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Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Photo Downloader Kiosk
« on: October 20, 2008, 08:20 AM »
Skrommel: I decided to try your script just for the fun of it, copy pasterde the code from your original post and ran the script. The only problem was that I couldn't close the window, nor do anything else with my computer since the window steels all focus. (I realise this is a "feature" of the program, but for the unknowning user testing this, it's very annoying.) I could barely launch Task Manager and had to look up how to use tskill and taskkill to kill all autohotkey.exe processes. Perhaps it would be a smart idea to include a close button in your script by default and explain to people who actually want to use this as a kiosk how to disable the close button (Just comment out the "gui, add, button" line of code for example). I'm really happy that I didn't have to restart, because I've been upgrading a Magellan GPS for a colleague on my computer for the past 2 hours and it was just about finished when I tried PhotoKiosk.

I'll have to do some research on how to close the window before I run it again. I'm guessing it's a nice program though. I'm curious on how you create the thumbnails and also about why it's not listed in your main software page? Is it too early or are you not planning on listing it there?

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Toggle Fullscreen of Control
« on: October 17, 2008, 11:42 AM »
VideoInPicture: I'm a regular reader at and it was pretty funny seing this post today. Congratulations on all the positive reviews! Also, I've now tested Fanix Fullscreen with Autodesk Inventor and it works like a charm, it has the exact functionality that I was looking for in my original post. It's a great program.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Toggle Fullscreen of Control
« on: October 09, 2008, 08:12 AM »
Skrommel: That's a great find! It works wonderfully and it's something that could actually be very practical as a day-to-day program. I would consider giving it space in my startup folder had any of you made the program. I had thought about how to make the other controls from the parent window available once a certain control was made fullscreen, Fanix Fullscreen seems to have solved that very nicely.

I can't reliably report on the CPU usage because my old laptop is usually overly-taxed as it is. It seems though, as though it's fairly nice on resources.

Also, I don't actually normally use Autodesk Inventor myself but I'll hassle one of our engineers soon and post the results.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Toggle Fullscreen of Control
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:09 AM »
VideoInPicture: Am I the only person that refers to you by your nick? In any case I wanted to congratulate you on both "Window Extractor" and "Present This Window", I'm very pleased that others have realised their usefulness.

Unfortunately, neither seem to do the trick for Autodesk Inventor: Window Extractor makes it crash, and Present This Window creates a "static" fullscreen presentation, whereas I hoped to be able to continue to interact with the window and its controls and make it a "live" fullscreen presentation. Window Extractor really was perfect for this purpose and it might also be that it works with older versions of Autodesk Inventor.

On another note, since these programs are almost identical in use and function wouldn't be completely natural to combine the two into a single Fullscreen Presentation program with two different "modes"?

fenixproductions: That looks like a great starting point, but if mattmas is correct it won't have any effect at all on the Vault interface.

mattmas: I thought Vault used the Microsoft Outlook GUI, but I suppose it's just made to look that way?

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