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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bleep… Bittorrent unveils serverless & encrypted chat client on: November 21, 2014, 05:57:30 PM
BTW does the peer matching for Bittorrent Sync work the same way? Some write ups claim that Bittorrent Sync is more secure than Dropbox since the data isn't cloud stored. But if the client matching happens in the cloud a powerful agency could require the cloud operator to hand over the secret key and then use the key to access the Sync folder directly on the client. ...

Some recent new prompted BT to write this explainer that answer my old question above about Bittorrent Sync. Thought others might find it useful.
http://forum.bittorrent.c...-is-our-highest-priority/
Quote
- Folder hashes are not the folder key (secret). They are used to discover other peers with the same folder. The hashes cannot be used to obtain access to the folder; it is just a way to discover the IP addresses of devices with the same folder. Hashes also cannot be guessed; it is a 160 bit number, which means that it is cryptographically impossible to guess the hash of a specific folder.

-Links make use of standard public key cryptography to enable direct and secure key exchange between peers. The link itself cannot be used for decrypting the communication as it only contains the public keys of the machines involved in the exchange. After a direct connection is established (the user can verify that by comparing the certificate fingerprint for both peers) Sync will pass the folder key over an encrypted channel for the other peer. In addition, the public key and the folder hash appear after the # sign in the URL, which means that all modern browsers won’t even send this to the server. Additional features have been implemented to further secure the key exchange using links, including (1) the links automatically expire within 3 days (set as default) and (2) explicit approval is required by the inviting peer before any key exchange takes place (also set as a default).

- We host a tracker server for peer discovery; the tracker is only there to enable peers to find each other. It is not a part of the folder exchange. As mentioned earlier, the hashes cannot be used to obtain access to a folder.

- Sync security is completely dependent on client-side implementation. The public infrastructure is there to enable better connectivity and a more user-friendly folder sharing experience. Compromising the public infrastructure cannot impact the security of Sync
2  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Sumatra Highlight Helper on: November 21, 2014, 08:48:46 AM
Updated to version 141121

H = Highlight selected text + autosaves it into pdfname.pdf.smx
Ctrl+H = Remove all highlighting on this pdf page
Hold CapsLock + move mouse = Remove all highlighting mouse moves over
Win+H = Toggle highlighting visible/hidden
Y = Highlight selected text with red color
(Shift+)Ctrl+Win+PgUp/PgDn = Jump to next/prev (red) highlight page
(Shift+)Ctrl+Win+Home/End = Jump to first/Last (red) highlight page
3  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: November 14, 2014, 01:35:54 PM
2014-11-14: updated version with split batch job (left right) and rotation
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 11, 2014, 10:56:09 AM
Ah, didn't think to ask about that. Anyway, glad that it is working now.  smiley
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 11, 2014, 09:11:28 AM
Where you have installed Everything does not matter.

The script only opens images with these extensions jpg,jpeg,tif,png,gif (to change that edit line 23) - maybe you selected some images with other extensions?

Save and try this troubleshooting version of the script. The only difference is that it displays a popup message test1 when you press F4 and when IrFanView has loaded the first image and you press windows+left/right it should display three popups (test 2, 3, 4).
Do you get all those four popups?
Does the test1 popup include all the paths to the images selected in Everything?
Does the test3 popup show a number?
Does the test4 popup show a file path to one of the images selected in Everything?
[copy or print]
#NoEnv
SendMode Input
#SingleInstance force
 
GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe MaxView.exe
GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe i_view32.exe
GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe JPEGView.exe
 
#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
F4::
clipsaved := ClipboardAll  
clipboard =
send ^c
clipwait
x := clipboard
clipboard := clipsaved
clipsaved =
 
arr := {}
Loop, Parse, x, `n, `r
{
SplitPath, A_LoopField,,,xext
if xext in jpg,jpeg,tif,png,gif
arr.Insert(A_LoopField)
temp = %temp%`n%A_LoopField%
}
x = 0
msgbox test1:`n%temp%
gosub showfirst
return
#IfWinActive
 
