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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago mrc4

This is very hard to get rid of how do you delete falling snow

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago mrc4

I finally got rid of snow Just restart computer and go to the snow program and delete it Won't delete unless you restart computer

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago swreynolds

A bunch of tiny spheres does not make a snowfall. Let me know when he actually produces snow flakes.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago Phylis Sophical

Try the drop down arrow next to 'Image/texture'. Tons of options.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago Phylis Sophical

From the bottom line of text, choose #Exit.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago Phylis Sophical

Simply #Exit, then delete the folder. It's portable so there's no install.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago swreynolds

Thanks Phyllis, much better. I'd still like real appearing snowflakes, but these are good enough for my Christmas party.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago Jojo Yee Flake 16, Flake 24, Flake 4(16) and Flake 4(24) are good options. view
Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 7 years 2 months ago Phylis Sophical

Mine has been running all day (8 hrs. ) and it's still only using 508kb.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 2 months ago lynway

This is exactly what I was looking for but I have a three monitor system and I would like this to run a one specific screen. How can I arrange that?

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago deegee

If you are installing the 'Everything Toolbar' and come to the step where you need to select 'Explorer.exe' but cannot find it... It's actually called 'Windows Explorer', so scroll further down to 'W', select 'Windows Explorer' and click the 'restart' button and you should be good to go...

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

I have had this on my taskbar for years. Take some time to find out all it can do

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago Frank D

This is a fantastic find! Thank you!

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Me too. The toolbar interface is different than pinning the program to the taskbar but it's very well implemented I think. I've been using it for a few weeks and haven't found any hiccups. Nicely done.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Yes, thanks for mentioning it.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm delighted you like it. :)

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago willrun4fun

What am I missing? I can't find the toolbar option.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Did you follow the steps to install it using the directions at either of the sites mentioned in the article?
If you're having trouble finding the toolbar after going through the steps outlined at both sites post back and we'll see what we can do. Here's the sites that have the directions that are linked in the article above:

Want Faster Searches? Add Everything Search To Your Windows Taskbar!

Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 3 weeks ago crombierob

Don't know if UltraSearch adds to the Taskbar, but I stopped using Everything, when I found how fast UltraSearch was

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago Gad Feldan

Me too.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Did you follow the steps to install it using the directions at either of the sites mentioned in the article?
If you're having trouble finding the toolbar after going through the steps outlined at both sites post back and we'll see what we can do. Here's the sites that have the directions that are linked in the article above:

Want Faster Searches? Add Everything Search To Your Windows Taskbar!

Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

 

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I've had Everything pinned totaskbar taskbar for years. This creates a toolbar on the taskbar. I haven't tried UltraSearch in a long time, I'll have tontake another look at it. :)

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago seeker108

Thank you! That is a critical piece of information for me and everyone else who hasn't installed the toolbar before.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy I don't need a search tool, just something to help me remember what I'm meant to be looking for. :D Happy Christmas everybody! MC - Site Manager. view
Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I could use a search took to find the things I put "somewhere safe".

To all who celebrate anything this season, our best wishes.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago Mighty

I used Everything for a long time. But, a few years ago I found Wizfile https://antibody-software.com/wizfile/ It indexes the entire disk in a coupla seconds. It won's search across disks, which I think Everything can do. But, it's so fast that that doesn't really matter.

The same company also has Wiztree, which replaces windirstat. Same thing, just a few secs, and it's done.

Both are fully functional shareware, so free to try out.

Not affiliated, just a user/customer.

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Yup UltraSearch is the one I use. Was an Everything user in the past, but UltraSearch felt faster and had more features. 

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 5 days ago Gad Feldan

https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar/issues/57

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar 2 months 4 days ago rhiannon Thank you. view
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Add Another Layer of Security and Privacy to Your Android Device 4 years 3 weeks ago jogold

does this app load in safemode?

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago hpearce

The program installed a service which the article should have mentioned as it continues to run when the program itself is not in use.

