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Software Development => Win32Pad => Topic started by: Gena01 on September 17, 2007, 09:56:56 pm



Title: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Gena01 on September 17, 2007, 09:56:56 pm
Please report feedback on Win32Pad 1.5.10.4 in this thread.

Please please check for any regressions and report any problems/bugs you find.

Thank you.

Gena01


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: guidorobben on September 18, 2007, 09:52:42 am
Thanks for another great update! ;D


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: lvjing79 on September 19, 2007, 01:15:04 am
I meet a problem of the font. I'm a Chinese user,when I open a txt file with Chinese characters and English characters,if the file begin with English characters or numbers, Win32Pad will show them with the Courier New fonts which I have set.But after some English characters, there have some Chinese characters, Win32Pad will show them with the Simsun font which I never set. And the English characters after the Chinese characters will show with the Simsun font.

I find that when Win32Pad meet the Chinese characters, it will show them with the system default font for Chinese characters.
I think this is a bug of Win32Pad.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: kid4you on September 19, 2007, 06:51:47 am
I meet a problem of the font. I'm a Chinese user,when I open a txt file with Chinese characters and English characters,if the file begin with English characters or numbers, Win32Pad will show them with the Courier New fonts which I have set.But after some English characters, there have some Chinese characters, Win32Pad will show them with the Simsun font which I never set. And the English characters after the Chinese characters will show with the Simsun font.

I find that when Win32Pad meet the Chinese characters, it will show them with the system default font for Chinese characters.
I think this is a bug of Win32Pad.


Hey, I'm also Chinese user of Win32pad.
I just did some tests in the situation you describled, and have a few words for this "bug".

Actually, if you set the font of Win32pad to Chinese font, everything is OK.

But if set to English fonts such as "Courier New":
Case 1 - When editing
     1.1 - The new letters will be displayed in the system default font.
     1.2 - The new Chinese characters will be in font Simsun.
Case 2 - Reopen Win32pad after previous change
     2.1 - The letters before the fist Chinese character will be the system default font.
     2.1 - The new letters and Chinese characters are in the same situation with Case 1.
     

Wait gena to fix it.


In addition, I hope win32pad could provide the feature to change the color of a web link.
The default one is really hard to read if the bg color is black...





Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: deathshadow on October 12, 2007, 10:36:48 pm
YAY!!!! tab indent/deindent no longer deletes characters for me!

Good work... Now if only there was a *nix port ;)


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Robert on October 15, 2007, 09:35:39 am
Try:

find /f x32vi

 ;) Just kidding...


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: lee0do on November 04, 2007, 04:18:19 pm
Fantastic stuff .. !!!!

Um..

but,

There is a little problem on 'Font'






Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Gena01 on January 29, 2008, 09:56:15 pm
Bad Copy and Paste bug in v1.5.10.4 with IE Address Bar

When I copy a URL from the Address bar of IE6, I cannot paste it into win32pad v1.5.10.4.  Only happens on IE6 (in Win98SE).  It happens with Context menu, with Hotkey Ctrl-C and with Edit/Copy.  It outputs NOTHING in the paste, as if the clipboard is empty, but it pastes fine into v1.5.10.1 and earlier.

There is no problem at all when I copy the URL from FireFox address bar.  And there is no problem when I copy links from within a webpage in IE6 and paste them into win32pad v1.5.10.4. 

Using IE6 (in Win98SE)
Riched.dll 4.00.834.839
riched20.dll 5.30.23.1200
Riched32.dll 4.00.834.839




This is going to be a little tricky as I don't have access to Win98SE anymore and it works fine on XP. I will try to see if I can somehow get my hands on Win98SE and figure it out.

Gena01


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: sleve on February 04, 2008, 07:36:25 pm
Problem launching links in Win98SE

I found another problem on Win98SE, even with v1.5.10.1.  There is a problem launching links.  They get highlighted, but hang the system when I double click.  The last stable version on Win98SE of Win32pad is v1.5.9.1.

Thanks for a great program.  If you can't get access to a Win98 box to debug, you might want to post something on the download page.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: sleve on April 07, 2008, 01:46:13 pm
Read-Only files need Save As dialog

When trying to Save a file which is marked as Read Only, you get an Access Denied error (in Win XP).  But in Win32Pad, you get no prompt of a Save As dialog box.  Notepad does offer such a prompt when trying to save a Read Only file.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Robert on April 11, 2008, 06:35:57 pm
You could always hit the [File Properties] Button from the taskbar.
There you can remove the Read/Only flag and then you can save your changes.
You don't even have to switch to another window for this.

See, the "Save As..." dialog is not really necessary for this type of operation.
It would be nice though, wouldn't it?



Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: poetbox on April 24, 2008, 12:02:16 am
 ;D
No news for a long time.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Beholder on May 19, 2008, 08:11:55 pm
I am sorely missing the configurable text cursor -- the thin line that it is right now is just unbearable for people with sight problems. Win32Pad just totally ignores the text cursor settings in XP control panel keyboard options.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Gena01 on May 19, 2008, 10:35:06 pm
I am sorely missing the configurable text cursor -- the thin line that it is right now is just unbearable for people with sight problems. Win32Pad just totally ignores the text cursor settings in XP control panel keyboard options.

Thank you for the tip. First time I hear of this. Win32Pad uses richedit control which for the most part should handle most if not all of those issues.

Also your setup is probably a bit different from mine, since I only see blink rate setting and keyboard repeat rates in my keyboard options. Can you elaborate a bit on your setup or anything I could be missing from mine?

Thank you,

Gena01


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: galileo on June 12, 2008, 09:50:42 am
Hello!

I am a new forum member here...but, I have been using Win32Pad for several years!!!  A wonderful tool - and, THANK you for your effort in coding it.

I do have a longstanding need though:  We do A LOT of text file editing/coding/scripting.  Of course this involves editing across different versions, modules, procedures, etc.  A tabbed interface would be a tremendous asset to Win32Pad.  It would keep the desktop and taskbar from become overloaded with windows and program buttons.  We frequently encounter a very busy (some would say cluttered  :P ) desktop with a blizzard of windows.....having a tabbed interface would really make your program much more "compact" so to speak - in that all of the files being edited/used would be confined to that one window.  Obviously, a user option switch to turn on & off the tabbed interface would be desired from a control/choice perspective.

Again - THANKS !!!

galileo


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Roger on July 05, 2008, 04:57:31 pm
I thought all fans and developers of Win32Pad would be interested in this post (in German) from «M3CSL» dated 18. May 2007 —

«Notepad2 ist leider nur fast perfekt, es kann nämlich keine URLs highlighten, was aber Win32Pad kann. Daher verwende ich für txt-files Win32Pad. Für alle anderen und unbekannten Files verwende ich Notepad2, weil es die Syntax von unzähligen Filetypes erkennt.»

In sum, the writer loves Notepad2 for the indentation etc. for different programming languages, but uses Win32Pad for text files generally, especially because Win32Pad supplies live links.

I use Notepad2 for special work for another reason: it allows a person (since April 2008) to use an /f switch followed by the name of a special configuration file (.ini-file) for special purposes.

I wish that Win32Pad had this feature, because mostly I do not need, for now, most of Notepad2's other (excellent) features.

By the way I'd like to mention how good printing is with Win32Pad. The margin defaults are well thought out and work quite well.

Sincerely,

Roger


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Roger on September 10, 2008, 11:36:00 am
Allen Win32Pad-Kamaraden!

I think we'll all be happy to see that Win32Pad is getting more good coverage.

Win32Pad now listed (9/10/2008) at http://www.xtort.net/ (http://www.xtort.net/)

For an RTF editor that's portable like Win32Pad, have a look (at that same site) at —

http://www.xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/ (http://www.xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/) «QJot»

Sincerely,

Roger

«Es macht keinen Sinn, daß die Kühe Milch geben,
 — Die Bauern nehmen sie ihnen einfach weg!


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Kurt Russell on November 11, 2008, 07:13:45 am
for me... maybe the lightest and powerful editing program. BRAVO Gena, i love it.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: sleve on November 24, 2008, 11:42:39 pm
Save icon wrong when modified and then UnDone.

To replicate:  Open a file.  Add a few characters.  The Save icon (the DISK icon) goes from gray to black.  Hit Undo.   While the UnDo icon gets grayed out, the Save icon remains black, instead of returning to Grayed out.  Thus the file shows that it was modified, even after the Undo.  You cannot close the file without being prompted to save. 

While this does parallel the behavior of Notepad, most real editors handle this issue gracefully.  When you hit UnDo back to the state the file was in when opened, it should show the Save icon grayed out.  And there should be no star in the Title Bar, suggesting the need to Save changes.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: jdebee on January 08, 2009, 05:50:07 pm
Win32pad 1.5.10.4 is great! And I do not want a tabbed interface. Simple is good. The one thing I would love to have in Win32pad is a block cursor (a black or dark gray rectangle) when in Overwrite Mode so that you can see that you will replace characters. (A good example of this is in Programmer's File Editor by Alan Phillips.) Then the vertical bar cursor currently used would indicate Insert Mode, and the block cursor would indicate Overwrite Mode. That would be very useful.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: mm on January 31, 2009, 07:12:19 pm
hello to all


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: moazzamsiddiqui on June 16, 2009, 10:59:09 pm
Win32Pad is a wonderful Text Editor, I Like it very much.

