Wednesday, 29 October 2008

CloudLauncher update

Well, after a brief hiatus, I'm back onto CloudLauncher.

Just in case you don't know what it is, it's a launcher app. Drag your files / folders / executables / shortcuts onto CloudLauncher - it creates a shortcut to your file. Double-click the shortcut - your file opens. Simple.

So how is it any different to windows explorer?

Well, the main reason I wrote cloud launcher was because windows forgets my icon positions. In fact, this is probably the only reason to use CloudLauncher. For now.

Version 0.1 is available here.


Add option to delete shortcuts!
Add option to line up icons.
Add option to edit the target of the shortcut.
Add "F2" to rename shortcuts.
Add option to choose (or disable) the hotkey.

Bug: Copy the name of the shortcut instead of the name of the target!
Bug: Don't crash if the global hotkey is in use!

Update: 29th October 2008
Added libraries to the zip file so that it compiles!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Minimize to the Notification Area

Cloud Launcher is minimizing to the notification area, then restoring when the notification icon is double clicked.

Only, for hours it wasn't. Instead of restoring, it was appearing as a tiny "minimized" window / title bar.

Turns out the "restore" / "show" order is important.


WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal;

doesn't work.


WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal;


Wednesday, 8 October 2008


I once walked in on a friend who was chuckling to himself as he finished writing an email. Asking him what he found funny, he told me he'd just realised that it would be very easy, when signing an email with "regards" to miss the 'g' and hit 't' instead.

For some reason, my fingers refuse to type certain combinations.

"tion" always comes out "tino", as in "combinatino", "productino" and "sectino"
"updates" keeps coming out as "udpates"
"cheers" as "cjeers"
"installed" as "isntalled"
and even
"Tim" as "Time".

Do you have any amusing typos?

Monday, 6 October 2008


My first code project article:

AppendDate appends the current date/time to a file. I find it useful for achiving my work.

How exciting :)