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Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Key combination tally
« on: November 28, 2016, 07:01 PM »
Did the script work for your purposes?  If so, I'll mark this request as done.

Script works great!  ;D

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Key combination tally
« on: November 27, 2016, 02:16 PM »
Many thanks!

It's quite a while since I used AHK. I'll need to redownload it and familiarise myself with it again.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Key combination tally
« on: November 25, 2016, 02:33 PM »
Sounds like a job for Skwire's KeyCounter

Just had a quick look. Looks like it can capture Enter fine but Not a combination like Shift+Enter.  :(

Finished Programs / DONE: Key combination tally
« on: November 25, 2016, 01:36 PM »
I have a new job where I'm required to process a certain number of tickets per hour, but they don't tell you how many you've done at the time. They tell you later.

The keyboard shortcut to finish a ticket is Shift+Enter. I'd like a tally of how many times I've clicked Shift+Enter.

I thought I'd solve this myself using Sharpkeys to remap Shift+Enter to a single key and then find another bit of software somewhere to count how many times that key was pressed, but found Sharpkeys can't do a combination.

Would love an on-screen tally that could be onscreen all the time, like something that goes on top of other windows or displayed in the system tray.

Post New Requests Here / App to batch rename to specific name?
« on: March 16, 2010, 11:32 AM »
I don't know if 'batch' is the right word for this situation

I know there are a huge amount of batch renamers out there, but they're mostly built to rename based on specific rules and wildcards.

I'm looking for something that could rename a specific file to a different specific name at a later date

This would be useful when a program has locked several files from being changed or renamed and you don't want to keep closing the program to free it.

Eg if I have the files:

I'd like to be able to build a list like:

Old NameRename

Then later that day when I hit a "Run" button, the renaming takes place.

Are there any batch renamers that already have this function?

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: File Association Snapshot
« on: March 16, 2009, 12:26 AM »
Glad so many people think this is a good idea :)

Darwin. Tried the trial of Associate This! last week when you suggested it but couldn't get it to work at all - not even the backup and restore associations from backup would work.

Was going to leave it on my PC and try getting it working when I had more time, but explorer crashed on me 4 times tonight and Problem Reporting says AsThisX.dll is involved.

thanks anyway :)

Post New Requests Here / Idea: File Association Snapshot
« on: March 11, 2009, 12:14 PM »
I've just reinstalled Irfanview on my Vista machine and looking at the file associations section I have the same dilemma I usually do when installing a new program

irfanview screenshot.png

I have no idea what the vast majority of these extensions are.
Take PGM for example. If nothing else on my system can handle that then Irfanview might as well take over it in case I come across it in the future, but if something else on my system already handles it I might like let the other app continue handling it.

It would take a long time if I went through each extension one by one and looked to see what was handling it now. What would be ideal would be able to just click 'Select All' to let Irfanaview take over everything and then afterwards reset it more easily

e.g. I can imagine a 'File Association Snapshot' app that takes note of the conditions before and after installations (a bit like Regshot does for the Registry) -

  • Click a Before button which makes the 'file Association Snapshot' app take a snapshot of file associations before installation
  • Install a program like Irfanview and tell it to take over ALL extensions it can handle
  • Click the After button in 'file Association Snapshot' app to take another snapshot

I would then be presented with a list of what's changed and given the option to change it back


EXT    Previously Opened With     Now Opened with

jpg    Picasa                     Irfanview         Click Here to change back
png    Faststone                  Irfanview         Click Here to change back


Btw, 1gig of traffic is used up very fast, even when only doing mail and surfing with AdBlockPlus... ugh :)

I know!

I've been using a monitor for the past week to get a feel for how much bandwidth I use and it's amazing. Noscript and Adblock will help.

But it gives me a headache thinking about all the stuff I've given permission to use the internet over the years.

Even just thinking of playing a song means that Itunes might try to do all sorts 'genius' stuff while another media player I was thinking of trying Songbird ever gets usable then it wants permission to download all sorts of stuff about the song you're playing at the moment.

I've seen quite a few suggestions on the internet where people sites are suggesting turning off Windows Update and that actually worries me thinking of some people just turning it off and not bothering to update their computer any more.

I think if somone came up with an app that was specifically marketed at giving people a 'mobile mode' it would become very popular soon - In the UK the prices for mobile broadband are really coming down and with the pay-as-you-go versions quite cheap for the dongle I can't see why everyone won't have it soon if only just for a backup to their main connection.


I'm just about to sign up to mobile broadband. There are lots of deals in the UK at the moment with free dongles for your laptop, but since I don't really need it I'll only be opting for the tiny 1GB a month plan.

What I would really like is to be able at the click of a mouse be able to stop all internet traffic except for the browser  and maybe 1 or 2 apps I choose like my messenger while everything else like Windows Update and anything else I usually allow automatic access is denied until I get back to my unlimited home connection and can switch back to normal.

Firewalls give you the ability to block an app's access to the internet but what I really need is one that has the ability to create different 'profiles' for different situations so I could create a 'mobile profile' to block most things when I'm away from home.

Better still would be a seperate app that could do this since I might not want to change something as important as my firewall for this one feature

I know that I could set just about everything to ask before connecting to the internet but I'm used to allowing things to autoupdate by themselves now

Any thoughts?


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