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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 6 months ago toktok

Simplest probably is
- either upgrade before July 29th
- or wait till you absolutely need a new computer (or 2020 when support for Windows 7 ends
- if they don't extend the support - as they did with XP)
- and then you automatically will get Windows 10
- if you don't choose Linux instead ;-)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 6 months ago toktok

- and, I suppose, also make a system image of the new Win10 before restoring your old Win7 image?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 years 6 months ago toktok

Yes - I didn't mean you get Win10 freely but only that you probably have to change to Win10 if you buy a new computer (and still want Windows).

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Are You Getting The Most From Your Browser With HTTP/2? 3 years 6 months ago toktok

Opera is also supported.

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How To: Sorting and Finding Emails in Your Gmail Account 3 years 2 months ago toktok

Thank you for that.
I think it should be mentioned that many of the search operations can be done from the dropdown box "Show settings for search" (click arrow to the right of the search field in Gmail) - this is probably easier for the non-tech people.
It includes types of mails (dropdown list), fields for
From, To,
Subject,
Contains words:..., Does not contain words:....,
Has attachments,
Does not have chats,
Is greater (smaller) than ... (Mb, Kb, B),
Date: go back 1 day ... (various options up to 1 year), or From date (a calendar popup window is supplied).

You can input in several fields at once, and even create a filter using your criteria.

See also e.g.
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6593?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

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The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You 3 years 2 months ago toktok

You can also use
Startpage.com
which fetches results from the Google search engine. This is done without saving the users' IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google's servers.
By the way, Opera has recently released a free VPN service integrated into the browser, very easily "installed" (when you have installed Opera - in its settings).
Edit: Ixquick uses several engines, whereas Startpage (also from Ixquick) only uses Google searches, but in both cases they hide the personal user info and IP addresses from Google and other servers.

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The Search Engine That Doesn't Track You 3 years 2 months ago toktok

That's interesting. Thanks for the info. I'm in Europe and don't have similar problems. It did come with a question once about my whereabouts but didn't insist on the answer.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 1 month ago toktok

I have problems with connecting. In the place of localhost I put my IP address (as indicated in the help) and a newly invented password (I am not aware that my connection has a password - it's a broadband connection, not wifi. I have also tried without password - but it gives an error message anyway. By the way, why is it necessary to connect if the program only monitors files on the computer?
Any help will be appreciated.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 1 month ago toktok

Thanks, Remah. It worked - entering 127..0.0.1 as 'localhost', without password.
The program opens. Now I have another problem - I don't see any way to restart the program (after having closed it). In the Start search box there is no link to File Access Monitor, and no icon on the desktop, etc.
I can restart the program by running the setup file again but that doesn't seem like the right way.
Thanks for any help.

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This Brilliant File Security Product Is Now Free 3 years 1 month ago toktok

Yes, of course! Thank you! Problem solved!

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 3 weeks ago toktok

To be able to see the results you have to open a command line window (as administrator).
To do so (Win7, probably similar in Win10):
- type cmd in the Start --> Search box
- right-click cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
- in the box navigate to the place where sigcheck.exe (or sigcheck64.exe) file is located. (You could *beforehand* copy the sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe to an easy-to-find place, e.g. c:\ and then in the command line window navigate to c:\ by typing cd \ (or cd c:\). Another way to do it (then you don't have to navigate anywhere) is *beforehand* to copy the sigcheck.exe or sigcheck64.exe file to a folder in your path. To see folders in your path, type path in the command line window.
- type sigcheck or sigcheck64 followed by for instance -v -tv (probably not just -tv as given). See the options in the help file at the download site, or at the command prompt by just typing sigcheck or sigcheck64 without anything following.

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 3 weeks ago toktok

Did you copy the sigcheck.exe file to C:\ first? - Otherwise it won't work.
Alternatively, you could first copy the sigcheck.exe file to C:\windows\system32 which is in your path. Then you don't have to change folder. You can just type sigcheck (+ options).

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 3 weeks ago toktok

This is a much better choice! And easier to use for most people. Friendly interface and you don't have to learn all those options, etc. Thanks!

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Check Your PC For Signs Of A Dangerous Password Stealer 3 years 3 weeks ago toktok

Thanks for that. The problem here may be that often you'll want to open the command prompt as an administrator, and you may not be able to do that using that method.

