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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago Ray Jenne

This site really works for me. I have trouble searching the web as I either over a defined or miss defined my search parameters. My first few attempts with Grok have been outstanding and really easy. I sent copies to all my Grandkids and friends. It is a great site for me.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago Ray Jenne

I am 75 years old and while not too old to learn I found the Google power search course difficult. I hope that you are wrong about the six-month thing. Learning how to search the web is an important part of web utilization. Ray

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago Wizard of Odd

Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago zeroseven

Its really quite easy Ray if you just remember to localise your search by (most important) date to avoid irrelevant pages submitted long ago (most of the web) and to remember to use '+' '-' quote marks etc. Its all very logical. I often use the images section straight off....drag an image into the search box and be amazed. The recommended site, whatever its called(?) when asked "best widescreen tv 2013" earlier, the top article offered was written in 2007! By using the google tools provided at the top of the search page, I can home in on blogs, news, reviews, discussions, best prices, restrict dates, all within a fraction of a second. It fine tunes rather than spins off at tangents.

I'm not a google fan boy, far from it. but its hard to see how the featured site could cause anything but misinformation and frustration. You only get from the web a proportional response to the information you submit

IMHO

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago Ray Jenne

Your response is what I've been told by more literate friends and I'll go through the help menu on Google and try some more. I use Parenthesis and Quotes quit a bit but often forget the + sign. I remember trying to find the "date 90 from today". I worked & worked ending up with counting on a calendar. I told a friend and they type in about half the words I used and had an immediate answer. Friend suggested I was over stating my question. Thanks for the tip, I'll try some more. Ray

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago rob.schifreen Sorry, olad. I guess, like any search system, it's not infallible and it depends how you use it. And for what it's worth, my wife's Nigerian by birth. I should have checked with her! view
Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 8 months ago Quetzalcoatl

Useless at this moment, and don't even dare to use a foreign word no matter how simple it is, I tried "chango" (monkey in Spanish) and it brought me all kind of nonsense except anything related to the animal. I better use the regular Google in the meantime.

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 7 months ago eikelein

Wow, yo must be about my age bracket (70-75)!
I remember the expression and use it in my own thinking but never out loud; people just wouldn't grok it...

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Amazing Site Gets You Up To Speed On Any Subject 6 years 7 months ago snert

eikelein, wow, indeed, I'll be 61 next month. I read Stranger In A Strange Land way back when I was in college on G.I. benefits.

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Amazing 3D Text Effects. No Download Required. 3 years 4 months ago a giz

13 Jul 2016 Took forever to create an account, but all is well that ends well. I have "used" you so many times over these last years of learning how to use a PC at 73 y.o. Thank you for the way you have of explaining things and proposing such interesting and helpful things to try. Today I am going to try your 3D recommendation...this should be fun! a giz
Jesus loves you. a.

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Amazing 3D Text Effects. No Download Required. 3 years 3 months ago dlorusso

This is amazing. Offers tons of enhancements, and it's free!

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Aloha Browser 1 year 8 months ago Quetzalcoatl

A VPN with Ads ? So much for the "ad block" and our privacy.

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Allway Sync 2 years 6 months ago Geert

I think the con "Monthly file copy limit of 40,000 files" is outdated.

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All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 1 year 10 months ago Gil Mensch

As always, I appreciate Rob's finds. I checked out the website. A few odd things caught my eye.

First, lossless streaming through their web player on the PC platform is only supported on Chrome. That's not the only way you can listen, however. Second, when you click on the "Press" link in the Menu section, all of the articles are from 2015. It makes me wonder about the service a little bit.

A good thing: Supposedly you can import playlists from other services you might use, like Spotify, or from your own locally-stored music files.

If you are into this sort of thing, the service is probably worth checking out.

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All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 1 year 10 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

I opted to use on my Andoid phone, but I cannot login to the app despite receiving a welcome email. I have submitted a support ticket... on Christmas Day! Not a good start. :-(

PS From a wave to a ripple!!

PPS It is now Boxing Day and I still can't login to the app. ;-(

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All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 1 year 10 months ago gizmo.richards I've been a paid subscriber to Tidal for nearly a year now and love it. I use it to stream uncompressed audio to my home-built hi-fi and the audio quality is wonderful and is essentially indistinguishable from playing direct from CD. By comparison, compressed streams from Spotify sound markedly inferior to CD. That's only when using a decent set of speakers and amps. Played through my computer speakers I can hear no difference between compressed and uncompressed music streams. So the moral is clear: if you can't hear a difference when playing through your speakers then there is no point paying for a high quality streaming music service. view
All Your Christmas And New Year Party Music Sorted. For Free. 1 year 10 months ago torres-no-tan-m...

Recently found an email from Tidal re my inability to kogin to their andropid app: the email told me to login! I then attempted to reply to the email, but was told my support ticket was no longer valid. :-(

The app has now been, unsurprislingly, uninstalled from my phone whilst I listen to Simon & Garfunkel's, The Sound Of Silence. ;-)

 

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

What happens when you upgrade to Windows 10? Will it wipe out your whole hard drive, or the Windows 7 or 8 partition with all your data, or just upgrade the operating system?

I have several PCs, all of which dual (or triple) boot Linux, along with (usually seldom used) Windows 7 . Would the upgrade wipe out my Linux partitions, along with my data? If that happened, it would take me an hour or two to reinstall Linux and my data, and get it back to the way I like it. And it sounds like the best action would be to keep 7 until it dies in 2020 (or the PC dies).

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 5 months ago Joe A.TT

According to this article, KB3035583 was issued 3 times: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2922604/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-re-re-issues-controversial-windows-10-advertising-patch-kb-3035583.html On my own W8.1 x64 system it was installed twice, and that is only because I reinstalled Windows in April. Another strange thing is I can't find KB3035583 when searching from Explorer. Is this happening to anyone else?

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

A typical upgrade has the option for a clean install or for retaining personal files. I do not personally know what happens to a dual boot system but this link says Windows 10 upgrade keeps the Linux partition but removes grub.

BTW check this link for some old Windows features that get removed when you upgrade. 

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

I unknowingly installed some earlier Windows Updates to my Win7 pc preparing for Win10. they *** my PC display on Chrome in a variety of ways when I tried System Restore it had become disabled (I read elsewhere about a similar effect) does anyone know a workaround to restore SysRestore so I can dump this 10 Trash and restore my beautiful desktop to Win 7 ?

Please note: Gizmo's Freeware is a family website. As per the site rules, the use of foul, racist and sexist language is not permitted. If this rule is not respected, all comments related to the account will be deleted and the account blocked. MC - Site Manager.

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

Thanks. I'll probably just reach for my SuperGrubDisk if the time comes to restore grub; it's pulled my dupa out of the fire a few times already.

No DVD playback on Win 10? Yet another reason to run Linux.

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

Are we going to have an option to burn an 'ISO image' of the new OS ???

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

It was heard that those with 'Pirated Versions' of Win_7 or Win_8 or 8.1, are also going to have an option for a free upgrade ?
Is it true ?

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All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 5 months ago Jojo Yee Nope. It's not. You might want to follow our Forum thread here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/system/14857-free-upgrade-to-windows-10-a.html view
All About the Windows 10 Upgrade App Including How to Get Rid of it 4 years 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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...

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Add Video Effects To Your Party With Robot VJ 2 years 3 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 3 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 7 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 3 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 10 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 10 months ago shirley hogan

How do you un-install this cute little program?

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