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41 weeks 6 days ago Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 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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41 weeks 6 days ago Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop David Roper

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

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1 year 50 weeks ago Add This Blisteringly Fast Registry Searcher To Your Toolkit LittlestMac

I've been using this for years now. Does just what you say.

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1 year 50 weeks ago Add This Blisteringly Fast Registry Searcher To Your Toolkit snert

Just what I've always wanted from the Easter Bunny, and early, too! I've been poking around in my registry ever since I found it. (I know, if it ain't broke, don't fix it - but tell that to the gamers that tweak their computers until the MoBos melt). I keep finding left-overs from app I've tried, didn't like and uninstalled that left garbage here and about. Regedit works but it is rather tedious.

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1 year 50 weeks ago Add This Blisteringly Fast Registry Searcher To Your Toolkit AJNorth

An excellent utility; I've used several of NirSoft's apps (including RegScanner) for years (and they're good corporate citizens: 100% clean software - never any included crapware).

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1 year 49 weeks ago Add This Blisteringly Fast Registry Searcher To Your Toolkit phillj

I can vouch for this app too, very useful tool, it's also portable.

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44 weeks 5 days ago Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 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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44 weeks 1 day ago Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 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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1 year 44 weeks ago Additional Vuze Settings 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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1 year 44 weeks ago Additional Vuze Settings 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

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1 year 44 weeks ago Additional Vuze Settings 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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35 weeks 19 hours ago Additional µTorrent Settings 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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1 year 19 weeks ago Aged and Distressed Old Blue Railway Car (Wallpaper of the Week) Fairportfan

GIven that he refers to the car as a "wagon", i'm guessing the photographer is European.

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1 year 18 weeks ago Aged and Distressed Old Blue Railway Car (Wallpaper of the Week) rhiannon

Could be.
That particular image was taken in the small town of Dulce in New Mexico, US.

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray dalchina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray bernardz

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

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

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray rob.schifreen

Hi Bernard,

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

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

Robert

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray mauries

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray bernardz

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

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

Two accounts will not cut it.

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray terrawarra

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

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

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

cheers

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1 year 12 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray bili_39

I just want to add something to your 2. statement:

This is just as is meant to be! Don't change anything, as you (and some other writers) are doing wonderful job.

Poppeeper is listed on the appropriate page (and it's not the pick!, but this is not the point.

Comment on this site are just as important as articles.
Even in the days of Gizmo himself I didn't agree with all of his picks. Nowadays, when so many different authors are contributing their precious time and knowledge, it's impossible to agree with most of the picks.

So most of us probably just try best one out and listen to suggestions in comments. Works for me :-)

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1 year 9 weeks ago Almost A Full Email App In Your System Tray JohnBurns

Right on, dalchina - I've used PopPeeper for years and it's all you posted. A free app which is one of the best.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. dixie_chick44

Perfect! I will use this at least 3 times a week. I used to be an ace speller in school, but as the years whoosh by, I start to question myself, "is that right? Of course it is. Well, it's just not quite right..." and off I go to make sure I don't look like a dunce. Thank you Gizmo!!

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. terrawarra

I've been using this one for years.... absolutely unbeatable, I couldn't imagine my PC without it.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. flashcraft

This looks like a useful piece of software if you do a lot of writing out of your browser. The licensing requirements are written by some fruit who actually believes that there is such a thing as man made global warming. It amazes me that someone so capable in one field can be a total ignoramus in another. Oh well, I guess you can't knock free.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. eikelein

Well flashcraft, your words prove beyond the slightest doubt that I may successfully hope that you are young enough to eventually see the consequences of global warming.
I applaud "the fruit" for ingenuity, wit and courage. Well done.
And thanks rob for this find.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. DavidHarris

Does this application support UK English?

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. torres-no-tan-m...

Yes it does - Options> Preferences> WordWeb locale> select Britain.

