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40 weeks 1 day ago Five Really Simple Tricks and Tips that Solve a Lot of PC Problems tweetiepooh

Yup, a good old reboot oft works wonders. Sometimes just restarting the application can do the trick. Shame Windows needs this, remembering the 14 years up time on some of our non-MS servers. And when the technology to patch running kernels becomes more widespread, even less down time.

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4 weeks 16 hours ago Budding Muso? Get The Chords To Any Song On Youtube tweetiepooh

My account says it's free until 1 September

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1 year 27 weeks ago Best Free Backgammon Software turgut

http://www.bgblitz.com/ good backgammon software. There is a free version with some restrictions.

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1 year 6 weeks ago How to Create Your Own Custom Windows 8 Start Menu tuna

Ever since the advent of 'pinning' to the taskbar I unpin all & reload quick launch b/c I don't care for 'pinned' apps that can barely be distinguished between closed, minimized or multi instances. So I just add new toolbar pointed to the QL folder that never went away.

Same is true in 8 with the start menu, the folders are still there(and populate when new S/W loaded), it's just the links that were taken from us, the customers. So, new toolbar pointed to start menu gives me all the 'Programs'. Of course, I move the user items to the All Users folder for simplicity rather than link to both.

This does not give options for MY Comp, My Docs, Control Panel, etc in 1st Start Menu window, but shortcuts can be added to it...or to the QL toolbar.

User Start Menu
C:\Users\***your user name***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

All Users Start Menu
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

If anyone is interested, User Quick Launch folder:
C:\Users\***your user name***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

For extra shortcut goodness, you can right-click>Properties on your shortcuts and map custom CTRL+ALT+(any key) mappings for your fav apps. Soon you won't need Metro OR the Start Menu(but links need to be in SM folder or on Desktop for CTRL+ALT+(any key) functionality.

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1 year 3 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tuna

Gotta share my love for Waterfox. I like the customization aspect of Pale Moon, and it is faster than FF, but Waterfox opens and renders noticeably faster than Pale Moon for me. I use both regularly with separate, but identical, profiles. Am searching hi & low for new alts not dependent on the MozGoog agenda. The Old 5 are all untrustworthy, IMO. Getting ready to try Kmeleon, I am stuck on the simplicity of Live Bookmarks but fed up with all the over-engineering to influence/report/rig my "experience". I never considered I would live to see a fox jump a shark...

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1 year 2 weeks ago Best Free Browser Scrubber tuna

Would someone please explain to me why it is after running latest CCleaner w/ FlashPlayer selected and after Control Panel>Flash Player has been "Delete All"ed that a 3yo, unmaintained flashcookiescleaner still finds and deletes multiple flash cookies? I'm a big fan of Pririform software, but this smacks of misleading advertising(go figure)... or am I missing something?

Is there a way to make CCleaner truly remove ALL flash cookies as advertised or must it be run in conjunction w/ a Flash cleaner?

***My browser is locked down and clears history w/ all selected when I close. I personally use NoScript and get NO cookies, but most people can't grok it so they disable it or call/text/email me frequently until I disable it for them.

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12 weeks 3 days ago Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [expired] ttygt

Thanx Minitool people and Gizmo friends, been using the free tool for ages.

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1 year 11 weeks ago How to Really Speed up File Copying in Windows tsuyoshiyasuda88

Hey guyz!!!
The fastest way to speed up your copy is by using ExtremeCopy. Download Here!http://www.easersoft.com/ Free and easy to use! I've been using it for 5 years now!!!

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1 year 31 weeks ago Best Free Android Apps tsndnm

While loitering around Google Play I found this app called SURDOC. This is basically an online backup app. They are presently offering a ridiculous 100GB of storage for a year . So if anyone is looking for a temporary harddisk online you may want to give it a try. Though the survival of the service remains to be seen...

Note :
1. The 100 GB is available via the app store only.
2. Last date to get that much space seems to be 15-01-2013.
3. Only Almighty knows the catch behind?

