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HQ Trivia 17 hours 37 min ago Bruce_Fraser

You need to give them your mobile number to play. Aside from the ads, selling people's phone numbers is likely another source of income for this app. No thanks; I don't need more telemarketers and scammers phoning me.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 21 hours 16 min ago Anupam

Why would another software be mentioned on an article about a particular software. This isn't a review :).

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 21 hours 32 min ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
I'am also a long-time user of Greenshot (may be it was your advise).
But, no doubt, I'm going to install ShareX and compare with Greenshot.
Regards,
Peter

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 1 day 5 hours ago knookie

PicPick is worth a mention - been using it for years - is unobtrusive, quick and easy to use and free for non commercial use

http://ngwin.com/picpick

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 1 day 7 hours ago tommyzulu

Surprised that you don't mention the free snipping tool which comes with Windows and works very well. Not sure why I'd need anything else!

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 1 day 10 hours ago crombierob

If any of you are feeling depressed or suicidal, I would wait a few days before trying this.
For those that will never upload images, getting the settings right will be annoying

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 1 day 10 hours ago Gil Mensch

I use Greenshot also - almost every day. This tool, ShareX, looks awesome. I'm going to give it a try. Nice find! My only concern is the inevitable trade-off between functionality and ease of use. Greenshot is quick and dead easy. I'm curious to see how ShareX compares to Greenshot in that area.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 1 day 16 hours ago rhiannon

Open image in new tab has been my go to option too.

About the image size, do you mean you clicked on the image size listed under the image in individual image view or where the size used to be under the title of the image?
The only option I see to kind of replace that is at the top of the page, is under Tools. Check show sizes instead of All results.
There's also the option that theunsfvo mentioned, but it narrows the parameters for all search results, not for individual images.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 1 day 16 hours ago not recognized

I've been using DDG for years. I think they trawl ggl, because some links aren't up to date that I know ought to be there, since associated material has come to me by email. There are some senders whose email links I never click because I resent their analytics., so I search for mentioned articles by name, and this new content isn't always available via DDG search (when it IS available via ggl). But that's a tiny drawback. I'd never go back to ggl or any other intrusive search engine. I'm a loyal fan of DDG.
Another excellent feature of DDG is bangs. After any search term you can specify the result domain. So, 'Bowie Lazarus !yt' Will bring up only Youtube video results. There are dozens of other bangs, for wikipedia, dictionaries, reddit, etc etc, and you can set up your own.
Brilliant.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 1 day 16 hours ago rhiannon

Creative Commons is good. I also like Pixabay and Pexels.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 1 day 16 hours ago rhiannon

They are my favorite search engines. Google has more features, and I occasionally use it for a few things, but for daily use, either of these works for me, though I prefer DuckDuckGo results over StartPage for some reason.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 1 day 16 hours ago rhiannon

It's working fine for me still. I'm not sure what the issue is. Could be incompatible with another add-on perhaps?

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 1 day 22 hours ago runbei

For Web use, I find it convenient to search Creative Commons, thus avoiding copyright issues in the first place: https://search.creativecommons.org/. It allows searching not just Google but a variety of other image sources. Also, there's always www.unsplash.com where high-quality copyright-free images are available for free.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 2 days 1 hour ago theunsfvo

it is still there mikey... just click on the Tool button below the search bar and then on the next line, the first option is Size that you can choose from...

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 2 days 1 hour ago theunsfvo

This is actually better without the button because now the high resolution image is actually on the search page, you don't have to always open a new tab for the high res version of the image, it is right in the search and you can just right click and save...

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 days 2 hours ago Panzer "... Chomper is an internet-blocking program ... for Linux ...": https://addictedto.tech/chomper/ https://github.com/aniketpanjwani/chomper view
Tune Your Windows 10 Privacy With This Free Tool 2 days 15 hours ago herkato

I use guite a long time Spybot Anti Beacon.
Once set you forget it.

https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 13 hours ago beergas

Another happy DDG response. Years now and major less spam was soon seen. Still get a piece here or there but nothing like when using the large ones. Haven't really used Edge that much nor much time to see if Chrome's new ad blocker helps. Just never know how the trolls get onto ones email addy (s). Just be careful and use a fake signup if don't know much about a site. Agree with the comments about startpage page tho an extra step.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 13 hours ago Yankiwi

As others have said, I've been using DDG for several years and like it, even making it my default search engine in the search window of the various browsers I use. However, I also like the privacy offered by Startpage.com and Ixquick.com, and their Advanced Search page is excellent for really refining my searches, so I've set the Startpage Advanced Search page as my Home Page in each of my browsers.

