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Great to hear.  I'll mark this as done.   :Thmbsup:

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:44 PM »
Here's an interim build of sWeather which gives the user control over which of the tray icons are shown.  You can choose either or both.  However, I had to use the older Tray() library I talked about previously, so I'm limited in how much I can display in the tray icon tooltip.  In other words, I have to use the shorter format of the two tooltips you would see in the older version.  C'est la vie.  If you'd like to try it out, download this:

If you do try it out, please let me know if it works properly for you.

Hello, itge13, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

Is there a way to switch Taskbar Button Grouping with a hotkey between "combine" and "not combine" w/o restarting explorer? Preferebaly as AHK

Here's some AHK code to do what you want.  I've successfully tested this on Windows 7 so please let us know if it works on your Windows 10 machine.

Code: Autohotkey [Select]
  1. #k:: ; Win+K -- change as necessary
  2. {
  3.     ; 0 = Always combine, hide labels
  4.     ; 1 = Combine when taskbar is full
  5.     ; 2 = Never combine
  6.     RegWrite, REG_DWORD, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced, TaskbarGlomLevel, % ( ( Toggle ) ? ( "0" ) : ( "2" ) )  
  7.     SendMessage, 0x1A, , , ,  % "ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd" ; WM_SETTINGCHANGE := 0x1A
  8.     WinSet, Redraw, , % "ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd"
  9.     Toggle := !Toggle
  10. }
  11. Return

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:55 PM »
Seems to only happen on W10. I don't see this happening on Win7. Will check W8.1 in a minute.
Win8.1 also shows this symptom.

I use and develop on a Windows 7 box, so it worked for me.  I'll see if I can get access to a Windows 10 machine to test.

I will try to upload that "tool" somewhere once I am finished.

Nice job -- looking forward to it.   :Thmbsup:

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:02 PM »
This should fix it.  The TimezoneDB API should only get queried when the main window is activated/focused.  Thank you for reporting this bug.

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v1.8.0 - 2019-01-31
    ! Reduced the number of times the TimezoneDB API was queried.  (Thanks, click-click)

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:04 PM »
Never mind...I can see the same behaviour here.  I'll work on a fix.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 31, 2019, 04:54 PM »
Why is Sweather now connecting out so often?

Those aren't weather data requests; they're requests to which is used for the "location time in time in the titlebar" option.  I added a fix in v1.7.8 because that text wasn't always showing properly in the titlebar.  To fix it, I now request the location time any time the sWeather window is activated.  That is, sWeather does not keep an internal clock of its own.  I didn't think this would be much of an issue since the amount of data is only around 250 bytes per request.  In your screenshot above, were you focusing the sWeather window repeatedly?  If not, there's a problem, and I can look into fixing it.  Here's an example of data that's returned:


That's it.  I suppose I could add a check that makes it not requery for time data unless a certain amount of time has passed but the drawback would be that the time would not be accurate.  Is 250 bytes of data per hit too much?  Are you constantly focusing the sWeather window during the day?

Is there a need to actually display both A and B lists in a listview?  The reason I ask is that loading 100000+ lines, without some tricks, can take a while.

I need a tool to compare list of strings (numbers and chars).
Maybe someone is interested?  ;)  :Thmbsup:

Do you have any sample files we can work with?

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:30 PM »
Everything looks great now! Haven't come across any issues on Windows 8.1. Works just like it did before the change in the API.

Good to hear and thanks for the report.

On tip I wanted to mention is if anyone is updating the software, if you save the files "config.ini" and "locations.lst" then all your settings will carry over to the new update. So just make a back up of those files, then use them to overwrite the new ones when you install an updated version.

Thanks for the tip, though there shouldn't be any need to back up those files beforehand.  The zip file download doesn't contain a config.ini nor a locations.lst, so you can simply unpack the zip file to your sWeather install folder.  Now, that said, one should always have backups.   :Thmbsup:

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:33 PM »
Hi, selesn777, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :up:

Can you please tell me how to set the temperature display only in Celsius?

From the main sWeather window, choose Options > Configure from the menu.  In the Options window, enable the "Use metric units" option and, optionally, enable the "Add 'C' or 'F' to temperatures" option.

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Comparer
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:14 PM »
Could some moderator please update the Download Link at first post?

Done.   :)

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:55 AM »
For me everything seems fine EXCEPT I noticed the icons in the lower right (for linking to the yahoo website) no longer appear.

Good eye.   ;)

Website & Download
v1.7.9 - 2019-01-28
    ! Statusbar icons were missing.  (Thanks, Mboxer511)

I downloaded the SCURLed software and I am excited about trying it out.

Please try it out on copies of your LNK and URL files first.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:07 AM »
Uploaded v1.7.8:

Website & Download
   + New metric windspeed option to use meters per second instead of the kilometers per hour default.  (Thanks, BG)
    * Rearranged the Options dialog a bit.
    ! Hopefully made the menu and button icons work properly in both Windows XP and Windows 7+.  32-bit colour must be enabled in your Windows display options.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
    ! Fixed the titlebar not always displaying the time.  (Thanks, Drugwash)

@Drugwash, let me know if this fixes the icon display issue, please.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 25, 2019, 06:07 PM »
Hello, previously my sweather tray icon would show a weather condition icon such as clouds, sun rain, etc. depending on the weather for my location. Now I only see a square box with the temperature in it. Is there a way to show the nicer weather icons instead and not the temperature?

