Is windows taking forever to show the contents of Downloads folder?

Category : Windows

Mine does, and it’s varying from 10 seconds to almost 30 seconds. It’s very furstrating since I frequently open this folder to find whatever I downloaded trough the browser.

There’s a very simple fix to this problem:

Guide

Right click on your Downloads folder and select Properties, then choose the Customize tab. Choose “General Items” from the drop-down box and hit Apply!

That’s it.

How to fix the FN key problem for Asus Laptops!

Category : PC, Windows

Lately my FN key has stopped working after a reboot, I find this quite annoying cause I have disabled the led backlight on my G75s keyboard and disabled the touchpad.

Well, it seems like theres a program thats not starting or crashing the HControl.exe. My solution is just starting that program again. It can usually be found in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe

To fix it, just hit start, and paste the above line and run it. Then it’s working!

Update: Pings 1.2

Category : PC, Windows

A simple and easy to use network ping software, 100% freeware!

Simply add hosts into a list, and the program will ping each host, great for monitoring several hosts. You can also adjust max delay time before a host is considered as down, also increase or decrease ping interval.

News in 1.2:

– New: File, New option.
– New: Shows average delay.
– New: Uptime in percentage.
– New: Option to remove host after specified failed pings.
– Bugfix: duplicate ip possible.
– Bugfix: Several small adjustments & bugfixes.

DOWNLOAD Pings 1.2

Basefields – Players vs AI, conquer all fields

Category : Freeware Games, Windows

I’m working on a little rts-game.

The idea for now:

You got a grid 5×5 with “fields” that can be bought and built into a base. Each base contains farms, food, soldiers, cannons. Farms give food for the soldiers, food can also be sold which is the main income atm. There are also citizens, which generate income from each field.

Give it a try and see if you can beat the AI.

Download Basefields 0.3

Pings 1.1 Network Pinger

Category : Windows

A simple and easy to use network ping software, 100% freeware!

Simply add hosts into a list, and the program will ping each host, great for monitoring several hosts. You can also adjust max delay time before a host is considered as down, also increase or decrease ping interval.

Update: Pings 1.1 is done, changelog from 1.0:

– Stability issues fixed
– Major improvement in performance (Asynchronous ping)
– Ability to run on Synchronized pings too
– Save & Open your hosts list
– GUI rework
– Always on top option
– Color themes

Download Pings 1.1

Tutorial: C# Communicating with Arduino over Serial

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Category : Arduino, Electronics, Windows

In this tutorial I’ll try to show you how to easily tell an arduino what to do from a C# program using serial communication. The only thing the C# program does is send a byte to the arduino, and the arduino program will then set pin 13 to HIGH or LOW.

Lets start with the C# sourcecode, it’s written in C# Express 2010 which you can download for free here. Get the C# project files:

Download CSharpEasySerialSource.zip

I tried to comment the code so that it should explain most of the stuff going on. But it’s pretty basic, you select the current comport then hit Connect. If you selected the correct port that the arduino is using it should now be connected. The textbox only takes numbers, writing text there will only result in it being converted to bytes.

When you click Send it will try to send the contents of the textbox to the arduino. In my example code I used “0” and “1” for turning off an on the LED. Lets look at the Ardunio example:

What the program does it’s listening on the serial port. And when it receives a “1” pin 13 goes HIGH, and if it receives “0” it goes LOW. Pin 13 is in most cases a LED thats on the arduino board, so you only need a bare arduino to test it. And if you don’t know any C# and just want to use the program to control a arduino I’ve created a zip file containing only the .exe file for the program:

Download CSharpEasySerial.zip

Update: Easy Timer 1.2

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Category : Windows

A simple yet powerfull timer application for windows.

It’s a simple timer application, with alarm sound when the time runs out. Can be minimized to tray, and pops up when times over. Can even start programs, soundfiles and shutdown the computer when it runs out.

Customize it to your use!

Features, new ones are in bold:

* Shutdown, powers off the computer when the timer runs out.
* Popup Message, show a message when the timer runs out.
* Added hours to the timer, now you can add up to 23 hours.
* No pop up from tray, stays hidden even after time runs out.
* Mute, alarm makes no sound. Nice for starting apps.
* Close after alarm is over, also nice when starting apps or such.
* No installation at all, just unzip and use. Portable and small.

Download Easy Timer 1.2!

Some of my favorite Applications!

Category : Windows

Just thought I share with others what my favorite apps for windows are, not only are they my most used apps but all of them are free. Anyhow, lets just begin!

1. Google Chrome – the best browser imo.

2. Tight VNC – Just love this simple and easy to use vnc software.

3. FileZilla – good and free FTP client & server.

4. Spotify – need to say more?

5. Realtemp – CPU & GPU temp monitoring software.

6. InfraRecorder – the best all-round DVD/CD recording software I’ve ever used.

7. VirtualCloneDrive – funny thing, when Windows 7 was released daemon tools didn’t work. So I started using this instead, and I’ve been using it since.

8.  Songr – simple and easy to use mp3 downloader, uses 16 mp3 search engines.

9. HDD Health – use it to check if a disc is failing over time. Did a pretty good job when my 1TB disc died. Warned me some weeks before.

10. Paint.Net – I use this instead of Photoshop, since I got a kind of similar GUI.

11. ImgBurn – Great for burning image files, more settings than InfraRecorder.

12. Notepad++ – Beats notepad, great for viewing .nfo files.

13. uTorrent – the one and only torrent client.

Thats the most used and my fav apps. Anything you think I’ve missed? Please post a comment =)

Update: KeyPresser 0.41 Important Bugfix

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Category : Windows

Important bugfix! If you downloaded 0.4 please download 0.41 to get the customs buttons working!

Due to a user one the forums asking me to add some keys I decided to make it a release.
And add some more features!

Current & new Features:

 

NEW, F Key, +, -, Scroll Lock, Num Lock, Space, Print Screen
NEW,  More delays, 5 to 60 minutes!
BUG, Customs keys fixed! 0.4 to 0.41

Backspace & Arrows up down etc. Also Alt + F4.
Option menu.
Click sound (can be turned on/off)
You can now hide it from taskbar.
Many different intervals for buttons to be clicked.
Custom buttons, lets you write you’re own button combination to be pressed.
Default buttons, like enter, page up etc.
Minimize to tray, hides it while running if you want.
Also logs how many key presses made.
Delayed start.
F1-F12 and more predefined buttons.

Of course it’s freeware, and you might download and share it as much as you want.

Download KeyPresser 0.41

Program tip: EasyTimer 1.0

Category : PC, Windows

My latest small app, the easy timer. It’s a simple timer application, with alarm sound when the time runs out. Can be minimized to tray, and pops up when times over.

But it got a advanced set of extra features:

* No pop up from tray, stays hidden even after time runs out.
* Mute, alarm makes no sound. Nice for starting apps.
* Close after alarm is over, also nice when starting apps or such.
* No installation at all, just unzip and use. Portable and small.

Custom Launch:

Here you can specify what file to open when time runs out, can be used as a custom alarm sound if you select Mute Alarm, and points to a wav file. Or it can open a certain application. Endless possibilities.

Launch a web address:

Opens a web address of your choice when the time runs out. This could be anything from a web page you need to check when time runs out or just for fun at a friends computer showing up something funny or nasty tongue.gif

But the basic feature is for making stuff in the stove, pizza, baguette etc.

Download EasyTimer 1.0

And as always, it’s freeware.