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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:53 PM »
Contro,

The script can be easily modified to include other folders that contain AutoHotkey scripts files, but, the version on my blog only looks inside the folder the AHK Script Center is running in plus any subfolders. So, it will show other scripts that are running (with any version of AutoHotkey) as it looks at the full command lines of running process and filters on .AHK filenames. That's why you see your two script in Running Scripts list. If you have compiled scripts running, they aren't detected.

If you make a folder for those under the Mega Pak and move them under there, then they will show as Available IF you include the following in the first line as an example.

;this script does the following stuff [include] | version 0.4

By using the first line of each script in this way, you can include only those AHK files you regularly launch.

Conversely, you can copy the AHK Script Center.ahk file into an existing folder tree you have that contains AHK files. To use the right click Edit and double-click to run features, it's best to include AutoHotkey.exe and NotePad2.exe in the same folder as Script Center.

mat2016

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:16 PM »
I believe I'm through with the essentials for AHK Script Center as the management application for my script library.

I have uploaded version 1.08. The VersionCheck and UpdateScript subroutines will have to be customized to your liking or removed if not necessary. If AutoHotkey is already installed on your system then the Exe can be removed since you can double-click the script to run it. And you can edit global variable Editor to point to SciTE or whatever script editor you use (line 57). There are some lines commented out as they were used for debugging purposes.

The larger Mikeys Mega Script Pack download uses Inno installer and creates a desktop shortcut for running AHK Script Center. It defaults to creating a Mikeys Mega Script Pack folder on your desktop as well but it is user selectable.

I hope this method of script management is useful for many of you. Happy early New Year's.

mat2016

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 30, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Correct, an installed AHK can be detected or selected. But, on my blog, I have been distributing compiled AutoHotkey scripts and updating them to users via Zip files. A few of the Zip files contain a Setup.exe installer since that cut down on antivirus false positives. So, for my version of AHK Script Center, I am assuming the end users are not script writers. For this reason, I have included the AutoHotkey interpreter and for those who do wish to dabble with scripting, the NotePad2 program. Neither of these executables require actual installation.

For regulars to DonationCoder, the program can be updated to take advantage of script capable users. I am finishing a mechanism for users to check and optionally update individual scripts. After that, I will post my "mega pack" and will be done for a while. This script allows me to change my mindset away from the distribution and maintenance of separate EXE programs and just periodically update individual script files, which will be easier. It's not like I was making any money anyways, LOL.  :)

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:19 AM »
For my purposes, I will create a Setup.exe for the Mega Pack that creates a proper shortcut to run AutoHotkey.exe and AHK Script Center.ahk in whatever folder the user specifies. I have just left that static shortcut in there for now that can easily be updated.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 29, 2018, 03:43 PM »
The name can be anything one desires. I just chose AHK Script Center as it is a management tool for AHK scripts.

The two purposes for the program being: 1) avoiding antivirus false positives as the managed scripts are not compiled (or compressed with MPress / UPX), only AutoHotkey.exe and Notepad2.exe are present, and 2) allowing users to create a folder tree containing their favorite scripts and easily be able to distribute it to others if they choose to.

I have added a version column to the Listview which is pulled from the first comment line that is required in each script. This is just how I will allow the program to check online for version updates. It checks the local version number against a text file with the same name on my blog site. Users will be free to change that to suit their needs.

;Sample 1st line comment - This script does XYZ [include] | 1.11

The [include] tell the Script Center to display this script in the list of Available Scripts.
This allows users to only show finished scripts and ignore test scripts, secondary include files, etc.
Programmers can temporarily ignore any script by adding the word ignore in the first line.

The | 1.11 allows the program to split line 1 on the vertical bar and grab 1.11 as the script's version number.
If anyone has ideas on better ways to do this, they are most welcome.

I also changed the right-click option from a menu to a GUI. I found that right-clicking then accidentally right-clicking again in the bottom Listview would freeze the program. I never could figure out why. So, I switched to a small GUI instead.

I have updated the blog page for version 1.06.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 25, 2018, 05:04 PM »
Having created about three dozen apps over the last couple of years and finding too many false positive antivirus warnings this year, I decided to only post scripts in text format. Compiling AuotHotkey scripts produces an inconsistent and wide variety of responses from VirusTotal and similar testing sites.

