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Rich [PersonRank 0]

Sunday, October 4, 2009
13 years ago4,219 views

You are a genius – wondered what all those questions on SU and SO about Fixedsys were!

Why not go for something like Inconsolata instead – it's nicer on the eye, and you can (probably, haven't checked license) embed it using @font-face for a nicer feel for everyone...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It would make sense to use an embeddable bespin for the code display like I did on this side project of mine: http://www.greatslovakia.com/jetpack/gallery/viewsource/28 . Still, good job! Will check it out more thoroughly sometime later.

Nick W [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'd be interested in following the progress of this project for I am a Chrome addict...

Peter [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

As an alternative to batch files (which really should have been abandoned together with Windows 3.11!) why not use use Windows Script? You can use JScript as the language, and run commands with WScript.Shell.Run. No popping command window!
Also, as another alternative, you could use PowerShell.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Why not go for something like Inconsolata instead – it's nicer
> on the eye, and you can (probably, haven't checked
> license) embed it using @font-face for a nicer feel for everyone...

Looking at Inconsolata, it's actually very close to the current fallback I found for Chrome, called Consolas.

> You can use JScript as the language, and run
> commands with WScript.Shell.Run.

Peter do you know how to connect files of a certain extension to be run through a particular *.vbs file? When I connect the files and then double click them, I get a message that "C:...path-to-text-file.. is not an admissible Win32 application" (translated from German).

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

A Googler by the name of Peter Kasting shares his thoughts at Chromium Dev Group:

http://groups.google.com/group/chromium-dev/browse_thread/thread/c3a3a2f9f9efa214/918537baa35f1c12?show_docid=918537baa35f1c12&pli=1

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks to a Chromium developer's help, I'm nearing a solution to automatically launch certain files in a custom Chrome app, without the batch file (see registry editing .reg file at http://blogoscoped.com/temp/chrome-launcher-reg-file.txt)... however, it so far only works with previously non-associated file types. If anyone knows how to delete a file association in Windows Vista using a .reg file I'd love to hear it...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Update: Cool, associating files (including previously associated files) now works. http://groups.google.com/group/chromium-dev/msg/871334f06c670ab5

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

you sir, are a savior ... bravo.. bravo.

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