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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: collect files in a virtual folder
« on: December 12, 2006, 09:20 AM »

Directory Opus Supports Virtual folders under the name "File Collections".  You can create as many as you like.  It automatically creates one called "Find Results" as the result of any search operation.  That way you have all the matching files available to work on directly.

The are some limits on what can be done with the files.  The biggest drawback I've found (and listed as a requested feature from many) to the Dopus file collections is that it won't limit searches to the files in a collection.  It would be great to be able to select a number of folders from a crowded network drive and add to a collection.  Then just search those.

Other file operations are pretty standard.  The only added operation is "Remove from Collection".  It doesn't touch the file but pulls out of the view.  And there are entries under "Send To" for the File Collections.


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Drag&Drop Robot / Re: Folders in Drag and Drop??
« on: December 08, 2006, 07:38 AM »
you can see why i made it easier to run perl and other language scripts from d+d

No, I really can't see until you post the new one!   :D


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Separate "Active" Window for a script?
« on: December 01, 2006, 05:31 PM »

Ok, this might be crazy, so here's the short version.

How to setup a script to run in a window - primarily IE.  But, while it's running you can continue to use the computer, without interferring with what's happening in the scripting program.

Maybe the virtual desktop is a good example, where you could put the "automatic" program on the background desktop.

Is this at all feasible, other than going to a virtual machine setup?


Drag&Drop Robot / Re: Folders in Drag and Drop??
« on: December 01, 2006, 04:24 PM »

 :Thmbsup: #2 worked great. 

Thanks again.

Drag&Drop Robot / Re: Folders in Drag and Drop??
« on: December 01, 2006, 03:28 PM »

I see that feature, but what I need it to do is to basically CD to each of the directories that are dropped, not use the directory as a parameter.

I even tried:

cd %P;C:\Scripts\Bb\fixes_drapdroprobot.bat   (which then just simply launches fixes.vbs

(and then cd %A - which seemed better, but didn't work either).  The script is programmed to run only on the directory it's in, so it didn't like the cd method.

Does that make sense?  I'm still missing something?

Thanks again,

Drag&Drop Robot / Folders in Drag and Drop??
« on: December 01, 2006, 02:53 PM »

This might be a simple one that I'm just not getting.

I have a script that normally I just put into the directory where I need it to run kick it off.  It cycles through the files needed.

I'm having trouble finding a way to drop folders onto DDR that would then just run the script in each folder.

I thinked I worked around this before by dropping a file from a folder and just ignoring it's value - but there was only 1.  Here there are multiple folders, not as elegant to have to drag a file from each folder.


Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Keyboard & Mouse cleaner
« on: November 28, 2006, 07:09 AM »
Is there a way allow repositioning of window to somewhere other than the center?

It would be nice to be able to run a kids video, and not have them be able to interfere with it by using the keyboard.
The mouse is fairly easy just to put out of reach  :D.




Thanks for the quick answer!

Very simple solution.
Autohotkey has so many features, it's hard to come up with these items when you don't program in it often.


Hard to summarize in the title, but a simple idea.
Looking for a method to allow Autohotkey like control, but using text from the clipboard.  A simple way to create quick keyboard based macros.

So, something like the below could be used on many pages for a login.


NOTE: the {TAB} and would appear like that in the text string, not an actual tab until it is pasted.

You ask WHY?  If you're using Autohotkey, why don't you just create a new macro?
 1. Easier to teach somebody that isn't real good with a computer.  Simple access to automation/programming.
 2. Using the clipboard you can easily update a text sequence in a different program (Excel, other macro, etc).  Another method option is if you use a clipboard buffer, many options can be easily stored.  I'm a fan of Clipcache plus and would be able to quickly pull up routines from a keyboard shortcut that have been named and stored there.
 3. Good for testing routines that you would create in Autohotkey, or other

Set up with an option to run with an alternate hotkey (Alt-V) or always with paste function.



Cheat Sheeter / Re: New Program Idea: Cheat Sheeter
« on: October 30, 2006, 06:29 AM »
How about making the shortcuts clickable for those uncommon ones that you hardly even need.

Why find out what the short cut is if you're only going to use it once or twice?  All it would do is send the key combination that is shown in the list.

- Rob

Post New Requests Here / Re: DONE: Mouse distance travelled
« on: October 27, 2006, 05:43 AM »
Found one for just mouse distance here:


Although, it seems less important to track after I noticed that I got my mouse turned up so high that 1" of travel brings me across 2 19" screens.   ;D

Post New Requests Here / Re: DONE: Mouse distance travelled
« on: October 23, 2006, 07:05 AM »
Thanks for pointing it out, that what I was thinking of.

