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Best Free Vector Graphics Editor 1 year 5 months ago andreiv3103

The download link for Inkscape has changed. The correct one is now:

https://inkscape.org/en/download/windows/

And there are official versions for both 32 and 64 bit.

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 1 year 5 months ago mauries

I'm with Bolt 1955! Can't see why Dashlane did not get a mention? I find it works quite well with the occasional problem that it does not recognize there are fields to be filled, even in ones I use frequently. I would like to see a review of Last Pass Vs Dashlane

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Best Free Image Viewer for Android 1 year 5 months ago kaloofa

Whenever I sort out photos I use the rat pack challenge app, for me best one, it more like an easy-made game with a little hamster inside and you can click through your photos and decide which one to keep, delete or wheter you are not sure. Easy to do while in the metro and you win much more free space inside your android - like that better than anything else.

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Create An Instant Temporary Email Address In 1 Click 1 year 5 months ago mchldpy

Sounds easy to use. I don't know how old it is but some sites have a list of email sites it won't allow you to use. After 3 or so tries I usually give up. Like stated, most anyone can see and read your biz, I'm always worried how some sites will send login info included in the verification email and there's noway to know which ones will or won't. Then there is the "if they use the email address you provided as your login and the password recovery address", how long do you wait before changing it to something practical preponderance.

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 year 5 months ago Some Random Moniker

Just tried installing ImgBurn, used the 'advanced' install option. Had a bunch of really junky-looking crap to uncheck, not liking the looks of all that but continued as I've used this software in the past and it's been very decent. Looks like it highjacked my browser's homepage with a yahoo clone & installed a handful of malware threats inside the OS. Not gonna ever try ImgBurn again!

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

I suggest you back up your system before you install a new version of Internet Explorer, at the least, create a restore point to work from. :) These links may be helpful:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/types-backup-software-what-s-dif...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hard-drive-backup-program.htm

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/more-free-backup-software-recomm...
 

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Indeed, I've had to repair more than one computer when people attempted this. Especially in earlier versions of Windows, Internet Explorer is so entwined with the operating system that deleting it can cause issues. :)

As torres-no-tan-magnifico mentioned, it's best to disable IE if feasible, and directions are here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_disable_internet_explorer.htm

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Internet Explorer 11 will run on Windows 7 - a quick search will turn up numerous links verifiying the information.
If it isn't available via Windows Update, you can download it here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download-ie

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Internet Explorer 11(IE11) is free, and will run on Windows 7. If it's not available via Windows Update, you can download it here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download-ie

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago nahabze

You can definitely download and run IE 11 on Windows 7, both Home and Pro. It's been quite a while since I've installed it on my machines, but I seem to recall it saved all of my links too, You will have to reconfigure how you use it but it closely resembles IE8 or 9 as far as the essential functionality and customizations are concerned. It still has a menu bar, favorites bar, command bar, etc., and can be customized as much as IE 8. It will also be in place when you have to upgrade to WIN10, and will be a seamless upgrade when you have to do it.... I still like it better than Firefox and Chrome, although I have those installed too. I download lots of things and it is more functional than the other offerings without having to go and find add-ons.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago Jojo Yee

According to Microsoft Support Lifecycle, it says:

(a) "Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates."

(b) "Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and the most current version will continue to follow the specific support lifecycle policy for the operating system for which it is installed."

If you're using Vista, unless I'm mistaken, I'd think that IE9 is the "most current version available for that system" and will be supported until its Extended Support End Date on April 11, 2017.

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 5 months ago baileysuchacek

Back in the late 80s / early 90s, I used to use an editor named QuickEdit put out by Semware (heck, still do...:) . It didn't have a 'record' button, but was fully configurable, including macros (I could use it to edit a file, then with a 2-key combo, it would save the file, shell out and run the file against MASM; if the error levels were right run it again with LINK; if they weren't it would reload the file, open up another window and load the error file). This pgm looks like something else fun to play with. Thx!

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 5 months ago David Roper

I, too, missed PE from the early DOS days. This is wonderful finding this and finding fixed font. I wish Save as would suggest top line of file as filename to use but that's a big wish. To show you how old I am, I used PCWrite 2.55 for years to write code and paid for it for the MIS department i was in.
Thanks for this GEM. It's so clean and full of goodies.

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 1 year 5 months ago kkanalz

The article was well-done, but .use for this site just isn't my "cup of tea". Nonetheless, keep up the good work, because you HAVE found lots of useful sites for me in the past (as I'm sure you will in the future!).

Many thanks!

