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Thank You for Donating 1 day 3 hours ago pratomorone

Rock on, folk...it would be a more difficult world without Tech Support Alert!!

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 12 hours ago Panzer fwupd aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable: https://github.com/fwupd/fwupd view
A completely free, secure and open source video conferencing application for your desktop and mobile 1 day 16 hours ago Jojo Yee A good comment GeneralHavok. To secure a meeting room, you will need to add a password. view
A completely free, secure and open source video conferencing application for your desktop and mobile 1 day 21 hours ago GeneralHavok

I use Jitsi weekly, and I love it. I recommend it.

One correction: it's most decidedly NOT secure. When you create a room, all you do is create a URL. The same URL works over and over, as the room isn't created until someone visits that URL. Anyone with that URL will automatically join your room. The only way to be "secure" is in the sense that you have a unique URL that someone else will never visit. It's not a problem, but it's not "secure" as one would use the word when talking about software.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 23 hours ago Panzer Tangalanga - Zoom Conference scanner: https://github.com/elcuervo/tangalanga view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 days 7 hours ago Panzer Nat is a complete replacement for the 'ls' command: https://github.com/willdoescode/nat view
Thank You for Donating 3 days 8 hours ago Sea Mac

Thank you Jojo! Stupid beginners mistake (Or Typo) from someone who has been here 12 years.

LOL!  Someday I might get the hang of these newfangled electrical devices.

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Thank You for Donating 3 days 15 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thanks. Working now. MC :) view
Thank You for Donating 3 days 18 hours ago Jojo Yee There was a space following the link. The space has been removed and the link should work now. view
Thank You for Donating 3 days 18 hours ago Sea Mac

I wish I could have donated ten times as much - and made it an automatic monthly donation, also. I value this site As Much as I value archive.org !

{I confess: I have been spending more time at archive.org lately than I have been spending here (where's that embarrassed emoji ☺️ ?) - but while that place feels like a vast library of [millions of] wonders ... it is THIS site that feels like a Cozy HOME to me. And though prodigal I may be ... it is to here that my heart (and eventually, my sorry azz) always returns - and I always feel as welcomed again, as the proverbial prodigal one, when I do return.}

Please keep up the good work, everyone!!!!

PS I recommend Ad Nauseum extension - it clicks on every ad on every page (in the background) so that the click counts - causing an "Impression" that means the Ad gets paid to the Site. This also 'Munges the HECK' out of your 'ad trail' ... and adds EVERY Subject - to your "liked Ads" profile ... ruining by 'flooding' ... their carefully built profile of 'your liked ads' - what advertising you have clicked upon.

https://adnauseam.io/

Open Source - and if your site has ads on any page: AdNauseam WILL Click on them for you. The "Anti" Ad Blocker ... it eats EVERY One for breakfast (I swear one site had rotating ads ... and it eventually clicked on several hundred for THEM).

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 4 days 5 min ago rhiannon Patreon is great. view
Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 4 days 11 min ago rhiannon

I understand not wanting to give out your number I'm very protective of mine.
If you have a Google account you can sign up for Google Voice,. It gives you a phone number to give out to anyone you like, and calls can be forwarded to your real phone. It has other features but that's what I use it for.

There's a PayPal option as well, click the donate button if that's something that works for you.

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 4 days 3 hours ago mouse53

I hope my tiny donation helps some. I see many people I know, like mouser helping one of the best freeware information sites on the net. Us mice and all the rest of the grateful users on Gizmo's must untie to help this great place like it has helped us.

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 4 days 8 hours ago rhiannon

He's been developing Social Fixer for ten years, so far it's gone well. :)

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Thank You for Donating 4 days 11 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thank for the suggestion Sea Mac but I'm getting a 404 from that link? MC - Site Manager. view
Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 4 days 15 hours ago dlibertine

Oh, what a game it is. It's a pain, but I'd love to see these guys win.

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View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 4 days 16 hours ago rhiannon

That's a great one.

