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Hi.
For example, version 20H2 from last October completely removes the old Win7 style control panel.

Actually it doesn't. It's still present in 21H1 even (just run control.exe), though some options certainly have disappeared from it compared with Windows 7.

Anyway you don't have much of a choice but to "upgrade" to newer versions after a while if you want your Windows 10 computer to stay secure, because Microsoft stops providing security updates for each Windows 10 version after either 18 or 30 months, unless you somehow get your hands on a Long Term Servicing license. See https://docs.microso...ifecycle/faq/windows

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General Software Discussion / Re: Batch Word Text Replacer
« on: January 28, 2021, 02:46 AM »
Just a note: Office 2010 is not supported anymore by Microsoft, in the same way that Windows 7 isn't supported anymore.[…]
Yeah, it's supposed to be end of life since october of 2020, but they still published patches for it this month (for example KB4493145). Maybe someone over there forgot about it? :D

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Hi,

Assuming that both laptops are running Windows, if the one you want to access remotely has a "Pro" or "better" version of Windows, you should be able to connect to it using Remote Desktop Protocol. The remote desktop client (mstsc.exe) is available on all Windows versions, so the client doesn't need to have a Pro licence.

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I'm very wary of files hosted at software.informer.com :/

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Public domain, after 25 years or passing of the artist(s). Whatever comes first.

Maybe not, as some psychopaths might want to kill the artist just so they don't have to wait 25 years to use one of their works.

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Hey there,

It's a very nice idea, but did you guys have any luck testing it on real hardware? I didn't :/

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OK !

BTW I just noticed this: I usually keep my CRAP window at the bottom right corner of my desktop, right above the taskbar. When it's there, if I mouse over the Layout Management button, the tooltip keeps flashing. Same if I mouse over the name of my current (and only) layout.
Doesn't happen if I move the window a little away from the desktop's corner.

Running Windows 10 x64 v1909, I don't have access to another OS to test it on right now.

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These are some nice improvements. Thanks!  :Thmbsup:

However, I don't quite understand this:
  • Delete from the layout management menu with a certain key+click combo on the layout item of a non opened layout.
Can you elaborate?

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That sounds more french than german, though.

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Yeah the date is a bit in the past because I wanted to test it for a while, then got busy with other things at work and kind of forgot about it ^^'

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Hi there, a new version is available.
Here is what's new:

Version 2019-12-15 :
* New features:
 - added "Analyse" mode, which neither moves nor deletes anything
 - added "Delete" mode, which straight up deletes files instead of moving them
 - the logs directory and backup directory are now distinct and can be specified as command line parameters (see the Read Me file for details)
 - added changelog, license and "read me" files

* Bug fixes:
 - running a previous version of the script could lead to some patch entries with no information appearing on the "installed Updates" page of the Programs and Features control panel, due to left over values referencing deleted patch SQUIDs in the product SQUID's Patches subkey under "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\...". This shouldn't happen any more starting with this version.
 - the Undo script should now work even when ran by right clicking it and selecting "Run as an administrator" when UAC is enabled
 - some files could be mistakenly considered to be orphan files by previous versions due to not being referenced under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18 but under another key at the same level

* Other improvements and notable changes:
 - the logs now report an approximation of the total disk space used by the superseded updates and orphan files
 - the script's version number is now included in the log files it generates
 - the script now populates a complete list of which files and registry entries are considered to be unneeded before it attempts any change: thus the code lines relevant to making those changes are regrouped in a block, which made it much easier to debug (and allowed to implement Analyse and Delete modes)
 - the default folder where the logs are stored is now "%computername%.SGC" instead of "SquidGirlCleaner %computername%", and it should be within %userprofile%\desktop instead of a subfolder of where the script itself is

* Warning: if you already used the script in unattended mode before, you should know that the meaning of the values for possible exit codes have changed since the previous version. See the "Read Me" file.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR - Suggested Hotkey
« on: January 22, 2020, 05:57 AM »
What does your laptop's keyboard look like? Which layout?
We can't really suggest anything without knowing which keys are or aren't available.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Paint Shop Pro 7
« on: November 29, 2019, 07:51 AM »
If that's any indication, my mom uses version 4.14 on Windows 10 x64 almost without issues: sometimes it doesn't want to start any more but then I only have to delete its settings from the registry ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JASC\Paint Shop Pro", might be different in newer versions as I don't remember when it was bought by Corel)

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Living Room / Re: How is this old interface called?
« on: November 04, 2019, 08:58 AM »
Hey there.

