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Screen ruler, anyone?

Pegtop PMeter is an onscreen ruler I've used for years and years.  Sometimes I use it as a straight-edge for when I rotate images in photoshop to x degrees to make sure it is visually plum.  This is a nice, simple ruler that you can drag around, resize and change orientation.
http://www.pegtop.net/pmeter/

There is another one I use called Meazure
http://www.cthing.com/Meazure.asp

Now this one has a ratio-squaring system.  I use it to calibrate my microscope to match my mushroom spore photos so I can accurately measure whatever is on my screen in microns.  Meazure lets you calibrate it's measurements and has all sorts of ways to show measurements right on the screen.

I've used both of these for years.

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Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor
« on: May 22, 2020, 11:13 AM »
Ah, right - I've heard of that one before.  So that makes three.  Any others?  I love these.

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Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor
« on: May 19, 2020, 12:59 PM »
I love those names that techies have for folks who ask for technical support:

"It's a ID-10.T error"   (spells IDIOT)
"It's a PICNIC error"  (Problem In Chair Not In Computer)

I wish I knew some more of these, though.  Y'all have any?  I do tech-support all the time, and these sayings are quite fitting most of the time.

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Here is the one that I have; it's Chinese and the brand name changes, but it's the same mouse completely.
This mouse has a wonderful feel, two extra buttons on the side, and has a nearly silent click (which is a requirement for me).  It also has a dpi button changer on top.
It does NOT have those nasty rubber grips on the sides which melt over time.
It takes two triple-A batteries.

I've used this one for quite some time and love it so much I bought another one.
https://smile.amazon...00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the one I am still using right now - you can see it is the same mouse:
https://smile.amazon...a-no-redirect=1&


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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: March 14, 2020, 09:44 AM »
Thanks for trying it!  I'm willing to make changes and take requests - just not willing to do it anytime soon!  hahaha

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For uninstallation, I just use Geek.exe - it does not monitor, but scans for leftover registry entries and files.  Works pretty well, is simple and I like it alot.  It has a very quick filter.  It can also remove win 10 apps, not just regular programs.

For one or two computers, it seems like a headache to guess what the automated approach would actually do.  When I do it manually, I know exactly what I'm getting - nothing more and nothing less, and for me, there's no alternative to that.

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I just upgraded myself from win7 to win10.  My profile was 10 years old.  I chose to do a completely fresh install and manually copy over the settings and files that I wanted to keep.

I also installed a new SSD for my new OS, but I left my old HDD with my old win7 on it as an extra internal hard disk - that way I can fetch any files or settings I want whenever I want.  I did do fresh installs of all my programs that I wanted, but most of the settings I copied from the roaming folder of the old computer to the roaming folder of the new profile.

If you are just doing two or three computers, this way isn't too hard and can be done in a day or two in a mostly casual manner.  If you are doing 10 or more, I'd look for an automated way.

I've never really liked automated methods because I am quite particular on the way my computer is configured.

For moving to win10, I recommend O&O Shutup and O&O AppBuster to get rid of the win10 crap you want.  Then get WinAeroTweaker and OpenShell (newer version of Classic Shell) - between these two apps, you can make your win10 feel almost like your win7 and be quite comfortable with it. 

I am quite pleased with my own upgrade and the way things are working out for me.

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I've used Listary for a long time - and it's exactly this feature that I love the most.  There are some others, but this is the best.  It works with my file manager, FreeCommander, too, without flaw.

Listary does run ListaryService.exe along with ListaryHookHelper32.exe and ListaryHookHelper64.exe to hook application windows.

Screenshot_012.png

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General Software Discussion / Re: The best uninstaller
« on: February 24, 2020, 09:02 AM »
I use the Geek uninstaller.  It's dead simple and fast and will scan for leftover files and registry entries.  It is portable.  It doesn't run any services, so maybe it doesn't catch as many things as others, but it's so straghtforward that it's wonderful.  It can remove windows 10 apps, too - even ones you can't uninstall.

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Just for giggles, I took a look at my Systemus program in PE Studio.

It was marked as a trojan by 36 of 73 authourities via VirusTotal.
However, look who marked it clean:
Kaspersky
Malwarebytes (and I did this test myself, too)
Avast
ClamAV
and a few others.

