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Everything posted by Drugwash

  1. Maybe you're referring to ScreenGrab? I've been using it in Pale Moon under XP and it's installed in Pale Moon under Linux now too but dunno how compatible would be with 9x. The version I have here (fix version - 0.99.03c) states compatibility with Firefox 4.0 to 49, SeaMonkey 2.0 to 2.47 and Pale Moon 24.0 to 26.
  2. Interesting ideas there. In my scripts package there is one called IEMenuExt, meant to be registered as an IE menu extension. A second script called Browser registration can un/register portable browsers to the system registry. The menu extension should be available in any application that exposes an IE control, such as POP Peeper (a POP3/IMAP e-mail client I've been using), and obviously in IE itself. Right-clicking an URL or an image in such applications would then offer to open it in one of the registered browsers. Moreover, there are options to open a clean URL, that is certain redirections are removed (one is outdated). I believe some of the options in your script could be implemented in IEMenuExt or - more easily, maybe - in the other script that monitors the clipboard. Unfortunately only the sources are there for IEMenuExt, no compiled executables, and it's kinda difficult for me to work with the 98SE machine right now. I may be able to compile with AHK Basic under Linux, but editing the executable to add/replace resources (icons, bitmaps, versioninfo etc) doesn't work - it always results in corrupt files. Also I'm not sure if everything would work correctly under vanilla 98 - I only tested it under the upgraded 98SE with KernelEx. For screenshots I implemented a function in a private script that saves directly to disk in PNG format (using gdiplus.dll APIs) - something that 9x's MS Paint cannot do. Unfortunately not all hotkey combinations I wanted would work in 9x, and another drawback is that tooltips and cursor are not captured.
  3. It's an independent aplication, a compiled AutoHotkey script that runs as any other application and captures the Clipboard operations. When anything is copied to the Clipboard it analyzes the contents and if it matches any of the predetermined patterns it processes it and copies the result back to the Clipboard so the user can simply paste the processed result to a browser's address bar, a text file or wherever they want. That's precisely why I mentioned them. Older versions of those add-ons may be found to work with 9x-compatible browsers or newer versions could be modified for 9x compatibility. Either way, some people may just want to find out about them regardless of their OS version, as they are really useful IMHO.
  4. In regard to URL redirections there's an old Firefox (v10-v23)/SeaMonkey (v2.7-v2.20) add-on called Redirect Cleaner that I've been using for years in Firefox and Pale Moon (slightly modified for the latter to include its ID for v24-v28). Still using it (v2.2.0) in Pale Moon 28.7.2 under Linux Mint. For a long time I've been using QuickJava, an add-on that can enable/disable JS, Java, Flash, SilverLight, Cookies, Images, Animated images or CSS with a single click. It can sit in the StatusBar or in the Toolbar. My current version is available only for Firefox (v20.0-v29) but it works in Pale Moon too, and I did have an older version installed in Firefox 9.0.1 under 98SE. Something very useful to me has been YARIP. It's very powerful so it's easy to make a mistake. It can permanently remove unwanted elements from a web page and it can also alter its aspect through CSS. Current version is available for Firefox v17-v28, Pale Moon v25-v28 (added by me), Thunderbird v17-v28, SeaMonkey v2.20a1-v2.25 and mobile Fennec v17-v28. For such old add-ons there is another add-on called Classic Add-ons Archive (v2.0.1), but this one requires high Firefox versions (v45-v56) or Pale Moon (v27.0-v28), while minimum SeaMonkey version is 2.40. Maybe someone with a dual-boot at hand could install it in a newer OS/browser and download old add-on versions compatible with 9x browsers, then make them available somewhere. I built myself an AHK script that removes certain redirections from URLs, it works by monitoring the Clipboard, so it can work with any browser, e-mail client and pretty much any online/offline documents as long as one can use Copy/Paste. Anybody could build such tool if needed but it does require some programming knowledge.
