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251  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop on: September 20, 2012, 04:56:18 PM
Moving files from one cloud into another does exist, of course. Not sure about the other features

Source?
252  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop on: September 20, 2012, 04:49:00 PM
Why would Google spend time doing this, Tux? There are far too many competing services to justify this. Plus, if you are syncing from a dropbox account, wouldn't the data ALREADY be on your computer (or one you have access to)? Just point Google drive to that folder and your data is synced.

Show me another service that does a direct import of IMAP data from another service. The only way I've ever found to sync IMAP profiles is using a client and draggin/dropping between the two, or some clunky scripts that does it (imapsync).

But something tells me you already know this all of this, didn't you?
253  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Humble Indie Bundle 6 on: September 20, 2012, 01:11:57 PM
This is a great bundle for Vessel alone! Vessel is a fantastic game, well thought out, and addictive puzzle-style game play!
254  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop on: September 20, 2012, 12:59:40 PM
Oh, great, you can export the data you actually provided yourself. Now that's useful.

Would you rather not be able to get your data out? Seems like a standard export function that one would expect to be available...
255  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / ipv6-capable Linux/BSD firewall distribution on: September 19, 2012, 04:43:34 AM
All,

I am looking to repurpose my old media server (old p4 system) into a make-shift firewall appliance. One of my key requirements is to have ipv6 deployed internally. This would require a dhcpv6 implementation along with related ipv6 services.

Right now, I have an older machine running Windows 2008 Server acting as a firewall. I would like to re-purpose this machine to server as a secondary domain controller for Windows Server 2012 so I can test out NAP and a few other new features.

Any help is appreciated!
Josh
256  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.107.04 beta - Sep 23, 2012 on: September 18, 2012, 11:08:43 PM
YEAY! We are officially in beta for this release! Glad to see it. There are some nice features here that mouser has put in.

For those of you unfamiliar, you can now use environment variables to reference specific paths in the Windows environment. I personally define one as %google% which points to %userprofile\google drive (c:\users\username\google drive). This can help save a lot of typing. It was this feature that helped identify the lag caused by the custom folder icons (google drive, root of a drive, etc).

Additionally, the shellexec and updated "noresults alias" is a great feature. This helps design FARR to operate more like the run dialog in all versions of Windows. What I mean is this.

Normally, in FARR, you know the name of the program you want and type in an entry from the start menu and FARR finds it as it scans. Let's say, however, you want to directly launch an MMC applet (Disk management, event viewer, etc). Currently, farr does not index control panel applets and requires the use of specially crafted shortcuts. This presents a problem in that these shortcuts have to be created as new control panel applets are identified. My solution to this is to use the run dialog and type devmgmt.msc and launch the file directly since it is in the system path. FARR did not provide this capability. Additionally, some pages I launch by manually executing internet explorer (certain work sites and other sites that present problems in alternative browsers or activex enabled sites). For this, I always manually execute internet explorer and pass it the argument (iexplore www.google.com).

This new "no result" capability allows FARR to more closely mimic the run dialog functionality so that you can launch files directly if you know the name and it is in the system path, but not in a FARR search folder path (say, %windir%, which I don't think many would want scanned by FARR).

I did identify a way for mouser to poll a list of control panel applets in Windows Vista+ (Vista, 7, Cool using the registry since Microsoft has stopped using .cpl files for most functions. Hopefully this makes its way into a future FARR release so we can populate control panel applets and further enhance FARR.

I must say that mouser has done an exuberant amount of work on this release and I think it has progressed very nicely!

Mouser, I tip my hat to you!
257  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: In rememberance of....The antiquated hardware/software reminiscence thread on: September 18, 2012, 06:18:47 PM
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258  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARREnviormentVariables on: September 17, 2012, 02:33:28 PM
It is great to see this functionality being built-in to FARR. I have been helping mouser test out this feature. Very nice, if not as nice as, as is the original plugin developed by vitalyb!
259  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Steal Windows 8 and Microsoft probably won't mind? on: September 17, 2012, 11:45:47 AM
Nope, no trolling at all. "I says what I means and I means what I says" -Popeye
260  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Steal Windows 8 and Microsoft probably won't mind? on: September 16, 2012, 05:22:39 PM
As a user of Windows 8 for about 3 weeks now, I can say that I do not see the issues with the interface, operation, or configuration of the OS. I am actually quite enjoying it. It is well thought out and works quite nicely. Even made my 3 year old laptop feel a bit snappier.
261  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Roboform, crippling the export function and Bits Du Jour censorship on: September 14, 2012, 08:52:47 AM
BdJ just removed a whole slew of comments.
262  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Worms Revolution on: September 13, 2012, 12:14:55 PM
Downloading now!
263  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Web search as default when no entry was found? on: September 13, 2012, 12:10:27 PM
Mouser, perhaps this should be a configurable option that enables/disables this functionality? With this, I can now totally replace the run dialog as I use it!
264  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Worms Revolution on: September 13, 2012, 08:12:20 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKdmG7JEeY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKdmG7JEeY</a>

Cody is in Worms Revolution! Scroll to 1:48.
265  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Worms Revolution on: September 13, 2012, 05:41:53 AM
Count me in!
266  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / MOVED: DONE: Batch-create shortcuts from a CSV file on: September 12, 2012, 10:26:01 PM
This topic has been moved to Finished Programs.

