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Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 1 year 1 month ago Anupam Sorry, but we are unable to provide support here in the comments section. Please start a new thread for your query here in the forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
Review: the Cheapest Inkjet Cartridges Sites 1 year 1 month ago john spark

I make sure the item im buying has a good reputation. HP printers are one of my top list. They did have a good promo ( bluepromocode.com ) last month and was able to acquire some coupons and used it on the purchase. I dont any issue until now, works like a charm.

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Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson 1 year 1 month ago balasubramaniam

hi i have encountered a problem of exe file running, with the help of an article i have egistry values to %1"%*, then on problem starts, no exe file is running and my outlook loads directly to chrome, most of my desktop icons changed, most file shows type as %1"%* in their properties, my regedit is also not accessible, pls help

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Got A Chromecast? Cast Your Browser And Videos Easily. 1 year 1 month ago fireball_xl5

Slightly confused - "Plug it into the back of your PC or monitor...."? I thought it plugged into the back of the tv.........

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer dex is a small and easy to use text editor: https://github.com/tihirvon/dex view
Best Free Web Browser 1 year 1 month ago Panzer Otter browser beta 4 is out: "... Most important changes since beta 3: - added support for mouse gestures; - added initial support for customizing toolbars; - allow to load plugins on demand; - more actions (over 150 in total); - added Go to Page dialog (F2); - allow to customize menu button (JSON file); - lots of other fixes and improvements ...": http://otter-browser.org/ view
Got A Chromecast? Cast Your Browser And Videos Easily. 1 year 1 month ago boristhemoggy

I'd love to be able to cast movies from my phone to my monitor, is there a way to do that using chromecast? My phone only has a micro usb socket.

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Got A Chromecast? Cast Your Browser And Videos Easily. 1 year 1 month ago big-red

Been looking for a way to send content from an Android phone to Chromecast. The answer is 'ES File Explorer'. This is a popular Android file manager. The ability to send media files to Chromecast is an added bonus.

Besides Videostream, Plex Media Server can also link to Chromecast. Unfortunately for me I can't connect with either of these two. Something blocks my network connection with both apps. Tried all of the usual methods to solve this, with no luck - set up rules in antivirus, static IP etc etc.

If technology works smoothly, it's excellent. If not; big headaches - especially where networking is concerned :-)

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 1 month ago George.J Not sure about this, why don't you try adding Torrent_wdx plugin provided by Total Commander on FreeCommander or Unreal Commander? view
Got A Chromecast? Cast Your Browser And Videos Easily. 1 year 1 month ago andrews

Love my Google Chrome. Been using it for over a year now and other than the obvious uses like Netflix, Google Play etc I find I use it most to turn my fancy Home Theather Surround sound into a wireless bluetooth audio system using Sonza (my Fav), Pandora or other chrome cast enabled apps.

The only bummer is that it won't work on most hotel wifi systems so unless you bring your own portable Wifi Hotspot that both your phone and the chrome cast dongle can connect with basic wifi connection your out of luck.

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 1 month ago donovan2419

Thanks, that's what I wanted to know, it wasn't obvious to me.

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Best Free File Manager 1 year 1 month ago George.J The above file managers are alternatives to the Windows file manager. The top 5 uses their own explorer. view
Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Jon777

I used Digikam for Windows and had similar problems to those described here. I am disappointed that you would give something that wastes so much of its users time so many stars. I give it 0 stars unless your time is free.

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Best Free PIM 1 year 1 month ago larkin.faller

After reviewing several free PIM packages for Windows I settled on Essential PIM for all of the normal features and the added bonus of a well structured "password manager". After playing with it for a month or so, I decided to upgrade to the Pro Portable version as I wanted to run it on 5 different machines and still use the same information(without dragging a flash-drive around)which is easy to do with the built-in DropBox link.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

LIOS (Linux Intelligent OCR Solution) is a one-stop OCR solution. It interfaces with a scanner, camera, PDF or image file, runs an OCR using the Tesseract or Cuneiform OCR engines, and saves the text in multiple formats, including reading it aloud in a robot voice. It sounded good, and there's a .deb package (there's also rpm packages), so I installed easily it in my Mint 17.1 by clicking on the downloaded package.

