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126  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote 3.0 - 50% deal at BitsDuJour - coming soon! on: August 09, 2013, 01:54:10 PM
The main added benefit of the paid Standard version for me is the ability to clip and import from web pages while preserving most original formatting, and other users will find further advantages. A Pro version is also available with even more features, including Evernote sync, also the ability to save entire web pages as a note.
I have a license for RightNote Pro version 2, and yes, it does do web clipping, but not quite as I'd like it.  See my earlier post Re: web clipping
127  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Columns - add size column on: August 07, 2013, 02:31:29 PM
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HTH...  You can save configurations under Layouts, but be aware they don't always "stick," i.e. you may need to re-load your favoured layout next time you start CHS.
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: August 04, 2013, 10:45:14 AM
If it's by date, then my licence would work.  Thanks, I hadn't spotted that.  I've not been much interested in the latest features, though, which mostly seem to revolve around EverNote Cloud.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there anything such as 'Scheduler' Application? on: August 01, 2013, 04:00:48 PM
I just stumbled upon this today. Might be of use/help (I don't have any experience with using the Group Policy Editor, so cannot make any useful comment):
By coincidence, Gizmo's article Nifty Way to Automatically Run a Windows Script or Program Whenever You Turn Off the PC on using the Group Policy Editor appeared today, 1st August 2013.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: August 01, 2013, 03:53:30 PM
RightNote version 3.0.0 has been released:
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RightNote Release History

31 July 2013, version 3.0.0

- New Feature: Evernote (Account) Manager makes it easy to work/sync with multiple Evernote accounts and notebooks.
- Fix a number of dialogs for high resolution display
- Change sync inbox page caption to “Sync Inbox”. This can be changed under Options->Editors->Evernote.
- The “Evernote Integration->Getting Started” help topic was re-written for the new Evernote Manager.
- Added help topics: Token security, Warnings and precautions, Additional way to link a notebook, and Notes for upgrading from v2.
I bought my licence on a Bits du Jour promotion.  At that point, Bits licence comments said minor versions only.  If that's correct, then as RightNote has changed from v2 to v3, I would have to buy a new licence if I wanted to use the version 3 series.  I don't immediately see anything on the BauerApps Web site about this or any price breaks, so I've contacted Rael for information.
131  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Portable suggestion on: July 30, 2013, 05:44:48 PM
Don't know if it helps, but take a look at Horst Schaeffer's ShortExe:
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Windows insists that a shortcut target must have a fixed drive letter, which means you cannot use Windows shortcuts within a USB flash drive where the drive letter may change.

Here comes ShortExe.

The idea is to have a little program that you rename to something which will be interpreted (by the program itself) as shortcut information based on the actual drive letter.
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Non-Notepad(MS) Thread! on: July 30, 2013, 05:40:18 PM
(There are times when I remember that the first PC I had regular use of had 640k RAM and a 20MB hard disk -- and that WordStar ran comfortably from a small fraction of that disk space
I remember those good old days - until one discovered TSRs, and ran into RAM-cram smiley  If you're nostalgic for WordStar, still the best way to get text down on disk, take a look at WSedit, or its more basic brother ME (Martin's Editor), the latter being intended as (gasp!  Back on topic!) a Notepad replacement, and both of them freeware.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there anything such as 'Scheduler' Application? on: July 30, 2013, 05:20:13 PM
Kirby Alarm Pro, but you may need to have the processes you want to control set a flag file and use Kirby Alarm's "Watch File" feature.

@IainB - Kirby Alarm is another fine product from down under  smiley
134  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Remember where I got the Download on: July 22, 2013, 04:11:56 PM
Just for the record, you can do something like it with Internet Download Manager by Tasks > Export > To text file, and choose from a list,
Export download list
        [X] Export download queue
        [ ] Export selected files
        [ ] Export all files
It gives an output something like this:
http://www.listary.com/do.../beta/ListaryBeta1296.exe
http://www.listary.com/do...staryPortableBeta1296.zip
but export has to be done manually.  I just asked them if logging could be made automatic.  Ideally, I'd like that information automatically poked into FILE_ID.DIZ for the downloaded files.  My usual file manager Total Commander understands these, and copies them along with the file if I move it elsewhere.  Still, a plain-text list is much better than nothing.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cheap LED torches/flashlights - any good? on: July 22, 2013, 02:49:42 PM
I'm not a real fan of the Ultra white LED light either. I just don't trust that I'm really seeing everything that I could.
I don't think you are.  I'm sure I read (somewhere on the Web, so it must be true...) something to the effect that you can't really use LEDs for hunting at night, because their limited spectrum messes up the human eye's depth perception.

