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2251  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: My favorite software! What's yours? on: November 21, 2006, 09:20:30 AM
Gyula's Navigator : I use this file manager at work and I have never found one that has a great combination of features that I need:  It is freeware, is completely portable

Tekzel,

Do you have an old version with a different license, or work in a college?  I just looked at their license terms, and it's only free for personal or educational use, otherwise $20 for 5 licenses.  Cheap, but not free for business use.


2252  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Desktop Teleporter on: November 15, 2006, 10:37:13 AM
one thing i can think of is having it pop up when a new file is created on the desktop and ask user if they want to add datestamp + short comment to the file (like name of site it came from).
or maybe be able to quickly type in a note for the file which would be stored as FILENAME_note.text

And/or add the comment to a 4DOS-style DESCRIPT.ION file.
2253  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best Auto-complete Intelli-sense type utility ? on: November 09, 2006, 04:17:07 AM
I would welcome other tips on how to device memorable shortcuts!

daskeil,

Take a look at John Knowles' ABCZ Typing Abbreviation System for a good formalized system for memorable shortcuts.  Accent on bashing out text, rather than launching programs, but principle seems to apply.  Found it via a posting from Harrie here on DC.  Related links:

Donation Coder threads, which deal with text expanders, completers and the like:

jgpaiva's abbreviations importer
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=2598.0
link to jgpaiva's AHK tools http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=3461.0

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=2631.0


Word AutoCompleter
http://www.donationcoder....opic=1036.msg6713#msg6713
(mentions IntelliComplete, AutoTyping, LetMeType, AllChars, Type Pilot)

External links:

Productivity Talk - Harrie's own forum site for (primarily) Medical Transcriptionists
http://www.productivitytalk.com/

Jon Knowles site on typing productivity
http://home.earthlink.net/~agjon/index.htm
2254  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple timer/Stop watch app. on: November 08, 2006, 08:39:18 AM
I need a little program where i can just type in 38 min and 9 sec and press start, and it will start to count down and the play a audio file or alarm bell when the time is up.

I can't find this ANYWHERE online.

If that's all you want, try Micro Egg Timer as noted above.

2255  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature suggestion: search and replace on: November 07, 2006, 04:57:26 AM

... I'd like to be able to define a series of the actions that CHS can take, and have that group appear as a single menu item when you click CHS's icon, and have it apply them all in one pass.

If I'm reading this right, you're suggesting a scripting language be developed for CHS?  Like designing an API, that's a really big job too!... 

No, simpler than that.  I'll try to explain it a bit more clearly this time  Wink CHS and Clippy both offer you numerous actions.  Both treat each action as separate from all others, i.e., stripping quotes, reflowing paragraphs, reinserting quotes, search-and-replace, changing case, are all separate things.  This is necessary, of course.  What Clippy offers (as I understand it) is a way of bundling a user-selected group of these together into a single menu choice, so you can perform several actions in one pass, without needing a series of mouse clicks or menu choices to invoke them individually in sequence.

2256  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature suggestion: search and replace on: November 06, 2006, 06:09:46 AM
Are you saying you would prefer to have a glossary of established string replacements (equivalents)?

Yes, but Mouser has kindly drawn my attention to the possibility of using external programs to do this.  Thanks, Mouser!  smiley

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I'm wondering where one should draw the line between what AceText does and what a clipboard enhancer (like CHS) does?

I'm wondering too.  I was really thinking of Clippy, which is primarily an e-mail quote fixer.  CHS can do that too, but if it's all you want to do (in a given session), Clippy is lower-drag.  Now I'm thinking that maybe it's better to keep them separate pieces of software, though if you can only have one, CHS does vastly more. 

Or, maybe, arrange that CHS has modes so that it can act like Clippy does?  If you were just using CHS to clean up quotes and reflow paragraphs, it would be nice to have a way of doing that with fewer clicks or menu choices to get to the action.  So I'd like to be able to define a series of the actions that CHS can take, and have that group appear as a single menu item when you click CHS's icon, and have it apply them all in one pass.  Does that make sense?


2257  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: IE7 Rant on: November 05, 2006, 02:50:21 PM
The company I work for has issued an edict banning people from installing IE7, because it doesn't work with their Intranet, nor with the corporate centralised buying system.  So much for compatibility...

2258  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature suggestion: search and replace on: November 04, 2006, 03:17:04 PM
there is powerful search and replace within a single clip, but do you meant for a whole set of clips?

Sorry, I'd overlooked that, but I meant the ability to apply several search-and-replace pairs in one pass on one clip, so you could change many strings in one go.  If there needs to be a limit on the number of pairs, maybe 30 should be enough.

2259  Special User Sections / General Review Discussion / Re: Review suggestions on: November 04, 2006, 03:08:38 PM
1. Mind-mapping and diagramming software.

KeyNote no longer enough?   Grin

Marek, nobody's found the definitive notekeeper, but KeyNote generated you immense goodwill.  Take a look at this DonationCoder thread: General brainstorming for Note-taking software

Only 349 replies so far   Cool

2260  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Feature suggestion: search and replace on: November 04, 2006, 02:41:53 PM
Thought I'd posted this, but must have only hit Preview instead of Post.

