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Did a quick search to see if I could find an acapella version and did not find one.  But I did find this from program "Friends"

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Very cool
Fiver/ Upwork is a good place for this if you do not find anyone here. You could also try reaching out to someone who has done a cover and ask if they could be willing to do it.   

The Odd Couple is often used as a starter song for people learning how to do ACappella etc because if is relatively easy to break into parts and offers some good options to explore how to mimic instruments as well as improvising.  I am thinking you might be able to record yourself vocalizing and humming the different parts Bobby McFerrin Style- maybe use a kazoo for the main part - and then sync it.

This would mean deviating from the original feel. 
 

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I realize this is a very old thread- however it is a review.

I just wanted to post that Qiqqa is now open source software.

 
"After 10 years of your support we have decided to make Qiqqa open source so that it can be grown and extended by its community of thousands of active users.

NB: We will be discontinuing Web Library support for Qiqqa at the end of 2020. So you’ll have one year within which to install the latest version of Open Source Qiqqa (which is improving daily), migrate your Web Libraries into Intranet Libraries, and enjoy all the Premium and Premium+ features of Qiqqa for free (except Web Libraries)!
Go to the Qiqqa Open Source GitHub website. "
https://github.com/j...ne/qiqqa-open-source

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Wonderful news for a rainy Saturday!  Thanks for creating this raffle!

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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Add window title to custom naming
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:20 PM »
Organization by application exe name is nice, but I'd really like to add more context to the filename.  Is it possible to add the window title to the file naming patterns?  Ultimately it is to help name by the browser tab name, which seems to be passed along in window title. 

I'm looking at autohokey for inspiration  [ Invalid Attachment ]
Bomblemonk,
I just wanted to make sure you saw that window title has been added to a new beta of the app.  It was posted in this thread: "Topic: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts"

New beta with %winTitle field you can use:
Beta download of v1.20.01:

Been a while since I updated my software so I'm a little rusty and thought I'd try a quick one-feature beta release.  Let me know if the new %winTitle does what you want/expect.

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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:12 PM »
New beta with %winTitle field you can use:
Beta download of v1.20.01:

Been a while since I updated my software so I'm a little rusty and thought I'd try a quick one-feature beta release.  Let me know if the new %winTitle does what you want/expect.

I have been able to do some testing and this seems to work. Sometimes  Automatic Screenshotter mis-names a screenshot, but I believe this is because I am in the midst of toggling windows or changing focus window quickly and it just grabs the wrong name.  Being able filter by a certain window name,  like a libre writer/ word document is nice.
 
I need to fine tune the pixel changes and get it just right.  I think that will be the best way to limit the number of captures I accumulate.  I am curious what others have it set at?



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 :Thmbsup: I would like to be entered to win! Also appreciate this post because it alerted me about Scrivener 3 for windows.

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Very Interesting Idea

Note-taking
...Each note should be distinguished (by color/icon?) as a quote, a summary, or an idea and have a title and a "body" (like in Biblio) but some other "types" could be glossary, images, and general. Each note should have the possibility of having given tags and linking to other notes for easy cross-referencing and searching (which is the key here and which is what I haven't found in Biblio). I also think it would be great to have the possibility of having hotkeys to create new notes, etc....

When I've finished creating an outline of each book, article, webpage or whatever, I should be able to export it or save it as an RTF or DOC. I should also be able to move around the notes so I can export or print my own mental maps using various notes from various lists (that is, using any note from any book or article). In this case the bibliographical reference should travel with the note and I should have the option of also exporting the reference with the page number at the end (see below).

I am old school. I remember using index cards to make notes.  Each card had the source and page number so that you could take reference/note cards from different sources and  mix them and arrange them manually based on what you were working on be it organizing a paper or mind mapping. Being able to do that on a pc would be nice.  I have experimented with some options, but it is time consuming entering the text for each file especially when reading articles on the internet.

I think the key here is tagging and linking. If there would be a way to link each note to its reference, and you could create a system of tags, this would help you out in organizing your thoughts and creating effective outlines for your paper.

Often I've seen a lot of software created for almost futile reasons. I think something like this could help a lot of students in effectively organizing their thoughts and their research and be useful in their writing projects.
Hope to find a positive response! All the best!

In addition to linking between notes, it would be great if you could link back to the resource. 

Very cool idea


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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: March 22, 2021, 03:16 PM »
I also stumbled upon this.
C# FileSystemWatcher listens to the file system and places a watch on a directory, its subdirecttories, and files and notifies if any changes are made to the directory. This class is useful when you need to auto update the updates in a directory. For example, if you want to create an auto backup of a folder, you can implement a File system watcher service that watches a directory or entire machine and find when and what changes are made and copy the changes to the backup device.

https://www.c-sharpc...mwatcher-in-C-Sharp/

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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: March 17, 2021, 08:38 PM »
New beta with %winTitle field you can use:
Been a while since I updated my software so I'm a little rusty and thought I'd try a quick one-feature beta release.  Let me know if the new %winTitle does what you want/expect.

