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  1. avast Free Antivirus, or its Software Updater...

    avast Free Antivirus, or its Software Updater component, now incorporates the OpenCandy ad network.

    "OpenCandy is integrated into SoftwareUpdater since a couple of months. We use it to offer...
  2. The webpage you reference gives instructions for...

    The webpage you reference gives instructions for adding any of the Windows Explorer command buttons that Microsoft includes with Windows 7 to the Windows Explorer toolbar. That's not what you want....
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    Made tiny edit to script.

    Made tiny edit to script.
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    Paul, I guess you won't mind if I flesh out your...

    Paul, I guess you won't mind if I flesh out your idea with a working example.

    Reid, this script sits and waits for the designated program to open, in this case Firefox. Then, by simulating...
  5. The resident batch file guru monitors the...

    The resident batch file guru monitors the "Windows Programming" section of the forum -- not certain he would see your post here. But even if he did, this is a tall order.

    I would make do with a...
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    Note that AutoHotKey scripts, like AutoIt...

    Note that AutoHotKey scripts, like AutoIt scripts, can be complied into standalone exe files.


    In that case, you might prefer VBScript to AutoIt.
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    No? If that suggestion doesn't suit you, please...

    No? If that suggestion doesn't suit you, please speak up. Someone will come along with a better one.
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    You mention QuickKeys... Perhaps the simplest...

    You mention QuickKeys... Perhaps the simplest approach would be to have the Excel macro write the two filenames to a text file, one to a line, whenever it updates them. Then any hotkey or text...
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    A few more notes... Default Programs > "Set...

    A few more notes...

    Default Programs > "Set program access and computer defaults": These are global defaults, that is, defaults that apply to all users.

    Default Programs > "Set your default...
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    Email links on web pages operate by means of the...

    Email links on web pages operate by means of the MAILTO protocol. Forté Agent is your default program for MAILTO. You can verify this by looking at Default Programs > "Associate a file type or...
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    I don't think so. Programs have been available...

    I don't think so. Programs have been available since at least the time of Windows 98 that close all or specified processes. Scripts will do it, as well. To close windows open on the Desktop, select...
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    A simple approach (though not ideal) is to mimic...

    A simple approach (though not ideal) is to mimic a user. If you want to, go thorough the following steps manually and see whether automating them would suit you.

    select a message in the index and...
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    I second that. AutoIt is always a right answer....

    I second that. AutoIt is always a right answer. :) Another one might be something that is purpose-built for automating web browsers -- for example, iMacros.
    http://www.iopus.com/imacros/...
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    If no other reply comes along... Fastmail...

    If no other reply comes along... Fastmail cognoscenti hang out here:
    http://www.emaildiscussions.com/
    Scroll down.
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    Same problem as here:...

    Same problem as here:
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/151385-Mass-changes-to-a-variable

    Since you have AutoIt, you might want to keep a "paste back" doohickey to your arsenal...
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    "...convinced [Outlook] was the only email...

    "...convinced [Outlook] was the only email program capable of handling the huge volume of mail I manage every day" (Woody Leonhard, 'Going Google (apps), Part 1: Move your mail', referring to the...
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    For anything complicated, I too suggest AutoIt....

    For anything complicated, I too suggest AutoIt. But if all you want is automation for typing the tabs and enter, then the simple solution would be any typing assistance program. TyperTask, for...
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    Assuming your OS is some fairly recent version of...

    Assuming your OS is some fairly recent version of Windows...
    you're welcome to try this script. The real scripting fun would start if your holiday extends into March.



    ' make_folders
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    '...
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    Thanks, guys. I did this upgrade on several...

    Thanks, guys.

    I did this upgrade on several PCs back in 2008, after taking every precaution known to man, working with fully up-to-date (at the time) software environments. This current situation...
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    Apply SP3 or not?

    Would you attempt to apply the SP3 upgrade, on-site, to a WinXP SP2 computer that has never received any Windows updates in its life? Just asking for an opinion -- I've lost touch with XP over the...
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    As you say, that would be a lot of effort for a...

    As you say, that would be a lot of effort for a one-off, but... What would the script look like, I wonder? Curiosity. Dead cats everywhere.

    My only idea, whether it be VBScript, PowerShell, or...
  22. These photos probably were not encoded in the...

    These photos probably were not encoded in the message. Rather, they were probably downloaded from the web when you first opened the message.

    Look at the message source in a text editor. You will...
  23. PhraseExpress is an excellent typing-assistance...

    PhraseExpress is an excellent typing-assistance program. Good suggestion.

    Another class of software that would serve your purpose is clipboard enhancers. A good one for Windows is Ditto....
  24. Oh, gosh. I realized immediately after hitting...

    Oh, gosh. I realized immediately after hitting Submit that I was talking through my hat. Since we don't know why IE is launching pages in Chrome, the proposed workaround might very well do the same...
  25. Strange. A way to work around the problem (not a...

    Strange. A way to work around the problem (not a cure) if you'd rather not make IE your default browser: Don't open Internet Explorer. Instead, press Win+R (i.e., hit the R key while holding down the...
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