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 I've done some testing and can confirm it's working now.

Jody, you are a god among gods.  Sometimes the simplest issues are the hardest.    I sincerely appreciate your time and effort for the updated build & for this brilliant program.

Paging @skwire..

4 years later I ran into the same problem as what I posted above on July 2016.   I've confirmed that Winamp is misordering (100 before 20) because of the way it's listed in the playlist.

Is there any hope for a fix for sPlaylistmaker?  This has been a solid app for the past 4-5 years and I hope to have it listed in proper numerical sorting for the tracks.

Thank you good sir!!

Coding Snacks / *Batch* JPEG to HEIF converter app
« on: January 06, 2020, 04:07 AM »
Here we go!  I predict this will be a very very popular piece of software in the near future.

1. Drag as many folders as I have and the program recursively looks for jpg/jpeg files and converts to HEIF.

1. Lightweight
2. Fully 100% Portable (all settings in folder)
3) *MUST* Keep ALL EXIF data of original file
4)  Author Must write "I love donation coder 1000 times on a chalkboard LOL!!)

I could not find a utility that did this IN BULK recursively for Mac or Windows

So I want to issue a correction.  I think he might have changed his mind a little and is going to try and move to another host in a few weeks.   I did request the source code should he ever decide to give up completely on the site (assuming Costco still worked at the time).

In the past 24 hours, it's sent me an In Stock alert for a hot item, saved me $55 and potentially $20 for my parents. I love Costco!

Let me preface this that I've been using price trackers like to track Amazon prices for a long time.  I discovered one of the most incredible and hidden gems on the web-- Pricecaseis a price and stock tracker for sites like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and most importantly, CostcoIt is the ONLY site on the web that reliably evaluates COSTCO.COM prices for sales/price drops/in stock

Unfortunately, the site is and has been experiencing severe database issues and is unreliable at best. I've talked to the author and he mentioned he created as a side hobby project and doesn't have the time to maintain it. A little part of me died inside because I can't tell you how many bargains this useful site has given me.  Costco cleared out a $300 X-mas tree for $99.99 (Now it's $400!) shipped. This saved our Christmas last year when someone stole ours.

Someone please, please come up with a solution.  Can an individual program be programmed similarly run locally to scrape for the information every so often and send an email or notification of some sort?   

For those of us in the USA, Costco online has some of the cheapest prices on Earth. The deals you can get for clearance items is insane at times and we've saved thousands after there's been price drops for items we bought.  I can't believe no one else has created a price tracker for Costco online because it gives the user a leg up in snatching deals before others.

Before anyone suggests change detection sites - they often times do not work, don't have stock detection and have a multitude of false negatives / positives.   I also tried WEBSITE-WATCHER but even after studying it, it gives about 20 false positives a day even with the screenshot method :(

Is anyone willing or able to code something that would help detect stock alerts and price changes for  There is no other solution on the web. I know there's blogs like frugalhotspot  & Costco97, but they are not live and specific to specific products.--- believe me I consider myself the expert at Costco.

Someone please help.

Coding Snacks / Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« on: October 30, 2019, 12:26 AM »
In 99% of the cases, I know what process I want to kill by name -- I just have to search for it. I've assigned process hacker a keyboard shortcut but I would really love to speed this process up.  Alfred does this beautifully with a custom workflow. "kill <process name>" and it finds the process name and kills it for you.

I'll give FARR a shot for this purpose, but I replaced FARR with listary due to various reasons (I still love FARR and you mouser!!!)

Coding Snacks / Re: Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:42 PM »
TY skwire!  I wish Listary had this. :(

Coding Snacks / Killing app the way Alfred can in OSX
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:02 AM »
I use Listary 5 and would kill some kind of a solution to kill programs easily and quickly based on process name.  Does anyone know of a program that could do the same?
Alfred on OSX does it best by using an extension. I type in kill <process name>

The problem is I don't want to copy all of the music files. I thought I could get away from doing this with an app designed to add it to the iTunes.

The junction link worked, but unfortunately iTunes completely mutilated my carefully arranged collection that winamp relies on. ugh

@dcsev - I use Link Shell Extension for this - http://schinagl.priv...kshellextension.html
I keep my music on an external drive and just create a hardlink to the music folder on C:. Works great for me.

It doesn't give the tray alerts but is easy and simple.

i actually tried a junction link and it works, but now I'm running into another problem!  iTunes doesn't my m3u files  and has removed them from each in a new folder called D:\Music\ Not Added.
This has obviously ruined my Winamp setup that uses Album List to pull m3u files and present the CDs in their original playlist orders.

Without question, iTunes is the worst piece of softwar eApple has ever released.

Any chance of getting a lightweight app to do this?

The powershell seems like an inelegant solution. Might have to do the junction links, but I have no idea how iTunes will handle it. I don't keep itunes running 24/7 - only when I want to sync music to my phone.

@dcsev - I use Link Shell Extension for this - http://schinagl.priv...kshellextension.html
I keep my music on an external drive and just create a hardlink to the music folder on C:. Works great for me.

It doesn't give the tray alerts but is easy and simple.

I didn't think of that. I suppose I could use a hard junction link to sync the directories without running the app.  I'll try this and see if it works.