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Explore The Sky With This Stunning Planetarium Suite 3 years 3 days ago toktok

Great program! Thanks! - I had a problem - the mouse was invisible. Reading in the forum a suggestion to disable mouse trails worked!

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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 3 days ago toktok

Thanks!
I couldn't see the bookmarks extension for Opera - there were 4 extensions with the name "Bookmarks" in them - but apparently none of them were able to export/import. Some of them had cloud storage.
The Chrome extension worked fine.

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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 3 days ago toktok

Thanks, rhiannon!

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 2 years 10 months ago toktok

Thanks!
Another browser which now has free VPN is Opera

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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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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 years 6 months ago toktok

You write:
No ISP does not have access to your email
Do you mean:
No ISP has any access to your email
?

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 years 5 months ago toktok

Anyone remember the CP/M?
According to Wikipedia: "(Control Program / Monitor), microcomputer operating system; a precursor to the IBM PC-compatible disk operating systems (DOS)."
It had commands like COPY A:FILE.TXT B: (B: the second floppy drive!)
It could be used on many different types of computers before the DOS arrived but many of the commands were the same.

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Thank You for Donating 5 years 10 months ago toktok

Glad to support a wonderful site

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Thank You for Donating 4 years 1 month ago toktok

Excellent site! Thanks!
Have donated.

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Make Managing Windows Easier with This Very Useful Free Tool 6 years 1 month ago Tom Whyte

Microsoft has a downloadable registry edit that works great with Win 8x64 (works with Win 7 too, both for 32 and 64 bit). Adds "Copy to.." and/or "Move to.." to a right click and you pick your destination.

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Three Tricks to Make Windows 8 Much Easier and Quicker to Use 6 years 1 month ago Tom Whyte

Very much liked the "God Mode" on my Win 8 machine - still have to experiment though!

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Snapshot Your Files And Registry To Discover What Changed 5 years 9 months ago Tom Whyte

Windows System State Analyzer from the MICROSOFT SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION TOOLKIT VERSION 3.5 - just get the Analyzer part - it does a great job!

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 4 years 7 months ago Tom Wilson

Very nice thanks.
I sometimes think it would be useful if the search box offered a platform specific search option - just a thought.

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Donate Now and Help Keep Gizmo's Freeware Independent and Non-commercial 1 year 5 months ago tom1

Best site around, first stop when looking for software. More than happy to contribute. We all take something out, now it's time to put something back.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 year 6 months ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 year 6 months ago Tom12

******************************THE UGLY REALITY OF 360 TOTAL SECURITY***************************************************************************************
1.) https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/october-2017/qihoo-360-total-security-default-engine-9.2-174068/
2.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jc2asYcMSQ
3.) https://www.digitalcitizen.life/review-360-total-security
4.) https://www.techradar.com/reviews/360-total-security
5.) https://antivirusprotection.reviews/review/360-total-security/

Qihoo must have poured millions of dollars in developing this product but it is quite BAD.

1.) Poor Realtime Protection
2.) Poor phishing Detection
3.) Performance Impact
4.) Too much advertisements and Privacy issues
5.) Extra tools are overemphasized and underpowered
6.) Intrusive and interface layout stressing non-essentials.
7.) Too many false positives by 360 Cloud Engine
8.) Poor Documentation

I know that its protection can be improves by enabling those 3rd party Bitdefender and Avira engines, but tests shoes in spite of that protection is not remarkable and performance impact goes very high.
Lots of negatives, like those Extra tools when seen from view point of a PC professional are bloatware and not absolutely essential.

Recommend Improvements:
1.) Have a crystal clear privacy policy
2.) Just use Bitdefender Engine by default and ditch 360 cloud engine forever.
3.) Non-intrusive and quality advertisements
4.) Improve real-time protection, program should immediately react to the presence of malware without executing them.
5.) Improve Phishing protection.
6.) Remove nonessential tools and do not emphasize them, like frequent cache cleaning and aggressive startup management.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 4 years 1 week ago Tom38740

This is my 4th time trying to make Win 10 acceptable. It has back stabbed me once to many times, ripping Apps away, freezing up, to many things. Microsoft has ask me to leave them by trying to force it on me. I am junking it and going to another OS. I don't know which one yet, maybe one more people friendly and not so corporate.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 3 years 1 week ago tom4455

Just an FYI. Zoner free version is at 19. Just downloaded it and haven't had a chance to do much with it.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 6 years 4 months ago tom4455

1/ Why are you reviewing Firefox 13 when it is now at 22?

