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Offline rejetto

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 06:17:03 PM »
I am unsure if this is spam, it has no punctuation at all.

it's a regular post for sure.
it is normal some won't like the new GUI from the beginning.
and maybe some won't like it ever.
most things in life are questionable, and you can't please everyone.
there are several pro's for the new GUI. i'd like to hear any real pro for the old GUI that is not just "habits".
let see the poll where it goes.

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 06:32:15 PM »
Heh..people are talking about "old look" when the difference between old and new is _one_ button :D ..well I like the "new look" anyway.

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007, 07:32:00 PM »
heh XD i keep pressing 'Port' instead of 'menu', as i was used to that location.

This week, i used an old version of HFS and thought that the "Open in browser" feature was yet to be implemented, but in fact, it was there but on a different place. I can remember that ppl complained about having that button replaced. but eventually you'll get used to everything :) just like this.

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 09:53:55 PM »
I did like the "old" GUI cause i used to serve on a time schedule due to limited bandwidth.
So it was easy to turn the server in  ON/OFF modus by just 1 mouse click.
But as a server is ment to run 24/day then its understandable that the button is moved from the GUI.
Also the new GUI has a professional look ;)

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2007, 10:09:26 PM »
So it was easy to turn the server in  ON/OFF modus by just 1 mouse click.

just press F4

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2007, 10:12:13 PM »
So it was easy to turn the server in  ON/OFF modus by just 1 mouse click.

just press F4

Hmmm thats indeed my solution.
Thanks :D

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2007, 10:48:13 PM »
The only thing I would suggest with this On/Off button controversy is the following:

1.  To turn off the server, you have to go to Menu -> Switch Off or press F4.  To do this the GUI has to be visible or restored to screen.

2.  My preferred method is not to restore HFS GUI first *but* to right click the HFS tray icon and select Switch OFF.

3.  When the server is turned off by 2. the right click tray menu option Switch OFF is removed.  I would suggest that a Switch ON tray menu option replace it so the GUI doesn't have to be restored first to turn the server back on.

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2007, 11:37:41 PM »
3.  When the server is turned off by 2. the right click tray menu option Switch OFF is removed.  I would suggest that a Switch ON tray menu option replace it so the GUI doesn't have to be restored first to turn the server back on.

Yes, this indeed makes sense. I think it has just been forgotten.

There even could be commandlime options to use with the Windows task scheduler:

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hfs.exe /switch=<ON,OFF>
I guess they would work even when running HFS as a service (and you don't have a tray icon at all).
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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2007, 11:50:20 PM »

3.  When the server is turned off by 2. the right click tray menu option Switch OFF is removed.  I would suggest that a Switch ON tray menu option replace it so the GUI doesn't have to be restored first to turn the server back on.



i agree

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2007, 12:59:22 AM »
a Switch ON tray menu option replace it so the GUI doesn't have to be restored first to turn the server back on.

sure it will

There even could be commandlime options to use with the Windows task scheduler:
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hfs.exe /switch=<ON,OFF>

well...  the -a option let you do such things. but it is unhandy because it needs you to create a text file. in the future it will be possible to pass any ini command via the command line.

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2007, 01:37:59 AM »
a Switch ON tray menu option replace it so the GUI doesn't have to be restored first to turn the server back on.

sure it will


I don't understand your reply  ???  Does that mean you will be adding a missing Switch ON tray menu option or does your reply mean something else ???
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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2007, 01:40:34 AM »
yes, next build

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2007, 02:07:29 AM »
Thanks rejetto.  :)
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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2007, 02:13:12 AM »
Sorry, didn't realise the on/off button was still there. Didn't see it in the menu. I'm still having a problem
where i have 'max simultaneous downloads from a single address' at 2 but my brother is able to create
4 downloads with his download manager. Is this because all 4 connections are downloading the same file
and as such are not treated as individual downloads? If i set the 'max simultaneous connections' it'd
probably count the HTML connection(s) so that's no help either as sometimes browsers create many
connections

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Re: Testing build #117
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2007, 02:17:58 AM »
i have 'max simultaneous downloads from a single address' at 2 but my brother is able to create
4 downloads with his download manager. Is this because all 4 connections are downloading the same file
and as such are not treated as individual downloads?

no, it should count it 4, so it seems like a bug