Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 20:10 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Graphics, User Interfaces "Though 'flat design' is a popular meme right now, there is something much, much deeper going on here at Microsoft. With my own lifelong passion for design I immersed myself in the community and got a front-row seat on a journey that has its roots as far back as the late '90s with Encarta's bold use of typography and clean interface. But it truly sprang to life in late 2010 with the launch of Windows Phone and in the last few weeks has advanced even further with Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. I started from the very place I bet you are right now - disbelief that Microsoft is leading the way on design." They really are. If Apple really goes all minimalist and digital (I dislike the term 'flat') with iOS, Microsoft will have taken over the baton. Crazy world indeed.
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RE[6]: Comment by vtolkov
by ssokolow on Mon 10th Jun 2013 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by vtolkov"
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No I posted the wrong link. Here is what I meant to post:

Ahh. That makes sense. I still have to put together something to snoop on the MIDI SysEx messages Yamaha MusicSoft Downloader uses so I can write a portable, open-source equivalent.

(Or at least something more polished. MusicSoft Downloader is an inefficient eyesore.)

As for AHK, it's clear that there is no Linux solution that does what AHK does, even if it were possible to do it. And it (along with its cousin, AutoIt) does a hell of a lot more than hotkeys. It's one of those little utils that keep me on Windows ;)

Now you've got me curious. Mind giving a quick but comprehensive overview of its features? (from a user's perspective rather than Wikipedia's)

If I ever take my plans out of mothballs (placeholder name: *binder ), maybe I'll try to match it.

Edited 2013-06-10 03:34 UTC

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