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Access This Radio And Scan The Airwaves From Your PC! 2 years 3 weeks ago Don19

I knew of this one from a long time ago. http://www.chilton.com/scripts/radio/R8-receiver

About The Station

Since July, 1995 the radio has been tuned by Internet visitors 346,000 times and 475,000 audio samples have been sent to thousands of listeners in 85+ countries.

Always good to find another source. Thanks

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Access This Radio And Scan The Airwaves From Your PC! 2 years 3 weeks ago The Flying Irish

Greetings,
As a former Ham Radio, and unfortunately out of the airwaves for more than 20 years, I fell almost speechless at your Hot Tip. It is simply fantastic ! Terrific, actually !! I thank you dearly for this tip.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago plj07

Love the falling snow!

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago JohhnyBeGood

Oops, there's a nasty memory leak in this program. After 4 hours, +/- 4 GB memory consumed. Seems like every snowflake is remebered. If you kill the process, then the memory is released.

jb

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago shirley hogan

How do you un-install this cute little program?

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago mrc4

This is very hard to get rid of how do you delete falling snow

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago mrc4

I finally got rid of snow Just restart computer and go to the snow program and delete it Won't delete unless you restart computer

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago swreynolds

A bunch of tiny spheres does not make a snowfall. Let me know when he actually produces snow flakes.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

Try the drop down arrow next to 'Image/texture'. Tons of options.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

From the bottom line of text, choose #Exit.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

Simply #Exit, then delete the folder. It's portable so there's no install.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago swreynolds

Thanks Phyllis, much better. I'd still like real appearing snowflakes, but these are good enough for my Christmas party.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee Flake 16, Flake 24, Flake 4(16) and Flake 4(24) are good options. view
Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 2 years 5 months ago Phylis Sophical

Mine has been running all day (8 hrs. ) and it's still only using 508kb.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 months 2 weeks ago lynway

This is exactly what I was looking for but I have a three monitor system and I would like this to run a one specific screen. How can I arrange that?

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 2 years 1 week ago Australia

BGInfo is a great way to have information visible on the Windows desktop, is very customisable, and even better, its "portable"

I can change the text size, font, colour, and choose any or all of the Windows system information options

And as Rob suggests, I can remove ALL the computer information and just have other information, such as a to do list for the day, or a list of quotations, or anything I like !

However, readers would appreciate knowing that this program makes changes to the registry, and that once you use this program, it is not immediately obvious how to "uninstall the program"

After reading BGInfo's homepage and the homepage's recommended reading site, I was still unsure how to uninstall this program

Thankfully, I found the answer in the Help section of the program:
"BGInfo does not require any special installation. To run it simply execute BGINFO.EXE from a convenient location.
To uninstall, delete BGINFO.EXE and reset your system's wallpaper using Windows' Desktop Properties dialog"

Something also not clear - how can we get BGInfo to "display the contents of a text file". Sounds very useful, for example to display a regularly updated text file of events for the current calendar month. The instructions were not simply explained

Thanks Rob for yet another marvellous Hot Find, you are amazing, and a much valued asset to the TechSupportAlert website

I rate BGInfo a 10/10 for being portable, and so very customisable !

And correct me if I'm wrong, but BgInfo uses NO system resources ! So I rate it a 10+/10 !

Using BGInfo and another freeware program "Photo On Desktop-7", which allows me the very basic but essential task of floating any chosen image on my computer screen (eg a to do list, or a loved ones photo), and my daily organisation skills are enhanced greatly !

I have no affiliation with either program

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 2 years 1 week ago David Roper

Super Article by Rob and super comment by Australia. Thanks to you both.

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 7 months 1 week ago gbarthad

Pardon me if I sound rude, but HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT???

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 7 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

See here. MC - Site Manager.

http://forum.sysinternals.com/how-do-i-remove-bginfoexe_topic6958.html

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 7 months 1 week ago gbarthad

Thanks but it didn't work...I managed to delete it (at first it said can't delete, file open in wallpapers), but the background text is still there on my wallpaper....