Hi all,
I am sure if this is within the scope of DC, but it's worth a shot and it seems people all over the Internet want something like this. I can't believe no one has coded anything that currently works on the Internet for this.   The closest thing I've found is called "iTunesFolderWatch" located here:, but it's not maintained, costs $, doesn't work, requires .NET 2.0 which i'm finding is difficult to find on the Internet, and most importantly NOT portable.

Basically, a lot of people like me keep their music in D:\ directory instead of the standard C drive just in case they need to reinstall. Unfortunately, iTunes does NOT allow you to "automatically" add music to its library, unless you use a very specific folder deep in the C drive.

1. Program must watch a specific folder(s) and automatically adds the music to the iTunes library (like this pic:
2. Must be lightweight
3. Must be able to minimize in tray
4. MUST be portable (pretty please!). All settings should be contained within the folder.

Is this a proper ask?

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 Release: SCURLed
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:50 AM »
This looks like a cool program.  I am absolutely in love with skwire's apps and I wish development would continue for Splat (although admittedly it does everything I want!).

NANY is such a  cool event.

Looks great! can't wait to hear the response from the person who requested this.

That would be me :)
I am going to test this out at work.  I have a feeling Citrix windows are going to be a royal PITA, but this will be very useful. Expect feedback in hopefully less than a week.

PS: mouser-- so I ripped every video from alejandra's youtube channel (  and watched all of them at 2x speed.  I find myself to represent the pinnacle of humankind when it comes to organization so I am a critic.  She definitely is organized and I learned a few minor things here and there, but overall I don't like her system as much.  She organized for sure, but definitely cluttered.  She organizes just to be organized.  I think her system wouldn't work as well in a small apt.  Roughly 70% of the stuff she did I have digitalized in my computer.  Anyways thanks again for the recommendation. Was fun watching her. She seems a little neurotic, but at 2x she sounds batshit insane . haha!

omg skwire, please do! I love your apps! I am still using sPlaylistmaker and splat daily!

I will give FULL feedback anytime!

There have been requests from all over web, but I could not find one decent tool to do this. (Closest was MLHotKey but dev stopped in 2008 and it reverts @ startup).  We need a small, lightweight and portable tool to do this!
Here's a description from reddit: https://www.reddit.c...ool_to_hotkey_mouse/

The requirements:
1. User should be able to assign a hotkey to a specific window.
2. Give us at least 10 entries (windows) to assign hotkeys to.
3. 100% Portable

Let me know if you guys know of any software that does this.  Otherwise, someone has to make this and fulfill netizen's requests :D

Donation-mod-gods, please forgive me. This is a duplicate from an OLD thread here: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=36870.0

I felt it was worth starting a new thread as I am hoping for a new app.

Here is my part of my decision tree I use:

I have used FARR for a long time, but have replaced it with Listary as of last year. I still use FARR though for some uses.

I want a program that does this:

Allows me to enter all of the links with specialized %s or {query} or whatever and lets me create "group " those individual search entries. That way if I want to search for tools, all I hav e to do is type "tools" and it will launch chrome (default) for tools. 

Ideally, be able to integrate logo images in some way.

I have wanted something like this for a long time and the only one that does it perfectly is Alfred for Mac, but nothing for PC.  FARR can do it, but it's a bit messy. Listary Pro author promises in 6.0, but it's unverified and will take years more.

This can't be that hard can it?  skrommer? skwire? mouser?

You guys got any ideas for me?

Confirmed it works now. TY!!

Hi guys,

I've downloaded the latest Chime and had some issues.  Here's a picture with my settings:
The big problem has to do with the volume feature on Chime.  I use this program on my HTPC where we watch movies frequently or listen to music on.  I have Chime to play a special clock tone hourly to replicate a grandfather type atmosphere, but what ends up happening is the volume of the movie is affected drastically during the playing of the music.
This can get really disconcerting during the night when the volume increases by 50% or more because of the Chime app for a period of a few seconds in our apartment and the movie or music volume increases with it drastically.

In the old version this wasn't an issue because it was tied to the system volume.  In the new version, there seems to be no way to disable the volume option or prevent this from happening.

Please help! We're so close to achieving grandfather-clock nirvana :(

:) Added a master volume control, orbis, I'll see if I can add a more targeted volume solution. Also, I found the error in the hourly files code, nogojoe, and I added a checkbox to choose between the play options.

LOL guys.

I just came back to this thread to ask for independent volume control...someone already requested it and skrommel already implemented it.

This site is so awesome

Damn, you're so awesome. Thank you very much!

It's surprising that I couldn't find a portable lightweight utility that does this (and OSX does have it).

I'll re-download it and test it out asap!  My living room has an hourly chime again.  Now to find a decent sounding grandfather clock chime.

Confirmed it works now. No idea what the problem was.   It just went off on the hour at midnight.  THANK YOU Skrommel!! <3 <3 <3

I'm going to use this to run on the HTPC in living room to replicate grandfather clock :)

I am hoping to skwire's solution working too.

In this case, I assume you mean Skrommel, right?

lol! yes... man.. I was using sPlayistmaker you made for me for the past 24 hours keep thinking your name :D

If you're a Chrome user, there is also the Cool Clock extension in the Chrome Web Store that can do this.

It would have to be on a windows computer without Chrome, but also the problem with Chrome is that its extensions are notoriously non-portable (by google design).  Thanks for the suggestion.  I am hoping to Skrommel's solution working too.

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