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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 5 years 11 months ago TonyH

Hi Re GLARY, your comment says "This program also adds a lot to the startup process, so I recommend adjusting the options in the settings menu". Sorry, what do you mean?

Is that adds time, complexity, needless options, or handy resources? And what options?

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Heartbleed Effect: Passwords You Need to Change Now 6 years 3 months ago TonyH

Intended for Vic L, but any other expertise welcome. Think I had some security attack last week, or something managed to amend some settings, I logged on one day, was told that a file could not be found, and therefore not loaded. File named as zkbuygp.dat, doesn't get any mentions in a Google search, a bit odd as most system files have plenty info online. Being suspicious, I tried a scan with Anti-Malwarebytes (free version) it would NOT run due to 'blocked by group policy'; neither would M'soft Security Essential (same reason). I tried the Malwarebytes 'chameleon', also not working. I downloaded a new version of Malwarebytes, stored in a different folder, seemed to run ok, chameleon too. M'soft Sec Essentials DOES run a scan if PC in Safe mode - and when I checked it said it had blocked online threats when PC was NOT in safe mode, so seems (?) to be working behind the scenes still.

BUT today, I was on a website, a little box appeared, saying Malwarebytes had just blocked a threat, sounds good, BUT I thought that product doesn't work in real time, just does scans? (I should add that the version I've newly downloaded seems to say it's a trial, presumably a 14 day one, as opposed to the perm free one I had before). As I only recently ventured into online banking (had done things by phone for years) this is rather worrying - I haven't used any bank website since the odd event with the mystery file and the 'group policy' stuff.

The only info I can find re 'Group Policy' seems to imply that products good or bad might change registry settings, but I'm not informed or capable enough to change them back! ANY CLUES PLEASE? Thx TH (I have a desktop PC, Windows Home 7, IE9)

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Best Free Program Launcher 6 years 8 months ago TonyHowert

Hi!

Recently I started using this very simple tool:
http://gimespace.com/quickmenu.html
It is for free, and I must say, I'm impressed. It makes the way I work in windows so much faster. I assigned the popup key to my left extra mouse button and switching between tasks and launching new onces has become a delight!
This really changed the way i work in windows, I made the taskbar hide away and enjoy my whole screen space for my full screen applications and know that all my open windows are just one mouse click and a tiny little mouse move away.
simply great!
Tony.

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Best Free Program Launcher 6 years 7 months ago TonyHowert

That is another program, the right link is this:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/GiMeSpace-QuickMenu....

But the brothersoft link does like back to this link directly to their site:
[Direct file link removed - not permitted]

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The Easy Way To Add Sticky Yellow Notes To Your Windows Desktop 6 years 5 months ago tonyl2708

Yes, I've been using stickies for several years, and wouldn't be without it.

Well recommended :)

TonyL.

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Five Windows 8.1 Tips You Need to Know 5 years 11 months ago tonyl2708

On my machine, 'Tiles' comes up only from the Start screen, not the Desktop.

TonyL

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Time Machine For Your PC Protects From Mishaps And Malware 5 years 3 weeks ago tonyl42

After using a previous Giveaway version, my laptop would not boot. I contacted Horizon, but got no reply. Be warned!

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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 3 years 5 months ago TonyRI

Perfect! New HP Computer was driving me nutty with continuous wake ups. HP Customer support remotely disabled startup services, etc. Told me it was most likely an app. It still kept happening. I restored all setting changes, performed an internet search and found your article.

I never knew about the powercfg -lastwake elevated command (which, btw, works fine with Win 10 Command Prompt). lastwake told me that it was, indeed, my network adapter. Went to Properties > Power Management and unchecked the box "Allow this Device to wake the computer" and my problem was solved with one click!

Thanks so much for this very useful information! You've saved more trial-and-error steps and I really appreciate it! :)

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How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 7 months ago tonysak

Is this tip for just Windows 7 Pro? I have W 7 Home Premium and do NOT have a “Customize” Tab!

Any suggestions on settings to get that tab?

Thanks!

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How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 7 months ago tonysak

Thanks Vic,

I went to the wrong Download folder...Used the "Download" folder Under my Favorites.

That's probably the only Download Folder that does not have a Customize Tab.

Thanks for making me look at your directions more closely and it is set on "General" now!

Always learning!

Thanks for the reply and and Tip!

