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Access Any Web Site's Search System Direct From Your Chrome Browser 3 years 8 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 3 years 8 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 3 years 7 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 3 years 7 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 3 years 7 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 3 years 7 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 6 days 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 5 days ago rhiannon

Looks interesting, thanks!

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AbiWord 1 year 7 months ago spaarks

Excellent program, but no longer available for Windows.

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A Worthy Competitor To Dropbox? 6 years 2 months 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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A Worthy Competitor To Dropbox? 5 years 6 months ago shawnz

"Copy something to your Dropbox folder on your PC, and it instantly gets synced to the cloud, and also copied to any other computers which are linked to your account and on which you've installed the Dropbox client app."

Will it preserve a directory tree?

I am doing some study and find it very frustrating that professors pass files to students via "Blackboard". Some build directory trees with multiple files in "Blackboard". I am pretty sure that they have to build them piecewise and can not copy from their local drive. Then, the files have to be downloaded one-by-one, and the directory tree is not preserved. These are not tech professors, but they get little to no technical help from other departments or the uni in general (go figure). If someone at the uni (many unis) would make a procedural instruction sheet for a good service, it might save instructors and students all kinds of time and frustration (misplaced files). I'll try this where I am; though, I think it would ultimately require some IT help staff to back it up with some live instruction from time to time.

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A Worthy Competitor To Dropbox? 5 years 5 months ago rob.schifreen If the directory tree is a standard Windows folder, then Dropbox will work just fine. However, the structure of a directory tree in Bb only exists within Bb itself. So unless Dropbox makes a special add-on to integrate with Bb, I think the answer is unfortunately no. view
A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

There is discussion that these patches may actually lead to processor slowing and a slowed computer.
It will be interesting to hear just what is the impact these patches have on computer speed, particularly for those who are still using older computers, such as 3-5 years old
For some people, a slowed computer is practically much worse, than a potential vulnerability

Most computers over the last 10 years with Intel and other processors are apparently affected
There should be international class actions against these manufacturers, until they offer recalls and replacement of these processors
These faulty processors were sold not fit for purpose
Obviously industry cant just shut down their computer networks, but they should be offered refunds or replacement fault-free processors, when these are eventually manufactured

Since when did we accept 'software patches' as being a suitable compromise to full replacement of faulty hardware ?

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago bili_39

No need to worry too much about speed. Home users are hardly affected. Some large data centers with a lot of (small chunks of data) writing to fast media (SSD) will be hit the worst.

Just apply the patch (patches) MS has posted.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Phylis Sophical

Thx for the simple explanation. Was wondering what the panic was all about.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago harrym

For a malicious software to use these bugs, it first needs to be installed on the computer.
I would like to believe that my computer is not infected, so would have preferred not to install these updates. Alas, this is impossible.
I would much prefer having a potential bug rather than having the spectre of a slow-down hovering over my computer, or the meltdown of its performance rating,

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago clas

As an older computer user, I am finding that i just dont trust anyone anymore. one day coffee is good for you, the next its a killer. give to this charity, its a scam. give to this go fund me...liars, all of them...use this ap, its a hoax. use this one and it steals from you. So now most of the time its a wait and see for me. trust no one, run sandboxed, make backups, shut off all updates until enough time has gone by to really find out if they actually do what they claim. a sad thing but the internet and scammers have eroded all trust in humanity for me. good luck to all.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for the explanation. A good supplement here:
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/scary-chip-flaws-raise-spectre-of-meltdown/
where you can find a link to a list of AV programs etc that are ready to receive the Windows Update with the patch.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago swreynolds

Boy is that picture of a CPU old! Intel, the processor with the problem hasn't used PGA chips for a decade.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago eikelein

Good article, thanks Gizmo. For me at least the most interesting reading here are the comments.

There is everything represented that I find generally in dealing with humanity.

From the doomsday prophet that sees his world completely out of any order,
via the complainer (oh see how bad it's gotten - but I am going to lean back and do nothing, better don't update),
via the adequately reacting realist
to the frightened mouse who still is on XP and stays there because this world is oh so dangerous and anything new is oh so frightening.

Truly a panopticon of the world around me. What did I expect?

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago mmmike

Great article......thank you!

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago not recognized

Of course you must be oh so right. What might be even more interesting is what's behind the words, which we have no way of knowing, but concerning which making assumptions, we make asses ... you know the idiom I'm sure.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Apple and Linux have also released updates.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago RogerCurrier

Good article Rob - lots of common sense.

The world's press is having a ball with this as they always do when some bug or insecurity is found. I have seen articles where they say the fix will reduce your computer's speed by 30% and others by 1.5%.