HTH ;-)

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. cartledge

I downloaded the English(Australian) version and what do I get?
it is full of Americanisms, everything spelled with a "z" ie, recognize instead of recognise, organize instead of organise etc etc.
I was hoping to get away from this sloppy, lazy treatment of the English language. Waste of time!!
Rob

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. crosseyedlemon

So how many airports does the program author have staked out to see that no one renegs on their promise? I will have to pass on this freeware because I'm guessing the next version will require a pledge not to associate with Superman or other flying super heroes.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. bwoods

LOL. It is a silly requirement.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. bwoods

I'm with flashcraft.

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1 year 19 weeks ago Amazing Dictionary And Thesaurus For Windows. For Non-Frequent Flyers Only. West Swan

This explains the ise / ize difference (plus a a lot more)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ise#-ise_.2F_-ize

Now let me go find some aluminium :-)

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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject Sgluber

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

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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject snert

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

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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject Wizard of Odd

Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land

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1 year 51 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 50 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 50 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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!

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1 year 50 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 49 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 49 weeks ago Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 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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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 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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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting 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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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting KiltedMuskrat

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

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Frank D

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

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting BearPup

For me, this site is more good idea than definitely doable, and for the reason that some have mentioned - if you don't have a steady hand and eye, getting each character to line up, look connected to adjoining letters, and be smoothly drawn is downright difficult. My results were also on the horrendous / unusable side of the results scale.

@Fairportfan: It may be simple, at least in theory, but easy to accomplish / get good results, its nowhere near being simple.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

I've uploaded a sample of my handwriting font, created with a very similar program (quite possibly the same software they're using) a year ago, to my webhosting at http://electronictiger.net/handrot.jpg

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Don't try to produce true cursive with connected letters.

If you have problems getting the letters to line up on the grid, write all the characters separately on paper, scan it, and then copy/paste appropriately-resized images of each one into the image of the template.

(I did that once to produce a "ransom note" font using letters cut from newspapers and magazines.)

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

Okay. I tried it. Just a quick'n'dirty; i only generated the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters to write a short sentence.

I tried it twice - once using a black ballpoint and one using a fine-point Sharpie. I wasn't particularly careful about my penmanship, either.

Not counting the trip to the store to buy a marker and pen (thirty minutes), and arguing with my DTP software as to whether they were fonts it wanted to admit existed (other programs had no problems; i guess Serif PagePlus is snooty), total time involved in making this limited character set was about twenty minutes, counting making the scans.

You can see the result at http://electronictiger.net/fonts.png

(When i was actually making the fonts, i noticed that they offer the templates as PNG images; as i said before, if you download those, you can copy/paste individual images into the blocks if you are having trouble writing in them on the template itself.)

Remember to print the templates in colour - actually, i don't know if it will make a difference, but the faint images in each block are red to make them less likely to reproduce.

Do NOT scan in B&W mode - greyscale is preferable, but they say you can get away with colour.

I scanned at 300 DPI.

Hope this helps.

(I'm working on a very large set, with numerous special characters; when i finish it, i'll post the results online and link 'em here.)

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

What did you use to fill in the template?

Black is pretty much mandatory, a fine-point or extra-fine-point Sharpie is best of all.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

What browser?

Worked fine for me in Opera, and in Firefox and (though i use it only reluctantly, and generally only to check websites) in IE.

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Try clicking the "Create Template" button. If that works, it's not locked up, just strangely designed.

While you're at the first page, try typing characters that aren't already shown in the block, and they should go into the list to be on the template, even there's no cursor there.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

A further look reveals that the lightly-printed guide characters on the template show where you need to place the character in the block.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Frank D

I used a black, fine point, BiC Mark-it pen. The 5 or so letters that did come out well were beautiful and well formed. But the rest of the letters that did not (they showed up as blank rectangles) made me quit my efforts.

I can't understand why only some letters appeared and not others, when this is a *hand* writing font, and theoretically anything that's in the box, regardless of shape, should show up.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting KiltedMuskrat

Yup, I tried a different browser and got it going. I forgot to come back and say that. Must have been one of those wonderful computer enhancements seemingly built into every program - - - I call them "Glitches."

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

Try again with a Sharpie.

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1 year 6 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

Okay, folk, finally finished a full font worth.