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 7 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy There are other posts related to the same subject in that forum including recommended edits to the Windows registry that you may or may not be comfortable with. If you are still unable to effect a complete removal after reading this additional information I suggest making your own request for support in their forum. MC - Site Manager. view
Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 2 years 1 month ago ixan

I don't think you ought to recommend this site for children. I clicked the link which took me to lobby and there was the F word all over the place. Some of it just cursing some of it about what some of the people wanted to do to two sisters... Childish yes, suitable for children no.

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Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 2 years 1 month ago cmaeser

Same as ixan -- thought it might be fun and wanted to share with my grandchildren. Link went straight to keyboard and running down the sides were obscene comments. Glad I checked first! My grandchildren are 5 and 6.

Never encountered problems with Gizmo sites before this.

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Additional Vuze Settings 3 years 1 month ago jcar

I want to share an external hard drive that contains my Vuze downloads between 2 Mac computers. I created the files on the external on one computer but the other computer Vuze copy can see the downloads even though I've input the right volumes. Is there a trick?

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Additional Vuze Settings 3 years 1 month ago mr6n8 I assume you mean "the other computer Vuze copy" can't "see the downloads" I also assume the external is connected to the computer in question. Since you have already added the torrent to that Vuze, you can try the context menu entry for the torrent (a right-click in Windows - not sure in Mac) Advanced>Files>Move Data Files and choose the directory containing the content. If that does not work, then remove the torrent from that Vuze and see below. If it is completed, then you need to be in Mode of intermediate or advanced http://wiki.vuze.com/w/UG_Options#Mode_options Add the torrent to Vuze using File>Open>Torrent File (Ctrl+O) http://wiki.vuze.com/w/UG_Menus#File_Menu This presents you with an Add Torrent screen where you can choose the save directory. You will need to set the "Add Mode" to "Seeding" (Only visible in intermediate or advanced mode) http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Seed_an_existing_file If you choose the directory containing the content, Vuze should recognize it and adjust the %. There are some issues with Mac on resuming a partially completed torrent that might change this procedure a little even on a completed download. http://wiki.vuze.com/w/How_do_you_resume#Mac_OS_X BTW I am on the road and on a WiFi right now and may not be able to get back quickly if you have more Qs. Steve view
Additional Vuze Settings 3 years 1 month ago jcar

I'm still confused by all the options to choose from.

Usually on a Mac, you tell it where the directory is and it always remembers. In this case there are 3 different places where I can tell it where the Vuze/downloads directory on the external HD is, I delete the original Vuze/downloads directory from the user/library (created when I downloaded Vuze to the 2nd computer) and when I restart Vuze on the 2nd computer, it recreates the deleted directory and replaces all the parameters I changed back to the original directory location.

When I changed the directory location on computer 1 to the external HD, there was no problem. The downloaded movies appeared in the library.

No so with computer 2 using the same external HD...

Jim

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Additional µTorrent Settings 1 year 11 months ago chinamike

I am troubled that the articles pro and against IP filtering are SEVEN YEARS OLD! I really would hope there would be something much more current on the subject. I personally use IP filters because, hey--how could it hurt NOT TO?
I also use an anonymous proxy (usually out of China or Russia) in my P2P client and I verify it with a torrent IP checker (IPmagnet).
I have never in six years of downloading torrents, received one of those letters from my ISP.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 12 months 3 hours ago vandamme

What happens when you upgrade to Windows 10? Will it wipe out your whole hard drive, or the Windows 7 or 8 partition with all your data, or just upgrade the operating system?

I have several PCs, all of which dual (or triple) boot Linux, along with (usually seldom used) Windows 7 . Would the upgrade wipe out my Linux partitions, along with my data? If that happened, it would take me an hour or two to reinstall Linux and my data, and get it back to the way I like it. And it sounds like the best action would be to keep 7 until it dies in 2020 (or the PC dies).

