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51  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WhyReboot? on: June 24, 2015, 08:15:19 AM
I found PendMoves on Sysinternals.  CUI but apparently it reads the same registry key.  Last updated 2013

https://technet.microsoft...-us/sysinternals/bb897556
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: June 24, 2015, 07:56:22 AM
^That little tip cost me half an hour of befuddled fiddling.

It was likely done by that guy who words the referendums on the ballot.  Like if you don't want new taxes you have to vote yes.



53  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WhyReboot? on: June 24, 2015, 07:37:17 AM
Does anyone know of an alternative to WhyReboot?  I checked AlternativeTo already.  It seems it hasn't been updated since 2006.  That would make it Vista and 7 8 10 unaware.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mustang Browser for Windows (chromium based) on: June 23, 2015, 06:15:59 PM
I am unaware of any such switches.

It seems in google chrome it only gives you -process-per-site and -process-per-tab

chromium used to have a --renderer-process-limit=n switch.  Searching now I don't find it.  Version numbers climb fast these days.  smiley

Although I tried it in chrome myself and it seemed to work.  Maybe it is still in there but no longer documented?

When I set n to 4 and had 8 to 10 tabs open I rarely got more than a dozen exe instances.  Starting to a blank page was typically 4 instances.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The end of the hard disk on: June 23, 2015, 05:39:21 PM
Just checking a few prices I see already for sale Crucial and other brands with 3d nand technology @500GB for @$200.  I can't wait to see some really high capacity usb 3.0 sticks cheap.  So far I haven't noticed any price drop there.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mustang Browser for Windows (chromium based) on: June 23, 2015, 05:33:35 PM
Quote from: Deozaan

Does this answer your question?

Have you tried any of the switches that cut down on the number of instances?  I am curious if it would hinder performance a great deal.  I notice in Mustang it almost seems like the setting not to load a tab until active is enabled.  There is no such setting in options but maybe there is something set under the covers by the programmer who put it together.  Even when I set New Tab Fast Dial to not use a background image there is a second hesitation before the page loads.  Mustang is not blazingly fast.  But it does get off the dime faster than Firefox or Cyberfox.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Document Production Specialist on: June 23, 2015, 09:14:15 AM
Google on Document Production Specialist UK
and I get this as top hit:

http://www.indeed.co.uk/D...roduction-Specialist-jobs

Edit: After the attorney takes his $500/hr out of the retainer there's another line in the statement that says
"Office Costs"

that's probably for the Document Production Specialist and similar.  smiley
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nifty FREE Utility to do almost anything to a filename in Windows on: June 23, 2015, 05:58:48 AM
Legacy coding will probably always be lurkng in the corners of every super-program for many years to come

I can see future Archeologists with a big find.  The IBM PC.  After intensive study they figured out the basic functioning of the device.  But scientists are still puzzled as to the purpose of the "InDos Flag."   Wink
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 03:51:52 PM
I could not get the installer to complete in ToolWiz TimeFreeze(which is how I test install these days.)

But the portable version worked ok.  I just tried it out for a bit. I haven't gotten into the multiple window sets etc..

What AquaSnap would have most importantly over my MoveIt utility that I use for sizing and positioning stuff on screen, is multi-monitor support.  But for my own use I think I'll end up with MoveIt.  Once I have a Window sized I can just hold down the middle mouse button and press a key 1 - 9 to move the window to that tic tac toe screen position.

It does not do docking per se though.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mustang Browser for Windows (chromium based) on: June 22, 2015, 02:28:58 PM

"My first impression is it is chrome with a sanity check on the number of running instances"

Does Chrome get bad for that stuff?



You can easily have a dozen or more chrome instances when running 7 or 8 tabs.  By default it opens an instance for each tab and one for each running extension.  The theory is if you have a bad extension it doesn't crash the whole browser.  Just that extension.  Also it makes for fast load and rendering.  But it can hog the system.

61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:59:37 AM
Free for the moment.

Cool. Let me know if you like it.  I have tried it a couple of times over the last year.  But the quirks could have been caused by bugs in one of my programs.  It may deserve another try.  smiley
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mustang Browser for Windows (chromium based) on: June 22, 2015, 10:57:11 AM
I still like this browser.  But there is a quirk where it will not add itself to the default programs list.   If you change default to another browser, then change it back via the button the next time you run Mustang.exe it will not actually change default to itself.

The only way I found to do it is change the name of mustang.exe(e.g. mustangSAV.exe) then run the installer.  It will install and set mustang as the default.  All my settings and extensions were still intact.  If you run the installer without renaming the exe it just launches the exe.
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:53:45 AM
OK I think I got it now. AquaGlue only seems to work after windows have been arranged by AquaSnap (not manually or by using WIN+Arrow combinations).

Are you using the free or one of the other versions?
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: desktop divider / magnetic window border snapper tool - with draggable dividers? on: June 22, 2015, 10:05:31 AM
Ahh, just found this:


http://www.nurgo-software.com/products/aquasnap

Any comments, experiences or alternatives?

