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I'd appreciate a rules-based file-renamer within Screenshot Captor.

Would it be enough, or easier, to harness a command-line file renamer like BRC  (brother of the better-known Bulk Rename Utility (BRU)) or Rename Master?

EPIM seems to only do two levels of hierarchy.
On a quick test, Android EPIM can do at least four levels of Tasks below he base level.  I'm using a registered copy of PC-EPIM - don't know if that makes a difference.  I don't remember paying for a copy on Android.

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: IrfanView Panorama
« on: October 01, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Is this going to be free-standing, or a plugin for IrfanView?

Android Apps / Re: Re-usable ToDo lists (possibly using *Checklist DC*?)
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:59 PM »
I want an app for ToDo lists that would be re-used.

I'm not certain it would do what you want - but have you looked at the Android version of Essential PIM (EPIM)?  I think it's free.

Android Apps / Re: Other app ideas based on WhenLast code
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:55 PM »
Another wish probably not covered by WhenLast code: a decent cooking timer that allows you to save and recall named "scenarios," i.e. various times/titles for "put this veg on," "turn sausages," "put that veg on", "check pans," "Cooked!" etc., with a wide range of alarm sounds built in.  I use Big Clock, PocketDoan and Ramen on the Palm - sometimes all together...  I've seen plenty of Android timer apps, but none able to save a set of timers in a named group.
rj, this sounds very close to an idea that dc member ewemoa and i have been talking about.. groups of sequenced timers..
would love this idea.

I should say that my needs in this area are now covered by two apps, both of which I strongly recommend:

I have paid-for copies of both, and am not up to date on the free ones, but as far as I know, you need the paid-for Jupiter Apps program to gain the ability to save and recall scenarios (but Android apps typically don't cost much).  Its UI isn't as determinedly slick a some, but it works, and the "clock face" is clear and bold.

The Millennium Apps one doesn't in fact offer save-and-recall scenarios, but it allows you to set as many timers as you want, check off the tickboxes of the ones you currently need, and set them all off together.  That means you can change scenarios quickly, if not quite as conveniently as the Jupiter Apps program.  However, Millennium Apps offer is a much more all-round reminder software, and it's the one I use on Android for most recurring and ad hoc alarms.  There are glitches, but it's more than good enough for most purposes.  Last time I looked, I thought the author was shooting himself in the foot by offering so much functionality in the free version.

Living Room / Hotmail hates non-Hotmail: is there a cure?
« on: September 23, 2019, 05:29 PM »
I'm in a photography class, and send photos to the tutor's Hotmail address.  Most of the time my messages end up in her spam folder and she has to move them over manually, despite repeatedly telling Hotmail that my address isn't spam.  Now I hear from a friend who sends lots of emails to members of a club that all the messages that he gets returned as "undeliverable" also have Hotmail addresses.

Has anyone else noticed this?  Is there a cure for it?  And is Hotmail accessible by POP3, or web interface only, as it seemed to be when I tried year or two back?


Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:47 PM »
Ghosts of the Tsunami
Author: Lloyd Parry, Richard
ISBN: 9781784704889
Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm


On 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways. Richard Lloyd Parry lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. 'Ghosts of the Tsunami' is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: September 03, 2019, 04:23 PM »
Re-reading - more accurately, reading the second edition - of The Tough Guide to Fantasylandw by Diana Wynne Jonesw.  IMO the first (UK) edition has a better cover, and they lost at least one good pun in the second, but only the latter has the Dark Lord Approved! stamp.

This is the cult classic in which Diana Wynne Jones, no mean fantasist herself, ruthlessly skewers [OMT] every tired trope and cobwebbed cliche of the entire fantasy genre.

TED Notepad ChangeLog

This listing describes all major changes between previous versions of TED Notepad. Minor changes that did not affect difference between major versions listed here are omitted.

Version 6.2.1 (Aug 22, 2019)
    + Added: Text Coloring.
    + Added: Grep, Filter lines by Pattern tool.
    + Added: Visually highlight Current Line.
    + Added: Length of the Current Selection shown in the Status bar.
    + Added: Visible newlines based on actual newlines.
    + Added: Visible Tabs.
    * Optimized drawing long lines and lines containing surrogates, composite characters, clusters.
    * Left margin no longer obscures text shifted to the left by horizontal scroll.
    * Added hint to Replace All Abort dialog suggesting Extended Replace tool instead.
    * Changed default value for File size warning setting to 10MiB.
    - Fixed: Undoing all changes makes the document unmodified.
    - Fixed: Unicode and non-unicode version no longer share the same config when storing strings.
    - Fixed: Preventing one file operation to run within another one, e.g. auto-save while loading a document.
    - Fixed: Including an empty file no longer changes current document's newlines.
    - Fixed: Drag-and-drop editing and Right-click on a single-character selection no longer impossible.
    - Fixed: Longer lines were not fully drawn with larger fonts due to limitations in Windows API.
    - Fixed: Default font size, printing font size, and font sizing algorithms, better DPI aware-ness.
    - Fixed: Line lengths are no longer jumping back and forth when selecting lines.
    - Fixed: Resizing window height recalculates potentially changing size of the horizontal scrollbar.
    - Fixed: Horizontal scrolling no longer recalculates horizontal scrollbar.
    - Fixed: Printing leading line tabs with non-zero left page margin.
    - Fixed: Replacing text unnecessarily redrawing following lines.
    - Fixed: Tab size visual extent rendering.
    - Fixed: Replace tool zero-length matching after non-zero-length matches.
    - Fixed: Partial loading of files over 4GB large.
    - Fixed: Partial UTF-8 BOM recognition.
    Changes against version 6.1.1. (Dec 4, 2016)

TED Notepad home page
TED Notepad Download

The next The Bat! (version 9) will have a ribbon layout. Ribbons!  >:( Blergh.
If that's compulsory, I doubt I'll "upgrade."

