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151  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: howto+script for android phone as 5 action programmable PC remote on: March 09, 2011, 06:01:57 PM
Hi. I wasn't sure where to post this; it is mostly a howto but includes a small autohotkey script.

A process for using an android phone as a remote control for five autohotkey actions of your choice. I exemplify with remote control of the audio player Xmplay. But the autohotkey commands can be changed to whatever you want to do.

1. install premotedroid on android phone
https://market.android.co...pierre.remotedroid.client
2. install premote server on computer http://code.google.com/p/premotedroid

3. in premotedroid on phone, set up new wifi connection (enter your wifi details)

4. in xmplay > options > shortcuts, create some unusual keyboard combination shortcuts for 5 actions. For example:

(make the shortcuts global)
ctrl+alt+shift+y  -- current track - play pause
ctrl+alt+shift+u  -- change track - prev
ctrl+alt+shift+i  -- change track - next
ctrl+alt+shift+o  -- DSP - vol up
ctrl+alt+shift+p  -- DSP - vol down

5. install the scripting language autohotkey
http://www.autohotkey.com/

6. save the below code as premote.ahk (if you added other shortcuts keys in xmplay then first edit the sendinput code; see http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/Send.htm ). The script, when running, "reroutes" all mouse clicks/scrolls to instead send the xmplay shortcuts keyboard combinations.
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LBUTTON:: sendinput !^+y ;PAUSE
MBUTTON:: sendinput !^+u ;PREV
RBUTTON:: sendinput !^+i ;NEXT
WheelDown:: sendinput !^+o ;VOL DOWN
WheelUp:: sendinput !^+p ;VOL UP
^escape:: exitapp ;control esc to exit
7. run xmplay, turn on wifi, run premotedroid server, run premote.ahk (doubleclick).

Now you can control xmplay with the mouse buttons + scrollbar in the premotedroid app on your phone (scrollbar = right edge of of the screen in premotedroid).

note: to exit script and restore standard mouse button functionality on the computer do ctrl+escape on the computer keyboard. Or ctrl+rightclick the scripts trayicon and ctrl+leftclick "exit".

edit:
For control of Xmplay you can skip step 4 (hotkey setup) by switching to the code below in step 6:
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LBUTTON:: PostMessage 0x41a, 80, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;PAUSE
MBUTTON:: PostMessage 0x41a, 129, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;PREV
RBUTTON:: PostMessage 0x41a, 128, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;NEXT
WheelDown:: PostMessage 0x41a, 513, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;VOL DOWN
WheelUp:: PostMessage 0x41a, 512, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;VOL UP
^escape::exitapp ;control esc to exit
LBUTTON & WheelUp:: PostMessage 0x41a, 82, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;longpress lbutton then scroll up to fast forward in track
LBUTTON & WheelDown:: PostMessage 0x41a, 83, 0,, ahk_class XMPLAY-MAIN ;longpress lbutton then scroll down to rewind in track
152  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Bvckup on: October 15, 2010, 01:04:30 PM
Impressive features! I'm using SyncBack but the deltacopy feature sounds useful so I'll test switching to this.

I only have one questions: how do you pronounce the name?  cheesy "bvackup"? "bee-vee-cup"?
153  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: August 20, 2010, 05:46:06 AM
One more revision: Tripletap to copy only filename(s) w/o path. Now also works on Desktop.
[copy or print]
;-- doubletap ctrl+c to copy path(s) in everything and explorer
;-- tripletap ctrl+c to copy filename(s)
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
~^c::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
~^c::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
~^c::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class Progman
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey% ;-- doubletap
{
clipboard = %Clipboard%

if xtriple = %A_ThisHotkey% ;-- tripletap
{
sleep 100
clipboard := RegExReplace(clipboard, "m)^.*\\(.*)$", "$1")
xtriple =
}
else
 xtriple = %A_ThisHotkey%
}
else
xtriple =
else
xtriple =
return
#IfWinActive
154  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Review/Tips: "Scanning - VueScan and Associates" Pt.I: Intro & Bookscanning on: August 14, 2010, 02:24:45 PM
Hi again brahman,
Right, I really only had OCR for keyword searches in mind but didn't make that clear. I haven't even tried using tesseract to make accurate standalone plaintext versions of scanned documents (I very seldom need that). But if/when I do I'll keep the Abby advice in mind.

