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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago howiem

I've been using LibreOffice since Jan 2020 and was pretty satisfied until version 7. I downloaded it into a 6 month old ASUS Vivo Book S15 8GB RAM Windows 10 2004, but it would not install. It seemed to destroy some windows files as well which caused me to have to do a clean install of Win 10. I then re-installed LibreOffice version 6.4 which works fine. I am not planning on retrying version 7 any time soon, unless I try it in sandbox for testing first.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Oh definitely go with what version works best for you. There's some software I won't upgrade for the same reasons - functionality changes.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Yep there are things that don't work well or work the way they do in Office. Bugs don't get fixed for quite some time. Features take a long time to be implemented. When you have a volunteer staff things don't get done on the same time schedule that paid software enjoys. I put in many hours a week here and still don't have enough time to get things done that need doing, either here or in my personal life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free 8 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

If there's a radio station that plays the music you want, you can ask them if they can add it.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago AJNorth

After upgrading LibreOffice 6.4.6 to 7.0.0 last week, it was disappointing to find that graphics of documents in the recently-opend pane of Writer were no longer displayed, and that the color pallet had become darker (the two most obvious differences that I encountered).

Since the updated compatibility is not a current benefit for my own needs, I rolled back to 6.4.6 (requiring uninstalling 7.0.0).

No harm, no foul - but I do hope that those two relatively minor issues are addressed in a future update ('guess I'll have to make a post in their thread).

Otherwise, L.O. remains an awesome application (particularly for a Windows user for whom the last version of MS Office that was even merely acceptable was 7).

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

LibreOffice is certainly an outstanding piece of programming work, by hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
However, I don't use it, because it's still missing some basic things. For instance: when I'm using Writer in a 30 page document and want to go to the next page, the Page Down key should get me there. In LibreOffice, it shows part of the current page and part of the next page.
When I go back and forth several pages, I am lost, having no idea where I am. In Microsoft Word, Page Down means exactly that. Simple is good.

The comments in the LibreOffice forum defending the current system are not helpful. Things like "it's a word processor" -- meaning it's not a page processor, so don't expect it to display pages. This feature has been requested for many years, but it's clearly not important to the folks in charge.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. This release is a nice improvement.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 8 months 4 weeks ago lowndesw

THANKS!! This might be what I've been looking for, for a long time.

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Best Free Bookmark Cleaner 8 months 4 weeks ago Paxmilitaris

AM-Deadlink is useless.
I'm fine with the fact that it won't change bookmarks in a browser, since that could screw things up, but it won't even edit a CSV file. That makes it useless. It tells you if you have duplicates or dead links, but then you have to use something else to do anything about it.

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Mikogo 8 months 4 weeks ago Chokchoke3

Mikogo is good for screen sharing and online conferencing. Alternatively, you may try tools like on premise R-HUB web video conferencing servers for all your online conferencing needs. It works on all platforms viz Windows, MAC, Android, iOS etc.

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free 8 months 4 weeks ago Frank D

It's almost impossible to navigate and find what I want. I want Greek folk music, but all I can find is current rock.

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free 8 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

I would prefer they have an email account creation option. I rarely give my email address out, I use temporary email addresses. This article is one and there are great services in the comments.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/stop-unwanted-email-free-great-...

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free 8 months 4 weeks ago not recognized

I really dislike that there's no email signup.

I needed a quick free email address recently. Only one of the list of providers above didn't demand my phone number at the time of registration.

There is no way in hell I'm giving my phone number to my email provider. More and more, we're giving up our right to anonymity. OK they get our IPs, they browser fingerprint us etc. They can ID us. But it's the principle.

So I resist any service, such as quora, The Conversation and others, that try to gather real world identty info. Next they'll be demanding passports and driver's licences, like FB, the axis of online evil.

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free 8 months 4 weeks ago not recognized

...but the radio stations look nice, and thanks for the article.

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FDA List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid (PSA) 9 months 15 hours ago Quetzalcoatl

Hmm... Only Mexican products are listed. What are the odds ?
And the rest of the world are saints.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 20 hours ago rhiannon

Thanks Panzer, I'll add it to my list. :)

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 20 hours ago rhiannon

You're so welcome. :)

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FDA List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid (PSA) 9 months 21 hours ago not recognized

It's absolutely amazing to me that there are so many people willing to poison each other and/or cause them to believe they have protection from a deadly illness, while having none. 135 companies!

This year, for the first time in more than half a century of existing, I really despair. This species is reaping EXACTLY what it has sown.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 day ago Panzer HookTube: https://hooktube.com/ view
Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 day ago ladyrobina

I've used e4ward for years and loved it. I'll give this one a go also. Thanks Rhiannon.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 9 months 2 days ago rolandflorida

Yes it is working correct now for me (also in Firefox).
I did forget to mention that when I hovered over your previous link, it appeared to show the correct link, but took me to the other site.
Funny you got an error page and I got the other site.
Well, all done now.
Thanks

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 9 months 2 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for the heads up, I changed the link. It was working yesterday, but the betanews browser tab read https. The tab has the article title today. The link resolved to a search error page in Firefox today..