There is no new update since long time, why?


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Ed997 on December 24, 2011, 09:27:19 am
Using Win32Pad 1.5.10.4

(Repeating this post here, as I read you want feedback in this thread)

I have no idea if you are active yet in this project.

But it is nice, and I enjoy using it very much. I use XP, and it works perfectly for me.

I do wish though, when I copied a line I did not copy the CR/LR to the clipboard when I simply select the line, and hit Ctrl C.

As the simple default this would be nice. It could be an additional option.
Or it could only get the CR/LF when you are copying Multi lines to the clipboard.

Icing on the cake would be a visual paragraph mark in the editorT window showing line feeds.

Thanks again for your work, Ed
I don't expect a response will be forthcoming :)


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Gena01 on January 04, 2012, 12:52:51 pm
Using Win32Pad 1.5.10.4

(Repeating this post here, as I read you want feedback in this thread)

I have no idea if you are active yet in this project.

But it is nice, and I enjoy using it very much. I use XP, and it works perfectly for me.

I do wish though, when I copied a line I did not copy the CR/LR to the clipboard when I simply select the line, and hit Ctrl C.

As the simple default this would be nice. It could be an additional option.
Or it could only get the CR/LF when you are copying Multi lines to the clipboard.

Icing on the cake would be a visual paragraph mark in the editorT window showing line feeds.

Thanks again for your work, Ed
I don't expect a response will be forthcoming :)


I do read all the posts, just been a bit busy with various things. I will consider your request.

Thank you,

Gena01


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: petermmose on March 17, 2012, 08:12:33 am
Win32Pad has become an important tool for both my business as well as personal use


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: paddy on January 04, 2013, 02:58:23 am
Win32Pad 1.5.10.4 is just great !
Thanks for this useful tool...

Bugs notified in post "Death jump when copying..." [ http://www.gena01.com/forum/win32pad/death-jump-when-copying/ ] were removed...

Best regards.


Title: [Win32Pad 1.5.10.4] Little bug...
Post by: paddy on February 06, 2013, 04:31:02 pm
Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Win XP Professional SP2
Highlight URLs : yes
Single Click Launch URL : no

When Win32Pad shows a list of URLs (blue colored font...), if you want to insert ( not replace... ) a word from an URL to another, you can't do it because the right click menu to make insertion is a tiny menu without "Paste".

Regards.


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: piedoggie on March 23, 2013, 08:37:04 am
This belongs in its own topic but since the form software won't let me post anywhere but in an existing topic, I'm putting it here.

I use win32pad because it lets me work almost seamlessly with speech recognition. The rich text edit control you use just so happens to be one of the few edit controls NaturallySpeaking supports natively. Believe me, it's a Royal pain the ass try to find an editor that does what I need. I need a fix it may not be possible to do easily it would really make a huge difference in my life.

I really need an incremental save. Because of my disability and uses speech recognition, I frequently forget to save . I sometimes go 12-24 hrs. without saving because it just never occurs to me even after I have been burned within the past few days by Windows throwing a hairball. I would love it if there was some way to add to autosave every time Win32 pad loses focus.

I would also love it if there was some way I could specify which instance of Win32 pad I am running. For example, I have my log file which I use for tracking what I'm doing at work and if I use Win32 pad for anything else, I frequently get the wrong instance when I give the command to switch to enter a log note. I want is simply to bring to top the instance editing the file I'm working on and if it doesn't exist, bring up a new instance with that file.

Anyway, thanks for the good work with Win32. It definitely makes a difference in my life


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: Sergun on May 06, 2013, 05:37:23 am
I just want to say thanks for awesome work on Win32 .


Title: Re: Win32Pad 1.5.10.4
Post by: therube on July 15, 2015, 07:55:54 pm
Hello, hello, hello.
I hope all is well.
Been some time.

But then with great software, what can you say.

Anyhow, years go by, we age, needs & circumstances change.

So... still developing?


This 'ol age thing, hmm.
Well between age & things like bigger wide screen monitors, I'm now finding a few things lacking in the Win32pad department.

-Current line highlight
-Cursor style change (for visual insert/overwrite differentiation)
and, and... damn age! what was the third... well whatever it was, it was along the same lines
[when i remember, i edit the post...]

Anyhow, a few "small" changes would cover me for another decade, if you're still writing :-).

---

A little bit of history.
In the old days, MS's editors (think Notepad) could only handle files up to a certain, relatively small size.
Not to mention it was relatively slow & clunky.
Win32pad circumvented those limitations, added a few nice features, & maintained simplicity in operation.
What more could you ask for.
Between Win32pad & Vim (Gvim), that's all I've ever needed, using both, daily.

Thank you very much :-).