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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system  (Read 38908 times)

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2009, 10:03:56 PM »
I think the Trout screencasts need to come first.  Bahahahaha.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2009, 10:31:37 PM »
Feature Request: I find that there are times when I don't want Anuran to pop up as it normally does - For instance if I'm using a fullscreen application.
I could just close Anuran and re-open it when I'm done, but I'd prefer a "Pause" option on the tray icon's right-click menu.

Ideally there would also be a hotkey to toggle pause on and off.

It may also be useful to have a user-configurable "auto-resume" so that the user doesn't forget to unpause, but this isn't critical.


Even without this, Anuran is a great little app. Good work!

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2009, 10:33:40 PM »
I'm easy - actually I think 'as is' is best - you might have many files showing in viewer but it only opens last selected in Notepad anyways.

I was just trying to think of a way to make it clear to new users - I guess something like Dr.Frog suggested might be clearer (in the menu) - "Open selected file in Notepad" (?)

I changed the default to that but, in case you didn't realise it, you can change the menu text to whatever you like.

I believe that mass export into plaintext is on the todo list anyway, which will reach the same end, with the added benefit that they'll also be a little bit easier to read. In the meantime, 'export current view to file' mostly fulfills that desire anyway.

Right, the "Export current view to file" ought to cover most things so, I'm curious, how did you want the mass export to work?

Speaking of which:
- Feature request: AnuVu: select all/select none capability in logfile pane. This can be relegated to an Edit menu, or appended to the File menu.
- To Discuss: what are your thoughts on a buttoned toolbar in AnuVu? I personally don't need it, but do you think users will want it?

1. Will add in the next build.
2. Yes, a toolbar is planned.  I dig toolbars.  =]

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2009, 10:58:21 PM »
Feature Request: I find that there are times when I don't want Anuran to pop up as it normally does - For instance if I'm using a fullscreen application.
I could just close Anuran and re-open it when I'm done, but I'd prefer a "Pause" option on the tray icon's right-click menu.
Ideally there would also be a hotkey to toggle pause on and off.
It may also be useful to have a user-configurable "auto-resume" so that the user doesn't forget to unpause, but this isn't critical.
Even without this, Anuran is a great little app. Good work!

A pause option is certainly doable...maybe change the icon to the a red frog or something.  A hotkey for such is easy as well.  I'll add both of these items to my ToDo.  The auto-resume idea is certainly doable but I think some things ought to be left to the responsibility of the user.  Thanks for the feedback.  I appreciate it.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #104 on: November 18, 2009, 01:45:00 AM »
I'd prefer a "Pause" option on the tray icon's right-click menu.

Ideally there would also be a hotkey to toggle pause on and off.

I've been thinking of requesting this feature myself. I like the idea of shading the icon to indicate Anuran is suspended. There is the issue of remembering to turn it back on, and I think an auto-resume option is a bit much. How about this:

Request: Even if Anuran's popup is temporarily "paused," Anuran still makes the event sound (ribbit) at the appropriate times, just without the popup. This is a toggleable option, in case the user doesn't want to be bothered at all. Hope that isn't too much work, Skwire.

Right, the "Export current view to file" ought to cover most things so, I'm curious, how did you want the mass export to work?

I just see it as stripping the markup from the individual text files, and saving as .txt. No more, no less. The more I think about it, though, the less I see the use in this, unless the logfiles start to become more complex. "Export view" does a pretty good job on its own.

Also, I'm fiddling with CamStudio now, I can try my hand at a feature tour screencast. I'm kind of a dork, though.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2009, 01:50:03 AM by doctorfrog »

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2009, 01:52:30 AM »
Quote
Also, I'm fiddling with CamStudio now, I can try my hand at a feature tour screencast. I'm kind of a dork, though.
excellent  :up:

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2009, 02:45:02 AM »
Website | Download
v1.0.11 - 2009-11-18
    + Added single-click/double-click option for the tray icon.  (Thanks, tomos)
    + Added popup pause functionality to the tray menu.  If pause is enabled, the
      tray icon will turn blue.  Any configured sound effect will continue to play
      but the popup will not be shown until you disable the pause.  (Thanks, Ransom &
      doctorfrog)
    + Added configurable hotkey for new popup pause functionality.  Options, Hotkeys
      tab.  (Thanks, Ransom)
    * Changed tray menu order slightly.
    * AnuVu v1.0.7
        + Added toolbar.
        + Added "Select all/Deselect all" entries to the logfile pane context
          menu.  (Thanks, doctorfrog)
        * Changed File menu entry to: Save current view to file


This build ought to address almost all outstanding requests.  Screenshot showing new toolbar on AnuVu:

Screenshot - 11_18_2009 , 3_19_03 AM.pngNANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Last Edit: November 18, 2009, 04:46:39 AM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2009, 05:49:54 AM »
I agree that as-is is fine. As for rewording the menu, the user already can make the text say whatever he wants from within AnuVu's option dialog, and Notepad is the default

Opening many files in notepad windows is an unlikely desire, IMO. I believe that mass export into plaintext is on the todo list anyway, which will reach the same end, with the added benefit that they'll also be a little bit easier to read. In the meantime, 'export current view to file' mostly fulfills that desire anyway.

[...]
wow I had missed both of those :-[ editor of choice and export current view :-* :up:

Not only that I had completely missed page 5 here including the latest update
wowee things to see :)
Tom

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2009, 06:14:05 AM »
 :D  I added quite a bit tonight so make sure to check the changelog.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2009, 05:35:35 PM »
MINOR BUG: When using the 'pause' feature, initiating a manual popup with the appropriate hotkey fails (sound event only). When Anuran is paused, I should still be able to call up the popup on my own without disabling the pause.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2009, 08:23:47 PM »
MINOR BUG: When using the 'pause' feature, initiating a manual popup with the appropriate hotkey fails (sound event only). When Anuran is paused, I should still be able to call up the popup on my own without disabling the pause.


Website | Download
v1.0.12 - 2009-11-18
    * Changed it so that, even with the timer paused, you can still bring up the
      popup via hotkey or tray menu.  (Thanks, doctorfrog)

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #111 on: November 20, 2009, 06:07:49 PM »
No issues with this build. I'm a pretty happy camper.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #112 on: November 20, 2009, 07:11:31 PM »
Great.   :D  This turned out to be a neat little app.  Thanks for the idea.

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #113 on: November 20, 2009, 09:38:36 PM »
screencast please!

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #114 on: November 20, 2009, 09:43:53 PM »
screencast please!
I'm allergic to screencasts.   :P

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2009, 12:44:42 PM »
Still very happy with this project. I use it every day. Notes:

anuran notes 1.0.12
anuran:
- Request: Sound when toggling anuran pause (can use existing sound)
- Request: Include some sample sounds with Anuran and pre-select a default (previously provided)
- Bug: the "Tray icon click type" stays as Single-click, even when changed

anuvu:
- Request (nice-to-have): ability to determine create and archive dates from the logfiles and place these in columns in AnuVu.


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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2009, 08:39:19 AM »
- Request: Sound when toggling anuran pause (can use existing sound)
- Request: Include some sample sounds with Anuran and pre-select a default (previously provided)
- Bug: the "Tray icon click type" stays as Single-click, even when changed

1. Can do.
2. On my site, I did upload and link the pack of sounds you put together.  How about I include the frog_1.wav as the default sound and provide a link to the zip in the Options dialog?
3. You meant it stays that way in the Options dialog, right?  The actual functionality works properly, eh?  I'll fix that.

anuvu:
- Request (nice-to-have): ability to determine create and archive dates from the logfiles and place these in columns in AnuVu.

I can easily add a column that will show the log file's creation date.  I suppose this is useful if one chooses a somewhat non-complete timestamp format for the logs, right?

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Re: NANY 2010 Idea: A 'polite' reminder/diary system
« Reply #117 on: December 12, 2009, 02:16:49 PM »
Please direct future replies from this thread over on the official Anuran NANY thread here.  Mouser is going to lock this one.