The OCR engine worked fine on whatever I threw at it with few errors, except for a 30 year old dot matrix print. Unfortunately, the program itself tends to be a "work in progress"; I haven't been able to export to PDF or text, except by highlighting text and cut-and-paste. Some of the other buttons will simply crash it.

The version I tried, 1.9.2, was released December 8, 2014, and version 2 will be releaased "soon", so this bears watching because it shows promise.

https://code.google.com/p/linux-intelligent-ocr-solution/

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Free Math eBooks Online 1 year 1 month ago 12Andrey21

Another great resource - probabilitycourse.com
It is a free online version of statistics textbook written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students.

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Running A Small Business? This Online CRM Is Totally Free. 1 year 1 month ago blaszta

If you/your company use Google App for Business (no longer free), there are several CRM Apps that you can install. You (or your domain admin) just need to login to your Google App for Business account and activate the app. Zoho CRM is free for 3 user, and I think you can find several free CRM app in there.

This supposed to be a reply for Gary_M comment.

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Make Your Google Drive Or FTP Site Work Like Any Windows Drive 1 year 1 month ago theMezz

Does NetDrive support SFTP?
CyberDuck does

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago lascetic

Thanks a lot for the tip. If nothing else works I'll go back to avira and try it.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago lascetic

The thing with comodo is that if I disable HIPS and sandbox the windows action center gives me a warning that no antispyware program is active but only antivirus.
I don't want to disable WAC, but I find HIPS and sandbox personally annoying and not very useful to me (the way I use my pc). With avira I had antivirus and antispyware all in one, running smoothly with only the necessary to me alerts. So I was wondering if Panda is similar to avira in that sense. It worries me that this article says that in auto quarantines items that finds them suspicious. That is because I have used other AV software in the past that have quarantined or deleted items without a warning and it was very difficult to restore them cause it would immediately put them back to quarantine and they were not very configurable. So before I install panda I'm trying to get some more information on whether it has this kind of behavior. Thank you for the advice.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes*, and eliminates data races ...": http://www.rust-lang.org/ http://www.rust-lang.org/install.html KeePassC is a curses-based password manager compatible to KeePass v.1.x and KeePassX: http://raymontag.github.io/keepassc/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer MUP is a markup previewer: https://github.com/agateau/mup GNOME MultiWriter can be used to write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once: https://github.com/hughsie/gnome-multi-writer view
Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer Subsonic - you are an agent of Subsonic Incorporated, a covert mercenary contracting company that specializes in sound-based spy gadgets. Use your sound gun to create distractions, shatter glass, and dampen your own footstep noise as you sneak your way past patrolling guards: http://games.digipen.edu/games/subsonic view
Best Free File Manager 1 year 1 month ago donovan2419

Win8 file manager can't search for files reliably, it misses files all the time. I want a file manager that DOES NOT USE the win8 file explorer.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago MidnightCowboy Your comments, especially regarding Comodo, suggest a confusion between the normal antivirus and HIPS functions (where included) of security programs. IMO if someone is capable of determining the correct actions to take for every event, then a correctly configured standalone HIPS such as Malware Defender could be used instead of an antivirus program. In reality though a broad spectrum antimalware solution containing multiple detection methods will always be the preferred solution although this inevitably involves a degree of automation. Panda scores highly with both AV Test and the AV Comparatives Real-World Protection tests. Yes it is more automated than some but IMO this is how it should be, especially for normal home users many of whom will not have the knowledge, or desire, to operate their security programs manually. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago GJW

I am not very familiar with Panda. Just a tip: you can disable the offer pop-ups by making a blocking rule in Windows firewall for Avira file ipmgui.exe.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 1 month ago lascetic

I have been using avira for ages but recently they have overdone it with the offer pop-ups. I tried comodo but you have to teach it everything from scratch. So I'm thinking to try panda but I also don't like much automation (I know! I'm hard to satisfy). Actually I find avira fine in configuring and automation. Can anybody please tell me whether panda is more automated than avira? I mean I would like my AV to ask me of what to do when something is detected. Can this be configured in panda?

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Running A Small Business? This Online CRM Is Totally Free. 1 year 1 month ago Gary_M.

I took a quick look at the vendor's free access option, and it appears to be missing what I consider the most important feature of any CRM system: email integration. It looks like you'd have to manually enter into the CRM any record of sent/received emails (which is a total pain).Their "MailSync" feature is only available on their priced tiers.

