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176  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Any Chance of Making The Options Window Font Twice As Big? on: May 27, 2014, 09:21:53 AM
But on the other hand, if you compare the Options window font size, with the fonts I use on the rest of my screen, they sure look small. See first attachment.

Or compare them to, say, a Firefox Option window. See second attachment.

Or VLC Options window. See third attachment.

I don't think it's so much the clarity of the font as, simply, its size.

Yes, you're right - it is tiny compared to those.

Oddly they're the same size on my screen i.e. my Firefox options font is the same size as FARR's (so they'd both be too small for you...)
[edit] actually FARR's options are a bigger clearer font undecided [/edit]

I'm wondering, have you scaled the system font?
177  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Any Chance of Making The Options Window Font Twice As Big? on: May 27, 2014, 08:18:44 AM
^ sorry, I didnt make it fully clear:
the font in my Options is on the right hand side in my screenshots I posted above.

The font in my options has an almost square "O"
178  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Any Chance of Making The Options Window Font Twice As Big? on: May 27, 2014, 07:42:10 AM
I dont want to distract from your request PhuketGeek, but I notice my Options are *much* clearer - in spite of being the same size. This is due to the font. I'm not sure why that's different - maybe it's the Classic theme - I'm on aero (windows 7). Are you on XP or 7 ?

[edit] in both shots below, my options are shown on the right-hand-side, overlaid on yours [/edit]

My options overlaid on your shot, all @ 100%

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=> detail of above @ 200%

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=> EDIT// I quickly tried Classic theme - my more readable font stays the same. So, I presume you're on XP (?)
179  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: PrtSc key does not work on Lenovo W530 laptop on: May 26, 2014, 03:51:51 PM
Next one to rule out:
does the PrtSc button work if SC is not running?
(should take and copy a screenshot to clipboard)
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Raymond.cc compares 20 Drive Imaging Tools on: May 26, 2014, 02:48:17 PM
^thanks for that info Chuck,
(oddly I got an offer via Softmaker (since I posted above) for the Pro version for 10 euros)

Huh?  Does Softmaker even have a  disk imaging software?????  I looked but could find no trace of one!!

Chuck

no.
In one of their emails to me, they included an offer for Ockster pro.
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Raymond.cc compares 20 Drive Imaging Tools on: May 24, 2014, 02:36:49 AM
^thanks for that info Chuck,
(oddly I got an offer via Softmaker (since I posted above) for the Pro version for 10 euros)
182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programmers: What size monitors do you guys prefer? on: May 23, 2014, 07:53:07 AM
New 19" 5:4 (!) IPS monitor from EIZO coming out in the autumn
http://www.eizo.com/globa...flexscan/s1933/index.html

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probably not of much interest to coders (?) but nice to see the option.
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 23, 2014, 07:03:34 AM
I had a quick go, got an error message showing file paths with underscores added - but there is no change to focused files.
No change if I also run the Count_words script.
I see that these paths are also copied to the clipboard.
 (see attachment in previous post)
Win7 x64 / UAC on highest setting / AHK_L
@tomos: thanks for testing out. Kiss don't worry, the changed text is only stored in clipboard. in any case, you can press Ctrl+v to paste the new contents.

ah okay - I misunderstood - I thought it was intended to actually rename the files.
184  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Malwarebytes FREE and PRO - Mini-Review. on: May 23, 2014, 03:30:39 AM
I have also submitted false positives, Norton replies/update their database, Kaspersky, they don't know you and donot respond
I have asked to verify a file, extra-check, Norton replied/confirmed the file is okay, Kaspersky only confirms receipt, that's it, no feedback
I have had a few chat sessions with Norton, they solved the matters without problems
^ this does sound very good (Norton) thumbs up
Ease of reporting false positives is very important ...

but
I could not live with this:
Norton also may have some habits I don't really like: I have had some ligitimate software, that was marked as spyware or so.
It was simply removed, no questions asked. Period. If that was the only file you had... what then?
is there no option to allow the user to choose how to respond?

My negativity towards Norton is based on a laptop that I 'manage' for an elderly friend - Vista/ 2GB ram/ and Norton on full power - including freezing the machine so it can tell us that the CPU is overloaded thumb down - in fairness I was able to disable a lot of it's activities - but until I did, the machine was completely unusable - drove me batty trying to do anything on it ;-)
I presume on most modern machines this would not be a problem...
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 23, 2014, 03:11:33 AM
I had a quick go, got an error message showing file paths with underscores added - but there is no change to focused files.
No change if I also run the Count_words script.
I see that these paths are also copied to the clipboard.

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Win7 x64 / UAC on highest setting / AHK_L
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Raymond.cc compares 20 Drive Imaging Tools on: May 22, 2014, 03:59:24 PM
I think this product is notable because it is the only product I'm aware of which uses a method called "infinite incremental backup".  I'd love to see how Ocster stacks up against the other tools in your study.

their website is http://www.ocster.com/en

I like the idea of a cheap & simple version - I've given up doing incremental versions anyway. Seems you can even browse the backups in the cheap version. Interface seems friendly / logical.

@Chuck, any experience with restoring? With or without incremental versions (? I never did have a problem with Acronis 8 or 9 restoring from an incremental version, but a lot of people seem to be wary of it).

As someone who turns off their computer when not using it, I'm wondering is it easy to save settings and do a manual backup (my experience there with Acronis and O&O has been abysmal in user-friendly terms) - (I see the Pro version covers that).
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: May 22, 2014, 10:30:15 AM
lol, literally Grin

Party in mouser's email client later ;-)
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: May 22, 2014, 09:30:06 AM
^ thanks for the reminder ewemoa, missed the round number but did get the 'sandwich' posts:

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40hz @ 10,000 ... sort of smiley
189  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Malwarebytes FREE and PRO - Mini-Review. on: May 22, 2014, 08:43:16 AM
^ Malwarebytes has been reported as running without problem with at least a couple of anti-virus programmes.
I'm running it with MS Essentials on Win7; I've heard it works well with Avira free and pro versions.

