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Best Free Registry Editor 10 months 5 days ago sicknero

I just wanted to mention that Aezay now have a green light from WoT, though I can't actually recall a time when they didn't.

I really like Registry Commander ... the layout is unfamiliar at first (no tree view) and although it has an export function it lacks an option to restore the entire registry. These points aside though it's my favourite of the freebies. The search function I find fast enough (though speed isn't much of an issue for something that I don't use frequently) and the bookmarks are invaluable.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 10 months 5 days ago DanielRuf

any updates?

analysis@norman.no
The email address you specified couldn't be found or is invalid. It may be due to a bad entry in your Outlook or Outlook Web App recipient AutoComplete cache. Use the steps below to clear the entry from the cache:

: host zim-mbox-05.simnet.is[194.105.232.108] said:
552 5.2.2 Over quota (in reply to end of DATA command)

:
Remote host said: 550 signature_incorrect [BODY]

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Deeper into the Windows Registry 10 months 5 days ago Remah In case anyone is looking for it: the detailed table on the Windows boot sequence has been removed so it can be reworked for a separate article on Windows start-up. view
Deeper into the Windows Registry 10 months 5 days ago Remah johnvk, Thanks again for your input. I've been thinking about what you said and it has led to two decisions: 1. I've decided to create an article on Windows boot sequence that doesn't just focus on the registry. The main reason for doing this is to include information on diagnostics procedures and useful references. They both fall outside of the scope of this registry article. 2. This article needs to more clearly indicate how the various hives relate. To that end I need to change the tables and introduce some different diagrams. view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 5 days ago Panzer mpv is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer (command line player, no official GUI): http://mpv.io/ https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/releases view
Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 10 months 5 days ago SwanKnight

Good to know, thanks.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 5 days ago Rybar

@ MidnightCowboy & torres-no-tan-magnifico

I have been using their free version for many years ... but after last update
could not use it any more; had to download trial version (?)

edit - Emsisoft Anti-Malware (limited freeware mode) is still free; they just changed the way
it switches to freeware mode ..

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Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 10 months 5 days ago erazerswe

It should work on just about any modern card. For instance i have a Gigabyte HD 6850.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago kevinevv

The biggest challenge with "music players" on Android and other systems is that they don't differentiate between Music files and Podcasts. "Music players" are inherently flawed for Podcast mp3 files because they don't have fine adjustments in time. They all use the traditional slider bar to find a spot in the "mp3" or other audio file. They treat ALL MP3 files as if they ARE music, and that's just simply not the case. If they can't filter which folders they draw their playlists from, then the program is useless in my mind.

"Music Players" (even the one I chose, [edited]) are also inherently obsessive about "Album art." I don't give a wit about the art, because I'm not generally sitting there staring at the screen as it plays music. I wish they'd all have an option to ignore art completely, and give more screen space to controls, and titles.

I have used [edited] for music, and Ginkgo Player for podcast mp3's because they don't "overlap" in what they claim as their own files, if you configure them. Ginkgo Player has big and small skips forward/backward for the large audio files. [edited] is easily configured not to select podcast files for random music file plays.

I've tried a few of Gizmo's selections on this post for Android, and settled with [edited]. You simply have to get a good one.

[Moderator's note: Commercial app edited out. Please post about free apps only.]

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 10 months 6 days ago AJNorth

Hello Lassar,

There is a very nifty free application, Unchecky, http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Unchecky.shtml that helps to keep the user on a path during installations/upgrades so as to minimize the likelihood of accidentally installing PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

In addition, it automatically writes the blocking entries you've listed to the HOSTS file, along with several additional ones (this is especially helpful for those a bit less technically inclined...).

The current list of entries it writes is:

127.0.0.1 localhost

# unchecky_begin
# These rules were added by the Unchecky program in order to block advertising software modules
0.0.0.0 tracking.opencandy.com.s3.amazonaws.com
0.0.0.0 media.opencandy.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.opencandy.com
0.0.0.0 tracking.opencandy.com
0.0.0.0 api.opencandy.com
0.0.0.0 installer.betterinstaller.com
0.0.0.0 installer.filebulldog.com
0.0.0.0 d3oxtn1x3b8d7i.cloudfront.net
0.0.0.0 inno.bisrv.com
0.0.0.0 nsis.bisrv.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.file2desktop.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.goateastcach.us
0.0.0.0 cdn.guttastatdk.us
0.0.0.0 cdn.inskinmedia.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.insta.oibundles2.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.insta.playbryte.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.llogetfastcach.us
0.0.0.0 cdn.montiera.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.msdwnld.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.mypcbackup.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.ppdownload.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.riceateastcach.us
0.0.0.0 cdn.shyapotato.us
0.0.0.0 cdn.solimba.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.tuto4pc.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.appround.biz
0.0.0.0 cdn.bigspeedpro.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.bispd.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.bisrv.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.cdndp.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.download.sweetpacks.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.dpdownload.com
0.0.0.0 cdn.visualbee.net
# unchecky_end

Very low on system resources, Unchecky also updates itself automatically. Though still technically in beta, it has been regularly updated over the past several months, and I highly recommended it.

