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-Definitely use "Comodo" (recommended above, recommended again)
-try (maybe as supplement? i.e. 'choose only one of these programs') "AntiVir" (free, oft-updated, very stable anti-virus program)
-add "KeePass" for secure yet convenient storage of passwords

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Logo wanted
« on: July 28, 2006, 07:17 PM »
I was imagining some flames encircling each other randomly in the shape of a ball kinda like a steel wool (I'm guessing its the same as a steel scrubbing pad.)... In fact a better way to describe it is as three flames (one left, one right, and one above) licking round a transparent ball.
good explanation, I get it.

(all of the above)
good deal; guess I know more about your goals than I think

what do you mean by using my site as resume? I don't know what that means
traditionally, when applying for a job, one would present the prospective employer with a typewritten page outlining work history, skills, objectives et cetera. Websites are another medium for accomplishing the same goal. just one example of many.. another one(Create Your Own Resume web site?)

that's all for now, I'll post again here soon

Oh, one more thing;
is the 468x60 size crucial or may it be smaller? a little picture of fire and a five letter word would leave an awful lot of blank space.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Logo wanted
« on: July 27, 2006, 09:01 PM »
I am a programmer and a musician.
Sorry; I don't know how I got the idea you were into game hosting

I didn't want to tell you exactly what to do as I know artists like to let their imagination flow... like jazz music. I was thinking of a simplistic, flowing design,...
Thanks for not telling me "exactly what to do" but thanks even more for providing input as to what you have in mind.

maybe a fire to the right turning into a ball towards the left (like a ball of wool, not like a ball of fire) and the name in front of it.
Could you elaborate on the 'ball of wool'? I don't think I've ever seen one of those
(like a steel scrubbing pad? bundle of sheep fur? skein of yarn?)

just easy to look at, but with an underlying meaning.
excellent, that's precisely the design guidelines for any logo  :Thmbsup:
Would you be willing to disclose the 'underlying meaning'? Doing so may help me better understand how it needs to look.

I know this is an odd way of doing it
That's great, I'm not like everybody else either :)

what I'm trying to tell my audience is that my website is:
a] user friendly
b] good quality
c] nice to look at
Lastly, what do you intend to do with your website?
       (sell programs? give programs? do programming?
        display your music? sell music?
        have a community of some sort a la PHPNuke?
        are you looking to use this site for your resume?
        all of the above?
                   something else entirely?)
Who is your audience?

Of course you want them to know the above 3 characteristics but you also want them to know that (for example) if they need a custom song created they can call on you or (for example again) if they need a custom program, you also offer that or (for example yet again) if they just want to download some cool stuff and talk with some like-minded individuals they've come to the right place.

Maybe I really don't need to know what it is your selling/displaying/sharing/doing but I would certainly appreciate as much information as you can give. Especially the 'ball of wool' thing and the 'underlying meaning' thereof.

Sorry if I presented myself as rude, crude, crass, demanding, demeaning, sarcastic or mad before. Reading my previous post I can see how it might have been construed in that manner but it wasn't intended as such. You don't seem to have taken offense to it but, if you did, please accept my apology.

Good start!

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Logo wanted
« on: July 24, 2006, 03:46 PM »
Index of /
 Parent Directory        21-Jul-2006 12:32      - 
 admin/                  18-Jul-2006 12:18      - 
 cgi-bin/                19-Jul-2006 10:49      - 
 images/                 21-Jul-2006 12:31      - 
 yabb/                   19-Jul-2006 11:23      -
No match for "".
    This domain name has not been registered.
Are you still looking for this?

I presume you're in the tedious process of website development and copying your backed up files to the new servers

Will you have any colors in mind?
  (blue/grey theme, red site with white trim, yellow and darker yellow, pink and green, black and white, earthtones... )

s0l1d or S0L1D?

I'm thinking you specialize in game hosting
  (yes, no?)

A little input goes a long way
  (.. but a little more goes even further.)

"kinda computery/nerdy/techy or really modern and minimalist"

picture of a computer? 
picture of a nerd?
nerd holding a solid computer?

minimalist as in just a black 'S' inside a black '0'?
modern as in funky colors (pink? teal? purple? orange?) with geometric designs?
just black/white?
sharp designs or smooth designs? (angles and squares or curves and ellipses?)

"You can just go wild really.. "
Does this mean that I have to think of how you want to represent yourself as a web hosting professional?
Do I also need to choose the colors?
What if I pick the wrong ones and "you hate orange!" or "green doesn't go with your buttons"?

Web hosting is a hard thing to depict especially if you aren't more specific.

Many companies simply incorporate their domain name into their logo (securing the domain name BEFORE designing the site is generally very beneficial), some use a generic picture of a computer (e.g.), still others use various forms of geometric shapes representing:
a) the initials of their name
2) some aspect of their hosting features (or something)
D) just some cool shape

It would be real nice if I could know what you have to offer, what you want to convey etc. (see above) in order to provide you with a suitable logo.


