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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 week ago David Morgan

Hi eiklein, thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I will try to add a screenshot of the percent figure showing how much of the Thunderbird folder is used. I searched the internet and most replies say Thunderbird can't be increased. So that confused me. On the settings I have, it is imap. That's all I know because I'm not very good at these things. OK, I'll have to forget the screenshot, I don't know how or if it can be added here. Anyway, it shows 81% full. And I understand we can't post links in Comments. One site says this "How to Increase Your Mailbox Limit in Thunderbird" and that's what I've tried to do.
Thank you.

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Using Thunderbird For Email? There Are Add-Ins And They're Great. 3 years 1 week ago eikelein

David,
Thanks for your reply and - you are welcome.

I have heard so much irrelevant or outright false negativity about Thunderbird that I like to cut in and help or clean the air if I can at all. I have no professional, semi-professional, contractual or financial connection with the Mozilla organisation or anybody involved in Thunderbird's maintenance.

Please send the screen shot as an attachment to ejhprivate@gmail.com. Recently I created this account for personal reasons with the express purpose of being able to "throw away" this account at any time. I will begin tomorrow to check daily for an email from you.

Please let me know what version of Windows your computer runs and if your system is a 32-bit or a 64-bit system.
Just in case you need instructions for the 32 or 64 bit question you find them at
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21726/how-do-i-know-if-im-running-32-bit-or-64-bit-windows-answers/
Just copy and paste this very long URL into your browser's address bar and hit Enter.

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 6 years 6 months ago Abdus Shahid

I shall try hard to instal Windows7 in my Linux/ubuntu

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 6 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for jogging my memory about this article which needs a clean and polish. :) I've already removed some of the dead stuff and I'll be updating the links and adding some new content as soon as I can get round to it. MC - Site Manager. view
Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 5 years 9 months ago Genesiz9

how can i start learning a programming language?
I am new to programming....Any help????

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 5 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy See these articles. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-ways-learn-programming... http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/computer-programming-beginners-k... http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/practice-your-programming-more-3... http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/free-programming-courses-kids.htm view
Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 3 years 2 months ago br1anstorm

I'd just like to add my support, or reinforcement, to the recommendation about EasyBCD.

In making the transition from Windows to Linux, I wasn't keen to abandon Windows 7 completely as I have a few Windows-only programs which I continue to use. So dual boot was the obvious route to follow. But I wasn't happy about the idea of having to ditch the Windows bootloader (MBR) and replace it with Linux's GRUB - mainly because the reinstatement of a Windows-only setup, and the reinstallation of Windows MBR, looked like a challenge and a headache.

EasyBCD is the solution. With EasyBCD installed in Windows 7, the Windows MBR is retained, and provided you take care when partitioning and installing the Linux (GRUB) bootloader(s) it's possible to have not only dual but multiple-boot OSs without losing, rewriting or deleting the original Windows MBR.

On my (modest) laptop I have Windows 7, Linux Mint, Linux Lite and PCLinuxOS. The choice at boot-up is simple and clear. In terms of work, saving files on a shared 'data' partition means that any of the three Linux OSs can access them; and saving files on an external USB HDD enables Win7 to see them too.

I have no plans to revert to a Win7-only setup. But I like the fact that if I did want to do so, it would be a simple and pain-free step.

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 2 years 6 months ago tweetiepooh

If you have multiple hard disks and your system can accommodate it you can arrange to have Linux boot from the 2nd disk and keep the Windows boot on the first disk. On my PC the method (with OpenSuse Linux) is
1)Switch hard disk boot order to disk2 then disk1
2)Boot from DVD/USB and install Linux (I have O/S's on disk 1 and data on disk 2). Set Linux to install its boot loader to MBR on disk 2.
3)On reboot the system will see Linux - GRUB allows booting to Linux and Windows.

If needed (like installing Windows updates with multiple reboots) you can switch hard disk boot order to disk 1 and the system sees the Windows boot loader and goes straight into that O/S. Once stable you can switch the boot order back to Linux/GRUB.