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1 year 28 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tsndnm

Just came across an(other) open source browser (it is still in beta, and appears to be actively developed)

https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/xombrero

as per their homepage

xombrero is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks.

Hope it is worth your time...

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1 year 20 weeks ago Best Free Email Software tsndnm

Thunderbird Users who would like to connect to MS Exchange based accounts may want to try the ExQuilla extension. I (personally) think this extension reduced the gap between Thunderbird & M$ Outlook by miles!

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1 year 5 weeks ago Memrise a new Language truthseeker57

I am sorry to have to make the comments I feel obliged to make, and my goal is not to offend, but merely to defend correct use of the English language.
I really feel that when publishing a public article, the least one can do is make the effort to use a spell checker, and in this case Microsoft Word, so as to avoid as serious an error as the use of the word 'manor' for 'manner' - that is inexcusable in my book, as it demonstrates that the concept that the writer has for the meaning and use of the word is fundamentally flawed. In the case of someone writing in a foreign language such an error would be more understandable, but I do not believe this to be the case here.
Additionally, if you were to try and translate this concept (the use of the word 'manor' for 'manner') into Spanish for example, this could lead to considerable confusion, as you would in the cited example be saying 'en una mansión satisfactoria' instead of 'en una manera satisfactoria' - perhaps you might agree that when looked at in this light this is not like a mistype or other such error, it means that what you have written is the actual mental concept you have of the word 'manner', and at the risk of repeating myself, this is a serious matter, at least for anyone who cares about the correct use of their language. In my case it makes me question the seriousness of the article being discussed, when this type of error appears in the very first paragraph.
Thank you for reading this.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Memrise a new Language truthseeker57

I do appreciate the articles provided, however without wanting to split hairs, this is not a simple spelling mistake, or I would not have mentioned it. The fact is that not only those whose mother tongue is English read these articles. For their sake I feel that it is imperative that editors make sure that correct terminology is used. I am sure that you must appreciate how it makes you feel when you try and wade through a very badly translated manual for example, when one ends up totally confused? It is in order to mitigate the spreading of this tendency that I feel compelled to not allow even what appears to be a small error go unnoticed.
What makes this particular incident worthy of such attention is the fact that it is introducing an app that assists with memorizing a foreign language - if what is being said makes no sense in English, then how does the editor expect someone using a translator such as Google to read the article to understand what is being said? I think that I have gone out of my way to demonstrate that this was not a simple mistype - if you fail to appreciate the importance of correct use of the language in such articles, then that is your opinion. I personally find it offensive. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to respond, let's agree to disagree, but perhaps you might gently mention the points I made to the writer of this article with a view to perhaps opening his eyes to something that he may not even have considered. It may actually be helpful rather than destructive.
Thank you.
PS, I now see that the word has been corrected, for which I am appreciative, and on behalf of anyone else who might have been confused by the original text, thank you. The article now makes perfect sense and can be taken more seriously. I applaud you for your humble attitude and goodwill - that is what might make this world a better place for all of us.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Memrise a new Language truthseeker57

Hello Nick, thank you for taking the time to respond in person, I was starting to lose patience with the poster who had been defending you, and I am really glad that you show a greater understanding of the point I was trying to make than he, 'nuff said. In case anyone is about to raise their finger to accuse me of racism, I have the same attitude toward my own errors in whichever country I happen to be endeavouring to learn the language, whether it be France or Spain or anywhere else, I have done my level best to learn the language as best as I am able and learn from those willing to correct my mistakes out of respect for their language.
I am glad that you are able to acknowledge the error, and that you have shown yourself open to constructive criticism. That is one way to grow...
I'll probably never have a manor either, I suppose with things as they are we are lucky to have a roof over our heads. All the best.

