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5226  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: fully free software utilities for biz use - discussion on: July 07, 2009, 12:25:19 PM
from the lists thread
GImageX[/b] (AutoIt application)
http://www.autoitscript.com/gimagex/
"GImageX is a graphical user interface for the ImageX tool"
AutoIt Forums
http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?
What is ImageX ?
I'm not sure were you asking 'What is ImageX ?' or had you simply forgotten the link smiley

ImageX sounds interesting What is ImageX?
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Common ImageX Scenarios

ImageX is a command-line tool that enables the creation, the modification, and the deployment of images, by using a shared imaging format across operating system images, including applications. The following scenarios are particularly compatible with the ImageX process.

If you intend to transfer a Windows image to a different computer, you must run sysprep /generalize, even if the computer has the same hardware configuration. The sysprep /generalize command removes unique information from your Windows installation, which enables you to reuse that image on different computers. The next time you boot the Windows image, the specialize configuration pass runs. During this configuration pass, many components have actions that must be processed when you boot a Windows image on a new computer. Any method of moving a Windows image to a new computer, either through imaging, hard disk duplication, or other method, must be prepared with the sysprep /generalize command. Moving or copying a Windows image to a different computer without running sysprep /generalize is not supported.
Creating an Image for Rapid Deployment

The most common scenario for ImageX is capturing and applying an image from a network location for rapid deployment. This scenario requires booting your technician computer into Windows PE, capturing the image with ImageX, putting the image on a network share, and then applying the image to the destination computers.
Modifying an Image File

Another common scenario for ImageX is customizing an existing image, including updating files and folders. This scenario involves adding, removing, editing, and copying files from your image by using the Windows Imaging File System Filter (WIM FS Filter) driver and a file management tool, such as Windows Explorer.

edit/ in case you want to copy paste link:
[url=http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722145(WS.10).aspx]What is ImageX?[/url]
5227  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Branding with DonationCoder name on: July 06, 2009, 04:56:53 PM
The problem I have with AXEM tho is that it it works great for stopping & starting scripts but has some very erratic behaviour when it comes to stuff it does automatically.
Running the Startup scripts has always been troublesome 4 me - and sometimes it closes all running scripts when you don't expect.
I fiddled with it for about 3 months now - I cudn't give up becos the idea is just 2 useful. Kiss
Eventually I accepted the problem is not with the coding but with the structure of AHK itself.

same here - problems with Axem not keeping scripts open, in particular after hibernation but possibly at other times too.
Would be good to see something new along the same lines thumbs up

[edit] re the donating - I think programmes often link to the relevant dc thread where people can see the donate buttons. Otherwise I think mouser right: to ask for donations for yourself, or not at all [/edit]
5228  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Simple Photo Correction Software on: July 06, 2009, 01:37:48 PM
have you tried contacting PhotoBot - that sounds like good capability, their site says for Win 2000 to Vista but presumably they will be updating it for Win7 - (maybe with your help? :-) )
5229  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: GUI enhanced start up delayer on: July 06, 2009, 01:31:23 PM
I am currently working on Startup Delayer 3.0 which will have a much more intuitive way to delay the applications

sounds great thumbs up
5230  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free scaled down word replacment on: July 06, 2009, 01:26:08 PM
Also good and free: Atlantis Nova.
Nice and free: qjot (from xtort.net).

Atlantis Nova isnt free - you can get a free version via TrialPay
http://www.atlantiswordpr...essor.com/en/register.htm

[edit] sorry bout that, see http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/nova.htm [/edit]

the other one (qjot) sound nice
http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/
5231  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 28, 2009, 12:44:17 PM
it's not often I get a  Grin response to my posts
but I did with this one

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It actually was my 3000th but captured it a little late which made it look like #3004 - but that a bit like 2001 isn't it ? smiley
5232  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th) on: June 28, 2009, 07:15:18 AM
well it took me a while to find it but here's the german offer . .

