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Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Complex HTML Tag Assembler
« on: January 02, 2006, 03:26 PM »
Since posting this question, I have been learning how to program in AutoHotKey.  I have been working on this project. 

It will be able to create tags, but not really edit them via the GUI.  PSPad looked good, but I didn't want to have to learn a new editor.  Plus, with AutoHotKey, I will be able to use this GUI with any text editor, even notepad.

I figured out that I would need two ways to call up the GUI for a particular tag:
1) Typing the whole tag ... e.g. "<img"
        - This method better for shorter tags
2) Typing a hotkey and then selecting a tag by typing the first few letters
        - This method better for longer tags

I'm also coding it to create functions as well as HTML and ColdFusion tags.  I use a ini file to keep the data configuration for the tags, so it will be expandable to add in syntax for any kind of functions or tags.

Post New Requests Here / Program Tweak
« on: December 23, 2005, 01:02 PM »
Another note....

All my program does is play an audio file called A.wav when the letter a is pressed.

So if you wanted some other sounds, just save them as .wav files as the name of the keys and replace the .wav files that came with the program.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Morse Code as You Type
« on: December 22, 2005, 04:33 PM »
Well, since my initial post on this subject, I've become a AutoHotKey coder.  Quite an amazing little program. 

I wrote my own little program to sound out morse code as you type!  The only disadvantage is that the character you type now will play its sound even if the previous character's sound is not done.

This means that if you type fast, you won't really be helped by listening as you type because you won't hear the complete sequences.

However, if you type slowly, or just want to go to a text editor and hit a letter to hear the sound, then this program will work nicely for you.

I posted it on my web site... case anyone wants it.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Program Closer
« on: October 31, 2005, 06:29 PM »
Hey, there you go.  That's a great help!  Thanks!

Finished Programs / DONE: Folder Cleaner
« on: October 31, 2005, 02:59 PM »
Example #1: I have a folder in which is put one copy of every screenshot I take.  I would like to keep them around for a certain time, then delete them. 

Example #2: Or perhaps I just want to have 14 files in there maximum.  And when more than 14 are found, the oldest ones are deleted to keep the count to 15 or less. 

The program I am suggesting would store cleanup settings for each folder the user wants "cleaned" periodically.  It would also perform those cleaning tasks when initiated (like at startup).

Possible Cleaning Methods...
  • Delete files older than a certain number of days (or hours, etc.) old.
  • Delete oldest files when the maximum file count for that folder is reached or exceeded.
  • Delete oldest files when the maximum total file size for that folder is reached or exceeded (i.e. when all files' size adds to more than specified amount, oldest are deleted until max is reached or passed.).
  • Delete files that do not have a certain string in their name.
  • Delete files whose names do not match a certain regular expression.
  • Delete text files that do not have a certain string in their content.
  • Delete text files whose content does not match a certain regular expression.

There are probably more cleaning methods out there, but these might be the most common.  The first three were really the ones that spawned this idea.  The others just came as I was thinking on how to make it better.

And perhaps you could put a certain filter on the first three options.  Like, skip all .html files, but clean all jpg files.

I know windows cleanup is nice, but as far as I can tell, it just deletes them all, rather than keeping the most recent, etc.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Program Closer
« on: October 24, 2005, 09:33 AM »
 :-* cool.  Thanks skrommel!

My Explorer app (2xExplorer) and Konfabulator both have a few instances running quite often.  I can't tell which instance of each program is the one I might want to close.  IOW, I can't tell right now which Konfab entry is the "master" one that would close all the rest. 

Can you think of a way to add something to the program where you could tell the differences among the instances?

Maybe a text box at the top that changes to show more detail on the one you are hovering over?  I don't know what would be best.

Thanks for such a great program!

Finished Programs / DONE: Program Closer
« on: October 21, 2005, 04:30 PM »
Program Function:
How about an app that shows a list (with checkboxes) of all the different programs you currently have running.  You would check the ones you wanted to close, then when you hit the "Close" button, it would close them all for you.

Situation that Necessitated the Request:
To make my shutdown go smoother, I like to close Konfabulator, Trillian, and other stuff.  Right-clicking on the systray and waiting for it to update so I can choose the next program sucks valuable seconds from my life.  ;)  If it would be handy for me, maybe it would be handy for some others.

Other Options:
  • Maybe two checkboxes: one for nice shutdown, and the other for mean brute shutdown.
  • And then I suppose an option to shut down the computer after all that would be nice.
  • A nice keyboard shortcut would be if each program in the list had a number that one could type to toggle a switch. (brainstorming here)
  • If you wanted to get really spiffy, you could add a timer to close certain programs in a certain time in the future.

What do you think?

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Time Stamp to Clipboard
« on: October 13, 2005, 12:01 PM »
I had downloaded the latest stable version of KanaClip and I like it.  I think it will replace my Clipomatic (that I've been using for years).

I was about to note that you can't change the date.  But I saw the recent posting about the beta version and the time and date fomats that are supported.  Woof.  Looks like just what I want. 

And the good part about it is that if it works, I won't be adding another app to my systray, because I'll be removing one!

Thanks guys!

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Time Stamp to Clipboard
« on: October 13, 2005, 09:04 AM »
Well gents, the key here is that the program would allow the person to choose on the fly between different time stamp formats that they've already preset.  Both TClock2 and TicTocTitle are excellent programs, but they do not offer this key feature.

I may need one format for a log file I'm working on, and another in emails I write, and another for comments in a PHP script I work in.  In both the programs mentioned, I have to go into the config to change the format for the time stamp, and in TicTocTitle, I have to restart the app.

TicTocTitle already has "Copy time and date" in the popup menu of the systray icon.  Now if it just had more formats to choose from (in that pop up menu), especially if those formats were configurable by the user, it would be perfect.

