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Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Skinny Paste
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:05 AM »
You might try Notetab - a free/light text editor, which includes a clipboard.

To use the clipboard go to (menu) Document>Use as Pasteboard

General Software Discussion / Quicklaunch annoyance, question
« on: February 06, 2010, 05:00 PM »
I use the Quicklaunch folder for a lot of shortcuts (about 50).  When I open the QL folder it sometimes takes a few seconds for the shortcuts/icons to appear.  This usually happens the first time I open the folder, but can occur anytime.  I guess it needs to load the links/icons into cache or something?  I was wondering if there a way to force the QL shortcuts to be loaded - so there is no delay.   Any ideas?


btw - I know there is a setting for menu delay or something like that - mine is set to zero.  I set menu animations off.  My PC runs Xp on an intel Core2 6300 and 2gb ram, and is reasonably fast for most things I do.

General Software Discussion / Voice thru Modem port to landline?
« on: October 21, 2008, 12:48 PM »
How/Can I use a (sony vaio laptop) modem port as a direct dial voice line?
    I want to use a set of usb/headphones with a landline.

btw-This setup is not for my own use - I have not had a landline for awhile, and I'm out of date re using modems;-)


Ive been a xplorer2 user for awhile - but just came across Nexusfile - it is the best IMHO.
Give it a try - no install version available - just unzip.

Thanks Steven - I'm looking for new/better ideas like that.  Powermarks looks good but since its marked for 'end of life' AND it is not freeware... that's makes it tough for me to choose as a new app.

I'm going thru my annual 'cant find a phone number - need a new phone list' ritual.  I'd like a simple database type app that is small enough to keep open without eating too much ram.  It also has to import/export is some common format like csv.  Something with PC+Linux versions would be a bonus but not required.  Features I'd like to avoid...

  • un-modifiable forms - The standard home/biz tab format does not work well for me - I'd rather have one 'form' with flexible fields - especially email > 1 or 2 email fields are not enough.
  • built in calendar/task management/etc
  • memory hog
  • pictures (dont need/want them in a phone list)

Any suggestions?

Developer's Corner / batch file question re cmd + color
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:31 AM »
For anyone still using batch files...
I customized the colors/font of my cmd window (on XP) by clicking the titlebar and changing Properties>Colors.
When I use my right click menu to 'open command prompt here" I get the colors I want.
I also have a batch file that opens a window with cmd /k but the colors default to black/white.
I read the color /? and cmd /? entries but did not figure out the solution - what "cmd" do I use in my batch file to open a window with the same colors/font as I get with "open command prompt here"?


Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Personal Event Log
« on: December 29, 2007, 12:49 AM »
Thanks for the update - looking forward to it.
Good luck with the move...

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Personal Event Log
« on: December 11, 2007, 06:10 PM »
Hi Tinjaw,
Thank you so mucn!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: I am sorry about changing the description- but did not think anyone would start so fast.  I look forward to any enhancements you come up with... thanks again!


Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Personal Event Log
« on: December 11, 2007, 01:07 PM »
Updated Description:  I'd like a fast way to log a recurring event (that I am tracking) acutally happend.  My thought is a Program or Firefox Custom Button that, when clicked, adds the date/time to a log file.  Features that would be nice to have:
1. Works with or without the log file (text or html) open in a Tab
2. If log file can be html - record the selected event as an HTML table row.
3. Indicate the event was added by sound and/or message
The following enhancements would allow logging a few different recurring events...
3. Button includes a dropdown with entries based on my own text/vars (eg Event Description 1, 2, 3, etc)
4. Record the selected event as "Date/Time" plus "Event Description"
5. Default button opens the html/text file

Original Post...
I'd like a fast way to log a recurring event.  My thought is a tray icon that, when clicked, adds the date/time to a log file.  My use of this app would be 2 record when something (that I am tracking)  acutally happend.  Features that would be nice to have:
1. Indicate the onclick event by sound.
2. Ability to assign a name to the mouseover popup
3. Ability to assign my own (tray) icon
4. Tiny memory footprint

