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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:27 PM »
Until then I always have my phone app.
:Thmbsup: and by tapping the Windows key the MS weather app in Start.

Regarding scraping webpages, no, I will not do that . . .  That way madness lies.
Precisely. . . I use one intensively. Since the beginning of 2012, that's ~2600 days, there have 7000+ posts in its support thread.  It does scrape multiple mono-lingual sites.  There have been over 400 releases in 7 years and that doesn't include beta test versions - that's more than one a week!   

RP 


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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:30 AM »
Thanks Jody,

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 04, 2019, 12:41 AM »
:(  N/A everywhere

https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/

Important EOL Notice: As of Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, the weather.yahooapis.com and query.yahooapis.com for Yahoo Weather API will be retired.
To continue using our free Yahoo Weather APIs, use https://weather-ydn-...ahoo.com/forecastrss. Contact [email protected] for credentials to onboard to this free Yahoo Weather API service.
:( Should I start looking for a replacement for sWeather ?

RP

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: December 27, 2015, 01:49 PM »
Added : :-[ I see this has been previously reported, and it seems it maybe be a problem with yahoo

Yep, it is.   :-\

Seems to have fixed itself :-)

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Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: December 26, 2015, 02:21 PM »
Running 1.5.5 - there's something wrong with 'future' forecast dates - see image. 

Not sure, but this may be a result of upgrade to Windows 10, I think it was OK in Windows 7.

Added : :-[ I see this has been previously reported, and it seems it maybe be a problem with yahoo

Did a disk clean up - no change

RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:01 AM »
Ok I can confirm that settings were not being saved immediately.

Can you try this beta version:
Download beta version (4.15.1 BETA) from here (or portable).
@mouser - That didn't fix it :( 

However, between the Win 10 Clip Tool and Win+PrtScrn all my needs are covered - they do things that XP equivalents didn't do, which is when I started using SC.  I have never used most of SC's features (eg editing and annotating), so I am abandoning it as my primary screen capture tool. If and when I ever need it, I'll start and stop it as a regular application . 

Thanks for your efforts over the years.

RP




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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: November 06, 2015, 03:38 PM »
Ok I can confirm that settings were not being saved immediately.

Can you try this beta version:
Download beta version (4.15.1 BETA) from here (or portable).
Will give it a try - btw I just discovered that nirsofts CSV File View is a great way to view ini files

Capture.JPG

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: November 06, 2015, 02:24 PM »
I'm not sure if I made this clear - I lose the hot key settings even if I don't actually use the program.  That is, they can be there on Monday morning, but when I start the system on Tuesday they may be gone, even though i didn't use the program on Monday.

Also this, which must be related

Capture.JPG



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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: November 06, 2015, 02:06 PM »
Relocating the SC data to the %APPDATA%\DonationCoder\ScreenshotCaptor folder (that's on my system (SSD) drive) has NOT stopped the loss of the Hotkey settings, I'm still losing them - so my theory about drives being idle is invalid.  I am now running version 4.15 and I've already experienced the loss of Hotkeys with it.

I noticed that I do NOT lose the delay setting - if I change the value it persists, no matter what.  So it would appear that it is something specifically related to hot keys.

I'll try to remember to exit SC explicitly before doing a shut down and see if that overcomes the problem. 

I'm still of the opinion that the .ini file should be saved at the time settings changes are "Accepted". 


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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 06:57 PM »
that file will survive upgrades.
actually if my memory is correct what you will find in the SC program files directory is ConfigDirDefault.ini, so you should rename that to ConfigDir.ini and then edit it.
either way, it won't be overridden on update/reinstall.
Great - it was ConfigDir.ini, I've set it to APPDATA

I have another program where I have to change the content of the program's file directory, a non trivial html file - it gets clobbered on an install. 

But it's not ideal even if it does survive an upgrade, to edit the file you have to be in Admin mode and it wont survive an uninstall/reinstall.  IMO it would be better to use an environment variable eg SCREEN_CAPTOR_CONFIG_DIR, if it's absent then default to Documents.  And environment variables are saved in System Restore Points.

