[QUOTE=archtoad6;3674342]As long as you're in WikipediaŽ, check out:
*** Thanks. Yes, I found this. Haven't found the time yet to go dig into the packages.
(if you like KDE, it may or may not be equivalent to Gnote)
, it sounds to me that at least half your problems are personal habits & organization. -- No rudeness intended, I suck at both too.
*** I do my best
My last "Winders" box crashed in May of 2005, I moved its data drive to my Linux box & never looked back.
*** Unfortunately, at this time, there are still specialized applications on the Windows machine that I cannot do without.
BUT, I still remember this much about Notepad:[list=1] [*] F5 inserts the date.
*** That's a good one!
[*] Any Notepad file whose 1st line is exactly
' will automatically insert a date stamp every time it is opened. Unfortunately, it's in the form "H:MM XM M/D/YY"
*** Another good one. The only thing is, when you bring up Notepad and start typing, no file is opened. I might be able to write an Autohotkey script to pop up a window, ask me the business name, then save a blank file in the appropriate place and sic Notepad on it.
In fact, I do believe that would solve the whole problem. My only beef with autohotkey is that it's
I don't know if XP can autosave a Notepad file while it's being edited. I do suggest learning to use ^S reflexively;
*** Done that for years. Doesn't work with Notepad when you haven't done the initial Save yet, because there is no file.
WRT dates in the form yyyy-mm-dd : I have hundreds, maybe thousands of files with names in this format. I use it when I expect to have a large # of files in one directory. When subdirectories have alread divided things down to the month, I don't see the need.
WRT finding the data in the Notes: "grep -R" is my friend. Need the phone # of a vendor I used once, two years ago? "grep -R"!
Thanks for your help,
- Jerry Kaidor