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Time Stamp to Clipboard
« on: October 12, 2005, 01:23 PM »
I was not able to get to TClockEx.  But the second set of links pointed me to TClock2 which I installed.  Nice.

However, TClock2 only allows one format at a time.  And it does not allow for prefix/suffix text.  So perhaps this one could still be considered a possibility.

Finished Programs / DONE: Time Stamp to Clipboard
« on: October 12, 2005, 10:20 AM »
Windows Notepad has a great little F5 (I think) to insert a time/date stamp.  But many programs do not.

What about a little app that stays in the systray and copies a configurable time/date stamp into the clipboard?  Then you can paste a timestamp into any program.

Right-clicking on systray icon would allow you to choose from some different formatted stamps perhaps.  And perhaps some you have configured yourself.


John Smith [4/15/2005] -
2005.4.15 16:45
Blog Entry: 2005.
Wednesday, April 15, 2005
15 Apr 2005
Apr 15, '05
04/15/2005 04:45pm

(the last one would be great for pasting into filenames when making backups)

Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Complex HTML Tag Assembler
« on: October 10, 2005, 10:23 AM »
Wow.  That looks like quite a powerful little editor!  I'm downloading it now.

Who knows? Perhaps it can replace the power of my current development editor, Arachnophilia?

Skrommel's Software / Re: Problems with AutoClip
« on: October 10, 2005, 10:06 AM »
No. I did not start it twice.    And I understand how you don't know if I'm a stupid user or not.  ;)  I used to work tech support.  :o

P.S. AutoClip also locked up my enter key.  In a text editor, the enter key didn't work until I closed autoclip.  But I don't really know the situation around it.

Skrommel's Software / Problems with AutoClip
« on: October 07, 2005, 10:11 AM »
I've been looking for a program like AutoClip for about a year now.  Thank you so much.

However, when I have a shortcut stored (via the "clip" section) and I type the key sequence for it, it doesn't output any text.  But if I go to the systray Icon and right click and then choose the shortcut from that menu, it works just fine.

So I tried to store the bits as a script.  This sometimes worked.  Usually, when I use the keyboard to run the shortcut (by typing the sequence) it doubles the output.  And on the second copy, if text spanned more than one line, it doubles the returns between the text.  But when I cause output by right clicking on the systray icon and choosing a script, it only does it once, though it does double the returns if there are returns in the text.

I love your program.  Does this look like something you would be interested in fixing? 

I have v4.0 of AutoClip

Here's my system info....
OS Name:   Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version:   5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer:   Dell Computer Corporation
System Model:   OptiPlex GX270
System Type:   X86-based PC
Processor:   x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
Processor:   x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date:   Dell Computer Corporation A03, 10/20/2003
SMBIOS Version:   2.3
Locale   United States
Total Physical Memory   512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory   72.11 MB
Total Virtual Memory   2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory   1.96 GB
Page File Space   1.22 GB

Finished Programs / DONE: Complex HTML Tag Assembler
« on: October 07, 2005, 09:46 AM »
I don't know if this is a "Snack" or if it is too big...

There are many HTML coders who don't use an IDE that writes tags for them.  And even the ones that do write their own tags sometimes don't include the properties you might want. This request is for an app that stays in the system tray and pops up when clicked. 

The user would choose what html tag they want, then be taken to a screen much like the screenshot I've created (and tried to attach) below.  I created this mockup from scratch out of HTML  They would type in or choose the attributes they wanted, then click a button so they could then paste the auto-completed tag into their text-editor.

When this is developed, I hope that the following feature can be added to seriously extend this app's flexibility: That you could add more tag configurations to it.  I can't really think of too many complex HTML tags (i.e. with lots of attributes) at the moment.  But ColdFusion (what I program in) is a tag-based scripting language that has lots of tags that are complex.  If you could add tag configurations, you could also add xml tags, too.

I can think of lots more features to add to this, but I think it may already be too much for a "Snack."

  • Typing in the box (or selecting a drop-down option) automatically checks the "include" checkbox.
  • When you click "Copy and Close", it writes the tag text to the clipboard and reduces the program to a systray icon.
  • (Optional) When you click "Save", it stores this tag into a stack of most recently saved tags.
  • (Optional) When you click "Load from Clipboard", it takes the tag you have in your clipboard and loads it into the tool.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Morse Code as You Type
« on: October 07, 2005, 08:02 AM »
I might even find an application I like and say "hey I can do that better" or "that looks like it would be fun to code" and then I start. 

Agree. I downloaded PHPWiki (freeware, on because I wanted a wiki on my site.  I got it working and it's nice, but it lacked some features I wanted.  Also, I'm kinda a "facts curator" by nature, so the wiki kind of program really appealed to me -- with its universal access and quick page creation.  I thought it would be a great way to improve my PHP knowledge and experience (I was right).

So I wrote my own.  Mine doesn't have many of the great bells and whistles of the fine PHPWiki, but it also doesn't have the overhead of the much larger program.  And it does exactly what I want it to.

I didn't know there was a shareware version of what I was suggesting already available.  But I agree that $25 is high for something that simple.  I would hope it has more features to justify that price.  And for me, $25 is a lot of money.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Morse Code as You Type
« on: October 06, 2005, 01:22 PM »
My first idea submission...

How about a little app that stays resident in the systray and plays tones (that represent the morse code equivalent of the letters pressed) as keys are pressed?

Folks wanting to get HAM radio certified (I think) need to learn it.  I'm sure this would help.  They would learn as they typed, without trying too hard to memorize the stuff.

I'm not trying to get HAM, but I just think it would be cool.

I don't know what kinds of tones (or .wav files, whatever) would be most pleasant, though.

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