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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Beyond Compare v4 Open Beta on: September 06, 2014, 02:38:39 AM
Hi peter.s

I am curious about the points you mention,
1. BC is unable to treat new lines as "no change"[/li][/list]
2. BC is unable to "detect" changes in paragraph order.[/li][/list]

I am a developer and I can develop a text file compare program. I just can not get the idea what logic I should do to satisfy the point.1

If I treat \n as null, say then whole text file will become one line !

For point.2, how far should I read to get that para order has changed.

Well user requirement do vary and we programmer try to satisfy them, that's why they pay us, but we all programmer are tied by the limitation of the programming logic.

Here I do not think BC has failed. Please point me the program which does it, I will like to check it.


52 Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 05, 2014, 03:02:48 AM
Got it.


Excerpt from the site:
It's supposed to give users a way to add notes to their files, but in reality this application is just a quick way to create a text file of the same name. File Note is added as a new context menu option. When you select it, it automatically creates a Notepad file named the same as the selected file.

To be fair, the operation was speedy and effective, and the newly created text file was conveniently saved in the same location as the source file. However, because the note isn't integrated with the file itself, you'll have to take an extra step if you want to share your notes when you send the file to others.


53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 05, 2014, 02:53:50 AM
54 Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 04, 2014, 10:29:50 AM
And you do not need any program to run in tray etc.

Very good, AbteriX  smiley


55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 03, 2014, 07:51:35 AM
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face from Space on: August 14, 2014, 02:21:31 AM

Thought living on the 30th floor was very private and I could do 'every cool things' on the open terrace.
Now I am more nearer to the lens ! Better live underground.


57  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fastest note taking tool? on: August 12, 2014, 07:51:20 AM
Hi lifeh2o,

Yes there is one. I use it always.



58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Reindexing in the background software for databases on: July 16, 2014, 02:48:05 AM
Hi Contro,

No DBU8 will not do what you are expecting, i.e. auto index all fields of all database.

It will,
1. Run in Win64 bit
2. Open DBF files
3. Allow index on one or combination of fields
4. Allow search on the indexed field values.
5. Allow locate value in any given field.

In short it will help you to get information from a DBF file in Win64 bit, but manually.

This I made to help for our in house staff working with our application Ace9 DBF and NTX files, in a Win64 bit environment. Since there is no such utility to handle DBF NTX files in Win64 bit.

To accomplish what you are looking for, one has to make an application for it accordingly.

Though it is a routine job for me, I am afraid, I can not do it as of now.


59  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Reindexing in the background software for databases on: July 12, 2014, 02:31:31 AM
Hi Contro,

Sorry, looks like main website do not still have DBU8 link as this app has some errors still. Normal add/edit/index/search etc. works OK. Relation, setting etc. causing error which I did not get time to fix yet.

DBU8 download link

Try it and revert to me.


60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Reindexing in the background software for databases on: July 10, 2014, 03:21:40 AM
Reindexing in the background software for databases

I have DBF files to organize.
I would like an application to reindex continually in the background even when these databases are in use.
Sort by all fields to be able to find everything. Even in the memo fields (notes).

Best Regards


Hi Contro,

I use DBF files as database for my applications. I started with dBASEII and reached Xbase++ now.

A dbf file can be indexed by a foxpro/clipper application even if opened in shared mode, but is not advisable. One should have exclusive lock on the dbf file before creating idx/ntx.

Memo field values are stored in fpt/dbt files which can not be indexed.

For searching a dbf file you can use locate command of foxpro/clipper program, without any index.

I have made DBU8 utility based on DBU of Clipper, for Win 64 bit. It uses Xbase++ dlls, which are available with the demo version of our accounting program Ace9. DBU8 can be used to open a DBF/DBT file and create index NTX files. Search and Locate can be performed.
I made this utility for our in house staff as we have to view and manipulate data of our application.

You can rename a dbf file as xls and Excel will open it. In excel you can filter and search normally. A dbt file can not be opened in excel.