Regards,

AJN

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 10 months 6 days ago calimesajim

My HP started waking from sleep mode after I downloaded some Realtek ethernet control drivers at the suggestion of HP. Tried everything I knew, then found this help from v.laurie. Turned out to be the internet adapter just as indicated above. Problem solved! Big help for this novice. Thanks.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 6 days ago naren

OK.
Got it.
Thanxx for the info.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 6 days ago searchlight

After using 2-step verification with App Specific passwords for several days, I decided to turn it off, and enable access for less secure apps again.

The reason being that every time I went to access Gmail/Google Account with my Desktop at home through my browser, I would receive a call or text for the verification code, even when I checked remember my computer.

At this point, simply a PITA but great if you are rarely home, and on the go, and need to access your account through smartphone or public facilities.

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Best Free Registry Editor 10 months 6 days ago Misty27

I'm not sure what about 2012 Registrar Registry Editor lite (or any version) put it below MS Regedit. There may be other 3rd party (free) software that rivals Registrar Lite, but I've not used any extensively.

I've used Registrar Lite & Regedit extensively in W 98, XP, Vista - for years. I've never found that Registrar messed anything up. On most all operations it can perform, it's faster than Regedit. WORD OF CAUTION: users that don't know what they're doing in the registry or don't back it up first, shouldn't be making changes.

Registrar Lite is much faster on searches (Find) & has far better display of search results than Regedit. Registrar lists all search results in a list w/ columns of data for each result, so it's easier to review results to find what's relevant.

Regedit gives one result at a time, then must "fast forward" to the next result found. The fast forwarding can take some time. Plus, Regedit forces you to go through possibly dozens of undesired search results, one at a time, even if not relevant.

Once in a great while, Registrar Lite can't open entries (usually marked in red), that Regedit can open. That's so seldom, it's hardly a concern - use Regedit on those.

Backing up the entire registry is also faster in Registrar & the files are much smaller.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago trainman261 I'm not a fan of Apple either - that's why this article is discussing Android apps. Playlists are not some system that only Apple uses, it's used almost universally in different formats, and just about every music player supports playlists. Not everyone has time to organize their music into folders, and even if they do - then they only have their music sorted one way. Some people like it sorting their music in folders, others don't. If you don't like Apple, do what millions of others have done: switch to Android. Then you can take a look at some of the apps I've covered, many of which support folder-based playback. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago musicmugger

As Winamp no longer exists as it was, maybe that's why it's been pulled. With luck the new situation will rectify that.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago trainman261 I've just looked at the play store listing of JetAudio Basic, and while it might be worth a closer look, it's still missing some features, such as tag editing, an expanded notification bar, or multi-select. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago musicmugger

Now it's time for someone to produce a decent music file system for the IOS, one that will break Apples lock on no folders for music. The play list system is a joke, and only Apple insists on using it. Considering the obscene cost of their gadgets, you would think they would listen to the punters now and then. The Android get better and better, while Apple swills around in it's self confessed glory, that's going on the slide.
[Racist comments edited out]

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago trainman261 That's a good setup - if you always have a good internet connection, which many don't. That's why this section is about music players and organizers - it's about finding apps that can play music and also organize parts of your library if need be. UPnPlay would belong to a different category of apps. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago SwanKnight

I tried most music players out there but JetAudio remains my favorite.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago Faziri

I use UPnPlay to stream my music from my laptop, where it's organised with Foobar. Basically, I think a smartphone is only good for end use, not for things like tediously organizing your collection. My setup turns Foobar into a server and my Android into a wireless headset with a control interface. No syncing, no copies, a single library exactly the way it is in Foobar. All I need is a network linking my Android and laptop together, which can be the built-in hotspot if need be.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 10 months 6 days ago Bruce_Fraser

While driving or exercising, I mostly listen to recorded books or talks. They tend to be much longer than the typical four minute song, so it's important to be able to resume where I left off.
The best free app for that is MortPlayer Audio Books: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stohelit.audiobookplaye.... It does a lot more besides, like bookmarks.
In fact, my search showed that there are very few apps which have the "resume" feature.