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=32217.0
267  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Batch-create shortcuts from a CSV file on: September 12, 2012, 10:24:28 PM
Powershell is completely portable. You can run a PS1 script created on Windows 8 on a Windows XP system as long as all methods you call are not OS-dependent. This one is a simple WScript call, so it should work fine.

I am going to mess with yours and Target's tomorrow to see how they work. I figured I would take this as a learning opportunity but just in case I got stuck, I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask on DoCo either.

Either way, Powershell is a tool I already use and it is as powerful, if not more-so, as languages like Perl on Linux. You can access any part of the OS through the same commands. This makes automation in Windows quite easy. I use it primarily for SysAdmin level stuff, didn't think about using it for this until after I had made my initial post.

Thanks again for the quick replies!
268  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Batch-create shortcuts from a CSV file on: September 12, 2012, 09:26:50 PM
I appreciate the responses thus far! I must say that I am fairly proud that I just made this applet in powershell.

The intent behind this was to have a list of known control panel applets, and generate shortcuts to them. This is to aid mouser with a planned update to FARR and the way it calls the control panel applets.

I created a file named applets.txt, formatted it as such:
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  1. Shortcut (LNK) Title, Path to control.exe, and the argument to call to execute the desired applet

Here is the code for powershell tested on Windows 8 and verified to work:
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  1. # Create shortcuts to a known list of control panel applets from XP-Win8
  2. # File format for CSV is Shortcut Name, Path to control.exe (including control.exe in the path), Argument to call this control panel applet
  3. # Sample: Action Center, c:\windows\system32\control.exe, /name Microsoft.ActionCenter
  4.  
  5. $filename = import-csv "c:\temp\applets.txt"
  6. foreach ($i in $filename)
  7. {
  8. $ShortcutName = $i.Name
  9. $Target = $i.Path
  10. $Argument = $i.Argument
  11.  
  12. # Set the path to the shortcut LNK file
  13. $FullSPath = "$home\Desktop\Shortcuts\" + $ShortcutName + ".lnk"
  14.  
  15. ### Debug code to display the shortcut file name, target file name (control.exe path) and the executing argument.
  16. # write-host "Shortcut File Name: " $FullSPath " Target File: " $Target "  Argument: " $Argument
  17. # pause
  18. ### End debug code
  19.  
  20. # Establish a wscript shell variable
  21. $wshshell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
  22.  
  23. # Set the path to the target shortcut file (LNK)
  24. $lnk = $wshshell.CreateShortcut($FullSPath)
  25.  
  26. # Set the Target path to the executable file itself (control.exe)
  27. $lnk.TargetPath = $Target
  28.  
  29. # Set the argument (Control panel applet call)
  30. $lnk.Arguments = $i.Argument
  31.  
  32. # Write the shortcut
  33. $lnk.save()
  34. }

Source file attached for shortcuts
269  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Windows software shortcut (LNK) creator on: September 12, 2012, 07:47:21 PM
That would be awesome!
270  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Windows software shortcut (LNK) creator on: September 12, 2012, 07:33:50 PM
c.gingerich, is there any way you could modify this program to simply require the target path and link name and pull this info from a CSV file?
271  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: Batch-create shortcuts from a CSV file on: September 12, 2012, 07:26:38 PM
Hello all,

Here is what I want to achieve. I need to create around 80-90 shortcuts. I have a CSV file that is formatted as such:

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  1. Shortcut Title, Command

Is there a tool that can take this csv file and create shortscuts titled "Shortcut Title" and points to the "Command" executable or path?
272  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help me Improve my Culinary Card Game for Kickstarter: Cooking Party Cards on: September 12, 2012, 02:31:18 PM
Very cool!
273  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Long delay when using file system browsing on: September 12, 2012, 11:05:11 AM
Yes, it occurs each time you move folders, or type a letter.
274  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Long delay when using file system browsing on: September 12, 2012, 07:52:02 AM
I am experiencing large delays when browsing the file system using FARR. I have performed a clean installation and only have about 5 plugins installed (services control, env variables, farrprocs, farruninstall, and processkill).

Scenario: I want to browse for and launch a file in the c:\temp folder.

Execution:

1. I begin by typing c:\. At this point, FARR is trying to pull up the resources in the root of the C Drive. There is a slight delay, about 1-2 seconds, while this list is populated.
2. I start typing "temp". As soon as I type a character, FARR begins searching the FS. This can result in a 200-300ms delay per character typed.
3. I finish typing temp. At this point, depending on the number of files in c:\temp, there is a noticeable delay after typing the final letter or the corresponding \ "c:\temp\".
4. After this delay, the same issue appears from item 2.

Is this the norm? I do not remember the delay being as large when FARR initially received FS browsing, but I could be mistaken. This is on Windows 8 Pro.
275  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Service Control 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #3 on: September 12, 2012, 07:32:04 AM
Hmmm, for some reason it was not working last night. I just rebooted and it now appears to be working on Win8 Pro x64.

Have you considered adding a way to start/stop multiple services at a single time, or creating a "service group" to start/stop? For example, I have VMware installed and have the services set to start manually so they are not always running (VMware Auth Svc, VM Workstation Svr, VMware DHCP service, VMware NAT Service, VMware USB Arbitration svc).
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