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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Screen Calculator: Monitor, Mobile & Notebook PPI and Screen Size Spreadsheet on: March 02, 2015, 03:18:13 PM
^yep, that's what I was trying to figure out (I was suprised they had the same model with different ratios).
But also the ppi - not sure if higher is necessarily better if I want to use the desktop on that size screen
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Screen Calculator: Monitor, Mobile & Notebook PPI and Screen Size Spreadsheet on: March 02, 2015, 01:01:08 PM
This is very helpful -
looking at the Acer Aspire Switch 10 and trying to figure out the options:


thanks brahman thumbs up
3  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Mar 2, 2015 - Codename: Freezing Feathers on: March 02, 2015, 12:28:26 PM
Thanks mouser Thmbsup
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CLOX: All The Time in the World on: March 02, 2015, 08:18:23 AM
the pink!


price seems a bit steep for what you're getting
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: edit pdf like doc on: March 02, 2015, 07:59:47 AM
PDF format is designed to be unflexible - it is meant to be the end product - and to look the same for everyone.
Editing was not even on the list when they designed PDF ;-)
If you know what programme made the PDF you *might* be able to use that programme.
Otherwise as above.
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Beginner needs help on: March 01, 2015, 01:54:07 PM
Have a look at this video Ken:
within the first 30 seconds you get the basics for starting up with this app

(it does go a bit quick - but you can pause it or manually rewind it)
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Beginner needs help on: March 01, 2015, 01:48:34 PM
Thanks Tom but I'm still confused. I tried hitting print scrn and a small version of Screenshot captor came up showing the full screen underneath it. There was a small "target" in view but I could not do anything with it nor any ability to select a specific region (like the dragging the mouse thing.) If I just double click on the icon in my tray, I get a full version of Screen shot but now way to view the image beneath it. Sorry to be so dense but I really appreciate your help.


okay, what comes up is a dialogue window with various options - you've got to select one of these e.g.
'Save image but hide' will simply save the image and you can look at it later via the main window;
'Save image and show' will save the image and show it in the main window, allowing you to edit it.

=> there is also an option at the bottom of that dialogue:
"After next capture:" [show this dialogue/show main window/stay minimized]
If you dont want to see dialogue again, and always want the main window to show or hide - select the appropriate option there first.

Hope that helps
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Beginner needs help on: March 01, 2015, 11:50:08 AM
Dear Mouser. Thanks a bunch.

hi hopken,
another option that can be nice to use is:
if you just use Prtscr, and then open the Screenshot Captor main window (double-click tray icon) - the window in the foreground of the screenshot will be automatically selected: you can then crop - or mess around with the selection size first.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Find all files in a directory that match a list of names and make copy of each on: March 01, 2015, 11:48:09 AM
^ I'm confused: does this mean your other thread on the topic is no longer relevant?
If so could you update the other thread? (If not, apologies for the confusion.)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for program that can copy folder hierarchy with checkboxes and size est. on: March 01, 2015, 11:06:47 AM
[Re: Dopus]
Do note that while you can turn on Calculate folder sizes, it'll only do it for the parent, any sub-folders don't get calculated and aren't added to the running total in the Status bar, (as you can see from the bits I've highlighted - a folder with ~36MB of files but only ~10MB in the running total).

I don't know if there is a setting that will propagate the folder selection to included files, this would fix the total size selected discrepancy.

a workaround (after expanding the flat view) is:
  • Ctrl+A to select all items
  • the action 'Calculate Folder Sizes' (menu:Edit) will now work for all folders
  • then invert selection (Ctrl+I) to deselect all

What's also not ideal, is that ticking a folder does not automatically tick the contents of that folder, (yet those contents will copy). It's a bit ambiguous - also awkward if one wants to use the tick-boxes to select, say, 90% of those contents: you have to tick them on an individual basis (instead of select all contents by clicking on parent and then deselecting the unwanted 10%).
Re: the Recreate folder structure dialogue - it does not get offered** if you copy only individual files from one 'level'. That may have been what confused me on my Win.8 laptop.

** EDIT// there's definitely something funny going on: now it is getting offered. I think there's a bug there somewhere as it didnt get offered in at least three copy attempts (just before writing this post).
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for program that can copy folder hierarchy with checkboxes and size est. on: February 28, 2015, 03:58:17 PM
I believe Dopus can do this - but maybe you're looking for something more focused (?)
Other file managers may also be able to do this too.

Turn on 'Flat view/Grouped' (I've modified my toolbars and shortcuts - I think this under the 'Folder options' button) - you can now see the hierarchy and all files
Turn on check-box mode in folder options (see help for more info) - shows check-box for selection
=> select folders / files
you will be asked if you want to recreate the hierarchy

Note: I'm not sure how this will work when simultaneously copying from various levels in the hierarchy (but presume it will work)
The default statusbar will show size of selected items

EDIT: see if anyone else chimes in here - this is not working for me on Windows 8.1 -
I am not getting asked if I want to recreate the hierarchy. (FWIW, I do get asked that when synchronising and when I then manually select what to copy.) Wont be able to check on Win.7 desktop till maybe Monday ...
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pick a number between 1 and 10 on: February 27, 2015, 05:17:44 PM
You could do something like the imperial monetary system (£sd) that we had till 1970.
It starts with a penny (1d)
then you have a thrupenny bit,
then a 6 penny bit, then:
12 pence = 1 shilling
20 shillings = 1 pound (£1) = 240d (i.e. pence)

