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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago gleasonll

I tried creating a new shortcut and modifying an existing shortcut. Neither of them worked. I just get a flash of a black box, and then nothing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie All I can say is that it worked for me on Windows 8 64-bit. I made two different shortcuts with no problem. The program itself has to go through a UAC challenge, of course. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie What is your operating system? It works fine for me on Windows 7 or 8. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I'm with Vic on this. It is irresponsible to give average users the impression that they should just turn-off UAC. IMHO, it would be far better to point out that there are several options available in configuring UAC, and these should only be selected to match the experience of the user.

If a user falls into the habit of just "clicking through" the UAC prompt, then IMHO, they are likely to be the same type of user who don't "read the screen". Case in point is an experienced user knows that not reading the screen could cause them to install unwanted bundled components during a software download. IMHO, developing habits that contribute to letting your guard down is not a good thing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago gleasonll

I failed to mention the I tried this on Win 7.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie I've made several shortcuts on Windows 7 64-bit. Maybe your security software is blocking it. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago gleasonll

I just tried making elevated shortcut(s) (new and modified)on my laptop (running Win 7) with the same results as I described on my desktop. A black box flashes by and then nothing.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie Are you running in a limited account? view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago benedict1

It does work just fine! I forgot that when Everything installs unless you opt out it will run at Startup. Uninstalled, reinstalled and now it works fine. I just did it for Auglogics too and will use it everytime I get UAC popping up. Good program. Bad me.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie Thanks for telling us. I always appreciate it when people tell us how things resolved. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago gleasonll

No, an administrative account.

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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago v.laurie The developer's site does not say so but maybe the program uses some .NET framework. Have you removed .NET framework components? Otherwise, the only other thing I can think of is that your security software may be blocking it. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy I also agree that UAC should be left alone. Despite the failings of all OS manufacturers, Microsoft did not invest this amount of time and money to turn out a product that is "absolutely worthless". Here's a couple of others that also agree. http://www.7tutorials.com/uac-why-you-should-never-turn-it-off http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317697 For me, disabling security features demonstrates a lack of concern for security, period. Of course users are free to operate their computers how they see fit, but it is important not to rely on often flawed third party advice, but to research the subject for yourself. MC - Site Manager. view
A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 4 years 3 months ago George.J You've raised a very good point. This is true, which makes UAC less effective. An average home user will click on Yes, if the pop up's keeps repeating itself, This comes as a result of his/her reflex. This is especially if 99% of the programs on his computer is safe and if the annoying pop-up's comes up all the time, the rest 1% will also go unpunished. Also for average users it's not easy to identify whether the program they are trying to run is malware or not. The pop-up's doesn't imply anything except whether they want to continue to run. Window's doesn't tell "Hey what you're doing wrong. This is malware". Nowadays malware bypass the security feature by acting as an "innocent" application and making user to click Yes. Mind you there are many other ways to bypass UAC with the so called "smart" codes. The next thing that they will try to learn to do is how to disable this annoying feature from the experienced users. While the intention of Microsoft was good bringing UAC, it's often gives people a false sense of security and more annoyance. I never advise anyone to turn off the UAC, but neither does it protect you if you click continue without thinking of the consequences. For UAC to be useful and to be less annoying this article by Vic is pretty good. :) view
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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago mchldpy

Last Updated September 19, 2011, that's only 44 months old, more or less. I'm not complaining mind you, just thinking it may be time for Rob to see about getting that colonoscopy examine he's been putting off, now that he has all this spare time. I have an old Polaroid-Land camera I could donate.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 4 years 1 month ago DavidFB

Right - it will update your computer which will override the DNS settings on the router. This can be very handy if, for example, you want to use OpenDNS's kids-safe servers that will block unsafe, porn, etc sites on the kids computer but don't want blocks on the others. (or block all systems from the router but override on one)