If there are alternative ways to do this pls let me know... I don't use AutoHotKey so that is not an option for me.  I'm on XP Pro.   I use Firefox 2 - maybe a bookmarklet/extension could write the time to a txt file?  I'll post a question about this option at


Living Room / 2 favorites (Blocknote and CSEs)
« on: August 15, 2007, 02:20 PM »
Hi all,
This is an 'fyi' re 2 of my favorite tools... Blocknote - a free/simple html editor - great for notes, simple pages, email, etc., and Google CSE Search - If you search for 'Freeware' you'll probably find a few new "Freeware Search Engines", but it's a great tool for all kinds of research.  Creating CSEs is pretty simple too.... if you need one.

Has anyone used this?

Looks useful but I'm not an expert in such things -thought maybe someone here would be.

fyi - I stumble on it at

Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 21, 2007, 11:18 PM »
sure... I'll do that.   I am becoming more interested in 'why' altshiftkey did not work - just out of curiosity.   I'll try to learn a bit about autohotkey.... maybe there is a solution.
Screen Capture is not a problem - I have many capture programs.

thanks very much for your help!


Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 21, 2007, 11:31 AM »
I am not sure what you mean by "altgr+shift+3v" but I press/hold the left Alt+ shift+3 keys and it works.
You can download the scrapture program - a tiny sreen capture tool - it is what requires AltShift3

thanks again

Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:08 AM »
Does not work for me... does it work for you?

thanks much

Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 21, 2007, 05:45 AM »
Thanks again - but it also does not seem to work... (but manually pressing altshift3 still works)
Just to confirm - can the first 2 commented lines (leftover from installation default script) be deleted?
 fyi  - the app is 'scrapture'
fyi - Output....
026: Return (3.00)
027: Send,!+3 (0.02)
028: Return (40.80)
027: Send,!+3 (0.02)
028: Return (53.75)

Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 21, 2007, 02:36 AM »
Thanks... my autohotkey.ini file is below.  the first 2 lines are from the default ini that comes with a new install - should they be removed?  If I uncomment them AutoHotkey does not load.   The program (scrapture.exe) is working - when I press AltShift3 it does it's thing.  But the code below - when I press F5 does nothing.  I'm not a programmer and new to AutoHotkey - so I'm sure the problem is me... what do I need to change?   thanks


Living Room / Re: Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 20, 2007, 11:31 AM »
Thanks for that...  but I have another quesion...  What about my useless function keys - is there a way to program a Function Key? (eg to do 'Alt Shift 3') ?

I'm sure a fancy keyboard could do this.. but I've got a plain old $10 model.
Seems like a waste to have those F keys since I hardly ever use them.

thanks again

Living Room / Help/question re creating a key sequence
« on: July 19, 2007, 07:23 PM »
Hi all,
I have an application that requres Alt+Shift+3 to activate.
Can I create a batch file that will perfrom this?
I'd like to put this in my quicklaunch bar, and click to activate.

thanks for any suggestions.


Living Room /
« on: June 21, 2007, 10:45 PM »
This site allows you to create and store a 'screencast' (ie a movie/sequence of screen captures)
I thought it might be useful for developers/others to demo features of their software.
It is a free service.

Quiz for Comp Sci folks...

Hi res wallpaper and icons...

FARR v2.00.108 (using FF plugin mostly)
Works great - and no problems so farr.

Thanks for this great app!  :Thmbsup:


Living Room / Firefox Bookmark tool to tag/index/search FAST?
« on: June 12, 2007, 08:48 PM »
I have a lot of bookmarks...and cannot keep them organized.  I think what I need is a way to index them so I can start typing ... and a tool (TBD) will bring up matching URLS, keys, descriptions. etc.   I know this is what Firefox does...but it just seems slow... and I'm thinking a dedicated tool would be better at the task. 

Anyone have suggestions?  I am going to try using Locate32 ( which I already run for local has text search... but seems like there ought to be some product that is designed to  edit/index and search bookmarks very quickly.


Living Room / Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« on: June 08, 2007, 07:02 PM »
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