1)a skinable phone book module that extracts info from the windows address book or outlook contacts list.
2) a skinnable calculator module that works (dont like to use executables If I dont have to, or lsxcommand)
2. xLabel + mzScript + LsMath?
Now I'll have to play around with it...
Cerbie has #2, you could use lsbox or xlabel, but this is one of the things that LsMath was made for(I am very early in the process of making one in some future: maybe by september, maybe, keeps getting set back)
just out of interest (because i can't imagine the reason): what do need an calculator on your desktop for?
as for me, i find it much easier (and faster) to use a real calculator (like the one in front of me ;) ).
ctrl+` (personal !focuscommand hotkey), then =5+8*(7^4) is just so quick. I personally want to have both one of these days. A calc w/ buttons and that takes keys pressed, but made w. xLabel, and maybe LSXCommand added in there.
I've gotten to the point of writing perl scripts to display answers to calculations I need for some reason simply because it is much faster than typing it onto my calculator(a TI89 is sitting next to my keyboard though)
A recent example that comes to mind:
I had a repeating 31 pixel wide background that I was putting into an html table that was 1600 pixels wide and I wanted to know how much space I needed on each of the side borders after it had repeated as many times as it needed to, the obvious(simple to someone who knows any C based language) answer was 1600%31 (19) but that isn't what I would type if I had to use my calculator.
on the calculator:
or on a more basic calculator:
whereas on my computer(mabye it takes 3 seconds, never been timed):
ctrl+shift+e (notepad file c:\cpe.pl)
ctrl+alt+e (!execute[perl c:\cpe.pl] or something like this, I haven't changed it in quite a while)
I for one would gladly get rid of all the extra hotkeys that I press when I want to know something like this.
thanks Cerbie! I am running out of hotkey combos to use, this one didn't even cross my mind