Mouser,

Not sure how useful it would be, but how about search and replace?  I'm not thinking of regular expressions here, just simple syntax like the basic mode of "Ministry of Truth" (which can do a whole lot more):

atm=at the moment
fwiw=for what it's worth
etc.


2261  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Old CHS for Win98? on: November 04, 2006, 02:35:49 PM
who has win98 and feels daring ? smiley

Errrrm...  well, on a quick (like 30-second) test, at least the basic features seem to work   smiley

2262  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: application sensitive pop-up notes on: November 03, 2006, 03:39:41 AM
i don't have such a big problem with 'quick notes plus' as i can now use the winkey to create a new note

Any chance of a mini-review of "Quick Notes Plus," please?  I'm currently using Magic Notes  It's OK for general use, but has a few things that could be improved, and doesn't have the context-sensitive feature you're looking for.

2263  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: application sensitive pop-up notes on: November 02, 2006, 11:13:19 AM
The web browser "sites I've been to and had bad experiences with" example also makes me wonder what browsers, if any, allow you to generically rate or put down comments for sites in a not-necessarily recommending way.

You might try LinkStash ($19.95):

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LinkStash Overview

LinkStash is an outstanding new bookmarks/favorites manager which works for Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, NetCaptor and Opera. Just 5 minutes with LinkStash and we are betting you will never want to use the IE favorites, Netscape and Opera bookmarks again!

LinkStash will open and close with your browser, and using LinkStash means you can store and organize all your favorite links in a familiar Explorer-style tree arrangement. With fields for comments, ratings, password, date last visited and so on, links can be easily edited, maintained and kept up to date. You can make your bookmarks visible and easy to find by using color highlights. A customizeable toolbar allows you to arrange all your favorite commands in a sensible, custom arrangement of your choice.

2264  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Total Commander 7.00 public beta 1 is available on: November 02, 2006, 11:01:28 AM
Total Commander 7.00 public beta 1 is available for download and testing:  http://www.ghisler.com/700beta.htm

Available from:

  *  Techspot
  *  fileforum.betanews.com
  *  fileburst (your firewall needs to let pass the referer header)

From the Techspot site:
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WARNING: This is a beta version. This means that it has been tested only by a small group of alpha testers. You should use this version only with data for which you have a backup, especially the new functions like zipping of files >2GB!



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What's new?
This is the latest version of Total Commander giving a sneak peek of what's coming for 7.0. The list of changes is huge, but here's a good overview of what has changed:

- Please report bugs in the beta bugs forum.
- Updated user interface: flat buttons also on XP, new file list icons, drive icons, and bar icons (by external designer)
- Separate background color can be set for odd and even lines
- Compare by content now allows to edit files, and to re-synchronize manually
- Separate tree panel: Either one for both file panels, or one for each
- Lister now supports a text cursor, allows to center images, and resize only larger
- Change attributes allows to use/change content plugin values
- File operation logging
- Show drive letter in folder tabs
- File system plugins can now support custom columns and thumbnails
- Multi-rename-tool: Allow to edit target names directly
- More options in copy overwrite dialog: Compare by content, Rename target, automatic rename, copy all smaller or all larger
- Exclude directories in "Show"-"Custom...", e.g. with *.* | .cvs\
- Increased maximum command line length to 8191 (XP) and 2047 characters (Windows 2000), respectively
- Sort by additional columns, e.g. by size, then by date/time: Ctrl+click on additional columns
- Auto-complete path in command line, current directory, copy dialog etc.
- Use Shift+Del to remove unwanted entries from various comboboxes: Command line, search function, multi-rename-tool etc.
- Secure FTP over SSL/TLS, enter the URL as follows: http://ftps://ftp.servername.com . Needs openssl dlls stored in Totalcmd directory (not included for legal reasons).
- Custom user-defined commands for main menu and hotkeys
- Alias commands for the command line for internal commands or external programs
- Overwrite dialog allows to show preview images and custom fields
- When a copy/move/delete/create directory operation fails due to insufficient rights, ask user whether he wants to copy as administrator. Also allow a user to give himself permanent read rights to a directory if he knows the administrator password.
- Create ZIP archives > 2GB
- and many more...

2265  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: merge two files to one on: November 01, 2006, 09:33:58 AM
You mentioned DOS, so presumably you are happy with command lines.  If I understand you correctly, and the file format is exactly as described, you could try concatenating your files, e.g.

copy file1.txt+file2.txt bigfile.txt

(or use a "cat" program) and sort the result with any sort program.  Or, in one pass and very fast, try RPSORT, available from DOS legacy sites e.g. the Free Software for DOS Web site.  Their sort utilities page is http://home.att.net/~shor...reesoft/txtutil2.htm#sort

From RPSORT's help:
[copy or print]
Usage: RPSORT [/Q] [/Eerrfile] [/]? [inputfile[+inputfile]] [outputfile] [/A]
          [/B] [/C] [/D] [/Fnnnn] [/N] [/P] [/R] [/td][/tr][/table] [/Z] [sort key defin...]

