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5076  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FastFontPreview - freeware font viewer on: January 04, 2008, 11:05:59 AM
How would you want them handled? 

Wow!

My problem (on this matter) is that I have downloaded a lot of fonts packed in zip containers (EDIT: one or a few in each container), but some / far too many also have readme and other prank inside the container, so it all gets tiresome to unzip / seperate / move to > install / whatmorecanIthinkof.

What can be done?
5077  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: FastFontPreview - freeware font viewer on: January 04, 2008, 10:01:20 AM
Do "you" know of any font manager capable of extracting fonts from zip containers?
- I have a lot of fonts I haven't bother to install  because they are zipped.
5078  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Startup Delayer on: January 04, 2008, 09:41:20 AM
So what's the consensus on this one.. is this REALLY useful? And why?
I love it, it's great to delay the start of the programs in your startup folders. Every pro DC user probably has more than a dozen there, Startup Delayer is perfect to delay the startup of the non-vital entries, so you are able to use Windows faster after you start it up.
Guess that answers the question smiley. Thanks

Anothor helpful feature is if you are testing programs and over and over want to either add or remove them from start - then Startup Delayer will prove itself a fast and easy to use manager;   just one click:

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Praise to the author from r2 Support, Cliff Cawley, for doing a fine job  thumbs up
5079  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: January 04, 2008, 08:48:22 AM
- and Brandon wrecked car number 500...:

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5080  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What is appropriate content for DonationCoder? on: January 04, 2008, 08:33:53 AM
Or use the method we used during all this time: the spoiler tag.

- but make it easier to understand how to use it. It took me a year!  embarassed
5081  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: January 04, 2008, 08:30:30 AM
btw, it's my 2222th post (inspiration from Curt).. smiley

 Thmbsup  2222 is a really nice figure!



Today tinyvillager made it to #444  thumbs up :

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5082  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Donationcoder's NANY 2008 get's lifehacked on: January 04, 2008, 08:25:15 AM
-and in today's CyberNet Technology News email:

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Donation Coder’s New Apps for the New Year

Posted: 03 Jan 2008 05:39 PM CST

Donation Coder is working some of their programmers to the bone lately with all of the apps that are being developed! Just a month ago they released a dozen or so free programs, and this time around there are 16 new ones. Here are a few of them that really peaked my interest:


    * WTF Music Info - This creates a chart of your music based upon genre, artist, or year. It really gives a cool perspective on the music you listen to.
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    * Point Motivator - At first when I saw this program I was kinda like, huh? It’s a reward system that you setup where you get points for completing tasks. Then you can “cash in” your points for rewards that you’ve created for yourself.

      It’s not something that I would really use, but this would be great for anyone who has kids. You can assign points to things like ice cream or video games which they have to earn by completing tasks.

      You can also use this to help lose weight. For example, you can say that for every 30 minutes of exercise is equal to enough points for one cookie.
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    * Coin Jar - This is completely web based, and it is used to estimate how much money you have in a coin jar. The estimate is calculated according to the weight of the jar and the fraction of coins collected in one handful. Just make sure you don’t grab a handful of quarters when most of the jar is pennies, otherwise it will throw off the estimates.
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Don’t forget to checkout out the rest of the New Apps for the New Year from Donation Coder. If you use Find and Run Robot (another Donation Coder creation) there are several plugins that were created by users for this challenge, including Del.icio.us integration and iTunes control.

Copyright © 2008 CyberNet |

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5083  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What is appropriate content for DonationCoder? on: January 04, 2008, 08:12:34 AM
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This is a terrifically good idea..  I've been wanting to beef up support for a tag-like system on DC and we could use the same system to allow posts to be tagged as NSFW and then let users opt out of seeing such posts.
This discussion may actually end up getting people posting more NSFW material... LMAO!

I am not "LMAO", but I truly expect nosh's prediction to be accurate:
If you set up a special NSFW part of DC, we WILL get loads and loads of it.
So DON'T!!
5084  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wanted: Calendar/to-do manager with special repeat patterns (for students) on: January 02, 2008, 04:24:38 PM
I believe ReminderFox, addon for Firefox and for Thunderbird, the can do this.

http://reminderfox.mozdev.org/
https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/1191

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5085  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / SysInternals auto-installler & auto-updater! on: January 02, 2008, 01:43:32 PM
http://www.lerup.com/SISetup/  Thmbsup

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SISetup

The Sysinternals set of freeware utility programs is a great software package. Once you have started using them it is almost impossible to get along without them.

Whenever I get to a new PC, one of the first things I do is to install e.g. the Process Explorer from Sysinternals. However, installation always requires some manual operations as the programs are delivered in zip-files and without installation programs. Another issue for lazy people like me is that the author Mark Russinovich quite often update the programs with new great functionality and checking for this and doing the manual update can be a bit tedious.

