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you could try ArtSage.  It's an image viewer, but it presents the image full frame and without any visible toolbars etc.  Downside here is that it doesn't appear to display multiple images concurrently

another alternative may be Osiva.  This one seems to display images as separate instances (at their 'original' size).  It does display a floating toolbar, though you may be able to hide it (I didn't try)

Thanks.

ArtSage turned out to be a newer version of ArtSee which I already have.
Osiva I looked at yesterday but it never fitted the bill.

Part of the problem is that the only way I have managed to get this to work at all is by using a single program, till now First Impression, set as the default image viewer, but that opens all images in the same place, i.e. on top of each other if there is more than one at a time.
Osiva on the other hand opens images in different places but it opens them all at once, not one at a time which is what I need.

I have a small portable audible alarm program that will only activate once and then has to be reset, I can however create multiple instances of the EXE file (1.exe, 2.exe, etc) and set them all to different times.
I wondered if there was a small portable image viewer that could be used in the same way to set different positions.
Small being the operative word as the main use for this is on a netbook with limited resources.

The problem with that is I am using the batch files to trigger a specific image which in turn is picking up the default viewer.
If my idea was possible I would need a way to trigger a specific version of both the viewer and the image which is beyond my understanding of batch files.

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Checked out both links more thoroughly but not found what I am looking for, I need something very simple.

To try to make it clearer the batch files I am using generally look like this:
(Simplified version.)

run
"C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\1.JPG"

I have different images that give notification of different events that trigger independently some by time, some by an action.
Most of them contain text and I tend to make them just large enough to contain it so they are different sizes.
The problems are that I have not found a way of viewing them without seeing the viewing program as well as the image and if two or more images open at once they open on top of each other.

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http://www.noping.net/kent/osiva/

Also, see https://www.donation...99.msg70010#msg70010

Thank you very much.

I have downloaded Osiva and when I get the time will see what I can do with it, from the link it seems to be mainly for opening a number of images at the same time while my need is to open individual images separately as visual warnings.
Another thing I need to work out are the instructions for the batch files as my knowledge of programming is non-existent.
I am not sure that there is anything in the second link that will help.

When I have checked things out I will get back to you.

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OS - XP SP3.

I am trying to find a way of opening images without showing anything around them, i.e. a program window.
The intention is to trigger them using a batch file.

All my attempts so far have resulted in opening the default image viewer and although I have tried several they all have a window.
The nearest I have got is a program called First Impression which just shows the file name and the image size (in % of original) as well as the image, this does disappear after a time but I would prefer not to get it, in fact I would prefer something separate from the default viewer.

One option I would like is to be able to open different images in different locations on the screen and they would need to open in their original size.

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Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Read DLL information in explorer.
« on: December 13, 2010, 10:13 AM »
That is truly amazing!
After 5 years of crawling about inside XP that list is something that I have never looked at. :-[
Some of the other options look like they might be of interest as well. :)
I have always limited the number of columns in exporer to avoid scrolling and limit space, not to mention that the majority of the time most of the extra columns would not be useful.

Thank you skwire for your prompt and simple answer, I can now go on a long overdue hunt for unwanted DLL's of which I suspect I may have quite a few. :rip:

Never mind about updating to Vista or 7, I doubt I will ever work out all the tricks in XP. ::)

Your help is much appreciated. :Thmbsup:

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Finished Programs / SOLVED: Read DLL information in explorer.
« on: December 13, 2010, 08:25 AM »
I have never posted an IDEA before, I know nothing about programming, I have no idea if what I have in mind is possible let alone how long it would take, so bear with me.

The other week I was trying to track down some DLL's that had been left behind by a program that I had uninstalled.
I did not know their names so I waded through Windows (XP) taking the name of the software as a starting point.
Using this method I located several which I confirmed by holding the mouse over them and reading the data that shows.

I realised that this was a very poor way of doing things and I wondered if it would be possible to write a program that showed DLL information (the data that shows when you hold the mouse over them) in a column in explorer or in any other way that did not require checking each DLL one by one?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 25, 2010, 10:21 AM »
ac'tivAid has a built-in, system-wide hotkey manager, too.  :)

Tuxman Just had a look at that and I am lost. However it uses AHK which I could use on it's own, if it worked, but so far none of the programs that I have tried do.
I have had a look on The Samsung Netbook Forums and cannot find anything of use so I will start a thread on there. I might even send an email to Samsung as while they might not be able to advise me on third party software they should be able to tell me what OEM software is affecting the issue.

rjbull
I just caught your reply as I was writing this.

That is, Control-Shift-Alt-N pops up TED Notepad.

Even if that worked as I said in my original post I am limited to only using 2 keys at once. I appreciate your continued interest though and I am amazed at how many reads this thread has had. At least you and a couple of others have picked up things of interest.
If you try Keyboard Tweaker let me know what you think of it.

