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General Software Discussion / Re: Mouse software
« on: August 19, 2007, 06:08 PM »
How many buttons does you mouse have?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Double Right Click Start Menu
« on: August 17, 2007, 07:52 PM »
After some research, I have realized that any double right click, whether AutoHotKey or AutoIT messes up the gestures because I use right click as the gesture activating button as well.

I have now set the start menu to pop up when I use CTRL + Right Click using PaneKiller (http://www.maddogsw.com/panekiller). My mouse (http://www.microsoft...details.aspx?pid=045) happens to have an extra button, which I have assigned to act as CTRL, so the whole thing can be mouse activated.

The end result has been good for improving efficiency a bit.  :up: While there is always Launchy and FARR to replace the start menu, sometimes we tend to forget the name of the program we are looking for and still have to click the start menu. Now, the start menu can be launched anywhere on the screen in an instant without having to even move the fingers away from the mouse. 

Screenshot - 18_08_2007 , 10_45_59 AM.gif

This was a feature I greatly enjoyed when using Blackbox on Linux and now I am glad it works on Windows as well.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Download Managers
« on: August 16, 2007, 08:19 PM »
The best Download manager I ever used was DLExpert. Did what it said, no feature bloat. Sadly it has not been updated in ages. The last version and a review of it is here : http://www.buzzys.net/dlexpert.html

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nontroppo, I agree that OS X may be tweakable with its unix base, but tweaking out of the box for a regular user with no knowledge of the underlying UNIX is still hard. This problem is there on Linux too. On Windows, all you need is a copy of X-Setup Pro and XP Smoker.

The freeware scene for Mac might be active, but it still lacks several decent applications : A flac enabled music player with audioscrobbler support for one. In my opinion, Windows is preferred not because of the OS itself, but the wealth of programs that run on it, most of which are not even written by Microsoft. Mac and Linux might reach this point several years into the future as their user base grows.

Once the need for OS X is gone, there is no point buying a mac, since Windows and Linux can run on generic computers as well.

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Okay, the sound being shut off upon unlock was a bug apparently. See http://www.syfer.nl/ for the new 1.13 which fixes the bug :)

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I use Linux and Windows at the moment. I have used mac extensively at college though I never owned one. I think that Mac is a good alternative for people who want something that works and simple as a calculator to operate. The feature set might be limited, but so are most mac user's needs from what I've noticed. Linux, especially Ubuntu has become easy to use, but I still think it has a while to go. Driver support is still an issue and many widescreen laptops, such as mine are not properly supported.

At any rate, I don't see either of these displacing Windows on desktop anytime soon. While all three operating systems are about equal in capabilities, the wealth of software available for Windows gives it an enormous edge. I will personally never go to an OS which I can't tweak the hell out of (Linux is actually good for that).

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General Software Discussion / Re: Top 3 programs you use
« on: August 09, 2007, 12:00 AM »
Not including programs that run in the background,

1. xplorer2
2. K-Meleon
3. GreatNews

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I currently use foobar (http://www.foobar2000.org/) on Windows and Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Download) on Linux. Foobar has a plugin with native last.fm support, so no need to install last.fm player. Another alternative is musikCube (http://www.musikcube.com/) on Windows. Foobar and musikCube work on Vista, but I am not sure if all the plugins are fully compatible.

foobar is good but can be a little complex to set up to your liking. Its customizability is superior to any other music player. musikCube has a much easier and just works out of the box, much like iTunes.

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Back in my dad's generation, not doing the chores would end up getting you the stick. Now, there's real motivation! :Thmbsup: Whatever are they going to bring online next?

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I donated as a thank you to the excellent forums and community information rather than the programs itself. Reading the forums is what I have mostly benefitted from. In fact, I don't use any of the programs here regularly though I try them out whenever new versions are released.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Double Right Click Start Menu
« on: July 23, 2007, 07:41 PM »
Thanks. I will try this out on AHK.

I forgot to mention that I use Strokeit, and the gestures got messed up when I tried the Powerpro method. After some searching, I also located Panekiller (http://www.maddogsw.com/panekiller/) and it has the right idea of what I want, even with the no icons start menu, but cannot be activated on double right click.

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General Software Discussion / Double Right Click Start Menu
« on: July 23, 2007, 05:33 PM »
I was trying to implement a start menu that will fly out anywhere on the screen upon a double right click. I also removed all the icons for speed. That part is similar to eaticons (http://www.regxplor.com/other.html)

Problem : Upon execution, the program seems to lack the ability to distinguish between single and double right clicks properly.

I get erratic behaviour : sometimes it pops up the start menu of a single right click, other times it gives a regular right click menu even on the double.

How can I implement this properly? Either on Powerpro or some other scripting program?

Upon searching many forums, I found a similar product called LaunchOnFly (http://arturdev.com/...;product=launchonfly), but it doesn't do the same thing.

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Okay, this also shuts off your sound completely for some reason.  >:( That too, without using the mute. It took me 5 minutes to figure out what had happened to my audio out.

Solution is to lock the computer using the program, then activate the alarm and kill the program's process using Task Manager.

Anyone else experience this problem?

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I have the following applications installed on my computer :

-   Strokeit
-   Volumouse
-   Pistachio
-   KatMouse
-   Filebox Extender

Though they are low resource applications, I would like to know if the functions of all of these can be provided by a single application. I looked at AHK and AutoIt, but they seem quite complex. I have recently tried powerpro, but I am still learning to use it. Any other suggestions?

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