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126  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard on: April 01, 2014, 02:10:44 PM
The 4000 is what I use as well.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nice blog post on the parasitic software hosting sites bundling junkware on: April 01, 2014, 11:24:53 AM
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For the respective user that would be too late though as once your installer runs, all the crap has already been installed.

Edit: Well, I guess you assume that if you do this your SW wouldn't be wrapped like this in the first place.

the first hope would be that the site would not be able to use their wrapper if my installer made the result unusable.
the second hope would be that the really lazy sites that don't check their wrapper success, would get penalized after the fact because my installer would tell the user the reason the installer has failed and blame it on where they got the download.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Nice blog post on the parasitic software hosting sites bundling junkware on: April 01, 2014, 09:24:33 AM
i'm wondering if, rather than a legal solution, i couldn't add code to the installer to make it hard to bundle in this way -- make the installer detect if one of these adware wrappers have launched it, and instead of installing, throw up a big warning and refuse to install.
129  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: 86% of Gamers Prefer Free Games With Advertisements on: April 01, 2014, 07:10:14 AM
I hear you.. I hate to think where this trend is going.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Nice blog post on the parasitic software hosting sites bundling junkware on: April 01, 2014, 12:52:42 AM
We've discussed this before and it's still as infuriating as ever.

I recently came across this new blog article written by someone who used my Screenshot Captor tool as an example:
http://thundercloud.net/i...quitous-software-parasite
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: April 1, 2014 on: March 31, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
See http://www.donationcoder....rum/index.php?topic=37631
132  DonationCoder.com Software / Dr.Windows / Dr. Windows recommended for April Fools Day Pranks on: March 31, 2014, 11:13:59 PM
The excellent ILoveFreeSoftware website reviewed/recommended my DrWindows program today as a good way to play April Fool's day pranks on people:

http://www.ilovefreesoftw...funny-error-messages.html

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Dr.Windows is apt to create real fun and play pranks on friends, as it lets you display amusing messages at regular intervals. In short, this is a fun application that lets you play harmless jokes on your friends.

If you use it to play a prank let me know how it goes  Thmbsup

(also mentioned today on http://www.makeuseof.com/...y-pranks-play-friends-pc/)

133  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard on: March 31, 2014, 10:10:49 PM
Someone on this forum bought me an ergonomic microsoft keyboard as a gift many many years ago -- and i still use one to this day. 
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Child board set up for discounts and deals found on the web on: March 31, 2014, 08:52:46 PM
seem ok, as long as it isn't against terms of license.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cute jokes' thread on: March 31, 2014, 08:43:09 PM
Great stuff.
136  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How The Most Expensive Game Jam In History Crashed And Burned In A Single Day on: March 31, 2014, 08:40:54 PM
Very interesting read  Thmbsup
137  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard on: March 31, 2014, 07:49:51 PM
Just did a search for images of the keyboard -- seems you are right they got rid of the pause/break key -- that's too bad.  At least they still left me the PrtScr key.

Which key did you go with for activating FARR?
138  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard on: March 31, 2014, 06:45:10 PM
You can customize what keys launch FARR from the hotkeys tab in options.  Desktop keyboards usually have a Pause/Break key, but on laptop keyboards that don't i sometimes use the ` (backtick or reverse apostrophe) key or alt+backspace.  You could also use a function key.
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hypothetical hypothetical question on: March 31, 2014, 06:03:39 PM
40hz said just about everything i believe in his first post.

The only thing worth adding that he hasn't added is that chances are that whatever great idea one has, a dozen people have come up with it decades ago in a dozen countries.  The idea itself is not the hard part -- it's developing the idea.

Do try hard to learn about prior work -- don't ignore it -- it could save you immense amounts of wasted time, and don't worry about someone else hearing about your idea and stealing it.

140  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: How do I manually scroll webpage while selecting rectangle? on: March 30, 2014, 04:23:04 PM
You can select manual scrolling mode from the scrolling capture page, but it's not very well developed and can be a real pain.
141  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Best way to crop an image with uneven boundarys on: March 30, 2014, 03:57:49 PM
See this page for some videos showing how to make scrolling capture work well:
http://www.donationcoder....29821.msg277095#msg277095
142  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Best way to crop an image with uneven boundarys on: March 30, 2014, 01:21:28 PM
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I hope to learn how to use it in conjunction with SC..

Just go into Screenshot Captor preferences, then go to the External Tools tab near the bottom, and set the GIMP as your "Ext. Image Editor".

