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5176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Print and fold your own camera? on: August 20, 2009, 04:08:19 PM
Way cool!
I like the funky looks on some of these.
For a more 'Old School' version, try the Dirkon*.

It has that eastern block look! or is it just a 1979 look? - a combo of both probably Grin
5177  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend file shredder? on: August 19, 2009, 06:28:00 AM
I cant help you with the shredder, but I just wanted to say I'm really sorry to hear that news.
might sound kind of lame to say it - but good luck with everything . .
5178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: All Wordy and Junk: A brand new multi-author blog on: August 18, 2009, 01:29:39 PM

enjoying  thumbs up smiley
5179  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fast View on: August 18, 2009, 01:05:32 PM
I think it would be worth considering some way to zoom into a selected area of an image (with the MDBU setting at 'Fit to window')...
You mean > 100% zoom? Checking out pixels? A bit tricky to wheel the mouse while one button is held down... If you have a good idea for the handling let me know.

With the mouse wheel [+Control key] I was thinking of the way FF zooms - in increments related to the wheel clicks (so no, I wasnt thinking of 100%). I find that an easy way of zooming a webpage anyway.
With an image - it would be ideal if it zoomed keeping the point where the arrow is as centre of the image, that way you would have a selective zoom.

FastStone viewer uses Ctrl+drag mouse to select an area - this area will then be zoomed to size of window.
. . .
Not sure now if it is possible but I made a note for v8.40.

another idea would be to make it possible to toggle the 'Shrink to fit window' when the preview is open - not exactly what I was looking for but close!

[edit] NOT wanting you to abandon the quest ! but maybe it's better/easier to do it in smaller steps ? - I dunno anything about programming . . [/edit]
5180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: August 16, 2009, 04:18:59 AM
You know, I never even looked for such a utility - mainly because I rarely correspond with people who speak languages that use such characters. No excuse, I guess. It would be good to have such an app. I'll go check out the links I see posted now.   Cool

hey, I was only kidding Jim smiley mind you there is a FARR plugin (Character table - in FARR type cc) that gets you lots of exotic characters, but funny enough doesnt show any vowels with umlauts here (maybe cause I already have them on my keyboard)

Anyways we're going well off the annoyed topic here Wink
5181  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fast View on: August 15, 2009, 05:38:20 PM
I think it would be worth considering some way to zoom into a selected area of an image (with the MDBU setting at 'Fit to window')...
You mean > 100% zoom? Checking out pixels? A bit tricky to wheel the mouse while one button is held down... If you have a good idea for the handling let me know.

With the mouse wheel [+Control key] I was thinking of the way FF zooms - in increments related to the wheel clicks (so no, I wasnt thinking of 100%). I find that an easy way of zooming a webpage anyway.
With an image - it would be ideal if it zoomed keeping the point where the arrow is as centre of the image, that way you would have a selective zoom.

FastStone viewer uses Ctrl+drag mouse to select an area - this area will then be zoomed to size of window.

Acrobat and other graphics programmes use a more complicated system:
Control+Spacebar+drag mouse -> selected area is again zoomed to window size.
Control+Spacebar+click mouse -> will zoom image in increments (for each click).
Add Alt:
Control+Alt+Spacebar+click mouse -> will reduce image in increments.

[edit in square brackets]


5182  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fast View on: August 15, 2009, 04:53:30 PM
I'd love to see a viewer that would
  • show files in the order they are sorted (no slideshow, just some key to move on or back) - which sounds like what you've planned thumbs up
  • allow easy zooming in to selected area (I can see this could be problematic if you're showing so many different formats) e.g. Ctrl+Drag to select area to zoom in - or Ctrl+mousewheel, but that usually doesnt allow zooming into particular area - could be really great if it zoomed into where the mouse arrow was

1. yes, it works that way
2. XY's MDBU feature (MouseDownBlowUp: mouse button down on a thumbnail in the file list or on the preview on the preview tab) will always attempt to show the preview in the largest possible size (up to 100%). If this is larger than your screen you can pan around the image by moving the mouse.