2/ Chrome seems attractive, but I am concerned about their stated policy of obtaining all the data on a person and make it for sale. Have you looked into this aspect of Google, and if so, what are your conclusions.

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Best Free Website Ripper 5 years 5 months ago tom4455

New version of HTTrack: Version 3.48-13 (06/08/2014)

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Best Free Online TV Viewer 6 years 9 months ago tom4455

From their website: "NOTICE:TVU Networks shut down service to the TVU Player on February 25,2013."

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Best Free Media Player 6 years 5 months ago tom4455

Doom9 does not require registration! They have rempved any reference to PotPlayer because they claim it is violating the GPL license. The source code PotPlayer provides does not match the actual product.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 9 months 1 week ago tom4455

The link you give for I2P takes you to a different link: https://geti2p.net/index.html Firefox blocks it as an insecure site and if I enter the https://geti2p.net/index.html link on WOT website, it says it has no information on this site.

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 1 month ago tom4455

Besides the installer and the PortableApps version, there is also a stand-alone executable which is version 1.5

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Use This Free Spybot Utility to Block Microsoft Monitoring in Windows 4 years 1 month ago tom4455

Below the 2 links you mentioned, there is a link: "Safer-Networking Download Section" that takes you here:

https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php

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Is 2018 the Year the Internet Finally Died? 1 year 11 months ago tom4455

As Bob Dylan's lyrics go: "And when will we ever learn"

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How To Use Cloudflare's New DNS Service 1 year 8 months ago tom4455

Gibson shows 1.1.1.1 as Megapath Networks

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Wallpaper of the Week: Smoke on the Water 8 months 2 weeks ago tom4455

No fire in the sky?

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Wallpaper of the Week: Smoke on the Water 8 months 2 weeks ago tom4455

Did you know that was an actual indecent?

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PC Wizard 2 years 8 months ago tom4455

Followed your link but hitting any of the download buttons gives a 404 error

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This Privacy-Oriented Browser Blocks Ads Too 4 years 3 months ago Tom80232

I rarely reply to comments but I am impressed with this Epic Browser. I hope it gains respect. As much as I enjoy Epic I really enjoy Gizmo's and their news letter.

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 6 years 6 months ago Tomato

For me DVDVideoSoft apps are the best. This developer provides its users with really good, free, very easy to use applications. To my mind its Free Studio contains all programs that one may need for simple video and audio editing.

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How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns 6 years 6 months ago Tomato

So much very useful information, thank you!

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Skype - The Forgotten Free Desktop Sharing App 6 years 7 months ago Tomato

It is a necessary option, thank you! Still prefer to use Team Viewer, at least got used to it ;)

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Understanding the Windows 8 user interfaces 6 years 7 months ago Tomato

The article is logical and detailed enough, thank you for the good review! It can be suraly of great help for the Windows 8 users.

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Jovial Notepad Gets An Update 5 years 2 months ago tomchicago

jarte for me too. nice interface, lots more options than I ever use...but they are nice to have...and only 743 bytes,

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Best Free Antivirus Software 5 years 10 months ago TomeWyrm

I've noticed a few issues with Avast lately that have caused me to jump ship back to Avira (whose major downside of annoying nag screens I can mitigate).

Issue number 1 has something to do with startup protection. Basically I can't mess with my startup entries with any of my centralized tools, like CCleaner.

Issue number 2: It recently had an annoying false-positive with my VoIP client ( RaidCall ), and then proceeded to not let me whitelist the program without going on the internet, doing research, and changing the settings on ENTIRELY too many things, instead of simply letting me say "Your last detection was a false positive".

The first one I was willing to work around until Avast updated to fix the issue, which might have taken many months (not that big of a deal. I check my startup entries once or twice a month). The second one cuts me off from effective performance in my cooperative games (group coordination is much more difficult without VoIP). That I'm not putting up with for even a week, because it's an implementation flaw as far as I'm concerned. False positives happen, and without a simple/easy way to unblock/undo those, this program is a loaded handgun being waved around by someone that isn't quite stable. What happens if it gets a false-positive on Windows Explorer next (probably signature/hash based whitelist for important OS files... but still, I'm not dealing with it), or maybe my browsers get targeted?