Post New Requests Here / Re: KeyInfo with ErrorLevel/ToolTips
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:06 AM »
Thanks jgp;
 I figured that out already and made a new version.
(Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.)


Attached here, with UseErrorLevel and ToolTips, for those who wish to have it.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: July 24, 2006, 08:37 AM »
thanks; now how do I make the tooltip stop flashing?
         (only show up when over the tray icon)
Otherwise it's on all the time
         (right now it's on/off/on/off/on/off..Sometimes it stops flashing but then I hafta move my mouse)

Post New Requests Here / why this error?
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:31 AM »
Sometimes (seldom but occasionally, just often enough to be a nuisance) this error occurs:

|Keyinfo.exe                                                               X|
|Error: Can't load icon. The current thread will exit.  |
|Specifically: 3.ico                                                       |
|                                                                                     |
|                          Line #                                                 |
|--->                   043: Menu, TRAY, Icon, 3.ico         |
|                                                                                     |
|                                    [OK]                                         |
|                                                                                     |


I was gonna ask for someone to figure this out for me but now I'll just ask for verification of my correction.

Based on some advice I found (also in the help), I added "Menu, Tray, UseErrorLevel" after the 'ScriptVersion' and '#singleinstance' lines but before any others (line 3 excluding comments) and recompiled the 'Keyinfo.exe'.

So far it's worked as expected, prevented the previous error, but I'll hafta wait and see as it's only been a few hours since I implemented that fix.

Do any of you "Semi-Professional AHK Coders" recognize this as something that'll solve my problem?


In other news, jgp:
Could you make this to have tooltips?
I have been trying to get it to work but am having difficulty as I'm quite inexperienced with AHK

What I want is possible, I'm sure.. I just can't do it, you'll have to either do it or, better yet, if someone could tell me the correct format (menu, tip.. ? traytip?..
   If Scroll
      Menu,TRAY, Icon, 8.ico
with a separate section below with a similar loop
If Scroll
      TrayTip, KeyInfo by jgpaiva, Caps On`nNum On`nScroll On,11,
or all in one like
If Scroll
      Menu,TRAY, Icon, 8.ico
      TrayTip, KeyInfo by jgpaiva, Caps On`nNum On`nScroll On

ToolTip or "TrayTip" or "Menu, Tip" or "Tray, popup, balloon hint thingy"

No, I've tried all those and have realized that I need some assistance

(original ahk file, added "Menu, Tray, UseErrorLevel" on line 19)

I've tried several different methods that seemed logical to me but they all result in errors (ELSE with no matching IF, Target label does not exist, +/-)

When the mouse hovers the icon, display tooltip like below:

Caps On
Num On
Scroll Off
 (.. or something)

I'm unsure of the correct format and don't have enough awakeness left to figure it out but someone prob'ly can snack on this and either just do it and post the updated file or show me how at your discretion (either way I can learn)


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: July 23, 2006, 05:45 PM »
"The size of system tray icon depends on the display apperance settings in
Windows (Caption Buttons size).
The default for Windows XP is 25 pixels, but it might be changed by user.
Windows Shell automatically resizes tray icons to fit into the system tray."
                                                                          (Victor Urnyshev, MSFT)

32x32 icons are clearer and easier to design than 16x16 icons.

You can make the icons in your system tray any size you want by entering the display applet in the control panel, appearance tab, and 'caption  buttons' selection in the "Item:" dropdown menu (a right click on the desktop also brings up the display applet)

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: July 03, 2006, 10:13 PM »
Welcs, jgp.. happy to do it.

I really appreciate the concept of donationcoder and I'm glad to contribute in any way that I can.

If anyone has anything they'd rather see as an icon for this, mention it here and I'll do my best (i.e., "I want the same thing only in yellow instead of red."; "Can you make the letters go horizontally instead of vertically?"; "My current theme has #398EB5 and #F7F7F7 - I want to match that" etc.)

Also, any icons made by anybody else, please post them here just as I have  :)

I've always thought that I'd be more inclined to pay for software if the developer just suggested donations rather than:

"here's our software, it's $299.99"   ::)
"try this program for 30 days and then, if you like it, pay me $59 else it will never work again"   :-\

<digression>I sometimes wonder how much less 'time-limited software' authors could charge if they didn't actually encode instructions to stop functioning after a given period of time.. actually, that was my first time wondering that - and it prob'ly doesn't take long to write
.. but I don't write programs so I wouldn't know.  :-[ </digression>

Post New Requests Here / More KeyInfo icons
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:28 PM »
More icons for KeyInfo attached here:
= (also the same as the 'KeyInfo.rar' also the same as my first attachment above)
= (similar to but improved version of the 'alternate icons' in my post above')
= (CAP,NUM,SCR highlighted with a red bar - barredicons have a white background, all others are transparent)
= (black C-N-S with red lights)
= (white C-N-S with red lights)

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: June 30, 2006, 10:54 PM »
thank you so much, jgpaiva (may I just call you jgp?)  :Thmbsup:

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: June 30, 2006, 09:26 AM »
thanks, jgpaiva  8)

attached here is a zip archive with 9 32x32/32 icons (very simplistic; 8 separate icons for each state and one icon with all of them)

I wasn't able to test the icons as per your instructions (as you said, "this isn't that intuitive") but I think it should work.. anything else please just tell me.