David

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1 year 29 weeks ago How & Why to switch from Yahoo! Mail to GMail Truthiness

Yahoo MailPlus Is A RIPOFF >:(

They force you to buy their stoooopid Yahoo Mail Plus that costs $20 per account when Gmail will let people use POP for free. I can't even forward from one Yahoo address to another without paying $20 for each account! $40 isn't much for most people, but I'm unemployed right now and living hand to mouth. Feels like I've got a ball and chain tethering me to my old email address. And they just barely introduced an SSL option to their email service!!!! Cut the crap Yahoo >:(

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Freeware Download Sites triumphantjohnson

i love this website, and i think am rich now.

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17 weeks 4 days ago Future Learn: Learning For Life (Website of the Week) Triggers Broom

Hey . . . .

When you bring stuff to the table, you can criticise. Otherwise keep a lid on

Thanks again Rhiannon; well worth investigating

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13 weeks 16 hours ago Get The Professional Version of MiniTool Partition Wizard for Free! [expired] trevanian

Comparison free (Home) edition and Pro Edition: http://www.partitionwizard.com/comparison.html

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39 weeks 1 day ago CryptoLocker: Beware This Major Threat To Your PC trcres

I don't know how often they get involved in issuing malware alerts, but even the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the Department of Homeland Security, has issued an alert about Cryptolocker.
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-309A

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1 year 25 weeks ago Best Free Disk Space Analyzer tratak

This is, in my opinion, the best disk space analyzer:
SequoiaView

http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/se...

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10 weeks 5 days ago Create Computer-Generated Music On Your PC TranceTip

SoundHelix 0.7.1 has been released. See http://www.soundhelix.com

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6 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Media Player for Android trainman261

Well, I'd have to know a little more about your setup to know exactly what you need, because there are several different possibilities when it comes to accessing devices or files across the network. I have not (yet) tried Samba Player, so I'm not too familiar with it, but it seems to be using the SMB, or Samba system. Assuming that's the case, DicePlayer, an app I have not reviewed here yet, is able to do that. However, I have not gotten it to work yet (although I haven't tried too hard at this point either). But you can go ahead and try it, it could well work for you.
However, if you want a surefire way to make it work (no guarantees, though) - and want the hardware acceleration MX Player offers, you can use ES File Explorer, and when you open a video, it will ask you which app you want to open it with. There, you can choose MX Player, and set it as default, if you want - or you can choose whatever other video player is listed there, if you prefer a different one. Of course, the app has to be installed if you want to be able to choose it when you open the video file.

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5 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Media Player for Android trainman261

OK, well I guess I'm not the only person having issues with it.

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3 weeks 3 days ago Livedrive Users, You Need To Read This. trainman261

Thanks for posting this here, it's very good to know.

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1 year 21 weeks ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program tpg

Dear "Tape Guy"; as the new moderator for this forum, let me welcome you. I've been re-writing this article only because I wanted to add a few new programs. While I do like FREEMAKE and find it a good fit for what you want to do, when it comes to creating the DVD, I find it lacking in two areas. First, the level of menu options is low, but more importantly, it won't actually burn your DVD ... it just makes an ISO ... and frankly, I don't want the hassle of sitting around waiting for the formatting to finish, and then starting the burn process. To me, they should all be integrated (and YES, I acknowledge that it's a personal preference). Thus, for DVD's I like DVD Styler

http://www.dvdstyler.org/en/

I find it handles all the formats I've thrown at it, and it burns the DVD when done. I'll be including it in the new re-write that is in work now.

cheers ... and thanks for using Gizmo.

tpg

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1 year 18 weeks ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program tpg

And "your welcome !!" I fell in love w/ gizmo many years ago and use it all the time. Just recently I needed an SSH client and again, gizmo came through.

cheers

tpg

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1 year 2 weeks ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program tpg

You are correct ... thanks for bring it to my attention. I have reached out to the author to see if they will fix this issue.