So, I'm still searching for a well-established and free cloud CRM solution that offers free integration with Gmail. If any readers out there are aware of such a CRM, please post any leads to such here.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago abrandt

Appreciate you listing these valuable resources.

As a Power-User... I have clocked gobs of time searching-out PC and software issues on Google... and the following are the G Page-1 SERP results that most often have provided the education and resolutions (not to take anything away from all the other websites mentioned):

- Tom’s Hardware Forum
- Bleeping Computer Forum
- MajorGeeks Support Forums
- Windows 7 Help Forums
- Wilders Security Forums
- MakeUseOf.com

Happy New Year 2015!

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Make Your Google Drive Or FTP Site Work Like Any Windows Drive 1 year 1 month ago boristhemoggy

For those of us who only have one account it is Freeware!

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago AZ Crazy

Lots of programs to chose from here. I'm currently using AVGO's Free Video Downloader. So far, so good. I've not had any issues yet.
http://www.cucusoft.com/youtube-mate.aspx

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago skbryan

http://www.howtogeek.com/t/windows/ (includes Linux)
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/
http://www.petri.com/
http://www.theeldergeek.com
http://www.pchell.com/
http://www.myitforum.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/index.html

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago richtea (not verified)

In the days of XP, I would always go to What the Tech (Tom Coyote) forums, esp. with security issues (HijackThis logs, etc.); their advice and guidance provided was top-notch.

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Make Your Google Drive Or FTP Site Work Like Any Windows Drive 1 year 1 month ago danielson

I thought this was a freeware site...

Cyberduck might not be as elaborate, but it is freeware.
https://cyberduck.io/

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago DrBongo

Here's a very useful site. Leo explains things in a way almost anyone can understand:

askleo.com

You don't have to be a member to participate in a forum or ask Leo a question, but book purchasers and newsletter subscribers get a higher priority in getting their questions answered.

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... 'Like Clockwork' is a comedy RPG in which an unsuspecting sidekick must finish her Hero's quest after he dies in a freak accident with a police car. The adventure begins in a traditional JRPG world, though your new companion Tam McGleish (an angry Scottish Detective Inspector) soon changes that. Help guide the new Hero to the conclusion of her quest, whilst Tam attempts to fix the worst mistakes of the JRPG genre along the way ...": http://johnarr.itch.io/likeclockwork "... SubRay is an underwater exploration game, with a focus on survival. The primary aesthetic of SubRay is exploration, with a secondary supporting aesthetic of sensation. Our goal with SubRay is to guide the player on a journey of wonder and solitude, creating an immersive play experience using dynamic audio and a distinct visual style ...": http://games.digipen.edu/games/subray Umbra Chronicles is a side-scrolling action-adventure game set in a fantasy steampunk world. Players must battle their way through a horde of shadow creatures that threatens to overtake the city of Damara: http://games.digipen.edu/games/umbra-chronicles Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world: http://games.digipen.edu/games/arc Void - Explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient manor by manipulating portals into the past in this first-person puzzle game with a unique time-traveling mechanic: http://games.digipen.edu/games/void Farg - fast paced local multiplayer platformer brawler shooter: http://ditto.itch.io/farg Meowchine Mayhem is side scrolling shoot 'em up game with one unique feature: you get to create your own tank: http://games.digipen.edu/games/meowchine-mayhem Blockhead - overcome a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous trials by manipulating your environment one block at a time in this innovative puzzle platformer: http://games.digipen.edu/games/blockhead Flip's Adventure - explore a steam-punk world where alien robots and humans collide in this action-platformer. Sabotage the robot army by executing precise acrobatic movements as you make your way through each level: http://games.digipen.edu/games/flip-s-adventure Stratagem: http://games.digipen.edu/games/stratagem Inaris is a tale of discovery about a lonely soul wandering in a set of empty familiar temples. This entity's connection with the environment will allow it to manipulate columns in order to find out what it is looking for: http://games.digipen.edu/games/inaris-the-cloud-temple Dreamside Maroon - Grow a vine to the moon in this poetic game of exploration and discovery. Along the way there are sights to see, lamps to light, and fireflies to collect. Experience freedom of movement and travel while growing your vine into interesting shapes and colors: http://games.digipen.edu/games/dreamside-maroon Chained is a side-scrolling platformer that explores the nature of negative dependency and loss through its ball-and-chain mechanic. Explore the psyche of an ordinary family man as he struggles to cope with the weight and consequences of his choices: http://games.digipen.edu/games/chained Mashball: http://games.digipen.edu/games/mashball-2 view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task: http://manuel-kehl.de/projects/go-for-it view
Best Free eBook Reader for iOS 1 year 1 month ago Simoneyes