Due to the fact that i used a paint program to size the characters accurately to paste them into the PNG of the template, some of them vary a bit in stroke weight. Otherwise, came out pretty good: http://electronictiger.net/fullfont.jpg

I should have used quadrille paper or something with guidelines, rather than a blank sheet when i printed the initial characters.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Geert

Hi electronictiger,
That link of you led me to one of the most funny, creative and yet informative 404 pages I've ever seen.
It put a big smile on my face.

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1 year 5 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting Fairportfan

I fixed the link. Arrrgh.

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1 year 4 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting GoofyRat

I checked it out and love it. Everyone can tell you're a sports nut because your handwriting is doing the wave!
I'm going to try it and hope mine turns out that unique.
I was thinking about using it for emails or applications for government forms BUT; if the receiver doesn't have that font on their computer, it gets replaced by Calabini or Times Roman or ...
BUT THEN AGAIN... could save it as an html document in Word and send it in email.

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1 year 3 weeks ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting brunetu

You probably worked harder when you used the software before. The result is really nice. I struggled with a font editing software years ago too but the results weren't really worth the trouble.

I'm glad this service is up so I can give it another go. I had different reasons to want my personal font back then, but now it would be great to use on my personal blog as a custom web font. Thank you Rob for sharing it with us!

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29 weeks 6 days ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting simplen

A very simple process. Outcome was junk.

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7 weeks 3 days ago Amazing! Create A Windows Font From Your Own Handwriting vernix

how to make my font

;p

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1 year 28 weeks ago Amazing! A Programming Environment In Your Browser Quigrim

>The best-known programming IDE is Microsoft's Visual Studio, which retails for many hundreds of dollars.
Hi there. While this find is pretty nice, I just want to point out that there are Express versions of Visual Studio that are completely free, even for commercial use, and they are very powerful, lacking only higher end professional tools.
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express...

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1 year 28 weeks ago Amazing! A Programming Environment In Your Browser vitor sequeira

Hi,
this one is very good:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Default.aspx

Regards

[Moderator's note: Replaced CNET link with link to the software home page. CNET is not recommended because of its download wrapper.]

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1 year 28 weeks ago Amazing! A Programming Environment In Your Browser vitor sequeira

Sorry :(

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1 year 28 weeks ago Amazing! A Programming Environment In Your Browser glofp

@vitor sequeira
I don't see how to compare those two programs youre talking about. As I see it, can the one you mentiones only edit c# among the files that Corun can, so it is not really a choice, especially not if you are a PHP/HTML developper .
But, then again there are a lot of good apps. to do the job. My favorite wil at any time be Notepad++ and Microsoft Expression when it comes to "make up".

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox bartprg

These cloud storage alternatives are all fine and dandy, but none compel me to leave dropbox, which 1) works great, 2) is reasonably priced, and 3) has more space than I've ever been able to fill.

Why change? Especially after sharing folders with dozens of people. I'd hate to go through all of that after a couple of years on DB. ... just my 2cents.

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox boristhemoggy

All I'm wondering is why it takes 61mb of files to essentially complete teh task of an FTP program.
Does anyone understand this? 61mb, that's outrageous!

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Rick Grunwald

I just installed it and it is bringing all the stuff from Amazon to my hard drive. If anyone wants to use this service, you can backup things that are not in the cloud folder by using hard links. I have the DOCUMENTS folder and a lot more without actually putting it in the synch folder
Check here to solve that issue
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html#faq

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Roberteh

Drop box is an okay product but Wuala stands above them all. I have tried every service and currently waiting for my 100G from Zoolz....still 60,000 users a head of me. My beef with all cloud storage is that, one has to assign a specific folder on the computer to store and sync the items wanted saved to the cloud service, meaning I have my items already in one place on a hard drive and then have to have them again stored in another location on my computer, as so to be stored on these cloud services. What I really want is to only have the files at/on the original location on my hard drive and then on the cloud....not in now two places on my computer and then on my cloud account. The reason I move items to cloud storage is correctly for safety/backup/sharing but not to add or use up more storage space on my system. It is a redundancy of impracticality. Drop box adds more confusion to their operations when one shares. The other persons account works against the maximum storage capacity of your account. If the other user has 4G stored on his/her Box, once you link/share to theirs, your 2G account is maxed out. It is mind boggling how they can even possibly charge for such a service. Maybe if I was paying for 50G I might not notice the toll of the others shared/connected but I don't need 50G and my free account has been maxed out several times due to other shared accounts impacting my capacity. So what do I do...I no longer share and this works directly against the platform of what is the hoped use of cloud storage and that is SHARE. More sharing means more clients and means more revenue...etc. Box nearly makes it impossible to share, as I want to have my space available when I need it and not lose it to sharing/others. My 3 cents.

