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How to Disable and Enable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 1 month 5 hours ago rhiannon

Extending the UI hover time might work, the info is in the How-To Geek article. Unchecking Enable Peek is a good suggestion. Also right clicking the file and unblock the file is a good idea, I use WinAero to unblock downloaded files, and I also have the disable taskbar previews in WinAero checked and it made no difference.
I'm not surprised this isn't working for you, I have similar issues with Windows 10 often. Things I install disappear from the system, usually things that work in the Windows File Explorer context menu. Sage Thumbs disappears, Image Resizer disappears, and some other random programs disappear. All have to be reinstalled. I have more trouble with Windows 10 than any previous Windows operating system.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 5 hours ago rhiannon

Those are great sites, thanks for posting them.

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Big List of Every Browser Bookmark Manager 1 month 16 hours ago ehorwitz1

Picky, picky. Really, Panzer?? Personally, I'm thrilled to have this. Having spent way too many hours searching for just the "right" bookmark manager for my needs (desires?), I now have a much richer group from which to choose. Thank you, Rhiannon!

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How to Disable and Enable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 1 month 1 day ago jmaloney

This didn't work for me. I downloaded and ran the file to disable the previews. Defender popped up saying the file might be dangerous. I told Defender to run it anyway. The screen blinked. I pointed at a taskbar stub and a preview popped up. I right clicked the downloaded file and this time ran it as an administrator. The screen blinked. I pointed at a taskbar stub and a preview popped up. I navigated to the key in RegEdit and saw that it had been added and set appropriately. Hmm.

I did a little research and discovered there's a setting in Windows 10 for disabling taskbar previews, called Enable Peek:

1. Right-click on This PC in File Explorer or go to Control Panel\System and Security\System
2. Select Advanced System Settings on the left
3. Click the Settings button in the Performance section
4. On the Visual Effects tab, uncheck Enable Peek
5. Click OK
6. Reboot.

I performed those steps and I still get a popup preview when I hover on a taskbar task. Maybe the steps above will work for others here, but not for me. Strange. I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 1 day ago Panzer I don't know about tracking, but these five offer you a clean interface for watching YT videos: https://freetubeapp.io/ http://omega.gg/MotionBox/ https://toogl.es http://www.viewpure.com/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/df-tube-distraction-free/mjdep... view
Big List of Every Browser Bookmark Manager 1 month 1 day ago Panzer Then leave it as is and remove Ever Made. view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 2 days ago rhiannon

Great, it's good to know it works 4k video downloader. :)

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Big List of Every Browser Bookmark Manager 1 month 2 days ago rhiannon

Point taken. :)
I used big because I don't know if it's the biggest list. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Big List of Every Browser Bookmark Manager 1 month 2 days ago Panzer Biggest List and not Big List, Rhiannon. view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 2 days ago zep321

Thanks R, a great site! Added bonus, it works great with my favorite Downloader 4k video downloader. A keeper.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 days ago Panzer Cypher Notepad: https://cyphernotepad.com/ view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 2 days ago Panzer You are welcome. view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon

Hi Nick,

It's not a download, it's a web site, and the link is at the end of the article (it says Visit Invidious), here it is:

https://invidio.us/

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago nicholas1935

I tried to download Invidiuos, but couldn't determine what link to click on; so. I clicked on everything possible.
I still couldn't download it.
It sounds like something I would like to have.
Please help.
Thanx,
Nick M.

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon

Maybe they won't block it. :)

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago rhiannon

Interesting, thanks Panzer. :)

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago RonNasty64

* and I can now watch YT at work (until they block this site).

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Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 3 days ago Panzer PeerTube: https://joinpeertube.org/ view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 4 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. It works well for me, my internet is slow and YouTube videos normally stutter.
I haven't looked around for other video sites, I think the main objective with this is to allow people to leave out the tracking aspect, and the no ads is a good thing too.

There may be others out there, this one was recommended by a friend.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 4 days ago Panzer lunr - an anonymous, private, and secure meta search engine: https://github.com/obsidianbit/lunr view
Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 1 month 4 days ago danielson

Nice dig rhiannon!
Too bad they don't pull in from other video sites too.
Maybe in the future?

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 5 days ago Panzer GreenTunnel is a free and open source anti-censorship tool that bypasses deep packet inspection (DPI) used by many Internet Service Providers to block certain websites: https://github.com/SadeghHayeri/GreenTunnel view
7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

It's a good site, I hadn't seen it until now. Thanks for the heads up.

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7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 6 days ago rhiannon

That's a great site, thanks for mentioning it. :)

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer Cadmus is a graphical application which allows you to remove background noise from audio in real-time in any communication app: https://github.com/josh-richardson/cadmus view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer Rolling Rhino - Create Your Own Ubuntu Rolling Release: https://github.com/wimpysworld/rolling-rhino view
7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 1 week ago jtshea

For years, I have been using TheJigsawPuzzles.com. It has a database of thousands of puzzles, sorted by category. You can choose from 20 to 500 pieces and there are several different cut styles.

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7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 1 week ago classicggma65

Where's thejigsawpuzzles.com? Love this site, no downloading of anything, just play on site. Have been using this site for years now and was concerned about the phaseout of Adobe Flash, but they said they are ready for the change over. You can choose how many pieces you want to do in any of the hundreds of puzzles there. Also choose the type of puzzle pieces you want to work with...classic, etc.. You can Full Screen, if needed, any puzzle to work on it. My 92-yr-old Mom had been doing a puzzle every day for yrs before she passed. Cannot say about doing any on a mobile phone though.

