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4901  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: fake timer to activate screensaving on: February 19, 2008, 05:16:49 PM
... Skrommel's RunScreenSaver...

Thanks, nite_monkey. I tried it some time ago, but something was not the way I wanted it to be. I don't remember what.
4902  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: fake timer to activate screensaving on: February 19, 2008, 05:12:36 PM
All is good! Kiss

Ctrl+Shift+P ("P" for Pause) 

Thanks a lot, jgpaiva!  Thmbsup
4903  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: fake timer to activate screensaving on: February 19, 2008, 04:30:34 PM
Wouldn't a shortcut on the desktop be better?

Quick Start area
4904  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: fake timer to activate screensaving on: February 19, 2008, 04:29:13 PM
Wouldn't a shortcut on the desktop be better?

Yes, of course, but if it is that simple why did'nt anyone tell it to me before? Well, I didn't read the right post, I guess.  undecided

Yes, please, jgpaiva!  smiley

4905  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / IDEA: fake timer to activate screensaving on: February 19, 2008, 04:16:42 PM
I can press Ctrl+Shift+S, and the Webshots screensaver will start, no matter what screensaver is default, but almost none of the other screensavers I am using have such a hotkey feature, if any. And I use quite a number of different screensavers, so I am not asking for merely a hotkey to some screensaver. I was thinking that maybe someone can write a little something that will fake Windows' timer into thinking that the time is up - so when I press this (new) hotkey Windows will think that X (seven) minutes have passed without actions, and start the screensaver. Can this be done?
 tellme

Edited:
I believe that fifteen years ago this feature was standard on Windows, hence the button "Pause".

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4906  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 18, 2008, 05:59:32 PM
Oh, I got so carried away that I forgot to tell that I have tested various versions of Maxthon 2 Beta, and the final release, but I still use Maxthon 1.6, so...  Wink
4907  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 18, 2008, 05:54:49 PM
I quite agree with you, dantheman; one should be carefull how to criticize such a complex design. But of course it is good to give usefull user's feedback, hints, comparings, etcetera. The problem at hand is that I get mad when someone sentence the worlds most complex browser, used by hundreds and even more hundreds millions of satisfied users, to be crap. It is not trustworthy, to say the least.

4908  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 18, 2008, 05:34:50 PM
I could tweak it to be much quicker (page rendering) than IE.

Yes, I have noticed that too, so I guess is was not just back in the not so good old days. But still, when Firefox finally is open and ready to go, Maxthon has already downloaded and installed the program I was going for. So I never consider using Firefox unless I know in advance that I am going to long-term-browse for movies or images (DownloadHelper, ImageToolbar, and FavLoc). If the situation is a simple link in an email, I will use ThunderBrowse in ThunderBird - it is much faster that anything else I have tried. I will use Maxthon for every other situation, because I think it is a clever browser - even it might be based on a billion dollar not even close to being perfect engine.
4909  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 18, 2008, 01:56:55 PM
Oh, should I have added at least a couple of smilies?  Wink  tongue

 cheesy
4910  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 18, 2008, 01:53:07 PM
The thread is being turned away from the subject, I think. dantheman said it, Maxthon has no extraordinary high CPU usage, it is nothing but bull**** from Firefox users who all are in the habbit of lyi twisting the facts as all Firefox users do. Mozilla ran a zillion dollar campaign spreading the (false) rumor that Firefox was safer, faster and all sorts of possitive words, than IE - allthough it never was or is. Because of this basic ly wrong propaganda, Firefox users have all been acustomed to twisting the facts. And so they do, also on this subject. But what about it, Darwin, why does your Maxthon 2 have a problem? I (too) would guess it is because of one of the addons, so I would think it apropriate to check them one by one. Hard weork maybe, but as you are implying, it may be a lot harder to set up a new browser with so many extras.
4911  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / minipad2 on: February 18, 2008, 12:23:38 PM
Program: minipad2 http://www.nebulasoft.cn/...inipad2/downloads_en.html
Forum: (6⅔ members!) http://www.nebulasoft.cn/...isplay.php?forum=minipad2


I found this little great program at the nebulasoft.cn site. At first it was very hard for me to understand the purpose of the program, and I still think it is difficult to explain. The Chineese author present his program this way:

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minipad2 is a tiny, multi-page style windows program which integrates all the useful functions including text editor, calculator, reminder, dictionary, text template & clipboard-enhancement . All the contents saved in a single text file. It automatically restores the last state when re-opened. It can be set as start with windows and minimize to the system tray with very few memory take-up.

minipad2 is a single-exe green software. It can be directly used when unzipped to a random directory without installation. It adds no key to the system registry, except for the "Run" key when set as start with windows.

minipad2 is a freeware, this means you can freely use, copy, send or distribute this program, but should promise to keep the completion of the program including the installation package, you should not modify it or bind any plugins without permission of the author.