So, I'll see how this goes, I've set a reminder to come back and report in a month.  Of course if it doesn't fix it I'll be back sooner, but I think it will fix it.  Perhaps you'll consider my suggestions for a future release.

Cheers & thanks to everyone for your help - RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 06:01 PM »
and/or the location of the .ini files should be user configurable (preferably and)
you can customize this by editing the ConfigDir.ini file in the program directory.
What will happen if/when I install a new version or have to reinstall ?



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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:21 PM »
The other thing I change is default save location (to desktop) sometimes I lose that, it reverts to ...\Documents\DonationCoder\ScreenshotCaptor\Screenshots, not sure of that's coincident with losing hotkeys -

hmm it sounds like it may be losing your settings file completely and reverting to defaults.. that's odd.

did you "install" SC by copying it from one machine to another?
Good try mate - of course I didn't :rofl: 

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 05:19 PM »
I presume this setting wont affect hotkeys, but maybe check it in case (i.e. ensure it's *not* ticked)
@tomos - thanks - it's not ticked and it's not a network install - but the tooltip warning is possibly germane

My %USERPROFILE%\Documents folder is relocated to D:\Documents.  I have that drive configured to spin down when its been idle for 3 minutes (heat, energy saver) - so I suspect the 'save ini file on exit' function in SC is timing out waiting for the drive to spin up, which is the sort of thing that can happen on networks.

I did look for a setting to relocate the preferences.  IMO the preferences belong in %APPDATA%, if they were there they'd be on my %SYSTEMDRIVE% which is an SSD.

So - I suggest the preferences be saved when they're Accepted and/or the location of the .ini files should be user configurable (preferably and)

Meantime, I'll try to exit SC manually before shut down and see what happens.

RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 04:57 PM »
...To check if this is the case, change your hotkeys and then manually exit and restart SC and check the settings.
Yep that's fine

But why wait until shutdown to save them, why aren't they saved when Accept is clicked. 

Shutdown is a somewhat random process, essentially Windows broadcasts a message to tell all applications to terminate now, knowing what happens in that melee is like knowing what happens in a rugby scrum.  I probably run more tray apps than most folks

blcorner.jpg

What are the circumstances in which SC creates a fresh ScreenshotCaptor.ini file.  The other thing I change is default save location (to desktop) sometimes I lose that, it reverts to ...\Documents\DonationCoder\ScreenshotCaptor\Screenshots, not sure of that's coincident with losing hotkeys - maybe/probably.

BTW it's OK this morning, but tomorrow its likely it'll be not OK.  I'll save the ini file as it is now and when it goes awry I'll do a compare, post here etc.  But I really do think you should consider saving the settings into the ini file when the Accept key is clicked. Or provide a Save Settings button, or right context menu item at least.


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Screenshot Captor / Hotkeys don't persist
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:11 AM »
Windows 10 Upgrade; Screen Shot Captor v4.13.0 BETA - Sep 12, 2015

This has been happening to me for a very long time, on Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrade and many previous versions of SC.   

Today I had to do about 10 restarts and take screen shots with context menus - sometimes the hot key would persist, other times it wouldn't.  On one occasion the choices offered were bizarre, sorry I can't recall what they were - I was able to resolve that by logging off and on

Say I set the hot keys like this

1.JPG

Tomorrow or maybe the next day (after a shut down, some zzzz's and start up) they will all be blank

Yes I do click the Accept the button

Where are the settings stored ?

Oh, I haven't reported it before, because I only use SC when I cant do something with Windows Capture tool, such as delayed captures or transients like context menu's.  But today it was 'driving me nuts' - I'm normally a fault tolerant user :lol:

RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: delayed screenshot and context menus
« on: September 21, 2015, 10:46 PM »
@IainB - thanks for the Send to OneNote tip (never knew it was there), sometimes I want to OCR a pop up, also good to have a backstop for SC

RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: delayed screenshot and context menus
« on: September 21, 2015, 05:04 AM »
:Thmbsup: bloody hell Mouser, you must have seen me coming.  The context menu's are captured in Calibre and Sigil using the 4.13.1 BETA version.

