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Post New Requests Here / Yet another image viewer
« on: February 04, 2021, 05:03 PM »
  Hi, what I'm looking for is an extremely simple idea. Not sure about the coding (or even if it is necessary).

  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... here's an example call.

c:/programs/picview.exe c:/piccies/picfile.png -200 -400

This will show a scaled version of the file (whatever the original size) in a 200 * 400 window/ canvas. The order of those parameters do not matter to me. Some files will look stupid at that size: the user will have to find the numbers that 'work'.

The gui could be exited by pressing 'escape', or better yet, by pressing it twice.
A left/right mouse click on the picture could be configured to do something useful: to trigger a program such as mspaint to open the picfile. A .ini file could be used for specifying these options.

It would preferably be portable and stealthy (I.e. Zip file download and all settings in the application directory).
I feel sure something like this must already exist, it's just that searching for such a thing is hard. Just about every image viewer has a gui?

Even the presence of a GUI is not a dealbreaker, I just don't want tons of distracting features...

Does anyone know of such a program?

To be honest, I have almost solved this. Just now, I checked on and found

  • It does resize (stretch) very nicely, I hadn't thought to even ask!
  • It is portable

  • Only works for .png files,
  • It does have a small gui,
  • It may not have command line options, (I haven't checked yet)

So it will suffice for now, (better than zooming out to a custom size in mspaint), but I still think the other features would be really cool...

Thanks in advance...

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Battery indicator in Window Titles
« on: November 06, 2020, 03:01 PM »
Hi folks,
   There are a plethora of different battery indicator thingies out there (power circle and battery cat for example). But the problem with laptops is that you need to remember to ALT-TAB to the program to check the status of your battery -by the time you think to check, the ruddy thing has shut down or hibernated on you.

   What I'm thinking of is something that will print the battery percentage in some form in the title bar of the current active window -it could be appended to the window's title or implemented as a kind of overlay (see Skrommel's TicTocTitle) for an example. In fact, it could even be incorporated as an option in that handy piece of freeware!

   The (almost) ubiquity of the Windows titlebar on most software should ensure that the battery indicator level is foremost in the mind of the user -think of it as subliminal information!

   I hope that is clear and an easy task...

ProcessTamer / Pie-chart of CPU usage.
« on: November 03, 2009, 07:19 AM »
I started this thread elsewhere, here's the link...

Basically, could you provide a Pie-chart of CPU usage, Mouser?  Useful options were discussed in that other thread.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Memory usage pie-charter
« on: October 26, 2009, 10:46 AM »
As you no doubt know, Folder space Pie Chart programs are prevalent, but I'm hunting for a program (or could be a Process Tamer feature, Mouser...) that will draw a pie-chart for memory usage per process / application (with or without System Idle Process). I think the whole world and his/ her dog will appreciate this one...  :Thmbsup:

Maybe have F5 as a refresh hotkey? Sound good to you?

I'm sure it must exist somewhere (I can't be the only one to have thought of it!) So has anyone found such a program?

And there must be other system aspects crying out for similar process-charting. Eg. bandwidth. Sound good to you guys? Any more ideas?

Can change between Red, Amber, Green light in the tray via simple menu.

Red means turn screensaver off indefinitely.
Amber is normal use, screensaver comes on after a given time period.
Green forces screensaver to start within, say, two seconds (useful if you have something like JKDefrag as a screensaver).

The idea is based on saverstarter at but this is a much simpler idea and it has a way to turn off the screensaver without leaving your mouse pointer stuck in one position.

I don't need this app but I'd love it and so would countless other people, I'm thinking!


This could be extended with profiles to allow R-A-G display to change for all manner of user-defined commands

eg. I could create and choose Profile 1 with a 1 in the centre of the traffic light; called 'Num Lock' with
     R=Num lock on          <<--- using something like nircmd, a script or an exe, bat etc.
     A=Start num-lock customization software
     G=Num lock off

These profiles could of course be shared with other users so that even if they don't want to use the screen-saver every day, they might like the num-lock feature.

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