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Sweet William

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  1. Really bad rendering problem with text editors using Scintilla control. The control is used in Notepad++, Scite, Notepad2, and a whole lot more tools. The problem is inserted strings of spaces, particularly when font characteristics change within a line. The problem will be easy for you to spot, just load some source code into Notepad++ and you'll see it. At least the source code for Scintilla is available. Hope you can find a solution because the problem really is a deal breaker. -- Bill
  2. OK, I downloaded version 1.1.5 and ... Can't find any mention of installation procedures in the archive or this thread. Unfortunately I'm neither psychic nor clairvoyant so I'm going to need some help here. If someone would divulge this little secret, I promise I won't tell a soul. TIA
  3. Rick, In June 2008 the AutoPatcher files were .zip archives. No problem. Now they return after the site had been down for a while as Innosetup installers which are opaque to my AVS. These are new packages. If Soporific only wanted a self-extractor, why use Innosetup? There are heaps of others and they are not opaque to AVS. I do not believe that Soporific would be responsible for any nasty that found its way into a packege that he generated. Once it is placed on the server it is vulnerable to hacking. That is so obvious I feel foolish even stating it. Here is another quote to add to your littl
  4. "Make an opaque installer when a self-extracting archive would do the job." That is the second dummest idea I've encountered recently and it won't wash. The dummest is a real doozey. Get a load of this! Don't you just love it? Thanks, guys, for being part of the internet. Your presence means so much to me and the black hats. You provide them with a preconditioned crop to be harvested at leasure and low cost and simultaneously ensure my humble security precautions are more than sufficient to define me as an unprofitable target. If more than a few of you realise there is no such thing as a "tru
  5. I don't like packages I can not get into and I can't get into these. It's not that I don't trust you, it's just that I Trust No One! Suggestion: if you must package in an installer then use one that can be opened with winzip. Question: how does the upgrade pack relate to the final pack? Just how are these packages meant to be installed. I know writing documentation is not kewl but ... Whatever idea you had in your head is quite safe, it didn't escape to the wider world. TBB opaque packaging with no explanation goes in the bit bucket. That is not a threat, so please don't be a "wannabea vict
  6. Hi Guys, When unicows is installed, should it be placed in windows/system or windows/system32? I got an official M$ installer and it suggested windows/temp! Also is registration required with regsvr32 /i ? It seems a lot of people have trouble with the location of this dll and I wondered if not registering it was the problem. In one forum a user put it in system32 and his app was able to find it. Maybe that was a 2k/XP app. In the install notes for kernelEx 3.? it says that unicows is needed but doesn't say where to put it. cul8r
  7. Hi Herbalist, there are a number of things I don't like/trust about online virus scanning. Where I am in Oz we have limited bandwith so downloading a scanner and database each time I want to check for a virus is out of the question, financially at least. Any significant amount of cloud computing stuff is not going to happen here for quite a while. Another question is "how do you protect yourself from site hijacking?" It happens to banking sites and such so an online virus scanner seems like a pretty inviting target for exploitation. Sure the connection would be SSL but certificates have been s
  8. Herbalist, this responce has been prepared offline because Opera decided to have a page fault while I was writing a reply online. Rather than quoting I'll do this in point form. Avira and anti-virus s/w: You are right. Avira has dropped 9x support. I should have opened the manual before my mouth. I'll still use it on my XP machine. I think ClamAV is likely to be the only option available to 9x users in the not too distant future. If they have a good project leader, there is no reason why that app should not continue to improve and become quite significant. The problems I had with ClamWin was
  9. Herbalist, you are right. I have been running IE 5.5SP2 with the zones rearranged as you suggest for a number of years now and it works. I also use "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 PowerTweaks Web Accessory" which adds 2 options to the Tools menu to add the current domain to either trusted or restricted zones. That makes surfing pretty painless. I'd still be using the old IE but it does not handle a lot of web 2.0 sites and I was unable to find a way of controlling flash intrusions. I now use Opera with a little add-on to control the flash and it works when it doesn't crash! I also use a softwar
  10. Hi, Here's my take on the problem. Wi-Fi refers to wireless LAN or 802.11x Wireless refers to HSDPA over the mobile phone network which is a WAN or alternatively you can subscribe to the "Alice in Wonderland School of English" and mix them up to your own satisfaction and the utter confusion of everyone -- Sweet William
  11. Thanks guys, I'm looking for a solution similar to Go2MyPC but free. Have been trying to get PCHelpWare working but their documentation really is the pits. -- Sweet William
  12. Hi guys, I'm looking for remote support software for 98SE. No commercial crap and nothing you haven't used successfully yourself. Here's hoping, -- Sweet William
  13. Hey 98GUY, Granted, you can run your system any way you like and so can everyone else. I can't even begin to imagine what spawned some of the points you express. I'm just glad you are not my sys admin. -- Sweet William
  14. Never heard of this and can't find any prior mention in this thread. -- Sweet William
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