The author provides free technical support for this program by Email and Forum,
1 Note Page:
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2 Calculator Page:
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3 Memo (Reminder) Page:
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4 memo:
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5 Dictionary Page:
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6 Clipboard-Enhancement:
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7 Preferences:
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8 language switching menu:
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9 minipad2.ini:
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minipad2 - Version History

2.3.0 ... 2.3.2 ( 2007.12.2. ... 12.15. )
Re-write 90% codes.
New clipboard-enhancement function. The clipboard menu can be called out in any windows editor program.
New text-template function. The template menu can also be called out in any windows editor program.
Delete the Desktop-pad mode, add two "Special Effect" modes ( "auto-scrollback", "auto-hide" ).
The memo function now supports four modes: "Once", "Weekly", "Monthly" and "Daily". Add the pop-up effect of memo window.
New menuitem / toolbutton for fast-switching between different pages.
New "Send Email" function. The content of the pages now can be sent via email.
New "Show Menubar" and "Auto adjust appearance" options.
The toolbar is now user-definable.
Support the right-click menu.
Enhanced undo functions. Support the undo of "clear" and "replace".operations.
New "Backup-center", allows to restore the page most recently deleted, and view the most recent two backup files.
Numerous minor improvements and bug-fixings.

2.2.0 ... 2.2.1 ( 2007.9.23. ... 9.26.)
New "Dictionary Page". The dictionary list is user definable and freely extensible.
Support OLE dragdrop. Supports to drag the text from IE or other editors into the editor of minipad2. The dictionary page supports the dragdrop-style word-query.
Supports two styles of "Desktop-pad" mode: "Auto-Scroll" and "Auto-Popup".
Newly designed "Preference" window. Added many new options including "Auto empty line" and "export to previous file without prompt".
The hotkeys for "Minimize/Restore" and "Desktop-mode" is now user-definable.
The digits of calculation results is now user-definable.
User can enable or disable the extended functions.
Automatically remembers the window position when closed.
Process-mutex design. Allows to run only one minipad2.exe process in the same directory.
Supports extensible multi-language versions via auto-detection of *.lng files. Supports language-switching during program running.
Other minor improvements and bug-fixings.

2.1.0 ~ 2.1.1 ( 2007.9.3. ~ 9.5.)
New "Calculator Page".
New "Memo Page"
New "Desktop Pad" mode.
Add windows hotkey for the minimize / restore and normal_mode / desktoppad_mode switching.
Re-designed "Search / Replace" module, add "match whole word" option.
Combined all the lesser-used options under "Options" menu into one "Preference" dialogbox. Add many new options like "Wordwrap", "Auto Indent", "Auto backup", "Minimize when close", "Fixed tab width", etc.
A few bug fixing.

2.0.1 ~ 2.0.4 ( 2007.8.12. ~ 8.16. )
Add standard notepad functions such as undo, select all, cut, copy, paste, etc.
Allow exchange positions for the tab pages.
New "Lock-Readonly-Unlock" switch function.
Add search and replace function.
Add import and export function for text files. The import function supports to import multi-files simultaneously.
Auto-save when minimized.
Add the option to switch between single-line-tab and multi-line-tab styles.
Add transparancy settings.
Add the Help file.
A few bug fixing.

2.0.0 ( 2007.8.11. )
The first version for minipad2 in it's true sense. Re-designed and re-write the whole program. Now it's designed to be a tiny, green, multi-page note program.

1.0 ( 2007.4. )
The first version of minipad. A simple note program with dual pane (note list + editor) user interface.
http://www.nebulasoft.cn/...inipad2/downloads_en.html

If you try it out, please tell what you think of it.  tellme
4912  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: NovaPDF Professional Desktop on Bitsdujour today on: February 18, 2008, 08:10:52 AM
- and again today, Monday the 18'th of February, 2008. Again $23.97

But what do we think of this program? Can it replace my VisageSoft eXpert PDF 5?
4913  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: February 18, 2008, 07:43:37 AM
wrecked carz all over the place; now 600!

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4914  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Software DOD - new discounted software deal web on: February 18, 2008, 02:02:03 AM
There is another small site giving away programs; only, they give away freeware programs! :-) The site is named "free download a day", http://www.freedownloadaday.com/ , and they have the funniest newsmail you can think of: They will mail you once a week, okay, but not to tell you what WILL BE, oh no, but to tell what HAS BEEN! The only way to know what any "today"'s offer is, is to go visit their page, there is no newsmail telling about it.

http://www.freedownloadaday.com/
4915  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 17, 2008, 03:56:37 PM
I too tried to open a fav' folder of 21 links. Firefox was using between 30 and 60 % CPU with a constant total CPU usage of 100%, while Maxthon 1.6 was using between 10 and 50 % with a total of 80 - 90 %. Both had some peaks around 90%.