That is great. I will try to give it a test in the coming days.

...I have occasionally thought of making a kind of hybrid app that was a combination of Automatic Screenshotter plus some more information, with a more flexible system for browsing history of activity, so it could be used more as a way of tracking one's own activity history.. I'd be interested in hearing more ideas along these lines..
I guess the idea is that it would try to log the activity you perform on your computer, with screenshots, to show you what activities you were doing, what apps you launched, documents opened, etc.

Very interesting.  I have long standing interested in a single application that gives me a great deal of control in building a history like that.  Automatically logging file activity, in conjunction with screen screenshots would would provide a lot of contextual information to help navigate the files.

I am not sure what is possible to log/capture from the system automatically- but having the ability to layer different types of activity to create a fairly accurate account of what was done would be attracted to person’s interested in auditing their time, recreating or remember something they had done, and even those who are involved in the life logging/quantified self community.

In my opinion,  capturing whatever can be captured automatically, would mean the user would not be required to input information.  However, I think it would be important for the user to be able to annotate or otherwise add context to what is being logged and captured with as little friction as possible.

Viewing the log of activity and being able to navigate it quickly would be great, but also being able to filter, search, and even analyze it would be great.  Maybe even generate a report or save a query based on the project tags (mentioned above).  I like a timeline viewer,  where I can search or specify the date,  but they are certainly more difficult to create.  I could imagine others being interested in statistics surrounding their activity, like how long they are on certain sites etc. 

Some additional ideas:

-Prompted input:  A popup or sound indicating an event was just logged, with the option to add or annotate events with predefined tags or notes.  So for instance, if a file was saved  or modified, being able to quickly enter in some details about that. 
-Events can trigger other actions.
-Utilizing metadata as much as possible
-Merge or somehow sync histories from different computers systems.  (i.e work and personal or old pc and new pc and maybe the possibility of adding some sort of input from a smartphone.  Adding a smartphone is another hurdle, but if there was a simple app that allowed you to make a note of say, a phone call or a meeting, that could then be exported and then imported into the log/history.
-Notes: Ability to create structured and unstructured notes to add context.
- Export a segment of the history based on filters
-If there are notes related to an activity, perhaps having those notes display when you engage in this activity again.
-Perhaps being able to import comma delineated or text files logs from elsewhere.

Those are some thoughts, but I guess what I am curious about is what information it is possible to capture from the system automatically?

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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: March 16, 2021, 02:22 PM »
The only issue I ran into was when deleting the images from the internal screenshot browser. I needed to back out of the folder containing the images I had deleted and then navigate back in for the image thumbnails to disappear.
sounds like a bug, ill check it.

It made sense once I backed out.   But it was not my expectation. So user error/ignorance. 

Add window title to custom naming
added to todo list, that's an easy one.

This would be a great help.

having program specific profiles for capture would be useful.

that's a good idea.. but not so easy to do.

I understand completely.  As I said, much of my aim was trying to create a searchable visual log.  To that end, reducing the number of screen captures needing to be searched and ensuring the screen captures are as meaningful as possible was key.  I do wonder if there are easier ways to achieve the same thing as program or window title profiles.   

If someone were using this to audit their time, I could see it being helpful to add a "project" tag and be able to apply that tag to the captures being collected.
I like this idea.. i may add a right-click menu item to set the project tag (maybe hotkey too).

Very cool.  I  think the hotkey could be really nice to toggle between tags.

No problem. Take your time.  This is not a time sensitive thing at all for me and I am not on donationcoder every day. 

I also wish there was a way of choosing the frame of a specific window, to cut out the stuff I really dd not need for my uses. So for instance,  the menu bar and tool bar on the word processor and in the email compose client.  I do not think there is a way to auto select the inner most frame.   I did see the user could define a specific area to be captured. Which is a way to make this work.

I had an additional thought on this. I wonder if it was possible to have the screenshot determined by the mouse or curser location.   Like a box defined by a certain distance out from whatever point that is.  Some screen recording software allow you to zoom in and follow the mouse. So Something similar to that.

I did want to follow up on this point.  Is it possible to have the area being captured to be anchored some how by the location of the mouse or cursor?  This is another way of addressing the focus of the user.  So for instance, if typing, the cursor will be near the text I am interested in capturing.  I could simply have a user defined box follow the cursor.

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Note this incredible review page for online bases.

