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Author Topic: CLIPSTEP from Skrommel; Script MOD  (Read 33894 times)
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« on: July 04, 2007, 11:02:33 PM »

To:  Skrommel
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RE:   CLIPSTEP

Further to last post, I have now completed CLIPSTEP mods that improve usability and add functions:
  Ctrl-Alt-V added to Toggle Current (%A_WorkingDir%) & Permanent dir: .\Perm
      This option only available after SHOWCLIP initiated.
  Ctrl-Alt-C added to COPY current clip(%A_WorkingDir%) TO: Permanent Dir .\Perm
      This option only available after SHOWCLIP initiated, if current dir is default
  SHOWCLIP (^V) uses Progress for readability and shows Previous & Next clip
      as well as showing current clip filename, "No." of "Total clips",
      and if clip is "FILE" / "Address"
Also corrected fault in version sent before with filecopy

If you think this of any interest, perhaps you can suggest improvements?
Excuse the errors if there are any. I think these MODS make it more user friendly.
Would welcome any comments!

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 11:30:19 PM »

I don't use clipstep myself so i can't comment on the specifics, but i just wanted to say thanks for sharing your improvements!  thumbs up thumbs up
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 04:03:20 PM »

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Have now corrected last version, and added Search facility to locate clips,
and other stuff. - see what you think?

when I have time Ill work on a proper gui clipviewer.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 02:27:12 AM »

Did you manage to fix the bug in the original ClipStep?
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 11:45:21 AM »

Query from skywalka:
Did you manage to fix the bug in the original ClipStep?

Probably. Im now completing a major new complementary+standalone program for clipstep. It will offer many more facilities. Ill upload in a short while.

Anyway, I am not aware of any bug in the new version.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 05:13:27 AM »

Good luck with it.

I don't like the look of the Paste selection display.  It flickers when changing & the fact that the active selection is in the middle doesn't seem natural.  I'd prefer an option to view the tooltip instead of the current display display style.  What might work is a list of all the clips that can fit on screen & the selection moves through them with a colored highlight (exactly like the Start Menu).

PROBLEM:  If I use the mouse to Cut text & then use the keyboard to paste the mouse Cut text is not available.  Unfortunately, this was also the case in the original ClipStep.  However after cancelling ClipStep & then pasting with the mouse the pasted text is now the last viewed ClipStep entry & not the original mouse Cut text.  So you have lost your cut text forever!

I think the count format is unnecessarily complex.  eg:
13 - - 1 of 13  shold just be:
13 of 13

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 05:56:31 PM »

I changed from tooltip because unless your eyesight is good, it isnt clear what youre looking at; also, it is confusing if youre not looking at the clip you want, whether you should go backwards, or forwards, so presenting a view of previous, & current & next clip helps to suggest whether ^v or ^c is the right key. It is easy to change the display back to the original though, it is still in the program under the label SHOWCLIP0:. The active s/routine is
SHOWCLIP:

The new program does more than just present a list of all the clips that can fit on screen & the selection moves through them with a colored highlight. It offers proper search and a lot besides.

As for the heading, 13 - - 1 of 13 , this shows the clip filename, which can be very useful, especially if it goes into high nos. It is a bonus which can be easily removed.

Ive had a quick look at cut & paste with the mouse and found no problem, but then if I cut/copy with the mouse, I paste with the mouse too.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007, 02:37:05 AM »

I changed from tooltip because unless your eyesight is good, it isnt clear what youre looking at; also, it is confusing if youre not looking at the clip you want, whether you should go backwards, or forwards, so presenting a view of previous, & current & next clip helps to suggest whether ^v or ^c is the right key. It is easy to change the display back to the original though, it is still in the program under the label SHOWCLIP0:. The active s/routine is
SHOWCLIP:
I understand why you did it & maybe it would be preferrable if the GUI was better.  As it is now you are substituting a new problem (ie the flickering & lack of highlighting) for the original (small text) problem.

The new program does more than just present a list of all the clips that can fit on screen & the selection moves through them with a colored highlight. It offers proper search and a lot besides.
Sounds good!

As for the heading, 13 - - 1 of 13 , this shows the clip filename, which can be very useful, especially if it goes into high nos. It is a bonus which can be easily removed.
I understand & agree that showing the clip filename can be very useful.  I didn't say you should not display the clip filename.  I said the clip filename can be the same as the "sort number" so they should be.  In the case of Clip 13, it is not Clip 1 so why assign it the order of "1 of 13" and clutter the display?  It should just be 13 of 13.

Ive had a quick look at cut & paste with the mouse and found no problem, but then if I cut/copy with the mouse, I paste with the mouse too.
1.  Cut with the mouse.
2.  Open ClipStep display but don't paste.
3.  Cancel ClipStep display.
4.  Paste with the mouse.

By opening ClipStep's display you have sent ClipStep's contents to the clipboard (even though you cancelled).

The text originally cut with the mouse is gone forever.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007, 06:30:55 PM »

I havent got any flickering on my screen! what display are you using?
mine is a CRT; with image persistance the CRT shows no flicker perhaps.