Although, as others have pointed out, there is no such thing as a guaranteed 100 percent solution to protecting our privacy on the Internet, I've found that the Epic Privacy Browser (www.epicbrowser.com/) comes closer than anything else I've found when I really want privacy (which is nearly always). Epic has its own search engine, or you can use DDG/Startpage/Ixquick from within the Epic browser.

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Extract, Find And Replace Links In PDF Files With This Clever Tool 3 days 19 hours ago PhilR_SoT

I believe that frewware PDF-Xchange Editor can create PDF forms, though I haven't tried this myself.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 21 hours ago classicggma65

Been using DDG for several years and like it...also have Ghostery and AdBlock Plus on my browsers so that means less tracking, but as others have said, nothing is 100%. I use FF Private Viewing window for any online banking, purchasing, etc that I do and that adds another layer to privacy. I don't have Chrome, but do use Yandex, a Google bowser, and Opera for day-to-day stuff like email and signing petitions. Another layer to be used is clearing your history without fail every day...for that I use CCleaner, but do not clear the Registry as I am not knowledgeable enough to deal with that.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 22 hours ago joeva63

But in Rob's article he states "...unlike most other search systems, it doesn't track you...". So it is the point of using a different search engine. I just don't think you can stop any browser from tracking you, regardless of your defenses. You could eliminate much of what is traceable, but I don't think anything is 100% perfect. If you use Chrome browser and DDG as your search engine, Google will most likely pick up your traces, perhaps not 100% of them, but my guess would be enough for them to get some good data on you. Adding other defenses like an ad blocker, TOR browser, VPN, etc would indeed help. But nothing is 100% fool proof.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 22 hours ago gizmofan1248

It is only the search that is anonymized by some of these search engines. - All the rest of what you do in the browser is another matter which has not been the subject here. - To stop or minimize tracking etc. you can go through the browser's settings, and use e.g. Ghostery to block trackers, and e.g. Adblock Plus to block ads. To add more anonymity, you can use a virtual private network (VPN). The Opera browser has an optional VPN built in, for example. The Tor browser is another option.

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POP Peeper 3 days 22 hours ago awol

Pop Peeper, free version, is my first primary email tool. Very stable, well designed interface with lots of well-thought-out features, good update cycle.
Elegant way to sort through my several email accounts with (way too) many entries.
Easy to delete spam, easy to read through/delete messages.
Good with IMAP.
The only thing missing for me, is the ability to move messages to folers within IMAP accounts. That is apparantly coming in next major release.

Between this and Thunderbird, I hardly ever use the gmail interface. These are so much more effective and sane.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 22 hours ago ElRicou

Well if you use Google's Chrome I suppose Google will trck you even if you use another browser
If you use Firefox or Opera I am not sure Google will be able to track you except from their ads/cookies

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 23 hours ago joeva63

This is where the mystery comes in for me, which I don't understand. I agree search engines might be set up so they do not track you. But what is to stop a browser such as Chrome or FF from tracking you? Google doesn't strike me as the type of company to stop tracking your internet browsing just because you're using a different search engine.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 3 days 23 hours ago gizmofan1248

I don't know about DDG but Startpage searches are not tracked, and your IP address is not recorded - the searches are sent to a server in the Netherlands, I think, anonymized and sent to Google, and afterwards the results are sent to you.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 4 days 40 min ago ElRicou

I also like startpage (https://www.startpage.com) which offers the same features with more tweaking and Qwant (https://www.qwant.com) which User Interface is much more friendly

Thank you so much for this site!

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 4 days 1 hour ago joeva63

I guess my only question would be, maybe DDG will not track you, yet, if you use it in a browser like Chrome, FF, or Edge browsers, wouldn't they still be tracking you? That's my only concern. Any input from others is appreciated. Thanks!

