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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: XYplorer File Manager
« on: August 18, 2006, 12:46 PM »
As for apps like ExplorerPlus and Total Commander, I have not made a direct comparison, but XYplorer goes beyond either in usability.
What do you mean by usability?

Irfanview always seemed very clunky to me.
I am constantly discovering cool new features it has, similar to all the stuff I keep finding in PSPad, my favorite text editor.
For "clunkiness" I've always thought it the other way around, that XnView was the more clunky thing, but it might just be because I'm so used to the simple Irfanview interface I've set up that the default one in Xnview didn't please me.
About cool new features, I also love that in apps! PsPad is my favourite editor too ;) I'll definitely give Xnview a run for the money this time.

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Flock: Web2.0 and all that buzz
« on: August 11, 2006, 04:24 PM »
[edit]It's a great feature, indeed![/edit]  :-[

agree with nudone. I'd love some Gimp assignments. How about an assignment to create Cody (in different habitats/settings?)? Or would that infringe on nudones Cody copyright?

tried XnView several times, but I've stuck with Irfanview. Something about the simplicity of the default view, I think. The default view of Xnview doesn't really do it any favours, methinks. It can obviously be changed, but there's still a lot of things that counts in Irfanview's favour for me. Xnview does seem a little more powerful, though, so I'll definitely keep an eye on it and continue playing with it, but I need to be convinced, I suppose...

Congratulations, TucknDar, on your new daughter.  May your joy continue!

Best wishes,

Jeff Kogler
Thank you!!

suppose I can post in here, too

I'm a 27 years old male livining in Oslo, Norway.
I've been using computers since... 1994 I think, but never got further than being a "mildly advanced user" meaning I can't program in any language. Well, I know a tiny bit of PHP, but that's about it. I love to tweak my system though, and have been into alternative shells for 7-8 years or something, with a preference for LiteStep (and the PureLS-branch when that was actively maintained). I recently discovered AutoHotkey and am trying to tweak and write useful scripts.
I love freeware, but with the discovery of I've found myself donating for freeware and also registering a few shareware apps (some Collectorz-programs through the DC-discount!). I've "always" wanted to be able to code programs, but I suppose AHK is as far as I can go... unless you know some great way to learn C or C++, that is.

"software I can't live without"(tm):
Total Commander
KatMouse (microsoft, you got wheelscrolling all wrong!!!)

On a personal note, my first-born daughter is now 5 weeks  :-* I'll never forget this summer, that's for sure! Becoming a father is, needless to say, the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me!
That's about as much as I care to post right now... maybe more in my personal profile later :-[

General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon 2.0 Invitation
« on: August 06, 2006, 04:05 PM »
I think Opera is faster than IE in page rendering. I've seen statistics on this (don't have an url to back it up, so take it with a pinch of salt ;) ) proving that Opera is the fastest.

Keyboard Shortcuts are 100% user configurable. Of course :P

Opera has built in blocking, and although it's not automatic ala Firefox' AdBlocker it's good. And there are user scripts and user css files that automatically blocks ads.

I agree on the firefox plugins! Love apps with plugins/extensions/modules. The best way to keep a small and/or basic core with user deciding what else to add. On that note though, Opera can take user scripts (even most Firefox Greasemonkey scripts) which makes the little difference sometimes.

about the mail-client and torrent-client... well, I sorta agree. I use the M2 client myself (Opera's built in) which is the closest I've come to the mail-client I want (I've tried tons...). I don't use the torrent client, and don't notice it, since it's disabled. Don't think it affects the general speed of Opera, either...

Sorry to topic starter for stealing the thread, btw...

General Software Discussion / Re: Maxthon 2.0 Invitation
« on: August 06, 2006, 03:48 PM »
I dunno if FireFox is that much more safe, but at least it's not targetted as much as IE... yet. The price to pay is of course bloat, sluggishness, slowness and high memory usage.
Ever considered Opera? I used FireFox before, but it was too darn slow. Opera showed me the way. Still not a perfect browser, but by far the best and most comfortable I've ever used. And it's fast, both starting up and surfing!

Oh, and unlike before, it's free now, as you probably know ;)

Great find!

I use alternative shells (Litestep 99% of the time) and small utilities and AHK-scripts, so I guess I'm pretty much into customizing my Win2k system ;)

Good review, good application.

I think InstantBoss will help me improve my efficency. Well, I hope so, at least  :-[

Living Room / Re: George Bush singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
« on: July 28, 2006, 04:51 PM »
Amazing!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: How made me a donator
« on: July 27, 2006, 06:21 AM »
Yes, that's what I'm hoping for. Anyone else with a similar experience?

Living Room / How made me a donator
« on: July 27, 2006, 05:08 AM »
When I first discovered I was a little reluctant to embrace the idea of "having to" donate (I know that I don't actually have to donate to get a free license) to start using the awesome programs here. I left but returned later and changed my mind on the whole idea and donated a small amount, which sort of really opened up [praise]the wonderful features of[/praise].

Since I became a charter member, I stopped "conveniently overlooking" the PayPal-links from various freeware/Open source sites I regularly visit and actually started clicking these. I'm by no means rich, so I generally donate 5-10$ but at least now I actually do donate, to show my appreciation to all the developers out there providing great software free of charge!

