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126  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: wrong license key message on: March 27, 2014, 01:51:37 PM
Yes that happens too.
127  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.
128  Special User Sections / Activation/License/Language Help / Re: wrong license key message on: March 27, 2014, 12:44:25 PM
With the free license keys, this mostly happens when you click to download the wrong link. Each link on the free license key download page is for a different program.  Try getting the key again, and if you still have trouble, email me and I'll assist (mouser@donationcoder.com).
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 26, 2014, 06:17:22 PM
The bird present one made me laugh out loud.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 26, 2014, 02:41:24 AM
I've never really considered quality of power supply.

Does a normal consumer-grade UPS help with this kind of thing?
131  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Feature Request on: March 25, 2014, 04:01:19 PM
Yes, I've been meaning to add this -- it's on my todo list and i'll see if i can't get it in the next version.
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone can recommend a good macro recorder for windows please? on: March 25, 2014, 03:32:06 PM
http://www.raymond.cc/blo...ly-perform-tasks-for-you/
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 24, 2014, 08:42:55 AM
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What are drive image backups doing staying on the PC itself?


I agree they should be kept on external drives for the most part -- though it's nice to be able to store copies on a local drive too.  Redundancy is the name of the game.

Don't forget you want backups not just on external drives, but offsite -- someplace that wouldn't be lost if your house burned down or was robbed.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 23, 2014, 10:20:33 AM
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Lightning fast boot times might - well yeah okay they are - be important for laptops and tablets. But for a desktop that has a much longer typical running cycle the extra 30 seconds is really that big a deal. The same thing could also be applied to application load times, laptop/tablet...gotts to be zippy ... Desktop...not so much.

I can't really disagree with the logic of this.. In fact we should say that even for laptops, most people, most of the time, will be waking from sleep, which is extremely fast on Windows these days, and involves little drive activity.
135  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Hide Desktop for x seconds while program is being executed. on: March 22, 2014, 08:00:29 PM
Nice.  Will the new window get focus, or might that be a feature to add?
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 22, 2014, 07:39:06 PM
Is there any guide somewhere on how to configure the temp and log files to put them on another drive?
137  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: cyrillic font symbols are contorted when pasted into the target app's window on: March 22, 2014, 04:59:23 PM
Let me look into that -- if the clips are showing right in the grid, then it should be fixable..
138  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Hacking should be about making things on: March 22, 2014, 04:26:47 PM
The Drew Crawford post looks like a great read, thanks for sharing that.
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / A three drive system - the sweet spot on: March 22, 2014, 02:57:06 PM
We've talked about this before, but as I have a relatively new pc setup, I thought it was worth revisiting the idea of having multiple hard drives, for those who haven't yet caught on to the greatness of it.

This is mainly for heavy computer users -- more casual users do not need to worry about such stuff.

Three Drives are better than one:

  • The first hard drive (C) on the computer should be an SSD.  These are super fast, and affordable when the sizes are small (250 gb or so).  This will be your Operating System drive and where (most of) your program files get installed.  My philosophy is that this drive is too small to hold everything, and too unreliable to hold your documents.
  • The second hard drive (D) will be a giant one.  2TB at least.  (Almost) everything else goes on this drive -- including your large virtual machines, a giant directory for drive image backups, all downloads, any giant game installations, etc.  You want it large enough that you always have plenty of free space. Drive speed is usually not an issue on for this drive.
  • The third hard drive (E) is for your documents and settings.  Now this might be where some people disagree with me, and only use two hard drives, and put their documents on their SECOND hard drive.  After all there should be plenty of space on the second drive.  But having a dedicated SMALLER drive for your documents has some advantages.  For example, you can backup from your documents drive to your second (big) drive, offering real redundancy to hardware failure.  The document drive is also small enough that you could RAID mirror it, and/or full drive image it frequently.

The "fourth" hard drive:

In addition to these, you will want either an external sata hard drive dock, or an internal sata drive rack that will allow you to easily attach and remove additional hard drives for the purposes of backing up to a drive you can store on the shelf.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 22, 2014, 02:28:44 PM
Which pet should you get:

http://www.collegehumor.c...-which-pet-should-you-get

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141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Funny Animal Videos on: March 22, 2014, 02:23:26 PM
Magic for dogs:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQXeLjY9ak" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQXeLjY9ak</a>
142  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on: March 22, 2014, 02:13:46 PM
While it can be played solo for practice, it is joyless and pointless to play solo.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: March 22, 2014, 02:12:57 PM
have to disagree with your reading it as a comedy.  I love those fake comedy documentaries (This is Spinal Tap remains the pinnacle of the genre).  This movie may have been funny to you but I don't think there's a chance in hell the film makers intended it as a comedy.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: March 22, 2014, 01:43:47 PM
On the positive side, I'd have to say that it was far better in almost every respect (acting, story, pacing, etc.), than most low budget movies.  And far less irritating in it's implausibility than most hollywood blockbusters.  And actually overall I thought the acting of the non-main characters was pretty damn good.  There is a long middle part that is almost like a documentary, which I thought was really quite well done and "felt" right in terms of tone and acting (a serious accomplishment given how silly the fake science was).

I would absolutely give this team a big budget movie deal, and trade them in a heartbeat for the baffoons that have been creating some of the recent hollywood action blockbusters.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 22, 2014, 08:44:18 AM
Some more great ones  Thmbsup
146  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Grab Polygon Region and Grab Repeat Last on: March 22, 2014, 01:43:46 AM
I'm afraid it's not currently possible.
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: screenshotcaptor and delay option on: March 22, 2014, 01:33:51 AM
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1.  there is still the first point -- that the grab active window doesn't include the menu.  Is that expected?

Because of the way grab active window works on windows vista and above, its impossible to grab menus that are showing.
That's because of the way SC has to flash the background behind the active window in order to grab it's transparency.

If you don't care about transparency at the corners of your windows, you can change this (which will also speed up active window capture), by disabling this option in the Window Capturing Options 1 tab.

You may also have to change the hotkey used for grabbing active window to a hotkey other than Alt+PrtScr, since the alt key there tends to close menuds.


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2. Regards the grab selected region, I see 2 behaviors depending on whether how I trigger the capture.  If using hotkey or quick-capture-bar, the app loses focus somehow and then the menu of course goes away.  If I use the main window menu to trigger, it works OK.

hmm, are you sure this happens with hotkey use?  my hotkey use for selected-region capture seems to preserve focus and doesn't close menu.
148  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Removing background and selecting scanner background color on: March 22, 2014, 01:27:40 AM
Hi connie, i'm so sorry about the delay in responding -- I thought I had replied to this but it must have been another similar question.
If you're still there, maybe you could take a screenshot of the scanner options page? Have you tried the option to automatically grab the scanner background color from the image?
149  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: [SC] Minor Requests on: March 21, 2014, 04:22:33 PM
Thanks for the bug report about pixelation, will fix.
What would be a better default hotkey for deleting image?
150  DonationCoder.com Software / The Form Letter Machine / Re: Custom date on: March 21, 2014, 04:11:21 PM
This is a good idea.. The only hesitation I have is that The Form Letter Machine would really benefit from a rewrite to a more flexible tool.
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