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Unfinished Requests / Re: IDEA: OCR & paste
« on: September 18, 2008, 02:02 AM »
I guess you are talking about something like this. :D
I have been using this for months now and is quite useful.

It's written in Autoit3 v3.2.12.0 and requires MS Office 2003 or 2007 Document Imaging installed.

Check here for more information: Microsoft Office Document Imaging Visual Basic

Finished Programs / Re: r4r - Lightweight media player
« on: August 23, 2007, 01:50 AM »
That's odd indeed.  I would think that it wouldn't affect anything especially since your application uses images for its "skin."

It looks like the images are missing, aren't them?

In that case they aren't missing. Its just that they are not supposed to be shown.
When you run the program, you have the option whether to use the skin or not. (the option is accessible via the right-click context menu)

What's happening here is that when you use the "default skin mode" (means you do not use any skin at all), and you're using the 'Windows (XP) Classic Theme', the button labels do not appear as shown in the image above.
It's now fixed but I'm not posting the new version yet because it's still incomplete.

Thanks for the feedback. :)

Finished Programs / Re: r4r - Lightweight media player
« on: August 17, 2007, 02:00 AM »

Let me guess. You are using the "classic theme" on your windows. Well, that is obvious. :)
But i think it is the reason why the buttons are 'blank'.
Truth is, I haven't noticed that until i have finished coding. I designed my GUI while using the windows XP default 'Luna Theme'. But that will also be fixed.

Thank you fowmow. :)

Finished Programs / Re: r4r - Lightweight media player
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:51 AM »
Thank you for the feedback fowmow.

Your suggestions are really helpful. I will do the fix when I have time. Time. I'm not sure if I can find the time. I only do Autoit on my free time (that, I don't currently have - too much pressure from my new job.)

Anyway, I'd like to answer some of your questions.

You used nothing else aside from the AutoIt programming language to create this?

but when I attempted to retrieve lyrics from one of the two sites mentioned, my firewall was not alerted to its activity in normal fashion.
I think your firewall is not alerted because the script just uses your Internet Explorer (Hidden), navigate to the lyrics sites and retrieve the lyrics from there. So it's just like you browsing to the site and copying the lyrics for the song.
simple but it works (i hope).

I can only guess that AutoIt does something a little oddball in that respect?
No. Nothing oddball.

Was ".mp3.txt" intentional or was it supposed to be "name.mp3.txt?"
It was intentional. I just want it to be named "name.mp3.txt?" :D. Well the reason behind is that I was using LeoLyrics Plugin for Winamp. It's stores lyrics in the same fashion ("name.mp3.txt?") so I also named my lyrics files that way so my player can also easily load lyrics that Leoslyrics plugin have stored.
      note: naming is actually like this - "media filename.txt"

What parameters are you using to search AZLyrics and AbsoluteLyrics?  As it stands, I have fed MP3s with valid ID3v1 and v2 information and it finds no lyrics.  I also used popular songs, both of which I identified at those sites (which means they should have been found).
What the program actually do is navigate to the site (using Internet Explorer). Internet explorer loads the webpage.
After 15 seconds the program checks back on the the page. If the lyrics is found, it displays it and saves it on a file on you hard disk. Stored lyrics are displayed the next time you play the song so that the program does not have to search for the lyrics everytime the same song is played.
However if you have a slow internet connection or for some other reason the webpage is not (fully) loaded under 15 secs then the program says "lyrics not found".
I am looking for a way around this problem. I can make the program wait until the (lyric site) webpage is fully loaded but the whole GUI freezes during the time it is waiting. Or I can set a longer time (not 15 sec) before it checks back on the webpage but sometimes, it would be impratical because I can usually load the page in less than 10 seconds.  The program will still display "searching" for many more seconds when it's actually not searching but waiting until the timeout ends.
If you know Autoit, then maybe you understand why the program pauses while it waits for the webpage to finish loading. :D

It would be lovely if there were a method to turn off automatic searching of those lyrics sites.  Or to fire them separately.  As it stands, if I search one I cannot simply go to the other.  I have to restart the song to search anew.
Yes it would be lovely. In fact, I have finished coding that part. I'm just not sure when I can finish everything for the next release. ;)

Back to the network problem... something is seriously jacked in that application.  I added the program to my firewalls whitelist and it made the same "unknown attempt," yet that was it.  No network activity at all.
I would like to make it clear to you and everybody else. Nothing is jacked in this application.
If you want to prevent it from connecting to the internet, you can block Internet Explorer.
But there's an easier way, just close the program's lyrics window. :)

Please let me know if you find anything wrong (bugs) or if you want something to be added to it. Just remember, I want to keep it as simple as it is.
Thanks again fowmow :).


