Stupid annoying WinXP question. I installed an older program I use for data analysis in my lab. Every time I click the start menu it shows up as a newly installed program, despite the fact that I've used it quite a bit. I want it to go away and show up as an old program, not highlighted like a new one. The only help I can find using my formidable Google-Fu is "Turn off new program notification". Well, I don't want to do that; I like to know if something new has been added to my machine. Anyone know how XP marks programs as newly installed, or highlighted, and how to turn this off on an individual entry basis rather than across the board?
My Dad has a first generation iPod and a G5. What (free, preferably) software can he use to transfer songs from the iPod back to the Mac?
Is there a way to bulk rename a bunch of folders in Windows XP by just removing any white space? I want to upload these to a web server and would prefer avoiding the %20 madness.
? My hosting provider is set up for easy auto-installs on each of these freebies. Are any of these worth checking out? What do you recommend?
I was just looking at mplayer
, marveling at all the codecs and formats it covers. But, I am not a Linux geek, nor am I going to become one. So, is there a good universal media player for Windows? Free is nice, but not a requirement.
Is there any free app that will allow an officefull of networked Macs and one PC to share an address book?
What is the best software for a radio station to use when streaming live audio via the internet? Similarly, what piece of software do most individuals use to listen to webcasts? [MI] [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good, reliable free/shareware OS X app that can do simple backup/synchronise operations. Something like Syncback
on windows. Thanks.
I'm going to be visiting my in-laws this weekend, in part to treat their ailing computer, which sounds to be suffering from a myriad of malware. I want to make sure I have the complete set of tools I need. More details inside. [more inside]
Does PHP5's newfound SOAP functionality truly support complex types? [more inside] [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for Windows installer systems (InstallShield, etc.)? I'm specifically interested in multiple component rollout and autoupdate functions.
Multi-page tiffs: I'm currently working on a project which involves scanning letters from microfilm onto a laptop. We save letters with more than one page as multi-page tiffs for logistics reasons. What I'm wondering is if there is a way to edit the individual pages after the fact (cropping, brightness, contrast etc. basic stuff)? Preferably free/inexpensive software.
Contact management software filter. Help me find the perfect program, inside. [more inside]
The latest version of ReverseConnect uses IEC Standard Binary Prefixes
(kibi-, mebi-, gibi-, etc.). Are there other examples of software, websites or other media that are adopting this less ambiguous usage?
Can anyone recommend a good webmeeting software for webcam-conferencing? There's tons of them out there, but I'd like a freeware one that's capable of handling more than two users at the same time, point-to-point (not via some server, due to lagging issues). iVisit is great, but will only accept two users in freeware version. As an extra challenge, it needs to be compatible with Linux and XP. Go geeks, go!
Which somewhat mature, moderately used RSS readers are under the most active development? [more inside]
Isn't there a site or application which can monitor the times at which your chat/ messenger contacts are online? I've done some serious Googling and MeFi searching on this but have turned up nothing, so maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing.
Here's what I think will be a softball question: My iTunes auto-opens several times each day. I've looked in the HELP section, scanned for some sort of OPTIONS feature, but I'm drawing blanks. Why does it auto-open, and how can I stop it? Thanks (no more inside).
I'm looking for a MIDI phrase sampler [detailed question inside] [more inside]
What good blogging software exists that allows me to create multiple custom entry fields? MT and Textpattern seem to suggest that future versions may have this feature, but is there anything that currently does this easily?
Is there a way to make a Mac OS X (Panther) install CD from a pair of eMac Software Install and Restore DVDs or
install the operating system over a network on a computer that lacks a DVD drive? [more inside]
I'm compiling a disc of useful windows diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities for when I have to make house calls for friends and relatives. what are some maybe lesser known tools that you guys have found particularly useful? freeware would be nice, but not necessary.
I've been wanting to make some software lately, but i don't have any ideas. Got one for me? [mi] [more inside]
Is it still possible to buy Photoshop 7.0 legitimately? I want to support Adobe, but hearing about lots of "software activation" nightmares has made me loathe to buy version CS. Froogle and Amazon.com just give me what look like illegal "OEM" versions of PS7.
I'm looking for a document checkout system, preferably one that is usable by English professor technophobes. Specifically, I'm on a committee that does scheduling, and we all work on the same document. It would be great to find a way for one of us at a time to check the document out and work on it that didn't require any behavioral modification.
Everyone but me is running windows xp. I've got OS X 10.3.
