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So much work, mouser.  Kudos.   :up:

General Software Discussion / Re: Any new "List Hotkey" apps?
« on: January 05, 2024, 12:38 PM »
From a professional point of view where really all is listed reliable = Impossible.

100% agreed.

I am just aware about HotKeyList what is pretty useful to find out current used to know if your dream combination is free.

I use LOTS of NirSoft applications -- love love love them.

All said, IMO, if even the great Nir Sofer, author of all NirSoft apps, can't do it, it's pretty much not doable.  This is one of those hotkey-related applications that, if it _could_ be written, it _would_ have been written long ago.

General Software Discussion / Re: Play MP3s Randomly?
« on: January 05, 2024, 12:09 PM »
While Trout does have some command-line argument capabilities, it isn't a command-line player.  Happy to write one for you, though.  Can you give me some more details about what you want, i.e.:

1. Do you want to pass the executable a folder and simply have it play a random audio file within that folder?
2. What kind of GUI, if any, did you have in mind?
3. Hotkeys to control things?


N.A.N.Y. 2024 / NANY 2024 Release: Mycoff
« on: January 01, 2024, 08:56 PM »
NANY 2024 Entry Information

Application Name Mycoff
Version 1.0.0
Short Description Mute a microphone input with a global hotkey
Supported OSes Windows 10/11. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows Vista/7/8.
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
System RequirementsA computer with at least one microphone input.
Version HistoryChangelog
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Mycoff is a program that allows for an easy way to mute a microphone input with a global hotkey.  Plenty of programs exist that allow muting of playback interfaces -- speakers, headphones, etc -- but I couldn't find very many that allowed easy muting of a microphone input using a global hotkey.  This type of functionality is rather handy if you routinely use video chat apps such as Teams, Zoom, Skype, etc.

  • Mute (a single mic input)
  • Unmute (a single mic input)
  • Toggle (a single mic input)
  • Mute all inputs
  • Unmute all inputs
  • Toggle all inputs


Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run Mycoff.exe.

Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.  No changes are made to the registry.

This works perfectly. Thank you very much.

Great to hear!  I'm glad it's working as you want.

I have been trying to find a small program to simply display just one image centre screen for x no of seconds - settable if possible even in an ini file or something. Just needs to enter 2 parameters: the time to display and the name of the graphic file. Range is somewhere like 5 - 20 secs secs and then terminate and that's it.

You can use my Frameless program found here: https://www.dcmember.../download/frameless/

You can find the parameters here: https://www.dcmember...frameless/readme.txt

Use the "duration=hh:mm:ss" parameter to accomplish what you want.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Create Song Playlist
« on: May 22, 2023, 05:05 PM »
For instance:  Elton John

Years ago, I wrote an audio player called Trout.  Mouser and myself might be the only users of it left.  Hahahaha.   :P

Within Trout is a hidden media browser that I never quite finished (hence why it's hidden).  Here's a screenshot with "Artist contains 'Elton John'" as a search:

2023-05-22 16_48_10-Media browser.png

Astute viewers will notice that it was a Shoutcast and Icecast browser as well.  At any rate, because it's within Trout, it supports the same audio and tag formats that Trout does:

  • Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, & MTM.
  • Supported audio formats (with plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC, & OPUS.
  • Supported tag formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.2/3/4, OGG/FLAC Vorbis comments, WMA, APEv2, & MP4/ALAC/AAC.

Once it's loaded, searches are quick (note the status bar in the screenshot).  With a little work, and if I can find the time, this is most of the way to what you're requesting.

General Software Discussion / Re: Major software project redesign
« on: January 12, 2023, 04:50 PM »
This video by the project lead developer (who goes by the  name of Tantacrul) walks us through the design process that was employed to fix MuseScore for its latest release.

Great video.  As a developer and UX lover, I could watch videos like this all day long.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: N.A.N.Y 2023: PingPong (ping latency alarm)
« on: January 01, 2023, 04:41 PM »
Perfect NANY app.  Thanks for joining in the fun.   :Thmbsup:

General Software Discussion / Re: Lastpass hacked proper
« on: January 01, 2023, 04:38 PM »
Been using Keepass for years, it syncs to iDrive Cloud Drive, (mainly as a backup but also so I have access to the database file via browser/app if needed), and via OneDrive sync plugin which the Android app uses as the database, (syncing any local changes back to it which then propagate to computers).

Keepass user for many years as well.  I also use a similar online setup to yours to gain access from my phone and to sync back changes.


It was terrifying to see my amazon spending plotted.

My thoughts, too, about my Amazon spending history.  Ignorance might be bliss, in this case.   :P

Even though I probably will never have a use for this, this is an extremely clever program and solution.  Very very cool, mouser.   :up: :up: :up:

I suppose I can install Python and do all the above but again would prefer no installation.

How do you propose to do all (any?) of the above without installing anything?

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / NANY 2023 Release: IPMI Tool GUI
« on: January 01, 2023, 02:05 PM »
NANY 2023 Entry Information

Application Name IPMI Tool GUI
Version 1.0.0
Short Description IPMI GUI app with multiple system support.
Supported OSes Windows 10. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/11.
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
System RequirementsA computer with network access and a server/workstation that has a BMC which speaks the IPMI protocol.
Version HistoryChangelog
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

BMCs and the IPMI Protocol: Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) are a type of embedded computer used to provide out-of-band monitoring for desktops and servers. These products are sold under many brand names, including HP iLO, Dell DRAC, Sun ILOM, Fujitsu iRMC, IBM IMM, and Supermicro IPMI. Nearly all servers and workstations ship with or support some form of BMC.  Interface (IPMI) is a collection of specifications that define communication protocols for talking to these BMCs. This specification is managed by Intel and currently comes in two flavors, version 1.5 and version 2.0.

