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Windows Firewall Issue

February 28, 2018 2 comments

Hello,

Many times my customers write me after they have purchased program. Common reason is that some computers can send and receive note and some computer(s) can only send or only receive note. I always reply to my customers and write them to make sure that Windows Firewall settings are correct, meaning that ShixxNOTE program have opened default port 2000 for communication. So you can open default port 2000 or gave permission to ShixxNOTE program in Windows Firewall settings. This is always happening because when customer install program on a computer and then start program for the first time, Windows Firewall dialog prompts and they doesn’t know what to click on it.

So now I will put Windows Firewall images and what customer or simple 30-days trial user must click when program is installed and started first time on the computer. If you install program on Windows XP then you will get this dialog where you must click on the Unblock button like on an image below.

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If you are installing ShixxNOTE on Windows 7 or Windows 10 you will get again Windows Firewall dialog where you must click on Allow Access button like on an image below.

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If you do this at the program first start up you will have no problems later with sending or receiving notes.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE program author

 

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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

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

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

Installing program on Windows 10

December 30, 2015 1 comment

When you start ShixxNOTE setup file on Windows 10 you will get dialog below saying that “Windows protected your PC”. Windows SmartScreen prevent setup to start ?! And also it scares you with this sentence “Running this app might put your PC at risk”.¬†¬†This is not correct. ShixxNOTE setup file is 100% safe and I can assure you that your¬†PC will¬†not be in any risk if you start setup file. Why¬†Microsoft put ShixxNOTE setup file in risk group is because now they only trust recognized apps to run. Which means that app must¬†be checked by Microsoft and be created to pass all theirs validation.¬†This is new thing in Windows 10, before in Windows 7 or Windows XP there was nothing to scare you.¬†If you want to install ShixxNOTE 6.net on your PC you must do the following.¬†Check this images and read the text¬†I wrote in green box ūüôā

On first dialog you have to click on “More info” link.

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On second image you have to click on button “Run anyway” and program setup will start. After that you will have ShixxNOTE 6.net installed on your computer ūüôā

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I am sorry for this but Microsoft decided that my program setup file is unrecognized. But don’t worry my program is 100% safe and if any of you who installed ShixxNOTE 6.net Trial version or Registered version have some problems after installing program please write comment.

Now I am little worried because people belive Microsoft rather than me, Ozren Sirola, ShixxNOTE program author. So now I am loosing my potential customers just because users are affraid or they doesn’t know that they must click on “More info” and then “Run anyway” button.

I hope this article and ShixxNOTE reputation (listed on English Wikipedia) will assure you that program is perfectly safe.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE program author

Get your LAN computer IP address

July 7, 2015 Leave a comment

This is a small menu hidden in ShixxNOTE program “Send note to” dialog. You can simpy right mouse click on the computer in you LAN and voila you get small menu with two options “Add” to note recipient(s) that computer or you can check selected computer “IP Address”. Cool if you want to know¬†which IP address stands under the computer name. On this picture computer namer is OZREN-PC and IP address is 192.168.1.34 ! So people use that feature and have a great summer … Till next post … Kind regards to all ! Ozren Sirola author of the ShixxNOTE program ūüėČ

"Show IP" address in the small right mouse click menu

Send note to dialog with “Show IP” address in the small right mouse click menu …

Sending email note

May 5, 2015 5 comments

Hello,

Many of customers and users of ShixxNOTE 6.net program¬†didn’t send email note.¬†But recently one customer asked me more about sending note via email. So now I decided to¬†modify some things regarding sending email note in source code and today¬†I released a new version of ShixxNOTE 6.net Build 138. If you didn’t know when you open “Send note to” others dialog from note menu you get send note dialog.¬†Program already read your network neighborhood and you can see a list of computer in your LAN in the left list. From that list you can select¬†recipients from your LAN, but also you can enter in a text box above for example some email address like somebody@gmail.com and when you press enter that mail address will be added in note recipients list. Also you will see different icon instead of computer you will see smaill Outlook Express icon before email address. When you have finished adding¬†recipients then you click on big “Send note” button.

I¬†suppose that you will be asked by Windows Mail or Outlook if you want allow ShixxNOTE program to send email to mail recipients. You¬†must click on button “Allow”. After that your email client will send ShixxNOTE note via email with all data in it and with picture of note as an attachment.

Now recipient will get in his Inbox new ShixxNOTE email message which looks like this picture (my mail client is Outlook).

EmailNote_1

Outlook mail with all data necessary for ShixxNOTE program to create you same note on your desktop.

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Outlook mail with picture of ShixxNOTE note sended to you.

You can see on both pictures what program sended. All data necessary for note creation and an attachment of note picture. But also you can see in a subject text of the email¬†something like this “ShixxNOTE : Note from Ozren, OZREN-PC” which means that note was sended to you from user Ozren who works on OZREN-PC computer.

Before I had some problems with sending email notes and getting correct user name but now everything is working fine. After you received ShixxNOTE note you can click on ShixxNOTE main menu item “Check for email notes”¬†(check previous posts to see how to get main program menu) and program will search your Inbox for ShixxNOTE program emails and will create exactly the same note as sender have sent to you on your desktop.

I hope you will use this option more now when you know how to send and receive ShixxNOTE email notes.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE Program Author