Online Filemaker alternatives: Coda, Zoho, AppSheet, AppGyver, and more
Maria Korolov
https://www.mariakor...emaker-alternatives/

« Last Edit: Today at 08:20 AM by Steven Avery »

-Steven Avery (March 10, 2021, 07:20 AM)
That is an impressive list.   Verry impressive.

When I think of flat, I think of plain text or as close to it as possible.   I avoid hosted SAAS solutions but I get I get the appeal of of these.

An airtable alternative that is open source is baserow. https://baserow.io/
https://gitlab.com/bramw/baserow
I believe I have seen some similar products that use a git as the backend as well.

I have had my eye on anytype which has a similar look to notion.  After making a big splash there was some silence, but it seems to have picked up production.
https://www.youtube..../watch?v=hblHWfXA3XU

Good luck on your search.


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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: March 10, 2021, 02:08 PM »
No problem. Take your time.  This is not a time sensitive thing at all for me and I am not on donationcoder every day. 

I also wish there was a way of choosing the frame of a specific window, to cut out the stuff I really dd not need for my uses. So for instance,  the menu bar and tool bar on the word processor and in the email compose client.  I do not think there is a way to auto select the inner most frame.   I did see the user could define a specific area to be captured. Which is a way to make this work.

I had an additional thought on this. I wonder if it was possible to have the screenshot determined by the mouse or curser location.   Like a box defined by a certain distance out from whatever point that is.  Some screen recording software allow you to zoom in and follow the mouse. So Something similar to that.


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Automatic Screenshotter / Automatic ScreenShotter Thoughts
« on: March 09, 2021, 02:10 PM »
What a great application.  Tried this out for a number of hours and it worked really well.  I was toggling between Email, a Word processing document and the browser. My use case was keeping a somewhat searchable visual log of what I had done/was doing.

The only issue I ran into was when deleting the images from the internal screenshot browser. I needed to back out of the folder containing the images I had deleted and then navigate back in for the image thumbnails to disappear.

I figured I would leave a few quick comments and thoughts.  I put some thoughts in this thread already regarding more file/window context in the filename. Add window title to custom naming

I think that for my use case, having program specific profiles for capture would be useful.  When I am in the word processing program, I do not need as frequent captures.  In fact captures based on pixel difference seemed enough.  When in my email client I could see it being helpful to capture only emails that had been opened in a new window or that I was replying/forwarding or composing.  If it is possible to utilize the windows title like mentioned in the other thread,  then I wonder if it would be possible  to only screen capture windows with "re:" or "fwd:" or some other keyword in the window name, as that would limit the number of captures when working in the email client. I imagine that having application specific capture profiles could be difficult to implement. What might be easier is having different profiles and being able to switch between them with a hot key.

I really liked the capture when shifting the focus window, but with the task I was doing,  it resulted in many unneeded captures. I wonder if it would be possible to set to not capture with a focus change, IF  a focus change capture was made within a certain amount of time, or IF a focus change was made between two specific applications within a certain time?

Having captures during certain events might also be helpful.  Like when saving a file.  It would be important to capture after the input, so perhaps using the pixel compare to wait until a certain number of characters were input before doing the capture?

When browsing web pages, there just was not a way I see to make screen captures work better.  Having a separate profile might help.  Maybe turning off captures when if scrolling? I have a scroll button on my mouse :D

I also wish there was a way of choosing the frame of a specific window, to cut out the stuff I really dd not need for my uses. So for instance,  the menu bar and tool bar on the word processor and in the email compose client.  I do not think there is a way to auto select the inner most frame.   I did see the user could define a specific area to be captured. Which is a way to make this work.


If someone were using this to audit their time, I could see it being helpful to add a "project" tag and be able to apply that tag to the captures being collected. 

Again. Really cool application.

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Automatic Screenshotter / Re: Add window title to custom naming
« on: March 09, 2021, 01:48 PM »
I was thinking the same thing. I think being able to incorporate more context into the filename as well.   Much depends on the use case, but if I wanted to filter/find an image from a specific email, document, or webpage- having that in the filename would be great.

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Living Room / Re: Is is possible to save media from multiple tabs?
« on: March 08, 2021, 01:38 PM »
Did you figure something out?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Driver Backup Utility
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:21 PM »
I like this program quite a bit:
It's called Double Driver (you know, like Double Dragon?)
https://double-drive...uptodown.com/windows

It's simple and straight forward.  No frills, no glitz, all native interface (probably written in Delphi or C++)

Thank you. I will check it out.  From a quick glance, it does not look like it has been updated since 2010.  By any chance have you run it on Windows 10 64bit?