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How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 7 months ago tonysak

Thanks, that is even faster than the way I found the actual Download folder. There are always more than one way to do things in Windows. It's nice to know some "shortcuts'!

Thank You!

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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 4 years 6 months ago tonytones

We have been using ADrive at work for a a couple of years now. They offer 50Gb storage for free.

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Keep This Free Bootable Rescue CD To Hand 3 years 9 months ago tonytones

I've always used UBCD and Hirens as my go to bootable CD's for repairs and performing various tasks, but unfortunately they are not much use these days on UEFI PC's with Secure Boot enabled.

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Add Video Effects To Your Party With Robot VJ 2 years 11 months ago tonytones

I had the same message but then disabled my adblocker and it worked.

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Convert Audio Files To Text! 2 years 7 months ago tonytones

I wonder if it can extract lyrics out of songs??

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Scan Multiple Pages To A Single PDF File 2 years 5 months ago tonytones

TWAIN. "Technology Without An Interesting Name". LoL! Who would have thought...

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A Fond Farewell From Me 2 years 3 months ago tonytones

I have been a subscriber for years and always looked forward to great articles from Rob.

You will be missed mate, wishing you all the best in your retirement...

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Best Free Technical Support Sites 6 years 3 months ago toonpig

This list of help sites is a fantastic thing for someone like me who is not that savvy about computers. I had several questions I needed answered Tech support guy were very good and solved all my little problems . Again thanks so much for the list of sites

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Free Arts & Crafts and Hobbies eBooks and Written Instructions 4 years 7 months ago toonpig

Was looking for book on photography so glad checked Gizmo first found just what I wanted straight off. Thanks for your hard work in compiling these lists for us. I tell everyone to check out this site first for honest reviews of stuff & best place to find it

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Finds of the Week: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos 6 years 3 months ago toonpig

Cant thank you enough. I had been looking for a easy to follow language site & you were so right about duolingo. Everything on here is so interesting thanks again

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Finds of the Week: What's My Screen Resolution, GeoGuessr, Free Rhyming Dictionary, You're Getting Old 5 years 11 months ago toonpig

The your getting old site is so interesting some great facts on the site.Will be sending the link to others for sure thanks again for your work in bringing us interesting sites to browse

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Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video 5 years 11 months ago toonpig

Thanks Rob I had been looking for something like this. Great that you don't need to download it Thanks again

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Ten Top Windows Tips 5 years 10 months ago toonpig

Thanks again iknow some people say some of these tips are common sense but to some one like me they are life savers.

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Need A HDMI Cable? Tempted To Spend Heavily? Don't. 5 years 8 months ago toonpig

Wish I read this before spending £14.95 on 1m cable. Saw same size cable for £2 but for some unknown reason got the £14.95 thinking it must be better. But wont fall for it again so thanks for tip

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Eighteen Articles to Help Make You a Google Expert 5 years 7 months ago toonpig

Thanks these are the sort of tips I love. People say its common sense but for older people like me who are learning from scratch these are great.Keep up the great work really enjoy this site

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Finds of the Week (One Click Windows 8 Restore Point, Mars News, Magic Tricks, Futurism) 5 years 5 months ago toonpig

Futurism site is totally awesome. You guys just keep finding great & useful sites for us all the time.

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What Every PC User Should Know about Windows File Extensions- FAQ 5 years 5 months ago toonpig

Yet another good useful piece for us who are not so experienced at using PC. Love all these tips & helpful suggestions on this site please keep up the good work. Once again my thanks

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Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free 5 years 3 weeks ago toonpig

I was foolish enough to sign up for this site. I should of checked the comments first. I too hope this is not going to become the norm with Gizmo recommendation's.

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Jazz up Your Windows Desktop with this Excellent Free Program 4 years 8 months ago toonpig

Thanks for this i was wondering if there was something like this Even better to learn its free

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Free Music Streaming. More Than 250 Orchestral Pieces. 4 years 4 months ago toonpig

Thanks for this find. Great to be able to just click on & relax to some wonderful music.

