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32 weeks 4 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Mic59

May be you can try the spy program included in AutoHotKey macro tool.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Make Drag and Drop Easier When Using a Windows 7 or 8 Touchpad J_L

I just double-click, hold (don't let go after second click), and drag.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Thomas J Thomas

Thank you very much for your comment Movrshakr

I 100% agree with you.

At the very least creating a rescue disc from the linux option should work.

The way I understand it after you checked the Bios and told your computer to boot from DVD/CD Disc Drive first, hard drive second etc. etc

The disc is then suppose to tell the computer.....boot from this disc ignore any operating systems and follow the instructions on this disc please computer.

But after many many retry’s even thou Macrium says disc burned successfully I still get nothing while trying to boot off it.

I too believe this is UNACCEPTABLE.

However there is a update please see my reply to Remah directly below this one.

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32 weeks 4 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens wanderinwoodsman

I guess this program only works with error messages. I installed it and attempted to copy text off a standard page with no results. I fail to see the usefulness of this program after my initial attempt.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Thomas J Thomas

Hiya Scoop I hope you are still following this post.(Smile)

Just to let you know, the postman arrived, I put Manufacturers Rescue Disc's in and WHAM my computer is back to day 1 out of the box clean install....Success

All I have to do now is when, my computer is set to how I like it, and all those windows updates and system files are created, and my chosen software installed. And when I know its 100% safe & secure.

Then I need to create a new system image, but I think we all know its not going be with Macrium...lol

I'll post here in the new year how the in-bulit W7 create system image/disc gets on with me.

(Note New Comments Are Also Above Since We Last Corresponded)

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32 weeks 4 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens DrBongo

I had that very problem this morning. I clicked on view source and copied the text from the html code. I also wanted a picture which was blocked. I used the PrtScr key. I'm definitely going to try this utility.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Thomas J Thomas

Thank you very much for all your comments Remah.

I have read them all, but this is honestly my first chance to respond to you.

I can see you are making great efforts to help and identify any possible problems, and its obvious you believe in Macrium Reflect. I 100% admire you for this.

I had/have given up on Macrium Reflect, but because of you & Scoop's belief in the product I did decide to give your "Create ISO image file" a go.

After burning and trying to boot from that disc..........

In W7 Machine I get ......> ISOLINUX 3.07 2005-01-12 copyright 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin <......
then a flashing "-" But then of course nothing happens.

In XP Machine....Now prepare yourself for a shock..........

I get a black screen then "Files Loading" then a "Green Macrium Reflect Background Screen", then
"Welcome To The Image Restore Wizard".

My conclusion since the rescue disc is NOT suppose to be operating system dependent,is that there's something about my W7 machine that Macrium Reflect doesnt like,..... Bios, Motherboard, Whatever. ( I haven't experimented on a machine with no HDD or empty HDD yet. )

Anyway since W7 is my principal machine I am done with Macrium. I will report later in the new year how the in-bulit W7 create system image/disc way gets on with me, as well as the separate Pargon way.

I can confirm the iso image way seems to work in actually creating the disc, but my W7 machine doesnt like that disc. It was a pleasure to actually see the Restore Wizard Page...albeit in XP.....I wasn't seeing it on any machine before.

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32 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Program Uninstaller DDRAMbo

I see. Anything to make your 'job' easier. Maybe if you weren't patrolling the NY streets at night in that fancy getup while riding a horse you'd have time to devote to the effort at hand.
For one thing, you spend too much effort on programs for 'advanced users', although you fail to caution anyone else that these programs require some effort and foreknowledge of how programs are installed (so you know what has to be removed), how to monitor and set them up (if settings are even available) and how the 'average' user can get more out of alternate uninstallers. In fact, most 'advanced users' run more testing on these programs than you've hinted at as part of your recommendations, and most likely won't be impressed with your cursory reviews, so why strut through the effort? You should have mentioned uninstallers that are 'safer' for those who aren't so advanced since that is the most likely the majority who might pass by this site, including those who believe that they are part of the 'advanced' crowd even as they lack real understanding of how these programs can screw up a machine. I personally have used Revo for years (along with others I've experimented with) and I can attest to the fact that it can remove too much on the medium scan level.
By the way, I wasn't aware that 'ethics' was more important to you than efficacy.

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32 weeks 5 days ago Safe Computing in Under an Hour DDRAMbo

Too bad you missed the HOSTS file factor. I've been using and installing this protection for years (and it is in fact used by several AV/anti-spyware apps) and the only reason I've been infected is I tried a new, questionable AV program, just to keep ahead on the AV front (you liken security to a war). You also failed to mention the threat from the supposedly secure 'cloud' method. I know for a fact that I was infected from the cloud while trying out Panda. Maybe you should be practicing more of what you preach before laying out your creds in rules-of-dumb. You could also add other great advice, if you had it.