Vor Verfügbarkeit bietet Microsoft auch ein Vorverkaufsangebot für Windows 7 an. In Deutschland können Kunden vom 15. Juli bis Mitte August 2009 oder solange der Vorrat reicht die Windows 7 Home Premium E zu einer unverbindlichen Preisempfehlung von 49,99 Euro im Fachhandel und bei E-Tailern vorbestellen
in germany as of 15 july until the middle of august - or until supplies run out [whatever that means] you can get Windows 7 Home Premium E for 49.99 euros
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€49 = $70 = £42.5
5233  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free scaled down word replacment on: June 28, 2009, 03:49:03 AM
Another free word processor/spreadsheet: SoftMaker Office 2006 - this is the one I use and you have the option to make it portable.

forgot that's free - highly recommended thumbs up
5234  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Making portable firefox my default browser. How? on: June 27, 2009, 02:22:47 PM
one way could be using mousers browser tray switch. You have to add portable browsers to the list
I've had trouble now & again mayself with default browser (some things respecting it, some not) possibly because I usually have a portable version of Opera as default.
I'll be interested to hear what others say . .
5235  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th) on: June 27, 2009, 02:15:46 PM
OK it is a good idea to clean install but it is a big inconvenience for European Vista users that they can't use an upgrade even if they want to.
MS aren't offering the upgrade versions at all, but are offering promo prices on the retail version.

wonder will that mean there'll be no upgrade pricing available in Europe at all - even when it's released? (just because of the IE fiasco?)
5236  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th) on: June 27, 2009, 10:40:31 AM
MS aren't offering the upgrade versions at all, but are offering promo prices on the retail version.
For instance, Home Premium £50

where did you see the prices for UK Carol ?  and any idea of Euro prices?
5237  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: June 27, 2009, 03:19:42 AM
Being an American speaker of English (an oxymoron if there ever was one BTW)

I sometimes see German translations of novels that say:
'Aus dem Amerikanischen von Tom Jones' (continuing a theme)
which is
[Translated] from 'American' by Tom Jones
5238  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: June 27, 2009, 03:13:50 AM
Oh - of course if the song belonged to his family it then would be the Joneses' song.   Wink

*sigh*
it's hard to keep up with them  :p
5239  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Fast View on: June 26, 2009, 05:45:31 PM
BTW, the next version of XYplorer (8.10) will have a full screen preview for HTML, MHT, URL, NWS, EML, and MSG files in perfect original size quality.
FYI, XY's full screen mode supports walking through the current list using PageUp/PageDown.

Sounds great!
I looked recently for 'viewer' in the XY forums but couldnt find anything and was thinking I'd start a thread about it - plans(?), wishes(!) but didnt get around to it so far.

I may as well say my spiel here -
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


I dont think there's any file manager with the combination of those two in it's viewer (maybe DOpus 9, I havent tried that)
5240  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 limited time upgrade discount starting tomorrow (June 26th) on: June 26, 2009, 08:18:02 AM
thanks for the heads up Hirudin

If I understand the comment/answer at the end correctly - means you will have to format and start afresh - not a bad idea anyway with a new OS install

note for (parts of) Europe - (or all?)
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The pre-order discount prices are valid from June 26 through July 11 in the U.S. and Canada, but end July 5 in Japan. Customers in the U.K., France and Germany will be offered similar pre-order discounts starting July 15, said LeBlanc.

or is it only the 'bigger' countries are getting this . .

5241  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end? on: June 26, 2009, 08:01:39 AM
For free  Angry

I say some of those things in spoken language (well, actually only 'should of' and 'for free')
I understand the objections to all of them except 'for free' - I have a sense something's 'wrong' there, but would have trouble defining exactly what. Guess it's a paradox or something? Is it even 'correct' to say: I got it for ten dollars (?)
Actually I think it should be accepted into the official language tongue

goes well with  -
he got it for nothin' !! smiley
5242  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: free scaled down word replacment on: June 26, 2009, 12:17:43 AM
. . for the most basic word processing you can always use (in windows) WordPad.