Illustrator is too much, Microsoft paint is not enough... [more inside]
I just gave up on two pages in quick succession; the first hung while it waited and waited on something from akamai, which was apparently taking a nap just then, and the second while it waited and waited on something from doubleclick, equally asleep. Like I care whether a page manages to do its dirty background business with doubleclick. Is there any browser that has a [SKIP IT] button you can click that means "give up on what you're trying to get right now, skip over it, go on and load the rest of the page"? Would such a button be feasable?Or have I been missing something that's been in front of me all the time?
Does anyone have any suggestions for an all-in-one photo editing/FTP/weblogging software? I know how to do all the steps manually, but am having a very hard time teaching her how to do it all. Wanted features - photo cropping, auto levels, thumbnail creation, ftp, and hopefully some sort of utility to generate weblog posts with image url and popup code. Does that make sense?
I'm looking for an application or web page that I can use as a start page when I get to work in the morning. Ideally, it should have current projects, documenation, links, etc. What would this "something" be called and does it exist?
What is the current best freeware audio editing application? The specific need is for ripping a cd, then playing it back slower without altering the key.
DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
PDFFilter - I have a .pdf upon which I need to enter information (think of it like an application with blanks for application-y stuff like name and address). The .pdf is not a form, however. Currently, the only option seems to be printing the document and then using either a pen or a typewriter to fill in the blanks. There simply must be a way to get this information onto the .pdf electronically instead ... mustn't there? Your help is much appreciated.
Is there any good solution for multi-url blog software? I've got a bunch of domains, and I want to run different blogs on each of them, but I don't want to have to install, say, a separate copy of Wordpress for each of them (and then have to go update all of them individually when there's an update). They're all located on the same physical server (linux/Apache).
Upgrade Filter: I would like to change my boot drive. What is the easiest way? [MI] [more inside]
Does anyone remember a website that you could download software and mark up exsisting websites? It had a pen and highlighter tool along with a sticky note feature.
I am looking for a Wiki engine for a corporate knowledge-base; I've tried a few already, and I am discouraged by the selection so far. Recommendations? (more inside, of course) [more inside]
This is kind of an embarassing question. Is there any decent cheap or shareware software for building basic websites? I know how to edit HTML pretty well, and even tinker with CSS to get it to do what I want, but I don't know how page structure/architecture really works. I want to build a very basic website where I can have an inaccessible image/media folder (to serve to my Blogger-hosted blog, which I'll eventually migrate to a subdomain) and just a few pages of text. All I get from the controls where my domain name is hosted (GoDaddy) is an IP address and a login. After that it's up to me, evidently.
software. dvd2onex: suddenly started crashing. any ideas?
I am looking for a Mac based solution to a transcription problem. I want to have a set up where a Mac could play an MP3 file of an interview (possibly recorded on an iPod with a voice recorder), capture the sound with some sort of voice recognition, and give me back a raw text file. Is this possible, or am I still 5 years too early to be hoping for such a thing? [more inside]
Because I'm an old lady, I somehow completely missed out on the whole MP3 phenomenon. (please continue inside if interested in helping me learn more) [more inside]
Which Dreamweaver MX 2004 extension do I need? --So my company insists on using this crazy versioning system (TeamSite) which means that every edit I make to my project site can only be viewed after no less than seven interim steps. All I want to do is view my edits locally before I go through the hassle that is uploading to the development workarea. [mi] [more inside]
Home Studio Questions:
(1) opinions of Pro Tools vs GarageBand or other multitrack audio tools that run on a Mac (DP? Deck?)?
(2) What are the *most* useful home studio items you've ever bought, the ones you wouldn't want to do without?
(3) What are the *least* useful items you've ever bought -- stuff you got and then later thought "well, that was disappointing"?
I have some mpeg4 (quicktime) video that I would like to convert to mpeg2 so I can watch it on my el cheapo Apex player. I am using OS X (Panther). Are there any free or cheap tools that will do this that won't make my head explode? I supplicated the Google gods and came up empty.
Can someone please help me print multiple documents in Photoshop 7? [more inside]
Can someone please explain to me the difference between owning and/or licensing proprietary software, or if there is even a difference in those two terms?
How would you start an open source project? (A greater amount of detail will be presented upon clicking below.) [more inside]
MacFilter - I just got a nearly-new eMac, and its been a while since I've been a mac user. I need some software recommendations... (MI) [more inside]
The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
Private (closed-group) filesharing software? I'm thinking for 5-10 users, and it would be nice if it didn't require a dedicated machine -- just enter a list of our 10 IPs and it'll connect to whoever happens to be on. Encryption wouldn't hurt either.
Can anyone recommend an online collaborative software that allows developers at remote locations around the world to share files, debate and update each other on the progress of their portion of a project. Which is best for this sort of thing: a mail-list, blog, wiki, bulletin board or some combined form of these?