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24 weeks 4 days ago A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small tp

I think the point that is being made is this isn't recording a video of your actions, it is recording the actual actions. As such, when you play it back, any mouse clicks, keyboard presses happen again on your machine. So if things like applications, files, etc aren't in the same place/state that they were when the recording was made, the playback will likely be different as well and could lead to unintended consequences. I feel the write-up on this is poor in that it does not mention any of this.

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24 weeks 4 days ago A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small tp

Good to know. But as this article is about a Windows based application, it should be noted that Simple Screen Recorder is not an alternative given there doesn't appear to be a Windows version of that available - Linux only.

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24 weeks 4 days ago A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small tp

I had been using CamStudio (http://camstudio.org/) but this one looks interesting, especially the ability to personalize your recordings by embedding input from a camera in the recording. I'll have to check it out.

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1 year 32 weeks ago How to Copy and Paste in the Windows Command Prompt Toys4Boys

I believe you can simple use "Ctrl + V" without changing any cmd prompt properties. Just another way to get to the same place.

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1 year 27 weeks ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

jimcarter1959,
Thanks for the +ve feedback!
Emsisioft have taken steps to reduce false +ves by replacing Ikarus with Bitdefender. However, all scanning software is prone to produce some incorrect results and I would always advise to scan any suspicious files with VirusTotal before deleting them.
https://www.virustotal.com/

All the best,

Torres

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1 year 24 weeks ago Tips on How to Manage the Forced Migration from Hotmail to Outlook.com torres-no-tan-m...

Sorry, Outlook.com upgrades aren’t available right now

Thanks for your interest in Outlook.com. We’re upgrading millions of customers every day and have currently reached our limit. Please try again later.

In the meantime, you can still send and receive email using your Hotmail inbox.

LOL! ;-)

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1 year 23 weeks ago Tips on How to Manage the Forced Migration from Hotmail to Outlook.com torres-no-tan-m...

Ho-hum,
I still cannot upgrade to Outlook - I'm not very impressed as it has been 10 days since my first, of many, attempts! ;-(

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1 year 18 weeks ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

Thanks Stasou,

MBAM has now been updated.

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1 year 12 weeks ago Eight PDF Files You Don’t Want to Open torres-no-tan-m...

PDF-XChange Viewer: Edit> Preferences> JavaScript> untick Enable JavaScript Actions.

HTH ;-)

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1 year 5 weeks ago How To: Glue This to That (Website of the Week) torres-no-tan-m...

I clicked on the link and now I'm stuck on the website! ;-)

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1 year 3 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser torres-no-tan-m...

tom4455,

This article no longer has an editor and therefore, the content has become outdated.
Regarding Chrome, it is beyond the remit of this category - Best Free Web Browser - to investigate Google.

HTH

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1 year 3 days ago Use This Malware Fighter To Scan And Protect Your PC torres-no-tan-m...

I thought IObit products were no longer to be trusted after the MBAM saga a few years ago and that they were persona non grata on this site? I notice their WOT rating is green, but would appreciate feedback regarding trusting their current software.

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1 year 3 days ago Use This Malware Fighter To Scan And Protect Your PC torres-no-tan-m...

Thanks for the clarification MC. ;-)

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51 weeks 5 days ago How To Deter Spammers If You Publish Your Email Address Online torres-no-tan-m...

Rob,
Many thanks for this article. ;-)
I have hidden my email address from spammers by turning my address into a jpeg - this should be easily achieved by using any photo-editing software such as GIMP, Zoner etc.

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49 weeks 2 days ago Who's Been Recreating The Abbey Road LP Cover Today? torres-no-tan-m...

Am I right in thinking that the zebra crossing on the Abbey Road album cover no longer exists? The original was 'moved' to its present position sometime ago - not sure if it was for safety reasons!

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43 weeks 2 days ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. torres-no-tan-m...

Yes it does - Options> Preferences> WordWeb locale> select Britain.