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32 weeks 5 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens MidnightCowboy

Changed. :) MC

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32 weeks 5 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Panzer

Rob, the last sentence should be bold.

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32 weeks 5 days ago How to build and host a website for free - 2 prancer_pro

I have had started learning XXXX since seven months by now. I have had understood how to use HTML and CSS. I am a graphic designer as a profession. I want to create a website by my own, where i want to keep my designs and sort of portfolio thing as gallery. Can you please guide me with this - that do i need to have a database or what sort of procedure i need to go though? I really appreciate anyone's guiding process whatsoever...
I'll wait impatiently for the same...
Thx...

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32 weeks 5 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens cyguyjg

He has a bunch of interesting utilities at SoftweareOK. One I can recommend is WinScan2PDF
http://www.softwareok.com/?Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

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32 weeks 5 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens David Roper

What a good utility.!! Like Jero, I have always needed this and now Christmas has come early thanks to you.
David

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32 weeks 5 days ago Screen Resolution Emulator roboaedin

The 12noon one won't let me read the full window when attempting to use it.
The bottom of the menu I'm given when started goes out the bottom of the screen, and so I do not have access to it.
I need to get it working so I can get it working.

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32 weeks 5 days ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program AJNorth

Greetings,

Does your issue persist with FBackup current-version 5.0.245 (the fifth update of v. 5 since your post, date-stamped 2013.11.21)? If it does, should you wish to rollback to FBackup 4, please visit http://fbackup.en.uptodown.com/old . Hope this is helpful.

Cheers,

AJN

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32 weeks 5 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Jero

Thank you for this Rob. I have needed this for a long time. My workaround was Picpick, which I love, but sometimes you really need editable text. Just what the Dr. ordered.

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Video Encoder Juxxize

Handbrake has just had an update in Windows and now has a preview option/window

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple David Roper

C:\PGMS_NoInstall\ is the best idea in a long time. Thanks. I cannot believe I didn't invent this folder before you, because all my DOS programs st in or began with C:\BAT\ where the first thing it did was to deliver me to the proper subdirectory (folder) for execution.

I'll Put a shrimp on the barbie for you tonight.

David

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple crombierob

I have gone for the portable XE version.
F10 was great.
I have set it, to keep the Settings (INI) local, as I also detest the Documents and Settings mineshaft. (I even hated it in XP, and that was before MS decided to block access to it).

Thanks, you have been very helpful,
Rob

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32 weeks 6 days ago Software Watch - Adware Watch List Stamimail

Hi,
I searched the site for info about Babylon (Translation software), and I didn't find much.
1. Why is there no page about Babylon?
2. Is babylon safe?
3. If not, Are there some instructions can lead us to make it safe?
Thanks in advance

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Scoop

Remah,

Good point about the burners. I recall now that I had problems burning the ISO with my external DVD Burner and when I tried the same ISO burn with my internal Desktop Tower burner (different product brand), all worked ok.

I also use ImgBurn for all my media burns.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple crombierob

Thanks,
Actually I initially decided to get the Install version (which is very unlike me).
I thought that the Install version might be more appropriate for a File Manager, so that Windows knows where it is.
Also W8 being 64 bit, I thought that I might cop the 64 bit install.
Looks like I was wrong on both counts, as it only installs as 32 bit, and all the trouble I have had, did not compensate for Windows knowing where it is.
So your point is well taken.

You may very well get all the donations that were coming in my direction,
Rob (VERY Down Under)

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32 weeks 6 days ago Discover Markdown, And A Great Windows MD File Editor Too davidwgreen

Please can anyone suggest a similar editor which handles Wiki markup?

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

I think you must have missed the correct download link Rob. FreeCommander portable doesn't run an installer at all, unless you downloaded the PAF version which is unnecessary.

If you go the bottom of this page - http://www.freecommander.com/fc_u3_en.htm - and use the "Freecommander 2009.02 ZIP" link then you will get a zip file that you just extract to wherever you want to run FC from. No installation whatsoever.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple crombierob

FC - making it Portable
As I mentioned, I installed it into W8-1 64 Bit
I believe that it is portable, even though it installs into the Program Files (x86)
I copied the folder across to my XP machine, and placed it under my C:\PGMS_NoInstall\ folder
It runs OK
It has forgotten my tweaks so far (God Intended Dir), but hopefully that is the only hiccup.

