Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New SlickRun Beta, New Mezer Build

SlickRun v4.0.4 beta has been released here:
The only meaningful change in this version is the addition of a new token you can use in the idle display's custom date formatting-- %wk% will be replaced with the week # of the current year.
This has been a semi-popular request over the years as such information is commonly used by a variety of professionals. Unfortunately, I think each industry may prefer slightly different behaviors, so for now I've implemented just one to try it out.

The first week of the year that includes a Monday will be treated as Week #1. If January 1st falls on a Tuesday, for instance, then Jan1-5 will be treated as Week #0. On the other hand, if January 1st falls on a Monday, then there is no "week 0" that year. Unfortunately, there's no good way for SlickRun to know about holidays, so systems that require such knowledge cannot be presently supported.


I've also released an updated version [v2.0.5] of Mezer Tools @ ( The only difference in the new build is that both Mezer and Docker.dll opt-in to DEP/ASLR. Unfortunately, because docker.dll is in constant use, the only way to update it is to uninstall Mezer, reboot, and then install the newest Mezer.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SlickRun Alpha

I've put together a new build of SlickRun which offers a few bugfixes and support (in the command line and Jot, at least) for Unicode characters.

The new code is built using Delphi 2009, which hopefully will allow me to make some long awaited (albeit minor) improvements in the near-term.

If there's a small tweak you've been waiting for, now would be a good time to ask for it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

IEToys: x64 Button

Ever find yourself wondering why a page doesn’t work, and after much investigation, you realize that you somehow opened the page in 64bit IE? Was your annoyance compounded by the need to manually open 32bit IE and copy over the current URL to see Flash and other contain not available in 64bit IE?

(No? Okay, maybe it was just me. :-)

However, if you know anyone like me, they might like this trivial little extension.

Install x64Button

When installed, it puts an “Open in 32bit IE” icon in the IE64 toolbar. It also shows up in Manage Add-ons, so the 64-bit version of the dialog isn’t entirely desolate.

As always, bug reports, suggestions, etc, greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New MezerTools Beta (v2.0)

I've released a new Beta version of the MezerTools screen capture utility. Primary new feature is the ability to save in PNG format.

Please see The new version is statically linked to the runtime library, simplifying the installation somewhat.

Friday, October 26, 2007

SlickRun Alpha

In the new SlickRun Alpha, hitting SHIFT+DOWN will pop a menu of matches against the currently typed text.

Another feature (not currently completed) under construction is hitting SHIFT+UP to search your start menu for any matches against the currently typed text.

These features definitely need more work, but you might find them useful even in their current form.

Monday, July 09, 2007

MezerTools and Window Management

I don't know if I've ever mentioned the Docker.dll features inside Bayden Mezer Tools.

Docker.dll runs by default when Mezer Tools starts and lets you double-click on any window border to grow that window to the screen edge. This is particularly useful on large monitors where you want to grow a window, but don't want to maximize it.

You can also Control-Double-Click a window title bar to swap it between monitors if you have Windows configured for multiple-monitor support.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New SlickRun Beta (

v3.9.8.2 Beta (14 Mar 2007)
  1. Enabled RunAs support to enable elevation on Vista. Use CTRL+Shift+Enter or use the checkbox during MagicWord creation
  2. Added %pcname% macro for Date/Time display
  3. Added $D$ macro for MagicWords; $D$ is replaced with the drive that SlickRun is running from. Very useful when running SlickRun for Flash drives.
  4. Minor performance improvement in MagicWord execution
  5. Updated SETUP > About tab