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Extract, Find And Replace Links In PDF Files With This Clever Tool 4 days 1 hour ago ShaneSteven

This is a free application and it supports adding hyperlinks to PDF in batch either.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 4 days 1 hour ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for the tip!

Another good search engine which preserves your privacy is "Startpage". It actually uses Google searching but anonymizes your search. As they put it,

"StartPage, and its sister search engine Ixquick, are the only third-party certified search engines in the world that do not record your IP address or track your searches."

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Extract, Find And Replace Links In PDF Files With This Clever Tool 4 days 3 hours ago Australia

Thanks Rob

In addition I have always wanted to create simple forms saved as a PDF. That is, creating a PDF containing text headings or questions, with tabbable answer sections, so clients can complete the form and save the answers as a PDF

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 4 days 7 hours ago ozmartian

checkout VidCutter - opensource and totally free + cross-platform... lossless direct-copy based cut and join as well as SmartCut for frame-accurate cuts which incur a little bit of reencoding...

https://vidcutter.ozmartians.com/releases

disclaimer: i am the app author :-)

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 4 days 20 hours ago SimpleMikey

Using "Open image in new tab" has been working for me, but I will try the extension you mentioned.

No one has mentioned the other change that I find more bothersome: Google has removed the ability to search for alternative sizes of an image. What is offered by Google Image Search is most often not the largest version. I used to click on the size of the image to open a page with all the available sizes. Really useful if a thumbnail image just won't do the trick.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 5 days 2 hours ago scribbler

Thanks for this..just installed the addon in Firefox..didn't work. So I installed the Greasemonkey script..that doesn't work either..even after restarting FF..still only just getting "Vist" and "Share" to the right of each image I view after a search on Google.

I don't see how it's something on my end, as both the script and the addon installed without issue and both confirmed as being installed..maybe Google has done something..I don't know. Is anyone else having this issue..or does anyone one know how to sort this out for me?

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Tune Your Windows 10 Privacy With This Free Tool 5 days 3 hours ago Geekomatic

Hi Rob,

Have you had a chance to test this personally?

I use Linux Mint, but help others using (ugh) Windows.

Cheers

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software 5 days 4 hours ago Bramy

I have Unchecky installed but in suspend mode. I checked the hosts file and those entries listed above were not present. I then resumed the Unchecky service and again checked the hosts file. The listed entries were now present. So, ensure Unchecky is enabled if you want OpenCandy blocked in the hosts file.

I'm guessing you could copy the listing made by Unchecky and insert it in the hosts file with a different # title. It should remain there once Unchecky is suspended. However, this wouldn't prevent new OpenCandy stuff from being installed.

As Unchecky uses minimal resources it's better to just keep it enabled.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 5 days 5 hours ago EldonW

Thanks for the workarounds rhiannon.
I have been using Startpage and DuckDuckGo for a number of years.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 5 days 12 hours ago VelvetElvis

There's always DuckDuckGo. Image search there, so far, works great.

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Best Free Desktop Search Utility 5 days 19 hours ago AJNorth

As of this post:

Agent Ransack is at v. 8.0.867.1 (full changelog at http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/Agent-Ransack-Changelog-2862.html ).

Everything is at v. 1.4.1.895; separate x32 and x64 installers are now available (full changelog at http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/Everything-Changelog-114264.html ). There is also a portable version.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 8 hours ago tedwest

Sorry, my mistake, you seemed rational in the beginning.

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The Easy Way to Check If Your Computer Is Connected to the Internet 6 days 9 hours ago sathyaraj

How to check whether internet connectivity is there on PC without using ping command in command prompt and windows power shell too

kindly do the needful

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 9 hours ago satrow

You're deliberately ignoring what I've pointed out and linked you to, you need to stop writing and get reading.

Pale Moon is secure, stable and able to be worked hard for weeks and is compatible with the vast majority of sensible modern web standards.

Normal users can always use one of their alt. browsers if they hit a site that doesn't like it, I've been using four over the last couple of hours (no big deal if you have enough RAM).

Just because it doesn't fit your needs means nothing to those who use it all the time, full-time.

