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5076  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / How to extract pics from a screensaver? on: November 23, 2007, 06:27:13 PM
I have a screensaver with some pictures that I like very much, and with some that I really dislike. Merely taking screenshots of each picture will take too long, and will limit the dimensions to my present screen. So I thought I would ask all of you geniuses: How do I extract pictures from a screensaver? The content seems to be 'hidden' in a .dat file.

 tellme

Edit: FileJuicer is for Mac, are there any Windows XP equivalent??
5077  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: November 23, 2007, 09:55:31 AM
1234

I did managed to capture my number 1200, but decided that 1234 somehow was a *nicer* number to celebrate! I almost missed it, but realized by accident that Now was the time, though the content of 1234 actually was sort of a prank:

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5078  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Is your credit card safe? on: November 23, 2007, 09:03:00 AM
It is very important for you to check out if your credit card is safe!!
-and of course it is equally important to use this link only, now!
And by all means you have to select both "Credit Card Provider" and "Your Country"
- and Start Safety Search.
- and then to see if your credit card is safe!

An even greater part is that you don't have to share any private informations
- or to give any access to your computer (quite a miracle)!

Oh, man, this Safety Search is so important, go check it out right now!!  Cool

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Remember to press the button:
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- and to first turn on the sound and maybe install Flash Player.

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5079  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to remove Flash Player not listed in Add/Remove? on: November 22, 2007, 02:59:56 PM
... 5 minutes later: I found a Macromedia key in the registry that somehow escaped my previous cleansing, and the suffix was "Version". I deleted the key, and installed flash without any problems! Problem solved.

 cheesy  Thmbsup
5080  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to remove Flash Player not listed in Add/Remove? on: November 22, 2007, 02:46:54 PM
The picture in my previous post is showing a standalone version. And as I wrote earlier in the thread, the problem have so far been regardless of what browser I was using. Yes, the answer may be some CLSID, but where are the names to make certain you are handling the right one? No, you were right: "not recommended"; such action may call more for insight than for bravery.
5081  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Help needed (again): Miro "destroyed" all my videos! on: November 22, 2007, 02:15:04 PM
... - Try installing a new movie/music player, like KMPlayer, VideoLAN or perhaps GOM Player and let it take over all supported extensions.

This advice turned out to be the solution. But it took me some weeks to do it the right way, because installing Media Player Classic wasn't enough. However, installing the newest RealPlayer 11 did the trick, and all file types are back to normal.

Thanks, Dirhael!  thumbs up
5082  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: How to remove Flash Player not listed in Add/Remove? on: November 22, 2007, 10:41:06 AM
By now it has been almost a full month in which I have had no Internet browser Adobe ActiveX flash player, and it is getting very frustrating to me.

I was not aware how often I watch flash movies one way or the other, but now I know it is every day. So many times I have been asked if I want to install Adobe Flash Player, and so many times I have clicked Yes, but to no avail: Each and every time I try to install, the Adobe installer will pop up at once and tell me that "this is not the newest version" and I need to go to Adobe to download a new version - and then the installer will abort setup with no further options than to give up installing.

Of course I have been using new versions only, both .47 and .64 Beta, from both this and that download link, - I even tried the newest of the old archive versions - but these stupid popup messages keeps saying my versions are too old.

I have again and again uninstalled the proper way, by using the newest official Adobe Flash Uninstaller, version 4.0.0.3, various copies.

I have tried to remove any traces of Adobe and Macromed from the registry keys
- I even removed Adobe PDF Reader just for the sake of it.

I have uninstalled and updated this and that, including Java, but so far without any luck.

[Edit: I should tell that when I try to install from Adobe's homepage, the installation is never successful.]

Adobe seems to have decided not to answer my cry-outs for help.

What can I do??

 tellme tellme tellme

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5083  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RecoverKeys on Givewayoftheday today (November 21, 2007) on: November 21, 2007, 06:45:19 PM
Recovery Keys, supported software:

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I imagine this program has not been updated for at least a year.
5084  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AlbumArt Downloader - where? on: November 20, 2007, 04:12:23 PM
- hmm.... I tried a third time, but now the one and same picture have been attached to ALL mp3 files in the directory!! This program is leaving my computer NOW!!

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5085  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AlbumArt Downloader - where? on: November 20, 2007, 04:01:00 PM
@ f0dder; what may be causing this error message?
- I cannot use the program for its purpose!

