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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 5 years 6 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 5 years 6 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 5 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 5 years 3 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 4 years 3 months ago wildweaselkeeper

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

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 2 weeks ago wildweaselkeeper

I'm always going to give you a five just for the time you spent researching and writing the article, but I sometimes wonder where you find these, so called jewels/gems? I put no Trust in "Web of Trust" and I could find very little information about this offering. And the little I did find gave me no confidence in it. I do trust "VirusTotal", for that most part, but I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that.

Thanks for the heads up; I'll stick with "Team Viewer".

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 2 weeks ago Geekomatic

"...I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that."

From the article:

"It's also portable so will work straight away without needing to be installed."

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 2 weeks ago Geekomatic

Hey Rob,

Any feedback on AeroAdmin?

http://www.aeroadmin.com/en/

I've been using it for a while now & works well-- also, free for business! No installation required-- the other party downloads the exe & accepts the remote, that's all there is to it (very similar to Teamviewer).

Cheers

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 1 week ago HmS-PA

Try Team Viewer. It is a free for personal use application. Really works well and you have full control to access from anywhere.

I have Team Viewer on my Samsung (Android) phone, and laptop, so I can connect to my home PC at any time.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 1 week ago otis_lewd

I did not see a link for a portable version, only a 32 or 64-bit msi.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 1 week ago HisSon

Agree with HmS-PA. Appreciate Team Viewer allowing personal use of this app.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 1 week ago seeker108

Agree on all points made by wildweasel, including Web of Trust which I don't bother looking at anymore. It *may* be okay for tech stuff, but gets wildly skewed by trolls on topics where people have strong opinions, e.g. politics, spiritual paths etc. I appreciate the efforts put forth by those reviewing new freeware, but don't want to waste time testing every new program that comes to someone's attention when what I'm already using, e.g. TeamViewer in this case, is as good or better.
I'd suggest including a clear reason[s] in these recommendations why someone might want to switch software.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 3 years 1 week ago patels

I think AnyDesk is the best free option. It rivals commercial software. It has got all the features, plus there is a portable version and mobile app also.

I am using it for sometime and am very satisfied.

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A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 8 months ago Diane Dalsimer

This article would be more useful if it contained a link to access the program.

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A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy The link is included. MC - Site Manager. view
A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 8 months ago rutherfordpaul

Why do you insist on an email address that includes first and last names?
Cordially,

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 6 years 4 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 6 years 4 months ago Prof. Jewell

Second vote for David Roper's appreciation.

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 6 years 4 months ago pratomorone

bump...third vote.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months ago willrun4fun

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months ago boristhemoggy

That's ace, many thanks pal.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months 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 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

In 1.18 added image preview generation for html clips without text

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

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago Peejayh

You say it can be installed or stand alone, but I can not find an installer, when I open the zip file I downloaded it extracts all files, then when I click on CickAngel.exe it runs as a stand alone program. Where do I find the installer?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I am author of ClipAngel. You are right. Actually there is no installer but 2 modes of starting application (from ReadMe.txt):

No actions required in addition to the system requirements for installing program. You can run program from any catalog, but the program will use single settings and database, stored in Windows user profile, in normal mode and in program catalog - in portable mode. To autostart program on user logon, you have to turn on appropriate checkbox in Settings window. ClipAngelPortable.bat or parameter /p - runs application in portable mode, settings and standart database will be loaded/saved in the same catalog, where program is started.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago DrBongo

I use Ditto which works fine for me, and I'd like to give a warning about clipboard managers in general.

If you use a clipboard manager to copy a password, that password will remain in the clipboard manager until it is deleted. So, if you do use a clipboard manager to copy and paste passwords, immediately remove that password from the clipboard manager.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

Very good advice. But if you use good password manager (like KeePass) which can set Clipboard Viever Ignore Format (CVIF) while coping password to clipboard, then good clipboard manager (like ClipAngel or Ditto or ClipDiary) will understand this flag and will not capture password. Discussion about CVIF for Ditto https://sourceforge.net/p/ditto-cp/discussion/287511/thread/2185c0e1/ . And do not forget to turn on CVIF in options of KeePass 2.X (it is off by default)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago ibay770

1clipboard is great and it syncs all data with your good drive account so it can sync all your info on many computers

http://1clipboard.io/

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago crombierob

It appears this does not work in XP

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

You're right and it's honestly written everywhere:
Requires .Net Framework 4.52+ (Windows Vista+/Server 2008+)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago Hondoe1950

I have tested many clipboard programs over the year, and greatly prefer Clipboard Help+Spell because:

1. It allows you to have Favorites to use and reuse

2. It's easy to delete a clip from the listing (e.g. passwords)

3. It works with text and images equally well

4. It has an extensive history of previously used clips

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I have tested dozens clipboard programs over the 10 years and took the best (for me) from them and made ClipAngel =) It can do everything you wrote and many more (as you can see in feature list and in comparison table https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/wiki/Description/)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I wonder what Ditto fans will say about ClipAngel?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago Sgluber

I have installed Clip Angel a hour ago and, so far, it is being very useful! :-)

I agree with rob: it's a really nice and powerful clipboard manager. Thanks to rob for this article, many thanks to tormozit for the great job! *thumbsup*

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago fullbug

Exactly! I have never seen another clipboard manager that lets you enter your own clips and save them, and paste when needed, this keeps me coming back to ClipX!