Conclusion, the 'Installed' folder can be used in another PC (or thumb drive) as a portable program.

I accept donations,
Rob
PS Even if you are tempted to leave FC in Program Files (x86) DON'T
I went to retrieve the INI file to inherit my Settings.
W8 told me to get lost, as we are not allowed to access the default location of the INI file.
If you try telling FC to store the INI file where God Intended (in the application folder), Windows won't allow the program to create/move the INI file into that folder.
The later versions of Windows are getting more and more irritating.
So my suggestion is - Let FC install, and then copy the folder to your own spot ( say C:\PGMS_NoInstall\ )
AND then tell FC to store the INI locally.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

Re FreeCommander if anyone's interested, although the final 2009c version is very good the program is still being developed and updated as a forked project under the name FreeCommanderXE.

It's still the basic FC but has some nice enhancements etc.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

Of course they appreciate that but two or more panes is one of the things that sets these file managers apart from Windows Explorer so I guess that's why this is the default view.

I'm not sure what you mean by "details on the right" but it really is easy to get a single pane view with tabs plus directory tree on the left.

In FreeCommander just press F10 which toggles between single and dual panes, or use the option in the View menu. Directory tree is Alt-T or again, in the view menu. Also you can edit the toolbar (right-click it)and have buttons for those options if you wish.

To set colours for file types, click Settings in the Tools menu, then in the settings dialogue you want View - File/Folder List. This section has several tabs one of which is "Item Colour". Then you just add whatever filetypes you like and choose colours for them. YOu can also set colours for different directory types too.

In Q-Dir, the buttons are at top right for all the available pane layouts. To set which one is the default then you need the Extras menu and "Starting As". Directory tree is the button at the far left of the address bar and colour-by-filetype is found in Extras-More Options.

Neither of them are difficult programs to use, it's just a question of getting the feel of them and spending some time exploring the buttons, menus and options.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

The portable version doesn't need installing, are you sure you found the correct link? You don't want "fc_setup-.zip" but one of the "More Downloads" which are just below that one the downloads page.

It isn't a single exe but it is fully portable - I think you might need to go into settings and tell it where to store its .ini file, I forget now but it's not difficult to find.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple crombierob

Century22 OR David,
I am trying FC in W8-1 (64 Bit)
Surely the Authors of Q-Dir and FC must appreciate that there are people (like me) that wish to use a File Manager, the way God intended (Single Pane, with Dir on the Left, and details on the right. And Tabs of course)
Yet neither of the programs make it easy to set it up that way.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Rob (Down Under)

PS Mention was made regarding colors for different File Types. I too have found that very handy in XYPlorerFree.
Those keen to try that (colors for files) should be heartened to know that FC has that ability (I haven't yet found the ability to set the colors, but hope springs eternal).

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32 weeks 6 days ago Your Alarm Clock Never Looked So Good tamxir

@macspite

I'm sure many people will be happy to know that there are alternative alarm clock apps which may better suit different needs.

Regards
tamxir

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Remah

Most problems of this sort are not due to the software but to the optical drive or the optical disk (CD/DVD/BD). But one way to get more information about what is causing the problem is to create an ISO file rather than burning directly to disk.

Choose "Create ISO image file" when Macrium Reflect gives you the option to select DVD/CD burner. Then use another burner like ImgBurn to create the disk. Make sure that verification is turned on so the burner software will confirm that the file on your CD/DVD disk matches that on your hard disk.

You can also compare that ISO file with the CD/DVD or compare the two CDs/DVDs to see if there are any differences.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple somedude

Glad you mentioned that. This Windows 8 is so alien to me that often I don't see what's right in front of me. Frankly, I can't understand why MS licensed OEM's to preinstall Windows 8 on PC's in the first place, unless it was just for the sake of money.

But I digress. I used to use the free Context Magic because I liked it's simplicity but it doesn't work with Windows 8 or at least it's 64-bit version.:-(

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Scoop

movrshakr,

I recall having a little difficulty with the ISO build with Macruim Free, when creating the Rescue CD.

Once I got it to work, I created a dedicated CD for my 2 PC's and a family member's PC.

I've created, booted up on all 3 CD's, and restored full-disk images and have cloned via the boot CD's without problems.

I'm only guessing but it may be that the ISO builder with the Free version may not be robust across different PC's.

That's a bummer, what happened with your experience. It's hard to say what happened there but since these Rescue CD's boots to memory, you should be able to restore an image or process a clone to the Target HDD.