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox tide

Amazon also has a mac version of the app available for download.

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox vandamme

Doesn't work on Linux. PFFFFFT.

I just installed copy.com, which is cross-platform and works like Dropbox. Has 5 GB, but they had a promotion that extended it 5 GB for every invite you sent out. Looks like that only lasted a couple days, but I managed to scarf up 25 MB. Now to fill it....

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox glofp

Where do you see this, getting more Space by inviting friends?
I can't see anything that just looks like on the main site for my cloud!

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Anupam

vandamme, we do not allow posting of referral links. Please do not post them anymore.

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox dscape

Like you, I searched and sampled many cloud storage offerings. I want a product that fits my file system and does not force me to move and copy files in order to fit their system. The best service I have found is SugarSync (several reviews on Gizmo's site).
- YOU set the folders you want to sync to the cloud
- Select any or all of the cloud folders to sync to any or all of your devices
- Compatible with PC, Mac, iPhone, Android
- Select folder(s) to share and sync with other SugarSync users
- Can share a file and/or folder with non-SugarSync users
- Multiple file versions are saved in the cloud
- Free app, free 5GB storage
- Very easy to set-up and use in the background without changing your current filing system.

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Gary_M.

Rick, the Link Shell Extension looks very interesting as a solution to the duplicate file storage problem. Does installing it (and configuring it to work with Amazon Cloud Drive) mean that you can avoid installing the 61 MB Amazon desktop app?

Also, since it looks like you've already figured out how to successfully install and configure Link Shell Extension to work with Amazon Cloud Drive, it would be great if you could provide a step-by-step guide on how to do this, to those of us who are not super-sophisticated in doing such things. (I'm using Win XP Pro, btw).

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Rick Grunwald

Well, I have done it with Dropbox, but cannot with Amazon cloud (yet) as it immediately starts downloading EVERYTHING. I emailed customer service and they are fixing it as quickly as possible. After they stop THAT behavior, then the shell extension should work well.

If you go out and look at that link, it will give you step by step. You have to install the extension and 2 java routines (easy) THen you go to a folder and right click it and there is a new option to select the link source
Go then to the folder and paste as a hard link. The folders can be on another drive but will be recognized as being in the Dropbox / cloud folder. If you enter the resulting link and edit, it is operating on the original file
Try it! It works and has created no problems in Windows 8 x64

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1 year 47 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Century22

Those morons at Amazon keep wanting to install on the C drive!
I don't allow storage on MY operating system drive.
They don't have enough sense to let the user decide WHERE to install the program!

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1 year 45 weeks ago Amazon Launches Sneaky Rival To Dropbox Roberteh

Sadly for SS it would be best for them to be SIGNIFICANTLY clearer as to the utilizing of ones system. SS creates an additional drive without indicating or AUTHORIZATION!! SS does not allow the user to assign placement of the sync folder/drive and by default is placed in my OS drive. BAD BAD BAD!!!! SS fails me with the added/assumed/take-over, drive designation. How dare they. Now & forever removed. Adding, the SS uninstall requires a reboot...if I had 10 thumbs, they would all be pointing down.

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1 year 26 weeks ago American Southwest: Bisti Badlands (Wallpaper of the Week) gzmhanu

Original: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/2355/bisti_badlands.html
Max resolution: 2560x1600

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1 year 25 weeks ago American Southwest: Bisti Badlands (Wallpaper of the Week) rhiannon

Thanks! I've updated the post. :)

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory Happy.O.A.P.

