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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 2 years 8 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 5 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 2 years 1 month 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 2 years 1 month 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 6 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

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

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CPU-Z 2 years 1 month 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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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 3 months ago tormozit

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

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

I wonder what Ditto fans will say about ClipAngel?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 3 years 1 month 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 3 years 1 month 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 3 years 3 weeks 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 8 months ago tormozit

Yes. You are right.

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Best Free FTP Client 5 years 7 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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Optimizing µTorrent (or BitTorrent) For Speed 6 years 8 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 Technical Support Sites 6 years 5 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 9 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 5 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 6 years 1 month 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 6 years 1 month 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 6 years 1 month 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 10 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 10 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 8 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 7 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 months 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 10 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 7 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 10 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 9 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 5 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 2 months 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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Make 2016 The Year You Start Doing Cloud Backups 4 years 8 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 11 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 3 years 2 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 10 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 7 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 5 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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How to Fix a Very Slow Windows 7 Downloads Folder 5 years 9 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 9 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 9 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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How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up 3 years 7 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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Time Machine For Your PC Protects From Mishaps And Malware 5 years 3 months 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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The Easy Way To Add Sticky Yellow Notes To Your Windows Desktop 6 years 7 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 6 years 1 month ago tonyl2708

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

TonyL

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Best Free Program Launcher 6 years 10 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 10 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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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 6 years 1 month 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 5 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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See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail 5 years 12 months ago TonyF

I got the message that the software is not compatible with my WinXP system.

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Selecting an Encryption Method for Cloud Storage 4 years 4 months ago TonyF

Great article. I'm not familiar with cloud storage so some interesting considerations were mentioned. I doubt I'll ever trust storage outside my control though.

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Stop Unwanted Email for Free With This Great Temporary Email Service 1 month 2 weeks ago TonyF

Gmail lets you forward emails to another email address. You set that up in settings. The thing to keep in mind when you reply to a forwarded address, you are sending from that forwarded address and will reveal your email address. If I want to reply to a forwarded email, I go into that Gmail account that was forwarded and reply from there.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 6 years 8 months ago TonyF

Finally registered. Been a user here for many years and value this site. Will donate today also.

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 5 years 4 months ago tonyc

Used new look onmy tablet -no problems. Thanks for the update.

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AOMEI Backupper 3 years 1 week ago tonyc

I backed up my old laptop with AOMEI Backupper - no problems. I then tried to transfer the backup to my new computer. I wiped off everything from the new computer, Windows 10 OS, files, apps - the lot. Is there any way I can recover my lost OS and other contents of my new computer - an ACER ?

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Best Free iPad Apps 1 year 4 months ago Tony Steeve

If anyone's looking for the best educational app to download in your iPad/iPhone, I would recommend this one

Times Tables Multiplication free for iPad/iPhone
As it has times tables for the numbers 1-10 - as well as an amazing Quiz to test the times tables skills!

Download now!
Available on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1089191129

Visit our website for more Educational Apps for kids.
https://thelearningapps.com

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Best Free PDF Tools 3 years 7 months ago Tony Osime

Is there a tool for easily creating mirror margins when printing pdf documents?

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 7 years 4 months ago tony

Macrium Relect has one BIG HUGE problem. It would mke sense that you would back up you Windows on an external hard drive. But this software does not see USB! Therefore you're up a gum tree like I am at present trying to restore your windows. So if you are t hinking about using this software and going to use a USB - Think again and use something else

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 7 years 4 months ago tony

Hi it is formatted to NTFS. Just done the Windows download as I can't see C drive and hoping it will resolve my problem. I shan't be using MR again. has changed since I used it two years ago and more complicated. Will look at your other alternatives

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Best Free Online Applications 6 years 5 months ago tony

Forgive me if I have missed it, but MS are now free online
https://office.com/start/default.aspx

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WPS Office Free 4 years 2 months ago tony

As much as I love this software the FREE as stated before has a huge problem, it doesn't print! The company is a con to FREE. Its not honest about this; so I suggest you find another software. Because of this lack of detail if I had to buy an office suite it wouoldn't be this one

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Free Business-Grade Antivirus For Your PC 2 years 5 months ago TomSJr

IT IS A FORM OF MALWARE. It is a nasty Trojan virus that can easily compromise any Windows based computer system. It is a malignant threat which is created by the cyber crooks with an aim to earn illicit revenue. After entering in the system, JS:Miner-C[Trj] opens a backdoor in the PC and allows its creators for unauthorized access of your personal data. This threat can install itself as JS:Miner-C[Trj] file in the %SystemRoot% directory. Even more, it can also inject other harmful files in the C directory to make the PC compromised. Its worst impact can result extremely dangerous for the users identity because it may connect the system with the remote location servers to share the private data of the users. You should not allow JS:Miner-C[Trj] to stay for long time in your system.

