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Jibz

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Re: Note5
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2014, 02:20 AM »
I get  a run time error 14 at line 178 when trying to run it on Win7 64-bit.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2014, 03:28 AM »
@tomos - What did you have in mind for a "minibar"?

okay, that one was off the top of my head - I find always-on-top with transparency gets in my way eventually.
Hence the minibarbar idea.

But I think I'd actually prefer one key to close/minimise-to-tray (escape?) and a universal hotkey to bring it up again.

For mouse-people a minibar could be a good idea... reduce window size to shortest possible titlebar:

Screenshot - 2014-06-20 , 10_23_36_ver001.png


(PS & FWIW, running fine here in Win7 x64)
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Re: Note5
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2014, 05:16 AM »
@MilesAhead - I'll see about adding a search to the notes.

Thank you.  :)

Edit: btw I'm on a Windows 8.0 x64 Home Laptop and all seems normal so far.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2014, 05:55 AM »
Re the darker note colours: it's difficult to read the text on them.
Could you make the background colour lighter for the darker colours?

(btw I love the default colours :up:)


Are you considering formatting?
Clickable urls would be nice too :)
Tom

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Re: Note5
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2014, 07:18 AM »
@Jibz - What version do you have? What were you doing when you got the error?

@tomos - I see, I may add something like that.

@MilesAhead - Your welcome and I have added the search. It'll be in the next version :).

@tomos - Which color theme are you referring to? The note color (where the body of the note is) should be lighter than the main color.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2014, 07:39 AM »
@tomos - Which color theme are you referring to? The note color (where the body of the note is) should be lighter than the main color.

in all themes the darker colours are much more difficult to work with I find.
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from the default theme:

Screenshot - 2014-06-20 , 12_50_48.png

but even this colour is difficult to actually read much of:

Screenshot - 2014-06-20 , 14_36_19_ver001.png


EDIT// it's possible you have your monitor at much brighter settings than mine (?) (FWIW mine was roughly correct in this gamma test)
Tom
« Last Edit: June 20, 2014, 07:51 AM by tomos »

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Re: Note5
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2014, 07:43 AM »

@tomos - Which color theme are you referring to? The note color (where the body of the note is) should be lighter than the main color.

If you would like to try a simpler alternative to adjusting the background color or allowing user chosen font colors I have a little function that returns either black or off white for text color depending on the background color.

Func _calctextcolor($bcolor)
If $bcolor = 65280 Then Return 0
If $bcolor > (16777215 * 0.9) Then
Return 0
Else
Return 16777215
EndIf
EndFunc

The first "If" is the special case of a shade of green.  The formula would say use the white but it's just not easy to read.  So in that case I return black. I wrote the function so that users could pick a dialog background color from a dropdown list without having to pick a contrasting text color.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2014, 09:04 AM »
@MilesAhead - Thanks. I may try using that.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2014, 01:46 PM »
Runs fine under Wine, no real useful suggestions form me but please keep it up  :up:

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Re: Note5
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2014, 02:55 PM »
New version 2.0.0.1 - http://note5.pen.io

2.0.0.1 -
- Added Find and Find [Exact]
- Added concept Note5 Mini [Experimental]
- Option to start with Windows
- You can now change the note text color in the themes

Note5 Mini is a concept and I am still working out how best to make it work. For now, when you show the Note5 Mini it hides the main window until you click on a note number on Note5 Mini.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2014, 03:47 PM »
I like having hotkeys for switching between note panels, but I keep switching panels by accident.  The Ctrl+[arrow] key combination is a Windows shortcut for moving forward/backword one word, and my fingers do it without thinking.  (This isn't uncommon...my fingers rarely think before doing anything. :D)

Is this affecting anyone else?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2014, 04:51 PM »
I like having hotkeys for switching between note panels, but I keep switching panels by accident.  The Ctrl+[arrow] key combination is a Windows shortcut for moving forward/backword one word, and my fingers do it without thinking.  (This isn't uncommon...my fingers rarely think before doing anything. :D)

Is this affecting anyone else?

sorry, I suggested that. I've gotten kind-of used to it from Dopus for switching tabs. I didnt think about it's use in text....
Tom

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Re: Note5
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2014, 06:46 PM »
I'm more of a software user than a programmer--and I know the intent is to keep this simple--so...would it be difficult to add the ability to customize the shortcuts for switching note panels?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2014, 10:08 PM »
I should be able to do that. I'll put it on my list, but not sure how soon I'll get to it.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2014, 02:57 AM »
@Jibz - What version do you have? What were you doing when you got the error?

It says 2.0.0.0. I double-click the program to run it, and it opens the main window and then a dialog with the error message appears. Pressing OK closes the program. I will try the current version when the website works again from here.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2014, 06:12 AM »
Downloaded v2.0.0.1, and I get Run time error 14 at line 228 :(.

It's quite possible that something on my system conflicts with it, just not sure what it could be.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2014, 07:54 AM »
@Jibz - I think I found the issue. Please download [v2.0.0.2] and try again. http://note5.pen.io

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Re: Note5
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2014, 08:06 AM »
@Jibz - I think I found the issue. Please download [v2.0.0.2] and try again. http://note5.pen.io

Works now, thanks :Thmbsup:.

I would like to add my support for using something other than ctrl-left/right to switch note, like cschw says I believe it's a standard way of navigating back/foward a word in text.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2014, 09:03 AM »
I'm going to keep the arrows, but I'll allow the changing of the modifier (Ctrl, Alt, Shift). Will that work for everyone?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2014, 09:23 AM »
I'm going to keep the arrows, but I'll allow the changing of the modifier (Ctrl, Alt, Shift). Will that work for everyone?

Shift+arrow keys is used to select text. Ctrl+Shift+arrow keys to extend selection by word. Check Guidelines for Keyboard UI Design.

Alt-left/right might be a viable option, it's used for forward/back in history. Ctrl-PgUp/PgDn is perhaps better, it's usually used to change to the next/previous tab.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2014, 09:45 AM »
Ok. I like using the arrow keys :) so what I am going to do is allow you to choose to use either Arrow or Page keys and you can also choose the modifier key (Ctrl, Alt or Shift).

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Re: Note5
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2014, 08:02 AM »
Update: v2.0.0.3 - http://note5.pen.io

- Hotkey to switch panels can be changed to the Arrow or Page keys. See Note5.ini for more info
- Added color theme editor
- Removed Mini Note5 (for now)
- Right click in a note to see a list of URLs in that note and click to follow
- Import and Export text

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Re: Note5
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2014, 07:46 PM »
Anyone get a chance to test this version? Any issues/comments?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2014, 10:38 PM »
Thanks for adding the panel switching options!  It's really becoming a slick program.

A couple of items that I ran across:
1. R-click on a note with a URL, then selecting that URL gives me this error:  "Run time error 12 at line 268" - Then the program terminates.
2. Theme editor:  Clicking the foreground color for Note 2, then 'Define Custom Colors' - it looks like I'm changing the foreground color, but the background color changes.  Not sure how to change the foreground color for Note 2.  (Haven't checked all the combinations for all the notes.)

From the INI file, it looks like you are planning to make the minibar resizable in the future...is that correct?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2014, 12:49 AM »
Anyone get a chance to test this version? Any issues/comments?

Thanks for adding the option to configure the next note shortcut :Thmbsup:.

Could you make it so pressing the next/previous note shortcut opens the first/last note when no note is currently open? This would give a way to open the notes from the keyboard only when running the program.

Also, perhaps a way to directly open a specific note? Perhaps Ctrl-1-5 to open note 1 to 5 respectively.