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How to Take a Snapshot of Web Page and Store It Online

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Archive.is takes a 'snapshot' of a webpage that will always be online even if the original page disappears.

There are several good reasons to take a 'snapshot' of a page which could change soon: records of price lists, job offers, real estate listings, recipes, photos, government pages, portfolios, etc.

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Download Windows 10 exe, dll, and sys Files from Microsoft Servers

Winbindex

Winbindex is a searchable index of Windows 10 system files that are downloaded directly from Microsoft servers.

If you’ve ever needed and searched for a certain dll, sys or exe file, you know how hard it is to find them online. Winbindex allows you to search and download many individual Windows 10 operating system executables such as dll, sys and exe files.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Red Sunset and Lone Tree

This week’s wallpaper is a colorful sunset sky with the orb of the setting sun visible through the middle of the tree. The tree is on a small grassy knoll overlooking a large body of water reflecting the colors of the sunset. Icons show up well on this colorful but calm background.

Colorful red sunset

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12 Little Known Tips to Make Gmail More Useful

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Gmail has many features, not all of which are easy to find. Some are located in the web interface, some in mobile versions and some aren’t in Gmail itself.

These 12 useful, lesser known tips can make using Gmail more pleasant or productive.
Head over to the article to see these advanced settings:

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety

Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety

Protect your online privacy with this guide to online safety and privacy tools.

This guide to Open Source privacy tools and online safety offers useful tools and information to make browsing safer and more private.

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Reduce Repetitive Typing with This Free Text Expander

aText text expander

Easily insert text snippets in any application that supports copy /paste.

Text expanders eliminate repetitive typing by using abbreviations to expand snippets of text or phrases and insert them into any program that supports copy and paste.

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Download Custom Shape and Paper Craft Templates for Free

Template Maker

Download and create custom sized paper craft and packaging templates for free.

Choose from dozens of free printable templates of all shapes, custom sized to use in your projects.

Create several types of printable items for all your projects; wrap odd shaped item or gifts, make boxes with lids of all shapes, use as holiday decorations, package design, stars, and more.

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How to Disable the New Copy and Paste Feature in Edge

Edge browser Copy and Paste feature

If you found yourself more than a little perplexed when you copied and pasted a URL from Microsoft Edge and it wasn’t the usual URL, it’s not you. Microsoft Edge has started copying URLs as hyperlinks instead of text.
 
What URLs look like in other browsers:

https://www.techsupportalert.com/

How they look in newer versions of Edge:

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Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Snow

This week’s wallpaper is an almost monochrome image of tall, slender tree trunks backlit by soft white light. Evergreen branches with a light coat of snow frame either side of the image. Snow covers the forest floor with a few large rocks sporting snowy tops. Icons show up pretty well given the lighter areas of the image.

Forest Snow wallpaper

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Watch Live Nature Cams from Around the World

Explore wildlife cams

EXPLORE is the largest live nature cam network on the planet. Enjoy the natural world as it unfolds in real time in front of our cameras.

EXPLORE.org has live nature cams around the world. From Africa to Alaska, cams for oceans, bears, birds, cats and dogs. There’s a Zen Den for cams of Northern Lights, beaches, rivers, mountains, and more.

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