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 19, 2019, 03:27 PM »
Biography of the author of The Wind in the Willowsw:


It does include mouse clicks (shown as a circle) and the keystrokes are shown too, [...] I made a short screen capture and enclosed it for you so that you can see.
Many thanks!  :)  Especially for taking the trouble to make the demonstration video.  You are right, it's an outstandingly good deal for a lifetime license, and I bought one.

I asked a similar question before, and ended up combining FastStone Capture with skrommel's ShowOff;
Display keystrokes in video?  This works even on Vista, but it's nice to have alternatives, and ShowOff's display isn't wide enough to show multiple key modifiers, e.g. something like Win+Crtl+Alt+Shift+F12.

Would Last Freeware Version count?

I see it's "powered by" FREEWARE GUIDE, which I have not investigated.

I'm seeing more spam on the forum than ever before, mostly in the morning UK-time, i.e. 5 to 8 hours ahead of US-time.  I wondered if spammers were particularly busy then, vomiting as much as possible in the small hours US-time, hoping for the spam to stay on the forum longer when there perhaps aren't as many moderators about.

If it works as a screen recorder, does it include keystrokes as well as mouse cursor?

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: VueScan Discount
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:13 PM »
I'm in the UK and have just paid the $10 discount version via my laptop, without trying to finagle the system.  That's partly because I've looked at it several times today on my Android tablet, and it never worked properly.  It might show the discount banner briefly, but then went to apparently full price.  The tablet has geolocation disabled, but the web site must know where I am because it shows the price in UKĀ£ as well as US$.  Odd.

Maybe Hamrick prefers Spain to Britain - flamerz got a good deal.

General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:48 PM »
[...] Paid file managers are (almost) always better than freeware file managers.

I [...] settled to the Total Commander
So did I, in 1999  :)  It was the first thing that made working with Windows almost semi-tolerable.  I have licences for Ztree Win and XYplorere too, but TC is the one I practically live in when at the computer.

On the other hand - I carry a USB stick around with me, and I've left it stuck in a computer in the library a couple of times.  My limited experience of USB stick encryption was not very delightful, and I wondered about what free software to put on an unencrypted stick, so that someone picking it up wouldn't benefit from my licence (and wouldn't be able to broadcast it all over the Internet).

Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you, right?

Outlook has its own world (and maybe PIM clones like Essential PIM?)

EPIM (at least the Pro version) has its own built-in email client, if that's what you mean.  I haven't tried it, but it's there.

General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:35 PM »
I haven't noticed anyone post that the Altap Salamander file manager is now freeware - did I just miss the post?

Altap Salamander download page

Download Altap Salamander 4.0 - Freeware
Altap Salamander (including all plugins) from version 4.0 becomes freeware for both commercial and non-commercial use. Users of older Salamander versions can upgrade to version 4.0 free of charge. Version 4.0 requires Windows 7 or newer. There are not other limitations compared to commercial version 3.08.

This is the first post I've seen on DC, but it's just been mentioned by 'Gizmo': This Commercial File Manager for Windows is Now Freeware

I don't understand the wording of the press release, though.  Do they mean that only the new v4 is free?  V4 doesn't support (at least, they don't say it does) Windows earlier than 7.  Some of us are old-fashioned...

General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:28 PM »
I was into FreeCommander until the 64 bit hurdle kind of messed up the evolution of it.

Don't overlook
Both of these come in 32- and 64-bit Windows flavours, portable versions too.

General Software Discussion / Re: the power of Linkman
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:51 PM »
Once I suggested that they might have an archive feature, where your pages could be kept on your disk, for those that vanish or become 404s.
-Steven Avery (July 20, 2019, 07:23 AM)

You might try Local Website Archive (LWA, free and payware versions) by Aignesberger Software, author of the more famous WebSite-Watcher.  If you need to keep exact copies of web pages offline, it's the best I've seen.  Usually I only need redacted fragments, which I keep in notekeeping-program-of-the-week, but for perfect copies, this is the thing to have.

Given that Aignesberger Software make these two excellent web-oriented programs already, it's a pity they haven't offered an alternative to Linkman, LinkStash, etc.

QuickImageComment displays EXIF, IPTC, and XMP properties of digital images (e.g. JPEG and TIFF) and allows to edit them. [...]
only seeing this now, looks very impressive :up:
Doesn't seem to show Picasa's name tags.
Well, it only says it supports EXIF, IPTC and XMP, which as I understand it are all established standards.  You could ask the author about adding Picasa - but he might not be interested in a proprietary program that's been abandoned.  Speaking of which, Google at one point owned the Nik collection, and offered them free of cost.  They're now owned by DxO, who are charging for them again, and at more than a casual impulse purchase price.  Maybe Google should sell Picasa on to someone else, but really, the market for digital imaging software must be pretty saturated

Why not just use a sticky notes program?  Stickies (free) and Notezilla (payware) have been popular on DC.  There are many others.  I generally (from inertia) use Magic Notes (payware).

LaunchBar Commander / Re: LBC Screencast Videos Aren't Working
« on: May 11, 2019, 04:23 PM »
I'm not sure if this really helps, but are you aware of another old mouser program, BrowserTraySwitch?

This time I got a surprise package of sweets and travel guides from Belarus:
[...] It seems my cat was anxious to try them.

Has your cat a touch of Russian Bluew ancestry, and is sniffing an aroma of home?  :)

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