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I'm sure this is possible using CHAS but how would I set up a rule or something so that whenever I copy anything from a cell in excel the line break that gets added automatically gets removed?

Screenshot Captor / [feature request] fancy thumbnail templates
« on: September 27, 2006, 09:00 AM »
Would there be any way to add in something like Rumshot, basically it allows you to take screenshots and it creates a fancy thumbnail of the image.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: move files to defined folders
« on: September 14, 2006, 02:58 PM »
I don't know about all of you but I have a habit of downloading lots of files to my documents then moving them to different folders depending on the extension.

I'm looking for some easy way to automatically place files into different folders depending on the file extension, I realise I could do this with a batch file but it would be a bit of a pain to easily maintain/change the file to move the files.

Anyone fancy making something or knows of anything that would easily do this.

Living Room / screenshots of my applet
« on: May 03, 2006, 06:10 AM »
I'm needing a few screenshots of my applet for an assessment for uni.

What I need screenshots from a linux distro, from OSX and windows and different browsers.

I have the windows screenys covered myself but I need some from linux and OSX.

I'm looking for

  • opera
  • firefox
  • konqeror - or default browser for distro

  • opera
  • firefox
  • safari

I need screenshots of
  • applet just loaded
  • applet part of the way through
  • applet completed (message should pop up)
  • applet when an error has occured (can't move forward, transfer petrol etc)
  • applet at start of automated solution (when dialog asks you if you want to see the solution)

Also if you want to suggest any improvements (be gentle) or problems you have it would help me out.

I need to have the url bar and title bar in the screeny (to prove that they are on different browsers and that it's online)

Could someone test the applet in opera on windows, the applet doesn't seem to load on mine.[/list]

Java / java applet problems
« on: April 24, 2006, 02:06 AM »
I'm sooooo close to finishing this Java applet I'm working on. I only have three things which I'm struggling to get to work.

#1 The solution

The user presses a button and the applet should run through the solution to the puzzle. I kinda have it working in so much as the applet seems to run through the solution but the display doesn't get refreshed until the solution is finished.
public void solution() {
int solutionSteps = 9;
        for (int i = 0; i < solutionSteps; i++) {
try {Thread.sleep(1500);}
catch (Exception e) {e.printStackTrace();}

public void doSolutionStep(int step) {
int y = 0, z = 0;
switch(step) {
case 1 : {
for (int i = z; i < theJeeps.length; i++) {
try {Thread.sleep(1500);}
catch (Exception e) {e.printStackTrace();}
for (int x = 1; x < theJeeps.length; x++) {
case 2 : {
for (int i = z; i < theJeeps.length; i++) {
try {Thread.sleep(1500);}
catch (Exception e) {e.printStackTrace();}
for (int x = 1; x < theJeeps.length; x++) {
I don't see why the display shouldn't get refreshed as I'm calling the forward method which refreshes the display so I assumed that everytime the forward method runs the display would get refreshed.

#2 When the user completes the puzzle it's supposed to pop up a dialog box with a congratulatory message. However I can't seem to figure out why it's not working.
    protected boolean forward() {
        this.desert = desert;

        if (won()) {
            return false;
        else {
            if (canGoForward()) {
                distance += 40;
                petrol -= 1;
                return true;
            else {return false;}

    private boolean won() {
        if (distance == (9 * 40)) {
            return true;
        else {return false;}
The IDE I'm using (eclipse) flags up the line desert.gameWon(); with the following error: The assignment to variable desert has no effect which I guess is why it's not working but I don't really understand why/how.

#3 The IDE is flagging up all the classes with the following messages: The serializable class (name of class) does not declare a static final serialVersionUID field of type long I'm not really sure what this means, it doesn't seem to be affecting the running of the applet.

I have attached a zipped copy of the applet & please be gentle with me as I'm still learning Java :D

General Software Discussion / keyboard shortcuts
« on: March 16, 2006, 09:32 AM »
I don't know about anyone else but I hate installing the logitech drivers but I'm kinda forced to or I have a few keys on my keyboard which don't do much other than look pretty.

Does anyone know of any way (other than installing the drivers) to be able to map actions to these keys?

Finished Programs / DONE: caps\num lock indicator
« on: February 13, 2006, 06:52 AM »
It would be handy if there were a small program which resided in the sys tray and would show whether the caps lock, num lock and perhaps f-lock keys were active or not.

The keyboard I has (logitech dinovo) does not have the key indicator lights on the keyboard (the are on the hub which I would like to hide under my desk) as it uses bluetooth.

Drag&Drop Robot / Examples of use for this program?
« on: February 10, 2006, 02:01 AM »
I think this program could turn out to be very useful, however I am unsure as to what type of things I could be doing with it.

Does anyone here actually use D&DR on a regular basis and if so could you give examples of what you use it for??

Clipboard Help+Spell / not starting minimized
« on: February 06, 2006, 09:19 PM »
Hey mouser,

I'm using the new version of CH+S and have checked the boxes for it to start with windows and to start minimized.

However whenever I start windows CH+S starts but it starts un-minimized, also when I view the options both the start with windows and start minimized boxes are unchecked.

Any ideas what the problem could be???


While using sc with certain windowsblinds skins I have noticed the following problems.

The file menu at the top is seethrough, and also the buttons down the right hand side.

This only happens with a few skins so I'm not 100% sure if there is actually anything you can do to rectify the problem.


Some of these have probably been asked before but it doesn't hurt to ask again.

1. Have a menu option to backup both the licence key and preferences to separate files.  I'm constantly reinstalling windows and it's a bit of a pain to reconfigure sc and get my key. It would be much easier just to be able to drop two files into the directory and vola, jobs done.

2. In the templates section it would be good if there was a part of the windows which shows what the formatting of the filename is going to look like, it would automatically update whenever you changed the formatting.

3. Again in the templates when the "help on fields" window is open it renders the main sc options window unusable, meaning you have got to constantly open and close it to see what you are wanting to change, could you make it so that the main sc option window would let you type in it so yo don't have to constantly open/close the help window??

4. I'm sure this one has been asked before but are there any plans to implement anything like ShellUploader into sc??

General Software Discussion / replace cmd
« on: October 25, 2005, 05:14 AM »
I use console as a frontend for cmd if I need to do any work in it.

What I'm looking for is if anyone knows of any way of catching any cmd windows which try to open (like if I run a batch file or a program opens one up) and open console up instead.

I'm not sure if this is the right scetion for this but I'll post it here anyway.

Find And Run Robot / show control panel
« on: October 17, 2005, 08:29 PM »
Is it possible to make the items from the control panel show up?

If it isn't would it be something that would be considered for a future update?

Hi everyone, first off I would just like to say I wish I had found this site earlier. There are lots of very useful programs here. Keep up the good work.

OK now that the sucking up is done with here are my ideas starting from the easiest to hardest (I think)

Print notes from opera
Opera lacks the ability to print it's notes, I was thinking of a small exe program which would receive copied text and pass it to the printer.

Opera history
The way opera displays the browsing history isn't very nice to look at or very customizable. What I was thinking of was something which could read the history file for opera (a file called global.dat) and parse (is that the right term?) the contents of it to html so that it can be displayed in the sidepanel of opera. Some of you may be thinking that opera can already do this if I type in opera:history into the address bar and save the page as a panel.

The beauty of my idea is that it would allow more ways of displaying the history, as it stands opera can only display the history 4 ways, by name, by address, by visited (date?) and by popularity. These are all displayed in one long list.

What I would like to see would be to somehow have collapsible "folders" which act in the same way that the history in IE and firefox work. Also an option to specify a css file would be nice for the people who would like to style the history the way they want.

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