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5401  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What is the currently best Desktop Search software? on: October 15, 2007, 11:49:22 AM
I am curious to know if anybody has found any program, pay or not, that works well, indexes all MS Office documents, including PSTs, PDFs, inside compressed archives, etc.
I wonder, did anyone try Exalead?

Exalead comes close, I believe. Unfortunately it made my unstable XP very sluggish, so I didn't borther to finish my test of it. But here are first the known limitations:

Quote from: Exalead ReadMe
KNOWN LIMITATIONS

Installation and Configuration:

- You must have the Administrative Rights on your machine to install Exalead Desktop.


Hard Drives:

- Metadata Quicktime files media files are not indexed

- Only the first 100 pages of big office files are indexed.

- If your hard drive contains many files with inconsistent modifications times (modification in the future for instance), these files might be indexed again each time Exalead Desktop restarts, leading to bad overall performance.


Performance:

- “As Soon As Possible”  indexing strategy may drag down the overall performance of your computer. Sticking to “When Idle” indexing strategy fixed the problem.

- If the user configures the Product to index the whole content of its C: hard drive, a small impact in the overall performance of its PC might be noticed, especially when services that manipulate a large number of temporary files are also running on the same PC.


Outlook Express:

- It is not possible to index IMAP accounts within Outlook Express

Their praise:

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You can set Exalead to not use more than so or so percentage CPU while indexing, but here is the CPU usage (while indexing) without this restrain:

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WARNING:
Add/Remove was NOT able to remove Exalead properly from my computer
- but otherwise it seemed to be a very fine search engine thingy.
5402  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: October 14, 2007, 05:10:11 PM

A most adequate link, I would say.  thumbs up
5403  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Free computer help online/CompuTech (my) programs on: October 14, 2007, 05:00:51 PM
Oh, I was blur...

I didn't mean the font, but what the text is telling:

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I would say you should keep this text - but still the third picture is nicer to look at, I think.
But of course, compromises can be good.  thumbs up
5404  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 04:46:19 PM
Well - "brave new world" - I surely am impressed.

- and maybe now I can understand why D'Opus' pricetag grew to be so enormous.

But seriously: $40 for merely updating it, and two years in college for learning how to use it??!! Get lost! I am glad that my needs are fulfilled by my slow, crude and simple but gratis Explorer combination, thank you!

Sincerely: Stupicurtious
~ Dumb but happy...  tongue
5405  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 12:19:49 PM
Oh, there is a manual?   embarassed

Just yesterday a friend wrote me and told about a vision he allegedly had recieved from God. In the vision there was a blindfolded couple, standing in front of a giant diamond. They didn't know there was this huge treasure, so they didn't know they could touch it and grab it  if only they would reach out their arms. Your praise to D'Opus makes me sort of feel the same way.
5406  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 12:00:04 PM
Thanks for the pedagogic answer, sri   cheesy

I remember a teacher who gave a very poor lecture on a subject, and then asked: "Are there any questions to this?" We were not able to answer him, because you really have to know at least something   in order to understand what it is you should be asking. I guess, the problem with D'Opus is just about the same: I did trial the wonder program, but I didn't know anything about what could be done, so I never knew why I should keep it. Because I didn't know how to ask the right question.

Maybe.
5407  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 11:46:41 AM
Yes, it might very well be a question about being stupid but happy...  Cool

Seriously, I was trialing D'Opus, but didn't find any reason to keep it. Without remembering, I would guess that some / many of the impressive D'Opus features you were telling about - and they do sound impressive! -, demands that I learn how to write a script??
5408  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 11:37:17 AM
"these" ~ the addons??
5409  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 11:26:09 AM
Is the context menu really placed that far away, that I should change my Explorer, just to have those features in a button instead?

Edit: Bad phrasing.

Of course any zipper will do the first job, from the context menu.
I didn't know I should need a dated folder, so I never looked for an app with this feature.

@ sri: on another topic, this link is for you:

5410  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: File Managers! Windows Explorer replacement! Come one, come all... on: October 14, 2007, 10:51:19 AM
Come on/one, he said. So here I am - again:

To the best of my experience   none   of the apps you all have mentioned   can do better  than our standard XP's Explorer plus addons.

Tell me what it is, apart from dual panes, that I cannot do with Explorer plus addons, but that you can do with something else, please! I mean, I have (almost) tried all of them, and still I don't miss anything in my Explorer plus addons. What is it that you have, that I don't have?
5411  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Free computer help online/CompuTech (my) programs on: October 14, 2007, 10:18:08 AM
My vote goes to the original version!
- because of the text and the easy-to-identify update button.

But version 2 is a little 'nicer' to look at, though.
5412  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Any freeware alternatives to Instant ThumbView? on: October 14, 2007, 10:09:48 AM
You see, I want to reduce that one extra step in reaching to my favorite folders and files in windows explorer. ~...
W/ QTT, you still have to click on the star dropdown and select the group you wanna launch.

