.  If it could somehow sense and get rid of the hang to complete unattended then I'd have nothing to complain about! smiley

3383  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / AVStoDVD 2.3.0 Alpha on: March 24, 2010, 05:08:55 PM
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AVStoDVD

He's calling it Alpha, but I did some runs with it on both my PCs and didn't have an issue.

The best new feature is drop down boxes for Upsize Filter and Downsize Filter replacing a single drop down for sizer filter.  No need to keep changing depending on the source resolution.  Put in your favorite upsize filter and downsize filter and set them as default.

Also the HCenc is updated to the latest 0.24 beta.
Well, see the link for all the changes.
3384  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta on: March 24, 2010, 04:36:12 PM
Thanks for the link. smiley
3385  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Toggle2 v. 1.62 on: March 22, 2010, 03:23:28 PM
Toggle2 v. 1.62.

Now filters out any negative position values when reading the .ini file.
(Typically if it picks up a minimized window it will show x,y positions
less than 0.)

3386  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: usb drive backup program on: March 22, 2010, 02:45:48 PM
Another thought.  I've never used the Windows folder compression myself, so I'm just going by an article I read how to turn on folder compression in XP:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2...press-folder-windows.html

but if the author is correct, that files copied in will automatically be compressed, then you may be able to use an ordinary sync utility and let the NTFS file system handle the compression itself.
3387  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / MakeMKV beta 1.6.15 on: March 21, 2010, 09:58:53 PM
MakeMKV released another beta today.  Should be good for 60 days iirc.

This program is nice if you have a set top player like WD HDTV for USB or similar that plays .mkv.

The nice feature over utilities that just sit in the tray and open the disc in the BDROM is this sifts through the files and presents a list of titles, filtering out stuff too short to be of interest.  It also has a mechanism to get forced subtitles.

It is a beta but the pricing has been set at $50, no subscription or renewal fees.. just a flat $50.
Here's the link to it on videohelp:

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MakeMKV

3388  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: usb drive backup program on: March 20, 2010, 11:54:36 PM
How 'bout just using 7zip to compress the entire USB contents to a zip file on the HD? That's about as simple as it gets.

3389  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: usb drive backup program on: March 20, 2010, 05:53:28 PM
I would check into FreeCommander portable:
http://www.freecommander.com/fc_u3_en.htm

It's not "automatic" sync.  What it does is you compare 2 folders with or without subfolder inclusion.  It shows which way copies would go of each file with an arrow.  You can delete entries if you don't want a particular one to be copied.  You hit the Sync button and all the copies commence.  If you just want to copy particular files without using the Sync feature, you highlight them and hit F5 or use drag & drop. 2 Folder panes are visible so F5 would copy to the other pane.  You can have multiple tabs on each side.

Plus it has "Layouts" which are collections of tabs.  You can set up folders you would often sync in a Layout.  A typical syncing session for me is select Web from the layouts, Compare, Sync... select Source Code from the Layouts, Compare, Sync.

2 Folders synced with subfolders included in about 6 clicks.
It's free and I've been using it for years.  Very reliable.
Also does other stuff like ftp client.
You can use some external file copy utilities instead of Explorer copy
such as TeraCopy and a couple of others.
3390  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help - how to make an app run at boot time (before the login screen) on: March 19, 2010, 01:03:44 PM
Check help on the Task Scheduler.  At least in my Vista version it has a trigger to run a task at startup. Your mileage may vary depending on what flavor of Windows you are running.
3391  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta on: March 18, 2010, 06:36:04 PM
I couldn't get it to work, but at least it didn't hose my system. smiley

I'm getting tired of removing VirtualBox and then doing system restores just to make sure I got all the drivers and crap off.  The only thing I tried that worked was installing into a VM directly from an XP install CD.  But who wants to install apps for another week?  Not me.  I just took it off.

I suspect for it to work you need to make the image from a single partition bootable HD with the OS seeing itself as C:.  Although it's never easy to be sure with this stuff since I have a fake Raid controller in this thing.  The PC with the plain vanilla Sata only has 2 GB ram so it's not even worth messing with it on that system.
3392  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta on: March 18, 2010, 01:31:51 PM
For those interested in virtualization tools, this beta creates a VHD from a Macrium Reflect backup image:

http://www.macrium.com/bl...mAMacriumImageBackup.aspx

It's a beta so proceed with caution. smiley  Er, you might want to have an image backup of your system heh heh heh

3393  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Free Pascal - Lazarus? on: March 15, 2010, 09:36:51 PM
MilesAhead

Thanks for the suggestions. I know Visual Express Studio is very attractive alternative but my problem is that I spend quite a bit of time on Linux and Windows so I want my stuff to be cross platform. That is why anything .net would not slice it for me really, which is why I am not investing a lot o f time in either in Ahk or Autoit. They sure are very very nice alternatives if you are sticking to Windows.





I played around a bit with Mono when it first came out.  But I haven't kept up with it to see if it really gelled as a .NET platform on Linux. It may be worth a look to see if it's dead or thriving.

edit: just took a look.  Seems C# is supported across platforms but C++ is Linux only.  Perhaps not the way to go.
3394  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Jetpacks are real! on: March 14, 2010, 05:26:41 PM
Think how much rocket fuel would cost when every kid wants one ;O

Instead of stealing baby coach wheels to make a Go Cart, kids will be stealing bleach and kerosene for home made fuel.
3395  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Verbatim DVD+R 16x a quarter apiece on: March 13, 2010, 07:57:38 PM
Agreed. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" also works well for me. Some folks have been known to update and/or tweak themselves into inoperability. I have learned-- leave well enough alone.



I know....I have a sickness. I feel compelled to run the latest firmware and drivers on all my hardware even if I wasn't having problems before.

Good thing I'm basically lazy.  I seem to end up with nVidia GPU all the time for some reason.  Just saw a thing about the latest drivers overheating them and the manufacturer advising to back off to the previous release.  Sloth has it's virtue at times. smiley
3396  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Verbatim DVD+R 16x a quarter apiece on: March 13, 2010, 07:55:54 PM
I like to get the ink jet hub printable, as they call 'em, myself.  I don't bother to print labels. Just use a sharpie.  But when I see the shiny version at half the cost and they work, it's tough to resist.

Just wish I could get a similar savings on the 8x DVD+R DL
3397  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Jetpacks are real! on: March 13, 2010, 02:05:07 PM
I know a guy who was a flight instructor.  Dropped 3 helicopters and walked away.  Lots of bubble shaped glass on the runway though.  Funny but he never had a problem setting down a fixed wing aircraft.
3398  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Jetpacks are real! on: March 13, 2010, 02:03:24 PM
'sokay... He lands with a parachute.

And we know those never fail!!  Wink
3399  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Verbatim DVD+R 16x a quarter apiece on: March 13, 2010, 02:01:39 PM
we are the only two on DC fanatical enough about this stuff to discuss it
For some of us it's no longer a burning issue.

Dude!! Gimme a layer break will ya'?  smiley
3400  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will you miss newspapers when they're gone? on: March 12, 2010, 11:21:12 PM
Hmmmmmm, the other side effect.. when Film School students watch Citizen Kane they won't get the newspaper crusader dominance bit.

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