Due to this I created SISetup, a small program that facilitates installation of an arbitrary number of the Sysinternals utilities. Once installed it is also very easy to check for updates of these programs and when available the update will be installed automatically. I also wanted the program to be as simple as possible with no fuzz and to run without any prerequisites i.e. unzipping of the packages should be made by the program itself. The program is quite small, only 108 KB.

If you (like me) are addicted to the Sysinternals utilities you may find use for SISetup.

Installation and usage:

No specific package download is required, you just start the program from the link below. You can choose to either run the program directly or download it for a first virus check or alike. When starting the program for the first time you will get the usual warnings about running an unsigned application.

SISetup will install itself into a folder named Sysinternals in the "Program Files" directory. It will retrieve it's initial default settings from this site, see more ...


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http://www.lerup.com/SISetup/
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5086  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Adware on today's GAOTD: Chameleon Desktop on: January 02, 2008, 08:43:35 AM
A little funny FYI maybe, but otherwise just plain embarrassing to me: This "Watermark Factory", you know: the one this Chameleon adware seems to be hardwired to, right? Guess what? I have it! -and I have owned it for 3/4 of a year!! embarassed    

But I have never used it, not even once. Today I found it by accident... [attachimg=#] it was the giveaway the 12'th of April, 2007. Why did I keep it? I have no idea - I mean: why would I ever want to destroy a picture by adding watermarks? No, thank you.

Now the big question is if I can figure out how to tell Chameleon Desktop not to keep opening that homepage anymore? Hmmm... How do you open the inside of a program? I know some ripoff'ers are doing it, so it must somehow be posible.  tellme
5087  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How far can you throw a paper airplane on: January 01, 2008, 11:46:47 AM
Ohh.. there is a fan hanging from the ceiling... ouch!! 2.2 m
5088  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Office suite for my mom? on: January 01, 2008, 11:02:50 AM
..., my vote would go for Ashampoo/Softmaker as well.

I should mention that I have not been able to update my Ashampoo version via SoftMaker (SoftMaker updates more often), and the price on the Softmaker is $80 compared to Ashampo's $60 ($24 in my case), so they are not all identical. If price doesn't matter too much I would recommend SoftMaker (Edit: - for non-US resident non-students/teachers, that is - otherwise MS Office 2007 is the logical choice).
5089  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: post your 5 most used applications in 2007 here! on: January 01, 2008, 08:08:23 AM
<shameless_plug>Agenda At Once</shameless_plug>

- http://www.datalandsoftware.com/agenda/ may be a better link
5090  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: post your 5 most used applications in 2007 here! on: January 01, 2008, 08:04:34 AM
Top five or six, also without any links....:

Maxthon 1.6
Winamp Pro
FastStone Capture
M8 Spartan Clipboard
True Launch Bar
PS Tray Factory
5091  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any 'print as printerfriendly page' automatizer? on: January 01, 2008, 07:44:37 AM
I found this free one for Firefox + PDF only: Select-Arrange


http://select-arrange.com/welcome
http://www.all4you.dk/Fre.../SelectArrange-43300.html
5092  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Office suite for my mom? on: January 01, 2008, 07:12:01 AM
, so ease of use is probably a pretty important factor)

- then it really is hard to exclude MS Office 2007, isn't it... see CyberNet's award:

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I couldn’t help but give Microsoft first place in this category. Their new Office 2007 has made me a hundred times more productive thanks to the intuitive Ribbons that have replaced the old-fashioned toolbars. I find myself using features I never knew existed, and it looks so darn good. Yeah, I’m a sucker for eye candy.

I first started using Microsoft Office 2007 over a year ago when it was still in the pre-release stage. It took a few weeks to get accustomed to where some of the options had moved to, but in the end I find myself saving loads of time. A big thanks goes out to the developers who came up with the idea for “live previews,” because that alone deserves a gold medal. And the Mini Toolbar is sheer genius.

Copyright © 31-12-2007 CyberNet |

Is her church really that small that they cannot afford this? Not yet being graduated she should be able to have it death-cheap from Microsoft themselves:

Microsoft is offering Office 2007 Ultimate to students for $59.95 through April 30, 2008. ...
5093  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: To cut or not to cut - The lousy MS Office ribbon on: January 01, 2008, 06:55:21 AM
Seems someone, but not just "someone", does not hate the ribbons:

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2007 CyberNet Awards:
Most Productive Apps

Posted: 31 Dec 2007 04:50 PM CST

1'st Place:
Microsoft Office 2007

I couldn’t help but give Microsoft first place in this category. Their new Office 2007 has made me a hundred times more productive thanks to the intuitive Ribbons that have replaced the old-fashioned toolbars. I find myself using features I never knew existed, and it looks so darn good. Yeah, I’m a sucker for eye candy.

