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Post New Requests Here / Re: Request: Power alt-tab
« on: July 04, 2015, 02:53 AM »
That works! Thanks everybody!

Post New Requests Here / Request: Power alt-tab
« on: July 02, 2015, 05:58 PM »
Here's something I found myself needing many times over the years. (Working on Windows 7 here.)

Sometimes I'll be working on my computer and having many windows open. So I use Alt-Tab to navigate between them. But the annoying thing is that sometimes Windows has windows that don't show up on alt-tab, like small dialogs. For example, try opening a folder in windows, selecting a file and pressing the Del button. Windows shows a dialog to delete the file. Now, say you've already switched to a different window and you have a mess of windows covering that delete dialog. Now say you want to navigate back to it. You try using alt-tab, but that delete dialog doesn't appear in the alt-tab window list!

My idea: A program that listens for win-alt-tab and shows an alt-tab window that scrolls through all those windows that aren't on the original alt-tab list. That way I could get to them without having to use the mouse and search for them visually.

If anyone feels like taking up this challenge, please let me know!


Post New Requests Here / Re: Inverse filter for white windows
« on: April 09, 2014, 05:56 AM »
Thanks for weighing in TaoPhoenix. Unfortunately I love Chrome and I wouldn't want to switch to Firefox.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Inverse filter for white windows
« on: April 08, 2014, 05:27 PM »
Regarding f.lux: I've been using it for years. It's good. But it doesn't help here. (It does make the white color a bit more bearable, but I need more.)

Regarding Windows themes: I already use an awesome dark theme for Windows 7 that I made. It's great. But the theme has little to do with this case. The theme has no effect on the page color in Chrome.

JoTo: I'm happy to find another fanatic of dark backgrounds :) If you use Chrome, I recommend the Hacker Vision extension.

I still hope that someone could come up with a solution for me...

Post New Requests Here / Re: Inverse filter for white windows
« on: April 05, 2014, 05:23 PM »
Hi MilesAhead,

That doesn't help me much... Chrome is my main target, and its white color comes not from any Windows setting but from its WebKit engine. (I tried hard to solve it from that angle, but failed.)

Post New Requests Here / Inverse filter for white windows
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:35 AM »

I love using my computer with a light-on-dark theme. This is much more pleasant to my eyes than the all-too-common dark-on-light theme found on most programs and websites.

However, some programs don't allow you to define a light-on-dark theme. My main culprit is Chrome, who, while it does allow you to define a dark theme and even make websites dark, does show an annoying white screen for ~5 seconds when a site is loaded, which really hurts my eyes.

I want a program that does the following thing: Whenever I'm using any program, I can invoke a keyboard shortcut to activate it. Then, it'll constantly sample the pixels in the window of the active program. If these pixles go over a certain threshold of average brightness, it puts an inverse filter between the program and the screen, so dark colors appear bright and bright colors appear dark.

When the program starts sending mostly dark pixels again, the filter is removed.

Is it possible to make such a program? The part I'm most worried about is the inverse filter, I don't know whether that's possible.


Cool hack. But I don't think that's for me, for several reasons, one of them being that I use the CAPS-LOCK key for its actual purpose quite often.

Any other ideas?

I work with 2, sometimes 3 different languages on my XP boxes.

Windows XP chooses input language on a per-application basis. That is, when I switch to a different application, Windows sometimes changes the input language because it remembers that I used that language last time I used that app.

I don't like that. I want Windows to maintain one global input language, and change it only when I hit Alt-Shift.

Is it possible to hack Windows to behave like that? Maybe with AutoHotKey?

Ram Rachum.

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