It may work fine for most.  Every time I try AquaSnap I get weird things happening.  No doubt due to the fact I have a lot of my own stuff running watching the active window and clipboard.  Although I may try it again as I changed one of my utilities so that it does not use clipboard on every click or arrow key as it used to.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 21, 2015, 12:02:08 PM
Perhaps Slim Pickens for a running mate?
 (see attachment in previous post)

His rodeo style H Bomb ride in Dr. Strangelove is a screen classic.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 21, 2015, 07:18:36 AM
The Missing Person Who Joined Her Own Search Party

Chances are she went on the trip to "find herself" anyway.  cheesy
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: June 20, 2015, 08:23:49 AM
I remember watching The Player

I enjoyed that flick.  Tim Robbins starred in some funny send-up flicks.  Another was Bob Roberts where he costarred with Gore Vidal.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nifty FREE Utility to do almost anything to a filename in Windows on: June 19, 2015, 08:21:55 AM
Let me say that DOS is a damned fascinating world.  Thmbsup

Insane person that I was, I used to do stupid TSRs if you remember those.
Terminate and Stay Resident programs.  smiley

Here's a tested version of my cmd

It just uses dir command for proof of concept.  smiley

[copy or print]
@echo off
:next
if "%1"=="" goto end
dir "%1"
shift
goto next
:end
pause

69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nifty FREE Utility to do almost anything to a filename in Windows on: June 19, 2015, 07:49:02 AM
Thank you MilesAhead for your tips.
The program you showed doesn't work for me, I adapted it for the command Attrib but I didn't succeed, however your tips about "drag & drop files" brought me to compose this line:

for %%A in (%*) do (attrib +a %%A)

"Drag & drop" files and the program works now. I hope to further develop it for my needs.

The "IF" statement should have had a double equals sign as in
IF "%1"==""
instead of
IF "%1"=""

Usually stuff like that, unless it is very straight ahead, is use ahk or autoit.  Less twaddle to deal with that multi percent sign environment variables etc..  smiley

Although the advantage of using .cmd batch for sysadmin types is it is always there where ahk or even powershell may not be.  I have to admit I hate the syntax though.  smiley

70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: getlocalload - great idea. on: June 19, 2015, 07:01:54 AM
@panzer: Thankyou - what a great idea. I had not known this technology (getlocalload.com) was available. Let's see how it works in practice now...

I notice the extension says it works on FF 4 .. 26
I guess I will find out soon if it works on the latest FF?  smiley
71  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Start Menu X Pro on GOTD on: June 19, 2015, 06:01:59 AM
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

Start Menu X Pro for free

A treat for me since I was using Start Menu X free version.  This utility used to be named Vista Start Menu.  It has some nice features.  I do not enable the "skip start screen" on Windows 8 because it seems to load after I am on the desktop.  That's the only real bug I have noticed in the free version.

I have installed the Pro but have not rebooted yet.

The download zip just requires running the setup program in the same folder as the included activation file.


Anyway by default it is set up as a nice compromise between XP style and Vista style.  The Start Folders cascade to the right but have a horizontal scroll bar.  I like it.  smiley
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nifty FREE Utility to do almost anything to a filename in Windows on: June 18, 2015, 04:13:53 PM
With regard to utilities: I select some files in Windows Explorer, and I wonder how it's possible to pass their names to a Dos command...



From XP SP3 and later you would type the command, leave a space, then drag and drop onto the command window.  The names would be pasted in.  Something that might work better would be a .cmd batch file.  You could drag and drop to a shortcut of the batch file or put a shortcut to the batch in SendTo folder.  Select files, right click, Send To then lift click the batch shortcut.

The batch file could be simple like
[copy or print]
@echo off
:next
if "%1"="" goto end
copy "%1" d:\somefolder
shift
goto next
:end

or whatever
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Panda Free Antivirus 2015 anyone using? on: June 18, 2015, 03:43:45 PM
Thanks for the replies.   Thmbsup
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: change chrome browser fonts? on: June 18, 2015, 03:11:47 PM

Just for discussion, are you looking for the Chrome equivalent of the FireFox Tools/Options/Content --> Fonts settings?



No.  I am looking to be able to change the fonts for the  UI elements of the browser itself.  Similar to Firefox theme font size changer AddOn.

The labels on the tabs aren't so bad.  But the statusbar font is a bit small.  On chrome forums they either say change the theme, which I could spend days doing without finding one where all is good, or change the Windows MessageBox text size.  The trouble with changing the MessageBox text size is message boxes for programs can then be larger than the desktop work area since they auto adjust to fit all the text in the box.

Edit: If I can't make the statusbar font larger even if I could change it to semi-bold it might make it easier to read.

75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / change chrome browser fonts? on: June 18, 2015, 02:18:39 PM
I am looking for a way to change the UI fonts in chrome browser without changing the theme or increasing the MessageBox font size in Windows.  The latter makes the chrome font larger but all dialog boxes get bigger too.  Not good.  smiley

Ideally something like the Firefox theme font and size changer would exist for chrome.
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