HTH ;-)

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39 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

EAM is not portable and therefore, will not run from a USB stick. However, Emsisoft Emergency Kit is portable: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/
Please read the following article for more info: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-compute...
HTH
Torres

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34 weeks 2 days ago Want A $29 Youtube Downloader For Free? torres-no-tan-m...

Downloaded and registered the software as per instructions; however, the product wouldn't work ie it failed to download a video from Youtube!
I have since relaunched the downloader and amazingly the GUI has completely changed and it is now a standard media player - it even asked if I wanted to reset it as my default player!!
Anybody else have this problem?

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34 weeks 2 days ago Want A $29 Youtube Downloader For Free? torres-no-tan-m...

I just checked the size of the software and it is 119 MB - uninstalling as I write! :-(

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34 weeks 2 days ago Want A $29 Youtube Downloader For Free? torres-no-tan-m...

Many thanks for your reply, Steve. I certainly won't be going near any Aimersoft products ever again!

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34 weeks 2 days ago Want A $29 Youtube Downloader For Free? torres-no-tan-m...

The extra software that came bundled with the downloader was Aimersoft Player and it had to be uninstalled separately. :-(

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27 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

MysticHaze,

Thanks for posting; however, your post is far too long for the comments section and as Anupam has already stated you should post in the Freeware Forum:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/

HTH

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5 weeks 20 hours ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software torres-no-tan-m...

Rybar,

I can only concur with Midnight Cowboy's excellent and thorough explanation.

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4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 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

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31 weeks 20 hours ago Optimizing µTorrent (or BitTorrent) For Speed toorent

CanYouSeeMe.org - Open Port Check Tool

This page will serve as a free utility for remotely verifying a port is open or closed on your router. It will be useful for users who wish to check to see if a server is running or a firewall or ISP is blocking certain ports or verify network security. If you want to do website hosting on your own or run your own ip camera behind your router it will also helpful.

Your IP: IP Edited out
What Port?

Error: I could not see your service on IP Edited Out on port (49001)
Reason: Connection timed out

Common Ports
FTP 21
SSH 22
Telnet 23
SMTP 25
Web 80
Pop 3 110
IMAP 143
Other Applications
Remote Desktop 3389
PC Anywhere 5631

could u please tell what can i do :(

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21 weeks 14 hours ago Best Free Technical Support Sites toonpig

This list of help sites is a fantastic thing for someone like me who is not that savvy about computers. I had several questions I needed answered Tech support guy were very good and solved all my little problems . Again thanks so much for the list of sites

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18 weeks 5 days ago Finds of the Week: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos toonpig

Cant thank you enough. I had been looking for a easy to follow language site & you were so right about duolingo. Everything on here is so interesting thanks again

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16 weeks 3 days ago Smithsonian's History Explorer (Website of the Week) toonpig

I can only agree with e-alias, I to get lost in so many of your choice of sites to visit thank you so much for your hard work in finding & checking these sites for us all

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16 weeks 3 days ago Finds of the Week: Download YouTube Videos, Do More with Feedly, Government Snooping, Organize Files, Customize Command Prompt, Street Art toonpig

Wow the street art site is so fantastic such colour & fun we need this street art so good to see

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16 weeks 3 days ago Feed Your Brain at Today I Found Out.com (Website of the Week) toonpig

I just looked at time & noticed I had been on the site for over 2 hours Thanks so much.

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1 week 2 days ago Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old toonpig

The your getting old site is so interesting some great facts on the site.Will be sending the link to others for sure thanks again for your work in bringing us interesting sites to browse

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4 days 13 hours ago Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video toonpig

Thanks Rob I had been looking for something like this. Great that you don't need to download it Thanks again

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15 hours 31 min ago Ten Top Windows Tips toonpig

Thanks again iknow some people say some of these tips are common sense but to some one like me they are life savers.

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34 weeks 16 hours ago A Thank-you from Gizmo tonyl2708

Yes, thank you Gizmo.

