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General Software Discussion / Batch unzipping specific file formats?
« on: September 19, 2008, 08:46 AM »
Hello everyone!

I've found myself in need of some DonationCoder expertise. Recently I've found the need to be able to extract only files with a specific extension from a large number of separate zip files, all into the same directory. Does anyone know of how this could be done or if there is already software that can do this? Thanks in advance.  :)

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Autofocus utility
« on: November 19, 2007, 03:00 PM »
Thanks very much. That does exactly what I was looking for. :) I see it was also a pretty simple script. I'll be sure to give it a try myself next time I have an idea.

Now I can play games and browse with maximum efficiency. ;) Thanks again.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Autofocus utility
« on: November 19, 2007, 12:05 PM »
Well I guess what I'm after is a way to stop me from having to use the mouse so much. Say in one window all I use is the mouse to access commands, and in the other I use mainly the keyboard. I'd like the keyboard window to be the one that stays focused, so that I can type things in without worrying about having to click on it or alt-tab to it. X-mouse wouldn't be ideal as I'd still have to move the mouse back and forth between windows.

Maybe the focus time before switching back to the primary window could be something that can be set by the user, but I'm after something that will switch back quickly. Switching back as soon as I've performed a mouse click would be very handy.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Autofocus utility
« on: November 19, 2007, 09:22 AM »
The other day I was playing the excellent Dwarf Fortress in a window on one monitor, whilst browsing the internet on another. I found myself constantly having to switch back and forth between windows as the focus was switched whenever I used the browser window.

What I'd love to have is something where you could designate a particular window as the primary one, so that if I were to click on another window (say a link in my browser), it would automatically shift focus back to the primary window, saving me from having to play tennis with my mouse or pressing alt-tab all the time. I hope this is something that is doable!  :)

P.S. I also posted about this earlier in the General Software Discussion forum here.

I've used scripts for AutoHotkey before, but never written one myself. I'll have a look through the documentation and see if there's a way I can make this work. I think I'll also post this as an idea in the Coding Snacks forum and see what happens.  :)

Yeah, I didn't think that having two windows in focus was something that windows could do, but maybe there's a way to snap back to the previous window. So for example, I could click on a link in my unfocused browser window, the focus would switch to that for a moment, and then it would quickly revert back to the previously focused window.

I just gave XNeat a try but it only has an option to keep a window on top of all the others. I'm looking for something that will keep a window focused, even if I click on another window.

Hi everyone. Here's a problem I'm hoping someone can help me with.

Does anyone know of a way of keeping one window focused, while still being able to use the other window with your mouse, without focusing on it? For example, I sometimes play windowed games while browsing the internet as well. This results in me having to constantly click back and forth between windows when I click on a browser link and then want to enter keyboard commands in the game window. If I was able to keep it focused, I could use the keyboard on one window, and still use my mouse on the other, without the focus permanently shifting over to the browser window, or vice versa.

At the moment I use a tool called KatMouse ( which lets me scroll on one window using the mousewheel without having to focus on it, but it would be great to extend this to mouse clicks as well. I don't know if there are any tweaks or tools available which could help me do that, so any suggestions would be much appreciated!  :)

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