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Post New Requests Here / New Year, New Question!
« on: January 04, 2017, 03:30 AM »
Happy new year everyone - there'll be interesting challenges aplenty.

A small but persistent challenge for me is to change the way folders are displayed in my Windows7 taskbar.
If I've got 6 folders open I'd like to color-code, number, or iconify each one for easy recognition.

I've gone through various of the Windows display settings without finding a solution.
For example, I can set up a toolbar organizer that allows me to iconify the links within a given toolbar - but that doesn't do anything with taskbar folder links.

So maybe it's time to dig a bit deeper.
First point of enquiry.... here!

Does anyone know of a tweak or tool that changes the way folder icons are displayed in the taskbar?


Post New Requests Here / iCal to CSV/xls
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:30 AM »
Thanks to the arrival of a super-duper once-a-year newsletter, I am reminded of a question that's been knocking around my thoughts.

I want to take entries from the Lightning calendar in Thunderbird, and convert them to a spreadsheet format.
I use Lightning (and similar calendar apps on my phone) as a daily organiser. I want to extract various things like how much time I've spent on an activity over a month.

I've purchased a verfy helpful Excel plugin called PrintableCal from VueSoft. It does a lot of the heavy lifting. But I still wonder if there's a tool that would essentially run a copy-format-paste operation on the initial iCal data.

I'll skip any further detail for now.
Is anyone aware of an existing tool to do the job?
Or ideas about how to go about it?

General Software Discussion / Search & Replace internal hyperlinks
« on: January 03, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Been a looong time since I last checked in to look for a solution... and even longer since I posted a question, but if there's one place on the web where I will find a bunch of interesting and relevant replies, ...  :)

I've got a set of self-edited web pages which link to each other in various ways, where anchors may be hyperlinks, classes or names, and 'bookmarks' using divs with name/id.
<a href="">
<a href="#N0A12bf67">
<div id="tocN0A12bf67">
<a name="N0A12bf67">
<a class="file" href ="foo.txt">

I want to save that set of pages in a document, while keeping the links working, and it seems that I have to rework all the links so they stop pointing to the original web pages.

I have tried various ways of saving to PDF, have C&P into Word and OpenOffice, have even tried some pretty nifty e-book editing apps. So far, some of the links still point to the original URL.

I'm thinking that I may need to ...
a) combine all the pages into one document?
a) find every anchor.
b) decide if it's internal or external to the current document; then ignore internals as they'll continue to work.
c) modify the external links with new internal links, OR, if I have not combined all the documents into one, modify the links to erm, uh, dunno!

This last bit may depend on whether I'm making a PDF, .doc, or odf. as I suppose I need to make the revised links point to the correct filetype.

I'm pretty sure I need to combine all pages into one document so that when I make the PDF/doc/odf, each link looks within the one document rather than heading off in a failed search of a separate one.

Am thinking I can use cmd.exe to create the concatenated version and save it as HTML.
Thereafter, I would change the URLs to point at itself in the new concatenated format, then print it as a PDF.
Or C&P to word, OO etc.

Am I right so far?
If so, all I ask is whether someone knows a tool that will do all this for me!


Happy New Year!

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