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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 22, 2011, 04:33:10 PM
I'm with f0dder!

@xtabber: check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tin-05CEM (and turn the volume up) to get an idea how annoying it can be in a quiet room. Probably not so bad in a loud and hectic work environment.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Karen's Directory Printer - copy content of a directory to txt file or print it on: January 22, 2011, 12:59:17 PM
A bit off topic but that reminded me of something.

Back in the day (the 1980's), I remember reading in a magazine that it was a good idea to print a list of all the files on your computer and put them on the wall for reference. Imagine doing that today!

Ah yeah... the 80s... funny times. smiley


ther are some alternatives

"Alternatives" is a big word for those... here's why:



Can't be bothered to try - it's version 1.1 only, and "Last modified: 2008-03-09"



I read in a review that it doesn't support subfolders (also, it looks very basic).



Html output *only* it seems.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 22, 2011, 10:17:42 AM
edited my post above:

[...]
Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 NSLDFGE
[...]

[edit] I was working with this a little today. The fan does start and stop, so I guess that rules it out [/edit]
Too bad... Sad

Then hopefully JavaJones buys the other one and can tell me about the fan there! smiley
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Karen's Directory Printer - copy content of a directory to txt file or print it on: January 22, 2011, 10:16:11 AM
I know, but not with a pretty good GUI, ready-made formatting, and Windows explorer integration!  Cool
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Karen's Directory Printer - copy content of a directory to txt file or print it on: January 22, 2011, 10:11:57 AM
Hi,

I couldn't find such a program quickly by searching the forums, so I used Google. I installed quite a few programs to try them, and the best one I found is Karen's Directory Printer. It was mentioned on the site before*, but with different descriptions.

You can see a screenshot and a bit more info here: http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp

I like that it's free and quite flexible, and most features are intuitively usable. It offers Windows explorer (right-click on menu) integration and you can either print the results or save it to a .txt file.

Just wanted to let you know about this. smiley


* http://www.donationcoder....'s+Directory+Printer
131  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 22, 2011, 04:09:03 AM
I found a 'pause&rewind bug': when I pause Trout, then rewind or fast-forward, and hit play again, Trout resumes from the position where I paused it, NOT from where I rewinded or fast-forwarded to.
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 21, 2011, 09:47:26 AM
I tend to have Google Chrome running all the time, with *way* too many tabs open at any given moment.  embarassed That's the highest workload on a permanent basis.

That being said, what (if any) effect would more graphic card memory have? On average I have about 20-40 program windows (Chrome, text editors, Locate, ...) open on the desktop, plus 5-10 Windows Explorer windows.
133  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 18, 2011, 02:02:16 PM
Yes, it was a bit confusing what I wrote. I'll find some workable solution, thanks. :-)
134  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 18, 2011, 01:36:33 PM
Workable? Yes. Perfect? No.  Cool (As I can't set those off with one finger only.)

But I'll survive. :-)
135  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 18, 2011, 01:23:24 PM
Website | Installer | Portable
v1.0.5 build 19 - 2011-01-17
    - Regressed the change made in v1.0.5.2.  To start off with a random
      song, press the next button instead of the play button.

Sad
Is there another way please? The way it's done now, (as a keyboard user) I have to TAB twice to the "next" button and then TAB back twice to the "pause" button (which is the button I use most, and I like to be able to only use the space bar for the most often used function/button) just to get the standard random behavior (the player starting with a random file in random mode).

I'd even prefer the "plays the same file twice in a row" random bug over having to press the next button for a random start.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 18, 2011, 01:11:02 PM
Wow, thanks for all your feedback!

@tomos: long time no type! :-) I read that thread, but what exactly do you mean regarding the CPU? That's it's a reasonable choice?

@JavaJones: thanks, but the Lenovo Ideapad Y560 series seems to only come with a "glare" display, not "matte". (Btw, I agree, I find a touch pad that's not centered irritating too.)

Based on your feedback I'll might decide against SSD for now and get loads of RAM instead... not sure about this yet though.
137  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 17, 2011, 09:34:30 AM
When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I have no idea what would be causing this.  I routinely leave Trout paused for long periods of time (overnight) and have no problems resuming playback.

I just had an idea regarding the cause of it: my weird external USB soundcard sometimes acts up, for example when some application that consumes a lot of energy is turned on somewhere in the house. I then need to manually unplug USB and plug it back in (annoying - I'll try a different way to connect it/other cables soon). Some programs 'recover' (they become able again to output sound), but others need a restart to work again. I have no idea of the code relating to this, but this might be the reason for this problem showing up here.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 17, 2011, 08:00:27 AM
Interesting... thanks for the info and link.

Should I decide to give up the optical drive to install a SSD there (I don't watch so many DVDs, an external optical drive might be an option), is it still possible to use that as the system drive, and the original HD as backup? Will I still be able to get the full SSD speed this way?
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / I need advice: which laptop to buy? on: January 17, 2011, 06:26:16 AM
Hi,

I'm looking for a new 15" TFT laptop and with roughly 105282443 different models on the market, I need your help!