Please, just use another browser, no one's forcing you to use anything you're not happy with.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 11 hours ago tedwest

I believe you've inadvertently made my point, and a late development make's Pale Moon's predicament even less tenable. I know far more about these sorts of things than the average person, and I'm not willing to go searching for a solution to an obscure problem unless I have no alternative. Furthermore, I have never had the problem in question with any other browser, and there are several that are very nearly as speedy as Pale Moon and all have features Pale Moon doesn't. So the only reason to use Pale Moon is for speed and/or because it may have a specific feature(s) that you like that cannot be acceptably replicated in other browsers. But since this problem has been unique to Pale Moon, it dwarfs any minor inconvenience I might encounter with another browser.

Also, and I repeat, the fact that Pale Moon is not compatible with some sites (that the vast majority are compatible is insufficient) and that developers know it, coupled with the fact that a site can report that I'm using a version of Firefox that's too old and the developers must know that and haven't rectified the problem (possibly as simply as upgrading the version number) feeds my contention that development is not as responsive as it should be.

Now the late development... I decided to use Pale Moon tonight using a different compatibility mode, and I immediately found that a site I visit everyday gave me a generic error message before even starting to load the page. Only when I used Firefox mode would the site load. So as a result of our discussion, not only has the problem with Pale Moon been validated, but the proposed solution rendered it less usable for me, and it points up the fact that there is no real solution available. The average user is not going to devote the sort of attention I have when there's a simple solution - use any other browser.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 13 hours ago satrow

I use native mode by default. Solving website browser capability sniffing can't come from the browser, eg, some sites detect the 'Goa' of Goanna as a little-known mobile browser and then feed Pale Moon with a mobile web page: "Generally, a web designer using browser sniffing to determine what kind of page to present will test for the three or four most popular browsers, and provide content tailored to each of these. If a user is employing a user agent not tested for, there is no guarantee that a usable page will be served; thus, the user may be forced either to change browsers or to avoid the page." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_sniffing

I'm sure there are several reasons for Firefox compatibility mode to be the default currently, increasing the number of AMO Add-ons offered being one, so that new users can readily find versions that are suited to Pale Moon, rather than digging through GitHub and a huge number of Add-on homepages before testing out their new browser.

Goanna is a fork of Gecko, built to support features necessary for feature rich browsing without the 'fluff' and archaic code from the Gecko versions it's based on.

Plenty more info readily available on the Pale Moon/Basilisk sites, as well as the Pale Moon forum.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 14 hours ago tedwest

Thanks so much for the tip. I've activated "native" mode, but I don't really have the problem since I switched browsers. However, it would seem that Pale Moon's developers share the view you seemed to express that it is somebody else's responsibility, either the user or the site, to solve this and probably other problems, and in this particular case the question immediately arises: why is it in Firefox compatibility mode in the first place if it's actually not compatible on some sites and they know it? Though such sites may be few, for me, those sites were important ones like banking.

I just saw an update listed on Major Geeks for Basilisk that says, "Basilisk is a Firefox-like web browser from the Pale Moon team that is based on the Goanna (Gecko) layout and rendering engine," and it irritated me not only because you'd steered me onto the fact that Gecko is a compatibility option for Pale Moon and why is "the Pale Moon team" devoting time to another browser as Pale Moon wallows in obscurity despite being noticeably, significantly faster than Firefox and the developers offer a dearth of extensions on a page you can't even search while, relatively recently lot of Firefox extensions became inoperable necessitating the need to find alternatives and live with outdated ones that will never be updated? This Basilisk thing gives the impression that Pale Moon teeters while the developers consider at least the possibility of pursuing another direction. In any case, no one can argue that Pale Moon development seems vibrant.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 6 days 15 hours ago satrow

5 minutes searching the Pale Moon forum should find a method to 'fix' that, if an 'easy' (Alt > Tools >Preferences > Advanced > General tab > Compatibility) UA change and page refresh doesn't. Reverting on the fly is as easy as reversing it and refreshing.

I use mostly Pale Moon in 'Native' UA mode and it's rare that I need to change compatibility. There might be 1-2 sites per month that require an about:config change to their specific UA to enable a site. Most of those are patched in for the following release.

Basically, PM works securely and efficiently for the vast majority of sites, if some don't work, it's mostly the fault of the site design itself.