I have looked at the problem, it would require some extremely clever code to get at and make use of the design fault, probably take much longer to create an effective virus than to produce the fix.

Just keep updating your anti-virus and operating system. If you are worried stay off 'dirty' sites.

Roger

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

It isn't just Intel. AMD, Qualcomm, and ARM are also vulnerable to at least one of the three bugs. And that Intel processor would be vulnerable to at least one of the 3 as well, and probably 2 of them.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Fairportfan

According to security experts who have studied the problem, at least one of the vulnerabilities can be triggered by a maliciously-coded page.

Also, the "up to 30%" performance hit varies depending on workload.

I would expect serious gaming machines to take a pretty good hit, if that's true.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Home users, including Gamers and serious gaming machines won't see any appreciable performance hit. 99.9% of games will see no more than a 1 or 2% hit, if that much. Some games actually slightly perform better with the patch. It's server type workloads that see the big hits. That's been proven by a number of different trusted sources. Most testers say the difference is within the margin of error.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago jivadas

I'm an 80yo
yeah, I agree
this beautiful thing the Internet
what are they doing with it?

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

Yes, humanity also includes processor manufacturers who have been selling a defective product over 10 years,
and not offering a replacement product that works

And humanity includes phone manufacturers being caught with their updates deliberately slowing older Iphones
- this occurred without the permission of owners
- the public were only informed by Apple when they were caught, the policy was instituted more than one year ago
- the updates were documented to slow older model Iphones by up to 50%, often rendering them unusable
- Apple only informed its customers after it was caught
- the manufacturing policy whereby a phone should be disposed of once the battery wears out has been the accepted status quo,
with unestimable impact on the environment
- Apple, only in the last month, provided official phone batteries that were affordable, so finally the environment has been respected

Ah, humanity

With this international precedent, of manufacturer firmware drastically slowing hardware usability, it is no wonder a lot of computer users are a little cynical
- what should really be offered is a replacement fault free computer processor (CPU), when they are finally available, but dont hold your breath

Im not willing to sacrifice my computer to potential unusability, until I have heard the feedback from Windows users who have used the patch
I also wont install a patch, unless I am certain of the method of uninstalling the patch - although I bet uninstallation is difficult with firmware updates

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

We have allowed both the internet and smartphones to compromise our data security, without protest
I was late to the smartphone era, and use TechSupportAlert to guide my choice of software

I was staggered at just how many phone apps need to invade your privacy
- many apps demand access to your contact list, some apps need to push advertising to you
- many apps demand to be able to send data back to the software company

I will never put mine nor my family's personal photos on social media, including Facebook, as Im sure their policies insist that they have lifelong permission to upload and save and to use this precious personal data

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

Thank you.
Do you have the same advice for my old Iphone, that is, just accept Apple updates?
Apple admitted its update slowed older Iphones (by up to 50%, leading many to have to buy a new phone)

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

Every day our computers most likely have vulnerabilities, with patches only available after the vulnerability is finally recognised

The media continue not to deal with the elephant in the room:
**No patch, and no antivirus software, will protect you when hackers find the next vulnerability before the good guys do**

--So.. what everyday computer habits do we need to change once and for all, given that there will be vulnerabilities today we just don’t know about.--
Is the Microsoft Windows operating system doing enough to protect the average computer user from themselves ?

1)Does Microsoft need to implement standard keystroke scrambling software on all Windows versions, so keystrokes cant be analysed easily by malware ?

2)Do we need to stop saving our passwords (bank, work, email) with cookies that are saved on our computer. Cookies may save our time and help avoid typing the same thing, but maybe we need to type out bank passwords each and every time

3)What information does computer memory need to store, and are there ways to quarantine security sensitive information from RAM ?

4)Can Microsoft finally create a separate Windows Security Module, that can be regularly updated, without updates jeopardising the rest of the OS, its hardware and software configurations ?

5)How safe are our Windows logon passwords / screen lock passwords (they are stored on the computer). Can malware ever harvest these, and lock down our computers ransomware style ?

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Australia

Your reassurance is not reassuring Rev_Don.
Intels list of affected processors is long, and a lot of older computers may well take a performance hit

I predict its is too early to be offering reassurances
There is a wide range of computer processors that are affected, and many computer users have older computers with older processors

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago howiem

According to some tech sources, the flaws were discovered by a hacker hacking his own machine, which implies that direct access is needed, and I have read on a tech site (don't remember which one) that to get infected, a user needs to already have malware running. If those are the cases i (and I have not been able to confirm it yet) then using best security practices should be an effective way to mitigate these vulnerabilities. Another point is that I found no indication that these are Zero-Day vulnerabilities, i.e.,no one has exploited them prior to patches being available.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

The tests I've seen so far go back as far as 1st gen Core i series. I don't know very many Serious Gamers using anything older than 2nd gen Core i series. The C2Ds and C2Qs I've tested are on the edge of margin of error as well. Anyone using anything older than that aren't going to be doing anything that cpu intensive to notice the difference.