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How To Fix “BOOTMGR is missing” Error in Vista and Windows 7 10 months 6 days ago Alienrio

This document pertains to HP and Compaq desktop PCs that came with Windows 7.

The following error opens when attempting to start the PC:

BOOTMGR is missing
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart the PC

If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the
following steps:

1. Open HP System Recovery:

CAUTION: Do not perform a system recovery! Stop at the first recovery screen.
Press the F11 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.

If you have a recovery disc, turn on the PC and insert the first recovery disc into the drive. Use the disc to enter the system recovery.

2.
Select Microsoft Startup Repair tool and wait for repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer; even if the startup repair tool finds errors but cannot fix them.

3.
If the error message persists, open the recovery manager screen as was done in step 1.

4.
At the recovery manager screen, press ALT + D.

5.
Enter the following text at the command prompt: bootrec /rebuildbcd

6.
If bootrec displays "Add installation to boot list?", press y .
After bootrec completes successfully, the computer displays "The operation completed successfully".

7.
To close the command prompt, enter the following text: exit

8.
At the Recovery Manager screen, select Microsoft Startup Repair tool (again) and wait for startup
repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer.

9.
The error should no longer open. If it does, perform a system recovery, making sure to backup
important files.

If you removed a hard drive before using these steps, replace the drive. If the error occurs again, make sure the additional hard drive is not set as an active drive. Only the main bootable drive should be set as active.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago George.J In phase 1, I'll be doing a basic test on all download managers listed for reviewing, check their sources, if the installer is clean and so on, and how they basically perform against each other. Only in phase 2, detailed review follows. Since Ninja is a new recommendation, I had to do a basic review on it before going into detailed. I found Ninja more interesting, so I stopped reviewing DAP midway, but the review will be put up later on. view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago naren

As per developer, technically its still beta.
But I must say, I have tested all the versions & no major probs, quite stable software.
Build 17 released yesterday.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago naren

Where is the review of Download Accelerator Plus Free?
It was labelled as "Testing" & now neither the label nor the review is there?

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Best Free Word Processor 10 months 1 week ago joeguru

I'm not so sure you're going to find a program that will fit your needs. Adding features makes the program bigger, and since size is an issue for you, so will the available features. If you do find something though, be sure to post here so the editor can take a look. Good luck.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago George.J Excellent suggestion, test results are coming great... Now there's a real competitor to EagleGet and FDM. Surprisingly it's still in early development phase, continously updated and still it's great. Am not sure how long the developer has been working on it. view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago George.J Sure, will do that as per your request. view
Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 10 months 1 week ago SwanKnight

Does it work on any GPU? Or must it be an MSI one?

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Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 10 months 1 week ago SwanKnight

The free version of FRAPS is crippleware, it's way too limited to be of any real use.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago OllieJones

I use two-factor verification on my Google account (in my case via a mobile auth-code-generating app called Authenticator). In my scenario each so-called "less secure app" (like Thunderbird) has its own app-specific password. Those apps also have the access to the Google servers they need to sync.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 1 week ago torres-no-tan-m... The main difference between EEK and EAM is that the former is portable software, contains HijackFree, BlitzBank and a CommandLine scanner. HTH Torres view
Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago naren

Plzz test Download Ninja next.
It has become feature rich now & one of the best free/paid download managers.
Clean software too with no craps, etc...

Currently supports Chrome & Firefox.
IE support will be coming.

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Deeper into the Windows Registry 10 months 1 week ago vandamme

That would really be painful.

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Deeper into the Windows Registry 10 months 1 week ago zdub

Sorry, but that's just bizarre. You mean you would have stuck with Windows if they instead used 1000s of ini files instead of the vastly superior hierarchical database that is the registry??

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Smarten Up Your Documents With 100 Brilliant Free Fonts 10 months 1 week ago grimbles

I must be very unlucky. Clicked on 3 fonts I liked the look of, two required sharing on Twitter or LinkedIn (don't have an account with either) and the third required a payment, as in not free. Sheesh!