  5. I got 600+ kB/s with that test. My 3G modem can only go up to ~1.03 MB/s anyway. Not sure about the max upload speed but I've seen 400-500 kB/s in the connection meter. I'm not going to experiment anytime soon - too many variables. As long as Dropbox works I'll use it when/if needed. So seeding or not is your choice. You're welcome. It's been just a hobby to me. Started learning AHK by myself after finding One hour software by Skrommel, years ago. I thought "better build your own software than hunt for [crippled] freeware or cr4cks for commercial software". And it was fun, regardless of the amount of work involved. :) I left those pictures there as a reminder to me and anyone else. I still have all the hardware captured there, just lost the will to play with it, for various reasons. My 98SE machine is a Soyo SY-6VBA133 with a 667MHz CPU, 512MB PC133 SDRAM, GeForce4 Ti4200-AGP8x. Back in 2007-2009 I had two 14" CRT monitors hooked to it; here at house there's only a 17" TFT. This machine has been extremely faithful to me and it still works after a ~2 year break when its PSU was broken. Unfortunately all standards - especially network-related - have changed and there would be way too much work involved only to try to open a web page or connect to an IM service. Would still have value for offline tasks though. Such feature was present in Total Commander like forever (menu > Commands > Run DOS). The only time I was ever using Explorer was when copying/unpacking TotCmd after a fresh OS installation. ;) With the right assortment of plug-ins one can safely ditch quite a bunch of external software. :) Oh and yeah, it does sport a Refresh button too. ;)
  6. Linux uses UTF-8 by default for file and folder names, this could be an issue in Win9x. Or I may be rambling. I know for a fact that certain trackers are being screened by the ISPs following requests from certain media thugs. This could also be an issue. First torrent contains a base folder called public where all subfolders and files are located. Second torrent contains a single archive called public_work.7z. The contents of the public folder were archived through Total Commander under Wine, using a 7-zip plug-in that I updated myself years ago and that worked fine under Win98SE. We should probably stick to the Dropbox link for now and if necessary start a separate thread on torrent compatibility between Win9x/WinNT+/Linux.
  7. See screenshot. My upload capability is somewhere around 700-800kB/s according to the network meter applet, so there shouldn't be a problem on my side unless I did something wrong when creating torrents. Personally I'm not going to try other clients, qBittorrent and Transmission as alternative should be enough. Your warning could be useful to others though, thanks.
  8. Unfortunately I don't know much about torrents, seeding and so on -- I "grew up" - so to speak - with eMule, and the eD2k network was different. Lots of old, rare files there at the time; torrents were not built for that.
  9. You're welcome. They have been shared publicly for quite a while on CloudMe but they blocked my access when GDPR came into the picture so I deleted my account there. Feel free to share them for as long as you like, at least the AHK scripts built by me - the others (AHK 1.0, Leaks, 7-zip, Miranda IM etc) may have their own terms and conditions but I didn't check that thoroughly. I just installed Dropbox and created an account there only for this file. Maybe I'll keep using it for any future updates to the scripts, if I ever find the spare time and drive. The link will remain available until I decide otherwise; hopefully it won't rot. Please use any client you like, I used to use an old FlashGet back on 98SE and XP. On Mint, qBittorrent looks kinda similar to it, maybe that's why I stayed with it. I see 8/13 peers for the two files but no activity whatsoever; could very well be my fault, I'm not yet familiar with this stuff. I've always shared what I created, it's my belief that everything in life should be free, but that would only be possible in an ideal world which we're extremely far from, unfortunately. Still, I do what I can towards that goal. Enjoy! :)
  10. I'm not sure what I see anymore. Glad it worked one way or another. Please be careful when running those scripts. Do NOT run myAV on anything higher than XP - it will delete extensionless files in the root drive, rendering the system unbootable! Also please check licenses for code and binaries that do not belong to me. Oh, I removed the torrent files from previous comments, they would've created confusion. If you really want to keep seeding you may post Magnet links instead.
  11. Theoretically yes, both of them, but strangely enough I can't see myself as a seeder. I didn't add any trackers in the torrent file though, no idea which ones to add. But I've seen trackerless torrents before. Maybe your IP range is being screened somewhere along the way. I do have a couple other uploads right now so something works. I even restarted qBittorrent, and for a brief moment I saw a connection attempt from Taiwan. But nothing seems to stick. :(
  12. Yes, it should be unique. No idea who could be the others - may even be a bug in the application considering I'm running an unstable build. I built another torrent file, this time it's only one archive inside (118.7MB), maybe it'll work. Please note there's other code and binaries inside that do not belong to me, such as Leaks (binaries are built by me but the code is M$'s), 7-zip, Miranda IM, so do check any licences pertaining to them.
  13. Could be a Linux/UTF8 issue or something in qBittorrent. It was the first time for me building a torrent file so it could also be my fault. Did you manage to get anything at all? I see 2 seeders and 3 leechers but none are actually connected/downloading. My connection is quite weird too (an USB 3G/HSUPA modem that acts like a LAN!) so anything can go wrong.
