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Last post Author Topic: My favorite software! What's yours?  (Read 130063 times)

Curt

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #100 on: February 08, 2007, 12:25:19 PM »
: long ago I set up a folder of the icons that I use, so it's always just one source for me...on a hot key.

I am an "IT-analphabetic", so your words confused me. When you decide to change an icon, and don't wanna use one from the FolderExt.dll or Shell32.dll, but are to browse, how can a hotkey help you then? You can't use a hotkey inside the search-box 'Select Icon File', can you?? Thanks to Explorer I have 4000 icons on the left side of my screen, but that doesn't help me, I think, when I have to browse and 'Select Icon File'.

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #101 on: February 08, 2007, 01:17:18 PM »
Flashnote by Softvoile Company

Forgive me, brothers, for repeating it again, but I've really grown very attached to the free Flashnote, and think y'all should check it out.


I think Flashnote is the fastest app I've ever tried (yes: fast like a flash...) and with no need to save - when it is written, it is saved!

Softvoile has most kindly made a screenshot for Donationcoder.forum:

« Last Edit: February 08, 2007, 01:20:40 PM by Curt »

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #102 on: February 08, 2007, 11:00:47 PM »
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Curt: You can't use a hotkey inside the search-box 'Select Icon File', can you??
Yes, I can use a hot key there, thanks to my favourite macro software. A hot key enters the location of the folder that holds my icon files, and the 'browse button' does the rest of what I need by matching whatever text I begin to enter.  Or, I can jump directly to the folder and then select by eye.

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #103 on: February 09, 2007, 01:08:39 AM »
Yes, I can use a hot key there, thanks to my favourite macro software.

Ohh, there is always something to learn, isn't there; now I have to learn macros!   
- a problem being that I can only remember a very few hotkeys..  :-[

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #104 on: February 09, 2007, 06:26:41 AM »
Great thread.  Here are my fav's:

Total Commander
Xplorer2 (second primarily because of the lack of built-in achive handling)
PowerPro (does everything!)
Opera (so fast and powerful, I love it)
TrueLaunchBar
ClipMate (sometimes I switch to a light cliboard capture program like ClipX (http://bluemars.org/clipx/)
PowerMarks (sure wish they would keep updating this great program)
Find and Run Robot
Screenshot Captor
Xint - notepad replacement (http://www.xtort.net/xtort/xint.php)

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #105 on: February 09, 2007, 07:19:21 AM »
Great thread.  Here are my fav's:

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Opera (so fast and powerful, I love it)
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I won't question that Opera is fast, its just that I've been testing it for a couple of weeks now, and I cannot see that it should be any faster than Internet Explorer 6, just as fast, but not faster, but it is of course faster than Firefox, which wrongly is being promoted as faster than IE.

But you must be the right guy to tell how to make the UI toolbar smaller:tellme:

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I do like my toolbars to be as small as possible, but I've not been able to understand how this can be done in Opera. But maybe this question should be asked somewhere else.

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2007, 07:33:26 AM »
Ohh, there is always something to learn, isn't there; now I have to learn macros!   
- a problem being that I can only remember a very few hotkeys..  :-[
Yes, always something :)
The good news is that, even after years and years of developing our own 'quick' ways to do things, it's still possible for each of us to learn a new trick from another user.
With hot keys, luckily for me I adopted a hot-key system ages ago, before many programs had their own internal hot keys.  Then, I set up just about every keyboard key to have multiple functions: natural; natural+ctrl; natural +ctrl-shift; natural+ctrl+shift+alt.... I've moved that 'system' onto every machine I've owned since, so it's automatic for me now, I will try Fastnote on your recommendation, thanks for pointing it out!

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #107 on: February 09, 2007, 09:05:26 AM »
Quote from: Curt
... tell how to make the UI toolbar smaller? 

I do like my toolbars to be as small as possible, but I've not been able to understand how this can be done in Opera. But maybe this question should be asked somewhere else.

