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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rollback RX or Acronis ? on: August 29, 2014, 07:09:51 PM
ToolWiz Time Machine sounds like Rollback RX but is free.  I didn't try it.  I did try ToolWiz Time Freeze.  It's on the idea of Returnil.  It's free.  It worked.  But I felt I could detect a slight performance hit.  I do think it's good to have in the toolbox even if not used all the time.

There is plenty of info on imaging utilities as Tomos noted.  I would just add that if you are running a machine with UEFI and GPT for the first time you may want to read up on the basic differences.  Stuff that worked on MBR systems may hose your system if run on GPT disks.

On my particular Windows 8.0 Laptop Macrium Reflect Free works with no contortions necessary.  But I am stuck with much larger backup images due to all the baggage that comes with GPT.

But sizes always increase so I can't really complain.
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: August 29, 2014, 05:00:40 AM
So sorry to hear that.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 28, 2014, 05:27:14 PM
yeah, and also embarrassing that it took me so long to realize that it could be my own program causing the trouble.

I hate it when that happens.  smiley
Some hotkey program messing things up. I get pissed off.  Then I find out it's one of mine.  smiley
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 28, 2014, 11:39:58 AM
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Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley

I'd suggest you be more careful and try not to break things  ohmy

We don't have an unlimited supply of this junk, you know!   cheesy


Break?  I didn't even run commands in tabs concurrently.  Didn't even try to bend it.  smiley
55  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: selected text to clipboard setting? on: August 27, 2014, 04:14:07 PM
If im remembering correctly, that setting is now in the HOTKEY configuration page, for a given hotkey.

Thanks.  I didn't think to right click on those.  It works now.  smiley
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 26, 2014, 04:57:19 PM
A short while I have had a similar problem, where Windows' various personal settings kept disappearing, because I didn't reboot Windows. After reboot, everything was okay.
 undecided


On that note(pun intended) they also say if it's a Laptop and/or you fast boot/hybrid/hibernate all the time, it can be a good idea to do a full shutdown now and then.  Could be an old wives' tale.  But I do a full reboot on my Laptop periodically in case it's valid.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 26, 2014, 08:07:44 AM
I'd try a full malwarebytes scan in case it's prankware.

Until you find the cause, if you have a pot on the speakers I'd put the hardware setting low and the software setting near the top to avoid sudden blare.
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 26, 2014, 05:52:50 AM

What do you mean ? It's difficult to follow your reasons.
No link ?

I mean if you have a space anywhere in the path of the file clicked on, it won't work.  That's why it has to be "%1" with the double quotes.  MD5Hash works regardless of the space because it gets everything after the program name as one string.  It doesn't get chopped at the first space.  For more info search spaces in filenames and Windows.
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 25, 2014, 04:51:30 PM
Rather than use my script this page shows the Registry key to use and how to add subkeys and values.

http://superuser.com/ques...context-menu-of-all-files



What script Miles ?
 Kiss

It comes compiled with MD5Hash to add it to the all files and folder context menus.  I looked at it and thought better of posting because MD5Hash uses a function that gets the entire command line as one string rather than an array with each param.  I thought it would just cause confusion.  It uses %1 when most programs need "%1" with the double quotes.

60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 12:20:40 PM

Thanks.  I have enough to mess with for a bit.  smiley

Edit:  This is a good example of what I run into.  I installed it.  Ran it.  Did a simple command.  Clicked the magnifying glass to do a search.  I got "has stopped working" dialog.  Uninstalled it.  smiley
61  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / selected text to clipboard setting? on: August 25, 2014, 12:11:28 PM
I know I ask this every few months.  But I can't find it after 1/2 hour so..
can you tell me where the setting is to copy selected text to clipboard automatically when FARR starts?  The help still says it's on General Tab in settings.  I looked through the settings and searched this thread.  I can't find it. (sigh)  smiley

I have an alias "def" that uses $$c and I know it worked with just highlighting text in the active window before pressing Pause.

62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 25, 2014, 08:29:09 AM
Rather than use my script this page shows the Registry key to use and how to add subkeys and values.

http://superuser.com/ques...context-menu-of-all-files
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee on: August 25, 2014, 05:40:34 AM
Read the topic title and saw who posted it, and expected to see this when I clicked:
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Hmm, I need to take speed reading for that vid.  (Except for the Weeeee part.  I got that.)  smiley
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 05:35:06 AM
The free version of 4DOS is TCC/LE by JP Software.  Here's a DC thread on it:  Take Command Console LE from JPSoft
For a free powercmd-alike (I think) here's a DC thread on Console:  console: a great CMD.exe replacement application.

OK.  I remember playing around with 4NT quite awhile back. Thanks. It looks like it may be fun.  smiley
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 25, 2014, 05:33:49 AM
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Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

http://alternativeto.net/...ndows-command-prompt-cmd/

It's hard to imagine that what you are looking for isn't available here.. huh

Thanks.  smiley
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 03:38:26 PM
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?

Do you mean something like 4dos?  I never used it but it sounded like it could be good stuff, many people raved about it for years. Looks like it has gone freeware, although I haven't dug into the site.  I'm sure there are other DCers who can comment on it.