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How to Find the Best DNS Server 10 months 1 week ago Remah This article has had a major rewrite: + An expanded introduction is more user focused with stuff like how do they work, how long will it take, etc. The more technical detail is hidden behind "Show more" buttons so it can be easily revealed if you want to read it. + The test examples have been updated using the latest versions of the software and the screenshots are generally larger images. + The advanced configuration section has been moved to the end. + DNS Jumper has more screenshots and text. Leave a comment if there is anything that can be improved. I also have some small changes to complete. Remah - Editor. view
Best Free Word Processor 10 months 1 week ago Misty27

Thanks. Writer's Delight (also from SSuite) appears nearly, if not identically, like QT Writer Express. No margin adjustment while typing. In print preview, there's the ability to set page margins & other typical print setup. But, when you exit preview, the margin settings aren't imposed on the writing page. i.e., the lines don't wrap at the same margins as set in page setup. If you didn't care where lines / paragraphs ended, I guess it's not a problem.

No spell check of any kind.

Has no toolbar icons for bold, italic, underline. But the 1 page help file lists hot keys for those (same ones as in Windows, or Tbird). But, aside from selecting fonts / font size & colors, very few other formatting features. Thunderbird has more than these 2 apps.

It has simple bullet styles - if you use hot keys (no menu selection) & keep entering it to toggle thru choices: Ctrl + shift + L ('L' for bullets).

Without spell check (in any processor), not much reason to leave Wordpad, if they don't have some extra goodies. I've never seen a "writer" or word processor w/o margin adjustments reflected on the writing page, or wrapping that didn't follow margin settings. Oddly, Writer's Delight & QT Writer Express have other things like revision tracking, right to left text - but not typical margin settings.

So, these 2 have a couple of extras over Wordpad, but loose several things.

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Best Free Antivirus App for Android 10 months 1 week ago rickybobby

Despite all the effort made to write this article, Android's security engineer seems to think otherwise calling antivirus apps 'pointless'.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/and...

I don't claim the present review is pointless, I'm just sharing something an official android chief at google just said.

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Free Program Displays Your Gaming Frame Rate 10 months 1 week ago erazerswe

This is a great program , ive been using it for years. However another great program is MSI afterburner which is totally free and can do just about everything that fraps can without limitations on size of videos etc (if you record ingame)

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 10 months 1 week ago Remah Thanks for your comments - I read all five of them. By the way, I like your moniker. :) I've just started rewriting the entire article page by page because it takes time to check compatibility. So most of the comments will change and a lot more 64-bit applications will be added: - I'll look at Rainlendar and PrivateFirewall. - The comments on Palemoon are from two years ago so they will change. But at the time it consistently had problems on two systems. That is probably not the case today. - I agree that PotPlayer has features galore. I use it and VLC. - it is policy here not to recommend beta software but sometimes I find it hard to ignore some very stable betas. view
Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 10 months 1 week ago OptometristPrime

IOBit is a horrible company & they don't deserve any recommendation by the people here. I for one am very glad about this policy.

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 10 months 1 week ago OptometristPrime

Privatefirewall is the best firewall ever. Plus it has a process blocker. I hate Comodo. Their software caused me a system failure of such enormous proportions, that I had to completely re-install Windows fresh. I wont be using anything they make again. Especially since their support is atrocious.

I use Pale Moon when I don't feel like using Firefox, and it has some differences, though I can't really remember what they are. It's a great browser & still has features that by now, Firefox has retardedly decided to remove, which is stupid considering they could just give the option to remove the features & not screw over the rest of us. Plus they're update-crazy at Mozilla, every other day they push an update & one of my important extensions breaks & they expect developers to keep up with them....that's not reasonable. A lot of extension developers develop their extensions in their free time, for free. It's not possible for them to keep up like that. Pale Moon doesn't update too often & I've never found it to not work with extensions I need. Pretty much all extensions work fine with it.

However, Potplayer is WAY better than VLC imo, especially the interface & the way it works. Sure, there aren't any great themes really available, but in performance, I don't believe I'd want to use ANYTHING else. Especially while watching TV shows. It has this feature in which the playlist is part of the main window & only appears in fullscreen when you hover over the side. Otherwise it disappears, and the same thing goes for the controls & the top bar, they only appear when you hover over the edges of the screen. That is an absolutely essential thing to me. Same goes for seekbar thumbnails. The options in Potplayer are absolutely awesome & I can right click & change the audio renderer almost instantly, which is a biggy for me, considering I have my TV hooked up via HDMI & also have headphones/stereo, which requires me to be able to quickly change the setting of where the audio goes out, without having to open a window and go through a bunch of settings. Most of the settings are available through a right click & context menu, which is awesome. You can do SO much with Potplayer, except I haven't used a lot of features, like the live ones. I'm sure they're just as good. I am so stoked that I accidentally stumbled across Potplayer, because now I don't know how I got along with out it, to be honest.

