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BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles
« on: August 06, 2012, 08:09 PM »
Hmmm..  methinks nobody is listening! :(

BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:56 AM »
I created a thread for this at SuperUser:
We'll see if anyone comes up with an answer!

Also, it seems that the "default instance" is controlled by Firefox in Application Data\Firefox\profiles.ini.  There is an ini entry there for "default=1".  Problem is that you seem to have to restart all instances of Firefox...

[edit] I know I posted in on a new thread, but the topic is the same.  Is anybody out there?

BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Browser tray switch & firefox Profiles
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:38 AM »
Salve!  I, too, am very interested in this.  I use two firefox profiles - one for browsing and one for development.  And I use the addon called "ProfileSwitcher" in both profiles.  What that does is that it always pops up firefox's "choose profile" dialog that asks me which profile I want to launch.  It also gives me a toolbar button to allow me to launch another profile - but it doesn't do anything at all about which instance is the "default browser".

Now, whichever profile I launch FIRST on the system - that one will be the default "Firefox".  And if you go to settings and tell ANY Firefox instance to check whether it is the default browser, each and every one will say that it is already default.  The system's "default browser" is only for the browser, not the instance.

This may be a useful link for this thread as it refers to some registry settings:

So I would like to choose which instance of Firefox is the "default browser" via this nice Browser Tray Switch.

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: ClipTrap
« on: July 14, 2012, 03:01 PM »
Skwire,  It happened again, and this time, I did some testing and narrowed it down to the point where I can successively reproduce the failure.

The GUI is fine as long as it is running, but if there are too many characters in clip.txt when ClipTrap starts up, the GUI fails to load completely - the application starts, and it still captures, but GUI doesn't function right.  (I have some screenshots I can email to you if you like).

So, to reproduce the GUI failure, close ClipTrap, create an empty clip.txt file, and paste "some string in this here line" (without the quotes) till you have 14922 lines of that phrase.  ClipTrap will start okay with this.  Now close ClipTrap and add one more line to the clip.txt.  When you restart ClipTrap, the error should happen. 

Now, I don't think it has to do with the number of lines - that is, the number of carriage return/line feeds.  Because, if you take those 14922 lines + 1 and join them so that you only have one line, ClipTrap will start okay - but if you duplicate that really long line so that you have two lines, ClipTrap *won't* start.

So, it is just the GUI that has issues when it starts.  If it is already started, you can have millions of lines in your clip.text and it is okay.

Anyway, there are a few ideas to play around with.

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: ClipTrap
« on: July 07, 2012, 08:48 AM »
Sure, I will do that.  Sitting behind a fancy firewall-router, I am not too concerned for security, so I like having ClipTrap on all the time.  That is an assurance when I am writing code.  Thanks for answering.

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: ClipTrap
« on: July 06, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Hello, Skwire,  I am using Windows 7 64bit, and ClipTrap 1.1.1.  ClipTrap used to work, then it stopped, and I am getting this error:

Error: Can't create control.  The current thread will exit.
249: Gui,Add,Edit,xm ym+25 w505 h200 Wrap HScroll hwndText_hwnd vText_edt,Block

Oooo- I figured it out - I had copied a bunch of aspx code - html and css - before it broke.  After I cleared the clip.txt file, it worked again.  Sorry, I wish I had saved a copy of clip.txt for you to look at...

Thank you!

No, the image isn't for my order; it is a symbol for the Blessed Virgin.  Our web site is:

Thanks, Mouser!  I have actually been poking around here for a long time.  My profile shows I joined in April 06, 2008!  It is actually from Skrommel's apps that I took to learn AutoHotkey, which I use in my actual work.

Salvete!  I am a Catholic Religious Brother stationed north of Kansas City in the USA, and, aside from my religious duties, much of my work involves computers - graphic design, programming, tech-support, IT stuff.  A "brother" is like a "monk" except that, instead of living in a secluded monastery, he lives with the priests and assists them in their work.  I happen to be stationed at the headquarters for our religious order, so my computer knowledge is of benefit to the entire order.

