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I found this which seems interesting:

It says it will work as if you visit the website yourself with your browser so it will work with cookies, web forms etc.

I have not tried it yet, will see!


I had been unfortunate enough to have set up an email account long ago with Ymail and I have shared it alot so I cannot change it.

I really want to instantly run complex rules on incoming emails but Ymail has very limited options for that.

I tried to import my Ymail to my Gmail which has much better rules options but I end up with all emails being duplicated (Gmail cannot separate the two inboxes and merges all emails in one inbox).

Can you suggest a software or other way to be able to run rules on my Ymail emails?

My requirements are:
1) it needs to run 24/7 regardless if I have my devices (laptop, mobile etc) switched on, so it probably needs to be a cloud/web solution
2) it needs to enable complex rules to be set up with AND/OR/NOT operators, preferably wildcards etc
3) it needs to apply the rules immediately when an email is received (rather than after minutes) and update the email status also immediately on the Ymail server
4) it needs to be a robust, accurate solution
5) it needs to offer top privacy

Any recommendation?


General Software Discussion / Any good Control Viewer?
« on: March 26, 2024, 01:43 PM »

The AutoIt Control Viewer does not seem to work for me even if I run it as admin on Win11:

Any alternative?



I am looking to develop Python code but the IDE or things like Jupyter that I have tried are not very user-friendly.

So in short, I want to run the Python code and to display in the output the output data quite similar to where you write Power Query and the output is displayed below.

As you know, the Power Query output is displayed in a very nice Excel-like output where you can sort columns, check for any errors (Power Query is actually quite good at identifying nuances in data formats), show quick stats, etc.

Is there anything like that? For example Jupyer will only displace the top few rows and it will be in a text-life format, not Excel-like format.



Any good Chrome Extension to autofill job applications in popular platforms?
Like Workday, SuccessFactors, ICIMS, Taleo, Brassring, etc.
These platforms unfortunately have tricky web controls probably to prevent automated filling of forms.

Most I tried either want you to store your info on their server which I am not keen to do or they simply do not work.

General Software Discussion / Re: Any Break Reminder freeware?
« on: March 04, 2024, 02:28 PM »

requirement 1) can be achieved by the (extended) volume mixer of Windows 10 and later.

I think I came across this but it was a huge 20MB file just for a timer, will try it though, thanks.

General Software Discussion / Re: Any Break Reminder freeware?
« on: March 04, 2024, 02:27 PM »
Have you considered a watch or kitchen timer? Or the built-in clock/alarms app in Windows or your phone?

Thanks but these violate requirement 2)

General Software Discussion / Re: Any Break Reminder freeware?
« on: March 04, 2024, 02:27 PM »

requirement 1) can be achieved by the (extended) volume mixer of Windows 10 and later.

Thanks, I tried that but for some reason it does not work for me (HP laptop).

General Software Discussion / Any Break Reminder freeware?
« on: March 04, 2024, 12:48 PM »

Do you know any Break Reminder freeware to notify me to take breaks from screen?

I am looking for some features like:
1) independent notification volume that will be audible even if my laptop has zero audio volume
2) identify idle time and exclude it from the break time calculator

Bonus tip if you are not already aware: Breaks From Sitting: Now we know how often and how long!


That's amazing thanks! Though it's for cursor speed and not touchpad sensitivity? Still very useful though, thanks!


My touchpad is at "Maximum Sensitivity" in Win11Pro settings but I need more, is there any way to increase it further?


Thanks but I really need a third-party cloud service, any idea?


Do you know any free web/cloud solution to monitor a webpage for changes and send you an email notification?

I have been using but it gives me errors 426, 401 for some websites especially HTTPS.


@Shades thanks! Is SVG the best way to create such custom images/visuals? Or another format/technology? It has to be compatible to be used for most kind of graphs data (i.e. a table with populations of various countries) and adjust automatically. That is my end goal.

@Deozaan thanks, maybe yes LaTex can do it, will try


I want to create custom images to use in PowerBI or presentations.

I can give an example: curly brackets that are like an arc to name a section in a pie chart

Is it possible to create such vector images using text editor or HTML or anything?



I am looking to develop some GUI and I wonder which would be the most responsive to handle the actions as move as possible. I mean to click, navigate etc as smoothly as possible.

Any idea? Web framework under Chrome? A Windows .NET or something?