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 5 months ago AndyR

Reliability like you say is crucial, however the other one's are also reliable and offer so much more along with ease of use that is just as important if your a novice... Drive imaging should not not just be limited to the experts as it is an ideal way to make a backup of your system and every user should have easy to use tools in order to do just that. I do agree though that advanced operations should be left alone until a user gains a better understanding of the process and what it actually involves.

So in short taking all that into consideration I feel the rating is appropriate.

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 5 months ago ppavlov

Thank you. PE was probably my all time favorite editor. Well, it was at least in the top two.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago jayebee

I Like how the e-mail I got says "....Update it", but when I went to article it says "...Delete it". I tried updating my IE for Vista using Update in IE on my older laptop because it's older - version 9 I believe, but Microsoft will not update it because it says I have the most current version for my OS. Hmmmm is this a way to try and make people update the OS?

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Thanks MC. :)

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago blipnitz

This proxy work around will also prevent Chrome-based browsers from connecting to the internet (at least on Win XP).

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago classicggma65

Run Win7 with IE9...also have Firefox and Opera. Is IE11 free? Is it true if I uninstall rather than update that I can screw up Win7? Won't use Win8, 8.1 or 10 since there's no choice in updating and don't trust MS not to mess with my homepage, other add-ons....as they've done before.

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Superb Simple Editor With Handy Macro Feature 1 year 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

Creating macros may have been the best feature of the DOS system...seems like a lifetime ago now though.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 1 year 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

I have meds to improve my memory....but I keep forgetting to take them.

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Just Delete Me: How To Delete Your Accounts From 350+ Web Services 1 year 5 months ago budchekov

Thanks rhiannon, never used it but this site is similar and I had it bookmarked.. https://www.accountkiller.com/en/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 5 months ago Crusty_Curmudgeon

I realize that Gizmo's website is Windows-heavy, but I still think you've given Clonezilla an insufficient rating. Clonezilla has only one disadvantage, that being that it does do not do partition editing on-the-fly, so you can't duplicate a source disk/partition to a smaller disk/partition. The other "con" that Czilla often gets from GUI addicts is that it's complicated and unintuitive. If you're a novice Windows user who needs to press one or two buttons to automagically clone your drive, I can see that perspective. IMO, however, that person should never, ever be involved in drive cloning activity. The primary measure for any drive clone app is that it reliably and consistently duplicates drives/partitions accurately. Clonezilla meets that requirement with flying colors. The secondary measure is that the application provides adequate tools/settings to prevent and resolve unexpected issues with the cloning operation. Again, CloneZilla meets that criteria in spades. A pretty gui and automagical scripting should be the last thing you consider.

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 5 months ago Jojo Yee You're on the spot boygnius. The original version is now marked "old" in the store and the new version added to the list. view
How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago MidnightCowboy

The correct term for the identification is: "Win32.Trojan.Generic.heur". This makes it a generic detection based on heuristic analysis which is always a 95% good bet for a false positive. This case is no different and unfortunately Tencent is well known for false positives.

"Download shield gives a lot of false positive. So disable it".

https://cyberraiden.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/tencent-pc-manager-10-revie...

"However, as someone who downloads and installs software daily, I have seen too many false positives for my liking".

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/tencent-pc-manager.372603/page-4

"At the bottom of the table, AVG continued its largely disappointing run with a 93.4 percent detection rate (Windows alone blocked 88.4 percent ); only Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 1.1, Tencent QQ PC Manager 8.9 and Ahnlab V3 Internet Security 8.0 did worse".

http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/

MC - Site Manager.

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187,000 Free Hi-Res Images To Use As You Wish 1 year 5 months ago Fairportfan

Be nice if there was some sort of front end for search.

(Yeah, yeah - i want jam on it...)

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187,000 Free Hi-Res Images To Use As You Wish 1 year 5 months ago vandamme

I downloaded humungous sized ones for free. You can order prints though.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago tedwest

I took your advice and set up IceDragon, and to my surprise it seems to run all FF addons, unlike Palemoon. However... you can't set it as the default browser if you use it in portable mode - - insane. Yes, I know I can set it to the default reader of each page type, but what a nuisance.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

It could be a false positive, that happens so often I don't consider it a reliable indicator. I'd test it with some other anti-virus programs or run it through VirusTotal - most of the Gizmo's crew use VirusTotal to check files.

https://www.virustotal.com/

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

I haven't thought of that program in ages, thanks for the reminder. I've been using Pure Text for years instead.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Ah, another enthusiast. :) My current list of add-ons:
Copy Plain Text 2
Element Properties (returns the Properties menu item that disappeared in Firefox 3.6)
FEBE (Backup and restore any or all of Firefox, includes scheduled backups)
LastPass
Nimbus Screen Capture
Open Bookmarks in New Tab
Pure URL (removes all garbage like "utm_source=*" from URLs - if you copy as many URL's as I do this is a lifesaver)
Right Links (right-click to open links in new tabs (for touchpads etc.)
Social Disconnect Plus) removes all social media contents (i.e. Facebook like button) from websites)
uBlock Origin


 

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago marcycn

Tencent PC Manager comes up with the following:

"The downloaded file contains threat! Malware: Win32.Trojan.Generic.ruer. This is a risky file. It may collect your personal identification information, attack system and connect with hackers to control your computer without you knowing it."