Tony L

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27 weeks 15 hours ago The Easy Way To Add Sticky Yellow Notes To Your Windows Desktop tonyl2708

Yes, I've been using stickies for several years, and wouldn't be without it.

Well recommended :)

TonyL.

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1 week 4 days ago Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know tonyl2708

On my machine, 'Tiles' comes up only from the Start screen, not the Desktop.

TonyL

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42 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Program Launcher TonyHowert

Hi!

Recently I started using this very simple tool:
http://gimespace.com/quickmenu.html
It is for free, and I must say, I'm impressed. It makes the way I work in windows so much faster. I assigned the popup key to my left extra mouse button and switching between tasks and launching new onces has become a delight!
This really changed the way i work in windows, I made the taskbar hide away and enjoy my whole screen space for my full screen applications and know that all my open windows are just one mouse click and a tiny little mouse move away.
simply great!
Tony.

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39 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Launcher TonyHowert

That is another program, the right link is this:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/GiMeSpace-QuickMenu....

But the brothersoft link does like back to this link directly to their site:
[Direct file link removed - not permitted]

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1 year 31 weeks ago View XML Data With This Microsoft Freebie tonyhays937

Thank you rob, this is a nice tool but I would prefer something with validation and syntax highlighting, there is a bigger list here of free xml editors (http://www.xml-editor.info/free-xml-editor/) that are way better than the microsoft one.

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18 weeks 1 day ago Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now TonyH

Intended for Vic L, but any other expertise welcome. Think I had some security attack last week, or something managed to amend some settings, I logged on one day, was told that a file could not be found, and therefore not loaded. File named as zkbuygp.dat, doesn't get any mentions in a Google search, a bit odd as most system files have plenty info online. Being suspicious, I tried a scan with Anti-Malwarebytes (free version) it would NOT run due to 'blocked by group policy'; neither would M'soft Security Essential (same reason). I tried the Malwarebytes 'chameleon', also not working. I downloaded a new version of Malwarebytes, stored in a different folder, seemed to run ok, chameleon too. M'soft Sec Essentials DOES run a scan if PC in Safe mode - and when I checked it said it had blocked online threats when PC was NOT in safe mode, so seems (?) to be working behind the scenes still.

BUT today, I was on a website, a little box appeared, saying Malwarebytes had just blocked a threat, sounds good, BUT I thought that product doesn't work in real time, just does scans? (I should add that the version I've newly downloaded seems to say it's a trial, presumably a 14 day one, as opposed to the perm free one I had before). As I only recently ventured into online banking (had done things by phone for years) this is rather worrying - I haven't used any bank website since the odd event with the mystery file and the 'group policy' stuff.

The only info I can find re 'Group Policy' seems to imply that products good or bad might change registry settings, but I'm not informed or capable enough to change them back! ANY CLUES PLEASE? Thx TH (I have a desktop PC, Windows Home 7, IE9)

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5 days 15 hours ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer TonyH

Hi Re GLARY, your comment says "This program also adds a lot to the startup process, so I recommend adjusting the options in the settings menu". Sorry, what do you mean?

Is that adds time, complexity, needless options, or handy resources? And what options?

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30 weeks 1 day ago Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial TonyF

Finally registered. Been a user here for many years and value this site. Will donate today also.

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1 year 27 weeks ago Get A Free Book On Windows 8 From Microsoft Press Tony600

great stuff to read, Thanks

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1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software tony

Macrium Relect has one BIG HUGE problem. It would mke sense that you would back up you Windows on an external hard drive. But this software does not see USB! Therefore you're up a gum tree like I am at present trying to restore your windows. So if you are t hinking about using this software and going to use a USB - Think again and use something else

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1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software tony

Hi it is formatted to NTFS. Just done the Windows download as I can't see C drive and hoping it will resolve my problem. I shan't be using MR again. has changed since I used it two years ago and more complicated. Will look at your other alternatives

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52 weeks 18 hours ago A New Genre Of Planning/Productivity Software? tony

Great-this will help me with my planning on my book. Shall look forward to see if its better than Freemind

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19 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Online Applications and Services tony

Forgive me if I have missed it, but MS are now free online
https://office.com/start/default.aspx

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29 weeks 5 days ago LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] Tomnov

I'm in a gaming (users) group that offers advice and free support to others playing the same game, and have used Teamviewer for almost 2 years. Several of us have used it often enough to begin triggering the "commercial usage suspected" message, and a few of the group began only using LogMeIn; they will be chagrined to know that they will have to switch back.
Myself, I wrote the Teamviewer support ppl an email, when they began limiting sessions to 5 minutes, explaining how I used it for only "friends" and family and received no renumeration for my efforts, and they 'reset' my account to stop me from getting the timeouts and the annoying messages.
And I'd be a rich man & would gladly pay the commercial license fee if I did charge for my time on there.

It is a great free solution to help those who can't help themselves.

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24 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder Tomnov

Couldn't get Active Presenter to record ANY sound on Windows 8.1, found no place to set an audio device or input.

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2 weeks 6 days ago My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment Tomnov

iLivid is total crap scumware. Spyware in it's own right, and then brings in ads that look like legitimate windows warnings to download even more dangerous stuff. STAY AWAY FROM IT.

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28 weeks 2 days ago One Of The Best Backup Utilities I've Seen For A Long Time tomm

Caveat!!
When I went to download FreeFileSync from SourceForge, normally a safe source, I was given the normal choice of ways to install: BOTH involved installing Conduit.
Conduit hi-jacked its way onto my computer about a month ago, and I had to completely strip the hard disk and re-install all my programs. Fortunately I had used Paragon Drive Copy to create my backup on a separate USB disk.

Avoid Conduit at all costs

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15 weeks 5 days ago How to Create a System Image with Windows 8.1 File History toml_12953

When I try to backup to DVD DLs it stops with an error that there isn't enough space. The prompt says "On one or more DVDs" so it should be able to handle a multiple DVD backup, no?

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30 weeks 1 day ago Thank You for Donating tomgee8853

Keep up the great work!!! Donation sent.

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29 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software TomeWyrm

I've noticed a few issues with Avast lately that have caused me to jump ship back to Avira (whose major downside of annoying nag screens I can mitigate).

Issue number 1 has something to do with startup protection. Basically I can't mess with my startup entries with any of my centralized tools, like CCleaner.

Issue number 2: It recently had an annoying false-positive with my VoIP client ( RaidCall ), and then proceeded to not let me whitelist the program without going on the internet, doing research, and changing the settings on ENTIRELY too many things, instead of simply letting me say "Your last detection was a false positive".

The first one I was willing to work around until Avast updated to fix the issue, which might have taken many months (not that big of a deal. I check my startup entries once or twice a month). The second one cuts me off from effective performance in my cooperative games (group coordination is much more difficult without VoIP). That I'm not putting up with for even a week, because it's an implementation flaw as far as I'm concerned. False positives happen, and without a simple/easy way to unblock/undo those, this program is a loaded handgun being waved around by someone that isn't quite stable. What happens if it gets a false-positive on Windows Explorer next (probably signature/hash based whitelist for important OS files... but still, I'm not dealing with it), or maybe my browsers get targeted?

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1 year 15 weeks ago Skype - The Forgotten Free Desktop Sharing App Tomato

It is a necessary option, thank you! Still prefer to use Team Viewer, at least got used to it ;)

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1 year 15 weeks ago Understanding the Windows 8 user interfaces Tomato

The article is logical and detailed enough, thank you for the good review! It can be suraly of great help for the Windows 8 users.

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1 year 13 weeks ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Tomato

So much very useful information, thank you!

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1 year 13 weeks ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program Tomato

For me DVDVideoSoft apps are the best. This developer provides its users with really good, free, very easy to use applications. To my mind its Free Studio contains all programs that one may need for simple video and audio editing.

