Vlasta's blog archive for February 2012

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Saving files with UAC enabled

In the past years, I have received numerous emails from users, who were having trouble saving their files. In most cases, the users have opened one of the stock Windows cursors from C:\Windows\Cursors and were attempting to save a modified cursor into the same folder. Because this folder is protected by UAC in Vista and Win7, the operation failed.

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RWCE's new splash

You might have noticed the 2009.1 version of the cursor editor was the only one of RealWorld applications without a splash screen. That was actually a bug. The splash image existed, but I accidentally deleted it from the final executable. It did not look particularly good anyway and so I left the poor cursor editor splash-free.

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RWCE 2012.1 beta is here

It has been more than 2.5 years since the last version of RealWorld Cursor Editor was released and I am quite happy with the number of people that have downloaded and used it. But now is time to move forward.

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Hard to select

It just so happens that when the release date of my software is getting near, I get an irresistible urge to add a new, unexpected, unplanned, and long-overdue feature. For RW Cursor Editor 2012, it happens to be a revamp of item selection handling.

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Put on your wizard hat

One of the most frequently used functions of the old RealWorld Cursor Editor is the "Make arrow shape" wizard. How do I know? I have deleted hundreds of cursors that were generated using that wizard from the Gallery. Makes sense to make it better in the new version.

What about ICL files?
I wish there were...
Vista & Win 7 icons
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