I was experiencing problem with my internet connections and found the new services\I immediately uninstalled it.

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago MidnightCowboy Many Windows apps install a background service which is necessary for them to function. As has been stated here many times, these articles are not product reviews and therefore cannot be expected to contain every detail. As with all programs, users should check out the product knowledge base before deciding if it is what they need and whether to install it. Details about the Disk Drill Recovery Vault background service are listed on their website. MC - Site Manager. view
Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago Alanheal

The download doesn't go to the download folder. Nor is it found in the add/remove section. ??

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago MidnightCowboy

Again... this is covered in the product knowledgebase. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/disk-drill-windows-uninstall/

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago Gil Mensch

Recuva is another app for recovery of deleted files. There is a free version at http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 5 days ago Fairportfan

I came here to mention Recuva. Works quite well.

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 4 years 4 days ago rolou

I use MiniTool Power Data Recovery and the free version allows for 1GB data recovery and is an excellent program previously recommended here at Gizmos. Works on XP through to and including Windows 10.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago Gil Mensch

Or you can select "On Startup... Continue where you left off" in Chrome settings. But, if you don't utilize that setting, this is a good tip.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago lowndesw

THANKS!! Sure beats control H (History) and going through all that!!

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago jlk103144

Or you could use Opera, as I have done for right at 20 years now. The new Opera uses the Chrome source and is almost always on the cutting edge of innovation. One other plus is that it tends not to have hackers trying to screw around with the software, because it is not one of the most used big boys.

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago MilesAhead

That is a nice tip since I mostly use SlimJet, yet another chrome variation. As for Opera, I stayed with v. 8.52 for years when other browsers got bulky with feature creep. I still have Opera v. 12.14 64 bit for when the up to date browsers cannot seem to do something such as playing a Flash video from a particular site. Opera did some things well but the publishers adhered to bizarre obstinacy in strange places such as objecting to an AutoCopy method or any alternative to carpal tunnel syndrome when copying lines to the clipboard. The same attitude seems to plague Vivaldi.

For now I find SlimJet Portable 32 bit to be my chrome flavor of choice. :)

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago Rick Grunwald

For CHrome there is an extension called ONE TAB and it will move all the pages into a One Tab page where the page set can be named, edited and restored at any time in the guture. Hand for Projects and hobby stuff that you want to work on (say) next week

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago knookie

I second ONE TAB - very useful - you can export and import your URLs (tabs) so easy to move between devices too

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 4 years 6 months ago Fox-Hound

On Mozilla Firefox I use the "Session Manager" extension. It automatically saves and restores your open windows and tabs if your computer crashes or if you do happen to close a window by accident.

You can also save open windows individually, name your sessions, the list goes on. A must-have if you're a Firefox user.

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago astral_cyborg

Nice. Do we know, what's the license of this one? Free for all or free for personal use?

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago UmpRef1

I downloaded this, but it was flagged by Symantec Antivirus as potentially dangerous. Not sure if I should load it, but it could be helpful.

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

When you use security software it is important to understand how it flags certain files. Symantec uses a ridiculous scoring system based on such diverse data as the traffic received by the containing website. This they do to fulfill their promise to protect users from everything, which they can't and which they don't. So if pretty much everything is flagged as potentially dangerous they have themselves covered if you then choose to install a real rogue. The better course of action is to use a multiple scanning service before installing and hey-ho Symantec here say it's fine. :D MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/sv/file/96e70e3a2f91f87301418c69011b5b2e102e9...

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago Geekomatic

Is this any better than Aero Admin (totally free, even for business?):

https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/unattended_access.html

Cheers

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago paul_walker

I wasn't able to download it?

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy If you provide some details we might be able to offer assistance. MC - Site Manager. view
Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago paul_walker

I'm using Firefox & nothing happens when I click on the link. i tried it in IE & succeeded but the install failed

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago paul_walker

failed also

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy You maybe have security software interfering with the installation process. MC - Site Manager. view
Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 4 weeks ago classicggma65

Clicked to install the downloaded file...got Microsoft.NET 2015 Framework installing now...along side the Ulterius Server Setup...is this normal? Hint: still tech challenged novice here.