I ran a Macrium clone process on a family member's PC this morning and tested the cloned HDD. All worked ok.

I downloaded another freeware "Redo Backup" and booted the CD. It looks like a very simple tool with basic cloning and imaging options. I'll try that one the next time I clone.

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility MidnightCowboy

Now corrected. Thanks for pointing it out. MC - Site Manager.

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility briantw

Love your work; just a punctuation note: "all it's content" shouldn't have an apostrophe in "its".

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software movrshakr

Very interesting this comment about the rescue disk...
I did a Macrium Reflect image and that went smooth as glass.

But rescue disk to be able to restore it is a whole different matter. You can make either a linux version or a WinPE version. I first made a linux version because my (now very old) commercial imaging program used such. It booted into a black screen--then NOTHING. Bailed out of that and Windows would not start. It entered a Startup Repair mode FOR 45 MINUTES, then said it could not repair startup.

Fortunately, the computer booted into Windows, but more slowly than normal.

So, I made a WinPE rescue disk for Reflect. That one does not even boot the computer--it just proceeds into normal boot even though the WinPE rescue disk is in the DVD drive.

BOTTOM LINE: with Macrium, I can make an image fine, but if the computer is hosed, I cannot restore that file because I cannot make a working rescue disk. UNACCEPTABLE.

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32 weeks 6 days ago Best Free File Manager Beaglemaster

"I don't understand what you mean here... By default no file manager automatically branches to it's sub-folders upon just hovering with the mouse."

Say I have a folder titled "Mopar" with eight sub folders within it. When I drag and drop a file from the right pane to the folder tree, the folder titled "Mopar" (in the left tree) will automatically open after hovering over it with the mouse for more than two seconds, revealing all sub folders. This is a nuisance in Windows Explorer. Many have complained about it. It creates a situation where one can incorrectly deposit the file in one of the eight sub folders, instead of the folder of choice, if that folder opens revealing the sub folders at the time you're dropping the file into it.

Xplorer2 allows you to turn this behavior off in Tools>Options, by unchecking "automatic branch expansion when hovering over a node". By unchecking this feature, the folder will NOT OPEN revealing the sub folders, no matter how long you hover the mouse over it. I was wondering what other file managers have this option?

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Phylis Sophical

Thxs jh, never realized that option was there.

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Walter Eagle

I have been using Q-Dir for many years and it is my absolute default file and folder manager. I did evaluate many other Explorer-type file managers at the time and all of them had something lacking. The big difference to me was the level of customisation that Q-Dir permitted me.

There's the obvious things like the actual view: 1, 2, 3 or 4 panes (I use 2 for 99% of my work). But, as a small example, one thing I didn't realise how useful it would be is colour-coding files according to their type or extension. At first I thought this would be a gimmick, but it's become part of how I manage data now. Many friends and colleagues have commented, positively, on this. In the same folder, I may have a bunch of Word files (coloured blue), PDFs (coloured red) and Excel files (coloured green). You can specify exactly what colour you want for every different file extension if you wish.

What about the built-in app launcher for other programs? I love this, especially for small tasks like Windows calc, CharMap, command line etc. There's nothing to stop you using it to launch a text editor (Notepad++ is a favourite), or browsers, or an office suite ...

Someone previously mentioned copying issues. I use TeraCopy for all my copying tasks and set it as the default for that. It gets launched automatically by either Windows Explorer or Q-Dir when required.

There's more to Q-Dir than just being an excellent file/folder manager. Have a look under the lid and see what else it can do.

Walter

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32 weeks 6 days ago Great Collection of Keyboard Shortcuts for Many Different Applications and Several Computer Platforms Sgluber

I am a super fan and user of shortcuts since... always!

So, tips like this are very welcome to me: many thanks, Vic! :-)

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32 weeks 6 days ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple David Roper

Thank you for more info on your probbie. I am sounding like a Aussie but i live in the USA. Ii just like the way they talk.

Anyway, I just brought up double WIN 7 windows so I could read your reply at the same time I performed your steps.

Sad to say, but I think it's your XP doing the dirty deed, for Q-DIR works fine in WIN 7 32 bit Home edition. Refreshes automatically and poof it's gone.

You can always set Win 7 to XP mode to run your programs but Win 7 is great and if I had an extra $100 I would buy it for you now. You will not lose anything and you will be used to using it in one day.

All this coming from an old guy who grew up on an 8088 and DOS 2.0

Peace, my brother of a different mother,
David

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They're pretty new but give Moot (moot.it) a try if you're looking for forums or Disqus-type-but-better commenting. It's quite awesome, great design and interface is really FAST. Makes those others look quite 90's IMO.