Also, if you're wanting to access US-only services (like Hulu) from Canada or Britain, for example, some DNS servers present you as coming from the US, allowing access to those services. (like #22) These however are not fast DNS servers, so its handy to then switch it back to your fast ones after use.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 4 years 1 week ago oscarsvensken

On the same topic, Google allows you to route your calls through its own DNS servers. It claims they are faster and more secure. More information's available here: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 4 years 1 week ago clas

yes, been using dns helper for years and its always worked fast and easy....tried and true.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 4 years 1 week ago Blakey

Received to daily e-mail > The current article with the highest user rating at Gizmo's is "A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting"

The article is 20 months old ,with current available speeds is it likely to be of any use to anyone now ?

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 4 years 1 week ago dadwhiskers

An interesting side note. Read the last paragraph of the "Readme" file in the Dns Jumper download from http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-5/, focusing on the last two words, "Dns Changer". Then look at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNSChanger

and then google "Dns changer". It's just something I noticed that may have nothing to do with the Dns Changer script mentioned in the Readme, or with Dns Jumper, but it does suggest some questions.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 3 years 11 months ago wtarkan

We are the developers of the Dns Jumper , Dns jumper is not relevant to Dns changer, and unfortunately Dns Helper's developer (he has stolen the dns Jumper's first version's code , please compare The Dns jumper's first version's release date and Dns helper's first version's release dates) spreading childish lies for example ; Dns Jumper caused him to stopping using the internet , or bluescreen ... (nonsense) Dns Jumper downloaded more than 1.500.000 times and it is the world's first portable virus - free Dns changing App , and v1.0.5 ist the worl's firs Portable IPv6 virus-free dns changing App , till now Nobody Complained like that except dns Helper's developer he try to calumniate our freeware , probably because of the lack of ability to develop better Application
Please use Dns Jumper's latest version (v1.0.5)
Best Regards
Sordum.org TEAM

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago KrinkleKrunk

Here is a way to test which DNS servers are actually fastest for your particular machine. < https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm > What is fastest for one person in a certain location may not be fastest for another person in a different location. I use OpenDNS because of the features, regardless of whether or not it is the fastest.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago howiem

The latest version as of today, 6 June 2015, is 1.0.6 and the GUI is somewhat changed from earlier versions - there is no backup function like the one in the screenshot above - I could not find a reason why.

A direct link to the DNS Jumper page is at http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-6/ where there is a good tutorial as well.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago gizmo.richards Thanks for the updated version number and download link. This has now been incorporated into the article. view
A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago twigginsfl

I use a tool called namebench. Google it. If I try to post the url, it gets blocked. It is more complicated than the currently discussed tools, but the data it provides is more detailed.

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A Quick Way to Change or Check your DNS Setting 1 year 11 months ago Remah

We have an article How to find the best DNS server which covers DNS Benchmark, namebench and DNS Jumper.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 11 months 4 days ago Conure

I like these Nirsoft tools. I don't use them all the time and I often forget all the tools that are available. I found this excellent program that downloads and updates Nirsoft and Sysinternals tools:

http://www.kls-soft.com/wscc/index.php

WSCC is a free, portable program that manages all of these utilities in a nice customizable interface. With one click you can update all the programs and get any new ones.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 11 months 6 days ago pvilan

Thanks Rob!
Very useful portable program. As you say, another excellent NirSoft product.

Peter

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 11 months 5 days ago jmjsquared

Yup, Nirsofer's Nirsoft has a tool for just about anything you might need or want for Windows.

@Rob, - After months of proper functioning, one of my laptops began having the same exact problem which (after much digging and troubleshooting) I only managed to fix by uninstalling my third-party Windows Firewall utility, (Binisoft's "Windows Firewall Control - WFC") and resetting Windows Firewall to defaults; uninstalling the WiFi adapter and *deleting* its driver; then, rebooting and reinstalling the adapter, followed by the firewall utility. So far, after about six hours, all remains well . ~;-)

My difficulties began while I was traveling and repeatedly switched back-and-forth between two ISP's (via tethering to my phone) without first shutting down the firewall; and perhaps, even rebooting for good measure. I know you know how to fix your problem but I hope sharing my experience is helpful.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 11 months 5 days ago KrankyMax

I installed this program on windows 10 pro, and all I see is a blank space. I did the F9 like instructed, and that too is a blank space with nothing in it. Nothing that tells me about any network connections.

