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76 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.


77  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.


78  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.


79  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.


80 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.


81  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.


82  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.


83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tips for Windows 8 (got any?) on: January 21, 2014, 01:20:27 AM
Well I am using Win 8 and now Win 8.1 and have no problem.

I never felt missing the start button. I am using FARR from Xp and got so habituated with it's quick keyboard response to open an application that I forgot 'there is a start button' !

I just prey that FARR works in Win 9, 10,... and I have no qualms with MS.

BTW I take Metro as a bloatware added by MS, just like IE in Win 98. I used Firefox then and ignore Metro now. Win 8.1 helps me here and I never see it.


84  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The nightmare of the programmer languages on: January 21, 2014, 01:11:34 AM
Hi Contro,

What is your actual requirement ?

You see my programer professional life started with dBASE II. It continued to dBASE III, IV, FoxBase, FoxPro, Clipper till DOS and now Xbase++ and FoxPro 9 in WIN environments.

All the above use DBF files as database and NTX or CDX etc. for indexing. And I was able to re-use my codes from one to another language with minor modifications and add new features as per the new language.

I use AutoIt and AutoHotkey to develop small tools to help me in my development profession, for example, "Merge CSV and Text" creates the complete new project prgs from base template for me.

To convert a dBASE code to AutoIt, say, is trival if the code inputs something and processes and prints. Reading text file is also not a problem. The real problem will start if your code uses DBF and NTX files heavily and searching, sorting etc. All these which can be easily done in dBASE (it is made for it) are a 'nightmare' to do in AutoIt.

With my experience in these languages, I can assure you no converter can do justice in converting code to different 'tangent' language, like dBASE to AutoIt.

We went for xBASE++ (it is a commercial product) as it supported most of our Clipper codes, and were able to come out with a Windows version of our DOS product quickly.


85  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Roundup Prep on: January 16, 2014, 09:44:29 AM
Thanks to mouser, kyrathaba and all for all their efforts in running NANY.

This has given small developer like me to showcase our apps. I will remain grateful to DC for all the praises I get for the NANY apps.


86  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TClock on: January 02, 2014, 06:31:20 AM
Yes, Stoic Joker's TClock 2010 works with both Win 8 and 8.1.

I am happy user of it  smiley


87  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF DONATIONCODER - 2014! on: January 01, 2014, 02:06:06 AM
Happy New Year 2014 to all DC members for their tireless effort to keep DC up.

Hope DC spreads to more places in the world in this new year.


88  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Final Release: Tell When Done on: December 31, 2013, 01:34:59 AM
Hi dr_andus,

Sometimes the process on which you press hotkey for TWD, does not do any process, but call some other process. Since TWD watching the first process, it assumes that it is done. So may be CT is calling some other process, may be in it's own folder, to do the time consuming job. You can run some process viewer/explorer to check it.

I have plan to allow user to change or select the actual process which is doing the job. Hopefully will be able sit with it in next year.


89  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2014 Release: ESC Close on: December 28, 2013, 02:18:36 AM
Was planning to add more features but looks like I will not be able to do them before 31, so releasing the app.


90  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: New program: FileSearchy Beta - Quick file search utility (freeware) on: December 24, 2013, 01:53:53 AM
Hi Cashper,

Noticed your FileSearchy app today, and I am curious why you did not put it in NANY 2014 instead ?
FileSearchy is freeware, so sets with "NANY" more than "Announce Your Software/Service/Product", I feel.

Well it is your decision, but I am curious.


91  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2014 Submission: ESC Close on: December 18, 2013, 12:45:45 PM
Final version of the app.

Version 2.0.0
- Set window title or class to close on single ESC key press.


92  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2014 Submission: ESC Close on: November 29, 2013, 03:35:17 AM
Thanks Ath, I could understand, not giving full description was not a good idea.

Now I have put the full description of the problem I have to face and the solution I made.


