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PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: Today at 05:02 PM »
If you'd like different Hotkey combinations, please shoot!
-publicdomain (March 01, 2021, 12:39 AM)

Okay! Just updated them for left-handed pressing: (See Manform.cs line)

- HTML link importing.
- Drag & Drop support for .txt, .htm, .html and .url.
- Proper URL format validation.
- Proper scroll bars.
- Multiple custom browser support.
- Remember last used browser.
- Removal of custom browser with DELETE key.
- Multiple file processing by passed arguments.
- Previous and next URL hotkeys on SHIFT + A, S, D, Q, W.

URLister v0.3.0 is basically done! Just need to create the release video & update its about message :Thmbsup:

Hey Vic!
...a password generator.

Sure thing! I have code for arbitrary-length passwords somewhere :up:

i do wonder what button PREV/POST will do.

They're color pickers!

(For coloring text previous and posterior to the set limit, to suit user preference)

Awesome! Will be looking forward to playing around with it! Thanks, Vic!

My pleasure! :)

Finally freed time to engage in a PD coding spree. Chances are v0.1.0 sees the light on the weekend.

Cheers! :Thmbsup:

Awesome! Are you thinking of making it a Notepad+ plugin, or a Word macro, or a standalone EXE?

...And the winner is... a traditional standalone EXE:

Screenshot at 2021-03-01 16-48-41_Limitpad-ALPHA.png

There are lots of ways to create visual formatting even of plain text, or even to manipulate (convert case, upside-down text, and other more gimmicky stuff). But like I said, I would rather have a good release version of the base program first, and these are all things you could think about if you want to continue development!

Agreed! Let's focus on your first request, then expand the base program to suit your ideas :)

I hope @publicdomain you're as excited as I am! Thanks again for your time and effort!!

I'm always happy to help a fellow! :Thmbsup:

BTW Feel free to call me Vic! We're just a few days from v0.1.0. As you are responsive, we can advance the proggie faster.


PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: March 01, 2021, 12:39 AM »
Nick! Next release is almost done featuring:

- HTML link importing.
- Drag & Drop support for .txt, .htm, .html and .url.
- Proper URL format validation.
- Proper scroll bars.
- Multiple custom browser support.
- Removal of custom browser with DELETE key.
- Multiple file processing by passed arguments.
- Previous and next URL hotkeys. <-- I've hard-coded F9-F12 like this: (MainForm.cs line).

If you'd like different Hotkey combinations, please shoot! Right now is a great time to say it :)


No worry @vic, I do not interfere and wont publish my binary

Feel free to publish yours! We're doing this for the users & the more choice for users = the merrier!! :)

can't await how you solve such problems, great stuff what I've seen so far!  :Thmbsup:

Thanks for your heart-warming words :-*


Hi there magician! Just opened the repo to make this a March release :)


Nice snack idea @vevola! I'm in with Limitpad! :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Happy Birthday Skwire
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:37 PM »
Have a happy day!!!  :up: :Thmbsup: :up:

PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: February 20, 2021, 12:52 PM »
Copied and pasted a list of URLs into program okay.

Received the following error message:

[ Invalid Attachment ]


Okay! the sure-fire solution is to have a file-browsing dialog for manual browser picking.

It gets added to next version for moving on from URLister this February to the original URLplayer program from March onward.


Is there a way to turn off this evil behavior?

Okay, I've opened the "Holy Stop" repository to work on a solution that blocks the events based on a bool/flag + a KB/mouse hook.


Let's call the boolean "blockScaling".


A: Mouse wheel scroll, no control/Ctrl key.
B: Ctrl keydown, no mouse wheel.
C: ctrl+MouseWheel.
D: Ctrl keyup, no mouse wheel.


A, then C: blockScaling = true;
(Assume momentum scroll)

B: blockScaling = false;
(Assume manual keypress / intent)

D: blockScaling = true;
(Assume end of user intent)

IF ctrl+MouseWheel AND blockScaling = false then
    ALLOW ctrl+MouseWheel
    BLOCK ctrl+MouseWheel


The idea being to ENSURE you have clicked CONTROL down before allowing the passing/processing of ctrl+MouseWheel for regular text scaling.

When it's the WM_MOUSEWHEEL message with no modifier, disable it until next manual intent on Ctrl keydown.

This can work, so it's worth a try for a February release :)

Cheers! :Thmbsup:

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: Task Manager "Lite"
« on: February 15, 2021, 08:01 PM »
Here's a standard GUI program based on this idea (using the same exclusion list):

For single-program termination: fire it up, kill a program, done :)


(Can also refresh list via File/New)

DCmembers download: https://www.dcmember...-killer-lite-v0-1-0/

GitHub sources:

Task Killer Lite thread: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=51088.0


PublicDomainVic / Task Killer Lite thread
« on: February 15, 2021, 08:00 PM »
Task Killer Lite v0.1.0

List user programs for one-click termination.