In order to manage scripts and still allow neophytes to run them, I am creating an AHK Script Center. The program will allows users to:

  • Run any script with a double-click
  • Stop any running script with a double-click
  • Edit scripts in the default folder tree
  • Edit the AHK Script Center script if desired
  • Check local script versions with online versions (left up to each developer to code this)
  • Check mark one or more scripts so they will be auto started with the Script Center
  • Stop all running scripts via a button or upon exiting the Script Center
  • Set Font size and/or a Color Scheme for Script Center
  • Add/remove Script Center to Windows startup

A demo of AHK Script Center and some screenshots are on this Blog page:

AHK Script Center

AHK Script Center  [Press ESC to Hide].png
AHK Script Center - run a script.png
AHK Script Center - right-click scripts.png

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: December 25, 2018, 04:53 PM »
IainB,

I am not the least surprised by the false positives. I've been putting up with those a lot this year. I'm in the process of doing away with any compiling of my scripts and am currently writing what I call AHK Script Center, which will manage anyone's set of scripts: list them, edit them, run or autorun them, etc. I plan to post up info for that in time for NANY 2019.

I have found exactly three other small interpreted languages that can do a lot of what AutoHotkey does. And they don't register on VirusTotal. They are REBOL, Open Euphoria and Tcl/Tk. All of these languages are over 20 years old but I've not heard much about them as they are not Python, Javascript, etc. LOL.

After spending lots of night researching these languages as possible AHK replacements, I decided it's easier to only post up text scripts along with AutoHotkey.exe for users that don't want to install AutoHotkey.

If you want to play with a demo you can download the Mega Test zip file below. This page has screen shots also of AHK Script Center. I need other users to try this and give me feedback.

Mikeys Mega Script Download

Thanks,

mat2016

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:39 PM »
Anand,

As a challenge to myself and in order to add the ability to move and size Note windows in addition to coloring and text size, I decided to write my own program. Similar to yours, only one note is displayed at a time related to the active window. I call it Relevant Notes and it stores all data into one INI file in the same directory. I know you are busy with real work so this was an opportunity for me to be creative.

The blog page for the program is Relevant Notes

Mike

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: January 21, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Anand,

I don't suppose you would think about sharing the program code. Any additions I would make, I would send back to you in case you wanted to incorporate them into a future version. There's just a few changes I'd like to see. If not, I may write my own.

Thanks for your time,

Mike

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Nice program, I took a different approach with Shortcuts Creator which allows users to generate short hotstrings to launch folders, documents, webpages or programs.

Users can drag files, programs or shortcuts to the main window and it will prompt for what letters they want to use to launch those items. The hotstrings are prefaced with a single letter which denotes what type of item is being launched: (f)olders, (r) programs, (w) web pages and (d) documents.

For exe, the hotstring code looks for an existing program window before launching and just makes it the active window if it exists.

Users can type the hotstring in the raw, which works in most places, or they can press both Shift keys to display a launcher window, just type in the string to launch the item. If you are in Excel or PowerPoint the code will recover text are typing into a cell or a slide. That was the best method I could come up with. That code is in the myshortcuts.ahk file.

I use it all the time at work to either launch an item or put that window on top.

Cheers

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:35 AM »
tomos,

I forgot to point out that the program's menu has a Window Fader option which makes it transparent after 30 seconds. You simply mouse over the window to turn off transparent. I realized that it may be too much of a distraction for some users so I added this early on.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Ath and IainB,

I removed the Bold text from the change notification window, reduced to 11 point size and added a Stop Showing button. This allows users to quickly stop seeing it if they feel it is TMI.

2018-01-06 20_07_50-INFO UPDATE NOTICE.png

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:58 AM »
tomos,

I didn't see your post yesterday. It's difficult to disable the scrolling because who knows how long the text will be. I designed the program with IT Help Desks and other work groups in mind so they would have a visual indication of ongoing issues. My group at work does send out email alerts but sometimes issues are fixed long before another email is sent.

Users can right click any info item and Hide it. Once the last item has been hidden the scroll window will disappear.  If any item is then added or changed, the window will reappear.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:17 PM »
I will think about adding a list of missed or changed notices while users are away from their computer instead of the Bold CAPITAL message box. Just keep in mind I do give them the option to Suppress that message.