In case you need any further information, please tell me.



61 Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Missing out on the Control Panel Items, Launchy didn't on: June 24, 2014, 07:59:46 AM
Hi saurabhdua,

I typed "netwo" in FARR and it showed my the below screen, with "My Network Places",


Selecting 'My Network Places' I got below screen,


Is this what you are looking for ?

If not, better attach some screen shot of 'Launchy', as that will help the developer to understand what you are looking for.


62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is DoOver dead? on: May 16, 2014, 07:43:25 AM
20 years ago, I used Multiedit for programming and it had a recordable-on-the-fly macro feature that was stellar. Now I'm using other editors at work and they don't even have this feature! I downloaded "DoOver" and thought my problems were solved, however it's a little buggy. Like if I record the string <!--this is a test--> the exclamation point character is dropped in playback. I downloaded the latest version which is supposed to be v1.2 but the About in the program tells me it's version 1.0. It looks like scrommel hasn't done a lot of work lately. Is this dead? Is there another macro recorder that anyone can recommend?

Hi wysocki,

I sincerely hope  skrommel is taking his long due vacation and will come back. We have learnt many logic from his source codes.

He offers the AHK source and I had a look into it. The version number shown by exe, which you ran, is 1.0 because the code has that number. It was not updated, may be by mistake.

'!' sign most probably getting lost due to converted to 'ALT' key.


63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack on: April 30, 2014, 08:00:01 AM
Wouldn't be surprised is MS knew about this before April 8 and waited to release the info to add even more marketting pressure to dump XP.

Beginning to want to wipe Windows 8 off this laptop and put XP back just to say screw MS

Yeah right.

I installed Win7 over Xp in my old machine, when Xp support was ceased.

But now planning to overwrite back to Xp, anyway Win7 runs toooo slow in the old machine and I use FF.


64 Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Process Tamer - LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.11.01 - Apr 23, 2009 on: April 30, 2014, 07:09:27 AM

Any date of new PT release ?


65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox 29 - soooooo similar to Chrome on: April 30, 2014, 02:24:13 AM
Firefox upgraded to 29 and it looks so similar to Chrome now that I have to take a closer look at the extension icons on top-right to assure I am in FF and not in Chrome.

At least it should have the 'fox' icon some where to differentiate it.


66  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review on: April 10, 2014, 07:55:20 AM
Hi rjbull

Sorry I did not checked your message earlier. Life is hectic to be the least. Always fail to make any one happy or satisfied, no matter how hard one tries.

Anyway, yes SAN can solve your problem.

For example, give the title value, say "myfile", then if you open "myfile.doc" or "myfile.txt" or "all myfiles.xls", SAN will show the notes for it.

Give it a try and revert in case of any problem.


67 Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Process Tamer - LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.11.01 - Apr 23, 2009 on: April 06, 2014, 11:57:58 AM
Thanks Shades,

I am now really thinking of opening my purse for it. Only 'soft' ware solution won't take me far. I have to make some 'hard' ware solution  smiley

Hey mouser, don't stop but, PT will help nevertheless


68 Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Process Tamer - LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.11.01 - Apr 23, 2009 on: April 05, 2014, 11:46:22 AM
Thanks mouser.

I checked for the cpu fan etc. when I first got this problem few months back. Everything is OK. I do not even screw the cpu box cover panel now. It can be slide open any time so that to cool the inner if required. I do not have air conditioning or so in my computer room, and our environment are a bit on hotter side. This also affects the machine.

I noticed that if I run old programs which do not use process much, there is no shut down, no matter how long I use it. For example I can use Adobe Flash Player 9 without any problem, but 10 or above shuts the machine after few minutes.

Last time it got shut down on antivirus scan for whole hdd. Though old version of same antivirus ran OK.

As it is difficult to get old versions now and also since I use this machine just for processing type background jobs, I found that suspending the new programs when it crosses 70% or more, helps. I can do it, say pause the anti virus when it goes on high cpu use, but it requires me to sit before it.