Can say the people there are great...any problem just email and they get back to you within 24 hours, if not sooner. BTW, you do not have to sign in or even have an account to do any puzzle, though the site will keep track of all the puzzles you do if you sign in...unlike Jigzone and a few others where you have to try to remember which ones you've done in the past.

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Use this Free Program to Create Great Flowcharts and Diagrams 1 month 1 week ago wagnercg80

It's still out there and works. The yWorks site does not make it apparent that there is a free version. At all. I had to search "yED free"

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer Chob is an helper tool for searching application accross platforms (Flathub, Snapcraft and AppImage): https://github.com/MuhammedKpln/chob view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer Nyrna - Suspend any game or application: https://github.com/Merrit/nyrna view
PagePlus Starter Edition 1 month 1 week ago PhilR_SoT

It's no longer possible to obtain a free registration key from the company, but they have published details of a universal key to use :-

community.serif.com/forum/4914/registering-serif-legacy-software

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7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. I love jigsaw puzzles too, digital or printed.

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

It's a great program.

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7 Great Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles 1 month 1 week ago Anupam

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

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 1 month 1 week ago johnmw1

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

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

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

 

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

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

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

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

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 1 month 1 week ago rhiannon

It's pretty handy. :)

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Create a Custom Screensaver Using Irfanview 1 month 1 week ago Rick Grunwald

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer hikari - A Wayland Compositor: https://hikari.acmelabs.space/ view
Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 1 week ago MCHAL

Hi,

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

Thanks.

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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 1 month 1 week ago Just A username

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 1 week ago Panzer ProcDump is a Linux reimagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows. ProcDump provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers: https://github.com/Microsoft/ProcDump-for-Linux view
Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 1 week ago Sturgeon General

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

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 1 month 1 week ago priyanka776

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

https://www.gologica.com/

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 1 month 2 weeks ago booleanboy

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

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Space 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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

 

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

"Chromish" I love that. Progress is good.

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 1 month 2 weeks ago budchekov

'Chromish' browsers are already playing catch up.

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

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

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Space 1 month 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer Diskonaut - terminal disk space navigator: https://github.com/imsnif/diskonaut view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer Orion is a powerful, lightweight, fast bittorrent client, with beautiful user experience and fastest video and audio streaming capabilities (for Linux users): http://www.ktechpit.com/ubuntu/orion-bittorrent-client-torrent-streamer-... view
FastCopy 1 month 2 weeks ago Broom

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

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 1 month 2 weeks ago DavidinCalif

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

That's excellent news. :)

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago miniliq

Success at last! Thanks for your help.

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago miniliq

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer DomTerm is an terminal emulator based on web technologies: http://domterm.org view
Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago gpc111

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 2 weeks ago Panzer WezTerm is a GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer: https://wezfurlong.org/wezterm/ view
Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago miniliq

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

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Make Chrome Display the Full URL in the Address Bar 1 month 2 weeks ago Ronatola

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

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qBittorrent 1 month 2 weeks ago bash550

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

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 1 month 2 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension 1 month 2 weeks ago budchekov

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

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Free Utility Can Remove Annoying Nag Screens 1 month 2 weeks ago famewolf

Are there similar apps that run under Linux or Android?

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Windows Live Family Safety 1 month 2 weeks ago Maddia9457

CIPA compliance for a public library

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

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

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 3 weeks ago PBJack

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

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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Finds of the Week - Free Clip Art Edition 1 month 3 weeks ago joekoej

Thanks for sharing!

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Best Free PC Games 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer Learn to code and lead your intrepid crew on a mission to save The Cloud in TwilioQuest, a PC role-playing game inspired by classics of the 16-bit era: https://www.twilio.com/quest view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer Learn to code and lead your intrepid crew on a mission to save The Cloud in TwilioQuest, a PC role-playing game inspired by classics of the 16-bit era: https://www.twilio.com/quest view
How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 1 month 3 weeks ago Jerry Rhino

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

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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs 1 month 3 weeks ago crombierob

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

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

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

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer VookiImageViewer: https://github.com/vookimedlo/vooki-image-viewer view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer VookiImageViewer: https://github.com/vookimedlo/vooki-image-viewer view
How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks for the information. :)

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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How to Disable Geolocation in Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge 1 month 3 weeks ago phoneguy

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

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 1 month 3 weeks ago i8spombots

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

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Find 200+ of the Best Ambient and White Noise Sounds at This Site 1 month 3 weeks ago i8spombots

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

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 1 month 3 weeks ago Frank D

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

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How To Blur Faces and Strip Metadata from Images 1 month 3 weeks ago gruff

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

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

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

Thanks ... /ed

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer Utopia is your all-in-one kit for secure instant messaging, encrypted e-mail communication, anonymous payments and private web browsing: https://u.is/en/ view
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How to Disable SearchUI.exe in Windows 10 1 month 3 weeks ago masbicudo

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

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

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Glad you like it. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon 1 month 3 weeks ago DancingMangle

cool.

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Microsoft Brings PowerToys to Windows 10 1 month 3 weeks ago Partizan

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

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 month 3 weeks ago Panzer Braver Browser - a non-profit community-maintained Brave browser without any adware or crypto tokens: https://github.com/braver-browser/braver-browser view

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