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33 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

"... CyberDragon Browser is an privacy enhanced browser that protects your surfing habits.

Still in early beta but the following features have been implemented:

- Tracker blocker. It will block over 6000 various trackers from following your daily surfing habits. Later version will allow user defined tracker blocker rules that can be exported/imported and also automatic master tracker blocker file updater to always keep your surfing data safe from bad guys.

- Very strict, zero-tolerance cookie control. By default, only session cookies that have Secure and HttpOnly cookie attributes set are allowed. Also, all 3rd party cookies are blocked by default. Later version will have ability to define site specific cookie rules to override these global settings.

- Proxy fetcher. Will allow you to fetch high-anonymous proxies that you can use to hide you IP-address with just 2-clicks (one click to fetch proxies and second click to select proxy from the list) ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberdragonbrowser/

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33 weeks 11 hours ago Free Arts & Crafts and Hobbies eBooks and Written Instructions shnbwmn

Thank you! Didn't know about this. Also, thank you to the author of this page; I was looking specifically for art-related books.

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33 weeks 12 hours ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray terrawarra

Thanks rob.... another nice find from you.

I've installed it just a few hours ago and it's working fine on my gmail account.
Because I'm old and not too clever, I'm not to sure if I can get it to work with my other email address that I use on Thunderbird.

Is this possible and if so, how do I do it ?

cheers

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33 weeks 15 hours ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray bernardz

Most people here as a minimum would have a gmail email account, use its calendar linked into their android phone and Facebook. That is three accounts. Most would need more.

Furthermore, just because they have an email account that they do not use much does not mean if it gets an email, they do not want to know about it.

Two accounts will not cut it.

What they could do is use Gmail Notifier Pro for Facebook and the calendar and use Poppeeper for their email accounts. There are also some utilities in firefox that can do this too. It needs an editor to go over it.

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33 weeks 15 hours ago Best Free Email Software endoras666 (not verified)

Well, are you saying now that you haven't found the right e-mail client?
I personally also did not have comfortable experience with Thunderbird.

You mentioned that you found Foxmail working perfectly, do less functions in Foxmail hinder your work?

My only suggestion right now is to try to stick to Foxmail for a while, whle trying other e-mail clients.
I recommend Sylpheed(or Claws Mail) from my past experience.

I was just starting to become the editor of this page, so I found your feedback is extremely valuable.

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33 weeks 17 hours ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray mauries

I don't know- for someone relatively non-technical I have found the free version of Incredimail seems to do all of the thing listed with Gmail Pro. Am I missing something?

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33 weeks 22 hours ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray rob.schifreen

Hi Bernard,

1. I think it goes without saying that we all have more than 2 email accounts. But that doesn't mean we all need to check all of our accounts in the same way. For example, I use Outlook and Exchange where I work at a university, and I have no wish to access that account via the web at home.

2. For all those who replied to my story about Gmail Notifier Pro with "I've been using Poppeeper for years and it's so much better", WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME THIS BEFORE! As I say frequently, if you're using a freeware program that you really like, please let me know so that I can tell everyone else. Just drop an email to tsa [ at ] schifreen.co.uk with the name of the program (that's all you need), and I'll do all the rest of the work.

Robert

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33 weeks 23 hours ago How to Check if Somebody is Spying on Your Supposedly Secure Internet Connection JM

One or more errors were encountered when querying:
www.ebay[dot]co[dot]uk

We were unable to connect to the remote web server's standard HTTPS port 443. This remote web server may not offer secure HTTPS web services.

The trouble may be something you can remedy by altering the domain name submitted, or the trouble might lie with the configuration of the remote secure web server. You should examine the domain name submitted, above, the errors returned, and the error comments to determine your best course of action.

when logged in you get same msg......ebay.com gets authenticated!

yep, and i figured somebody wd say that.....obviously what i meant wd be a nice stand a lone proggy that you can run from your PC! how do you know the online version isn't one giant honey trap who is making a log of everyone who might be concerned about such things, at least? ummm.....hidemyass.com prime example!

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33 weeks 1 day ago How to Check if Somebody is Spying on Your Supposedly Secure Internet Connection zdub

What do you mean that eBay is not secure? It doesn't use https for browsing, but it certainly uses a certificate for logging in (which is necessary to bid), changing account info, etc.