Jarte is based on wordpad, but much better in terms of features
I used it a while and the only thing I missed was the ability to see the individual pages (is it standard view in word?)

edit/ they may (or may not) enjoy Jarte's quite different GUI (best to switch to 'Classic Layout' though as default may be too minimal). Another plus: no install - just unzip)
5243  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Acronis True Image Home 2009 35% off til end of June on: June 25, 2009, 03:17:25 AM
thanks cyberdiva thumbs up cheaper than an upgrade...
I have 11 - it works well (when restoring to original partition)

Lets see what's new for others considering an 'upgrade':
Quote
New!   One-click™ protection
Initially, you decide what, where and when to back up.
After that, backups occur automatically or with just one click.
bout time but dont think I'll pay 30 bucks for it!

there are some other new bits n pieces
New!   Full text search
New!   Auto backup based on destination availability
etc
http://www.acronis.com/ho...s/trueimage/features.html
5244  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 05:21:13 PM
1. Go to Configuration -> Misc
2. assign for Ctrl+E command cm_SrcCustomViewMenu
3. click on green icon button and OK
4. now I can call you TC fan smiley
gotchya Cool cheesy
5245  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 04:48:22 PM
http://www.totalcmd.net/p...gring/wdx_image_info.html
http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/wdx4i.html
I am not sure how reliable these plugins are with TIFF compression because all TIFFs I've got are with LZW. You should try by yourself.
The first plugin recognises the LZW, jpeg, Packbits and zip/deflate formats.  The second one recognises the LZW, jpeg, and Packbits formats.

I'm not sure which plugin I got the custom column from - it's called 'compr' - but it's working  (LZW) and seems dependable so thanks for the help people Thmbsup
Make me an official TC fan please  Wink
5246  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 04:22:33 PM
2tomos
Maybe this will help you:
http://www.totalcmd.net/p...gring/wdx_image_info.html
http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/wdx4i.html

I am not sure how reliable these plugins are with TIFF compression because all TIFFs I've got are with LZW. You should try by yourself.

I've installed the TC beta and I've figured out how to add the plugin but cannot figure out changing which columns show or how to use the plugins. (Can only find custom columns in Config where there is no list of columns - maybe there's something missing in the beta?)
I swear I've searched all over the place (wiki forum FAQs, oddly-I cant find 'help') and, I mean, I reckon it's got to be very simple to change which columns are showing but I'm damned if I can figure it out
(you know what it's like when you get a new app and havent a clue - remember?!? :p)

maybe I should be posting this in TC forum - I've registered there but it's too late here to make a diplomatic start in a new forum smiley - thanks for any tips!

EDIT/ I've figured it out, back later!
5247  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 10:35:19 AM
thanks all,
I'm only going to get a chance to look at IrfanView this evening - Library stuff looks technical but I've donwloaded and will look at it and see if I can figure it out

this site also has some info about the compression tags for TIFF.

http://www.awaresystems.b...tifftags/compression.html
Forgot to say compression is LZW.
I can post a couple of samples later as well
5248  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 03:09:58 AM
@Tomos: No TC plug-in to do this?

you're asking someone who just won a license but hasnt even had time to install it yet
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anyone else know if there's a TC plugin to show if TIFF files compressed or not?
5249  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 23, 2009, 03:09:02 AM
Did you check out IrfanView?  Seems to do everything else.

I checked the plugins page and there's nothing there,
but maybe the programme itself can do it, will check
5250  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / tool to check if TIFF files compressed ? on: June 22, 2009, 03:36:14 PM
Didnt know where to post this ...

I'm looking for a tool that will tell me if a TIFF file has been compressed (or better still one that will check 100 tiff files in a folder and tell me ..)
AFAIK with TIFF files it's B/W - they're either compressed or not

The reason I'm checking is they supposed to be not compressed if they going to press/publication. The only way I know how to do it is
       a) save a couple & estimate the rest (and get shot if there's a problem later)
       b) resave them all - this is so mindless that you start making mistakes anyways . .

If there's nothing out there and people think it's even possible, I'll post it in coding snacks, thanks!!
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