I haven't tried ScanKromsator either. I went with ST since it seemed more geared for speed when processing batches of pages. I think its output (and similarly for SK from what I've read) is really, really impressive. I was blown away when I first tried ST in combination with djvulibre! The final output was very close in quality to pdfs made directly from a text file. This is one area where software and hardware seems to develop very fast now. In a world where hundreds of millions of people will over the coming years likely buy an ebook reading device/pad/thingy I guess things will just speed up even more.
155  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for August 13th, 2010 - "Heat Waving" on: August 14, 2010, 05:35:26 AM
thank you mouser!
156  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Review/Tips: "Scanning - VueScan and Associates" Pt.I: Intro & Bookscanning on: August 14, 2010, 05:29:40 AM
Fantastic review brahman!  Thmbsup

Some remarks on book/document scanning:

My experience is that scanning to 400 dpi grayscale gives near perfect, OCR'able output after postprocessing. I've found no need for higher dpi for regular black and white text documents.

ScanTailor is excellent. A support forum is here: http://www.diybookscanner...g/forum/viewforum.php?f=8 . The amazing diybookscanner.org forum is an incredible general resource on the hardware and software process of book scanning, though most hardware focus is on cool camera based DIY scanner builds. A very helpful and friendly forum.

I have made TiffDjvuOcr, a windows frontend app (for tesseract, djvulibre and imagemagick) that inputs ScanTailor processed .tiffs and outputs an OCRed djvu in one drag and drop step
http://nod5.dcmembers.com/tiffdjvuocr.html

A new, similar but more powerful linux frontend is djvubind
http://code.google.com/p/djvubind/
http://www.diybookscanner...ewtopic.php?f=3&t=521
157  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: July 26, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
One more (last?  smiley) revision: there's no need for separate autohotkey code for path copying in Everything and Explorer. (one could also try removing the IfWinActive parts completely. The hotkey then likely works fine in all apps that use ctrl+c to put files on the clipboard for copying. But there might be hickups in apps that use ctrl+c for something else so I'll keep the limits.)
[copy or print]
;-- doubletap ctrl+c to copy path in everything and explorer
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
~^c::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
~^c::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey%
clipboard = %Clipboard%
return
#IfWinActive
158  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: July 24, 2010, 12:51:05 PM
Yes, if you're putting the above into one "master script" then it might interfere with other things. You can add a #IfWinActive below the controlgettext row in my code to prevent that I think.
http://www.autohotkey.com...commands/_IfWinActive.htm

Re explorer: Explorer with tree view pane on has a different ahk_class. Could that be the problem? Try this:
[copy or print]
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey%
clipboard = %Clipboard%
return
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey%
clipboard = %Clipboard%
return
#IfWinActive
159  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: July 24, 2010, 05:21:25 AM
Armando, I've had that problem with Everything too but I use autohotkey (surprise, surprise!  Grin) to copy the full file path in Everything with control+shift+c:
[copy or print]
#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
^+c::
controlgettext, clipboard, msctls_statusbar321, ahk_class EVERYTHING
return

edit: I just thought of an alternative solution: do control+c twice rapidly
[copy or print]
#IfWinActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey%
controlgettext, clipboard, msctls_statusbar321, ahk_class EVERYTHING
return

edit2: just realized that that last solution works just as well for windows explorer - yay!
[copy or print]
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
~^c::
if A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500
if A_PriorHotkey = %A_ThisHotkey%
clipboard = %Clipboard%
return
160  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: INDEX/CACHE vs REALTIME on: July 23, 2010, 04:26:08 PM
In addition to the everything plugins you can also use a FARR alias to quickly open a separate Everything window with a search phrase. I use two spaces at the end of a FARR searchphrase as regex pattern. Very handy as you can first search with FARR and, if what you're looking for isn't found in a second or two, just tap space space.

regular expression pattern box:
^(.*)\s\s$
Results box:
Everything Search: $$1 | dolaunch C:\Program files\Everything\Everything.exe -search "$$1"

(modify the path to fit your installation directory)
161  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.107.04 beta - Sep 23, 2012 on: July 10, 2010, 02:41:23 PM
reckoner, you can create an alias for that (option > lists > aliases/groups > myaliases > right click and create new.