I really wanted to make a donation because I am very pleased with FARR. I have been using it for more than a year. :)
But I don't have an easy way of donating. I don't have paypal, hell i don't even have a bank account.  :-[ So, I waited for one year to get the full non-expiring license key.
But recently I have made a software of my own and posted it on the 'finished programs'. Some gave donationcredits, thank you. So finally, i now have credits to donate to the forums. :P

Finished Programs / r4r - Lightweight media player
« on: July 24, 2007, 10:13 PM »
Here's a media player I developed to learn Autoit3.
Check here for more info: http://www.autoitscr....php?showtopic=48542

I hope you like it.

I want the script to refresh/update the desktop and all existing windows as well so i don't have to manually refresh all the other windows and the desktop.
So here's a script in Autoit3. It Refreshes all open windows including the desktop all at once like when you make changes under the view tab of the folder options. It shows system files as well. Just press winkey+h.

Opt ("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
HotKeySet ("#h", "SH")

Func SH()
        $key = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced"
        $read = RegRead ($key, "Hidden")
        If $read = 1 Then
                RegWrite ($key, "Hidden", "REG_DWORD", "2")
                RegWrite ($key, "ShowSuperHidden", "REG_DWORD", "0")
                RegWrite ($key, "Hidden", "REG_DWORD", "1")
                RegWrite ($key, "ShowSuperHidden", "REG_DWORD", "1")

Func UpdateExplorer()
        $Win = WinList ("classname=CabinetWClass")
        If IsArray ($Win) Then
                For $i = 1 To $Win[0][0]
                        DllCall ("user32.dll", "long", "SendMessage", "hwnd", $Win[$i][1], "int", 0x111, "int", 28931, "int", 0)
        DllCall ("user32.dll", "long", "SendMessage", "hwnd", WinGetHandle ("classname=Progman"), "int", 0x111, "int", 28931, "int", 0)

While 1
        Sleep (10000)

and the compiled script..

Finished Programs / Re: MP3 Player
« on: June 06, 2007, 04:22 AM »
You should try XMPlay A very lightweight mp3 player with lots of available plugins and skins. :Thmbsup: I have used a lot of mp3 players but i think i'm sticking to this one..

Linux does not suck at all (because its free :P). IMHO Linux is an efficient and effective alternative to windows.. I'm currently using PuppyLinux http://puppylinux.or...ewpage.php?page_id=1 on my ancient pentium with 32MB of ram while writing this. Works like a charm. Puppy is very easy to use(you don't have to install it on hard drive, it boots directly from cd) and is very fast.
This is not meant to be an advertisement or something but I just hope it can help a lot of people having problems on how and where to dump their old machines or so they say. Well they don't have to...
Before considering on buying that expensive hardware just to run windows (XP) efficiently so that your little kids or little sisters will have a computer to toy with, try PuppyLinux first, it might make you happy. It made me.
So perhaps this is one thing i can do in linux that i cant (never) do in windows ---bringing those very old machines at your service again.

aCkRiTe, have you used Autoit3? which do you think is more powerful?  I have Autoit3 installed and so far am very happy with it. As soon as i knew which registry values to manipulate, I was able to implement this function on hotkeys... however, i was not able to get it to refresh the windows automatically. Well, i'm not very good at Autoit3 either b'coz i have only discovered it last week.

They say, both Autoit3 and Ahk have a common beginning, so which is better?
Am i better off switching to AHK (i have used Autoit3 for a week anyway) or stick to autoit3?

I'm sorry if this is a little off topic...

General Software Discussion / Re: How to restore dual boot
« on: May 19, 2007, 06:15 AM »
Thank you for the quick reply app103 but i was able to fix it! :P -  "fixboot" on the command prompt of the window XP recovery console. ;) I'm just thankful my crappy Windows XP cd still worked.. ;D

General Software Discussion / How to restore dual boot
« on: May 19, 2007, 05:34 AM »
Hi all... i have been booting 2 OS's (Windows 98 on C:, Windows Xp on D:). Then suddenly i can't boot. I found out that the MBR is damaged so I fixed it with TestDisk. Now, i can boot the machine but the windows xp boot loader is gone so i can only boot windows 98.
How can i restore the dual boot setup? tnx

thanks aCkRiTe... refreshing the window is an extra mouse click. so thank you..  :Thmbsup:

Thank you Cpilot. That is EXACTLY what i want :D ... and that was quite a quick response! I'm sorry for my late reply though. Thanks again man.   :Thmbsup:

I have my little sister using my computer so i make some of my files/folders hidden. But when i need to access those files/folders then i will have to go to "folder options" to show those hidden files. Of course i will have to set the computer again not to show those hidden files after I'm finished using them. It's a tedious and repetitive task. What i want is a little utility to make Hiding/showing those hidden files easy like a click on an icon or a press on a hotkey. Thanks..

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