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Just one color being changed would be ok, but a range of colors would be good to deal with anti-aliasing.

-Stay after mouse stop for n seconds
-Fade in/out
-While typing

The applications are obvious, aren't they?

This might be helpful:

Invert screen colors     

Expand all folders one level.

Num * is overkill in most cases.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Hide unused menu and context menu entries
« on: September 30, 2010, 03:28 AM »
If they're unused, why should you ever see them?

You start with full menus that learn over a day or a week or with empty menus. Click or hover over an area at the top or bottom of the menu to show more(most recent)/all.

Rearrange or add recently/frequently used menu entries to the top/close to mouse.

-Every menu can be pulled off to float (option always on top), and autohide (scroll or fade to % opacity)
-Dock to window and screen edges and autohide

1 List all folder names

2 Count the number of times each word in the names appears

3 If it appears more than, say, 10 times and the folder is larger than 50 MB, move (or copy with zero file size to simulate) it to SameDrive:\Collected\Word

This is a simple implementation of the idea described in
IDEA:Intelligently gather files & folders with same words in names to clusters https://www.donation....msg138094#msg138094

Scite looks like a good notepad replacement.

I solved the need for comments for downloads by appending them to the filenames sometimes in all caps to stand out clearly and putting them into descriptively named folders - essentially with multiple tags, at least one of which I might remember, and prefixing the important ones with something like ###. Consequently some of the names are Long, and I sometimes hit NTFS paths limits, which is why I've been looking into some other file systems like ZFS which I hope or would some day support.

I like the roll-up-when-not-inside feature that is in the ini as an example. I reduced the width of the outside-state caption to a few hundred, instead of the full width, so that you can have them stacked on the left side of the screen, and when you hover, it pops up. I'd like to have the same happen as expected at all screen edges which means that it rolls up instead of down for captions placed on the bottom edge, and on the right edge ... etc.

It's a great feature but I ran into a snag. Is it possible to make it work as you'd expect it to with e.g. Notepad? When you open a Find dialog, the Notepad window underneath, not having the cursor on it, rolls up, which it obviously shouldn't. Can you do "don't roll up if the window is active even if the cursor leaves it but only if clicked outside"? That would make sense.

How do I increase the delay after which it rolls up when the cursor has left the window?

This would be just one function possible with
IDEA: Send key or run app/function when window gets/loses focus or is hovered on https://www.donation....msg189128#msg189128

Or you could do it the way I suggested in:

IDEA: Universal restore last position in any text when opened https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=23902.0

append the font parameters to the file name or save them in a separate file in the same folder. Or even simpler: use the first or last line if it exists. If you use more than one notepad, you have to customize the key commands needed to change the font per app.

This app sends keys when the cursor is in particular areas of a window and when it leaves an area.
With Explorer when the cursor is near the top of the window, the hidden toolbars are shown (by sending the menu keys). The folder or favorites pane can also be shown when on the left. When near the bottom, the statusbar is shown. In the ini file you can define the settings for more software.

Since SMPlayer remembers the settings per file I thought Notepad could, too. Know any text editor that has this feature? It would be useful to have different fonts for different files. I'd also like to have a different font for printing. Perhaps it could be implemented in existing notepads with AutoHotkey.

Actually a notepad with RTF would probably serve as well...

Even a partial solution would be nice to have, just restarting the apps and repositioning windows, for which code already exists:

Save and Restore window sizes & positions

Just open the apps (like run app1.exe, run app2.exe, that were in the task list and the files that were open in them, if any (run app3.exe file.txt) and I'm happy... is there more to it? What?
Over at the AHK forum there's code that does window size and position save/restore.

I'm requesting a much simpler thing: just start the apps that were running, just like you do manually, and open the files that were open in them, also just like you do manually and set window sizes and positions back to what they were, just like... That's all. I think there already are separate apps coded in AHK that have all or most of the required features.

The CryoPID idea is hereby dead and buried or at least delegated to MS and VM save state works well enough for me anyway.

Anything on the topic of simply restarting the processes and opening the files that were running when shutdown/restart/log off was issued or a crash occurred? Do you see any complications there? I don't.

Complications abound. It may be something only Microsoft can properly implement. Any thoughts on the topic's idea?

But it apparently can be done on Linux. Except for that this shouldn't be hard since you only need to store the process names, window parameters, and open files, right?