I suppose you mean these: https://en.wikipedia.../Text_user_interface ?

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Living Room / Re: Cooking with tourettes
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Damn, it looks like it must be hard to live everyday of your life with that problem :/

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All of the \n will still show up in the editing of the button.  I could probably make it an option to display the original caption or the easier to read caption in the list if you would like?
Yes, please, that'd be nice :)

I believe that should be in the current version […]
Indeed it is! I should have read tips.txt again.

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Well so far I only really noticed 2 differences between the version I'm using and your screenshots:

1 - in your screenshot, a small sized version of the icon associated to the button is visible next to the checkbox: I like that :)

2 - in your screenshot, there is no grid or visible separation between the column headers: I'm not sure if that's related to Windows 10's theme or due to a change you made, but I must admit I'm not a fan of this :( … imho it's better to have a visible indicator of where you should move the mouse cursor if you want to resize the columns, like I circled on the attached screenshot.

From the screenshots only, I didn't figure about the "\n"s not being visible, but since they can't be seen, that wasn't obvious… and I don't think I quite like that either :(.
Since it is a dialog box intended for the user to review/change settings, and they are a part of those settings, I don't see much point in hiding them here. On the contrary, I suppose them not being visible might cause issues in figuring out exactly why a button is displaying as it is.
If you're editing the contents of a specific caption field, do the \n in that very field become visible then? If not, how do you make them visible, so you can know if there are any and where they are?

I'm interested in the "linebreak" feature. Does that make like a horizontal line splitting the space in the interface into different areas, or am I misinterpreting it? If that's what it does, is there a way for the user to add some sort of header/title caption to the different areas?


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Alright then, I'm still using it every day at work so I'm available if you have a version you want tested :D

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest GOG Giveaway
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:57 AM »
Nice :)
I remember the first Freespace game had cool music, so while I am terrible at those 3D space games, I'll still get it so I can extract the soundtrack xD


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Screenshot Captor / Re: Tint is appearing over the whole window
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:40 AM »
So it seems the problem is actually related to the Lenovo Vantage software, as someone mentioned in the first link that mouser gave.

Softpedia made a new article on that topic: https://news.softped...enshots-527370.shtml

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Tint is appearing over the whole window
« on: September 09, 2019, 03:21 PM »
Hi.

It seems it's an issued related to Windows 10 itself (and maybe some graphics drivers), at least according to this article: https://news.softped...int-bug-527311.shtml

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Hello again to the 3 or so people who are following this thread :D

I've made an updated version again, which should (hopefully) prevent the issue of updating Adobe Reader, at least for the next update. Unfortunately I can not tell for sure that it won't crop up again for the second update after running the script :/

If a previous version of the script has already been ran on a system and Adobe Reader can't be updated or uninstalled any more because of it, running the new version should also fix it, as it will change the 'Uninstallable' value for the current patch(es) even if it doesn't clear any superseded one.

That new version shall be attached to the first post within a few seconds after the posting of this message.

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OK, so it seems that there can indeed be issues after using my script when you try to update or uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader (and possibly Adobe Acrobat "not Reader" too).

I had to use the Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool on one computer (running Windows 10, not sure if that makes a difference or not) because update 19.012.20040 wouldn't install and the program wouldn't uninstall either using Programs and Features :/ … I guess that's why PatchCleaner has it in its exclusion filter.

Edit: I updated Adobe Reader without issue on several computers where I had previously ran my script, all of them running Windows 7.
But on another one that runs Windows 10, I had the issue too.
So I guess the problem is somehow related to how msiexec works on Windows 10 (and perhaps 8, but I don't have access to any computer running this version).

I'll try to figure out a way to fix that. According to the error code (1646), seems likely to be related to the "Uninstallable" value for the last remaining patch, which is usually set to 0 instead of 1 for Adobe Reader patches.

Edited again: seems like it can also happen on machines running 7 after all, as it did on one of my home ones. Changing the data of the "Uninstallable" value of the latest successfully installed patch from "0" to "1" did allow the newest patch to install at the next attempt.

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Alright, I have news: I made a new version, which is significantly faster than the previous one.

The speed change is mostly due to a major change in the algorithm: instead of starting from the list of files in %windir%\Installer and, for each and every one of them, searching for a match through potentially hundreds of registry keys, we start by looking at the registry and creating lists of known files, and patches with their current state. Then we work with those lists' contents.

The new version is attached to this post. I'm not sure if I should (or even can) change the attachment to the initial post (?)

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Nice, thanks! I hate spammers with a passion…

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