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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Extremely simple and minimal sticky notes for windows on: December 08, 2014, 03:36:22 PM
Prompted by dr_andus' comment "fairly minimal," and by re-reading the OP, I think you may be less concerned by the total feature set, than by features not getting in your way.  In which case, I suggest taking a look at the sticky notes program I use myself, the little-known Magic Notes.  From your point of view, the plus point would be that a left double-click on the tray icon (or a hotkey) gets you a new plain sticky note, with no fluff, with whatever defaults you've set.  You can get to fonts, colours, alarms, attach-to-window etc., if you want them, by clicking the Note Window Menu icon or by function keys.  But they won't bother you if you don't bother them.  Right-click on the tray icon gets you About, Help, Preferences and other general program stuff.

Magic Notes is $19.95 payware.  There's no generally-available free version that I know of, but the trial period is a generous 45 days.  Development is glacially slow, but I've used it for years in different versions and it has always worked perfectly well.  Its feature set is comparable with Stickies and Notezilla (the latter has more features, I think).

Another sticky notes program that I haven't tried, but which has been around for a long time (since 1998, apparently), is TurboNote.  TurboNote+ is on version 7.0.  Its basic price is $US 29.97, but TurboNote v.3.4 is freeware (see their FAQ page).
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Extremely simple and minimal sticky notes for windows on: December 07, 2014, 03:14:20 PM
Not sure if it's quite what you want, but DC member anandcoral wrote Stick-A-Note.  IainB's review is here: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review

There was a very simple Stickynotes by Toren K. Smith at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/tbone , but that page has gone (WayBackMachine?).  Or, take a look at KNot v2.04b
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Something similar to good old Norton Disk Doctor? on: November 30, 2014, 04:31:46 PM
Hard Disk Sentinel is good for monitoring hard disk health, but I don't think it has repair tools as such.  It does have an on-problem backup feature.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ebay snipping on: November 26, 2014, 03:43:01 PM
Shopper Tools (mentions Gixen)

I use - on the odd occasion when I use it - freeware Biet-O-Matic (Bid-O-Matic).
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Possible to make application point to a directory within the drive it is on? on: November 14, 2014, 04:55:56 PM
Surf over to Horst Schaeffer's mini programs page and take a look at Vdrive and ShortExe, which should help if you make frequent use of USB drives without fixed letters.
6  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: SC post-capture run on: November 14, 2014, 04:50:07 PM
maybe a better thing would be to not set SC to start at boot time, and start it manually afterwords, after teh virtual shares are connected?
I'm not familiar with virtual shares, so, is this a situation where one could use a startup manager to make things happen in the right order?
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Beer Spa on: November 10, 2014, 04:50:24 PM
That's got to be better than the smelly sulphurous thermal water that most spas use!  smiley
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Sorting - latest copy on top on: November 10, 2014, 04:36:59 PM
Does this help?  Note the direction of the arrow in "Created".

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Forgot to add; you may need to choose which columns you see by clicking on the very small icon below:

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9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: November 10, 2014, 04:10:07 PM
To me the functionality is more important though, and the standard orthogonal file manager interface with NC compatible keyboard shortcuts
+1
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: customizable gui for cli apps on: November 06, 2014, 04:46:31 PM
If your CLI apps include DOS ones and batch files, take a look at Horst Schaeffer's WBAT, which while itself DOS, is as Windows-like as you'll find in a console application.  I've seen it used as the menu interface in some rescue boot disks.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Dimmer? on: November 04, 2014, 03:58:59 PM
Here on DC: DimScreen ?

Please note that Skrommel no longer posts here, but others may be able to help you.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"? on: November 04, 2014, 03:56:02 PM
I forgot Romana  embarassed  And now it appears that The Master has...  undergone gender reassignment...

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Hmmm.  I belatedly realised this means The Master is now The Mistress, which changes the entire character of the show...
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13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Who is your Favourite "Doctor"? on: November 02, 2014, 04:58:54 PM
The thing I could never wrap my head around was the concept of The Doctor as the last of a race of Time Lords.  I mean, if these guys are always scampering around in the centuries how are there not any of them left around even if they got killed in the future?
Because there aren't any Time Ladies?  Wink
(cross-reference Robert E. Heinlein's short story '"—All You Zombies—"' and Mark Twain's answer to the question "What would men be without women?" "Scarce, sir…mighty scarce".)
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / How can I back up and restore tray configuration, please> on: October 31, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
I run Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account.  Lately I've had a number of BSODs.  When Windows finally crawls back into action, I usually find the tray has been partially scrambled.  The Network icon is usually missing, and the icons whose notifications I've customized are all set to Hide when inactive.