Flat out, I love programming.  My first language is a little-known language called BCX.  However, I also code in AutoHotkey, .NET (vb), Powerpro, and javascript.  I think I am going to learn the syntax for C#, however.

Being a religious brother, I have the three vows: Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, so whatever I do must be approved by my superior.  Likewise I have no income, and all my time and mind is devoted to the Church.  However, sometimes I make applications to aide my own work, and as they may be valuable to other people, so I am interested in sharing, and have no mind to make any money doing it, hence my "introduction" here in DC! 

Salvete!  I am requesting a feature to be able to capture the mouse cursor during a "Grab Region" procedure.

Preliminary Notes:
  • There is already a mouse delay feature, and the user is able to set a custom delay time.
  • The standard capture delay happens *before* a capture.
  • Using this delay time is of little or no value for a "Grab Region" procedure, since it only causes the user to have to wait before he can select the region - what good is that?
  • There is no convenient way to capture the mouse during a "Grab Region" procedure, without some combination tricks.  (See https://www.donation...ndex.php?topic=29580)

 However, the delay feature may become useful for "Grab Region" if it affected the grab *after* the user selects a region.  Then the user would have time to move the mouse back into the region for it to be captured.  Now, I think the "region selection box" should be visible during the time of delay, that way the user doesn't have to guess where to put his mouse.  Then, of course, the box goes away at the end of the delay and the capture is made.

I am proposing these changes:
  • Change the way "Use Delay" works ONLY for "Grab Region".
  • Move the delay for "Grab Region" to *after* the user draws the selection box.
  • Leave the selection box visible until the delay ends.
  • Leave the "Capture Cursor" option just the way it is.

Thanks for your attention!


Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:51 PM »
Thanks, Ath, I'll do that straightaway. 8)

Also, I understand exactly why you used the double screen grab procedure.  That way you don't have to do any cropping - you just have to remember where your grab-box was.  It's 6 one way, half-dozen the other. ;)

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:32 PM »
Well, there is already a delay feature, but I have tried that, but it just delays before allowing you to select the capture region.  A delay before manually selecting a region seems rather unprofitable, maybe if "Use Delay" affected "Grab Region" differently.  Perhaps with "Use Delay" enabled (using the ms paramter's value), you could select the region and *then* the delay would come into play, which is what I think you are suggesting.  But my point is, that this could be how the delay actually should work with "Grab Region".  Does that make sense?  (Please imagine that I am speaking very humbly)

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:20 PM »
hm, I've (just a few minutes ago) captured regions with cursor on FireFox 9 without hassle (select a region, then repeat last size & pos moving the cursor inside the region the second time), but then I'm on Win7 (x64), so that might be the 'solution'?

Hmm...  Maybe I am inept....  I think I understand now.  I'm sorry, fellows, I assumed that SC would capture the cursor too with Grab Region.  It never occurred to me that it wasn't the case, so long as "capture cursor" was enabled.  After y'all's comments, I figured I must be missing something.  And, well, now I know I was.

It seems like a lot of steps: Start Capture Region, select region, discard image (I use the popup), reposition mouse in the invisible location (where you have to remember the bounds), and then "Repeat Grab" and then accept the image (with the popup, again) - all to get a grabbed region with the mouse cursor.  Maybe this could be an option, therefore?  To me, it seems very intuitive to "Grab Region" and get the mouse cursor if "Capture Cursor" is enabled.

Thanks for y'all's comments - now I understand what is happening.

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 13, 2012, 11:00 AM »
I updated the nvidia driver to vga_driver_nvidia_xp32_285.66, but the problem persists.

@mouser, but the mouse cursor disappears immediately when I push the printscreen button.  It dissappears even before I select any region.  Really, I'm not so inept,however, as to complain that the cursor isn't being captured in a place where the cursor didn't exist. :tellme:  I know I am capturing the area where the mouse cursor was.  However, since I updated the nvidia driver, I find that I can't capture the mouse cursor at all in a select-region command.  But it does capture the mouse in window-capture mode, and whole-screen mode.

