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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

Since the Adobe flash issues cropped up last spring I've had several issues with Firefox on a number of fronts. If it weren't for the great benefits of the add-ons I would have abandoned the browser by now. Adblock Plus is a no brainer. Stylish (in conjunction with the userstyles website) provides a lot of customization options for many of the popular sites like Google, You-tube, Facebook, Twitter etc. No squint is handy for laptop users who want to have all web pages fit their screen properly. Ghostery and Privacy Badger are useful addons for keeping trackers at bay.

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 11 months 1 day ago r0h1t

That's not the only version. There's a regular downloadable version available for free from http://www.fotor.com/windows/index.html

I've used that several times to good effect over the years.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 1 day ago tedwest

Can you believe I never thought of that? I just change the path in the .ini file to that of my Firefox profile, but I believe when you do a Cyberfox update, it changes it back (I haven't updated for a while).

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 1 day ago rhiannon

Great list. Copy Plain Text 2 is one of those "must have" add-ons for me.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 1 day ago rhiannon

Yep, I agree. Cyberfox doesn't share the same profile folder like some of the others do so it's a bit of a nuisance to migrate bookmarks, add-ons etc. I use FEBE for that.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 2 days ago tedwest

I just used savetexttofile to copy your recommendations and save them to disk...

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 2 days ago tedwest

I preferred Palemoon until it strayed far afield and inportant addons stopped working, Adblock plus for example. The Palemoon version makes it extremely difficult to block portions of pages. Firefox has it's own faults, but I've been able to overcome them satisfactorily if not completely. not so with Palemoon. So I hold Cyberfox in reserve just in case, but the developers irritate me because updates are far more of a nuisance.

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 11 months 2 days ago Fairportfan

I haven't looked yet - it'll be a while before i can - but can you create your own designs, or are you stuck with the templates provided?

I figure i'll use the downloaded version, not the on-line.

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 11 months 2 days ago Fairportfan

Oops. The Windows version appears to be a Metro app you download through the Windows Store.

Nope nope nope.

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Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 2 days ago Panzer

Locationmagic - track your Linux laptop using just WiFi networks around you:

http://locationmagic.org/

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Edit PDF Files Online, For Free. No Download Required. 11 months 2 days ago zain.ali

how we can upload a file for editing

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 2 days ago Phylis Sophical

FF with Add on's, absolutely the best. Just upgraded to v.43.0.1, most of my add on's work but those that didn't I quickly found replacements. My Favs:
Addblock plus: removes popups and other ads.
Video DownloadHelper 4.8.6
Download Statusbar Fixed: Shows download bar at bottom of screen.
New Tab Override (browser.newtab.url replacement) : To have new tabs open with Google.
NoiaButtons: 2.0.3 or more Colorizes icons in the menu bar.
Tabs on Bottom: Makes tabs go below bookmark toolbar.
Themes / Personas:
YouTube High Definition
Colorful Tabs:
Copy Plain Text 2: Allows you to copy even url's as plain text.
Interclue: Replaces CoolPreviews, previews linked pages.
NewScrollbars: Makes scrollbars various colors and a glassy look.
TinyURL Generator:
Thumbnail Zoom Plus: Larger view of Google Images.
Options> Default Zoom, 94% > Uncheck 'show captions'

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 2 days ago rhiannon

Yep, I've been reading quite a bit about it. There are only a few good forks/custom builds that I would use or recommend........Pale Moon is good, Cyberfox is good, I think the best is Waterfox but it's 64 bit only. The other ones I've had various issues with, like Comodo Ice Dragon., UltimateFox, and pcxFirefox.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 11 months 2 days ago Jojo Yee Now updated. view
How to Use Firefox Add-ons 11 months 2 days ago Sid in Extremis

There is a huge problem looming for all the lovely add-ons currently available. Firefox is changing a lot of stuff and many add-ons will no longer work, even those that could be made to work may not have developers willing to jump through the hoops necessary.

There are genuine forks around that aren't going to suffer like this, perhaps the alternatives would be worth exploring in an article?

