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1601  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where have all the trackballs gone! on: June 18, 2011, 08:48:51 AM
then you learn to become right handed by necessity
I added a second mouse to my PC's (work and home) and placed it on the left side of my keyboard (I'm normally right-handed) to relieve the strain/pain in my right arm in a busy period at work. It took a few weeks to get used to, but I'm still using it as an extra mouse or when my right-hand wireless mouse's batteries are empty. And the occasional visitor at my desk sits on my left side, so they can use it to point out or assist with something, if needed.

If you cut it off... <clipped> Worked for me!
Hm, I'm not sure if I would want to take that sacrifice Cry
1602  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where have all the trackballs gone! on: June 18, 2011, 08:33:51 AM
But who suffers from that problem?
About 10% of the world's population is left-handed (sourcew) but that doesn't mean they suffer from it Grin
1603  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Open images without program window showing. on: June 18, 2011, 05:59:27 AM
You should in general not need to create a batchfile to start a tool with command-line parameters. Just create a shortcut to the exe, and in the properties of that shortcut, add any command-line parameters at the end of the 'Target' field. Do include a space after the phrase that's already there (the full path/exe name, usually).
You can use environment variables if you need, by using % around the name, like %PATH%.
1604  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: SSD Drives - something to consider before taking the plunge on: June 18, 2011, 03:27:45 AM
What's are IOPS?
IOPS are I/O operations Per Secondw
1605  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Terraria on: June 18, 2011, 03:22:55 AM
Actually, that PC is quite devoid of sofware/service as I use more and more portable apps these days.

Hm, sounds like that Windows install is hosed in some way (that does happen, even with Win7), so a plausible solution would be to start with a clean slate.
Backup all data you want to keep, then format the C: partition. Then re-install Windows and the applications you really need to install. The portable apps you still have, so not much is lost or left to do there.
1606  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 17, 2011, 04:47:17 PM
I'd prefer that it not be a requirement for a system's registry to be modified
That is for sure not a requirement, just an additional option, available from the Options menu, and by selecting it again it will be fully removed assuming the proper privileges are available (else it should silently fail both actions). (It's finished already, but I'm testing it some more)
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BTW, I've chosen the extension .wbuc for the time being. I'm working on some minor issues with WBE and teaching WinButtons to also support that extension, so I'll probably release tomorrow (it's rather late here already).

able to drop a WinButtons config file on WinButtonEdit.exe to have the config file opened up in WBE
And that's also nearly finished and it will be an Option to either drop and open a single file or open extra WBE instances with the extra files. It's under the same testing regime as above Wink
1607  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 17, 2011, 12:10:43 PM
I'll repeat my earlier question
I saw your original question, but I've been thinking about a) what you meant exactly, and b) what exactly you meant Grin


associate a different .something file extension with WBE
Oh ohmy you want to register the file extension, ah, that can be done, but I'll think/search about the extension to use, as most 3-letter combinations are in use already.
What I already thought of: .wb, .wbut, .wbe, .wbtc, but suggestions are welcome thumbs up
I'll have to change that extension to be the default for WinButtons as well (and fall back to WinButtons.ini if not found), or possibly just like the AutoIt installer offers: select between WinButtons and WinButtonEdit as the default "open" action. (And also add some Explorer context-menu options for Open With.../Edit with WinButtonEdit/Run with WinButtons, etc. And then options to de-register these Cool)

I'll combine that, as good as it goes, with this request:
BTW, any chance of being able to drop WinButtons config files on WinButtonEdit.exe to have the config file opened up in WBE?
Would you expect it to run 3 instances of WBE, if 3 files are dropped on a single instance, or just open the first and ignore the rest?
1608  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: PowerShell Analyzer - Free IDE and testing framework for Power Shell on: June 17, 2011, 06:46:43 AM
This software is no longer available, does anyone have a mirror?
It's not quite up to date (executables from 2008) but the original site is still available. The blog is dead though.

Guess PowerGUI is a better choice now Wink
1609  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 17, 2011, 01:29:17 AM
if I choose both closebutton and movable, I won't be able to move the window via the border
Almost correct.
If movable is set, then the window can be dragged around by clicking on the window-background and dragging it.
If border + closebutton are set, then you can drag it around by grabbing the window by it's caption.
On XP you can't combine border + closebutton + movable, as then the Close button stops working, for reasons yet unclear to me. Not sure this is solvable, though.
Hope this clears my previous description.
1610  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.2.1 on: June 16, 2011, 06:05:27 PM
So, a usable solution for the non-functional Close button on Windows XP was found: It shouldn't be combined with the movable option. Grin
In this particular case (XP, and options: border, closebutton and movable) the movable option is ignored. 'movable' was originally implemented to be able to move a border-less WinButtons window, but the caption bar is available so the window can still be moved around the screen (the movable option could easily be mis-interpreted undecided)

Also fixed was the defective :dropItem1: feature as reported by ewemoa, it was to do with borders checking and 1-off, a common pitfall when itterating (irritating?) over an array in a 0-based setting. If there where 2 or more items dropped it would have worked for item1 tellme

