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There we go guys, entry now accepted, number 20 'Easy Desktop' and looking for people to try it out and give feedback.

General Software Discussion / Re: XPPro SP3
« on: March 10, 2008, 04:31 PM »
mwb1100 - here you go, sp3 download on the microsoft site, googled win xp sp3 and the first link took me here

Brief Description
Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. This white paper summarizes what is new in Windows XP SP3.

Just to let you know mouser, I've sent an entry into this, not heard anything yet, but keep an eye out for Easy Desktop

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 14, 2007, 02:11 PM »
Found a reference to the hook in the Uses section and removed it.  Hopefully that will prevent it looking for it. 
1. Help file opens after install to indicate which keys to use
2. Mouse over indicates to use ALT and Arrow keys to resize.

Use same link to download

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:11 PM »
Took your advice and used global hotkeys mouser.  OK folks, hopefully you won't get any problems with this now, hook dll has been dropped. 

Same download link

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 14, 2007, 01:36 AM »
I think it's due to the fact that its a hook dll, which could potentially send keyboard entries to a third party.  As a keyboard hook its probably been identified as such by name in the database as having the potential for misuse.  I've never had a problem with any other software, and most of my other stuff is tested and verified problem free at many sites including Softpedia, OATS etc.  None of my AV and Anti Spyware has a prob with it, McAfee, Counterspy etc.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 13, 2007, 04:50 PM »
Thanks for that mouser.  Took your advice and changed it to ALT + the arrow keys for changing the size.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:49 PM »
Ok mouser, here we are, added the ability to vary the size by using the < and > keys.  As I've used these two keys to modify the size, they are the only two you can't type through onto the underlying application.  Size is not saved, unlike the other settings.  Plus I've put it into a setup for easier removal later.


I'm quite pleased with this now, so I've put it up on my site for general download.  if anyone is interested in having a look at the other stuff try

OK final edit, I decided I liked the ability to type through and that some folks might want to use punctuation, so I've altered the size change keys to the UP and Down arrows.  Same download link.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 11, 2007, 12:58 PM »
OK folks, here's a little update.  This version has three different shapes available and the settings are retained in an ini file - custom shapes could be implemented, but could also lead to problems with the transparency and view through, so left it for now. 
Tried messing about with the scroll wheel idea, but that proved messy for a quick fix - the problem is that you are running an application, which is easy to capture mouse events in, but the mouse itself is in whichever is the next topmost window, so it needs a global mouse hook - will play about with that later.
Any further thoughts / ideas would be appreciated as this is a neat challenge.

Update v2

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Virtual Flashlight
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:50 PM »
Can't do any better in AHK than what has already been presented, however try this one written in Delphi.  Its a bit rough and ready at the mo, but let me know what you think of it.  I've not added any Registry keys to it, so it will always start with medium transparency and black overlay, however you can change the colours and transparency level from the icon in the Taskbar.

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