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 11 months 3 days ago innn

I would like to draw attention to minor flaw in doPDF description. Their download measures 49MB on softpedia or 51MB on homepage. Anyway ten times the size posted here in description.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 11 months 3 days ago Anderton

As I suspected, my own stupidity helped in no way with this, so apologies, again, to Rob. As for the offer, unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I've joined Visual Studio as a member (hey, it looks good!) and so have gone to the 'benefits' section and clicked on 'Activate' for the Pluralsight offer, which on my screen at least says is for six months. The screen then says 'activated' and I'm taken to pluralsight's "Microsoft Offer Redemption" where the first field to fill in asks for "Voucher Code". But I've not been given one, neither on screen nor in any Visual Studio email (all of which have come through to me, so it's not a question of an errant spam filter.) Filling in the redemption form with my name and email address and clicking on the "I agree, activate benefit" achieves nothing - -- or, well, it achieves nothing for me. So I guess I'll have to pass. Big thanks, anyway, to Rob for all his efforts.

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 11 months 3 days ago mchldpy

Thank you Rob. You put in a great amount time and effort on articles here and what do you get, some tool like me pointing out what few minor blips end up in your content. I'm thankful for what you do, especially since no one else, (myself included) is stepping up.

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 11 months 3 days ago mchldpy

Rob said,
[QUOTE]
The IT industry's most widely used protocol is called Wireshark and, as luck ...
[END QUOTE]

I'm sure he meant "The IT Industry's most widely used protocol is Wireshark" since Wireshark is not a protocol.

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 11 months 3 days ago gizmo.richards Now corrected. view
Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 11 months 3 days ago papavonschoen

Had the same problem and am already a member of Visual Studio.

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Best Free PIM 11 months 3 days ago DrDaniels

I'm looking for a PIM software that notices a free time space in my schedule and suggests a task that can be completed or worked on in that period of time, based on the tasks and projects I have entered. It will also allow me to assign tasks that need to be done before other tasks.
Any ideas, please.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 11 months 4 days ago miniliq

I didn't hit any of the roadblocks anderton reported -- signed up with Visual Studio, then "activated" the Pluralsight offer -- and it gave me 6 months free, no upgrade or payment nags -- everything seems ok. Try going through the process again.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 4 days ago Chilli

I've used in on about 4 computers now. Works great. It is getting ridiculous the amounts of times Windows 10 nagging comes up. I kept one Windows 7 laptop without this, as I work in computing and actually want to see how far they go with trying to force people onto it. I have to resit temptation to not install this on that particular one.

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 11 months 4 days ago Anderton

Not sure if I'm being stupid, but what has the link to Microsoft's visual studio website to do with the pluralsight website? As for the free trial, it seems to come with various usage limitations; there are 1 month and 3 month and 6 month "free trials", but to be on the safe side I've only looked at the 1 month one. It does seem a very odd way for an outfit to behave, offering three different types of "trial", and all of them. . . free???? Why? What's the catch? Why offer a 1 month free trial if actually, you're prepared to offer a 3 month free trial? Odd.

EDIT: I wonder if I'm dreaming. The sign-up page at pluralsight seems to have changed. What now appears is simply a "Free Trial" for ONE month only comprising a maximum of 200 minutes. This doesn't seem anything like the offer this article appears to be highlighting???

SECOND EDIT: If "sign up" is used then the website WILL ask you for your credit card details. However. . . if you go to the very small print 'Free Trial' at the bottom of the home screen, then the offer is of a free 200 minutes (no mention of monthly duration, so it;s obviously not relevant) and no financial details are requested at all. Once you've viewed 200 minutesworth of material, that's it.

FINAL FINAL EDIT: credit card details are required, after all. You cannot get even the 200 minutes usage unless you register your cc with pluralsight first. Apologies to Rob if I've misunderstood what's been said here. Reckon I'll pass.

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ExpressVPN Review 11 months 4 days ago yugrek

was on astril till it shut down all of a sudden, so far so good with express

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 11 months 4 days ago Jojo Yee

Another option is to install the program using the command line followed by a switch /nocandy.

1. Hold down the Shift key and right click a folder (containing the setup file) to open a command window in that folder
2. Type setupimgburn_2.5.8.0 /nocandy
3. Enter

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 4 days ago Joe A.TT

Pogoplug Cloud is not free.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 4 days ago Wendra

Thanks for the timely article. I do like Mega & being free is a plus for me. Has anyone tried PogoPlug Cloud?