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No other program said anything; no "blocked"-message from Anti-spyware, anti-virus or firewall, or from Windows for that matter.
5086  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Screenshot capture Problem on: November 20, 2007, 02:07:26 PM
- and you did try to download another copy and install on top?
5087  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AlbumArt Downloader - where? on: November 20, 2007, 01:59:18 PM
Your request is confusing to me, because this UpToDate link to the program was the first answer I received: http://www.softpedia.com/...over-Art-Downloader.shtml - but of course I did not google it, but >Maxthorn Multi-Searched< it.
5088  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Searching for the best read-aloud software on: November 20, 2007, 01:42:09 PM
Also check out (SAPI 5 voices): Cepstral, Acapella, Loquendo, RealSpeak, Voiceware and eSpeak.


5089  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Rumor: 15 Blu-Ray movies with PS3 purchase at Wall-Mart. Only 24+25/11-2007 on: November 20, 2007, 10:25:39 AM
CyberNet Technology News tells about a rumor:

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Posted: 19 Nov 2007 12:52 PM CST

 This rumor by no means has been confirmed, but we’re telling you about it so that you can keep your eye out for it. If it’s true, it’s an awesome deal. Rumor has it that starting on November 24th at 8 AM and running through November 25th at 11:59 PM, Wal-Mart is having another “secret” sale. They’ll be selling the 80GB PS3 system for $499 (its usual price) but buyers will be able to choose 10 Blu-Ray titles under $30 for free. Add those 10 to the 5 you already get by mail through Sony’s program, and you’ll have 15 Blu-ray movies worth over $400.

The user who reported this deal at Blu-ray.com says he works at a Wal-Mart in the electronics department which leads me to believe he does actually know what he’s talking about . He said stores were just notified on Saturday and that a link for it won’t be available until about Wednesday. According to what he knows, Wal-Mart is stocking up big for this! He says “For those stores that carry BD already, additional titles are being sent in for the sale.  For those that do not have BD in their store (a small minority), product will be sent to each store specifically for this sale.“

Here we thought Wal-Mart was supporting the HD DVD camp after they sold that Toshiba player for under 100 bucks! Turns out they’re not taking sides, and they’re supporting both pretty equally. Anybody considering buying a Playstation 3 to get 15 free movies if this rumor turns out to be true?

Source: Neowin
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5090  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Money Management Software on: November 20, 2007, 10:08:43 AM
I have just received an email offer on Personal Financial Organizer - at $30 instead of the normal $40. I have never tried or heard of it.

http://www.templatezone.c...al-organizer-software.php

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The Personal Financial Organizer contains 26 essential worksheets to help you organize your personal financial situation.

Monitor your financial health
Monitor your creation of wealth (net worth)
Present information to your CPA, financial advisor and attorney for income tax and estate tax planning
Prepare financial statements for personal & business loans
Plan and measure personal financial goals
Capture information for all types of insurance, including life, disability, property, auto, and health.
Keep track of stocks and options, mutual funds, personal assets, retirement plans, and more
In one integrated Excel workbook, you can have the structure and the format needed to prepare a personal balance sheet, keep track of all your assets and liabilities, record critical data regarding your pensions and retirement accounts, insurance policies, personal goals, and inventory your most important documents.

Once completed, this organizer gives you a valuable and easy to update reference upon which you can base important financial decisions and plans. The Personal Financial Organizer was developed by a financial planner after more than 15 years of experience helping people gather and analyze personal financial data. Each worksheet has been designed with real people's needs in mind. They are practical, straightforward and easy to use.

Through this email exclusive offer, you can get the Personal Financial Organizer for only $29.95.

Personal Financial Organizer
Only $29.95
regularly $39.95 —
get $10 off through this special offer

System Requirements:
Operating system compatibility: Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP2, Windows 2000
Microsoft Office compatibility: Office 2007, Office 2003, Office XP, Office 2000
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5091  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Searching for the best read-aloud software on: November 20, 2007, 09:52:29 AM
http://www.downloadatoz.c...atural-voices-esellerate/
+ check also http://www.naturalreaders...com/order_information.htm
+ http://www.zero2000.com/ace-buddy/index.html
+ http://www.ablereader.com/
+ many many others... [Edit: MANY others!
5092  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: To cut or not to cut - The lousy MS Office ribbon on: November 20, 2007, 07:48:41 AM
Ribbon haters should read Computerwold's article about  pschmid's RibbonCustomizer (Free or $30 Pro versions) and Addintools' Classic Menu (several versions at $15-$30).

A new and third way has arrived: [Edit: $30]

Quote from: PowerPlugs
We are pleased to announce our latest new product:
PowerPlugs: Classic Menu for Office 

• Brings the Office 2003-style menus and toolbars back to Microsoft Office 2007
• Adds familiar menu access to all the new features and tools of Office 2007
• Keeps all the ribbon tabs of Office 2007 fully intact, so you can get the best of both worlds.
• Works seamlessly inside of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and even Access
• Supports all languages supported by Office 2007

For a limited time you can get PowerPlugs: Ultimate Combo for PowerPoint (which now includes PowerPlugs: Classic Menu for Office) for just $299. That’s almost 80% off the price of buying all 10 included products separately. Hurry! Don’t miss out. Offer ends Dec. 31st.