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 4 years 2 weeks ago eikelein

@Geekomatic:
Thank you for your comment. I could have found a gem - if AeroAdmin holds up to the promises; I will try it.

I gained the following by cursory reading on the respective web sites:

AeroAdmin is NOT "totally free for business use" as you state (see: https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/buy.html ).

AeroAdmin is made to enable admin(s) to access/control other computer(s).

Ulterius is made to enable one computer to be accessed from multiple locations via web browser without needing software installed on the remote machine(s).

Maybe you want to look up the meaning of "ulterior"?

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 3 years 8 months ago greenfrog

Does the remote computer need a static IP address for unattended access?

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 2 years 2 weeks ago StarKitten3

Just to make sure is this now supposed to be (game site)?

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 2 years 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thanks for letting us know - we've updated the link. MC Site Manager. view
Access This Radio And Scan The Airwaves From Your PC! 6 years 10 months ago musicollector

How can I listen to AM radio from Southern India?

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Access This Radio And Scan The Airwaves From Your PC! 6 years 10 months ago Don19

I knew of this one from a long time ago. http://www.chilton.com/scripts/radio/R8-receiver

About The Station

Since July, 1995 the radio has been tuned by Internet visitors 346,000 times and 475,000 audio samples have been sent to thousands of listeners in 85+ countries.

Always good to find another source. Thanks

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Access This Radio And Scan The Airwaves From Your PC! 6 years 10 months ago The Flying Irish

Greetings,
As a former Ham Radio, and unfortunately out of the airwaves for more than 20 years, I fell almost speechless at your Hot Tip. It is simply fantastic ! Terrific, actually !! I thank you dearly for this tip.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 7 months ago snowbound999

Google Chrome by default will add a website to its "Orher Search Engline" list automatically when you go to a website and use it's Search box to search for anything. For example go to bleepingcomputer.com [a well known computer help website] search for anything using the website search box on their web page. Then look under Chrome's Search Engine page udner "Other Search Engines". You will see a Bleeping Computer" entry in Chrome.

I discovered that Chrome here had over 100 such entries added automatically. Some of these entries even had the search terms that I was looking for on that particular website! People have complained to Chrome Devs that this behaviour is a privacy issue and that there should be a way of disabling this option. There is no way of disabling this behaviour on Chrome

If I seen this type of behaviour on some one's computer I would normally think a malware infection like a browser hijacking. This type of behaviour by Chrome made me go back to using Firefox on all my computers.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 7 months ago Rick Grunwald

I have hit another insidious behavior on the Chrome based OPERA. I am getting a Google message that it can't find the DNS for the site and I am not sure why Google is controlling that. Often the site will come up, blink off with the message and might reapppear. I know Google is inserting their URL in front of every site you go to but this is getting weird

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 6 months ago eikelein

@snowbound999:

Thanks for your elaborate comment; interesting, interesting - to say the least.

Right at the end of your comment you write "This type of behaviour by Chrome made me go back to using Firefox on all my computers".

My reply to this: CONGRATULATIONS! One more person who saw the light!

@all others:
What I just don't understand is that mad dash of "[Google] Chrome is the best browser" out there. Nobody ever defines what their interpretation of "best browser" actually means.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 6 months ago Remah

I'm not sure what the fuss is over and above everything else that Google does or does not do.

To clarify:

  • Google Chrome doesn't do this for every site search. It only does it where the website uses Google Custom Search. You can usually tell if Google Custom Search is being used because the search results will follow a selection of Google-supplied ads that say "Ads by Google related to: " your search term. In such a case, Google already have access to "private" information that you want to protect. I guess that Google will almost certainly have enough information to identify your computer and your user account as well.
  • Google does provide an opt out feature. If you don't want this sort of information on your computer then you should be using Incognito mode which disables both browsing history and other search engines.
  • Unless you use Incognito mode then the information will be in your browsing history anyway.