Also, what is an "offline version"? The whole idea of a certificate is to validate a real-time internet connection.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly Phylis Sophical

Mine rang Adobe as well. Fortunately, I don't use my main email for web sites.
Another good tester is at PC Pitstop. You don't have to type anything in, just double click in each field.

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2008/12/09/free-identity-theft-test/

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33 weeks 1 day ago How to Check if Somebody is Spying on Your Supposedly Secure Internet Connection JM

Thanks so much for this! Very handy....wish there was an offline version though.

Testing a few things now.....seems that ebay is NOT secure.....I am being targetted via that account recently, but I'm wondering if anybody else has that same 'problem'?

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Hotkey or Macro Recorder Utility Louie G

In case someone wants to use Qliner on a Windows 7 64 bit system, just type in the words "bits and beers" in quotes. And also the word Qliner. They explain how to do it.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly mchldpy

i was kinda joking. maybe i should have spelled it 'funetikly', according to the 'urban' dictionary it's something that shouldn't be repeated in mixed company.

michael clyde

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly Jojo Yee

See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly mchldpy

could someone phonetically spell that for me?

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly Juxxize

Just checked it out and good news I haven't been 'pwned' :)

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33 weeks 1 day ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray bernardz

Two accounts is ridiculous, most of us. here would have a few email accounts; I have 4, one for work, one personal and two older ones and I do not think I have that many. How say you have one gmail and use the calendar, you have used the two allowed in Gmail Notifier. Then if you add facebook you are over the limit.

Having said that Gmail Notifier unlike poppeeper can handle facebook and google calendar so they are not exactly the same product.

Note there are some products that are like poppeeper, I hope the editor of that section looks into it.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free File Copy Utility crombierob

Do all of the reviewed programs VERIFY the copied files ?
I am not too fussed about which program is the fastest.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free File-Based Backup Program anakngputy

I thoroughly check Backup Maker and I am very disappointed with the product. For one thing, it refuses to execute the backup of my program files in the computer.

Programs are supposed to be user friendly. If it is not user friendly, it will easily confuse the novice user. If Backup Maker refuses to backup, then there is something wrong with the program or it is really not user-friendly.

Also, I can't seem to uninstall it. One un-installation file is missing.

I also suspect Backup Maker to contain malware. But I do not know whether the malware comes from Backup Maker, but from my experience, if a program refuses to un-install, it is usually due to malware.

I will see if FBackup is better. EaseUS Todo Backup does not backup on USBs that is why I cannot use it although it seems to be easier to operate.

I hope this comment will be instructive to you.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Program Launcher namurxxi

I use two kinds Launchers Docks with very good results . Both at the top center of the desktop where they cause less interference. In order not to obstruct each other, one of them set up more loaded left (RocketDock) and the other (sTabLauncher) most loaded right. And with different response times that are not activated simultaneously.

A) sTabLauncher -> TOOLS AND APPS:
I employ it for the most common operating system TOOLS (windows): access to notepad, paint, recorder, sound, image editors, iexplorer, maxthon browser, etc. In general use for TOOLS AND APPS.

B) RocketDock -> FOLDERS AND DIRECTORIES:
I use it to open the folders and directories. And to open a folder in which I have placed all shortcuts to less usual, less common or less basic programs (mostly).

Both are very beautiful, highly configurable, efficient and have their own style.

The less known is sTabLauncher (http://stablauncher.com/). It gives the appearance of the tabs area of a folder with tabs. Like a folder with tabs each colored tab (labeled or not according to personal preferences) gives access to a specific classification (each with just over 15 items or shortcuts, or more). The color of colored tabs is configurable to entire digital color spectrum. However, for immediate identification, I prefer set tabs in a total of only six basic colors of RYB color system (red- yellow-blue), ie: RED, ORANGE , YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE OR VIOLET; as the colors of preschool child colorbox whereby a high differentiation and immediate choice between them is maintained.

This way I get 6 tabs x 15 shortcuts on each = at least 90 shortcuts to PROGRAMS OR TOOLS. More tabs (= colors) will give a minimum of 15 additional shortcuts (or more) for each additional tab, but enough for me with my 90 shorcuts to programs and tools. RocketDock will do the rest in terms DIRECTORIES, FOLDERS, AND OTHER PROGRAMS.

Why two docks and not just one? Saturate a dock with shortcuts it becomes confusing, awkward and annoying. Classify and access better with two docks with specialized functions.