I first started using Microsoft Office 2007 over a year ago when it was still in the pre-release stage. It took a few weeks to get accustomed to where some of the options had moved to, but in the end I find myself saving loads of time. A big thanks goes out to the developers who came up with the idea for “live previews,” because that alone deserves a gold medal. And the Mini Toolbar is sheer genius.

So could it be that some haters didn't thoroughly check out the features before starting hating?

http://cybernetnews.com/2...rds-most-productive-apps/
5094  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Adware on today's GAOTD: Chameleon Desktop on: January 01, 2008, 06:26:44 AM
... are there really ads bundled with it?

No, no ads, just the forced launching of Watermarks Factory's homepage, which of course is the home of Chameleon Desktop   though it is VERY difficult to find the link   because it is not listed on the "products" page! 

Icon Constructor MAY be part of the same family.

I wonder if the owner also owns vladstudio?

BTW, clicking "?" opens this:

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5095  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Adware on today's GAOTD: Chameleon Desktop on: December 31, 2007, 07:07:51 AM
I should tell that I wrote a comment on GAOTD, warning about the behavior. My tactics must have been wrong, I don't know - I did use the phrase ADWARE!!! - anyway, my post was censored and doesn't show, even it was among the first thirty comments or so.

I find this to be a problem, to put it mildly. (Edit: wrong info deleted)
 

Quote from: Wikipedia
Giveaway of the Day (Abbreviated GAOTD on the website) is a website that gives away a piece of licensed PC (Windows) software for free every day. The site was launched on 24th October 2006.

(...)(...)(...)

Lately, the games and software have been receiving poor user ratings because of their low quality, simplicity, bundling with adware, or otherwise.

(...)
5096  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: No sound in Flash 9. Anyone else? on: December 30, 2007, 04:36:12 AM
A paste from a link from phil's link:

Quote from: Weyland.be

No sound in Macromedia Flash Player 9?

I just reinstalled my system with XP SP2 and found that sound in Macromedia Flash player (version 9) wasn’t working. I compared it to another machine and found out that - for some obscure reason - the wavemapper mapping was missing.

I tried reinstalling other versions of the Flash player, but to no success … So I added the mapping myself via the registry.

Go to the following sweetspot in your registry:

My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32

Create a new String value named “wavemapper“. As value give it “msacm32.drv“.

And that’s it, no restart necessary, all your Flash embedded videos will have sound again smiley
5097  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Adware on today's GAOTD: Chameleon Desktop on: December 30, 2007, 04:02:10 AM
There clearly was a reason that I didn't supply any link to the program's homepage, but only to Giveawayoftheday. I have edited the post in order to amplify the warning. The program itself is actually of an okay quality, nice to look at, and easy to operate - but I am truly sorry that I forgot to tell about the pre-checked option to install Watermarks Factoryembarassed
5098  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: I need help on: December 30, 2007, 03:37:26 AM
@ polski8, would you fix the link to your board, please, so we can try it out?
5099  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Replace Windows Explorer [SOLUTION] on: December 29, 2007, 05:54:17 PM
Is it the search feature, Curt? Or is it Windows Explorer? As noted above, if I run Windows Explorer with the QTTab plugins I get a second explorer.exe process running as well... If, as f0dder notes, I have "launch folders in a separate process" enabled the second instance of explorer.exe doesn't close with Windows Explorer. What With "launch folders in a separate process" disabled, the second instance does close...


Hmmm... I am not too sure what is causing what. Testing: As I am typing this I only have a single explorer.exe running and no Explorer window / shell open. As I open C\Programs (incl QTTab, and with six other folder tabs ready) there is still only one explorer.exe. Using QT to move files to another folder: one copy only. Using Explorer to copy2 = one. I am beginning to be confused again again. How did I even manage to have two copies of explorer.exe? I have seen two of them many many times (latest when I typed my previous post), but it is only now I am realizing that I actually don't know WHY there sometimes are two instead of merely one copy open. Apparently I have changed the "seperat process" settings without remembering, but I am using QT a lot right now and with only one explorer.exe open, so I will have to eath my words about the use of "Stifinder" (what is the English name?).

EDIT1+2: One explanation on my XP is that when ALzip has extracted a container it will open an extra copy of Explorer in order to display the folder's content. (I do this several times a day).

Well, that was one reason...
5100  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: DivX Author rebate coupon needed on: December 29, 2007, 05:15:33 PM
Sorry for the mixed signal; I bought it "long ago" - I was merely reminding others:

Offer expires: January 3, 2008... 
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