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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago harrym

NirSoft's free RegScanner is multi-threaded and FAST on search : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Australia

Registry Finder sounds like a great tool for experienced Windows users, who like to edit the Windows Registry

But if you are the average Windows user, there is no need to directly edit the Windows Registry, unless in extreme circumstances

I am a reasonably proficient Windows User since Windows 3.1 in 1992.
Over the last 25 years I have had to use the native Windows Registry editor (regedit.exe) less than 5 times, if at all
I only used a Registry editor when following instructions how to remove a computer infection, from a reputable computer website

Did you know Microsoft once provided a free registry cleaner named RegClean. It hasn’t been supported since Windows 98. Microsoft removed it from their website because it caused so many problems

Alternatively, some software customises which programs start with Windows - and allow you to indirectly edit the registry - these programs if reputable are usually safe
In addition, some uninstaller applications do check registry entries when you remove programs, even then only delete the registry entries directly related to the program being installed, and not other more general registry keys

Windows Finder is a Registry Editor
On the other hand, avoid any "Registry Optimising programs" that claim to speed up your computer, or claim to delete registry duplicate entries, or claim in any way to improve your registry or to optimise your computer in any way
Such programs are all designed to steal your money from you, and never work as intended
Such programs can damage your computer so badly it doesnt start, and Windows has to be reinstalled. You can lose all your data in some cases

The best ways to speed up your computer are:
1)Use portable programs wherever possible, as installing programs often adds to your computer start and shutdown times
In the last 25 years a major trend has been the advent of free and portable software (many on TechSupportAlert) for most computer functions
There are now very reputable portable Media Players, portable Image Viewers/Editors, portable ScreenCapture utilities, and portable Internet browsers. Find these and use them if they suit you, they prevent a lot of the bloat of installed programs
2)Use a freeware utility which lets you know which programs want to load everytime you turn on your computer
If software that you no longer use wants to start up with Windows, stop it from doing so
Dont stop a process loading at startup unless you know exactly what is it however, some may be important video or Windows drivers
3)Use Task Manager or one of the many freeware alternatives found on TechSupportAlert
Get to know how much memory is used, by each program that is on your computer. If a program is hogging a lot of memory, try and find an alternative program that uses less memory
4)Be aware that a lot of internet browsers have the problem of memory leak - the longer they are being used, the more memory they also use.
Use a Task Manager utility to see if your preferred browser has this problem. If so, find an alternative internet browser
5)Ensure the antivirus program you are using has good online reviews, and isnt known for slowing computers
6)Avoid visiting dodgy sites, including downloading sites, unless you know what you are doing
Increasingly more sites are infecting computers if you click infected links on these pages
7)Use a program uninstaller with a good reputation. Some programs like to clutter your RAM, and like to load on Windows startup and bloat your computer memory. A safe uninstallation program is invaluable for any program you no longer need or use
8)Windows 10 telemetry is Microsofts way of sending information about your computer back to Microsoft, and probably robs your computer of processing speed and/or memory with its various processes. Find reputable freeware on TechSupportAlert that safely blocks this telemetry, unless you have a need for Microsoft to be sending information back to Microsoft about your computer and your computer activities
9)Backing up the Registry can be a good idea. But this does not involve directly editing the Registry
Free and reputable Registry backup programs are available, to be used if your computer needs to be reset to an earlier time because of new malfunctions. Again always be careful with programs that work even indirectly with the Registry
10)Freeware programs are available which notify you everytime a program tries to add itself to the registry, to start up when Windows starts
Such programs are an added layer of protection, and restrict which programs actually are allowed to start when you turn on your computer !
11)Purchase more RAM for your computer, if your Operating System (32bit or 64 bit) can accept more memory

I wont recommend specific freeware utilities, they are all described on TechSupportAlert

In summary, for the average Windows user, unless you absolutely have to, there is usually NO need to be touching the Windows Registry

Lets let Microsoft have the final say. In March 2017, Microsoft specifically stated:
"Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. Serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly.
We strongly recommend that you only change values in the registry that you understand or have been instructed to change by a source you trust, and that you back up the registry before making any changes.
Before you modify the registry, make sure you back it up, create a restore point, and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs" (Google: 'Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities')

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago VelvetElvis

You seem to be under the impression that portable applications don't write to the registry. That's patently false. *Any* application can read and write to the registry. Further, when using portables, you typically lose features such as context menu entries that for some programs, are worth the price of admission.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago boristhemoggy

Most sense I've heard for a long time on these comments.
However I do often go into the registry, mostly to delete all the left over crap from programs I try and then uninstall. Or the odd clever hack I find from somewhere.
I'll be trying this offering although at present I am happy indeed with the portable editor I've used for years.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Australia

A true portable application does not write to the Registry

Google "A Guide to Portable Applications" which is found on TechSupportAlert
This article explains where to find excellent portable software

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Remah

Your lengthy comment could do with some clarifications.

Registry cleaning was essential for Windows 95 and less so for each later version of Windows.

Microsoft's own registry cleaner (regclean.exe) was originally needed when Microsoft Windows 95 expanded the use of the registry to remove the proliferation of .ini configuration files. There was a crippling problem in Windows 95 when registry files got too big. The program was updated for Windows 98 and the last version was 4.1a in 1999.

It is notable that regclean was only discontinued late in the Windows XP era when it became incompatible with registry changes for Microsoft Office 2007 (released late 2006) and Windows Vista (2007).

Windows XP was also the last version of Windows where registry cleaning could easily produce a performance improvement. Vista still had some serious performance issues which left a little room to argue for registry cleaning but Windows 7 registry performance improved so much that it largely removed the need for registry cleaning.

I did a lot of testing of registry performance and you can read some of my test results for Windows XP in the article Do we really need Registry Cleaners? I stopped testing with Windows 7.

The "best way to speed up your computer" is generally to install enough physical memory because the primary cause of slowdown is so often insufficient physical memory.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago VelvetElvis

I'm fully cognizant of what a "true portable application" is and isn't. I don't need to Google a guide. Simply correcting your statement, based on many years of software development.
But I see by the posting date you've already edited your initial entry.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Australia

My post refers to 'true portable" applications that make no changes to the registry

For example, Registry Finder is exactly the 'true portable' application that I prefer to use:

"Registry Finder can be used without installation...
The utility does not store any of its data in the registry.
It stores settings in the RegistryFinder.config file located in the same folder as the executable. "
(As described on the homepage)

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Kissol

To seach in 'Windows Registry' I use 'RegScanner' from NirSoft also. It works really good and has scan options well done.
"Registry Finder" is a very good editor that can replace 'Regedit' with aditional options.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago Henry Winokur

Over the years, one of the ways that builders kept the price of computers low was to put in the minimum amount of RAM that would work. As the price of RAM has fallen, machines came with more and more. Most machines these days come with a minimum of 8GB which is plenty for most people unless the user is editing photos or videos (or gaming). But the real rule of thumb is you can never have too much RAM.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 1 year 9 months ago click-click

Registryfinder needs to improve its error recovery routines. If you enter anything it doesn't understand as a parameter, it simply crashes. For example: registryfinder --h instead of -h will crash it. A lot of the command line options I tried caused a crash. For me, the command line parameters are not explained very well and need to show some working examples for each option. This could help avoid some of the crashes caused by entering the parameters incorrectly. Not all parameters are listed on the website as compared to what gets listed from the command line via -h.

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A Replacement Windows Explorer. With Tabs! 6 years 3 months ago runbei

Suggest readers NOT install Explorer++. Would love to give them the benefit of the doubt. But there's a very serious problem - there is no known way to uninstall it in Windows 7 64-bit.

The suggested method is: make sure the option "Don't replace Windows Explorer" is checked, and then simply delete the .exe file.

If you do this and reboot, the default file manager continues to be Explorer++ in Windows 7. So if you open a folder in Windows Explorer, then double-click a folder to open it, you get an error message - application not found.

If there's a way to fix this, I'd love to hear about it. Is there a setting in Win7 I can change to manually remove Explorer++ as the default?

P.S. After posting to the Explorer++ forum and much waiting and searching, I found out how to make the uninstall process work. You HAVE to run Explorer++ as a system administrator or the uninstall doesn't work. Right-click the Explorer++ icon, choose "Run as Administrator," and follow the steps (they're in the readme).

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 11 months ago pmcmahon

It works on OS X as well. There's a version for linux: https://justgetflux.com/linux.html but I ended up using redshift http://jonls.dk/redshift/

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 11 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried this a long time ago and I distinctly remember that I hated it at the time. The idea sounds great in theory, but in reality it kept dimming the screen too much, it was never comfortable.

Perhaps it improved over time, I'll give it another shot.

