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T-Clock / Re: Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: March 08, 2018, 01:49 PM »
That's odd... There's nothing happening at all?

I assume you used the "default" binaries (those without _vc2010 appended) so it shouldn't be "DLL Hell"

Yes, I used the default binaries. I double-clicked on \misc\XPCalendar.exe thinking it might run independently of T-Clock. Nothing ran. Then I replaced XPCalendar as described in Reply #5 above, and that calendar did popup successfully from T-Clock. (FYI, the replacement calendar was the old freeware Past-Present-Future by Bob Dolan.)

T-Clock / Re: Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:41 PM »
I don't think there's been a related change.. but could you try out v2.4.4?
The bundled calendar feature does not work, probably due to XPCalendar.exe not running even when executed by itself. I suspect that is where the fix is needed.

T-Clock / Re: Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:00 AM »
I think the problem is that XPCalender.exe does not run even when executed on its own (independently of T-Clock).

I replaced XPCalender.exe with another calendar program (renamed to XPCalendar), and set the T-Clock option to "Use T-Clock's calendar." The new calendar popped up when I left-clicked on the clock.

T-Clock / Re: Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:56 PM »
... did you enable "Close calendar on lose focus" ?

^this feature has never worked in my setup. 64-bit Win 10 Home Premium desktop tower.

Other than that, I am a big fan of your version of T-Clock, WhiteTigX  :up:

"Close calendar on lose focus" works for me (although for now it is only the Windows 7 built-in calendar).

I'll second Curt's appreciation for WhiteTigX! I used T-Clock 95 until I upgraded to Win 7 and T-Clock didn't work. So I'm thrilled to have it running again.

T-Clock / Re: Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:21 AM »
Running XPCalendar.exe manually has the same result as from T-Clock: nothing. It doesn't appear in Task Manager, either as an application or process (so it's probably not a matter of me overlooking a hidden window).

I tried "Close calendar on lose focus" both enabled and disabled, with no difference.

T-Clock / Calendar does not display on L-click or hotkey
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:15 PM »
T-Clock's calendar does not appear when I left-click on the clock (likewise if I set a hotkey for the calendar).

I'm using T-Clock Redux 2.4.3 on Win 7 x64. "Use T-Clock's Calendar" is enabled, and single left-click is configured as the mouse trigger. If I disable "Use T-Clock's Calendar", then the Windows clock pops up with a left-click.

The only program files I am using are Clock64.exe, then in a \misc\ subdirectory: Options.exe, T-Clock64.dll, and XPCalendar.exe. When I moved the latter file to the parent directory, left-click gave an error message that it was missing.

Abbyy runs frequent promos when the Pro version can be had for under $10.- with no additional packs or subscriptions to buy.
Wow, that would be wonderful! Please post a notice here the next time you spot such an offer. Thanks!

You don't *have* to install QuickTime with itunes.  I have itunes and no quicktime.  But it's checked by default.  And you have to keep unchecking it.
Oh yeah, I do rather remember that. And the repeated unchecking made me think it really did have to be installed. But even if QT isn't required, I have many other reasons to hate iTunes  ;)

Seriously, who installs the quicktime garbage on Windows anymore?

People that install itunes.
Which is one reason I hate iTunes and refuse to install it.

General Software Discussion / Re: bookmark management tool
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:08 PM »
It is illogical that chrome favorites are added to a long list having to scroll down to find the newest sites you bookmarket.

A simple date sort feature would be nice.
-jessegilbert1 (April 12, 2016, 03:08 AM)
I agree sorting should be built into Chrome. But a great work-around is the Sprucemarks extension. It allows you to sort alphabetically or by date added (either ascending or descending). You can also control how the bookmarks bar sorts, and whether folders should sort first or mixed with the bookmarks.

General Software Discussion / Re: bookmark management tool
« on: March 12, 2016, 07:22 PM »
anyone got a recommendation for a good bookmark manager?