I've used Tencent for a long time and have only had it come up a couple times with this type of warning. I think I'll pass. :-( Might have something to do with a FB icon showing up on your desktop? :-(

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

You're correct. :)

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

I've had problems with Ghostery breaking web pages even when it was off. I usually use uBlock Origin, other times I use Disconnect.

If you're looking for a Google Chrome alternative you might want to take a look at UC Browser. I've been using it for a while now and I really like it. It's probably the fastest browser I've used. Apparently it's been around for some time as a mobile browser and not too long ago they developed the desktoop version that I use. Two issues I've noted are that it leaves a Facebook icon on your desktop unasked for, and for some reason, the images I save with that browser come up as read-only.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Hmmm, I wonder what that's about. I've never had that problem on any of my systems, or on the systems that I'm responsible for (family and friends).

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

That's the same setting I use. :)

I've noticed that Flash content is fading away slowly (for which I'm quite thankful) and more HTML5 is being used.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

I used to use Scrapbook, but I started using Evernote instead. Evernote has add-ons for all major browsers.

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187,000 Free Hi-Res Images To Use As You Wish 1 year 5 months ago BobW

I agree that this is an excellent resource but take note that only low-res images are available for free. You have to pay to download high-res versions.

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187,000 Free Hi-Res Images To Use As You Wish 1 year 5 months ago Brian Boru

Huge collection, nice find Rob.

I don't see any hi-res though, all my test downloads were 72dpi and max size 760px. Did I miss something?

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago NorthPole

Not quite true - MS are going to continue updates to only the most current version of IE for still-supported Windows operating systems. Hence Vista SP2 users will still get updates to IE9 (and Vista itself) for a while yet; as older versions of Windows are now past their life-cycle, the older versions of IE they use will hence not be updated either.

Also, I think uninstalling any version of IE (from Control Panel/Programs and Features) will just revert Windows to using the version originally supplied with the operating system, rather than break Windows altogether. As Sid in Extremis has posted, just update from IE 10 to 11.

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Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator 1 year 5 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks tabletguy. The product details now updated. view
How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago shannf

I find StripMail (www.stripmail.net) really helpful to convert *any* clipboard content to plaintext (not just from Firefox or emails). It also removes pictures, > and |. I have a shortcut pinned to my taskbar with the target:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\StripMail\stripmail.exe" -d -x
The switches are: -d (Do It All) and -x (Exit)

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago jnewmarch

I have come to hate software upgrades as they tend to break old favorites.

Can anyone recommend replacements for "All-in-One Sidebar" and "Scrapbook Plus". I find them both indispensable. Scrapbook Plus is particularly problematic as I have a ton of useful information captured over the years which I would hate to loose access to. I have had to resort to turning "signing" off.

BTW - Off topic - Microsoft is just as bad - witness Window 8 and the Office Ribbon - it seems that every alternate release of Windows is a dud.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago darrin71

I thought Microsoft already did that...

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Best Free Jigsaw Puzzle and Creator 1 year 5 months ago tabletguy

For PicPuz, the new developer link is http://kornelix.net/
BigJig is at version 8.26 and supports Windows 10

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 5 months ago MidnightCowboy Where exactly are you drawing your data from because over the past year Panda Free has consistently outperformed Avira Free regarding protection. MC - Site Manager. view
Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago BajaDave

Will it work-run on a machine running Windows 7?
I am reading conflicting reports
Please Advise & Thanks
BajaDave

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Best Free Photo Slideshow Software 1 year 5 months ago thelovejoy

thanks for your input here. I have to create an 'entertaining' slideshow once a year to show off a recent competition at our awards banquet. I've used the 3D -album to create special effects and transitions and awesome intros, brought it into another program and added music and trimmed everything up to have it sync.... what I'm looking for is another program that will do similar to what 3D album does as it doesn't seem to work so well after all the computer upgrades.... suggestions?

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago Sid in Extremis

You don't need Flashblock, go to Add-ons > Plugins and use the selector box on the RHS to set Flash to Ask to Activate. Just click on any content you want to run.