#IfWinActive ahk_group xwin
#Right::
#Left::
showfirst:
msgbox test2
if (arr.MaxIndex()<1)or(x==arr.MaxIndex() and A_ThisHotkey=="#Right")or(x==1 and A_ThisHotkey=="#Left")
return
x += A_ThisHotkey == "#Left" ? -1 : 1
msgbox test3: number=%x%
do := arr[x]
msgbox test4: %do%
Run %do%
return
#IfWinActive
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 11, 2014, 02:14:41 AM
It has nothing to do with FARR. But obviously you need Everything. And one of the image viewers mentioned.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 10, 2014, 04:28:25 PM
IrfanView
I tried it again with IrFanView (portable version) just now and it works all right on my end.

Could you have some other script with the hotkey windows+left/windows+right that overrides this one? You can troubleshoot that by temporarily replacing the two instances of the string "#Right" in the .ahk source with some more unusual hotkey like "^#+i" (control+shift+win+i) and save and test if that makes a difference.

Did you try the .exe version or the .ahk version? If .ahk version, do you have the latest version of Autohotkey installed?

Edit: if someone else is reading this and has tried it with IrFanView on their system and found it working (or not), chip in.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 10, 2014, 02:12:29 PM
Yes I tried windows+right/windows+left - still does not work for me.
What image viewer are you using?
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 10, 2014, 02:12:14 PM
[removed, duplicate]
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Text editor with filtering of lines on: November 03, 2014, 06:42:27 PM
Wow! Lines filtering based on keywords/phrase is a really useful feature.  Thmbsup

I already use the features line bookmarks and code folding in text editors. But lines filtering complements those other two features. I wish both line bookmarks and lines filtering were available everywhere - not just in text editors! In web browser, pdf readers, word processors and so on.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: November 03, 2014, 06:19:33 PM
I for one am unable to get this script working.  It displays the first result image and then other non result images in the same folder.
It does not display the images found in other directories.
What image viewer are you trying the script with? Just to make sure, you are using windows+right/windows+left to move to display the next/previous of the selected images after the initial F4 press?
12  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Submission: sumatra_earmarks on: October 25, 2014, 06:21:17 PM
Chances are anyone who comes here and finds sumatra_earmarks usesful may also find my new sumatra_highlight_helper useful so that is why this sentence a few words back linked to it.
13  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Sumatra Highlight Helper on: October 25, 2014, 11:23:25 AM
sumatra_highlight_helper
Add, remove and jump between highlights in Sumatra PDF Prerelease version (needed for the highlight command)

Commands
H = Highlight selected text + autosaves it into pdfname.pdf.smx
Ctrl+H = Remove all highlighting on this pdf page
Hold CapsLock + move mouse = Remove all highlighting mouse moves over
Win+H = Toggle highlighting visible/hidden
Ctrl+Win+PgUp/PgDn = Jump to next/prev highlight page

Note
Sumatra Highlight Helper is really "feature request ware".
I hope the Sumatra PDF devs try and like the features and make them native.

Download & details on this link
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IDEA: a software that makes normal windows apps more touch friendly. on: September 30, 2014, 01:15:55 AM
The problem when you are using windows in desktop mode with a touch interface, is basically the size of the touchable things.
Yes indeed!

Some suggestions:

1. tweak the high DPI scaling settings.
http://www.howtogeek.com/...ays-and-fix-blurry-fonts/
http://www.howtogeek.com/...-in-windows-8.1-update-1/

2. Get Microsoft's Sysinternals application ZoomIt, set a hotkey for LiveZoom mode, make an autohotkey script to send that hotkey and finally make a shortcut to the script in the taskbar and on the desktop. Click the shortcut to toggle zoom on off. If you have any hardware buttons on the tablet (volume, lock mode, ...) that autohotkey can handle then consider triggering this toggle with them. It is easy to change volume in Win8 with touch through the charms bar anyway. Use this to zoom in and click on tiny things and then zoom back out. The autohotkey script could even be made to autozoom out after a few seconds to avoid having to click the shortcut again.
http://technet.microsoft....-us/sysinternals/bb897434

