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Sandboxie Is Released As Freeware, Soon To Be Open Source 1 day 4 hours ago rhiannon You're very welcome, I'm delighted you like it. Sandboxie is a great piece of software, it can keep people safe while they browse and if you do much software download and testing it makes it sooooo much easier. It's very versatule and useful for so many things.. view
Sandboxie Is Released As Freeware, Soon To Be Open Source 1 day 6 hours ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon for this very helpful freeware information.
If users computers can run this, I see this announcement as one of most significant Hot Finds ever on this site
I used Sandboxie frequently when I had software I wanted to test without installing. It isolated the exe in its own safe area away from your OS

Great find Rhiannon !

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 day 7 hours ago Panzer Starship is the minimal, blazing fast, and extremely customizable prompt for any shell: https://starship.rs https://github.com/starship/starship view
Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Leaves 2 days 19 hours ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like them.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Foggy Forest Sunrise 2 days 23 hours ago notmynoodles69

my noodle is hard

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Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Leaves 3 days 3 hours ago markd

Thank you. Very pretty.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Leaves 3 days 5 hours ago rhiannon

I can only imaging how colorful it is there. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Leaves 3 days 12 hours ago danielson

Won't beat the colors in Eastern Canada at this time of the year, but it is a good reminder!

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 4 days 4 hours ago rhiannon

That sounds like a good solution. I hadn't heard of that add-on. I'm not sure what an equivalent add-on would be for Firefox.

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 4 days 12 hours ago crombierob

When saving web pages, I use a firefox extension called HackTheWeb.
When you click it's menu item to toggle it on, you will see red rectangles around the frames as you move the mouse.
If you don't want that frame you just click the mouse.
After sufficient pruning, you click the menu entry to toggle it off.

I use XP 95% of the time (runs faster than W7 and W10 on my old PCs)
Firefox's last edition for XP is 52.9 and the extension works in that.
Those using the latest version of FF, may have to search to find something with similar functionality

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 4 days 23 hours ago classicggma65

Should have added that it's nice to be able to save to PDF instead of printing everything out.

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 4 days 23 hours ago classicggma65

Thanx rhiannon. Been using Print Friendly for years, have it on all browsers. Would only change one thing and that is allowing us to see and save some comments with the articles. Many times comments have good info that would be useful to me. There used to be one called Clean Print that allowed that...Firefox doesn't allow it on their browser for some reason, so had to switch to Print Friendly.

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 5 days 1 hour ago rhiannon

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

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 5 days 4 hours ago rhiannon

Thank you!

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 5 days 4 hours ago rhiannon

Thank you for your kind words. :)
Handbrake is a great program, it's been around a long time.

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 5 days 8 hours ago Australia

Thanks Rhiannon for continuing to find useful Windows utilities.
Screen OCR, PDF to Word, small file size media players, audio file editors, video file cutters and many other free utilities will always be helpful

As an aside, I have only recently found out about Handbrake for compressing video files. Thanks Techsupportalert

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How To Print Web Pages In Your Browser, Ad Free 5 days 11 hours ago G-team

If using Palemoon, there's "Reader View for Pale Moon" extension available at https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/readerview/ with source code at https://github.com/ascrod/readerview.

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Get Free Design and Font Resources Every Week 5 days 23 hours ago RAK_da_pira

Another site offering free weekly (Mondays) graphic resources and fonts (6 in total) is https://creativemarket.com/free-goods. You do need to create a free account.

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 6 days 2 hours ago rhiannon

Could you please provide a specific reference or citation where you agree to share your data with the developers/company behind Copyfish and they state they will share your data within within the company or with third parties if you use Copyfish? It would be helpful and would allow me to amend the article if necessary.

The information that Copyfish captures stays in your local browser. It never leaves your device, and is not sent to any cloud service.

I read the permissions. I did further checking on both the company and the add-on before writing it up. I checked into their privacy policy. Their API and all source code is open source, anyone can look at it to see if your information is being sent outside the browser and any other add-on functions. The code is on Github. For additional information the company FAQ is useful.