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 4 days ago tonytones

We have been using ADrive at work for a a couple of years now. They offer 50Gb storage for free.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 11 months 4 days ago Joe A.TT

No, there is no version of ImgBurn without OpenCandy but you can usually avoid unwanted extras by paying attention and choosing "Custom" install whenever you have that option.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 4 days ago Joe A.TT

I don't see how you could possibly have a 50GB free ADrive account. ADrive stopped offering free storage last year. All ADrive customers were notified.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 11 months 5 days ago paspirep

CDburnerXP offers version without opencandy: click on more download options on download page

Same thing for BurnAware: clcik on "free version without OpenCandy" at the bottom of download page.

I don't see a version of ImgBurn without OpenCandy

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago Photo Addict

My webhost allows unlimited storage, so I backup my files to a hidden directory there.  Sensitive files are encrypted before uploading.  It currently is not set up for real time backup, but there are programs that would allow me to do that.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago revtdi

Don't forget to investigate using Google Play Music for uploading and storing (free) up to 50,000 of your songs and also to use Google Photos for unlimited (free) cloud storage of all photos (Plus some pretty other amazing qualities). Its the photo capability that I really appreciate. Many of my pictures are ones that I wouldn't want to loose. When I get the music and the photos off of my desktop, I find the document storage requirements not so great. I've been using OneDrive for some time now and it works great for me and just shows up as a local drive on my PC and laptop.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago i8spombots

I use both onedrive and an Amazon account I got as a freebie for buying a hard drive.

What no one seems to mention is how fast it is to get back a sizable chunk of data. One of my programs that I have backed up has over 200,000 tiny files and weighs in allup at 12GB. Next time my ISP quota renews I plan to try and get that as a download to see how practical the cloud disaster plan really is for me. If it doesn't download at the highest possible speed for my connection then it is useless. Smaller sized backups will of course be a lot less susceptible to my particular problem and need.

The other thing, you can backup all you like to another drive (and you definitely should) but if you don't have a backup at another address you are still at risk to fire flood theft etc etc

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago vandamme

Copy is another Dropbox clone. I have almost a terabyte there, free due to referrals. Both have Linux file manager integration, very nice.

My big problem is uploading speed on my cable internet. Keeping backups on an internal HDD is a lot easier and faster.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago Spy

Mega (https://mega.nz/) offers 50GB for free account :)

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago jmjsquared

OhZone is right and TrueCrypt Version 7.1a (the last before probematic 7.2) is safe, according to Gibson Research who has all the latest "safe" versions available for download from here: https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago clas

enjoyed the article....but i still have problems keeping my "stuff" on someone else's computer. it might be convienient but we are constantly being bombarded with news of hacking here and breaking codes there and constant fixes for this and that. its pretty easy to make a weekly backup...been doing so for years....i keep three and delete the oldest. its fast and only takes about 5 minutes and i do other stuff while its doing it. its easy for cloud sites to say they are safe and encrypted and all that but that only lasts until they are hacked. but each to his own and whatever works for you is fine with me. i always enjoy the comments and different points of view.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 5 days ago howiem

I'm using Mozy free 2GB http://mozy.com/free which is more or less a set and forget, and a paid cloud program that works very well, in addition to two external HDDs, and a flash drive. The Mozy interface isn't much to brag about, but once it is working it is very reliable.

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The Most Awe-Inspiring Space Pictures of 2015 from National Geographic 11 months 5 days ago zep321

Amen, Brother.

Resistance is futile

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How to Open the Windows Command Prompt from any Folder 11 months 5 days ago Julianich Defrancisa

Or you can install KrojamSoft FilesSearch Tool and do it from there. It worked for me,s o it should work for you.

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Finally, Download All Your Google Mail And Calendar Data Easily 11 months 6 days ago cdlots

I downloaded my email from Google and got a 11gb file in mbox format. Tried opening in Wordpad and got error message. Anybody have a solution to access this info without installing Thunderbird? Thanks

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 11 months 6 days ago andrews

If you own a chromecast then Videostream is a very interesting app/plugin combo that lets you stream anything on your media server or computer via the chromecast and use your phone as remote.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 6 days ago Remah

How to Never Lose Files Stored in Dropbox and Other File-Syncing Services is one of many articles that help users to ensure that their backups don't disappear due to some unforeseen event. A small problem would be a syncing issue, a big problem would be an accident leading to a long coma.

