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151  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Run a program with file(s) selected in Explorer on: March 26, 2013, 03:37:49 AM
I don't have a general solution. I wish it was possible to drag and drop files onto FARR search result items in the same way you can drag a drop a file (file.txt) on a shortcut to a program (firefox) to start that program with the file as command line parameter.

A quick way to open a file in explorer in a program that is not default for that filetype can be had through autohotkey:
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#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
#Enter::
#Lbutton::
send ^c
clipwait
run notepad.exe "%clipboard%"
#IfWinActive
Replace notepad.exe below with your VIM path. Then win+click a file in Explorer. Or select the file in Explorer and press win+Enter.
152  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [solved] FARR freeze after quick repeat of dolaunch appcap alias on: January 10, 2013, 10:44:40 AM
Ok. It is no problem really, I was just curious. I added a string of random letters at the end in that box. Then there's no unwanted matching and browsing is not impeded.
153  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [solved] FARR freeze after quick repeat of dolaunch appcap alias on: January 09, 2013, 02:20:04 PM
As a follow up, while troubleshooting I also discovered a tiny issue that I hadn't run into before: when you make a regex alias any string in the first editbox in the Edit Group Alias window is still active in FARR. That can give unexpected effects when using dolaunch and regex subpatterns. To see it, try this:
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1000>>>x>->dolaunch showmemo $$1>+>^x(\w+)$
type: x  FARR displays: $$1  <--- caused by the non regex alias
type: xa  FARR displays: a
type: xabc  FARR displays: abc
Is it by design or unintended that the non-regex alias is used even after a regex alias has been set up? Clearing the first editbox removes the effect of course. But putting text in that editbox is handy as a name the alias, for easy browsing through the list of aliases later on.
154  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / [solved] FARR freeze after quick repeat of dolaunch appcap alias on: January 08, 2013, 02:01:27 PM
I'm trying to make an alias that continuously pipes the FARR alias regex match text to an autohotkey script, the script processes that input and outputs a html file that in turn is after save refreshed in FARR. But I've run into a freeze problem.

Here is an easy way to reproduce it:
1. make this alias:
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1000>>>x>->dolaunch appcap C:\test.exe>+>^x(\d*)
2. compile this autohotkey code into C:\test.exe
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test = 1
3. open FARR and type x and then quickly type a string of numbers (with multiple keypresses).
FARR will now maximize its CPU (for one core) and no new commands are possible. To break the freeze a shutdown from the task manager is needed.

I've tried a few other alias designs using alternative commands but didn't find one that did all the things in the first sentence above.

I tried the below alias command chain together with an autohotkey line that saves the command line input to C:\test.html but the html doesn't reliably refresh after each run. I want to avoid adding delay/sleep times if possible.
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dolaunch showhtml . ;;; C:\test.exe "$$1" ;;; showfilehtml C:\test.html

Edit: Mouser has fixed it in Version 2.206.01  Thmbsup
[BugFix] AppCap function could hang FARR if it was repeatedly invoked many times per second.
155  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything is back -- with 1.3 beta on: January 05, 2013, 11:05:16 AM
Ok. It is still possible to filter out folders from the matches using the ! command when match path is active. For example, the search "football !E:" excludes "E:\football.txt" and "E:\folder\football.txt" but includes "C:\football.txt" in the match list.

I use autohotkey to quickly toggle such "filters" on/off. Here it is if anyone has use for it. update: I improved the script.

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#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
F12::
string = !"E:\test folder\"
toggle()
return

F11::
string = "ext:mp3"
toggle()
return

toggle() {
global
ControlGetText, x, Edit1, A
if x contains %string%%A_space%
 StringReplace, x, x, %string%%A_space%,,
else if x contains %string%
 StringReplace, x, x, %string%,,
else
  x = %string% %x%
 ControlSetText, Edit1, %x%, A
ControlFocus, Edit1, A
send {end}
}
#IfWinActive
156  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Everything is back -- with 1.3 beta on: January 05, 2013, 10:08:30 AM
This is what the GUI looks like now.
[attachimg=1]

The developer also writes that he/she wants to make Everything open source.

