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What are the primary benefits you envision? What kind of interface would you prefer? What kinds of tasks would you perform?

If it is a shell plug in or add-on, then all software that rely on Windows Shell will benefit from it.

For example, file search, rename, mass rename, delete, mass delete, select, mass select, .....etc.
Instead of using wild cards, regular expressions are far more superior and productive.





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Yes it's me again, the one obsessed with Regular Expressions.  :)

This would certainly increase productivity and usability of Windows if it suddenly supported Regular Expressions.

Donations, more than just the ones that I have in my profile are available for the proper implementaion of this idea.

Thank you.

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Firefox Profile Sync.
« on: November 15, 2006, 04:15 PM »
I am sure lots of others out there other than me have several computer that they would like to see their Firefox profiles synced between them.

I know that there are around a dozen Firefox bookmark sync services, but never seen a Firefox profile sync.
Netscape did have a "Roaming Profile" feature which was helpful, but that is no longer there, and Seammonkey has it now, but I am more interested in using Firefox than Seamonkey.

A profile sync that includes themes, add-ons, extensions and bookmarks would be a great thing to have.
I am currently using FEBE (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2109/) and a script to download and install on other computers, but that's hardly efficient, and bugs are sometimes causing me headaches.


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Post New Requests Here / Re: Virtual button for local area connection.
« on: November 08, 2006, 02:01 AM »
I'd like a virtual button, thank you, that sits in my tray, which enables and disables my (dsl) local area connection. When the connection is enabled--the button is green. When the connection is disabled--the button is red. Any takers?

If you are using Windows XP, that's a feature already buiult in into the OS.

Go to your Network connections, by right clicking on My Network Places on the desktop and then choosing Propertiesm (or Click Start/Settings/Networking connections), and then right click the connection in question, and then choose Properties.

In the properties Window, at the bottom section, you should see the following chek boxes.

[ ]Show icon in the notification area when connected.
[ ]Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity.

Checking both will give you a nice in the systray that even displays amount of network traffic in real time if you point your mouse on that icon, and will display green activity color when connected.




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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: RSS News Reader With Filtering
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:12 PM »
Almost all of the freeware RSS readers/aggregators have no filtering functionality or use filters to combine and direct feeds.

The idea is a simple RSS reader whcih incorporates regexp based filtering.

That will prevent spam/offensive content from reaching you, and helps reducing duplicate.

I am currently using an email2rss and that is curretly filtered only on the header, since Forte Agent, as of this time, cannot filter on body content.

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Living Room / Re: Toad for MySQL 2.0 - Free Version Available
« on: October 31, 2006, 08:57 PM »
I have been meaning to post this for quite some time now. <a href="http://www.quest.com">Quest Software</a> has released <a href="http://www.quest.com/toad_for_mysql/">Toad for MySQL 2.0</a>, and there is a free version. If anybody works with MySQL as either a developer or a DBA should download it and take it for an extended test drive. Toad is another one of those swiss-army-like tools that you can only really appreciate after extended use.
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I have been testing it extensively since I saw it on a freeware site.
A bit buggy and lacks features, but you can't argue about the price.  :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Free PDF creation (PrimoPDF)
« on: October 27, 2006, 08:04 PM »
I forgot to include this one too.
http://www.softplatz...ools/PDFprinter.html

OK, I'll stop now, I promise.  :)

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Living Room / Re: Windows XP Pro and SP2
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:29 PM »
Downloading now.  Appreciate all your help, Josh.  I'll let you know how it goes.

 :Thmbsup:

You don't need to install SP1 and then SP2, you just need to install SP2, and after SP2, you need to continue updating Windows until you see nothing left.


To make things easier, you can always download and use Microsoft's Security updates that are on ISOs, which you can burn to CDs and install from there, without waiting for the udpates to download, especially when you have a slow connection.

Get the latest one from here.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086

Also, the reason that you got a different size in SP2 is that it was the "express" installation which is the basic collection that installs itself after downloading the rest from Microsoft, but the larger one is the "redistributable" one which you don't even need an Internet access to install.


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Living Room / Re: StumbleUpon: Real or Fake?
« on: October 27, 2006, 04:10 AM »
From my experience, the site offers a combination of both genuinly found and shared sites, and paid to be promoted.

And if I get any more of that "flight fare watch" crap, I'll scream.  :(

But overall, it is great thing to have, provided that you have some time to spend.  :)


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General Software Discussion / Re: Free PDF creation (PrimoPDF)
« on: October 27, 2006, 03:48 AM »
another on freeware world team today:

http://www.sybrex.co...ui/ezeepdf/index.php

From that site:
"A note about the free version: The free versions of the Sybrex Systems products are fully functional but will display http://www.sybrex.com each time they are used. If you would prefer not to see our oficial site, you may upgrade."


Here is what I have found in my search over time.


http://www.primopdf.com/
This already being discussed here.

PDFCreator
http://sourceforge.n...projects/pdfcreator/
So far my choice.

Bullzip PDF Printer
http://www.bullzip.c...roducts/pdf/info.php
Untested but looks promising.


http://www.pdf995.com/
From the site:
"Costs and Upgrades
PDF995, PdfEdit995 and Signature995 are all FREE. However, for $9.95 each you may purchase keys to remove the sponsor page which displays each time you run each of these programs. For $19.95 you may purchase a suite key which works for all three of our products. Purchasing also entitles you to email support by software engineers (12-hour response time)."

http://www.cutepdf.com/
CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Save PDF Forms ...
This one is free, but to do anything useful, you have to install their companion software which installs spyware.