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View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 4 days 17 hours ago Jojo Yee

A resourceful archive... searched and got one of the best I like—Ellie Goulding's most successful single: Love Me Like You Do in the Live Lounge.

https://www.jambase.com/videos/ellie-goulding-love-me-like-you-do-in-the...

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 5 days 29 min ago rhiannon

I just checked and the add-on was updated two hours ago. The add-on has only been in existence since the end of August, it's not a mature product. Another reason you may want avoid it.

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 5 days 32 min ago rhiannon

I'm not sure what to make of this. It's been working fine, though today I got a pop up that said click to trigger Facebook's mechanism to revert to the old layout, and that the option would be offered again in 48 hours. I've checked with people on FB who use the add-on and haven't had any trouble as yet.

Yes, there will be times when the add-on won't work. FB is very active about forcing people to see what they want and work to prevent things like this from working. You may not want to use it and avoid any interruptions.

As regards the developers commitment, he's been developing this since 2009.
https://socialfixer.com/about.html


 

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View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 5 days 1 hour ago rhiannon

If you know any good videos of live performances of artists you like that fit the site, by all means suggest them using the Add a Video button. They add to the collection regularly. Both of those you mention would be a good match for the site from what I've seen.

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View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 5 days 1 hour ago rhiannon

I should probably clarify, there is no classical music at the site as far as I can tell. JamBase has a different audience. Mostly live concerts from more contemporary artists and along the lines of blues, country, pop, etc.

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Thank You for Donating 5 days 2 hours ago TexasVet

Glad 2 see all the support donations. Ditto for me, glad to help, you folks are the best. God Bless and be safe,be healthy.

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Best PC Games of the Decade 5 days 3 hours ago George.J

Appreciate your kind words :)

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View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 5 days 6 hours ago pratomorone

No Barry White, no older Moody Blues!

Tells a lot more than the :classical:...

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Best Free Software for Linux 5 days 6 hours ago Panzer txrban - simple Log monitoring and banning system: http://www.kylheku.com/cgit/txrban view
Best Free Software for Linux 5 days 6 hours ago Panzer sshguard protects hosts from brute-force attacks against SSH and other services: https://www.sshguard.net/ view
Thank You for Donating 5 days 10 hours ago boristhemoggy

Yup, been with you for almost all of those 18 years...take some of my money gratefully given. Keep up the solid work guys.

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Thank You for Donating 5 days 10 hours ago RichardN

My pleasure. Pleased to realise I'd already turned off my ad blocker some time in the past. I feel confident that you'll have a great response to the funding request.

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Thank You for Donating 5 days 10 hours ago Nilz

Donation Done. Keep up the good work.

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Best PC Games of the Decade 5 days 14 hours ago George.J

Sid Meier's Civilization V was originally in my list of honorable mentions, that just missed the cut. It was my in top 55 games, and no doubt it's a brilliant 4X game. It scored a solid 85/100 when I was rating the games sequentially, however all the top 50 ones scored 86 and above in my list. 

Below are some of the games that just missed the cut, not because they are not great, but I had a hard time choosing the games, as too many of them were good, like really good. 

Sid Meier's Civilization V
Cuphead
DUSK
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Kerbal Space Program
Tomb Raider
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Hotline Miami
The Talos Principle
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Papers, Please
DOOM
NieR: Automata
Terraria
To the Moon

For free civilization like games, check this article of mine: https://www.techsupportalert.com/long-list-nid.htm/2337

 
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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 5 days 14 hours ago MidnightCowboy Back to square one again today. Guess this will be an ongoing issue since Facebook wants everyone using the new format and will likely force changes making this extension redundant to see how much staying power the developer has to keep fixing it. MC - Site Manager. view
View 100,000+ Live Performance Videos for Free 5 days 15 hours ago eikelein

Search for "classical" pulls a blank.
Telling...

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Best PC Games of the Decade 5 days 15 hours ago Bob F.

I know I'm not really up on games at my age but the civilization series didn't even make the top fifty? Was this list based on sales or one mans'
opinion?