And a lot of the people who claim to have noticed the so called 30% performance hit on a home system are using flawed techniques. A lot are doing a single run instead of averaging multiple runs. They are also making the post patch run immediately after rebooting instead of verifying that all of the patches have finished installing. A lot of systems are getting a Net Framework Security Update and/or AV Update upon reboot after applying the patch. Users who run the tests right after the Patch Update are testing DURING these updates which skews the results.

Now I do agree that there is a lot we don't know yet, but all of this Doom and Gloom that the bug patches will render our processors nearly unusable is just a bunch of FUD. The initial patches might have a SLIGHT noticeable impact on SOME applications on a home computer, but the overwhelming majority of that will be mitigated with further testing, updates, and microcode and bios updates.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago lowndesw

I have to wonder if in view of the long history of this same "bug" being installed in the CPU's of so many manufacturers if this isn't a back-door or keyhole that was intentionally installed for security (as in NATIONAL) or counter-intelligence purposes. I'm not a "conspiracy theory" freak, in fact, if this is the case, I'd be very upset that this "bug" is outed and in such a way as to make the CPU makers look bad for doing something to help keep our nation safe.

Could this be a possibility??

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago Rev_Don

Only to the Tin Foil Hat Brigade.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 3 months ago lowndesw

Rev_Don, Yeah, I'm not so worried about Big Brother, or the Big Sisters (AMD, Intel, ect), or even Uncle Google, although I gripe about him some. I would gladly surrender some of my "rights" and privacy to those that work so hard for the security of our Nation. I don't think 911 was a "theory". Yet. Nor do I think it's over. Yet.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 2 months ago Steve Austin

Perfectly put! After one of my tablets got completely hosed by the last win10 update, I said the hell with it and disabled automatic updates. Updates break more than they fix imo. I'll take my chances and be careful where I go.

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A Word About Spectre And Meltdown 2 years 2 months ago Steve Austin

One word: Android. Customize it, hack it, root it to your heart's content at 1/3 the price. Apple is for rich kids.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago OhZone

I must be blind because I don't see the VPN button. Where is it?

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago L.M

The free VPN is only available on Developer version 38 of Opera. It is not quite a VPN but a proxy that only protect your browsing not other apps.
I tried it out and discovered that after working initially, it left me out to dry while streaming online watching the Star Trek Enterprise series.
It reverted without warning to my IP addresses, and despite giving the green light (it is actually blue) on the browser bar.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago RedSkywalker

I've been running it on a win7 machine for a couple of weeks now with no problems at all (in fact it's so good I am seriously considering making Opera my default browser). It was interesting that when I tried to access the Pirate Bay via Chrome it gave me a dns fault and Opera did exactly the same until I enabled the VPN when it loaded quite happily. It's amazing how many sites are blocked to UK users!

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago RedSkywalker

Extreme left of the address box - it's usually greyed out if it's not being used. Just click on the "VPN" letters and it will offer you a choice of 3, USA, Canada or Germany.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago dwainwood

I didn't see any "VPN" letters to the extreme left of the address box.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago ixan

I tried this and all except one ip address/location site correctly identified me and weren't fooled by the "VPN" for one moment. Also the browser has been designed for fat fingers on a mobile device with large fonts and a huge amount of white space. This is fine for a phone but it's hardly anything I would want to use on a pc at work.

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A Word About Opera's Upcoming Free VPN 3 years 11 months ago crip

You can get the surfeasy vpn as an extension on the regular Opera now, but it only gives 500MB a month, for free.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago Joe A.TT

Yes, I'd endorse the portable version too. At first I had the installed version, but it was buggy. Hovering over its system tray icon was like molasses sometimes. Ever since I switched to the portable version it's been fine.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago J_L I really like Ditto, but it loses focus too many times which interrupts my workflow. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago David Roper

I have been using Ditto for many months before now. I do not understand the problems others are having. I use Win 7 home version and it works fine and I now could not bear to be without it now. I mark a URL link, Control C and it's there for when I need it 30 minutes later.

I cannot tell it's loaded until I want something and it's there for me. Get it.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago pvilan

Thanks rob!

In the past, using windows 95/98 I used a clipboard manager.
Very useful but it was not updated for newer OS.

I am going to dowload portable version because I'am trying to limit my installed applicatios.

