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Yes and yes.

  • Is this scenario something you can simulate or force to happen?  That is, do you have control of whether the fast network stays or goes away?
  • Are you free for some prototype testing tomorrow?  I'm on Central Time in the U.S.

The "whenever you check the tray icon and see that you're on the slower network" thing is what I want to prevent.  8)  The perfect solution would be an app that would automatically reconnect to the fast connection when possible, just letting me know that it happened, but without me having to do anything.

When it switches to the slow network, does the fast network go missing from the list of choices you see when you click the Windows network tray icon?  Also, I assume the slow and fast networks have different SSID names?

Hey, brotherS, been a while.  =]

There are a bunch of ways to do this, depending on how pretty you want it.  The default Windows tray icon shows the currently connected wireless network.  You can easily create a batch file that runs the following command to quickly connect to your fast SSID.

netsh wlan connect <FAST_SSID_NAME_HERE>

Create a shortcut to that batch file in a convenient place and run it whenever you check the tray icon and see that you're on the slower network.

If you want something more like an actual application, sure, I can do that, but I want to see if the quick'n'dirty suggestion above suffices.

Insistently, I don't think it's possible to "see" where hotkeys go in Windows.  Nirsoft has an app that will tell you which hotkeys are free vs used.  It can't tell you what they are assigned to though.

You are correct; it is not possible to see which app has which global hotkey, only that a given global hotkey is in use.

N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« on: January 27, 2022, 01:12 PM »
Shamefully, I've not made the time to sink my teeth into updating this.  During this time, has changed their API, yet again, and is now on v4 (epCheck was deverloped on v2).  While I understand the need to evolve, these types of API changes that break apps regularly, en masse, are really frustrating to deal with because of the time and testing it takes to work with new APIs.  I'll try to make time to at least investigate what it would take to work with the new API.

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 27, 2022, 01:10 PM »
Another awesome program!  Thanks.

You're welcome.  I hope it's working well for you.

Website | Download
v1.0.5 - 2022-01-27
    + Added Location and Country columns to speedtest results list.
    ! Centered icons on check/uncheck buttons.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Trout (audio player)
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:54 PM »
skwire, would it be possible to use the TROUT source to create this RTMP streaming playlist manager (for Windows)?  See my original request here, but trout would be perfect as it is.

Too kludgy to try and make Trout do this.  Can this be done with VLC, which I know handles RTSP streams and has a basic playlist editor/window?

Is it possible to re-use the output variables?

Such as Destination like

....\??1\??1 ??2


N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 07, 2022, 05:02 PM »
Website | Download
v1.0.4 - 2022-01-07
    ! New single run option didn't work all the time.

v1.0.3 - 2022-01-06
    + Added ability to run a single speedtest from the server list context menu.
    + Added handling of second Ookla EULA acceptance question for EU locations.  (Thanks, tomos)
    + Added check/uncheck buttons to the main form.
    * Changed the icon displayed in the speedtest list.
    * Added some more feedback in the list that a speedtest is going.

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 06, 2022, 10:29 AM »
I reckon this second part is due to regulations here in the EU.

And I reckon you're right.  I'll add some verbiage around that in the 1.0.3 updated coming here shortly.  In the meantime, can you verify that there is only the one entry still in the speedtest-cli.ini file?

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 06, 2022, 08:44 AM »
It seems that where you have to approve on first run (by typing "yes") -- there's actually two questions there. I dont know do you have to answer yes to both -- but on the first attempt (laptop) I missed the second question and closed the window.

Two questions?  I only ever saw one, like this:


Do you recall what the second question was?

sSpeedtest is not working there, even when run as admin. Even if I delete the install and start again, I dont get that command window any more -- the info must be saved somewhere?

