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Somewhere in the last few months, I saw info about a resident battery utility that could automatically turn on and off charging at user selected levels, so that for example the battery would always stay within 15 and 85 percent of capacity.

I am unable to remember the name or where I found it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

It would need to work with either Win 7 or 10, as I do most of my computing on a Win 7 VM running in a Win 10 host.


If your conversion program has a command-line interface where you can pass the destination/resulting file name,
-publicdomain (May 12, 2021, 05:23 PM)


The one I use almost all the time is GUI only (dbPoweramp) but I will check the others I have.  Got a few plates in the air at the moment so it may be a day or three.



I have a bunch of old .wav recordings which I would like to convert to a compressed format so I can email them to some family members who have slow (rural) net acess.

But because the dates have some sentimental value (kids' musical and voice performances from 1997-2004) I want to keep the original file dates and not overwrite them with the conversion date.

No conversion program I currently have will do this.  Can anyone help?

Living Room / Re: Who‘s on Usenet?
« on: February 11, 2020, 02:44 PM »
Does anyone here feel the urge to have it ready for NANY 2021 or can I safely postpone it?

I'm a big usenetter.  Would love to have a simple client to try out, if you feel like getting it finished I would be happy to test.

From what I have read online (IANAL) it is legal to capture and save streaming audio to your computer provided that you do not redistribute the captured content to others.

However, it is against the terms of service of all the streaming providers and they would be entitled to cancel your account if they somehow caught you at it.

FoxPro - The PC database to end all databases.

Ay-men to that!   I started my work life with Foxbase running on MS-DOS.  All I asked was for a weekly data dump of our COBOL financial files and I could put together reports in half a day that would take the mainframe guys 3-4 days to debug and run.


Not forgotten by me!  Still use it almost every day.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Pane obscured in LBC configuration screen
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:14 AM »
If I post an alpha version will you test it?

Sure will. 

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Pane obscured in LBC configuration screen
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:32 PM »
Been a while Mouser, any news on this?   Thnx

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Pane obscured in LBC configuration screen
« on: February 10, 2019, 05:02 PM »
Shows as 1.154.02

LaunchBar Commander / Pane obscured in LBC configuration screen
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:20 PM »
Hiya Mouser, long time no post.....

Noticed that the upper right hand pane in the config screen is being partially covered by the lower right (see attached screenshot)

Can't seem to do anything with screen resolution or dragging windows to fix this (the border between the upper and lower panes is not click and draggable)

Any ideas?   Thank you!

Screenshot - 2_10_2019 , 2_14_42 PM.jpg

Question for my fellow travelers: How much sunscreen do we need to bring?

Not to worry, we go at night!!

I'm looking for something which will help us get several years of home-based business paperwork digitized. 

Must haves:
Recognize and work with any TWAIN-aware scanner (I have three, each is best at a different thing)
Automagically name and classify the resulting scanned documents (most pdf, some jpeg) using dates/labels/keywords for easy retrieval.
Purchase, not subscription.
Local storage - not the #*@&!! cloud.

Stand alone software - not bundled with yet another scanner I'd have to buy.
Installable on 2-3 computers without extra cost.

Any suggestions????


Do you do plumbing???

When I run LBC minimized, it places its icon in the Win 7 notifications area (I meant to say that when I said "taskbar) at the lower right corner of the screen.   I always try to remember to keep it minimized so it will start up this way.

Running LBC with no command line arguments gives me the menu flyout when I left click on the icon and the configuration flyout when I right click.  That's perfect for me.

Running LBC with -nodock and -nowindow gives the menu flyout (with an "exit" selection on bottom) on a left click, and no response on a right click.

I notice that when launching LBC with the -nodock and -nowindow arguments (that's the way I like to use it, as a flyout from the taskbar) it seems that the -readonly setting is also applied, I can't enter the preferences screen.   Is that intentional??

I tested three find-replace sequences using the portable version of the beta.

(1) copy all references from E:\ to C:\
(2) copy all references from E:\ to %APPDRIVE%
(3) copy those all from %APPDRIVE% to D:\

The program file locations were replaced and as far as I can tell are all working OK.

The icon locations as they appear in the preferences screen seem not to have been replaced..

Interestingly, that seems to make no difference.  Icons still seem to show up correctly in the launchbar and in the taskbar flyout even though their pointers no longer exist, including both those icons which are part of an executable and those which are referenced as .ico files .

Thanks Mouser.......

"it would be nice to move to an xml format.."

Now that would be an awesome update.  I understand that it's very non-trivial though.

We can wait a week (or two) - thanks!!

Let's say I have a directory containing 80-90 self contained applications, along with an install of LBC set up to access them all.   This is what's on my wife's computer under her E:\ drive.

Now she wants to replicate this functionality on her new laptop which has only a C:\ drive.  As far as I can tell there are three ways to get LBC to replicate the menu:

(1) repartition her laptop to C,D,E which is kind of overkill I think.
(2) set up a folder on C: which maps to E: on startup
(3) manually edit every entry on the LBC menu, changing every E in the program and icon location fields to a C.

Is there a plan (4) - a way to globally edit the menu and change pointer at once using search and replace?  It doesn't appear so.

That's got it.  You're the <s>man</s> cat, mouser.

Last used Comodo about three years ago. 

My experience was that the false positives came at me more or less like confetti at a Mardi Gras parade, so I killed it and went to the paid version of Malwarebytes combined with the free version of Bitdefender.  Very happy with this combination and plan to continue.

Thanks for getting right back!!

When I put the argument in that box, Firefox launches OK, but the argument seems to be ignored.

The argument which gives me the result I want when run directly is

 -profile "Key Apps/FirefoxPortable/Data/profile"

Next to the argument box is the legend (use %file%) and I'm not quite sure what that means.  Should I rewrite the argument in some way??

General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative
« on: June 04, 2015, 02:58 PM »
Personally I am still using TC 7.1a.   

If the NSA or someone with similar skills and resources decides they want to see what's on my computer, I already have much bigger problems than a few torrented movies and stream recordings off of Spotify that may be sitting there.

My biggest concern would be anyone getting my logins and financial info.  This is protected within a KeePass file which has both a strong password and a keyfile (the latter hidden inside the windows\system folder) all of which is inside a TrueCrypt file which also has a strong password and a keyfile (the latter is stored on a USB stick I keep in my wallet, and a backup in my safe deposit box).

So far I haven't seen any signs of a TrueCrypt vulnerability that would enable J. Malicious Hacker to get to the valuable stuff, given the way I have it set up.

Firefox Portable is located on a USB stick mapped to drive L:\  and is in the subfolder L:\KeyApps\FirefoxPortable

I want to run the program with a command line argument forcing it to use the (relative) profile on that stick located in \KeyApps\FirefoxPortable\Data\Profile

When I navigate to the folder where the executable is located and enter

 FirefoxPortable.exe -profile "Key Apps/FirefoxPortable/Data/profile"

it works fine, but when I place the following in LBC as the command, nothing happens -

%APPDRIVE%\Key Apps\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe -profile "Key Apps/FirefoxPortable/Data/profile"

Am I missing something??

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Mouser - question about LBC backups
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:33 PM »
That should work.

Thanks (as usual !)

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