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Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 6 days 22 hours ago torres-no-tan-m...

Thanks for the info regarding Rising PC Doctor: I have now removed the link and any reference to the product.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 5 hours ago eikelein

@Bobcat:
You seem to refer to my comment. Correct?
If so: I was talking about "the portable version".
. That IMHO should neither make nor leave behind ANY registry changes!
If not I apologize.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 1 week 6 hours ago MdeMontaigne

I've been using DDG in combination with the browser Pale Moon for some time, and, other than the usual minor gripes, I have been content.
My belated thanks to the outstanding team at Gizmo!

Link to recent Gizmo piece on Pale Moon here: https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/pale-moon-new-web-browser-far-new.htm

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This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day. 1 week 18 hours ago Bruce_Fraser

Personally, I prefer NoteTab Light, for these specific features:
* It can take a block of text, broken into many lines, and join it all into one paragraph.
* Text statistics: count how many words are in the document.
To quote VelvetElvis, it can't hold a candle to Notepad++, but who cares? I don't need all the fancy stuff it does. But I do need the above.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 21 hours ago arieshifman

Thanks

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago Bobcat 2105

Add/Remove entry is under Flashpeak Slimjet in my Programs and Features section. I did not make it my default browser. The portable version can just be deleted, no uninstall is needed.

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 1 week 1 day ago Paulo

Good job! I've never seen so links to learning programming for children. At these days I'm seeking a good platform in order to my daughter starts learning Python through a game. For those who start I would just add short list of tips https://echoua.com/5-tips-for-learning-any-programming-language/, that I hope, will make way of learning more effective. Thanks.

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 1 week 1 day ago Paulo

Thanks. I would add also Yumi-2.x.x. It tool is very easy in use but supports just for Windows.

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Very Realistic Oil And Watercolour Paint App. Free From Microsoft. 1 week 1 day ago zep321

I haven't tried this yet but I've been using an app called "FotoSketcher" This app is very versatile and produces dozens of special effects applied to photos,
Also is only an 8mb download vs 124mb for "Fresh Paint".

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago eikelein

Just tried the portable version.
It added FOUR entries to the registry!
There is no "Remove Slimjet" or "Uninstall Slimjet" to be found anywhere!
And the worst:
After using it two or three times I started Firefox again and told FF that I wanted to use it as the default browser again. Win10 then starts the Default Apps app that wants me to confirm or establish that choice for the OS. SlimJet seems to have removed the Firefox entry from the list of browsers from which I have to select the "new" system wide default web browser.

Does the maker of SlimJet really believe that I might contemplate to try the installed version? No way!

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 week 1 day ago BillZM

I'm enjoying Basilisk (from the Pale Moon folks) as my primary browser at present. It's essentially Firefox 55-56 with some esoteric code removed, plus security updates, and fully compatible with legacy add-ons. At present, it syncs with Firefox Sync and, with a few tweaks, runs e10s multi-process. I'm hoping Basilisk stays close to its present form; so far it's really great.

On my old Core Duo laptops, Basilisk, Firefox 55-56, Firefox 57-58, and Chrome are all very close in performance.

I'm also running K-Meleon 76RC, mostly for streaming (Netflix, Amazon Video, cnngo, tune-in). Surprisingly nice.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago Fairportfan

"Like many others in the market, it's based on the Chromium engine. It's in good company, because Google's Chrome is too."
.
...and that's why i won't even bother to check it out.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 week 1 day ago runbei

Pale Moon looks promising. Waterfox, alas, is a memory pig - 1.6 GB used with a couple tabs open after 30 minutes browsing Amazon Prime Video listings. Too bad.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 1 week 1 day ago tedwest

One thing I forgot to mention that could be very important. Some sites see Pale Moon as a very old version of Firefox and so they won't give you access.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago tedwest

Much obliged. I would have wrestled with this forever. Thanks so much.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago stechy

Hi
Unfortunately all chromium clones suffer from this problem. It's by desing, i.e. it's a feature, not a bug :)
All extensions, passwords, site prefs, etc. are encrypted using a key depending on the PC; when you change the PC the key cannot be generated anymore so you cannot access the extension, passwords, etc.
Google wants this, to make you to login with a G account for sync, so they can see all your stuff.
Until now, Opera is the only chrome clone which has not this problem.
See https:/ /portableapps.com/node/42637 or search for it; it's an old bug/feature.

