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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 1 week ago rolandflorida

I checked the account with no "hide meet" option yesterday and today it is there.
Again thanks for this info. One less annoyance.

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

You're welcome. It should be rolled out to all by early to mid-June, if what I'm seeing is correct.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2020 1 month 1 week ago Panzer personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy written in pure Java. It hooks into the domain name (DNS) resolution and returns the loopback address for filtered hosts: https://zenz-solutions.de/personaldnsfilter/ "... Block This 3.1 is a FREE and Open Source ad blocker for Android that works in all apps and browsers! It provides the additional benefits of malware protection, increased browsing speed and reduction of mobile data traffic ...": https://block-this.com/ WebShuttle - Privacy & Security Browser: https://www.iwebshuttle.com/ view
Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I think so too. I prefer darker backgrounds for wallpapers so desktop icons are easier to see.

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 week ago budchekov

Rhiannon I think you recommended this?? https://www.remove.bg/

I managed a night sky in the background..

@ Another great Northern Lights.

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

I did recommend that, and that's great you managed a night sky. :)

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Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts 1 month 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks again rhiannon!
Very, very useful for us, windows users.
Peter

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 week ago budchekov

Aah, It does have solid backgrounds,,, :)

https://img9.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/28450/28450869710c7f3aa40bb0da63b21eddec25334e.png

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Best Free Notes Organizer 1 month 1 week ago The Saint

Very interesting article.
I used Evernote but which over time became too complicated and limited in free version, then I switched to Simplenote which is very simple as the name suggests. The problem is that he sometimes loses information ... I also had corrupted files.
So I'm looking for new solutions. I am currently testing TreeNoote (https://treenoote.com). It’s pretty cool !
Full-text Search, Password Protection, Rich Text Editor...

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Definitive Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

You're so welcome. Keyboard shortcuts make things so much faster. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

That black really makes the colors pop on the butterfly, nice. :)

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 1 week ago wapipiv369

I'am made $84, 8254 so far this year working online and I'm a full time student. Im using an online business. Here what I do,.for more information simply open this link thank you.......www.money87.com 

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 1 week ago wapipiv369

I'am made $84, 8254 so far this year working online and I'm a full time student. Im using an online business. Here what I do,.for more information simply open this link thank you.......www.money87.com 

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 1 week ago houndsy

Also worth a look is https://www.calendarpedia.co.uk/

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 month 1 week ago DonaldHoover

Another interesting article about SEO audit.
She liked me instantly. The content is quality and proven.
https://www.seoquake.com/blog/technical-seo-audit/

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online 1 month 1 week ago dineshkumar

If you are looking for the best E-Book of Computer Knowledge for your kids then visit to this link. https://www.computertutorialslive.com/introduction-of-computer/

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download 1 month 1 week ago dineshkumar

I love these Links..... https://www.computertutorialslive.com/introduction-of-computer/

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 1 week ago hmazuji

this looks suspect
a reverse address lookup for 2.18.213.82
results in
akamaitechnologies.com

so i feel like either this article is not current, or there's something you're not telling us
btw, if you can find a third party redirect to fix the problem with internet backgammon and spades, i'd be interested in hearing about it

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 1 week ago zachw

This was SO annoying. Thanks!

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

They have some good calendars there.

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

This the address in the article:
2.18.213.82 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com

I'm not sure what problem you're referencing with internet backgammon and spades.

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 6 days ago hmazuji

as many people have commented, it's too bad there's no paste for images so we can include screenshots, but let's try this:
C:\Users\hmazuji>nslookup 2.18.213.82

Name: a2-18-213-82.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com
Address: 2.18.213.82

the ip address is a redirect to akamaitechnologies
==============================================
as for internet backgammon and spades, i am referring to
win 7 games, and microsoft taking their game server offline,
so, in this case, yes, i would like to find out if anyone else
is able to host the m.s. games server

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

I don't know what to tell you about reverse look up of the address. In a browser it resolves to an invalid URL. If used as directed it resolves and issue with Windows Media Player.
The URL akamaitechnologies.com returns a server IP address could not be found message. If there's something in the information or the article that makes you uncomfortable or you feel is dangerous, don't use the information. In any case, Akamai underlies a good percentage (15% to 30%) of all web traffic.