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 5 days 16 hours ago Mike C

Does it help to click and peruse ads on this site? I've always given gog.com, and more recently, the local ads relative to my area a chance to present to me. This is sort of like a Youtube break (although this is forced).

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 5 days 16 hours ago Gil Mensch

I tried to make a donation with my credit card using your Donate button. The form is requiring my cell phone number. It won't accept 000-000-0000. I don't share my phone number, and I don't understand why it would be needed here. I've donated the three previous times you've asked. It looks like I won't be able to this time. Sorry.

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 6 days 1 hour ago rhiannon

Highly likely, though I often see it listed as requirement. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 1 hour ago Gildawie

Glad to make a donation and help out. Unfortunately I can't make a monthly commitment but will help when I can.
As a long-time user of this site I'm sure that it has saved me many times over what I just donated!

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 6 days 1 hour ago gizmofan1248

That's probably because just about every Windows user has .NET installed already...

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 2 hours ago sbouniol

gladly contributed and removed ad-blocker from the domain, keep it up!

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 6 days 2 hours ago rhiannon

It does play videos and preview PDF pages and files. :-)
I'll add .NET to the article, I didn't see that requirement listed anywhere I looked.

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 6 days 3 hours ago rhiannon

That's great. He's usually pretty quick to adapt to Facebook making changes.

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 3 hours ago SuperNode

Happy to help, great site.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 6 days 3 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for the suggestion. MC - Site Manager. view
Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 6 days 3 hours ago tpg

should use https://www.patreon.com/ ... I have setup several accounts with monthly stipends of $1 ... image if you have 10,000 patrons, you'd get a lot of monthly income. I have no problem paying for stuff I use.

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 6 days 3 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for the browser extension recommendation. MC - Site Manager. view
Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 6 days 3 hours ago joy-c

Unfortunately, the ads are being blocked by Firefox because they are trackers and they are persistent little buggers. I turned off all the blockers I use for the site (because I have loved youse guys for such a long time), but as a suggestion, people may want to use a cookie cleaner when they leave. There are several that are very good, including the Forget Me Not extension for Firefox, which can clear all the trackers when leaving the site.

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 3 hours ago MidnightCowboy Many thanks for your support. PayPal does appear to prefer card links. I've encountered the same situation here in Brazil. I successfully linked my account but only the card applicable to it works. MC - Site Manager. view
Thank You for Donating 6 days 3 hours ago BrigidE

My donation didn't go through using my bank through PayPal, but did go through using my debit card through PayPal. Very strange.

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 3 hours ago Dubjohnny

Thanks for all the help that I found on your site over the years

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 3 hours ago micheljgaudet

Hi guys!

It is NOW October 22nd, 2020, about 1:30 PM.
I just now donated five bucks, and I TRULY wish it could be more, better yet become a recurring monthly thingy.
But, that's just not gonna happen on what Social Security provides me.
I am a LONG TIME USER of all the wonderful stuff I receive in my "In Box" because of YOU WONDERFUL GUYS & GALS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU PROVIDE FOR FREE!
Even though I am a near 70 cranky "Old-fart", there is ALWAYS a warm, soft spot in my heart for the 'Gizmo's' crew plus all of the support staff.
May the banner of 'Gizmos's' continue flying high forever!

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 6 hours ago ozprez

Been reading you for years and you provide a great and fun service, hang in there!

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 6 hours ago dscape

Happy to donate to a site that is always helpful, providing much appreciated and objective reviews and suggestions. Keep up the good work, and Thank you!
Dan

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 6 hours ago smeyer52

Definitely worthy of a donation. Done.

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 6 days 6 hours ago LeahGrrl

I use your site a lot to find what I need. I am happy to donate!

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 6 days 6 hours ago XteK

Hopefully everyone who uses this site donates something...
I have come back here for info and software help for many years and want to say
"THANK YOU"!

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 7 hours ago eikelein

Small thank you (donation) for GREAT help and information over many years!
I hope and pray you can keep going!

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Best PC Games of the Decade 6 days 9 hours ago George.J

Hi papawdaton you can find most of these games on Steam or Origin gaming platforms 

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Thank You for Donating 6 days 9 hours ago booleanboy

Thanks for your great work over the years. One of the few sites I can really trust for information.

