Splat - program batch launcher

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Splat - program batch launcher

#1 Post by Checker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:09 am

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#2 Post by Specular » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:42 pm

Checker wrote:NEW: Splat
This looks neat. Reminds me a bit of OSX's Automator app.

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#3 Post by Checker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:47 pm

I've added Splat to the database.
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2667 ... please vote :!:

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#4 Post by webfork » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:49 pm

Specular wrote:This looks neat. Reminds me a bit of OSX's Automator app.
Agreed. It's a cool idea. Will test.

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#5 Post by Checker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:50 pm

See gHacks Tech News about Splat :!:

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#6 Post by Ganamyde » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:09 am

Splat is nice, needs some improvements though.
It would be great to add RunWait in action list, which means run item and wait for its process (pid) to close before running next item.

Thanks

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#7 Post by skwire » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:16 pm

Ganamyde wrote:Splat is nice, needs some improvements though.
It would be great to add RunWait in action list, which means run item and wait for its process (pid) to close before running next item.
Added in the latest build (v1.0.2).

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#8 Post by Checker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:24 pm

skwire wrote:Added in the latest build (v1.0.2).
Thanks ... database updated :wink:

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#9 Post by Ganamyde » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:39 pm

Thanks skwire,

Can you add a couple of things to splat:

-The ability to command-line splat
Example:

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splat.exe /profile:<profile_name> (/exit or /minimize) etc
-An option to add the above CMD to windows startup registry.

Thanks again.

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#10 Post by skwire » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:15 pm

Ganamyde wrote: -The ability to command-line splat
This was already planned. I just need to find the time to add it. =]

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Splat

#11 Post by Ganamyde » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:14 am

Splat has a minor gui bug, see screenshot
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Also, I can't find entry run state? min/max/hide.
Am I missing something?

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Re: Splat

#12 Post by skwire » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:59 am

Ganamyde wrote:Splat has a minor gui bug, see screenshot
Also, I can't find entry run state? min/max/hide.
Am I missing something?
Thank you for the bug report. Nice catch. I also added your request in v1.0.5:

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v1.0.5 - 2015-01-14
    + Added "Launch state" option to the Run action.  (Thanks, Ganamyde)
    * More detail in the Launch Log for Run events.
    ! Editing a "Run (even if running)" event didn't pre-set the radio button
      properly.  (Thanks, Ganamyde)

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#13 Post by webfork » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Wishlist:

High - stuff I'd definitely use
  • Duplicate Task - probably via a right-click menu item
  • More functions - delete/wipe, copy, move, etc. Basically this would just add additional intelligence into an easy automation program (I realize this might be overkill).
Low - stuff I might use down the road
  • Clean Slate - include a sort of "closeall" operation for starting over (alternatively we could just run the "closeall" program).
  • Self-destruct option - meaning to close after it finishes an operation
  • Machine Power - Computer Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate/etc.
  • Disable Task - also probably via right-click. Thinking entry would turn gray until you right click on it and select "Enable". This would be helpful if you started to get a rather complex process together.
  • Execute Hotkeys - also probably overkill but might be a neat way to integrate the program with MPH.
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Possible bug: On my two monitor setup, I put the program in the second monitor, and then switched back to a 1 monitor view. The window won't appear, essentially behaving like there's still a 2nd monitor. This happened on a Win7x64 machine.

Workaround: hold shift and right click, then choose "maximize"

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Re: New at Skwire Empire

#14 Post by skwire » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:59 pm

webfork wrote:
  • Duplicate Task - probably via a right-click menu item
I'll consider this but you can simply do a ctrl+c ctrl+v operation in the meantime.
webfork wrote: [*] More functions - delete/wipe, copy, move, etc. Basically this would just add additional intelligence into an easy automation program (I realize this might be overkill).[/list]
I'm tend to shy away from these types of operations since I really do not like messing with user's files.
webfork wrote:
  • Clean Slate - include a sort of "closeall" operation for starting over (alternatively we could just run the "closeall" program).
  • Self-destruct option - meaning to close after it finishes an operation
  • Machine Power - Computer Sleep/Shutdown/Hibernate/etc.
  • Disable Task - also probably via right-click. Thinking entry would turn gray until you right click on it and select "Enable". This would be helpful if you started to get a rather complex process together.
  • Execute Hotkeys - also probably overkill but might be a neat way to integrate the program with MPH.
@Clean Slate: Yes, probably best to use CloseAll since that's what it's designed to do.
@Self-destruct: Just set your last action in a profile to close/kill Splat.exe. I've tested it and it seems to work.
@Machine Power: Already on my ToDo (and next in line). =]
@Disable Task: I like this idea.
@Execute Hotkey: Can you please clarify this? I'm not sure what you mean here.

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#15 Post by Ganamyde » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:32 pm

Jody,

Some suggestions for Splat:

-Add checkboxes to your LVs, which means, checked is active, unchecked is inactive.
Sometimes I'm in a situation where I can't execute a certain item but don't want to delete it completely.

-Store and restore columns and their order.
Some columns are unnecessary or just clutter my view, so giving the user a choice to choose which columns to view/hide and the order of those viewed would be great.

-A small edit box to fuzzy-search items.

These suggestions should also apply to all your other apps.

Thanks and keep it up.

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