Thank you for all the marvellous articles.
Please, can you tell me how to access "clipboard" in Windows7 (Home Premium)in order to make use of this interesting program.
Thank you in advance. Best regards

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory mcallen474

Just tried to access this download and McAfee Site Advisor warned me not to go there, that the site had shown dangerous proclivities. Any advice?

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory mrinmoyjk

Whenever you copy something (like text or link to a website), it's automatically stored in the clipboard. Next time when you use paste, the text or link from the clipboard is pasted.

This means you don't need to access the clipboard. Just copy-paste.

But if you want to retain the clipboard history, or want to paste something you copied yesterday, check this: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-clipboard-replacement-utility.htm

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory Kennywee

I am a long, long time reader and sometimes user of this site. I have from time to time found some interesting topics/subjects here of which am very grateful. Thanks to all the posters.

I saw the "hot find" post on this program, it caught my attention and straight away went to the website to check it out and download. After checking it out in more details I realise that there is a browser which actually does exactly the same thing and even more.

AVANT Browser is what I use. For me it's an alternative to Firefox, Chrome and all the others which takes up so much of your system's resources, your system runs slower, (unfortunately, they won't tell you that).

In my opinion, AVANT browser does exactly the same thing as this program and even more. It probably may not look identical or similar but the principle is the same. If you wish, you can take a look at it and conclude for yourself. I could be wrong.

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory alexxx46

I downloaded the portable version of Avant Browser and tried to download video from Youtube with Avant Downloader. The result was always 0 bytes files.

And yes, it has a small memory footprint and seems rather agile.

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory MidnightCowboy

McAfee is notorious for false positives. I would consider switching to something else. See here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-false-positive-antivirus-de...

As you can see from the following reports, the site is perfectly safe. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/6a858a5797dfbf64e818f69d36104a100401f3...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/aignes.com/
http://www.webutation.net/go/review/aignes.com?req=chrome
http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/30725890e2bb136788f90d15865b148b...

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1 year 37 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory cheffo

Next release of Opera 15 web browser has something very similar built into it. It is called Stash and once web page is saved in this area of the browser does not use any resources of your pc. Link http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/opera-next-15-0-released

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1 year 36 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory JohnnyG

Having to copy paste and run the program and then (I imagine) having to run the program to see saved web pages is just sooooooooooo much more complicated then the FireFox add-on Scrapbook, which has its own menu within FF, and you can view the saved pages within FF. On the other hand, the program reviewed here can be used with any browser but I can't see any reason why a FireFox user would want to use it.

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1 year 36 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory EduardTsoy

I just copy and paste a webpage URL and contents to my webmail, then send it to myself.

Same functionality and benefits as Local Web Archive, isn't it?
Archiving, searching, categorizing, etc.

The only difference is that LWA is local, while webmail 'archive' is web-based, which for me is an advantage.

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1 year 36 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory James Cuthbert

Or you could use the old favorite HTTrack the open source offline browser
that has been around longer than I care to remember
http://www.httrack.com/

regards
Jim

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1 year 36 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory vandamme

Aa web-based archive? Seems useless to me. Just get a new copy. OTOH the FireFox scrapbook looks interesting, especially next week when I'm in the Sauerland mountains with my tablet and want to show off a website.

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1 year 36 weeks ago An Amazing App That Gives Your Browser A Photographic Memory crombierob

I have been saving thousands of web pages for a decade.
I have my C drive (directory) organized into Folders(Categories)
I prefix the Folder names with a letter such as D for data (not for D directory). Thus say -
C:\D_Finance
C:\D_Health
C:\D_PCs
etc.
I use a prefix (such as D_), just to ensure they are all adjacent to each other.
I have sub folders within those folders.
I then save all sorts of files into there, including web pages.
When saving a web page, one should NOT save them as 'Web Page complete', as that creates a companion folder to store all the stuff needed to render the page offline.
You should save your web page as .mht (or use the FF extension to store as .maff). That will give you a single file, which you can store amongst the other saved files (text files, programs, PDF's etc).

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