Am I correct in thinking you're showing the tab bar in Opera but not in the others ??  :tellme:
Tom
« Last Edit: February 09, 2007, 09:07:08 AM by tomos »

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #108 on: February 09, 2007, 09:24:27 AM »
Am I correct in thinking you're showing the tab bar in Opera but not in the others ??  :tellme:
No no, I wouldn't be that unfair. Forgive me for not making it clear the first time - and for hijacking this thread  :-[

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #109 on: February 09, 2007, 09:27:12 AM »
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But you must be the right guy to tell how to make the UI toolbar smaller:tellme:

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I do like my toolbars to be as small as possible, but I've not been able to understand how this can be done in Opera. But maybe this question should be asked somewhere else.

Screenshot - 2_9_2007 , 10_05_54 AM.jpg  <= I hope this works, if so this is my interface.

The UI can be scaled to a certain degree. Press Shift-F12 and the icons can be scaled to a percentage of the standard UI.  I have mine set at 80%.

You can also select minimalist UI's at the Opera site: http://my.opera.com/...ze/skins/minimalist/
I am using Tango_Cl which looks nice to me.

I have also removed the menu from view to save space.  It is in a single drop down button.

Finally, make sure that the Tab bar is shown "only when needed" and the progress bar replaces the address bar. (Both in the Customize option when you right click the tool bar)  I also put the tab bar on the bottom so that the interface is consistent with one tab or multiple tabs - it does not make the page jump when I open a second tab.

Of course there is always F11, which maximizes the window and hides all of the UI stuff.   :D

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #110 on: February 09, 2007, 09:33:57 AM »
 ;D I asked, and you answered. Wow! This is going to take me some time to digest. Thanks a lot for the answer! And please, everyone else, forgive me for cluttering the thread; I will not ask any more questions out of context  :-[

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #111 on: February 09, 2007, 09:40:32 AM »
Am I correct in thinking you're showing the tab bar in Opera but not in the others ??  :tellme:
No no, I wouldn't be that unfair.
Silly me. You wrote "TAB - bar", but I didn't think of it. Yes, of course, the Opera tab-bar is displayed, but there is no tab-bar in IE6 and the one in Firefox is a hole lot smaller than Opera's.

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #112 on: February 09, 2007, 09:48:45 AM »
Only now I can see the problem: I forgot to write that I want the various Opera toolbars to merge into one single bar, as I have it in IE and FF - and I can find no way to do that in Opera. That is what the fuss was all about. Sorry for not making my self clear; it has been a frustrating day to me (it is late afternoon around here) and I am all stressed up.

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2007, 12:39:04 PM »
Only now I can see the problem: I forgot to write that I want the various Opera toolbars to merge into one single bar, as I have it in IE and FF - and I can find no way to do that in Opera.

Finally I found it; the way. I must say it have taken me a couple of days to understand how to customize Opera, but now I will change my attitude and give praise to this powerful browser. I like both my Inernet Explorer 6 and Firefox 2, but Opera really is matching both of them 100% - and it is just as small as any, even smaller!

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2007, 09:05:33 PM »
Wow, I like your setup cthorpe, I could implement an idea or two from that.  (I too am a True Launch Bar supporter and had no idea about the window plug-in) thanks for taking the time to post your set-up.  On a similar note, if you had a wider screen like say 24'' 1980x1200 would you run everything on the bottom of the screen because it might fit better, or do you prefer having it at the top regardless.   Cheers,  vegas

Hey, sorry for the long delay in getting back to you.  I don't know why I didn't have subscriptions turned on for this thread.  I would probably stick with the top and bottom toolbars now that I've gotten used to having them.  I've added a few more icons for convienience, and switched to a different foobar control panel:
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #115 on: February 14, 2007, 02:36:38 AM »
Mine is

Winrar
Firefox

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #116 on: March 01, 2007, 05:59:20 AM »
Okay Curt, FlashNote is a great idea, and I like it better than sticky apps by far.

zridling,

Have you looked at Yadabyte Notes (YBN)?