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Are we ever going to see a full review of 4inkjets?

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33 weeks 1 hour ago Your Alarm Clock Never Looked So Good macspite

I use AlarmDroid which works well for me and has the bonus of having an option of simple mathematical puzzles to solve as an alternative means of turning the alarm off. You can set alarm tones or use your music library to wake up to your favourite track. Multiple alarms of course, daily, one off or specific days.

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I would like to know a quick way to see the specs of the hardware on your Androidsmartphone
or tablet? Want to know real-time details.Keep updating such interesting information.

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@ sicknero

I downloaded the app from the URL Gizmo provided again. As the first time, I downloaded it to my Desktop. The Process Properties indicates it was also copied to C:\Users\noone\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp3_PointerStick_x64.zip even though I deleted the app from the my Desktop.

I again cropped an image with Irfanview but the app didn't show up again. I probably inadvertently triple clicked the first time. My bad!

I still can't quite figure out this whole AppData stuff. It seems everything I find on Google is either written in MS babble or one of it's many derivatives. So far, a lot of it seems to be either trash, important log files or things I'm totally confused about.

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33 weeks 3 hours ago Your Alarm Clock Never Looked So Good tamxir

Yes baggywandas

I agree. Timely is a great Alarm Clock app that many people will be very happy with. It was a pleasure to review.

Regards
tamxir

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33 weeks 4 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple knookie

I use Clover as an addon to windows explorer which allows browser like tabs in windows explorer which then makes things like copy and pasting fairly painless

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33 weeks 4 hours ago Best Free File Manager George.J

I don't understand what you mean here... By default no file manager automatically branches to it's sub-folders upon just hovering with the mouse.

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33 weeks 5 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Reaver

Thanks David for your comment, the trick to get the bug is TO DELETE THE FOLDER "IN THE TREE VIEW", the folder gets deleted but the tree doesn't refresh ( not even using the menu VIEW/REFRESH) then I click the folder and of course that's when I get the messagebox that says ACCESS DENIED, CAN'T FIND THE PATH ! , anyway, I have Windows XP SP3 and I would love to upgrade but I can't as for now so I guess it's pretty much my fault :)

*ps: THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE THE TREE REFRESH IS BY CLOSING AND RE-LAUNCHING Q-DIR ...... SAD :(

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33 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free File Manager Beaglemaster

What file managers other than xplorer2 give the option to TURN OFF automatic branch expansion when hovering over a folder in the folder tree?

Also...are there any file managers that will let you adjust the hover time for branch expansion?

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33 weeks 6 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software mehman

In the quick selection guide, for Avira you mention that both 32 and 64 bit versions available. However, it should be 32 bit but 64 bit compatible. Since there is no 64 bit version for Avira.

Do let me know in case I am wrong with my observation.

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Words with friends
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33 weeks 9 hours ago Best Free Software to Split, Trim or Join Video Files Beddhist

I tried Avidemux. Apart from crashing when trying to play an avi it failed to join them correctly. Playing back two joined files the sound repeated, then broke up, the video stopped. After trying a few things I gave up.

Next I tried Machete Lite and it worked right first try. The only problem: when I saved the joined video file it overwrote the existing first file without warning.

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33 weeks 9 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple David Roper

I tried FC after reading your remark and it's really quite nice. I never need more than two panes anyway. Move THIS to THERE is all I do.

I'll use it more tomorrow and get "used" to it better. Puzzled as to why the portable version requires installing. I want a single exe to store on my flashdrives. I'll revisit it tomorrow.

Again thanks for a good tip.

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33 weeks 10 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Century22

I tried to copy 192 files 3.17 GB. It would NOT copy, would NOT refresh. Sorry FAIL !

I am sticking with Free Commander 2009 portable.

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33 weeks 11 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple ChaosReigns

As with any software, it all comes down to personal preference. There isn't one better than the others except to the individual involved. Thank you Rob for continually bring options to the masses and giving thoughtful write ups on them. For those in need of other file management choices, there are a lot out there. the trick is to find one that works for your personal needs and preferences. Several choices are, but not limited to.....
ALTERNATIVES:
* NexusFile
* Xplorer² Lite
* UltraExplorer
* Necromancer's Dos Navigator
* CubicExplorer
* 7-zip
* Explorer++
* SE-Explorer
* Alt Commander
* FreeCommander
* Nemo Documents
* Multi Commander
* Saladin
** Directory Opus
** Xplorer² Pro
** Total Commander
** PowerDesk Pro
** Xyplorer

Windows Explorer TABBED AddOns:
* QTTabBar
* Clover 3
* TabExplorer

Other Windows Explorer AddOns:
* TeraCopy
* FilerFrog

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33 weeks 11 hours ago Search Your PC For A Given Filename In Seconds Noblejoker

2 important points

One aspect of these programs no-one has mentioned is searching for files across a network
Everything is fast at searches on single PC but is difficult to set up to search on network shares
Index Your Files works perfectly on local and network shares - albeit it isn't htat fast and index needs updating regularly.