Edit: No, it's still too uncomfortable for eyes, also there's no option to detect games/movies so it can be disabled automatically as far as I could tell.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 11 months ago boristhemoggy

I work online and do 2 night shifts a week and this is invaluable. Most of my colleagues have it now and it only takes a slight adjustment for it to make a massive difference. I don't get itchy eyes anymore. If you spend a lot of time at a monitor, especially in less than great lighting, you need this.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 11 months ago Phylis Sophical

Flux is a 'must have' for me too. btw, there is an adjustment for movies as well as other fine tuning features.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 11 months ago bawldiggle

It works well! The reduced glare late at night does make a difference when I finally get to bed.
Never thought of the affects of blue light at night.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago vandamme

If you use Linux, use Redshift. I use it to color-correct my monitor, which is too blue for me. Redshift is in the Mint repository. Two clicks, done.

If you use Windows, just get Linux.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago HisSon

I also used this or a similar program in the past and found it dimming the picture too much.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago MidnightCowboy "If you use Windows, just get Linux". I know it's still early in the year, but coolest comment of 2015 (so far) :) MC - Site Manager. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago SanDiegoJack

Is there a utility which will override web dictates to blacken text? Much is too pale to read quickly.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago zdub

If you are a late night computer user and have trouble falling asleep, you should definitely give this a try.

Check out this study (which also mentions f.lux): http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/publicaffairs/news/pressreleas...

(BTW, my kids use f.lux but I personally don't care for it.)

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee Both Flux and Redshift are too reddish to me especially when the color temperature is 5,000 K and below. Personally I prefer to adjust the backlight instead. The Fn key increases/decreases the brightness of the screen by about 5% on each press on my machine, but there're software tools to make the task easier such as Friendeye for Windows or Light for Linux which can be added to auto start when the system starts up. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 10 months ago Anupam Same here. I use Desktop Lighter: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/Desktop-Lighter.shtml It can change the brightness very easily using a slider, and can autorun with Windows. Although it's not being developed and an old software, it still works with Windows 8.1. view
A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 4 years 8 months ago Joe A.TT

I agree with Jojo. When I tried F.lux some time back I couldn't stand the reddish hue. Also, I prefer portable software whenever I can get it but F.lux doesn't have a portable version. The people over at PortableApps.com were trying to make it portable but it looks like that project has stalled.

Recently, I discovered a similar app called SunsetScreen ( http://www.skytopia.com/software/sunsetscreen/ ). It was first released on 2015.03.15 so it's pretty new. It also offers a certain amount of flexibility not present in F.lux. And... there's a portable version too.

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A Reminder: If You Use Windows, Just Get Flux 3 years 8 months ago wildweaselkeeper

I tried flux; it sux. It's way too bossy.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago wildweaselkeeper

I'm always going to give you a five just for the time you spent researching and writing the article, but I sometimes wonder where you find these, so called jewels/gems? I put no Trust in "Web of Trust" and I could find very little information about this offering. And the little I did find gave me no confidence in it. I do trust "VirusTotal", for that most part, but I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that.

Thanks for the heads up; I'll stick with "Team Viewer".

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago Geekomatic

"...I'm not going to download and install a program just based on that."

From the article:

"It's also portable so will work straight away without needing to be installed."

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago Geekomatic

Hey Rob,

Any feedback on AeroAdmin?

http://www.aeroadmin.com/en/

I've been using it for a while now & works well-- also, free for business! No installation required-- the other party downloads the exe & accepts the remote, that's all there is to it (very similar to Teamviewer).

Cheers

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago HmS-PA

Try Team Viewer. It is a free for personal use application. Really works well and you have full control to access from anywhere.

I have Team Viewer on my Samsung (Android) phone, and laptop, so I can connect to my home PC at any time.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago otis_lewd

I did not see a link for a portable version, only a 32 or 64-bit msi.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago HisSon

Agree with HmS-PA. Appreciate Team Viewer allowing personal use of this app.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago seeker108

Agree on all points made by wildweasel, including Web of Trust which I don't bother looking at anymore. It *may* be okay for tech stuff, but gets wildly skewed by trolls on topics where people have strong opinions, e.g. politics, spiritual paths etc. I appreciate the efforts put forth by those reviewing new freeware, but don't want to waste time testing every new program that comes to someone's attention when what I'm already using, e.g. TeamViewer in this case, is as good or better.
I'd suggest including a clear reason[s] in these recommendations why someone might want to switch software.