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 11 months 3 days ago Jorpho

...So, what exactly did this utility tell you about your wireless connection that enabled you to fix the problem? Don't leave us in suspense.

(Some suggest that the only solution for a router that keeps dropping a connection is to get a new router.)

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A Really Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 10 months 3 weeks ago Luftmensch

I have the same problem with this programme.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago HenWin

A couple of things to be said.

First as far as anti-virus/malware, there's lots of good, FREE apps out there that are much better rated than Windows Defender. To name a few: Avira (www.avira.com), Avast (www.avast.com), or AVG (www.avg.com). Then there are the 2 anti-malware packages that are highly rated: Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org) and Super Anti-Spyware (www.superantispyware.com).

As far as Microsoft is concerned, you can get Office 365 (https://products.office.com/en-us/compare-microsoft-office-products) for as little as $7 (US) / month for the Personal Edition OR $10/month for the Home edition, which covers 5 users. If you purchase a year's contract, then the per month price is lower (Personal edition $70/year and the Home edition, $100/year). If you don't want Office 365, then you can get your own copy of Office 2010, 2013 or 2016 via online vendors, and the price maybe considerably different than what you quoted.

I have found that when looking for prices of almost anything online, the Google shopping bot (https://www.google.com/shopping) will find the best/lowest prices *and* reliable vendors.

And no, I don't work for any of the aforementioned companies!.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Very good to know about this free option we have!
Ads are a minor nuisance.

Regards
Peter.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago boristhemoggy

I still favour Open Office. It can't handle some of the high end macros that Excel uses but in general it's fabulous. I'd not try anything else now.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago digismurf

Been using this for a couple of years now it gets the job done well

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Blackbird

For a small (48MB-Installed), yet complete Office Suite, Please check out:

Ashampoo Office 2010 is FREE... Works very well,...
Should cover almost everyone's needs...

Installed it is a little less than 48 MB...

It can be Downloaded from the link below:
http://www.softmaker.de/reg/ash10_en.htm
From that link:
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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Phylis Sophical

Thxs for the heads up on the ads. Sticking with LibreOffice, no ads

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Joe A.TT

Thank you for the recommendation but Ashampoo Office 2010 is really SoftMaker Office - they even say so on their site. What puzzles me is why recommend a 2010 office suite when you can get the free 2016 version directly from SoftMaker themselves?

http://www.freeoffice.com/en/

That's what I use and what I would recommend. I am sure it can easily fulfill the needs of almost all private users.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

Open Office doesn't nag me to update every month and I tend to stay loyal to programs that don't make frivolous changes simply to appear "new and improved".

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago baja463

Thanks anyway, but LibreOffice works for me and has been a faithful companion for a long time. And .... No ads!

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

Ditto here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Boo

I prefer softmaker myself. Had used the free WPS for a long time until they said I had pay for it to continue using it. This was about two months ago. Don't know if the policy has changed. Boo

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago gbr

My suggestions are, for a full suite, LibreOffice and for a ligther one, SoftMaker. Both free and ads free.
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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Haraldg

I am a little older and used WordPerfect in DOS while it was still a good program. Then over the years have tried a number of Office Suites. SoftMaker has become the best for me now for a number of years. Every year you can get a free copy and SoftMaker makes a donation to a charity opportunity for each copy downloaded. They are top of the line in Deutschland!

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago crombierob

Rob,
You said "It reads Word, Excel and PowerPoint files just fine"
Does it write them (compatible) as well ?

