Author Topic: Covers  (Read 248 times)

jimg

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Covers
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:46:13 AM »
This is a little program I have use for some years for various purposes.  I recently updated it so I thought I'd share it for anyone that had a use.

The purpose is to simply block out portions of the screen as desired.  I primarily use it to block out distracting portions of some games and block out everything except the text when I use the kindle reader pc program.

When you start the program it will present a black window with a fake resizing border (the windows are actually borderless).   To move the window hold down both mouse buttons or ctrl-leftclick.

A context menu is available by right clicking anywhere on the window.   From this menu you may create additional covers (windows) as desired.  Only the currently active window shows a resizing border.

edit:
fixed additional signed comparisons error affecting resizing when window is partially offscreen.

edit2:
fixed window truncation weirdness
opps.   uploaded test version with red as default color.  Sorry to the two people that downloaded it.

« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 07:09:17 AM by jimg »

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Re: Covers
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 08:59:57 AM »
 :greenclp: I like it jimg...great job, thanks for sharing it!  :icon14:
Felipe.

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Re: Covers
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 10:21:49 AM »
Thanks felipe :)

Small update in first post.  Program was misbehaving if window was moved partially off screen.   Changed border check comparison to signed.  Also added menu item to make four covers at a time.

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Re: Covers
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 06:23:24 AM »
Updated first post to handle truncation weirdness where if you drag the window partially off the top of the screen, windows would shorted the window by that much.

Program is now compatible with windows XP, 7, and 10.

Also add ability to save one layout of windows for future use.

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Re: Covers
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 02:04:19 AM »
Hi jimg, i want to share here my appreciation of your work with a little (hopefully, for the forum sake) picture of how i can use this great tool.  :t

The screenshot was not edited in any kind apart from making it smaller in size. But i didn't any cut of the image or painted on it. All was cover by Covers.  :icon14:

Nice work!  :greenclp:

Felipe.