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A Really Useful Remote Support Tool 2 years 5 months ago patels

I think AnyDesk is the best free option. It rivals commercial software. It has got all the features, plus there is a portable version and mobile app also.

I am using it for sometime and am very satisfied.

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A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 1 month ago Diane Dalsimer

This article would be more useful if it contained a link to access the program.

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A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy The link is included. MC - Site Manager. view
A Really Simple Project Management System That's Also Free 2 years 1 month ago rutherfordpaul

Why do you insist on an email address that includes first and last names?
Cordially,

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 5 years 9 months ago David Roper

What an interesting find. Thanks Rob, for your help for us. There's no reason Geeks like us and those reading should not keep this one on their flashdrive on their car key chain.

All your articles are usually great finds. Thanks for your efforts. Now send me that $20 you said you would give me for a good write up.

Just kidding, all. At 70 years old, I cannot be bought and anyone that knows me, knows that. My wife says I do not "have a filter", nor can my opinion be bought. Most of the time, it gets me into trouble. Not this time, however.

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 5 years 9 months ago Prof. Jewell

Second vote for David Roper's appreciation.

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A Really Simple PC Benchmarking Utility 5 years 9 months ago pratomorone

bump...third vote.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago harrym

The best is still CLCL : http://www.nakka.com/soft/clcl/index_eng.html

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago willrun4fun

Been using Ditto for years http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/#Change History

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago boristhemoggy

Not sure if it's just me being dumb but this simply does not do anything that I can see. I can't fathom how it's supposed to get the clipboard contents into it, nor how you get them back.
If you cycle through the options tabs it gives an exception handler error and closes.
Maybe it's me...

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago boristhemoggy

CLCL works perfectly for me, Cheers harrym! Only thing is, how do you get it to autostart with Windows 10?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago jonbourne

Exactly. Ditto surpasses any other clipboard manager. This is one of my most heavily used utilities.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago Rydeck

I tried several and the tool I liked most is RClipStep. So easy and practical (and free)

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago DannyJr

As long as ClipX works in the latest Windows, I see no reason to change.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago toktok

Clipboard Help+Spell is very good too:

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago boristhemoggy

That's ace, many thanks pal.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 months ago sicknero

Nice find : ) I've been through no end of clipboard managers for something that suits my needs, this one seems light and stable so far.

It appears to lack image preview but I can live with that and maybe there's some setting somewhere that I missed.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago ianc

Does not work in Windows 7: "Requires .Net Framework 4.52 (Windows Vista+/Server 2008+)"

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 months ago ianc

No error messages, nothing happens. I read the reference to Vista + as meaning it does not work on earlier versions of Windows. I don't know what .Net 4.52 framework is, or how to tell if is installed. There is a .Net 3.51 SP1 on the computer.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 months ago ianc

Odd, I tried to install using your link and get this:
Details
.NET Framework 4.5.2 or a later update is already installed on this computer.
I then looked in the registry (now I know how) and found Net framework 4.6.01055

And now, tried 1.17 and it works. No idea what problem was - thanks.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 months ago sicknero

Hi, thanks for your reply and for a nice piece of freeware : )

When I first tried your program I saw no graphic previews at all, just locations the same as in the left hand pane. After experimenting a bit further though, I've found that graphic previews are shown for jpg files from my hard drive but not if I right click and copy an image in Firefox. For png files on my hard drive, ClipAngel shows previews for some but not all. It's not a big issue though, it's not something I would use often anyway.

The preview as it is, now that I have found it, is fine. No need at all to change that in my opinion.

I did wonder though, is there or could there be, a button to show/hide the right hand preview pane and only display the list? I know I can resize it but a toolbar button or hotkey would be handy.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 8 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 2 years 8 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 2 years 6 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 2 years 4 months ago Peejayh

You say it can be installed or stand alone, but I can not find an installer, when I open the zip file I downloaded it extracts all files, then when I click on CickAngel.exe it runs as a stand alone program. Where do I find the installer?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

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

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago DrBongo

I use Ditto which works fine for me, and I'd like to give a warning about clipboard managers in general.