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LastPass Is Now Free Across Multiple Devices 3 years 8 months ago toonpig

Thanks this is something that will be real useful to me

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Finds of the Week: Backup and migrate browser bookmarks / 41 essential Windows skills / View Windows 10 update history / Download free weather posters 3 years 7 months ago toonpig

As always so much useful information & tip's for people like me not totally comfortable with computer. Whenever I encounter a problem look here & find the answer to the problem. Thank's so much.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 2 years 3 months ago toonpig

Your insight into the products you review has been so helpful to us who are not so tech-savvy. You will be missed by all of us i am sure. Good luck in the future

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TapinRadio 4 years 1 week ago toonpig

A massive thank you to whoever it was who found this site. I have looked for something like this for ages none of them even came close to TapinRadio
thanks again great find

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Optimizing µTorrent (or BitTorrent) For Speed 6 years 6 months ago toorent

CanYouSeeMe.org - Open Port Check Tool

This page will serve as a free utility for remotely verifying a port is open or closed on your router. It will be useful for users who wish to check to see if a server is running or a firewall or ISP is blocking certain ports or verify network security. If you want to do website hosting on your own or run your own ip camera behind your router it will also helpful.

Your IP: IP Edited out
What Port?

Error: I could not see your service on IP Edited Out on port (49001)
Reason: Connection timed out

Common Ports
FTP 21
SSH 22
Telnet 23
SMTP 25
Web 80
Pop 3 110
IMAP 143
Other Applications
Remote Desktop 3389
PC Anywhere 5631

could u please tell what can i do :(

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Best Free FTP Client 5 years 5 months ago toritran

i using filezilla, it were problem not connect servers, i try WinSCP, it auto seen config from filezilla, and notice me import. Very good, WinSCP ok.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Are you speaking about Clip Angel? If so, I would appreciate if you describe your crush in detail.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Ditto is really technically good, fast and light. But it has minimalistic non-standart UI and some other issues for me...
I tryed to begin using Ditto many times in last 10 years but unreliable execution of Paste command in non english input language kills my attempts every time. So my Clip Angel was done with big attention to reliability, compatibility and conveniency of main functions - find the right piece of data and send paste with it.
I could not find in Ditto way to quickly switch on/off word wrap. Clip Angel has many hot switches (tool buttons) allowing quick change many combination of modes.
Ditto UI requires to manually switch focus to filter field by pressing TAB to begin filtering. Clip Angel does it automatically - pressing UP/DOWN/PgDown/PgUp you select clip in list and in the same time pressing symbol keys, Backspace, RIGHT/LEFT, ... you change text filter.
I could not find how to turn on HTML rendering in Ditto. Clip Angel has good support for HTML rendering with switched on "Native formatting" mode.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

If your current clipboard manager satisfies you then no need to waste time trying every new one. I made Clip Angel because none of existing satisfies me. I tried about 30 of tem and my top 2 were: AceText and ClipDiary. I am coder/developer. So my most actions on PC are related to writting code.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Some people like minimal UI. CLCL is the best for them.
Other like speed, fuctionality and then minimal UI. Ditto is the best for them.
I am not from those 2 groups. So I made my Clip Angel =)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Can you describe details (error text or screen)? Have you installed .Net framework 4.52 before start?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

About image preview. Due to small row height only left top fragment 100x20 pixels is shown in each row of list without resize. Whole image resized to fit clip panel (right part of window) is show for current clip. Can you describe your ideas about how to make it better? For now I have only one idea - to show tooltip with image of clip under cursor, but it can be annoying due to it's big size and changing position.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

I added direct link for download in Readme.txt. Here it is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

Now I understand that you are talking about images in HTML clips. They can have many ways of linking to binary data. That's why some of them are shown always. some are show for a while (from temp files) and some are not shown at all. Many factors may influence this behavour. So if you want reliably copy image from browser you have to execute "Copy image" command in the context menu of image or capture it directly with screenshot capture soft.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago tormozit

In 1.18 added image preview generation for html clips without text

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 1 month ago tormozit

Comparison table with analogs http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5585/22BZAE.png

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I am author of ClipAngel. You are right. Actually there is no installer but 2 modes of starting application (from ReadMe.txt):

No actions required in addition to the system requirements for installing program. You can run program from any catalog, but the program will use single settings and database, stored in Windows user profile, in normal mode and in program catalog - in portable mode. To autostart program on user logon, you have to turn on appropriate checkbox in Settings window. ClipAngelPortable.bat or parameter /p - runs application in portable mode, settings and standart database will be loaded/saved in the same catalog, where program is started.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