Here's a helpful site about browser permissions and what they do, it's written for Firefox but the permissions would be the same across browsers:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/permission-request-messages-firefox...

 

 

 

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 6 days 2 hours ago gizmofan1248

Good advice to be aware what you are pasting, but unless you paste things like your passwords and other private stuff, I don't see the need to be very alarmed...

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 6 days 4 hours ago Holy Roller

VERY DANGEROUS SOFTWARE. Check out the permissions. Everything you copy, you agree to share with others they decide. Thus your privacy is trashed, and if you happen to copy something that has a user neam, password, social...well, Lord help ya.

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Best Troubleshooting Sites 6 days 6 hours ago hprinterofficial

in these blogs you will learn important techniques
How to connect canon printer to wifi

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 6 days 12 hours ago pvilan

Thanks rhiannon!
Installed and will begin using.
Peter

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 6 hours ago LeoWhittaker

This add-on for Chrome and Firefox lets you extract text from almost anything in a browser tab. It can extract text from videos, PDF files, and images including photos, screenshots, memes, error messages, etc.....Copy and paste.................. fox120­­­.ℂℴℳ

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 6 hours ago LeoWhittaker

This add-on for Chrome and Firefox lets you extract text from almost anything in a browser tab. It can extract text from videos, PDF files, and images including photos, screenshots, memes, error messages, etc.....Copy and paste.................. fox120­­­.ℂℴℳ

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 6 hours ago LeoWhittaker

Nice

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 6 hours ago LeoWhittaker

Copyfish puts a fish shaped button in the address bar of your browser. To use Copyfish, click on the fish icon, select the area with the text you want extracted and Copyfish opens a separate window, extracts and displays the extracted text. The overlay lets you verify the text. You can choose to copy the text to the clipboard, redo the OCR, recapture, or translate text. The translate button opens a new window showing Google Translate with your text pre-pasted so all you have to do is choose languages..............www.fox120.com

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 19 hours ago rhiannon

No worries I do that myself, often. : )

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 20 hours ago TVLBROTHER

I'm sorry, I was clicking the 3 dots in the upper hand corner???
Stupid me, I was accessing Chrome not Google Calendar???
But, I finally figured it out after I put my foot in my mouth and posted the comment.

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

That looks like a good program, thanks. I'll check it out.

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

The article was published two days ago.
How are you accessing Google Calendar?

If you're using the Android app, there is no gear icon and no access to some of the settings. Changes need to made in a web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

This is a screenshot from a few minutes ago of my Google Calendar in Firefox, the gear icon I refer to in the article is to the left of the "Month" box:

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 1 day ago birkok

I use capture2text
It works in everywhere. Recommended
http://capture2text.sourceforge.net/

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 1 day ago TVLBROTHER

This must be an old article because there is no "gear icon" any longer and I couldn't find any of the items in "Settings"???

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Extract Text from Images, Videos and PDF's with This Browser Add-On 1 week 1 day ago Jojo Yee A handy tool to OCR content on a web page when a right-click copy is not available. view
'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

That's good to know, thanks for letting us know.. :)

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Best Sites to Download Royalty Free Music 1 week 2 days ago DG_Dev

"Bensound is pretty good. I use him a lot.

Can I recommend Louise Byrne Music too? https://louisebyrnemusic.com
I like her Celtic music.

Soundcloud is also getting popular too. Another one worth checking out."

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 2 days ago rhiannon

The iPhone X seems popular at the moment. I'm glad this works for you. :)

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago Fairportfan

I've been getting one or two a day especially annoying because i don't USE GC; so glad to see a quick and easy way to remove.

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

You're very welcome. :)

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

You are so welcome. :)

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago bhermance

Thank you so much for this info! I don't have problems with unwanted invites and stuff in my Google calendar but I did change the settings anyway! thanks again!!

