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Screenshot Captor / Re: Standalone screenshot window
« on: Today at 12:25 AM »
i can almost do it, but it doesn't hide after clicking away, or standalone screenshot window doesn't resize to fit capture.
what do you mean by clicking away?

Here, I can select "After capture, save and show main window" (from the 'Capture bar' - presumably in options somewhere as well)
You can resize this window to roughly same size proportion of your fixed image size -- this will be remembered. Thumbnail panel and naming etc panel at the bottom can be hidden.

If I click on another window, the SC window will go to the back.
Is that any help? (or have I misunderstood?)

Screenshot - 2019-08-20 , 07_24_04.jpg

Living Room / Re: Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:31 AM »
The verdict elsewhere on dc seems to be Samsung again. Here a relatively recent post by 4wd:

For your OS get a decent SSD: Samsung 850/860 EVO, SanDisk Plus, or equivalent for a normal SATA SSD.

Samsung 970 NVMe M.2 for a more modern board with M.2 slots, (or use it with a PCIe adapter if you have PCIe v3), and your machine can boot off it.

128GB is more than enough for Windows 10 and quite a few programs, however, you may want to go bigger as SSDs generally work better if they have ~25-30% free space, (eg. don't get a 128GB SSD if your OS drive is currently using 100GB).

I'm wondering:
can the system access different parts of the SSD simultaneously?
This query related to OP planning C and D drives on one large SSD. I'm presuming here that D is data (@BGM?). With HDD's things work faster if these two are separated -- would this also be the case with SSD's?

My OS solution was a 2TB drive -- appropriate partition for OS, the rest gets used for backup of data (which is on a separate HD). The idea being backup activity is less than data activity.

Another thing that could be done is to use one disk for Page files *and* backup -- the backup partition probably wont be used that much, allowing the paging to work away. (Disadvantage could be the drive dies quicker from paging activity.)

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: VueScan Discount
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:25 PM »
I dont use a VPN as such, but Opera has it:
when I select 'Europe', I get the same offer as Flamerz (~$40 for pro lifetime version) in spite of me already being in Europe (Germany). Have been buying music instead this evening, and see I already get an upgrade to same for $10 more i.e. $50, so considering whether to go for it now...

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: VueScan Discount
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:17 AM »
thanks flamerz, I'm also outside US so will check in to see if I can catch it again (gone now...)

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: VueScan Discount
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:07 PM »
wow... seems like it's gone. Maybe they were adjusting some deal temporary.
no worries, thanks for reply

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: VueScan Discount
« on: August 15, 2019, 04:05 PM »
Its 39,95$ now, the pro version. Direct purchase, without coupon.
do you have a link for that price? -- I can only find the 99$ lifetime pro version.

Living Room / Re: Coding request
« on: July 27, 2019, 06:50 PM »
hi peterlance,
the relevant board is:
Coding Snacks » Post New Requests Here

Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: July 27, 2019, 04:34 PM »
I posted the gif above of turkeys walking in front of my game-camera. I get lots of shots like that, plus plenty of deer, squirrels, groundhogs, and the odd cat. But this one was new:
[ Invalid Attachment ]
I am not aware of any neighbors with these animals; no idea where they came from or where they went. The picture was taken three months before I saw it. The camera did not capture any other frames that day.
In the woods this morning I drove by what looked like a small or a young goat. This was in the middle of nowhere, with no farms around. Completely black.

I know how you feel :-)

However, I'm a bit of a maniac when it comes to cropping, and as much as possible, I want to avoid having a few lines of pixels that aren't part of the window showing on the edges, or the window's picture to have missing pixels — yeah, I should probably take some kind of medication for that ^^'.
-ConstanceJill (July 25, 2019, 05:46 AM)
another Screnshot Captor recommendation:
  • it will automatically select a window within a full screen screenshot
  • you can adjust the selection frame one pixel at a time on each side -- unfortunately I can never remember which qualifier key to use:
    • Shift+Arrow | Ctrl ++Arrow | Alt+Arrow => they all work in different ways: one changes both sides (i.e. expand/contract selection); one works on bottom and left sides (I think :-/); etc.

Note that the zoomed in area shows where the mouse pointer currently is.

Screenshot - 2019-07-25 , 22_00_08.jpg

AFAIK this has not been implemented in Screenshot Captor.
Here a possible workaround:
I used use Skrommel's DragLock to constrain mouse movement adlong one axis. Was a long time ago but might still work
Related thread:

^ Capture Rules are in OP

Capture Options here:

Screenshot - 2019-07-18 , 21_45_48.jpg

Note #1:
I tried selecting the 'Full Desktop' option with no change (tested with the mini Dopus dialog shown above).

Note #2:
the volume control does get copied


^ I was hoping AS would capture system tray notifications?
Currently it doesnt capture them (my query was if changing the options could change that)

I think it works more with windows (?)
I was also hoping it would capture small-er dialogue boxes such as error messages, and, e.g.

Screenshot - 2019-07-18 , 19_29_16.jpg

Re Automatic Screenshotter --
anyone got any help on capturing system tray notifications, or ideas why it's not working ?

I tried reducing the height of 'either dimension' (see screenshot options OP) to 10 pixels with no succes.

THanks Shades, will look into the event viewer

Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:26 AM »
The Moon again...
I took this pic two nights ago:

Screenshot - 2019-07-18 , 11_17_50_ver001.jpg

It looked a bit odd but I didnt think any more about it till I saw this the following night:

Screenshot - 2019-07-18 , 11_17_22_ver001.jpg

turns out there was an eclipse on the night of the 16/17th (visible here but apparently not in the States)

Automatic Screenshotter / Help capturing systray notifications
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:46 PM »
Automatic Screenshotter:
I tried to set options so as system tray notifications would be captured: this not happening yet. Are my settings incorrect?

Screenshot - 2019-07-16 , 00_41_54_ver001.jpg

here an example tray notification (captured here by Screenshot Captor as it was fading)

Screenshot - 2019-07-15 , 21_56_18.jpg
windows 7 x64

Still mainly using Pale Moon, but struggling:

tabmixplus & Session Manager extensions work -- these two have always been the most important add-ons to me, cant understand why decent versions not implemented for most (all?) other browsers.

Paypal wasnt working for a good while (may be now -- see next though); LastPass in PaleMoon wont work with Microsoft Authenticator on Android -- even though it used work happily with same on Windows phone (this does work okay in Firefox).

Teeshirt is lovely :up:

Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: July 06, 2019, 04:21 PM »
There's something very meditative about these videos:
below is #18 in a series about an aquarium without filter/CO2/fertilizer.
Occasional moments of drama (Loomster, who you see in this video -- his parents started fighting and had to be put in separate tanks in the previous video...)

made with smartphone + macro lens attachment

General Software Discussion / Re: Kodak AIO Printer
« on: July 06, 2019, 06:23 AM »
Older printer?
I've had success with Vuescan software using a scanner which had no Windows 7 driver. Does cost.

General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 67 upgrade issues
« on: July 03, 2019, 04:58 PM »
I've tried disabling all my addons, but that doesn't make a difference.
I know you say the above, here my experience:

Just after updating Firefox (from a recent version, but not sure which) to 67.0.4 - it's unable to connect to any sites.
FF has not been my default browser -- I only have a few addons installed, when I disable them, it works. Let's see:
when I enable uBlock Origin, Firefox is broken...

I've been trying it (beta) for about two weeks.
Is working well (on windows 7) but I didnt feel qualified to comment about changes made as I hadnt used it prior to that in a long time.

An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.

I always find the contact first, then call, and don't get any messages.

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