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Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature request: emoji support
« on: April 13, 2020, 06:20 AM »
The emoji support doesn't fully work.

If I copy something with an emoji, continue on my way and later that day, paste what I copied via the Quick Menu or the Main Window, it works as expected and the emoji are pasted (even if they appear as ?? in the UI).

However, if I try to paste the same copied line via the Main Window the next day - having turned off my PC overnight - the emoji isn't included in the pasted text, it's replaced by the ??.

One thing worth mentioning, possibly related: when I started using this alpha (2.52.0), one of the first things I did was restore a db backup made with the latest stable version of CH+S. When I did that, it threw an error about something related to Blobs, but it the backup was restored and I see all my old copied content, including images, in the Main Window of the alpha.

Edit: just noticed I don't have the latest alpha. I'm going to get it and try again.

Edit 2: installed the latest alpha (it says 2.52.0 in the app), didn't restore my backup, used it for a while and then rebooted. Emoji and non-latin (Hebrew) characters are being pasted fine, so perhaps it's the restoring a backup from the stable version that ruined things earlier. Going to try that now.

Edit 3: the restore was successful and I can see past copies, but if I try to paste anything at all, I get this error: paste-error-after-restore.png. I also noticed this in the lower lefthand corner: paste-error-after-restore-2.png. However, once I exited the app and launched it again, it works fine.

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature request: emoji support
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:04 AM »
Awesome!!! I'm on my way to try it

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Feature request: emoji support
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:10 AM »
Would still love to see this feature added, more than ever

Clipboard Help+Spell / Feature request: emoji support
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:22 PM »
If I copy an emoji from e.g. https://twitter.gith...twemoji/preview.html, CH+S saves it as ??

Any chance this gets added?

I know you can boot to desktop, but yes, I do want to keep the login. I also tend to lock my computer quite a bit.

It only affects that first sign in screen, (one would hope that you'd be hanging around the minute or so waiting for the computer to boot), any time after when you lock the computer or log out it'll drop back to the lock screen (with whatever wallpaper you've chosen), from there you'll only get the solid colour when you enter your password to unlock/log in again, a matter of a few seconds.

That's the way it's working here in W8.1Pro.

I'm only looking for a solution for the login screen. I must have disabled the lockscreen (although I don't remember doing it) because it never appears and that's fine, I have no problem with the login appearing after locking, but it would be nice to pretty up that login :)

Just asking but if this is the first sign in screen you come to when you first turn on the computer then you can effectively bypass it by having auto-login set, is that an option or do you want to keep the computer password protected at boot?

I know you can boot to desktop, but yes, I do want to keep the login. I also tend to lock my computer quite a bit.

This may be some help:

Appreciate that. If I was going to script this, that would be a big chunk of it, I'd have to think. Then we just need the login to call that and use it instead of a default color. But this isn't important enough just yet for me to take away from leisure time with the kids :)

Is it just me or am I the only person in the world that sees absolutely no use for a lock screen?
-Carol Haynes (March 16, 2015, 08:35 AM)

If you're the only one using your computer and no one ever walks past it, then yes, I agree with you :)

Well, I do use the lockscreen, but it would baffle me if it was transparent, it's mostly used to keep my screen content invisible from prying eyes while I'm away from my desk :-[ (and because our security policy demands me to use it :o)

What I really mean is that the login screen would display my desktop wallpaper in the background instead of a solid color i.e. it wouldn't display the open apps. It would be a transparent effect although not really transparent.

(Kind of like how there are scientists working on an invisibility cloak that is actually a screen displaying what's on the other side of whoever/whatever is trying to be invisible)

If anyone would know it would be in the Customization SubForum


See if these help



Thanks. Now I know there are actually 2 lockscreens, and that what I'm looking for is how to put an image on the sign-in or login screen. Surfing around eightforums, it only ever mentions how to change the color of the login screen, no one seems to have figured out how to get an image there.

See pictures on the desktop, Start, and the lock screen - Microsoft

Thanks, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for with regards to lockscreen. I don't want the same, fixed image for it, I want it to use the same image currently being used as desktop wallpaper, which changes regularly.

Also, I realize now that I may have misspoken. It seems that the lockscreen and the login screen aren't the same. I don't remember disabling the lockscreen, but in Settings, if I can choose a perfectly-proportioned (wrt my screen) picture, it will be saved as my choice. However, if I Win + L, I get the solid color-backed login screen that I see on startup.

I like my wallpapers, much more than the solid "background color" Win8.1 shows on the login/lockscreen, based on my choice from the Personalise settings. If the Start screen can use my wallpaper in the background, why not login/lockscreen?

Anyone know how to make this happen?



That's odd. I thought that happened only if you once had a trial installed in the past. Guess it's a bug then.

Good luck!



And thanks to everyone for pitching in.

Or make a fence containing multiple icons which you want to hide, and make that "fence" or area visible as needed. DL a trial and give it a shot.

