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2251  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

2252  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



2253  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.



2254  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... ?

2255  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!
2256  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

2257  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.




2258  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...

2259  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.


2260  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.

2261  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.

2262  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?

2263  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.



2264  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.

2265  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.

2266  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.

2267  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 13, 2006, 04:07:52 AM
Quick Paste Menu, Quick Paste Menu, Quick Paste Menu . . . just that feature would make a killer standalone app.  Having a clipboard manager wrapped around it helps.

Allen,

What is actually meant by "Quick Paste Menu?"

With ClipCache, you can define a pair of hotkeys that allow you to scroll up and down through the saved clips with the program just an icon in the tray.  Each time you move to a different clip, a sort of tooltip of the clip's title appears where the cursor is so you know which one you've got to.  Then just press Ctrl-V to paste.  Alternatively, the last ten are available by right-clicking on the icon, or pop up the main window for more features.  Do you mean more/different than that?

2268  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Introducing myself... on: September 13, 2006, 03:57:15 AM
rjbull -- just a few advantages I see for linksbase --
* Browser independence (for those of us who, for one reason or other) switch among browsers frequently and don't want to import/export booksmarks back and forth constantly to synch among browsers

I see it can merge the bookmark files from different sources, which can be useful.  Sometimes I'd want to keep them separate, and be able to move them from file to file; I suppose that means something like BookmarkBuddy combined with a links stash.  Also I'd want to be able to open links in a chosen browser rather than the local Windows default one, preferably by a hotkey or simple menu.

I'm never quite sure of the best way to store links.  Quite a lot of moderately interesting stuff that I don't use frequently I keep in notekeepers, mostly MemPad or JBLab Secure Notes.  Neither are perfect, but have useful features of their own (e.g. both can be enrypted), and both can be portable.  Lately you seem particularly keen on portability: care to start a new thread on it?

2269  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Introducing myself... on: September 12, 2006, 08:44:35 AM
(not english language native... excuse me for my poor english

Don't worry, as long as you speak binary   Cool

I know this sounds rude and ungrateful - sorry.  But how do you see, say, Super Finder against Locate32 or WanyWord, and LinksBase against the built-in bookmarks feature of Firefox?

(so much software, so little time...)

2270  News and Reviews / Note Taking Software / Re: Preview Version of SuperboyAC's Notetaking Software Roundup Now Onlline on: September 12, 2006, 08:06:04 AM
rjbull, I've just messing around a little with TexNotes

TexNotes was was nudone's query, not mine!


2271  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: mail2web: any comments? on: September 12, 2006, 08:02:38 AM
if you're using straight up POP3 [...] your credentials are going out on the net in plain text anyway.

Scary  Sad  Thanks for the warning.

2272  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: simple quick'n'dirty alarm on: September 12, 2006, 08:00:48 AM
I want an AutoHotKey script so I can change it as much as I like

I wondered if you might...  Why not ask in the AHK forums?  That seems the logical place for scripting queries.

2273  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: simple quick'n'dirty alarm on: September 12, 2006, 06:02:33 AM
If you just want something that works, why reinvent the wheel?  Would MicroEggTimer do?  When it times out, it keeps beeping until you make an effort to stop it.



2274  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Book maker" program-compiles documents to print in book form on: September 11, 2006, 09:47:06 AM
i just thought, how about if u make a program that compiles documents then automatically print it in sequenced pages similar to a book?

I had a good one for DOS, but Windows more or less broke it   mad

TxtPrint isn't quite what you want, but is part way there, and it's free.  Its focus is source code, and it tries to get more text on one side of the sheet rather than use both sides.

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TxtPrint is a small application designed mainly for one purpose: Printing out text files.
By numerous settings, you will have precise control over the output. TxtPrint can be used to print all kinds of text files, but I think programmers printing out source code do appreciate the features most.

The main advantage with TxtPrint compared to standard text editors is the ability to divide the page in several columns and rows. This is very useful for saving paper and getting more text on a single paper.


Don't forget you'll (ideally) need a duplex-capable printer.  I.e., not all printers and papers are really suitable for use double-sided.

2275  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: AceText - text & clipboard manager (for coders, writers, etc.) on: September 11, 2006, 09:24:45 AM
From there, the ability to read and write xml files is inherent, so why not give it the ability to read/write a popular web technology?

So adding the RSS features was in fact very little extra cost.  I see, thanks.

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it's light, fast and efficient.

I still use ClipCache 1.41 (last free version), and it's good enough for me; seems fairly light.  Also does images, but that's something I seldom use so I don't know if it does it well.

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