Things for RISC OS

© nemo 1987-2018

Here is a small selection of things I’ve written for RISC OS

Downloads are RISC OS extended ZIP files which should be opened in RISC OS using SparkFS or similar. Extracting the contents in Windows will lose the filetypes.

ColourFiler colours Filer windows depending on their pathname. Never get confused between local and shared drives, HostFS mounts or backups again.

DeepKeys replaces the standard byte-wide keyboard buffer with a word-wide buffer. It also stores keyboard modifiers and physical key numbers with every keypress. Finally, it delivers this meta-information to Wimp tasks through an extension to the standard Wimp Poll KeyPress message.

FixUpDown prevents keys being missed or ‘sticking’ with some PS2 and USB keyboards. It ensure that key transitions last long enough for debouncing to not ignore them.

HaikuError replaces common error messages with poetic alternatives. You can create your own... they don’t have to be poetic.

IconMover allows you to rearrange the icons on your iconbar. Just hold down Ctrl-Shift-Alt and drag any iconbar icon to its new location.

!InAWindow provides two new filetypes – TaskApp and TskBASIC – that will run in a TaskWindow when double-clicked, but run normally at the command line. TaskObey and TaskExec are similarly upgraded, and a new *Command provides the same functionality for any file or *Command.

Patches contains various fixes for particularly broken bits of RISC OS.

WriteReg may be useful when writing machine code, like modules. I found it useful when writing WriteReg.

Links may be useful if you are desperate to use some free stuff but have nothing on which to run this munificent magnificence.

The UTF-8 page contains various parts of the complete UTF-8 solution for RISC OS. Only some parts have been released for testing and evaluation purposes, in Alpha and Beta form, and everything is subject to change. Only download things from this page to help in their development.