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Hello everyone, due to bugs with the forum software that I do not have time to care about, I am going to be shutting down these forums and moving my discussions to Discord instead. I will eventually keep releases here on the site but the forums will be removed sooner or later. I encourage people to join my personal Discord if you have questions, if you are looking for any of my projects, etc.

Discord Invite: https://discord.gg/UmXNvjq

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ElgatoLegacy
Use your Elgato Stream Deck on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1!

GitHub: https://github.com/atom0s/ElgatoLegacy

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Installation / How To Use

Please view the wiki page linked below for a full explanation on how to use this.

Installation Guide
https://github.com/atom0s/ElgatoLegacy/wiki

Background

Elgato's popular Stream Deck hardware is sadly locked down to only working on Windows 10. Both the installer and the actual files are setup in a manner to block users from running the Stream Deck software on a non-Windows 10 machine. The installer will prompt users that their operating system is not supported. Upon bypassing the installer, attempting to run StreamDeck.exe will result in errors due to bad imports / missing requirements on older systems.

This project solves the later of those problems by creating three proxy DLLs that are used to fake the intended API calls that StreamDeck.exe looks for. With these three proxy modules, StreamDeck.exe is fully functional on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Building

ElgatoLegacy is build using Visual Studio 2019. Please note; in order to target older systems properly, the projects are built against the XP version of the Visual Studio C++ 2017 Windows XP (v141_xp) development toolset. You must install this toolkit separately from the Visual Studio installer. To install this, follow these quick steps:

* Install Visual Studio 2019. (Be sure to install the typical Desktop C++ development environment and tools.)
* Open Control Panel on your system.
* Open 'Programs & Features'.
* Right-click the 'Microsoft Visual Studio Installer' for 2019 and choose 'Change'.
* Next to your 'Visual Studio 2019' version, click the 'Modify' button.
* Click the 'Individual Components' tab at the top.
* Check the box next to 'MSVC v141 - VS 2017 x86/x64 build tools (v14.16)'.
* Check the box next to 'C++ Windows XP Support for VS 2017 (v141) tools [Deprecated]'.

Apply your changes to install these extra components and then you should be all set to compile the project within VS2019 as-is.

Legal

I am not affiliated with Elgato in any way. Nor am I affiliated with any of Elgato's partners.

You are responsible for anything you do while making use of this project. Use at your own risk.
Since this is now becoming more and more of a trend to try and block the use of ad-block, I'm going to just compile a list of ones I create into a single topic. This topic will be used, going forward, to list any anti-adblock bypassing I create for sites that I discover using it.

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Forbes

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I am a Microsoft Outlook (and office in general) user and decided to upgrade to 2019 recently. (Because 365 is hot garbage and 2013 has a lot of little bugs that I was tired of dealing with.) Sadly, once again Microsoft added a feature to something that no one asked for with no direct option to remove/disable said feature. In this case, it was the ability to 'archive' emails. Rather than add this option to a new menu or place it in a location that made sense, they instead put this new icon where the 'Delete' icon and menu options were from the previous versions (2013, 2016, etc.) This has led many to accidentally click archive instead of delete.

With the below two registry edits, this will fully remove the Archive button and menu option altogether.
Tested and working with 2019. But I feel this should probably work for the other editions that include the Archive feature.

Open regedit and navigate to:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options
On the right-pane, right-click and add a new 'DWORD' value.
For the name, enter: DisableOneClickArchive
For the value, enter: 1

Open regedit and navigate to:

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\General
On the right-pane, right-click and add a new 'DWORD' value.
For the name, enter: IgnoreArchiveSpecialFolders
For the value, enter: 1

Once done, restart Outlook and the Archive button/menu option should be gone.
Since they seem to want to continue making terrible choices and force all kinds of nonsense changes, here's how to bypass their new anti-ad-block setup.

1. Use an ad blocker such as AdBlock, AdBlock Plus, etc.
2. Use a style sheet editor, such as Stylebot. Use the following in their custom css editor:

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body.swal2-shown > [aria-hidden="true"] {
    filter: none ;
}
body.swal2-shown {
    overflow: auto ;
}
This will remove the dumb blur and anti-scrolling making the site usable again.