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View Almost All Image File Formats in Windows File Explorer With This Free Program 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. I'm happy you like it. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago pvilan

Thanks rhiannon.
I'am going to try it!
Peter.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago abrandt

Thank you. Will test over the next week.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago sgodlovitch

But where's the ever-elusive ePub?
Stan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago DrBongo

Just installed it on all 3 browsers. A Thunderbird version would be nice.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. I'm not sure how it would integrate into an email client.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I'm guessing that since Docs Online uses third party online tools to open files and documents that there isn't a tool or API available for that format.
You might try EPUBReader - it's available for Chrome and Firefox.
https://www.epubread.com/en/

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago abrandt

Howdy, rhiannon:

For clarification... is this extension cable of reading HDD resident files... or only ONLINE?

THX. ~ Alan

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

It reads supported file formats on web pages using third party tools to view the files. Not, as far as I can tell, any files on a HDD. 
 

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago abrandt

Thank you. I wanted 100% certainty that reading HDD located files is *not* an option. ~ AB

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

Not to my knowledge. It uses online tools like Google Docs and Zoho viewer to view files embedded in web pages. It's been around a few years that I know of and has been written up at various reputable tech sites. I would think if there was an issue it would surface in several places, in particular the reviews on the browser add-on/extension download page.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago Yankiwi

Hi, Rhiannon,

Thanks for the tip. It might be handy in an emergency if I'm using a VPN (e.g., in Opera), but if the extension is using Google Docs to open documents, I'm afraid I'll have to pass. Google has demonstrated an insatiable appetite for gathering every conceivable scrap of information from those who use any of its services and I value my privacy way too much. It's hard to avoid using absolutely everything Google, given the tentacles it has spread into the online world, but I'm sure as heck not going to surrender any info to Google knowingly if I have any alternative, and in the case of opening these documents, I do.

That issue aside, many thanks for all your hard work and the many finds you share on this site. I really appreciate everything that you and the other Gizmo contributors do to make this site so excellent.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I understand what you mean about privacy and the lack thereof with Google, Facebook and others.

The add-on doesn't use Google Docs itself, or Zoho services itself, or other third party services, rather, it leverages the API's for those services to make files viewable in a browser window (Zoho viewer API, Google viewer API etc.).
API's (application program interface) are software to software interfaces, not a UI's (user interfaces).

From what I understand, files are opened independently of the Google Docs UI (User Interface) itself - that is, nothing is opened using Google Docs or any of Zoho's services. 
You need a Google account to use Google Docs and an account with Zoho to view files in their services.
The file viewer opens embedded files whether you have an account or not in any browser I've tried it on.

I don't know enough about coding or API's to say definitively one way another whether those API's can track what document or file embedded in a web page is being viewed or the content of that document or file.
Maybe someone else here knows?



 

 

 


 

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

I think it's absurd that this many document formats exist and although browser addons can be useful, they affect your browser effectiveness so you have to restrict yourself to just the most essential ones.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

LOL define essential. :)
I do so much of my work in a browser that my list of "essential" Firefox add-ons is 17.
Less in other browsers because they don't have equivalent extensions with the same functionality.
There are some add-ons I don't use in Firefox because they interfere with performance, and have consistently done so over a period of years.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

I relied on Firefox for over a decade because of the excellent versatility that it's add-ons provided. Had to abandon that browser about 2 years ago because many started to hang on my system (Windows 7). If your running 17 without issues I assume you have a more recent OS. I currently limit myself to 4 on Chrome.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 1 month ago rhiannon

I can see why you would need to switch browsers. Compatibility with older OS versions often isn't a priority.

I'm running Windows 8.1 on the desktop and Windows 10 on the laptop.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 4 weeks ago Yankiwi

Hi, Rhiannon,

You said that "There are some add-ons I don't use in Firefox because they interfere with performance, and have consistently done so over a period of years." For those of us who find the function of Firefox to be degenerating and problematic at times, it would be great if you could provide the names of the FF add-ons on your "blacklist," as such a list might help us to troubleshoot our own FF issues. Perhaps an idea for another post? ;-)

Cheers

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Two I've had consistent issues with over the years that are still in the Firefox add-on site are Ghostery and WOT. Most people don't have any issues with either of them so I'm not sure how useful a list would be because much depends on what add-ons you have installed and browser configuration. I normally make changes to the Firefox "about:config" settings too. They are both good add-ons and both work fine in in Chrome based browsers for me.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 4 weeks ago rhiannon

The other thing I do that keeps Firefox zippy is a clean install when there's a version upgrade. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 4 weeks ago Yankiwi

Wow! I certainly understand the value of a fresh installation, but given Firefox's breakneck pace of updates, you must be reinstalling FF about once every week or so! Do you likewise reinstall all your add-ons? If so, I probably wouldn't get all of my add-ons reinstalled before the next FF update came along and I'd have to start all over again. :)

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 4 weeks ago Anupam

That's what I do too :D.