In the "regular expression" box, add this:

In the "Results" box add actions you want executed when you type ";1" (see FARR helpfile for details on commands).
Example:
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.| dolaunch htmlviewurl http://www.fifa.com/ ;;;setsize 300,600,300,600

(This would display the webpage fifa.com in the FARR window immediately when you type ";1")
162  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: What hotkey(s) do *you* use to trigger FARR? on: June 22, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
Pause to show/hide FARR.

ctrl + Pause to open FARR and let it look up the (previously) selected text in a dictionary

I also have an autohotkey script to use Scroll Lock to clear the FARR inputbox and enter some FARR alias (which varies, currently it "alb" for the albumdisplayer plugin). You can hit that combo (pause and then scrollbreak) very quickly.
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Google Goes FARR... sorta on: June 22, 2010, 11:54:30 AM
I just read about googlecl on another site. My first thought was: hey, this would be cool to hook up to FARR! smiley
164  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How safe is it to run portable apps on public computers? on: June 22, 2010, 11:48:17 AM
now, this immediately suggests that an extremely useful feature for a vpn/remoteconnect tool would be the use of one-time pads, single-use passwords, hardware key ids.  anyone know of any vpn/remote desktop that supports this?
That would be really useful! But I don't know of one. I also think it is outright weird that big services like gmail doesn't offer something like that already. You could log in with your regular password and generate and print out 10 temporary passwords that each expire after one use (and to make new ones you'd need the regular pw again).

In response to the original post, I'd definitely try to avoid public computers when accessing work computers or mail servers remotely. Are you sure that a mobile phone with basic internet capacities (like mail) won't be enough? Or a phone tethered to a netbook. (Ok, the OP said he was travelling laptop-free but a tiny netbook add so little weight and bulk that I have a hard time figuring out when it wouldn't be possible to bring.)
165  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: June 12, 2010, 09:16:16 AM
Hm, then I'm afraid I don't know how to solve this. In Firefox 3 doing those steps should result in a bookmarks.html at the standard location. Here is the relevant mozillapage: http://kb.mozillazine.org....bookmarks.autoExportHTML
166  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: June 11, 2010, 01:12:20 PM
That's the path to a regular FF profile. The script only works on the special bookmarks.html file. Maybe you haven't done this:
- type "about:config" in firefox inputbar
- type "browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML"
- set it to "true"
- close firefox
After that the bookmarks.html file should be generated, and updated, on each firefox restart. And then the FFBookmarkUnpacker should work.
167  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Second Wind - beautiful student animation on: June 11, 2010, 12:00:20 PM
Amazing! I enjoyed that a lot. The tone, coloring and content reminded me of the indie game Braid, http://www.braid-game.com/ .
168  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: June 11, 2010, 11:51:56 AM
Hi Frank,
there's no current ini setting for that. I didn't think it would be needed. To debug this can you tell me the path to the boomarks.html file on your system?

If you have autohotkey installed (or install it, it is free autohotkey.com) then you can easily change the path in FFBookmarkUnpacker.ahk and then run that file instead of the exe (or compile a exe from it). Just replace every instance of this string in the code (3 instances) with a full path to your bookmarks.html file:
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%A_AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kutppos6.default\bookmarks.html
169  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: how can i disable the status bar in farr window? on: May 23, 2010, 10:43:26 AM
masu, if you like me wish to keep your FARR gui as minimalistic as possible then check the slender farr skin in this thread:
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=7949.0
Also note the AHK script I posted there that hides all text from the statusbar (it grabs much less attention without text):
http://www.donationcoder....=7949.msg172845#msg172845
170  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: help convert short text manipulations code from perl to AHK on: May 17, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
Help received through PM, case closed. Thanks again ewemoa!  Thmbsup
171  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: zen and the art of file and folder organisation on: May 16, 2010, 03:44:00 PM
A lot of good advice in that post!

These are great:
Quote
Tip #3.  Choose the Root Folder of Your Structure Carefully ...
“My Documents” is the worst offender.  Every second piece of software you install, it seems, likes to create its own folder in the “My Documents” folder.  These folders usually don’t fit within your organizational structure, so don’t use them!  In fact, don’t even use the “My Documents” folder at all.  Allow it to fill up with junk, and then simply ignore it.

Tip #13.  Create an “Inbox” Folder
Tip #23.  Move Permanent Items on Your Desktop Away from the Top-Left Corner
My addition: keep at least the four leftmost desktop columns blank for temp inbox use.