I installed the trial but it doesn't let me start the 30-day trial period. There's a big dialog box with 3 options and activate the trial is 3rd, but clicking it does nothing. If I try to make a fence, the option appears but then the fence doesn't. Google showed that other people have had this problem too.

The scheduling means you pretty much have to use a service that's easier to use than Task Scheduler, or one of those Task Scheduler Gui front ends.

Then as skwire says, move to some holding folder and move back.

I'd ask around on Gizmo's freeware forum.  There may be some esoteric thing already out there.

Thanks, I'll take a look over there. Using Task Scheduler would be way too clunky for what I want.

No, you don’t need a rule for each icon. You put the icons you wish to hide in one fence and hide that area. Make it visible when you want and invisible when you want. Works here.


So I would make a separate fence per icon and then set a date when the fence becomes visible again?

It's a hack but that would probably be good enough for now.


Works great!


Thanks Jim.

Fences is very cool and useful, but it's overkill and the only way I could achieve what I want is with a clunky custom rule for each icon that I want to hide, and that's a lot of work.

The usecase I'm looking for is: right-click on the icon to hide > Choose 'Hide until' > select a date and time. The icon then disappears until then.

Does the OP have that option enabled?  Let's ask.  :)
Personally I hate seeing desktop.ini files in "empty" folders so I never enable it.

Yes, I do have it enabled too.

Desktop icons can be either actual files or shortcuts (which are actually LNK files).  So, short of moving particualr files to, say, a temp folder and back to the desktop on a schedule, which seems a bit hackish, I don't think what you want is elegantly possible.


No, thanks but that's not it. That hack is all or nothing. I would like to be able to schedule any individual icon to reappear later as a visual alarm (albeit on the desktop, not 'always on top') and theoretically at completely different times each.

General Software Discussion / Way to hide a desktop icon temporarily?
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:53 AM »
I use my Win8.1 desktop as an informal todo list - icons to things to read, programs to install and trial, etc., and this is mainly driven by the fact that I like having a clean desktop, so I'm always motivated to do those tasks and get rid of the icons.

Sometimes I'm tempted to put too much stuff on my desktop though. With that in mind, I'd like a way to hide desktop icons and schedule when they should reappear, signaling that I should take care of them.

Anyone know of a lightweight tool that does this? Or maybe even a registry hack?

N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:16 AM »
This is exactly the program I've been waiting for someone to make! There used to be an XP PowerToy with similar functionality but once I upgraded to Windows 7 or 8 (don't remember which), I could no longer use it.

Using v1.0.2 build 1 on Win8 x64, the Wallpaper Style option isn't working. No matter what I choose, my choice is recorded but what appears onscreen is 'Scale'.

Clipboard Help+Spell / UTF-8 bug?
« on: April 08, 2013, 10:05 AM »
I'm using v2.17.01 on Win8 64-bit.

Here's how to reproduce the bug:

  • With CP+H enabled, copy this Hebrew text: מסלול סיוע לקידום חברות מתחילות
  • Now paste that same text, but do it by selecting it from the CP+H popup, and this is what you get: îñìåì ñéåò ì÷éãåí çáøåú îúçéìåú

It's worth noting that if I open the Main Window and scroll through the excerpts, there the copied text is rendered correctly in Hebrew.

Clipboard Help+Spell / Hotkey idea
« on: November 11, 2012, 05:06 AM »
Now that I've upgraded to Windows 8, it's no longer practical to use Win+V as my CHS hotkey. Took me some time to find another one that I could use (Win+G, for now). But then I discovered Shapeshifter. I haven't tried it, but I sure do like the idea that if I Ctrl+V, I get regular Paste, but if I Ctrl+V and hold, I get the popup to choose clipboard items from.

That's much better than needing a CHS-specific hotkey in addition to good ole Ctrl+V.

What do you think, Mouser?

MetroTwit has had a new release in v1.0! with several new features, it's worth looking into.

So I did.

Has a nice UI. One showstopper is the lack of Twitter Lists, which I use heavily. The other showstopper is the massive RAM footprint, which Process Explorer clocked in at 484MB while Air-based TweetDeck hovers around 122MB.

Thankfully this is against Facebook's TOS.

If it isn't illegal, it should be. And you should be able to take such an employer to court, just like you would if you felt you were being discriminated against during the job interviewing process.

General Software Discussion / Re: best WYSIWYG html editor
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:08 AM »
BlueGriffon, formerly Kompozer, formerly NVU. Gets the job done well, although I have very basic needs.

  • Never heard back from the Cycler people
  • I didn't realize that AWC wasn't free. It's not expensive, and it does what I need, but I find it resource-intensive. Using the Win7 Desktop CPU/RAM Meter Gadget, the CPU would spike with every image change, which is every 5 seconds in my case. It was noticeable even without the Meter.

So I'm still looking for another option.

I'd contact the developer.

Just sent in the bug report. Cycler has its own built-in crash dump file that's generated automatically, smart.

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