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N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Entry -- WayText
« on: May 17, 2022, 02:20 PM »
I found an annoying bug...  Mostly I use the tool for typing text narratives into webforms.  The quickest way to do this is with

Code: Text [Select]
  1. Paste a segment of text.
  2. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  3. Paste another segment of text.
  4. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  5. Etc.


It works fine like that, but recently I happened to end up with a setup such as

Code: Text [Select]
  1. TYPE a segment of text.
  2. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  3. Paste a segment of text.
  4. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  5. Etc.


WayText has to use the Windows clipboard to do those paste commands.  It does them by simulating "Ctrl+V" key presses.  The app also will save your original clipboard contents and put them back on the clipboard after doing the paste commands.  What I found was that -- when a typed-out string was followed by pastes -- the AutoHotkey engine would quickly reset the clipboard and then restore the original content before Windows' keyboard buffer could catch up.  The result was

Code: Text [Select]
  1. TYPE a segment of text.
  2. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  3. Erroneously Paste your original clipboard content, rather than the other segment of text.
  4. Type out {Tab}{Tab}
  5. Etc.

The solution -- until I can come up with something less kludgy -- is to add a dynamic pause after the text is played.  The length of pause is dynamic because it's generated from the length of the text string.  This dynamic pause (actually a "Sleep" command) only is applied if an entry contains both 'paste' and 'type' components.  This is not a perfect system, as some apps (looking at you Chrome) accept the typing more slowly than others.   If a text sting is no more than 600 characters or so, then the current delay should work.  The current post-type delay is 200 milisecs + (strLength * 2).

Updated version (v5-17-2022) is in top post.  Note that the Settings tool is also updated.  It has a checkbox to use/don't use post-type delay.

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Thanks for the replies folks. 

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I have hundreds (thousands?) of sites bookmarked in Chrome.   Whenever I go to cull out the ones I don't need anymore, I either get distracted or overwhelmed and give up.   I was thinking that it would be great if there was a tool that would let me delete all the ones that haven't been used in 2 years, or 1 year.   It would be good if I could even just delete all the ones that no longer point to anything valid. 

Do you guys have any tips for this?


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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Ethervane Echo
« on: February 06, 2022, 10:20 AM »
Does anyone know if there is a place to download Ethervane Echo?  Trangulos' site seems to be down.

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