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Hi all.
Haven't been on here in some time, but looking for some freeware so here is the place to ask when I can't find it myself.

Looking for some freeware to do screen recording. Did try out Cam Studio but it looks old and sometimes didn't save the video after recording.

Also if possible, the ability to record any second screens would be handy.

Thanks in advance!


How about Pitaschio? It can fulfill many of your requirements, and it runs under Vista. I'm also completely used to middle- and right-clicking, but on the title bar, which seems to me even more comfortable.

Perfect. Thanks yksyks!
Donation coder never fails!

Shame its already been reviewed by the big few. I'm lacking in new awesome freeware to review on my site! :(

Cheers, that looks like what i need. however, i read in the article that some of the functions can be attain via auto hotkeys? would roll up and down be one of those? call me fussy, but im so used to middle clicking on minimize now, that i often truly believe other machines are broken when it doesn't work.

- oh, I (obviously) didn't understood that. There used to be some (for Win 2K and XP), but I have stopped taking interest in which may or may not have been updated for Vista, not to  mention Win 7, because my AnVir Task Manager Pro gives me all that. I don't know what features their free version will give you, if any.

Thats quite handy! looks like alot of tools i use but all in one. I forgot to mention, not bothered if free or not. Had a quick look, but i couldn't see about rolling windows up or down, which is the main thing i really need!

I already use a different application for quick access to folders.

I was specifically looking for something that allowed me to add extra functions to the min max n close buttons on any window, to roll up, or minimize to system tray, or minimize to an icon.

General Software Discussion / DM2 alternative for windows 7?
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:58 PM »
Hi all
Was wondering if there was anything like DM2 (https://www.donation...dex.php?topic=5928.0) for windows 7.
Thinking of moving to win7 soon, running xp atm. not sure how it will work out, without DM2!

Anyone know of anything which can do any part of what DM2 can do?
if not, and your a developer, why not have a go at making one, and ill post it on my site appaholic!

Thanks in advance!

Developer's Corner / Simple Java Panel setLocation issue. help?
« on: February 16, 2009, 07:10 AM »
Im currently working on a project which has a game panel and a control panel.
The game panel works fine, however now im trying to create the control panel in the same frame, and i cant seem to set its location.
Its location is under the game panel, however I cant seem to make this stick, as the button always displays at the top of the screen in the middle.

I know with java you have little control over they layout, but surely I must be able to group a section of buttons and make sure they display in one area only?

Code pasted below in spoiler
Thanks in advance


Code: Java [Select]
  1. import java.awt.Color;
  2. import java.awt.Dimension;
  3. import java.awt.Graphics;
  5. import javax.swing.JButton;
  6. import javax.swing.JPanel;
  9. @SuppressWarnings("serial")
  10. public class hospitalControlPanel extends JPanel
  11. {
  12.         private JButton button1;
  13.         public hospitalControlPanel()
  14.         {
  15.                 button1 = new JButton("im a button");
  16.                 add(button1);
  17.                 setBackground(Color.lightGray);
  18.                 setLocation(0,810);
  19.                 Dimension CPanelDim = new Dimension(1025,90);
  20.                 setSize(CPanelDim);
  23.                 System.out.println(this.getLocation());
  24.         }
  25. }
Code: Java [Select]
  1. import java.awt.Dimension;
  2. import java.awt.Point;
  4. import javax.swing.JFrame;
  5. import javax.swing.JPanel;
  7. /**
  8.  *
  9.  */
  11. /**
  12.  * @author Rel
  13.  *
  14.  */
  15. public class hospital
  16. {
  18.         /**
  19.          * @param args
  20.          */
  21.         public static void main(String[] args)
  22.         {
  23.                 JFrame gameWindow = new JFrame("Java Hospital");
  24.                 gameWindow.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
  25.                 gameWindow.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(1025, 900));
  26.                 gameWindow.setResizable(false);
  28.                 //gameWindow.getContentPane().add (new hospitalGamePanel());
  29.                 gameWindow.getContentPane().add(new hospitalControlPanel());
  31.                 gameWindow.pack();
  32.                 gameWindow.setVisible(true);
  33.         }
  36. }

Oh ok.
Well my refers from google have stayed the same, if not increased recently!
Should I really worry that my page ranks have all dropped?

ah ok. I thought it took care of the important stuff.
Even so, the blocks being there or not, hasnt changed, and so therefore i cant see how they could affect it. right?


Yeh, i can see the code, i know what it is, a tree indeed.
That souldnt be an issue, as I have a wordpress plugin which generates all the SEO stuff for me, including the map google needs.
I havent changed the layout or style of the website in months!

a 6?
I've even used sites which check multiple servers for page rank, and its 0 still.
I'm talking about the home page

I cant see I've done any of these, but thanks for your help!
I found that in the webmasters tools you can chat to google and ask them to re evaluate your site. I guess I shall wait to hear back from them!

Thanks DC people!

Hi everyone.
I know DC isn't exactly the place for websites and SEO stuff, but I trust people here than some random forum I find on google.

Recently, my google page rank of my site appaholic dot co dot uk has dropped to 0.
can anyone suggest a reason for this?

The site traffic has not changed, and if anything, its increased over the last week.

Any suggestions or comments welcome.

