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02 Sep 2011   #1751
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
New Folder 1.0

A simple Hotkey app to create a New Folder when you press F7 function key. It works if either the Desktop or an Explorer Folder Window is the "active window."

It should work on Vista and Windows Seven.
Note that my programs are only tested on English Language versions of Windows.
They may work on other Windows flavors but I have no way to test them.

Edit: New Folder has been rewritten as New Folder 2

Now it uses 2 cooperating processes to ensure that keys are passed on to application windows properly.

Edit2: updated to NewFolder2 v. 2.2.1.0. Added hotkey Shift-NumPadSub to show the "home folder" of the active window. IOW, if EditPadLite editor is the active window, pressing Shift and the minus key on the Numberpad, should open the folder where EditPadLite.exe is. Just convenient to see where an app is installed or to navigate to a subfolder for that app.

If Shift-NumPadSub hotkey is successfully set, it will show in the About Box. If not, another app already owns the hotkey.

It's free for you to use at your own risk:

Hotkeys


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03 Sep 2011   #1752
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
A simple Hotkey app to create a New Folder when you press F7 function key. It works if either the Desktop or an Explorer Window is the "active window."

It should work on Vista and Windows Seven.
Note that my programs are only tested on English Language versions of Windows.
They may work on other Windows flavors but I have no way to test them.


It's free for you to use at your own risk:

Hotkeys
This would be very handy, except that I don't use Windows Explorer, I use Free Commander instead. It would still be useful for making a folder on the desktop, and moving it where needed, but do you have any idea if it would work with my preferred file manager?
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03 Sep 2011   #1753
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
A simple Hotkey app to create a New Folder when you press F7 function key. It works if either the Desktop or an Explorer Window is the "active window."

It should work on Vista and Windows Seven.
Note that my programs are only tested on English Language versions of Windows.
They may work on other Windows flavors but I have no way to test them.


It's free for you to use at your own risk:

Hotkeys
This would be very handy, except that I don't use Windows Explorer, I use Free Commander instead. It would still be useful for making a folder on the desktop, and moving it where needed, but do you have any idea if it would work with my preferred file manager?
I have been using FreeCommander myself for a number of years. F7 new folder is already built into FC. In my program, if Desktop or Explorer is not the active window, it passes the Hotkey on. So if you leave it at the default F7 then when FreeCommaner has the focus, FreeCommander's New Folder should still work.
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04 Sep 2011   #1754
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Foxit

I finally took the plunge and got rid of the execrable Adobe Reader. I replaced it with Foxit as suggested in this thread. It's much better.
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04 Sep 2011   #1755
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

+1 I don't miss Adobe Reader a bit although Foxit Reader does try to call home every time it is used.

~Maxx~

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04 Sep 2011   #1756
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
+1 I don't miss Adobe Reader a bit although Foxit Reader does try to call home every time it is used.

~Maxx~

It doesn't get the chance to call home when I use it. I have it on my netbook, and I use it at a friend's house with the wireless disabled.
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04 Sep 2011   #1757
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Check out Nitro as Alternative to Adobe Reader does everything I Need

Nitro PDF Reader
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04 Sep 2011   #1758
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Plus you can get an old version of Foxit when it was lean and mean:
Download Foxit PDF Reader

Not sure about Windows Seven compatibility though.
Maybe if you set it as XP SP2.
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05 Sep 2011   #1759
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Check out Nitro as Alternative to Adobe Reader does everything I Need

Nitro PDF Reader
Thank's Barman. I'll give it a try.
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05 Sep 2011   #1760
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
+1 I don't miss Adobe Reader a bit although Foxit Reader does try to call home every time it is used.
I moved to Foxit some time ago after hanging onto Adobe for ages and still like it. I wonder if the "phone home" is just an auto update check? I should check if the portable version does the same thing.
Foxit doesn't seem to have an OCR - maybe Nitro does?
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