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451  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com - Complaints, Problems, and Rooms for Improvement on: February 11, 2009, 02:45:50 PM
another small forum quirk concerning the big, "standard" reply buttons: let the first item in the "code highlighting" dropdown be "-- insert code --" and let it work just like the "insert code" button in the quick reply box, i.e. enclose the selected text in [ code ] tags but without any language highlighting. Alternatively, add a separate "insert code" button for the standard reply interface.
452  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 'Everything' is one FAST file search engine on: February 11, 2009, 02:19:32 PM
Here is an AHK script for replacing the current folder search in Explorer (CTRL+F). Why? Because I often use small Explorer windows and the default search sidebar the takes up almost the entire window so using Everything is quicker compared to resizing the explorer window.
[copy or print]
;-- EverythingExplorer ---
;-- replace explorer CTRL+F active folder search with Everything
;-- AHK script by nod5 -- http://nod5.dcmembers.com/
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
^F::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
^F::
WinGet, xid, ID, A
ControlGetText,xpath, Edit1, ahk_id %xid%
run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe -search "%xpath%\ "
return
A problem though: when the path includes spaces, the above does not work. I need to pass a quoted path to Everything. I tried
[copy or print]
""%xpath%\" "
and
[copy or print]
"""%xpath%\"" "
and
[copy or print]
"^"%xpath%\^" "
but that didn't work. Any ideas on how to get it to work?
edit: once the path issue is sorted a similar script could be made to do the searches through FARR via the FARR everything plugin.

edit2:
temporary workaround, with barely noticeable delay:
[copy or print]
;-- EverythingExplorer ---
;-- replace explorer CTRL+F active folder search with Everything
;-- AHK script by nod5 -- http://nod5.dcmembers.com/
#IfWinActive, ahk_class ExploreWClass
^F::
#IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
^F::
WinGet, xid, ID, A
ControlGetText,xpath, Edit1, ahk_id %xid%
;run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe -search "%xpath%\ "
run, %A_ProgramFiles%\Everything\Everything.exe
WinWaitActive, ahk_class EVERYTHING
ControlSetText,Edit1,"%xpath%"%A_Space%, ahk_class EVERYTHING
ControlSend,Edit1,{End},ahk_class EVERYTHING
return
453  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [idea] hotkey toggles alias "lock" on: February 08, 2009, 03:45:05 PM
Thanks mouser for reminding about ctrl+backspace. I should switch to that from ctrl+shift+left to select then backspace, which does the same but in more steps.

I can't get ctrl+enter to work though ( see http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=12973.0 ). Ctrl+[a number] works fine.
454  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New FARR plugin : FFTab allow to switch firefox tab on: February 08, 2009, 07:18:05 AM
Ok I suspected that.

I've previously read about ways to access the bookmarks database file externally but a problem then was that that the database file was locked when firefox was running. With the mozrepl the problem is reversed. But if a FARR plugin or other script combined the methods (if FF is running, use mozrepl, else use the other methods) then there could be an external FF bookmark manager that works regardless if FF is running or not.
455  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Audio output device manager on: February 08, 2009, 07:08:38 AM
I have been trawling the interweb for a while now to find exactly this kind of fix, I thought I should at the very least say this works on my XP SP2 system and I'm going to attempt the same thing on Windows 7 Build 7000, just for kicks.
Hi and welcome to DC!  smiley Great that it works. Let us know how it goes with W7.
456  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New FARR plugin : FFTab allow to switch firefox tab on: February 07, 2009, 06:05:04 PM
Sounds great. Thmbsup Will try it tomorrow. For this we need FF running of course. But in general, is it possible for mozrepl to interact with FF files (I'm specifically thinking of the bookmarks database file) even when FF is closed?
457  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / [idea] hotkey toggles alias "lock" on: February 07, 2009, 01:18:34 PM
the idea: For some (but not most) searches it would be good if FARR could "lock" an alias and go into "don't hide after executing a match"-mode.

Example: I create the alias "mp3" to search only some music folders so that "mp3 artistname" returns matches from just those folders. After typing "mp3" I press a hotkey and FARR toggles to alias lock mode. Executing a match or pressing Esc in that mode only clears the text after "mp3 " from the input box and does not minimize FARR. After some more searches I press the hotkey to toggle back to standard mode.

That would be very useful when doing a number of consecutive searches using one and the same alias. For example, when using FARR to find different music tracks to add to a playlist, searching for different images to copy, and so on.

The lock mode could be indicated by changing input box background color. Or by changing the alias font color. Toggling back returns the colors to normal.