I run/manage/access many of these types of servers and, for years, have used the some form of the CLI program ipmitool.exe to monitor alarms, get data, and modify settings.  For DonationCoder's NANY 2023 promotion, I decided to start writing a simple GUI interface for the CLI ipmitool.exe.  Of course, there are existing GUI programs for this purpose, but this one is mine.  If you do not have access to a server/workstation with a BMC that uses the IPMI protocol, this program will be of no use to you.

  • You can learn more about BMCs and the IPMI protocol here.
  • This first release of IPMI Tool simply queries the sensors of the BMC, typically the temperatures, fan speeds, and voltage.  I plan to add more functionality to this program as I make time: event logs, network display and control, fan control, user control, and more.
  • This first release stores passwords in plaintext in the hosts.ini file.  I will remedy this in a future release.  If you have concerns about this, please don't use the program.

Planned Features
  • Export options
  • Event logs display
  • Network display and control
  • Fan control
  • User display and control

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Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run IPMIToolGUI.exe.

Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.  No changes are made to the registry.

General Software Discussion / Re: Frameless v1.1.8 build 1
« on: December 08, 2022, 10:05 AM »
Could you please provide the newer download url?

I never fully finished and released it.


General Software Discussion / Re: Frameless v1.1.8 build 1
« on: December 07, 2022, 01:33 PM »
2022... 10 years later and I'm still using frameless ...because it's awesome!

Amazing that it's still useful for you.  =]

My only issue is that I have been unable to lock the "x=c y=c" so the image that I placed in the center of the screen cannot be moved.

You might try using the "clickthrough=yes" option to avoid accidental movements.

General Software Discussion / Re: Firewall Tester
« on: September 27, 2022, 02:31 PM »
I don't think cstatus is going to work for me.  I have many servers where PING is not enabled and have to use the telnet command to see if the port is open.

Checking ports has nothing to do with ping.  As Shades mentioned, in the cStatus program, choose Tools > IP Scanner from the menu and use that to check for open ports.  Check out the third screenshot on this page: https://www.hnsoft.p.../Screenshots_cstatus

Additionally, the de facto network scanning tool is nmap.  It's a commandline program that's available on just about any platform, but you can use the Zenmap GUI if a GUI suits you better.

General Software Discussion / Re: Fast entry Android reminders
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:06 AM »
Do you use any Android app that has very fast reminder input?
E.g. type 11.30am 03/01 blah blah blah and it will ring you at 11:30 with a 'blah blah blah' note?

Have you tried the native Google Calendar app and its reminder feature?  Bring up the calendar, press the + button and you should be presented with several options: Goal, Reminder, Task, and Event.


Choose Reminder, fill out the fields, and save it. 


Apologies for the lack of reply.

-  a item to the "Copy Text" menu named: Full Filename what include Path+Filename

Quick and easy to add.

- A box to filter files in the list applied to Filename or better yet to any field we want.

Not as quick, but certainly doable.

General Software Discussion / Re: Freeware images to video
« on: June 01, 2022, 02:14 PM »
Seems difficult for me. I would like a simple program for doing all.

If you're using Windows 10 (or 11, I assume), you can use the built-in video editor app to do what you want.  If you can't figure it out, I can make a tutorial.

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and good. First and foremost, I'd like to state that I am new to this forum, and this is my first post. I'm not sure if this is the appropriate location. But I was hoping for better advice from you. Guys, I've got a problem; I'm having trouble getting Windows 10 to load. After repeated attempts, I gave it my all, but the problem remained. Because I lack experience in this area, I am seeking your advice. Can you assist me in any way?
-Lesterhuggins (April 30, 2022, 06:27 AM)

We're going to need more details, please:

1) What kind of computer is this on?
2) Is this a new install or a previously working install that doesn't load anymore?
3) How far into the boot does it get?
4) Are there any error messages?
5) What have you tried to fix it?
6) Any other tidbits of info you think might help...

Post New Requests Here / Re: Help tweak an AHK script
« on: May 03, 2022, 03:35 PM »
trying to find a  solution to a repetitive task

What's the task?

As one of the devs here who has gone through many rounds of false positive hell, I gave up caring about it many many years ago.  If my body of work isn't enough to convince a potential user to use my software, there isn't much else I can offer.  Call it apathy, or whatever, I simply don't care and don't spend a single cycle worrying about it.

To give you an idea of how ridiculous false positives can be, I once wrote a single line program consisting of one hotkey that simply EXITED THE PROGRAM.  Nothing else.  Even that didn't come up clean in the virus scans.  As you might imagine, it was about that point that I stopped caring.   ;D

Post New Requests Here / Re: BETTER Spotify Playlist Editor
« on: April 02, 2022, 07:13 PM »
Every Spotify playlist editor doesn't edit the liked songs playlist
It's utterly ridiculous that no one has done this yet.

I don't use Spotify, but your statements I quoted above make me wonder if editing the "liked songs" playlist is even possible?  Can you provide some examples of third-party editors you've tried?

Guess the name should start with a lower-case s, as that's a common prefix for many of Skwire's specialist tools :Thmbsup:

Hahaha...only because I'm rubbish at naming these things.   :D

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