I would be ok with a program that indexes files IF it also indexed content
Love the Windows 7/8 search that does this - makes the computer more useable
(Note you need to adjust indexing options to include custom storage locations if outside the 'libraires')
But I also use a Win XP computer at work with limited privileges

Does anyone know of a search program that will search for text within standard documents (e.g. .doc) that doesn't require full install?

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super site. Thanks

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33 weeks 13 hours ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC David Roper

Copernicus was a really good "DOS Grepper" and I remember well when it went to Payware. I loved it. I just Googled it and it still exists FWIW but as a Password back like Keepass or Robopass, etc. Sad.

I like the WIN+F "trick" today. It gives me new power for all my little notes on how to do this and that... and cook this and that. I HAD been putting key words in the filename and using SEARCH ANYTHING but after today, I may quit trying to stuff so much in a filename anymore.

I May get brave and try Linux Mint if you say it's good. I think I have an old XP laptop lying around unused. First, I will check to see if it has 7.5 Million dollars in BitCOin on it first.

Peace.

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33 weeks 13 hours ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC David Roper

I was home schooled. Got A's from Mommy.

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33 weeks 13 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple David Roper

Reaver, I just tried what you said doesn't work and it worked on my WIn7 32 bit OS.

I made a new folder, went to a diff pane and there it was.
deleted it out of a still different pane and then went to a nother pane and it was gone.

It HAS to refresh. It's portable. It's kinda like making a change in the old AUTOEXEC.BAT file or CONFIG.SYS and nothing happens until you "refresh" the PC by rebooting so it gets a chance to read everything again.

Other than what I have given you here I cannot imagine why it doesn't work with your PC. I hate to ask but I must, are you using VISTA? If you are, know it's considered by 99% of DottEchies to be a POS and you should upgrade to Win 7 while you still can.

Don't get mad at me now, I'm just trying to say It works for me.

peace.

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33 weeks 14 hours ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC boristhemoggy

Another Windows knocker....oh to be so perfect eh? Do we tell you what car to drive?

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33 weeks 14 hours ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC boristhemoggy

My answer would be, because on my machine, it didn't. That's why I said it.
My question to you is, did you get any formal training to be a dick or did you home school?

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33 weeks 14 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Reaver

Q-Dir is superb except for one thing, Do this:
1. Create a folder anywhere in your drive
2. Show the tree view in any pane
3. Delete the folder you just created in the tree view
4. There you have it! the folder is still visible in the tree and the tree view won't refresh.... EVER! I've spent 3 years asking SOFTWAREOK to FIX THIS BUG! but they just keep claiming to have the best file explorer. PUAF!!!!!!

I don't use this App!, it's useless to me because of that NASTY BUG!!!!!

:(

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33 weeks 16 hours ago Crescent Moon Sunset (Wallpaper of the Week) rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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33 weeks 18 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Diva

I move between different directories. I like the way it gives you the four pane view, also the favorites which is missing from explorer. I've tried a lot of these utilities but this one looks like it might be a keeper. Good article.

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33 weeks 18 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple jhvance

Who says it's problematic to use Windows Explorer (any OS flavor)? All that's required is to select/highlight the file(s) and/or folder(s) you might wish to either copy or move, then click "Edit" in the command toolbar and select "Copy to folder" or "Move to folder" according to your need or intentions. Been using this method for many years since at least Windows XP, and maybe even Windows 95.

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33 weeks 18 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple intuitive challenged

This was supposed to be a reply to Combierob below

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33 weeks 18 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple intuitive challenged

I can't understand how anybody capable of using a keyboard would not prefer a dual pane style file manager. The good old Norton Commander style F5 copy and F6 move are so much quicker and easier than futzing about with a mouse and NC file selection tools are often quicker and easier than ctl-a, ctl-shift-click, and ctl-click. I have yet to need more than 2 panes but if I did I would probably prefer Q-dir to any Explorer-style alternative even it did require drag-and-drop.

