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Make ShixxNOTE icon to appear on the TaskBar

January 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Hello folks,

If you have Windows 10 with latest update (I stopped counting how many times I had to update my OS) installed on your computer, than I would like to show you how to make ShixxNOTE icon visible in your taskbar.

Microsoft release update and than you have to uninstall VPN client just to get network That is my example. So now I am scared when I see that new Update is available ūüôā But lets just put ShixxNOTE icon always visible.

First you need to right mouse click on taskbar and select Taskbar settings iIconTaskbar_2018-01-08_00tem from menu. That item has this image beside.

After that you will get this image where you have to click on “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”.

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Then you only need to set ShixxNOTE icon to On. After that and after every next Windows 10 start up you will see ShixxNOTE icon in the corner ūüôā

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Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

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Create new note on Windows 10

July 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello,

In my last article I wrote that¬†ShixxNOTE¬†is now¬†Windows 10 Compatible¬†and that you can find it on¬†Windows Store. From¬†Windows Store¬†you can¬†download 30-days trial version¬†and you can also¬†buy 25-Users License for 25.00 USD. If you didn’t know that now you know. But there is one problem. When you install app from Windows Store and when you get program icon in your Windows 10 Start Menu you will get only small ShixxNOTE icon in taskbar located near clock. Also after you restart computer you must again start program from Start Menu. Old installation had put ShixxNOTE shortcut in your¬†Start Up¬†menu and you wouldn’t notice that ShixxNOTE application is started.

If you install program from Windows Store you can do also everything for 30 days trial period. But on every computer start you must manually start program and click program icon or tile in Windows 10 Start Menu. Here is the picture of my Windows Start menu and ShixxNOTE tile.

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Soon I will release on Windows Store new version which will start ShixxNOTE program on computer start up. I will announce that on program ShixxNOTE Program Homepage and here. But if you had install program from Windows Store or you have install program from program download page and started program setup, I must explain to users how you will create new note.

When you start ShixxNOTE you will see Splash screen and then nothing. But you will get new program icon in your task bar located near the clock. Like on the picture bellow.

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Many of my users doesn’t know how to create note after they see splash screen they don’t notice this small icon. Maybe in new version I will create some welcome default note. But if you want to create note you just need to¬†double click on program icon. Second way to create note is to¬†right mouse click¬†on program icon and then you will get¬†main program menu, from there you simply select option¬†“New note”. Here on the picture below you can see some previously created notes and main ShixxNOTE program menu.

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I hope now first time users will know how to create note(s) and after that¬†send them across your LAN¬†in your office ūüôā

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE program author

ShixxNOTE app is on Windows Store

May 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Today I am announcing that ShixxNOTE program is now on Windows Store. If you have Windows 10 just click on the icon of Windows Store or write “Store” in your start menu. After that you will get something like this but some of the text will be on your language.

ShixxNoteOnWinStore_01After that click on ShixxNOTE tile which will be under Applications like on image above. After you click on it you will get all info about ShixxNOTE application and you will be able to install it on your computer. It is full valid 30-days trial version. But now it will be installed from Microsoft Store and 30-days trial period will be checked also by Microsoft Store. Off course you can always click on Buy button ūüôā Price is shown in your current currency but it is 25 USD but now this is 25-Users License version also. Check the image below to see all I am talking about.

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This is the day I was waiting. To show all of my potential customers that you don’t have worry when you install program setup from program pages. Because then you get dialog saying that Publisher is Unknown and that you better click on “Don’t run” button. You can read about this issue in previous post. Now after ShixxNOTE passed all tests from Microsoft you can download it and install it on your computer running¬†Windows 10¬†from Windows Store.

Kind regards,
Ozren Sirola
Categories: ShixxNOTE Program

ShixxNOTE is Windows 10 Compatible

May 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Last month I did a lot of work with my program ShixxNOTE. I wanted my program to be listed in a Ready For Windows listing and to be Windows 10 compatible. I pay about 20 USD to be Microsoft Developer and for getting access to Microsoft Dev Center. I must say that Microsoft support is really great. For my program I got two Microsoft support technicians.

Program one issue was¬†to put¬†ShixxNOTE program on Ready For Windows listing. I got support from Microsoft, his name is James Taylor. He guided me just for this program. I had to put Windows 10 Compatible Support Statement on my program site. So I added one more item in site menu, named it “Documents” and¬†write there statement.¬†I put Windows 10 Compatible Support Statement¬†on my new web page and also I added link to PDF file which also contains same statement.

After I did what James told me to do, ShixxNOTE was added to Ready For Windows list. You can see this on picture below. There are two results. One is ShixxNOTE as Desktop app and second is ShixxNOTE as Universal Windows App.

