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Old 11-08-2005, 08:42   #141
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Microsoft have released the free SyncToy v1 Beta for Windows XP
For folder synchronisation. I use it to sync my Works PC<=>Mem Stick<=>Home PC and does a splendid job.
Still in beta mind but ive never had any problems...
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Old 14-08-2005, 12:58   #142
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Old 14-08-2005, 13:40   #143
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There is a similiar program here just for Gmail. I've never used it myself though.
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Old 14-08-2005, 13:48   #144
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Microsoft have released the free SyncToy v1 Beta for Windows XP
For folder synchronisation. I use it to sync my Works PC<=>Mem Stick<=>Home PC and does a splendid job.
Still in beta mind but ive never had any problems...
What's different between that and the briefcase facility built into Windows?
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Old 14-08-2005, 13:49   #145
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What's different between that and the briefcase facility built into Windows?
Briefcase hasn't been in any recent versions of windows has it?
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Old 14-08-2005, 13:52   #146
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Briefcase hasn't been in any recent versions of windows has it?
It's still there in XP. Just right-click, new->briefcase.

Haven't used it in ages though.
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Old 17-08-2005, 16:40   #147
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Old 17-08-2005, 16:46   #148
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I already have it, but hell! I'll download it again to support DVDf
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Old 21-08-2005, 19:57   #149
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Has the lovely cross platform Konfabulator" been mentioned yet? Loads of lovely plug in widgets available. Just makes your desktop look that much nicer...
Lovin' this application.

Have chosen and saved more widgets. However, they're currently saved as seperate folders in the "My Widgets", and even when I cut and paste the contents of the folder into the main widgets folder, I still can't get them to load. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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Old 14-09-2005, 19:14   #150
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Portable Web App

All in one package which installs Apache webserver, PHP and MySQL into one folder. One executable to run it all.

Ideal to run off a USB stick
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Old 23-09-2005, 10:52   #151
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Notepad++ - An open source, language sensitive editor and general replacement for Notepad. Fairly small footprint and the syntax highlighting and folding stuff is pretty neat. I'm already using it for when firing up Visual Studio or a number of other apps is too much of a pain.
Wow this is a corker. All this needs is a site window, and the ability to use source control and I'd drop dreamweaver in a flash.
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Old 20-10-2005, 12:21   #152
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Freeware Photo CD Programs

Super Slide Show Maker
http://www.joern-thiemann.de

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http://www.downloadseeker.com/3670.html
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Old 26-10-2005, 18:12   #153
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Control how Windows Explorer opens
For reasons best known to Microsoft, Windows Explorer in XP opens showing the My Documents folder, or some other equally pointless location when nine times out of ten what you want it to do is show the contents of your C: drive. Here's the way to make it do just that. Right-click on the Windows Explorer icon or shortcut that you use most often (you can do it to all the others as well) and click Properties. In the Target box you should add the following 'switches' to the end of the command line: /n,/e,c:
These will tell Windows Explorer to open in the root of your C: drive. If you are using
another drive or want it to open somewhere else just change the c: at the end. To save you the effort of typing it all in (and if you do note that there is a space in front of '/n' and don't forget the two commas), just copy and paste the whole of the following command into the Target box:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:

thought I go thisfrom boing boing, but I'm not sure. It's useful though.
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Old 26-10-2005, 23:48   #154
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Control how Windows Explorer opens
For reasons best known to Microsoft, Windows Explorer in XP opens showing the My Documents folder, or some other equally pointless location when nine times out of ten what you want it to do is show the contents of your C: drive. Here's the way to make it do just that. Right-click on the Windows Explorer icon or shortcut that you use most often (you can do it to all the others as well) and click Properties. In the Target box you should add the following 'switches' to the end of the command line: /n,/e,c:
These will tell Windows Explorer to open in the root of your C: drive. If you are using
another drive or want it to open somewhere else just change the c: at the end. To save you the effort of typing it all in (and if you do note that there is a space in front of '/n' and don't forget the two commas), just copy and paste the whole of the following command into the Target box:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:

thought I go thisfrom boing boing, but I'm not sure. It's useful though.

this was in the middle of a story on the register yesterday as well for some reason..

my question is - what does the "/n" switch do? i've been using "explorer.exe /e,c:" since 1998, but i've not seen the /n switch - and it doesn't seem to do anything different
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my question is - what does the "/n" switch do? i've been using "explorer.exe /e,c:" since 1998, but i've not seen the /n switch - and it doesn't seem to do anything different
Officially, "/n" tells explorer to open a new single pane window, the one with the side info stuff, I think. Anyway, "/n/e" gives me this crap layout, whereas just "/e" gives me the nice explorer view with the folder tree on the side.
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Apologies if covered elsewhere, but is there a program other than Real Player that will play Real Media or Real Audio files?
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Apologies if covered elsewhere, but is there a program other than Real Player that will play Real Media or Real Audio files?
REMOVED - That app cannot be posted here

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Old 27-10-2005, 23:05   #158
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REMOVED
I second that

All the benefits of the Real codecs (and others), but without the stupid Real player

Media Player Classic is great too. None of the huge bloat that Windows Media Player has.

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Old 28-10-2005, 08:05   #159
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Slim Drive Monitor is a great little app to monitor HD space (internal & external) - especially useful if you download plenty, or move gig-loads between drives. Low memory use, just works.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/slimdrive.html
Slim Drive Monitor is a handy tool for active monitoring on free disk space. It supports fixed drives, as well as Floppy, CD/DVD and removable drives, and you can choose which ones to include. The program runs in the system tray and offers an easy to tread bar chart display when you click on the tray icon.

DriveZ is a handy app to list directory contents of a folder(s) and copy to clipboard.
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/drivez.html
DriveZ is a very small, standalone program that comes useful if you need a list of files contained in a directory. Just select the folder, optionally set a file mask (e.g. only .mp files) and the program will create a plain text list with all the files or folders, that is copied to the clipboard.
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REMOVED - That app cannot be posted here
Why?
And a black book entry for posting a link to a free software application?
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