3. The above works ok I think but what is really missing is customizable gestures that can be tied to autohotkey. With that we could do almost anything. For example a triple finger swipe could zoom in/out. I've seen no solution for autohotkey for that. There are some post in the ahkscript forums talking about it but no developers there appears to be working on it. There is GamePlay from Gestureworks, https://gameplay.gestureworks.com/how-it-works , that I haven't tried. But they do custom buttons and only for specific applications/games AFAICT. If a few always on top buttons could be made to do the same operations on all windows í.e. toogle zoom in/out then that would be almost as good as custom gestures. I think there would be huge demand for a tool that simply delivers a few global swipe gestures that can trigger whatever code one wants.

EDIT:
I'm very glad you started this thread superboyac as it got me googling some more. I found TouchMe Gesture Studio http://www.yasharbahman.c...p/touchme-gesture-studio/ (app in Win app store, free trial). It sets up global gesture hotkeys! Since it can make a gesture like three finger swipe send a keyboard sequence we can use it to trigger autohotkey hotkeys. Which means we can make gestures that do almost anything smiley I'll try it some more and post back here if I run into any drawbacks.

EDIT2:
Ok, tried it some more and got to say: TouchMe is AWESOME! Microsoft should have paid the Minecraft money to the dev of this app instead cheesy
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: September 03, 2014, 06:52:51 AM
I'm sorry Saffron and I'm sorry Mouser! I really like the photo with Saffron and the "aubergine cup" for some reason. Because it doesn't look like just any old cup, it stands out? Just like animals are not all alike. You know I've heard people (not here!) go into "it was just an animal" kind of thinking and talking when the worst happens. Downplaying the terribleness. It hurts me especially when parents try to console children that way. The animals people share life with are individuals with their own personalities and quirks and likes and dislikes.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / alias syntax: any way to pad with blank lines? on: August 23, 2014, 03:42:23 AM
A very minor question/request: I have set FARR to display large icons and paths in the result list. Is there some alias syntax to, with the mentioned settings intact, pad the results list with blank lines? I've tried
[copy or print]
| /all_white.ico
but that displays "/all_white.ico" as path. Putting only
on a line makes an icon appear.

17  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: regular expressions 101 on: August 21, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
Nice find! Let me regexpress my gratitude to phitsc for posting about it.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bleep… Bittorrent unveils serverless & encrypted chat client on: August 15, 2014, 04:53:37 PM
Yeah Bittorrent Sync is great. Very simple to use compared to fiddling with a ftp server/client setup. And who knows maybe they have some solution to the question I posed. But it puzzles me that articles I've read on it doesn't ask about that, for example the MIT Review article "Sync Your Files without Trusting the Cloud".
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Bleep… Bittorrent unveils serverless & encrypted chat client on: August 15, 2014, 03:40:31 AM
Yeah, but how does the client know who to communicate your IP address to?
... like a torrent. There are trackers that know the locations of peers holding data. But they don't know what the content of the data is. And when the actual data of a message gets transferred, it's done peer-to-peer so there's no metadata passing through a central server where it can be easily intercepted. ... actual communication takes place directly between the parties themselves.
Are those trackers run by Bittorrent Inc?

BTW does the peer matching for Bittorrent Sync work the same way? Some write ups claim that Bittorrent Sync is more secure than Dropbox since the data isn't cloud stored. But if the client matching happens in the cloud a powerful agency could require the cloud operator to hand over the secret key and then use the key to access the Sync folder directly on the client. Likewise a malicious employee who previously would try to circumvent company security to access a client data item would now instead try to circumvent company security to get the client's secret key and with it get the data directly from the client. Bittorrent saves money on not having to host and transfer the data and client may see higher speeds. But is it in practice any more secure than Dropbox style services?
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 12, 2014, 08:10:30 AM
I actually try to tag all my saved photos. I use a custom ahk tool to tag many files quickly. I might release it as my N.A.N.Y. submission this year.