As to the game server not working, Microsoft shut down their Internet Games server (Windows XP, ME, 7) on January 22, 2020.
Farewell to Microsoft Internet Games on Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 7
 

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 6 days ago gizmofan1248

Worked fine here (no meet or chat).
Thanks!

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Search For A Specific Word Or Phrase On Your Entire PC 1 month 6 days ago Mansoor Mazhar

Wow, I can say this is another extraordinary article obviously of this blog. Bookmarked this webpage....

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar 1 month 5 days ago rhiannon

Great. :)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer "... LARBS is an efficient shell script that will install a fully-featured tiling window manager-based system on any Arch Linux-based system, without any of the routine of manual post-install processes and configuration ...": https://larbs.xyz/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 4 days ago Panzer Juggernaut - end-to-end encrypted, onion routed, censorship-resistant, peer-to-peer messaging and payments: https://www.getjuggernaut.com/ view
Best Free Torrent Search Engines 1 month 4 days ago fwong

Nice webistes ! Recommend the other magnet links search webiste https://bthub.site always working normal and unblocked

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 2 days ago hmazuji

microsoft has taken down their media player metadata servers

see
fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com is down ... and is likely to stay that way
Microsoft has decided to discontinue providing metadata for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center for Windows 7 and 8.1

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/faimusicmetaservicesmicrosoftcom-is-down-and-is/a2f99b7a-90c8-4c4f-872e-3e0e9015a40d

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 2 days ago hmazuji

the bottom line

all this is a mute point as:
fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com service down forever
see https://borncity.com/win/2019/07/01/fai-music-metaservices-microsoft-com-service-down-forever/

and
fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com is down ... and is likely to stay that way
see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/faimusicmetaservicesmicrosoftcom-is-down-and-is/a2f99b7a-90c8-4c4f-872e-3e0e9015a40d

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 month 2 days ago rhiannon

I think it will stay that way, they don't include Windows Media Player in Windows 10.

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Microsoft Brings PowerToys to Windows 10 1 month 1 day ago Partizan

Since we are talking about "tweaking" tools, a very useful one I've been using for years is 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. It makes Windows 10 taskbar a lot more bearable!

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 1 day ago DancingMangle

cool.

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 22 hours ago rhiannon

Glad you like it. :)

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 1 month 17 hours ago masbicudo

To account for different Windows languages, use:
icacls SearchUI.exe /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F

S-1-5-32-544 is the SID for the Administrators group... that in pt-BR systems will read Administradores, so using the name in english didn't work for me.

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Best Free Search Engine 1 month 16 hours ago Panzer Privado private search engine: https://www.privado.com/ view
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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 4 weeks 1 day ago gruff

rhiannon, I think you might be able to help with Waterfox. I started using it and loved it far bettter than Firefox. However a problem arose and I figured out what was causing it and contacted the developer who became kind of snotty and refused to fix the problem.

The problem arises in how WF handles memory. FF, if you recall, opens a new block of memory if too many tabs are opened. In my work I generally have 80 or more tabs open at once, and FF has them sectioned off in 8 or 10 separate blocks of memory. WF however, tries to keep them all in one block of memory which slows the computer down severely. A second problem arises as I save the files to disk. It doesn't release the memory, so even if there is only one tab left open, that same huge block of memory sits there intact, slowiing my machine down to a crawl. It takes existing WF to release that memory.

I tried explaining that to the WF developer and all he said to me was, he designed it to be a "single process operation". I asked him what that meant, but he never answered me. I will keep checking and when he does an upgrade on WF, I'll try it again to see if it still has the same problem.

Thanks ... /ed

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 4 weeks 1 day ago Frank D

I just checked. It's not available from the Apple Store. Is it Android only?

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 4 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

It's a web app that works inside your a browser. Most browsers work fine on Android and iOS. 

