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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: ;) ), 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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