- what I need it for: web, office, DVD watching (no gaming, no video editing)
- ~15" TFT (I think I have 15.6" now)
- not sure if I need a LED display, I mostly use an external TFT anyway
- I really dislike those reflecting displays (I forgot what it's called)
- no idea what CPU I should aim for (my current laptop has a Pentium Dual T2330 @ 1.60 GHz, and with Vista it sometimes feels a bit sluggish)
- I'd like Windows 7, I'm not open to Linux, Apple or whatever
- lots of RAM would be good since I love to run TONS of programs at the same time (got 4 GB now)
- I'm considering one with a ~120 GB SSD drive (because of speed, energy, noise, and heat)
- I like cool and quiet computers, and while my ex gf's laptop was both of that, mine is heating up a lot more, and is thus (thanks to the fan) not as quiet.
- the fan should run continuously if needed, not "on/off/on/off/..." like in some newer models (I think it was the cheaper DELL models and some other makes)
- battery life is not so important, as I found I rarely use it where there's no plug, but I like to be able to take it along when I travel or visit someone
- weight is not important
- a price tag of up to $1000 would be ok, less than that perfect (you might be able to convince me to spend more, but I'd really prefer not to)

None of the laptops I saw being advertised over the last months came with a SSD drive, would I need to have this one custom-built? Or is there something out there that's a fit?

Any pointers or feedback welcome!
140  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 16, 2011, 03:36:31 PM
I request a way to *not* have the track # displayed in the title bar automatically. Even though the Titlebar is just set to show "$file_n", it displays the track # *and* the file name.
141  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 02:17:00 PM
Well, it doesn't here.  Wink

Ah, I see where I broke it (funny enough, adding your request: http://www.donationcoder....16157.msg228354#msg228354).  I'll endeavour to fix.

Hehe... that IS funny!  cheesy


Did the image help to make clear what I meant?

Yes...but I don't see this behaviour under XP, only Win7.  I've been trying to fix it but I have no idea what is causing it since the two bars are set up with exactly the same properties.  Frustrating...

No idea... but: one of the guys in the AHK forums might be able to give you the answer quickly.

By the way, Vista here.
142  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 11:45:14 AM
Oh, I forgot: is it possible for you to make the "Random" play mode a tiny little bit less random? So that it would not play the same file twice in a row?
Cool

It should already do this check.
Well, it doesn't here.  Wink

Did the image help to make clear what I meant?
143  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 10:24:56 AM
Oh, I forgot: is it possible for you to make the "Random" play mode a tiny little bit less random? So that it would not play the same file twice in a row?
Cool
144  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 09:07:06 AM
The volume bar does not have a border to contain it (unlike the seekbar). Bug or feature?  smiley

I don't know what you're referring to in this case.

Hard to describe... let me try with an image:

[attachimg=#1]


Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

I went back several versions but I don't see this feature you're describing.  At any rate, I can populate the seekbar text on startup but the titlebar doesn't get activated until a song is playing (it's always been this way, I believe).

Just populating the seekbar with that text would be great!


When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I have no idea what would be causing this.  I routinely leave Trout paused for long periods of time (overnight) and have no problems resuming playback.  Are your music files on a network drive that disconnects or a USB drive that has gone into standby, perhaps?

Hmm... I have external drives that go into standby, but the files in Trout are on a local TrueCrypt volume that's always 'connected'.
145  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 13, 2011, 03:29:24 AM
The volume bar does not have a border to contain it (unlike the seekbar). Bug or feature?  smiley

And these two bugs are still in the last version. Anyone else experiencing this?

Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
And another new bug, maybe related to this one (no idea):

When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I then quit and restart Trout... and everything works fine again. Happened to me twice already.
146  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 08, 2011, 11:32:31 AM
Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
And another new bug, maybe related to this one (no idea):

When I let Trout run in the background (paused, while doing other stuff) for an hour or two, and then go back to Trout to resume, Trout - unsuccessfully - tries to go through the whole playlist in a quick succession, not being able to play a single file.

I then quit and restart Trout... and everything works fine again. Happened to me twice already.
147  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 07, 2011, 08:16:07 AM
Hmm... it seems in the latest version a 'feature' of a/the previous version got lost. When I start Trout, it now starts with a blank Seekbar and Titlebar - I loved that it used to display the file that it would play next at startup already, *before* hitting the play button. (Play Mode = Random)

Not a big deal, just a friendly request to bring this back. smiley
148  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 06, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
Thanks for the quick fix!  Thmbsup
149  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player) on: January 06, 2011, 02:54:57 AM
Another small bug:

I have Trout installed in two folders (with two different playlists). Today I
- started Trout A and played something
- started Trout B and played something
- quit Trout B
- a bit later I saw that Trout A (which was still running) had taken over the window title from Trout B (displaying a title from the other playlist at the top of its window, even though still having loaded a title from its own playlist)
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: most weird Ctrl key issue *ever*? on: January 06, 2011, 02:15:06 AM
what about hotkeys?

could another app be stealing using that key assignment?
Daaaaamn, that's it! Problem solved, thanks! :-) I didn't think of it as a possible cause.

Thanks to Shades, too.
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