Interesting!  Just thought I'd give the non-false-positive credit to those guys.


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Post New Requests Here / Re: Windows Launcher by Only One Key
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:23 AM »
What about Open-Shell?  It transforms the Windows Start Menu and makes it quite useful.  I'm actually using it as my launcher.  Open-Shell is the newest version of Classic Shell.

I used to use a-suite, which does a nice job.

However, those are menu-based launchers, not tile-based like what you are showing.  Personally, I like menu-based launchers because you can easily find things and don't have to scan a thousand squares.

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How about this?  This was posted today:
https://kinjadeals.t...right-now-1841445243

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Here is the mouse I purchased December of 2017.  I'm still using it.  The clicks are quite silent and it feels great in the hand.  I love it.  There's no nasty rubber that melts over time like the Microsoft Mouse 4000 (which I also liked, but the rubber components wear out very fast and it becomes unusable).

Unfortunately, this one is out of stock.

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Since the stuff AHK is able to do it should stay permanent as a virus/trojan/alert.
That is the case with any and all programming languages.

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[BGM shuts up]

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Well, I am betting that the antivir companies have not actually tried or inspected the programs that are getting flagged.  Our NANY apps are all brand new and have no history at all.  Scanning them using standard methods may indeed trigger something that is false positive but would not trigger on a program that has the same qualities but has been reviewed.  That being said, how many programs get published all the time and how many get reviewed by antivir companies.  That being said, who knows what a NANY app will do to your computer - unless you trust the coder (which by the way is a unique quality of NANY apps - the coders have reputations on the site).  The app is new and often even untested and sometimes unfinished.  It's easy to see why antivir apps would find fault with them until the apps are actually submitted to get reclassified.

However, I am unconcerned about whether people use my apps or not.  I love it when they do, but if they don't, I will continue living my life.  Therefore, I am not going to care very much if my apps get flagged, and I am not going to chase antivir companies to reclassifiy my apps.  I love making apps and I love sharing them, and I hope people enjoy using them.  But, well, there you have my not-so-humble opinion about it all.  [I'm just blathering so I can get my number-of-posts number to increase]

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Last year, @oblivion told me he had my TextWorx reclassified by EMSI Antimalware.  He had to email it to them, and they reclassified it.  TextWorx is ahk, too.

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anandcoral, I was having trouble compiling my Systemus - which is also in autohotkey.  I had to add the ahk2exe application to the exclusion list for MSE in order to compile.  I've never had to do this for any autohotkey program before.  I suspect something has been changed in the recent virus definition lists.

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: January 18, 2020, 05:47 PM »
Fixed.  Version 1.5.1 will now ignore any adapters without ipaddresses - such as your bluetooth interface.
In PM you told me it works for you now, I'm just mentioning it here for the sake of the thread.

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Ha!  My system is at 25:07:44:33

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General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:23 PM »
I actually did that.  But I restarted my iphone 4s and now it's working.  I've gotten both Ecquador and Columbia so far!

Thanks again!  Very useful for me!

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:59 PM »
Thank you very much!  I guess I do have a beta-tester!

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:39 PM »
Interesting.  Can you pm me (or email me) your "ipconfig /all"  - maybe zip a text file - I will delete it when I'm done looking at it.
I think it has to do with the number of network interfaces.  Sometimes a computer has several, and not all are active.  VirtualBox can add one, Teamviewer can add one, and there may be more than one NIC.  If I had other info, I might be able to compare.  Of course, you can delete any info from the ipconifg report that you want to remove.  I mainly need to see which ones are active and pulling dns and dhcp.

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:19 PM »
Updated to version 1.5.  Lots of new features, too.  I come up with a different way of fetching the network information, so maybe you won't have any problems this time.

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:14 PM »
@city_zen,

Okay, so what is happening is that for some reason that I can't discern, the error is thrown when Systemus tries to fetch the network info.  I added a catch statement to return null if there is an error doing that.  So I guess we are able to fetch part of the info, but not all. 

What I can do is to try and refine the function so it doesn't fail completely.  Never thought I'd have to do that, but we'll see how it goes.

Give me a little time and I'll fix it up.  I appreciate you working with me!  You never know how things will work out on someone else's machine.

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