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1601  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 11:12:55 AM
I see we share the same low expectations of my mental faculties
Your reputation of tool-breaker / bug-finder is kindofa public secret around these forums tongue

I was trying to create a button without first creating a group!
The actual fix is that I create the (mandatory) '<no group>' treeview item, when you start a new Configuration using File/New. Creating a new group won't help you either, as you prolly have found out by now...
1602  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 08:24:26 AM
I find that I was expecting to create a panel from scratch using WBE and that I don't know how. This may mean that first I have to read something somewhere  ohmy
Thanks for trying WinButtonEdit, I was kinda expecting you to find something smiley

IMHO WBE is too small a tool to warrant a wizard, but I'll see if I can improve the User experience here.

Rather than simply editing what's there (very easy to do with WBE) I wanted to start with a clean slate.
If I start with an empty .ini I can't use the button fields in WBE so, obviously, I've missed the point.

Looking through the winbuttons.ini, however, I did find one remarkably apposite variable, viz. dummy
I thought I had that all covered during testing, but I wasn't thorough enough it seems. embarassed
Expect this issue to be fixed in the next release

And the work-around for this issue is to save and re-open the new file (but it's not yet in the MRU)
1603  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 08:19:24 AM
Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
Eh, it does what you expect on my system, and I have done nothing in WBE to enable or disable that. Got another script catching ^A, perhaps? (AKA: Works on my machine... ohmy)
No scripts running when I tested -- once via a VirtualBox Windows XP SP3 guest and once on a notebook running XP SP3.  I hear a sound but there is no selection.

Tested on XP and it just beeps at me, but no selection, then tried on a Win7 virtual (not my default Win7 system) and a Vista virtual, and from Vista and up Ctrl-A selects the content of the edit. Seems that's a feature since Vista was introduced ohmy


Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.
WinButtons is not a drop-target, but I could add that if you want/need it. Could you give a more elaborate description for what/how you'd expect to happen there?
I was thinking it might be nice if it were possible to specify in the configuration that a certain action would be taken upon drop (e.g. execute a command passing the path of what's dropped -- assuming what's dropped has a path or set of paths).  Does that make sense?

I'll see what I can come up with, sounds kinda intriguing Cool (never did much drag&drop-related stuff)

All other issues & promises: I'll do my best in fixing asap.
1604  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 06:27:32 AM
So I've been trying out the editor (according to the about box, I see 0.8.1.0) a bit and have some initial feedback:
Great, thanks for this extensive feedback Thmbsup

I found choosing a color via the "Change..." button for Color to not work if starting with a blank value (no value got filled in to the text field for Color:), while I found that the corresponding choosing sequence of actions for Textcolor did work.
I can see no difference for these two buttons (not in code, nor when testing), but when 'creating' a custom color, it needs to be added to the colorset by using the button 'Add to Custom Colors' before it will stick. (This has been tested quite extensive before release. It uses the standard AutoIt Color Selection Dialog with any of it's 'peculiarities' that I can't do much about)

Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
Eh, it does what you expect on my system, and I have done nothing in WBE to enable or disable that. Got another script catching ^A, perhaps? (AKA: Works on my machine... ohmy)

I accidentally opened the WinButtonEdit.ini in the editor -- not a good idea right?  Any chance of some kind of warning or protection?
I'll add a check/warning in the next release.

I see that clicking on a button in the preview will select a node in the tree -- except it doesn't appear to work for the Pink-Online button in <no group> in my default WinButtons.ini.
Correct. That button in the preview is disabled (that should be visible...) by a Condition, so the OnClick doesn't fire. In the Options menu there's ''Assume all Conditions True (not saved)" just for that. The 'not saved' part tells that this setting isn't persistent between sessions of WBE.

In the tree view, multiple nodes appear selected sometimes: view WinButtons.ini, choose <no group>, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, choose scite, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, click on the 'Push 1ce' button in the preview, click on the Notepad node under the <no group> treeview
Hm, another case of 'Works on my machine...' weird. I do the de-selection and selection of treenodes using standard AU3 included functions, and can not see what you describe. I'll test some more, and add a small delay in between, that might improve things.
Could be something with the OS/Video drivers, what's your configuration? (Tested with Win7 with Aero on nVidia GTS 250 with drivers 8.17.12.5896.)
Also tested on WinXP running on VMWare and on 125%/120 DPI, and I see some odd behavior there. I'll try to fix that, if possible. The treeview control is a nasty beast sometimes, I've seen in the past Sad

When I open WinButtons.ini, initially I don't see a + expander next to the scite group in the left pane.  When I select the scite group though, the + expander appears.
I've seen that and don't know how to solve it. The + expander appears when I move my mousepointer over it (on Win7). The current 'workaround' is to set option "Expand all button groups after load" Cool
On WinXP I can duplicate this issue, I'll try to fix this if possible, too.

