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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago Nodrog

Selecting Hide... in the customise notification area window only has effect until the computer is restarted, it reappears with "show icon and notifications" enabled after a shutdown/restart. Even selecting "only show notificatios" resets after a restart.

Even though I have reserved the upgrade the icon is still there and a message about it now shows in Control Panel/Windows Update instead of the normal "No Updates/Updates available" dialogue.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago Anupam

That's a really silly reason to run Linux. You can easily install VLC or PotPlayer to run DVDs, which most of the people running Windows do anyways.. they are much better than WMP.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago vandamme

That's a subset of the "Linux includes a whole lot of applications that you don't have to install or update separately" reason to install Linux, at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago Anupam

Let's not make it a debate about Windows or Linux, here on a Windows article. Better keep it for forum.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago Moonwink

I've never had a Windows upgrade forced on me before. I prefer the classic desktop. I know nothing about Windows 10 figuring I'd wait and see what others thought about it first before even considering upgrading. Is there a classic desktop option available in Windows 10 or must we learn how to use the computer all over again. Thank goodness for "Classic Shell" or I'd be lost.

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 6 months ago v.laurie

Nobody knows. Microsoft has not been clear. See this post

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 5 months ago scericson

MS has apparently disabled the 'Uninstall' button for the Win10 update.

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Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 years 6 months ago Burn-IT

OCR has been around for generations.

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Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 years 6 months ago Jojo Yee It is true Burn-IT. How it is applied to an app effectively is of interest though. view
Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 years 6 months ago jkauffman03

Is it a memory hog like all of adobes desktop applications? I've been using Genius Scan for at least a year and it works great.

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Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 years 6 months ago Yankiwi

I've used CamScanner for years and it seems to work beautifully. Unlike Adobe Scan, it isn't tied to the Adobe Cloud, but although it shows you the result of your OCR scan, the ability to share the OCR results is a Premium (paid) feature.

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Additional µTorrent Settings 5 years 5 months ago chinamike

I am troubled that the articles pro and against IP filtering are SEVEN YEARS OLD! I really would hope there would be something much more current on the subject. I personally use IP filters because, hey--how could it hurt NOT TO?
I also use an anonymous proxy (usually out of China or Russia) in my P2P client and I verify it with a torrent IP checker (IPmagnet).
I have never in six years of downloading torrents, received one of those letters from my ISP.

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Additional Vuze Settings 6 years 7 months ago jcar

I want to share an external hard drive that contains my Vuze downloads between 2 Mac computers. I created the files on the external on one computer but the other computer Vuze copy can see the downloads even though I've input the right volumes. Is there a trick?

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Additional Vuze Settings 6 years 7 months ago mr6n8 I assume you mean "the other computer Vuze copy" can't "see the downloads" I also assume the external is connected to the computer in question. Since you have already added the torrent to that Vuze, you can try the context menu entry for the torrent (a right-click in Windows - not sure in Mac) Advanced>Files>Move Data Files and choose the directory containing the content. If that does not work, then remove the torrent from that Vuze and see below. If it is completed, then you need to be in Mode of intermediate or advanced http://wiki.vuze.com/w/UG_Options#Mode_options Add the torrent to Vuze using File>Open>Torrent File (Ctrl+O) http://wiki.vuze.com/w/UG_Menus#File_Menu This presents you with an Add Torrent screen where you can choose the save directory. You will need to set the "Add Mode" to "Seeding" (Only visible in intermediate or advanced mode) http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Seed_an_existing_file If you choose the directory containing the content, Vuze should recognize it and adjust the %. There are some issues with Mac on resuming a partially completed torrent that might change this procedure a little even on a completed download. http://wiki.vuze.com/w/How_do_you_resume#Mac_OS_X BTW I am on the road and on a WiFi right now and may not be able to get back quickly if you have more Qs. Steve view
Additional Vuze Settings 6 years 7 months ago jcar

I'm still confused by all the options to choose from.

Usually on a Mac, you tell it where the directory is and it always remembers. In this case there are 3 different places where I can tell it where the Vuze/downloads directory on the external HD is, I delete the original Vuze/downloads directory from the user/library (created when I downloaded Vuze to the 2nd computer) and when I restart Vuze on the 2nd computer, it recreates the deleted directory and replaces all the parameters I changed back to the original directory location.

When I changed the directory location on computer 1 to the external HD, there was no problem. The downloaded movies appeared in the library.

No so with computer 2 using the same external HD...

Jim

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Add Video Effects To Your Party With Robot VJ 2 years 4 months ago jabberssd

So far it doesn't work with

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun

I give up …… It hears the music and displays the equalizer type bars but all it does is display "Waiting for the beat"

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Add Video Effects To Your Party With Robot VJ 2 years 4 months ago tonytones

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

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Add Tracking Features To Your Gmail 1 year 8 months ago jtshea

I started to enable this app, but balked when one of the agreements to the terms was letting it send emails 'on my behalf'. Not control that I am willing to relinquish.

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Add Tracking Features To Your Gmail 1 year 8 months ago greyman

I am with jtShea on this one. I could not figure out a way that a third party app would be able to track my email without way too much information about my email, and myself. No, thanks.

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Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 5 years 7 months ago ixan

I don't think you ought to recommend this site for children. I clicked the link which took me to lobby and there was the F word all over the place. Some of it just cursing some of it about what some of the people wanted to do to two sisters... Childish yes, suitable for children no.