There is a tool store chain called Harbor Freight [...] I've been carrying one of their ~ 3" x 1" round flashlights in my pocket [...]They usually come 2 in a pack for $3, have a metal case, and are more impact resistant than any other flashlight I've ever had.
Website has them on sale now for $1
That looks identical to the ones that started me asking the original question!  There appear to be several variations on the case; with/without binocular-style rubber armour, or a plastic case.  Mine has a photoluminescent green plastic case that glows in the dark like a ghost train.
136  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: An app to highlight a list of words in an MS Outlook email w/ html format on: July 15, 2013, 02:42:06 PM
You might want to look at Hilitext.  Be sure to try before you buy, though, as while it says "Windows 8/7/Vista/XP 32-bit," it doesn't appear to have been updated since 2005.  Also be aware that when you use the "highlight a text in a file" feature, you have to save your search text as Unicode.
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Non-Notepad(MS) Thread! on: July 15, 2013, 02:25:58 PM
I'm slightly surprised not to see any love for EditPad Lite here, given how popular EditPad Pro has historically been.  Maybe "Free for Personal Use" is too much limitation?
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Non-Notepad(MS) Thread! on: July 14, 2013, 03:39:34 PM
I would probably have bought emeditor at some point if they hadn't stopped offering lifetime licenses, but I can understand why they did it.
EmEditor Free for personal use, but you might find the limitations too great.  Besides, good though it is, it's a bit big for this thread?
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How to concatenate a number of text files which may have different encoding? on: June 30, 2013, 03:16:55 PM
Batch file method should work, but I've sometimes used ports of the Unix cat command:
Usage: cat [OPTION] [FILE]...
Concatenate FILE(s), or standard input, to standard output.

  -A, --show-all           equivalent to -vET
  -b, --number-nonblank    number nonblank output lines
  -e                       equivalent to -vE
  -E, --show-ends          display $ at end of each line
  -n, --number             number all output lines
  -s, --squeeze-blank      never more than one single blank line
  -t                       equivalent to -vT
  -T, --show-tabs          display TAB characters as ^I
  -u                       (ignored)
  -v, --show-nonprinting   use ^ and M- notation, except for LFD and TAB
      --help               display this help and exit
      --version            output version information and exit

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

  -B, --binary             use binary writes to the console device.


Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Non-Notepad(MS) Thread! on: June 23, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
(but this post made with NoteTab 7 Pro because of the "Clipbook" macros system)
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / LinkStash bookmarks/favorites manager updated to 3.0.0 on: June 17, 2013, 03:53:37 PM
LinkStash v3.0.0 - The best of the "Favorites"
The Ultimate Bookmark Management Tool
Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 (32-bit and 64-bit support)

LinkStash Overview

LinkStash is an outstanding bookmarks/favorites manager that works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Netscape. Just 5 minutes with LinkStash and we are betting you will never want to use any other bookmark manager again!


  • LinkStash can open and close with your browser
  • Using LinkStash means you can store and organize all your favorite links in a familiar Explorer-style tree arrangement
  • With fields for tags, comments, ratings, passwords, date last visited and so on, your links are easily edited, maintained and kept up to date
  • Clean up your links with the dead link checker
  • You can make your bookmarks visible and easy to find by using color highlights
  • A customizable toolbar allows you to arrange all your favorite commands in a sensible, custom arrangement of your choice
  • You can also keep your LinkStash bookmarks synchronized with IE Favorites
  • If your bookmark collection contains sensitive data then you can encrypt the whole bookmark file using strong encryption
  • You can take your bookmarks with you on a portable flash drive using LinkStash portable
  • A single-user license can be used on both the portable and the installer version - no need for an extra license

For a complete history of changes see the changelog.

Summary of improvements since version 2.1.3.

  • Bookmarks can open in a new browser tab (Internet Explorer and Firefox), new window (Chrome.)
  • Greater search precision, search by date added, date visited, number of visits, rating.
  • The bookmark fie is monitored for changes and is reloaded if changes are detected, this is useful is you have two computers using the same bookmark file. You can even use this with cloud storage like Dropbox.
  • Built-in special searches for recently added or recently visited bookmarks.
  • The website title and description fields in the bookmark dialog can be fetched from the website.
  • Drag bookmarks from LinkStash to the desktop or Window Explorer to create internet shortcuts.
  • Customizable font size for the bookmark pane and folder pane.
  • Bookmarks can be copied as text in many ways: URL, name, URL & name, HTML link.
  • Bookmarks can be opened with Safari, Maxthon2 and Maxthon3.
  • Bookmarks can be added from from Maxthon2.
  • LinkStash starts/stops with Safari and Maxthon browser.
  • Greater password flexibility allows you to submit the website logon after sending the password without the need to send the user name.
  • You can apply the current sort order to all folders or only the sub-folders.
  • Editable saved search criteria.
  • Import URLs from a text file.
  • Export and import tags.
  • LinkStash can automatically Sign Out when the computer goes to sleep.
  • Improved and reorganized the layout of the options dialog box and menus.
  • Option to show or hide obsolete browsers in LinkStash.

