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Thanks, highend01! And thanks for the info, anandcoral. :)

Works at least on Win 10...
Are you willing to share that working code? I have zero experience with that side of AutoHotkey...


does anyone here know an app who offers this? Maybe even with customizable colors (one for 2.4 and another for 5 GHz)? I've tried Google but couldn't find one...

General Software Discussion / Re: looking for cheap email hoster
« on: December 09, 2019, 08:03 AM »
Thank you, all of you! I finally decided to sign up here:

I haven't signed up with these guys, but I'm considering it:

"BuyShared" web-hosing by Frantech:

Their smallest plan is $8 per year which gets you 1GB of space and unlimited email addresses.

It was the best deal for what I needed (just $0.66 per month!) and I liked that it's not a special offer, so there won't be a big price hike in a year or two.

I've finally set up everything to my liking and so far it's working as expected. :)

General Software Discussion / Re: looking for cheap email hoster
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:07 PM »
Yes, in Jan 2019 I paid for 2 years in advance for $35. .. actually 25 months.

My error.  About 1.40 a month.  Maybe they have that special now?
Yeah, they still/again have that 2 (years) for 1 special... if no one else has a great suggestion I'll probably sign up there. :)

General Software Discussion / Re: looking for cheap email hoster
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:48 AM »
My Runbox account works well, I use it as a POP account, so I have not seen any fees. Presumably a few mails per month will not trigger fees for a long time.  I think I made sure there were no spam filters.
Thank you Steven, their page looks good. What I don't understand: you say "I have not seen any fees", but according to the cheapest account is $19.95 / €14.95 per year?

General Software Discussion / looking for cheap email hoster
« on: November 27, 2019, 05:51 AM »
Hey guys,

the hoster for my personal domain wants to raise the price for their mail server that I use (POP3, SSL for outgoing mails) in a few days. Since I only use it for a few mails each month I'm now looking for an alternative, can you recommend something? I'm looking for good (they shouldn't allow sending spam, I don't want my mails ending up in spam filters  8)) and cheap. :)

General Software Discussion / Re: download online video
« on: October 27, 2019, 06:50 AM »
You could install SlimJet, (as a portable app), and use it's tab recorder
I've just tried it, but it just. won't. start. No error message, just nothing. Weird...

Otherwise, send me the link and I'll have a go.
Thanks, will do!

General Software Discussion / Re: download online video
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:29 AM »
Well I use the following, in no particular order, to get the online videos, I need.
Since you do not want to specify the link, I am including the youtube one too.

Thanks. Sadly, none of those worked.

The command line utility youtube-dl has support for downloading streams from a lot of sites.
Thank you, that sounds very promising. The site with the news video I want is mentioned, but I wasn't able to install youtube-dl. :( The required Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package is installed, but the youtube-dl installer fails again and again... no idea why.

General Software Discussion / download online video
« on: October 23, 2019, 07:13 AM »

there's this one online news video that I want to archive on my PC. Is anyone here able to do that and willing to help me? I've tried to google "download video" and the site's name, but no luck.

I don't want to post the link publicly, please send me a message if you might be able to help. Thanks!

Thank you very much, skwire, it works even more almost perfectly now! :tellme: :D Just one tiny issue remains: in VLC, when not using fullscreen mode, the script activates and deactivates the menu with each wheelscroll. It's as if VLC recognizes the Alt from !{PgUp} and !{PgDn} as if the Alt key alone is being pressed. Any idea how to avoid that?

A few weeks ago I got the auto-update to Version 10.0.18362.356. This is maybe the first time ever I'm really positively surprised by a Windows update. I always open Chrome after a reboot and leave it running as long as possible - with 100+ tabs (The Great Suspender extension being used on many of those) that used to mean a reboot was required after about 4 to 7 days because Windows was running out of available RAM. (Sure, restarting Chrome would have helped but a rebooted Windows feels even faster.)

After this update, I managed to increase that period to about 14 days, which is great! :)

Now to the bad/weird part: before rebooting I killed Chrome - and this time (first time ever), Windows would not free up the RAM again! :huh: I've checked with Task Manager and Process Explorer... Chrome wasn't using RAM, nothing else used more RAM than it should, but there was hardly any free RAM available. Not a big deal since I wanted to reboot anyway, but weird!

13 - 4 episodes, 31 minutes total runtime.

They stole around $1 billion from banks. Having read a lot of articles on the topic before, I didn't learn many new things, but it was still interesting to watch. The video material added another perspective.

