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I've learned that global key combinations are hijacked by the last-most program that assigns them.  If you restart the program with the key combo that you want, it will become last-most and will work.

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Alphabetise The Menu
« on: March 15, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Uh, what menu?  What do you happen to be talking about?  :huh:

I use FreeCommander for things like this.  It has a flat view that lets you view all the files in all folders - and you can filter it.

General Software Discussion / Re: Driver Backup Utility
« on: March 02, 2021, 09:40 PM »
I like this program quite a bit:
It's called Double Driver (you know, like Double Dragon?)

It's simple and straight forward.  No frills, no glitz, all native interface (probably written in Delphi or C++)

Another very nice, and EASY audiobook/mp3 player is Simple Audiobook Player

I put this on one of those teeny Unihertz Atom smartphones for the person to use for audiobooks and he absolutely loves it.  Those phones are full smartphones but about as big as a pager.  This Simple Audiobook Player has big buttons and is configurable.  No ads, either.  It's rather nice.  And the interface is big and clear with no glitz.

Living Room / Happy Birthday Skwire
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:53 AM »
♪ ♬ Happy Birthday to you... ♪ ♬

Wait a minute....   :huh:

♪ ♬ It's your birthday, and we don't care! ♪ ♬
♪ ♬ Gloom, doom and despair! ♪ ♬

Dern that other personality...   >:(

♪ ♬ Happy Birthday deaaaarrrrrrr Joooooooody... ♪ ♬
♪ ♬ Happy Birthday to you... ♪ ♬

@x16wda - well, yeah, the interface mainly.  For one, it has it's GREAT BIG NAME AND VERSION NUMBER embedded in the main window.  Who needs that there?  Version number is in the title bar already. 

I really hate ribbons.  Good ole' Menus and Toolbars are what I crave.  Menus cram all the commands into one place organized by their main topic (their name on the main toolbar) so it's super easy to go through and find all the commands you want.  With ribbons, you have to and look at everything and decide what it is before you use it.  (I know, I'm nit-picking).  At least you can hide the ribbon until you actually need it.

I do wish it would display large icons instead of just small ones for it's toolbars.  I'm starting to get old.

It *does* have a lot of versatility, though, and is most likely the best program in this thread so far.
Actually, I think I'll start using this program.

I picked this up a few years ago.  They do, indeed, contact you (by phone!) to talk about it.  But it *is* free, and you end up with a Delphi dev studio. 

I wish I knew Delphi...

Android Apps / Re: Rating List DC - Feature Requests
« on: February 05, 2021, 04:40 PM »
What about a grand index of all programs available on DonationCoder and DC Friends?  (just an idea)

Oh, whoops!  I misunderstood the nature of this thread....
Sorry, just ignore me.

I've tried Ron's Editor (weird interface).  CSVFileView doesn't feel right.  I've tried TableTextCompare, too.  The Syntax-K thingy requires a special library...

I still haven't found what I'm looking for.

When you work with Powershell, you have to work with CSV files.  I hate working with Microsoft Office (even though I'm a 365 admin! doh!), so Excel is out.

The best thing I've found so far is CSVPad - its interface is perfect and I love it - BUT you cannot open things with it via the commandline.  It was made from CSVForm, but the coder left out that part of the code. 

You see, I use FreeCommander, and I attach the little csv editor to a button on the toolbar.  So I can just select the csv file and click the button to get a quickie view/edit for the file.  Right now I'm using CSV Form, but it lacks a lot by way of usability.  CSVPad won't open the file because it lacks the commandline to open via %1.  I wish I had the source code for that (it's in Delphi, though).

Now, CSV Form is also in Delphi, but I don't know Delphi, and it would take me some time to get my head wrapped around it.

There are other csv editors out there, but they are either written in ugly Java or they are part of an office suite that I don't want.

What I'm looking for is a standalone app (not part of any suite) designed for CSV Files that is easy to see and use, and isn't a Java app.  I love toolbars.  I really just want CSV Pad to work correctly - that would be perfect.

Anyone have some ideas?  Or is anyone willing to make something nice out of CSVForm?

Try Musicolet.
With this app, I set it to a folder and just push play and it will pick up where you leave off. 
So, I just open it, and then push play and that's all.
It has soooo many options, though, I don't know all of them.
It doesn't have any ads.  Also, and you'll like this, you can simply touch the cover art (great big area) to play/pause.
It doesn't have popups and no surveys or questions.  You can toggle shuffle.
I never use the search.

There's another called Voice, but I can't find the link for it.
Mortplayer is quite nice, but it crashes when you change folders if you use a newer Android.

VLC is okay, but can be annoying.

I've tried all sorts of music players and audiobook players.

For audiobooks I use Pocketbook Reader - it remembers where you leave off and you can use it for both ebooks and audiobooks.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Incipitor
« on: January 17, 2021, 01:35 PM »
The only thing you need to run incipitor as admin for is to adjust the context menu settings.  That's Windows 10 being overprotective. 