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Add To The Music With An Online Communal Piano 5 years 7 months ago cmaeser

Same as ixan -- thought it might be fun and wanted to share with my grandchildren. Link went straight to keyboard and running down the sides were obscene comments. Glad I checked first! My grandchildren are 5 and 6.

Never encountered problems with Gizmo sites before this.

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Add This $15.99 Computer Book To Your Collection For Free 2 years 4 months ago classicggma65

Got to jump through a few hoops to get this...Have to fill out the form with your business info in it and All fields Must be filled in. Since I sign petitions, I'm used to fudging info so I don't get unwanted calls or mail from nonprofits. I used one of my alias email addresses-yes, it's working and current. Then, my address doesn't contain the north, south, etc direction or apt number when filled in. The zipcode of 99999 was accepted. I did have to put a valid phone number...hate having to do that as I have an unpublished number so used a very old number...yes, know it's not cool.

After filling in my "job" info, I was told to verify my email address then I could download the book. Had to sign in with my email to access "my library" but the book did download to my computer. This is more than I would ever do to get a free book...and not something worth the time having to put in so much personal info. Hopefully it will be worth it...looking forward to explanations that aren't so technical. Thanx...but won't do this again...

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 5 years 6 months ago Australia

BGInfo is a great way to have information visible on the Windows desktop, is very customisable, and even better, its "portable"

I can change the text size, font, colour, and choose any or all of the Windows system information options

And as Rob suggests, I can remove ALL the computer information and just have other information, such as a to do list for the day, or a list of quotations, or anything I like !

However, readers would appreciate knowing that this program makes changes to the registry, and that once you use this program, it is not immediately obvious how to "uninstall the program"

After reading BGInfo's homepage and the homepage's recommended reading site, I was still unsure how to uninstall this program

Thankfully, I found the answer in the Help section of the program:
"BGInfo does not require any special installation. To run it simply execute BGINFO.EXE from a convenient location.
To uninstall, delete BGINFO.EXE and reset your system's wallpaper using Windows' Desktop Properties dialog"

Something also not clear - how can we get BGInfo to "display the contents of a text file". Sounds very useful, for example to display a regularly updated text file of events for the current calendar month. The instructions were not simply explained

Thanks Rob for yet another marvellous Hot Find, you are amazing, and a much valued asset to the TechSupportAlert website

I rate BGInfo a 10/10 for being portable, and so very customisable !

And correct me if I'm wrong, but BgInfo uses NO system resources ! So I rate it a 10+/10 !

Using BGInfo and another freeware program "Photo On Desktop-7", which allows me the very basic but essential task of floating any chosen image on my computer screen (eg a to do list, or a loved ones photo), and my daily organisation skills are enhanced greatly !

I have no affiliation with either program

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 5 years 6 months ago David Roper

Super Article by Rob and super comment by Australia. Thanks to you both.

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 4 years 1 month ago gbarthad

Pardon me if I sound rude, but HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT???

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 4 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy

See here. MC - Site Manager.

http://forum.sysinternals.com/how-do-i-remove-bginfoexe_topic6958.html

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 4 years 1 month ago gbarthad

Thanks but it didn't work...I managed to delete it (at first it said can't delete, file open in wallpapers), but the background text is still there on my wallpaper....

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Add Text, Or Info About Your PC, To Your Desktop 4 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy There are other posts related to the same subject in that forum including recommended edits to the Windows registry that you may or may not be comfortable with. If you are still unable to effect a complete removal after reading this additional information I suggest making your own request for support in their forum. MC - Site Manager. view
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Add New Options To Your Right-Click Explorer Menu 3 years 2 months ago Fox-Hound

Thank you, been looking for a program like this. Works like a charm.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago plj07

Love the falling snow!

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago JohhnyBeGood

Oops, there's a nasty memory leak in this program. After 4 hours, +/- 4 GB memory consumed. Seems like every snowflake is remebered. If you kill the process, then the memory is released.

jb

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago shirley hogan

How do you un-install this cute little program?

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago mrc4

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago mrc4

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago swreynolds

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

From the bottom line of text, choose #Exit.

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago swreynolds

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago Jojo Yee Flake 16, Flake 24, Flake 4(16) and Flake 4(24) are good options. view
Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 5 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

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

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Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop 3 years 12 months ago lynway

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

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Add Another Layer of Security and Privacy to Your Android Device 2 years 9 months ago jogold

does this app load in safemode?

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago hpearce

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

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

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy Many Windows apps install a background service which is necessary for them to function. As has been stated here many times, these articles are not product reviews and therefore cannot be expected to contain every detail. As with all programs, users should check out the product knowledge base before deciding if it is what they need and whether to install it. Details about the Disk Drill Recovery Vault background service are listed on their website. MC - Site Manager. view
Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago Alanheal

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

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy

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

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago Gil Mensch

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

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago Fairportfan

I came here to mention Recuva. Works quite well.

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Accidentally Deleted A File? Locate And Recover It Quickly. 2 years 9 months ago rolou

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago Gil Mensch

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago lowndesw

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago jlk103144

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago MilesAhead

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

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago Rick Grunwald

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago knookie

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

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Accidentally Closed All Your Browser Tabs? No Problem! 3 years 3 months ago Fox-Hound

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

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

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 2 years 10 months ago astral_cyborg

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

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