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Gizmo's Freeware's Independence is Under Serious Threat: Here's How You Can Help 6 days 10 hours ago Australia

Hi Gizmo. You have made an amazing contribution to the world with your website and your history of independent reviews

I will definitely make a donation. Thank you for keeping the internet honest

TechSupportAlert is truly the only software website without dependence on commercial bias

An oasis in a desert of self interested software websites

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 6 days 10 hours ago Australia

This is a very helpful program - I have used it before, but I didn't realise that it plays videos (!) and also can preview every page of a PDF that you highlight.
You do need to mention it requires the added installation of NET Framework to function

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Best Free DVD Ripper 6 days 15 hours ago Bramy

For anything related to videos I'd recommend taking a look at VideoHelp dot com. Reviews are mostly current and there are lots of user reviews and helpful information.

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CCleaner 6 days 15 hours ago Blackbird

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, AS IT SEEMS THAT NOT TOO LONG AGO, EVEN HERE IT WAS NO LONGER RECOMMENDED DUE TO SEVERAL ISSUES
WITH THE NEWER VERSIONS! SO I HAVE REVERTED BACK TO Ver. 25.5902 (FROM FILE HIPPO), AND THE FIRST THING I DO IS FIND AND UN_CHECK THE BOX FOR "CHECK FOR UPDATES", AND IT WORKS REALLY WELL FOR ME. I ALSO HAVE BEEN USING "GLARY UTILITIES" AND "WISE DISK CLEANER" (FREE) FOR MANY YEARS, AND WITH THE THREE OF THEM, MY 9 & 1/2 YEAR OLD LAPTOP STILL WORKS VERY WELL.

I HOPE THAT THIS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP SOME OF YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE AND ESPECIALLY TECHSUPPORTALERT.COM !

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 6 days 15 hours ago MidnightCowboy It was fixed by the developer today. MC - Site Manager. view
Best PC Games of the Decade 6 days 15 hours ago papawdalton

It would have been nice to have a link here to go and get one of these games.

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Best Free Portable Applications 6 days 16 hours ago Abhishek9997

Good Article

https://getgadgets.in/telugu-typing-software/

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Best Free Portable Applications 6 days 16 hours ago Abhishek9997

Nice Article

https://getgadgets.in/telugu-typing-software/

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Best Free Software for Linux 6 days 23 hours ago Panzer Scrift is new generation shell and scripting language: https://github.com/ferhatgec/scrift view
Best Free iPhone Apps 6 days 23 hours ago Marscel

I think that the situation with the best iPhone applications has changed a bit since the last update of this list. Honestly, most of the apps I currently have on my XS are downloaded from this site https://www.beste-cheats.de/ also Interestingly, your list only includes Spotify and there is not enough room for other great music applications such as Deezer ..

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 1 hour ago Panzer VTerm - a terminal emulator that makes your life easier: https://github.com/man9ourah/vterm view
Best PC Games of the Decade 1 week 3 hours ago Duke311

ahh. down memory lane, enjoyed the list, actually found some i might have to try. Thank you :)

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 1 week 5 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thanks! :) view
Best PC Games of the Decade 1 week 5 hours ago MidnightCowboy From time to time we may feature other than free software in line with what we believe to be of interest to our visitors and members. Last year Gizmo himself published a review covering commercial VPN services. MC – Site Manager. view
Best PC Games of the Decade 1 week 5 hours ago tgellert

I thought this was a shareware/freeware site. I am not sure how this article is relevent.

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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 1 week 5 hours ago rhiannon

The developer has to keep up with Facebook changing things so these kinds of extensions don't work. My guess is that something changed with FB and the extension will be updated to work. If it can't be made to work he'll post it on the site.

You can get the old layout using another one of his extensions, Social Fixer. It also eliminates many other annoyances.

https://socialfixer.com/
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Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with This Browser Add-on 1 week 6 hours ago MidnightCowboy This is no longer working for me. Chromium/Linux. MC - Site Manager. view
Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

You're very welome. I'm glad you like it.