Thanks for the suggestions. There's 500 downloads on SoftPedia but no one is leaving comments. I'm open to any ideas for improvements.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:03 AM »
The scrolling info is constantly updated but if users are not at their PC I created the notification window so they'll see it when they come back. I made bold just to be more in your face, especially if it's regarding some network resource, application or website that is down and they are responsible for fixing it. Users can click "Suppress Update Notices" from the menu to not have this window displayed. I figured if it's used in a Production area, that popup may interfere with processes already running.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: Constant Info
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:24 PM »
Application NameConstant Info
Version 1.57
Short DescriptionA program to display important notices in a workgroup setting or dated reminders in single user mode.
Supported OSes Windows 7 and higher
Web Page / More Infohttp://s355751075.on...s/constant-info-pro/
Download Link Same as above
System RequirementsWindows OS
Author Michael Todd

A program to add/update one line reminders or notices of important events in a work group setting.

Each item may contain the following:

1) Item Description
2) Item Priority 0 to 5 (displayed with different colors)
3) Item Date (defaults to today's date and can repeat Monthly, Biweekly and Weekly)
4) Filename or URL Link for the item
5) Extra text or instructions for other users in the work group.

Items may also be filtered once read. If another user makes a file change then items are re-displayed and the user is notified of changes. The items are constantly scrolled in a short 1-line window in a location of your choice. Thus far the program has been reviewed by SoftPedia (http://www.softpedia...stant-Info-Pro.shtml). I wasn't quite finished with it when they 'grabbed' it from my blog. I have a handful of other apps on their site.

Any feedback is welcome. I am still working on Advance notifications of dated items so it can be used as a general Reminder program.

[I also added the version that uses SQLite in the Blog page.]

2017-11-05 08_53_18-Greenshot.png
2017-10-28 16_07_29-ADD ITEM.png
2017-10-28 20_37_09-INFO FILE EDIT IN PROGRESS.png
2017-10-28 16_12_26-INFO UPDATE NOTICE.png
2017-10-28 16_09_25-About Constant Info Pro.png
2017-10-28 16_06_11-UPDATE INFO_ C__Users_toddm_Desktop_ConstantInfoPro.txt.png

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: December 29, 2017, 03:48 PM »
Anand,

I apologize. I didn't realize that any part of the Window Title can be used to match on a Note. That will do what I was talking about as long as the application name is part of the Window Title. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Outlook, etc. add their name to the Title. Or are you grabbing the Program Name and appending it automatically?

Thanks again for your application.

Mike

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:29 PM »
Wow, this is very nice. I've been using Stickies 9.0c for a while to make notes for specific web pages or documents, but, your program is much simpler. Stickies has Rich Text with bullets, bold, italic, etc., but, for the most part I have no need of text formatting. Stickies has a myriad of other features but a lot of it is overkill.

What do the stickies match on: app name, window title or some other combination? I'm just curious. I will be working with Stick A Note.

Stickies stores Window Title and Program Class and allows you to use asterisks wildcards in the Title.
So, in Firefox, if you wanted a sticky to make notes for any YouTube videos you watch, you can enter:

Title: *YouTube*
Class: MozillaWindowClass

You may want to allow users to not match the full Window Title and enable wildcards to make your program much more versatile.

Thanks again.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: Ready Bible Study
« on: December 25, 2017, 10:03 AM »
He remarked in a clip (now buried in my notes) that instead of "meek" as near "timid", one translation of the phrase comes out "those who have weapons and know how to use them, but then vow to keep them sheathed if at all possible" ... shall inherit the earth!

I'm not sure about the meek keeping weapons ready but in this day and time it's probably a good idea. If you press ALT-T from the Mini View and search on meek you will find all relevant verses. Or from the Zoomed view, click the Topics tab and choose Meekness from the drop down list. Pressing F12 will rotate through the three Topical references.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: Ready Bible Study
« on: December 24, 2017, 11:35 AM »
I looked at the website for the Recovery Bible. I'm not sure if I can request that text. It's only New Testament so that would be interesting in itself to integrate into my application.