The following table shows some of the differences between three main cloud storage services in terms of how long your free file storage actually remains a backup:

Cloud Storage Service  File
Versioning
All files? Versions count for your storage quota Previous
Version
Deleted
File
Deleted
Account
Inactive
Account
How long are your files backed up for?
DropBox Version history
up to 30 days for each revision
Yes,
All files
No up to
30 days
up to
30 days
up to
30 days
2 years
Google Drive Revision history up to 100 revisions Yes,
All files but may be less for very large files or non-Google files
Yes 30 days or 100 revisions 30 days up to 30 days?

User defined in Inactive Account Manager
or 9 months

OneDrive Yes but not for free storage No No No up to 30 days 60 days five years

 

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 6 days ago Ratzo Yes TrueCrpt is still safe and available from https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm view
Wallpaper of the Week: Radiant Morning Sun 11 months 6 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for your comment. I don't believe there's a way to list the images in a grid or by thumbnails though I can check on that.

Thanks for the suggestion, I did a quick search and found this page - you can find essential sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr (up to date as of Sept. 2015) here:
http://louisem.com/2852/social-media-cheat-sheet-sizes

Hope that helps.

 

 

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Wallpaper of the Week: Radiant Morning Sun 11 months 1 week ago Jonrock

Great to see the list of wallpapers!
Would it be possible to see the wallpapers with small icon photos in a GRID format. That would make things easier to find.

I need to change my desktop, cover photos etc. for some sites periodically so this is good. Do you have dimensions of some of the more commonly used sites photos are updated ie. Facebook, Youtube, Google+, etc.. They are not listed on the site and would be nice to have noted in your articles etc.
Thanks.

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Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee It will be helpful polifazetikoa if you can list those in the comment. view
Best Free Software for Linux 11 months 1 week ago polifazetikoa

Do update, man! Almost all is outdated or non free now.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago Phylis Sophical

So Simple. Used it to help a Newbie via TeamViewer. Boom! It's finally gone.

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Top Ten Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

I've never been a fan of Chrome and there are better alternatives to almost everything that's listed there. Potplayer for video, Audacity for music and Irfanview for photo editing just for starters. Until AM is interesting but I prefer both Soundation and Audio Sauna.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago eikelein

Godel,
Just download and run GWX_Control_Panel http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
That will take care of Windows 10 upgrade if you don't want it.
I recommend you read the author's documentation.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago godel

I have an unused copy of Windows 8 Pro upgrade.

If I install it is it even possible to upgrade just to Win 8.1, or will Microsoft force me to go to Windows 10?

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago greyman

I went to a great web the other day, and it laid out in great detail how to stop all of the different ways that Windows 10 can phone home. It takes lots of work, but when it is done, you have a fairly great OS. I didn't do it, because I haven't installed Windows 10, yet. Wish I had the URL to leave it here. and will, if I can find it again.

This is a great program. Thank you, for that, and I wish all at Gizmo's, and all my fellow users, a wonderful and fulfilling New Year!

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago OhZone

I think you can still get the older True Crypt somewhere. Not sure where. I saw a link somewhere. If you still have it, it still works I think.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago OhZone

I like to do double backups to two external drives (one daily and one weekly), and then lock the weekly one up most of the time in a fire safe. :P

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago rkr3

I've used the free download at http://www.win10wiwi.com/.

Seems to do the job.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago eikelein

Crosseyed,
have you tried a divorce lawyer? ;-)
Hmmpf, I misspoke and apologize profoundly.

What I meant to say was have you ever tried something like Linux Lite or LXLE?
LXLE: http://www.lxle.net/about/
Have your ad-blocker active if you want to go to LL's web site.
LL: https://www.linuxliteos.com/features.html

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago eikelein

Thank you Rob!

I second the vote for GWX Control Panel.

I have used it on many customer machines (W7 & W8.x) with no ill effect at all.
It sure helps to have read the usage notes the author has on his blog.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago eikelein

Kevin,
Only until M$ re-classifies the Win10 Upgrade as a recommended update and then it will happen.
GWX Control panel prohibits that as well.

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Free File Search Utility is the Best Yet 11 months 1 week ago GJW

WiseJetSearch looks nice and works quite good. For me, it does not respond faster compared to Everything. Everything searches instantly, this seems not be possible in WiseJetSearch. WiseJetSearch is anyway less configurable. Even the main window sizes cannot be changed. It is only possible to maximize it. Small bug: the column 'Date Modified' does not show the last modification date but the creation date.

