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Max

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A Suggested Program
« on: September 09, 2021, 11:53:46 pm »
I'd be very pleased if Victor can come up with this program:

Activate a hotkey > the mouse cursor becomes an arrow > and when holding down, say, the left button > moving the mouse lets me draw a box around whatever anywhere on the screen > or moving the mouse lets me draw a line under whatever anywhere on the screen

And the box or line stays there until clicked off.

I would find that very useful if,  for example, I'm studying a complicated PDF and want to quickly mark where I was before being called away for a while.

Or if I'm on a site where figures are being continually updated and I want to focus just on one particular spot.


Would others also find such a program useful?

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Vic

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 07:24:32 am »
Hi Max, I'm in with "Hotkey Draw"! Result coming @ https://github.com/publicdomain/hotkey-draw

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Max

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 09:39:16 pm »
Hi Victor

Blimey -- that was quick!!

I've signed up with Github and followed your link.

But I can't find an exe to download so I can run it on my PC !!

Is that because there's some other way of running it? Or because the exe for Windows is still on your todo list?


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Vic

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 08:54:06 pm »
Hi Max! :) GitHub is primarily for source versioning (code repository).

First I clone the repository, work on it, then upload/push the resulting app (including .exe) for release.

Trying to get you a version on the 14th to begin doing our published weekly releases schedule; this is a foundational release as well!

Cheers!
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Vic

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 04:50:54 pm »
Hi Max, your program is quite advanced; it's launching with simple hotkey combinations CTRL+SHIFT+1...4

1 = Draw rectangle.
2 = Draw line.
3= Clear screen.
4 = Exit.

I'm currently working on having it do the shapes regardless of mouse/cursor direction :)

It has no GUI by the way. Next post is announcement with .exe download.

Cheers!
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Max

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 02:48:57 am »
Hi V

Hope I've caught you in time!  One last thing:

I expect the default colour for the lines etc is black.

Please could you add red and white as options? Then the user can pick the colour that shows up best against the background.

To make it easy, perhaps the existing hot keys could be
1 = default black 11 = white 111 = red
2 = default black 22 = white 222 = red...and so on.

But if it's too time consuming at this stage forget it. I don't want to make life harder than it already is for you.



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Vic

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2021, 05:56:35 pm »
Hotkey Draw released!

Hotkey Draw - Draw a box or line with cursor, after pressing a hotkey (v0.1.0)

I expect the default colour for the lines etc is black.

Yep, black is the default!

Please could you add red and white as options? Then the user can pick the colour that shows up best against the background.

To make it easy, perhaps the existing hot keys could be
1 = default black 11 = white 111 = red
2 = default black 22 = white 222 = red...and so on.

Sure thing! Please tell me the list of colors you want (no matter how many, it's your brain's child... my pleasure to bring it to life! :)

But if it's too time consuming at this stage forget it. I don't want to make life harder than it already is for you.

No worries AMIGO! This program is -hopefully- bringing-in more members & more support to sustain the weekly operation, and hence helping me & my family by extension, in a virtuous cycle :)
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Max

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2021, 08:20:56 pm »
Hi V

Just black, red and white. 

Those three options should be enough!  ;)
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Vic

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Re: A Suggested Program
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2021, 02:13:14 am »
Just black, red and white. 

Those three options should be enough!  ;)

Sure thing Max!

Right after next release (torrenttools-trackers) is out, a new version with coloring + a few more details comes up (i.e. single instance, shape repaint on hotkey)  :)