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  • The same serial number can be used on both regular and the portable package

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142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Serif PagePlus X7, on time or too soon? on: June 12, 2013, 03:20:24 PM
Once you buy a Serif program, they continually send you emails with upgrade offers after a new version comes out.  So the apparent newness may be a "perception problem."
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: You like science fiction, don't you? Of course you do! on: June 12, 2013, 03:03:52 PM
  Sorry, it's an English cricketing metaphor/term.
I suggest you don't confuse non-cricketing nations further by explaining how to bowl a maiden over  Grin

Iain Banks was apparently only 59 years old when he died - well below the typical "three score and ten"
There've been news bulletins about a Web site that reports life expectancy in different parts of Britain.  They apparently used an average span of 75.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: You like science fiction, don't you? Of course you do! on: June 12, 2013, 03:00:12 PM
I don't recall reading anything by Iain Banks. He didn't have a very long innings, did he?
(Actually, Walking On Glass was sort of sf too, but I might be the only person in the world who liked it -- it's often forgotten.)
I read a few of his, including Walking On Glass.  He seemed to specialise in odd, unsettling novels, but in some cases, they stick in your mind.  In the case of that one, the "matrioshka doll" creatures.

Oh, and you might remember the fuss about Feersumm Enjinn.
No, but I remember having fun decoding Bascule the Teller's spelling  smiley

Against a Dark Background was a good one (IMHO).  But, I remember reading a review which commented that he "gleefully" killed off his characters.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Jack Vance has died. on: June 12, 2013, 02:55:28 PM
Jack Vance (the science fiction writer
I think there's a project to bring all his work back into print.  I haven't read very many of his; last one I read was the entertaining Night Lamp.

[Edit at UK time 2013-06-12, 21:51:-] There is such a project: see the Jack Vance Wikipedia page [/Edit]
146  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 24, 2013, 02:50:35 PM
Berry, NoteFrog's author, has amended his blog post to include
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Please note – NoteWindow is designed to accommodate a mobile, platform independent, browser-based, touch interface. It is not a windows (or any platform specific), desktop program. (and, a black background helps to conserve battery life on portable devices.) smiley
which gives the reason for some of its appearance.
147  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: CLIPBOARD HELP+SPELL LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v2.23.01 - Nov 22, 2013 on: May 23, 2013, 04:24:13 PM
Is it just my system, or is there something slightly odd about 2.18.01's accelerator keys?  The first time I press the hotkey then W to bring up the main window, they don't work as expected.  That is, if I press Alt+F, nothing happens, even though the File menu is underlined.  I have to press Alt and release it to highlight File, then press Enter to drop down the menu.  This is with the cursor on All clips in the tree, but, CHS 2.18.01 starts with All coloured grey, not blue to indicate it's active.  If I click on it to make it go blue, or likewise on New clips, the accelerator keys work as expected, i.e. Alt+F immediately drops down the File menu, Alt+L the layouts, etc.

I don't know if this happened before, but I don't remember it.
148  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 22, 2013, 03:49:56 PM
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NoteFrogBlog.com

NoteWindow Free Personal Information Manager
Posted by berry – May 22, 2013

The NoteFrog mobile stack capability, mentioned in an earlier post NoteFrog goes mobile is now available as a Free Browser based, Personal Information Manager, similar to NoteFrog. It is available here.

Let us know your impressions.

Screenshot shows what the control panel looks like (in Firefox).
149  DonationCoder.com Software / UrlSnooper / Re: Links to Review and Comments - Add yours! on: May 19, 2013, 02:58:27 PM
Brief passing mention on TinyApps blog:

Download and combine F4F files into FLV
150  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: myBase Desktop 5.x + Addons Pack discounted on BitsDuJour.com (2010-01-25) on: May 05, 2013, 02:44:37 PM
Bits du Jour deal again today, Sun, 5 May 2013, with 11 hrs left to run at time of posting: myBase Desktop 6.x + Addons Pack $39.50 instead of $79.
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