When there isn't much space in the preview, is there a good way to move it without accidentally pushing the buttons that fill most of the space?
Besides aiming very accurately Cool, you could enable "Show Window Border" and "Display Windows Close button" in the "Global parameters" tab, so the default 'handles' appear, or increase the "Button margin" value a bit. For this reason I've positioned the preview by default on the right/top side of WBE (instead of the runtime position for WinButtons), so it isn't covering any part of WBE.

Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.
WinButtons is not a drop-target, but I could add that if you want/need it. Could you give a more elaborate description for what/how you'd expect to happen there?

Thank you for:

Quote
Environment variables can be used by using %env.variable%
smiley That's just the default Environment variables expansion available in AutoIt. It was a 'nice to have' feature and quite easy to add Cool

I didn't find it in the docs, but by looking at the samples I noticed that it looks like one can use relative paths.  Thmbsup
Yep, I try to use a relative path after the executable file for WinSendKeys is picked using the file-browse dialog. It's not in the same subdirectory on my system, as the sample shows. The Run/RunWait AutoIt function is quite flexible in this.

I'll try to release an updated version this weekend.
1605  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a single timeline task planning tool on: June 11, 2011, 04:06:00 AM
This is probably too much, but would openproj be usable?
1606  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 10, 2011, 05:03:32 AM
Was this a lot of work?
Ehm, yes the changelog starts on may 3rd embarassed and I worked on it for 1 to 'a few' hours, 3 or four days a week, but the hardest part was taking generated source from Koda (the AutoIt GUI designer) to Scite without all generated errors and unneeded crap undecided. And then you move some controls a few pixels... ohmy
But I had fun (and inspiration) while working on it, that's the most important gain I had from it thumbs up

should lower the barrier-to-entry

That was the major goal
1607  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 10, 2011, 01:19:08 AM
Chris,

Thanks you for your (planned) effort! It's a busy world, these days tellme
Let's see what you find Grin
1608  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: (Update) GUI Editor for WinButtons: WinButtonEdit 0.8.1 (RC2) on: June 09, 2011, 05:31:16 PM
After testing for a few more days, I made a few improvements to WinButtonEdit RC1:
  • Improved handling of non-96 DPI screen settings, scaling and layout issues resolved
  • Dismissed systemtray icon
  • Improved handling of 'Reload last used WinButtons file' option

It is now WinButtonEdit 0.8.1 (RC2), and included with the download of WinButtons.

There have been no comments or bugreports, so I'm afraid not many people have tested it yet (I won't believe it's error-free Grin), so if there are any remarks, feature requests, bugs found, or a desperate need for the sourcecode (that's still not included), please don't hesitate to ask/report all of that here thumbs up
1609  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shift Kicker 1.1.1.0 on: June 08, 2011, 01:36:36 AM
Almost anything besides the standard AutoHotKey and/or AutoIt icons is good IMHO. It is sitting in the systemtray all day (I've configured W7 not to hide any icons), so it's nice if it's not too ugly Wink

For the (gui) tools I made recently and published on DC, I took a screenshot of the app and migrated that into an icon. But for commandline tools I don't even bother.
1610  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tablet Discussion - in the market to buy on: June 07, 2011, 03:01:16 PM
And there just closed a Computex fair a few days ago, where a lot of new products are launched. This is the Consumer Electronics category listing a lot of tablets
1611  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Tablet Discussion - in the market to buy on: June 07, 2011, 02:55:29 PM
This list is not too awfully outdated, but not yet talking about any details of the 3.1 Ice Cream update.

