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Author Topic: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast  (Read 11024 times)

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BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« on: September 02, 2023, 05:34 PM »
User @luvnbeast requested this frameless notepad-inspired editor:

... the project would be like notepad, but it would be better.

In notepad for an example, you could grow your text but upon restarting notepad, the text size would be back to the system default text size. I would like the program to remember this setting so it could start with a big size text.

Next topic font color and font change to unicode fonts. These changes should be temporary ended with the spacebar. So for an example if I were to make 𝖆 𝖘𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖞 𝖘𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊  𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 and then back to normal. Maybe with a right click menu, have 3 different color options default, red, and user defined. Then 3 or 4 options for text changes. All of those changes would be temporary on a word by word basis going back to the default text font but not size. The temporary changes could be cycled through quickly by double and triple clicks of the left and right and middle mouse buttons. So for an example: This (double click) 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 (space) be (triple click) 𝖆 (triple click) 𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖞 (triple click) 𝖘𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖞 (triple click) 𝖘𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊. Color changes could be handled with a triple or a double click of the middle mouse button.

Notepad has a frame and a menu bar, this project would be frameless and the menu bar would be on autohide. So it could appear as a  frameless block to write on to display to students.

The color of the board is user defined, and the board's size should be adjustable maybe with autohide edges. However the size, color and font size should be remembered upon reopening of the program.

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2023, 12:55 PM »
 :up: This board has been beast approved!

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2023, 11:11 PM »
... beast approved!

Awesome! What's the minimal Windows version BeastBoard should run on?
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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2023, 03:52 AM »
Well I am sticking with windows 10 as I am not really amused with windows 11.... So I would hope that it would be usable from 10 going forward. Yet, I've heard about win 12 in the grand scheme of things, and for that I'll be getting a new computer for that and using this system as a backup.  :-[

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2023, 06:10 PM »
Thanks for the clarification; I'm programming BeastBoard for Windows 10 now :Thmbsup:

Stay tuned in the next following days  :-*

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2023, 02:08 PM »
Wonderful to hear, I look forward to testing the prototype...  :-*

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2023, 09:27 AM »
Wonderful to hear, I look forward to testing the prototype...  :-*

A working couple* of program are scheduled for the weekend as I'm currently focused on delivering BeastBoard right now :-*

* There is an extra "BeastConfig" program, since BeastBoard defaults to frameless. This way the BeastBoard-settings.xml file can be configured independently (or invoked by hotkey) :Thmbsup:
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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2023, 08:16 PM »
Alright! Going to begin pushing code this weekend as planned  :Thmbsup:

Hope it works the way it's meant to!
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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2023, 04:51 AM »
Ok... I can't wait to see what you come up with...

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2023, 08:01 PM »
this project would be frameless and the menu bar would be on autohide.

One last question: is the menu bar mandatory? Autohide is doable but it's currently easier to simply invoke via hotkey with the borderless RichTextBox covering the form.

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2023, 12:58 PM »
The hotkey idea is definitely doable as long as the hotkeys are definable in settings, but multiple menu hotkey bars autohiding might work too..  :-*

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2023, 08:06 AM »
The hotkey idea is definitely doable as long as the hotkeys are definable in settings, but multiple menu hotkey bars autohiding might work too..  :-*

Hey! I'm back (albeit overworked), sorry for the delay. Currently giving it the final touches to upload/publish  :Thmbsup:

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2023, 10:36 AM »
I hope I'll be able to test the Beastboard out soon. I'm sorry for your delays and I really wish they were behind you now so you could focus on finishing this off....

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2023, 05:42 PM »
Apologies indeed :-[ The good news: yours is the very next release :Thmbsup:

I'm aiming at having it delivered complete/fully-featured, to fulfill your requirements entirely

(making it worth the wait!)

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2023, 06:05 AM »
I'm not sure where you will be releasing it, as the original github hasn't been touched or updated since sept. 3rd... However our hopes are still high that you will be able to come up with something good....  :huh:

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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2023, 02:41 PM »
You're right regarding the repo, I'm pushing it all in one fell swoop. I've been doing it like this since some releases ago... it's not ideal but the end-product is all that matters (even if the micro-management of functions and code changes is not commented upon  :-[).