Rob
PS I am a control freak, and W10 is the exact opposite.
I was going to live with Windows Defender, but discovered it is doing Scans (even inside Zip files), even when I have not told it to do a scan.
A new machine may not notice that, but it slows the hades out of my older PC, and I like to control when it does it's scans.
Also there are occasions when one wishes to disable the anti virus. It is 5 times easier to disable Avast Free, and it stays off until I tell it to return. Windows Defender will turn itself on when it feels like it.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago exbioman

So when Softmaker 2012 offered an update to 2016 version it wasn't trying to sell me the update? I use Textmaker sometimes.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 3 weeks ago cathymcl

I am using WPS Office on my laptop and android version on tablet. I followed your recommendation on this office some time ago when it was Kingsoft. I like it, only thing I worried about is adverts in android version, but now realize it was the program not spam! Hope they keep this office going forever! Thanks to you you've helped me on lots of the programs

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 2 weeks ago zootsocket

It seems to write .xls and .doc but not .xlsx and .docx. Maybe that's a full version 'feature'.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 9 months 2 weeks ago Lugh

Thanks Rob.

"subscribe to Office 365 for around $10 a month"
"a software product that would otherwise cost you at least $100 a year."

To correct those, the ~$100/year Home version is for 5 users, so ~$20 each.
For a single user, the Personal version has all the main desktop apps for ~$55-60.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 2 days ago wildweaselkeeper

It's for sure everyone has an opinion; I'll keep mine to myself, except to say No XP Support - Thumbs Down

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago tormozit

Yes. It is not good. But .Net Framework 4.5 is not supported on Windows XP.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 5 days ago harrym

The best is still CLCL : http://www.nakka.com/soft/clcl/index_eng.html

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 5 days ago willrun4fun

Been using Ditto for years http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/#Change History

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago boristhemoggy

Not sure if it's just me being dumb but this simply does not do anything that I can see. I can't fathom how it's supposed to get the clipboard contents into it, nor how you get them back.
If you cycle through the options tabs it gives an exception handler error and closes.
Maybe it's me...

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago boristhemoggy

CLCL works perfectly for me, Cheers harrym! Only thing is, how do you get it to autostart with Windows 10?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago jonbourne

Exactly. Ditto surpasses any other clipboard manager. This is one of my most heavily used utilities.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago Rydeck

I tried several and the tool I liked most is RClipStep. So easy and practical (and free)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago DannyJr

As long as ClipX works in the latest Windows, I see no reason to change.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 4 days ago toktok

Clipboard Help+Spell is very good too:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 3 days ago torres-no-tan-m...

boristhemoggy this article should get things sorted! https://www.howtogeek.com/208224/how-to-add-programs-files-and-folders-to-system-startup-in-windows-8.1/

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 3 days ago boristhemoggy

That's ace, many thanks pal.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago tormozit

Are you speaking about Clip Angel? If so, I would appreciate if you describe your crush in detail.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago tormozit

If your current clipboard manager satisfies you then no need to waste time trying every new one. I made Clip Angel because none of existing satisfies me. I tried about 30 of tem and my top 2 were: AceText and ClipDiary. I am coder/developer. So my most actions on PC are related to writting code.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago tormozit

Some people like minimal UI. CLCL is the best for them.
Other like speed, fuctionality and then minimal UI. Ditto is the best for them.
I am not from those 2 groups. So I made my Clip Angel =)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago tormozit

Ditto is really technically good, fast and light. But it has minimalistic non-standart UI and some other issues for me...
I tryed to begin using Ditto many times in last 10 years but unreliable execution of Paste command in non english input language kills my attempts every time. So my Clip Angel was done with big attention to reliability, compatibility and conveniency of main functions - find the right piece of data and send paste with it.
I could not find in Ditto way to quickly switch on/off word wrap. Clip Angel has many hot switches (tool buttons) allowing quick change many combination of modes.
Ditto UI requires to manually switch focus to filter field by pressing TAB to begin filtering. Clip Angel does it automatically - pressing UP/DOWN/PgDown/PgUp you select clip in list and in the same time pressing symbol keys, Backspace, RIGHT/LEFT, ... you change text filter.
I could not find how to turn on HTML rendering in Ditto. Clip Angel has good support for HTML rendering with switched on "Native formatting" mode.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 1 day ago ianc