There's so much buzz about the subject that it's hard to pick usable links from google  huh
1612  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shift Kicker 1.1.0.0 on: June 07, 2011, 02:38:19 PM
Oh, and making that into an icon isn't that hard
1613  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Shift Kicker 1.1.0.0 on: June 07, 2011, 02:35:14 PM
I tried to find an icon for a muddy boot but no luck. smiley

Here's one or a few  Grin
1614  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DoCo Banner - Animated! on: June 07, 2011, 02:03:30 PM
I love the part where he sinks  tongue

That's probably caused by eating too many coins tellme
1615  DonationCoder.com Software / DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: GameShui Launcher on: June 07, 2011, 08:13:48 AM
I'm just glad you are doing a .NET(/WPF ? ) implementation of this game launcher, I was going to ask on the other thread why it's not in WPF, because it's XAML rather flexible in layout and easy to make looking good thumbs up, but I'll stick to this thread for now smiley, and not start one (thread and games launcher) myself Wink
1616  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 7 Freeware Windows Explorer Alternatives / File Managers compared on: June 06, 2011, 05:18:35 PM
Miles, you have looked in the History page to see if there's any mention of that? (I couldn't find anything about that). I stopped using it years ago in favor of Xplorer2, even though I maintained the local translation for some time.
1617  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Suggestions for removing nVidia drivers? on: June 05, 2011, 10:08:48 AM
Do you have the most recent Intel INF (filter)driver set installed? That could help on the stability, and the possibility to get the Catalyst drivers installed properly.

As a side-track:
What you describe here is my main experience with ATI/AMD video cards and Catalyst drivers. I just can't get them to work properly in my PC's (and I have tried several different mainboards as I tend to build/upgrade all my systems from scratch with components bought separately). The only way to get all these systems (and their drivers) working properly for me was to remove the ATI/AMD card and put in a nVidia card with the most recent drivers (usually the WHQL certified release)
The only ATI/AMD graphics chips that work properly for me are the one's built into the laptops we have over here.

Back on track:
The HP OS-(re)install is probably going to dump the original nVidia driver onto the system, it's usually an image kind of install without much intelligence built into it.
1618  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.1.2 on: June 05, 2011, 09:51:49 AM
I've taken quite some time and created WinButtonEdit, a GUI configuration editor for WinButtons configuration files.
Also added a few less major WinButtons features, like standard button surface- and text-color settings, and Group context switching based on the currently focused control. So:

A new release is available: WinButtons 3.1.2

Get the download (including WinButtonEdit) and all info from the original release thread

Requests, complaints, errormessages and other question can be posted in this thread. It's all welcome!
1619  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cleaning out old dll files - advice needed on: June 05, 2011, 08:15:49 AM
Can you give some motivations for cleaning out the DLL's from your system?
1620  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should retailers be held accountable for recommendations? on: June 05, 2011, 06:56:21 AM
So I finally got an email back from NewEgg.  They have offered to allow returns with 100% refund on both hard drives, the NAS, or all 3 items with return shipping covered.

That sounds like the proper and to be expected reaction from NewEgg. Congrats it all works out so well thumbs up, despite the hassle you have to go through to get you a NAS...
1621  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Automated Snapshots with VirtualBox on: June 05, 2011, 06:45:01 AM
The scripts should be fairly easy, I guess, haven't any VM's available in VBox to test ATM, but if needed I could create one (on Windows).

I've been using Workrave for some time a couple of years back (I stopped using any of those softwares, to annoying), but can't recall if it does support running some kind of user actions on a break/pause. You could ask on the Bugzilla e-mail group if you can't find this feature, they seem rather responsive.
1622  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: DC Server Down for 3 hours on June 4, 2011 due to datacenter power outage on: June 04, 2011, 11:57:09 AM
So they are now working on a new disaster recovery plan, I presume tellme
1623  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: smartphones and (lack of) security on: June 04, 2011, 11:49:00 AM
Bah!  WVGA+ only Sad
Yeah, that's to be expected, a virusscanner that requires a high-resolution display, right... what a foolish design error mad
1624  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Automated Snapshots with VirtualBox on: June 04, 2011, 08:26:14 AM
Would this help in some way? http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Aug-28.html

Haven't seen any tooling that handles that, so far.
I'd go for a scheduler and a few scripts, just a few lines either in Windows or Linux scripting, and both have a decent scheduler.
Creating snapshots to often could put such a drain on the disksystem, that it influences the performance or behavior of the virtual system, so some experimenting would be needed.
1625  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Automated Snapshots with VirtualBox on: June 04, 2011, 08:13:44 AM
Sorry I didn't get the capitalization correct...
Sorry I didn't get the content of your post in my head correctly (must have been reading backward embarassed)
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