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Old 18. Jun 2011, 11:48 PM   #81 (permalink)
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After enabling Experimental Protection, I think performance decreased, especially when rendering .svg files.
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Old 20. Jun 2011, 02:03 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Nevermind, that was Firefox 4 specific.
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Old 15. Jul 2011, 02:06 AM   #83 (permalink)
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2 questions regarding Sandboxie:

1. How do I create links on my desktop to my browsers that will open Sandboxed? Opera is my default, so it opens when I click "Sandboxed Web Browser". But, how do I put links on my desktop for opening IE 9 and FF sandboxed?

2. If I use email software (Outlook or Thunderbird) to download my email from either MSN or Gmail, can I keep my email program in a Sandbox? It could create some problems, but my email can remain on the Gmail/MSN servers? I guess the issue would be backing up my pst file....
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Old 15. Jul 2011, 02:45 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Bo can probably answer your question about shortcuts better than me but the email one i know. Open the Sandboxie control window/ sandbox dropdown/ whatever sandbox you are configuring (default box on the free version)/ sandbox settings/ applications/ email reader. Then just select your email client and add it, apply it and click ok. When you've done this go to the restrictions (sandbox settings again) and make sure your email client can access the internet. I just use the right click menu on the Thunderbird shortcut to then run my Thunderbird sandboxed.
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2 questions regarding Sandboxie:

1. How do I create links on my desktop to my browsers that will open Sandboxed? Opera is my default, so it opens when I click "Sandboxed Web Browser". But, how do I put links on my desktop for opening IE 9 and FF sandboxed?

2. If I use email software (Outlook or Thunderbird) to download my email from either MSN or Gmail, can I keep my email program in a Sandbox? It could create some problems, but my email can remain on the Gmail/MSN servers? I guess the issue would be backing up my pst file....
Hi Kendall, creating shortcuts in the desktop for your other programs and
browsers is very easy.
Go to Sandboxie Control>Configure>Software compatibility. Click add more
desktop shortcuts and they will be created on your desktop.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?ConfigureMenu#shell

I run my email on Outlook Express, it works perfectly sandboxed. Create
a separate sandbox for OE and configure it properly in order for emails
to be saved. Its easy to do.
Go to Sandboxie Control>Applications>EMail Reader and click to add OE.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Email

As you can see by garth description, its very easy to get OE working, get
it going on default settings first to make sure its working properly then
harden the sandbox so it becomes impenetrable.

Hardening the sandbox means restricting what can run and connect to the
internet in this sandbox. On my OE sandbox I only allow to connect Outlooks
two processes and Firefox. Start/Run is limited to Outlooks two processes,
Firefox and Foxit, my PDF Reader.

Try it first on default, then make the restrictions. For Restricting the sandbox
go Sandboxie Control>Sandbox>sandbox OE>Sandboxsettings>Restrictions.

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Old 15. Jul 2011, 05:32 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Hi Kendall, creating shortcuts in the desktop for your other programs and
browsers is very easy.
Go to Sandboxie Control>Configure>Software compatibility. Click add more
desktop shortcuts and they will be created on your desktop.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?ConfigureMenu#shell
I don't have the option to "add more desktop shortcuts" in the free version apparently. I cannot find that option.


One more question, I am noticing a significant slow down with Opera while sandboxed. Is this normal?
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Oops. I found it. It's actually under Shell Integration rather than Software Compatibility.

However, all 3 browsers (Opera, IE 9, and FF) all appear quite a bit slower while sandboxed. It is quite noticeable; almost intolerable.
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Old 15. Jul 2011, 06:20 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Oops. I found it. It's actually under Shell Integration rather than Software Compatibility.

However, all 3 browsers (Opera, IE 9, and FF) all appear quite a bit slower while sandboxed. It is quite noticeable; almost intolerable.
Big Ooops, sorry Kendall. My browsing has never been slow, even when I
used an antivirus and DW together with Sandboxie. I don't use Opera or
IE9 but my Firefox is as fast as when running out of the box. No difference
at all.
What other security programs are you running?

Check Software compatibility, if you see a program listed in there, apply
software compatibility as that will help Sandboxie work better with that
program. This is important if you see one of the security programs that
you are currently using.

You should also go to settings in each sandbox>applications> Security/Privacy
and mark any of your security applications that you see in there. By doing
so, Sandboxies interaction will this applications will be better.

Unfortunately there are some programs that wont get along with Sandboxie,
some have a work around but some don't.
Take a look at this, its important to know whats listed here.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?KnownConflicts

Whatever is causing your browsers to be slow, it can be taken care of, check
what I mentioned and lets see what happens.

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all 3 browsers (Opera, IE 9, and FF) all appear quite a bit slower while sandboxed. It is quite noticeable; almost intolerable.
This doesn't sound usual.

I have no problems running Opera (my default browser also) sandboxed.

There may be a slight speed difference between running a browser normally and sandboxed but it's virtually imperceivable.
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Doesn't sound right to me either. The only slowdown i get is when i launch the browser, and it is quite a bit slower to start up than when it's not sandboxed. I use FF5 mostly and SRWare Iron occasionally .
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