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ComputerHope System Tray Program
« on: January 01, 2007, 03:17:52 AM »
As some of you may remember, there was someone who came to ComputerHope quite a few months ago asking users opinions on a ComputerHope system tray program.
Unfortunately, not enough input was given.
If we can supply enough input about this program, and come up with some neat and realistic ideas, the idea of the program may turn to reality.
All you need to do is post your ideas

To do so, all you need to do is click the wonderful “Reply” button on the bottom of this post, and begin typing your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions. Then, once completed, simply press the POST button. Its really that simple.

And no, I am definitely not a Spam bot.

Some of the features that may be seen include:

    * Instant access to Computer Hope; no need to startup a browser, type in the website or fiddle with favorites or bookmarks.
    * Instant search of all Computer Hope web pages.
    * Built in access to the Computer Hope online chat room for real-time communications.
    * Managing of chat room nicknames, passwords and registration.
    * Instant computer-term (jargon) dictionary lookup.
    * Spyware, malware and virus free; it comes directly from Computer Hope so you know you can trust it!
    * All of this immediately accessible through a system tray icon near your clock, in a small, efficient, unobtrusive program.
    * Other features requested by Computer Hope users! Just tell us on the forum and see how many others would like to have it.
    * Easy download, install and uninstall; there are no nag screens and the program only opens when told to do so.
    * Runs on Microsoft Windows 98 and above (98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP)

« Last Edit: January 01, 2007, 03:22:07 AM by zylstra555 »

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Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 03:08:31 AM »
I think you are a spam bot really, just a clever one ;)
Seriously, I think it sounds like a great idea.
Especially the chat being integrated into the program, then more people might use it.
Another good idea might be a small popup when there is a new post?
Then you wouldn't have to keep refreshing your browser.
Just my two cents here.

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    Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
    « Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 02:59:58 PM »
     Calum....
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    Another good idea might be a small popup when there is a new post?

    How about using the Email [highlight]notification[/highlight] button ..........
    That will let you know .

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    Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
    « Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 03:55:49 PM »
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    Calum....
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    Another good idea might be a small popup when there is a new post?

    How about using the Email [highlight]notification[/highlight] button ..........

    I do.

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    That will let you know .

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    Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
    « Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 07:46:53 AM »
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    Calum....
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    Another good idea might be a small popup when there is a new post?

    How about using the Email [highlight]notification[/highlight] button ..........
    That will let you know .

    dl65  ::)
    I meant in the system tray.
    Then my email inbox doesn't get cluttered up.
    And you have to subscribe to notifications - I meant any new post, not just ones I ask for notifications of.
    And maybe it could be configured to only notify new posts in certain sub-boards as well?
    Do you get what I mean now?
    « Last Edit: January 09, 2007, 07:49:12 AM by Calum »

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      Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
      « Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007, 09:33:46 AM »
      who is doing this??


      ill be a beta tester before it gets released to the public.

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      Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
      « Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 08:58:31 PM »
      A person who is a programmer of the C and D programming languages is doing this

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        Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
        « Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 08:50:08 AM »
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        A person who is a programmer of the C and [highlight]D[/highlight] programming languages is doing this
        ??

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        Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
        « Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 09:16:38 PM »
        The D programming language is fairly new, and not very common yet, nor do many people know about it, and tha also leads it to being hard to research.


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          Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
          « Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 05:39:35 PM »
          Who exactly is this person, and what is his motivation? The admin will probably want to see the source code to ensure it is "clean" before endorsing it... would this person be willing to share his source code?

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          Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
          « Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 05:50:04 PM »
          He's endorsed. He's actually a friend of Computer Hope and I'm sure would have no bad intentions. He really just wanted to do a programming project for Computer Hope and thought this would be something users may be interested in. Right now however, he's working on a different project for Computer Hope. But if their is enough interest for something like this I'm sure he could do this as well.

          Wish he wasn't so shy and would come on to the forums and talk... Think he was scared away when he made his first post. ;)
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            Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
            « Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 10:30:48 PM »
            Sorry... we thought he was a bot. :(
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            Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
            « Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007, 08:51:01 PM »
            Come on people, what do you want in this program? There has to be something.
            What would you want to see in this program? What do you think it should look like, and how would you use it? How does it work with ComputerHope? How does it interact with the Forum? Should things be tabbed like the Windows Display settings are organized? Should it link to the website and take you into your default browser, or should the program open it for you? What features should it have?

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              Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
              « Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 11:55:57 AM »
              Have a favourite page-button and a follow-page button
              Favourite to list a page on the computerhope forum on your favourites (same idea as in a browser) and follow-page button a button to c if there is a new post in a topic (same idea as with the email)
              Everybody knows you can't click here. But I know you will try it :)

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              Re: ComputerHope System Tray Program
              « Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007, 04:19:55 AM »
              Instead of a system tray program...why not just go to www.conduit.com and design a Computer Hope toolbar and let your users choose whether or not they want to install it.

              I currently have one on my website...no this isn't a spam post.  Several users have installed it and think it's fantastic.  Works with IE5+ and Firefox.

              If I were you...I'd look into that, first, before I spent a lot of time on a system tray program.