I love these two docks, and how they stay hidden in the top of my desk and promptly shoots as touching the edge (left or right, respectively) of their limits.

sTabLauncher is freeware and can and should be set to start with windows (as well as RocketDock). sTabLauncher can be downloaded from their website.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Finds of the Week: Check PC Game Compatibility, 10 Chrome Productivity Add-ons, Encyclopedia of Life, Microsoft Wallpapers, 50 Great Fonts, World Photography rhiannon

I think the information is quite clear since the information is in highlighted box under System Requirements:

Works on Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, 7 and 8.
Works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers.
You will need to give your permission to download a secure ActiveX/Java browser component.
You can easily uninstall the ActiveX/Java browser component when the analysis is complete.

and thanks for mentioning it as I'm sure many people will read your comment and have that information at hand. :)

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33 weeks 1 day ago Are Your Details Among 154 Million Stolen Accounts? Check Instantly mchldpy

thank you ron.
i just went to the site and what do i find? when i heard about adobe getting hacked last month it concerned me, not for myself (because i can't afford the high price of adobe products) but for the multitude of people who could suddenly feel that messed up feeling in their stomach when they find out their everyday life could suddenly change, sucks to be them.
W.T.*... low and behold, there's my email showing up as hacked on the "big one", as they call it at adobe. seems as though 6-7 years ago, when adobe had more free products than they do now (it could have been when they were owned by macromedia, before adobe purchased them) i HAD registered with them to gain access to the free and almost free products they offered. for a few seconds i got 'that feeling' until i realized that although it was the same email account, the master ffox p/w and the mail account p/w weren't the same as back then. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. they will be changed PDQ.
there i was feeling like i was immune to that (almost) sick-to-your-stomach feeling. ummm.
i owe it all to you ron, for helping me pull my head out.

feeling better now,
michael clyde

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33 weeks 1 day ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray ChronicChaos

Agreed. There is no point in even looking at other email notifiers once one tries Pop Peeper. And to refer to Gmail Notifier Pro as "Probably the most powerful" is a joke. Granted, it is an opinion, but false all the same. I also find it odd that the 'PAID FOR' version is mentioned when it is as completely against the site rules as it gets. I guess the rules are only for commenters....

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33 weeks 1 day ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Mikie

Thanks for all of your work.

1. Someone ^^ mentioned trying to find the download link on these types of pages. Sometimes I just give up because they hide it so well.

2. Also, I like to share lots of these and wonder if you could move the Share to the top instead of the bottom of the article.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Download YouTube Videos Easily And Quickly fastfingers111

I find the best and easiest by far is to use firefox download helper. Follow the link for easy instructions on how to install and use download helper. This works on all free video sites and also on You tube which now provides some full BBC and ITV TV programmes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW-gV1Dnh_Y

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33 weeks 1 day ago Lightweight Browsers joeguru

In case you're wondering, more browsers are being reviewed and the list will expand. Sincere recommendations are welcome.

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33 weeks 1 day ago Just Delete Me (Website of the Week) dynamite00401

Another great find. Thanks again Rhiannon! ;-)

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Sites To Read Books Online Without Download or Registration mr6n8

December 7, 2013, 15 new sites added, 4 dead links removed. All links here checked and working. There are now 346 sites listed.

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 2 days ago Finds of the Week: Check PC Game Compatibility, 10 Chrome Productivity Add-ons, Encyclopedia of Life, Microsoft Wallpapers, 50 Great Fonts, World Photography eikelein

Re: Can You Run It:
It might be worth to mention that the test requires Jave.

On my Win7 Pro 64-bit system WITH most current Java 64-bit installed it said that Java was "out of date". I installed the most current 32-bit version of Java and it still complained about Java not being up to date.
I finally downloaded the detection installer; that did it.

Despite all this Thanks for this find!

