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Hi forum and skwire,

thank you for the great GUI for Sigcheck!

I ran SigcheckGUI on all *.exe files on the hard drive, and with most of the files, I got a Virustotal result. However, for some files it would either not call Virustotal, or report "unknown" for the result, see below screenshot:

Is there anyting I can do to check those files as well on a batch run of SigcheckGUI?

Thanks again,

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: Anuran
« on: April 26, 2016, 03:18 AM »
Thank you so much skwire!

Apologies for not responding earlier -- for some reason, I was not notified of the thread updates.

Although now my income will decrease somewhat :huh: OTOH my clients hopefully will not complain anymore about excessive bills 8)

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: Anuran
« on: April 19, 2016, 07:32 AM »
skwire, are you there?

Sorry for ranting on and on, but the possibility to dismiss the Anuran popup without creating a log entry is so much needed in my view.

For example, I just came back from lunch, and of course there is the Anuran popup sitting and showing that (sophisticated) text about what I was working on just before lunch -- but there being no way not to create a log entry (without loosing the last text entry's wording, that is)  :(

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: Anuran
« on: April 15, 2016, 07:30 AM »

Anuran even creates a new line in the log if the popup window is dismissed by pressing "Esc"!

Please, this needs to be fixed!

PS: also, the time in the titlebar and status bar seems to be wrong. It should read 14:21 (or 2:21 pm), but not 04:21

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: Anuran
« on: April 13, 2016, 08:59 AM »
Hi forum and skwire,

first of all, thanks for this wonderful piece of software that has made detailed billing a snap for me for many years.

However, what I just realized (don't tell anybody because my clients will sue me with compensation claims) is that Anuran actually creates a perfectly normal entry in the logfile also when the popup window is simply dismissed (by clicking on the "X" botton)!

It must be untold times that I have dismissed the popup via the "X" button because I had not been working on a client project in the respective elapsed time period but was doing something else (for example, procrastinate).

Now I realize that every time the popup was dismissed, my client still was billed in the end because Anuran would create a log file entry also when dismissing!

Therefore, I'd strongly vote for a little code change that simply makes Anuran do nothing when dismissing the popup via the "X" button.

Thanks for listening,


Exselo Desktop looks like it is Outlook-Based on all screenshots. So is this actually a DESKTOP search app at all?

For years, I'm basically very happy with Archivarius.

It is doing hundreds of thousands of files both locally and on a network server without a hiccup. Preferably, the index should be located on a local SSD, this makes search about 10 times more responsive.

What's more, the support usually is fast and helpful.

> Download it from their web page and try for yourself

Download it from their web page and try for yourself:
-mojope (Participant, Posts: 1) (August 21, 2015, 04:48 AM)

You sure that it is "their", not "your" web page?

Thanks. Had a look at it. Hated the website because it:

a) only shows flashy Apple hardware
b) does not even scroll properly because all of the bling-bling, almost crashed my browser
c) does not have any information about how the product actually works
d) forces you to sign up

To me, this service or whatever it is, seems to be targeted towards the typical mooncalfs in Controlling. Could be otherwise, but for the moment, I'll stick with Anuran.

It's of course not meant personally.


Great, thanks! I like that query assistant dialog, didn't know that it existed.


I was looking for an "OR"-operator in my copy of Archivarius 3k, but couldn't find one that works. Is "OR" search not supported in A3k?

Yeah but the AquaGlue feature costs a few bucks if you want to use it permantently.

OK I think I got it now. AquaGlue only seems to work after windows have been arranged by AquaSnap (not manually or by using WIN+Arrow combinations).


Actually, I can't get that feature called AquaGlue: work at all (although activated)  :(

Do you know how to:
1.) quickly "maximize" two windows side by side; and then
2.) live drag the virtual divider between them?

Ahh, just found this:

Any comments, experiences or alternatives?

Hi forum,

is there a good Windows desktop divider tool where you can live drag the divider (or, respectively, live drag adjoining window borders while keeping them snapped) in order to quickly adjust the window split ratio using the mouse?

Thanks for any tips
Cheers David.P

 :Thmbsup: Great, thanks. Worked instantly.

Hi forum,

is there a hidden/permanent hotkey that activates FARR when all else fails? Obviously I also have checked the "don't show tray icon" setting in FARR.

So how can I make the FARR window show up?



I'm also still learning, and I must say that Firebug is an amazing tool. Only problem is that you can only play around and not save your changes.

Thanks, this is indeed interesting!

Without having tested the Brackets editor: is it's usage somewhat similar to Firebug?

Your last screenshot shows one deletion and one insertion -- which is indeed what all "stupid" compare tools do when it actually is not a deletion/insertion but a moved block. The CompareIt screenshot shows movement, but as I said it fails as soon as you change like one character in the moved text.

When you have lots of moved sentences or paragraphs in a long text, and additionally small changes within those moved parts, you have no chance to see what is where with this kind of difference recognition and display.

Code Compare allegedly can detect moved blocks, but only for some programming languages -- not for general text.

Does anybody have an update on the ability of CompareIt! to detect moved words, lines, or blocks?

It seems that CompareIt sort of detects entire moved paragraphs, but only if they are verbatim the same. As soon as you move a paragraph and make whatever little change to it, it is not detected as a move anymore. Also, CompareIt does not seem to detect smaller moved sections of text, only entire paragraphs.

Every diff tool that I know of can sense [moved text blocks].

Of course, every diff tool will highlight moved text in some way as having been changed (like deleted/added). However, almost none of the known tools actually is able to show that moved text actually has been moved (and from where to where it has been moved). Instead, most tools show moved text as having been deleted at the original spot, and added at the target spot, without showing that this deletion/addition pair actually belongs together.

Thanks guys. While I'm not sure what the rant over there exactly is about  :) I found that Beyond Compare obviously still does not support detection of moved text blocks.

With ExamDiff Pro, there is the problem that if you enable word wrapping (which I absolutely need to be active), you can't edit the file within ExamDiff Pro  :tellme:

Two tools from the list over in that other thread, SemanticMerge and PerforceMerge, so far look very promising. However, I'm not sure whether their method of "semantically" detecting moved text blocks will work for "normal" text (e.g. like letters, books, essays etc.).

While not offering a side by side view, the wikEd diff tool that seems to be powering the Wikipedia versioning engine, looks extremely powerful and promising. It does not seem to have any difficulties to recognize text that has been moved and at the same time has been changed.

However, with long texts, I find it very hard to read and find my way around the output.

Additionally, I'm not sure what the below options do:

-    "Reject blocks if too short and common"
-    "Words: reject blocks if shorter"
-    "Maximum rejection cycles"
-    "Repeated diff"
-    "Recursive diff"

...all the more since I can't reproduce any differences in the output when any of these options are checked, or are not checked.

For example, I can't seem to prevent the wikEd diff tool to mark single words as moved when playing around with these options.

Any news on this? There still doesn't seem to be any viable tool that supports text block movement recognition -- apart from wcopyfind (which hovewer has a rather terrible output view).

ExamDiff supposedly can recognize moved text, but I find it's output confusing and what's more, it doesn't seem to allow simple text editing inside the comparison window which is a must for me.

Other tools that I tried and that don't recognize move text are Meld (otherwise beautiful), Diffuse, Araxis Merge and Code Compare.

WinMerge supposedly also should recognize moved blocks, however I can't get it to work.

If anyone is aware of another comparison/merge tool that can do moved block recognition, please add it to this thread!

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