157  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Everything is back -- with 1.3 beta on: January 05, 2013, 09:06:06 AM
The free and amazingly quick search tool Everything has a new beta out - the first new release in around 4 years I think.  Thmbsup
http://forum.voidtools.co...wtopic.php?f=9&t=1552
158  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: January 03, 2013, 02:41:24 AM
Yes, single image mode is only for quick pretuning of the threshold before dropping a folder with many images. BookCrop is made only to do batch cropping as quickly and simply as possible. Good and fast single image cropping tools already exist in most image viewers/editors.
159  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: December 23, 2012, 04:12:12 AM
If the book tray of the scanner is constructed to automatically adjust sideways (drawer slides/ball bearings) then that won't be a big problem I think.
160  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: December 22, 2012, 11:45:14 AM
I'm glad you have use for it!  smiley

You can uncheck "show on startup" in side panel settings. Once the side panel is open you can close it by clicking the "?" again or pressing "esc" or "tab".

Readjusting as in drag and drop of a drawn rectangle doesn't work. But you can simply draw a new rectangle and the old one is replaced.
161  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: December 22, 2012, 05:43:43 AM
Hi akinomento,

For BookCrop to work you also need to install GraphicsMagick (using the installer, install it to whatever folder you want) and to download and place Jpegtran.exe (no installation needed) in the same folder as BookCrop. See under "installation" in the original post above for links or click the "?" in the lower corner inside BookCrop and you'll find the links there too.

There is no quality loss. Jpegtran does lossless jpg cropping.
162  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Video rant against Windows 8 on: December 21, 2012, 02:37:17 PM
Beneath the hood it's quite nice. I don't even have a problem with a flat look. (I actually prefer it. All my personal Nix boxes are set up with minimalist themes and flat icons.)

Just give us the option to permanently disable Metro - and ditch all the cloud nonsense they try to steer you into during the installation - and I'd recommend it without hesitation.
Yeah, the flat more minimal look is great, functional. If Metro was removed then it would basically be Win7 plus. I wish Microsoft would have taken the boatload of money likely spent on Metro and instead given it all to... Mouser! MS should have simply brought in FARR and used it as start menu replacement.
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Video rant against Windows 8 on: December 21, 2012, 01:15:04 PM
I like the energy in that video cheesy

That said, I still feel that a well designed service pack could do wonders for Win 8. If they put options to effectively disable the Metro stuff I'd probably go for it.
164  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: December 09, 2012, 01:50:59 PM
Phil, use the installer and install to any folder you want. BookCrop then reads the GraphicsMagick binary path from the registry. But jpegtran.exe on the other hand must be manually placed in the BookCrop folder. I will clarify that in the OP.
165  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / N.A.N.Y 2013 Submission - BookCrop on: December 08, 2012, 12:51:06 PM
NANY 2013 Entry Information

Application Name BookCrop
Short Description BookCrop quickly batch crops many jpeg photos of book pages
Supported OSes tested in Win7
Web Page http://nod5.dcmembers.com/bookcrop.html
Download Link http://nod5.dcmembers.com/downloads/bookcrop.zip
Author nod5
Description1. Drag and drop a folder of jpeg or tif images.
2. BookCrop overlays them all into one preview.
3. Draw a rectangle and click "crop" to lossless crop all images.
(4. or Ctrl+draw another rectangle to the right of the first to crop split each image to two files)
Use BookCrop on folders with right and left pages before ScanTailor when book scanning.
BookCrop is like Briss but for jpeg files.
See the application web page for more details and usage tips.
Screenshots[attachthumb=3][attachthumb=1][attachthumb=2]
InstallationUnzip BookCrop.
Download and install the latest GraphicsMagick (Q8 version is faster) to any folder, BookCrop automatically finds it.
Download libjpeg-turbo-1.3.0-gcc.exe (for 64bit get gcc64.exe) or newer and unzip the exe (with 7-zip) and browse to the \bin subfolder and copy jpegtran.exe and libjpeg-62.dll and place next to BookCrop.exe
Run BookCrop.exe
UninstallationDelete the BookCrop application folder.
Help me out with this:
- test it in Win xp, Vista and Win7 32bit
- let me know if you find any bugs

added updates:
- preview height now adapts to screen height.
- new option: crop to subfolder (keep originals).