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 10 months 1 week ago OptometristPrime

I use several browsers, but Palemoon is one of my favorites & I have NEVER had a problem with it being slow. Never. I have TONS of extensions & TONS of tabs always open, so I'm not sure why you'd have any issues with it being slow. It works beautifully. Maxthon is also pretty good & Seamonkey as well.

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 10 months 1 week ago OptometristPrime

Rainlendar is the best todo & reminder app in the world & they have a great 64bit beta. Both versions work beautifully on my 64bit windows 7 & they have EPIC skins available, not to mention it's specifically a calendar app, but it has a to-do list, or rather, you can make several to-do lists & have a different theme for each, you can sort by priority, alphabetically or category, as well as sort by other stuff & there's a primary sort order & secondary, so for instance, I have a to-do list that is primarily sorted by priority, where it has titles for each priority & lists the corresponding ones underneath, which are secondarily sorted by alphabetical order. I also have a different to-do list where things are primarily sorted by category & then secondarily sorted by priority. You can set alarms & in the pro version you can connect your google account & have it sync your calendars & I believe your to-do list as well. It still works if you don't pay, it just adds "unregistered version" in the events & whatnot. I have no issues with it & I've been using the 64bit beta for quite a long time. I never had any issues with the regular version either. Oh and you can set multiple alarms, with any sound files you want & it's awesome. It's a software I couldn't live a day without. It's also a rather beautiful addition to my desktop. Wish I could post a picture!

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Best Free Word Processor 10 months 1 week ago joeguru

Check this out. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/simple-word-processor-could-be-a...

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago searchlight

I finally enabled Thunderbird to work with Gmail Enhanced Security. I enabled two-step verification on my Gmail account.

One has to enable two-step verification, and establish an application specific password that you substitute for the regular Gmail password that you inserted in your email client.

I found this link helpful in resetting Thunderbird. Now it works like a charm.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/outlook-synchronize-subscribed-fo...

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Best Free Word Processor 10 months 1 week ago Misty27

How is WordGraph on resources?

* Maybe someone has a suggestion. I'm looking for something to use on a laptop - somewhat limited RAM.
Don't need every function in full blown processors (if I do, will just open one). But, more than Wordpad. At least manual spell check. Preferably save in doc & maybe docx, along w/ rtf, txt.

* Atlantis Nova started up at only 5 MB (blank document on a desktop w/ 8 GB RAM) - same as Wordpad. But, it has no spell check - at all, and no way to get one, AFAIK. Other than that, it looks like a mini MS Word.

* AbiWord (portable version - portableapps.com) used a heck of a lot more RAM - *21.5* MB startup on my desktop. Haven't tried it on the laptop. I'm sure it'd use less than my desktop.
Yeah, the UI is a bit dated, but has everything most people need, laid out well. Has spell check as you type.
Abi saves in a BUNCH of formats - as many as any app.

* Jarte - started up @ 7.2 MB on my desktop. If you choose one of the other GUI "views", it's not terrible, but takes some getting used to. I'm sure if I used it a while, I'd get used to it. One thing (maybe partly from being a new look) is the function names mostly have to be read - icons are too small to be of use. The font for these (like "subscript", etc.) is VERY small. If you have really good eyes, it may not bother you.
I couldn't understand why w/ SOOO much open space, they made some of the top-center icons / labels and many labels in the "main" vertical toolbar on the left so small. And I have my system set at 110 DPI vs. default 96, so most things are larger. If the system DPI was @ default, I couldn't read some Jarte labels.

Jarte's *manual-only* spell check worked, was fast but a bit odd in some ways (not terrible). One thing is, if highlighted one word / line & spell check, it shows a green checkmark if no error. But, if select another word / line, it doesn't remove the previous checkmark. It redraws the mark on 2nd check, but if not watching closely, you'll miss it & won't know if it's the previous mark or a new one.

Also, the box w/ alternate suggestions was only 13/16 inch high & no way to increase it. If there were many suggestions, you had to scroll. If using Jarte full time, that may / may not be a problem. Again, there's LOTS of space they could use.

I too favored the "Classic" UI view, though it's definitely "out there." But things are easy to get to. It has optional "no click" tabs / icons for things like the font, spell menus. Change the "clickless operation" pref to fast timing, & menus change rapidly when hovered.

I didn't think there was excessive clicking to get to features. For most, only one click. In fact, once I figured out how things worked, there was less clicking than many other word processors. Now, you just may not care for Jarte's layout.

