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I got it.

I went to Tools --> Document Display Properties --> Modify Highlighting (in the Customization tab) and there was the font and font size.

It looks like CoffeeCup is a real winner!

Thanks everyone.

Dear AbteriX,

Yup! You're right. I was rushed and didn't see that option.

I wish the two would sync (so that when I scrolled down in the code the display scrolled too) but this is a free program with amazing features.

Do you know how to make the font used to display the code any larger? I've been searching the menus but so far have come up blank.

CoffeeCup free doesn't show a preview at the same time as the code    :(

Trellian WebPage has a horizontal split showing code and preview but no synchronized scrolling.

I'll do more testing later.

Thanks again

Thank you both for your continued efforts.

WOT (Web of Trust) doesn't like the Trellian Web Page link so I googled the program and downloaded it via Tucows.

I will test both programs and let you know how they compare.

I've tested about a dozen and a half programs already, and most just offer a preview window alternating with a code window

thank you all



I went to another review on and people have indicated that the support is nonexistent

so it's back to the drawing board   :(

Dear Lanux128,

I've been evaluating your recommendation and it is really quite good.

But like a lot of HTML editors, it places a thin vertical line for the margin and I can't seem to remove it.

I will call the company and see if they can address this question.

(Ironically, I went to their forum and I had asked that question of the forum back in July of last year, with no response.)


Thank you for the suggestion. the CoffeeCup program is definitely closer to what I'm looking for -- but not free :-(

and I prefer side-by-side viewing but more importantly, I studied the Help section and couldn't see any way to change the display font and it's WAY too tiny as is.

I found HTMLPad, which is pretty close to my ideal (and even less expensive than CoffeeCup) with lots of features, and I'm still very open to suggestions.

thank you all for your help with this.

Yes, that's what got me stirred up again about trying to find an HTML code editor with live preview, which, of course, Ultima is NOT

As their website says: This website editor is entirely in WYSIWYG mode

And I want a primarily HTML code program with a live preview pane

The Free Beginners HTML program has a preview in a separate tab, not viewable simultaneously with the HTML code display


Beerwin has a pop up preview, like many HTML editors, but not an auto-refreshing side pane that syncs with the code lines.

thanks, tho'

Thanks you two for the suggestion.

I found HTML kit's interface a bit busy and confusing in the past, and on top of that, it's no longer a free program.

So while they have added live preview, it's just not a program I'd want to "live in".

I have searched high and low for an HTML editor that has a real time preview pane so that I can see the changes I make as I type them in.

Do any of you know such an animal?

(Preferably freeware)

For Windows XP


General Software Discussion / Audio DVD software?
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:32 PM »

I'm looking for a program that can both take music files on my PC (XP sp3) in FLAC and MP3 formats, as well as directly from CDs, and create music DVDs playable on my DVD player, complete with menus to choose which sets to play.

I found two choices of dedicated programs via Google: “ApolloAudio DVD Creator” and “Audio DVD Creator" and hear that Nero and Roxio have products that will do this too, but am a bit lost about which one is worth getting and whether there is a freeware alternative.

Does anyone out there know about this?

Thank you all.

Mouser's Zone / How to save your failing DVD/CD drive
« on: September 04, 2009, 07:19 PM »
I have a tidbit for the next newsletter (at least I think it's valuable :-)

For failing DVD/CD drives:

Even encounter a DVD/CD drive that starts refusing to open? I have, several times. It started happening again with my current drive, so I scoured the web for solutions, since otherwise the drive was working fine.

The solution is easy: take the clear plastic spacer (shaped like a CD) that comes with spindles of CDs and DVDs and leave it in the drive whenever you're done using the drive.

In other words, never leave the drive empty. If you don't have one of these clear spacers, then just leave an old CD or DVD in the drive, one you don't mind keeping there.

This keeps the drive opening and closing like a charm, and extends its life for a long time.

It has been months now since I started using this method, and the drive works perfectly.

I love tree-style tab because I have a 24" monitor and keep many tabs open all of the time. It allows you to place the tab bar on the left side of the screen vertically, which works really well.

I also love Colorful Tabs, which allows you to color-code tabs and thereby find the one you want much more easily.

And I use Resurrect Pages often to find earlier versions of web pages that have "died".