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 1 year 5 months ago stevenfbtube

I would install Ubuntu using the 'something-else' option, specifying your partitions & ensuring you don't have the 'format' check-box ticked.
This will wipe system directories, install then restore any additional programs you have installed (if from Ubuntu repose only). If your 'breakage' is in $HOME (a user setting) then the breakage will likely remain as that file won't be touched. Of course backup first (we make mistakes, and the format-checkbox is kinda small). For more information Download YouTube Video

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Australia

Thanks for the reminder Rob
I found an excellent Microsoft article covering everything about this WannaCrypt ransomware, including the potential way it spreads

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/05/12/wannacrypt-ransomware-worm-targets-out-of-date-systems/

"The threat arrives as a dropper Trojan that has the following two components:
A component that attempts to exploit the SMB CVE-2017-0145 vulnerability in other computers
1)The ransomware known as WannaCrypt"
The worm functionality attempts to infect unpatched Windows machines in the local network.
2)At the same time, it also executes massive scanning on Internet IP addresses to find and infect other vulnerable computers"

This second Microsoft article details what to do if you have been infected with WannaCrypt ransomware:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago eikelein

If you let Windows 7 do it by itself you "open" a time window of up to four weeks during which your computer is not protected against exploits that may have been patched but the according update has not been downloaded and installed yet.

My many thousands of (in their own words computer illiterate!) customers have done very well with checking once every week.

I give them a shortcut to Windows Update on the desktop and written instructions to run WU and 'Check for updates' ONCE EVERY WEEK. They are instructed to always install ALL updates.

They all have not modified machines from known manufacturers and there were over 16 years only one hand full of problems with WU, mostly after virus infections from EBKAC errors.

Re. Desktop shortcut to WU: So far NOT POSSIBLE in Windows 10 version 1703 (creators update). Grrr.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago suruha

I use Windows 7 and there were two updates just this week, both on updating the protection.
Thank you for the heads up, though!
Su

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago willrun4fun

make a shortcut to:
ms-settings:windowsupdate

Takes you right to it.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Enabling automatic update is not the ONLY answer. MS has screwed up an update way too often for that to be a legitimate option. Plus if you have multiple computers and a slow internet connection you can easily have no access to your computer for several hours on Patch Tuesday. I always set it to check but not download the updates. I wait until 2 days after an update notification pops up before downloading and installing updates. That way I can control when it happens (when I don't need to actually use the computer like at the end of the day) and the net will be blowing up with reports of the bad or botched patch. This is a MUCH better approach for anyone who is at least a little bit computer literate and has served me well since Windows Update first launched.

I will also manually check for updates anytime something like WannaCry rears it's ugly head just to make sure that sort of emerency patch isn't missed.

And for the record, legitimate and reliable sources have stated that between 90 and 98% of the affected computers were running Windows 7.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Roderunner

I run Win7 32bit. Does this also apply to optional updates.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

No. Optional are just that, optional. Just install the Recommended ones (those are the security updates) and you'll be fine. The majority of the optional ones are feature updates/addons or beta tests they try to trick you into installing.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Roderunner

Thanks Rev_Don your definitely on the ball.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago bernardz

Australia: Thanks but it does not tell you if a machine is infected but yet yet activated which is where most infected machines are now at. Recently we have discovered a worm or virus that is so sophisicated we are stunned, the antivirus program is running and fully updated and unless you investigate it fully you would never know that the machine is infected.

 

We are wondering whether it is WannaCry?

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago hankJ

I have windows 7 32bit can I upgrade to 64bit?

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Not directly. You would either need a different drive to install it on or back up all of your data (documents, pictures, videos, etc.) to another drive, gather all of your product keys for Windows and other apps, download 64bit drivers, wipe the drive, perform a clean install of the 64bit version, install all of your apps/programs, configure Windows to your liking, and restore all of your data. Unless you have more than 4 gigs of ram (or intend to upgrade your ram) or have a specific program that requires 64bit Windows it probably isn't worth it. Your 32bit Product Key would work for 64bit as long as it's the same version (64bit Home for 32bit Home, etc).

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago i8spombots

If only MS would have updates that are related to the system only, that's why so many are no longer on auto update IMHO.............aside from that - fully agree with holding updates off for a couple of days, too many flaky updates that knock off random PC's (NB that doesn't imply MS is always at fault, there are so so many variants in PC hardware & software in the world, how could you cover every possibility every time?)