I missed your reply here Don (thanks) so here's a belated response:

The 'MouseDownBlowUp' setting has to be changed in Options - it's either full-size or fit to window - no easy way to change.

I think it would be worth considering some way to zoom into a selected area of an image (with the MDBU setting at 'Fit to window') - you could be making XY the first (and maybe for many, the only) port of call in sorting/organising images  - especially in connection with your posts about tagging Re: Why is it so hard to find a decent image organizer?

As I say I dont know of any other file manager that offers this combination and as for image viewers/organisers, once you're used to a good file manager, unless you're a pro photographer, or actually editing pictures, why should you have to change from that file manager...
This is also the case for people who work with images, especially mixed in with other files. I deal with a lot of scanned images (it's not fine-art but needs to be a certain standard) - I want to manage them: sort them & get a quick look at the quality of important areas of the scan.
Then if needs be I open them in programme of choice (courtesy xy's portable file associations thumbs up)

I'd have exactly the same requirements for photos though (personal) - but I will be wanting to tag many of them so I'll have to have a closer look at the last few posts in above thread
5183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: August 15, 2009, 01:52:58 PM
But not all of those kiddies have the patience to memorize ASCII or fire up charmap! 

You are right; I forgot that an American keyboard is different from mine. On my Danish keyboard the "¨" is the last bütton before "Enter"!

Unfortunately I am guilty of the same. Unless I have the ASCII code for the character memorized it just gets the letter typed without anything added to modify it. Very much a PITA to type those characters regularly on a standard US keyboard.

hey! I thought all dc members loved finding obscure little programmes to make this kind of thing easier!

I have to say I love having a german keyboard - I have three extra characters (üöä) on the right-hand side that I can combine with the Control key for shortcuts - especially handy for a left-handed-mouser-mouse-user (only one mouser around here I guess)
5184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: August 14, 2009, 10:24:44 AM
Any child, outside of America, that is, will know it is "über"
I find that hard to ünderstand.

üüüüü . .  ääääää . . lets see,
ö forget it . .
5185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tech News Weekly: Edition 32-09 on: August 14, 2009, 03:59:14 AM
#5: Zaine posted this: Deciphering Win7 Upgrades: The Official Chart but it doesnt cover the EU options . . .

now,
i cant remember,
was that E in Windows 7 E for Europe or EU or Eejit(s) undecided
5186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: August 14, 2009, 03:32:57 AM
The uber-retarded T9 predictive text thingie - atleast the version on my Nokia. I have to keep teaching it the same words over and over because of its limited memory for storing custom words, it has the most bizarre words inbuilt, no editing functionality - all in all a total CITAG!  wallbash

I gave up on it myself (also a nokia undecided)
5187  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Online Armor Premium Firewall for Free on: August 11, 2009, 06:35:42 AM
"Thank you for your order."  Thmbsup
5188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Myer-Briggs Personality Test For Programmers (or anybody) on: August 11, 2009, 06:26:06 AM
When the INTJ starts doing work on the GUI, the ENFP that can sometimes seem like they are capable of reading minds, only because they are good at understanding how people think, will notice the flaws in the design and how it isn't "mentally ergonomic".

sometimes I think there's a distinct lack of ENFP's in the software world - working on GUI's at any rate . .
It's an area I'd like to be involved in myself
but apart from not being a coder, I dont qualify - I got ENFJ
Quote
Extraverted   Intuitive   Feeling   Judging
11              25            25            11
5189  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Problem with mark selected (unread messages) read on: August 06, 2009, 04:33:41 PM
after being away since Saturday:-
three pages of unread messages this evening - I checked the third page first and then select the visible messages using the topmost selection-box on the right, then I click 'Mark selected read'