Seems strange that this would be an application that requires updating to a server.  Makes me a little cautious about anything that is tracking my every key stroke and sending reports out.  I understand that isn't what the program does, but still a little scary for the security minded people.


Post New Requests Here / DONE: Mouse distance travelled
« on: October 16, 2006, 09:12 AM »
How about a little routine that would tell you how far your mouse has travelled?  I've always wondered just how far that little pointer moves in a day.  Also, including the number of keystrokes would be interesting, but not as much as the mouse distance.

It would be nice to be able to enter a monitor size and resolution to get a true distance travelled, but otherwise, just report in pixels.


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: On screen right keyboard mouse select
« on: September 28, 2006, 09:09 AM »

IDEA: Create a quick access on-screen keyboard for right hand keys (of left hand keys for lefties).

I use my left hand on the keyboard, and my right hand on the mouse.  Any time I need to come off the mouse for the keyboard, often for just a single letter, it slows me down.  I've seen full on screen keyboards, but that's overkill for what I'm thinking about.

The application would pop-up at a hotkey.  Caps lock turn on/off would also be a good alternative.   With the hotkey, it would also be easy to  set up a mouse gesture if you something like Strokeit.

Immediately I would have thought of having a layout that looks like a std keyboard.  But second thought is that it would be less intrusive to just have a slim column list window.  First column letters, second column numbers, third column F-keys, fourth column cursor movement keys.
Then you can just click the appropriate character and have it feed to the last window/active entry field that you were in. 

I would probably still pull my hand to the keyboard to do anything more than a few letters, but often all that's needed is a single letter.

I'm having trouble deciding if this is a great idea or not, but it would be useful at times.  Thoughts?


Drag&Drop Robot / Re: any drag&drop users?
« on: August 08, 2006, 07:47 AM »
Hey Mouser,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm a very happy user of Drag and Drop!

Something I would like to see is a text log save option.  So you could turn on brief for the display, but have detailed log file that can be reviewed if needed.  Right now I run in some options in detailed mode and then copy/paste so I have it to review if needed.

Somebody mentioned similar above, but I would be interested in having an option where you can have an individual shortcut to open drag and drop with a certain profile selected.   The main reason for asking is that I find myself trying to drop folders onto something that is expecting files and vice versa because I forgot to switch the config selection before dragging.  It's a pretty minor thing, but it's an idea.

Alternative would be to make it so that if you drag files onto the name in the list of commands box it would switch to that routine and add the files/folders to the list.  (Just to make sure this option isn't already there, I dragged into the config area field -- it cleared out the config file list!  Scared me for a second - but they were back on reload).

Again, thanks for this program.  It's great for simplifying the front end when you write the occasional little script - especially one that only gets occasional use. 


Finished Programs / Re: DONE - IDEA: Time Stamp to Clipboard
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:44 AM »
Sounds like this has been solved for most people, but here's how I went at this.

Half  the time I need a date or time stamp, I'm typing and don't want to go to the mouse - nor do I need it to go to the clipboard.

So... Just use a keyboard shortcut and/or replacement codes and you can setup however you like the dates.
The string replacement works than a control combination when you're renaming a file.

I used the that are pretty uncommon words to type otherwise:
":date"  ->31Mar2006 08:35   (date & time stamp)
";date" -> 31Mar2006
"ddate" -> 03-31-06  (dash date)
"udate" -> 03_31_06  (underline date)
"sdate" -> 03/31/06 (slash date)

; ----- Enter current date & time when :date is typed  --------
  Send %A_DD%%A_MMM%%A_Year% %A_Hour%:%A_Min% 

; ----- Enter current date when ;date is typed  --------
  Send %A_DD%%A_MMM%%A_Year%

; s+date = slash date MM/DD/YY
    StringRight, year, A_YYYY, 2
    Send %A_Mon%/%A_Mday%/%year%

; ----- Std format dates (for filenaming) --------
; d date = dash date MM-DD-YY
    StringRight, year, A_YYYY, 2
    Send %A_Mon%-%A_Mday%-%year%
; u+date = underline date MM_DD_YY
    StringRight, year, A_YYYY, 2
    Send %A_Mon%_%A_Mday%_%year%

Sending a copy of the same information to the clipboard would be a simple addition.


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