* QT Writer Express - tried it; not my flavor. Manual spell check was slow to open, even on a very fast machine. Had no conventional margin controls (anywhere, that I could see). No control over R margin, AFAICT. Very basic UI - which is OK if that's what you want. Except it still opened at 17 MB on my desktop, in spite of sparse GUI.
I can see people who are distracted by too many icons liking QT Writer express, but not if looking for something w/ a lot more to offer than Wordpad, or something using about the same resources.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago searchlight

If you want something that will work in the interim for your desktop, there is a Gmail Desktop app called GMDesk which you can use instead of your browser.

Since it is direct to Gmail there is no security setting difficulties.

However, it is not a traditional email client.

Here is the link: http://robertnyman.com/gmdesk/

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago searchlight

I have Thunderbird installed but it does not work. What security settings did you use?

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

Yes, there is.

Just day before yesterday I set up a Gmail account on a customer's computer in good old Mozilla Thunderbird. Worked practically out of the box.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago searchlight

I installed EMClient. This does NOT work with the new Google Security enabled on my gmail account.

Is there a client that does as of today 7/17/2014?

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 1 week ago sicknero

Emsisoft Emergency Kit appears to be fully freeware still, it's one of my main secondary scanners. I'm not sure what the differences are between that and the trial-lapsed anti-malware program.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago Anupam He has actually named it in his comment. It's "em client", and here's the site. It's free for home use. http://www.emclient.com/ view
How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

@exbioman:
It would be very nice if you told us what email client you now use.
TIA

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago DavidWSnow

The setting mentioned doesn't exist for those us who use Google Apps! Yet again, Google Apps seems to be different and behind regular Google accounts.

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How to Fix Problems Synching Gmail with Other Email Clients 10 months 1 week ago exbioman

After upgrading to Wins 7 a couple years ago and finding MS dropped outlook express, my all time favorite email client, couldn't configure Thunderbird. Gave up and just used Gmail online. Or Yahoo mail. Or outlook online. Then a friend started sending emails I couldn't open with Gmail online. Tried em client. It had no problem configuring Gmail and opens .eml files. Hope this helps someone else.

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An Easy and Convenient Way to Find Out What Software and Hardware is on a PC 10 months 1 week ago astral_cyborg

Speccy is a good application from a trustworthy developer.
However, it shows only the installed and identified devices of your system.

In cases where you have unknown hardware and no drivers installed yet and you may want to determine the unknown devices, Speccy doesn't help. For these cases, I suggest HWiNFO in general or HWMonitor, CPU-Z and GPU-Z for specific ones.

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Control Two PCs From One Mouse With This Freebie From Microsoft 10 months 1 week ago Mighty

A friend and I have been using Input Director for years. It doesn't do Drag&Drop file transfer, but it does do text Copy&Paste. It has been solid, and I don't really have to think about it. I had been using it between an XP and Win7 machines. The last few months it has been two Win7 machines. I have no qualms about recommending Input Director. But, the file transfer of Mouse Without Borders is intriguing.

Drake

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Cnet (Download.com) Wrapped Installer 10 months 1 week ago Raccoonnookkeeper

Anonymous87 mentioned open source software in the post, in an earlier message.
Unfortunately, some open source software providers are on the bandwagon, offering piggyback PUPs, along with what is usually very fine software that performs and is maintained in ways many commercial program providers should emulate. So, one should always follow that centuries-old warning: caviat emptor (even for something you are getting for "free")!

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

Sweet. ;-)

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 10 months 1 week ago v.laurie We are unable to respond to individual support requests here. Please post details of your query in our forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
Best Free Technical Support Sites 10 months 1 week ago skykrane101

My Macbook Pro has recently started to slow down and the colorful wheel comes on and tho can take forever to get back on track. I always thought that MAC had more complicated software so there were minimal viruses out there to get. Does anybody know how to fix this or even if there is a fix?

Mike

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Meetings and lotteries sound excellent. :) view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Point taken and thank you. :) view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy If I win the lottery, you are on my meeting list. :) So is Rhiannon but I guess the mere thought of that already has her running for the hills! :D MC. view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

@MC and @Rhiannon

Actually I know and I agree.

I admire you guys, our patience with the trolls and the know-nothings who only want ready made instructions instead of thinking for themselves.
I wish there was a way of meeting you guys in person just to be able to extend my hand and say Thank You directly to you.