The site I looked at is: Recovery Bible

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: Ready Bible Study
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:46 PM »
It has three Bible translations:

1) King James 1769
2) American King James 1999 (just a simple replacement of some 'archaic' words, mainly Thee, Thou, etc.)
3) Lexham English Bible 2012 (from Logos Bible software - more info)

There are several other free to use translations that I could make available.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: Ready Bible Study v2.90
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Version 2.90 of this program was just uploaded. I merged in most of the functionality of two other applications. I wanted to add it here as it involved several hundred hours of work. I'm not trying to proselytize to anyone. I was just amazed that AutoHotkey could manage 40 megabytes of text files as fast as it does to create a working Bible Study application. I heavily modified a number of Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, etc. into INI files and used the R_INI library to access them. It's just a good example of AutoHotkey capabilities.

Users may press F6 to start Audio playback from any displayed text. Pressing F6 multiple times places items into an Audio queue. Audio may be paused or stopped. If Audio is playing when the program is exited, the user will be prompted to restart from the last item in the queue when the program is started next time. [that took a lot of work]

There are many more screenshots on the program's Blog page.

Application Name Ready Bible Study & Reference
Version 2.90
Short Description A general purpose Bible Study program
Supported OSes Windows 7 and higher
Web Page / More Infohttp://s355751075.on...-reference-software/
Download Link Same as above
System RequirementsWindows OS
Author Michael Todd

Compact View:
2016-01-29 20_12_43-Ready Bible Study & Reference.png  2016-01-29 21_08_34-Ready Bible Study & Reference.png  2016-01-29 21_10_08-Ready Bible Study & Reference.png

Devotional and Dictionary:

2016-01-29 21_11_15-[Devotional] My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers for 1_29_2016.png
2016-01-29 21_15_32-[Bridgeway Dictionary] Entry for Enemy.png

Zoomed View:
ZoomWindow.png

Tray Menu:
ProphecyMenu.jpg

Some Search Abilities:
Image-2.jpg
Image-4.jpg
Image-6.jpg

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: Shortcuts Creator
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:31 PM »
A program to create hotstring shortcuts for applications, documents, web pages and regular text. Users can drag existing shortcuts or documents over the program window and it will prompt for each item asking what letters you wish to use to launch each item. The program actively updates a running Shortcuts script so it requires users to install AutoHotkey. The program looks to see if items are already in an active window and brings it to the front before launching any item.

Most hot string shortcuts can safely be typed from anywhere, but, users can also press both Shift keys to display a Shortcuts Launcher window.

Application Name Shortcuts Reminder
Version 1.18
Short Description A launcher that uses hotstring combinations
Supported OSes Windows 7 and higher
Web Page / More Infohttp://s355751075.on.../automating_windows/
Download Link Same as above
System RequirementsWindows OS
Author Michael Todd

Main Window
2017-09-23 18_59_01-Shortcuts Creator [ESC to Close].png

Secondary launch window
2017-09-23 18_59_25-Shortcuts Launcher.png

List of existing shortcuts window
2017-09-23 19_03_03-MY SHORTCUTS LIST [ESC to Close].png

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: Simple Reminders
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:15 PM »
A program to set repetitive reminders of daily tasks. Tasks can repeat at set intervals or be displayed at set times of the day. For each items, sub-items may be entered. They will be rotated through whenever the item reminder is displayed. Users can also control the color, the onscreen duration and the location of each reminder.

Application Name Simple Reminders
Version 1.15
Short Description A flexible task reminder program
Supported OSes Windows 7 and higher
Web Page / More Infohttp://s355751075.on...-reminders-software/
Download Link Same as above
System RequirementsWindows OS
Author Michael Todd

2017-07-16 14_39_27-Greenshot.png
2017-07-16 14_38_49-Greenshot.png
2017-07-16 14_36_19-Edit Reminders.png
2017-07-16 14_33_56-Greenshot.png

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / NANY 2018 Release: Multi-Launcher
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:58 PM »
A launcher application that saves four sets of information:
  • Recent programs
  • Recent documents
  • Recent folders
  • Recent web pages

Users can double-click on any entry to launch that item or bring it to the front of existing windows. Items can be deleted or filtered from view. Lists can be backed up and restored, or cleared out.

Application Name Multi-Launcher
Version 1.31
Short Description A multi faceted launcher
Supported OSes Windows 7 and higher
Web Page / More Info http://s355751075.on...rogramfile-launcher/
Download Link Same as above
System RequirementsWindows OS
Author Michael Todd

Multi-Launcher.JPG
2017-09-02 09_44_19-Multi-Launcher.png
2017-09-02 09_08_29-Greenshot.png

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