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SysExporter v1.77 Updated

billon on 18 Sep 2019
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by AlephX

SysExporter allows you to grab data from most static windows that appear on your computer. This is useful for getting error data, instructions and more from system messages that you would ordinarily have to type out or screen capture. This versatile tool can grab standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, labels and Web Browser/HTML controls from almost any application running on your system.

The program can export its data to a text, HTML or XML file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sysexp.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: GetWindowText
What's new?
  • You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
    sysexp.exe /Title "Windows Task Manager" /class SysListView32 /Visible Yes /scomma "" | more.
Latest comments
ilikeyourprograms on 2009-01-31 16:12

is there a way for this program to read an Outlook (not outlook express) address book listbox of type OUTEXVLB? I do not get anything at the bottom of the screen. I have tried it with around 200,000 items and with about 800 items and nothing shows up. Is it because this program does not support this particular listbox/window???

Thanks for the great tool!

Cornflower on 2009-02-05 07:36

v1.50 now has a drag and drop button taht you drop on the window you want to see the text from. It makes this very valuable the tool so much easier and intuitive to use. An excellent upgrade, imo.

Unfortunately, it still does not seem to handle Outexvlb type listboxes.

Webfork on 2009-11-06 18:42

*Extremely* important tool for software testers. Getting lengthy error messages out of static windows is critical to helping developers understand what went wrong. If you want to help any of the makers of software on this or other sites, start with SysExporter.

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GetWindowText v3.21 Updated

billon on 23 Aug 2019
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by lautrepay

GetWindowText lets you grab text from static system messages via drag-and-drop. The program lets you work with most windows containing text including Edit, Static, Groupbox - Controls etc.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GetWindowText.exe or GetWindowText_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: SysExporter, Textify
What's new?
  • Small corrections in GetWindowText and adjustments for the next Windows 10 build.
  • Updates of the languages.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-28 22:13

GetWindowText 2.57 released.

Checker on 2014-08-28 22:26

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

TP109 on 2017-11-02 22:47

Easy to use and works good - just drag and drop over the window or dialog box. Seems more reliable and lite weight compared to similar apps.

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On-screen Ruler v2.4.0.167 Updated

billon on 21 Aug 2019

On-screen Ruler is a semi-transparent on-screen ruler to help you lay out GUIs and Web pages or measure anything on your screen. It supports units in centimeters, inches or pixels. In addition to using the mouse, you can keyboard shortcuts to move the ruler around the screen.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete curl.exe, dummy.html, license.txt and unnecessary locales
  3. Launch Ruler.exe
What's new? See:
https://sites.google.com/site/rulerhelp/functionality
Latest comments
Nicamati on 2014-05-14 18:01

Thanks JK. Great ruler for preparing basic scale drawings in MS Word etc. for DIY projects. I especially like the calibration facility, as I prefer to draw at a size that fits the screen space rather than be constrained to a fixed ruler measurement, so this is perfect for that. (Looked at PMeter, but it didn't seem to suit my purpose at all; nor did various others that were either too limited, irritating or had time limits.) :-)

gordon451 on 2014-06-25 06:48

Hi - I've been looking for a successor to the legendary Cool Ruler from FabSoft, which won't run on W7. Really, I need something that sits horizontally and vertically, measures in pixels, mouse/touchpad grab and move, AND allows me to put as many custom marks as I need.

Is this possible?

It's the last bit which is so frustrating. I've found ONE only which allows me to put ONE custom mark. I am getting quite frustrated that so many authors think I need all kinds of fancy goodies--but if I want a protractor or set-square, I will search one out! And it better have custom marks :[

I don't need colour pickers, magnifiers, diagonal placement, skins & etc. Even the "stay on top" is not truly necessary.

Gordon.

Werner on 2019-08-21 02:44

Download link does not work anymore, web site has been removed. Obviously not abandoned. Last version available on the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20160519231138/http://onscreenruler.nfshost.com/WinRulerPortable.zip

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QuickTextPaste v5.22 Updated

billon on 21 Aug 2019
  • 260KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

QuickTextPaste allows you to insert (paste) quickly pre-defined text in any applications via keyboard shortcut. It can also run commands and programs via keyboard shortcuts to save time and avoid spelling errors.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it QuickTextPaste.ini
  3. Launch QuickTextPaste_p.exe or QuickTextPaste_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS)
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new?
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2018-04-30 15:46

And who says size doesn't matter, both of these seem to work OK so now its just a matter of personal preference, I would think. Checker has brought more great software into the light, thanks to him and the developer. :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2018-04-30 16:34

@__philippe & @MIKLO
TyperTask does not support Unicode.

webfork on 2018-05-27 22:16

I've had a bit better luck with QuickTextPaste on Win10x64 by using commands other than those that use the "Win" key in combinations. It only sometimes triggers properly. Much better to use CTRL+ALT, CTRL+SHIFT, etc.

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ControlMyMonitor v1.17 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2019
  • 125KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2019
  • Suggested by billon

ControlMyMonitor allows you view and modify the settings of your monitor (also known as 'VCP Features'), like brightness, contrast, sharpness, red/green/blue color balance and more. It can export all settings of your monitor into a configuration file and then later load the same configuration back into your monitor.

Requires hardware that supports DDC/CI. Note that some laptops monitors will not function while attached external monitors will.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Hardware that supports DDC/CI.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ControlMyMonitor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MultiMonitorTool
What's new?
  • Added 'Load Selected Monitor On Start' option.
  • When pressing F5 (Refresh) the refresh process is smoother, keeping the last selected item.