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876  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: REQUEST: Add input to a topic I made in Opera's forum on: January 17, 2009, 08:41:08 AM
2Paul Keith
Nice post!

I share your opinion but I afraid that:
1. it's too late,
2. they have no guts to do something.

I've been using Opera since 6.x versions and AFAIR it always was in shadows. Sadly: you might get the feeling that some users are proud to have their browser unknown.

I knew Mozilla Suite back then, which was far better than first Fx (Firebird) versions but I remember how in no time popularity changed. Aggressive strategy gave good results: starting with more and more "Get Firefox" (it was so annoying for me that I had it blocked in UserCSS), through "This web page is best to be viewed in Firefox" and "IE hatred"... ending with few dirty tricks like "Crash IE project" (even sponsored by Google for a while).

All of that made people know about Firefox. Big scale strategy Opera should take long ago but they never did. Now it's the time that even if they do something, people will recognize that as copying other browsers. It is true that Opera invented tab browsing or had adds blocking for years but others made it famous. It is true that Opera is always trying to give new advanced features which they want to simplify but the way they do so is wrong. They they overdo that. Nice example is synchronisation tool.


I will be glad if your article meets nice responce but... I doubt it change something in Opera corporation Sad
877  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: what does the progress bar in super mean? on: January 16, 2009, 11:32:25 PM
Maybe they misled progress bar with some "waiting" control? Wink

BTW:
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878  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Comparer on: January 16, 2009, 11:05:59 PM
2Perry Mowbray
Thank you for information about it.
879  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com - Complaints, Problems, and Rooms for Improvement on: January 16, 2009, 01:44:17 PM
@Karol:
1. In-line images>> You mean Lightboxes for forums?
Not really. I am thinking about possibility to avoid using horizontal scrollbar when it's not needed. Opening a picture in new window could be OK.
880  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Leaked images of MS Office 14 on: January 16, 2009, 10:48:54 AM
It looks like the ribbon is sticking around  smiley

Unfortunately...

I have nothing against ribbon but a lot of people would like to have simple option to make it look like 2k3.
881  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Monkeys Have Hit The Button on: January 16, 2009, 06:22:50 AM
One thing they did wrong: they teased everyone about product availability.

Does anyone before placed big counter for private tests? It just pissed off few people because it had suggested that everyone will see Cairo. Such tricks should be only reserved for official releases.
882  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com - Complaints, Problems, and Rooms for Improvement on: January 16, 2009, 06:19:19 AM
Everything on my mind... go! Wink

1. In-line images

The most annoying things are in-line images.

Clicking on thumbnail makes picture bigger but this almost destroys whole layout of the webpage or gives unpleasant need for horizontal scrolling.

Good solution for that would be to give additional tag for popping out images in new browsers window or some overlay.

Other way is to give overlay control box similar to Internet Explorer's one with few options like:
- full screen (overlay),
- save to disc,
- fit width.

Another thing: it is hard for me to save enlarged images to my HDD. Sometimes it appears that Opera saved thumbnail only. Nice idea would be to have additional link below for download attached image (or inside mentioned box).

2. Advertisement

I've mentioned this once and will do that again: web buttons for DonationCoder.com might be excellent idea.

Many websites offer additional images to be placed in users' signatures, so DC should create the set of these for various parts or events.

3. FARR screenshots page

Navigation through all images is a pain for me now. Please consider better gallery mode (JS lytebox or something similar) which will not reload whole page.
883  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Monkeys Have Hit The Button on: January 15, 2009, 08:47:03 AM
2Zero3K
According to some info found on their website (FAQ?) the time for alpha is one month.
884  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Comparer on: January 14, 2009, 12:33:33 PM
Ha! I will be famous Wink
http://www.pcworld.com/do...3-page,2/description.html
885  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Comparer on: January 12, 2009, 01:01:10 PM
1.0.3.0 is available.

Since now when there is no thumbnails, "No preview" row will be hidden by default. This feature is now connected with "Show empty/error nodes" option., so the only way to see it again is checking it.