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Free Business-Grade Antivirus For Your PC 2 years 5 months ago TomSJr

You just haven't seen it YET on your PC OR you haven't dealt with it personally, as I have. IT IS A HACKER'S DREAM.

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 4 years 2 weeks ago TomSci

I've found that Adobe's standard reader crashes too often on Windows 10, hence my search for an alternative free viewer. Thanks for the info.

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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 1 year 11 months ago tomp

took over the newtab and activate it self automatic with out permission

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SearchMyFiles 1 year 9 months ago tomp

only 10 files can be removed unless register
Norton removes most utilities from the site.

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 6 years 2 weeks ago Tomnov

While I can't say I'm a fan of the Pixlr online editor, the version that ChronicChaos refers to is a new downloadable/installable desktop version, that would qualify to belong in this category.

https://pixlr.com/desktop

I haven't tested this version; don't know how faithful it is to the online version.

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Best Free Screen Session Recorder 6 years 6 months ago Tomnov

Couldn't get Active Presenter to record ANY sound on Windows 8.1, found no place to set an audio device or input.

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An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie 5 years 10 months ago Tomnov

@PeterT
You cannot seriously expect full direct support from a company on a FREE version of their software. And as you posted your comment on a Saturday, how many makers of Expensive, paid versions of their software do you think would provide an instant reply on a weekend?
But as howiem suggests in his reply, you could avail yourself of their help/support forum, and receive help within a few days.
Details of your problem would help too.
My guess is that if your default download folder has a very long name, for example on an XP machine so it looks something like c:\living room computer\users and settings\...\...\my documents\downloaded files....
and the path is too long for the browser and/or the operating system, when adding in the path that Sandboxie adds by default for its own folder hierarchy.

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LogMeIn No Longer Offering A Free Service [Updated] 6 years 8 months ago Tomnov

I'm in a gaming (users) group that offers advice and free support to others playing the same game, and have used Teamviewer for almost 2 years. Several of us have used it often enough to begin triggering the "commercial usage suspected" message, and a few of the group began only using LogMeIn; they will be chagrined to know that they will have to switch back.
Myself, I wrote the Teamviewer support ppl an email, when they began limiting sessions to 5 minutes, explaining how I used it for only "friends" and family and received no renumeration for my efforts, and they 'reset' my account to stop me from getting the timeouts and the annoying messages.
And I'd be a rich man & would gladly pay the commercial license fee if I did charge for my time on there.

It is a great free solution to help those who can't help themselves.

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My Favoured Youtube Downloader Of The Moment 6 years 1 month ago Tomnov

iLivid is total crap scumware. Spyware in it's own right, and then brings in ads that look like legitimate windows warnings to download even more dangerous stuff. STAY AWAY FROM IT.

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The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used 6 years 3 days ago Tomnov

does this or any other free screenshot tools work in the native Windows 8 full screen "app" environment?

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Find In-Depth Information On Any Subject 5 years 4 months ago Tomnov

Wikipedia gets a bad name by the haters that want to deny that there are often more than their own point of view to anything.
For what it is, they do a heckuva job, having review boards on most major subjects, and many not-so-major subject that you wouldn't be able to find info on just by opening up an encyclopedia.
At my son's lib school, they have a strict "no Wikipedia as a reference" policy, although they will let students reference ANY other website, where they DON'T have any such community and review standards as Wikipedia does, and anyone with a blog or a webpage can publish ANYTHING.
No guidance as to where to find RELIABLE information on the web. Thank goodness I review my son's work. Makes me worry about the education our youth is getting.

