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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Clipboard help and spell program to work with my android phone on: November 22, 2013, 05:34:07 PM
You are right, Clipsync is useful. It saves me from a lot of typing on tiny keyboards.  thumbs up
127  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.23.01 - Nov 22, 2013 on: November 22, 2013, 11:29:52 AM
Ok it's official:
v2.23.01 - Nov 22, 2013

And very nice, too!

Thank you fro enhancing a long-time favorite!  thumbs up
 

128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Amazing Video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" on: November 21, 2013, 01:41:57 PM
Can anyone think of any other music video of any kind, where people were lip syncing the song but in a context where the words had no relation to the activity they were engaged in, like this video does?
Can't think of another video but my wife and I have conversations very much in this manner... almost every day!
 
You're not surprised, you say?
 
129  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge and Alpha: ImgFloat (a tool for Screenshot Captor) on: November 21, 2013, 01:25:37 PM
Yeah... I plan to add some sort of setting for that next smiley

Excellent!

FWIW, also works fine on W8.1 32- & 64-bit versions here.  thumbs up  thumbs up
 
130  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Pledge and Alpha: ImgFloat (a tool for Screenshot Captor) on: November 20, 2013, 11:02:07 PM
That's nice!

Works fine here on W7-64 SP 1.

Re opacity, it would be handy if there could be a toggle (double-click?) between transparent and opaque.
131  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.23.01 - Nov 22, 2013 on: November 19, 2013, 05:27:40 PM
Just when I began to wonder if CH+S could get any better... it did! Works very nicely.

I must say that the options panels in CH+S (and others of mouser's programs seem to be growing more difficult to navigate). The demo movies help with that, fortunately.
 
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: new Site for my Software on: November 07, 2013, 10:57:39 PM

Good going MA, you're miles ahead of where you were recently.

 thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

 
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to avoid creating/using a Microsoft Account when upgrading to Win 8.1 on: November 06, 2013, 07:06:21 PM
While they maintain they did "nothing..."
MS put up a banner across my wife's screen urging her to upgrade

There was something to that effect mumbled in passing.

Still, it's a hell of a bind to put someone in since they were traveling by car when the whole thing kicked off.

Yup, when one tells it to move on it just doesn't w8, it gets right into the download without ado — no second chances. Had I not been okay with doing the 'upgrade' I'd have been appalled. As it was I sat there wondering just how many people were going to get screwed by this — it's a really dumb way to do things.
 
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to avoid creating/using a Microsoft Account when upgrading to Win 8.1 on: November 06, 2013, 06:45:56 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this and didn't want to start another thread, so...  cheesy

Had a client (who was out of town) call today in low grade ballistic mode after apparently their Windows 8 laptop just decided to up and start upgrading itself. Luckily I had stashed a copy of the installer for their cellular broadband card - which the 8.1 upgrade broke - on the laptop so I could get them back online over the phone.

Has anyone else heard of that bizarre behavior?

Yeah, just last night I wanted to look up something about W8.1 and came across a thread somewhere that was stiff with such complaints. Did your client really do absolutely nothing to start that going?

There's this, too — MS put up a banner across my wife's screen urging her to upgrade. No obvious (to her) way to get out of it, When I saw it I though ti was some sort of scam but, no, in the end it led to the store.

OTOH I've 'upgraded' two machines now with no significant glitches.
 
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to avoid creating/using a Microsoft Account when upgrading to Win 8.1 on: November 04, 2013, 04:17:14 AM
Finally! Today I found time to update Win8 to Win8.1. This after a week when Murphy pitched his tent in our yard.

Everything went smoothly the first time round. Thanks to the advice in this topic I was able to avoid opening accounts that I don't want.
So, thanks to all.  Thmbsup

(The 8.1 Start screen is the most garish thing I've seen since the WWW began.)

136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to avoid creating/using a Microsoft Account when upgrading to Win 8.1 on: October 21, 2013, 07:38:11 PM
How did you get hold of 8.1 to begin with? I thought one had to have a Microsoft account to obtain the upgrade.

It's on page 1 of Metro Shopping in Windows 8
Thanks. I haven't even looked at that. The one time I tried to it wanted me to have a MS account.


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(I'm on such a slow internet connection that probably it is academic.)

It's a 2.83Gb download.
The next time I have a month to spare... Oh, and is that 64- and 32-bit, I have both here?

It looks as if my only options will be stick with 8 or pay for the upgrade on a physical medium (always assuming that I don't have to pay the full price for the O/S a second time.

Thanks for the info btw  thumbs up
 
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to avoid creating/using a Microsoft Account when upgrading to Win 8.1 on: October 21, 2013, 04:50:15 PM
How did you get hold of 8.1 to begin with? I thought one had to have a Microsoft account to obtain the upgrade.

(I'm on such a slow internet connection that probably it is academic.)
138  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: I want a badge. on: October 19, 2013, 09:45:10 AM
i don't want to have to do anything.  Possible?
then do something impossible.

139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Physics Discovery May Someday Boost Computer Processing Power on: October 17, 2013, 11:27:50 PM
I shot the big boss(research project head.. I guess you could say in more ways than one) in the back of the head with a  CO2 Laser.  It didn't hurt him.  But it sure messed up his hair style.   Thmbsup
Now his parting is such sweet sorrow.
 
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: October 16, 2013, 06:48:08 PM
Thanks for the tip re Network Connection 4WD  thumbs up

The minuum keyboard can be useful on small screens (not free).
 
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Adobe admits 2.9 million customer accounts compromised on: October 10, 2013, 03:52:52 PM
it sounds like maybe only some people's CC info was taken
You wish!  Sad

They were unforgivably late contacting me as well. To rub salt into the wound, their password-reset page wouldn't identify my Adobe ID, so I had to spend the best part of 90 minutes on the phone with a delightfully pleasant lady from India while she tried all manner of things. Her helpful attitude did quite a bit to mitigate what was my very bad impression of Adobe (see here also). Just goes to show you how important it is to have good people on the front lines.
 

 
142  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.
143  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
 


144  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
 

145  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.
 
146  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
 
147  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?
 
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: New App - Floating Ruler - Feedback? on: September 10, 2013, 09:57:45 PM
Thanks!  Thmbsup

149  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?
 
150  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
 
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