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2251  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?

2252  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.

2253  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.

2254  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!


2255  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
2256  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...

2257  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...


2258  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...


 
2259  DonationCoder.com Software / Unfinished Requests / Re: IDEA: Text Editor just for text (stay with me) on: October 10, 2006, 04:51:46 PM
WinMerge has no problem, though it does take a couple minutes to do the compare, which is no surprise.

Here's Keith Devens on Differencing Programs:
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Often a life saver for a programmer. Beyond Compare (version 2) and Examdiff Pro are comparable, and both are reasonably priced. CSDiff has a unique view that will let you view differences inline, which makes it worth having even if you buy any of the others. WinMerge is decent, but go with pretty much any of the others instead of it.
    *    Windiff - Free, comes with Windows. It's probably on your Windows CD, but you can download it here.
    *    Araxis Merge - The best one I've ever seen (by far), but it's not cheap.
    *    ExamDiff and ExamDiff Pro.
    *    Beyond Compare
    *    CSDiff, from ComponentSoftware.
    *    WinMerge
    *    Guiffy - never tried it
    *    Meld, for GNOME
    *    CompareIt from Grig Software looks excellent, though I haven't gotten a chance to try it yet




2260  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple timer/Stop watch app. on: October 04, 2006, 10:06:20 AM
It's more a reminder/alarm type app, rather than the timer stop watch idea that i posted about.

I almost suggested "sticky notes"-type applications, but I haven't seen any of them with stopwatch functions.

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It's also way to complex in terms of options.

 Cool

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With this you can't have a countdown on screen to see how much you have left. Also when hidden via applications that hide the program, the alarm notice doesn't popup either!

With Micro Egg Timer you can have both, although you may have to "pin" it to keep it on top.  On the other hand, it looks way too simple for your needs  smiley

2261  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple timer/Stop watch app. on: October 04, 2006, 05:10:15 AM
I was really looking for something I could hide and call when needed

In the absence of an app that does exactly what you want, you might take a look at the tiny free/donationware hotkey application HoeKey which can hide and unhide things:

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* Hide|WindowClass|1=HideToTray,2=HideFromEverything
    * Hide current or specified application, add to hidden stack. Optionally show in systray. 2=Do not add application to stack (stays hidden even after quitting HoeKey)


But I'd also suggest you look at Kirby Alarm, which I've heard of but not tried.
Kirby Alarm Freeware
Kirby Software main page
Even the free version might work for you:

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Various options are available to set alarms/programs to run every x minutes/hours/days/months/years, or the last Friday in the month, or the last day in the month. You can define intervals such as every 5 minutes, every other day, every second Tuesday of the month, or Monday and Tuesday of every fornight at a given time.. Along with the ability to define intervals, you can also set run times. For example, you could schedule a task to run every 5 minutes but only between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m



2262  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Utility to repair clipboard chain? on: October 04, 2006, 04:40:12 AM
in that case, you can get an older version of Yankee Clipper

Good idea, thanks.  I'll probably take a look at Kana Clip and Clipmagic too.  Saw an a.c.f post that suggested that Clipmagic took much less memory than YC3, but that depends how much you believe a.c.f.

I see Clipboard Magic is also free and runs on earlier Windows, but don't know about clipboard chain repair.



2263  News and Reviews / Best Dialog Extender / Re: FileBox Extender 1.91.02 - Now FREE! on: October 04, 2006, 04:26:50 AM
i would recommend the others above Auto Dialogs.

If it works on Vista when the others won't, or most likely won't, maybe you could suggest MetaProducts crib a few features... ?

2264  News and Reviews / Best Dialog Extender / Re: FileBox Extender 1.91.02 - Now FREE! on: October 03, 2006, 04:04:17 AM
This is sad news . . . I'd grown quite fond of the app.  My other favorite, File-Ex, hasn't been updated in a long time either. Wonder if they're calling it quits for vista as well.  I hate when software I love dies.

Lanux128, maybe AutoDialogs should be added to the review? 
And the good bit; it's currently on DC members' special offer on MetaProducts Software  smiley

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AutoDialogs is a Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista program that was developed to provide quick access to the folders you use most often in standard Open / Save as / Browse for folder dialogs (including all Microsoft Office versions and Windows 2000/XP/2003 dialog boxes,) Windows Explorer and many other programs.