 

 

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements 9 months 2 days ago rolandflorida

Your link leads me to homeimprovement.com.

It took me a bit to see the difference between your link and the actual link - your link has "http://https.com" before the beta news link:

https://betanews.com/2020/08/05/libreoffice-7/ - real link

http://www.https.com//betanews.com/2020/08/05/libreoffice-7/ - your link

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 4 days ago Panzer Mistborn - a secure platform for easily standing up and managing your own cloud services: including firewall, ad-blocking, and multi-factor Wireguard VPN access: https://gitlab.com/cyber5k/mistborn sanctuary - a secure synchronous lightweight chatroom with zero logging and total transience: https://github.com/astrosonic/sanctuary view
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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 6 days ago rhiannon

You're very welcome, I'm glad you like it.

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 6 days ago C G Curtis

Just set this up and tested it. Looks like an excellent service. Thanks

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 6 days ago Panzer Popsicle is a Linux utility for flashing multiple USB devices in parallel: https://github.com/pop-os/popsicle view
Bypass Link Shorteners With This Browser Add-on 9 months 6 days ago rhiannon

You're welcome. It's saved quite a bit of time on my slow internet connection.

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Bypass Link Shorteners With This Browser Add-on 9 months 6 days ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for this!
Opera does not have this but has instead an extension called
Redirect Bypasser
which seems similar though not identical.

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Best Free Video Editing Program 9 months 1 week ago Giorgia

If you are looking to get a free video editor I found a website where you can download totally for free the movie maker editor! Take a look! moviemakerdownload.it

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

It doesn't block email to your real address, it provides an anonymous email address that you can share with anyone, send from, and reply from. To work, you have to send something using the Mailmask email/alias you created when you signed up. You can add as many email addresses as you like.

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks, that is a good feature of Gmail. I've used it.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Interesting, thank you. I hadn't seen that.

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks, that looks like a good one.

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it, thank you.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago Panzer yt is an distraction-free youtube client. It is open source and doesn't collect your data: http://yt.dudzik.co/ view
Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago Rocki

I'm slightly confused by how this actually works, despite having tested it out. If someone sends me unwanted mail to my real email address, how does this block it? How will I know what has been sent?

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago TonyF

Gmail lets you forward emails to another email address. You set that up in settings. The thing to keep in mind when you reply to a forwarded address, you are sending from that forwarded address and will reveal your email address. If I want to reply to a forwarded email, I go into that Gmail account that was forwarded and reply from there.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago Panzer Embetty displays remote content like tweets or YouTube videos without compromising your privacy: https://github.com/heiseonline/embetty view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago Panzer You will also need this: Peertube Search - fast search index of public Peertube videos: https://peertube-search.com view
Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago harrym

Another terrific service is http://www.e4ward.com/

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 9 months 1 week ago Hopalong

I have yet to try this, but it looks to be a terrific find. Thanks and well done Rhiannon.

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 1 week ago Panzer Social Amnesia aims to make your social media (Twitter/Reddit) only exist within a time period that you choose: https://github.com/Nick-Gottschlich/Social-Amnesia view
Xirrus WiFi Inspector 9 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee Thanks jaydee7 for your feedback. The link has now been updated. view
Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I hadn't seen that one, it installs so you don't have to be online, and a right click option is great. :)

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks. :)

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Xirrus WiFi Inspector 9 months 1 week ago jaydee7

Thank you for your service!
Website is now https://www.cambiumnetworks.com/products/software/wifi-designer-and-wifi-inspector/
Thanks again!
Peace.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 1 week ago Panzer https://rabbithols.github.io/BetterYoutubeHomepage/ view
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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago Old Gobbo

Many thanks - helpful. Will try it.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago molinarm

File Converter (https://file-converter.org/) may have fewer converting options (there are quite a few though), but doesn't need an Internet connection, doesn't have file size limits, and is comfortably available from the right-click menu. As a long time satisfied user, I definitely endorse this program.

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Search Thousands of Free Stock Images From One Site 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I hadn't run into search issues. I searched 4 different words, not an extensive search.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I tested some image and some text conversions. I converted a 16 page PDF file to DOCX with no issues. I agree that PDF to Word conversions aren't usually handled well.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I don't think it's browser specific, but I do think there's something in the coding in some browsers that prevents it from functioning. I just tested it in Waterfox current and classic and Iridium and it doesn't work. I don't have Opera installed. It works in Vivaldi, Brave, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Chrome.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago gruff

Is this coverrter browser specific because I've tried to convert a few SWF files unsuccessfully using both Waterfox and Opera.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 1 week ago Old Gobbo

Indeed looks useful having all this in one place. But have you tested any of the conversions ? For instance PDF to Word can produce strange results in some hands.

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LEGO Digital Designer 9 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Many thanks for letting us know. The links have now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
LEGO Digital Designer 9 months 1 week ago BivensPC

Hey guys just wanted to let you know this is the current link for the program. https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd

They no longer release updates. So the version listed is the final one.