Others of much value are:

WOT - Web of Trust protects you from surfing to dangerous pages

Update Notifier - a priceless add-on that alerts you when extensions are updated

Thunderbird Biff - to quickly open Thunderbird

Split Pannel - works perfectly to see two different web pages side-by-side

Scrapbook+ - a truly great webpage capture utility that allows you to save webpages in user-named folders. No more losing a webpage that has been abandoned.

Save Link in Folder - I save astronomy photos in my spacegifs folder, wallpaper in my wallpaper folder, downloaded executables in my downloads folder, etc. and this add-on makes it easy to do

Auto-copy - This has to be one of the most useful of all, you just highlight text on a web page (or email) and it copies it automatically to paste elsewhere. Great!

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 14, 2009, 04:28 PM »
lanux128 saves the day!

That script works perfectly.

I can see that I have a bit of AutoHotKey studying to do, but thank you all so much for all of your superb help!

I am very grateful.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 14, 2009, 12:42 AM »
One last question:

How would I program Alt F4 with AutoHotKey?

I want to get LWin F to trigger Alt F4

and tried the following commands:

LWin & F::LAlt & F4

LWin & F::Alt & F4

LWin & F::! & F4

LWin & F::AltF4

LWin & F::!F4

each one at a time, with #persistent on the first line

and none of them worked.

can anyone help?

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:23 PM »
I got the compiling to work too!

First I renamed the upx.exe to another name to stop the compression. But that didn't fix the problem (even tho' one forum said it might).

Then I found the tip that worked: delete the exe file and then recompress it. That did the trick!

Why? Because, unbeknownst to me, AutoHotKey has placed in my System Tray the older exe file and by deleting it from the hard drive, I closed the old window.

With no AutoHotKey windows open, and running the EXE, it worked fine.

Thank you all for providing me with the solution I needed.


Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:58 PM »
I got this script to work:


LWin & F::
Run C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe

but still can't compile it because upon trying to execute the EXE file, it says it is corrupted

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:53 PM »
Oops, the reply was supposed to say action not function.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:52 PM »
Thank you target too.

I tried the EXE first and it gave me the same error

then I tried just running the uncompiled version, good suggestion by the way, and got this error message:

Error at line 3

Line text: ^F1
Error: this line does not contain a recognized function

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:33 PM »
I also tried this script:

Run Everything

as well as:


and both gave me an EXE corrupted error

can't say I'm not trying...   :-)

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:04 PM »

I tried to implement what you suggested, and got error codes on execution.

I'm probably making a really silly mistake due to my ignorance of AutoHotKey.

I created this script:

LWin f::Ctrl F1

and whether I have spaces between the LWin and f (and between the Ctrl and F1) or not, it compiles fine but gives me an error message upon execution.

Am I missing a basic syntax statement?  (I also tried including your first line, but got an error message on it too)

Can you or someone help me with this?

thank you very much

Post New Requests Here / Re: Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:22 PM »
Dear Fenixproductions,

Thank you for that. I appreciate the time and help you've given me.

I did manage to copy and run the script and get some scancode values (now I know what to call them!) but I guess I'm a bit of a novice and am beginning to realize that SharpKeys is fine for changing one scancode to another, but what I need is that ability to change, for example Win-F (which is the code the Search key on the keyboard generates) to Cntl-F1 (that's control function key one) which is beyond SharpKey's ability it seems, and beyond mine.

I understand that someone familiar with AutoHotKey might write a script to do this, but I neither know how to do this nor how to get such a script to automatically execute with each boot-up.

Post New Requests Here / Get keystroke value
« on: June 08, 2009, 05:40 PM »
First, I'd like to thank everyone at and all of its members for the incredible quality and value of this website and its forum members.

I purchased a Kinesis Freestyle keyboard and it has "driverless" special function keys, some of which I'd like to remap.

I found the great utility SharpKeys at: http://www.randyrant...7/sharpkeys_211.html that allows me to change specific keys (so I changed my Caps Lock to an End key) but I don't know how to ascertain the value of some of the keys, and am wondering if anyone out there knows of a utility that displays keystroke values as you press a key, so that I can utilize the remapping of SharpKeys for the other special keys on the keyboard.

thank you very much

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