Typing "mp3" a few times extra is no big problem of course. But the suggested mode would speed things up even more. Does anyone else think this would be useful?

(extra idea: custom launch actions (i.e. custom action for FARR to do when pressing Enter or doubleclicking a match) has been discussed before. If we had that then it would be similarly useful if temporary custom launch actions could also be toggled like that. Example: when again search for tracks to add to a playlist, I somehow toggle to choose among some (preconfigured) actions ("add item to playlist in player X", "copy to external device F:\" and so on). Then just like the folder restricting alias this launch mode stays active until toggled off.)
458  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Everything plugin for FARR on: February 04, 2009, 12:06:39 PM
anishpat,
We'd better wait and see what Vrokolos says. But my guess is no. BTW, Everything seems pretty light on system resources.
459  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC on: February 03, 2009, 07:40:39 AM
it is a new bug in the sense that there seems to be no way to set VLC (latest version) to always display the fullscreen on the same display as the player window currently is (from my quick test of the options above just now). Or did I miss something?
460  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC on: February 02, 2009, 02:04:37 PM
is it possible to make vlc play full-screen video on secondary display? i couldn't find any info on this.
This is a new bug in the latest version. It works in older versions and posts in the videolan forum say that it'll be fixed in v1.0. So if you need it then just revert to an older version temporarily.
461  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cleaning Inside the Case on: February 01, 2009, 07:10:15 AM
Nod5, any online site for that?
I've seen it on sale online, only in physical stores. But techidave's metrovac above looks very similar.
462  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cleaning Inside the Case on: January 30, 2009, 04:16:24 PM
Here in Sweden you can buy a special computer cleaning add-on for 6$ that fits any standard size vacuum cleaner. There's probably something similar elsewhere.
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463  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: ExtDesk: control the primary desktop from the extended desktop on: January 30, 2009, 02:00:50 PM
v090130:
- right click menu: open video players (default: VLC & KMPlayer)
- ini with option to override default video players
- tray icon menu to move all (non-fullscreen) windows from secondary to primary monitor

v090131: mbutton on magnifier toggles zoom modes
v090132: middle click extdesk left corner window to toggle onscreen keyboard
v090201: fixed error with middle click magnifier zoom toggle
464  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: The killer feature request (maybe impossible to do on windows) on: January 29, 2009, 12:31:46 PM
Some new thoughts on this:

What is the easiest way to pass the paths for all files currently in the match list to an autohotkey script?  (via command line or by saving them to a textfile and sending the file path to the script)

If we could just have that up and running then it would be easy to put together a small script that when started does this: (1) filters input paths for image files, (2) makes a temp folder (in FindAndRunRobot\MyLocalData\ ), (3) copies links to all image files to that folder, (4) opens that folder in thumbnail view mode, (5) cleans up when the user closes that folder and/or next time the script is run. That way a FARR search that returns a large number of image files can later be browsed as thumbnails.
465  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder.com - Complaints, Problems, and Rooms for Improvement on: January 28, 2009, 05:13:34 PM
A minor forum quirk in IE (and Maxthon, but not FF): after clicking in the message text of a post the page can't be scrolled with the pageup/pagedown keyboard buttons. Clicking in the right/left margin of the page makes then buttons work again.

another one (also a Maxthon/IE thing I think): when I'm (1) not logged in, (2) already have multiple DC forum pages open, and
(3) log in on one of those pages, then I'm returned not to that page but to one of the other pages (maybe the one that I accessed first?).
466  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: JustCloseSomeTasks on: January 27, 2009, 12:28:13 PM
[edit: posted in wrong thread  :-[]
467  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HELP: disable/enable USB mouse service from command line on: January 25, 2009, 03:56:23 AM
No that didn't work either. When the error occurs the device is listed as unconnected even when it is physically connected (the multiple copies of the same device in the list comes from it having been plugged into different USB hub ports)
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Edit:
tried devcon again just now and solved it by making a .bat file that disables+enables the whole class of devices:
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devcon disable =HIDClass
devcon enable =HIDClass
When the error occurs I just use FARR to run the .bat file

Edit2:
The above worked for the mouse but also had the drawback of messing with the multimedia keys of my keyboard (until the next restart). That is caused by the .bat file disabling/enabling too many devices. So I made a new attempt at disabling/enabling only the specific mouse device. It now works when I specify it like this:
devcon disable *PID_XYZ*
devcon enable *PID_XYZ*
where XYZ is replaced with data for the specific device (as shown in the properties > information tab for the device in Device Manager). It remains to see if that value can change, but it works so far.
Edit3: Yes, it definitely works. I think the problem with my first attempt was to specify the complete string ID string from the device properties (including the backslashes). The shorter command with wildcards above did the trick.