Using AutoDialogs, you can automatically insert preselected folders into your dialog boxes using a system tray menu (requires only two clicks) or a pre-assigned hot key (one keystroke.) With AutoDialogs, you no longer need dozens of mouse clicks to navigate to that desired folder!
2265  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Utility to repair clipboard chain? on: October 03, 2006, 03:53:05 AM
cough cough.. chs has had it from day 1.
chs also has an option to "auto repair" clipboard chain regularly so you don't have to smiley

Don't know whether to be embarassed  embarassed  or just beam with delight   cheesy

<edit>

Oh, oh - "Windows 2k/XP."  I need Win98SE  Sad

2266  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Utility to repair clipboard chain? on: October 02, 2006, 09:20:18 AM
I know for sure acetext, clipmate and clipmagic do ) for reconnecting to the clipboard -- but I don't know of any utility that does it universally

Thanks...  Looks like Kana Clip is another with the same ability.  Sounds like a feature Mouser should consider for CH&S.




2267  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Utility to repair clipboard chain? on: October 01, 2006, 11:44:37 AM
Occasionally my Win98 machine can't access its clipboard (I believe this can happen with other versions of Windows as well).  Please, are there any any small utilities to simply repair access to the clipboard?

TIA...

2268  News and Reviews / Best Dialog Extender / Re: FileBox Extender 1.91.02 - Now FREE! on: September 30, 2006, 03:17:43 PM
This is sad news . . . I'd grown quite fond of the app.  My other favorite, File-Ex, hasn't been updated in a long time either. Wonder if they're calling it quits for vista as well.  I hate when software I love dies.

I received a reply from Stan Spielbusch of Cottonwood Software, <stans@cottonwoodsoftware.com

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Thank you for letting me know.  Rather than joining the discussion
myself, you're welcome to quote any or all of this for me:


As of yet I have not had a chance to look at Vista to see how easy it
would be to support it.  It may not be practical to port File-Ex to
Vista either -- the comments about FileBox eXtender aren't very
encouraging.  I do plan to investigate the situation in a couple
months, hoping that I can find a way to do it (perhaps File-Ex's
architecture is different enough from FileBox eXtender that it's not a
problem for File-Ex), but at this time I cannot promise that a Vista
version will be forthcoming.

By the way, if anyone has tried to run File-Ex under Vista, I would be
interested to know the results.  As yet I don't have hardware capable
of running Vista myself.


Posting delayed as I was away last week.


2269  News and Reviews / Best Dialog Extender / Re: FileBox Extender 1.91.02 - Now FREE! on: September 22, 2006, 09:02:24 AM
File-Ex, hasn't been updated in a long time either. Wonder if they're calling it quits for vista as well.

I just e-mailed Cottonwood Software, alerting them to the existence of this thread, and asking them if they would clarify the File-Ex situation.  Might be worth someone asking the other vendors in the DC Dialog Box Extender review as well.

2270  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 16, 2006, 04:18:06 PM
From the AceText help file ...

Thanks, Carol...  regular expressions are nice, but I'd need Boolean searching before I'd consider it an information manager.  But that's not its focus, of course.

2271  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 15, 2006, 06:22:25 AM
If AceText is to some extent an information manager, how good are its search features?  Does it have Boolean search or regular expressions?

2272  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 15, 2006, 06:16:31 AM
Thanks for clearing up the confusion   smiley

I see that the latest beta of Kana Clip, another freeware clipboard extender, also has plenty of formatting-on-the-fly features.  Looks like a growing category.



2273  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 14, 2006, 06:23:51 AM
just a clarification in case its not clear, the quickpaste feature allen describes is from Clipboard Help+Spell.  You can create as many custom formatting profiles as you want and they appear in the quickpaste menu and in the formatting panel in the main window.

Thanks, Mouser, I had indeed thought Allen was referring to AceText.  In the meantime, though, I've been wondering why you called the feature QuickPaste.  It looks to me like SmartPaste or IntelliPaste might have been better names, it they weren't taken already by someone else?

You might like to take a quick look at Clippy for its e-mail munging abilities.  The latest beta has search-and-replace built in, as well as the older features.

2274  Special User Sections / What's the Best? / Re: Anti-Virus Package on: September 14, 2006, 06:09:23 AM
F-Prot is a program I tried once because it sounded like F-Secure.  It turned out to be decent.

Last time I checked, F-Prot had a generous license; one payment gave you the right to use it on anything up to 30 computers if they were for your personal use.

2275  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 13, 2006, 09:44:10 AM
It's a feature that allows you to preconfigure quickpaste items which, in essence, allows you to apply a text replacement/cleanup filter/query on text on the fly.   You can preconfigure and save them, then use them as simply as hitting ctrl alt q and selecting the one you want from a drop down.

I see, thanks.  So it's a bit like Boxer Software's TextMonkey (limited free version, much more powerful payware version), or the freeware Clippy which is primarily aimed at tidying up e-mail, but can do more in the latest beta.  But you'd evidently have a hard time matching all AceText's features in a single program, especially at lower cost.

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