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 13, 2012, 10:32 AM »
Okay, you got me there.  I am using driverzone to find drivers that need updating, and discovered there is a newer version.  I'll try that and see what happens.

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 12, 2012, 08:55 PM »
The original OP reports that he is using Intel crap that comes with a Dell Precision T3400.  He is using an NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290.

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 12, 2012, 04:29 PM »
Thank you so much!  I love SC quite a bit.

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:57 PM »
That captures it!

Screenshot Captor / Re: SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:22 PM »
Oh!  I'm sorry.  That was dumb of me not to give system stats.  I am using Windows XP Pro and SC v2.103.01, and Firefox 9.0.1.  Yes, "capture cursor" is checked in the system tray menu.

I push printscreen, then select the area, just like normal, and when the "New Screenshot" window appears, there is no cursor in the image, even then.  I know, it seems strange to me too.  But I have always had this problem with SC - and I've been using it for several years now.  I've never been able to capture the mouse cursor.  As soon as I push printscreen, the cursor disappears - and it happens like that only in Firefox and Thunderbird.  Every other program will allow the cursor to be captured.

Screenshot Captor / SC doesn't capture cursor on web pages
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:44 AM »
Salvete!  I use SC to capture portions of my sharepoint site, and then I send the images in email via thunderbird in order to show people how to do things (I am admin).  My problem is that SC won't capture the mouse cursor inside of any web page.  It will capture any open menu, highlighted menu item, or anything else - just no mouse cursor!  And I need it to capture that.  Is there a setting I have missed?  I can capture the mouse cursor in all other programs - just not Firefox.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keep Image and Show not working right
« on: November 06, 2011, 11:10 AM »
Salve, Mouser, and thanks for taking the time for me.  Actually, no that isn't checked, and that's because I grab a lot of shots to paste right into my Thunderbird (SC and TB is an awesome combination!).  However, after you told me to do a few grabs right in a row, for some reason, that made a difference.  Now if I do the "Keep Image and Show" it actually shows like it is supposed to!  And now I understand that if the option isn't set, it doesn't save the image - that part, it seems, was my misunderstanding.  About the image not showing after a grab, however, I don't know what was wrong, but after I did the multiple grabs in a row, I can't reproduce it any more!  Now, I absolutely know I had that problem because it was an issue for a very long time.  I am not crazy, really, I'm not!

Anyway,  thanks for your time, Mouser.  SC is my favourite screenshot program.  I always fall in love with programs that give me so many options that I can do exactly what I want and how I want.  SC is awesome, and I appreciate your generosity in making it available (for free!) to us.  If I didn't have a vow of poverty (I am a Catholic religious brother), I would send you a donation.

God bless.
-Brother Gabriel-Marie

Screenshot Captor / Re: Keep Image and Show not working right
« on: November 05, 2011, 05:59 PM »
Hello!  Sorry, I missed that last post for awhile.  Okay, if I do two in a row (Keep image and show), neither of them are saved, and the second one in the row gets saved.  The first one flashes for a split second and disappears.  Then, after a third time, it shows correctly, but does not get saved.

Screenshot Captor / Keep Image and Show not working right
« on: October 25, 2011, 07:51 PM »
Salvete!  Okay, I push shift+printscreen to capture the current window (dual monitor), and when the popup dialogue comes up, I push "Keep Image and Show".  So the SC Editor appears.  The image I just took appears there for just a moment, then it changes to the last screenshot image.  In the image panel I scroll to the bottom to find the one I just took and it is not there.  In fact, it isn't even in the capture folder.  I always update SC, and I have had this problem for a long time.  Now, if I were to choose "Image to Clipboard", it goes onto the clipboard no problem.  "Keep Image and Hide" works too.  But "Keep Image and Show" does not save the image at all.  Since it doesn't save the image, I think that is why it defaults to the last image it saves.

Thus, "Keep Image and Show" does not "keep" the image. 

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Double Clipboard Hotkey
« on: November 22, 2010, 11:58 AM »
Thanks, y'all for your offers.  But I did it myself - my first ahk program!  You can download it HERE.
Autohotkey makes clipboard work soooooo  easy!

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