Correct, I had to do a bit of sleuthing to find it.  You can find that here:  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Ookla\Speedtest CLI\speedtest-cli.ini

Code: Text [Select]
  1. [Settings]
  2. LicenseAccepted=604ec27f828456331ebf441826292c49276bd3c1bee1a2f65a6452f505c4061c

I've only seen it contain that one entry.  You can safely delete the file because sSpeedtest looks for that entry on every run.  If it's not there, sSpeedtest should pop up the message box stating you need to accept the EULA on the popup, blah, blah.  =]

Now, on the other machine (desktop) I noticed the second question and answered (yes) -- this one works when run as admin.
Thanks for the programme :up:

You're welcome.  I hope to get it working on both systems for you.  =]

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 05, 2022, 03:14 PM »
version 1.0.2 build 1

Are you running from a UAC protected folder?  If so, does running as Admin help?

If not, open a command prompt in the sspeedtest/bin folder and run speedtest.exe.  What happens then?

Happy to help via Discord, too.

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 05, 2022, 11:53 AM »
I'm just getting zeros across the board -- using the option "to quickly add a group of servers closest to you". The servers look good - ten showed and were automatically selected.

Which version are you using?

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 07:33 PM »
Website | Download
v1.0.2 - 2022-01-01
    ! Fixed a mixup with the start and stop speedtest buttons.

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 06:09 PM »
I almost got a bit worried, as I didn't see an entry from you yet, but you made it, yay! :Thmbsup:

Thanks for the kind words, Ath.  Gotta keep the streak alive, eh?

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 05:36 PM »
Website | Download
v1.0.1 - 2022-01-01
    ! Handled the EULA acceptance required by the CLI program. 🤦🏻‍♂️

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / Re: NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 05:15 PM »
Fixing a EULA bug right now with the CLI app which powers sSpeedtest.  Stand by...

N.A.N.Y. 2022 / NANY 2022 Release: sSpeedtest
« on: January 01, 2022, 02:18 PM »
NANY 2022 Entry Information

Application Name sSpeedtest
Version 1.0.5
Short Description GUI app with multiple locations.
Supported OSes Windows 10. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
System RequirementsA computer with Internet access.
Version HistoryChangelog
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

At times in the past, I've had some upload issues with my home internet connection. To help show my ISP that the issue was with their peering, and not my equipment, I had written a quick'n'dirty script which ran speedtests to various servers all over the world.  sSpeedtest replaces that script, and is a GUI application which allows you to build a list of servers and easily run speedtests on all of them.


Planned Features
  • Export options.


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

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

Hi Autohotkey, is perfect - i got the Solution with it

Are you saying that you created an AutoHotkey script to do want you want?  Or, did you still need one created for you?

My File Punter program can do this.


Let me know if you need help with the regular expression part.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 25, 2021, 01:02 PM »
- from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute:

This one looks promising.  I'll keep it in my back pocket.

- Open Data API for the German meteorological service (Open source!):

I took a look at this one as well, thanks, but it doesn't appear to work for locations outside Germany?  Maybe I missed something?

Hope that helps to offer at least two alternatives... or even implement both and change by click.

Yes, thank you for your research.  It's much appreciated.  At this point, I want to get one data source working.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Many thanks for the donations and apologies for the lack of replies -- lots going on this summer around here.  I hope to start work on sWeather, this weekend.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:46 PM »
PLEASE find a new API to use.

I'll probably end up changing it to the OpenWeatherMap API mentioned above as it's the best free one out there.  It won't be until next week, though.

If we need to kick in a few bucks it's worth it!

Donations have really dried up over the years, so they're always welcome.

Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] hotkey/shortcut tracker
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:14 PM »
Nir's Hotkeylist doesn't do win keys, though.

By default, it does not.  You can enable that feature under the Options menu:

Screenshot 2021-05-28 131337.png

Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] hotkey/shortcut tracker
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:19 PM »
So here's my fantasy: I open up an app that tracks all my hotkey uses across devices.  It's got them split up by the app I use them in, sorted by frequency of use (in that app), a reference to where they're defined, and an editable description field for what I once thought they did.

Unfortunately, Windows does not have a mechanism to get this data.  The only thing your described application can do is test each combination of hotkey and see if it's in use by something.  Also, this applies to global hotkeys only -- not per-app hotkeys (unless they're set as global).  Tranglos, a DonationCoder member, wrote Ethervane ActiveHotkeys to do at least that.   Unfortunately, his site no longer exists, but you can get the app from the Internet Archive here:

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