Very good advice. But if you use good password manager (like KeePass) which can set Clipboard Viever Ignore Format (CVIF) while coping password to clipboard, then good clipboard manager (like ClipAngel or Ditto or ClipDiary) will understand this flag and will not capture password. Discussion about CVIF for Ditto https://sourceforge.net/p/ditto-cp/discussion/287511/thread/2185c0e1/ . And do not forget to turn on CVIF in options of KeePass 2.X (it is off by default)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

You're right and it's honestly written everywhere:
Requires .Net Framework 4.52+ (Windows Vista+/Server 2008+)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I have tested dozens clipboard programs over the 10 years and took the best (for me) from them and made ClipAngel =) It can do everything you wrote and many more (as you can see in feature list and in comparison table https://sourceforge.net/p/clip-angel/wiki/Description/)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

I wonder what Ditto fans will say about ClipAngel?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

Very weak reason to choose clipboard manager. You can copy any piece of text from any place (even from other clip in clipboard manager) to make new clip and then you can edit it and it will be stored like usual clip. There are many clipboard managers that allow to do this (for ex. Ditto, ClipAngel).

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 11 months ago tormozit

1.36

Added
1. Commands "Add text to filter" and "Set text to filter" in context menu of clip text
2. Values "rtf" and "html" in filter by the clip type

Fixed
1. "Compare last clips" command compared last 2 clips incorrectly with filter
2. Possible crash when capturing clips from windows with very long caption
3. Update check failed if proxy requires authentication
4. Incorrect updating "Is clip favorite" button after press

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 10 months ago tormozit

1.37
Added
1. Setting "Read Window Titles" (enabled by default) to solve compatibility problems

Fixed
1. Incorrect counting of number of cells (EXCEL) in capture limit settings
2. Not opening of program window on some systems after launching on user log on with "Fast window open" = Off

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 5 months ago tormozit

Yes. You are right.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 6 years 11 months ago torres-no-tan-m... tom4455, This article no longer has an editor and therefore, the content has become outdated. Regarding Chrome, it is beyond the remit of this category - Best Free Web Browser - to investigate Google. HTH view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 7 years 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m... Thanks Stasou, MBAM has now been updated. view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 6 years 8 months ago torres-no-tan-m... EAM is not portable and therefore, will not run from a USB stick. However, Emsisoft Emergency Kit is portable: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/ Please read the following article for more info: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-malware-infected-compute... HTH Torres view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 6 years 5 months ago torres-no-tan-m... MysticHaze, Thanks for posting; however, your post is far too long for the comments section and as Anupam has already stated you should post in the Freeware Forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/ HTH view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 5 years 12 months ago torres-no-tan-m... Rybar, I can only concur with Midnight Cowboy's excellent and thorough explanation. view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 5 years 12 months ago torres-no-tan-m... The main difference between EEK and EAM is that the former is portable software, contains HijackFree, BlitzBank and a CommandLine scanner. HTH Torres view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 5 years 7 months ago torres-no-tan-m... biggerabalone, thanks for the feedback regarding Unthreat. As the title of my category is Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software I have concentrated on software that fulfill that purpose. My inclusion of Unthreat under the heading, Other Related Products was purely an editorial decision. I am not a greengrocer and therefore, will not be including any reviews of the utilities you mentioned as this would make my review far too unwieldly! All the best, Torres view
Best Free Trojan Horse Scanning And Removal Software 2 years 4 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Thanks for the info regarding Rising PC Doctor: I have now removed the link and any reference to the product.

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Eight PDF Files You Don’t Want to Open 7 years 1 month ago torres-no-tan-m... PDF-XChange Viewer: Edit> Preferences> JavaScript> untick Enable JavaScript Actions. HTH ;-) view
Get $49 Worth Of DVD Copying Program For Free If You're Quick 5 years 8 months ago torres-no-tan-m... Thanks Rob, downloaded and installed - no problem. ;-) view
Need A HDMI Cable? Tempted To Spend Heavily? Don't. 5 years 8 months ago torres-no-tan-m... Everything about HDMI and its version history: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/High+Definition+Multimedia+Int... view
Wallpaper of the Week: Wild Winter: Snow and the Hawk Owl 5 years 8 months ago torres-no-tan-m... A wise choice Rhiannon! ;-) view
Free Browser Extension that Efficiently Blocks Ads Using Less Memory 5 years 5 months ago torres-no-tan-m... 'The headline mentions "less memory" but there's no mention of that in the article...' @Jorpho, the article states this: 'If you have a slower CPU or a minimal amount of RAM, the effect should be substantial.' view
Free Online Test Checks Your Eyes' Colour Vision 4 years 9 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Unfortunately, I get a # 2032 error when I attempt to do the test. :-(

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Get 30 New Fonts For Your PC, Completely Free. 4 years 7 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

If you don't want to wait for the email link to be sent to you, you can simply click on the download link that opens in a new tab after submitting your email addy. Many thanks for the info, Rob.