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Pale Moon. This New Web Browser Is Far From New! 1 week 1 day ago Hondoe1950

I contacted the folks at LastPass and Pale Moon will no longer work with LastPass, so it is useless to all of us who rely on LastPass.

I find the paucity of add-ons for Vivaldi and Chrome to disqualify both of them (not even NoScript!), so I found WaterFox which is working like a charm with all of my important FireFox add-ons, including LastPass.

So WaterFox it is.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 1 day ago otis_lewd

What annoys me about Slimjet (SJ) is that after sitting for a while, it seems to go to sleep so that when I want to refresh a page, it takes multiple seconds for anything to happen. I find this very annoying. In addition, sometimes it seems that when this delay happens, SJ seems to sometimes knock out my router and I have to power the router off and on. This doesn't happen all the time, but it only happens once in a while when I go to refresh my SJ page. On the plus side, SJ uses less memory than all the other browser memory hogs. I don't know why these browsers need to use so much of my memory - and keep it used even when I close tabs. Modern browsers are horrible. I wish SJ would not "go to sleep", as otherwise I might keep using it.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 2 days ago exbioman

https sites just fine. The rest, Java?, flash, apps, you're looking for trouble IMO. Since it's Chrome engine based, apps probably work like they would in Chrome. In case you don't know, running Java in your OS is a security risk. Flash is being shunned on browsers. Sites using Flash are outdated. Risky.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 2 days ago exbioman

Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3 dual booted here. Slimjet worked just fine sideloaded in Mint. In Windows which I use constantly, not so good. Froze. Used it along side Opera and Firefox for 2 years. To replace FF as default browser. Liked it otherwise. Use Opera for its built in VPN. And to watch videos.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 2 days ago tarstarkas27

I have been using Slimjet as my primary browser for years and it works very well. One feature that Chrome doesn't have which Slimjet does well is opening new tabs for links, searches, address bar entries and bookmarks without having to do anything extra like a second key click. You can also use all chrome extensions and synch everything with google. Has a password manager built in too. It is highly customizable and is also updated regularly to keep pace with Chrome updates since it is based on Chrome. Firefox used to be my favorite but Slimjet has taken its place.

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CCleaner 1 week 2 days ago Anupam

Either use the portable version, or the slim version, which they release after a week of releasing any new version. You can get it from here:

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds

The slim version isnt available yet, as a new version of CCleaner has been released recently. Wait for around a week for it to be released. The slim version is without any extra software.

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CCleaner 1 week 2 days ago hilbreman

The last two times I've updated, Avast has been installed without warning. Even with custom install I could find no opt out. Very annoyed.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 2 days ago Bobcat 2105

Just for basic info. Not sure about the portable version, but the install put 5 new entries into my registry. Flashpeak, BLBeacon, FirstNotDefault, PreferenceMAC;s and Stability Metrics.

Update: Just installed portable on a different computer and it wrote to the registry. Good browser, but the claim that it doesn't write to the registry is false. Although, the entries are normal and harmless.

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This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day. 1 week 3 days ago VelvetElvis

Agreed. If you need large file support, Notepad++ isn't for you.

Back in my working days we had licenses for UltraEdit, which was a fairly new and wonderful tool that could easily handle huge files. As I recall though, it began to suffer from feature-itis after a while, and became somewhat bloated by the time I retired.

A couple of our web coders preferred Sublime Text, but noted it wasn't the best for very large files

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This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day. 1 week 3 days ago knookie

Been using EmEditor in conjunction with Notepad++ for years now. Yes Notepad++ has much better features/addins (and free) but the massive plus for Em Editor is it's ability to open extremely large files which Notepad++ either can't or takes ages to do. The downside is after the free trial period you lose most of the features but if opening extremely large files is something you need to do from time to time (i work in data operations) then you must install this. After trial period expires you can always completely remove and reinstall to get trial features back if desperate for them.