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago gizmofan1248

Very nice!
Thank you!

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it.

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

I found the mouse hovering to highlight the item is hit and miss on my system. Thanks for mentioning that.

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago Rick Grunwald

Nice find rhiannon!

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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 1 week 1 day ago Aussie

Nice find. Seems to work really well.

I use the "single click to open items in Windows" and find that no Windows changes (to add boxes) are necessary (at least on my initial testing :-)). I move the mouse to "hang" over a file until it is highlighted, and then press space to allow QuickLook to preview/un-preview. Enter or single clicking the file opens the file.

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How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

Our Privacy Policy outlines what data we collect and how it's used. Other than very limited, specific circumstances outlined in the Privacy Policy ( e.g. required by law, for services used on the site like RSS newsletters) email addresses are not shared.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/privacy_policy.htm

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How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 1 week 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

Please review our Privacy Policy to understand how this website uses your personal data.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/privacy_policy.htm

You may also be interested to learn the email used to register here has been compromised in five different locations but none of them ours. You can check this for yourself by entering the details here:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

The best way to minimize this risk is to use a specialist Linux distribution such as Kodachi.

https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/ MC – Site Manager

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How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 1 week 3 days ago ixan

So among the data that all these trackers collect from our visits to this site, are you saying that TowerData get our email address?

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer bst is a one-stop shop for running programs in isolated Linux environments: https://github.com/aristanetworks/bst view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups: https://gitlab.com/bztsrc/usbimager view
How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 1 week 4 days ago rhiannon

I tested the link in Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Iridium.
I'll forward your other concerns to our site moderator.
Yes, ads are what keeps the lights on here, and thank you for sticking with us all these years. 

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer SnapRAID is a backup program for disk arrays. It stores parity information of your data and it recovers from up to six disk failures: http://www.snapraid.it/ view
How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 1 week 4 days ago ixan

Link doesn't work on Epic - https://www.askvg.com - access denied. Also can't get to contact form on Epic.
I wondered what was blocking it. It seems there are 18 ad trackers and 20 third-party cookies. The one that is blocking things is TowerData which anchors profiles to their email address. That is so wrong. I understand you finance the site with advertising and selling data, and I've appreciated this site for over 10 years and nothing is free but TowerData was a surprise to me.

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Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained 1 week 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm not aware of any software that fixes Blue Screen errors. The links go to sites that assist you in knowing what they are and fixing them when possible.

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Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained 1 week 5 days ago Senny Mjuline

So do you basically suggest using a kind of error fixing software?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Waterfall Under Northern Lights 1 week 6 days ago rhiannon

You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoy it. :-)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Waterfall Under Northern Lights 1 week 6 days ago Sgluber

Wonderful! *applause*
Thank you, rhiannon! :-)

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HoDoKu 1 week 6 days ago Jojo Yee Thanks CCV for the kind comments. This feature has now been updated in the review. view
HoDoKu 2 weeks 12 hours ago CCV

I think your statement "no import and export of files are supported" in relation to HoDoKu is wrong. Yes, .hsol is its native "save game" format. However, it does allow to reproduce puzzles in, afaik, a universally accepted format. That is, a comma-separated value file. Available via Edit > Copy...
Usually, Copy Candidates works best. The Library format preserves the difference between Givens and set Values too, in case that might useful. There's a Copy Step (Hint) in there somewhere as well, iirc.

Sadly, this program is no longer under development by its author. But, with a little help from friends of HoDoKu, I did get this done https://github.com/1to9only/HoDoKu/releases/tag/2.2.2

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 1 day ago Panzer Jami is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the user's privacy and freedoms: https://jami.net/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 1 day ago Panzer CoyIM is a new chat client that is safe and secure by default: no settings to change, no plugins to install, no computer configuration to change: https://coy.im view
50+ Scary Fonts You Can Download for Free 2 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

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50+ Scary Fonts You Can Download for Free 2 weeks 1 day ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon ! Just in time for Halloween

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