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 12 months 2 hours ago Joe A.TT

According to this article, KB3035583 was issued 3 times: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2922604/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-re-re-issues-controversial-windows-10-advertising-patch-kb-3035583.html On my own W8.1 x64 system it was installed twice, and that is only because I reinstalled Windows in April. Another strange thing is I can't find KB3035583 when searching from Explorer. Is this happening to anyone else?

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 12 months 1 hour ago v.laurie

A typical upgrade has the option for a clean install or for retaining personal files. I do not personally know what happens to a dual boot system but this link says Windows 10 upgrade keeps the Linux partition but removes grub.

BTW check this link for some old Windows features that get removed when you upgrade. 

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago jivadas

I unknowingly installed some earlier Windows Updates to my Win7 pc preparing for Win10. they *** my PC display on Chrome in a variety of ways when I tried System Restore it had become disabled (I read elsewhere about a similar effect) does anyone know a workaround to restore SysRestore so I can dump this 10 Trash and restore my beautiful desktop to Win 7 ?

Please note: Gizmo's Freeware is a family website. As per the site rules, the use of foul, racist and sexist language is not permitted. If this rule is not respected, all comments related to the account will be deleted and the account blocked. MC - Site Manager.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago vandamme

Thanks. I'll probably just reach for my SuperGrubDisk if the time comes to restore grub; it's pulled my dupa out of the fire a few times already.

No DVD playback on Win 10? Yet another reason to run Linux.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago drkarasheed

Are we going to have an option to burn an 'ISO image' of the new OS ???

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago drkarasheed

It was heard that those with 'Pirated Versions' of Win_7 or Win_8 or 8.1, are also going to have an option for a free upgrade ?
Is it true ?

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago Jojo Yee Nope. It's not. You might want to follow our Forum thread here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/14857-free-upgrade-to-windows-10-a.html view
All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago Nodrog

Selecting Hide... in the customise notification area window only has effect until the computer is restarted, it reappears with "show icon and notifications" enabled after a shutdown/restart. Even selecting "only show notificatios" resets after a restart.

Even though I have reserved the upgrade the icon is still there and a message about it now shows in Control Panel/Windows Update instead of the normal "No Updates/Updates available" dialogue.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago Anupam

That's a really silly reason to run Linux. You can easily install VLC or PotPlayer to run DVDs, which most of the people running Windows do anyways.. they are much better than WMP.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago vandamme

That's a subset of the "Linux includes a whole lot of applications that you don't have to install or update separately" reason to install Linux, at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago Anupam

Let's not make it a debate about Windows or Linux, here on a Windows article. Better keep it for forum.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago Moonwink

I've never had a Windows upgrade forced on me before. I prefer the classic desktop. I know nothing about Windows 10 figuring I'd wait and see what others thought about it first before even considering upgrading. Is there a classic desktop option available in Windows 10 or must we learn how to use the computer all over again. Thank goodness for "Classic Shell" or I'd be lost.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 4 weeks ago v.laurie

Nobody knows. Microsoft has not been clear. See this post

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 11 months 3 weeks ago scericson

MS has apparently disabled the 'Uninstall' button for the Win10 update.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Sgluber

Very interesting... thank you, rob! :-)

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago snert

Thanks Rob! I'm gonna play with this and see if it's as interesting as it sounds. I think I'll start with 'alternate guitar tunings'.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago snert

WOW! That was fantastic!!! More info than I expected.
Who among you knows where the word "Grok" came from?

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago zeroseven

Awful site, in 6 months you'll never hear of it again.

Its like throwing darts at a dartboard full of relevant / irrelevant info. Your chances of hitting the info you need are pretty slim.

Google, properly used is INFINITELY more powerful and accurate. Everybody should do the Google power search course.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago olad

Checked out the site literally as you suggested - Nigeria. The "information" about Nigeria was shallow, full of cliches and glib statements "...Nigeria is home to a substantial network of organized crime, active especially in drug trafficking..." - first entry. Compare with Wikipedia that starts out "...Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north...". There is more to Nigeria than some purported 'substantial network of organized crime', just there is more to the USA than its well-known network of organized crime.