Sorry for not noticing this a long time ago, sri   embarassed

It is very easy to have Explorer to open with several folders at once:

Quote from: Quizo
Start UP Group

To register a group as Start Up Group, click the menu item of Group Menu with Control + Shift keys down.
thumbs up

I merely have five folders visible at launch:

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5413  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: October 14, 2007, 08:49:04 AM
How about some links, because I sure won't find "styler" just by googling/yahooing it
you are wrong

How about a link then?

What kind of pessimists are you guys? Are you so sure of failure, that you don't even dare to at least TRY? Please!

Search for Styler and it will be the very FIRST answer you will get!! How hard can it be?

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5414  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: EPC Title bar changer on: October 13, 2007, 12:37:03 PM
Try TitleChanger 1.0

Run the program, then press ScrollLock to change the title of the active window!
...
I have no idea why you would want to use it, so please enlighten me lol smiley

I like this little program   because I have at least two programs with annoying titles:

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But it would so nice if you, justice, will add some memory to the program, so when placed in Start it will auto-change these titles, also after a PC restart, please! - kind of a permanent change, so to speak.
 tellme

I have no idea how to use ahk.
5415  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide on: October 12, 2007, 08:50:48 AM
The new gratis (absolutely not "FREE") Guide version 3.6 for XP is 172 pages and 2.1 MB PDF,
and my "old" (March 2007) premium verson 3.4 for XP is 211 pages and 11.6 MB PDF.

- but I really didn't bother to further compare the two versions. [Edit: See prev. post from Lashiec]

Contents, gratis version 3.6 (645 x 5523 pixels, 376 KB):
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Contents, "old" premium version 3.4 (645 x 5525 pixels, 351 KB):
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5416  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a way to directly write notes onto the Windows desktop? on: October 12, 2007, 07:54:56 AM
... NoteZilla also lets you to insert images inside sticky notes. ...

To the best of my experience and (lack of) understanding, NoteZilla will merely copy the address of the image, not the image itself. Edit: What a bummer, Curt: Just right-click, and click "Insert Picture"!!
 thumbs up

@ Gautam, thanks for participating here at DC. The last mail I received from you, was when you asked me >>what exactly you like more in Stickies so that we can take only the best aspects of Stickies?<<. (see edited)
5417  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TweakGuides.com - Firefox Tweak Guide on: October 11, 2007, 02:00:30 PM
-- i never knew about that site. 

April the 24'th.  DC Supporting Member  AdIyhc  inspried me to buy the de luxe version of Mr. Koroush Ghazi's   Guide for XP   [most recommended!], and I am glad to see this new version for the Firefox browser. I am certainly going to download the free version and consider purchasing any future de luxe version as well.

You can download the tweak guide for XP at this site: http://www.tweakguides.com/

Edit: Oh, one cannot download this guide:

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5418  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects with OUTLOOK on: October 11, 2007, 08:45:45 AM
A pitty, the line 118 error, as I would imagine 4Team to be a fine affordable solution.
-Edit2: maybe you should try to close the firewall and install on top / again?

I think the number of tasks / subtasks / subprojects are unlimited:

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- if this was what you were afraid might be missing?
5419  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: October 10, 2007, 05:24:33 PM
# 1.111

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5420  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Userbar Generator: Cool Freeware on: October 10, 2007, 05:12:29 PM
I was disapoointed with the amitysource ...

Frankly, I am disappointed with both amitysource and Userbar Generator, and with all the sites mentioned in reply #3. What good are these small blurred letters?? Didn't anybody write a program to make it easy to make a nice looking userbar with some message which you can actually read? Is it really necessary to use PhotoShop or The Gimp?

 tellme
5421  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects with OUTLOOK on: October 10, 2007, 01:39:02 AM
I was looking through hundreds of addons for Outlook but didn't find any project manager.

Maybe there is no-one?   ohmy
5422  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects in conjunction with Outlook (add-ons, plug-ins : Welcome!) on: October 08, 2007, 05:13:38 PM
Thanks, laughinglizard

- and may I add: Zoho Projects is also free ("free" as in gratis, not "FREE") if you merely are to create a single (one; 1) not-open-source project.
5423  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects in conjunction with Outlook (add-ons, plug-ins : Welcome!) on: October 08, 2007, 04:00:05 PM
Zoho Projects has a plugin for Office, though they do charge according to how many projects you need to manage. http://www.zoho.com/

Quote from: Zoho
Zoho Projects is 100% free for open-source projects.
To get an unlimited account for your open-source project contact our support.
5424  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Managing projects in conjunction with Outlook (add-ons, plug-ins : Welcome!) on: October 08, 2007, 03:55:08 PM
- PLANTRAC-OUTLOOK : ...… a tad old fashioned?

Yes, you can say it is old fashioned...:

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5425  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Free computer help online/CompuTech (my) programs on: October 08, 2007, 02:25:13 PM
....
Download the new version of EasySuite (http://www.incredisims.com/
...

The link may give the new version, but the text doesn't reflect so yet:

Quote from: Incredisims.com
(latest version - 9-29-07; version 2.0)
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