Shutting down now until tomorrow.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 25, 2010, 09:03 AM »
rjbull

The thing to note is probably that you have to preface the program with "Run|"

I entered the details exactly the same as they were for Notepad just changing the letter to W and the path to Wordpad.
I should mention that I tried editing the default setting in HoeKey for Notepad from Win + N to Ctrl + N, that never worked.
It has to be something specific to this make and model of computer or the OEM software.
I even tried the default XP method by right clicking on a Start Menu shortcut opening properties and setting a Hotkey that way, that never worked either.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 24, 2010, 11:32 AM »
yksyks I think your last comment might be right. I have tried again several times and even with KeyScrambler disabled it made no difference although I do not actually think that KeyScrambler is the problem because I also have it on my PC and it does not interfere with any of the hotkeys that I have made on there.
As I said in my last post there are 2 pieces of OEM software that have control of certain hotkeys and when I had a quick look on The Samsung Netbook Forums it appears that there have been some issues with them in the past. As soon as I get the time I will have another look on there and if I cannot find any answers I might start a thread of my own to see if anyone on there has any ideas.
At least the replies on here turned up several programs that I never knew of, if I can find out what is blocking them there is still a possibility of getting one of them to work so from my point of view this thread has been worthwhile and thanks to those of you who have replied.
If I do sort it out I'll let you know, in the meantime if anyone can think of anything else I would be pleased to hear it.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:52 AM »
Curt Never heard of it till I saw your post but their software seems to be pretty good. I personally use ERUNT and Acronis TI. Just had a look at your link and it seems a pretty useful program but the set-up I have gives you more options, ERUNT is free and the latest version of ATI is the same price as Time Shuttle, in fact you should be able to pick up ATI even cheaper especially v11 which is what I use, also depending on what make of hard drive you have you can get an older copy of ATI free and upgrade quite cheaply.

rjbull The link is as follows: http://www.stud.usv.ro/~alexbu/target.php?target=keyboard

I had a bit of time spare yesterday and tried the 3 programs I said I would without any success.

Keyboard Tweaker: This did not seem to match up any of the keys with what was shown in the GUI. Different mapping?

HotkeyP: I set Ctrl + E to run mailto: but when I tried it the Ctrl key had not registered so it ran on the E key but I could no longer use it to type with.

HoeKey: In the default settings it shows Win + N for Notepad, so I tried adding Win + W for Wordpad but it never worked.

When I have more time I will have another go but having had a look around I was reminded that there are already 2 pieces of OEM software that control hotkeys and I am wondering if having KeyScrambler installed might be affecting things.

I just realised that I never mentioned it before but the Netbook is a Samsung NC10.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 22, 2010, 07:35 AM »
AbteriX HotKeyz looks like it will do just about everything in terms of hotkeys but is way too elaborate for what I want.

rjbull
HoeKey has been added to HotkeyP for programs to try and between the two of them I should get what I want.
Also, from the HoeKey site I found a link to a full list of mappings which will come in very useful.

Thank you both for your replies.

From the information I have got from the links in the replies on here I am wondering if, in spite of what the developer told me, Keyboard Tweaker would actually do the job. All the shorcuts I have set up on my PC use basic keys, Ctrl or Alt and a letter, I just want to duplicate these on the Netbook.
When he talked about the mappings being different I knew no better but I have not found any mapping list specifically for a Netbook/Laptop and all the lists I have found show the same information for the keys listed. So the only difference that I can see is that a full size keyboard simply has more keys.
Keyboard Tweaker is incredibly easy to use as all the settings are made through a single GUI window and when you click apply they are added to a .ini file so there is no writing needed directly to the configuration file. Before I try the other 2 programs I think I might give it a go.
I always have a full backup of both computers and they both have Time Freeze installed, so in the unlikely event of a disaster I always have a way out.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:37 AM »
yksyks Thanks for the extra info, I'll give it a try and let you know how I get on but it might not be till the weekend. Thanks again.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 21, 2010, 08:58 AM »
yksyks I have downloaded a copy of HotkeyP but after reading the Help file I am wondering if it is only intended for full size keyboards, especially as it mentions Multimedia keys.
When I first started looking into this I contacted the developer of Keyboard Tweaker and he told me that if a keyboard program is mapped for a full size keyboard it will not work on a Laptop/Netbook as the mapping is different?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 21, 2010, 08:09 AM »
Thanks for the reply skwire it's quite a bit up on the 176kb Keyboard Tweaker uses but so far I've not found anything else.

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General Software Discussion / Advice on keyboard shortcuts.
« on: April 21, 2010, 05:12 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, apologies if not.

On my PC I have a program called Keyboard Tweaker which allows me to easily set any number of Hotkeys and uses very few resources.
Unfortunately it only works on full size keyboards and what I am looking for is a program that will do the same on a Netbook.
I am aware of the ability to set Hotkeys in XP but for practical reasons they need to be restricted to 2 keys, Windows uses 3.
I have looked at AutoHotkey which I learned about on these forums and I think I could probably work out how to use it but I can find no indication as to resource usage.
The majority of the Hotkeys I use are for opening programs.
I would appreciate comments from anyone who uses AHK or could suggest any other program that would meet my needs.

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