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I do have a fast thumb drive that I've been using.  Of course it sticks out of the side, daring me to break it off. 
You could get one of those tiny usb sticks, I've only seen them go up to 64gb though.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:45 PM »
Finally reading something by William Gibson.  Pattern Recognition
I remember really enjoying a couple of his books before I ever had a computer -- or had much understanding of the internet (the reality was pretty boring in comparison).

(Fwiw I only started using computers -- for work -- in 1999.)

General Software Discussion / Re: Need help finding file on my PC
« on: February 19, 2021, 03:11 AM »
hi ich thys, try some dedicated search software like "Everything" -- makes it easy to find anything on your PC. Very quick too.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: February 18, 2021, 04:34 AM »
Mort by Terry Pratchett. A nice (and not too big) hardback.

about 70 pages in -- a very easy and entertaining read so far. My first book by Pratchett.
enjoyed that to the end and went for the second in the series -- "Reaper Man". It's a bit all over the shop (almost halfway through). Definitely not as good as the first


Fwiw they do make nice covers in the last hardback series (and they relatively cheap too)

Android Apps / Re: DiscussionList for android
« on: February 16, 2021, 08:35 AM »
This is an app I have to admit I dont use very regularly, but I do keep coming back to it.

My main use scenario is for adding individual quotes that I find particularly (practically) helpful or ones that make me think, that stir something up inside. FWIW I'm not saying it's the best app for saving quotes -- and I generally type in the quote which is even slower -- but it means it sinks in more, it allows me to digest it another bit. Then I use the slide view and scroll through the notes.

So, thanks for the app :up:

Android Apps / Re: DiscussionList for android
« on: February 16, 2021, 08:20 AM »

the Kevin Kelly list is really good (only took me a year to really look at it :p)

Tools -> Import -> Browse Suggested..

Then you'll see a list of available imports.. The new [Kevin Kelly] one is at the bottom.

What is it you want / expect to happen (or is it that you want to scroll, and inadvertently have the Ctrl key pressed from last use of same ?)

If there is desired behaviour (as opposed to no behaviour :p) could this be implemented via AHK? [that directed at the AHK specialists...]

Living Room / Re: Favourite youtube channels
« on: February 15, 2021, 10:12 AM »
I cant say I have any favourite YT channels -- I mostly listen to music or watch snooker/chess/boules, but there's a couple of channels that I occasionally enjoy, that I think others here might enjoy too.

The History Guy

Robertson, Phillips, and the History of the Screwdriver


has some fairly basic stuff (which has helped me) and some more exotic:

Screenshot - 2021-02-15 , 17_04_00.jpg

e.g. Old PC Upgrade #2: SSD Boot Drive or Raspberry Pi Devastator Robot #4: Pygame & Speed Control


Glen And Friends Cooking
often cooking/baking using old recipes e.g.

1892 Galt Cookbook Yeasted Coffee Cake - Old Cookbook Show - Glen And Friends Cooking

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Alpha Order
« on: February 15, 2021, 05:18 AM »
I lknow what you need to change, but dont know what you need to change it to :-/

Right-click Favourites in the main window => Edit this group:

Screenshot - 2021-02-15 , 12_13_06.jpg

the highlighted text at the bottom -- that's the sort.
Had a quick look in the help but didnt see anything related -- I know this has been discussed in this board before so a search of same might get you the answer.

I Think drgt is asking to sort the GROUPS not the clips within groups.
my bad :-)

Living Room / Re: Favourite youtube channels
« on: February 10, 2021, 03:59 PM »
Over the past year or so I've gotten into videos by the LockPickingLawyer.
Have watched a good few of his videos. Very entertaining -- he's got a great voice too. I can imagine really enjoying picking locks :D but cant imagine making the effort to learn. Nice to hear about your start :up:

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: February 08, 2021, 04:21 PM »
I was considering the Pixel 4a for a long time, mainly because of the good camera (+ related software), but instead of getting cheaper it got more expensive: the €320 intro offer went up to 350 eventually... The 4a 5G OTOH came down from €499 to 399. So I got the 4a 5G, delivered today (I just setting it up now).
Extra over the 4a is:
a wide angle camera / a better processor / larger battery / larger screen / 5G, possibly other bits and bobs.
For €50 more, it seems fair enough.

I would have liked the recycled aluminium back and the gorilla 6 screen, and the waterproofing of the Pixel 5 -- but to have to pay €230 for those features wasn't that attractive.

The most important thing immediately is that I can preserve the creation date when copying between drives
I think that with the dates should not be a problem with any half-decent file manager.
With XYplorer, you can trial the portable version (scroll down this page a bit for the link). XYplorer is cheaper than Dopus, and also offers a lifetime license. The regular license includes updates for one year (is not a subscription though).

I dont know can you trial the portable version of Dopus. I preferred Dopus myself for reasons not really relevant here (image handling). It is expensive, but, as 4wd says major (paid) updates dont come around so often.