I'm left left with about ten threads instead of the expected two pages
I leave it a while and come back and refresh ( - or I clicked unread messages link again - sorry, I cant remember which) and the expected two pages are there)
I would have forgotten about it but it happened after I repeated the op for second unread page (again about ten thread instead of the expected full page)

hope that makes sense, no big deal but thought I'd report it while here  smiley
5190  Special User Sections / The Getting Organized Experiment of 2009 / Re: Chore Cards.. Almost makes it fun.. on: August 06, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
mouser, a sort of banal side-question - did you use your label printer here ? (or how are they printed?)
The printed text, especially with bold & underlined, give the notes a lot of authority smiley (maybe even the font makes a difference tellme I'm serious about font btw - a very "don't mess with me" font)
5191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Post Your Funny Videos Here [NSFW] on: July 30, 2009, 04:05:00 AM
            IMITATING THE GREAT CELLISTS__
    http://www.youtube.com/wa...&feature=channel_page   
only know some of the names but got a great laugh when he started with Yo Yo Ma (even the second time round Thmbsup)
does she really play like that tellme
5192  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 30, 2009, 03:58:48 AM
This other morning I was upset because I was tired of working.

me too lol
5193  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Adreamsoft PDF to Word 2.0_Convert the Read-Only PDF file to Word easily on: July 30, 2009, 03:55:02 AM
Are you an affiliate?

My name is Lee and I am from Adreamsoft.

We just released a New program Adreamsoft PDF to Word Converter

not sure why the query . .
5194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Dog Goes Blind: It's nighttime always now. Huh. How about that. on: July 29, 2009, 06:56:09 AM
Cute story, but I doubt that's what they think, since dogs can see very well during nighttime.

I think the author of the article did more anthropomorphizing of the dog when he decided that's what the dog was thinking than when he thought the dog would have difficulty adapting.

maybe they're not too far off the mark though -
I cant imagine losing my sight (even if I had such a good sense of smell as a dog!) and I could well imagine that I would get depressed for a long time and feel sorry for myself and maybe eventually come to terms with the situation, and only then, try to make the most of it ...

He doesnt actually say how long it took the dog to adapt but certainly sounded a lot quicker than the average human smiley
5195  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 29, 2009, 02:38:10 AM
have you searched smiley ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton

Of course not. I only want your opinion about programs you knows personally, not in a list of web software....

Contro, I meant had you searched dc - the links I give are dc (here) - which is naturally not "a list of web software"

I did a bit of work for you there - I didnt do it because I was looking for thanks (more because I was bored with my work) but I would appreciate a more polite response

It is normal procedure to search for something in a forum before posting a query (not saying I remember to do it myself all the time...)
5196  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FileBox eXtender Alternatives on: July 28, 2009, 10:37:28 AM
have you searched smiley ?

in the Reviews section:
Best Dialog Extender

also CFDButton
5197  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC: Discussion of Scanning Functions on: July 28, 2009, 03:47:58 AM
i was also thinking of making it so you could select multiple images from the thumbnail panel and it would save them all to one pdf multi-page document.
That's a good idea!

great!
5198  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.5? on: July 27, 2009, 04:00:49 PM
you'll get some help with extensions for 3.5 here Firefox --3.5-- Extensions: Your favorite or most useful

I just upgraded lately, no problems -
Tab Mix Plus didnt work though (which for me means FF didnt work..) but the thread above directed me to a new version of it smiley
5199  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a note taking app that can link relative paths. on: July 26, 2009, 02:48:53 PM
orange386 have a look at IQ (InfoQube), a database programme (edit: I'm not good at describing these things - best look at the getting started or the home page links below)

relative links possible (havent tested them myself) see 8.20 Link to files and folders
portable
getting started    http://www.sqlnotes.net/drupal5/index.php?q=node/861
dual pane is possible (not default - yet!)   http://www.sqlnotes.net/d...pal5/index.php?q=node/133

there is a helpful forum - documentation and programme are now in (advanced) development
Home here:    http://www.infoqube.biz
Download is 90 day time limited full programme (still in beta), I'm not sure what a personal licence costs/will cost - near $50 I think - it may be overkill for you costwise and featurewise, but me, I dont use much else anymore Wink
5200  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder loading funny in Firefox - colors missing - proportions strange on: July 24, 2009, 07:43:11 AM
I've had it happen - but very rarely & not in a long time - clearing the cache fixed it IIRC

odd it's happening to some & not others . .
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