After that you can open any screenshot in the gimp by pressing the "Launch Graphic Editor" button on the Screenshot Captor toolbar (it's two down from the print button).
143  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: "Active Window" vs "Current Screen"- Stupid Newb Question on: March 30, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
Ok lastly, let's talk about capturing full screen game windows, since that's what you seem to be most interested in.

For that you would just want to hit PrtScr and configure SC to not show that post-capture dialog, and you should be all set.

However, if you find that some games always capture a fully black screen when you do so (but normal capture of applications work), then this may mean that you are dealing with a game which uses accelerated, low-level directX graphics that SC cannot capture.  This can happen for example with movie players as well.  In such cases, you may need to find a program (like Fraps) specifically designed for capturing directX, or a more extreme solution may be to disable hardware acceleration for your video card in your display preferences control panel -- but that's extreme because it can reduce game performance.
144  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: "Active Window" vs "Current Screen"- Stupid Newb Question on: March 30, 2014, 10:18:47 AM
You also asked about the difference between the "Active Window" option & the "Screen/Current Monitor" option? How are they different than the "Current Workspace" setting?

The difference between "Screen/Current Monitor" and "Workspace" only comes in if you have multiple monitors.  The former will only capture the current monitor, the latter will capture multiple monitors.  If you have one monitor, you should buy another so that you can use this function smiley

Active window is when you want to capture only the contents of a non-fullscreen, non-maximized window, which is occupying only a portion of your screen.  By default Screenshot Captor will take a bit longer to capture such windows on Vista and Windows 7, as it will attempt to do capture the round corners, background transparency and shadow effects on such windows (You can disable this fancy if you want).

You can find the hotkeys for the different capture modes by right-clicking on the Screenshot Captor icon in the system tray.
145  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: "Active Window" vs "Current Screen"- Stupid Newb Question on: March 30, 2014, 10:14:17 AM
Welcome to the site Zirconia  Thmbsup

I hope Screenshot Captor suits your needs -- if not, hopefully the forum can still be useful to you -- we are a friendly bunch.

You've asked a few different questions, let's see how many we can answer.

The easy ones first:  If you want Screenshot Captor to take a picture and just shove it in a folder without any further input, then you'll want to change the option for what Screenshot Captor does after a capture.  It will always save it in a folder, but by default after a capture it pops up a window asking you what you want to do.  I'm like you I don't need that pop-up post-capture dialog.

So the next time that post-capture popup comes up after a capture, look for the option on the very bottom that says "After next capture:" and choose "Stay Minimized in Tray".  That will solve that.  Then just open the Screenshot Captor window from the system tray when you want to view your captured screenshots.

146  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Best way to crop an image with uneven boundarys on: March 30, 2014, 09:57:16 AM
Well, you almost figured it out.

  • Use Magic Wand to select the background white area (either Magic Wand Flood Fill or Global Magic Wand).
  • This will select the background area as you point out.
  • Then in the Edit menu, choose Select -> Invert Selection (or just hit Ctrl+I).  That will select the scroll itself.
  • Now you can use the crop command/button to delete the background, as you want.



Having said this -- remember that SC is not meant to be a full featured paint/photo manipulation program, and you will find more powerful features in the big image editing tools (like the Gimp, Paint.net, RealWorld Paint, etc.), and remember that SC is very happy to let you configure it to invoke them to do editing on an image, and will automatically reload files after they are changed by an image editor -- so it makes it really easy to use in conjunction with such tools.  And if you do a lot of background removal, there are special tools for that too (i think there is a thread on that as well).
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: How do I collect a bunch of small captures in one file on: March 28, 2014, 04:49:28 PM
Ok so, you can use SC to capture lots of images quickly (you may want to set the option for what to do after next capture to "stay minimized" so that it stays out of your way while you do).

Then the main SC interface itself will let you view all of your capture and quickly select and annotate them.

Now the last step, combining the images all on one page, you need a separate program for that (at least for now).  However I have a good easy free one to recommend, ImageGrid, written by a member of this forum.  You can download ImageGrid here: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=29464.0
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 27, 2014, 02:16:46 PM
road trips: nice.
149  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: wrong license key message on: March 27, 2014, 01:51:37 PM
Yes that happens too.
150  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: wrong license key message on: March 27, 2014, 01:03:37 PM
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So someone only gets an all-inclusive key if they donate?   tellme  Didn't know there were different types.

Yes.  If you donate you get a single key that works on all apps.
But the free license keys are specific to a specific program, so you have to download a different key for each program.
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