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Author Topic: Delayed Cuts 1.3.2.0  (Read 4213 times)
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« on: February 10, 2012, 08:06:29 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.3.2.0 Delayed Cuts is a simple ListView utility for creating a list of shortcuts to be run delayed at logon.  Shortcuts are added via drag and drop.  The delay range is 10 to 600 seconds. All delays are timed from the launch of DelayedLoad.exe which runs the shortcuts. When you create a list, a shortcut to DelayedLoad is created in the StartUp Folder if it doesn't already exist.

I designed this utility to only accept shortcuts because that ensures you may pass all needed information to the launching program, such as command line arguments, working directory, start minimized etc..

The shortcuts are simply launched in a loop using ShellExecute() system call.

By default the "Toast" splash screen slides up near the system tray to show a countdown, icon and shortcut name next in line to load.  The Toast feature is enabled by default.  It may be disabled via .ini file option. UseToast=True or UseToast=1 enables.  Any other value disables it.  If Toast is disabled, the info is shown in the Tray Icon Tooltip during mouse hover.

DelayedLoad.ini is created in the same folder as DelayedLoad.exe the first time DelayedLoad closes.

One advantage to delay loading via an app that has a visible Tray Icon, you can cancel the loading of the remaining programs just by quitting DelayedLoad via the tray icon menu.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 08:45:06 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.0.0.8 Made several improvements. In the ListView now you can click on the Delay column for an entry and press F2 to edit the delay.  Also ini file has options to move the Toast Splash display away from the System Tray in case another program is using it at the same time.  See DelayedCuts About Dialog for settings.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 09:33:34 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.1.0.0 Added Skip Next Load to DelayedLoad Tray Menu. If skip is used, the elapsed time will be updated to the delay of the item that was skipped, then the next items, if there are any remaining, will be processed.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 07:50:26 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.1.0.1 When dropping shortcuts on ListView the suggested delay takes the current maximum(if any) into account. Basically if it's the first, 10 seconds is suggested. Otherwise 10 seconds is added to the current maximum.

This makes it possible to drag several shortcuts and just hit Enter for each to accept the suggested delays.

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 12:30:53 AM »

Delayed Cuts 1.1.0.2 Recompiled with updated include files. DelayedLoad fixed Toast display.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 06:01:31 AM »

Wonderful app, love the minimalism. I've used various start-up managers, but they are all bloated, with unnecessary options, graphic heavy interfaces, etc. No such problems with Delayed Cuts! Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 02:29:17 PM »

Wonderful app, love the minimalism. I've used various start-up managers, but they are all bloated, with unnecessary options, graphic heavy interfaces, etc. No such problems with Delayed Cuts! Thank you for sharing.

Glad you like it. The main reason I wrote it is the delay feature in other utilities often just grab the exe file and run it after a delay.  That's why it only accepts .lnk files.  That way I know the user has the opportunity to set the needed options such as start window type, command line args etc..

I use it to start a lot of my single purpose hotkey apps. Plus I have to admit I like the Toast slide window developed by Melba23:  http://www.autoitscript.c...12/page__hl__toast__st__0

It's a good excuse to make Toast. smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 10:15:04 AM »

Delayed Cuts 1.1.1.0 Recompiled with new release of AHK_L.  DelayedLoad now invokes "skip next load" command when Tray Icon double-clicked.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 03:30:39 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.0.0 Added ReGap Button.  In the past if you deleted an item and wanted to tighten up the delays to fill in the gap, it required pressing F2 on each item and manually entering a number.  Now pressing the ReGap Button takes the delay from the first selected item, and increments it by 10 seconds for each successive item in the list. Another use; change the delay for the item at the top, press ReGap to reset the delays for the entire list in one shot.

Note that ReGap Button does not test that the delays are sorted in ascending order.  The DelayedLoad program does not choke if more that one item has the same delay time. But to ensure you have enough time to double click the Tray Icon to abort an item while loading, you may want to sort the list for the regapping.  Also no check is made for the delays exceeding the 600 second max.  The world won't end if you go over. smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 03:55:38 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.1.0 Bug fix.  ReGap Button was not being disabled after Delete operation.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 04:20:43 PM »

layed Cuts 1.2.2.0 Now instead of one ReGap Button I've split it into ReGap5 and ReGap10 Buttons. That should handle it without popping up an InputBox as 5 and 10 second gaps would be the most logical to use.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 04:43:40 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.3.0 Cosmetic Button label fixes.

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 04:12:01 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.5.0

Added Context Menu with "Move To Top" command. It may seem weird
but I find it handy to allow selection of the item already at the top. Say
you selected the item at the bottom, then hit Move To Top. Now you want to
select a couple of items to slide underneath it. Select the top item and the
other 2. It's just simpler than cut and paste. Now the ListView does not
enforce the Sorted attribute.  It's not needed for DelayedLoad as that sorts
the file lines on load independantly. The sorting just aids the user in
determining which shortcut will be launched when.

You can select only the top item, then Move To Top in the Context Menu.
But unless other items were moved the Save Button will not enable.

Another change, when a Column is clicked to sort or reverse sort the list,
it is detected as a change. The Save Button should become enabled.

If you play around with the Move To Top, column sort, and ReGap Buttons you
should find it becomes easy to rearrange the order and timing of program loads.
This should drastically curtail resorting to the F2 Function Key.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.6.0  The "Move To Top" feature I enabled in the last update has been replaced by Cut, Paste, and Move To Bottom.

If an item is selected when invoking Paste from the Context Menu, the cut items are inserted before the selection. To place items at the very bottom you can Paste with no item selected or use Move To Bottom.

I think I have the logic to set the contents "dirty" when something is moved, cut, sorted etc.. and prompt when quiting. But I haven't tested it thoroughly yet. If you notice a bug please post here.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2012, 07:21:12 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.7.0 Bug fix for Cut and Paste.
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2012, 11:12:45 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.2.8.0  List is shown sorted by Delay when first displayed.
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2012, 10:53:59 AM »

Delayed Cuts 1.3.0.0  "Move To Top" has been restored to Context Menu. The logic has been improved so that if only the top item is selected, it will be disabled in the menu. Likewise Move To Bottom is disabled if the bottom item is the only selection.

Note: At this time there is no "undo" for multiple cuts. If you cut items, then cut again, and want to abandon these changes, quit without saving.
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2012, 03:04:44 PM »

Delayed Cuts 1.3.1.0 Context Menu functions bug fix release.
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 08:12:10 PM »

I have been searching for a program like Delayed Cuts 1.3.1.0 (MilesAhead), but I cant see how to Download it. There must be an obvious way that Ive overlooked!
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 09:14:23 PM »

His new url is: http://milesaheadsoftware.tk/ smiley

He probably just forgot to update first post in this topic to point to it.
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2014, 02:04:45 PM »

I have been searching for a program like Delayed Cuts 1.3.1.0 (MilesAhead), but I cant see how to Download it. There must be an obvious way that Ive overlooked!

Sorry.  I'll update the link.
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2014, 02:05:25 PM »

His new url is: http://milesaheadsoftware.tk/ smiley

He probably just forgot to update first post in this topic to point to it.

Thank you.  smiley
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