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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 25, 2021, 01:02 PM »
- from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute:

This one looks promising.  I'll keep it in my back pocket.

- Open Data API for the German meteorological service (Open source!):

I took a look at this one as well, thanks, but it doesn't appear to work for locations outside Germany?  Maybe I missed something?

Hope that helps to offer at least two alternatives... or even implement both and change by click.

Yes, thank you for your research.  It's much appreciated.  At this point, I want to get one data source working.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Many thanks for the donations and apologies for the lack of replies -- lots going on this summer around here.  I hope to start work on sWeather, this weekend.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:46 PM »
PLEASE find a new API to use.

I'll probably end up changing it to the OpenWeatherMap API mentioned above as it's the best free one out there.  It won't be until next week, though.

If we need to kick in a few bucks it's worth it!

Donations have really dried up over the years, so they're always welcome.

Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] hotkey/shortcut tracker
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:14 PM »
Nir's Hotkeylist doesn't do win keys, though.

By default, it does not.  You can enable that feature under the Options menu:

Screenshot 2021-05-28 131337.png

Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] hotkey/shortcut tracker
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:19 PM »
So here's my fantasy: I open up an app that tracks all my hotkey uses across devices.  It's got them split up by the app I use them in, sorted by frequency of use (in that app), a reference to where they're defined, and an editable description field for what I once thought they did.

Unfortunately, Windows does not have a mechanism to get this data.  The only thing your described application can do is test each combination of hotkey and see if it's in use by something.  Also, this applies to global hotkeys only -- not per-app hotkeys (unless they're set as global).  Tranglos, a DonationCoder member, wrote Ethervane ActiveHotkeys to do at least that.   Unfortunately, his site no longer exists, but you can get the app from the Internet Archive here:

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sChecklist
« on: May 21, 2021, 09:18 PM »
If I had to guess, I'd say it's whether or not the item is checked. 0 for false (or not checked) and 1 for true (or checked).


The one I use almost all the time is GUI only (dbPoweramp) but I will check the others I have.  Got a few plates in the air at the moment so it may be a day or three.
-Lolipop Jones (May 13, 2021, 06:15 AM)

@Lolipop:  https://forum.dbpowe...amps-when-converting

Living Room / Re: Happy Birthday Skwire
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:43 PM »
Thanks, all.  I appreciate it.   :D :Thmbsup:

the returns are apparently not needed.

Returns are not necessary if it's a single line of code which completes the command.

I've used this utility for many many years.   :Thmbsup:

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Release: Title Bar Battery
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:37 AM »
I have added your app in my 'similar app' list


That's a nice idea.. I have some code to pull an icon from an exe.

There's no need to extract the icon as this is done via hidden "desktop.ini" files within the folder in question.  Here's a sample:

Code: Text [Select]
  1. [.ShellClassInfo]
  2. IconResource=C:\path\to\program\program.exe,0
  3. [ViewState]
  4. Mode=
  5. Vid=
  6. FolderType=Generic

Post New Requests Here / Re: Yet another image viewer
« on: February 04, 2021, 05:32 PM »
I'd like to view a small .png (or.jpg/ .gif/ .bmp) file in a GUI free window (Ie. with no titlebar/ toolbars etc, just a clean 'canvas') via a command line

Perhaps my Frameless program fits the bill?


Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 23, 2021, 05:37 PM »
Thanks for the explanation. I'd be sorry to see sWeather go, but I certainly can understand your not wanting this to cost you more money.

sWeather is one of the few apps I wrote for myself, as opposed to a coding request.  I still use it daily, so I plan to make it work with one of the APIs out there.

Have you considered accepting PayPal donations?

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 23, 2021, 01:12 PM »
I'm not sure if this is of any value but appears free for the sort of volumes I imagine sweather generates. Apologies if I've accidentally repeated a previous suggestion.

Thank you, and, yep, that's one of the ones I'm looking at.   :)

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:23 AM »
I'm using v1.8.2b1 on a Win10 Pro machine. I remember a year or two ago Yahoo changed their API and sWeather stopped pulling data. I don't know if the API has changed again, but the data hasn't changed for two cities for the past two days. I have exited and relaunched sWeather multiple times and I have also rebooted the PC a few times. Still not updating.

Yahoo! are shutting down their free weather API, which sWeather uses for its data. Unless I find another free weather API to use, sWeather will stop working. The problem is that all the free ones I've researched are extremely limited in 1) number of API hits per day and/or 2) the weather data that the free tier offers.  I already pay out of pocket yearly for a few other APIs for some of my others apps, so I'm not relishing the idea of paying for yet another one.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Release: Title Bar Battery
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:55 AM »
on ghacks today: https://www.ghacks.n...age-in-every-window/

Thanks for the heads up.  Nice to see it working on other folk's systems.  =]

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Release: Title Bar Battery
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:22 PM »
Original idea for this application here: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=50687.0

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / NANY 2021 Release: Title Bar Battery
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:22 PM »
NANY 2021 Entry Information

Application Name Title Bar Battery
Version 1.0.0
Short Description Add battery percentage to window titlebar text.  Also adds a battery icon to the system tray to show battery life.
Supported OSes Windows 10. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
System RequirementsA computer with a battery (laptop, tablet, etc.) that runs Windows.
Version HistoryChangelog
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Add battery percentage to window titlebar text.  Also adds a battery icon to the system tray to show battery life.

  • Currently, it updates every fifteen seconds (will be made configurable at some point).
  • A plus in front of the battery glyph (+🔋) shows that you're charging (plugged in) while a minus (-🔋) shows that you're discharging (not plugged in).
  • Exiting from the tray icon should clean up the title bar text.
  • Not all title bars are modifiable, so some windows won't show the battery percentage information.
  • Windows that constantly update their title bar text, like some text editors, will remove the battery info. However, the fifteen second timer will bring it back.

Planned Features
  • Configurable refresh timer.
  • Auto-start with Windows option.


Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run TitleBarBattery.exe.  You should see its icon the Windows system tray.

Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.  No changes are made to the registry.

Coding Snacks / Re: Adjust Subtitle (SRT) Timestamps
« on: December 20, 2020, 08:46 AM »
I use Subtitle Edit for all...uhhh...subtitle editing.   :P

I'll take a crack at this one.  How soon did you need it by?

@Deo, also, if you need support for more formats, you can grab them at the Un4Seen website:   (scroll down to the AddOns section).

It appears to just be an audio player from the website. And it does not work for my needs.

Deo, it needs bass.dll for more format support.  Download this: https://www.un4seen..../download.php?bass24 and put bass.dll in the same folder as 1by1.exe.  Restart 1by1 and you should have much better luck.

but I noticed, that the R,C,L and T,C,B doesn't work anymore for the x and y parameter

Thanks for testing.  I will fix that.   :)

Re GIF support: why not use Activex control e.g. a browser, to display it, takes care of GIF animations and transparency.

That's what I ended up doing.   :Thmbsup:

Hello @skwire
If you add these Features, I'd pay for it, maybe that helps ;)

See post above.   :)

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