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How to Use Firefox Add-ons 4 years 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

My 'can't browse without' FF add-ons are:

  • Ghostery
  • HTTPS-Everywhere
  • WOT
  • Lastpass
  • uBlock

Despite the numerous updates and less control over unverified add-ons FF is still my default browser!

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Using An IE Version Less Than 11? Delete It! 4 years 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I use XP and IE is version 8 and I need IE to provide security updates for important software.

If you can't update to version 11, it's far better to disable IE and re-enable when required, rather than uninstalling and risking destabilizing your system.

For more info on how to acheive this:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_disable_internet_explorer.htm

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This Second-Opinion Malware Scanner Is Free Now 4 years 4 months ago torres-no-tan-m... crosseyedlemon, It has nothing to do with trust: your primary scanner will never be able to detect every threat that exists. A second-opinion malware scanner will simply reduce the risk and, as mentioned many times on this site, a layered approach to security is far superior than solely relying on one piece of software. view
Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines, Disable Animated GIFs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Windows 10 Rollback Utility, 5 Free Route Planning Sites 3 years 11 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I'm currently downloading this handy tool and you don't need to even use a disposable email address: simply hit the download button! ;-)

PS Many thanks Rhiannon for the info.

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Possibly The Most Detailed PC Info Viewer I've Yet Seen 3 years 10 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

According to WMI InfoView, the battery on my MB was installed on 30/12/1899!

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

boristhemoggy this article should get things sorted! https://www.howtogeek.com/208224/how-to-add-programs-files-and-folders-to-system-startup-in-windows-8.1/

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All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 2 years 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I opted to use on my Andoid phone, but I cannot login to the app despite receiving a welcome email. I have submitted a support ticket... on Christmas Day! Not a good start. :-(

PS From a wave to a ripple!!

PPS It is now Boxing Day and I still can't login to the app. ;-(

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All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 2 years 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Recently found an email from Tidal re my inability to kogin to their andropid app: the email told me to login! I then attempted to reply to the email, but was told my support ticket was no longer valid. :-(

The app has now been, unsurprislingly, uninstalled from my phone whilst I listen to Simon & Garfunkel's, The Sound Of Silence. ;-)

 

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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 2 years 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

On that Internet bombshell...happy New Year to all my fellow editors, moderators and membership of this wonderful website. (I happen to believe that Gizmo's is one of those beacons of light out there in cyberspace.)

Torres, the ultimate optimist!

 

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 2 years 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Fortunately, my Lastpass is working fine: it was updated to 4.9.0 on 31st March. I'm running FF 59.0.2 (32-bit) on Linux MX-16.

Many thanks for the info, Rhiannon.

Torres

 

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How To Stop "This Website Uses Cookies" Notice Pop Up In Your Browser 1 year 11 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Oddly enough, the instructions for uBlock Origin didn't work for me as I couldn't finf Options, only Preferences and there were no 3rd party filters. Instead, I went to Filters and clicked on Import and then pasted the link you posted and it now appears in my Filter list!

Many thanks Rhiannon for an excellent find. ;-)

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Create, Collaborate and Share Mandalas Online 1 year 11 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. FYI I'm using the latest Firefox but can't figure out why nothing happens when I click and drag. :-(

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Wallpaper of the Week: Machinarium Plaza 1 year 3 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Looks like a Dickensian version of Gizmo's website to me! ;-)

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CPU-Z 1 year 11 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Have installed this on my Android phone but fail to see how I can save the report to a text or html file. Any advice would be gratefully received.

TIA

Torres

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This Free Online Bookmark Organizer Uses Mind-Map Principles 1 year 8 months ago tostane

mindit bookmarking web site is down. there seems to be no information.

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Best Free Color Picker 8 months 2 weeks ago towlerg

I'm a terrible judge of colours, I need something that will pick colours that "go" together.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 4 months ago townman

I had remove Comodo after reading the Privdog that come with it.

