DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot for Minicap mentions Miniflash
on: February 11, 2006, 03:14:11 AM
im not sure why anyone would have a use for it, but if so:http://www.donationcoder....p/downloads/MiniFlash.zip
I did forget to mention the main reason it was made, in addition to wanting to avoid the titlebar and menu of the flash player, is that the macromedia flash player is incapable of accepting commandline arguments, which this little tool can do.
MiniFlash.exe - Mini Flash Player
Version 1.00.01 / Jan 24, firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed to show a flash movie in a minimal window of a specific size, with
specific title, and launched with flash variable arguements. This last part
is key, since the normal flash player from macromedia doesn't seem to be
able to set variables.
MiniFlash.exe fullfilename argstring width height scalemode "title caption"
MiniFlash.exe "c:\myflashfile.swf" "arg1=1&arg2=2" 640 480 0 "my flash!"
scalemode is from macromedia and should be a number as follows:
0 - ShowAll, 1 - NoBorder, 2 - ExtractFit, 3 - NoScale, 4- Low
5 - AutoLow, 6 - AutoHight, 7 - Hight, 8 - Best, 9 - AutoMedium
10 - Medium
the common scalemodes are 0 for normal display that preserves aspect ratio
and 2 for fit to window and stretch (aspect ratio not preserved)
Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Categorized "Best Of" Software Lists, suggestion for a new section
on: February 11, 2006, 03:06:59 AM
i kind of like this idea..
but i think a few modifications might be in order..
what if we had a child board of the reviews or mini reviews section, entitled "What's the Best Software to do this task"
something like that.
in that section, each thread would be titled like "What's the Best .. Data Recovery Utility"
in that thread people would post their opinions of what is best.
a new in that thread post about a new program would include screenshot, short description, link to website, price.
other posts can be from people agreeing or disagreeing and saying why, or adding their choice of best.
i think that while voting is fun, in this case i think it might not be all that useful and would be to inviting for abuse.
i'm actually not a huge fan of rating sites, i just feel like its begging for someone to manipulate the scores by creating multiple accounts - i much prefer to rely on people actually posting replies with their views as comments.
it would also be harder to maintain accurate voting lists, etc.
this way, its still a good way to look for opinions on each category, and we can also link to other posts on the forum about the different programs.
DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot for Minicap mentions Miniflash
on: February 10, 2006, 06:39:26 PM
hehehe, i wondered if anyone would catch that.
miniflash is a tiny captionless flash player wrapper, whose only purpose is to allow you to launch a flash movie at a specific size with a custom caption in the minimalist titlebar, and then capture it with minicap and then close it. it was written by request from someone who needs it for that purpose.
DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: download spelling dictoniaries for other languages here
on: February 10, 2006, 04:13:11 PM
what i want to know is, why do people find it impossible to follow my guideliness just because my instructions are totally wrong?
can't you people figure out what i mean to type instead of listening to what i actually say !!
in other words - i goofed up!!
i posted the dictionary page for the OLD VERSION of the spellchecker, not the new version!
The PROPER download page for dictionaries are here:
there you will download a .zip for the language of your choice.
extract the .adm file from inside the zip, and put it into the Clipboard Help+Spell\Dictionaries
then exit and restart clipboard help and spell (make sure you exit and not just minimize to tray) and it will automatically detect any new dictionaries.
Spelling dictionaries available on that page:
(472 kb - v3.0.0 17 Feb 2001) Peter van Lonkhuyzen
(261 kb - v3.4.0 15 Aug 2005) Addictive Software
(269 kb - v3.4.0 15 Aug 2005) Addictive Software
(143 kb - v3.0.5 5 May 2004) Luiz Marques
(263 kb - v3.4.0 15 Aug 2005) Addictive Software
(384 kb - v3.0 15 Aug 2001) Miloslav Skácel
(550kb - v3.0.1 16 Aug 2001) Addictive Software
Aller Press A/S - Denmark
(615 kb - v3.2.1 5 May 2004) Paul Kavelaars
Peter van Meijel
Jeroen van Gorkum
(642 kb - v3.0.0 12 May 2005) Ilmar Kerm
(37 kb - v3.0.0 10 Feb 2001) Verbix
(246 kb - v3.1.1 28 May 2002) Normand Peladeau
D C Al Coda
German-gt3 - ("Old" Std German)
(570 kb - v3.0.0 30 Apr 2001) Rainer Nausedat
GermanNew-gt3 - ("New" Std German)
(484 kb - v3.0.0 15 May 2001) Rainer Nausedat
(1027 kb - v3.0.0 8 Mar 2002) Lajos Peti
(67 kb - v3.0.0 10 Feb 2001) Siade Consulting
(235 kb - v3.1.0 27 Jun 2005) HK-Data AS
(958 kb - v3.2.8 26 Aug 2005) Marcin Frankowski
(86 kb - v3.0.0 10 Feb 2001) António Eduardo Marques
(364 kb - Beta Release - Feb 2001) Ivan Tugoy
(418 kb - v3.0.0 10 Feb 2001) D C Al Coda
(160 kb - v3.0.0 10 Feb 2001) Addictive Software
Specialized Dictionaries Contributors
(23 kb - v3.4.0 15 Aug 2005)