Which Windows version are you using?

I see now there's a checkbox for the weather condition icon that can be enabled/disabled, but how do I hide the temperature icon? I don't need both (need the space). The drop-down in the settings for temperature doesn't include none and there's no enable/disable checkbox for the temperature. :( The hover info for the condition icon doesn't show the same info (less) as the temp icon

I'll try to explain this: Natively, an AutoHotkey program can only create one icon in the tray.  Many years ago, a tray library was created that let you add and control additional tray icons.  sWeather uses this library; one of the icons is the native one and one is created by the tray library.  This worked fine until Windows 7+ brought about some significant changes in tray icon handling.  It's apparent that Windows 7+ sees the two icons differently but I have my Windows 7 install set to display all tray icons all the time, so I don't experience any tray icon issues.  However, today, I've been testing sWeather on a Windows 10 install, with both icons enabled in sWeather, and I have no issues using the native Windows 10 tray icon handling to hide/show either icon.  It survives reboots, too.  If you're using Windows 7+, have you tried changing the native tray icon settings?

Regarding the difference in the tray icon tooltips (hover info) this, again, is because of the age of the tray library.  The original library was ANSI only and was not updated to support Unicode when AutoHotkey was updated with Unicode compatibility.  I made changes to the library so it would work at all with Unicode AutoHotkey but, as you see, one of the drawbacks is it cannot display the same amount of textual data.  Why?  Probably something to do with Unicode chars taking two bytes.  At any rate, I was pleased that I got the library working at all in Unicode.  =]

I hope this helps to explain things.

Also the settings GUI button is chopped off at the bottom when using a dpi setting of 125%.

I tested this in a VM at 125% DPI and it displays correctly.  On a hunch, what is your screen resolution?

Thanks for getting sWeather working again. :Thmbsup:

You're welcome and thank you for helping out sportman12 earlier.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:43 AM »
Sorry, all.  As you found out, there was a typo in the changelog and I forgot to update the version number on the webpage.  For now, I've recompiled it, without any changes, to v1.7.7.2.  Changelog and webpage have been updated as well.

@Drugwash: I will fix both issues.

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:28 AM »
Hi, t0b20, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

I tried to add sTray to the Context Menu but that didn't work for me.

I'm not sure how you even attempted to do this.

sTray goes directly to the system tray  :(

That's how sTray is designed to work.

Could you please add an option to launch sTray Menu directly from the Context Menu.

I'm not quite sure what you mean.  By context menu, did you mean the menu you get when you right-click a file?  If so, again, that's not how sTray is designed to work.  sTray is designed to run in your system tray.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:22 AM »
Which is  the latest sWeather version ?

You can always find the latest version on the sWeather website: http://www.dcmembers...e/download/sweather/

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:07 PM »
I'm having an issue with the time not displaying correctly and the forecast not working.

As Drugwash mentioned, for the time issue, try disabling the "Use HTTPS when possible" setting.  For the forecast issue, thank you for testing and I'm glad the interim build fixed things.  I've included those changes in the v1.1.7 mainline release below.

There's a problem with the GUI icons in XP, noticed it right after you eliminated the resources DLL but thought it might just be a different icon set. Apparently it's a rendering error for the transparent PNGs.

They're actually icons but I tested with PNG files and got the same results.  I can't win here.   :(  I really don't want to go back to extra loose files if I can help it.

Also noticed 'Minimize to tray' is missing from the configuration panel but it does work as such; maybe you made it permanent?

No, haha.  I mistakenly deleted that line when adjusting the Options GUI.   :-[  It's back in the v1.7.7. build.

Reminder: date/time still dissapears from titlebar when in TooWindow mode. The tray click is the trigger.

Still working on this.  Sometimes it goes away, sometimes it stays.  There's really no rhyme or reason to it.

Nevermind I fixed the time issue not appearing in 12 hour format in the title bar.  Had to change the "Date/time format" from:

Yep, that's why I made it completely configurable.   :up:

Website & Download
2019-01-23 - v1.7.7
! Fixed speed issue when getting weather data.  It was my fault and not the new API.
! Fixed 5 & 10 day forecast data not showing for some users.
! "Minimize to tray" option is back.  I must have erroneously deleted it in the last build.  (Thanks, Drugwash)
! Pressure reading wasn't correct for imperial values.

N.A.N.Y. 2016 / Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:41 PM »
I believe because print service (spoolsv.exe) is stopped here, so in such case this program is unusable.

Interesting scenario, and one I hadn't considered.   :)  Thanks for reporting it.

Can it be fixed?

Yes, see below.   :D

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v1.0.2 - 2019-01-23
    ! Handled situations where no printers exist or the print spooler service is inactive.  (Thanks, rm)

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 23, 2019, 10:29 AM »
forecast not working

Please try that build and let me know if the forecast works.  Thank you.

Skwire Empire / Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« on: January 22, 2019, 05:32 PM »
skywire  please give me step  by step install directions I did have old version do I delete old version first or ? please

  • Shut down sWeather.
  • Make a copy of your current sWeather folder for backup.
  • Download new version of sWeather.
  • Unzip the version into your current sWeather folder, overwriting current files.
  • Start up sWeather.

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