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

I turned off auto updates because I'm afraid of that horrific virus called Windows 10.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Why? That ended a year ago. It won't even try to upgrade to Win 10 automatically any longer. You would have to manually initiate that now.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

My Ex got it about that time and she never agreed to it. I'll have to look into that. I really don't want MS to spy on me.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Microsoft stopped the automatic upgrades from 7 and 8.1 on July 29, 2016. They used GWX (Get Windows X (Roman numeral for 10)) to do that and it was easily blocked and nuetrilized. MS removed GWX from computers on July 30, 2016 so it won;t be present on you system now. You can download and run GWX Control Panel to check to see if it's still there (I can assure you with 99.99999999% certainty that it won't be) and disable it if it is (it won't be). http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

Well, thanks. Yeah, it says GWX isn't there.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

See. You're Golden.

One other thought though. Unless you run something like Spybot Anti Beacon you still have a lot of the Windows 10 Spyware on 7 and 8.1. Not all of it, but a LOT more than most people think. Do some research on that.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Australia

I think people have to recognise that Windows 10 was released in 2015.
The latest update, Creators Update, is actually a new operating system, unofficially called Windows 11.

I feel sorry for programmers, who try to keep legacy users happy (those that still use Windows 7, 8, 10), but realising that the operating system updates can completely disrupt existing installed hardware drivers and software

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago eikelein

Oh my, all those late comment about GWX and OSes spying om us; aren't these all old hats, old and stinky hays?
ALL operating systems for consumer electronics created after IOS spy at us. We, the consumers, don't want to pay fair prices, they'd be too high. So the software companies see to it that they can make revenue...

But back to the Windows world: Whether you are a Win 7 stalwart or use Win 8.1 or 10 and you don't want to be "spied at" just install Spybot Anti Beacon from
https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

As usual it's NOT done with that, you have to run it after every update you receive or see being installed. Why? You'll see that MS turns eventually beacons back on via WU.

MS's communications about the "inner" workings of Windoze should be welcome since they help making it better. IMHO it's none of MS's business whether I use for example CCleaner and/or Libre Office
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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

I have. That's why I bought a fresh WIN7 machine with NO updates a while back.. And I still haven't updated it.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Sorry, but that is about the dumbest thing a person can do. That is just as bad as running Windows XP. Update your system immediately and run something like Spybot Anti Beacon to mitigate the spying. The negative effects of the spyware is considerably less than the negative effects of an unpatched system. If you aren't willing to do that your only viable option is to run a Linux system. Sure you will be limited in what you can do on it compared to a Windows system, but at least no one but your ISP will be spying on you.

And to a large extent, a lot of the spying from MS isn't that bad as long as you use a local login. The e-mail based accounts allow them to do more and tie it to a specific individual, and that is mostly for targeting ads and maintenance.

Also, if you are so concerned with spying you need to make sure and not use ANY smart phones. They all do more spying on you than any desktop OS does. Stop using any e-mail services as well as ALL of them scan you e-mails. Don't use any social media at all as all of it is data mined. Only use Duck Duck Go as a search engine as it is the least data mined. Heck, your account on Gizmo is probably being data mined. And don't use any of the free Anti Virus programs as they data mine the crap out of you just as much as Windows 10 does. In fact, just disconnect from the internet altogether. That's the only really safe answer

All of the reports of spying is overblown to be quite honest. Win 10, along with Android and IOS go a little overboard, but quite a bit of it is actually essential. Not doing updates is essentially burying your head in the sand and hoping nothing happens when you see a Tornado coming right at you instead of taking shelter of some king. Taking shelter won't guarantee you will come out completely unscathed, but your chances are infinitely better than just standing there.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Spybot Anti Beacon has the option to re-immunize every time you boot the computer right in the setup procedure. Just reboot your computer regularly,

As far as MS not needing to know what software you have running isn't totally accurate. That information can help them a great deal to determine who specific programs, or groups of programs affect how the OS runs. It also helps them to make sure that an update won't bork the system or a specific program. Considering how often that happens with all of the telemetry (and remembering how it was even worse in the old days before said telemetry) I'll take the telemetry every time.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago eikelein

@Rev_Don:
Your words "the option to re-immunize every time you boot the computer right in the setup procedure" tell me that you have not used Spybot Anti-Beacon for any reasonable amount of time.

I have seen many times that immunizations got turned off and NOT turned on by a restart.