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

SavageXR - Free Real-Time Strategy Shooter:
http://www.savagexr.com/

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

SavageXR - Free Real-Time Strategy Shooter:
http://www.savagexr.com/

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... Dungelot is a fun casual roguelike that plays almost like a strategic Advent Calendar. Flip over tiles to reveal amazing treasures or deadly monsters in your search for the key to exit the level. While your eventual demise is all but guaranteed, you can use your loot from previous runs to build up your characters and ensure each run can be at least a little deeper ...":
http://dungelot.com/

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... Mario Builder is a long-running project designed to let anyone easily create their very own Mario games! There are TONS of things to choose from: 15 power-ups, Over 100 different enemies, Over 1100 tiles, a wide variety of platforms and obstacles, secret exits, over 40 songs, over 40 backgrounds, 5 Yoshi colors, and much more! With the ability to upload songs, backgrounds, and tiles, this list goes on infinitely! There is also an overworld editor, title screen editor, an example file, a storyline writer, and the best feature of all which is your imagination and creativity to make the best game possible ...":
http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/39115-mario-builder-v11-3#

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33 weeks 2 days ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray dalchina

Poppeeper is free, no account limit I know of.
If no emails are present, it can scan, say, 8 email accounts on different servers in a second or less.

You can choose to view headers only, download emails, etc.

You can delete mails from the servers (viewed or unviewed).

Using e.g. Spampal and a bayesian filtering plugin you can have your mail checked for Spam.

You can choose the periodicity of mail scans, and various notification forms and displays are supported.

It integrates with your email client in that you can quickly use that to reply to an email viewed in Poppeeper. You can even use Poppeeper to send email.

Emails from different accounts can be viewed in different colours, together or by individual accounts.

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... Of Light & Shadow is a puzzle-platformer with a "light" twist, combining two areas in each Level, light and shadow, as well as two protagonists in one playable character, Dr. Shadow and Mr. Light.

While either of them can only survive in either light or shadow areas, the player must constantly switch between them and make the right decision about whose abilities to utilise ...":
http://oflightandshadow.at/

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

"... Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles is a Castlevania fan game. Although lots of sprites and backgrounds are inspired from the Castlevania series, All of the graphics are homemade (There are no ripped graphics) ...":
http://the-mig-page.wifeo.com/castlevania-the-lecarde-chronicles-2013.php

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Antivirus Software JonathanT

Looks like you are right, nice pick up. :)

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33 weeks 2 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens bobthomson

Great Find, thank you.

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33 weeks 2 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens bwoods

This is a great link. Thanks for the post!

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33 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Remah

Yes, I am trying to help. :)

I've used lots of free imaging programs and liked them all. Even Windows backup. Reflect just suits me more than the others.

I was also editor for best free CD/DVD burner so I've tested a lot of dedicated burning software and only had about a 40% success rate across all the computers, settings and media types I tested. So problems with burning are very common.

I was hoping that you'd try again with the WinPE disk. I'm not so knowledgeable on the Linux disk. Although I have also had a similar problem, maybe it's the same issue, using the Linux disk on the PC it was created on. I never resolved it.

I have also seen problems with using WinPE disks on different hardware than the platform the disk was created on.

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33 weeks 2 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Altnetcoza

Thought this little roundup may be of interest to other Gizmo readers:

7 Ways to Copy Text or Error Messages from Windows
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-copy-text-or-error-messages-from-any-d...

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33 weeks 2 days ago A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy Altinkerer

I finally followed through your instructions for changing my WordPad docs that became associated with OpenOffice, back into WordPad-associated files. I was just curious why you suggested opening one of these RTF documents in Windows Explorer. Instead, I simply right-clicked on one of the documents (not "in Explorer"--I don't even know what this means or how one would do it) and then followed the rest of the procedures you mentioned, after which all my RTF docs changed back into WordPad.

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33 weeks 2 days ago Free Arts & Crafts and Hobbies eBooks and Written Instructions classicggma65

Great list, thanks for posting this.
In case you, or other readers, don't know, Amazon has a free Kindle app for PC; NOOK app for PC is also free from Barnes & Noble. Can't get the Kobo app only for my PC...Don't really need it with the other two. My reading list, and ebook newsletters, has increased leaps and bounds since discovering I didn't need to buy an eReader. Only scratched the surface for my craft books.

Again, thanks. Love all the free ebook lists on Gizmo.

GGma

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Audio Editing Software vandamme

I still think OcenAudio beats Audacity, most of the time. Better set of tools, and smaller download. I just installed the latest version on LinuxMint, piece of cake.

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free eBooks Online mr6n8

December 6, 2013, 41 new sites added, 27 sites removed as dead or for bad WOT ratings. There are now 878 sites listed.

All links here checked and working.

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 3 days ago Want The Latest Winamp? Get It While You Still Can Georgij

As a bonus foobar2000 is developed by Peter Pawlowski, who formerly worked for Nullsoft, the people behind Winamp.