Tip #37.  Use the Quick Launch Bar as a Application and File Launcher
My tip: I try to limit the number applications I have installed (discounting AHK scripts and the like) to as many icons fit into one column in the quick launch bar popup menu. When the column is full and I install something new then I try to prune an old one. Very often there's one there that I don't use anymore.

These I disagree with:

Tip #25.  Hide Files You Never Need to See
My objection: hiding files is not worth the time. They may also take longer to find when you do need them.

“Only ever have one copy of a file – never have two copies of the same file.  Use a shortcut instead”
For files you work on/manipulate it can make sense with many copies. You have a fallback if you accidentally delete or mess up the file. Make a habit of adding dates to the filename to quickly keep them apart.

Some additional tips:

a) keep in mind from the start that you will change and improve your sorting system over time. Do NOT stick to a system that does not fit your needs. If you get a new job or a new hobby that permanently involves new types of (sets of) files or new computer use patterns then your sorting system likely needs to evolve.

b) schedule cleanups/checkup for your file system.

c) write notes to yourself (in plain textfiles). For example, if you do manual backups for some part of the file system, write a txt file with your actionable backup plan and place it somewhere obvious. If you make a habit of such notes you will come to trust them and no longer feel the need to keep the actual details in memory (just don't forget the note! cheesy)

d) design the system both in a well planned Hierarchy AND optimized for search.

For good search, first add tags to filenames. Try to tag consistently (consider using an application) but know that your tagset will evolve over time. Second, use good search tools. I recommend the combination of Find And Run Robot (very customizeable, lots of plugins) and Everything (blazing speed).

e) like in real life, throw away a lot of more stuff! Hoarding temptations can be strong on the computer too. Large files are especially useful prune as they take up space and slows down backups. For example, I kept old linux iso files from different versions of different distros, well over 30GB of data. I didn't use them, I just kept them. Then it struck me: they are forever archived online already, just clicks away. I deleted them and kept only a txt list of distros I've tried. It is 30kB in size.
172  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: help convert short text manipulations code from perl to AHK on: May 16, 2010, 10:11:48 AM
txt examples attached (based on source image from http://www.pgdp.net/d/walkthrough/04_Proof.htm )

there's also a python version of the same text manipulation actions in the zip in this post http://www.diybookscanner...&p=3300%23p3300#p3302  (between the ##### in the code)
173  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: May 16, 2010, 03:41:37 AM
ewemoa: yeah getting hits on folder keywords is possible with this. I was aiming especially for that because I use Firefox's internal bookmarks only to "bookmark all" on sets of open pages on some topic and put tags in the folder title.

For single bookmarks I use Tourl ( http://nod5.dcmembers.com/tourl.html ) to make a tagged .url in one whopping big folder. No need for sorting when FARR/Everything sorts things out  Cool

edit: BTW, the Multicolumn Bookmarks add-on is useful for anyone with many bookmarks folders in Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.or...n-US/firefox/addon/74381/
174  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks on: May 15, 2010, 12:03:42 PM
FARRFox works fine. FFBookmarkUnpacker is an alternative that unpacks the bookmarks. Then Everything and other search tools can find them in addition to FARR.
http://nod5.dcmembers.com/ffbookmarkunpacker.html
http://www.donationcoder....rum/index.php?topic=22750
175  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: May 15, 2010, 12:00:05 PM
FFBookmarkUnpacker
http://nod5.dcmembers.com/ffbookmarkunpacker.html
;-- v100515 by nod5 ( nod5.dcmembers.com )
;-- unpacks Firefox 3 bookmarks.html bookmarks as .url files and subfolders
;-- set unpack root folder in ini
;-- tip: put link to FFBookmarkUnpacker.exe in Windows autorun to unpack on each boot

Intended for use on a ramdisk that clears on each boot.
For non-ramdisk use, avoid duplicates by deleting the old unpack root folder before running.

note: to use this script you must have set Firefox to automatically generate and update a bookmarks.html file on each Firefox restart. For setup of that, do this:
- type "about:config" in firefox inputbar
- type "browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML"
- set it to "true"
- restart firefox

Changelog:
100515: (first version)

This is an easy way to have FF3 bookmarks show up in FARR and Everything.

Edit: a limitation: the script only unpacks one level of bookmark folders. It doesn't unpack recursively.
edit: clarified the about:config part
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