Tuesday, August 16, 2011

eWallet: Clearing Recently Used Wallets

This isn't exactly a web development post, but it really bothers me that eWallet has a "Recently Used Wallets" section that doesn't have any sort of aging. After a period of disuse, wallets should fall out of the "Recently Used" category, no?

The Ilium tech support section offers this unhelpful response:
Uninstalling and reinstalling eWallet?! Give me a break.

On Windows 7, just go to

The only entry should be a single subfolder that has a name like:

Click into that subfolder and you should see folders arranged by version number. Open the most recent.
For example, if you see


In the most recent version folder, you will find user.config, which contains (among other things) Recently Used Wallets. The user.config file is an XML document with plain English labels, so it is not hard to navigate. Look for "RecentWallets" and delete the offending string elements.

The next time you restart eWallet, the entries will be gone!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Notepad++ for ColdFusion

Update 10/30/2013:
The nppColdFusion plug-in no longer works as of Notepad++ 6.x.x. The notepad++ folks changed the way plugins hook into the app. Ben Blumel stopped developing nppColdFusion in May 2012. If you use the installer links and instructions below for the earlier Notepad++ version, everything still works.

I have been a devoted user of Textpad for several years as a quick alternate to Dreamweaver, but have been frustrated lately with its 60+ second load time when using network paths. I was reading an article about Adobe Edge today and noticed a number of people mentioning Notepad++ in the comments, so I decided to check it out. Tweaking it for my needs was not 'out of the box'. So this is a recap of what I did:

Download the following:
Notepad++ 5.9.3
Download Page:http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v5.9.3.html
Installer: http://download.tuxfamily.org/notepadplus/5.9.3/npp.5.9.3.Installer.exe

nppColdFusion plug-in (Ben Blumel)
Download Page: https://bitbucket.org/bbluemel/nppcoldfusion/downloads
Archive: https://bitbucket.org/bbluemel/nppcoldfusion/downloads/nppColdFusion-0.7.1.zip

sqlLite dll (Required by nppColdFusion)
Download Page: http://sqlite.org/download.html
Archive: http://sqlite.org/sqlite-dll-win32-x86-3070701.zip

  • Install Notepad++ (this is straightforward)
  • Extract nppColdFusion.dll from nppColdFusion-0.7.1.zip and place it in the %programfiles%\Notepad++\plugins folder
  • Extract nppColdFusion.db3 and nppColdFusion.xml from nppColdFusion-0.7.1.zip (/Config folder) and place them in the %appdata%\Notepad++\plugins\config folder
  • Extract sqllite3.dll from sqllite-dll-win32-x86-3070701.zip and place it in the %programfiles%\Notepad++ folder
  • Open (or Restart) Notepad++
At this point your Notepad++ installation has ColdFusion code hints and coloring. 


...but if you're like me, you might like to see a directory tree on the left.

Configuration (Directory Tree)
  • Click [Plugins] --> [Plugin Manager] --> [Show Plugin Manager]
    • If you are behind a proxy, open a CMD.exe window as administrator and execute the following:
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\updater\gup -options
    • Enter proxy and port information and click [Ok]
    • In Plugin Manager, click settings. 
    • For authenticating proxy, enter proxy address in the format: username:password@proxyaddress and click [OK]
  • Scroll down to "Explorer" and check it. Click [Install]
  • When prompted, click [Ok] to restart Notepad++. When Notepad++ comes up, the file tree is hidden by default.
  • Click [Plugins]. Notice that [Explorer] is now an option
  • Click [Plugins]-->[Explorer]-->[Explorer...] and the file tree appearsimage