And for those who don't know SAB: An immunization turned off means that the corresponding beacon (communication to Microsoft) is turned ON.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

It's not just the spying. It's the principle. And I'm pissed at what they did to Gabs. I have lost all trust in MS. I plan to get linux eventually. In fact, if this one blows up, I may just put it here. I have my essential data backed up in a couple of places, including a fire safe, and my brother's house. I can always reinstall Win7 here too.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Gabs?

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

I started using Anti Beacon about a week after it was released and the only time I ran into an incident where immunizations have been turned off by a restart was just before a new version was released.. That only happened a couple of times that I ever noticed, and normally right after a major feature update like the Anniversary Update, I don't check every system every day (normally once a week or so) as I have it running on at least 30 computers that I regularly work with or administer. I do check my main system daily though and check for an updated version at least once a week. But I'm not that concerned if some of it gets turned back on for a few days. The telemetry isn't nearly as bad as some people try to make it out to be and no worse than Google, IOS, Android, or any number of other sites, services, and programs have that you have absolutely no way to turn off..

I run it on Windows 7 and 8.1 as well as on 10.

You did remember to install using the Run As Administrator option didn't you? I've noticed that not doing that can cause erratic operation.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago OhZone

My ex. gf.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 3 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Okay.

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Using Windows 7? You MUST Ensure That Updates Are Enabled. 2 years 7 months ago OhZone

I'm sure no one cares, but I decided to clone my Win7 OS to another drive. I checked that it boots up under the second emergency drive. I removed it, and NOW I WILL UPDATE WINDOWS. Ha. So if I have to, I can go back to the other drive without the potentially bad updates. :P I also backed up my data to a different external drive before that. So lets see what happens. Updating momentarily. :P

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Using Windows Defender? An Easy Way To Get A Second Opinion. 4 years 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

If Microsoft consciously decided to try to beat the major players at their own game it would be an embarrassment of epic proportions. Windows defender is something I would only use as a temporary fallback if my anti-virus and spyware software stopped working.

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Using Windows Defender? An Easy Way To Get A Second Opinion. 4 years 9 months ago wg1995

Is it portable? Can I install it on a flash drive for use when I need it?

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago ektorbarajas

Excellent advise!

I have Windows 10 and have been using Windows Defender for a while, since I was tired of the bloated antivirures, so far Windows Defender has been working outstanding!

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago Gil Mensch

Rob, thanks for this heads-up. I'm on Win 8.1. In my version of Defender, the info on the Engine version is seen when you click the little down arrow next to the word "Help" in the upper right corner of the Windows Defender window. The down arrow is visible no matter which tab ("Home", "Update", "History", "Settings") you have open.

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago suruha

I use Windows 7 on a PC. I have Defender turned off because I use Essentials. Would I need to activate Defender and update it? I would appreciate any help, please?
Su

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago mur_phy

Su -- with the W7 O/S Defender is not the same thing as Windows Defender which is the default AV scanner for W10. I have forgotten whether W8 uses the W10 Windows Defender. It is another problem with MS using the same of similar names for programs such as this or things such as Explorer and Internet Explorer. If still using Essentials, it is likely a good idea to do any updates but having Defender in W7 turned off is just fine as is.

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago Krunk

The latest version is 1.1.13704.

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago arieshifman

Thanks.

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago AJNorth

The same is true for Microsoft Security Essentials in Win 7. The current engine number is 1.1.13704.0. It should certainly have updated by now; to check the engine version: open MSE, click on small arrow head (triangle) immediately to the right of Help in the upper-right corner —> About.

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago smcapps47

So, doesn't Windows Defender update itself with every "Full" scan? And why would you have Defender and NOT schedule a Full scan every night?

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Using Windows Defender? Update It Now. Right Now. 3 years 4 months ago suruha

Thank you very much!

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Very Realistic Oil And Watercolour Paint App. Free From Microsoft. 2 years 7 months 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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VideoPad Video Editor 3 years 1 month ago Davidxx

Hi. I used this and liked it! BUT.. after a short time, a matter of days, it reverted to the "trial ended". You can use it, but you can't export video. So, it wasn't worth $69 for the paid version. I gotta uninstall it. Too bad.

