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ArticlesVideosEE: Download statistics on Experts Exchange Articles and Videos - Demo of Enhancements
My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, number of Views, number of Endorsements, number of Points, number of Comments, and Date Published for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

I also published a five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial with a demonstration of the program:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos--Demo

As you can see from the Title of the article and video, I enhanced the program after publishing the initial version to include columns for the number of Comments and the Date Published. There have also been three other enhancements:

• Ability to specify all the run-time parameters in a configuration file (config.ini) so that (i) the source code does not have to be modified to specify new options/settings and (ii) the Browse dialogs shown in the first video may be avoided.

• Support for a Command Line Interface (CLI) such that a different configuration file (not just config.ini) may be specified on the command line, thereby allowing great flexibility to run ArticlesVideosEE in a command/DOS prompt, a batch file (.bat), the Task Scheduler, programs/scripts, etc. — anywhere that a command line call can be made.

• Addition of a debugging parameter (
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by:Andrew Leniart
Excellent video Joe and thank you or incorporating the enhancements I asked for in your program!

Endorsed!

Regards,

Andrew Leniart
Experts Exchange Senior Editorial Editor
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by:Joe Winograd
You're welcome, Andrew, and thanks back at you for your enhancement suggestions...definitely made the program better! Thanks, too, for the Endorsement and Approved accolade...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos--Demo
My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, Views, Endorsements, and Points for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

This video Micro Tutorial is a supplement to that article, providing a demonstration of the program.

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


If you do not already have AutoHotkey installed, read this EE article:

AutoHotkey - Getting Started

Follow the instructions in that article to download and install AutoHotkey.

2. Download the ArticlesVideosEE program


If you have not yet downloaded the ArticlesVideosEE program, read my EE article:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

Download the ArticlesVideosEE program attached at the bottom of that article.

3. Create a plain text file with the URLs of your EE articles and videos


Following the instructions in my article, use Notepad (or whatever text editor you prefer) to create a file with the URL list (each article/video URL on a separate line).

4. Run the ArticlesVideosEE program


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the ArticlesVideosEE.ahk file to run it.

The above works because a standard installation of AutoHotkey (done in Step #1) associates the .AHK file extension with the AutoHotkey program.

Respond to the Browse For Folder prompt to navigate to the folder where you want the Results file stored.

Respond to the Browse For File
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by:Andrew Leniart
I find this so useful to EE members that I've decided this is worthy of an Approved accolade Joe.

Congratulations and keep up the great work.

Regards,

Andrew Leniart
Experts Exchange Senior Editorial Editor
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the kind words, Endorsement, and Approved accolade...all very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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How to record your desktop screen
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"!
Step 1: Open a new google tab
Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corner and click on the apps icon
Step 3: Click on the google web store icon
Step 4: Type in the search bar "Screencastify"
Step 5: Click add to chrome
Add extension and wait for download
Step 6: Icon will pop up in top right hand corner of toolbar
Step 7: Click on icon and go through setting up steps
Step 8: Enjoy and Explore Screencastify
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by:Calvin Hudson
Thanks for taking the time for making this tutorial, really appreciated. I always create screencast with a web-based software calls Macdvd Online Screen Recorder, It's a free web-based application to record computer screen right from the browser, you don't have to download or install anything. Share it here as an alternative to Screencastify.
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Adding an Experts Exchange site search to the Firefox browser
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site.

1. Launch your Bookmark Menu

Press 'Ctrl + Shft + B' (Windows) or 'Apple Key + B' (Mac) in Firefox to launch the Bookmark Menu

2. Create a new bookmark

In the Bookmark Library, right click on "Bookmarks Menu", and select "New Bookmark"

3. Fill out your bookmark fields

We'll use the following info.

Name - Search Experts Exchange (This name can be anything you want)
Location: https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com (the %s acting as a dynamic replaceable keyword)
Keyword -  ee (This keyword will be what triggers the custom search and can be anything you'd like)

4. Add the bookmark

5. Try your new custom search

Type "ee" in your address bar, followed by your search terms. All of your results should now be from Experts Exchange.
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Adding an Experts Exchange site search to the Chrome browser
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site.

1. Launch the Search Engine Menu

In chrome, via your address bar go to:
chrome://settings/searchEngines

2. Add a New Search Engine

Scroll to the bottom and "Add a new search engine" using the following values:
Name - Search Experts Exchange (This name can be anything you want)
Keyword - ee (This keyword will be what triggers the custom search)
URL - https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com  (Site search operator URL with %s acting as a dynamic replaceable keyword)

3. Save the New Search Engine

Press Enter and exit out of your settings area.

4. Try your new custom search

Type "ee" in your address bar, followed by your search terms. All of your results should now be from Experts Exchange.
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by:Lucas Bishop
@ermooney, some feedback regarding your comments:

This doesn't work for me because since I live in Japan, I am always taken to google.co.jp rather than google.com

One way to work around this is to force English language and US based results with the following additional operators:
&lr=lang_en&cr=countryUS

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So when you are setting up the custom search engine, you would use the following URL:
https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com&lr=lang_en&cr=countryUS

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Typing ee pulls up sites with ee in their names or content.
If you've completed the "Add a Search Engine" (Step 2 in instructions above),  to trigger this dynamic search with "ee" you will type "ee" into the browser address bar and then press the space bar (not the enter key). This will trigger the custom search engine to become active.

Is it only applicable to the Chrome browser on PCs?
It's only applicable to Chrome desktop browsers. Currently the mobile OS doesn't allow the creation of custom search engines.
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by:Michael Hurley
This is great, Lucas, Thanks!
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Copying Site's CSS Using Chrome Developer Tools
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.
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Adding Subdomains to Content Reports in Google Analytics
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
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Google Webmaster Tools' Search Analytics Report
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.
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by:Scott Fell
Annie, how does this differ from using google analytics when webmaster tools is linked?
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Web Browsers

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Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.