There is also the possibility to see files icons too.
When there is no thumbnail, icon will be shown. This procedure will also resize row's height when needed.

OK. 1.0.3.1 with two changes Wink

Ehhh.... I was careless and forgot about enabling panels after drag'n'drop so 1.0.3.2 had to be published.
886  DonationCoder.com Software / Circle Dock / Softpedia review on: January 11, 2009, 10:07:33 AM
Just a link:
http://www.softpedia.com/...e-Dock-Review-98927.shtml
887  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 10, 2009, 10:32:59 PM
2Deozaan
How does it look like without whole fancy-glassy Aero stuff? Is it possible to disable theming service?
888  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Electronic Arts (Compliment) on: January 10, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
2housetier
You're paying for a possibility to gain knowledge from tech support and for making You realise how small You are Wink

PS. I could never get through instruction because:

1. I am always trying to avoid "Program Files" directory while installing stuff,
2. no "Recycle Bin" icon here (I've disabled this feature long time ago).

I would rather like to ask EA about "Should I create missing elements first?"...
889  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 10, 2009, 02:36:26 PM
Ehhh. "No install.wim" error during install.
890  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 09, 2009, 07:15:07 PM
is there a "built into Windows" solution available?
Nope but there are few shell extensions for seeing that in file's properties window (ex. http://beeblebrox.org/hashtab/ ).
891  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 09, 2009, 06:48:45 PM
Microsoft would have to release some kind of small "ISO checker" program that people could download to verify that the torrent is complete/legitimate after it's finished downloading.
Simple MD5 or SHA1 would be enough.
892  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 09, 2009, 03:47:04 PM
2Darwin
Previously this page offered download links with possibility to choose versions according to language and 32/64 bits.
893  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 09, 2009, 02:42:15 PM
It looks like there is nothing on:
 http://technet.microsoft..../evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
Sad

Either they stopped due to server problems or counter got 2.5M.
894  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: windows 7 beta available for free Jan 9 (!) on: January 09, 2009, 02:05:03 PM
Almost 2h of trying to get there. Server is still too busy for me Sad


PS. Mozilla did better with Firefox Download Day.
895  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Request: Capture text from window or control on: January 09, 2009, 01:55:25 PM
I am using:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/sysexp.html

Some time ago I'd also written small utility with AHK for such purpose but later I found what you can see above.
896  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Press on: January 09, 2009, 01:44:13 PM
I am quite proud of the mention on ghacks Kiss
Me too, me too smiley

Additionally someone from PC World has just contacted with me about Comparer's review. I'll cross my fingers for everyone smiley
897  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC T-Shirts idea. on: January 08, 2009, 08:01:47 PM
2housetier
Hm, it looks like semacode is not very popular. There are many applications (online / desktop / mobile) which can read QR but I can't find anything valuable for semacode*. Two or three midlets but nothing for desktop. The only online reader is "facebook app". I don't have F. account so I don't even know what such term means Wink

*) This might not be completely true. You can find generators at least.
898  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC T-Shirts idea. on: January 08, 2009, 06:07:37 PM
2housetier
Hm. Google's reader and some sample applet from japanese site are saying that your avatar contains no data.
I will try firefox extension (2 available).
899  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC T-Shirts idea. on: January 08, 2009, 02:00:17 PM
2yksyks
Are they used at all?

As far as I can read on wiki, they are popular on Japan (on billboards).

I really like an idea like this:
1. you're walking on the street and see nice ad,
2. you take a photo of that and start reader app,
3. whoosh... you're on product's website.

It is definitely better than trying to type URL.

On the other hand: QR Codes might provide other usefull information (take a look on sample ZXing frontend).
900  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple Wheel macbook - revolutionary on: January 08, 2009, 10:05:14 AM
2Carol Haynes
You're wrong. Next one is replacing your *** and making sex using wheel Wink

Forehead is after that!
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