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 1 year 5 months ago Sid in Extremis

Delete it? Surely you mean update to IE11 using Windows Update?

If anyone simply deletes IE they can wreck their system.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago Jorpho

The combination of Tree Style Tabs and Bartab Heavy are vital to my Firefox experience. Looks like Chrome finally got something similar, but it seems to still be in beta.

OneTab is pretty great too.

I used to be a big fan of Flashblock, but alas, it's been misbehaving lately.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago LittlestMac

As others have reported, I, too, have had it up to HERE with Firefox's freezing because of one non-responding tab. I quit using Firefox about 3 months ago and went to Google Chrome (with some security addons, of course). I won't go back until the freezing problem is fixed. Just makes the browser useless.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago etim

I won't even consider using other browsers until the other guys come up with extensions to compare with Ffox's Flashgot (and/or Downloadhelper).

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago marcycn

I've been trying to use SlimJet but I find I often have to revert to IE or Chrome to load a page. Either there needs to be some changes to the programming of SlimJet or people creating the pages need to make sure SlimJet works too.

SlimJet is suppose to be like Chrome but smaller. When it works on a page it's great. I also have a couple pages that won't show the price for an item (HP comes to mind) in Chrome so I have to go to IE. We use to say it is the HTML programmers that are at fault - now I wonder. Maybe there are too many browsers out there? And didn't Firefox come out of the old Netscape?

AddOns: Ghostery (which I have to shut off at times), Hover Zoom, Google translate and Adblock are my gotos. I also like Norton Protection.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago jmaloney

I've used Firefox since its beginning. Firefox continues to have the problem of letting one non-responding tab freeze the entire browser.

I used to avoid add-ons, but I now use several because they are so useful:
Disconnect
HTTPS-Everywhere
NoScript
Self-Destructing Cookies
SSL Version Control
uBlock Origin
FireFTP

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago Peter A Bell

I'd just like to point out that the full name of the browser is Mozilla Firefox (Not Responding).

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

My 'can't browse without' FF add-ons are:

  • Ghostery
  • HTTPS-Everywhere
  • WOT
  • Lastpass
  • uBlock

Despite the numerous updates and less control over unverified add-ons FF is still my default browser!

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 1 year 5 months ago Fairportfan

Okay. I see it. I'll try it.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 5 months ago bili_39

XMPlay has been updated to 3.8.2. (as of 12/22 2015)

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187,000 Free Hi-Res Images To Use As You Wish 1 year 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

This is a trend that is becoming more popular among museums and libraries with each passing year and with the favorable reception from the public I expect we will see more collections being offered as it's a win/win situation for all involved.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

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

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 1 year 5 months ago r0h1t

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

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago tedwest

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago tedwest

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago tedwest

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

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 1 year 5 months ago Fairportfan

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

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

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The Easiest Online Graphic Design App I've Seen 1 year 5 months ago Fairportfan

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

Nope nope nope.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 5 months ago Panzer

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

http://locationmagic.org/

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Edit PDF Files Online, For Free. No Download Required. 1 year 5 months ago zain.ali

how we can upload a file for editing

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

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

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

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

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 5 months ago Jojo Yee Now updated. view
How to Use Firefox Add-ons 1 year 5 months ago Sid in Extremis

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

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

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 5 months ago innn

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

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 1 year 5 months ago Anderton

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

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 1 year 5 months ago mchldpy

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

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 1 year 5 months ago mchldpy

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

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

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Updated Tool For Network Tinkerers 1 year 5 months ago gizmo.richards Now corrected. view
Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 1 year 5 months ago papavonschoen

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

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Best Free PIM 1 year 5 months ago DrDaniels

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

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 1 year 5 months ago miniliq

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

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Don't Want Windows 10 Yet? Here's How To Stop The Nagging 1 year 5 months ago Chilli

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

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Top Technical Training Online. Get 3 Months For Free. 1 year 5 months ago Anderton

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

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

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

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

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ExpressVPN Review 1 year 5 months ago yugrek

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

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 year 5 months ago Jojo Yee

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

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago Joe A.TT

Pogoplug Cloud is not free.

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago Wendra

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago tonytones

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

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 year 5 months ago Joe A.TT

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago Joe A.TT

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

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Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software 1 year 5 months ago paspirep

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

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

I don't see a version of ImgBurn without OpenCandy

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago Photo Addict

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago revtdi

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago i8spombots

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

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

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago vandamme

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

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago Spy

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

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 1 year 5 months ago jmjsquared

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

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