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago rogerms

Thank you! Just made those changes. :)

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How To Stop Google Calendar Spam 1 week 3 days ago markd

Thank you so much.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 week 3 days ago Panzer WebRaptor: http://webraptor.uphero.com OhHai browser: https://ohhaibrowser.com view
Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 week 3 days ago Panzer Biscuit is a browser where you can organize your apps: https://eatbiscuit.com view
Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 week 3 days ago Panzer Dashob browser - a web browser with variable size web tiles to see multiple websites on a board and run it as a presentation: https://dashob.com view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 3 days ago Panzer pkgtop aims to provide a terminal dashboard for managing packages on GNU/Linux systems: https://github.com/keylo99/pkgtop view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 3 days ago Panzer Catalog is a free, open-source file manager application. It helps organize files on local drives by adding categories to files: https://github.com/amitnovick/catalog view
Best Free Software for Linux 1 week 4 days ago Panzer privacyIDEA is a modular authentication server that can be used to enhance the security of your existing applications like local login, VPN, remote access, SSH connections, access to web sites or web portals with two factor authentication: https://www.privacyidea.org view
'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 1 week 5 days ago John-Y128

MS has discontinued their MetaData Service for Win 7, as of 01-2019.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4488539/changes-metadata-services-windows-media-center-media-player

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 weeks 1 day ago Panzer "... WTF is a personal information dashboard for your terminal, developed for those who spend most of their day in the command line..." https://wtfutil.com kmdr.sh - the CLI client for explaining shell commands from your terminal: https://github.com/ediardo/kmdr.sh view
Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

There could be several reasons for that, and I'm glad you found a work around and an alternate download site.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2019 2 weeks 2 days ago LukeSBE

For audio, I've been using the excellent Musicolet app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.krosbits.musicolet)
No internet permission, so no streaming or downloading, but great for local audio files

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 2 days ago howiem

I tried it for hours with the same error, but was able to access it when I used the HOXX VPN

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Your Phone Is Also A Free Mini Scanner! 2 weeks 2 days ago Jojo Yee

Thanks CuriousJM for bringing it up to our attention.

For more details, see the developer's statement at its homepage: https://www.camscanner.com/

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 2 days ago rhiannon

I ran into that once, reloaded the page a few minutes later and it was fine. Thanks for the Major Geeks link, it works fine, I just downloaded and installed it from there with no issues (it was uninstalled to test the Major Geeks download).

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 3 days ago howiem

Looks like the vendor's site got overloaded -
Error 522 Ray ID: 50ddd285f96149e9 • 2019-08-29 10:25:41 UTC
Connection timed out

Got the download of version 3.0.2.1 from Major Geeks https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_repair_toolbox.html but have not tried it yet.

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Your Phone Is Also A Free Mini Scanner! 2 weeks 3 days ago CuriousJM

Cam Scanner has been removed from Google Play Store as it contained some malware. What are the other alternatives please!
Here is link to news item - https://lifehacker.com/delete-androids-malware-filled-camscanner-app-right-now-1837654923

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 4 days ago gizmofan1248

Excellent! Thanks!

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Wallpaper of the Week: Foggy Forest Sunrise 2 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Foggy Forest Sunrise 2 weeks 5 days ago jiligahi

Nice find. Thank You

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 6 days ago rhiannon

I'm not seeing an option to go Pro or where the program offers to fix a system either in the program or on the website - I see a PayPal donation button. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place, would you point me to where the Pro option is offered?

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 2 weeks 6 days ago Maurice Smith

It will analyze your system but to fix it you have to go Pro for $30
There are equally good systems for free

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Best Free Screen Session Recorder 3 weeks 3 hours ago macsocolar

That is great list. The information is really help. I would like to add one more good recording software that missing from this list: Acethinker screen recorder, it is a very fast light weight recording software, high performance and super quality. And it's totally free, no watermark and limitation.

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 3 weeks 4 hours ago rhiannon

You're welcome, I'm glad you like them. :)

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15 Useful Windows Run Commands 3 weeks 4 hours ago rhiannon

I'm not aware of any software that would allow the functions of a mouse and keyboard to be carried out through voice commands. Someone here may know if anything were available.
I'm not one of those people who can navigate everything via keyboard, though I tend towards keyboard for a lot of things - for example I use the space bar to scroll down web pages instead of the page up key or a mouse. I use Tab to change fields instead of using the mouse.
Highlighting, changing windows, dialog boxes and buttons I use the mouse, unless it's a dialog box with a yes or no option - then I use the arrow keys to highlight the one I want and press enter to select it. I think I'm a mishmash of both. :)

I agree with you on the comments, often they are the most interesting and informative part of the page.

