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Typecast Released

Added a “demo” swatch of the border color, background color, and image to the left of each search in the list to remind you of the highlights you selected for each one.

Added a check box to each search which will quickly show or hide the results of that search.


Important: You must delete your Searches.sdf file. (The path is in the Settings window.) The schema has changed so that in future releases, Typecast can save your data instead of requiring a delete (like this time).

Released a new build of Typecast with improved performance of searches with thousands of matches.

Typecast, from now on, . . .

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Typecast Released

Fixed these:

If the border color isn’t specified, it now matches the background color. Fixed obscure bug where the text-bold setting could be cleared if a program matched more than one search. Fixed even more obscure bug where one program might have its background color set to transparent. The search window now sorts by the . . .

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Typecast: Better performance

When Typecast needs to refresh all searches, it does as much as it can in the background. This means it starts up faster and is more responsive while it’s populating the list of results. There’s still work to do, but this is a start. Next, I’m going to work on adding features, probably e-mail first.

Fixed Crash When Copying Search

I just published a fix for a crash that occurred when copying a search that didn’t match any programs.

Sorry there hasn’t been an update in a while—lots of family stuff going on this summer. I’m also working on a significant performance update: performing the searches in the background. After this is implemented, a large . . .

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Typecast: Fixed Crash On Startup

Clearly I don’t run Typecast from scratch as much as I should. I fixed a crash on startup that occurred when the user had never run Typecast before. Obviously, this would affect anyone trying Typecast, so I apologize for that. It should be okay now.

I also fixed the reminder windows that were sometimes being . . .

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Typecast Preview Released

I’ve released a new product: Typecast. Typecast is an electronic program guide (EPG) that displays the shows you’re searching for. Old-fashioned EPGs just show you a grid of programs and channels and expect you to scroll for days, until you find the show you want to watch. Nowadays, most cable and satellite subscribers have dozens—if . . .

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