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Semagic 1.3
quirrc wrote in ljwin32_sema
The new version of Semagic can be downloaded from Sourceforge:
There's a list of releases there, you should download only the latest one ( Other versions are shown only for better view on download statistics and revision progress.
Many changes were made since including some that were requested so frequently that even special FAQ/howto existed (like the one about how to hide username in login dropdown list).
You can read revision history for all changes. The major ones:

  • All data about your userpics, shared journals, friends and web menu is stored in the registry so once you logged in and stored this data and password, you may post, view friends etc. in just_edit mode. You need to re-login if userpics or shared journals or friendgroups have changed (i.e. data that is downloaded only during login). Note that auto login may not work for you now.

  • All friend changes are registered and accompanied by popup messages (enable in options/friends dialog).

  • Now you can use context help (press F1 when dialog is opened or control has focus).

Unicode support in both versions remains the same (read here), version for 9x with limited unicode support runs on windows 95/98/ME (and also on NT/2000/XP), while version for 2k with full unicode support runs only on NT/2000/XP (now installer prevents you from installing it on 9x).
Please note that if you do not like this new version you can always download from a link in the previous post.

YAY! and I'm the first to comment. Go me! Great work on Semagic man.

you're the first to read

i've been keeping an eye on the updates, great work! :)

What's the purpose of the secret loves list? The help file is a bit vague.

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i second the question about the secret love list. what is it?

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Nice review... Should the average user wait for a new version with these things worked on, or would these be negligible to the casual LJ Semaj user?

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thanks, I'll fix most of it in few hours. Actually security change feature isn't in the changelog. I'll disable it right now.

[!] когда делаешь экспорт в html, и нажимаешь на середине процесса stop - программа вываливается с ошибкой.

win xp, p4-2000, semagic

use I disabled this feature (it wasn't actually in the change log).

I noticed that birthdays are listed now on the Friends view. My question: Is this the full extent of the Birthday functionality or is there now a notification on starting up the program? For example:

"The following users have birthdays today:"

There's a notification (must be), try to change computer date. But the message is only when you open friends dialog and only once a day.

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Have you looked in the About box and context help for "current music" field?


i had some code added to that detects XMPlay player music. it was tested good enough and for sure should be included into the newer releases!

the versions w/ xmplay support are here:
unicode installer
ansi installer

I could participate in moving my code into newer versions

Whoa! Working spellcheck! Yay!

The Spell checker has not changed in quite some time.

Are %% fields for preview template described somewhere?

check the context help in preview dialog and the template text itself. field names are self explanatory.

yay! new version of semagic!! But I'm sad, because I haven't been able to use semagic for like 6 monthes, and still can't. Problem is since I set my computer to run in sjis mode (default text encoding=japanese on the regions/languages panel), Semagic errors on trying to paste if I'm using Japanese, which I usually am...
The error is:Client Error: Invalid text encoding: The entered text is not a valid UTF-8 stream.
Basically this means semagic won't work on any computers here in Japan (unless they're silly and running in english mode)...I was so hoping it would get fixed it in this version...
just letting you know...
Thanks for the many fine years of use before that though! =)

I think I've seen somewhere in the comments to the prevoius post about it and possible solution (or maybe that were you asking?).

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okay i hardly ever use semagic and am a very new lj user, but something weird happened with my semagic. i cant seem to log in, and im not sure if i forgot my password, since usually i was automatically logged in, or what...but it just sits there looking frozen when i try to log in. whats something i could do to make it work?

that's because you can now post in just edit and don't need to login every time. Anyway press cancel, and then just_edit. I've noted in the post the cases when you'll need to login

Hello wondering if you could provide some assistence; when I try to run the software I get the following error message:
The Livejournal.exe file is linked to missing export MFC42.dll:6741.

Many thanks in advance

check comments to the prevoius post, there was a link somewhere to mfc libs.

"Can't contact sever. Try again later"

"Can't contact sever. Try again later" error message when I try to log on (while connected, naturally) any specific proxy settings when using the client? (I am behind a corporate firewall)

Thanks very much for the help.

Re: "Can't contact sever. Try again later"

I'm having the same problems with 2x and 9x even though I can log onto the old version [had to reinstall it] just fine.

I made this a while back, and I have been waiting to share:

I notice very strange bug in both and when I choose "What are my frends doing?" IE started with right URL in its Address tab, but immediately ends with "Cannot find server", reload not help. Moreover, any address typed in this IE window ends with "Cannot find server". But if I copy the address line from Address tab, start another copy of IE, and paste it there, all works normally. I have WinXP Pro SP1. Please fix this nasty bug. I think it can be related to IE calling mechanism.

does it happen also for And if you view some other links from semagic (like in friends "journal", "userinfo" etc.)? I don't have such error.

nice. thank you :)
any plans on integrating a spell checker in the future?

I'm having a problem!! When I use Semagic, my posts do not show up in my friend's lists - however, if I go to the LJ site, they do. What's up with that? Help! :)

Sounds like you've got the "Backdate Entry" option checked. Make sure that's not checked the next time you go to make a post.

I wasn't sure where to put this (and it may already be posted), but, when I try to detect music, it instantly freezes up. I'm running WinXP Home and Semagic

Is anyhting playing (and what player)? Have you checked with

ahsum job my friend.. i really like what you have done for everyone on livejournal.. you're like a sage or something.. if you ever start a company.. tell me, I'll work for you... even if it means just picking up the garbage or something..

just wanted to say that you deserve credit,

dan c

mm credit.. wanna pay for my account?

Hello, I a very satisfied with your client, it works wonderfully and is very easy to use.

However, I have a question about the "preview" browser. I know there is the "just edit" mode. When I am not connected to the internet, and I am in "just edit" mode and preview the entry, my user icon shows up and if I click links (that I have visited from the past few days) they will show up (possibly from my cache?)

I was wondering how does this work because I would really like to be able to see all the sites I visit while offline. I currently have Windows ME and I downloaded the 9x version. I know on Windows 95/98, in Internet Explorer, there was a mode where you go from File > Work Offline and all the sites were visible offline.

Is there a way to turn that "preview screen" into a browser so I can view the sites in my history folder offline? And how did you formulate the "preview browser" to allow the user to view all of these pages offline?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

multiple entry editing.

i think it would be a lot easier if there were a way to be able to edit the security of our entries all at once, rather one at a time. or a a setting to set it permanently...just a thought. thank you for reading.

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