Although the Privdog version bundle is not the version that is vulnerable but I do not trust Comodo anymore, specially both Comodo and Privdog are same CEO, and I remember clearly that I had dis-select Geek Buddy, Privdog when install Comodo, yet I still find the Geek Buddy Icon on Desktop and Privdog secretly install.

Just google "Adware Privdog worse than Superfish"

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 6 years 4 months ago tp

I think the point that is being made is this isn't recording a video of your actions, it is recording the actual actions. As such, when you play it back, any mouse clicks, keyboard presses happen again on your machine. So if things like applications, files, etc aren't in the same place/state that they were when the recording was made, the playback will likely be different as well and could lead to unintended consequences. I feel the write-up on this is poor in that it does not mention any of this.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 6 years 4 months ago tp

Good to know. But as this article is about a Windows based application, it should be noted that Simple Screen Recorder is not an alternative given there doesn't appear to be a Windows version of that available - Linux only.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 6 years 4 months ago tp

I had been using CamStudio (http://camstudio.org/) but this one looks interesting, especially the ability to personalize your recordings by embedding input from a camera in the recording. I'll have to check it out.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 7 years 3 months ago tpg Dear "Tape Guy"; as the new moderator for this forum, let me welcome you. I've been re-writing this article only because I wanted to add a few new programs. While I do like FREEMAKE and find it a good fit for what you want to do, when it comes to creating the DVD, I find it lacking in two areas. First, the level of menu options is low, but more importantly, it won't actually burn your DVD ... it just makes an ISO ... and frankly, I don't want the hassle of sitting around waiting for the formatting to finish, and then starting the burn process. To me, they should all be integrated (and YES, I acknowledge that it's a personal preference). Thus, for DVD's I like DVD Styler http://www.dvdstyler.org/en/ I find it handles all the formats I've thrown at it, and it burns the DVD when done. I'll be including it in the new re-write that is in work now. cheers ... and thanks for using Gizmo. tpg view
Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 7 years 2 months ago tpg And "your welcome !!" I fell in love w/ gizmo many years ago and use it all the time. Just recently I needed an SSH client and again, gizmo came through. cheers tpg view
Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 6 years 11 months ago tpg You are correct ... thanks for bring it to my attention. I have reached out to the author to see if they will fix this issue. view
45,000 Free Kindle Books 1 year 3 months ago TracyM

Doesn't work for Australia - keeps transferring to Australian Amazon site - even though US site says ships online to international. Australian site does not have any free.

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Best Free Media Player for Android 6 years 1 week ago trainman261 Well, I'd have to know a little more about your setup to know exactly what you need, because there are several different possibilities when it comes to accessing devices or files across the network. I have not (yet) tried Samba Player, so I'm not too familiar with it, but it seems to be using the SMB, or Samba system. Assuming that's the case, DicePlayer, an app I have not reviewed here yet, is able to do that. However, I have not gotten it to work yet (although I haven't tried too hard at this point either). But you can go ahead and try it, it could well work for you. However, if you want a surefire way to make it work (no guarantees, though) - and want the hardware acceleration MX Player offers, you can use ES File Explorer, and when you open a video, it will ask you which app you want to open it with. There, you can choose MX Player, and set it as default, if you want - or you can choose whatever other video player is listed there, if you prefer a different one. Of course, the app has to be installed if you want to be able to choose it when you open the video file. view
Best Free Media Player for Android 5 years 12 months ago trainman261 OK, well I guess I'm not the only person having issues with it. view
Best Free Media Player for Android 4 years 2 months ago trainman261 Good point. Since there are only certain options available for that field, I can't directly put in something like you suggested, but I will see if we can find a solution. view
Best Free Media Player for Android 4 years 2 months ago trainman261 Aha, I see I've haven't checked VLC in a little too long, it seems to have come a long way since then. I'll check it out when I get time. view
Best Free Media Player for Android 2 years 10 months ago trainman261

I honestly have to say that I didn't find the ads too annoying. I mean yes, there are ads there, but it's not anything intrusive - I draw the line where an ad blocks me from doing something, and that has never happened to me (I use MX as my daily driver). On the other hand, just about everything else is just about perfect - something I can't really say about VLC - I had too many problems with it to recommend it. The comparison with VLC is that the same way one could say that VLC is the de-facto video player for many people on PC, I would recommend MX as the de-facto video player for Android - in my opinion, it's the most solid media player around. If you don't want any ads, this isn't the app for you, but otherwise, I definitely recommend it.

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