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 8 months ago tomgee8853

Rob, thanks and you will be missed. May God continue to watch over you in your new ventures.

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Thank You for Donating 5 years 10 months ago tomgee8853

Keep up the great work!!! Donation sent.

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Thank You for Donating 1 year 5 months ago tomgee8853

Thanks for all you have done over the years.

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How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 3 years 9 months ago tomhobber

I also used the sfc/scannow and it found corrupt files but could not repair them, what do we do next? please help.

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Get 60+ Utilities For The Price Of None. 3 years 4 months ago tomklin

I've been using WSCC for years with great success as my go-to fix-it toolkit for most problems. The only glitch
is that my antivirus (Avast) kicks out some of the NirSoft tools as spyware, but that can be easily overridden.

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Xmarks 1 year 4 months ago tomklin

I was equally distressed to learn of the demise of xmarks, but found an alternative in Bookmarkos. It is not free, but it does handle transferring the files from xmarks without a hitch across most browsers in Windows 10.

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How to Create a System Image with Windows 8.1 File History 5 years 7 months ago toml_12953

When I try to backup to DVD DLs it stops with an error that there isn't enough space. The prompt says "On one or more DVDs" so it should be able to handle a multiple DVD backup, no?

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Best Free PDF Tools 5 years 3 months ago TommyBoy

Two oversights:
1) either a PDF printer is not addressed or I missed it? This is a mission critical function for me
2) Was PDF xChange omitted because they have not kept their free package completely up-to-date with modern OS versions?

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Best Free Antivirus Software 4 years 4 months 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. 4 years 10 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 1 week 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 3 years 7 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. 3 years 3 months 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 2 years 11 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 2 years 10 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 2 years 5 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 1 week 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. 1 year 9 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. 1 year 9 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 1 year 7 months ago tommyzulu

Also available for Firefox...

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 1 year 2 weeks ago tommyzulu

If Photoshop is a problem, then so too will be most of Adobe's offerings for windows (although there is a 64 bit version of Photoshop and Illustrator). But Adobe's Acrobat Pro is already a minefield for Windows 10 - with the version issued with the widely used CS6 Suite, Acrobat 10 Pro, not working with Windows 10 at all and despite the fact that is is THE definitive .pdf file handling programme.
I find Adobe's approach baffling - they clearly have a great opportunity given the universal acceptance of pdfs as a cross platform reliable and secure docuent format, but unless on has deep pcoket one had to use a suite of small third-party apps to do anything but read pdfs. Anyway rant over, but you may need to be wary of the new update if you use slightly older Adobe products!

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Access All Google Services From A Button on Your Browser 8 months 2 weeks ago tommyzulu

Beware -- the add on in Firefox at least asked for permissson to mine data from all type of Google sources.

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Find and Copy Special Characters to Your Clipboard With This Free Online App 3 months 3 weeks ago tommyzulu

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

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Norton Family 2 years 11 months ago tommyzulu

If there was a free version there doesn't seem to be now!

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Best Free Digital Image Editor 5 years 3 months 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 5 years 9 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 2 weeks 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] 5 years 10 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 5 years 4 months 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 5 years 2 months 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 4 years 7 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 4 years 7 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. 3 years 5 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 2 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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Listen to over 50,000 radio stations worldwide for free 1 year 2 months ago tomp

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

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SearchMyFiles 11 months 3 weeks ago tomp

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

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Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 3 years 3 months 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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Free Business-Grade Antivirus For Your PC 1 year 8 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 1 year 8 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 Drive Cloning Software 6 years 7 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 6 years 7 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 5 years 8 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 3 years 4 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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Best Free PDF Tools 2 years 9 months ago Tony Osime

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

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Best Free iPad Apps 7 months 2 weeks 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

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The New Look Gizmo's Freeware Website is now Online 4 years 7 months ago tonyc

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

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AOMEI Backupper 2 years 2 months 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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See How Your PC Uses The Internet In Incredible Detail 5 years 2 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 3 years 7 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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