WiseJetSearch looks promising, but for now I will keep on using Everything.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago Classic Rock fan

I also have disabled and then hidden KB3035583. This control panel could still prove to be useful when in 2016, Microsoft makes it even more of a priority to upgrade to Win10. Microsoft could take the KB3035583 from the hidden updates and decide to install and then you are stuck with 10 and having to clean up the mess.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago stroback

To be correct, we are approaching the start of the 16th year of the 21st century not the 17th.

The first century started on January 1 in the year 1. The second century started on January1, 101 and so on. There was no year 0. The beginning of the 21st century was on January 1, 2001. So, on January 1, 2016 we will start the 16th year of this century.

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 11 months 1 week ago Fixer

Here is also a nice one:
http://trepl.xyz/
You can write your programs here and see hot the computers memory changes during its execution.

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The Most Awe-Inspiring Space Pictures of 2015 from National Geographic 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Interesting images but a gallery of space pictures can't really be "awe inspiring" unless it includes a photo of Jeri Ryan (aka Seven of Nine) in form fitting silver latex.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

True Crypt is history so who do you recommend for that job now?

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

"But you'd have to remember to take regular backups, and not to keep the drive next to the computer" (?) Please clarify because my external drive only works if its next to my computer and connected to it.
I have accounts with Google, Box and Dropbox but I primarily rely on a portable external drive.

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago phoneguy

Verified NovaBench Score: 1114
Microsoft Windows 8.1

AMD AMD FX6300 running at 3500 MHz

AMD AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series GPU

8141 MB System RAM (Score: 165)
- RAM Speed: 5904 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 478)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 159472368
- Integer Operations/Second: 404884188
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 812967

Graphics Tests (Score: 423)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 1179

Hardware Tests (Score: 48)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 784 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 99 MB/s

This is a system I built to allow for video editing.

https://novabench.com/view/915135

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Free File Search Utility is the Best Yet 11 months 1 week ago Jerry Rhino

Have used Everything for years. Recently switched to WiseJetSearch. IMO it is demonstrably better, especially in terms of speed. Anyone else made the comparison?

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago olamoree

Found a good one! One Tb for free! And instructions how to upload NOW! But you have to PAY to download! Kewl, huh?

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 11 months 1 week ago duxchux

If you can live with the 'Freemake.com' watermark at the end of videos greater than 5 minutes in length. I understand you can purchase the 'Gold Pack', but it's not mentioned how much that costs. I guess you find out after you download/install the pack. I thought this was Freeware?

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 11 months 1 week ago Sid in Extremis

But, if you do, make sure you encrypt everything before you do, absolutely no one provides a completely secure service.

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Computer Programming For Beginners, Kids, and Adults 11 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Welcome to the site. Glad you're here. :)

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Computer Programming For Beginners, Kids, and Adults 11 months 1 week ago queen miranda

new user trying to learn simple programming.

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Best Free Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement 11 months 1 week ago smeyer52

ClassicShell is now installed on my six computers, and I love it. Works fine in Windows 10 and far superior to the Microsoft menu, same for Windows 8.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

I'd prefer a program that can stop wives from nagging....but I suppose I will have to make due with this until one can be developed.

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Best Free HTML Editor 11 months 1 week ago wwweeebbb

I find it very surprising that people haven't heard about the HTML G editor. I use the free version and it's simply too good to be true. The program runs in the browser and you don't have to install anything.
Go ahead and Google HTMLG Editor to try it.

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Excellent advise.
Happy New Year 2016!

Peter

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee
On a Dell Vostro laptop:
 
NovaBench Score: 558
 
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language
Intel Core i53337U 1.80GHz @ 1801 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 
 
3957 MB System RAM (Score: 127)
- RAM Speed: 7055 MB/s
 
CPU Tests (Score: 366)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 101760448
- Integer Operations/Second: 291222460
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 799524
 
Graphics Tests (Score: 47)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 157
 
Hardware Tests (Score: 18)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 230 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 48 MB/s 
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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 11 months 1 week ago kevincz

I uninstalled update KB3035583 then hide it, and that seemed to remove it

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 11 months 1 week ago okrick

Thank you for your comments.  I appreciate all feedback.