Does not work in Windows 7: "Requires .Net Framework 4.52 (Windows Vista+/Server 2008+)"

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 17 hours ago tormozit

Can you describe details (error text or screen)? Have you installed .Net framework 4.52 before start?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 17 hours ago tormozit

About image preview. Due to small row height only left top fragment 100x20 pixels is shown in each row of list without resize. Whole image resized to fit clip panel (right part of window) is show for current clip. Can you describe your ideas about how to make it better? For now I have only one idea - to show tooltip with image of clip under cursor, but it can be annoying due to it's big size and changing position.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 12 hours ago ianc

No error messages, nothing happens. I read the reference to Vista + as meaning it does not work on earlier versions of Windows. I don't know what .Net 4.52 framework is, or how to tell if is installed. There is a .Net 3.51 SP1 on the computer.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 7 hours ago tormozit

I added direct link for download in Readme.txt. Here it is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 2 hours ago ianc

Odd, I tried to install using your link and get this:
Details
.NET Framework 4.5.2 or a later update is already installed on this computer.
I then looked in the registry (now I know how) and found Net framework 4.6.01055

And now, tried 1.17 and it works. No idea what problem was - thanks.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 month 4 weeks ago sicknero

Nice find : ) I've been through no end of clipboard managers for something that suits my needs, this one seems light and stable so far.

It appears to lack image preview but I can live with that and maybe there's some setting somewhere that I missed.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 month 4 weeks ago sicknero

Hi, thanks for your reply and for a nice piece of freeware : )

When I first tried your program I saw no graphic previews at all, just locations the same as in the left hand pane. After experimenting a bit further though, I've found that graphic previews are shown for jpg files from my hard drive but not if I right click and copy an image in Firefox. For png files on my hard drive, ClipAngel shows previews for some but not all. It's not a big issue though, it's not something I would use often anyway.

The preview as it is, now that I have found it, is fine. No need at all to change that in my opinion.

I did wonder though, is there or could there be, a button to show/hide the right hand preview pane and only display the list? I know I can resize it but a toolbar button or hotkey would be handy.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 month 4 weeks ago tormozit

Now I understand that you are talking about images in HTML clips. They can have many ways of linking to binary data. That's why some of them are shown always. some are show for a while (from temp files) and some are not shown at all. Many factors may influence this behavour. So if you want reliably copy image from browser you have to execute "Copy image" command in the context menu of image or capture it directly with screenshot capture soft.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 month 3 weeks ago tormozit

In 1.18 added image preview generation for html clips without text

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 4 hours 2 min ago tormozit

Comparison table with analogs http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5585/22BZAE.png

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 3 years 2 months ago David Roper

What an interesting find. Thanks Rob, for your help for us. There's no reason Geeks like us and those reading should not keep this one on their flashdrive on their car key chain.

All your articles are usually great finds. Thanks for your efforts. Now send me that $20 you said you would give me for a good write up.

Just kidding, all. At 70 years old, I cannot be bought and anyone that knows me, knows that. My wife says I do not "have a filter", nor can my opinion be bought. Most of the time, it gets me into trouble. Not this time, however.

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 3 years 2 months ago Prof. Jewell

Second vote for David Roper's appreciation.

