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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

WindowsProtect_02

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 4 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).

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

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

Outlook mail with picture of ShixxNOTE note sended to you.

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

Scheduler for sending notes in ShixxNOTE program ?

August 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Many of my customers asked me if I have some kind of “Scheduler” implemented in ShixxNOTE 6.net program. Now I am thinking a lot about that feature. There are two solutions for this. First solution is to modify program and enable execution of “ShixxNOTE.exe” file from “Command prompt” with arguments. After that I can add “Basic Task” from program in Windows “Task Scheduler”. That also means that you will be able to write command in “Command prompt” that will execute ShixxNOTE program and send note to others in your LAN. For example if you write this “ShixxNOTE.exe -cmp STEVE -txt Hello” in the Command Prompt, recepient (computer named STEVE in your LAN) will receive note with text (“Hello”). Note theme would be as a default one on STEVE’s computer.

Windows Task Scheduler

Windows Task Scheduler

Command prompt example of command

Command prompt example of command

Second solution is to add in note menu new item “Schedule”. And then you would get scheduler dialog where you will be able to select for every note time, repetition and recipient(s) or group that will receive that note. Second solution is better but please give me advice. Now I am thinking about developing first and also second solution. And after that I will change version to 7.net because in that new version there would be a plenty of new options, changes, new features and finally multilanguage support.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

Title and Close menu

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Maybe you know maybe you not about “Title menu” and “Close menu”. I’ve created one simple note to show you those two menus.

ShixxNOTE program simple note.

ShixxNOTE program simple note.

So now when I have note created I will show you both of them. When you right mouse click on a note title you get “Title menu” like this one on the image below.

ShixxNOTE program "Title menu"

ShixxNOTE program “Title menu”

As you can see I set alarm and expiration on this note. Now you can see small and simple title menu. Here you can edit title text, select title font and set title text color. Also cool item is “Roll up” I hope you know what is this. “Roll up” shortcut is to double click (left mouse) on the title. Later you will see image of this note rolled up.

ShixxNOTE program "Close menu".

ShixxNOTE program “Close menu”.

On image above you can see “Close menu” which you get when you click on small square icon located on the title right. Same as on previous menu you get “Roll up” item with “Hide note” and “Delete note” items. If you didn’t know you can remove this menu in the program settings, under “General settings” tab. There you have two questions regarding this close icon and close menu. “Show close button in the note title right corner” default is “Yes” and “Disable menu on note close button click” default is “No”. This are default settings but you can change it and remove close icon or just remove close menu. Your choice. If you like default settings then like me I click on the “Roll up” menu item and get this image below.

ShixxNOTE note rolled up.

ShixxNOTE note rolled up.

Now my note is rolled up. But you can see note title text, also info about alarm and expiration if you move mouse under alarm or expiration icons. Also you got now “Roll down” icon and in the “Title menu” note there is “Roll down” item now.

That is all you have to know about title menu and close menu. I hope you are satisfied, because maybe you learn something you didn’t know.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE Program Author

Send note to recipient anonymously

April 25, 2013 Leave a comment

If you want to send a note¬†anonymously¬†to someone or to a group of note recipients read this article. By default ShixxNOTE is working like this, for example imagine local network with many computers in it. Your computer name is “STEVEN-PC” and you want to send note to computer “PETER-PC”. You will write some text on note and with ShixxNOTE option¬†“Send note to” – “Other”¬†you will add “PETER-PC” in your recipients list and you will click send button. User of the computer “PETER-PC” is some guy Peter. Then Peter will receive note and he will see that received note is from computer “STEVEN-PC”, also on a note title there will be time stamp and immediately he will have new note menu option¬†“Reply to STEVEN-PC”. But lets say that Steven user of the “STEVEN-PC” computer doesn’t want anybody to know that he is a sender. Steven for some reason wants to send anonymous note to few of his co-workers.

ProgramTrayIcon

To send anonymous note you can do it always when you are in¬†“Send note to” – “Other” dialog¬†where you can change¬†“Sent from:”¬†drop down list and select¬†“Anonymous”¬†so nobody can not trace to you. But now I will show you how you can set in ShixxNOTE program¬†“Anonymous”¬†as a¬†default setting.¬†Right mouse click on a ShixxNOTE tray icon which is located at your taskbar to get program main menu. From main menu select ¬†“Settings”¬†and ¬†then go to¬†“Network settings”¬†tab.

SendNoteDialogAnonymous

There you find drop down list¬†“Default sent from:”¬†where default is¬†“Computer name”. That is a program default setting so if you are sending note to other they will see your computer name in menu item¬†“Repy to COMPNAME”. But if you select¬†“Anonymous”¬†in that list then yours recipients will receive exactly the same note as you have on your screen, with the same text in the note title. Which is different because normally text in title show you time when note has arrived and also note font is set to Arial Narrow. So simply select “Anonymous” in the list and click on a¬†“Save and apply changes”. From now on notes sent from your computer will not have time stamp, Arial Narrow font and note will be without¬†“Reply to …”¬†note menu item.

Sometimes it can be usefull to be anonymous in this Big Brother world which is surrounding us ūüôā

P.S. As you have noticed you can select also your¬†“IP Address”,¬†“E-Mail”¬†or¬†“Name”¬†when you can put any name which will be then showed to recipient.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE Program Author