* BK supports Date Formatting (File > Options > Date)--Selecting 24 June 1954 (enter as DDMMYYYY) does work, i.e. entering 29122015 did reformat to 29 Dec 2015.  Existing entries such as 29-12-2015, 29/12/2015, or 29 December 2015 in a date field are unchanged.  Also imported dates are unchanged.  I expected the entries to change to 29 Dec 2015 as set in the options.  If the dates aren't automatically formatted then inconsistent entries could result.  I'll withdraw the specific criticism but I will mention that existing data and imports will not be reformatted to the standard.

* BK people list views are available from the Lists menu on the main screen.--You are correct.  I didn't realize that clicking on one of the items in the list would go to an edit screen.  Apparently I failed to notice the difference from the reports which don't support clicking in the same drop down menu.  The distinction is not always clear, e.g. the Locations list can be clicked to select but the Locations with event is not.  I'll withdraw my comment.

* Reports can be saved as formats other than html.--I agree.  Many can be saved as txt format. A few can be saved to rtf and html. Several cannot be saved directly to a file at all.  I'll rephrase my comment accordingly.

* No duplicate merge tools, but checks for duplicates on input.--You are absolutely correct.  I did notice the input checking (I look for both features).  I'll add a comment about input checking.

* Custom facts are available.--I clicked the Add Event. Then I tried to select the text in the Event/Fact field.  Only predesignated types of events are available from the drop down list are available.  I couldn't add a custom event such as "Owns Zebras" or "Criminal."  I do agree that this is a seldom used feature that most programs don't support and is arguably unnecessary.  I'll remove this comment.

* You can set notes to print on all reports, selected reports, or no reports.--You are correct.  I didn't notice the "Print where" selection ability.  I'll withdraw this comment.

I'll post a new review in the next day or two.

Thanks,

Rick

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Best Free PC Games 11 months 1 week ago yoobgame

All the best games and the most popular can be found here! We offer free games to please you.

http://www.yoob.me | http://www.y8-games.name

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Best Free iPad Apps 11 months 1 week ago Sea Mac

Oh, I hate to see "Candy Crush Saga", or ANY Game by "King" for that matter, listed as a "Free Game" when they are cleverly designed to Make you PAY for virtual Items - power ups like "Gummy Fish" for instance - without which you can't advance very quickly, if at all! I refuse to even start on games that require you to buy intangibles in order to compete with the long time players who already have them! I have better things to spend cash on, like, say: a Gizmos T-Shirt or Cap (hint, hint.)

I'll tell you about a GOOD Free "Swap to make 3-in-a-row" game that runs a lot longer than "King" Branded games & doesn't have any required in game purchases: it's called "Moon Jewels". 

Moon Jewels - Match 3 Puzzle Game by MIKHAIL BORBOT

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moon-jewels-match-3-puzzle/id928856320?mt=8

 
270 Levels and absolutely NO in App Purchases available At ALL! Isn't that refreshing?
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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

I think most users are satisfied if they get 5 good years of service from a mid range priced computer. Computers older than 5 can get a bit buggy but are still worth having if your main activities are basic internet surfing and accessing e-mail. My current laptop is now 6 so it's about time to thank it for it's good service and relegate it to a backup and testing unit.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 11 months 1 week ago Sea Mac

Happy Holidays to you ALL. I've updated the games page with a LOT of new stuff.  (And almost all of those new games will play on Windows or Linux systems also!)

Numpty Physics may need an alternate download link For MAC Users. Here it is: Numpty Physics.

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Best Free iPad Apps 11 months 1 week ago Sea Mac

For the category of Best Free Image Editor for iPad" I recommend Lidow photo editor.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lidow-photo-editor/id894532288?mt=8

Description:
layout/grid /collage、Square/no crop for instagram、blur、color splash、mirror、Filter、light leak、lens flare、texture,share photo for instagram、Facebook、whatsapp、snapchat etc.The magical app of Photo Editor to create beautiful and amazing photo,It's Lidow:let you become different,make you unique!
No In-App purchases!

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Riven

https://novabench.com/view/907829

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 11 months 1 week ago Commentator

Your summary of Brother's Keeper is entirely inaccurate.