I don't use Picasa, IPTC is metadata (not in the file name) right? Do you have some way to first IPTC tag in Picasa and then convert those tags to filename tags?
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 12, 2014, 04:42:53 AM
Glad you like it. I should have added that this way of browsing/displaying images from many different folders is especially useful for those who do tagging in file names. Search Everything for ".jpg panda", all panda photos ever saved and tagged with panda in the name are listed, select all and run the hotkey to start browsing/displaying them all.
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Portable alternative for Cathy (cataloging freeware) that runs on Win7 64 bit? on: August 10, 2014, 05:05:59 PM
Everything now has support for File Lists. I haven't really tried that feature yet but from what I can grasp so far it could be used as a disc cataloger.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Append audio to video - command line on: August 10, 2014, 04:40:05 PM
Try this ffmpeg method:
[copy or print]
ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.mp3 -map 0:v -map 1:a -codec copy -shortest out.mp4

Edit: Afterwards realized you wrote "append". If you by that meant "add an audio track to play in parallel with the video" then the ffmpeg code should work. But not if you meant concatenation (first video, then afterwards some audio).
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Everything Search Engine: tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse on: August 08, 2014, 01:48:10 PM
The Everything Search Engine updated to version 1.3.4.686, after a steady stream of updates this summer.

As many here already know Everything very quickly searches through lots of file and folder names on NTFS hard drive. Great to instantly find that particular file you're looking for but forgot where you put. Together FARR and Everything make up a devastatingly dynamic file detection duo.  Grin

Let this be an open thread for tips, tricks, ideas and code for poweruse of Everything. I'll start.

1. In this post I showed how to quickly pass searches from FARR to Everything

2. I made an autohotkey script to quickly display and browse through all and only the images selected in Everything results, even when those images are from different folders.
Formatted for Autohotkey with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1.  
  2. GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe MaxView.exe
  3. GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe i_view32.exe
  4. GroupAdd,xwin,ahk_exe JPEGView.exe
  5.  
  6. #IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
  7. F4::
  8. clipsaved := ClipboardAll  
  9. send ^c
  10. clipboard := clipsaved
  11. clipsaved =
  12.  
  13. arr := {}
  14. Loop, Parse, x, `n, `r
  15. {
  16. if xext in jpg,jpeg,tif,png,gif
  17. arr.Insert(A_LoopField)
  18. }
  19. x = 0
  20. gosub showfirst
  21.  
  22. #IfWinActive ahk_group xwin
  23. #Right::
  24. #Left::
  25. showfirst:
  26. if (arr.MaxIndex()<1)or(x==arr.MaxIndex() and A_ThisHotkey=="#Right")or(x==1 and A_ThisHotkey=="#Left")
  27. x += A_ThisHotkey == "#Left" ? -1 : 1
  28. do := arr[x]
  29. Run %do%
If you have autohotkey installed you can run the attached .ahk file. Else run Everything_view_images.exe in the attached zip file (md5 hash c9bde6b19168c7c0593035b435b5c862 ). Next search with Everything and select some image files. Press F4. The first image will open in your default viewer. Next press win+right and win+left to display the next/previous of the selected images. The code should work if your default image viewer is MaxView or JPEGView or IrfanView and the viewer is set to "single instance" mode.
Want to change the hotkey? Edit line 10.
Want to try it with some other default viewer? Edit the filename on line 5 to that of your viewer's exe file.
Want to display the images in a non default viewer? Then also edit line 39 to something like
[copy or print]
Run "C:\Program Files\IrFanView\i_view32.exe" "%do%"
but with the application path for the preferred viewer.

3. The same approach as above could be used to do other quick operations on Everything results. For example a script that does GREP searches on the content of all selected files using a tool like Silver Searcher and list all detected content snippets.
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: help searching recipes.docx from farr? on: July 12, 2014, 05:05:29 AM
I like this idea ottenm, I hope you share whatever solution you end up with.  Thmbsup I'd like to add a third possible method: write a script that exports a link/URL to each recipe as separate .lnk files in some special folder. That is useful if you alternate between searching with FARR and some other tool like Everything, since both will find the recipe named .lnk files. I did something like that for Firefox bookmarks some years back here http://nod5.dcmembers.com/ffbookmarkunpacker.html Maybe the general approach and some code bits can be reused if you like that method.
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