Words from mathematics, statistics, computing, accounting and other scientific areas. Includes British & American spellings. Addictive Software
(213 kb - v3.1.0 25 Jan 2003)
American Spellings. Brandon Clark
(98 kb - v3.1.0 14 Dec 2003)
American Spellings. J. Peter Mugaas
King James Bible + Apocrypha
(62 kb - v3.0.0 23 Feb 2001)
Public Domain version of the King James Bible + Apocrypha converted into a Dictionary. Addictive Software
(64 kb - v3.0.0 23 May 2001) D C Al Coda
(78 kb - v3.0.0 15 Feb 2001) Siade Consulting
(73 kb - Beta Release - Feb 2001) Ivan Tugoy
Auto-Correct Custom Dictionaries Contributors
(13 kb - v3.4.0 15 Aug 2005)
Common English Auto Corrections. Addictive Software
US to British
(7 kb - v3.1.0 7 Jun 2002)
Auto Corrects American Spellings to British ones. Addictive Software
DonationCoder.com Software / Dr.Windows / Re: Can someone help
on: February 10, 2006, 01:04:11 PM
the easiest way is, go to the drwindows subdirectory called Dialogs.
usually in C:\Program Files\DrWidows\Dialogs
there you will find tons of .cfg files.
each one is a plain text file describing a dialog.
just open them in a text editor like notepad, modify them and save them with a new filename ending in .cfg, and that's all you have to do.
you can test then from the drwindows options page.
Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best Executable Compressor Programs
on: February 10, 2006, 10:38:07 AM
i agree with db (who makes pecompact, the tool we use at donationcoder). picking a compressor by choosing one that makes slightly smaller files than other would be a bad mistake (compatibility on different platforms would probably be my number 1 concern).
recent pecompact/bitsum (www.bitsum.com
) email from february 8:
We hope that PECompact is continuing to suit your needs. We rarely send out product news, so we hope you are as excited to receive this news as we are
to send it.
The last few months have brought a long list of product improvements, far more than we can list here. A summary of a few of the more important changes
+ Support for resource-only DLLs (ones with no entry point)
These DLLs are common in the industry. PECompact is proud to be one of the first executable packers to fully support them.
+ New 'Restore Imports' option
This feature allows external applications to more easily hook API imports in your compressed modules. This is usually done to extend or modify API
behavior at run-time. One example is ATI display drivers, which hook the imports of OpenGL applications. This option is enabled by default to ensure
the widest possible compatibility.
+ An important fix for 'Enforce Memory Protections' (/emp:y).
For customers who utilize this non-default feature that sets the virtual memory access permissions to those indicated by the original section table,
we recommend upgrading to the latest version of PECompact. Don't worry, there is usually no need to re-release your compressed applications. For more
information on this fix, please visit our forums or email us at email@example.com
+ New 'Trim Memory' option
This option temporarily trims the working set after a compressed module has been decompressed. This will cause almost all virtual memory in the
process space to be paged out. Of course, as the pages are referenced again, they are paged back in. While it is usually best to let the virtual memory
manager do its job without interference, this can reduce the initial physical memory use of your application.
+ Compression ratio improvements
Compression ratios have been improved a bit across the board. With a re-written LZMA codec and new options like 'Truncate Last Section', you can make
sure your modules are as small possible.
+ GUI improvements and new languages
The enhanced GUI is now available in English, Russian, Chinese, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Italian, Slovenian, Polish, and Japanese!
+ An assortment of other minor changes and fixes
We've made so many improvements and bug fixes that it's more practical to just download the new version and see for yourself!
In addition to the improvements we've made to PECompact, we've also made many improvements to Bitsum Technologies. Come see what we have to offer in
For those wondering, PE+ (PE64) support is coming to PECompact in the near future! When we've got this new capability fully release ready, we'll send out another notification like this.
News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: GeminiSoft Pimmy
on: February 10, 2006, 07:13:11 AM
wow the mini-review section is really starting to get great!
great post allen
pimmy looks cool. feature list from web page:
- Pimmy follows you on your floppy or USB pendrive, it's only 750 KBytes
- Manages your mail on POP3 and IMAP4 mailboxes
- Manages your newsgroups with a tree view
- Keeps yourself informed with RSS and ATOM channels
- Downloads contemporaneously from all servers
- Deletes spamming andvirus without downloading messages
- Works online and offline much better with the new cache
- Filters e-mails, newsgroup messages and RSS channels
- Opens one folder with 10,000 messages in 2 seconds
- Easily finds unread messages either online and offline
- Imports messages from Outlook Express and Thunderbird
- Manages your playlists with the built-in MP3 and video mini player