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy I tend to agree with eikelein. We get a lot of contacts about security programs along the lines of, "you recommended Xyz and it won't even install". After some conversation we invariably find the user had previously installed umpteen trial versions of other software, clicked on everything in sight multiple times to "get rid of the window that stuck", and then used a registry cleaner because the product website promised to fix it. :) There is no way back for a system in this state unless a competent person is able to sit in front of it and work through the potential remedies in a logical manner. Unfortunately, the type of response I usually encounter when making this suggestion is "why do you offer to help people when you so obviously can't"? :) Suffice to say none of us are immune from making errors or bad judgements, but the volunteers on this site only post content they believe to be useful, and do so in good faith, despite the trolls who are never far away, especially from the Hot Find articles. MC - Site Manager. view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

I don't think "people have trouble with" is a valid argument. If a majority had problems like "just get the grey MS panel" there would be much more fretting.
I truly do not know how to express that more humbly but my extensive experience with "normal" home computers makes me suspect that there is malware running on computers where people have "the grey MS panel" experience or the like. And that surely is none of your doing!

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 1 week ago Panzer Breach - A browser for the HTML5 era. Entirely written in Javascript. Free. Modular. Hackable: http://breach.cc/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 1 week ago Panzer "... WebPG is a free, open source suite of tools to bring GnuPG/PGP (gpg, gnupg) to the browser, in an effort to make cryptographic methods usable, safe and accessible to the common man ...": https://webpg.org/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 1 week ago Panzer demimove - a file browser for mass renaming: Features: - Interactivity: Demimove allows adding/removing of (multiple) targets quickly by mouse interaction (instead of or complementary to matching via regex/globbing patterns). - Automatic Previews: Demimove provides an automatic and immediate preview of any change. - Performance: Demimove is fast, thanks to Qt and its QFileSystemModel. Even thousands of files are no problem (although there's a ceiling, as always). - Commit History: You can undo any commit, although currently only in order of last to first. - Multiple Pattern Support: You can have any number of match and filter patterns by separating them with a slash ("/"). - Recursive support: Demimove supports recursive lookups and renames. You can specify the depth of the recursion. - Config File: You can save and restore options to and from a file (~/.config/demimove/demimove.ini): https://github.com/mikar/demimove view
Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 10 months 1 week ago ironmac85

hi guys,new here,,ive heard good and bad about vpn's like everyone,,tried and tested quite a few too,,hotspotshield,expatshield are a no no,,your true IP is'nt truely hidden,,chrispc i have'nt tested,but heard not so good things.gonna try some others and see how good they stand up,but it always depends what u want them for,,feedback welcome x

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Every now and then I post sites that people have trouble with that generate quite a few comments pointing out problems. When that happens I believe I've made a bad decision posting those sites. :) view
A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 10 months 1 week ago Misty27

For those inclined more towards open source software, when it comes to entrusting passwords, and also not storing in the cloud (the cloud :D), then 2 or the best are:
Password Safe http://pwsafe.org/
Keepass Password Manager http://keepass.info/

Keepass is perhaps slightly more secure, but definitely has more options, configurability for auto-typing login data. But that can make it more complicated for those that don't need a lot of options. But either will handle just entering user name / PW.

PW Safe is a bit simpler, doesn't have the level of extra entropy that Keepass has.
I use PW Safe for forum PWs, etc., & Keepass for banks. In PW Safe, You must click to auto type (or drag / drop). OMG! Click a mouse?!? How lazy are we getting?

Keepass can find the DB entry that matches current web page "title" or other identifiers - so don't have to "search" in the current DB. It also offers "Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation," (see help file or online help file), which attempts to defeat most keyloggers.

Both of these are 1st class programs, are actively maintained, have excellent help forums & bug trackers / feature request reporting. Much better than a lot of commercial software I've used.

I used Roboform (free) some yrs ago. It certainly may've changed since then, but at the time had little if any on Keepass or Password Safe. Plus, some password mgrs are not open source, which for many security experts, is a *drawback* for security / encryption software, etc. I don't think storing PWs is any less important.

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Smarten Up Your Documents With 100 Brilliant Free Fonts 10 months 1 week ago cyguyjg

Indeed some classy fonts. Thank you, Rob.

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Best Free Download Manager 10 months 1 week ago cityguyusa

Just a note on FDM. I often find that it's using a lot of system resources even when it's not actively downloading anything. I'm not sure why this is but when I see my hard drive thrashing I know that FDM is at the top of the list for page faults.