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33 weeks 18 hours ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Thank you for the feedback. Your mention of v4.2 using Blink is a perfect example of how fast the browsers change. This happened right after I posted my review. I agree with your use of Maxthon, I feel the same.

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33 weeks 21 hours ago Best Free Web Browser sicknero

Good to see Maxthon included :-)

Can I just point out though that as of v4.2 it uses Blink instead of Webkit which they claim has given it a 30% increase in speed. Dunnon about that but it is pretty quick and solid. It's also had multi-thread downloading since (I think) 4.2 as well.

Still not my primary browser but it has functions that I find quite indespensible having got used to them, mostly the resource sniffer and the Quick Apps function which you can use to create Site Specific Browsers for whatever tabs you like. The pop-out video player is also v good.

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33 weeks 21 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

Q-Dir can also be used as a single-pane with tabs. Just sayin...

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33 weeks 21 hours ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] Panzer

Ark Linux and Ccux are discontinued:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ark
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ccux

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33 weeks 21 hours ago Best Simple Linux Distro [STUB ONLY] Panzer

Microlinux - "... Once MLED is installed, even Joe Sixpack or his french counterpart Madame Michu can use it without even giving it a thought ...":
http://www.microlinux.fr/mled.php

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33 weeks 22 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple crombierob

I detest panes.
I will forgive those that grew to love them, back in the early (pre Tabs) days.
However, 90% of what people used panes for, is now much better served by using a File Manager with Tabs.

You can open your target folder in another tab, and just drag the files to the Tab name (a right press down drag, gives you the option to Copy or Move)

XYPlorerFree can do all that. It is hard to find, but one of the other articles on this site, shows where to get it.

I love Tabs in many programs, and wonder how we got by in those (pre Tabs) dark ages.

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33 weeks 22 hours ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Hi JJames, there aren't that many browsers that compete with the Mega Browsers for features. Maxthon was added this time, Mac OS was removed because it no longer supports Windows. I did review Torch, and I agree its a good browser, however its not a Mega Browser so I will include it in the Light Browser category when I update those coming up soon. The primary reason Torch failed to meet the Mega Browser category is it lacks syncing features and basically rides on Google's Chrome.

We appreciate your feedback.

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33 weeks 22 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

It doesn't have to be used with four panes, it can be anything from one to four.

I like it because it's an excellent lightweight and fast alternative to Explorer with a few useful additional functions such as file filtering.

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33 weeks 23 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple clas

yes, i agree that q dir is good. i have used it and others. my favorite however, really not because of useability, but for making it look like i want, is explorer plus plus(++). it also has tabs and not windows. if i have to move a lot of files around, i will just bring up q dir and its great for that.

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33 weeks 23 hours ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple BearPup

Since when has drag and drop been complicated or messy? The program you are recommending today, with 4 window panes, is much more complicated to keep track of!

I grant that Windows Explorer doesn't work well, which is why I use Xplorer²; and while I use a single pane, you can have two full browser panes open plus numerous "scrap" windows open as well.

And like any file manager application, its a matter of what one feels comfortable with.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Your Alarm Clock Never Looked So Good baggywandas

I'm actually already use this - it's phenomenal! The included alarm sounds are incredible, can't use anything else after finding Timely!

:)

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33 weeks 1 day ago 172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online mr6n8

December 2, 2013, 6 new sites added and 1 duplicate link removed (2 links fixed). All links here checked and working. There are 172 sites listed now.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

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33 weeks 1 day ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple sicknero

Same here, are you sure you clicked the correct link?

The Portable Freeware Collection site doesn't host any files anyway, the link just goes to SoftwareOK as does the one in this article.

Nenad makes great programs, I've used several of them for years without any unwanted bundles.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Crescent Moon Sunset (Wallpaper of the Week) Sgluber

Wonderful!

Thank you, rhiannon! :-)

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Android Apps cnksoft

Is there any app for recording 1 hour speech (in any format mp3, ogg, mp4)and have option to exclude silence
I cannot find this category int the freeware app section.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser JJames

It's always the same browsers listed, and sure, they're all fine, but there are a lot more. I like the torch browser because it makes downloading videos and torrents super easy. http://www.torchbrowser.com/ So really it's all what you need it for.

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33 weeks 1 day ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple Anupam

I found no such file in either the installer version, or the portable version. Was clean. Nothing extra offered.