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

Very weak reason to choose clipboard manager. You can copy any piece of text from any place (even from other clip in clipboard manager) to make new clip and then you can edit it and it will be stored like usual clip. There are many clipboard managers that allow to do this (for ex. Ditto, ClipAngel).

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

1.36

Added
1. Commands "Add text to filter" and "Set text to filter" in context menu of clip text
2. Values "rtf" and "html" in filter by the clip type

Fixed
1. "Compare last clips" command compared last 2 clips incorrectly with filter
2. Possible crash when capturing clips from windows with very long caption
3. Update check failed if proxy requires authentication
4. Incorrect updating "Is clip favorite" button after press

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 10 months ago tormozit

1.37
Added
1. Setting "Read Window Titles" (enabled by default) to solve compatibility problems

Fixed
1. Incorrect counting of number of cells (EXCEL) in capture limit settings
2. Not opening of program window on some systems after launching on user log on with "Fast window open" = Off

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 5 months ago BGM

This program doesn't let you use the win key for a hotkey.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 5 months ago tormozit

Yes. You are right.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 5 months ago BGM

I would use it if it did! Really, it's the only thing keeping me from using it. I am using ClipX right now, instead.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 10 months ago crombierob

Since this does not work in XP
XP users could use Ditto instead
This is the latest version that works in XP (32bit) -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto-cp/files/Ditto/3.21.134.0/
I tried the latest 4 to prove that 3.21.134 is the most recent that works in XP
I was only trying the portable versions.
There is a slight chance that the installed versions will give a different result ? ?
Anyone who wishes to experiment with those, can find them here -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto-cp/files/Ditto/
Rob
PS I am willing to give ClipAngel a go (in XP).
I am a bit worn out, but anyone who is interested, could do similar experiments with older versions of ClipAngel -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/clip-angel/files/
If you post the result (previous version that works in XP), I will Shirley give it a try.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 10 months ago 10basetom

I have a very specific set of requirements that include:

- tiny memory footprint (<5MB)
- truly portable (no dependency on any framework, including .NET)
- easy to trigger (Win + V or simpler)
- ability to format/manipulate text in the buffer
- ability to store/organize permanent snippets

ClipX was my go-to clipboard manager for many years, but it didn't play well with Windows 10, so I spent a lot of time trying out all the clipboard managers I could find to find an alternative. I finally settled on Clibor, and have never looked back. It's amazing how much power was crammed into such a small utility. If you can get past the crowded interface and sporadic wonky translations, I highly recommend giving Clibor an honest try.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months ago Rick Grunwald

Ditto here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months ago gbr

My suggestions are, for a full suite, LibreOffice and for a ligther one, SoftMaker. Both free and ads free.
g

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 3 years 11 months 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 Handy Tool For Troubleshooting Wifi Connections 4 years 2 weeks 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 4 years 2 weeks 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 4 years 2 weeks 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 4 years 1 week 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 4 years 1 week ago Luftmensch

I have the same problem with this programme.

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A Really Handy Site For Working Out Time Differences 2 years 9 months ago Kumar_Shah

May be useful at a future date re a location that does not have daylight savings time or on a different schedule. For the rest, kinda simple to enter in a location on your iPhone Time app or on a PC and get the current time. I can't see myself using this.

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A Really Handy Site For Working Out Time Differences 2 years 8 months ago EldonW

https://www.timeanddate.com/ is a superb website with numerous free services.
Bookmark it!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 3 weeks ago Burn-IT

[i]It's hard to believe that in the early days of MS-DOS, before Windows was even thought of, there was no support for folders or directories on a disk. [/i]Are you sure???
I am fairly certain that directories and folders were around before Windows.
a) there is a limit of 256 entries in root.
b) products such as Xtree were around before Windows.
c) why would DOS limit it on PCs when the concept had been around for years under DOS on other machines.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee
Yes Burn-IT they were around before Windows. I think the editor refers to MS-DOS 1.0, a renamed version of QDOS in 1981, which did not support a hierarchical file system. It was only added to MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. (Ref: MS-DOS: A Brief Introduction; The MS-DOS File System)
 
According to Wikipedia, the first release of XTree was in 1985, i.e. after MS-DOS had supported the hierarchical file system.
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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 3 weeks ago Australia

Great utility Rob.
I have used this program for the last 7 years, and it is indispensable
Always has ranked in the top 5 freeware utilities on my computers

If you have a lot of data, with lots of file and folders, these programs are great for navigation
For example, when you are downloading files, and you are using the "Save as..." dialog box

An alternative is 'Listary', which is also found on reputable freeware sites

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 3 years 3 weeks ago Remah

There wasn't that many files (or even clusters) that would fit on a floppy-disk which was the standard storage device for such microcomputers. The floppy-disk provided relatively random data access and was a step up from sequential access devices like cassette tape drives and stringy floppy drives.

A tree/hierarchical file system was only needed once there were larger storage devices like hard disks.

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