Quote:
"I said the clip filename can be the same as the "sort number" so they should be"

This goes back to the way clipstep was originally written.
the "1" refers to the index no in an array. As you say it doesnt need to be displayed. If I remeber Ill remove it

quote:
"By opening ClipStep's display you have sent ClipStep's contents to the clipboard (even though you cancelled)"

I hadnt noticed that! - I nearly always Assign:
ClipboardPrev:=clipboard. Ill see if the reassign got missed off, after
abhort s/r.

I still have a tedious help file to write for the new program so it may be a week or two

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007, 11:12:51 PM »

I havent got any flickering on my screen! what display are you using?
mine is a CRT; with image persistance the CRT shows no flicker perhaps.
It's not the display.  Maybe flicker isn't the best terminology.  When I browse to a different clip the ClipStep "window" dissapears then reappears for a split second.  I have a zero second delay set for my system menus (like Start Menu, context menu) which look similar to ClipStep's display.  Maybe that's the problem.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2007, 10:53:50 PM »

maybe.

It occurs to me that the program automatically clears the display
with a "Progress, off" when theres a keypress. I seem to remember that only one Progress window is allowed per script. Ill check on that
and attempt a rewrite to existing window without shutting it down and re-opening. Ive put it on my list. If its possible, that should help.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 02:49:01 PM »

FYI I set my menu display to 1 second & the problem was still there.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 09:03:46 PM »

I already tried re-writing to Progress window, and it wont improve anything.
I shall have to replace Progress with a ListBox and do a Guicontrol
content update; if that helps.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007, 06:35:44 PM »

To: skywalka,

Further to last posting, I am now attaching the modified CLIPSTEP and NEW CLIPSEEK programs for you to play with. Readme.txt.file gives info.

If you think this of any interest, perhaps you can suggest improvements?
Excuse the errors if there are any. It all works fine on my system.

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2007, 07:46:39 PM »

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Once again, this time with altered ini file
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2007, 06:18:13 PM »

To:  skywalka
From: TWmailrec
RE:   CLIPSTEP (ClipSeek)

Further to last posting, I am now attaching the LATEST modified CLIPSTEP and NEW CLIPSEEK
programs.

CLIPSTEP is a modified version of Skrommel's Clipstep, which is a clipboard extension app which only uses [Control]+v and [Control]+c and [Control]+x to allow clips to be stored as .CLIP files, and allows selection of stored clips for Re-Pasting.
It is now modified to work with CLIPSEEK, a new program (modified form of Seek from Phi) which has two different modes of operation:

CLIPSEEK CLIP Mode:
  - Displays large table of clipboard CLIPs and shows Clip content
  - Predefine a Permanent directory for preconfigured applications to store clips
  - Allows Selection criteria to preselect clips, many modes offered
  - Provides alternative Pasting options and other functions
  - Can add comments to individual clips, mark clips to preserve/display at top of list etc.

CLIPSEEK Directory Mode:
  - Displays (Recursed) list of files (and directories), and shows contents/properies/icons for common file-types and common grahics.
  - Allows Selection criteria for filename AND contents to preselect files for display, many modes offered.
  - Can preconfigure settings for Active programs/Apps/extensions, which are automatically selected by ClipSeek when run, or can be manually selected, once .ini is modified.
  - Various display options
  - Allows files to be run (if File association exists)/ or Directories to be selected.
  - Can allow MS Word (2000) Document files to be listed with block of contents, on which Selective search can restrict list, to aid file selection, and run MSWORD with selected file(s).
  - Allows listing of Apps (Link files etc) in StartMenu and StartMenuCommon, to search for and run required application.

Tiny Update in second Zip; Download 2nd ZIP
Excuse the errors if there are any. It all works fine on my system.

TWmailrec
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2007, 02:39:24 AM »

hi TWmailrec
you have two attatchments there with the same name !?!
EDIT: Oh, I see now, you say to download second one  thumbs up
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2007, 07:39:27 PM »

This version contains minor updates and allows use of HTMLAsText as an external program (in the Clipstep directory) so that HTML file contents can be listed (and Searched).

HTMLAsText (HTML To Text Converter) is an excellent Freeware utility that converts HTML files to text files and can be obtained from: http://www.nirsoft.net
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2007, 10:19:43 PM »

This version contains minor updates and enables most RTF filetype contents to be listed (and Searched).
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2007, 08:41:16 AM »

Made a quick bugfix for latest mod that got missed
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2007, 05:15:38 PM »

Added font selection, and error-trap
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2007, 05:51:25 AM »

Minor bugfix, please download this version instead
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2007, 06:46:50 PM »

Added improved text-wrapping for CLIP files & others
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2007, 02:42:12 PM »

Clipseek updated for better Viewer flexibility. Also, using external console programs to display PDF,CHM,HTML,HTM,ZIP,RAR etc. Details in helpfile. If someone could offer an ahk routine for above filetypes or others, I can incorporate it. Note though that for speed clipseek limits display in table to 900 chars, or 10000 chars in viewer.
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2007, 06:38:27 AM »

Now fixed clipsearch timing error on clipseek
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