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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: October 17, 2006, 02:31 AM »
Hi Peter

1. Keep the box on screen (First version) giving a choice to: Draw, Redraw and Exit.
2. The 2 buttons are a very nice additions!  But, as I said before, all the lines SHOULD be visible on screen wherever the buttons are placed, whether left or right of each other.
3. One "last" request... I think  ;)  Is there a way to offer a choice between the "regular lines" (those between LOW and HIGH), and the ones above-below the buttons?  What I mean is that I don't always need the "above and below" lines, which could be hidden somehow (or not shown). Or maybe offer a choice (check) of "between" and/or "above".  I don't even know if that is possible!

1. The box is back.
2. Lines work all the time, but remember that the calculation is based on the 'high' being above the 'low'
3. Checkboxes to show/hide lines inside and outside.
small bonus extra - choose the colour of the outside/inside lines.

Screenshot - 10_17_2006 , 5_30_02 PM.png

Have fun

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: October 15, 2006, 06:34 AM »
+0x400000 gives the window a border similar to a button, take it away and the window is just flat.

Postmessage is something i have just come accross, so here goes

Postmessage sends a message to a window or a control.
0xA1 = left mouse button down
because there is no titlebar in the gui (-caption) you can not effectively drag the window.
Postmessage is triggered when the G label of the text field is triggered.(The only thing in the GUI showing)

  PostMessage, 0xA1, 2,,, A

sends a left mousebutton down to the window it is above, allowing you to drag to a new position.
I then wait for the mousebutton up, and redraw the lines. It seemed better then having a Settimer running.

I have borrowed postmessage from another script on the AHK forums.
I hope this is the correct explanation.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: October 15, 2006, 05:05 AM »
Hi all
whole new approach to this,
This AHK script will let you drag two small buttons called High and Low around the screen
Its quick and simple, just like a coding snack should be.
Its also about the limit of my knowledge, but in time I might know more.

It may also have some other uses later, ie screen guides etc.

example with plain overlay and with Stockmarket graph (yahoo)

Screenshot - 15_10_2006 , 7_54_32 PM.png
Screenshot - 15_10_2006 , 7_55_25 PM.png

Hope this is better Aquarelle, PM me if you want to adjust the script, I will help where (and when) possible.


Post New Requests Here / Re: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: October 13, 2006, 07:09 PM »
Hi Aquarelle

Have been on a break for a week and busy at work before that, will do some more later today and post tommorrow.


Embarrassingly, I thought I had to draw a picture or something to enter the 'Drawing' contest.
As my artistic skills leave a lot to be desired, I was relieved to find it was not that kind of 'drawing'

Now I have walked off with a prize, I feel even more shamed.  :-[

Many thanks to not only Mouser and Ampa, but to all that make this community enjoyable.
(but especially to Mouser and Ampa)


General Software Discussion / Re: Best jukebox that is NOT iTunes?
« on: September 23, 2006, 11:10 PM »
Excellent news about mC.
I have used mcube for around 3years and was watching this thread with interest as I thought there was no more development.

I will NOT be changing now, look forward to the final release.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: WinCovers
« on: September 20, 2006, 01:40 AM »
on the road for a couple for days, be back soon


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: WinCovers
« on: September 16, 2006, 07:24 AM »
Hi John

I have not had a chance to read your latest script, will do so soon.

But after your post on the 15th , I thought I would have a stab.

This is just a 1st attempt using only the Calculator to see if we are on the right track,
I have not decided the layout for saving to different windows, or if and how settings are saved to a ini.
So calculator will be the test for now.

The limitations
- with AHK splashimage is that you have only ten covers to work with . but it seems very effective.
- to destroy the wincovers when a different window is active, I minimized the Calculator window to the taskbar.
- it does not stop Shortcut Keys.

Screenshot - 16_09_2006 , 10_06_42 PM.png

FYI. I've talked about this idea with a lot of programmers in the past and they all say it can't be done.
Luckily I have never spoke to a programmer, so this does not apply to me.  :)
(Todays learning for dB, AHK splashimage)

Feedback welcome

Post New Requests Here / Re: Text editor with good spell checker
« on: September 11, 2006, 05:21 AM »
Similar to Apps suggestion....

You could use Tinyspell.
I have used it every day for years now to check my spelling in the Accounting package MYOB, but works with all windows programs.

vers 1.4 has two versions available
tinySpell (totally free - no adware/spyware/nagware/etc.)
    Checks spelling in any Windows application
    Uses little system resources
    Checks spelling on-the-fly (alerts if the last typed word was misspelled)
    Checks spelling of a word that is copied to the clipboard
    Optionally beeps on error (now with hot-key control - new in v1.4)
    The beep sound can be easily set to any wav file (new in v1.4)
    Opens replacements list with a simple mouse click or a hot-key
    Optionally copies the selected replacement word to the clipboard
    Optionally inserts the selected replacement word into the document
    Allows you to add words to the dictionary
    Easy Enable/Disable

tinySpell+  in addition to the above features (new in v1.4)
    Remembers the last error (even if it is not the last typed word)
    Allows you to add auto-replacements to the dictionary
    Allows you to add a list of words to the dictionary
    Additional options:
     - Check Capitalization
     - Mixed CaSe is an error
     - Ignore UPPERCASE words
     - Ignore words with numbers
     - Ignore Internet & email addresses and file names
     - Ignore Windows password fields (NOT in web-forms!)
    Supports change of dictionary (unofficial): click here for details

And the + version works similar to donation coder.
Starts at $5 but you can pick your price above that if you want.