Ideally I'd like to automate this even more so that a script runs on each boot and checks the mouse device status. When the mouse was not responding then the device properties had a special flag (I think it had problem or error in the name but don't remember exactly). But I can't find a way to check for that flag through devcon. So for the moment I'll just run the above script on each reboot.
468  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [bug] FARR error and freeze if html view mode page tries to close win on: January 24, 2009, 08:08:57 AM
I'm reviving this. I often use FARR's html view mode to access a specific webpage and that page tries to close itself when a link is clicked. So I encounter this problem almost daily. My current workaround: when the "do you want to close window?" FARR popup shows then I kill and restart the FARR process (through an AHK hotkey).
469  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / [solved] HELP: disable/enable USB mouse service from command line on: January 24, 2009, 06:54:10 AM
I have a problem with my labtec 800 wireless mouse.
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Sometimes when the computer starts the mouse is unresponsive and the LED light on its USB unit is off. I have found two different manual fixes:
1. physically disconnect + reconnect the USB unit, re-pair mouse and unit
2. open device manager, find the USB HID with an error, right click: disable + enable

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I want to automate fix number 2. Things I've tried that did not work:

devcon.exe commands:
devcon restart [HID]
devcon disable [HID]
devcon enable [HID]

restarting the HidServ service:
net stop HidServ
net start HidServ

Any suggestions?
470  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: [idea] Let FARR score plugin results on: January 20, 2009, 11:43:24 AM
Captain Elctrobrain says: good suggestion!  cheesy
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471  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: tv_out: a shortcut for quickly turning extended desktop on/off on: January 19, 2009, 12:09:09 PM
great suggestion lanux128!  Thmbsup

I've uploaded version 090119: ini option to make a ctrl+alt+__ hotkey

It must be a ctrl+alt+___ hotkey due to a limitation in the autohotkey FileCreateShortcut command. But ctrl+alt+D (D as in display) is a pretty good hotkey.
472  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: tv_out: a shortcut for quickly turning extended desktop on/off on: January 18, 2009, 06:24:20 AM
techidave: tv_out is not made to be always running so the current script can't have built in hotkeys. I could add that as an option but it might also be confusing to build in such a "always running" mode. I'll think about it next time I update the script.

In the meantime, here are two quick, external ways to get a hotkey:

1. right click the tv_out icon on the desktop > properties: set up a hotkey. I think that should work, though there are some limitations in what hotkeys that can be used.

2. use a custom autohotkey helper script (save code as somename.ahk, compile (requires autohotkey installed), put in some folder, then add a link to it to your autostart folder) :
[copy or print]
#1::
Run, %A_Desktop%\TV_OUT
return
The example above uses win + 1 as hotkey. But any hotkey can be used by changing the row "#1::" above, see http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/KeyList.htm  for details on hotkeys to use.
473  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Everything plugin for FARR on: January 17, 2009, 06:23:44 PM
This sounds really promising! Everything is so darn fast. It will be really interesting to see in what ways FARR and Everything can be used together now. Up until now I've launched Everything searches via a FARR alias. I have used it mostly for when I know that I need something in a folder that I've excluded in FARR or a folder with so many files that it will take FARR longer than Everything to find the results. But if a plugin like this can be enhanced then maybe more and more of the basic FARR search capacities can be aided by Everything (the same goes for Locate32 and the FARR plugin for that).

Two extreme scenarios seem clear enough:
1. minimal scenario: use Everything only in rare cases, through a special alias (for example "ev"; "ev filename")
2. maximal scenario: use Everything for all FARR searches, without any special alias. (Though clear enough as a scenario there can of course be a lot of problems with implementing that and so reasons against going for something like that. This also ties in with previous FARR discussions concerning indexing.)

Here's a possible inbetween scenario that I can think of: as a step in a regular FARR search FARR uses Everything for searching some folders (as specified in FARR options) and does a regular FARR search in other folders and then combines and presents the results.
474  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: tv_out: a shortcut for quickly turning extended desktop on/off on: January 17, 2009, 08:43:55 AM
Thanks!
I've uploaded version 090117: it removes the msgbox-bug that glove99 found. No other changes. The msgbox only showed up when using the alwaysturnon=1 .ini option so I missed it before.

475  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: AHK script for easy FARR win resize on: January 16, 2009, 10:45:22 AM
But why is that better?  tellme I'm at 1280x1024. If I moved to higher resolution I can't think of a reason to also want to increase the FARR window size.

Anyway, the relevant autohotkey variables are:
A_ScreenWidth
A_ScreenHeight
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