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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Adobe does it again with a revised 'boot' policy - kick customer in teeth. on: October 09, 2013, 08:32:31 PM
That's a very generous offer x16wda thank you for making it.
I think keys are tied to Adobe ID's though.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Adobe does it again with a revised 'boot' policy - kick customer in teeth. on: October 09, 2013, 12:05:33 PM

Apart from the fiasco with 2.9 million compromised accounts...

Adobe has the following offer:

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Since introducing Photoshop CC, we’ve listened to feedback from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. We listened, and at Photoshop World we’re announcing a special offer for our loyal Photoshop customers. Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month

At the moment I have the full Adobe Creative Suite 6, which includes Photoshop and doesn't come cheap.
Even so, I thought I might take up this offer.
However, when I spoke to an Adobe sales rep. I discovered this. The offer is limited to those who have only the stand-alone Photoshop, not the full Creative Suite.
So, if you spent a few hundred on Photoshop alone, you're in. If you spent a few thousand on the whole suite, too bad, so sad.

I can't say that words fail me but those that spring to mind cannot be used here  Angry  Angry  Angry  Angry
 


128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Objective upgrade Netbook with XP to Netbook with Win 7 on: October 08, 2013, 01:52:35 PM
Thanks to everybody for the replies!

Plenty of good guidance here for me.

I'd forgotten (briefly) even the existence of Vista, which is why I was thinking of an XP to 7 upgrade. Given the circumstances I'll opt for a clean install of W7.

I use mainly Macrium Reflect Pro for backups, so that would be my first step (and second  smiley )

I'll trawl around the netbook for any keys I can find. I'll probably recommend some good freeware alternatives to anything I can't fix.

Mainly, this machine will be for internet browsing (NOT with IE), email, data, some utils to make life more pleasant/safe, and a few basic games. That's probably not too challenging, even for a low-resource machine.

The reason for changing is that XP is moving out of support. If I could keep this thing off of the internet it would be XP for ever.

As always, DC is a great starting point to gather informed opinion  Thmbsup  Thmbsup  Thmbsup
 

129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Objective upgrade Netbook with XP to Netbook with Win 7 on: October 07, 2013, 10:38:38 PM

In a classic case of the blind leading the blind I have to help someone upgrade her XP netbook to Windows 7.

At the moment I don't have an available copy of Windows 7 so I'd welcome any suggestions about where to get one these days.

The netbook will boot from a USB stick.
It has an Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor.
1 GB memory.
160 GB hard drive.

So, my questions are

    Assuming I can get my hands on new Windows 7 DVD, what's the best way to go about creating a bootable USB stick and getting the DVD contents onto that?

    Any idea if Windows 7 will update the existing XP leaving things intact (data and executables)?

    Which version of Win7 should I be looking for?


(The software now on the machine is legitimate but nobody knows where the installation media are, nor does there appear to be a record of serial numbers. Having to wipe the drive will therefore have unhappy consequences.)

Your help would be appreciated.
 
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Vocab tune-up on: September 29, 2013, 10:38:53 AM
maybe *you* have a fifter I could kiff ?
fo forry, fad to fay no fifter.  Sad

Actually, that would be 'kiſs your ſiſter', consistent with the post-medieval/pre-modern usage of the archaic 'long s'w
Glad to see it go, really.  I've a spelling-nazi streak in me that would have been driven to fits...
True, but I haven't a long s on my f-ing keyboard   ohmy
 
131  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 25, 2013, 07:22:38 PM
Even better would be if we could come up with some unique interesting functionality that would justify this tool's existence.
I know this is outre but what's the possibility of being able to search for images based on colour content. E.g., show me anything that's predominantly blue/has at least 10% red/only b&w?
 
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New App - Floating Ruler - Feedback? on: September 10, 2013, 09:57:45 PM
Thanks!  Thmbsup

133  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Capture Benefits on: September 08, 2013, 10:28:47 PM
The more I use ScreenshotCaptor, the more I like it... and the more new (to me) things I discover about it.

mouser is ever the gentleman when fielding requests, as well as a skilled and inventive programmer.

