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Work with images but not have image files- Base64 encoding rocks!

How to Work with images but not have image files

Sometimes you want to have images in your scripts but don’t want to confuse people by having a lot of files.  In this tutorial I work through Base64 Encoding and provide some great tools that will allow you to encode images as text as well as pull the text out and display the images without saving files!

Here is the video where I show How to Work with images but not have image files

Fixing the Windows 10 clipboard manager

Fixing the Windows 10 clipboard managerThe built-in Windows 10 clipboard manage is better than nothing however I really didn’t like activating it by hitting the space bar.  I wrote this simple AutoHotkey script to change the hotkey to be the enter key.  You can bring up the Windows 10 clipboard manager by hitting the Windows key +V

Tutorial for Fixing the Windows 10 clipboard manager

Get the AutoHotkey code for Fixing the Windows 10 clipboard manager

How to use HellBent Button theme creator class to create multiple buttons

HellBent asked if I’d join him for  a video where we walk through his “button maker”.   This tool is really awesome!  While it does have the ability to save a created image as a PNG, that’s not it’s goal.  In my opinion the tool is better described as a “Button theme creator”.  You can use his GUI editor tool to create a “template” for images.   Then re-use your look (or borrow someone else’s) and “draw” your buttons.    You see, when you use this class, instead of saving images of buttons, you’re actually drawing the buttons on the screen.  You can get the files I created from the tutorial here.  The AutoHotkey Forum link to all the files is here

Drawing your buttons instead of using files, has several advantages

  1. It’s badass cool!
  2. You don’t have to worry about how your screen displays the images (stretching them for resolutions ,etc.)
  3. You don’t have to save the image files (which helps a lot when sharing your scripts)
  4. It’s much easier to deal with DPI issues (we cover this at the end of the video)

Walkthrough of HellBent Button theme creator class

 

My Default Settings file for AutoHotkey New File Template

When you right-click in Windows Explorer and access the context menu to select an AutoHotkey New File Template, it magically creates a new file.

In the below video I show you where and how you can update the AutoHotkey New File Template as well as discuss what should be in it.

AutoHotkey New File Template walkthrough

 

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