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Author Topic: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe  (Read 13924 times)

Curt

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When I (seldom) go to Start > All Programs, or (almost always) Quick Launch (True Launch Bar) to search for whatever program I am in need of, very often I cannot remember the name of the program in question, or I cannot remember if I am in need of program A, B, or C - because I cannot recall their features!

All shortcuts have this tooltip feature, point to the link and a tooltip can tell you what the linked program can do, but very few programmers use the feature. I also forget myself to type in such informations, when I create the shortcut.

No comments:
TooltipComment1.gifIDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe


Too little commenting:
TooltipComment.gifIDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe


Much better comments:
TooltipComment3.gifIDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe


Best comments, but this needed manual text editing because of line breaks
(- and there was too little space to tell about ", photobucket, imagewaste, imagecrack, flickr"):
TooltipCommentShortcut.gifIDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe


So, my idea is for some app to prompt the Properties > Comments to pop up, whenever a shortcut is created for an exe file. This way, when I find a new program that I would like to test, I can copy the description of the features, from the site, and when the program has been installed and a shortcut must be created, this app 'you' are about to author, will force me to remember to paste that description into Properties > Comments. And from now on and for ever I can merely point at the shortcut and remember what the heck it was that this particular program was supposed to be able to do.

- like this:
tooltip.gifIDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe


XP can only accept so and so many characters (256?) in a comment, but that is okay, I guess.
What is not okay is, that hard line shifts/
breaks are not accepted. Therefore I would very much prefer the application to remove all such, so I don't need to involve yet another program for this one feature. However, it cannot do so if it will change the clipboard's content.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2008, 04:59:09 AM by Curt »

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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 11:14:51 PM »
I was going to suggest Hob Comments but, it doesn't automatically pop up and
when I just tried it the comment was placed on the target exe and not the shortcut.

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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 07:27:14 PM »
:) Try this one!

ShortcutTip - Prompts for a description when a shortcut is created.

Features:
- It watches the Start menu and the Desktop.

You'll find the downloads and more info at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.


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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 09:31:17 PM »
That Skrommel guy always amazes me!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008, 06:38:55 PM »
Really nice work, skrommel, :up: Thank you!

- and it even comes with this extra feature, comments for the uninstaller, as well... wow!

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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 09:34:24 PM »
WOW this is very helpful to keep track of my downloads
THANX

JustAThought:

-How about a comment prompt when you create a new folder?
-A comment prompt when you Save AS.. ?
(For Ex: I'm constantly applying filters in GIMP with different parameters (crop 25%,transparency 10%,......) and saving the files. A comment list in details view explorer would save me from writing the data down)

THANX AGAIN !



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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 02:19:49 AM »
- for such a purpose you may want FileNotes, free or pro version:
http://www.jamworksp.../FileNotes/index.htm

edited:
FileNotes may not yet be ready for Vista.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2008, 02:24:18 AM by Curt »

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Re: IDEA: prompt Properties>Comments, when creating link for exe
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 10:35:03 PM »
Thanks Curt. I looked at FileNotes. It would require all users to install it, so I couldn't give a folder to someone and have the FileNotes show as ToolTips. I'd rather use the Windows built in Comments field.

This would be a great ad-in for all Folders and Files. I even think you can search the Comments field.

-Skooter