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 8 months ago ctwist

You probably installed the trial version instead of the free version.
Each time you start the free version you are prompted with "Certify that VideoPad is being used for non-commercial, home use only". If this is not shown, you are using the wrong version.

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 8 months ago ctwist

The correct download link for the free version is https://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/download-now.html

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 8 months ago ctwist

I have been using VideoPad 5.32 for 6 days. It works very well, but it is unstable.

However, VideoPad automatically saves the project settings regularly. When you restart after a crash, Videopad offers to restore the autosaved project. You can usually recover the project to immediately before the crash.

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 7 months ago ichabod

On 11/4/17, I installed VideoPad 5.11 and thought that it was the free version. I got the "Certify" prompt each time I opened it. I used it then to learn its features, but don't recall if I saved any video files at that time. Today I tried to save a video file and it said that that was a paid feature.

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 7 months ago ichabod

Thank you for that info. On that page, the "Free Version for Home Use" box has a "VideoPad Free for Windows" link to the "vpsetup.exe" file. However, above that on the page is a bold graphic with a "download now" button that gives the "vppsetup.exe" file; that's what I had previously and is the trial/demo version. Today, after uninstalling the "vppsetup.exe" version, I installed the "vpsetup.exe" version--but with a huge catch: The program opened with a dialog saying that since I'd already used an expired trial version, I'd have to either buy a license or make this the "lite" version; when I chose the latter, it behaved like the expired trial version and would not save any new changes to a video file.

Mesh or another Gizmo editor needs to update their download links for desktop installations, because they currently link to the paid version. And, unless my experience was abnormal, the product review should caution people about using the trial version if they are likely to switch to the free version on the same device.

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 7 months ago Mesh

Thanks for the clarity, if you use trial version at first its very difficult to move to free version. you'd probaly have to unistall and remove it from the registry but it doesn't always work. in the meantime I'll update the download links and the disclaimers

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VideoPad Video Editor 2 years 6 months ago Jutka

Általában az Editoros video szerkesztők nagyon jók szoktak lenni,
merem ajánlani bárkinek,szép szerkesztő és könnyen kezelhető.

Vigyázni kell a korlátozás használatra, mert lehet pénzes ia, vagy próba verzio,
arra is figyelni kell letöltéskor, hogy más program ne töltödjék le vele.

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VideoPad Video Editor 3 weeks 3 days ago pipso_facto

I used the free version of VideoPad for home use and it never prevented me from exporting video saying it was a paid feature. I did not experience any stability issues.

This would be my go to video editor if it weren't for problems exporting the finished video, sometimes. When I initiated the export process, sometimes it would finish very quickly - appear in the completed videos list but it would produce a very small useless output file, less than 1kbyte. It looks like a bug. When I hit this problem I couldn't find any workaround to make it export properly: tried other output formats and various small tweaks to no avail.

So having put in several hours effort editing a video and then finding it won't export is a major problem even if it works the rest of the time.

It's a shame as this is a very accomplished piece of software. It works fairly intuitively, very familiar to someone who's used other video editing software.

I do still like its stabilize - subjectively on my videos it was marginally better than the stabilize in Shotcut which is my go to video editor (and VirtualDub which I also tested). VideoPad lets you Stabilize from the project area and it produces a stabilized video file directly from there without using the problematic export function.

I suspect that VideoPad's titles are better than Shotcut's but I had already given up with VideoPad before I had a chance to try them.

Apart from not exporting video files properly, here are my other criticisms of VideoPad:

* In most video editors, there is a timecode representing the cursor position on the timeline in the form: "hh:mm:ss:frame_num". The last number goes 0-29 or 0-24 depending on the frame rate. In VideoPad the last 3 digits are milliseconds rather than frame number. Takes a bit of getting used to.

* When adding a video to the project area, it can take a while "indexing video". Then there's a grey/blue progress line and high CPU usage, presumably while it creates a temporary preview file.

* It also uses green progress lines on the edited video in the final timeline probably to show how far it's got in creating a preview of the edited timeline. Again that can take a while to go all green. CPU usage is high while it's doing this.