To complicate things further, there was:
four farthings or two hapennies to a penny,
a twobob (2 shilling) coin (=24 pence - but also 1 tenth of a pound (!)),
and two-shillings & six-pence (2.5 shillings = 30 pence) as a half-crown coin (even though the crown coin no longer existed)

Not sure what base that all is though undecided tongue
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SOLVED: Automatic border selection cutting into window on: February 26, 2015, 04:10:16 AM
I have seen that occasionally -
must check my settings

thanks Deo smiley
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware on: February 26, 2015, 03:57:04 AM
Now that it has been discovered, I should think antivirus software could be written to at least detect it in action, followed by some kind of 'fix', possibly involving a redesigning of the HD firmware?

well, going by what's already been said...

Because the OS normally doesn't provide low level access to drive hardware to even an administrative user.

It's not just that -- if the malware tampers with the HARD DRIVE FIRMWARE, it can essentially make the hard drive return fake data, etc.  Even with the lowest level access to the hard drive, the hard drive firmware can hide any changes.  The only way to fix would be to reflash the hard drive firmware -- and it may very well be that the firmware changes make reflashing impossible via software.
There is no defense against this.

Its like a rootkit- that once it gets into your hard drive the only way out is to replace the drive controller with a known-good version and then very carefully salvage data without letting the virus be reactivated.
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Backup4all discount on Upgrades [until 2015-03-01] on: February 25, 2015, 03:56:34 AM
^Wondering is the problem with S3 or the software (or both)

I use S3 with Snycovery - but had already created the S3 account or bucket or whateveritis years ago using (I think) JungleDisk. So it was no problem AFAICR.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Conditional diary on: February 24, 2015, 04:27:27 AM
Yeah, ToDoList is a great piece of software - I haven't used it in years, but it seems to have just gotten better.

Did you double-post there Contro - or was the second post meant to be about the Franklin planner?
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Exclude Find and Run Hotkey from a Program? on: February 23, 2015, 02:34:47 PM
hi TyrionBean,
I reckon the easiest (and probably the only) approach would be to change the hotkey that FARR uses - see:
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Conditional diary on: February 23, 2015, 11:26:47 AM
Any PIM that supports the Franklin Planner methodology of prioritization would support what Tomos was suggesting.

Can you suggest the best one of them free ?

Best Regards

do a search - I presume you're looking for one that has good Spanish ;-)
Any PIM would do what I suggested - I dont know anything about "Franklin Planner methodology of prioritization" (maybe you should research that too?)
EDIT// how about ToDoList?

Have I reinvented the wheel wraith ? smiley
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Conditional diary on: February 22, 2015, 11:58:52 AM
Why dont you just do a simple hierarchical tree in some PIM e.g.

-- AA
---- aa1
---- aa2
---- aa3
-- or BB
---- bb1
---- bb2
---- bb3
-- or CC
---- cc1
---- cc2
---- cc3

you plan to do AA, but if BB happens, you follow that branch; if CC happens you follow that, etc. and in most IM's you can rate the alternatives in terms of importance.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Conditional diary on: February 22, 2015, 11:55:03 AM

does looks interesting, but not free - €20 / $25
Also, if you want it to rate e.g. car prices - you have to (1) add in the price per car, and then (2) manually add rating for price for each car - I would have expected it to be able to figure out the rating by comparing the prices...

21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Three articles on what kind of high quality (gaming) monitor you should buy on: February 21, 2015, 03:07:27 AM
An article on IPS from makeuseof.com -
3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Cheap IPS Monitor
they make a couple of IPS recommendations here (but not in connection with gaming).

www.prad.de does good monitor reviews (but no longer do English translations).
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor used as solution to SuperUser.com question on: February 20, 2015, 02:48:34 PM
Confused here... You say:
'no scrolling bars in the window I wanted to capture' - so how does SC get the screenshot?
Does it move the window around?
or can it actually take a screenshot of stuff that is not visible on the screen tellme
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :) on: February 19, 2015, 07:55:01 AM
FWIW - It was a beautiful song.
yes, a great version too - by Cherish The Ladies

This one is pretty downbeat, a gut-wrencher really :-) great cinematography though (I always want to say photography) and good music - it's actually a music video, but more of a video with music - oh just watch it and figure it out for yourselves ;-)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFLcqHtABxw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFLcqHtABxw</a>
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: February 19, 2015, 04:28:27 AM
aaaand 4*8 for meself cheesy

25  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Ethervane Echo on: February 19, 2015, 04:17:50 AM
I have two queries:
   # can I save sort in a tab - in particular, I'd like saved clips in the "Sticky" tab to show Alphabetically and Ascending (it defaults to by date and descending on restart)

well, I figured this one out - in the menu:
Tools >Manage Quick Views (Ctrl+U)


I changed the options in both modes and saved thumbs up

  # can I modify the copy key? e.g. Ctrl+Shift+C? (background: I'm only using EthervaneEcho for one project) - I did look in Settings but might have missed something...

Didnt have any luck with this one - I see I can save clips in plain text using Ctrl+Shift+C.
But dont see any way of changing the regular copy key combo...
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