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The main aim of YBN is to give you one place where you can keep all the "stuff" of your life. A place that you can carry with you to use on any PC, and soon PPC and PALM. If you practice GTD and Todoque then this application is ideal for "collection", list management and archiving. If you don't, it's just a great, simple, note pad.

*    Free, Portable and unlike anything before it.

*    Perpetual Open Notes File - Your notes will be kept in a single file (html) that you can keep using and carry for ever.  This file can be opened in any web browser, text editor or word processor.

*    Every note records its history, so you need never loose information, even if your clear the note.

*    Notes can be a single phone number jotted down in a hurry, a chapter of your next book or anything in between.

*    Natural Navigation - Say goodbye to indexes and lists, YBN uses an innovative text based navigation system. You want John's phone number, type "john". You want the email draught for the Seattle trip, type "Seattle".  You might have a million notes, Natural Navigation will allow you to find them in the fastest, most intuitive way.

*    Spell Checker - Check out the new spell checker feature. Now you don't need to open MSWord every time you need to check your spelling.




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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #117 on: March 01, 2007, 10:15:35 AM »
And the winners are:

Freeware:

Firefox
PowerPro
Notebox Disorganizer http://www.geocities.com/goosnargh37/
Winroll http://www.palma.com.au/winroll
Keynote
1by1player
XnView
Launchy
Scrapbook (Firefox extension)
Wordpress
xplorer2

Payware:

jv16 PowerTools
Adobe Photoshop
Corel Painter
xplorer2
PolyEdit (fastest, slickest word processor ever) http://www.polyedit.com/

About Flashnote, it's really fast, but no Global Search (search all notes), so I'm out.
English will never be my first language, it doesn't meter how hard I try.
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #118 on: March 22, 2007, 05:26:22 AM »
 :P
-Code::Blocks/Dev-C++
-OllyDbg
-ProcDump
-RadASM
-Avast!
-Notepad++
-LeapFTP
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #119 on: March 22, 2007, 09:12:29 AM »
-Code::Blocks/Dev-C++ -OllyDbg  -ProcDump -RadASM -Avast! -Notepad++ -LeapFTP

I'm kind of glad that you also wrote "Avast!"
- otherwise I wouldn't have recognized a single one of your appps  :-[

Maybe some links / descriptions would prove helpful?  ;)

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2007, 06:54:26 PM »
I just about crapped my pants when I installed this just now. This program is awesome! :up: :up:
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2007, 10:34:36 PM »
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I just about crapped my pants when I installed this just now.

Messy...
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #122 on: March 23, 2007, 02:08:34 AM »
Hey curt, sorry about that man!

-Code::Blocks
 IDE for C/C++ development
 http://www.codeblocks.org

-OllyDbg
 debugger/disassembler for win32
 http://www.ollydbg.de

-ProcDump
 Unpacker/PE editor
 no url(if someone wants it, pm me)

-RadASM
 Win32 assembler IDE
 http://www.radasm.com/

-Avast!
 Free anti virus
 http://www.avast.com

-Notepad++
 Free text editor(in my case for PHP, I use Kate on linux which is better though)
 http://notepad-plus....orge.net/uk/site.htm

-LeapFTP
 a very reliable FTP client
 http://www.leapware.com

There you go :D

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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #123 on: March 23, 2007, 04:27:08 AM »
Heh, people still use ProcDump? Ah, the goold old days :). Interesting that it's not on http://programmerstools.org/
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Re: My favorite software! What's yours?
« Reply #124 on: March 23, 2007, 05:11:34 AM »
yeah man, I still use ProcDump(why not? hehe), it works a treat! This forum seems to be half-dead. I'm going to help wake it up a little lol! :P