General Software Discussion / Any experience with Pi KVM over IP?
« on: January 07, 2023, 06:53 PM »

I am tempted to try one of the Raspberry KVM over IP devices, do you think it's worth it?

I saw some videos of one and it looked too laggy to be not frustrating.

Any input would be really appreciated!


Mmm really, Python does not require installation on Win10? How come when I install any IDE like PyCharm, Anaconda, they install Python at the same time?


I am looking for recent advances in Windows/Web automation that can do things like:
1) automate both high and low level Windows and its apps
2) perform large data analysis
3) integrate with Excel and wider Office
4) automate Web/Chrome/Edge

However, I have the following requirements:
1) no installation needed, no admin rights needed, no executables that may be admin blocked
2) fully compatibility/stability with latest Windows
3) easy syntax (without having to write 100 lines of code just to detect and click a button)
4) no Powershell, no cmd, no WSCRIPT, no AHK (as it requires executables and may not have good Windows integration)
5) Power Automate is okay but ideally would like something else as it is not standard with every Windows
6) if it can run on virtual machine or cloud, it would be ideal

Do the above ring any bell? I suppose I can install Python and do all the above but again would prefer no installation.

Living Room / How to setup KVM switch?
« on: December 28, 2022, 05:28 PM »

I am not entirely clear how to setup a KVM switch so that I use one monitor, one keyboard and one webcam to operate four laptops.

  • Do I have to connect each laptop to the KVM switch via both a USB and a HDMI cable? That's alot of cables!
  • Will the video be transferred bidirectionally, i.e. to the monitor and from the shared webcam?/
  • Does the KVM need drivers or other software to install on each of the laptops?
  • Ideally I would like to connect each laptop to the KVM via only one USB-C cable, is that possible?


Thanks! But *why* would I want to use containers/kubernetes?

For example:
  • I use the cloud so that I do not have to have my laptop switched on 24/7 and also for performance reasons.
  • I use sandbox for security and not to mess the whole OS.
  • I use VM to run stuff in my local OS that are not built/available/ported to my local OS.
  • I use portable apps for portability, easy deployment, easy migration.

Why would I use containers/kubernetes? I assume containers/kubernetes is an "environment" and what you actually run can be anything e.g. a python script etc? Why would I want to use such special environment if not for performance?

General Software Discussion / Free Formula Navigator for Excel?
« on: December 24, 2022, 05:56 PM »

Do you know any formula navigator for Excel that is free? Similar to Arixcel where you click on each references of a formula to navigate to them?

It seems several people have built their on in VBA but can't find anything to leverage nor I can easily build it in an evening!



I am looking for the below functionality in Chrome (or other Chromium browser if needed):
1) hover over drop down menus to open them instead of having to click on them
2) remove all parameters from urls using regex (I want to particularly remove the utm_* etc from Google ads)
3) easily attach a specific file on upload forms (to attach my CV for job posts with one click)
4) right click on highlighted text to Google search for it in a separate tab
5) single click and drag to select text instead of double click and drag or even better to hover to select underlying text instead of clicking on it (as some text can have hyperlinks)

Any idea?



Are you familiar with kubernetes/containers?

I have left behind regarding these technologies and wonder if you can briefly explain how you understand its purposes and use cases?

I remember decades ago there was the concept of 'sandbox' where basically you would be able to run executables locally in a way that is isolated from the OS for security purposes. E.g. if you didn't know if something is a virus, you would run it in a sandbox so that whatever it reads/writes will be emulated locally instead of messing the OS.

Then there was the concept of 'portable apps' which still exists and its purpose was that you can migrate the app to different machines without having to install it and this would ensure that whatever permanent changes you make to the app such as choosing particular Options (i.e. dark theme) would be transferred or maintained within the app.

Is it accurate to say kubernetes/containers are kind of these concepts? i.e. a sandbox or an sandboxed executable or a portable executable?

Regarding its purpose, is it instead of security or maybe in addition to security, some kind of repeatability and efficiency?
  • I understand efficiency as 'in case the executable would mess the OS resources if run unrestricted e.g. a very CPU consuming executable'
  • I understand repeatability as 'in case the executable would be incompatible with the OS e.g. a Linux executable running in a Windows environment'

I read/watched some kubernetes/containers explanations but they were not making much sense :/ and especially how different they are from sandboxes and portable apps.



Is there a reliable phonetically controlled way for a web browser or Windows?

I tried few times Cortana and seems hideous  :D


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