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 4 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

Are you using the classic version of Waterfox? If I understand correctly, the newer versions of Waterfox and Firefox handle memory differently than older versions. Older version handle memory as a single process, newer versions handle memory as multiprocesses.

There are some about:config tweaks that will increase the amount of resources allocated to older versions of Waterfox or Firefox. Be aware that changing some of them like the process count can put more of a load on your processor, others such as increasing the cache are usually fine. Look up Firefox 'increase Firefox memory about config' in your preferred search engine. Most of the config changes should work in Waterfox.

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 4 weeks 1 day ago i8spombots

It's a pity that almost all sounds on the Android app are pay for (tho Google rewards dollars can be used)......but thanks for the notice. Haven't had time yet to play with the site on my PC.

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 4 weeks 1 day ago i8spombots

It's a pity that almost all sounds on the Android app are pay for (tho Google rewards dollars can be used)......but thanks for the notice. Haven't had time yet to play with the site on my PC.

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 4 weeks 22 hours ago phoneguy

rhiannon, I don't have a "geo.location" setting in about:config in Firefox 77.0.1
What I did do is set "geo.enabled" to false and "geo.provider.ms-windows-location" to false.

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 4 weeks 20 hours ago rhiannon

That's interesting, I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 as well and geo.location appears, as do the others you listed. I've updated the article, I added geo.enabled as an option. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 4 weeks 19 hours ago rhiannon

Thanks for the information. :)

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 4 weeks 8 hours ago crombierob

For those of you that -
- Lack wall space (to stick a calendar)
- Lack a printer (to print a calendar)
- Want the calendar to automatically remind you of things
- Just show you the current month (but you can navigate to other months)
- Sit in front of your computer all day

Get this - UK's Kalender
http://www.ukrebs-software.de/english/kalender/download.html

I match all of the conditions I mentioned above,
Rob
PS I was a senior analyst in IT for 20 years, and I could not design/program a better calendar than that one.

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 4 weeks 8 hours ago Jerry Rhino

Don't ALL VPNs hide user location? How about WireGuard?

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Finds of the Week - Free Clip Art Edition 3 weeks 6 days ago joekoej

Thanks for sharing!

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 3 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

My understanding is that VPNs are supposed to give you a different virtual location. I'm not familiar with Wireguard.

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 3 weeks 6 days ago PBJack

I need a one person digital calendar accessible both on and off line for historical usage that does not truncate older entries and a company willing to put that in writing. When Outlook (unannounced) started cutting off at one year I lost years of my life.

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 3 weeks 6 days ago crombierob

Depending on how much detail you need to type / recall
UK's Kalender saves the data on your PC.
I just went back 3 years, and all of my entries back then are still visible, and can be expanded to see extra notes that I left on those entries.

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Windows Live Family Safety 3 weeks 4 days ago Maddia9457

CIPA compliance for a public library

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Free Utility Can Remove Annoying Nag Screens 3 weeks 4 days ago famewolf

Are there similar apps that run under Linux or Android?

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 3 weeks 4 days ago budchekov

Hmm, in Firefox doesn't toggling Reader View (f9) then clicking the Narrate button do the same thing?

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 3 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

They are similar. Teh add-on has more options and the narration is much higher quality to my ear. I like the add-on text highlighting as well. And if you don't use Firefox, you can still use it on Chrome. :)

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qBittorrent 3 weeks 3 days ago bash550

I said it back then, and I still think qBittorrent is the best torrent client around.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago Ronatola

Worked for me on CHROME but not BRAVE. Could not find 'Context menu show full URLs'

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago miniliq

I like the tip, but searching (in Chrome://flags) for "context menu show full URLs" doesn't bring up a menu. Haven't been successful in following your advice.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

I don't know why it's not working in Brave for you.
This is the version of Brave I'm using: Version 1.10.90 Chromium: 83.0.4103.97 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Here's a screen shot of the context menu in chrome flags:

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Are you running a portable version? Or is the current version installed? This is the version I have:
Version 83.0.4103.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Here's a screen shot of the context menu in the chrome flags:

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago gpc111

I use the portable version of Chrome. I have the latest 64 bit version. I have followed the instructions. I chose "enabled" and then relaunch. However no full URL's are displayed. Only the site names.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

I just tested this using portable Chrome I downloaded a few minutes ago. It's version Version 83.0.4103.106 (Official Build) (32-bit) downloaded from Portable Apps, not the 64 bit version. I pasted the URL for this article into the address bar. The https:// and the www are showing. I'm attaching a screen shot. I did try this in an older version of portable Chrome and it didn't work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Do you have any extensions installed? They might interfere. There are none installed in the versions I use to test.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 2 days ago miniliq

I'm on a Lenovo desktop, with the latest Chrome build, After several tries of the flags entry, it finally showed a huge list (over 80 entries) of available Experiments. So I searched the list and found the Context Menu entry, enabled it (options were default, enabled, or disabled), and closed and reopened my browser. But the full URLs are still not showing. Will continue to try. Temped to click on "reset all" but many show enabled or default, and I'm not sure of the consequences of a reset.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 2 days ago miniliq

Success at last! Thanks for your help.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 3 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

That's excellent news. :)

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 3 weeks 2 days ago DavidinCalif

Works like a charm. David Microsoft voice is perfect. No mistakes.

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FastCopy 3 weeks 1 day ago Broom

BkAngel's opinion is interesting... but provably false. Not only is FastCopy much faster than Win10 in actual tests (see Raymond.CC's blog), virtually every alternative copier is faster than Win10 in all instances (also, than Win XP, 7, and 8).

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Space 2 weeks 6 days ago Rick Grunwald

@rhiannon, you always get a 5 from me as you bring new and interesting stuff for us But your wallpapers are often better that the offering; this one looks like cosmic boobs but you abstract is great! :))

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 2 weeks 6 days ago budchekov

'Chromish' browsers are already playing catch up.

chrome://flags > enable Reader.Mode..

At the moment looks like Vivaldi has more options than Chrome, but neither are close to that Extension or Firefox..

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

"Chromish" I love that. Progress is good.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Space 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

I'll take one out of two. :) 
People like such different things, not everyone will like what I post.

I love the abstract, it's been on my monitor for over a week - kind of a record. I change wallpaper often.

 

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 2 weeks 6 days ago booleanboy

Thanks for this Rhiannon - it's a great find. Wile the site is good for generating background noise that distracts from or masks ambient sounds, it is also a really useful way to create background soundtracks for video and sound collages.

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 2 weeks 5 days ago priyanka776

Thanks for sharing such a great Information! Waiting for more updates like this.

https://www.gologica.com/

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 2 weeks 5 days ago Sturgeon General

Thank you for this.
Working great on both Chrome and Brave browsers for me. I suspect where people are running into issue may be they are copy-pasting the entire...
‘Chrome://flags’ and/or ‘Context menu show full URLs’
...using the apostrophes ( ' ) still attached. They simply need to leave them out and they should be successful.

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 2 weeks 4 days ago Just A username

I tried and it didnt work. the search opens, but then suddenly closes shortly after. Not only that, when I click on SearchUI.exe I get a message saying "The system detected an overrun of a stack-based buffer in this application. This overrun could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this application." any help?

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 2 weeks 4 days ago MCHAL

Hi,

Through this "flag stuff", is it possible to make other chrome-based browsers show the GOOD OLD FULL STATUS BAR as seen in the traditionally interfaced ones, like the good old Opera?

Thanks.

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 2 weeks 3 days ago Rick Grunwald

Good one! I found this some time ago and it is a great way ti make a screen saver or file show
Thanks

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

It's pretty handy. :)

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it, it's a pretty extensive site.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. It could be people are copying with quotes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I don't know. Maybe someone here has an idea?

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I haven't run into that error in that context. It can be caused several different things, with no easy route to track it down.

 

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 2 weeks 2 days ago johnmw1

I have been using John's Background Switcher for years which I have found to be very versatile in what you can do with it.

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7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 2 weeks 2 days ago Anupam

Thanks rhiannon.. nice sites. I love the jigsaw puzzles.

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