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1 year 11 weeks ago Explore Art Museums Around the World with the Google Art Project Tomato

Google Art Project is an exellent and clever invention. Certainly, one shouldn't regard it as a substitution for real peaces of arts. Still it makes it possible admire the things that are far away from you. One day the list of the museums participating in this project will be longer, I hope ;)

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1 year 11 weeks ago View The Web In 3D Tomato

Wow!! Didn't know about it ;) I think it is high time buy good anaglyph glasses ;)

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1 year 24 weeks ago Best Free Online TV Viewer tom4455

From their website: "NOTICE:TVU Networks shut down service to the TVU Player on February 25,2013."

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1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Media Player tom4455

Doom9 does not require registration! They have rempved any reference to PotPlayer because they claim it is violating the GPL license. The source code PotPlayer provides does not match the actual product.

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1 year 3 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tom4455

1/ Why are you reviewing Firefox 13 when it is now at 22?

2/ Chrome seems attractive, but I am concerned about their stated policy of obtaining all the data on a person and make it for sale. Have you looked into this aspect of Google, and if so, what are your conclusions.

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33 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Video Editing Program tom4455

The url for the French site gives a 404 error. Do you have another suggestion?

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New version of HTTrack: Version 3.48-13 (06/08/2014)

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43 weeks 3 days ago Three Tricks to Make Windows 8 Much Easier and Quicker to Use Tom Whyte

Very much liked the "God Mode" on my Win 8 machine - still have to experiment though!

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43 weeks 3 days ago Three Tricks to Make the Windows “Send To” Feature Even More Useful Tom Whyte

Does anyone know how to put "move to" on the right click? (I had a downloaded program on the old Win98 that did it - then picked a folder for placement) I would like that for Win 8x64! Please!

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43 weeks 3 days ago Make Managing Windows Easier with This Very Useful Free Tool Tom Whyte

Microsoft has a downloadable registry edit that works great with Win 8x64 (works with Win 7 too, both for 32 and 64 bit). Adds "Copy to.." and/or "Move to.." to a right click and you pick your destination.

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Windows System State Analyzer from the MICROSOFT SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION TOOLKIT VERSION 3.5 - just get the Analyzer part - it does a great job!

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1 year 4 weeks ago Finds of the Week: Send Email From Your Browser, Creative Ways to Use Your Printer, Delete Yourself from the Internet, Best Docks and Launchers, Dollar Store Hacks toktok

Re: How to do a clean install of Windows...

In step two it says:

To start it up, just open the Start menu (or screen) and type Windows Easy Transfer. When it pops up, you'll get a description of what it can do.

Well, when I do that I do not find Windows Easy Transfer but more than 400 files etc. I also tried just "easy transfer" as recommended in the Microsoft help file.

I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit.

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1 year 4 weeks ago Finds of the Week: Send Email From Your Browser, Creative Ways to Use Your Printer, Delete Yourself from the Internet, Best Docks and Launchers, Dollar Store Hacks toktok

I'm running Windows 7 (64 bit) Home Premium, SP1, fully updated, so that's quite odd.

Using "Everything" to search for Windows Easy Transfer, I found a file "Windows Easy Transfer.lnk". When running the file an error message appeared saying that this version was developed for 32 bit only!

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1 year 4 weeks ago This Amazing PDF Reader Is Portable And Tiny toktok

I've used Foxit Reader for a long time, and am satisfied with it, but perhaps I should take a look at the Sumatra...

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1 year 3 weeks ago Finds of the Week: Send Email From Your Browser, Creative Ways to Use Your Printer, Delete Yourself from the Internet, Best Docks and Launchers, Dollar Store Hacks toktok

That worked! Thanks!
You can also just type "migwiz" in the Start ---> searchbox.
(There is a file: migwiz.lnk in C:\Windows\System32).

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