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Actually the whole site is worth a peruse.

So long as your Chinese? is up to it.

Not flash but for my tuppenneth this is still the best:

Living Room / Re: Skype users: beware
« on: May 21, 2006, 07:31 AM »
Ah so true.
But then many programs would get written.
Just because you pay (more) for something doesn't mean it's the best software.
Too many programs are over-priced because the market is supply lead and people will pay what they have to.
It's usually justified by the research needed or somesuch reason but it's basically to make as much money as possible.

Anyway slightly off topic, sorry for that.

Living Room / Re: Skype users: beware
« on: May 20, 2006, 09:24 AM »
For my two pennuth and a slight aside.
I still think it is incredibly strange that any program can be copyrighted.
Surely then every program ever written in C++ violates the first program to use:

    cout << endl;  :D

There are only finite ways to do certain things on a computer within programming language constraints.
So there will be repeated blocks of code in almost every program on your computer.

Sorry, just thought this was funny.

Donationware is the way forward, or Open Source.
If people like your stuff they'll buy it, download it or donate towards it.  :Thmbsup:

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Small shell switcher for windowsXP
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:58 AM »
Thanks for the offer mouser but I'm not sure the rest of my software conforms to the "must not be similar to stuff out there" thing that Coding Snacks is made for.
I have some of my other stuff on WinSite all are welcome to go and try them if they want.
All are FREEWARE and worth every penny. :)
If they conform to DonationCoder rules, feel free to upload them to DonationCoder.

Here are the info card URL's :

PlaceBar ( Changes the Windows 2K/XP Places Bar in open/save dialogs. )

IEButton ( Add Buttons to launch Programs or Web Pages to the Toolbar in IE. )

StopRun ( Monitors Startup for alterations and lets you add/remove/modify entries. )

"My Time IS Precious and I HAVE Wasted It Wisely."  :)


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Small shell switcher for windowsXP
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:58 AM »
Your Welcome Edvard,

Just to let you know I have managed to trim the EXE file in size by removing a load of unused compiler rubbish.
It's now just 189 KB so should take up less valuable disk space. :D

That's what you get for not checking your default compiler options. :)

Back to Coding Snacks then........

"Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely"


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Small shell switcher for windowsXP
« on: June 28, 2005, 05:21 AM »
Hi again,

Just had to create an account on my XP box for my girlfriend and she couldn't get her head round anything else but exploder.
So I've modified the SwitchIT program so it can be used on just the Current User's settings,
this way anyone else using your computer can still have exploder if they want.

I've uploaded the new version to the same URL as above hope this new "feature" maybe found useful.

I know it works on XP as that's what I've got, anything else... give it a try and let me know here.

The only caveat to add is that when uninstalling you will also have to remove the "Shell" value from the
Registry Key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon"
if you have set it for that user.
If it's set for the same as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE it shouldn't be a problem it's just a superfluous setting so could be left.

"Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely"


P.S. Just spotted the elevation to my status, thanks.  :)

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Small shell switcher for windowsXP
« on: June 27, 2005, 04:18 PM »
No Problem Mouser, Glad to Help :)

Might be able to port it to a Dos App if anyone wants it, will have a think.

Not sure what use this would be but........

"Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely"


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Small shell switcher for windowsXP
« on: June 27, 2005, 12:19 PM »
I am new to the forum but saw your post while scanning.
I have a small utility which switches my shells fine on WindowsXP also logging me of it can be downloaded from:


Just unzip it and put it in any directory you want no install is necessary.
To uninstall just delete the Exe and Ini Files.
It is 486KB and can be run in the system tray if you want.
It will create an INI file the first time it is run which you can add or remove entries to.

Hope this Helps,

"Time Is Precious, Waste It Wisely"


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