Alright here's another GBM Forum inspired App: *Updated*(see below).
Warner Crocker was nice enough to make a demo about the app in it's original code (using the F2 Key). You can check the video out here.
The App was also mentioned in one of the weekly Gottabemobile.com podcasts: here.
Rollup will "roll up" a windows application so that all you will see is the title bar. There's no animation yet, though i plan on adding if enough people are interested (so let me know).
There's no installation needed. All you do is run the application, then select which application you want to roll up and press F2 to roll it up. If you press F2 again it will roll the application back to it's original position.
The original position data is stored in an INI that will be created the first time you run Rollup.exe. The INI file will be created wherever the Rollup.exe file is located.
To quit out of the application, you can either right click on its icon in the system tray and click EXIT or you can press the "END" key (at which point the icon should go away).
Please let me know if you have any Questions/Requests.
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Source available upon request.
0.9.4 New Features: Rollup_0.9.4.exe
*** Fixed: Button stays on when last/only window is Minimized
*** Fixed: Button stays on when last/only window is Closed.
*** Added: Autoroll Feature (props to Jimc for the idea)
*** Added: Rollup Animation (props to Jimc for the idea)
To Be Added:
Roll Down animation
0.9.3d New Features: Rollup_0.9.3d.exe
*** Fixed: Button gets drawn when user clicks on desktop background.
*** Pressing End Key actually will exit the App.
*** Fixed: App goes ape s@%$ when clicking on the start menu.
---> Vista Start menu needs to be double clicked slowly for it to work.
*** Added: Logic to detect whether user is running a Theme (Classic or Otherwise).
---> This *should* fix the problem of the button overlapping on the minimize button.
*** Added: Quicker Response to events (better event handling)
0.9 New Features: Rollup_0.9.exe
*** Added Automatic Button to current active window for Tablet PC compatibility.
This creates an annoying behavior of cancelling most submenus, workaround is to click on the icon and pause the app.
*** Added a Rollup Button Next to the Min, Max, Close controls.
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I was watching Rob Bushway's video on how to attach(permanently) a stand for the OQO. It's a great video and an even better solution, but I was in need of a non attached stand. I was sitting my cubicle looking for inspiration when I realized that i did in fact have a solution PCMCIA/Cardbus device jewel case.
We had a few laying around, so I made a few modifications and was able to get my little modded jewel case to support the OQO. Here it is in all its glory
So in the spirit of sharing i will demonstrate the modification necessary to get the jewel case to function as a stand.
step .00: Get a jewel case
you can either get a jewel case online buy ordering them in bulk, or you can buy a cheap PCMCIA/Cardbus and hope the it comes with it. We got them at work with PCMCIA/Cardbus Smartcard readers.
Step .01 : Remove the plastic stopper bits.
So I used needle-nose pliers to get the job done. They obviously get the job done but having something that could file the bits flush would help. you want to pinch the plastic bits and they should come off. if you get some resistance just pivot (while still pinching) until the bit comes off. File down to desired height. As you can see I used the grooves of the pliers' as my filing tool.
Step .02 : Externding the support edge
Some may see this step as unnecessary but I felt like this jewel case's edge was much too shallow (especially for an expensive device). Again with the needle-nose pliers
Step .03 : behold the glory of the Ghetto OQO Stand
Aside from the annoying noise from the jewel it's a pretty sweet quick stand if you ever need one. you also plug the power into while it's on the stand
I decided to automate that process and wrap a GUI to this function.
Try it out here:
Written in AutoIT Script v188.8.131.52
Please let me know what you think, either on this post or on the GBM Thread
The app will basically install the devcon utility (which is what is actually enabling and disabling the device) into the c:\temp folder. The app is a simple toggle, if the SDHost Device is enabled, it will disable it. If it is disabled, it will enable it.
(note: it usually takes longer to enable than to disable)
This was Written in Autoit V 184.108.40.206
I'm open to suggestions so feel free to comment.
I put mp3 ogg and mp4 as the defaults, but you can add some more (or take some out).
Create a batchfile (playlist.bat) and add these lines:
@for /f "delims=." %%A in (%0) do set playlist=%%A
@dir *.* /a-d /b/s |findstr "mp3 ogg mp4" > "%playlist%.m3u"
You'll notice that the output is a file of the same name as your bat file without the bat extension (playlist.m3u).
Remember, it recurses folders so you'll get alot of output if you put it on a root folder of your massive mp3 collection. To change it to non recursive (no subfolders) just take out the /s from the second line.