For what more could one ask?
 
134  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: The Great Screenshot Captor Ruler Debate Thread on: September 08, 2013, 06:39:19 PM
Personally, I'd like more people to help light a fire under Renegade's butt to get him to finish this ruler. I have found it to be quite useful for just about anything I could need a ruler on my screen for.
Cor, strike a light, I'll match that request!  onfire
 
135  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 08, 2013, 02:06:12 PM
So I've thought about this a bit more, some random thoughts:

with a little bit of work, one can already configure a free image gallery/browser/search tool to use with SC.  In fact I encourage people to find some good ones and we can make .sctool files for them to share make it trivial to use with SC.

I welcome thoughts on existing free image browsers/searchers, and thoughts on whether it would be worth creating a new one.

As Cranioscopical said, a primary feature of this tool should be the ability to quickly see the recursive contents of folders and quickly search and filter, with rapidly adjustable thumbnail sizes and sort by different properties.

Some good, free image viewers are mentioned in a review on Gizmo's freeware..

My own thoughts are these:

Stepping back a bit, SC is all about screenshots. They arrive in a single location, and they are in a limited set of formats. It's easy to get fired up about, and carried away by, thoughts of hunting through multiple drives, displaying RAW images, sorting, batch processing... etc. but most of us do have other image tools that can be set to handle SC's output. Having SC try to assume (any of) those tasks is a bit like putting the cart before the horse.

The more I think about it, the more I come to realize that SC already has *almost* everything that I would want for my selfish purpose. If SC itself could be induced (optionally) to search and display a flat view of the contents of its own sub-folders, that would pretty much do it for me. In combination with the existing ability to display multiple columns of thumbnails it would be just about perfect. Opening another window, or calling another application would detract from the appealing single-mindedness of what SC now offers.
 




136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tracking ships and aircraft - something interesting on: September 07, 2013, 11:58:13 PM

Interesting stuff, thanks for posting! You're right, a lot of time could be spent playing with this

The Premium service of FlightRadar24 will allow you to point your smartphone camera at a overflying plane and have it identified.
Apparently I don't need the premium service. I pointed my phone at what I thought was a plane and used the subsequent deposit to identify a seagull.  Thmbsup
 
137  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor Early Beta Release: v4.6.4 Beta - Sep 11, 2013 on: September 07, 2013, 05:24:43 PM
mouser, since you asked...

Maintaining my reputation for being as thick as two short planks, I failed to read the text in that bottom panel (largely because I was in object mode already, so I didn't notice anything change). Once I did see it, it took me about 3 minutes to locate the white cursor (because it's a white arrow). 

Do you think that separating further the object tools from the other items on the vertical toolbar might help, i.e. introducing a larger gap between 'Configure' and 'Selection modes'?

Do you think that "You are currently in object-editing mode." could be made to stand out within the panel in some way?
 
138  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 06, 2013, 08:44:13 PM
In my household we'd have one vote for each, I'm afraid  Grin  ohmy  embarassed
139  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 06, 2013, 04:41:52 PM
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What might be useful for the search bar would be the ability to search subfolders and display appropriate images all in the same view but that's asking rather a lot.

yes, i was thinking this myself.  this is something a gallery view could be made to do.
In that case, try to have it ready by tomorrow afternoon, would you?  Thmbsup  Grin  Grin  Grin
140  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 06, 2013, 04:29:26 PM
what i mean is a kind of Gallery mode that you could switch in and out of, which would basically just show a full page of thumbnails in a grid, for quick browsing, searching, deleting, etc.
Probably, if it has an option for enlargement of whichever thumbnail is made 'active' either when using arrow keys to scroll the thumbnails or by pointing with the mouse.

