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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#16 Post by guinness » Wed May 25, 2011 2:15 pm

So I finally should have a Beta available by the weekend. A big thanks to joby_toss and ChemZ for testing the Alpha versions of URLFilter (title may change.)
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#17 Post by joby_toss » Thu May 26, 2011 3:15 am

I'd like to see a name change!

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#18 Post by guinness » Thu May 26, 2011 3:33 am

Any suggestions? :D Because I want something catchy.
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#19 Post by joby_toss » Thu May 26, 2011 4:16 am

AddsControllHelper

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#20 Post by ChemZ » Thu May 26, 2011 5:00 am

Haha! :P

Searching for Opera found 3 entries! One I was using and 2 in the temp folder! (Say what?)
Deleted the temp folder, seached again. Found 3 entries! One I was using and 2 in the recycle bin!

It wouldn't update all 3 I'm afraid (not that I want it to). Anyway got rid of the other 2 and tried again, got "It appears an error occured when updating the URLFilter file".

It does download urlfilter.ini, but just stops afterwards. Thought maybe because Opera was still running but nope, same thing. Tried deleting Settings.ini and urlfilter.ini to start anew, same thing... :(

'Included Portable Version' doesn't seem to do anything(?), is that because I only use Opera portable?

Found a neat trick too! Right at the start, you can kinda stall your computer for a few seconds (mine does at least). Where the writing for 'Test Version' appears, left-click then down arrow (or right arrow). Weird.

Opera v11, XP Pro SP2.

Suggestion:
- Have the tool tips appear in the status bar instead when you hover the mouse over a button. Writing should fit and it's quicker.
- Make it remember last window position. Right now it always top-left, just off the screen.
- Let us know who you are in 'about'.

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#21 Post by guinness » Thu May 26, 2011 8:02 am

OK, I will have a look at the problems. This has been tested on XP SP3, Vista and Windows 7 so it might be a SP2 problem I need to workaround.
Deleted the temp folder, seached again. Found 3 entries! One I was using and 2 in the recycle bin!
I will have a look at excluding the Recycle Bin.
It wouldn't update all 3 I'm afraid (not that I want it to). Anyway got rid of the other 2 and tried again, got "It appears an error occured when updating the URLFilter file".
I will include a logging feature to work out little problems likes this.
'Included Portable Version' doesn't seem to do anything(?), is that because I only use Opera portable?
If this is selected it will update both the Installed and Portable Versions. If deselected it only updates the Installed Versions.
- Have the tool tips appear in the status bar instead when you hover the mouse over a button. Writing should fit and it's quicker.
OK, will have a look at adding.
- Make it remember last window position. Right now it always top-left, just off the screen.
It does remember them, but I have disabled this in the Test Version.
- Let us know who you are in 'about'.
It's unfinished of course.

Thanks for the suggestions. And joby_toss how about AdsHelper?
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#22 Post by joby_toss » Thu May 26, 2011 8:21 am

We definitely don't want to help the adds! :)

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#23 Post by guinness » Thu May 26, 2011 10:18 am

True, but it should be something short, catchy and somehow gives a clue to what the application does. Maybe Bland?
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#24 Post by joby_toss » Thu May 26, 2011 10:48 am

FREe
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#25 Post by guinness » Thu May 26, 2011 11:12 am

Yeh, I think we have it :D
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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#26 Post by guinness » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:37 pm

The project is still very much alive but I am in the process of creating a Log UDF for testing purposes as Chemz seems to be having issues which I want to find the problem of. I will of course post the UDF to the AutoIt Forums for others to use & Yes it's a little more sophisticated than _FileWriteLog() as I will include the ability to display in a GUI interface too.

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#27 Post by ChemZ » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:42 pm

Cool! :D

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#28 Post by freakazoid » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:51 pm

joby_toss wrote:FREe
Add
Killer
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Freak
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Sweet! The plugin is named after me ;)
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#29 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:17 am

I don't know if I should ask for this, but I'd really like to see support for ipfilter.dat file added, especially for utorrent.
Or maybe it should be a separate app? :oops:

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Re: URLFilter (developed due to PortableFreeware feedback)

#30 Post by guinness » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:50 am

I could add it, but I'm developing it more by giving users the ability to add custom applications :D
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