<edit>also attached is a zipfile with alternate icons. all still 32x32/32, still 8 separate and one combined but just a little different.</edit>

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:02 PM »
Yes. Great. I can do the icon (just tell me what it needs to be, (32x32, 32bit, 16x16 256/you would need prob'ly nine icons for different states, right? Caps on num/scroll off, caps/scroll on num off, caps/num on scroll off, caps off num/scroll on,....)

I would love for you to make a script that would show an icon on the systray, depending on the state of caps lock, num lock or scroll lock   :Thmbsup:

I guess AHK can't tell when 'F Lock' has been pressed because it has similar properties as 'shift' in that it doesn't do anything unless you press something else (on my keyboard, if I press 'Insert' then 'F5'  my AHK Key History shows that I pressed 'Insert' then 'F5' - still kinda in a class all itself though 'cause 'Shift' shows up in key history)

Then, if I press 'F-Lock' and 'Insert' again (which would be 'PrtScn' because of 'F-lock' - 'Insert' is on the front and 'PrtScn' is on the top of the key) and 'F5' again, key history makes no mention of 'F-lock' but says 'Prnt Scrn' and 'not found' (because 'F5' is non-existant when 'F-lock'ed - there is no alternate function for F5 on this keyboard)

<edit> it'll be okay if it can't do 'F Lock'. If I can know the status of 75% of these buttons, that'll still be better than none - thanks.</edit>
Rover, no: actually, the only program link mentioned in my first post was this program (the one you mentioned) and the first program link indicated in my second post was also this program (Systray Indicator)

I've tried that and, if you notice from my post just previous to this one (two up from yours, "reply #2" in this thread) something I especially don't want (3 icons)

thanks both of you so far for your input

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Logo wanted
« on: June 29, 2006, 08:07 PM »
hello s0l1dsnak3123,
I'm round here and I'm an artist. I could make a logo for:

Yes, I wondered (wasn't obvious to me)

"banner shaped and sized" = 468X60?
any requests for icon?
anything besides 's0l1d' ? (e.g., slogan)
anything else?


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:29 PM »
Thank you, jgpaiva, for your quick reply.

I have tried 'Systray Indicator' and 'Keystate' as recommended in that thread you pointed out (sorry for my oversight).

I was not able to download Toggle Keys Indicator from the AHK forum and I don't know what that last post was but I couldn't get any page on that site nor could Google tell me any reasonable information about 'lockdown' from 'csisoft').

The problem that I have with these is that they're multiple icons and they can't do F-lock (is F-lock status retrievable?) Those are two requests by 'alexp' that were left unanswered in that thread

I would like one icon (a quartered square with the symbols 'F', 'C', 'S' and 'N', perhaps) that can show the status of all four keys mentioned ('N' is lighted while 'F', 'C' & 'S' are greyed out if only [num lock] is on etc)

possible? plausible? probable?

<edit>Yeah, I'm not too keen on the idea of 'titlebar display' for something like this (or much of anything, really). I like a lot of skrommel's stuff but not that one so much. There was something one time I didn't get that I think might've been really useful if I ever find it again and that was extra buttons next to the minimize/restore/close that allow for transparency/'minimize to tray' and something else.

Anyway, tray icon would be best (only one multifunction icon) otherwise just a little stand-alone utility that I could start and it would display the status of said buttons would be suitable too.

thanks again!</edit>

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: systray keyboard lights
« on: June 29, 2006, 05:43 PM »
This Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard is made by Microsoft (which I don't necessarily care for), it's wireless (which doesn't necessarily impress me all that much) and it's comfortable (which is the reason I bought it)

My problem with it is that it doesn't have any lights to indicate the status of "scroll/num/caps lock". Originally, when running explorer.exe as my shell, it would pop up a sign next to the system tray indicating "scroll lock is on" or "caps lock is off" (or whatever) but there are a coupla problems: 1) the 'sign' would only stay up for a second (after a while there would be no way to tell whether numlock was on without T&E  and B) I don't use explorer.exe as a shell and, whereby this keyboard, being a microsoft product, won't play nicely with any other brands, there is no way to tell anyway.. ever

That's my problem. I want a utility that will indicate (preferably through a tray icon) the status of my keystates (numlock on, scroll lock off etc)

This program is one example (there are, no doubt, many others) but I would prefer a few things over all other such programs that I've seen. I would like to also have "F-Lock" capabilities and the trayicon should be one icon with four different states instead of four separate icons (I would be willing, if necessary, to design/create the icons for any programmer that will accept this project - just tell me the required attributes)

If anybody knows of a piece of software (freeware/open-source) that I have missed that fits my requirements, please point it out.

Otherwise, will somebody be willing to make it? Is there any way to possibly do this with AHK?


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