Or can you be more specific about what you have in mind?


Thanks for the reply.  smiley

Something like this:
http://www.powercmd.com/

only free would be of interest.

And/Or Windows Run-Command only with a better button set.  RegEdit and a command prompt are obvious.  But the other buttons I don't recognize and there's no tool tip to tell what they are on mouse hover.  I'd have to run them to find out.  Always a hairy proposition.

67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS unless they are taught the value of human on: August 24, 2014, 02:08:44 PM
I always thought the first law was sufficiently vague that humans would have trouble interpreting it.  Never mind a Tom Servo Citizen.  Especially the second clause "or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm."

The machine could easily calculate probabilities and therefore start doing stuff like taking cigarettes out of your mouth, blocking your way so that you could not board a spacecraft/skis/speedboat/etc..  make you finish your vegetables etc..

I get the idea what IA(meaning the scifi author) had in mind(stuff like don't just watch the guy hang from the cliff.  Help him up.)  But how would an AI machine interpret "to come to harm?"  The robot might become  a drill instructor making me do 500 situps and 200 pushups every day etc..

If he makes me eat red beets it's disconnection no questions asked!  smiley


68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: CMD-commands on: August 24, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Speaking of command line.. do you (or anyone reading) know of a utility similar to Windows Run-Command?  WRC itself isn't so bad.  But the extras it has just don't seem to be things I use commonly, other than RegEdit Button.

All the GUI prompt emulators for Windows, be they multitab or whatever, just seem unstable.  Something like WRC would be cool f it just had more useful doodads tacked on.

Edit:  I'm thinking freeware utilities.   smiley
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: diagnostic tool on: August 22, 2014, 09:53:45 AM
If you are running AV while playing the game that would be the first application I turn off in the process of elimination.  If that's it then all you have to do is figure out an alternative method to protect your system while playing(perhaps something like ToolWiz TimeFreeze, assuming it doesn't have a performance problem.. the only way to know is try it.)
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:47:25 AM
Would not clearing the archive bit work, assuming your backuup method just copied everything without twiddling bits?

I thought of that, and my backup (Syncovery) does allow *not* using it (I'll have to check what it does by default).
Any tips how I do that? (again, I searched unsuccessfully embarassed)

Unless there's a freeware that makes it easy my thought would be a context menu to  a simple command line using attr command.  That way you could select multiple files and the Explorer would launch the command for each.  Perhaps a run hidden so the prompt wouldn't  flash.

Edit:  In fact a similar handler could be added for Folder to zap an entire folder in one shot.

Edit2:  I have a script I can modify that puts a handler inn the Registry for all files and folder.  It should work on both 32 and 64 bit systems.  It's hard coded for MD5Hash.exe but it's only a few lines o AutoIt3.  If you want to try that route I'll make it available.


71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 08:34:06 AM
Would not clearing the archive bit work, assuming your backuup method just copied everything without twiddling bits?
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Browser Bunch 1.4.2.1 beta on: August 22, 2014, 08:29:50 AM
Downloading
 Kiss

Best Regards


Thank you for trying it.   Thmbsup
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Browser Bunch 1.4.2.1 beta on: August 22, 2014, 06:32:12 AM
I made a change to BrowserBunch so that if the first param on the command line is not a switch and does not end in ".txt" then it treats it as a single url.

The reason for this is to make it easy to use it with a hotkey.  My usage of this feature is for launching a different browser to the url in the addressbar of the browser currently open.

Say I just installed a FF AddOn and I want to install the chrome version in chrome.  I added this hotkey to Transpose(my general purpose hotkey script)  It sends contol c to copy the selected url to clipboard, then Runs BrowserBunch with the url as param.  You can make your own variation.

[copy or print]
; send selected Url to Browser Bunch
#IfWinActive ahk_Group BrowserGroup
#F4::
  ClipSave := Clipboard
  Clipboard := ""
  Send, ^c
  ClipWait,2
  Run C:\Utils\BrowserBunch\BrowserBunch.exe %Clipboard%
  Clipboard := ClipSave
  ;MsgBox % Clipboard
return

I'm posting the BrowserBunch.exe here for those who wish to try out the feature.

Edit:  The next change will be to bypass the filter InputBox for single url launch. In fact I may add an .ini file option to disable it.  That would save a click.  I find I rarely use it anyway.  smiley


74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 22, 2014, 06:04:10 AM
I like this idea.  I'm trying it out.  One thing though, the Toolbar Button scheme could make it more obvious what the traffic light color is.  I think it's green.  But if it's yellow I might not know the difference.

Edit: In chrome is pops out a green blob.  Much more obvious.

Edit2:  So far this is working very nicely.  My SAS and MBAM scans are coming up clean instead of showing the usual 52 tracking cookies.   Thmbsup
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 21, 2014, 04:56:56 PM
I wonder if it's even legit.  When I registered my domain I spent a couple of extra bucks to generate dummy whois info.  Probably a waste of $2 but I thought I might get phone calls if my home info came up.

Looking up favessoft.com it shows it registered to
Julius Caesar, LLC

I wouldn't waste anymore of your time on it.
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