93  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread on: November 29, 2013, 01:37:08 AM
kyrathaba, add one more smiley


94  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / N.A.N.Y 2014 Release: ESC Close on: November 29, 2013, 01:36:02 AM
NANY 2014 Entry Information

Application Name ESC Close
Version 2.0.0
Short Description You can close a program by just pressing a single key, ESC. You decide with program to activate it on.
Also you can close a program or a browser tab by just pressing the ESC key twice or thrice.
Supported OSes WinXp and above
Web Page
Download Link

From the time of MS-DOS and PC-DOS, we are accustom to using ESC key to close a box / option or go back one step. We could run a program and know that, to close or abort it, we have the versatile ESC key and it worked.

Now in the era of Windows, Microsoft decided that we must learn to use ALT+F4 key combination to close a window. How they got the idea of ALT+F4 is beyond anybody's imagination, I feel. They could have used ALT+X, say if they so wanted. Anyway, who are we to question M.S. So we mortal, learned a new trick on how to use single hand for pressing two far away buttons. I learned it and life just went by and no body complained.

Well then I got a brand new Laptop. Now like M.S., the laptop, ultra-book etc. manufactures decided that we do not need regular size buttons for functions keys. Some manufacturer even made them just like a single noodle cut in small pieces. Again they had their reasons of not enough space for the function keys.

The user, me, who was well trained to use ALT+F4 key without looking at the keyboard, even with single left hand, could not get it right in most attempts. Either I hit ALT+F3 or ALT+F5 but never ALT+F4. I had to take a close look at the function keys row to find the elusive F4 key to press it, for a simple job of closing a window.

Some programmers understood the pain and gave ESC key as an option to close their program, but mostly let M.S. do the job. Here again in some programs, ESC key do entirely different job instead of closing.

As a programmer I was finding it waste of time fiddling with function keys, when a simple ESC key could have done it.

I decided to make ESC key to close a window.

You can close a program by just pressing the ESC key thrice. You can even close a tab by pressing ESC key twice. Obviously you can change what action twice and thrice pressing the ESC will do, in Settings.

You can also set a window title or class to close on single ESC key press.

Now Notepad can be closed with ESC key. Also GOM player can be made to close instead of minimize. Closing a tab in a browser is just so simple now. Old .HLP files used to close with ESC but new .CHM insists on ALT+F4, now it also abides to ESC key.

Planned Features
More customization options.



To install, extract the zip file in a folder, say "Esc Close", and run the "Esc Close" exe.

Using the Application
Right click on the tray icon and choose 'Settings' for various options.

To uninstall, right click on tray icon of "Esc Close" and select 'Exit'. Then delete all files in the "Esc Close" folder and remove the "Esc Close" folder.

95  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: new Site for my Software on: November 09, 2013, 02:28:37 AM
Hi Miles,

Checked your new website. Simple, clean and good looking. Good work.

One thing I noted that you make it hard to contact you. Obviously we all hate spammers, but from my experience, I found that no matter how hard I try, it is the legitimate user, who just want to simply say thank you, go away, but the spammers get what they want.
Anyway it is your choice.


96  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread on: September 12, 2013, 04:45:35 AM
Was looking for the start gun fire !

Thanks Mouser smiley


97  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best program to compare two files : word and pdf on: August 27, 2013, 12:41:03 PM
I use Beyond Compare, for last few years and am satisfied.
Similar in price, and you can check the 30 days demo, if it works.


98  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I am now the proud owner of my very own NANY mug :D on: March 25, 2013, 10:58:58 AM
Thanks mouser  smiley


99  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I am now the proud owner of my very own NANY mug :D on: March 24, 2013, 05:58:01 AM
Here is my 2013 mug with the 2011 mug (2012 was a tote bag).

One thing I noted that mine mug show lighter color of the Hally's design than all the above photos of the mug. May be the long journey result smiley



100  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to detect parent .EXE from tray icon? on: March 18, 2013, 03:23:23 AM
Hi rjbull,

In case you have problem in finding the required feature, I am giving below the screen shots from my machine.

The below window comes after you right click on the tray icon and select 'Settings'.



Hope it helps you.


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