Sort key defin syntax:  /+ [col] [:len] [A] [C] [F] [I] [M] [P] [R] [T] [U]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Parameters may be entered in any order except as noted below.

RPSORT may be run as a filter using redirection.

  For example:    RPSORT   <ipfile   >opfile
           or:    DIR | RPSORT | MORE

Input and output may be specified directly.  Input is one or more
filespecs separated by plus signs.  Output must be a single file. 
Input filespec(s) must precede output filespec.  Filespecs may
include a path.  Wildcard characters are allowed.  Input files are
sorted together into the single output file.

  For example:    RPSORT ipfile*.txt+c:\mydir\ip??file.txt   opfile

By default, RPSORT assumes the input is a text file and that the
entire line is the sort key.  The sort is case insensitive (lower
equals upper case) and just like the DOS SORT it equates foreign
letters, punctuation, and currency symbols to their English
equivalents.  The following screens describe other options.

2266  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Old CHS for Win98? on: November 01, 2006, 09:01:54 AM
OK.  I haven't tried it, but saw the Win2K requirement on the CHS page, and wondered if that was recent or not.



2267  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Old CHS for Win98? on: November 01, 2006, 05:06:07 AM
Mouser,

I know the current version of CHS is for Windows 2000 onwards.  Was there ever an older stable version that would work on Win9x?

2268  DonationCoder.com Software / TapTap / Re: TapTap - LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.01.01 - Oct 29, 2006 on: October 30, 2006, 08:28:38 AM
Mouser,

As well as hotkey utilities one can also find keyboard remappers, like PC Magazine's TradeKeys and JoeJoeSoft's OkayKeeBees.

Your emphasis is on unusual and doubled keystrokes, right?  You're not making a more general keyboard remapper?

2269  Special User Sections / General Review Discussion / Re: Icon Tool Shootout Review by HamRadio - Draft Available to Supporting Member on: October 19, 2006, 05:36:57 AM
HamRadio,

Which other freeware icon editors did you try?  A list might be useful.  I have a note of Fx Icon Maker 32 (freeware) from somewhere.

2270  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Abbreviation expanders for DOS boxes under Win9x? on: October 18, 2006, 05:20:03 AM
Darwin,

Thanks for the caveats on DA.

app103,

That's a great license.  I like personal licenses. The WebSite-Watcher one allows me to install on both home and work PCs.  I have a business license to allow the latter, via the recent DC Discount cheesy  Sounds like ActiveWords will be worth trying.

2271  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Abbreviation expanders for DOS boxes under Win9x? on: October 17, 2006, 06:03:58 AM
I used AW under 98 only briefly - before upgrading to Win2k - and have no recollection about whether this feature worked under DOS or not!

Wink

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The trial is good for 60 days

Generous...  I may check it when I get back from holiday.  I don't remember ActiveWords being mentioned in previous DC threads about text/abbreviation expanders, nor Direct Access that someone mentioned in a FARR thread either:

jgpaiva's abbreviations importer
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=2598.0
link to jgpaiva's AHK tools http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=3461.0

Harrie's review of Instant Text, and following posts
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=2631.0

Word AutoCompleter
http://www.donationcoder....opic=1036.msg6713#msg6713
(mentions IntelliComplete, AutoTyping, LetMeType, AllChars, Type Pilot)

However, if ActiveWords only works in DOS boxes in Win2000 onwards, I'd have a hard time justifying the cost given that AHK would probably do most of the same thing, albeit with an "erector kit" approach.

Thanks!


2272  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommend Windows 98 holdout site? on: October 16, 2006, 08:37:06 AM
Thanks, app103!   smiley
2273  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Abbreviation expanders for DOS boxes under Win9x? on: October 16, 2006, 08:26:46 AM
Maybe I didn't describe the topic very well   embarassed

ActiveWords runs under Win98SE but it costs $49.95... it'll correct spelling and complete abbreviations in DOS windows.

Darwin,

Do you know if ActiveWords will do substitutions in a DOS box under Win98?  I've found several programs that will expand abbreviations in DOS boxes under Win2000 or later but though they'll work with Windows programs in Win98, they won't work in DOS boxes in Win98.

TIA...

2274  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Abbreviation expanders for DOS boxes under Win9x? on: October 15, 2006, 04:12:41 PM
Related to my plea for a Win98 holdout site...

I like abbreviation expanders like Superkeys, Robotype, Yadabyte Subtext, PowerPro, etc.  At work I use AHK.  But, my home laptop is Win98SE, and I still use certain DOS programs.  I have not yet found an abbreviation expander that works in DOS boxes under Win98.  Some of them don't even work in DOS boxes under Win2000.

Is this actually possible in Win98?

TIA...


2275  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Recommend Windows 98 holdout site? on: October 15, 2006, 04:07:00 PM
Please can anyone recommend a Windows 98 (9x) holdout Web site, for software, tips, tricks, etc?

TIA...


 
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