edit 2013-06-22: updated the instruction above to fit new files and features
edit 2014-11-14: updated version with split batch job (left right) and rotation
166  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible on: November 09, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
I just want to keep Win7 because I have some unsupported old software that already has trouble running on Win7, so I'd imagine it's unlikely those software would suddenly run better on Win8...
What software? Maybe someone here is familiar with it and can say if it works on Windows 8. I have so far only tried Windows 8 in virtualization but everything I've tried to installed has worked fine.
167  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [DONE] lightweight pdf viewer and editor on: November 08, 2012, 09:27:55 AM
Extremely useful, since Sumatra doesn't lock in .pdf files, allowing editing and viewing at the same time.
Nice! I just tested it with a pdf in Sumatra and editor side by side. And indeed as soon as changes are saved in the editor they immediately appear in Sumatra. If some pdf editor can be set to autosave on any change then we could have real-time updates in Sumatra.
168  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [DONE] lightweight pdf viewer and editor on: November 07, 2012, 03:30:11 PM
Try this tomos (I have tested it in Acrobat but not Acrobat Reader)
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#IfWinActive, ahk_class AcrobatSDIWindow
F12::
send ^d  ;open file properties
winwaitactive, Document Properties
ControlGetText, xname, Static2, Document Properties
ControlGetText, xpath, Static18, Document Properties
send {esc}
ifexist %xpath%%xname%
 run [full path to pdf-xchange here] "%xpath%%xname%"
return
#IfWinActive
If it doesn't work, open Document Properties in Acrobat Reader and also open AU3_Spy that comes with Autohotkey. Hold the mouse over the filename in the properties window and check the ClassNN value in AU3_Spy. Replace Static2 above with that value. Repeat for the file path part of the properties window.
169  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [DONE] lightweight pdf viewer and editor on: November 05, 2012, 04:00:10 PM
Glad you like it. I updated the code with a small improvement.
170  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: [DONE] lightweight pdf viewer and editor on: November 05, 2012, 01:16:31 PM
I think this Autohotkey script will do what you want. Run it and then press F4 (or change it to some other hotkey) when Sumaptra is active to open the same document in nitro. You only need to change [path_to_nitro_folder] to whatever folder you have nitropdf installed in.
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#IfWinActive, ahk_class SUMATRA_PDF_FRAME
F4::
clipsave := ClipBoardAll
clipboard =
send ^d  ;open file properties
winwaitactive, Document Properties
send ^c  ;copy properties
clipwait
send {esc}
RegExMatch(clipboard, "U)File: (.*\.pdf)\R",xpath)  ;put pdf file path in variable
if xpath1 !=
 run [path_to_nitro_folder]\NitroPDF.exe "%xpath1%"
clipboard := clipsave
return
#IfWinActive
edit: fixed regex code and made run conditional on finding a matching pdf file (not epub or any other file type that Sumatra also supports)
171  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Neowin reviews Windows 8 - Leave your pre-conceived notions at the door on: October 24, 2012, 12:32:55 PM
That was the most informative Win8 review so far. Most of the new start screen stuff seems possible to skip so no problem there (why would anyone want such a thing where there is FARR? smiley ).

 I'm more worried about the Ribbonization of the GUI. Has that been shown possible to disable?
172  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... RAMdisk opinions on: September 24, 2012, 01:53:30 PM
For Windows 7 I recommend ImDisk. It is free and just works.
http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk 
173  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Do copy acceleration utilities actually lower file transfer speeds?" on: August 18, 2012, 05:04:53 AM
Ok, but doing a SHA1 check on a 150 MB file takes about 0,3 seconds on my system. So a bit over 0,6 seconds for a hash comparison. That is not so bad, especially compared to how Explorer works now, requestion user attention and delaying the file transfer with a popup window with a lot of text.
174  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Do copy acceleration utilities actually lower file transfer speeds?" on: August 13, 2012, 03:50:05 PM
A smarter file manager would do a file hash comparison and skip copying that file if the hashes match, all in the background.
That would be pretty disastrous speed-wise - definitely not something you want for a general file-copying routine smiley
I think it could be designed to avoid speed-problems in many use cases. First, the hashing would only be done for identical file names in source and target folder. Second, the user could configure how large files to do the automatic hash check for, depending on system speed and user preference. For example if the operation only ran for same named files under 100 Megabytes in size then would there really be any problematic slowdown on computer with a newish CPU? If you are copying thousands of files with name conflicts then yes, delays will add up. But a smart file manager could also calculate the total number of such conflicts prior to operation and, if the number reaches some upper limit, skip auto hashing and display the regular interaction popups (including the checkbox labelled something like "do this action for all similar files"). So smartly designed it could avoid the possible slow-down cases and still save the user time and attention in all other cases.
175  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: "Do copy acceleration utilities actually lower file transfer speeds?" on: August 12, 2012, 04:44:17 AM
file copying in Explorer in Windows 7 is sometimes slowed down by having to deal with dialogs like this
[attachimg=1]
It is sometimes useful but I dislike that it pops up even for files that are exact copies. A smarter file manager would do a file hash comparison and skip copying that file if the hashes match, all in the background.
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