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View Almost Any Document In Your Browser 2 years 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I only do a clean install when there's a significant or security update.
I usually copy my profile over to a new installation. :)

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View And Manage Your Web Cookies With Updated Program 4 years 11 months ago TechnicGeek

When installing it says "Publisher Unverified"

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View and Save Fonts In Color With This Free Font Viewer 1 year 11 months ago jack_e_alexander

There is no way in hell's creation that this is a free program!

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View and Save Fonts In Color With This Free Font Viewer 1 year 12 months ago rhiannon

Would you please clarify that comment?

The page where the program is downloaded from says its free for Windows and Mac. I downloaded the program and tested it extensively on two different computers with two versions of Windows before writing it up. There were no upgrade or sales prompts, it wasn't a program that has basic features for free with more features with a paid upgrade. If you had a different experience downloading, installing and using the program it would be helpful to know about it.

FontLab has paid programs, but the app that I downloaded and tested is a small app they offer for free. I would add that the program is available as at some of download sites like cnet, where it's listed as free, and is reviewed favorably on several sites. There's a YouTube tutorial on how to use it with Cricut, if you're a crafter and use die cut machines.  

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View and Save Fonts In Color With This Free Font Viewer 1 year 11 months ago satrow

Confirmed as being free:
"With our free FontLab Pad app, all these fonts work everywhere — on all versions of Mac OS X and Windows! FontLab Pad is our typesetter helper for color fonts." <-- https://www.fontlab.com/fontlab-pad/

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View and Save Fonts In Color With This Free Font Viewer 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Thanks. It's good to know there doesn't seem to be an issue with the app. :)

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View Plants of the World Online Database for Free 9 months 3 weeks ago jiligahi

Nice and useful thank You

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View Plants of the World Online Database for Free 9 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad you like it. :)

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View Plants of the World Online Database for Free 9 months 2 weeks ago classicggma65

Wiw...one can easily get lost here just browsing through. If you're a plant lover and/or gardener it's a great site. Thanx rhiannon.

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View Plants of the World Online Database for Free 9 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I love plants and gardening, I spent a lot of time there. I'm glad you like it.

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View popular live cams from around the world 1 year 10 months ago David R

I often check on who is crossing the street on Abbey Road.

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View popular live cams from around the world 1 year 10 months ago rhiannon

I'd seems it would be quite an interesting cam.

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View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on 4 months 3 weeks ago hegggy

Thanks. Brilliant find, working without a hitch on opera.

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View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on 4 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're very welcome and I'm happy you like it. Thanks for input on Opera, I hadn't tested it there. Brave, Edge Chromium and Iridium worked fine, good to know Opera does too. :)

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View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on 4 months 6 days ago sirpaul2

I've been using this add-on with Vivaldi for a bit The only downside I could find is that it doesn't play well with some other add-ons. A simple reinstall will fix it every time though (so far).

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View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on 3 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

That happens to me now and again on Firefox.

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View Your Microsoft Project .MPP Files Online For Free 7 years 2 months ago eduphilic

its great

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Vimeo 1 year 11 months ago Reddwarf4ever

Listed as free but only paid optims

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VirtualDub 3 years 11 months ago syspklc53

I'm new to the video editing world. I'm downloading the software because I have six .AVI files that I would like to merge into one file.
Am I in the the right place?

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VirtualDub 3 years 11 months ago Joe A.TT

Yes, you can merge the individual AVIs into a single one with VirtualDub. If you have any further questions, please ask in the forum.

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VirtualDub 3 years 8 months ago bayridge

I see it saves mp4 but doesn't let you edit them. All I want is a simple program to add my own text to mp4 files. Basic stuff. What could be more simple?

