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Awesome! I like it.

It's great that you can use it for things like monitoring oil changes, toothbrush changes, etc. That's what I envisioned. GReat job!

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: "Days since" program
« on: September 11, 2007, 01:59 PM »
I like this idea: it's a iGoogle widget that keeps track of number of the days since you have performed some task.  You enter the name of the task and it keeps Track of the time automatically.

I do not use iGoogle, and I don't want to start.  Why not create an Autohotkey equivalent?

Hopefully the program will not take up too much processing power and memory.

Thanks! -Spanky


Superawesome. I'll check the program out. In the meantime, I'll donate. Thanks for your efforts. I'll also try to spread the word on the site and on FindFocus!

Spanky McGee

Yes, because the problem is that, although the selection box moves in a patterned way, there are "gaps" in its visibility. So, let's say you're in Firefox viewing a Google search result page (for example. I think this tool should be awesome for Windows, globally--and not just for Firefox).  You're using alt to navigate the links and browser buttons, etc. You can see the trail of the little contiguous jumps in selection/focus, but then you'll lose track of the selection/focus as you're holding down alt, and you can't see where it went. (In one instance, the focus will jump to the entire browser window and you don't think to look at edges of the screen. It took me forever to see that).

All my babble boils down to this: the pattern of the movement of the selection box can be very complex in various navigation circumstances. If you can't see it at a certain time, you can't grasp the pattern. If you can't grasp the pattern, then you'd need a mouse!

-MC Spanky McGee

PS. I love the project you guys have going.
PPS. I already tried to find the software I'm imagining here (the closest I came is a Firefox add-on called Highlight Focus. But it doesn't work for Windows globally and it doesn't highlight all that well) With all the sites I've seen on ditching the mouse, you might become heroes with this project (not that you weren't already).  :Thmbsup:

I've been happily reading Lifehacker articles on how to ditch my mouse by
using hotkeys, etc. I am getting better at it. However, one thing that has
always bothered me is that it is very hard to find the selection box when
you push ALT+TAB to navigate through the elements on a screen, whether it be a
Firefox window, the desktop, control panel, etc. I know you can configure
Windows to locate the cursor by hitting CTRL (and I know Donationcoder has a program for that, too). It would be nice if there
were a utility that could help you find the selection box in a similar manner.

Any ideas?

MC Spanky McGee

CORRECTION: I meant "ALT+TAB." My original post just said, "ALT." Ugh. Mental blockage.

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