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Search Thousands of Free Stock Images From One Site 9 months 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

The searching is a bit quirky too.

But thanks ... it is a worthwhile site

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer With Serenade, you can write code by speaking rather than typing: https://serenade.ai/ view
Best Free PC Games 9 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Do let me know if any links/games aren't working in this category or no longer freeware. It's been some time I've checked out these games. 

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Best Free Program Uninstaller 9 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Tested it, brilliant application. However it's more suited to power users, nevertheless it's the most advanced power uninstaller I've seen. 

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Workspace - Best Free Uninstaller 9 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Hi, talen, sure it does. But in this review only uninstallers that have the feature of cleaning leftover files after uninstallation will be included. Otherwise uninstalling from Windows programs and features would suffice. 

This is just a workspace, not the actual review, so will be updating the actual review later on. 

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Search Thousands of Free Stock Images From One Site 9 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee Agreed with you that Pixabay has a better layout :) view
Best Free Program Uninstaller 9 months 2 weeks ago tom4455

I have been using Comodo Program Manager for years. It automatically monitors installs and also gives you a option to backup the program you are uninstalling if it has monitored the install. I lets you choose additional leftovers after the uninstall is complete. I always chouse all and have never had a problem,

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Search Thousands of Free Stock Images From One Site 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I agree. I prefer the way Pixabay handles them, grouped at the top or along the bottom of an image page. I like seeing all the paid results together and they are often related to what I'm looking for, that's a plus.

I wouldn't mind them being in the results as much if there were a few rows of images then a row of paid images then more rows of results.

I find that trying to filter out the paid from and free is distracting. Hard to focus on what you're seeing if there are visual stop signs every handful of images. Others may have no problem with the layout. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Search Thousands of Free Stock Images From One Site 9 months 2 weeks ago danielson

Would be good if they could filter out the istock (shareware) shots.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks. That really is minimalist. :)

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Workspace - Best Free Uninstaller 9 months 2 weeks ago talen.storla

CCleaner includes an uninstaller.  I have used it for many years and it works very well and is routinely updated.

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer You are welcome. view
Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. :)

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Convert 1000+ Files for Free With This Online Tool 9 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

WHAO! Seems a great find, thank you Ms. rhiannon and Mr. Panzer.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer Tube - Minimalist YouTube: https://tube.qnzl.co/ view
Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 2 weeks ago Panzer Pext - Python-based extendable tool: https://pext.io/ view
AbleWord 9 months 2 weeks ago Laura klimek

im trying to add a word process to my computer

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I like the station, didn't know he was a DJ, I don't think that was mentioned anywhere on the site or the About area. Makes sense though, there's some skill there.

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago bob99

I have been listening around 15 years. Great eclectic selection by a terrific DJ. Leans a little towards world music, but covers the waterfront from rock to jazz to roots to the occasional classical cut. The DJ came from KPIG in San Francisco, a legendary FM station.

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago arturo52

I have listened to this for years!! And now I can stream in the Truck and Android Auto through Stitcher!

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Good to know, thanks. :)

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago Onemack

Brilliant find, thanks heaps, from Australia

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're so welcome. :)

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Thank you for your kind words, the gang appreciates them.
I like both sites, though I use Symbology more often.

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago mmmike

Gizmo's is the best web-site on the Net of its kind...always complete information and while I like Symbology I find that CopyChar compliments it extremely well, which I found in your commentary just above! Will use both! Thank you rhiannon!!

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago 4sure5

Rhiannon-thank you for your very helpful "finds". I somehow missed your original review on CopyChar, but I followed your link in this article and again, found something that I'll use every day. It's such fun to see what you'll come up with next!
Thank you!!!

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago ldmpub

Nice find, so useful and so easy to get french uppercase characters with accents ... many thanks!

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm happy you find it useful. :)

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Best Free Software for Linux 9 months 3 weeks ago Panzer SMS Number Verifier - disposable SMS numbers: https://upmasked.com/blog/sms-number-verifier-disposable-sms-numbers https://github.com/upmasked/number-verifier view
Best Free Video Editing Program 9 months 3 weeks ago ssbssb25

Sir, any latest update will be posted to this article?

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon You're so welcome, I'm glad you like it. view
Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago ehorwitz1

Absolutely agree! Excellent find, Rhiannon! Thanks!!

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio 9 months 3 weeks ago Hopalong

This is a great find. Thanks Rhiannon.

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Download Over 8 Million Transparent PNG Images for Free 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Nice! Thank you, I'll add it to my bookmarks. view
Easily Make GIFs From Your Computer Screen 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

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Easily Make GIFs From Your Computer Screen 9 months 3 weeks ago bili_39

Thanks rhiannon :) Great review as always.

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Download Over 8 Million Transparent PNG Images for Free 9 months 3 weeks ago Sturgeon General

Another similar site...
https://www.hiclipart.com/

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Best Free Software for Linux 10 months 6 hours ago Panzer Statifier is a tool for creating portable, self-containing Linux executables: http://statifier.sourceforge.net/ view

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