The tiny drawback with using thumbnails for a 'gallery' is that that one can't scroll through all of them continuously with the arrow keys — only through each row or column. Mouse scrolling, however, is great as one just has to click to see the main image (which is especially good with AutoFit checked).

In my view, since SC is already so good at yielding a pseudo-gallery view, spending lots of time on 'improving' it might result in a beautifully gilded lily.

What might be useful for the search bar would be the ability to search subfolders and display appropriate images all in the same view but that's asking rather a lot.
 
Anyway, thanks very much for the recent improvements, SC goes from strength to strength!
 
Now, if only you could placate those cross hairs...  Cool
 
141  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor Early Beta Release: v4.6.4 Beta - Sep 11, 2013 on: September 06, 2013, 01:37:40 PM
What do you think of this?
An extremely good idea.  Thmbsup  Thmbsup  Thmbsup
I have to stop and think what to do every time either that happens to me or I want to use object editing mode (thinking hurts my brain).

Plus, I just mentioned another benefit of SC in this other SC topic, which is how to get a useful gallery view.
 
142  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Poor man's 'gallery view' in Screenshot Capture on: September 06, 2013, 01:33:53 PM

Often, I read comments on DC from people doing things that seem perfectly obvious to them and yet are enlightening to me.  So, while I expect that many do already what I describe below, this feature of SC is so useful that I thought I'd mention it.

I refer to the fact that by setting the icon size for the left panel to the standard 96x96 and making the panel wider I get a pretty good 'gallery view' of whatever I want to look through. (The new search bar is an additional convenience.)
 
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143  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: WinSendkeys: Latest version thread. Version 3.2.1, released 2011-10-01 on: September 04, 2013, 08:12:19 PM
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When I put a WinSendKeys command in a TCC batch file, the shell changes the window title to append the currently running command. So now the windowname string I specified after the -w switch is also on the TCC console and WinSendKeys sends to wrong window.

Can't you have your TCC batch file specify what its (own) window title should be (WINDOW command, perhaps)?
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Vocab tune-up on: August 29, 2013, 08:39:57 PM
maybe *you* have a fifter I could kiff ?
fo forry, fad to fay no fifter.  Sad
 
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Vocab tune-up on: August 29, 2013, 05:02:28 PM
English was in a state of flux around 1600, changing towards what we know today.
And thank goodness for that — I mean to say,  who'd want to kiff onef fifter?
 
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Off-brand li-ion camera batteries - personal experiences/recommendations, please on: August 29, 2013, 09:06:17 AM
Thanks to all for the new info.  Thmbsup

I picked up a couple of batteries that were very inexpensive. They claim to be the same brand as the original but the price denies this. So far, performance is the same as the original.

If/when these induce exploding camera syndrome I'll post again. At least I won't need expensive software to blow up my snaps.
 
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: CAPshift and Windows 7 on: August 26, 2013, 04:19:25 PM
I see you've had a suggestion that might help you  smiley

Depending on what you want to do, this topic also might be helpful to you (click here)
 
148  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Database size on: August 26, 2013, 08:50:40 AM
Sigh sometimes i wonder how i find my feet in the morning.
Tried removing your socks before sleeping?
 
149  DonationCoder.com Software / Skrommel's Software / Re: CAPshift and Windows 7 on: August 26, 2013, 08:44:34 AM
Hi Vincent,

I have had the same experience myself where a coding snack no longer works.

I'm afraid that some of the older coding snacks were written before the advent of W7. Changes to the O/S will have broken those particular items. Since many users still employ older systems I assume that those 'snacks' remain for their benefit. You could try posting a request for someone to rewrite this item, always assuming that the functions are still available for manipulation.

Sorry that this one doesn't work for you but at least you now know that it's not an issue for you alone.

There is a lot more free material available that will work for you.  I hope you can have fun with some of that.
 
150  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor Early Beta Release: v4.6.4 Beta - Sep 11, 2013 on: August 25, 2013, 04:24:38 PM
looks like you need to re-download (or i need to re-upload).
So, I did.

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