As seen in Windows 8 (I hope):

Less opening apps and files by keeping a list of running processes (excluding system and user-excluded), open files, window positions, sizes, order, and restoring them after a restart or crash.

-Save and restore different sessions.
-Feature: close every process, including system processes like services (e.g. for gaming).

Combined with CryoPID-like app https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=23613.0 persistence would be quite perfect. Until that day, I'll just keep saving and resuming virtual machines.

It would ideally be able to handle virtual screens, at least a good one, Dexpot - know any better?

See also: Restoring text file positions

Since I don't know if you can add tags to various text formats like you can to audio formats, for portability I suggest saving a file in the document's folder and/or, less portably, in a central file. Or it could simply append to the filename, like I do, a string of the text next to the cursor or at the top of the page, and find it when reopening it, which would make it work like a tag, and perhaps the date last opened and perhaps total time spent reading. And it could also restore the window position and size and send commands to remove toolbars etc. if the app doesn't remember them. An option to choose which method(s) to use.

You would teach the app by mouse where the text window is (or the page number field if needed), and tell it what key commands are needed to operate Find (or Go to Page) (presets for common software). It reads some of that text (or page number), stores it and when the file is opened, it issues a find/go to page and you're back where you left.

Also if you have multiple files open (Foxit Reader, Notepads, Word, Browser) it would optionally store all of their state simultaneously, as a session, so when you open one, every other file is opened, too, and their positions restored.

Do you know any renamers that can be configured as easily for string substitution and scheduled? If not, this "one job, one app" or "there's an app, not a feature, for it" seems like a good idea.

Sure, renamers can do this, but know any that can be configured this easy? I want to create a list of before and after, run the thing globally and be done with it.

I was specifically thinking of substring replacement; whether it's  "OTHER TEXT Text Correct OTHER TEXT" or "OTHER TEXT Corrupt, Text OTHER TEXT" change to "OTHER TEXT Correct Text OTHER TEXT".

You could also remove text you never want to see in your file or folder names. And you could share the files, so it would act like an adblocker list. Run it scheduled and all your file and folder names are clean of the internets detritus forever.

_; <-there's a space there
and fix some common errors
- - ;- <-also a space there

You could optionally specify the filetype.
Not this text;But instead this text;pdf

An all-wrong-spelling-and-typo-cases-covered corrector for file and folder names.

I have files and folder all over my drives that have variations of a name which I'd like to turn into a single one.

I would create a text file:

Old Name 1 Variant 1;New Name 1
Old Name 1 Variant 2;New Name 1
Old Name 1 Variant 3;New Name 1
Old Name 2 Variant 1;New Name 2
Old Name 2 Variant 2;New Name 2
Old Name 2 Variant 3;New Name 2

The file might be long; performance could become an issue with tens of thousands of files.
I would run it on all my drives once to get uniform naming, and then only on new stuff.
Perhaps a different text file for folders names.

With this you can have practically 100% CPU for the foreground app, when everything else gets suspended automatically, making it essentially a single-tasking system, though you can exclude apps that need to run in the background. To me this seems a very flexible, universal tool, like WinWarden, ProcessGuard, and MouseActivate, obviously worth coding.

This is far from deep system engineering no matter how you look at it. Setting priorities breaks nothing, and that's been done in some scripts already. That's not what this is about. What I'm suggesting is building an invisible frame over every window (only needed in case you're going to suspend them) and sending suspend command to the associated window, and when hovering again over that rectangle (under which the frozen window remains) sending resume. That's all.

Another application would be auto-resizing windows, switching between two windows sizes when hovering/not. It's just passing commands to windows based on mouse position. The thing is, it's almost done already. I know nothing of this stuff so I would have to teach myself the language, inspect code, and hang around forums asking questions and finally, if anyone bothered answering, they would most likely end up writing the code, not me.

There are no problems whatsoever with lowering priorities. Only if you RealTime something, things may get stuck(ish) - so that's never used.
Suspending and resuming processes is not dangerous either, you can try it with Process Explorer.

I use a script that sets all processes' priorities low, except for csrss.exe which is set high (only because lowering it made the interface sluggish). The System process may also benefit from not being lowered, but having it low makes copying and moving files impact system responsiveness less. The thing is to have Actual Booster keeping the foreground app at normal or raised priority.

I've used this for some years already. No problems, no blue screens.

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