Highly recommend Marvin, I've tried iBooks and disliked it's interface (little issues that annoyed me), Stanza was good but died long ago, I avoid Kindle and the Mobi format on principle.

Marvin syncs with Calibre which is outstanding for handling ebook collections (needs a plugin but fairly simple to set up). It allows syncing of books, their metadata, ratings, etc all the way down to word count if that's your thing.

The interface is very configurable, I have mine set for night reading with a black background. It allows separate collections (fiction or non fiction or whatever labels you want to assign). Also it allows locking of books (password protected) if that is important?

This is all nice but the the simple ease of use and syncing is what I love, it is easy to select books in Calibre and then just click "send to device", wait for the data to copy over and you are done.

The only downside is the fact it only handles the epub format, not a problem as my collection is in that format anyways but you should know. Oh and an iTunes messes with it so only 1 of the 2 programs should be open when you want to sync with a device.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago Brian Boru

Very good list Vic--I haven't used CNet or Neowin, but have found good info and discussion in all the others. Others I find good:

How-To Geek
http://www.howtogeek.com/

ExtremeTech
http://www.extremetech.com/category/computing

Tom's Guides [sister of Tom’s Hardware & Tom’s Games]
http://www.tomsguide.com/

For building a PC:

Logical Increments
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

and especially, the excellent
PCPartPicker
http://pcpartpicker.com/

My usual problem solving or info gathering technique is to search for my issue in Bing and scroll the search results, opening new tabs for sites I trust to be useful.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago joseywales

I have used Protonic whenever needed over the years and have always been satisfied. Very friendly, courteous and they provide timely replies to your issue.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 1 month ago deckie49

I'm sure someone has already mentioned Cobian Backup!! Anyone looking for a very flexible and powerful free backup program would do well to check it out! And I just read today that it has a new owner who is already working on version 12.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago etim

dottech.org, actually

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Best Free File Rename Utility 1 year 1 month ago deckie49

I used to use "File Renamer Basic". It certainly is a powerful program and has a clean, easy to use interface. But I ended up switching to "Renamer". Renamer's interface is almost as easy. Renamer is just as powerful, at least for me. And, more importantly, Renamer has an "undo" function which File Renamer Basic does not have unless you buy the pro version. In my opinion, "Undo" is a basic and critical feature of a file renaming utility.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago BearPup

Their site is DoTech.Org .

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago BearPup

I have used many of these sites over the years - both receiving and giving help. One of the truths that all of these sites have in common, is that there are a hardcore group of people, usually with the highest number of "Thanks" or "Kudos"; find these people and seek out their advice. It'll save you a lot of time and frustration.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

Make Use Of is a great site with lots of articles on...everything, but heavy on the computer help. You have to search for the Linux stuff, but there's plenty of it.

http://www.makeuseof.com/

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Best Free eBook Reader for iOS 1 year 1 month ago Andrew S

Try iBouquiniste. It has wooden bookshelves, realistic page curl effect and real paper background.

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 1 year 1 month ago Old Mike

Does anyone have a recommendation for bulk jpg to individual pdfs? I use PEF creator and its great but have to open one file at a time. With more than 300 files at hand, that is not an option. Plus, I am looking for 1:1 conversion instead of many to 1 pdf file. Any suggestion?
Thanks in advance.

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How to Surf More Securely 1 year 1 month ago maicaJohnson

Personally I don’t want the government or anyone else to track which websites I visit online. That’s why I use Hotspot Shield. It’s a free VPN service. I like it more than other ones because it is very easy to use and works seamlessly. I use it on my Android and my Mac, though it is also available on iPhone, iPad and Windows PC. Visit the following pages to download the app for free from your: desktop http://bit.ly/1zvHUpE
; Android http://bit.ly/1mVAkmV ; iOS http://bit.ly/1uHKqGG.