In conclusion: made my do it! :Thmbsup:

 :-* OpenOffice :-*

don't we all love clippy  :wallbash:

Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: A new name
« on: July 21, 2006, 01:55 PM »
just a little bump to this thread....

how about "ClipHS"  pronounced like "Cliffs" yet is an appreviation of Clipboard Help + Spell  ;)

Living Room / Re: Problem with some keys/characters
« on: July 17, 2006, 04:11 PM »
I know what's happening. That has happened to me.
It's because when you press alt+shift (i think that's the combination), you switch to another keyboard layout.
:D Thank you thank you thank you!  :Thmbsup: Boy, am I happy it was a simple solution like that

oh, did I say Thank you?! Thanks!

Living Room / Re: Problem with some keys/characters
« on: July 16, 2006, 12:53 PM »
Thanks, but sticky keys are disabled (no pun intended  :-\ ).

Can't reproduce this... weird, but at least it doesn't happen very often  :huh:

Living Room / Problem with some keys/characters
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:32 AM »
Weird thing happens sometimes... Occasionally it seems my keys are "switched around" on the keyboard, for instance when I want to type the '?' character by pressing Shift+the key wit '+' and '?' on it, I get the '_' character. this happens with most of the special character-keys, like -,:'*() etc.

This doesn't happen on a global scale on the system, only in some applications (has happened in Miranda and Opera so far). When I restart the application, the problem is gone.

Any idea what could be causing this?

ps: I found the problem kind of hard to explain, so I'll elaborate if you want to...

Find And Run Robot / Re: not freeware !!!
« on: June 05, 2006, 04:12 PM »
Agree, a thoughtful post.

I too was kinda sceptical of the concept at first, but with the quality of the software, the friendliness around the place and everything about the forums, I found that making a little donation was a great way of saying that "Hey, I appreciate what you're doing, give me that licence now, although I could've gotten it for free with just a few 'obstacles'". (Sorry 'bout the long sentence :p )

I have no qualms about calling the software 'freeware' btw, as it is 100% possible to use it with no nags at all for no money at all. Certainly, there are some procedures to get it all for free, but it is possible, and IMO as such it is freeware.

Developer's Corner / Re: The Hunt for the Best CMS
« on: May 16, 2006, 08:55 AM »
you can't go wrong with e107 -  :up:

Tons of plugins, active development. Highly recommended!

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Per-user file extension handlers
« on: April 17, 2006, 12:51 PM »
The one thing that annoys me most about my Windows 2000 system, is the fact that all (or in my case, both) users have to have the same default applications for everything. Think browser, e-mail client and every other application as well. For instance I use OpenOffice while my girlfriend, the other user, uses Word. To open a .doc file, she can double-click it, while I have to use the context menu (or hotkey in Total Commander).

mouser's BrowserTraySwitch is fine for the browser-part (at least with my suggested modifications: https://www.donation...94.msg22445#msg22445 ;) ), but I would love to see a utility that would let me set which application should open this or that extension. Let me explain a little further. The way the registry in win2k (and xp, I believe) works, what I want done would have to be set in the login fase, so I'm thinking the utility should be put in the startup-folder (or similar) of each user's account, do its magic and exit.

I'm sure this can be done through batch, and with a little reading I might even be able to do it myself, but what I'd like is a utility with a GUI where you can add file extension, application and optional parameters. I suppose the utility needs to save its settings in each users account, ie. in a file in %appdata%<PerUserExtensionUtil>\ so that the affected file extensions are automatically configured for each user, with his/her preferred default handler. I don't know whether it is possible to create a file there for each user automatically, so a few alternatives would be for the utility to store all users settings in a single file (is it possible for it to obtain all usernames?) or for the user to be prompted upon next login, ie. something like "Default command for all files with extension <ext> has changed to <application.exe>, would you like to continue using this command or set another?"

A utility like this would sure help make win2k/xp a lot more multi-userfriendly.

If you need me to clarify more, then please do ask!

BrowserTraySwitch / Re: BrowserTraySwitch tweaks+observations
« on: April 16, 2006, 06:12 AM »
yeah i really wonder if it is litestep -
is there a way to test it outside of litestep?
Yes, by running explorer as shell ;)
I'll do that eventually *shrugs* Don't like it, but I'll do anything to help this little gem of an app  :-*

BrowserTraySwitch / Re: BrowserTraySwitch tweaks+observations
« on: April 16, 2006, 02:29 AM »
When I switch default browser with BrowserTraySwitch, say to Firefox, clicking a .html or .url file will open it in a currently open browser-window, even if that isn't Firefox. Is it possible to stop this behaviour? I suspect this may have something to do with ddeexec-handling? Current window is re-used somehow.

Also sometimes clicking an .url file will open two windows of the same browser. This is easily "workaroundable" with FF or Opera, but IExplorer opens two windows. I'm using Win2k sp4, btw. Opening the "test-link" in BTS-tray menu works fine, but opening the .url file in the BTS-folder doesn't.

I should also add that I'm not using the explorer shell, I'm using LiteStep. I don't think that is a problem, but you never know with windows and its ugly registry  :-\

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