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 3 years 2 months ago pratomorone

bump...third vote.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 10 months 3 weeks ago Hanna Wu

I use Eye Pro. It's easier to adjust the screen brightness. Eye Pro can perform the necessary adjustments automatically, based on the time of day. Late at night, the application increases the strength of the filter, and the change is gradual enough not to be noticeable.Everyone can have a try,it is all free.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago pmcmahon

It works on OS X as well. There's a version for linux: https://justgetflux.com/linux.html but I ended up using redshift http://jonls.dk/redshift/

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago boristhemoggy

I work online and do 2 night shifts a week and this is invaluable. Most of my colleagues have it now and it only takes a slight adjustment for it to make a massive difference. I don't get itchy eyes anymore. If you spend a lot of time at a monitor, especially in less than great lighting, you need this.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago SwanKnight

I tried this a long time ago and I distinctly remember that I hated it at the time. The idea sounds great in theory, but in reality it kept dimming the screen too much, it was never comfortable.

Perhaps it improved over time, I'll give it another shot.

Edit: No, it's still too uncomfortable for eyes, also there's no option to detect games/movies so it can be disabled automatically as far as I could tell.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago Phylis Sophical

Flux is a 'must have' for me too. btw, there is an adjustment for movies as well as other fine tuning features.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago bawldiggle

It works well! The reduced glare late at night does make a difference when I finally get to bed.
Never thought of the affects of blue light at night.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago vandamme

If you use Linux, use Redshift. I use it to color-correct my monitor, which is too blue for me. Redshift is in the Mint repository. Two clicks, done.

If you use Windows, just get Linux.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago HisSon

I also used this or a similar program in the past and found it dimming the picture too much.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy "If you use Windows, just get Linux". I know it's still early in the year, but coolest comment of 2015 (so far) :) MC - Site Manager. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago SanDiegoJack

Is there a utility which will override web dictates to blacken text? Much is too pale to read quickly.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago zdub

If you are a late night computer user and have trouble falling asleep, you should definitely give this a try.

Check out this study (which also mentions f.lux): http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/publicaffairs/news/pressreleas...

(BTW, my kids use f.lux but I personally don't care for it.)

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago Jojo Yee Both Flux and Redshift are too reddish to me especially when the color temperature is 5,000 K and below. Personally I prefer to adjust the backlight instead. The Fn key increases/decreases the brightness of the screen by about 5% on each press on my machine, but there're software tools to make the task easier such as Friendeye for Windows or Light for Linux which can be added to auto start when the system starts up. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 4 months ago Anupam Same here. I use Desktop Lighter: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/Desktop-Lighter.shtml It can change the brightness very easily using a slider, and can autorun with Windows. Although it's not being developed and an old software, it still works with Windows 8.1. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 2 years 2 months ago Joe A.TT

I agree with Jojo. When I tried F.lux some time back I couldn't stand the reddish hue. Also, I prefer portable software whenever I can get it but F.lux doesn't have a portable version. The people over at PortableApps.com were trying to make it portable but it looks like that project has stalled.

Recently, I discovered a similar app called SunsetScreen ( http://www.skytopia.com/software/sunsetscreen/ ). It was first released on 2015.03.15 so it's pretty new. It also offers a certain amount of flexibility not present in F.lux. And... there's a portable version too.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 1 year 2 months ago wildweaselkeeper

I tried flux; it sux. It's way too bossy.

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A Replacement Windows Explorer. With Tabs! 3 years 9 months ago runbei

Suggest readers NOT install Explorer++. Would love to give them the benefit of the doubt. But there's a very serious problem - there is no known way to uninstall it in Windows 7 64-bit.

The suggested method is: make sure the option "Don't replace Windows Explorer" is checked, and then simply delete the .exe file.

If you do this and reboot, the default file manager continues to be Explorer++ in Windows 7. So if you open a folder in Windows Explorer, then double-click a folder to open it, you get an error message - application not found.

If there's a way to fix this, I'd love to hear about it. Is there a setting in Win7 I can change to manually remove Explorer++ as the default?

P.S. After posting to the Explorer++ forum and much waiting and searching, I found out how to make the uninstall process work. You HAVE to run Explorer++ as a system administrator or the uninstall doesn't work. Right-click the Explorer++ icon, choose "Run as Administrator," and follow the steps (they're in the readme).

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