Visit CrystalGraphics.com 

About CrystalGraphics - CrystalGraphics is the leading developer and publisher of affordable add-ons and services that enhance Microsoft Office. Winner of numerous awards including the coveted Standing Ovation Award from Presentations magazine three out of four years for "Best PowerPoint Plug-ins" and "Best PowerPoint Templates" for our PowerPlugs product line. CrystalGraphics brings the power and excitement of TV-style graphics and special effects to Microsoft Office.
5093  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: You Should Pay Me to Read This Post (It's worth it...) on: November 19, 2007, 08:54:59 AM
...And then there is what I use & love...AOL Explorer (AOLex). ...

Thanks for the enlightenment, app103, it was still needed  thumbs up


Hm, not my cup of tea.


No, it can't be, f0dder, can it :

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Sorry; I just couldn't help it...  embarassed
5094  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Top 3 programs you use on: November 18, 2007, 10:04:48 AM
XP Home ~top 3, or so:

Explorer + Quizo (gratis)
Maxthon Classic 1.6 (gratis)
Outlook + SPAMfighter + RSS'Popper (gratis)
Ashampoo (Softmaker) Office 2008 ($24, not $60)
FastStone Capture ($20)
M8 Spartan Clipboard ($20~30)
Babylon ($$$)
Skype (gratis)
ALZip (gratis)
DM2 (gratis)
PS Hot Folders ($20)
True Launch Bar ($20 [Edit: 50% rebate for DC members expires 1/1 2008])
PS Tray Factory ($25)
r2 Startup Delayer (gratis)

Edit2: True Launch Bar comes with some *nice* features, I think:

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5095  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sherlock Holmes and Texefex on: November 18, 2007, 08:25:44 AM
    * Lashiec checks f0dder signature
* Curt checks f0dder's place

- and maybe f0dder at some point in time will do the same?

Quote from: f0dder's place
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 tellme
5096  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sherlock Holmes and Texefex on: November 17, 2007, 06:11:22 PM
 embarassed
 Grin  cheesy
Thanks a lot, f0dder
- I was actually annoyed that I supposedly had to go to work tomorrow!
5097  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sherlock Holmes and Texefex on: November 17, 2007, 05:03:53 PM
The weekend is over by now, at least here in Denmark, so it is time for the explanation - and it was given by both f0dder and mwb1100. Peter Bowie explains:

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The four parts in the picture above appear to be a triangle, but they are actually not.
The angles in the red and green triangle are slightly different, but hardly noticeable.
You can calculate this by dividing the height and width of these triangles.
 
So, when you move these parts around, you get a different shape.  These two shapes look
like large triangles but they are not. 
 
The long line in the upper 'triangle' is bent downward a little
The long line in the lower 'triangle' is bent upward a little and the difference in total surface is exactly one square.
 
Hope it makes a bit sense now.
 
Peter Bowie
Blacksun Software
5098  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Mosaizer and Textaizer - Cool Freeware Graphics Effects with Mosaics and Text on: November 17, 2007, 04:18:58 PM
I have had both programs for some months by now, but I have still not found any use for them - except for the fun of it. I guess you have to have some kind of vision - and the proper material to make it happen. I have thousands of fine pictures, but I seem to be missing a vision...
5099  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ideamason on special on: November 17, 2007, 05:36:03 AM
... I write fiction in my spare time, everything from modules for games to actual novels, and I find it perfect for that, ....  I'd heartily recommend it to any writers, ...

As a writer you should give it to yourself to try out the portable Liquid Story Binder from Black Obelisk Software. The author of the program is constantly updating the program, and on the forum there are almost never any talk of bugs. The manual is somewhat poor / "unpedagogic", and support is via the forum, but as one can see on the forum, the author is answering many questions a day, so please don't ask this IT-illiterate (me) how it works (though I can tell that it has music playlists!).