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VirtualDub 3 years 8 months ago Sprintel

Try windows movie maker. I think it can do what you want and it's easy to use (it has been a while since I used it). You can also try HitFilm. It's a little bit complicated for a novice but there is a tutorial on youtube that you can follow. I'ven done it before.

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VirtualDub 3 years 8 months ago wildweaselkeeper

The only problem I see with "DaVinci Resolve" is that it's not compatible with "XP" or "7"; only "8" and "10". I currently use "XP" and plan on upgrading to "7" at the earliest opportunity. I am not a fan of "8" or "10" and so I will have to default to "VirtualDub" and use "Davinci Resolve" on my wife's Windows 10 machine. She had "7", but let it upgrade to "10" against my advice.

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VirtualDub 3 years 7 months ago Bruce_Fraser

I think you mean "interface" instead of "interphase". Perhaps you wrote this using voice recognition software?

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VirtualDub 3 years 6 months ago alexxx46

Win7: 64bit download only.

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VSDC Free Video Editor 2 years 3 months ago farrelv

The software is called VSDC, not VDSC.

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VSDC Free Video Editor 2 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing out this typo which was correct in the review text but not in the title. Now corrected. MC - Site Manager. view
VSDC Free Video Editor 4 months 1 week ago Bruce_Fraser

The link under " Review & Alternatives:" is incomplete.

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VSDC Free Video Editor 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Thank you. This has now been corrected. MC - Site Manager. view
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Vuze Help 7 years 1 month ago Zima

Is there any way to prevent ISPs from BitTorrent bandwidth throttling? Sometimes my ISP limits BT bandwidth.

Any solution to prevent bandwidth throttling?

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Vuze Help 7 years 1 month ago mr6n8 It depends on how they throttle. Unfortunately they have gotten rather good at it and for most ISP throttling there is no way around it. Who is your ISP? Steve view
Vuze Help 7 years 1 month ago Zima

I have only problem with seeding. Downloading/Leeching works without any problem, but when I want to seed a torrent with maximum/unlimited upload speed, it fails. It works with lower speeds but I want to use at least 95% of my maximum upload rate for it. Because it's a big sized torrent and needs good seeding.

I heard using specialized VPNs for BitTorrent communications will solve that. My friend recommended seedboxes to me. Are they useful?

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Vuze Help 7 years 1 month ago mr6n8 A VPN or seedbox (assuming they support bittorrent) would work, but they cost money. There are free VPNs, but the speeds will not be good. Again, who is your ISP? Is this torrent from a private torrent site? view
Vuze Help 6 years 2 months ago nickstermon

1. How do I you move a movie or TV show (after downloaded to Vuze Downloads) into Plex?

2. How to set up to auto download to Movies in Plex Media Server?

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Vuze Help: Installing The Mainline DHT Plugin 6 years 6 months ago Timbo

The article is interesting but sadly having followed the DHT suggestion above it has caused huge problems to my Vuze installation (MBP - OSX 10.8.5). I had already sorted Port Direction on my router (Draytek 2820) and thought loading the Mainline DHT plug-in might improve download speeds further. Big mistake. After downloading and re-starting, all my downloading torrents are stuck on Queued. No smileys of any colour. The uploads are happily uploading on green smileys. I used the Open Port Check Tool to test the DHT-nominated port 49001 and I find it is blocked. So a swift uninstall of Mainline DHT. The problem is that it hasn't fixed the Queuing so I have no downloads. Big mess.

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Vuze Help: Installing The Mainline DHT Plugin 6 years 6 months ago mr6n8 This plugin should have no affect on Queueing and I have not heard of anyone having such an issue. The queue issue probably is coincidental to your install. All this plugin does is allow your client to communicate with clients that use the uTorrent implementation of DHT. Vuze uses a different DHT specification. The vast majority of clients out there use the uTorrent DHT specification. All I can suggest as to the downloads is to check your settings at Azureus>Preferences>Queue (I believe that is how Mac loads options). Particularly the max downloads and max torrents settings. You might also disable the "don't start any new torrents when upload/download limit is reached" as this would queue downloads if the upload limit is reached on seeding torrents. http://wiki.vuze.com/w/UG_Options#Queue_options As to the port for Mainline DHT not being open, this would depend on how you originally set the rules for Vuze ports. If you set for a specific port in the router (as opposed to UPnP or Mac equivalent), then you would need to set a rule for the Mainline DHT port in the router. Same for the software firewall - if you set the exception for the port and not the program, then you would need to set the exception for this port. Steve view

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