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Play 2000+ Original DOS Games For Free 5 years 4 months ago Tomnov

Chrome is in the process of phasing out Java support; here's the workaround for now, until Chrome also does away with NPAPI support.
http://help.ea.com/en/article/google-chrome-no-longer-supports-java/
I feel like Chrome is gonna phase itself out of use if it keeps making standard plugins & web protocols obsolete; I see more & more web developers pushing back & refusing to support Chrome anymore.

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Problems With Chrome? Use Google's Free Cleanup Tool. 4 years 3 months ago Tomnov

I'm about to throw Chrome out on it's ear like I did IE so long ago.
Google is getting too big for it's britches. The original beauty of Chrome was that it was a stabler version of open architecture Chromium, supported user scripting and many other features. It improved upon IE by handling plugins differently, and worked with Sun Java & Adobe (Flash & Shockwave) to make those plugins airtight and more stable.
Now Google is becoming a bigger gorilla than MS in the browser business, and throwing it's weight around, and not being as cooperative sharing back to the OA community of the browser they co-opted. Limiting the outside plugins & scripts that it now uses. Practically forcing updates down ppl's throats. Refusing to support or allow upgrades to machines using XP, ala MS.
I currently prefer a couple of Chromium clones & OA Chromium to Google's hot mess.
I only keep it on my computer for compatability purposes for the masses I work with & troubleshoot.

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Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps 2 years 12 months ago Tomnov

hmm, highways do extensive grading when being built, so I guess these topos are only accurate in untouched rural and wilderness areas.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 1 month ago tommyzulu

I am puzzled by your comment about bloatware/opencandy with Avast. I have installed it on three laptops and there's no trace of Opencandy on any of them. I have found it very easy to avoid installing Chrome if I don't want it.
I find an increasing number of nag screens in Avast, and it does try to get you to upgrade - always at an alleged discount: does anyone ever pay the so called full price?
But the free version has been very effective in blocking all sorts of invasions... so I'm relucatant to abandon it for the reasons you give.

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Need To Browse The Characters In A Font? Here's How. 5 years 7 months ago tommyzulu

The fonts you refer to are called "fixed width fonts" because each character takes up the same amount of line width.
You can Google search for fixed width fonts and find lots of info.
There are plenty of free fonts out there...
Here's one list to start with

http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=503

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An Amazing Tool For Visualising Data 4 years 9 months ago tommyzulu

This is a 131mb download and in the free version graphs/charts can only be shared via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or embedded on websites. They cannot be used as documents.

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Much More Than Safe Mode, From Windows 10's Magic Restart Menu 4 years 4 months ago tommyzulu

Hello "meandyou".

I think you may be missing an instruction (above). When I select "Recovery" (on the left) on my Windows 10 PC I get two options (grey blocks) "Get started" and "Restart Now". Mr Schifreen advised you to select "Restart Now" -- which did get me to a troubleshoot option...

Hope it works for you now.

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Just Get Flux. Your Eyes Will Thank You. 4 years 1 month ago tommyzulu

Does this only apply to PC Monitors? What about laptop screens?

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 3 years 9 months ago tommyzulu

I use Snipping Tool which is built into Windows. I've put a shortcut on my taskbar so it is always available. I'm not sure what Greenshot offers that this doesn't but mine does everything I've ever wanted...

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Get A $30 PDF Compression Utility For Free If You Act Quickly 3 years 8 months ago tommyzulu

Didn't work for me at all! installed the programme; wouldn't work on any files
BUT
There are lots of very good FREE online pdf compression sites! which work perfectly!

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How To Save Loads Of Time After A Windows Update 3 years 2 months ago tommyzulu

It is not actually in the control panel... go to "settings", then "update & security" and you'll find it there

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Retrieve Details Of Your Recent Internet Searches 2 years 9 months ago tommyzulu

I recently switched to the excellent Firefox 57 browser -- very fast and fully featured -- which has a nice "history" tab on the toolbar as standard (it also serves as the location for the bookmarks).

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 6 months ago tommyzulu

Surprised that you don't mention the free snipping tool which comes with Windows and works very well. Not sure why I'd need anything else!

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 2 years 6 months ago tommyzulu

Thank you - it looks like a useful alternative so I'll give it a whirl...

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The Best Browser-Based Screenshot Program I've Ever Used 2 years 4 months ago tommyzulu

Also available for Firefox...

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