It works almost perfectly now, just one issue remains: can I 'mute' the wheel output so that when it successfully sends a command to f.lux, it will not also scroll the browser window up or down or change the volume in the media player?
skwire? :)

A friend asked me to put the top 500 billionaires from (sorted by descending net worth, Jeff Bezos as #1) into a Google Spreadsheet, everything in its column. "Easy" I said... and then failed. :-[ I've tried "importhtml", I've tried copy/paste - any other ideas?

Btw: I like their sense of humor: below the top 500 billionaires, they list Wilbur Ross with a "n/a" rank and a net worth of $860 million. (It's funny because of https://www.forbes.c...illion/#58fa93a07515 )

Did you save out the code to a something.ahk file and then run it?
Duh! Of course I did forget to try the simplest approach... ;)

But it still doesn't work.

A logical question:

If I fill
"If ( ( A_ScreenWidth - myX ) <= myEdgePixels )"
with probable values for the left side of the screen:
If ( ( 1920 - 10 ) <= 10 )

doesn't that mean that that line will never be able to trigger the following "If ..."?

I changed it to
"If ( myX <= myEdgePixels )"
and that does trigger the following "If ...".

(15 minutes later)

I also adjusted the Up vs. PgUp (Down vs. PgDn) confusion and added CoordMode so the script would not be triggered on the left border of any window that's smaller than fullscreen size:

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. CoordMode, Mouse, Screen
  2. myEdgePixels := 10
  4. ~WheelUp::
  5. ~WheelDown::
  6. {
  7.     MouseGetPos, myX
  8.     If ( myX <= myEdgePixels )
  9.     {
  10.         If ( A_ThisHotkey = "~WheelUp" )
  11.         {
  12.             SendInput, !{PgUp} ; Send Alt+PgUp.
  13.         }
  14.         If ( A_ThisHotkey = "~WheelDown" )
  15.         {
  16.             SendInput, !{PgDn} ; Send Alt+PgDown.
  17.         }
  18.     }
  19. }
  20. Return

It works almost perfectly now, just one issue remains: can I 'mute' the wheel output so that when it successfully sends a command to f.lux, it will not also scroll the browser window up or down or change the volume in the media player?

I know F.lux thanks to Techgara and it is quite fortunate to see someone mentioning it here. Btw, does anyone know how to change the time of when F.lux switches between daytime and nighttime mode? I search on that site but no anser. Thanks!
You set your physical location and your "earliest wake time", and based on that f.lux does its thing. :)

Do you have AutoHotkey installed?  If so, try out this simple script:
If you don't have AutoHotkey installed, let me know, and I'll compile this into an executable.  Also, I don't have f.lux installed, so this is untested.
I have AutoHotkey installed, but couldn't get your code to work. No idea why... :(

An executable would be welcome!


I'm using f.lux, which allows you to change the screen brightness with Alt+PgDown/PgUp. I'd like a 'remote' so that I can do those changes by moving the mouse cursor to the left side of the screen and use the mouse scroll wheel (down/up).

I'm using Volume² ( to change the system volume in that way on the right side of the screen and really like that feature, the same for screen brightness would be great!

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:56 AM »
I'm wishing you both love and happiness because marriage based on luck doesn't work. :-)
Luck... ah, yes!

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:10 PM »
@rgdot: yes! :)

So you're saying I have his looks but not his money or fame.. Seems I did not get a good deal here..
On the contrary! You can still make a lot of money (if you want), but you can't buy the looks! :) (If in doubt, image search 'plastic surgery fails')

And fame... I don't know... not being able to burp* in public without it ending up on YouTube or Twitter (etc.) isn't so cool...  8)

*or whatever

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:50 AM »
Damn, I somehow totally missed this thread! Congratulations!  :)

Some photos from the marriage/wedding:
You look like a long-lost twin of Jeff Bezos  8)

General Software Discussion / Looking for an image viewer that...
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:21 AM »

I'm looking for an image viewer that, when an image is clicked, ...
a) will start in full-screen mode (or at least gives the image most of the screen)
b) will auto-resize the image to fit the screen
c) has no performance problem with a huge image folder
[d) an option to rename the currently displayed image would be a plus]

Normally, I'm quite happy with Faststone image viewer, but that only takes care of a) and b) [and d)] - it's a bit slow when it comes to images in a huge folder.

that's one hotkey to disable if possible !!

Good idea, I'll use AutoHotkey to do that! :)

Massive thanks to you and Webcrawler, that was it! :D

You can find it by hitting the Win key and typing "grey", and the related hotkey is Win+Ctrl+C.

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