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This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day. 1 week 3 days ago VelvetElvis

It doesn't look like the free version can hold a candle to Notepad++ feature-wise. Not much in the way of features compared to its bigger brother either, based on the following:
https://www.emeditor.com/text-editor-features/history/emeditor-free/

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Win Real Money From This Trivia Game Show 1 week 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

Some interesting background for this app can be found at Wikipedia. Average payouts according to that source are $10-12....so don't quit your day job just yet.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 3 days ago Geekomatic

I don't run Windows. Query is for another person. As I'd seen other browsers such as Midori "recommended" only to find it lacking in the basics such as described, I asked. Accessing https, java, Drive, etc is hardly "personal" but more an expectation for general browsing. I'm fine if you say, "we don't do testing, beyond VirusTotal". Thanks anyway.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 3 days ago tedwest

As I said or indicated on my comments about Pale Moon, Slimjet is THE best browser and it has few peers, and I'm familiar with more than a few browsers, and it's portability seems in keeping with my overall assessment... except that since I last commented, I discovered that portability is a bit of a misnomer - just last night I decided to use mt Slimjet setup on another machine, and the browser worked fine, but none of my extensions did. Worse, when I opened the extensions page none of the extensions were even listed.

So I copied the extensions again, opened the browser on the new computer, and... nothing! They copied because I saw them in explorer, but they were gone after I opened slimjet again, and I haven't been able to solve this problem. I've been backing up slimjet along with everything else, and I had the same result when I tried to run the backup copy - nothing but the browser itself worked. It appears I'll have to manually set up everything on my other computer. So from where I'm at, Slimjet is portable in that it doesn't require much setup or write to the registry, but it won't work properly when you try to use it elsewhere. If anyone has a solution, it would be most welcome.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

Obviously it depends on what you expect from a distro but in preference to Mint (Cinnamon DE) I would recommend giving Makulu LinDoz version a try. Although the 2018 build is a development release, I've not managed to break anything with it yet. It's fast to use and highly tweaked out of the box.
http://www.makululinux.com/wp/lindoz/
Alternatively, my everyday system is MX-17 which runs flawlessly including Compiz, Emerald and Cairo Dock for lovers of the best eye candy Linux has to offer, plus it's unbreakable.
https://mxlinux.org/
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-17-lenovo.html
Regards - MC - Site Manager.

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This Is The Text Editor That I Use Every Day. 1 week 3 days ago snowbound999

What makes this editor better than say Notepad+++ and regularly updated as well and free too?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 1 week 3 days ago shields1954

Hello. Just an old electronics tech, 63. Switched to linux about 3 years ago and have tried probably 30 distros.. Every glitch you mentioned has happened to me, with the exception of linux lite. I am trying Mint Mate 18.3 as I type on a seperate hdd. Panel icons keep moving after reboot, wifi with broadcom was a mess, expected but had to jump through the usual hoops with Mint, Cinnamon XFCE and Mate. Since 2.0 on linux lite, I can count on 1 hand the problems except for those I caused by experimentation. Oh well, back to the other hdd with lite 3.8. Thanks.

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A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy No one here can replicate your own internet usage and therefore comment on what might be your personal requirements but since there's a portable version why not try it and see. MC - Site Manager. view
A Browser That Blocks Ads, Downloads Videos, And Is Portable. 1 week 3 days ago Geekomatic

How does Slimjet handle java, flash, Google apps, https logins to banks, etc? I had issues at some sites using Midori.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Mysterious Forest 1 week 5 days ago budchekov

There's something lurking on the left !!!

Great desktop, thanks :)

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Download YouTube Videos As MP3 Files 1 week 5 days ago vandamme

I use YouTube mp3 Downloader in Firefox and it asks for a donation on the plugin page, but there's no ads or porno popups. It works fast, and downloads the mp3 of a 4 minute song in a few seconds.

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A Top-Class Vector Illustration Package For Windows 1 week 5 days ago Ray Trygstad

Not mentioned is the fact that Inkscape makes use of the Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) file format, a World Wide Web Consortium open format for vector graphics. This is the vector format used wherever possible on Wikipedia and throughout Wikimedia, yielding thousands of high-quality, freely usable vector graphics.