I've updated the download and release message so now we have WinButtons 3.2.1

I'll be searching for a final solution for this Closebutton/movable/Windows XP combination-issue...
1611  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 16, 2011, 04:31:57 PM
Ath, FWIW close button doesn't work for me (XP SP3). Escape always works.
Similar results to cranioscopical -- pressing the escape key works while clicking on the close button doesn't seem to.
I've already found out it is to do with the Extended Style parameters of the window. Guess Vista/Win7 enforce the minimum required to have a working Close button, while XP doesn't Sad Been fighting this before to get rid of a border when having a background color set undecided
I'll hold the update until I find something workable or it gets too late here and keep this as a todo Cool
1612  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 16, 2011, 02:18:31 PM
FWIW, using :dropList: (example below), I see the behavior I expected for :dropItem: / :dropItem1:
I'll have a look later today (at work ATM), but that looks like a buglet of some sort ohmy
And it was a small borders issue Wink, would have worked for 1 file if you had dropped 2 or more files on the button.

Clicking on the close button does not appear to have any visible effect.
I can find no issues with either the Close button or pressing <Esc> with WinButtons having focus. Is there perhaps an extra (older) instance of WinButtons running that's waiting for a condition/hanging/cycling perpetually? (You could check that using Process Explorer or Task manager)

Update will be posted later this evening.
1613  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 16, 2011, 05:31:48 AM
FWIW, using :dropList: (example below), I see the behavior I expected for :dropItem: / :dropItem1:
I'll have a look later today (at work ATM), but that looks like a buglet of some sort ohmy
1614  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 16, 2011, 02:05:20 AM
Really, I wish there were some comprehensive and consistent guidelines for this sort of thing Sad
There are a lot of guidelines, it's just quite hard to get hold of all of them. If you only follow guidelines you most likely will get stuck in good intentions Sad, so if you need a particular feature (or hotkey) then use it unless you can't or it breaks something else tellme
1615  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Review of VistaDB on: June 16, 2011, 01:32:45 AM
Final Rating 9/10 - a buy rating.
You wrote up a fine review wraith, thanks for that. Thmbsup
1616  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 16, 2011, 01:24:42 AM
Even the official Microsoft Visual Studio uses F12 (by default) for another purpose: "Go To Definition", so I wouldn't worry too much about using it for your special hotkey, unless ofcourse it's used by an application you use a lot Wink
1617  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 15, 2011, 05:43:12 AM
Attached, please find an attempt at an alternate view of the file in question.
Thank you thumbs up, I'll see if I can maintain this more readable than the txt version... huh

But I do have the web version already embarassed
1618  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 15, 2011, 03:16:52 AM
Another rigorous option could be to pull out the keyboard, grab a soldering iron and some wire, and re-wire the Scroll-Lock key to be connected parallel to the Fn key (and no longer be the Scroll-lock key). Then pop the keyboard back in. Voila Cool.
1619  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 15, 2011, 03:02:52 AM
I think the essence is in what Sony told you already. The Fn key isn't handled by Windows but by the BIOS, not modifiable by any software intervention.

Would connecting a more you-friendly keyboard be a solution? One that has all the normal keys in a configuration that you can use it with one hand only? I assume you had something usable before you got the laptop.
1620  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 02:49:35 PM
I fixed a few errors in my code huh (I'm always the first to admit I can make errors Grin)

WinButtonEdit 0.8.4.1 (RC5) is available with the download of WinButtons 3.2.0

The changelog:
2011-06-14, v0.8.4.1 (RC5)
  • ! Fixed issues with saving an empty file /variables (cranioscopical)
  • ! Disabled 'Move button to Group', not working yet
2011-06-13, v0.8.4.0 (RC5) (not released)
  • + Added 'Move button to Group' context menu and initial functions (ewemoa), not OK yet
  • ! Fixed issues with 'Insert Button'
1621  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Can someone recommend a good and i18n screen keyboard? on: June 14, 2011, 09:15:21 AM
Isn't the On Screen Keyboard of Windows Vista/Windows 7 enough? Don't know about the customizations though. (Not mentioned in the OP as unwanted)
1622  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 04:22:38 AM
Hm, I'm pretty sure I uploaded the new version last night, but I'm not at home ATM, so can't re-upload.

I'll attach WinButtonEdit 0.8.3.1 here, temporarily.

Edit: Removed as the official download has been fixed.
1623  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 01:57:26 AM
I'm willing to go away and leave you alone.
I can handle the pressure Grin

Would you be so kind to try the updated WBE 0.8.3.1, please? It has some fixes for the issues you're seeing. And there's more coming but not releasable (!= working) yet.
1624  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Force USB Drives to use Drive Letter X on: June 14, 2011, 01:35:25 AM
Uhm, would mounting the USB drive into a subdirectory, as you can do using Disk management, be feasible? I use it to have all my USB sticks (several brands in several capacities) in 1 subdirectory (0-USBdrives) of my harddisk, and it never connects wrong. The 0 is in the name to have it on top of the directorylist for easy discovery when using Explorer.
1625  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Search a folder of text files for an expression, copy the line of text on: June 14, 2011, 01:25:44 AM
You could search google for 'logfile analyzer' (as I did), most top 10 results are free/open source tools with lots of features and options. I'd give one of them a go.
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