It's a sure bet I won't be going there again, and yes, I am a Nigerian.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago rgrun1

It is another WAY to find information and to zero in on what interests you. You can also adjust the level of expertise

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Alan Wade

Did a quick search on Malmö, Sweden and the search engine didnt like that. Changed the search to Malmo, Sweden and yes, up popped a few bubbles. Sadly most of the bubbles kept trying to push me to Copenhagen!
Copenhagen is in Denmark and Malmö is in Sweden!
Not so impressed at the moment.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Ray Jenne

This site really works for me. I have trouble searching the web as I either over a defined or miss defined my search parameters. My first few attempts with Grok have been outstanding and really easy. I sent copies to all my Grandkids and friends. It is a great site for me.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Ray Jenne

I am 75 years old and while not too old to learn I found the Google power search course difficult. I hope that you are wrong about the six-month thing. Learning how to search the web is an important part of web utilization. Ray

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Wizard of Odd

Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago zeroseven

Its really quite easy Ray if you just remember to localise your search by (most important) date to avoid irrelevant pages submitted long ago (most of the web) and to remember to use '+' '-' quote marks etc. Its all very logical. I often use the images section straight off....drag an image into the search box and be amazed. The recommended site, whatever its called(?) when asked "best widescreen tv 2013" earlier, the top article offered was written in 2007! By using the google tools provided at the top of the search page, I can home in on blogs, news, reviews, discussions, best prices, restrict dates, all within a fraction of a second. It fine tunes rather than spins off at tangents.

I'm not a google fan boy, far from it. but its hard to see how the featured site could cause anything but misinformation and frustration. You only get from the web a proportional response to the information you submit

IMHO

:)

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Ray Jenne

Your response is what I've been told by more literate friends and I'll go through the help menu on Google and try some more. I use Parenthesis and Quotes quit a bit but often forget the + sign. I remember trying to find the "date 90 from today". I worked & worked ending up with counting on a calendar. I told a friend and they type in about half the words I used and had an immediate answer. Friend suggested I was over stating my question. Thanks for the tip, I'll try some more. Ray

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago rob.schifreen Sorry, olad. I guess, like any search system, it's not infallible and it depends how you use it. And for what it's worth, my wife's Nigerian by birth. I should have checked with her! view
Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Useless at this moment, and don't even dare to use a foreign word no matter how simple it is, I tried "chango" (monkey in Spanish) and it brought me all kind of nonsense except anything related to the animal. I better use the regular Google in the meantime.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago eikelein

Wow, yo must be about my age bracket (70-75)!
I remember the expression and use it in my own thinking but never out loud; people just wouldn't grok it...

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 3 years 2 months ago snert

eikelein, wow, indeed, I'll be 61 next month. I read Stranger In A Strange Land way back when I was in college on G.I. benefits.

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 2 years 4 months ago Geekomatic

I'll give this a go today!

I tried one during it's beta & it may have been the one you were speaking of: fontifier? I think?

Can you tell me if the letters need to be centred in each square for even the symbols? I recall that when I did the one from before, the quotes mark was too low & comma too high-- if you know what I mean? Can you elaborate?

Cheers!

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 2 years 4 months ago Fairportfan

If it's like other font-generation programs, position them as if the test baseline ran across the block about a third of the way up - lower-case letters ought sit on that line and go up to about one-third down from the top, which leaves room for ascenders and descenders; comma and period should sit at the point where the baseline would be, quote and apostrophe should be about one-third from the top of the box.

I'll go download a template and come back and amplify this a bit.

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Okay; i looked at the templates, and they have tick marks for baseline, ascender and descender height and so on.

Looks simple.

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 2 years 4 months ago KiltedMuskrat

Sorry - It doesn't work. The web-site locks up at the first step!

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Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 2 years 4 months ago Frank D

I tried it but the results were horrendous. It didn't recognize over half of my input. Unusable.

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