General Software Discussion / Re: Raid 1 freeware anywhere?
« on: January 26, 2009, 03:47 AM »
Yeh, i was going to get a cheap raid card, but they were either slow or too expensive!
If i use raid1, i know it will have to write to both disks, but will it then use both disks to read, ie twice as fast?
still looking for some simple software to do it, or is hacking windows the only way apart from hardware?

General Software Discussion / Re: Raid 1 freeware anywhere?
« on: January 25, 2009, 06:46 AM »
Yeh I came across those articles before, however they both involve some sort of windows hack, which I'd rather not do.
Hardware RAID isn't really an option for me, and I do understand the difference.
There must be some simple software for doing this, right?

Update: Read alot about this, and it seems it cant be done on the OS disk, which is what im trying to do. Win XP Pro supports it on OTHER disks, just not the OS disk. oh well

General Software Discussion / Raid 1 freeware anywhere?
« on: January 24, 2009, 12:45 PM »
Hey all
I went home for Christmas, and planned to raid0 my C drive, however found out my motherboard does not support raid at all! :(
So, I decided, I could use the new drive I was bought to raid1 my C drive instead, seeing as its the same size.
Does anyone know where I can find some free software for doing this?
I had a quick google, but didnt find very much, plus I trust the recomendations from users of this forum over google any day.

Thanks in advance


I've recently discovered syncplicity, and it allows me enough free space 2 sync my documents.
I'll be syncing XP sp3 and vista sp1. Will this cause any issues i should be aware of? as the syncing will be fully automatic.

Hi everyone.
I've just finished my first term at uni, and learnt some java.
I'm creating a simple helicopter game in java, and have some issues using timers.
The funny thing was, i started the project on my laptop, and it was going fine. Went back to my desktop, and it lagged. Weird. So I tried it on my laptop again, and it had no lag.
By lag, I mean graphically and mouse movement when the application runs. Its not consuming resources, so that's not the problem.
I read something on a forum about it being to do with the fact my desktop has a quad core. If this is the case, how can I work around this? Obviously I will have to use my laptop for now. Laptop is dual core running vista, desktop is a quad core running xp sp3.
code listing below. 2 separate files but together for this forum

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import java.awt.*;

public class HeliApp extends Object
   public static void main(String[] argStrings) throws Exception
      JFrame frame = new JFrame ("Heli");
      frame.setDefaultCloseOperation (JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
      frame.getContentPane().add (new HeliPanel());   

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.lang.*

public class HeliPanel extends JPanel
   int heliX = 50;
   int heliY = 200;
   int yMove = 5;
   private ImageIcon image;
   int delay = 20;
   private Timer timer;
   public HeliPanel()
      image = new ImageIcon ("../black-helicopter.gif");
      setBackground (Color.white);
      setPreferredSize (new Dimension(1000,400));
      setFocusable (true);
      Timer timer = new Timer(10, new GameListener());
   public void paintComponent (Graphics page)
      super.paintComponent (page);
      image.paintIcon (this,page,heliX, heliY);
   private class GameListener implements ActionListener
      public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent event)
         heliY = heliY + yMove;

ok, nevermind. problem fixed. turns out his hold key works with the new version too! should of tried it. silly me.
not sure why he never told me bout it! lol

i tried to run the installer and nothing happens. I'm not talking the latest version, talking 2.2. Turns out one of my friends has a key for 2.2 he can let me have, as he dosent use it anymore. Otherwise I'd have 2 buy it, and as a student, I cant afford to buy software I don't know if Id use or not.

you raise a very valid point
I wasnt sure if i was missing something or not, but now you explain it, it makes sense.
Ill defiantly have to give it a go....

Just tried, and I cant install the trial of the desktop thing to create my own databases. Darn.
Anyone got any other suggestions?

That does look good! closest thing ive seen to what I want.
Maybe I'm really stupid, but i don't understand the test section of it.
Does it give me the results of my test? how does it tell me if i got the question right or wrong?

Hi all
I'm a student, and I've read that its a good idea to revise on the go, not just near an exam.
The best way for me to do this, would be to create custom questions and multiple choice answers.
I'm sure I've seen something like this before, but alas I cannot find it now.
So I turn to the Donation Coder forum for help, the best place for finding software when a few hours of googling fails.
This is a real challenge, as I'm looking for such software, that runs on my windows mobile device!
This way, I can revise on the long train journey home!

Any suggestions at all?
If not, know of anyone who could code a little app?
Sure it cant be that complicated, however I'm only just learning how to program.

just in case I draw ALL blanks on this, where would I go to start learning to program for Windows Mobile?

Many many many thanks to everyone here at DC! The only forum I trust for software! :D

yeh, I actually got an exclusive on the alpha client for humyo, but foolishly never reviewed it.
Sadly it doesn't have big enough storage for my requirements. Darn. Other than that, I wouldnt mind paying that little bit extra for the upload speed. Other services say the don't limit the upload speed too though, so who knows.
Any more ideas?

The university only offer 100MB of space for students.

I think I'll have to end up using mozy, as at least 1MBps is better than 300Kbs.
Worked out i could upload 60GB in 13 hours. Seeing as I can leave it on all the time, this shouldnt be a problem I guess.
Still, I'd like to be able to upload my backups faster!
I CAN go faster, its just the backup service limiting me.

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