j dott's Articles
January 18, 2006 by j dott
Well, I now have two repetitive tasks that I can't seem to find a way to automate. I played around with a few scripts to no avail. First, I would like a way to easily eject my ipod. Ideally, a link on my dock would work best, but some sort of widget would also be great. You would think that someone has already done this, but I couldn't find anything for Windows.

The second issue I have is that my scanners conflict with each other, so I have to disable my sheetfed scanner (all in one that I u...
December 1, 2005 by j dott
I always have a couple widgets on my desktop, and was wondering if there is anyway to stop download icons from being placed beneath them (in particular, the default area for new icons, the top left corner, is where I like to have a calendar). Is there a way to define an area in which icons should not appear? I don't have any icons on my desktop generally (OD+ serves that need), but I do prefer to download to the desktop so that the files are easily accessible. Any possible setting tweaks or dow...
September 4, 2005 by j dott
I'm looking for a program or few that will help me multi-task better. I don't find the sort of standard virtual desktop programs sufficient. I would like to be able to arrange windows easily, perhaps by using hotkeys and rules (for example, program A always takes up the left side of the screen, program B takes up the top 1/3 of the right side of the screen, etc.). I'd also like to be able to easily exclude programs that are just sort of running in the background (WMP, iTunes, system tray apps, ...
July 28, 2005 by j dott
I am excited about the 'virtual folders' ability included in the first beta release of Vista. While I keep my files quite organized (C partition for Windows, D for programs, E for documents and research, and F for pictures and music), some sort of balance between organization and accessibility has to be reached. What I'm wondering is if there already exists an application that allows the user to easily enter meta data that is then used to group files that are presented in a folder like way.
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July 5, 2005 by j dott
I want to get rid of the toolbars in Office apps and a couple other programs. I generally just use shortcut keys and like a less cluttered interface. What I would really like to do is to make a tab or two in Object Dock Plus that I can assign to act like the shortcut keys--i.e., a "new page", "print", whatever command that will perform the equivalent "ctrl-p" or whatever in the app being used. I don't always like to use the keyboard shortcuts, so it would be nice to have them handy. In addition...