Peter

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago bernardz Does not seem to handle metafiles. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago Nodrog

The perhaps unfortunately named Arsclip is well worth a look in this category of app.

http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/97/

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago Geert

Ditto is the top pick here at Gizmo's freeware. (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-clipboard-replacement-utility.htm) So, what's new?

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago Geert

Also mentioned in the list of Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-clipboard-replacement-utility.htm) and definitely a good AND actively developed program (which can't be said from Ditto; but maybe Ditto is so good that it does need little improvement)

PS. I use Ditto on my work PC and ArsClip at home. And I'm happy with both of them

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago Faziri I've been using Ditto for ages myself, but Arsclip is indeed quite good too. :) Ditto uses less RAM (14MB 42MB... Every MB counts if you want performance!), but Arsclip is much more user-friendly in config and usage (human-readable and well-structured config, easier image handling)... I'm gonna try Arsclip for a while now! Edit: after another investigation into Ditto, I'd say Ditto wins again. :) You just gotta figure out the names of the types (CF_DIB and such is not very informative) and disable/ignore the tons of features you don't use (network sharing and such). The killer feature that made me go back was search-as-you-type, which Arsclip doesn't have. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 6 months ago bwoods

Been using Ditto for years. Does the job and for free.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 5 months ago oblivion I used to use ArsClip -- which IS excellent (and the name is from ArsTechnica) but for some reason I ran into issues with it and my workflow a few years back and started looking for alternatives. The one that won my personal battle and became my clipboard manager of choice is Clipboard Help and Spell (from DonationCoder, at http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index... ) It lets me sort various categories of stored clips into subsets and supports images too. view
A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 5 months ago Hondoe1950

I agree with "oblivion" that Clipboard Help and Spell is the best! I explored a very large number of clipboard utilities and was amazed at the capabilities of Clipboard Help and Spell.

It's available at:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index...

You can:

Configure the number of previous clips to see in the pop-up menu

See a much larger listing of all of the clips used recently

Capture both words and images for pasting

Delete any clip copied (great for passwords)

Set up a set of favorites for re-pasting

and much, much more.

It is by far the most powerful clipboard manager I've ever encountered, and surprisingly easy to use, too.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 5 months ago DrBongo

It's especially great if you copy or cut some text and open a MS Office program to paste the text into. Microsoft arrogantly clears the clipboard upon opening. This utility allows you to get it back. One improvement might be to put the contents back into the clipboard upon opening the Office document.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 5 months ago hubjf

Hi !

I've been using ClipX for years, and I've been very happy with it.
http://bluemars.org/clipx/

If I can remember, I tried Ditto and a few others, but for some reason I preferred ClipX.

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A Wonderfully Simple, Free, Powerful Clipboard Manager 6 years 5 months ago cmonster

Use to use Yankee Clipper because it did everything I needed with managing both text and images when clipped. Switched to Ditto because it does just about everything without the complexity. Simply install it and forget it.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago antdude

But Notepad++ is free!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago bash550

Great program. What's the file size limit for the free version?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago crombierob

I am guessing this is not for XP users ?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago VelvetElvis

"Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/Server 2012/Server 2008."

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago Rydeck

If I want to install it 'Zeman Antimalware' complains that this is a suspicious packet and removes it. Now what?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago Anupam

Definitely a false positive.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Yes, Notepad++ is free and it has a lot of plugins, however, if you dare it to open a very large file, say a 1.5 GB file, it will absolutely refuse to do that, something you can do perfectly with EmEditor with no problems.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago antdude

Have you reported this issue to its support?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago eikelein

@Rydeck:
You write "...Zeman Antimalware' complains...".
Excuse me, but what and who is Zeman Antimalware?
Have you checked the Em web site/-page in Mywot.com?
Did you download the Installer or the portable version?
Have you checked the downloaded file with VirusTotal.com?
These are all things you might have done before posting the likely false negative from your, pardon me, exotic Antimalware program.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago MidnightCowboy It should have said "Zemana". Noted to be riddled with false positives and about as much use therefore as a paper bag in a thunderstorm. :D MC - Site Manager. view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago eikelein

:-)) :-))

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago eikelein

Why should he do that?
Maybe that is a "feature" if you run the OS with only 2GB of RAM. ;-)
Just use the better program that can do that without choking.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 10 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 years 9 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Actually, I work in a datawarehouse environment in a very big company where sometimes we need to check text files of that size or even bigger before we load them to their corresponding tables, and believe it or not, yes, I have done that with emeditor with an old machine with only 2 GB RAM, that's why I discovered emeditor.

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A Virtual Wall Of Sticky Notes For Planning Just About Anything 2 years 3 months ago bushidojoe

Could not get it to download, clicked on the free option said my cart was empty... :-) tried numerous time.

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