If Process Tamer does it, I can have this old machine still of use.


69 Software / ProcessTamer / Re: Process Tamer - LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.11.01 - Apr 23, 2009 on: April 05, 2014, 01:34:23 AM
Hi mouser,

Can we have 'suspend' as an option in Process Tamer ?

In one of my old machine which I installed Win7, any process intensive program running for few minutes makes the cpu to shut down. On next restart, the bios says the it was shut down due to cpu overheating.

Lowering the process priority do not work, so if the process is suspended till the cpu load falls back, and again started, then I hope it will help to complete the job without cpu over heating.

Please see if it is possible to do.


70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / win7 is like win8 on: April 02, 2014, 07:18:51 AM
Don't rush to me !

I came to Win8/8.1 directly from WinXp. One of my machine still has Xp and I am using it. Since Xp support is closed and I expect other developers will also move out, I installed Win7 on it (can not install Win8 as hardware is not enough).

Now when I first saw the desktop, it looked like Win8 desktop, with a round start button. I wanted to disable auto play and speed up keyboard. Just like habit of Win8, I tapped WinKey, typed 'auto play' and it showed me all control option for it 'in the start menu'.

Well I think I can seamlessly work on Win7 now, without need to learn something new. FARR is there for all other programs for me.


71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dumb question but ... on: March 12, 2014, 02:00:46 AM

If that's the case, hopefully there would be some sort of settings you could adjust to control that behavior, although that doesn't appear to be the case for a Dell webcam under Windows 8. A quick search suggests they dropped their Webcam Central program for Windows 8 in favor of reliance on the Microsoft Camera app.

Yes that's what I found out about Dell. For Win7 they have the webcam utility and some suggested to use it. I downloaded it, and also drivers from Dell, but till date am afraid to run any on Win8, lest my webcam just stops.

If other people see me correct in the webcam, I do not have in any problem to manipulate captured images.


72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dumb question but ... on: March 11, 2014, 11:36:56 AM
HI MilesAhead, not a dumb question.

I too have this peculiar problem in my Dell Win 8 Touch.

When I start 'camera' from metro it shows as if I am sitting before a mirror. When I touch the screen to take the screen shot, it saves the image flipped horizontally.

I searched and downloaded many utilities including some from Dell, but till date I do not have courage to install any. I have accepted it as default behavior. I can manipulate a screen shot image if I like.


73 Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Keyboard & Mouse cleaner on: March 10, 2014, 02:37:54 AM
I have being using Pitaschio (free) since long time for this purpose.

See screen shot attached.


74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Overlap Wallpaper on: February 19, 2014, 05:06:05 AM
Well OW has seen some update lately but I forgot to mention it here.

Below are the latest changes,

Version 2.5.2 (16 Feb 2014)
- Fixed, photo not displaying full, if photo size is same as desktop size.

Version 2.5.0 (11 Mar 2013)
- New INI setting, hide tray icon (1=hide, 0=show), changes to be made directly in the ini file.
- Running the exe again, does not prompt the user but auto reloads the photo.

Version 2.0.1
- New setting, reload photo after every given seconds.
- New setting, show photo always on top.
- New setting, make a given color in photo transparent.


75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The nightmare of the programmer languages on: January 21, 2014, 10:07:45 AM
Yes I remember dBase III Plus, Rick Spence Clipper and many other books along with Mastering VB 6.

I saw the Spanish program screen shot, it is using, most probably Expand or Grep Library type of codes for the drop-box etc.

dbDOS is, most likely, like DosBox which allows to run 16 bit DOS programs in 64 bit Windows OS. I use DosBox to check some of the old applications we made for our clients who wants them in Windows version.

Like I said, no matter what, you can not take a DOS code and make in Windows one. The GUI is huge difference as per the code goes. XBase++, which we use, will compile and make it run in hybrid mode in Windows 64 bit, but is very very costly.

You can wait for if they come up with some easy solution.


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