If you use a clipboard manager to copy a password, that password will remain in the clipboard manager until it is deleted. So, if you do use a clipboard manager to copy and paste passwords, immediately remove that password from the clipboard manager.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago ibay770

1clipboard is great and it syncs all data with your good drive account so it can sync all your info on many computers

http://1clipboard.io/

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago crombierob

It appears this does not work in XP

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago Hondoe1950

I have tested many clipboard programs over the year, and greatly prefer Clipboard Help+Spell because:

1. It allows you to have Favorites to use and reuse

2. It's easy to delete a clip from the listing (e.g. passwords)

3. It works with text and images equally well

4. It has an extensive history of previously used clips

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

I wonder what Ditto fans will say about ClipAngel?

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago Sgluber

I have installed Clip Angel a hour ago and, so far, it is being very useful! :-)

I agree with rob: it's a really nice and powerful clipboard manager. Thanks to rob for this article, many thanks to tormozit for the great job! *thumbsup*

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago fullbug

Exactly! I have never seen another clipboard manager that lets you enter your own clips and save them, and paste when needed, this keeps me coming back to ClipX!

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 4 months ago tormozit

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 3 months ago tormozit

1.36

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

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 years 3 months ago tormozit

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

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 10 months ago BGM

This program doesn't let you use the win key for a hotkey.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 10 months ago tormozit

Yes. You are right.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 10 months ago BGM

I would use it if it did! Really, it's the only thing keeping me from using it. I am using ClipX right now, instead.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 3 months ago crombierob

Since this does not work in XP
XP users could use Ditto instead
This is the latest version that works in XP (32bit) -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto-cp/files/Ditto/3.21.134.0/
I tried the latest 4 to prove that 3.21.134 is the most recent that works in XP
I was only trying the portable versions.
There is a slight chance that the installed versions will give a different result ? ?
Anyone who wishes to experiment with those, can find them here -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto-cp/files/Ditto/
Rob
PS I am willing to give ClipAngel a go (in XP).
I am a bit worn out, but anyone who is interested, could do similar experiments with older versions of ClipAngel -
https://sourceforge.net/projects/clip-angel/files/
If you post the result (previous version that works in XP), I will Shirley give it a try.

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 1 year 2 months ago 10basetom

I have a very specific set of requirements that include:

- tiny memory footprint (<5MB)
- truly portable (no dependency on any framework, including .NET)
- easy to trigger (Win + V or simpler)
- ability to format/manipulate text in the buffer
- ability to store/organize permanent snippets

ClipX was my go-to clipboard manager for many years, but it didn't play well with Windows 10, so I spent a lot of time trying out all the clipboard managers I could find to find an alternative. I finally settled on Clibor, and have never looked back. It's amazing how much power was crammed into such a small utility. If you can get past the crowded interface and sporadic wonky translations, I highly recommend giving Clibor an honest try.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Very good to know about this free option we have!
Ads are a minor nuisance.

Regards
Peter.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago boristhemoggy

I still favour Open Office. It can't handle some of the high end macros that Excel uses but in general it's fabulous. I'd not try anything else now.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago digismurf

Been using this for a couple of years now it gets the job done well

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago Blackbird

For a small (48MB-Installed), yet complete Office Suite, Please check out:

Ashampoo Office 2010 is FREE... Works very well,...
Should cover almost everyone's needs...

Installed it is a little less than 48 MB...

It can be Downloaded from the link below:
http://www.softmaker.de/reg/ash10_en.htm
From that link:
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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago Phylis Sophical

Thxs for the heads up on the ads. Sticking with LibreOffice, no ads

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago Joe A.TT

Thank you for the recommendation but Ashampoo Office 2010 is really SoftMaker Office - they even say so on their site. What puzzles me is why recommend a 2010 office suite when you can get the free 2016 version directly from SoftMaker themselves?

http://www.freeoffice.com/en/

That's what I use and what I would recommend. I am sure it can easily fulfill the needs of almost all private users.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Open Office doesn't nag me to update every month and I tend to stay loyal to programs that don't make frivolous changes simply to appear "new and improved".

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago baja463

Thanks anyway, but LibreOffice works for me and has been a faithful companion for a long time. And .... No ads!

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago Rick Grunwald

Ditto here.

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago Boo

I prefer softmaker myself. Had used the free WPS for a long time until they said I had pay for it to continue using it. This was about two months ago. Don't know if the policy has changed. Boo

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A Really Nice Office Suite For Free 3 years 4 months ago gbr

My suggestions are, for a full suite, LibreOffice and for a ligther one, SoftMaker. Both free and ads free.
g

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