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Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility 1 year 1 month ago pomian

Puran Utilities to the Rescue.
We had a 2 Tb RAID 1 drive (One of them), used alone, being copied from on a MAC, when sudden power disconnect occurred.
Drive became unreadable under any system. (Mac, Linux, Win.) EASUS Partition Master saw it as 'Unknown', for example. Tried Easus, MiniTool, (Kickass undelete did not download.) Those two programs saw the files, but too big for their demo size.
PURAN found the files, found old partitions, old files, and all the files that were on the disc. We recovered them to an external hard drive. No Problems. But indeed, a very long process due to sector by sector searching. ~4 hour stages; 21 hours total is about right for 2 Tb.
(The neat thing is we found out that the so called 'new drive' my friend bought, had been used quite a lot before!)
Can't find a link to pay Puran some support, as they did a good job, and all for free.
Tad
PS(I am definitely not connected to any software company, and especially not Puran - but want to give credit, and help to those who follow....)

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Finding A Simple Free FTP Program 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee Wish you a Happy New Year, Robert. I use FileZilla when running in Linux and CoreFTP LE is my choice too for Windows. view
How to Protect Your Online Privacy 1 year 1 month ago maicaJohnson

Personally I don’t want the government or anyone else to track which websites I visit online. That’s why I use Hotspot Shield. It’s a free VPN service. I like it more than other ones because it is very easy to use and works seamlessly. I use it on my Android and my Mac, though it is also available on iPhone, iPad and Windows PC.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago fullbug

Another good site is www.computerhope.com , that site has helped me solve issues many times, great staff as well....

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Finding A Simple Free FTP Program 1 year 1 month ago Neil Parks

The best freeware FTP client is FireFTP. It is not a standalone program but instead is an extension for the Firefox web browser.

It essentially replaces the browser's interface with an ftp client 2-column interface. It is simple to set up, and it stores password information in the same way the browser does.

Here is a screenshot (Click on it to enlarge):

http://fireftp.net/features.html

(Note: if you are using Pale Moon as your browser, you will need to go to the Firefox add-ons site ("AMO") and look for older version 2.0.19.)

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Neil Parks

I'll take a look at that. Thanks.

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How To Detect Drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon You're more than welcome! view
12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago salb4

I like spice support, and they are helpful if you are running your own service.
http://community.spiceworks.com/

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 1 year 1 month ago accountant

KrojamSoft SyncFile is a very reliable application. It has everything you need. Try it also.

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TotalMounter - a Free Virtual CD/DVD Burner That's Easy to Use 1 year 1 month ago mj47

Had a problem with this program. I installed on Windows 7 pro 64-bit machine and after installation, computer would not wake up after sleep. Had to restart with power switch. Back to normal after uninstall - pity, I would have liked this to work.

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Start the New Year with More Controls on Smartphones 1 year 1 month ago Av_Crazy

The same can be achieved now in lollipop with priority mode , atleast the first part