The link below is not a direct comparision (e.g. some pros or cons of one file manager are not listed on the other, even though they exist there too) but it will give you an idea of each individual manager:

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot on High Definition Monitor
« on: February 04, 2021, 02:52 AM »
Note that screenshots just don't look good resized. They're too "sharp-edged" which makes resizing very unforgiving. For screenshots, I use SC or my default viewer which is the one that comes with Dopus.

#2 (comparing files) you don't specify the criteria. Dopus offers a bit comparison

4) Can index and include external hard drives and directories not currently connected to the system.
you don't mean index the contents of the files here, do you?
Same question for #3

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot on High Definition Monitor
« on: February 03, 2021, 05:48 PM »
By the way, Windows 10 is set at 150% scaling on the UHD monitor, if that affects anything.
I have 125% scaling in my laptop and I notice that screenshots in the browser, e.g. in the forum here always look blurry (no zoom in browser window) - I dont know whether this is just a coincidence or whether these two things are actually related... On my desktop which uses 100%, the same screenshots look perfectly sharp in the same browser.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot on High Definition Monitor
« on: February 03, 2021, 05:43 PM »
Thanks Mouser.  I use another image viewing program to subsequently view the saved screenshots.  Perhaps the problem lies there.
did you rule out SC as a problem? I mean do images show correctly in SC when shown @ 100% ?

Android Apps / Re: Change Font Color
« on: January 30, 2021, 05:36 PM »
Discussion List has the option to change text colour. But I can't actually get the widget to show :-[
(this may be user ignorance - I never use widgets)

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: January 26, 2021, 04:47 PM »
Mort by Terry Pratchett. A nice (and not too big) hardback.


about 70 pages in -- a very easy and entertaining read so far. My first book by Pratchett. I used be more of a novels reader, but just kind of gave up a few years back. Read an occasional non-fiction, not much else.

In trying to remember the *Commander options, I ran across one that I think I'll try.  The price tag is a bit extreme (up there with DOpus), but it is a perpetual license, unlike DOpus.
if you do try it, let us know how you get on  :up:

I know Skwire uses Altap Salamander (so it must be good :-)

Doesn't XYplorer have a free version -- hmm, still available but not supported/updated since 2017. You may even find a portable version in portable apps or somewhere...

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: MoveFileHere
« on: January 17, 2021, 06:16 PM »
I did get another chance -- I seem to get error messages no matter what I do:

1) With exe, pressing enter after F7 gets same error as above

2) with AHK file, pressing enter/spacebar/left-click after F7 gets:
Error:  0x8000FFFF - Catastrophic failure

Specifically: hwnd

   216: Hotkey,Lbutton,hotkey_lbutton,vState
   217: Hotkey,Esc,hotkey_esc,vState
   218: }
   224: {
   225: vHwnd := WinActive("ahk_class CabinetWClass")
   226: if (vHwnd) 
   227: For window, in ComObjCreate("Shell.Application").Windows
--->   228: if (window.hwnd = vHwnd) 
   229: {
   230: path := window.Document.Folder.Self.Path
   232: Return,SubStr(path, 1, 2) = "::" ? "" : path
   233: }
   234: }
   244: {
   246: vHwnd := vHwnd ? vHwnd : WinExist("A")

Continue running the script?
Yes   No   

3) I get the same error using a different folder -- note it does find the folder and displays the correct file

Do you think is it to do with it being a user account? (UAC at "Default", which appears to be high). I can try it in the admin account, but not tonight ;-)

Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: January 17, 2021, 02:53 PM »
TROLL BRIDGE is a love-letter to Terry Pratchett and Discworld:
very good, I enjoyed that :up:
the song at the end uses the tune of an old Irish anti-recruitment ballad "Arthur McBride" (youtube)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021: MoveFileHere
« on: January 17, 2021, 02:03 PM »
^ Nod5 thanks for that info :up:

The error you describe is a bug but I haven't found a way to reproduce it yet. It could be an issue with file permissions or Windows 10 security (partially) blocking the exe, hard to say.
it's a user account (there is no problem with elevating permissions though when necessary). Not sure what the security settings are. Will get back to it again in a couple of days time, and try a few variations and report back then.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:59 PM »
^ thanks BGM

Be sure and read Incipitor's help file - it explains all this stuff.
yes... :-[   

I dont know is this a Vivaldi problem or a Chrome problem (I have little experience with Chrome):

In Firefox, if I simply type 'u' in the addressbar it shows my most frequently visited page with a u in it at the top of a list: the donationcoder 'unread all' forum page. I just have to press enter.

[EDIT #2] different browser, I guess I just got to work differently -- if I just type 'd' it autocompletes to the page I want...

In Vivaldi dropdown I get:
#1) search engine icon with 'u' i.e. enter will do a search [EDIT// I got rid of this in search settings]
#2) 'Frequently visited pages' *not* including dc which has to be one of my most visited page, (does include some sites with no 'u' in the name  e.g.
#3) 'Typed history' not here
#4) 'Bookmarks' -- I've change the settings to favour bookmarks (and bookmarked the page), but see no difference. It's not shown here.

Here's my settings, any ideas what I could change here?

Screenshot - 2021-01-17 , 13_11_14.png

[EDIT #2] different browser, I guess I just got to work differently -- if I just type 'd' it autocompletes to the page I want.

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