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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New guy on the forums on: August 04, 2014, 06:34:58 PM
Welcome to the site Mason!  thumbs up
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 02, 2014, 07:46:04 AM
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Relative Effectiveness of Common Computer Repair Techniques:

ha!!
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts on: August 01, 2014, 03:27:53 PM
Saffron seems to doing better today.. she seems much more herself.  Keep the positive thoughts coming.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / My cat needs your thoughts on: July 30, 2014, 07:54:56 PM
My cat Saffron, who has been my constant companion for 18 years has been quite sick for the last week -- the vet is doing what they can but it's not having much effect. I'm only just barely holding it together.
I would appreciate it if everyone could send her calm and positive thoughts.

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55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Capacitor plague on: July 26, 2014, 11:31:21 AM
I think any of you without samsung monitors must be safe, since every single samsung monitor i own has suffered catastrophic capacitor death -- so samsung must have bought out most of the supply of those bad caps  undecided
56  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: hotkey to launch google search in a new firefox tab on: July 25, 2014, 05:54:30 PM
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I made an ahk script to find Firefox, create a new tab, and open the search results
That could be very useful, not just for firefox but for other browsers.  Thanks for sharing it  thumbs up
57  DonationCoder.com Software / DesktopCoral / Re: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - DesktopCoral - 1.10.01 - Jan 16, 2011 on: July 25, 2014, 07:48:44 AM
I try to list alternative programs in my help files..
For DesktopCoral I have listed:

58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!! on: July 24, 2014, 06:20:54 PM
Nice  thumbs up
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: July 24, 2014, 02:53:05 PM
holy cow that is cool.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Printer's Ink on: July 24, 2014, 10:50:18 AM
We talked about this quite a bit at one point; see this thread: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=26503.0
61  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 24, 2014, 09:59:42 AM
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Ideally, I could just start typing to filter (not have to hit ctrl-f or click in an input box to give it focus)

right -- well that's one benefit of using a separate dialog -- it would open and have focus in search box right away.
62  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: add filter row like ditto or ethervane on: July 24, 2014, 08:02:41 AM
Would it be better to have a different hotkey that brought up a different small dialog window designed for quickly filtering and pasting, and keep the quick-paste menu the way it is?
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Coming up for a breath... on: July 24, 2014, 07:10:29 AM
Beautiful!
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: World's weirdest file manager on: July 24, 2014, 12:00:35 AM
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it was funded to the tune of almost 12k on Kickstarter,

sometimes it seems to me that the main point of kickstarter is to confirm to me that i really don't understand this world at all.
65  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles on: July 23, 2014, 09:33:17 PM
is there a way within firefox to set which profile will run by default if you just launch plain old firefox?
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Deeper into the Windows Registry - Work-in-Progress Article on Gizmo's on: July 23, 2014, 09:13:44 PM
Here's a very interesting article -- a work in progress -- on Gizmo's Tech Support Alert site (one of our favorite websites), taking a comprehensive look at the Windows Registry.

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The Windows registry is doubly obscure as it is both unknown to most of us and hard to understand. This is as it should be. The registry is a fundamental part of the Windows Kernel and its operations are relatively complex. If Windows is working properly then we, as users, should never see the Registry or any of its components. This article is not written for registry beginners, nor those wanting to edit the registry. Instead it provides a deeper understanding of the organization and management of the registry.



from a post on the forum by DC member Cuffy
67  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 07:23:25 PM
Does this explain why yours isn't growing:
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Is your second number lower than first?
68  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles on: July 23, 2014, 05:56:55 PM
I'm not following completely what you are asking for.
69  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64? on: July 23, 2014, 05:55:06 PM
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but it doesn't seem to make the system refresh. i.e. when I start a browser and make it be the default (via the browser menu), usually I see the desktop icons refresh, and so forth. But when I use BTS, there's no obvious change.

That's interesting -- i've recently come across the signals i am supposed to trigger when such a system change is made, and i'm not sure i send them when BTW triggers..  That would be easy enough to add.

However, first things first -- can you figure out if BTS doesn't work at all on Windows 8 -- that is when you change browser with BTS, do NEWLY LAUNCHED PROGRAMS open stuff using the changed browser?

Or is it that BTS works, but existing programs which were running when BTS makes a change don't see the change?

70  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 05:24:40 PM
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Is there a way to keep increasing the score every time a result is launched?
this happens automatically.  the settings adjust by how much the scores grow each time and to what ceiling.
71  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 03:18:59 PM
JohnJ's advice is one all users would do well to follow as a general rule:

If you are launching something frequently, make a custom alias for it!  The result will be that it will be found instantly, and it will block out all other results.
72  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 02:20:15 PM
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maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying above, but the scoring is also related to the letters typed matching the entry in the list -

Yes -- the issue here is that when an item is in your launch history, it doesn't JUST get a bonus in score from being on that list.  Something else happens to items on the launch history list.

What also happens is that FARR searches that list FIRST, before doing anything else.  That's what allows that list to act like a very fast cache -- so results previously launched are listed immediately.

Then FARR does it's normal search of folders.. at which point an item that was found when initially going through the history list will be found a second time..
What's happening in Filipe's case is that the second time the item is found, it is getting a higher score.  The question is why is it getting a different score the second time it's found.  

In broad terms -- the score is probably different because FARR is adding some bonus the second time around, that is calculated based on where it was found (i.e. while doing a search of a specific directory that has a bonus associated with it).  Now I *thought* I accounted for that already but there must be a scenario I overlooked.

That's why I'm asking if Filepe can figure out where the increase in score might be coming from -- as that would tell me which scoring bonus I neglected to apply when scoring items from the initial pass through the launch history.
73  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 02:06:21 PM
In the most common cases, items in the launch history should get high scores that put them initially at the top, and they never lose their position.

Your case may be different because you may be giving items a big (decisive) bonus score somewhere later on that i didn't anticipate.  My memory now is that i do try to compute final scores when initially looking at history items -- if so it sounds like i missed something somewhere.. I will try to fix this one way or the other.

If you can definitively nail down where the subsequent higher score is coming from it would help -- it really shouldn't be coming from the heuristic pattern score list, i don't think, as those SHOULD be calculated initially when it's evaluating the item from the launch history -- but then again I may be mistaken.
74  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Scoring of recently used items being re-scored after presented in FARR on: July 23, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
Hmm, this is a bit tricky..  So there are 2 issues here, the first is that the folder is changing score, which isn't per se causing you a problem.  The second is the possibility that the position of the item you are looking for may change during this adjusting of score -- which could very well be a problem.

The only time an item will change score, is if it is "found" in multiple ways -- because the different ways of finding things can trigger different bonuses.

I can't remember if there are other ways this can happen but the one time when this may happen is if an item is in your launch history, it will be scored first.  It will later be found again while doing a directory search, which may result in a different score.

Let me give this a little thought -- it would seem like scoring something initially from the launch history should give it its highest score right away, so that it would never go up in score later on..

In the meantime can you confirm for me that the cause of your item changing score is that it is in the launch history list?
75  DonationCoder.com Software / BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Does BrowserTraySwitch work on Win 8.1 x64? on: July 23, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
BrowserTraySwitch hasn't gotten much attention from me in the recent years.. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work with Windows 8, but it's possible that it doesn't..  If someone can confirm that it doesn't work, and has some insight into why the default browser registry settings wouldn't be effecting windows 8, I'm happy to update it.
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