The program: Liquid Story Binder at www.blackobelisksoftware.com
The asking price: $45.95 once (from Plimus) + 'Order CD' option
The forum: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Liquid_Story/

Quote from: Liquid Story Binder
Features:

Dossiers: Create Dossiers for major characters and settings. Timelines: Plot your novel by organizing cards along colored timelines. Storyboards: Combine images and text to create a visual reference board. Outlines: Create a collapsible tree of plot ideas. Image Galleries: Organize your reference images into galleries. Builders: Organize complex scenes using titles, descriptions, and color indexing. Position Memory: Liquid Story Binder XE remembers just where you left off. Manuscript Building: Combine multiple chapters into a single manuscript automatically. Printing: Preserve your font and paragraph editing with Format Printing. Workspaces: Preserve your favorite window layouts for quick access. Project Goals: Words per day, words left to write, days remaining, multi-document word counts. Color Schemes: Create the perfect writing environment with your favorite window colors. Recordings: Record yourself reading your own novel. Test for pacing and time. File Listings: Organize all your files into easy-access file trees. Backups: Every Chapter has its own backup repository. Never lose a single word with automatic version and session backups. Compress your whole archive into a single ZIP file. Shortcuts: Quickly access your favorite external software and documents. Statistics: Times, Word Counts, Goals, Sessions, Versions, Days. Reader: Read over your work in a easy to view columned window, free of editing distractions. Music Playlists: Add your MP3s and sort them into playlists. Set the mood for writing. External Editing: Open your work outside of Liquid Story Binder.
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Current Version 1.91, Released November 9th, 2007
Liquid Story Binder XE by Black Obelisk Software
Word Processing, Outlining, Organizing.

A Portable Text Editor that Keeps You Organized
Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. It is for those who want the freedom to create, outline and revise but are tired of losing track of their work.


Word Processing for Novelists
Liquid Story Binder XE is specifically designed for fiction writing.  XE includes all the standard features such as spell-checking, thesaurus, smart quotes, templates, font and paragraph styles -- everything you need to write your next great novel.

Chapter and Scene Based Writing
Liquid Story Binder XE can clean and combine many small documents into a single, font-unified manuscript. Use a Chapter Builder to quickly arrange complex scenes.

A Multimedia Organizer
Sort pictures into Galleries or Storyboards, quickly access custom MP3 playlists, even record yourself reading your latest chapter using a microphone.

Pick and Choose Flexible Features
Pick and choose the file types that work best for you. Liquid Story Binder never tells you how to write!  Flexible file types allow you to use your imagination.  Use a Dossier for characters, places or things, or a Builder to preserve important snippets.

Organize Your Novel
Create a Book folder and let Liquid Story Binder sort, search and combine your documents.

Create the Perfect Working Environment
Choose a color scheme that suits your writing style. Save window positions and open files for quick and easy access using Workspaces.  Open dozens of windows simultaneously -  or just a simple textbox centered in the screen.

Full Screen Editing
Even though Liquid Story Binder is packed with features, sometimes less is more.  Liquid Story Binder XE offers full screen editing, a feature that removes all distractions including menus and title bars


Advanced Outlining Tools
Timelines, Outlines, Dossiers, Sequences and Storyboards. Liquid Story Binder XE provides the tools you need to plan your next great novel.

Protect Your Work
For every Chapter, Liquid Story Binder XE creates a single, easy-to-access backup file. This backup file contains an entry for each day's changes. Liquid Story Binder XE also includes a complete book backup using ZIP compression.

Take Liquid Story Binder With You
Liquid Story Binder can be installed on a flash card or USB drive. Take your writing wherever you need to go. Use XE on a friend's computer, at school, or at work.

WordWeb Integration
Liquid Story Binder integrates with WordWeb. WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. There are also many proper nouns and usage examples.

Universal Search
Liquid Story Binder XE can search every Chapter, Note, Builder, Timeline, Storyboard, Outline, Dossier, Sequence and Backup for a single lost word or phrase. Can't remember where you wrote that important paragraph? Just use XE's Universal Search.

Repetition Visualizer
Liquid Story Binder XE's Repetition Visualizer allows you to find, at-a-glance, repetitive words and phrases.

Simple File Formats
Liquid Story Binder XE uses basic TXT, RTF, and ZIP file formats guaranteeing future access no matter what software you use.

Many Features in a Very Small Download
The Liquid Story Binder XE installation package is only 2MB in size! It takes longer to download an MP3 file!

Vista Compatible
Liquid Story Binder is tested and developed on systems using Windows Vista. Liquid Story Binder XE is also compatible with Windows XP.

30 Day Free Trial Without Any Feature Limitations
Download Liquid Story Binder XE and test out it features before buying.  The download includes the entire XE package without limitations.  If you love what you see, return to our website a buy a special licensing code that will allow you to use Liquid Story Binder indefinitely.  After that, all future upgrades and updates are absolutely free!
5100  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Scott Finnie unimpressed by NOD32 ... on: November 16, 2007, 08:41:02 PM
Your setup must suffer from some kind of mismatch, I think. I have not noticed any delay worth mentioning caused by NOD32.

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