* I installed the free version and confirmed on each startup that I was using it for personal use. After a couple of weeks it told me the trial was coming to an end soon. Then it told me some features would be disabled unless I purchased it. Finally I'm back to confirming on each startup that I'm using it for personal use. I don't know which, if any, features have been disabled. I was never informed I was using a trial version when I first installed it or subsequently. I don't mind if the free version is limited but it would be nice to know what the limitations are. I can still use multiple video tracks in this "trial expired" free version.

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View 85,000 Historical Newsreel Videos For Free 6 years 5 months ago bernardz I listened to few of them, I do not think they are news reports, I think they are short documentaries after the event. view
View 85,000 Historical Newsreel Videos For Free 6 years 5 months ago bwoods

Hmnn, my post is gone. I'll try again.

This is a great find, thank you!

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View 85,000 Historical Newsreel Videos For Free 6 years 4 months ago dollyp

For those not from the UK, and also those too young to remember, Pathe newsreels were a part of every visit to the cinema in those days when TV ownership was low; indeed for many they were the only way to see events and people they had heard about on the radio. They were edited as mini documentaries as they were intended to be seen at least 2 days after the event (they were produced and distributed around the country using physical media) and anything up to a week after. As such the newsreels didn't cover things in the way we now expect rolling news in an electronic age.

David

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago lotsamosi

Can you track 3 Facebook accounts on the same page?

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

An aggregator that allows only 3 Twitter feeds is basically useless as most people with Twitter accounts (including myself) follow hundreds of other accounts. I don't imagine it would satisfy those who use LinkedIn for networking either. Maybe Hootsuite could be convinced to offer 10 free premium licenses to readers at Gizmo.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago Geekomatic

Being skeptical, what's in it for them? Am I going to be even more intruded upon/spied on? Yet another company with permission to track my online leanings?

Idk...after a while, it all feels "shifty".

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago bernardz

twitterdeck its a brilliant free twitter aggregator

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago bernardz

Well they want you to go on a plan!

I used it for a while, what happens if you have a poor RSS feed, so your internet connect is not good say like me you are in an area where people switch the cable TV on in the evening or you use wifi a lot on the road, or your ISP has trouble with a social media site, after a few attempts (I think 3)  it cuts off the feed with no warning. So often I did not know I was cut off. The support they had was good but the problem just kept happening and in the end I gave up on this program.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago crosseyedlemon

I don't think this aggregator would use the normal RSS format because if that were the case then you could use a regular free newsreader such as Feed Demon to connect to social accounts. Thanks for the heads-up about Twitterdeck....will check that out.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago Lugh

You probably mean TweetDeck.
http://www.tweetdeck.com/

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 4 years 3 months ago bernardz

Yep you are right.

Its a brilliant free piece of software for anyone that uses twitter, at work I use it everyday.

 

For a list of its features click here.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169620#

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View Almost All Image File Formats in Windows File Explorer With This Free Program 11 months 3 days ago howiem

Just tried it in Win 7 Ultimate and it works fine. Thanks for the tip. If a user is in a country that does not use his native language and he has the language settings for the local country, he can change the program to English in Sage Thumbs Options, the bottom item in the Sage Thumbs menu as rhiannon shows in the image near the top of this thread.

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View Almost All Image File Formats in Windows File Explorer With This Free Program 11 months 3 days ago Rick Grunwald

This is a great add on
Thanks for posting it

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View Almost All Image File Formats in Windows File Explorer With This Free Program 11 months 3 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad to hear it's working in Windows 7. It does have language support options, thanks for mentioning it.

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View Almost All Image File Formats in Windows File Explorer With This Free Program 11 months 3 days ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. I'm happy you like it. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago pvilan

Thanks rhiannon.
I'am going to try it!
Peter.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago abrandt

Thank you. Will test over the next week.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago sgodlovitch

But where's the ever-elusive ePub?
Stan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago DrBongo

Just installed it on all 3 browsers. A Thunderbird version would be nice.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I'm not sure how it would integrate into an email client.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm guessing that since Docs Online uses third party online tools to open files and documents that there isn't a tool or API available for that format.
You might try EPUBReader - it's available for Chrome and Firefox.
https://www.epubread.com/en/

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago abrandt

Howdy, rhiannon:

For clarification... is this extension cable of reading HDD resident files... or only ONLINE?

THX. ~ Alan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

It reads supported file formats on web pages using third party tools to view the files. Not, as far as I can tell, any files on a HDD. 
 

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