I using somebody else's name and credit card allowed, with their permission of course?
Also, I don't fully understand your firm insistence on the person's name being constantly shown in the title bar? It will certainly NOT prevent "piracy". If my key ended up on the Pirate Bay, so what? Who the hell even knows me? I'm sure you already know that TC is probably one of the easiest cracked programs to get. This alone indicates that forcing the name on the title bar is no deterrent.
I personally have no objection to my name appearing in the title bar and in fact because it's there a friend noticed and asked how he gets his name there and so he ended up buying a licence.
Due to these posts I decided to actually look at what apps I had open and look at their title bars to determine if I actually do use/look at them. I realised that I do in fact occasionally look at app title bars but looking for specific information, like the workbook name in Excel, and I found I only focus on what I'm looking for and don't actually take note of anything else that may be there.
So my point is, is it really an issue having one thing or another in the title bar, for me it's not an issue.
While I was looking at my open app title bars I did however notice that Skype has my Skype login name in it's title bar so does that also make Skype "offensive".
Before you shoot me down, I do understand why the Skype login name is included in the title bar and yes it may be your pseudonym and not your real name but it is still in essence "your name" in the title bar and I've yet to hear anyone complain... (shoot away )
These days, there are no longer lifetime licenses and when using those software, I feel like I'm just renting them on a yearly basis. (this is understandable but that's an entirely different topic)
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I occasionally make screenshots to demonstrate transfer speeds, directory comparison, or another function being performed with this file manager, and since I am not proud of my "state name", I don't want to show it. Then I take the screenshot into IrfanView and apply an "explosion" effect over the area with the name. I occasionally get tired of that step.
I think I may have given out an unmodified screenshot once or twice, because people on the interned have occasionally referred to me by the name.
On the other hand, I'm proud not to have Ericsson Limited on the title, like everybody else, but something unique.
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I suggest to make a button to start Total Commander NOT REGISTERED. For example as follows.j7n wrote:I occasionally make screenshots to demonstrate transfer speeds, directory comparison, or another function being performed with this file manager, and since I am not proud of my "state name", I don't want to show it. Then I take the screenshot into IrfanView and apply an "explosion" effect over the area with the name. I occasionally get tired of that step.
Find the folder where your wincmd.key is located. Create a sub folder there named "NoKey". In that folder create an empty file named wincmd.key.
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Under [Configuration] section add (or change) KeyPath setting pointing to the folder with your license file and add "\%Key%". Examples:
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TOTALCMD#BAR#DATA %comspec% /c set Key=NoKey& start "" "%COMMANDER_EXE%" %COMMANDER_EXE% Total Commander NOT REGISTERED %COMMANDER_PATH%\ -1
For personal use I have no problem that my name is displayed, but for commercial/business purposes this is in most cases a no-go.
I don't know how many times was I requested to remove it from screenshots.
I also did some screencasts, and I was forced not to use TC at all because it's practically impossible to remove such a thing from a video streaming without incredible amount of work.
The main problem I think is that there's no separate licence for business/commercial use compared to personal use.
I would have no problem paying more for business licenses, and also convince customers to buy more TC if for a business version there would be a few extras:
- silent MSI installer - to be able to install automatically on many computers
- remote config and plug-in management - to be able to do this on many computers at once (maybe remote license management too)
- better ordering process (more payment options, VAT for different countries)
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can respect und understand authors statement regarding "copy protection".
My question is about an optional identifier at the beginning of the titlebar. This would be handy when running different instances in parallel. Today "", "", "" ... is the only difference then.
An optional Environment-Variable like COMMANDER_ID or a command line argument could do the job. It might be limited to 10 Chars to avoid shifting the standard content.
"Work - Total Commander (x64) 8.51 - LICENSE"
" Fun - Total Commander (x64) 8.51 - LICENSE"
This would allow to easily identify different instances of Total Commander in the Taskbar.
I'm aware of discussions including recommendations for tools and patches to achieve titlebar modification but would strongly prefer to see this implemented in the product.
any chance ?
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