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General Software Discussion / Driver Backup Utility
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:04 PM »

Does anyone use or have a recommendations for a utility that can track and back-up the drivers on a Windows10 PC? Last month, my laptop's built in web camera stopped working.  I had difficulty locating the drivers for the camera from the manufacturer website because of the laptop's age and because it was running an "unsupported " OS.  The pc had XP on it when purchased. I then upgraded to Windows 7, and then I upgraded it to Windows 10.  Windows 10 upgrade utility took care of migrating the drivers during the upgrade.  I am not sure if it is using a manufacturer driver or a generic windows 10 driver.

This got me thinking about backing up drivers, after years of being able to find them when I need them.

Interestingly, enough the web cam started working again, and I would like to grab the drivers while it is working and visible in device manager.
Anyone have any experience with this?

5 tools to backup drivers RaymondCC

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Sounds interesting.   When I think ledger I think spreadsheet.  Excel/Open office variants are vary powerful tools. I think this is one of the things airtable leverages.
This is not my area of expertise, but I am curious if you are familiar with Microsoft's Power BI, Power Query,  or Excels "get and transform data" features?  It might be nice inspiration, if you are not already familiar with it.  These are ways you can link, utilize and "transform" data from a  variety of sources.  It can be really helpful if you need to transform a flat cvs file.  Open source office applications have similar query features as well.

I believe Office 2013 has "get and transform" data as a addon (I think it is free)
Office 2016 and beyond have various flavors built in under the data tab.
Currently, Microsoft Power BI Desktop can be installed and used free locally.

There is a big move currently to be able to free and transform data from its silos. It is a good thing.

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I read the post that the intention was to  run one laptop from another laptop.  There  are some good solutions mentioned already, but I figured I would add a few more building on what has been said. 

Most monitors have more than one display input.  Like a 2 hdmi or 1 hdmi and 1 vga.  You can easily get  adapters to help if the laptop does not have a matching output. You can toggle between displays using the monitor's menu and sometimes using a hotkey in conjunction with a utility provided by the monitor manufacturer. I think some LG monitors  have this kind of utilities.  A few newer monitors have a usb switch built usb switch, but you can also buy one really cheap.  ( I think someone else mentioned the usb switch in the thread) This mimics the kvm.  Kvms are pretty cheap nowadays.

As an aside, Windows 10 also provides the ability to Project a screen on another windows 10 system on the network. This could help if you were trying to run both laptops from one of the laptops.  How to use screen mirroring on Windows 10 to turn your PC into a wireless display

I know a few people who  use the project screen instead of something like anydesk or ultravnc.

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Thank you all.   I am making notes of the other options, but  so far I have been pretty happy with Xyplorer. Using the Portable trial, but plan on purchasing it.   Interestingly enough, at first the preserve creation date did not seem to work.  This was after going into preferences and selecting the setting.  It would "appear" to not work when copying many files, but would work fine with selecting an individual file.  I consider this a user interpreting error.

It turns out that when you  select all, copy and then paste a large number of files from one pane to the other, it initially displays the current date. But after the copy process is completed, the creation date is switched/retained in the new file section.   

Leaving this here incase someone else is looking for the same function.

Currently working on copying several TB of files from hard drives.   Will see how it works with comparing and transferring in the coming weeks.

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So I decided to try out xyplorer because it seems powerful enough and because of the licensing.  My hope is that by using it I will get a baseline to compare. 

One thing that stuck out to me in the comparison was the undo feature.  Being able to undo over 250 file operations :) I hope I never need to test that.

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@wraith,   Thanks I understand now.

@4wd,  Thanks for the clarification.  When I mentioned getting the portable, I was thinking I would get the standalone, and just hold off installing it  Rely on the portable while waiting to purchase my new system.  I am not totally convinced to go with DO. 

I need to look at the other options.  The most important thing immediately is that I can preserve the creation date when copying between drives.  Would be great to be able to do some more review through the file manger before transferring.

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Not advocating DOpus one way or the other, (I've used it since my old Amiga days), just answering the various points.
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I doubt whether I use even 20% of what DOpus is capable of but I'm comfortable with it and I'm happy to support the developer.
@4wd
thank you very much. I've been going through and exploring the list of plug-ins you have linked to. I have just begun. It certainly looks like it will do everything I need. I'm a little bit hesitant to purchase it as I will be getting a new PC soon. But I see I can get a portable version for $10.

In many regards right now the most important feature I'm looking for is the retain/preserve data creation date when copying files from one folder to another. I need to consolidate files from a number of external hard drives spanning back to 2005.

Thank you again. I'll continue to go through the links

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......I have all of those except Total Commander, but I replaced that with Altap Salamander.  I use DO whenever possible on my primary machines, and XYPlorer portable everywhere else.

@wraith thanks... What made you make the move from total Comander to atap salamander

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