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This Commercial File Manager for Windows is Now Freeware 3 weeks 5 hours ago mchldpy

A couple of questions IIM, does this have a ribbon/pictures or good old text?
Not to go off topic, in reference to the man with too many things running in the background on W10, how many do you guys show in Windows Task Manager?

thanks,
michael_clyde

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This Commercial File Manager for Windows is Now Freeware 3 weeks 5 hours ago mchldpy

I just noticed due to severe nearsightedness the picture of the File Manager.

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Use This All In One Tool to Diagnose and Repair PC Problems 3 weeks 5 hours ago Rick Grunwald

Nice set of tools ... thanks

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15 Useful Windows Run Commands 3 weeks 5 hours ago mchldpy

Interesting bunch of comments.
I've often thought that saying the word "control" was faster than pushing one or two keys. While I believe using the keyboard is faster by far than pointing and clicking, I still spend 99% of my time with the mouse in my clutch. The learning curve to actually totally navigate and perform by the keyboard alone is steep. I can't jump columns or to different areas of a page, give up, grab my mouse and finish what I'm trying to do.
Vocal control would be fast with the right s/ware. I use Dragon but I don't consider it a really good solution for "Controlling" s/ware. (for lack of the correct terminology) Is there something besides dictation type apps or has anything been written?
Maybe I should go back to my porn searching and not worry about it?

michael_clyde

BTW - thanks to everyone for all the KB s/cuts.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 3 weeks 1 day ago rhiannon

Mailstore is a great program, it's been featured on the site - it's quite popular. :)

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free 3 weeks 3 days ago zachw

Mailstore Home
https://www.mailstore.com/en/products/mailstore-home/

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33 Sites With Great Icons You Can Download for Free 3 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like them. I thought the same. :)

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33 Sites With Great Icons You Can Download for Free 3 weeks 5 days ago Rick Grunwald

Thanks. There are some nice icons here

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Best Free Video Downloader [Stub] 3 weeks 5 days ago nitehop

With APKPure, you can instantly download locked (unavailable) games in your country, pre-register games and install many other apps on Android devices. Discover and install new games via APKPure App. ... From puzzles and card games to shooters and strategy RPG games, install APKPure ...
https://apkpure.vip/

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Play Klondike Solitaire in Your Browser Full Screen at This Great Site 3 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

Great resource, thanks. :)

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Play Klondike Solitaire in Your Browser Full Screen at This Great Site 3 weeks 5 days ago rhiannon

I usually install that collection on all my systems. :)

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Play Klondike Solitaire in Your Browser Full Screen at This Great Site 3 weeks 6 days ago Jerry Rhino

For all the old classic games, download the mothership at:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/get-classic-windows-7-games-windows-8-and-10-free.htm
Nice collection of entertaining divertisements.

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How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 3 weeks 6 days ago MidnightCowboy

Please see this link. MC - Site Manger. https://www.ghacks.net/2016/06/24/remove-true-key-intel-security/

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How to Allow the Uninstalling of Programs in Windows 7 Safe Mode 3 weeks 6 days ago Ellen Coshow

Same issue , New Comment...Requesting help with Windows 7 and True Key software uninstall problems. Tried the usual ways of removing it multiple times, it keeps coming back up. It has locked me out of my desktop 3 times now, wont take my password when booting up. Then a couple of days later it takes it and I am all good to go. I am trying to get into Safe Mode to delete it from my registry and it wont go into safe mode now when starting up. I am in need of some help for sure.

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Play Klondike Solitaire in Your Browser Full Screen at This Great Site 3 weeks 6 days ago Geekomatic

For more, free solitaire games, there's also the fantastic, "123free" solitaire:

https://www.123freesolitaire.com/download.htm

;)

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Ringtone Maker 3 weeks 6 days ago Jojo Yee @JMDaniel No, they don't. view
Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 3 weeks 6 days ago droidmaster1

Nice post!