... I'm looking for something that will show me a tree view, AND show the locations of duplicates within said tree ... Identifying duplicates is most important, and link checking/validation would be nice.
If you are willing to consider a commercial product, I highly recommend LinkStash (USD 25).

LinkStash searches for duplicates very quickly. It produces a list of matches and their paths; select an entry in the list to highlight it in the tree. It will also alert you if you attempt to add a duplicate bookmark (you can still add a duplicate if desired, e.g. in a different folder of the tree). It can also check for dead links (obsolete or invalid URLs). Of course LinkStash is much more powerful and versatile than just that.

I usually prefer free software, and I tried the free version of Linkman for a while. But I found it confusing and non-intuitive in several respects. Then I tried LinkStash and soon paid for a license. It has saved me so much time and work that I consider the price to be quite reasonable and well worth it. I now keep all my bookmarks there instead of in my browsers (I do have a small number of bookmarks redundantly in my primary browser for sites I go to every day).

I know that may sound like a fake endorsement, but it honestly reflects my experience with the program over the past several years.

General Software Discussion / Re: Configure Host file!
« on: March 02, 2016, 06:30 PM »
I've used Windows Firewall Control for the last 4+ years across WHS2011, Windows 7HP, 8Pro, 8.1Pro, and now 10Pro - I reviewed an earlier version of it here.

Please take note that the last 4 or 5 posts in the thread are about a different program.
Wow -- that's an excellent review of Windows Firewall Control -- thanks so much! Some of the comments therein address other programs I have been considering, so you saved me a lot of time and possible frustration.

General Software Discussion / Re: Configure Host file!
« on: March 02, 2016, 09:48 AM »
The firewall that comes with Windows 7 (and up) is actually good in blocking incoming/outgoing network traffic. And there are (freeware) tools available that make working with this firewall easier, if you find it's default interface intimidating/fugly.
Shades, do you have one or more recommendations for a replacement interface? Thanks.

General Software Discussion / Re: Configure Host file!
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:37 PM »
CCleaner has an option to flush the DNS cache when you do a clean.  I have it checked and clean before I save an image or snapshot so that old cache info is not stored.

Edit:  Also you may want to look at Revo Uninstaller free. I cannot recall needing anything more than Revo free version and a good registry cleaner, such as Wise Registry Cleaner, to get rid of traces of old programs.

Wise has a free portable version of both its Disk Cleaner and Registry Cleaner. Or you can get them as part of the WiseCare365 free.

Miles, can you comment on CCleaner's registry cleaning ability vs. Wise Registry Cleaner? Thanks.

... So long story short, if you have had any free storage allocated to your account, you have to go to this link to retain your current storage size else it will be reduced to 5GB.
Now that was interesting. As far as I know, I never had any OneDrive storage space until I purchased an Office 2016 license last October. It included 5 Gb of OneDrive storage space -- nothing extra. So out of curiosity I tried the opt-out link just now and found I had 15 Gb. Maybe I signed up long ago and forgot about it.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote 50% discount to August 31
« on: August 19, 2015, 09:45 AM »
I have tried many notebook programs over the years, and RightNote is one of the very best. So good, in fact, that I settled on it and stopped my quest for the elusive "ideal" note organizer program. I recommend it highly.

Update to my comment earlier: Rael wrote me to say he will look at issues which I have reported but are still unresolved. Some may not be as easy as they appear. Thank you, Rael!

(This is a slightly edited version of my comment to the Bits du Jour offer.)

RightNote is an excellent note-taking program -- better than roughly a dozen others I have tried over the years. I consider it one of my essential programs, and use it many times every day for both work and personal projects. One of its greatest benefits is easily clipping web pages to become editable notes. That alone is worth the price of the program, and has saved me many hours of manual copying and pasting.

My only disappointment with RN is a number of small but awkward traits which I think would be easy enough for Rael to improve. For example:

 - Ctrl+Backspace deletes the previous word (this is expected) but strangely, Ctrl+Del deletes only a single character (it should delete the entire next word).

 - Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down.arrow selects text to the previous/next paragraph (this is expected) but strangely, Ctrl+Up/Down.arrow scrolls the page (it should move the cursor to the previous/next paragraph).

 - In the find & replace dialog, the "Replace with" field displays the text used in the previous operation, but "Find what" does not (it is always blank).

Quirks such as those (and in other cases, small bugs) make RN feel somewhat rough, and unfortunately Rael has not addressed them months after being notified of them.

Does anybody have an update on the ability of CompareIt! to detect moved words, lines, or blocks? Thanks.

Redemption of an upgrade discount invalidates your previous Directory Opus licence.
Deal breaker for me.
I think that while the license file you have for v10 still will work, you're not supposed to use v10 one one machine and use v11 on another. The v11 upgrade 'replaces' the upgraded license from a EULA point of view.
Yes, this is standard for software upgrades -- it replaces an existing license; it does not provide an additional license to be used on an additional computer. To see the cost savings of an upgrade, compare the upgrade price to that of a new license.

General Software Discussion / Re: Please help me
« on: December 21, 2014, 06:23 PM »
Blogmanoj, welcome to the DC forum.

In the future, please use a more specific title for your posts -- in this case perhaps "How can I save an AHK script as an EXE?" A specific title helps readers know if it is relevant to them or not. But something like "Help!" could be about anything, and readers must open the post to find out more. Thanks.

VisiPics will search and auto-detect "similar" images, then display all matches together (the screenshots page shows four and five images in a row).

I'm not sure if it meets all your criteria, but you might try OuterTech Clipboard History.

I use a commercial clipboard manager myself (ClipCache -- excellent), but I have recommended OuterTech's CH for people who need a good, free clip manager (and easier, I think, than Ditto). I'd be interested to hear what you think of it if you have time.

General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:59 PM »
Apparently anything that Calibre 2 can't open it marks DRM
Strange, really strange. I never used Calibre 1, so I can't verify your experience one way or the other.

I wonder which direction it is going in: Calibre thinks the file is DRMed so it doesn't open it, or it can't open it, so it marks it DRM? Because it supposedly can open most anything, and could open them in Calibre 1, and the file types didn't change in your library, I think the second possibility is not likely.

General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:22 AM »
The link ( leads to an 440KB exe! Is it a downloader of the real thing, or will it destroy my pc and leave me bankrupted? Or does one really have to pay for a Premium account, in order to download the money-saving anti-drm extension? The problem could maybe be my browser not allowing some important popup telling me what I should have done.
Curt, I'm sorry for your trouble trying to get the plugin for Calibre. The download page is very confusing; I even had trouble with it myself since my reply to you.

The BIG <Download> button is a decoy which leads to the executable file you got. The Calibre plugin is obtained via the SMALL <Premium download> button (which, as it turns out, does not require payment despite the misleading label). I regret that I did not know that when I posted my reply.

Having said that, note that the link describes how to install the plugin in Calibre, which would have alerted you to the fact that you had downloaded something different.

So to clarify for anyone interested in the DeDRM plugin for Calibre:
  1. Instructions are at http://apprenticealf...ving-most-ebook-drm/

  2. The instructions say "The DRM removal plugin ( can be found in the tools archive linked from the most recent post in this blog."

  3. Go to the most recent post in the "Posts" panel on the right. Currently that is "Tools v6.0.9 posted".

  4. The current tools collection is "", which contains several different tools for removing DRM. Among them is the Calibre plugin, found in its own folder in the archive.

  5. The plugin is FREE. If you have to pay for your download, you got the wrong thing. See here

I agree that this is an unnecessarily complicated way to obtain the plugin, and the hosted download page is intentionally deceiving. However, the plugin does work well once you finally find and install it. [EDIT: The download page is hosted, so not the direct responsibility of the authors of the plugin. Nevertheless, it is nasty to their users.]

Again, my apologies for the difficulties you experienced. I last downloaded it a year ago, and the layout changed since then.

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