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Anupam Please look at this review: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-mp3-tag-editor.htm I find TagScanner to be quite good. view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... Godot is an advanced, feature packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine. It provides a huge set of common tools, so you can just focus on making your game without reinventing the wheel ...": http://www.godotengine.org/wp/ http://www.godotengine.org/wp/features/ view
Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... Only if - It is a short surreal adventure puzzle game. The game's mechanics are experimental and are driven to defy the logic of "What you see is what you get". Such as jumping to your death will actually save you, or the environment changing when you're not looking, repeating the same mistakes will actually progress you forward and a few more concepts to play about ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/puzzle/only-if/19230/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you: http://gpodder.org/ "... Newsbeuter is an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. Newsbeuter's great configurability and vast number of features make it a perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can be completely controlled via keyboard ...": http://www.newsbeuter.org/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... w3m is a pager and/or text-based browser. It can handle table, cookies, authentication, and almost everything except JavaScript ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/w3m/ "... Wyrd is a text-based front-end to Remind (https://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind), a sophisticated calendar and alarm program. Remind's power lies in its programmability, and Wyrd does not hide this capability behind flashy GUI dialogs. Rather, Wyrd is designed to make you more efficient at editing your reminder files directly. It also offers a scrollable timetable suitable for visualizing your schedule at a glance ...": http://pessimization.com/software/wyrd/ Extcalc is a scientfic graphic calculator: http://extcalc-linux.sourceforge.net/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer chkrootkit is a tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit: http://www.chkrootkit.org/ Rootkit Hunter - security monitoring and analyzing tool for POSIX compliant systems: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rkhunter/ "... hostsblock: Features: - System-wide blocking (all non-proxied connections use the HOSTS file) - Zip- and 7zip-capable (can download and process zip- and 7zip-compressed files) - Non-interactive (can be run as a periodic cronjob without needing user interaction) - Extensive configurability (allows for custom black and white listing, redirection, post-processing scripting, target HOSTS file, etc.) - Bandwith-efficient (only downloads blocklists that have been changed, uses compression when available) - Resource-efficient (only processes blocklists when changes are registered, uses minimal pipes) - High performance blocking (when using dns caching and pseudo-server daemons) - Extensive choice of blocklists included (allows user to customize how much or how little is blocked) - Redirection capability (combats DNS cache poisoning) ...": https://github.com/gaenserich/hostsblock http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/ view
Finding A Simple Free FTP Program 1 year 1 month ago Geekomatic

I've always used Filezilla-- or depending on what it is I'm working on, Kompozer.

Cheers & HNY!

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago The Entity

For those with some tech knowledge you can't beat StackOverflow. You have to register to post or comment but there's help on nearly any aspect of coding, often too much. It's easy to get overwhelmed with info unless you really narrow down your search.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago David Roper

I am looking for DotTech by Ashraf. Loving that help.

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago v.laurie A number of the sites given in the article's list have threads for Linux and Macs. Just as one example, Tom's Hardware has a forum, "Linux/Free BSD", with over 33 thousand posts. view
12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 1 year 1 month ago vandamme

All the sites listed above are for Windows, so are mostly useless for me.

I first go to the forum maintained by the Linux distro I'm using, or its derivative (e.g., Mint, Ubuntu). If I have a problem, a thousand others have had it too and a hundred have figured out the answer.

If I can't, there's a lot of small Linux forums but I find the best way of finding the topic is searching for it, making sure I use "linux" as one of the search terms.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 1 year 1 month ago JimNim

I'm very surprised that CrashPlan is overlooked.

http://www.code42.com/crashplan/

CrashPlan supports free backups to local storage, other computers on your local network, and even to a friend or family member's computer elsewhere. What's more, data is encrypted end-to-end during backups, and it's multi-platform software (so you can send your backup data from a Windows system to an OS X or Linux system).

I've used FBackup for a couple years now, but decided to switch to something else after running into some bugs w/ their software that I didn't want to deal with getting resolved by support. CrashPlan is easily a match for Comodo, though both have their quirks in figuring out the initial configuration.

Another plus: CrashPlan doesn't try to pressure you into buying their services. They do offer a 30 day trial of their cloud storage for backups, but it's simply listed as an available option alongside the free options mentioned.

I think this one should be added to the list in the future for sure!

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Neil Parks

I'm not looking for a media player per se, because I play my mp3's and other audio files on the same player I use for video: K-Lite Mega Codec Pack with Media Player Classic Home Cinema.

What I want is an mp3 organizer that will let me create and edit ID3 tags for my mp3's. This is important to me because my Sansa ClipPlus chokes on mp3's that don't have a valid ID3.

Mp3tag is better than nothing, and I do make use of it.

A much better program would be "MP3 Organizer Pro" (freeware despite having "PRO" in the name). Unfortunately it seems to have been discontinued in 2010 and it does not work well on my 64-bit Win 7 computer.

Is there any modern program that could replace it?

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 1 year 1 month ago Kyle_Katarn

SUMo listing is not up to date.

And according to your review, i would have it granted with a better 5 star rating than Secunia PSI :)

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Best Free Web Site Ripper 1 year 1 month ago dalchina

It looks like FDM Downloader could, for example. See the Scheduler tab.

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Best Free Web Site Ripper 1 year 1 month ago dalchina

Hi, I used to use WinHTTrack, and beyond basic usage, it's options lend themselves to expert use. For a long time and again now I also found its GUI wasn't updating as it did originally whilst downloading.