Download @ DCmembers: https://www.dcmember...-killer-lite-v0-1-0/

PublicDomainVic / Re: AppFolderIcon thread
« on: February 15, 2021, 06:07 PM »
Do you want me to post them for fine-tuning purposes, or is this that can't really be adjusted anyway?

By all means post them! The idea is to have this program suit your needs/satisfy you in full! This way we also help others in need of the same functionality as well :)

Also, what does the Delete inis command do?  I'm guessing that windows would just rebuild them...  So that command probably puts them all back to their defaults?

You guessed right. Windows resets them all back to folder defaults.

[...]it intelligently determines which exe file is the most likely to contain the desired icon image[...]

There are three algos being used in succession:

- Levenshtein distance.
- Damerau-Levenshtein distance.
- Hamming distance.

(Source line)

We can do a new version with manual icon selection for the .exe names missed by the algorithms.

I'm thinking about a Graphical List with possible icons for single-click selection... Let's do this!

Any takers?   :P

Hello dear kunkel, thanks for your valuable interaction via PM.

AppFolderIcon v0.1.0 is complete:


DCmembers download: https://www.dcmember...ppfoldericon-v0-1-0/

Github source code:

AppFolderIcon thread: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=51087.0

Enjoy! :Thmbsup:


PublicDomainVic / AppFolderIcon thread
« on: February 15, 2021, 03:26 PM »
AppFolderIcon v0.1.0

Sets icon from .exe files on their containing folder.


Download @ DCmembers: https://www.dcmember...ppfoldericon-v0-1-0/

Living Room / Re: Web service to let supporters vote rankings
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:55 PM »
the best way to let supporters help rank and choose items to do from a list where you are adding and removing items constantly... Ideas welcome..

List versioning!

When you pick users' top-voted item from your TO DO list, snapshot the whole list adding a version number for future reference.

This method can prove to be the most transparent over time :)

Any takers?   :P

I'm in! Chances are "AppFolderIcon" gets completed tomorrow / in a couple.



PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:03 AM »
Copied and pasted a list of URLs into program okay.

Good! New code at work :)

Received the following error message:

Holy potatoes! What's your exact Windows version?

Got it running on Win7:

(May need to fall back to previous launch code for v0.3.0 with your drag & drop additions)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2021 Entry: URLister
« on: February 02, 2021, 05:46 AM »
Just updated URLister to version 0.2.0 :)

Download: https://www.dcmember...oad/urlister-v0-2-0/

PublicDomainVic / Re: 2021 Worthy Projects
« on: February 01, 2021, 11:17 PM »
The goal being getting web hosting costs as close to zero as possible.

The unikernel technology is the natural next step from containers.

Article: Containers 2.0: Why unikernels will rock the cloud

PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:14 PM »
URLister v0.2.0:


Download page: https://www.dcmember...oad/urlister-v0-2-0/

PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:59 AM »
Great, Vic.  Glad you are still game.

Always happy to assist! :)

If unloading browser is accepted, URLplayer may be usable presently

Sweet! Browser closing is programmed (Source: MainForm.cs).

I'm adding some more code to publish new release (save settings, open/import URL file, always on top).

except for needing a much, much larger list allowance.

Default MaxLength limit is addressed now.

If I am orchestrating the whole works on my system, I can tell my macro program (presently MacroExpress) to unload the browser -- after, say, two minutes (to download a .pdf file).  After browser is unloaded, go back to URLplayer, and load the next URL in the list.  Which will fire up the browser again, and go to the subsequent page (or download the next pdf in line).

So, what we would have is a nice 'semi-automatic', with a really long clip.

Hope we can make things easier on your end.

Thanks for working along Nick! It helps improve our software which in turn helps other fellows around :Thmbsup:


PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: January 15, 2021, 07:48 AM »
My pleasure! :)

it would be necessary to have the option of just a single tab being repeatedly used.

Just checking... would closing & re-launching browser with new URL suffice?

There's a bit more of a delay yet it's certain to use only one tab to save memory.


PublicDomainVic / Re: URLplayer thread
« on: January 13, 2021, 01:58 PM »
Hi there Nick! Got your suggestions and all of them are doable (We're tackling them one by one in code).

BTW I believe the PDF download part is perfect for our upcoming "pdGet" downloader project; a web macro input module fits your requirement perfectly since button clicking is performed via direct/internal browser automation.

Chances are both URLplayer and pdGet move from alphas to first public betas in the next few releases (I'm free enough this month).

Do monitor this thread! You're the very first tester :)

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Wrap Up
« on: January 11, 2021, 06:09 AM »
Thanks for keeping N.A.N.Y up dear Jesse & DC Crew! :-*

How wonderful to be part of an event celebrating free software for the world.

Keep it up! You guys ROCK!

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