I have always used the freeware version, but 'Donation Coder' has altered my thinking.
Will buy the plus version tommorrow.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: September 10, 2006, 07:19 AM »
But wait, there is more...v0194

- Save option in filter log view.
filter the log to what you desire, then save.
The main log file remains untouched, and a new file is created with only the filtered details.

Screenshot - 10_09_2006 , 9_56_52 PM.png

Notice that the .exe version you posted can be unpacked into a .ahk file again by using Exe2Ahk.

A fair bit of panic set in with v1f. I had the AHK file on a thumb drive that got accidentally wiped.
exe2ahk would not work on the exe I had. until....
an old forum thread said you could drag n drop a exe onto exe2ahk . worked,  though would not work through command line.   :huh:

next step is to allow printing from Logview, another new step. so could be a while.


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: September 09, 2006, 10:03 AM »
Hi all

v0185 Titlelog
-added fiter to logview

Screenshot - 10_09_2006 , 12_56_46 AM.png

@Tomos, can filter just opera, but will still display full title,

@jgpaiva, would be very interested if you develop a better report/view/etc with Ruby.

lost old version of v1f so I will re comment the script in the next version.

Feedback wanted and welcome


Post New Requests Here / Re: Run application on low CPU level?
« on: September 09, 2006, 06:41 AM »
Hi all

CPUlight v0150

Screenshot shows changes

Screenshot - 09_09_2006 , 9_12_24 PM.png

Enjoyed trying to get the 'Greater / less / and / or' to work as I had never tried this before.
Have limited testing due to the variations possible now.

Feedback, comments and suggestions all still welcome.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Run application on low CPU level?
« on: September 07, 2006, 11:23 PM »
On the road at the moment, I worked on this last night and have made a few changes.
They should include

When CPU 'greater/less' then 'And/Or' then Idle 'greater/less' start these files.

- A tooltip option for when minimised showing status.
- 6 file memory
- close or stay on exit

will add option to start when launched
The 2 appearing in current is a error, just a break feedback. will remove

Should be back in less then 24hrs

c. u. then


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: September 07, 2006, 11:15 PM »
I am on the road at the moment, I made a few changes last night on my laptop.

I am hesitant about throwing out data, as you can never put it back in.
What I propose, is to have a filter in the view GUI, that allows
- filter out all records that are less then 'x' seconds
- include only records with the followng text.

That should shorten the display, especially when surfing or as in my case, a media player whose title changes contantly.

will post when I return


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: September 06, 2006, 09:30 AM »
Thought I better update TitleLog for all those GTD followers   :D

This will show you WYD (What You Done) on your PC

Log the title of each window

now with
-  Idle Log Time, after 'x' mintues prompt the screen with a message box asking for input.
-  Add a comment to log (from taskbar icon)
-  View Log Folder
-  Fixed problem with comma's in window titles

Post New Requests Here / Re: Run application on low CPU level?
« on: September 06, 2006, 09:10 AM »
Hi Zeemer

Glad you could use it.

The condition OR should be met by either increasing CPU to 99% , or, decreasing Keyboard Idle to 1 seconds.
This should have the effect of only relying on 1 condition to trip the 'file runs'

and finally one question...Does it kick-off the programs as soon as it detects the CPU level is low or does it start the programs after the CPU level is back to normal ?
I'm not sure what your after,??
If the CPU stays below the threshhold for x seconds continuously, start the run sequence, if the CPU jumps above the threshhold, restart timer.
even after the sequence has begun.
IE. in the screenshot, when Google Earth is started, my CPU jumps high for a few seconds, so 'Screenshotcaptor' is delayed at least 60 seconds.

Ver 0089
Starts with GUI again
added - Start,Reset,Stop Buttons
added - When complete   exit or stop

Screenshot - 06_09_2006 , 11_57_58 PM.png


Try one of new members, Aquarelle.
I new this might come in handy 1 day
As a professional translator (English to French)


Alright , Im still on track,
Home -Cleared desk
Work -Cleared small part of desk,

Will be going the software road. (ToDoList-CP, Stickies-zhorn)

BTW. Others that want to try a Screen PostIt note program, could do worse then trying HottNotes
has a checklist feature that Stickies lacks


Post New Requests Here / Re: Run application on low CPU level?
« on: September 03, 2006, 07:17 AM »
Error in the first attempt, did not stay minimised.  :-[

Now starts minimised, and added 'Pause Timing'


Post New Requests Here / Re: Run application on low CPU level?
« on: September 02, 2006, 09:58 AM »
Hi Jeff

Here is a AHK script that should do the job, although I have not tested it much.

