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I've been using Screenshot Captor for years, and I don't know when this problem started, but I've noticed recently that it's frequently using around 25% of the CPU cycles when it's supposedly not doing anything. When I observe it's usage for a while (when it's idle), I see it periodically go from 0% up to around 25%. This appears to be cyclical. It seems to spend about half the time at 0% and the other half of the time at approximately 25%. It's not an all-at-once jump up to 25% -- it usually takes a few seconds to climb up and again to come back down, and it usually stays at about 25% for around 25 seconds. I haven't been able to identify any events that might be triggering this. It also is usually non-responsive when it's CPU usage is high, to the point that Windows tells me it's non-responsive if I try to close it, even though the total CPU usage for the PC is almost always 60% or less. Reinstalling it made no difference.

Is there any way to completely disable the creation of the MyJunk and OLDER folders?

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Detect and warn when any key is stuck
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:43 PM »
I'd like a utility that monitors the keyboard and pops up a warning when it detects that any key remains activated (electrically in the down position) for a user-settable period of time (the key may physically be fully up, but the key switch may remain electrically activated as it would be if the key were down). The warning message should identify the key that triggered it. The user interface should include a Settings or Options dialog that allows you to toggle monitoring on and off, turn off monitoring for a specific key or several specific keys, and set the timer duration for triggering the popup warning. The timer setting for the entire keyboard should be adjustable, and you should be able to override that setting with individual timers for individual keys. In other words, one setting for the entire keyboard and another setting for individual keys that would take precedence so that you could still monitor all keys but have a different timer duration set for certain keys of your choosing. You'd be able to set a timer for each individual key to a longer or shorter duration than the timer for the entire keyboard. I'd guess that most users wouldn't set a separate timer for more than a few keys, though.

The motivation for this request is that sometimes a key switch will stick after being held down for a while. I see this happen occasionally with certain keys, mostly the Shift and Control keys, as these keys are used in conjunction with the mouse when selecting items in a list. It happens to me mostly when sorting or deleting email and when choosing files in Explorer or a folder window for copying, moving, or deletion. As there are several keys that are or can be used as modifiers, and most of them are duplicated, it can be confusing and difficult to determine what is going on when one of these keys gets stuck.

I guess I posted this in the wrong place last week :-[, so I'm posting it again here, and if one of the moderators sees this, they can delete the other one in the main Coding Snacks forum.

I'd like to have a Windows tray app utility that would allow me to set the length of the time delay before Windows toolbars (the Taskbar and any user-created toolbars) that are docked at the top, bottom, left, and/or right edges of the screen appear when AutoHide is enabled. If possible, the time delay should be independently adjustable for each toolbar or (by name), or otherwise for whatever toolbar is docked at one of the four screen edges. The time delay should be adjustable in increments of 1 ms from 0 seconds to 5 seconds, and in 1-second increments above 5 seconds. The UI for configuring the app should be invoked by adding an option to the toolbar context menu (right-click) and/or by its tray icon. This app should be compatible, at minimum, with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

The only program I can find that does some of this is Taskbar Activate, but it does not allow for different delays for different toolbars or screen edges, it isn't very reliable, and it tends to cause some problems with other aspects of the UI.

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