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Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Titlebar Clock
« on: May 27, 2006, 08:15 AM »
:) I have my task bar on the right, so by moving the start menu button to the left I can view the whole of StartClock even in XP theme.

skywalka, does it throb with "padding to 6 & the offset to -4"?

No.  There seems to be a spitsecond flicker every 15 seconds or so though.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Titlebar Clock
« on: May 26, 2006, 11:56 PM »
How about hiding the StartTime icon from the system tray altogether?

When the Windows icon is hidden the button can't be made smaller anyway so I think it looks better with it visible.
Setting the pad & offset values to zero doesn't disable the new icon hiding functionality.
The default settings crop the icon slightly & the button appears to throb every second.  (Maybe because I am using Classic view?)
I have manually set the padding to 6 & the offset to -4 to make my Start button look like it used to.

General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for finance app
« on: May 26, 2006, 04:16 PM »

Does anybody know of a small application for budgeting purposes only?  My Australian banks don't seem to support interaction with finance programs.

I've tried MoneyDance which didn't even have an option to edit a budget.
AceMoney isn't too bad but the budget doesn't support durations of 29 days (the maximum period I can rollover credits with my prepaid mobile.
Microsoft Money was absolutely pathetic for budgeting.  It doesn't even support fortnightly periods.  You have to select "Twice a Month".  This means 24 periods a year instead of the more accurate 26!  I still can't believe it.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Automatic Copy when highlighted
« on: May 26, 2006, 03:26 AM »
Also, if I select text on a webpage then scroll the page, the text seems to be copied again.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Automatic Copy when highlighted
« on: May 25, 2006, 05:10 PM »
Also, DragKing is saying it has copied when I drag a file in Windows Explorer.  Even if I just rearrange the order of icons.  I don't think this occurs when using the Details view.

I don't think that's good enough.

Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Automatic Copy when highlighted
« on: May 25, 2006, 04:32 PM »
Skrommel, the traytip doesn't seem to adhere to the tip duration specified in the settings.  (Though, the tooltip does.)  Is this able to be corrected?

I'd also like to see DragKing merged with ClipStep.

I use Kaspersky AV & is automatically checks for updates every hour.

Symantec doesn't update often enough.  Didn't the Mellisa virus infect millions of computers in less than 24 hours?

I've used the 30 day trial of the WinAmp plugin  It worked really well.

Maybe you could drag your mp3 folder to WinAmp & leave it overnight & while you are out with the volume down.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Avatar Resizer
« on: May 25, 2006, 03:13 PM »
Hi guys.

Forums usually only allow avatars that are of a certain size.  The size can be dependent on the height x width and/or the filesize.  Sometimes a forum will accept whichever constraint is larger & sometimes whichever is smaller.

A program that would allow you to enter the constraints & have the best size picture file outputted would be handy.  It could have presets for commonly accepted sizes.

Thanx 4 looking.

Doesn't the thumbnail program do the same thing that is built into XP?

That looks interesting.  I'll check it out too.

General Software Discussion / Re: video editing software
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:22 PM »
 :Thmbsup:  Thumbs up for Womble.  Not reencoding is such a huge plus.  Not to mention it's mpeg support.

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Customizable Video Thumbnails
« on: May 11, 2006, 11:24 AM »
Hi guys.

Windows displays the first frame of a video as that file's thumbnail.  I reckon 9 times outta 10 it's just a plain old black frame.  This kinda defeats the purpose of the functionality.

ACDSee displays 4 frames in 1 thumbnail.  This gives a much better representation of the video's content but sacrifices size.

Since the thumbnails are stored in a database file, wouldn't it be possible to manually allocate the frame to be used as the file's thumbnail?

Thanx for looking.

General Software Discussion / Re: video editing software
« on: May 11, 2006, 11:12 AM »
I access my videos via the WMP database library & often I wish to trim them.  Because I'm using the WMP interface it's a hassle to rightclick properties, copy the file's location, open Windows Explorer, paste the location, find the file in the folder & finally drag it into the editor for editing.  Is there an editor that integrates into (for example) Windows Media Player's context menu.

 ;D I never even knew it was possible to rearrange the monitors like that. :-[  I've moved the extra monitor to the left which greatly minimises the problems I was having with scrollbars.


Great idea.

Would it be possible to stop the cursor leaving the 1st desktop at all?  At the moment it encroaches on the "extended" monitor & has to be brought back (though, not very much).  Can you force ConfineMouse's functionality to act as though there was no second monitor at all.

No I hadn't.  I don't know how that slipped under the radar.  I still think my original idea has merit for those who spread their windows over multiple desktops but ConfineMouse might be good enough for me at the moment.  Currently I only use the second monitor for video display.


Thanx Skrommel.

I personally don't need the functionality of IdleMute but I'm sure those who use IdleMute will benefit from being able to see the volume level. :Thmbsup:

General Software Discussion / Re: Video File Thumbnails
« on: May 09, 2006, 12:45 AM »
Oops.  Maybe I was thinking of *.pcx or something.  I've edited my original post.

General Software Discussion / Video File Thumbnails
« on: May 08, 2006, 10:04 AM »
I read on the internet that you can rename *.m2v files to *.mpg so that Windows creates thumbnails for them.

I use Real Alternative & QuickTime Alternative.  If I rename a *.mov file to *.avi or *.mpg Windows will now display a thumbnail for the file instead of an icon.  This means Windows can display these files as thumbnails.  How can I get Windows to display these filetypes as thumbnails without changing the extension?

The same goes with other picture filetypes.  You can rename them to *.jpg etc. or just install this:

I've also posted this question on Thumbview's forum but maybe somebody here knows about it.

Hi guys.

I have a dual display setup so that each monitor is part of the desktop.  To get from 1 monitor to the other all I have to do is move the mouse to the far right of the main monitor's desktop & beyond.  The mouse will now be on the other monitor.  This is a convenient & simple way to get from one monitor to the other.

However it is a problem when trying to use scrollbars in Explorer, a web browser or any other application.  To get to the scrollbar the habit of quickly moving the mouse to the scrollbar side of the screen has developed because we know that Windows won't let the mouse leave the screen.  But, with multiple monitors you can, now, leave the screen to appear on another.  If you are playing fullscreen video on the other monitor, once you have overshot the primary screen's border you don't know how far from the border you are.  Now that you realise you are on the other screen you will tend to blindly & slowly bring the mouse back to the border trying to find the scrollbar on the original monitor, trying to not waste any more time but trying not to overshoot again in the opposite direction.

I got an idea from AllSnap: https://www.donation...?topic=2455.0?ref=nl   Instead of "snapping" the mouse cursor towards the edge (like a window), you will only "snap" when you have significantly surpassed the edge & end up on the other screen, away from the edge.

Can a program be designed to keep the mouse on a monitor until you well & truly overshoot it.  So you can't slightly encroach upon the adjoining desktop.

Another way to think about it is comparing it to using the scrollbar itself.  When you scroll the mouse can appear to drift away from the scrollbar but the mouse is still controlling the scrollbar so it is as though the mouse isn't where it appears to be.  That is, until you get a significant distance from the scrollbar, the mouse functionality leaves the scrollbar to match the cursor's actual location.  The suggestion I am making will do the opposite.  The mouse cursor won't leave the screen unless the mouse's invisible location is far across the screen border.

Whew!  I think I may have confused myself!

Thanx for looking.

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