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sema wrote in ljwin32_sema
Semagic 1.2RC3U, full unicode support, only for Windows NT/2000/XP
Download installer.

Semagic 1.2RC3, limited unicode support, for Windows 95/98/ME.
Download installer.

Source code could always be taken here.

Read here about unicode support in both versions.

  1. LJ Cut toolbar button now has a menu.

  2. Uninstaller prompts to keep settings

  3. If you check friends for updates by mask it's now included in friends page url (when you double-click flashing icon)

  4. Installer does not overwrite preview template now

Fixed: a lot, including "Decoding error".

i also find that when i try to use the spell check the client crashes.

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I've never been able to use the spell check, though; it pops up under the window where I can't get to it, and I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del and get rid of it. It's very annoying.

See this thread here concerning spellchecking in the Semagic client: http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=ljwin32_sema&itemid=3656&thread=171080#t171080

But if the problem is that it is launching the Word spellchecker but it's doing the 'pop under' thing, you can always hit 'Alt-Tab' to switch to the spellchecker's dialog box. The program is probably waiting for you to tell it to fix a misspelled word and therefore appears to hang up.

Hope that helps.

it won't let me connect to it. :-/

It still exists, and has for quite a while.
I can not do anything that involves resizing the client's window, without the dropdown menus dying - that is, refusing to open any more.

I have to kill the client, and restart it to get control over my moods and user icons again.

I'm using Windows 2000, Service Pack 3.

i love your client...but i only have one small request...could you increase the subject line? 1.2beta4a has the perfect length...your other clients don't have enough space in the subject line...thankies :)

The subject line length can be resized horizontality by moving the cursor to the edge of the program box, and dragging it left or right. Additionally, it can be resized vertically by moving the cursor to the bottom of the subject line and dragging it up or down.

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when i install this, i get a message reading:

error opening file for writting:
"C:/Program Files/Semagaic/LiveJournal.exe"
hit abort to abort the installation,
retry to retry writting the file, or
ignore to skip this file

i've done everything on the options, and nothing worked. can you help me out?

If you have an old version running, be sure to close it before starting the installation.

i guess im too dumb for fiddling with the layout of the control bars ..

e.g. try this - use only the journal entry text box plus the help bar (F1) and the post options bar (F5). put the help bar on the right, and the options bar on the top left. the options bar will use the full window width.

what do i have to do to make the help bar using the full window height instead (so that the post options bar is left relative to the help bar, with the text box below the options bar) ?

i checked the source but didnt found any restrictions on placing the control bars.

thanks, that decoding error bothered me, and i check that a lot :)

would it be possible to have a "login" place, from the "just edit" mode? at the moment, it seems like you need to "logout" from that mode, and then log back in again normally, it seems a bit strange, since you're not logged in anyway.

i love you!! i couldn't get the offical client to work with my version of windows (xp professional) but your client works fantastically. and its better than the other one was anyways! <3

you rock the momma's house down, wesley willis style with diet pepsi, uh-huh.

ohhhh so nice! i dont have any errors to report (and my problem with teh last client is all better, hooray!), but i do have a suggestion--
i think it'd be nice if you added a menu for the lj user button as well, with all the different options available for that (and it woudlnt get used as often, i imagine, but i suppose one for lj comm could be nice too)
also, if the 'wrap with lj cut' had a way to put in the cut text, that'd be great too

Control-Backspace & Rich Edit

Hi Sema,

I'd like to request two changes for the next RC -

1. In standard Windows apps, pressing Control-Backspace deletes the whole word immediately prior to the cursor, and it's enormously useful for writing when I change my mind about where I'm going with a sentence. Unfortunately in Semagic and LJ, Ctrl-Backspace doesn't delete and in fact adds a character instead - very frustrating! Little thing I know but worth fixing for useability and consistency.

2. Rich Editing - I already speak HTML and I write compound tags for multiple HTML attributes so Semagic's tag buttons aren't so useful for me. In the web world Microsoft IE has a rich text editor which is very useful eg. for the web-based CMS I use. I wonder if this is a Java object exposed so that you could borrow it for Semagic...?

Just my $0.02 - thanks,


Re: Control-Backspace & Rich Edit

Not a Java object, but an ActiveX Control. It can indeed be embedded in other applications, just like Outlook Express does. I believe Sema is planning to do this eventually.

When I try to post (using Semagic 1.2RC3U on WinXP), I get an error that says "Server Busy: This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy program and correct the problem."

"Switch To" brings up the start menu with no clue as to what "the other program" might be. The "Cancel" option is unselectable, and even alt-F4 won't shut it down. What can I do to stop this happening?

Ah, it was the spellchecker hiding behind it that was causing the problem. Fixed now.

   Found some little bugs/inconveniencies:
  • Tab order of fields in Make Link (^M), especially on the custom name LJ user link.

  • There is a space between Alt= and "%%username%%" in the custom link…

   Me and my hairsplitting comments :-D

I remember that in previous versions if explorer crashed, the pencil would reappear in the task bar. I noticed yesterday that it doesn't anymore.