Suddenly I thought of FDM (Free download manager).
As well as handling normal downloads and torrents, it also features site ripping (HTML spider).

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

That it does this is not obvious. Look at the Downloads tab- to the right is a double angle arrow. Click on this and you see more tabs, including

HTML Spider.

Much simpler than WinHTTrack.

Finding the options is tricky.

Rt click on the URL of the page you are to download when added to FDM and look for "Web page downloading settings"

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer PyCharm community edition - Python IDE: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... Anjuta DevStudio is a versatile software development studio featuring a number of advanced programming facilities including project management, application wizard, interactive debugger, source editor, version control, GUI designer, profiler and many more tools. It focuses on providing simple and usable user interface, yet powerful for efficient development ...": http://anjuta.org/ view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... MUSICAN is an Audio-Player and organizer for Windows operating systems supporting most common audio formats ...": http://www.musican.net/ http://www.musican.net/en/screenshots view
Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... A Thousand Words is a screen capture wizard with an editor. It's intended use is to allow less tech-savvy users to point out exactly what's wrong to helpers on forums and the like ...": http://www.boredomsoft.org/a-thousand-words.bs view
How To Detect Drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows 1 year 1 month ago RabitEars

Excellent! I have never known how to find the info; and so easy! Thanks Rhiannon.

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Best Free Spyware And Adware Remover 1 year 1 month ago tinydancingcat

Just an update here on the SPYBOT listing. SPYBOT no longer provides real-time protection!

You have to buy SPYBOT to get that perk. Spybot will allow malware and spyware to access your computer in the free-ware version. It will only be removed if you scan your system and find it.

Bummer! SPYBOT use to be top of the line. But now they won't protect unless you pay.

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Best Free eBook Reader for iOS 1 year 1 month ago KrinkleKrunk

That "Marvinapp" mentioned by Walter Eagle does look very interesting. Wish someone would review that here on Gizmo's. Hmmmmm.... perhaps I should do it....

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 1 month ago conceptualclarity

I was invited to the beta testing for a new website design. The deadline was Dec.31. In the US it's now early in the evening of New Year's Eve, but the beta comment forum is locked.

The beta pages are leaving out the Top Rated Articles box, the New Articles box, the Updated Articles box, and the Contribute box. I hope you will not go through with those changes.

The overall beta design is OK, but I like the current design better.

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer Super Smash Bros. Crusade: http://gamejolt.com/games/platformer/super-smash-bros-crusade/6755/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer "... Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc) to people who are in your phone contacts and have Telegram. You can also create groups for up to 200 people or send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs ...": https://telegram.org/ LinSSID - graphical wireless scanning for Linux: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linssid/ Fingerprint GUI - use fingerprint devices with Linux: http://www.ullrich-online.cc/fingerprint/index.php view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer hledger is a computer program for easily tracking money, time, or other commodities: http://hledger.org/ view
Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 1 year 1 month ago Remah Yes, there will be updates and further applications and categories added. Unfortunately, I am not available to work on this at present. I am a volunteer and have had to devote my time to other work so I am only answering questions at the moment. When my other project work is finished then I will be updating this article. view
Speed Up Your Hearing 1 year 1 month ago RickeeBoy

Hi All, (and especially lovers of Audiobooks) (and lets say these are 40hrs+)

Thanks for the Podcast info - I shall take a look soon.

Now there is another process also available which I run on Audiobooks - (and this can also be taken for Podcasts) Read on ..

Different Narrators talk in different ways - some are just down right painful to listen to (taking a long time and ruining a good book (or topic) - Some Narrators are brilliant bringing feeling, energy, life and are better than actually reading it yourself plus they can read quickly but these are usually expensive as they have had training.)

The cheap narrators are useless ..... but can be improved.

Speaking a passage is actually made up of both the spoken words and the gaps. Some narrators leave huge gaps.

ALSO - WE ALL LISTEN DIFFERENTLY - Some happily zoom through very fast spoken words but need gaps and some others like more normal words but happily shrink the gaps.

AUDACITY Provides the facility to ensure you get the fastest, most exciting, best MP3 to keep you interested and tailored just for you.

