After installing my Windows 10 I noticed how some software (on my case Dropbox) added a shortcut of it’s own in Windows Explorer’s sidebar.
This motivated me to add some of my own.
Continue reading Custom Shortcuts in Explorer’s Sidebar
I have introduced ac’tivAid on this blog and am about to publish my first scripts/extensions.
The only thing missing is a quick guide on how to install an extension. Would be helpful, uh?
Continue reading How to add new extensions to ac’tivAid
A while back – January, if I am not mistaken – a colleague of mine saw some of my AHK scripts. Upon seeing this, he showed me a little portable app he uses to get the same results.
That’s how I learned about ac’tivAid. It is a framework for AHK scripts created by Wolfgang Reszel
for the german PC magazine c’t. The official article is on their website; where you can download the app (here is the direct link for non german speaks: link).
This framework comes by default with quite a lot of extensions (scripts). And some pretty neat ones for that matter. I have running right now: Continue reading Finding: ac’tivAid
Good news: The
Microsoft Scripting Games for 2013 have been announced 😀
There have been some changes: The community has taken over the organization; The Judging and Scoring is different; among other things. You can read all about it at powershell.org Scripting Games Announcements.
Continue reading Scripting Games 2013
Dynamic Snips v1
- Rewriting so it is an extension for the ac’tivAid
- Search engines can be edited
- Internet Browser can be edited
- Settings are saved in a INI-File and can be edited using the GUI
- Icons can be customized
- To Do
Continue reading Dynamic Snips v2
It’s been only a few days since I wrote about a script I wrote “OmniContextMenu v2“.
And as I mentioned somewhere in there, I got some feedback from friends and did some working on the code.
So here it is: Version 3.0
OmniContextMenu is a script with a customization menu that opens with a Ctrl+RightMouse click on a select text. In this menu you will find some search engines (i.e.: Google, Goolge Images, Dictionaries, or whatever you choose to add). When clicking on an menu item, the script will start a new windows/tab on the browser of your choice searching for the selected text in the selected search engine.
Continue reading OmniContextMenu v3
Quite some time ago (2008, if I am not mistaken) derRaphael, a well-known scripter on the german AHK forum, wrote a script inspired by the Firefox addon Ubiquity. He named it dR’s OCM (OmniContextMenu).
Unfortuantly his original code is no longer available on the internet.
But in October I remembered this code of his and found a backup somewhere in my storage.
I took a look at it and decided to use it again. Since this meant some updates in the APIs and his code, I made a version 2.0.
Continue reading OmniContextMenu
Recently I had an idea:
I was using Ed Wilson’s Code Snippets (which he introduced in his article Add Code Snippets to Your Script by Using the PowerShell ISE) a lot for powershell when writing scripts in PowerShell ISE. However I missed this when writing other things (i.e.: AHK scripts, ABAP reports, e-mails, a.s.o.).
I remembered Lexikos’ AHKControl back from 2008 and thought I could combine both ideas.
Continue reading Dynamic Snips
Wow. It’s been a year????
I can’t believe it took me this long to post something again.
I didn’t really have anything to share lately; I’ve been busy with work and did little scripting in the last year.
But I am aiming for a change.
The Scripting Games will start this month. You can get more infos about theme at powershell.org.
I will be posting more on the games shortly.
The 2012 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games are just around the corner. I have participated in the last 2 Scripting Games and had a lot of fun.
I have been invited to be a judge for the second time, along with a lot of MVPs and PowerShell veterans. It will be a lot of work (a lot of scripts to grade) but I am sure it will be worth it. Continue reading Scripting Games 2012