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33 weeks 1 day ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple JamesCA

Download from this site http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir is a exe file named jZipSetup-r276-w-bf, which tries to get you to install AVG tool bar & Torchbrowser

Downloaded from the Portable Freeware Collection site was very quick & simple. http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1431

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33 weeks 1 day ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple mauries

I'm with David!. I have been using this program for several years and have not found anything else that even comes close. It is a really great program, didn't realize I could carry it on a memory stick, thanks David

Mauries
Australia

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33 weeks 1 day ago This 4-In-1 File Explorer Makes Moving And Copying Files Simple David Roper

This has been my favorite for several years now. The author listens to suggestions and has more free utilities not as well known as Q-DIR. when you unzip it, all you need is the EXE file to make it portable.

I keep it on every flashdrive I own.

Good write up, Rob.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC David Roper

My WIN+F brings up the "clunky" (your word for it) search box and finds the word "Lobster" in every recipe I have it in the text of a file such as "The best Seafood Dish.pdf", etc.

My real question is this, however.
Why would you state it doesn't find a word in the body when it clearly does? Curious, really. I just did it on my "32 bit Windows 7 Home Version" machine.

Of course it finds "Lobster" in the titles as well.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Can't Always See Your Mouse Pointer? Here's The Ultimate Solution! sicknero

That's curious, I just downloaded it to see if I could replicate your issue but I wasn't able to even when cropping an image in Irfanview.

AppData is where a lot of programs (including a lot of portables) store their settings and some files that they need to create to operate. I've not been able to find anything created by PointerStick though, or in the registry either. As far as I know the program just stores its settings in PointerStick.ini which it creates in whatever location you run it from.

Where did you unpack it to/run it from? Ideally it should be somewhere that isn't a system directory e.g. Program Files. Also what was the AppData folder called, do you remember? And are you running x86 or x64?

Anyway from what you describe, it sounds as if one of the PointerStick hotkeys is being triggered by Irfanview (although I couldn't replicate that myself) so if it keeps happening then try running Pointerstick again and deselecting all of the Show/Hide options.

It shouldn't be necessary to delete the program to stop it popping up. Try running TaskManager and see if PointerStick.exe is listed under the Processes tab. If it's there, you can right-click the entry and select Properties, this will tell you what directory the exe is located in.

Let us know how you get on, I use quite a few progs from SoftwareOK and have never had any problems with them, so I'm curious : )

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33 weeks 1 day ago Can't Always See Your Mouse Pointer? Here's The Ultimate Solution! somedude

Well, it came back even though I had deleted the downloaded .exe. Upon cropping a pic using Irfanview it suddenly returned. I found a copy of the .exe in AppData. Deleted it from there and again it's gone. Hope it stays gone now. Never really learned what the AppData file is precisely for except that it holds some kind of temp files, perhaps I need to get a little more familiar with it.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Can't Always See Your Mouse Pointer? Here's The Ultimate Solution! somedude

Thanks,Guy's.:-) I got a bit worried there. I guess I didn't really understand what was meant by "Potable"? Good to know after all these years of seeing it everywhere.LOL

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33 weeks 1 day ago Another Chance To Get A $60 DVD Ripper For Free SkuterB

I downloaded this Free offer for WinX DVD Ripper in October and got the License Key.
I ran program a few times and it worked ok. Sometimes it cut the last second or so off the rip, but I could work around that.
Other than that I liked it.

11/30/13 I tried to run program again and a window popped up saying the register process had changed at the end of November and I was directed to a site for a new key.
Program will not run.

I cannot find where to download a new license key for the paid or the free version.
There is an upgrade link for a new version, but says you still need a new license key and the free offer said no upgrades.
The site has an offer to purchase the program.

Plus there is something called TrialPay that looks like a lot more trouble than it it worth.

I hate to contact tech support for something they gave for free.

What am I missing... has anyone else had the problem and found the new key?

Thanks....

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33 weeks 1 day ago Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC pvilan

Rob, thanks for this excellent "hot find"!

As you mention, windows indexing is one of the best tools to slow down a computer.
I have never enabled it since MS launched it, years ago.

AstroGrep is easy to use and above all: it's portable!

Peter

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33 weeks 2 days ago Can't Always See Your Mouse Pointer? Here's The Ultimate Solution! rob.schifreen

Indeed, as has been, there's nothing to uninstall because there was nothing to install in the first place. Just delete the unzipped folder from your PC and the program is gone.

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33 weeks 2 days ago Can't Always See Your Mouse Pointer? Here's The Ultimate Solution! sicknero

All of the windows cursors can be chosen individually (under Mouse Properties - Pointers) to reflect different tasks/states etc.

Also you can select "Show Location of Pointer When I Press the CTRL Key" although that can get a bit annoying.

Anyway, thanks for the link : ) I've been using Alpha-Blended for a few days now and really like it.

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