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Encryption is Not Enough 1 week 5 days ago captainfepa

I did not see in the foregoing discussion any mention of FIPS 140-2, the standard requirement for encryption of sensitive but non-classified government data. All official data which requires protection by encryption must be processed by mechanisms which have been certified as 140-2 compliant. The NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Program performs these tests and certifications. This is of more than passing importance because they have reported that as many as 80% of the softwares submitted for testing are rejected; certification certainly goes far toward allaying fears about the encryption. Software meeting this mandate is widely available for public use; for example PKWare, the creators of the ZIP format, sell their 140-2-compliant SecureZIP (along with PKZIP, which is not). Various Microsoft products are and are not compliant; the CMVP website has a list of validated products. Unfortunately, I am not immediately aware of any free products which are validated as compliant; this is understandable, as CMVP testing does involve an expense.

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AOMEI Backupper 1 week 6 days ago MyCsPiTTa

@AndyR: why is your preference for AOMEI? Sure, it's pretty good for free, but without the (paid) feature of managing backup schemes, it's crippled almost beyond use. [commercial references removed as per site rules]

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Finds of the Week: Bulk Delete Gmail / Change Account Name In Windows 10 / Meme Database / Download 20,000 Artworks for Free 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

Archiving is a good option. :)

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Best Free Media Player 1 week 6 days ago Anupam

VLC 3.0.0 has been released.

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Finds of the Week: Bulk Delete Gmail / Change Account Name In Windows 10 / Meme Database / Download 20,000 Artworks for Free 2 weeks 1 hour ago gizmofan1248

As for the first tip on Bulk Delete:
For many people it will probably be better not to delete bulk mails until the Gmail limit of storage is approaching (which may take a while).
The reasons: 1) you risk to delete mails you may want later, and 2) you use time researching which mails to delete.
As for “cluttering” of the inbox, a simple technique can be used to clean up:
1) star mark all those mails you want to look at later (note that there are several “star markings” (keep clicking to see them all).
2) archive the rest.
That way your inbox is always cleaned up. You can still search all mails in the archive with all the search options. You can even move mails from the archive back to the inbox when needed.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 weeks 1 hour ago Sprintel

Thank you George!!!

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Best Free Download Manager 2 weeks 9 hours ago George.J

Not sure where it went wrong for you, but if you right-click on the webpage and select "Download all links with EagleGet" you get this menu where you can type in the Keyword for the extension type or click on the File type header to sort the captured links, to specifically download files that you wish. Check below link to the image for description

https://i.imgur.com/7LClbEN.png

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Best Free Download Manager 2 weeks 9 hours ago Sprintel

Thanks George for the reply. Unfortunately, most batch download feature that I know cannot crawl a webpage, list all possible download links and allow me to filter certain file types. I might be wrong but eagleget's batch download feature does not seem to be able to do what I'm looking for.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 weeks 10 hours ago George.J

Hi, this article is undergoing a major update, so the updated list will come out soon. I'm also getting rid of some of the download managers from the list as they haven't been updated for a long time or doesn't fare well in my tests. 

For your question, you can use the batch download feature in a download manager. For EagleGet just right click on the webpage and then filter the file type as required. 

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Best Free Download Manager 2 weeks 11 hours ago Sprintel

I need your input.. Which one of these programs can list and download multiple files of a certain type from a website page similar to downthemall?

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The Ultimate Facebook Tweaker For Your Browser 2 weeks 17 hours ago jmaloney

I tried FB Purity many years ago, but quickly uninstalled it. It seems to have matured and improved a lot since then. I installed it today, mainly to always show my newsfeed in "Most Recent" rather than "Top Stories" order, to show my notifications chronologically, and to remove everything related to chat or games. So far so good!

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The Ultimate Facebook Tweaker For Your Browser 2 weeks 20 hours ago Animadversor

I, too, use Social Fixer and I should be very interested in hearing from someone who has used both how they compare.

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The Ultimate Facebook Tweaker For Your Browser 2 weeks 1 day ago msirianno

Been using F.B. Purity since it first came out. It has *many* features that I found very usefull. Cleaned up my FB page quite well. You'll *LOVE* F.B. Purity !!!!!

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The Ultimate Facebook Tweaker For Your Browser 2 weeks 1 day ago footpatrol

I've been using the Social Fixer app and it has been very good. I'm not sure how they compare.

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