And yes, F2K really is an audio player to end all audio players.

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33 weeks 3 days ago Do It Yourself Web Design Education erictwendell

Actually web design uses all the same elements as print design. All you need to do is explore the space and layout, handle fonts and colors,use graphics that fit the content, Do not use images that blink,Stick with standard layouts, Limit the number of different fonts, and when put these thoughts all together in a format that puts your message to spread across.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Regards,
Erick Wendell
http://www.ariestco.com/Succeed

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens cybersun

I wonder what's the difference with using something like SNIPIT or other utilities to take a screen shot? Anybody can tell me? Anyway I will give it a shot to get a feel for it....

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer Laura888

I like this very much. Very useful!!

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens grimbles

The download link is at the very bottom of the page Rob linked to. Here is a direct link to the actual download page: http://www.softwareok.com/?Download=GetWindowText

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens godel

This appears to be the download page:

http://www.softwareok.com/?Download=GetWindowText

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens grimbles

I agree 100%. This app does seem rather limited. I tested it in several open explorer windows and it only recognizes the left side menus (as in Rob's screenshot), nothing in the main panel, menu bar or options bar.

It does seem to work quite well with system error messages though, which may prove useful for some.

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens MidnightCowboy

The download links are clearly visible for me. MC - Site Manager

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/9716/fjn4.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img203/2281/pa4w.png

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Drive Cloning Software Scoop

Hey Thomas :) Bummer about Macrium not working for you. Wish it had gone better but the good part is that there's more options, W7's backup option as well as the other freeware cloning/imaging tools.

Glad your PC is back to normal.

I'll be trying "Redo Backup" for my next clone and will post back about how that goes. That one looks appealing to me since it's an ISO download and no installation on the HDD.

I read your earlier post and it's my understanding that you're right, a Recover (ie, cloning/imaging tool's bootable media) should load to your RAM and should boot up without issues but I'm not an experienced user with this as much as other readers here.

Regarding Macrium, I have read posts elsewhere that mention some difficulties in creating their bootable media. From what I read, once the issues are resolved, the software/tool itself is reliable.

I tested Macrium on a family member's PC a few days ago with a full-disk image and recover, and also tested the cloning option and both worked ok but after encountering difficulties with creating my own PC's bootable CD, I understand your decision to go with another tool.

Best for your imaging/cloning activity and have a great holiday season :)

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33 weeks 3 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Johor

All download buttons brought up invitation to download a programme called BearShare - "a peer-to-peer file sharing program that not only allows you to download the latest music and video but you can connect with friends and make new ones who are into the same artists."
There was no button for downloading the GetWindowText programme.

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection MidnightCowboy

You can deselect these options during the install process. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.zonealarm.com/forums/showthread.php/79487-SOLVED-Z-Search-page

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33 weeks 3 days ago Lightweight Browsers rhiannon

If you want to stay with Firefox type browsers, you might try Ice Dragon Internet Browser by Comodo or Pale Moon. Both look, feel and function similar to Firefox and both will use Firefox extensions.

Another issue that's been raised before is cookies - some are Flash cookies and can really slow down Firefox. I use the BetterPrivacy add-on to clean them out.

A clean install also helps. :)
I use FEBE or MozBackup - Backup to back up and restore my all my settings. I prefer FEBE because it allows you to pick and choose what extensions you want reinstalled.

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33 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Firewall Protection dr.dr

I just tried installing zone alarm free with their
zafwSetupWeb_120_104_000, but it requires
you to use ZONE ALARM SEARCH as your home page's search site and as your home page and new tab for all browsers, and as your default search provider for all browsers.

That's just freakin' nuts!

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33 weeks 3 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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33 weeks 3 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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33 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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33 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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33 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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33 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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33 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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33 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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33 weeks 4 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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33 weeks 4 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens MidnightCowboy

Changed. :) MC

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33 weeks 4 days ago How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens Panzer

Rob, the last sentence should be bold.

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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...
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33 weeks 4 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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33 weeks 4 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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33 weeks 4 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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33 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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33 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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Please can anyone suggest a similar editor which handles Wiki markup?

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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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33 weeks 5 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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Love your work; just a punctuation note: "all it's content" shouldn't have an apostrophe in "its".

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33 weeks 5 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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33 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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33 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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33 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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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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33 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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