  14. Oh, that's an idea I hadn't thought about. I just built a torrent file out of the scripts folder (it also contains some extras, ~124MB all in all). Hope it's OK to attach it here. File removed, added a Dropbox link a few comments below. I did try to pack something recently using password and filename encryption but sending failed just as well so I gave up. Torrents are a good idea though. I vaguely remember Tihiy saying this got fixed in some tool of his - maybe RP9 or something else. On my old 98SE CPU usage was accurate but I did have a lot of enhancements there including RP 9.7.2.
  15. You're both welcome. And sorry for the bugs and missing functionality, I never seem to finish what I started. And then real life takes over. Yeah, there's a handful of reasons, not only Linux. But it doesn't matter. If I ever find a suitable way to share all my "toys" again I'll let you all know. Until then, be well.
  16. What in this world makes sense anymore? I did try all possible tricks, in time - especially with gmail it's impossible, they must have all possible decryption algorithms together with backdoors. Linux or Windows, it doesn't matter - it's all on the mail server side. But since I don't have the ANSI compiled executables (on this machine at least) and neither recipient's e-mail address, it's a moot point. The old AHK 1.0 can be downloaded from the official AutoHotkey download page, the compiler is included, and the scripts can also be launched as-is through a double-click. If an update() error occurs, please copy the update.ahk script from the NetMeterEx/Lib folder to C:/Program Files/AutoHotkey/Lib (create the Lib folder if it doesn't exist).
  17. Unfortunately it doesn't work, at least not with all providers. Stumbled into this too many times to even attempt it again. And I don't even have a recent version of the script compiled with the old ANSI AHK. So it's best to self-compile from the sources. As a bonus here's the sources to a RAM/swap/CPU/system load monitoring script that I've been using back on 98SE and XP; this one can be compiled on Unicode AHK v1.1 too (for Win2000+): MemPanel1101_src.7z
  18. A few years ago I developed such thing in AutoHotkey. It's not perfect but it did work in an updated 98SE as well as in XP and 7. Now I'm on Linux and dunno how current version works, if at all. Also dunno how to send you an executable, considering how anal all mail providers have become, and the fact that I no longer have an online repository that I could link to. Maybe attaching the source code here would work, but you'd have to install the old AHK version ( and compile the script yourself or run it as is. There may be problems when the settings file doesn't exist, I never got around to fix that issue. If you need more help you may contact me privately. NetMeterEx1509-15011_src.7z
  19. I'm extremely new at both Win10 and theming but I really wish there still were 32bit versions of AeroGlass for 1809 and higher. I'm struggling (in VirtualBox) with such 32bit 1809 to get it usable and regardless of my efforts there is no transparency or glow anywhere with any [supposedly] glass theme I found so far. Obviously using AeroGlass 1.5.3 since there's no higher version available for 32bit Win10. Theme files succesfully patched with UltraUxThemePatcher 3.6.1. So, is there any chance of getting back the 32bit builds, please?
  20. Better try a 9x-compatible version of GOM Player with the '11 Inspirat' skin (similar to WMP11).
  21. @Wunderbar98: All fine and dandy but you may be missing one detail: IE6 is not simply an (outdated) browser - some of the critical 98/ME system libraries have only been updated through the release of IE6/SP1, they were never available standalone from MS. As such certain applications may present glitches or errors if those libraries have not been updated. I strongly suggest to have IE6 installed along with its SP1 and if afraid of malicious/unwanted activation just rename IEXPLORE.EXE to something else so it would not be inadvertently launched by stupid/malicious applications.
  22. Apparently no good deed remains unpunished. Why do I even bother…
  23. I suppose you mean the link to Release 11 in first post. Indeed the link is broken, most likely due to recent board software update. Here's the correct link: Release 11 I'm in the process of gathering all possible releases (complete with links) and hosting them at my repository for backup purposes and easier retrieval. Hopefully I'll finish by tonight (UTC+2). Check the KernelEx folder sometime later.
  24. Not sure if soporific here which maintained the 98 version of the AP was a member of the 2000/XP AP team but that doesn't matter now anyway. He did do a great job with AP98 though, for those times. I also have AP installed on my main machine but that's for a reason: system was installed in 2006 and AP was being actively developed when I got here. I also got involved a little, at some point. It was probably a random choice, maybe biased by the fact that it also contained a great deal of drivers that made it easier for many people. In time I've manually updated a lot of system files while installing separate packages such as NUSB and others, then KernelEx. At this point my system is probably very similar to what latest uSP3 does to a vanilla system. So I'll just stick with "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". For a vanilla install I'd surely go with uSP3 now.
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