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It isn't that new -- Emacs has had it for a few decades now.

General Software Discussion / Re: Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« on: August 18, 2007, 11:36 PM »
OK I'm more confused than ever... and even less able to see the utility of this feature. If I understand it correctly, Skim monitors the pdf on disk, so if you change it with a pdf editor, the view will change within Skim (while retaining annotations and so on)?

Yes. Very useful if you are editing LaTeX. I am using Foxit currently and I generally end up with several windows with different versions of each file and have to close all old windows manually.

General Software Discussion / Smart PDF Viewers for Windows
« on: August 18, 2007, 03:50 PM »
Do any PDF viewers for Windows reload files automatically when they are updated, like Skim does on Mac?

Never used Outlook and switched to Firefox a few years ago.

Anyway, I bought FeedDemon already. I decided it was
superior enough to Omea Pro to pay for eat.

Unfortunately, synchronization with NewsGator is pretty much
unusable with my amount of feeds, so I use it as a stand-alone

I use Omea Pro currently and would be perfect except for a few annoyances:

I want decent keyboard shortcuts. It is better if they are configurable.
This is compounded by the fact, that periodically Omea decides for some
reason to switch to showing "All" items in the newspaper view instead of
"Unread" >:( So I have to use the mouse. I'd also prefer to see only feeds
with unread items in the feed pane, and Omea does allow this. Except when
new items are downloaded or the current ones read, the feed pane doesn't
change, which makes the feature kinda useless >:(

This is why I tried to look for another feed reader. The ones which I have
most often seen praised are Feeddemon, RSS Bandit, and Greatnews.

First, RSS Bandit. I import my OPML file and see that folders
and feeds are interspersed in the feed list. Great. Ok, this can be dealt with.
I will just create a new folder for all feeds at the top level. Right? Right click on
the feed list. No way to create a folder. Well, there is a "New" button on the toolbar...
No, it is useless, too. Ctrl-Shift-N? No. Well, let's look in the Keyboard Shortcuts
section in Help. It says that F4 creates new subscriptions and Shift-F4 creates new categories.
Neither of these work, so I uninstall it.

Greatnews: I used it for a short time before. That's where I discovered
newspaper view. Then I discovered that Omea Reader had it as well, except
newspaper didn't constantly lose focus and I didn't need to use mouse
to get to any particular item in the newspaper. After checking I see it didn't
change that much, so away it goes too.

Feeddemon: Again, I tried it for a short time before, when it was version 2.0.
Wasn't at all impressed with it then, and didn't buy it. Now, however, it's great.
It doesn't seem to have any of Omea's problems listed above. While I wish it
showed the total number of unread posts I can certainly leave without this.
It is also noticeably slower than Omea.

Are there any other readers I should check out before buying Feeddemon? The
requirements are simple: stability, ability to handle a lot of feeds (over a thousand),
newspaper/river of news view, good keyboard shortcut support.

Find And Run Robot / Re: WIN + Space as hotkey
« on: June 11, 2007, 06:45 PM »
Well, I don't like Ctrl-Space because it is used for autocompletion by quite a few programs. Alt-Space is worse -- it is needed for max/minimizing the window. Pause is too far away from the main row. So what's left?

Just had a bright idea, but Ctrl-Alt-Space and Ctrl-Shift-Space don't work for some reason  :(

Find And Run Robot / Re: WIN + Space as hotkey
« on: June 11, 2007, 05:33 PM »
winkey is not recognized yet, but it's on the todo list.

Will this be included in v2?

General Software Discussion / Re: A decent CHM viewer for Windows
« on: March 18, 2007, 04:40 PM »
Thank you very much! ;D

The problem I've been having recently with Mybase is that even though it has a lot of features, something is mentally preventing me from using a lot of the more interesting ones.  It has to do with how they are implemented, some slight annoyances just make me say, "forget it, I don't need to use it anyway."  More on this later.  TexNotes seems to do some of these things better (at first glance).

From a quick look at TexNotes Pro product tour, it doesn't seem to support tagging, interactive search, or attachments. Is this wrong?

General Software Discussion / Re: A decent CHM viewer for Windows
« on: November 05, 2006, 12:35 PM »
But this moves back and forward in history. What I meant was something like Opera's Rewind/Fast Forward buttons or Firefox with NextPlease! extension: ability to detect link to the next or previous page.

General Software Discussion / A decent CHM viewer for Windows
« on: November 03, 2006, 11:28 AM »
Is there one with shortcuts for Prev/Next at least? Or do they exist in Microsoft's HTML Help Control? If so, I've been unable to find them :(

Find And Run Robot / WIN + Space as hotkey
« on: June 16, 2006, 05:12 PM »
Unfortunately, "Custom Trigger Hotkey" doesn't recognise the WIN key. Is there some way around this?

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