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Debut 3 weeks 6 days ago bayridge

Now everything is junk here. Taking it off my bookmarks. Nothing but crap and says free on many but isn't.

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Debut 3 weeks 6 days ago bayridge

Don't waste your time or money. POS.

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 4 weeks 12 min ago droidmaster

It's a nice app. I downloaded it right now and it is pretty robust. This music player is also good

Click here to Download

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Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Android 4 weeks 5 hours ago itssomeguyonhispc

Hey guys, I'm just a noob android developer and I want your opinion on my app.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ygravityapps.music
Thanks for your time if u choose to read this.

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Ringtone Maker 4 weeks 12 hours ago JMDaniel

Do the ads play while your phone is ringing? :-)

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Cut the Best Part of Your MP3 And Save It As Your Ringtone for Android 4 weeks 12 hours ago NeilF784

I used Audacity to truncate mp3 tunes/songs and assigned them to my Android Phone e.g. for my wife 1 ringtone for voice and a different ringtone for Text. Very handy. Same principle but different tunes for other key people.
Unfortunately I have just been issued with an iPhone 7plus and it does not seem to offer the option above available on Android phones.
Neil

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Unlocker 1 month 12 hours ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing this out. The original site still has redirects to unsafe locations so we have changed ours to Softpedia. MC - Site Manager. view
Unlocker 1 month 12 hours ago not recognized

link here leads to homepage for the maker. Download page opens OK but clicking on 'Download' links leads to 404.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 1 day ago Krunk

Yes, that is a nice new feature in Win 10. I like that you can pin some items permanently to the clipboard (like this \_(ツ)_/¯ ) which replaces a 3rd party app I previously used. I just "clear all" in the "..." menu to reveal my pinned characters.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 1 day ago Jojo Yee

@courtenayguy, if you're using Windows 10 with October 2018 Update or newer, pressing Windows key+V shows you the Clipboard content and history, you can then paste from it.

More details here: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-new-clipboard-windows-10-october-...

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Best VPN Services for 2019 1 month 1 day ago lowndesw

"There's no such thing as a free lunch." Or a "free" VPN service. They all cost money to operate and then someone wants a return on their investment, too. So, they can either sell their service to customers, sell ads, or sell the harvested data about their customers, or any combination of the three. I don't mind paying for a service that I want, especially in this situation.

I've been a TSA (Gizmo's) subscriber since the early 90's and appreciate their work and hope they are richly compensated for it, somehow. I know they started doing some nonintrusive ads a while back and don't mind that one bit. I've always found their software evaluations to be spot-on and unbiased, plus very educational, along with the comments. No affiliation with anything computer, just a grateful fan.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

Of possible interest to other Linux users there are a variety of clipboard managers available depending on which desktop environment your particular distro ships with. This one is for the Gnome Shell and the example shown is Zorin 15 Core. Just install the needed extension in Firefox first and then install this and other shell extensions directly from your browser. MC - Site Manager.
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/779/clipboard-indicator/
https://i.imgur.com/Ye5vOd0.png

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 1 day ago rhiannon

Oddly enough I was just reading that article. Thanks Jojo!

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Best Free HTML Editor 1 month 1 day ago Geert

The Kompozer website seems to be down

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 2 days ago rhiannon

I think that depends on how you work and your preferences. I like having the characters in tabs where they are sorted by type.
They are larger than the character map on a computer monitor so they are easier to see. I find it easier and faster, but that's me.
I have it bookmarked on my browser toolbar. The only issue I have is that it can't be used offline, while character map is built in.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 2 days ago rhiannon

The clipboard isn't really visible. It's like an invisible holding area. Put your cursor where you want the item you copied to appear, and paste it using either Ctrl - V or right click and paste.

There are clipboard managers that will show everything you've copied so it can be reused. The clipboard is erased if you turn off your device. Copying something new erases whatever is in the clipboard.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 1 month 2 days ago tommyzulu

I keep a link to the standard Windows character map on my toolbar that allows me to add everything I need in whatever font I choose. Is this any better?

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