You said: No date formatting. No people list view. Only product which did not support pictures or other media. Reports cannot be saved to formats other than html. No bookmarks. Supports same sex parents but labels are Father/Mother. Does not support Unicode. No duplicate merge tools. No custom facts. No pop-up calendar. No private notes. No people bookmarks.
* BK supports Date Formatting (File > Options > Date)
* BK people list views are available from the Lists menu on the main screen. They include alphabetical by first or last name.
* BK supports pictures and other media. There are picture and media tabs on the person view pages. BK also supports picture/media attachments in sources.
* Reports can be saved as formats other than html. It varies depending on report, but .doc and .rtf are two of the possible formats available.
* No duplicate merge tools, but checks for duplicates on input.
* Custom facts are available. On the edit screen go to the Add menu and you have options to add custom events and facts.
* You can set notes to print on all reports, selected reports, or no reports. That gives you the flexibility to set up private notes.

None of these are new features. All predate your review.

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Aninnymous

My self built mid-range gaming / programming system originally built in 2012 w/ recently upgraded graphics
(well under $1000)

NovaBench Score: 1600 - 1718 variance

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz @ 3301 MHz
16 GB RAM
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC
Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD boot drive

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Aninnymous

"database server is more likely to be limited by the storage subsystem"

Some database applications are memory bound, or even cpu bound. Depends on the application architecture. The one I used the most, Visual FoxPro, cached as much of the tables into RAM as they could hold, for instance, before performing operations. So just as array operations are faster than disk reads, such prefetch often means RAM limitations rather than disk ones.

Otherwise, pretty reasonable advice with "performance bottlenecks are almost always application specific". Usually it's pretty easy to consider the application types you are aiming to optimize and then buy the component power you should need to balance a system.

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago jaybolin

NovaBench Score: 1425

12/28/2015 15:59:10
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i74790 3.60GHz @ 3601 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago dagoinno

Shut down some running processes & exe's.

NovaBench Score: 2362

12/28/2015 10:23:39 AM
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Intel Xeon E52687W 0 3.10GHz @ 3101 MHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

65486 MB System RAM (Score: 330)
- RAM Speed: 13952 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 1166)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 410717120
- Integer Operations/Second: 1647170768
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1128963

Graphics Tests (Score: 820)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 2162

Hardware Tests (Score: 46)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 931 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 77 MB/s

Verified NovaBench Score: 2353

Self Built Server/Gamer

Test run on December 28, 2015
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Intel Intel Xeon E52687W 0 3.10GHz running at 3101 MHz

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GPU

65486 MB System RAM (Score: 329)
- RAM Speed: 13800 MB/s

https://novabench.com/view/913175

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago dwainwood

I scored 1589 on a custom built desktop. I use an SSD for my OS and programs and a 3 terabyte drive for data, then it backs up to a 16TB Synology server to keep entertainment that is shared via a wired network that I installed when I built my house 16 years ago.

https://novabench.com/view/913162

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago rkr3

HP Envy laptop, verified Novabench score is 1027

https://novabench.com/view/913077

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago need3

score: 913 https://novabench.com/view/912850
custom desktop computer, 5 years old

But look at this:

Hardware Tests (Score: 32)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 892 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 38 MB/s

Hardware Tests (Score: 21) - my computer
- Primary Partition Capacity: 165 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 91 MB/s

The benchmark is telling us that 165 GB with 91 MB/s is worse then 892 GB with 38 MB/s, but it should be the opposite.
Looks like they give too much importance to primary partition capacity; in my opinion writing speed should be more important.
If there is enough free space in the primary partition, capacity should not matter.
Also they should consider the size of the whole HD, not just the size of the first partition, since many users have a partitioned HD, and the primary partition is usually small, because it's only for the operating system.

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Gil Mensch

Verified NovaBench Score: 882

Home built desktop May 2014. My objective was to build a PC with the capabilities I needed at an affordable price that would give me years of service. I selected the Intel i5-4670K CPU with 16GB of RAM (with 2 open slots) and a 256GB SSD paired with a 4TB HDD. Onboard Intel GPU meets my needs now and I can upgrade later if I want to.

https://novabench.com/view/912880

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Compare your PC performance scores with Gizmo's Freeware readers 11 months 1 week ago Remah

NovaBench Score

785 on a Lenovo E540 cheap laptop but NovaBench displays the incorrect GPU. It shows the integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 but the Nvidia Control Panel was used to set the default as the Nvidia GeForce GT 720M. This is a known bug that has not been resolved.

The score with the integrated graphics is, as expected, lower at 728. The reduction in 3D fps is from 403 down to 246:

NovaBench Score

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