The cheque's in the mail  :-[

RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: delayed screenshot and context menus
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:52 AM »
Its not Evernote specific, that was just a screen shot I posted on a Mobileread forum months ago that I was able to grab.

But some progress

I was able to get shots of context menu's in File Explorer, Evernote, xplorer2, 1by1, Irfan View, without using a delay

I cannot get screen shots of context menus in Outlook 2007 and Word 2007 with or without a delay.  But that doesn't bother me as I've never had any need to do it.

I've discovered that the problem is limited to two applications - calibre book manager, and the sigil epub editor.  The common link between those two applications is that they both use the Qt5 framework.  I think a recent change in SC has triggered something that makes Qt dismiss the context menu, I say this because the version of Sigil I'm using was built back in April.  Qt5 is a fiddelsome thing that often throws up weird incompatibilities .

I'll try the beta version - mean time is there somewhere I can get older versions of SC for testing with calibre and sigil.

Cheers RP

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Screenshot Captor / Re: delayed screenshot and context menus
« on: September 21, 2015, 02:18 AM »
Thank's Mouser - I am attaching an example of what I've been able to do in the past - the important thing is that it shows a context menu from the Evernote program.

Up to now to capture context menus I have had to do a delayed screen capture - that 'technique' no longer works

I'm not 'wed' to doing a delayed capture  :)  But that was what worked for me back in 2012 when I obtained SC, but its its stopped working now, I am not sure when.

I find it 'difficult' to believe, given its vast number of options, that SC doesn't have a simple means to capture a screen that includes any context menus currently displayed.

Cheers

get note link.jpg






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Screenshot Captor / delayed screenshot and context menus
« on: September 20, 2015, 04:26 PM »
I used to be able to set a delay, hit PrtScr, go to another application (eg file explorer) and right click to bring up a context menu, and when the screen shot was 'snapped' it would capture the context menu. 

Now when the screen shot capture kicks in (after the delay) the context menu is 'disappeared' before the screenshot is 'snapped'

This is the main reason I have this program (screen shots of context menus), most of the time the screen capture built into Windows is adequate

Windows 10, Screenshot Captor v4.12.0


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Not my cache - i don't use the browser to download I use IDM, it would warn me if I had recently downloaded the file, I would be very surprised if my ISP caches anything. 

Just before I posted, I downloaded and installed a version whose with an the following properties

Size           8,520,632 bytes
CRC32 273d5e5f
MD5         13ead219307e7133c52d762d7043f437
SHA-1 34fc8be68efc004ba2d3ec260341c6f60e604af8
File Version  0.0.0.0
This installed version 4.7.0, which is what I had.

I just downloaded again and got a version with

size           8,520,392
CRC32 6bf43e8e
MD5         adbf6ce2588978edf9c6f5258e972290
SHA-1 dd862f5e7e3affb3a0690181472f5cb579f15db9
File Version 0.0.0.0

This installs version 4.7.2

Can I suggest you put the version number within the install exe file and/or within the file name, and in the label of the link I posted - it has "4.7", would be better if it had "4.7.2".

I suspect I got the notification before or as your download site updated itself

Anyway all OK now.

rgds

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where do I download 4.7.2, this link https://www.donation...nshotCaptorSetup.exe gives me 4.7.0

thanks

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Me To0

Cfi's Shelltoys has something very similar to Mmm+, but

  • it comes with a lot of stuff that you can get for free with things like Febooti and FileMenu Tools,
  • it's Context Menu Organiser has compatibility issues with some third party File Managers (e.g. xplorer2, XYplorer and Directory Opus)

I have Shelltoys but the issues with 3rd party file managers are really starting to bug me.  

RP


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