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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How To Make a Program Stay on Top, Keep on Top, Always

Have you ever wanted a program to stay on top when you use other programs?

Use TweakWindow or Nailit.

Maybe you want to take notes from a webpage in Notepad.

There is a way to do it. Software programs are available, but be careful, some of them have bugs that either slow your computer down or send out information about computer use. A program that spies on you is " Nail it". You can tell it is spying because it takes a long time to actually turn on. An antispyware program will stop this. Once you stop the feedback you are okay.

An absolutely safe program is "TweakWindow". It was created a long time ago, so it will work on Vista only in a certain way. If safety is important to you, however, use this program.


TWEAKWINDOW

Download it from

Tweakwindow Download

Install it in the usual way.

Then go to,

Tweakwindowfile

The only problem is the buttons will not appear on the menu bar of the program on top, as "TweakWindow" intends. It does still work within the program, however: if you place the curser on the menu bar (actually the area right at the top of the screen) of notepad or another program on top, then right click. You can choose what you want to do from the list that appears. You will probably find that the "tweak Window" menu appears at the top of programs after the computer is rebooted a few times.

When it is installed you will have an icon on the desk top. Click this icon.

Internet Explorer or Firefox will already be running. Open Notepad. Now hold down "Alt", press and hold "F1", click and hold "curser" on Notepad, release "F1" then "Alt". Click the curser anywhere again. You will see that "Notepad" is on top and you can see through it. If you want to see a solid "Notepad" right click on the "TweakWindow". Choose "Options". Then untick "Make window transparent when it stays always on top"

Remember you can make a program stay on top by right clicking the menu bar and choosing from the list.

To free-up the program on top hold down "Alt", press and hold "F1", click and hold "curser" on Notepad, release "Alt and "F1".

That is all there is to it.

More information is in "TweakWindow" Options.

NAILIT

This program is like Tweakwindow and it many ways it is simpler. Just download the Nailit exe file. Create a new folder in "Program Files". Put the Nailit.exe file into the folder. Right click and drag the file onto Desktop and make a new shortcut.

To stop the keep-on-top function of both programs working just close the "switched on" browser and re-open it.

Note: You can have more than one program on top.

Good note-taking.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

How to Make RSSfeedreader PHP "script" Work on Your Server

Today, I am pleased to announce that the RSSfeedreader website is working again.

This is how you get your site to run PHP files created by RSSfeedreader:


PART ONE

Putting Info into the .htaccess file

Open your FTP program.

go to the main folder "/public_html/"

a) Right click on ".htaccess" and click "edit". The file will open straight away or you may have to click "overwrite" depending on your FTP program.

b) If you don't see an ".htaccess" file, create it by opening notepad.

Now, in both instances a) and b) above you will have notepad open.

Some of you will see

AddHandler server-parsed .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .html"

already there. That is okay.

This is the important part.

Make sure all of the following is in that notepad page:

AddHandler server-parsed .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .html
suPHP_ConfigPath /home/loginname/public_html/

The "loginname" is the name you enter into your FTP program (with a password of course but no password in this instance) to be able to put files onto your server.

Save the notepad page with this name ".htaccess.php"
It will save as "htaccess.php.txt but you will not be able to remove the "''txt" on your computer because the file name begins with a "."

Upload the ".htaccess.php.txt" file to the "/public_html/" directory.
Delete the old ".htaccess,php" if you already have it.
Right click on the ".htaccess.php.txt" file.
Click "rename"
Delete the ".txt" part of the name.
The FTP program may ask if it is alright to change it, but click "OK".


PART TWO

Creating the php.ini file

Open notepad. Write this, or copy it, into the notepad page.

register_globals = On ;
allow_url_include = On ;

Save it as "php.ini"

It will save as "php.ini.txt"

Upload the "php.ini.txt" file to the "/public_html/" directory.
Right click on the "php.ini.txt" file.
Click "rename"
Delete the ".txt" part of the name.
The FTP program may ask if it is alright to change it, but click "OK".

If you already have a "php.ini" Right click on it and put the extra code in it using notepad.
Delete the old ".htaccess,php"
Upload the "php.ini.txt" file to the "/public_html/" directory.
Right click on the "php.ini.txt" file.
Click "rename"
Delete the ".txt" part of the name.
The FTP program may ask if it is alright to change it, but click "OK".


USING THE RSSFEEDREADER WEBSITE

Go to the site. Register your name, email and website address.

Look in your email.

Login in to the RSSfeedreader site.

Enter the URL of your desired news feed after the "http://"

Make sure you put the "www." in, for example http://www.feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/news_mostpopular_topstories_403.xml

if the "www." address doesn't work try,

http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/news_mostpopular_topstories_403.xml

The feed URLs can be really fussy about the "www." Some need it, some don't.


Enter the information on how you want the feed to look.

For page width enter the width In "Feed Width"

Don't bother about "Choose New Page Options"

Click "get RSS Feed"

Copy the PHP script.

Paste it into a notepad page.


Saving the PHP file

Save it as "rssfeedyourfilename.php" into the "/public_html/" directory with your FTP program.

Right click on the file, choose rename, and remove the ".txt"

Enter the "include virtual" code,

as RSSfeedreader info advises, into your website html code at the position in the page where you want it.

Save the html. Upload it to the "/public_html" directory on your server.

Finished!

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