(As for Norton, I dont think I'd want to run Norton at all, in spite of it getting some better publicity as of late...)

No idea about security suites.


to be honest and (again) being no expert, I genuinely assumed that having a first class Internet Security  installed, that would be sufficient.

unfortunately often it's not - but I wonder if anything at all is going to block the things that do get through undecided
190  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: How to upgrade? on: May 21, 2014, 04:27:27 AM
No, you dont need to uninstall.
If you have dcupdater installed, you can check for updates from inside the programme via
menu: Help > Check for updates

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DcUpdater is a general purpose update checker that can check for updates for multiple programs and help the user download and install them. For programmers, it's an easy and free way to to add update checking support to your programs.
(works with all of mouser's software)
191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programmers: What size monitors do you guys prefer? on: May 20, 2014, 05:17:04 PM
^ and how about viewing angles?
(so long as they're okay when you look from your 'fixed' sitting position)
192  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: BUG?: Paintbrush Object Settings on: May 20, 2014, 05:06:32 AM
hi Jim,
I cannot reproduce either problem here on Win7 x64, with SC v4.8.5
What's your OS ?
193  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Super-sized Newsletter for May 20, 2014 - Codename: Slow and Steady on: May 20, 2014, 04:41:13 AM
1. Newsletter Editorial[/b]

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In those 125 days, the site has registered over 20 million pageviews and served over 4 terabytes of data (most of that coming from our free software downloads).

I highlight those stats because freeware has been getting a bad name lately, with adware, junkware, and toolbars being bundled into downloads by more and more formerly-respected software hosting sites (sometimes even against the will of the original coders) -- and our site has remained free of such things since we started 9 years ago.

That's been possible only because of the support of normal everyday folks who have donated to the site. Your donations have meant that we have been able to pay for a fast dedicated server and have never had to depend on software hosting sites or the whims of advertisers.  And that's made all the difference.

Thank you for supporting our site and making it possible for us to keep doing things our way, as a small independent site.

well said Kiss

and thanks for the newsletter thumbs up
194  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: May 19, 2014, 06:19:47 PM
I don't see "animal" instinct or cosmic levels of "evil" when I look at most of what is going on. What I do see is a lot of laziness, refusal to take responsibility, lack of civility, fear (as in angst), impatience, and sloppiness in our own behavior, and our behavior towards each other. I think we sometimes wish it were a "law of nature" that we be that way - because that would provide a convenient excuse for all sorts of bad behavior - and a justification for all sorts of pre-emptive and repressive responses on the part of those in power to prevent or mitigate them.

a big +1 there thumbs up
195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does this exist - future low airfare alert? on: May 19, 2014, 05:19:26 PM
Does anybody know if that's correct?

the norm here (EU) in my experience is that each flight has X number of cheap seats; Y number of middling priced flights; etc, etc. Usually they will tell you when seats at the current price are nearly sold out.

Approaching the date of the flight I've noticed (imagined?) that the price gets reduced 14 to 7-ish days before the flight, and increased for the week/five-days prior to flight. (I reckon they know that if you're booking in the last week it's because you *need* to fly.)

No idea how this correlates to the US version of events.
196  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Want to make some extra coin? Like a LOT of extra coin? BIG BOUNTY! on: May 19, 2014, 03:50:44 PM
Dont want to take the thread too much off-topic, but chewing on these:

Kind of like C. S. Lewis' famous quote:
Quote from: C. S. Lewis
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

...Now why do you recon that keeps happening? Is/was it a flaw in the "system" ... Or maybe was it (human nature) just us?

ties in very much with your earlier brilliant comment:

... we also suffer the most self-righteous desire to inflict our will on our surroundings.

I dont believe it's human nature, but, along with the whole idea (or abuse of the idea) of power over others - hmm...
I think all of our current problems go back to two things:
   # the 'scaling' of society - a family/small-tribal group probably originally worked much more effectively than any of todays societies/states - I think we're still struggling with that evolution of scale.
   # language: language is a huge (and wonderful) development, but allows us to kid ouselves about an awful lot of things...
197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 19, 2014, 03:07:13 PM
There's a whole DC section Non-Windows Software containing various Android threads.  Try these:

Running
Best Regards
 embarassed

you'll be running around in circles with that link cheesy
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 08:27:18 AM
I have found software to measure photos.

what is it called?
199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 04:46:32 AM
hi Contro, I think it's fair to say let me google that for you**

(And if you've done it already, it would be helpful to say what you've already found)


** presumably because of the 'charts' word, you get a lot of marine related hits. Probably better to simply search for 'best android application reviews' or something like that. It seems to me that you would also need to narrow down the search - that's like asking for the best software without saying what you want to do.
200  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Adobe celebrates 25 years of digital type design; gives away free font on: May 17, 2014, 05:11:38 AM
thanks for the tip Edvard thumbs up

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Download it with equal parts delight and cynicism.
well, that gave me a laugh :-)

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Source Serif Pro includes three weights -- regular, semibold, and bold -- the most popular ligatures, and both standard and old-style numerals. Latin alphabet only, at least for now.
http://sourceforge.net/ad...sourceserifpro/wiki/Home/

^There's no italic included - I'm not sure what it's intended for - it's sans serif sibling is designed for UI usage:
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Source Sans Pro is a set of OpenType fonts that have been designed to work well in user interface (UI) environments.
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