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Would you post some of those sites for us? Alternative sites are welcome. view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon There are many processes in the real time file analysis that are not on any of my computers - for example iTunes and Real Player. view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago eikelein

Please help an old man to understand why you think you "cratered and landed on your face"?

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Good point. I like the site much because it has accurate information on processes and services. Personally, I do a search on any processes or services I don't recognize - this site puts a name to processes and services, it cuts down on the amount of searches I do. Thanks for the kind words. :) view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Thanks for the support everyone. Every now and then I crater and land face down. Looks like this is one of those times. :) view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon Huh. I'm not sure what to say. The site has been written up here on Gizmo's a few times. The only thing I can think of is a possible conflict with any security software. view
Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago rhiannon I see your point. :) I like the extensive information on the site so I don't mind going there. And typos, I see so many spelling errors on large entity sites that it surprises me. Of course, that doesn't stop me from making some of my own. :) view
An Easy and Convenient Way to Find Out What Software and Hardware is on a PC 10 months 1 week ago sicknero

Definitely, Speccy is always my first choice for a quick rundown of hardware or if I need to monitor temperatures for any reason.

Jerry I guess software means O/S here.

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An Easy and Convenient Way to Find Out What Software and Hardware is on a PC 10 months 1 week ago Kumar_Shah

Been using Speccy for years. Love it. Great for monitoring temperatures of CPUs and hard drives and lot of other info about all hardware and software on your PC. Includes SMART analysis of your hard drives.

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An Easy and Convenient Way to Find Out What Software and Hardware is on a PC 10 months 1 week ago Jerry Rhino

Software? Not.

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago WillSee

Just tried 1,000 Lifehacks, found a tip: on Google click the "I'm feeling lucky" button with no entry in the search box to see every Google logo. Tried it, the "I'm feeling ..." changes each time you mouse over it. As another commenter said you need to find "doodly" to see the logos.

Appears the hacks aren't well thought out/complete as well as potentially dangerous.

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Vuze Help: Installing The Mainline DHT Plugin 10 months 1 week ago bobby79

Hi i need help i have download the mainline DHT but it says ipv 4 1 ipv 6 inisialising
dont know what could be wrong.
also on a different question my torrents always take a while to start or they have red smily or sady :)so they dont even start can any one help.
tnx in advance

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 1 week ago torres-no-tan-m... Rybar, I can only concur with Midnight Cowboy's excellent and thorough explanation. view
14 Mozilla Articles to Help Make You a Better and Safer User of the Firefox Browser 10 months 1 week ago mehman

Thanks for the information. This is definitely helpful.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy We encounter these issues all the time with a variety of products and they are always local, due mostly to corrupt system files or the incomplete removal of other security software. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Please note - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/?PageSpeed=noscript "Isn't Emsisoft Anti-Malware freeware? Yes and no. By default Emsisoft Anti-Malware installs as a free fully functional 30 day trial version. After the trial period you can either choose to buy a full version license or switch to the limited freeware mode. The freeware mode still allows you to scan and clean infections, but it doesn't provide any real-time protection to guard against new infections. It's useful as a second opinion scanner but you should NEVER rely on the freeware mode as long term protection for your PC. Without suitable real-time protection, your PC is at risk of becoming infected very quickly". MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Digital Image Viewer 10 months 1 week ago EldonW

Hi Mimi, I use XnView under Windows 7 Ultimate and have not had the problem (or any problem) you mention. But, with another commercial program under Windows XP Professional I had exactly the same problem. It turned out the images in the folder were listed by type, and the program, by default, would show them by name. Maybe that's why it seems some of the images are not being shown. Just a thought.

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Finds of the Week: NASA Television, World Fact Book, 1,000 Lifehacks, Should I Block It? 10 months 1 week ago grimbles

Experienced a similar problem myself. Contacted support but after several emails to and fro the issue still wasn't fixed. In the end, they stopped responding and I gave up on the software.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 10 months 1 week ago Rybar

Please note -

www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/?PageSpeed=noscript - is no longer free :(

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Best Free Antivirus Software 10 months 1 week ago sicknero

I guess you've been a bit unlucky - I've run CIS free for two or three years now with very few problems, although I do always install onto a clean system.

I've not tried GeekBuddy but the Comodo forums can be helpful.

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Best Free Media Player for Android 10 months 1 week ago trainman261 OK, well I guess I'm not the only person having issues with it. view
Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 10 months 1 week ago AJNorth

Greetings,

Has anyone any experience with ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy (http://proxy.chris-pc.com/), or might it be added to the queue for inclusion in a future review?

Thank you!

Regards,

AJN

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