Post your feature suggestions for the next major release

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  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Feel free to post any and all feature suggestions you have for MRU-Blaster - I can't promise they'll get added right away (i.e. in the next major version) but I can promise that I will look over each and every one and certainly consider each and every one of them, and the plausibility of implementing them all. :cool:

    -Javacool
     
  2. FreeTibet

    FreeTibet Registered Member

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    :'( Morning All: downloaded MRU Blaster, when I tried to run it I received an error "A required .dll file.MSUBVM60.dc, not found" uninstalled and reinstalled three times. Ran files and folders to make sure it was completely uninstalled, it is. Any suggestions would be appreciated :D, this program has received rave reviews from friends who have used it, thank you so much, FreeTibet
     
  3. javacool

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    Download and install the Visual Basic SP5 run-time from here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=3Dkb;en-us;Q290887

    A direct download link to the file is below:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/vb60pro/Redist/sp5/WIN98Me/EN-US/VBRun60sp5.exe

    That will fix your problem, and allow you to use MRU-Blaster.

    Enjoy! :D

    -Javacool
     
  4. FreeTibet

    FreeTibet Registered Member

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    :DThank you, thank you and thank you again, worked like a charm! FreeTibet
     
  5. Mr.Blaze

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    Javacool its perfect i cant find one thing that i could or would want to add to it except maybe a platnium metalic silverish color interface but its format is clean absulutly newby frindly and clean cut.
     
  6. juquinha

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    Hi,

    My suggestion is: make the program in another language like C, C++ or Delphi.
     
  7. Juquinha

    Juquinha Guest

    Some more MRU items:

    TMT Pascal lite:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TMT Development\TMT Pascal Lite 3

    delete the "Last File x" keys and this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TMT Development\TMT Pascal 4\EditHistory

    BsPlayer:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BST\bsplayer

    the "filex" keys.

    Thanks,

    Juquinha
     
  8. Mike_Healan

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    This will probably mean re-working it completely, but it may be worth it.
    Since the database is updated so often, maybe it should kept in a separate file, like a .ini or a .xml. That way you don't have to keep downloading the whole program for every update, just the database.
     
  9. decock

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    Hi JavaCool
    What about adding this item:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HeadLight\GetRight\TypedURLs.

    Grtz, Peter
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Hi Peter,

    MRU BLaster does those already.

    Cheers,
     
  11. TonyKlein

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    BTW, I forgot to add: It's best to run MRU blaster with Internet Explorer shut down.

    If some items still remain in your IE Address Bar history after running MRUB, do just that.

    When you relaunch IE, they'll be gone
     
  12. decock

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    Hi Tony
    Thanks for your answer. Because I disabled IE-TypedURLs in MRU-Blaster (my son use to use this option often) the TypedURLs for GetRight don't disappear either, I did not know that.

    grtz, Peter
     
  13. TonyKlein

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    The GetRight recent file list is quite another thing.

    I'm not running GetRight, so I couldn't tell you whether MRUBlaster does those as well.

    BTW, A list with everything that MRUB targets would be very handy indeed.
     
  14. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    The GetRight list is not yet included - I'll be working on it for the next update. :)

    The other keys mentioned should (with any luck) also be included in the next update.

    And as far as making a separate file to contain the database - always a possibility - we'll see what happens. :)

    Regards,

    -Javacool
     
  15. TonyKlein

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    That was lightning fast, Javacool, as always! ;)

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  16. TonyKlein

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    BTW, I bet you install a lot of software these days... :D :D
     
  17. javacool

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    That I do - but I have separate test machines (with different OS partitions) just for that - in case something happens to get corrupted, damaged, or overwritten. :)

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  18. TonyKlein

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    Very wise! :D

    BTW, we've been talking about the Find Files history in Win 9x.

    I'm not Running WinXP, but from http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBK/tip5400/rh5452.htm :

    "The easiest way to clear the Windows XP history of searched files and folders is:

    1. Copy / Paste the following to an ACMRU.reg file:

    REGEDIT4

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603]

    2. Merge the ACMRU.reg file with your registry."

    I take it that you know about that location?
     
  19. javacool

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    Yep. Those were already in the 10/14/02 update. :)

    Regards,

    -Javacool
     
  20. decock

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    Thanks, JavaCool
     
  21. juquinha

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    Hi, i have a reg file here that removes some MRUs. I'll list the keys below:

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints


    and other keys for other programs:

    WinISO reopen list
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WinISO\Reopen

    dBPowerAMP last accessed folder
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Illustrate\dBpowerAMP
    value :LastAccessedFolder

    Ulead PhotoImpact 7.0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ulead Systems\Ulead PhotoImpact\7.0\Recent File List

    winLAME
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\winLAME
    values: OutputPathHistoryXX

    2xExplorer
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc\2xExplorer\FolderCombo History

    time to stop digging my registry... :D
     
  22. Bombadil

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    Hey, cool program! Some features I'd like to see:

    • More info when viewing the "MRU-Blaster Results". By clicking on an item, you should be able to view what data is stored in that item, as well as a longer description of what type of item it is. I don't really have a clue what a "Windows Explorer - Stream MRU" is or whether I want to delete it. If I knew that Stream MRU was commonly used to store window placements, and that the values of the keys were "112,214" though, then I'd have a better idea. The info about types should also probably be present on the "Program Settings" window.
    • Make a version that doesn't need to be installed, and is more of a one-time run. It would probably just have to use some default settings (or come with a standalone .ini or .reg file), and not leave any trace on the machine. MRU-Blaster is small enough to fit on a diskette or other small media. That way you could carry it around with you if you use alot of different public access terminals, and not have to install it on each one. The other nice thing about a standalone executable is that having a cleaning program installed on your system kind of makes it look like you have something to hide, which you want to avoid if you do have something to hide :rolleyes:.
    • I think it has been mentioned elsewhere, but you gotta hit some file based MRU's, especially like the IE history, and maybe temporary internet files and the like.
     
  23. javacool

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    1.) More information on the results should is on my list of things to-do. It will probably be implemented in the next major version.
    2.) If you install it on one PC, you can simply copy the executable to a floppy disk (the only other things the installer might copy to your system would be support files and dlls, but at least 90% of all PCs have those already present on the system).
    3.) Again, on the to-do list (some are already targeted, such as the Windows Recent folders.

    Regards,

    -Javacool
     
  24. jmeister

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    This one is tough!!!

    I don't know if it can be done.

    I've had a multiple machines (NT, 2000, XP) where when the machine hangs and you have to power off the IE history gets screwed up.

    You can clear history and there are URLS which remain permanently.

    The only way I know to get rid of them is to log in as the administrator and delete

    index.dat
    hist.dat
    and one or two other folders.

    What's the chance of taking care of this without an administrative logon?
     
  25. TonyKlein

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    I just noticed that in Windows XP, it doesn't touch the contents of Documents and Settings\UserName\Recent

    Is this something still on your to do list?
     
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