As always, comments, suggestions, improvements, all welcome.

Screenshot - 03_09_2006 , 12_58_38 AM.png

Post New Requests Here / Re: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:01 AM »
Hi Peter

I just found the app you are after.
I used it ages ago to mark up some emails before replying but have not needed it for a while.
The name escaped me until today, so I was not sure what to google for.
And making the AHK script was good fun as I learnt a little myself.

Put a square around the screen area to work on.
Add lines, arrows, circles, squares, ellipses, different line styles and thicknesses. Highlighter, add text, change colors.
When finished, save the square area as a jpg or png, or email

- Ability to draw straight lines (from point "A" to point "B") with different thickness and colors (T&C).
- Ability to draw squares and circles, also with different T&C.
- Ability to hide (or minimize) the GUI, while using the tools.  Sometimes, it's in the way, and is a bit too big.
- Ability to confine Fibonacci lines from point "A" to point "B" (instead of drawing them across the screen).
- Change the T&C of the Fibonacci lines

Having revisited this software, it is handy. ($20) non expiring Trial inserts small advert below email, and advert below GUI
The 'Aquarelle Rule' is very narrow, very few people would have any use for it.
'Jotsmart' is something everyone could use.

when i have some spare time, i will play with the Fibonacci line script, it can draw the ratios on screen automatically so is more accurate then by hand. a combination of Jotsmart and the script should do everything you need

Good luck with your trading.

Side note. (whilst researching what a fibonacci is)
I read with interest a idea of creating a full automatic mechanical trading system. A application that would Buy and Sell via the internet without human intervention. You set the rules, give it some dollars, and sit back. Hmmmm, would it be possible.


Living Room / Re: New DVD Rewinding Service
« on: August 23, 2006, 04:49 AM »
I cant believe I have been paying $3 for this down at my local shop.
I bet they just use this service and just cream off the top.
Well no more....     Thanks for the link.


Post New Requests Here / Re: "Write on Screen" Tool
« on: August 22, 2006, 08:06 AM »
Hi Aquarelle

Is there a way to program a "simple" tool such as something that could enable me to write directly on screen?
I want to be able to:
- draw straight lines, with and without end arrow.
- draw circles and boxes (squares).

- write words on top of other applications.
- Use a "Fibonacci tool" to be used on top of stock charts.

The use for this small app is limited to people that trade the stockmarket, using charting, and use the Fibonacci tool.
I would guess about 1 in 10,000 of general population.

So here is the catch,
This excellent website requires a little help to maintain its high standard. (WD mouser)
If you are successful with this script, I would like you to return to Donation Coder, and donate a very very very small percentage of your trading profits to DC.
Somewhere well less then 1% of the gains. :)

So here we have, The 'Aquarelle Rule', a small AHK script that will draw fibonacci lines ontop of the screen, and allow text to be overlaid.
Tip. I would use Mousers excellent 'ScreenShotCaptor' to archive your trades and notes. maybe you could post a screenshot later.

Comments, Suggestions and Feedback welcome
dB (Doublebogey)

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very simple timeclock utility
« on: August 08, 2006, 06:39 AM »
Thanks doublebogey, that works pretty well.  It keeps track of everything happening.  I would rather have it just keep track of when I arrive or go to break instead of every little thing I'm doing on my computer.

This raises a very valid point and one I was a little uncomfortable to start with.
There are no end of intrusive keyloggers, and equally as many privacy sweepers around.

TitleLog is intended as a 'Personnel' Log of the days PC activity.
Personally, the more I have used this, the more I like it.
To give an example of how bad I am at keeping a Timesheet, I installed a GPS Vehicle Logger in my car, and its brilliant.
TitleLog will bring me similar information.

So to avoid the privacy stigma with TitleLog.
- A icon will always display in the toolbar
- The text files are just that, Text files in plain old CSV format.
- You can always edit out any lines of a log file in Notepad.
- The AHK source code is available,  but not very pretty.

Version 1b
- The elapsed time a window is active is now logged
- The 'Show todays Log' now opens a Listview, click on headers to sort - time, elapsed, Window name
- added. 'Open Log Folder' to select any day for the listview
- Tidy up of some lines and bugs

raw text log
20060808,2116,Loading TitleLog v1b Preferences,0:00:00
20060808,2116,Google - Mozilla Firefox,0:00:06
20060808,2117,Inbox - Thunderbird,0:00:13
20060808,2117,Google - Mozilla Firefox,0:00:07
20060808,2117, Forum - Index - Mozilla Firefox,0:00:16
20060808,2117,AutoHotkey Help,0:00:08
20060808,2117,TitleLog.exe Exited by User

Screenshot - 08_08_2006 , 9_37_01 PM.png

Feedback welcome always


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