To reduce gaps to not waste time then Audacity handles this and its called :_
- TRUNCATE SILENCE (available under EFFECT) this reduces gaps (Db silence / time / to what you feel works for you.
- Also TEMPO is available to shorten the overall time for the passage without raising the Narrators Pitch.
- So it's best to create a few different Chains for different Narrators and save these - After a few books you get to know just the right Speedup to apply.
( I have about 4 different Chains for varying Truncate Silences + another 6 different chains for varying Tempo and another 5 chains which have a mixture of both - All will shorten the Audiobook but at some point it will become TOO SHORT and no longer enjoyable. The objective is to get it just right.

SEE here under Audacity Forum Search for - AUDIOBOOK MP3 SPEEDUP

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=78880&p=245377&hilit=...

at Audacity Forum (Thanks Steve)and you too can get
1. More enjoyable Audio
2. Much faster Audio.
3. Get through books or learning quicker.
Any probs get in touch .:) ........ (Oh I've tested the MP3 Speedup available on MP3 Players but they are Total Rubbish )

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Wallpaper of the Week: Happy New Year! 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon Same wishes back at you. :) view
Wallpaper of the Week: Happy New Year! 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon Thank you very much for your kind words. :) Really though, it's all of you who make the site as good as it is. view
5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 1 year 1 month ago coyoteland

This has been very helpful, but my favorite is http://www.onlinebioskop.com :)

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How to Disable Internet Explorer 1 year 1 month ago garth Hi, sorry but we can't advise on such issues on the main site. If you would like to post re your problem in the forum someone may be able to advise on a solution. all the best, garth. view
Another Program To Check For Software That Needs Updating 1 year 1 month ago Kyle_Katarn

Hi,

SUMo has been updated. Any new comment ?

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How to Disable Internet Explorer 1 year 1 month ago ferryden0

my HP laptop keyboard is showing double symbols when I press the keys k, ax dx
is there anybody who can help

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Best Free Startup Manager 1 year 1 month ago John_D

I still use Mike Lin's Startup in Win 7 x64 Ultimate, but I'm switching to this one:

AnVir Task Manager Free 7.5.2 - http://www.anvir.com/

- Replaces Windows Task Manager

- Monitors startup programs, processes, services, drivers, CPU, HDD

- Speeds up your PC and Windows startup:

.. Startup tab shows all programs that run on Windows start.
.. Disable or delete unwanted programs, and your PC will run faster.
.. Delayed-Startup runs any program few minutes after Windows startup.
.. for Windows 7 , 8 , Vista , and XP.

- and much more...

Feature Comparison - Free vs. Pro versions
http://www.anvir.com/task-manager-windows-startup.htm

User's Guide - the Complete PDF Document
http://www.anvir.com/AnVirTaskManager.pdf

User's Guide - Online HTML Documentation
http://www.anvir.com/documentation.htm

Downloads - Free Setp, Free Portable, or Pro version:
http://www.anvir.com/download.htm

( Version 8.0 is in Beta )

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 1 year 1 month ago hhdese

After having to rebuild my machine due to an SSD cache disaster (thank you Corsair), I'm very relieved having put my trust in Dashlane. It's not perfect (it struggles with non-English sites) and it is not free, but the user support has been outstanding and the cross-platform availability is great. (Microsoft dropping the backup recovery tools between 7 and 8.1 on the other hand is quite another experience... )

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How to Clean An Infected Computer 1 year 1 month ago hitmanproproduct

hitman pro 64
Hitman Pro 64 is a commercial anti-virus software programme for your PC or laptop. Anti-virus software is vital in keeping your computer safe and secure by protecting your documents and files, and the overall health of your home computer. Hitman Pro 64 bit will enable you to browse the internet and check your emails with confidence, knowing that you have protected yourself against any malicious files.

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Best Free iPad Apps 1 year 1 month ago artsiii

I don't understand why there are no free antivirus programs for ipad. Is there a built in antivirus or what. With the millions of ipad's being used there must be many viruses trying to get in.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 1 year 1 month ago Jason2014

Foxit apparently installed a McAfee Security Scan tool onto my PC without asking for permission, as it popped up asking to update a short while after I downloaded Foxit and I hadn't made any other changes to my PC. It was easy enough to uninstall, but still, makes me wonder what else they are willing to do.

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