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Second program was complex so I got support from Matteo Pagani¬†who is Windows AppConsult Engineer. If I didn’t have him to lead me I would never gain Windows 10 Compatible logo and also made a new package for my program. That package story is long so I will just tell you that you must be patient and read a lot of help documents. I converted my MFC application written in VS C++ 6.0 to new Universal Windows application.¬†That took me a week. Matteo Pagani¬†helped me a lot. So I must say thanks to him. Matteo Pagani wrote me about 10 emails till I finished. Every question I asked he answered me promptly. I had to change my original C++ source code also¬†prepare assets for my new ShixxNOTE package.

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On the picture above you can see that ShixxNOTE is Approved for directory and Approved for logo. For me it was a journey. I learned a lot and finally I got Windows 10 Compatible logo. Here is the logo which I picked from few different ones.

 

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ShixxNOTE has been tested to be Windows 10 Compatible. Only Windows 10 Compatible software has passed tests for compatibility on devices running the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 Compatible products install without worry and run reliably with Windows 10.

Windows 10 Compatible software which is ShixxNOTE now

  • Is tested by you for compatibility on Windows 10.
  • Passed tests to minimize the possibility of crashes, hangs, and reboots.
  • Represents a commitment by you that the product will continue to work over the life of Windows 10.
  • Installs cleanly and reliably.
  • Eliminates unnecessary reboots.
  • Ensures compatibility with Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

ShixxNOTE new application is now in submission process with all needed issues completed. I need to wait 3 days max. But I done everything correct so when they approve my submission you will be able to download ShixxNOTE directly from Windows Store. For now this is enough.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

Categories: ShixxNOTE Program

Discount on program price

March 7, 2017 Leave a comment

I’ve created ShixxNOTE program before almost 12 years ago. First awarded version was ShixxNOTE 4.net. Program was published¬†on DVD by¬†croatian BUG magazine¬†specialized for computers, gadgets and shareware programs. Back then BUG magazine rated¬†my program with 10/10. Now after so many years and many changes in the program, I decided to put discount on ShixxNOTE 6.net program price. So check program order page and purchase your version ūüôā

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I hope you will appreciate this.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

Windows 10 “More Info” and “Run anyway” button

December 6, 2016 2 comments

Again I am writing about installing ShixxNOTE 6.net Build 138 on Windows 10 and first problem which will occur. It will happen after you unzip downloaded ShixxNOTE program zip file and unzip it and then when you click on “ShixxNOTE6netT.exe” program setup file to start setup.

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Immediately you will get this screen on your computer from Windows. It say that “Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized application from starting…” and almost 90% of users will click on “Don’t run” button because they¬†trust Microsoft. But if you analyze more that Windows dialog you will see link “More info”. I know that this is annoying. But if you want ShixxNOTE 6.net to run on your computer(s) you must trust me and click on “More info” link. After you click it you will get second dialog from Windows SmartScreen.

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Suddenly you will see Application name, Publisher and most important button “Run anyway” which will continue setup of ShixxNOTE 6.net program.¬†Only if you do like this you will be able to install ShixxNOTE 6.net on your computer(s). Please trust me¬†you will not install anything malicious. Before on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 you didn’t have to do this because there was not this annoying screen.

This Windows SmartScreen dialog is appearing only on Windows 10 and because as a developer now you have to pay to Microsoft about 20 USD just to be developer and developer Windows applications. So I did it. And then I have to upload Microsoft version of package to them. But before that they scan your exe file and¬†check if it contains some malicious code. It is OK and my “ShixxNOTE6net.exe” file pass all that. But because I¬†develop ShixxNOTE in Visual C++ not in new one Visual Studio 2015 I am not able to create Microsoft package which only they accept if you want Windows SmartScreen not be seen when you start¬†program setup file. I tried to compile and create release in Visual Studio 2015 from my source code of ShixxNOTE but I got about 10 errors and I can’t build stable release of VS2015 MFC application. I tried to remove those errors and I did remove about 7 of them but final 3 errors are something about manifest and how will VS20015 compile my old Visual C++ source code. Those 3 errors I couldn’t fix. I don’t know how. Because of that now all users who wants to try ShixxNOTE 6.net Trial version 30-days with full functionality must click on “hidden” link “More info” and button “Run anyway” if they want to try ShixxNOTE program ūüė¶

So friends till I figure how to avoid this SmartScreen dialog please click on “More info” and button “Run anyway”. I know I loose more customers because of this but Microsoft is in charge.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE program author

Categories: ShixxNOTE Program

New Program Home Page

January 14, 2016 2 comments

Before one month finally I decided to create and publish new ShixxNOTE Program Home Page site on same URL: www.shixxnote.com

New web site is ASP.NET web application but I don’t need to much of .NET Framework so I just used HTML5, CSS and some JavaScripts to make site cool and refreshing. I also left link to old site but I think soon I will remove it. I hope you like it ūüôā

Here are some screen shots of it bellow.

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Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola