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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 07:31:48 AM »

DAY 10:

The video demonstrates how to interface external tools with Screenshot Captor:




For more info about this screencast series see here.
The entire series will be quickly browsable from here, please pass it on: http://www.donationcoder.com/3ds/
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2009, 03:22:42 PM »

Since I didn't have to read the manual I had to install ScreenShot Captor.  Looks like it's good for stuff with "circles and arra's and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each one was" type of stuff. smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2009, 04:40:21 PM »

Mouser, these videocasts are wonderful!  As you probably know, I'm a big fan of HyperSnap, but your videos made me download Screenshot Captor.  I don't expect it to replace HyperSnap for me, but SC has such an immense wealth of features that I'm sure I'll use it as well.  Especially since you've demonstrated so clearly how they work. 

I can't wait for the FARR videos! 

Many thanks for all you do!
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2009, 01:02:45 AM »

DAY 11:

The video demonstrates some file saving tips within Screenshot Captor:




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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2009, 01:53:05 AM »

ok so that's it for my initial series on Screenshot Captor.  Next up.. Find and Run Robot.
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2009, 11:02:07 PM »

DAY 12:

The video presents an overview whirlwind tour of Find and Run Robot:




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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2009, 01:53:32 PM »

Thanks very much for doing the videos.  I thought I had explored all the nooks and cranies of FARR--but I learned a few things just now watching the video!!!   Grin
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2009, 02:56:21 PM »

I liked the Add to Group Alias bit.  I have a folder with shortcuts to my editors but there's a bunch and they open up in alphabetical order.  I set up "edit" alias in FARR to stack the 6 I use most in most used order.  That avoids scrolling through the shortcuts.
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2009, 03:05:21 PM »

glad to hear the videos are being watched.

i've got about 15-20 more farr videos planned, so i hope to explore all the intricacies over the next week or two.
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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2009, 12:09:56 AM »

DAY 13:

The video discusses basic searching, scoring, and launching in Find and Run Robot:




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« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2009, 12:58:28 PM »

Wow, even more features I didn't know of! Thanks for doing this!
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« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2009, 11:12:26 PM »

DAY 14:

The video demonstrates how to customize where FARR searches:




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« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2009, 10:00:20 PM »

DAY 15:

The video discusses how to tweak the way FARR scores results:




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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2009, 02:29:47 PM »

To watch and learn from such screencasts is much more fun then reading the help  Thmbsup
And they making delight to discover more and more...  (just dl farr again...)

I know it's work to do this vids so thanks for providing it  Kiss
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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2009, 08:20:47 PM »

thanks for saying so  smiley
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« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2009, 08:22:25 PM »

DAY 16:

The video shows some options you have for changing the visual skin of FARR and a few more visual tweaks:




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« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2009, 12:28:55 PM »

DAY 17:

The video shows some options you have for customizing the fonts used in FARR and a few more visual tweaks:




The entire screencast video series can be seen here: http://www.donationcoder.com/3ds/
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« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2009, 07:33:56 AM »

DAY 18:

The video discusses the general display options in FARR:




The entire screencast video series can be seen here: http://www.donationcoder.com/3ds/
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« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2009, 03:49:24 PM »

we're more than half way through, i'm keeping up my side of the bargain, but where are the other coders on this site who should be adding some screencasts of the software they've created?
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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2009, 09:09:17 AM »

DAY 19:

The video shows how to use and configure the built-in mini-toolbar in FARR:




The entire screencast video series can be seen here: http://www.donationcoder.com/3ds/
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2009, 09:55:19 AM »

For those who are making screencasts of their software, some observations:

1) making multiple short screencasts that are very focused on a particular idea is 100x easier than trying to make one big long screencast; plus it has to be easier on the user.  i think 2-4 minutes is the sweet spot.
2) you'd be surprised how long it takes to explain something -- so plan to focus really narrowly.
3) doing a bunch of screencasts one after the other can be quite productive -- once your mind gets into the flow of speaking while you are using the software, it gets more comfortable.  so plan to sit there and do quite a few retakes before you start to get comfortable, and then do a bunch of them in a row.
4) if you're aiming for doing lots of screencasts quickly, instead of perfecting each one, then just keep restarting the recording until you get it right, rather than try to edit it post production.
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2009, 11:11:10 AM »

For those who are making screencasts of their software, some observations:

1) making multiple short screencasts that are very focused on a particular idea is 100x easier than trying to make one big long screencast; plus it has to be easier on the user.  i think 2-4 minutes is the sweet spot.
2) you'd be surprised how long it takes to explain something -- so plan to focus really narrowly.
3) doing a bunch of screencasts one after the other can be quite productive -- once your mind gets into the flow of speaking while you are using the software, it gets more comfortable.  so plan to sit there and do quite a few retakes before you start to get comfortable, and then do a bunch of them in a row.
4) if you're aiming for doing lots of screencasts quickly, instead of perfecting each one, then just keep restarting the recording until you get it right, rather than try to edit it post production.
These are great tips.  Thanks.  This can be applied for any demonstration of anything...I can use it at work when explaining technical things to an audience.  Thank you.
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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2009, 01:49:31 PM »

DAY 19:

The video shows how to use and configure the built-in mini-toolbar in FARR...

In this tutorial you show us how we can add buttons to the toolbar. But what if one wonts to remove those two existing buttons? How to do that?
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2009, 01:55:43 PM »

you can't remove them per se (i could add an option to let you remove them), but you can drag and slide the area to the left of them fully to the right to hide all buttons.
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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2009, 02:02:39 PM »

you can't remove them per se (i could add an option to let you remove them), but you can drag and slide the area to the left of them fully to the right to hide all buttons.

Excellent! No need for an additional option; making the toolbar really small does the trick (a nice feature is those new buttons you add are at the left side of those two original buttons so they are not hidden also).
Thanks!
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