With all 21 pages open, Firefox was taking up 252 MB Virtual Size, 94 MB Working Set, and 115 MB Private Bytes. In the same discipline Maxthon 1.6 was taking up 280 MB Virtual Size, 25 MB Working Set, and 78 MB Private Bytes. So they are using the memory differently.

A strange part was when I closed 21 pages at the same time while watching Process Explorer: Maxthon 1.6 would still use 240 MB Virtual Size, 10 MB Working Set, and 56 MB Private Bytes - meaning the hard part on memory is the browser, not the homepages.


Sorry for the layout, I will not win an pedagogical prize for this post, I know.
4916  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: February 17, 2008, 09:42:07 AM
Curt, spotted your 1500th post!

Thanks, lanux128. I was a little sad that I forgot it myself.  thumbs up
4917  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon (web browser) resource utilization... on: February 17, 2008, 08:59:52 AM
With seven tabs / pages open my Maxthon 1.6 is using 367.188 K Virtual Size, 8.000 - 12.000 K Working Set, and 70.612 K Private Bytes.

It is a lot, but isn't it also quite normal? I don't see Firefox 2 using less.
4918  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Will Google adverts make Google index DC? on: February 17, 2008, 08:39:25 AM
Actually, DC's posts are indexed by google in about 1 hour

For sure they are not. Unless, of course, you meant they all will be indexed in about one hour from now? Well, maybe new posts are being indexed, but certainly not even one of the older posts I have been searching for.

But anyway, I will forget about the adverts.
4919  Special User Sections / DC Website Help and Extras / Will Google adverts make Google index DC? on: February 17, 2008, 07:53:51 AM
A friend remembered that I was talking about something he should read here at DC, but could not remeber the name, donationcoder. So when he did a thorough search at Google he was very confused that Google gave no links to the subject. That is, no links to DonationCoder. You already know about this, of course, and have mentioned it quite some times. But still, the situation is not acceptable, I think. There is so much gold to be found at DC, that accepting our forum never to come up in a Google search, is to accept gold to be thrown into the street, isn't it - or however I should say it.

Maybe, just maybe, 'we' could some kind of 'force' Google to index DC, if mouser would accept a Google advert on each page? I have noticed there is room for at least one advert inside the header, to the right of Cody, and was thinking it would be acceptable to see an advert there. But of course, I don't know what it takes to make Google index DC, I just think we need to do something!

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Edited for Disclaimer:
My goal is not to have adverts, but to make Google index DC.
4920  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Free computer help online/CompuTech (my) programs on: February 17, 2008, 04:56:38 AM
So, if I have WindowsCare Pro I cannot use your upcoming program?  undecided
4921  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: February 17, 2008, 04:38:53 AM
My bad; I should have quoted the very first sentence from the homepage:

Quote from: Finder's homepage
Finder is an index-based fast file search tool

- no content. Sorry.

What I like about DK Finder is that it will index and search as I tell it to for what-ever filetype placed where-ever. And this situaytion is where I would want a search engine in the first place. I never search for documents, because they are where they should be, aren't they; I placed them myself. I only search my PC when some program is naming this or that file. And for these situations WDS, Copernic, and most of the others are almost useless. Or maybe I just never figured out how to use them, but that too is due cause for disqualification.
4922  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: InstantStorm: Freeware to make Flash based screensavers on: February 17, 2008, 04:00:11 AM
I managed to get 66m playing the screensaver version.

66m



any tricks? I mean: I was almost proud when I finally passed through the window!
4923  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: February 16, 2008, 07:02:46 PM
@ yksyks, take an extra look at the last picture: YOU decide which files should be indexed, including PDF and e-mails. I have not yet tried DK Finder in its' details (I have and like my WDS 3.0), but it is very quick to test the program if you want to know the answers for sure - except that in my setup the program will finish launching surprisingly slow, after the GUI has become visible. I guess it is indexing at the same time.

I have no idea what NEAR operators are, but it accepts arguments, if that is what 'reg-ex' is.

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So you past a hundred posts without any notice? Hmm...  Thmbsup Keep them coming, yksyks!
4924  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: FastStone MaxView Mini-Review on: February 16, 2008, 04:25:07 PM
I cannot share the excited feelings about MaxView, because neither the installed or the portable version would save settings on my XP. So MaxView too has left the building.

I am though very pleased with FastStone Capture 6.0 (just updated).
4925  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how to turn off XP's accessiblity options on: February 16, 2008, 12:03:05 PM
Quote from: Troubleshooting Windows XP
To disable sticky keys, run this reg edit: http://www.kellys-korner-...its/stickykeysdisable.reg


Study all of http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm  thumbs up

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