Please, is there any way to save the tray configuration for these, so I don't have to change them back to the way I want them by hand?

TIA...
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Add short excerpt to clip Title in main window on: October 24, 2014, 04:00:33 PM
mouser, this kind of question has come up before.  Is there any way to make that cell more prominent, and/or add more in Help, or a video?
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: How much value would there be in an optional floating small clip window? on: October 24, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
The clipboard manager I use most is ArsClip, which has this:
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The Clipboard Bar's main purpose is a clip viewer window.
This mouse-friendly window also acts as a Drag and Drop target, a Popup
trigger, and clipboard manager.
... and I don't use it.  Hence a "no" from me.

One of the features I most like about CHS is its Paste Templates, invoked by popup > Additional actions... on last clip.  The main popup menu has accelerator keys.  Please, could there be accelerator keys on the Additional actions menu too?
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.26.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 21, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
...I wouldn't know.  As I wrote, I use the much superior Total Commander  smiley
...Eh? Misses the point.
My first post made the point, not very explicitly perhaps, that there's no "need" to make downloads of CHS that only contain updated files (which is what I understood the OP to want) when one can rely on a good file manager to overwrite new/changed files and ignore the rest.  Unless, of course, one is on dialup and really, really wants to minimise download size.  I have been in the habit - for about 15 years - of using Total Commander for my file management needs, and almost never use Windows Explorer, so don't know what it offers.  I imagine most frequent PC users do likewise.
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.26.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 20, 2014, 03:13:41 PM
@rjbull and @dcwul62: If you open the .ZIP file for the latest portable version and then select and copy all its contents to the installed portable proggie's folder, doesn't Windows Explorer check first and ask you if you want to install newer/older versions and/or overwrite, etc.?
I wouldn't know.  As I wrote, I use the much superior Total Commander  smiley
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The most stupid Windows error? on: October 20, 2014, 03:11:14 PM
I run Vista Home Premium, ...

Every second version of Windows... Darn that meme just keeps on giving!
The well-liked Win7 and hated/despised Win8 seem to make the unloved Vista Win6 and well-liked XP Win5.  So I wondered if there was some kind of ju-ju related to odd vs. even version numbers, and what Microsoft were thinking of to take the risk of jumping over Win9...
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The most stupid Windows error? on: October 19, 2014, 04:38:15 PM
But don't you want to hear that awesome logoff sound?
Is there a "smiley" for apoplexy? tellme
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / The most stupid Windows error? on: October 19, 2014, 04:31:21 PM
I run Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account.  When I want to shut down, I close open application programs, click on the desktop, press Alt-F4, choose Shut down.  Occasionally I get this BSOS Black Screen of Stupidity:

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Windows can't shut down because Windows is shutting down?  huhAngry
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: need duplicate word scanner on: October 19, 2014, 04:23:46 PM
Of related interest, TextSTAT - Simple Text Analysis Tool:
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Concordance software for Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS

TextSTAT is a simple programme for the analysis of texts. It reads plain text files (in different encodings) and HTML files (directly from the internet) and it produces word frequency lists and concordances from these files. This version includes a web-spider which reads as many pages as you want from a particular website and puts them in a TextSTAT-corpus. The new news-reader, too, puts news messages in a TextSTAT-readable corpus file.
TextSTAT reads MS Word and OpenOffice files. No conversion needed, just add the files to your corpus...
In TextSTAT you can use regular expression which provides you with powerful search possibilities. The programme is multilingual. Because it uses Unicode internally, TextSTAT can cope with many different languages and file encodings.
Freeware.  Found via Mark Wieczorek's "My Favorite Smallware".
23  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Breevy text expander for Windows $5 off 12th Oct. 2014 on: October 12, 2014, 04:41:45 PM
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Breevy is a text expander for Windows that helps you type faster and more accurately by allowing you to abbreviate long words and phrases -- saving you time and money.

Simply define an abbreviation for a longer piece of text, like eml for JohnDoe@email.com.

Then, in the future, instead of typing that longer piece of text, type the abbreviation you associated with that text in any application, and Breevy will automatically replace it for you, instantly.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend image comparison tool, please? on: October 12, 2014, 04:33:21 PM
Xnview (freeware) has a compare tool
Thanks - are you using XnView or XnViewMP?
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.26.0 - Oct 8, 2014 on: October 12, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
As for me, I am using a 3rd party tool (Beyond Compare) to do a foldercompare of the existing portable version with the new, extracted folder and only update what is necessary
Why not use an unarchiver that checks for new/changed files?  I use the one built into my favourite file manager, Total Commander.  It gives various options, a particularly useful one being Overwrite all older.

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