Foxit Reader 2.0, reader only.
http://www.foxitsoft...com/pdf/rd_intro.php

PDF4Free
http://www.pdfpdf.com/pdf4free.html
From the site:
"PDF documents created by PDF4Free will be tagged, i.e. PDF    Creator - PDF4Free v2.0  will be tagged onto all the created PDF documents. The sole purpose of the tag is to spread the free PDF creator software to more and more people."

http://www.yafpc.net/
Java based.
Untested, but since it is Java test, I expect it to be slow.

Tomahawk+
Crippled version from their flagship product, Tomahawk Gold.
Completely portable now and usable on a USB Flash Drive.
http://www.nativewin...ftware/tpdfplus.html
They could use some help on re-designing their web site which looks like an AOLer's home page.  :)

Reader only.
http://www.visagesof.../products/pdfreader/

Online viewer for PDF, PostScript and Word
http://view.samurajdata.se/

http://www.go2pdf.com/product.html

AccessPDF - PDF Tool Kit
http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/


PDF Bundle  - Attach any file to your existing PDF document.
PDF Thumbnail Generator
PDF Watermark Creator
http://www.coolpdf.com/

Viewer only, multiplaform.
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/about.html


PDFproducer -  a nice little software which converts plain text into PDF document
http://naramcheez.pa....com/pdfproducer.php

WinPDF - 100% Free PDF
http://www.pdfdesk.com/winpdf.html


Honorable mention:
http://www.pdf2exe.com/
Convert PDF to EXE.

http://www.pdf2exe.com/reader.html
From the site:
"The world's smallest PDF viewer/reader  to view, print, and convert PDF files to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS. It is only 655KB to download and doesn't need lengthy installation, just download, unzip, and run."

With a standalone version that doesn't need installer, this is very nice to have on your USB Flash Drive.

Hope these links help someone.  :)







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General Software Discussion / Re: Regex Renamer
« on: October 21, 2006, 01:22 PM »
My favorite is still oscars -- which lists the files in a plain text field. I typically just copy/paste into EditPad, perform the rename regex there, then copy it back to oscars.  I love turning file structures into text files and back :)

It is a nice renamer with macro recording and playback, but still doesn't handle folders.


Um . . . yes it does?


I must have missed that, for me, it does not, neither that is mentioned in the documentation, nor on its web site.
And for some reason, it stops responding when I try to record a macro.

OK, I'll stop whining now.   :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Regex Renamer
« on: October 21, 2006, 06:43 AM »
Regex Renamer: Open Source Renamer using Regular Expressions

RegexRenamer is a powerful but simple user-friendly graphical tool used to batch rename files using regular expressions. Features realtime preview, file filtering, flexible case-changing, auto numbering, conflict detection, regex tutorial & reference,



Nice software, still can't handle folders or files on network places.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Regex Renamer
« on: October 21, 2006, 06:33 AM »
My favorite is still oscars -- which lists the files in a plain text field. I typically just copy/paste into EditPad, perform the rename regex there, then copy it back to oscars.  I love turning file structures into text files and back :)

It is a nice renamer with macro recording and playback, but still doesn't handle folders.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Command Line move
« on: October 08, 2006, 06:28 PM »
http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

I've used in the past, too much to deal with and inefficient if not useless when it comes to handling folders.

For example this is what you need to do to move.
xxcopy \src\ \dst\ /rsy/pd0/s/h/r/q1
or
xxcopy \src\ \dst\ /rmdir/y/q1

While in Linux/UNIX

mv /src/  /dst

Thanks for responding.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Command Line Renamer
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:30 AM »

Renamer is a command-line utility...
http://www.boolean.ca/renamer/

I have used that for a while, nice but again, it doesn't handle folder renaming, and in fact, it is the closest to what I am looking for.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Command Line Renamer
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:29 AM »
Hello,

Using FBSL, you can then execute the following code once, it'll self compile as an EXEcutable, and then follow the instructions...


Thanks for the assistance, but that does only renaming without regexp and doesn't handle forlder (or at least from what I tested so far), which is what I am looking for.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Command Line Renamer
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:28 AM »
such a program should exist im quite sure.. hopefully someone will be able to point us to one.
definitely a useful idea.

There are several, and I have tested all, unfortunately, not a single one combines commandline/regexp/file and folder renaming  features together.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Command Line Renamer
« on: September 26, 2006, 10:22 AM »
Donation is waiting.  :)

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Command Line move
« on: September 25, 2006, 07:53 AM »
I would like to see a command line move that works as mv in Linux/UNIX does.

The built in one in Windosws cannot move folders and only renames them under the same parent folder, and the UNIX ports so far are either buggy (one of the adds endless loops of the folders moved at the destination) or don't support UNC paths.

Again this is a time saver in batch files instead of capturing the folder name, copying the tree and then deleting it.

Thank you.

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Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Command Line Renamer
« on: September 25, 2006, 07:50 AM »
I would like to see a command line based (non GUI) based renamer that supports regular explressions, works on both files and folders, and also supports working on \\UNC paths.

The ones out there, either do not support folder renaming, buggy, or do not have regular expression capability.

It is very handy to use in batch files.

Thank you.

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