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Last post Author Topic: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.153.01 - Mar 24, 2017  (Read 108592 times)

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Not really what you're looking for but when the error message about autosize/stretch appears, if one opens the configuration menu without first closing the warning message, then LBC locks up.

That's helpful.

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Plus, can you be more explicit about turning off stretch? I don't see an entry that matches your wording. If I check 'on' for Do not stretch, on the second docking panel, nothing seems to change.

Will do.

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Any testing would be appreciated.

The flashing on startup is gone, now I can abandon my raincoat  :Thmbsup:

On most changes I see an LBC requester:
IN TTreeForm::DoRebuildNow1.
 


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Glad to hear about the flashing being vanquished.

Sounds like I left in a debug message.  I will upload new version tonight with latest fixes.

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New beta version has been uploaded.

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New beta version has been uploaded.
Mouser, I downloaded the new beta and asked my Kaspersky AV to scan it (I do this for just about everything I download). To my surprise, Kaspersky called attention to one "object" that it did not process. The filename was C:\Users\[Username]\LaunchBarCommanderSetup.exe//data0071//nircmdc.exe . Kaspersky identified it as not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.HideExec.bm .  The explanation said "Programs in this category have a number of functions (such as concealing files in the system, hiding windows running applications, terminating active processes, etc.) which can be used with malicious intent. They are, in themselves, not malicious."  This isn't the first time Kaspersky has claimed that a perfectly legitimate piece of software on my computer may pose a possible problem. I've learned not to take such warnings seriously, but I thought you might be interested in knowing about this. 

Needless to say, I went ahead and installed the LBC beta. It may just be my imagination, but the display looks a bit larger and clearer than I remember. 

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New beta version has been uploaded.
Working well for me.

(Kaspersky didn't have anything to say to me about it, but then so many people are the same way.)

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Nircmd is an awesome free third party tool that I installed with LBC so that you can make buttons that do things like put computer to sleep, etc.  The antivirus programs that alert on it are being incredibly unfair to label such a program as dangerous when it is not.  Nevertheless you can always block that program if you want, it won't affect the functioning of LBC.

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Thanks, mouser, for your quick and reassuring response.  It's not clear that I'll be using Nircmd, not because of Kaspersky, just because I doubt I'll want to do any of the things the program would enable me to do.  I'm not sure how I'd disable it, but I'm not sure that's necessary.  I can just tell Kaspersky to ignore it.  I posted the message not because I was worried but simply to give you a heads-up about Kaspersky's unfriendly response.  I have a lot more faith in you than in Kaspersky!  :Thmbsup:

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Hi Mouser, I spotted a typo a warning dialog, a misspelling of the word 'function'. Unfortunately I don't have a high-dpi monitor to offer any other feedback.

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Thanks very much, dluby, will fix.

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Shouldn't it be We recommend you to not perform this action rather than We recommend you do not perform this action?

mouser

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"We recommend you to not perform this action" does not sound natural in (American) English, but perhaps it would sound better to say "We recommend that you do not perform this action."

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perhaps it would sound better to say "We recommend that you do not perform this action."

FWIW: either is good -- leaving out the 'that' is more succinct imo -- when not included, it is understood.

Note: I'm not saying it is 100% grammatically correct (I dont know whether it is or not) but I work on the lines that grammar rules will eventually catch up with the language as used ;-)
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We recommend that you do not perform this action.
Were you to do this, your fingers would drop off and your nose split and peel back.

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@mouser:
"We recommend you to not perform this action" does not sound natural in (American) English, but perhaps it would sound better to say "We recommend that you do not perform this action."
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That's what my English teacher would probably have recommended as the correct use of English in this case, but it might be regarded as being pedantic to insist on using "that" in modern usage - particularly in American usage, I would have thought. When I remember to do it, I would generally use "that" when I am writing, anyway, as it would seem to be more specific, which could reduce any potential ambiguity. However, when writing a negative (do not do this thing) instruction in (say) a Help file, I would suggest the passive form, taking out the 3rd person plural "We": This action is not recommended, or (say) This action is not recommended unless/except etc. (which @cranioscopical seems to be hinting at - i.e., there may be an implicit conditional "if" statement that is not spelled out).

However, it seems that, in common American usage, the verb "recommend" is often followed by an infinitive verb with "to".
Examples:
  • "The man recommended to take the next turning on the left."
  • "The man recommended him to take the next turning on the left."
- but what about: "The man recommended taking the next turning on the left."?

A dictionary does not always help:
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    that
    · pron. & det. (pl. those)
    1 used to identify a specific person or thing observed or heard by the speaker. Ø referring to the more distant of two things near to the speaker.
    2 referring to a specific thing previously mentioned or known.
    3 used in singling out someone or something with a particular feature.
    4 informal, chiefly Brit. expressing strong agreement with something just said: ‘He’s a fussy man.’ ‘He is that.’
    5 [as pron.] (pl. that) used instead of which, who, when etc. to introduce a defining clause, especially one essential to identification.
    · adv. to such a degree. Ø [with neg.] informal very: he wasn’t that far away.
    · conj.
    1 introducing a subordinate clause.
    2 poetic/literary expressing a wish or regret.
    – PHRASES and all that (or and that) informal and so on. like that informal instantly or effortlessly. that is (or that is to say) a formula introducing or following an explanation or further clarification. that said even so. that’s that there is nothing more to do or say about the matter.
    – ORIGIN OE thæt, nominative and accusative sing. neut. of se ‘the’, of Gmc origin.
    Concise Oxford Dictionary (10th Ed.)
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    recommend
    · v.
    1 put forward with approval as being suitable for a purpose or role. Ø advise as a course of action. Ø advise to do something.
    2 make appealing or desirable.
    3 (recommend someone/thing to) archaic commend or entrust someone or something to.
    – DERIVATIVES recommendable adj. recommendation n. recommendatory adj. recommender n.
    – ORIGIN ME: from med. L. recommendare, from L. re- (expressing intensive force) + commendare ‘commit to the care of’.
    Concise Oxford Dictionary (10th Ed.)

Different dictionaries and other English references seem to give conflicting recommendations, and opinions differ.
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Your American colleagues speak a strange variety of American English. I recommend them to stop giving grammatical advice! I recommend that they stop giving grammatical advice!
You can advise someone to do something, but can neither recommend nor suggest someone to do something, in my opinion.
In fact, you may hear recommend someone to do something, or even see it in writing, but it doesn't strike me as correct.
From: https://www.englishf...Forms/zxrnm/post.htm

Of course, it's not just Americans on this forum and so the correct English usage for this case could probably be endlessly debated!    ;)
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We recommend that you do not perform this action.
Were you to do this, your fingers would drop off and your nose split and peel back.

who needs pictures ;D
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v1.153.01 - Mar 24, 2017
  • [MajorFeature] First High-dpi compatible version beta.
  • [BugFix] Too many backup files were sometimes being created.
  • [MajorFeature] You can now set custom icon sizes for large and small buttons (see main options tab 3).
  • [Improvement] Improved message when you try to launch a second instance.
  • [Feature] Added an "auto-size" bar to right-click bar pop-up menu.
  • [BugFix] Fixed error that could occur on rare occasions that the configuration tree attempted to display twice.