If I was a user of Google Chrome and Google already had that info then I would prefer the benefit of some automation of searches over not having that feature.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 6 months ago snowbound999

Sorry but have to use incognito mode for all sites is not an opt out option. Its a work around. That option hinders my browsing on all websites since Chrome would have to be always using incognito mode. I have got fed up with Google's attitude over the years of either doing it their way or take the high road. I decided the later and ditch Chrome as my browser.

I can search these same websites just fine in Firefox which does not have to save all of this search engines in my browser. I use UBlock Origin on my browsers to block annoying ads as well as malware that in the past have been served up intentionally and unintentionally on websites. I only unblock a select few websites.

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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 4 years 6 months ago Remah

Google Chrome's incognito mode is Google's opt out option if you have concerns about the privacy of your local browsing history. We may not like their attitude and the option may not be adequate - it is probably still the case that Chrome doesn't delete all your temporary browsing data - but it is the option that they provide.

A work around is something like having to suspend tracking after you have logged into a google account while in incognito mode. See How secret is Google Chrome's 'incognito' mode? for more info on this issue.

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago tommyzulu

Beware -- the add on in Firefox at least asked for permissson to mine data from all type of Google sources.

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

I'm not clear on what you mean "mine data from all type of Google sources". Could you be more specific about your concerns and what kind of data you see them mining?
I'm asking because I read the whole Privacy Policy before I wrote up the article and if I missed something I would like to know so I can amend the article.

There's a mention in this article that they do ask for permission for some services. I didn't check all the services because I don't use most of them, so if they are asking for permission to mine personal data or doing something else that violates personal privacy in another service I would very much like to know about it so I can warn people.

The add-on does ask for permissions so it can access some Google services - if it didn't have those permissions it wouldn't be able to function. As far as I can tell, it doesn't collect more data than is needed for the correct functioning of the website and extensions. If I'm in error, I would appreciate knowing about it.

Specifics can be found in the Privacy Policy.
You can find the Privacy Policy here:
https://apps.jeurissen.co/privacy-policy

 

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago phoneguy

I use Google as my home page and it has a nine dot button that accesses all the Google services that I use. I can see where this extension might be useful for those that might use a different home page though.

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Using Google as home page works great. :)

The browser button sits on the toolbar, so you can access services when you're on any web page. It also allows access to almost all the Google services from one spot - if you use Google services extensively or want to check your Gmail from the toolbar apps menu it's a great tool.

 

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago crosseyedlemon

You have to sacrifice a bit of browser speed with every add on addition so I have become very selective. "I don't care about cookies" was an excellent recommendation by Rhiannon some months ago but I think a quick click to the Google home page makes this one unnecessary.

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

I'm probably not as selective. I have a few add-ons that are staples, others come and go. At the moment I'm liking add-ons that get rid of overlays.
I consider the large overlays that pop up when you move the mouse and block much of the screen offensive (I don't mind small ones) and it's not always clear how to close it, which makes it more offensive.
Ctrl + W (close window) has become one of my most used keyboard shortcuts since they started proliferating.
If a large overlay pops up, I have to really want to view the page content to get rid of it and stay on the page, otherwise that window gets closed in heartbeat with the keyboard shortcut.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago crosseyedlemon

I also find overlays and elements such as "We notice your using an ad blocker" annoying. I've discovered the STYLEBOT addon is pretty useful for hiding many of these types of distractions and showing only what I want to see on the page.

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Looks interesting, thanks!

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AbleWord 7 months 2 weeks ago Laura klimek

im trying to add a word process to my computer

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AbiWord 2 years 5 months ago spaarks

Excellent program, but no longer available for Windows.

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AbiWord 2 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for the info spaarks. I've updated the article with links to the third party websites where older versions are still available and run well in Windows 10. view
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A Worthy Competitor To Dropbox? 7 years 1 month ago Geert

Tip:
If you login to your free Box account via their app for iPhone or iPad before Feb 15 2014, you get 50GB (in total) for life!

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