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Showcase > Apps and Utilities ( Created 31 May 2007 | Last Edited 11 June 2007)

DesktopNotepad (v1.2.6.1) - Created by HoboBen (Rating 75%)

Desktop Widget, plus ROT13, MD4, MD5 and SHA1 tools.
Created using FastBasic > WindowsView Worklog (0 entries)
DesktopNotepad download page
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Thanks to svrman's awesome discovery, I've been having fun.

The product of my efforts is something rather handy. A sit-on-your-desktop notepad, MD5 calculator, Rot13 thingie and more!

  • Calculate MD4, MD5 and SHA1 Hashes
  • Perform ROT13, Text to Uppercase, Text to Lowercase, Capitalise First Letters
  • Word and Character Count
  • Alarm Clock
  • Generate a Word Frequency Table
  • Extended Clipboard Functionality
  • Integrated MiniBrowser
  • Easy "Check For Updates" option, with automatic updates as an option.
  • Save Default Note
  • Shortcut links to Command Prompt and to the SoCoder ASCII chart
  • Easily generate some "Lorem Ipsum" or "Quick Brown Fox" text.
  • Several colour schemes and themes to choose from.
  • Tidy Brushed-metal interface
  • Report bugs from the Integrated Bug Report tool.
  • Manage your Settings from the graphical Settings menu to start the Program how you like it.

Please see ReadMe for full JavaScript credits.

Highslide JS Highslide JS
Recent Updates

v. 09:40PM 20070608
ADDED : Replaced Alarm JavaScript alert with a focus-stealing window.
ADDED : Generate > Special Symbols
ADDED : Generate > Insert Date
FIXED : Word Frequency Table now gives a word frequency count
FIXED : Error when loading a default note that is blank

v. 06:00AM 20070605
ADDED : Merged TipsAndTricks.txt into "Tip of the Day" messages, with Settings option to turn on/off
ADDED : Edit > Cut All to Clipboard
ADDED : Alarm Clock
FIXED : Problem saving Backslashes in your Default Text message
FIXED : Better interface response time
FIXED : Interface fixes
TWEAK : Chosen colour scheme also saves when you use Program > "Save Note As Default Text"
TWEAK : Settings menu tweaks

v. 02:40AM 20070604
ADDED : Graphical Settings Menu HTA with persistant settings
ADDED : Bug Report Form HTA + About Bug Report HTA
ADDED : Program > Save Text as Default Shortcut
ADDED : Edit > Replace Text with Clipboard
ADDED : Edit > Append Clipboard to Text
ADDED : Edit > Capitalise First Letters
ADDED : Generate > Word + Character Count
ADDED : Generate > Multiplication Tables
ADDED : Setting for default startup theme
FIXED : Minor JavaScript inconsistancies
FIXED : Corrected TipsAndTricks.txt
TWEAK : Put embedded About.hta styles into a shared stylesheet
TWEAK : More consistant Brushed Metal Interface
TWEAK : About.hta Vertical Position corrected
TWEAK : Made MiniBrowser homepage prettier
TWEAK : Removed redundant code
TWEAK : File structure tidied
TWEAK : Interface tweaks

v. 04:37AM 20070603
MAJOR : Complete rewrite of code to tidy it up.
ADDED : Generate Lorem Ipsum, Quick Brown Fox, Alphabet and Pi.
ADDED : Added MD4 and SHA1 (previously only MD5 and ROT13)
ADDED : Saved Settings JavaScript file
ADDED : Nicer "About This App" Menu
ADDED : Brushed Metal Interface
ADDED : Command Prompt Shortcut
ADDED : ASCII Chart Shortcut
ADDED : Check For Updates
ADDED : Copy to Clipboard
ADDED : Tidy Menu System
ADDED : 2 New Themes
ADDED : MiniBrowser
FIXED : Changelog.txt Inaccuracies
FIXED : Tidied up documentation
TWEAK : Made Black theme a fixed-width font.

v. 04:43AM 20070601
FIXED : 2 incorrect tooltips

v. 03:50AM 20070601
Initial Release

Still Unresolved + To Do: See changelog.txt

Latest Comments

Posted : Thursday, 31 May 2007, 22:31

Vote : 4
Thumbs up!
Glad someone else besides me is having fun with this .
Oh and I just wanted to note that reference can be found online here.

Homepage :
Posted : Saturday, 02 June 2007, 21:54

Updated (and it's a big update too!) - but I'm looking for help with the MiniBrowser. If anyone wants to look at lib/JS_lib/minibrowser.js that would be a help.

Still untested under IE5 or IE7 - what's it like in those?

Posted : Sunday, 03 June 2007, 02:13

Vote : 4
Nice, I really like it, I should probably have a go...

It works on IE7, with no problems

Posted : Sunday, 03 June 2007, 06:13
power mousey

Beyond my circumstances and control....

This is part of the Emergency Mousey System.
um...cough!, cough! not the EBS: Emergency Broadcast

Willing to learn, but beyond the beyond
of both mousey's technical and creative coding and control.

Let the Mad Scientist...MadProff help you.
Son of the Professor.

Fatherly portrait:

power mousey

Posted : Sunday, 03 June 2007, 19:56

Cheers both

New version uploaded.

|edit| And a fancy-pants screenshots page too |edit|

Posted : Monday, 04 June 2007, 23:11

Updated again, mainly bug fixes, but I also added an alarm clock and fancy-pants Tip of the Day messages.

Anyway, any feature requests?

Posted : Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 01:53

LOL! You're really enjoying that, aren't you!

Great work.

Homepage :
Posted : Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 06:29

I like the fact you don't need to compile it everytime you want to check if something works or not (In my case, that's every "If" statement ) - you can just hit F5 in the window.

Although it only saves a little time, I find this really keeps the juices/pace going and I keep interest for longer.

Is this the same for you, hoboben?

Anyway it's impressive that you've squeezed so much in, though going the GUI App route, suggested by DiabloDevil, would have solved most of your current problems, I do sorta see the challenge in it.

Homepage :
Posted : Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 07:40

Um... I forgot about F5 (sheepish grin).

I just love the fact that I'm so used to HTML and JavaScript. Not that I like JavaScript much, but still

But, yeah, I am having a lot of fun. It's quite addictive, because tweaks are so easy, and cool things only take a few seconds to add

Posted : Monday, 11 June 2007, 08:46

I uploaded a new version recently, but so that I don't have to update this thread all the time, the first file link now takes you to a download page with the link to the latest version on it.

...or you could just use the program's check for updates thingie anyway.

|edit| I probably won't add much more to this beyond a few fixes and tweaks on the existing features, but if anyone has any suggestions that they really would find useful to be added, then I'll have a go. |edit|

Posted : Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 18:55

No actual updates of the download now, but just for your reference, it runs perfectly under Wine in Linux too.

If anyone wants to run HTAs in Wine, you need to install IE 4 Linux and open it from Internet Explorer.

Here's two screenies
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