On this page I'll report on changes to my web site or related news items.
Don't expect a full-blown weblog, more like a list of highlights in shorthand.
For a file based list of changes look at the What's New list.
• Up till now, Mause.exe
ouse enabled pAUSE
) would read keys froms the keyboard buffer, unlike the real
This behaviour has now been corrected, the updated version of Mause.exe
flushes the keyboard buffer when it is started, and then waits for keyboard or mouse input.
To make it accept keys from the keyboard buffer again, use the optional
The code to flush the keyboard buffer was provided by gandjustas on StackOverflow.com
• A bug in CaptureDate.exe
has been fixed: it should now handle relative paths correctly.
has been released.
It was derived from CapsLockIcon.exe
but uses a slightly different approach to read the ScrolLock status:
Control.IsKeyLocked( Keys.Scroll )
• A new optional timeout feature has been added to Mause.exe
is a M
ouse enabled pAUSE
command: use it like the ordinary
command, allowing the user to either press any key or
click with the mouse or move the mouse wheel.
This program relies heavily on the ConsoleListener class by SWdV
• Like CapsLockIcon.exe
also has a new feature: hide when OFF.
It will optionally show the NumLock icon in the Notification Area only
when NumLock is ON.
has a new feature: hide when OFF.
It will optionally show the CapsLock icon in the Notification Area only
when CapsLock is ON.
• A bug in InputBox.exe
has been fixed: the input field now gets focus when the dialog is loaded.
Previos attempts to accomplish this had failed, setting the input field's
property to 0 did the trick.
has been updated:
- The color DarkYellow, chosen for comments in highlighted text, does not exist in CSS and hence would be ignored in HTML output; this has been reported and fixed by Alfons van Zwol
- Calls to external commands would generate false positives if
%~dpn0 like constructions were used; this was also reported by Alfons van Zwol; the current version handles these constructions correctly, but "ordinary" variables (e.g.
%ProgramFiles%) still lead to false positives, which is next on the ToDo list
• A bugfix for Hardware.hta
: it should now properly restore its window a couple of seconds after startup.
• Often, these days, computer related support has to be done remotely.
Due to travel restrictions and overcrowded parks in Amsterdam, a friend of mine who is not quite computer-savvy, to put it mildly, spends most of her weekends photographing and filming birds on the balcony of her appartment.
Some of her bird videos turned out to be rotated, however, and we spent many hours before we found out how to use VLC Media Player
to rotate and save
the video... certainly not for the faint-of-heart!
Being convinced there must be an easier way, preferably command line, I went on searching until I stumbled upon a solution using FFMPEG
instead of VLC to rotate (and save) videos
Rather than trying to make my computer-illiterate friend type the correct commands, I wrote a simple HTA wrapper: RotateVideo.hta
Thanks Alexy and Akshay
page last uploaded: 2021-08-10, 13:46