There are two start menu folders - one for your own user account and another for "all users".  Incipitor figures on the user's own.  Incipitor doesn't merge them together like Windows does. 

I, myself love to use Incipitor - I set it to my own user's start menu folder.

Also, there is "Programs" - Incipitor ignores this folder because the system uses it.  I think I even programmed Incipitor not to let you accidentally rename it, too.  That "Programs" folder is where all the other software will install it's shortcuts; we don't want to mess with that one.

Best thing to do is use your own user start menu folder and create some folders there and let Incipitor add stuff to those.  You'll be working with the c:\users\*me*\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu   folder.  That should be the default in Incipitor's settings.

Be sure and read Incipitor's help file - it explains all this stuff.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: Welcome to NANY 2021
« on: January 05, 2021, 09:24 AM »
I love my NANY mugs.  For me, getting that mug is my great aspiration.  It gets me to actually complete a program so others can use it - otherwise, I just use a half-baked program for my own needs.

I only write program when I can't find one that suits my needs that's already made.  But those NANY mugs get me to actually finish the complete project.  Everyone here at our office uses my NANY mugs (I have 5 or 6 of them).  They like the large ones.  I got a small one for one year, but folks go for the larger ones.

Is there a way in obsidian to get a toolbar for markup?  I hate remembering all the markup codes and tricks.  I also love toolbars.  I'm checking out obisidian right now, but the lack of toolbar buttons is a hangup for me.

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Entry: The Lightning Bolt Quiz
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:27 AM »
Forums topics should be clean and on topic.  I agree with the decision to split the topic as it was easily changing scope (I admit I was helping that along, but I couldn't let things stand like that - I hope you understand what I mean).  As long as the topic was about the app, things were fine with me, and it was amusing to watch people's responses.  I think our moderator is a good one.

I don't know whether y'all think I'm part of the "bunch" or not, though.  hee hee  I do try not to engauge in religious topics here simply because it's not the reason for the site (not that I'm adverse to discussing religion).

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: NANY 2021 Entry: The Lightning Bolt Quiz
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:10 AM »
One seems to deserve lots of lightning bolts for things done during their whole life.  I suppose repentance and penance don't count for anything as far as electricity is concerned, eh?

N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: Systemus
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:06 AM »
Well, I've run Systemus.exe through PE Studio.

So, we get baddie-points because
- it is a compile ahk file "which contains another file" (that's how it works, so this is false-positive)
- we access wsock32.dll, winmm.dll and psapi.dll
- we get the computer's hostname -this gets lots of points
- we get file version information - this gets a lot of points
- we fetch network information - this also gets lots of points
- we have a "suspicious" amount of imports (of course, because it is a command center!)
- we reference "a url pattern" (link to in the credits page; but other links have no flags!)
- we get points for having "manifest identity" as AutoHotkey

So, basically, in fetching our system information, and by offering some of the flushing/clearing routines (see the "command" section in the help file) we do many of the things little baddie programs would do, except we aren't.

Via PE Studio,  I'm getting 23/69 on VirusTotal, being flagged by many, but not at all by Kaspersky, Comodo, TrendMicro, AVG  or Malwarebytes!  haha!  We get flagged by McAfee, Symantec, Fortinet, Microsoft and a bunch I've never heard of.

Have we mentioned Zettlr yet?

It is a notebook app with markdown designed for writers.
I haven't tried it yet, but I've downloaded it and plan to preview it.  (I'm still using TreeDBNotes because I've never found a suitable replacement)

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Color Warlock
« on: December 04, 2020, 09:37 AM »

You know, I've always liked this program.  I've kept it on my computer for years.

I know it's been awhile since you've done anything with it, but I do have a list of requests for it if you are still interested in developing it any.

General Software Discussion / Re: Automatic text software for Windows
« on: December 01, 2020, 09:18 AM »
If you can *use* html markup, you could just write it once and then use autohotkey to insert your text.  I do this all the time.
You can even make it so when you type a letter combination and ahk will automatically replace it for you when put a space after it or push return. 

N.A.N.Y. 2021 / Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:01 AM »
This kind of reminds me a little of Mouser's program, Desktop Corral.

Yeah, I know it isn't the same thing.

General Software Discussion / Re: software to write gamebooks ?
« on: November 19, 2020, 10:17 PM »
Hey - you guys who have used Inform7 - I read through the docs, but can't find how it outputs.  Does it generate html?

Wow, rereading my description, I say the same thing over and over...  like  a rerun!  hahhahahahahha!

I write most of my programs in autohotkey, but that one I wrote in BCX (compiles as pure C) so it's super-tiny, but I think it's only 32bit.

I have a little program called ReRun whose only job is to launch another program that has no way to specify parameters.

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