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Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 20, 2020, 02:15 PM »
4wd, how did you get the .exe file?

Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 17, 2020, 01:36 AM »
4wd, is that cool, or what.  You always seem to come up with good solutions.  My man!

Here's another little approach I discovered....

Screenshot Successful.vbs:

WScript.Timeout = 3
x=msgbox("Screenshot Capture Successful!",0,"Great news....")

Place the above two lines into a blank text file.  Rename text file to .vbs extension.

Place full path and filename into mouser's "Invoke..." box.  Apply.  Save.


Screenshot Successful.png

Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:35 AM »
I try to keep off notifications in general.  But of course I want to see Screenshot Captor's....

Or, as stated at outset, a message that capture was successful.

It was wise of mouser to put in the "Invoke" capability.  Terrific option to have available.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 14, 2020, 11:46 PM »
Notifications are on.  Screenshot Captor not listed among those able to 'customize'.

Screenshot - 7_14_2020 , 10_39_21 PM.png

Post New Requests Here / Re: Show brief message on screen
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:34 PM »
For some weird reason the balloon never comes up on my system.  Thus the request. (Possibly such messages/notifications are turned off by Windows?)

I want to use the "Invoke" the command (see mouser's screenshot above) to run the tiny program to show message on screen, say, for around three seconds.  Just to make sure.

Post New Requests Here / Show brief message on screen
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:03 PM »
I use a screen capture program from this site. 

Issue is: Not sure the screen capture actually happened.

Request: Small program to show temporary message on screen.

Time to show message: Around 3 seconds.

Message: Capture successful.

Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.


Nicholas Kormanik

Appears Mathematica can do this, just about as well as any other way:

Tuples[{a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u,
   v, w, x, y, z}, 3]

So, next part of the question is how to move FOLDERS into those created subdirectories.  If first three letters of folder matches, move into the appropriate new subdirctory.


Existing folder is c:\abcdefg

Move said folder (and contents, of course) into c:\abc

Should be simple DOS command move c:\abcdefg c:\abc

Unfortunately, works for files.  Not folders....

Another matter arises when existing folder has only one or two characters.  Like c:\ab.


Brainstorming here before searching elsewhere for solutions.

Suppose we want to create the following folders:


If you following my drift, a-z in first column.  a-z second.  a-z third.

Total new subdirectories = 26*26*26 = 17,576

How might one go about accomplishing this?

(After doing the preceding, then time to move folders appropriately....  I'll turn to that later, perhaps.)

Thoughts appreciated.

Nicholas Kormanik

You the man, Skwire.  Thanks so much.  Yes, creates a mess.  But, at least now possible.

And thanks Nod5.  Such amazing work.

the file manager can be invoked to swiftly sort these

If only.  Yes, in a small set of mp3 files, Explorer can show a column of bitrate values.  But in larger collections Explorer chokes.  One has to 'page down' for all the files, and even then....

Nod5, beautifully done.  Worked on sample set of mp3s. 

Before I try on actual collection I'll give it a few days to see if it works for others, or if you decide to make any refinements.

Thanks a million!

Skwire, your Tags2Folders is about as close as they come.  Just need the additional token bitrate....

4wd, please elaborate?

Excellent point, Skwire.  That may be the reason why no such program seems to exist out there.

Request still stands, however.  I'd really like to be able to do as I ask.

You did something similar with image files.  Auto sorting into folders by dimension.

Looking for a way to sort/organize mp3 files in a folder into a set of folders by bitrate:

320 kbps mp3s --> appropriate folder named "320"
192 kbps mp3s --> appropriate folder named "192"

Any thoughts appreciated.

Nicholas Kormanik

100,000 .mp3 files -- intermixed with other formats, such as .flac -- in a giant tree structure.  Branches of trees are "Artist" and "Album".

I wanted to move ONLY the .mp3 files to another drive, leaving .flac, etc., where they are.

As you've said, a myriad of programs out there to do it.  Such as xcopy, robocopy, richcopy.

Thought it best to use a gui program, to see more clearly what's about to happen... before pressing go.

Thanks, Skwire, for clarifying.  Yes, wanted to move all .mp3 files from folder A to folder B, keeping the entire folder structure where the .mp3 files reside.

Will try another app.

Seems all files are placed into single folder.  Original nested folders as well.  No mirrored folders appear to be created.

Is there a way to copy the original folder structure, too?


Nicholas Kormanik


Well, after searching for whatever alternatives might exist out there, lo and behold, Skwire nailed it.

Seems to do exactly what's asked for.

Still testing it out, but so far so good.

Thanks Chris and wraith808.  Using Excel does seem a viable option.  Able to copy/paste, or import, into a single column.  Then Ctrl-Click to highlight cells, as needed.  Hit delete -- which leaves blank cells.  All good.

And, no, haven't yet decided which ones to delete.  Need to look over, review, maybe another time as well.

Suppose one has a long list of names, one after another, in a text file.

One wishes to delete a number of those.

The standard text editor will only allow you to delete one at a time, unless they are contiguous in the list.

Looking for a program that will allow 'marking' various rows, to then subsequently delete them.

Any suggestions appreciated.


Nicholas Kormanik

Post New Requests Here / Re: Android?? Basic simple countdown timer....
« on: September 27, 2019, 08:02 PM »
Sounds super, Vic.  Looking forward to it.

Sphere, thanks for the additional leads!

Post New Requests Here / Re: Android?? Basic simple countdown timer....
« on: September 27, 2019, 05:55 AM »
Thanks for the lead, sphere.  I'd prefer to not need any user intervention.  Set once, forget it.

I noticed there are many Java countdown timers out there.  Android apparently is built on Java.  Wonder how hard it would be to use existing Java code, and make a tiny Android ap as requested.

Post New Requests Here / Android?? Basic simple countdown timer....
« on: September 24, 2019, 01:14 AM »
Lots of Android countdown timers out there, but not what I want.

The one below comes close:

Here is what it lacks, that I'd really like to have:

-- Save user-defined/adjustable default countdown amount.  (20 minutes)

-- Start counting down as soon as program runs, no user intervention needed.

-- Make sure program can be scheduled to run on device (tablet) start.

-- Allow for playing whatever 'sounds' are available in system.  (series of beeps)

-- If possible, pause the existing music being played (AIMP), and after sounding (beeping for 3 to 5 seconds), allow music to resume.

-- When alarm goes off, don't require any user intervention.  Just close and disappear.

No need for any other bells and whistles.


Nicholas Kormanik

mouser, if you are up for it, too, would be super to have a small window open on screen to say "Capture Successful", and to go away after a few seconds.

That's true, as well, with regular capture.  Never can be certain that a capture was actually made.


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