EDIT: N.A.N.Y. 2024 - BeastBoard by luvnbeast v1 :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2023, 11:09 AM »
I hope I'll be able to test the Beastboard out soon. I'm sorry for your delays and I really wish they were behind you now so you could focus on finishing this off....

It has a definitive date by which it'll be complete now:

N.A.N.Y. 2024 - BeastBoard by luvnbeast v1 :Thmbsup:

(This is still planned to be the next release)
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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2023, 07:03 AM »
 :-* Thank you so much I am currently trying to use focus writer as my text display program, and well, while I could pick out the initial fonts, and initial colors, it lacks the ability to easily change the fonts and colors on right click ( or any click for that matter). While it does have a nicer window layout with the text background than my original idea, and features the autohide of the task and tab bars, it still has it's bugs and well the lack of ease of font switching/highlighting/color change of texts.

If you can get these into the beastboard, there will be a handsome reward for you.... :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2023, 08:32 AM »
:-* Thank you so much I am currently trying to use focus writer as my text display program, and well, while I could pick out the initial fonts, and initial colors, it lacks the ability to easily change the fonts and colors on right click ( or any click for that matter). While it does have a nicer window layout with the text background than my original idea, and features the autohide of the task and tab bars, it still has it's bugs and well the lack of ease of font switching/highlighting/color change of texts.

If you can get these into the beastboard, there will be a handsome reward for you.... :Thmbsup:

Awesome!

I'm in to get these features into the beastboard program. It's a deal! :)



P.S. the auto-hide menu is solved by a timer checking the cursor position at the top, so no need for hotkeys.

The final program is becoming exactly what you asked for, to serve you for times to come. It's worth it  :up:
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2023, 02:21 PM »
 :-* This is getting exciting... I wonder how well this will do in the competition? I hope you'll be to win a prize as well as the extra donation we'll be giving you upon completion! :Thmbsup:

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Re: BeastBoard by @luvnbeast
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2023, 10:53 AM »
Exciting indeed! BTW there's no native "triple click" event on the Text control we're using so I've been trying some workarounds. (It's a bit funky of an event... you're the only user who's ever asked for it in our releases :) --even as it can prove to be quite useful!).

Okay! Been thinking that perhaps you'd like a "click length" option for emulating the single/double/triple-click text change event using a short, medium and long click. If so, feel free to say it! Due to the triple click workaround, this feature can be easily added & seems like it can be a handy one to have as well :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2023, 01:09 PM »
Hmmm, well as long as there might be a sound event playing to alert the user (the idiot me) of the change to another function, I see no problem with monitoring the click length combined with location for different kinds of options.

For an example, clicking for 1 second on the bottom half might change a highlight color (with medium 2 seconds and or 3 seconds extra bright user discretions for colors) double click no highlight, meanwhile a top monitored click will change the fonts (again 4 different font options) with the double click switching back to the default font.

The sounds should be customizable though... Should I send you some basic sound wave files to package with the release? I mean all they are are beeps and whistles really but it would help with alerting which function is active.

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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2023, 08:58 AM »
Should I send you some basic sound wave files to package with the release?

Yes, by all means do. The idea is to launch this feature-complete (as per your requirements).

Feel free to label them according to the events you have in mind. e.g. "single-click.mp3", "double-click.wav", "triple-click.mp3", "settings-reset.wav", etc.

I'll take care of matching them with the corresponding events :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2023, 03:09 PM »
I sent the files you requested, they are a bunch of computer beeps from star trek. I sent through Pcloud.

Of course you could rename them as you see fit...  :Thmbsup:

I hope this idea will be great... :-*

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2023, 08:50 AM »
Thanks, already downloaded them from pCloud :Thmbsup:

I'm devoting today & tomorrow to get this published so the donation assists us in putting the merry in our family's Christmas :-*
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