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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago gizmofan1248

Thanks!
I use Everything and find it excellent - it is not slow in loading if you in the Options set it up to run at Windows start. (Well, it may be slow, but at the time you want to use it, it is ready and very quick).

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago jonbourne

Why would one use this over Everything, which is an FOSS? You don't know what they are doing with the contents they index behind the scenes.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago Jerry Rhino

Wise JetSearch is my fav for many reasons including it is portable and works on FAT hard drives. Check it out: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-jetsearch.html. This company has quite a few freeware programs which I regularly use on my own and the dozens of computers I repair.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago Gibbs.Slap

Thanks for the great review...

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

I'm glad you liked it. :)

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Everything by voidtools is what I've been using for years. :)

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago pecarroll

I also use Everything and am amazed at how all-encompassing it is. If I type the word "ass" in the search box it'll come up with 2,000 instances of those 3 letters, either at the beginning, middle, or end of it's results.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Not every piece of software works for every single person. What works for one, doesn't always fit with the way another person works, or someone might use more than one piece of software that does the same thing. From where I sit, the goal is to offer alternatives that people might find useful or that they like better than what they are using now. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

As to it not being FOSS, that's not a concern with software from this developer for me. I've been using their software for many, many years. Not all developers want to open their code, for various valid reasons.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago gizmofan1248

This WiseCleaner 'suite' looks interesting. Has it (or some of the programs in it) been reviewed here at Gizmo's?

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago HisSon

I forgot about WizMouse. I used to use that for a long time in the past but it's no longer on this computer. Went to their website and it doesn't show WizMouse for Win 10. :-(

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago kastaldi

you could use GrepWin for searching text inside files, it's very powerful

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

That or Astrogrep are good. :)

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Wizmouse runs fine on my Windows 10 installation. It was an upgrade, not a clean install, so Wizmouse was already installed and continues to work.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago mekd

I use Effective File Search.
Though it has not been maintained for sometime it works just fine on Win10 and below.
It is fast, low on resources, does not use indexing and can search within documents.
http://www.sowsoft.com/search.htm

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago rhiannon

Looks interesting, I'll have a look at it.

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 11 months ago Mighty

And the 150 MB difference is less than 4% of a 4 GB system. 2% of 8 GB, etc. Down in the weeds, in my minuscule opinion

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 9 months ago abrandt

Appreciate this post... and the many valuable comments!

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This Windows Search Tool Is Super Fast and Easy To Use 1 year 9 months ago rhiannon

Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, and I totally agree with you on the great comments from others. :)

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This Word Game Has Me Obsessed Right Now! 2 years 9 months ago Gil Mensch

Chalkface is a word? I had to look it up and found out that it's used in the UK. Americans might be a little more puzzled than the Brits by these word wall puzzles from the BBC. Not complaining. Just commenting.

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This Word Game Has Me Obsessed Right Now! 2 years 9 months ago Fairportfan

"Chalkface" is a geological term, i believe.

If you think this is tricky, try some British "cryptic" crossword puzzles.

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This Word Game Has Me Obsessed Right Now! 2 years 9 months ago Gil Mensch

It appears to be the American English equivalent of a chalk board, as would be found in a classroom.

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This Word Game Has Me Obsessed Right Now! 2 years 9 months ago Gildawie

You would have to be English - not British - to get some of these.
Cryptic crosswords are much easier.

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Thousands Of Sounds, Downloadable For Free 3 years 10 months ago crosseyedlemon

I've been familiar with Freesounds for several years now and it's one of the better sites for locating music and sound loops. One of my favorites there is called imaginary number.

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago flashcraft

Thanks v.laurie. I hate those little shortcut arrows! I've tried to remove them with 'Power Toys for Windows XP' and that never worked. I'll give this a try.

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago jhvance

Took care of the shortcut arrows on my Win7 Pro x64 machine in an instant -- outstanding! Kudos to the author, who might just get a donation from me for this one -- and big, sloppy raspberries to Microsoft for refusing to provide users with the option and resisting numerous requests for that capability.

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago AJNorth

Two more desktop-organizing apps that some may find useful are "DesktopOK" (Windows all) -- http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancem... and "Fences" (XP through Win 8)-- http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancem... .

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago BearPup

A number of tweaks, including removing the arrow and the word "Shortcut" from shortcut links are available in The Windows Club free app, Ultimate Windows Tweak (UWT)[thewindowsclub.com; then go to the TWC Free App tab].I use it to fix a multitude of annoyances that are Microsoft's "answer" to ignoring customer needs for customization.

The Windows Club has several free tweaking apps under their free apps tab. Definitely worth checking them out. [Full disclosure: I have no financial or other interest in The Windows Club or their site. I just like a lot of their free apps and advice; another good place to check for answers to problems.]

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago eikelein

Thanks to v.laurie for (yet another) cool article.

But still I just don't get it, sorry. I can accept personal tastes and likes and dislikes and such.

But hey, the arrow is an easy way to distinguish between a shortcut and the real thing that the shortcut represents.

What annoys me is MS's IMHO dumb habit of placing the arrow in the shortcut AND adding the text "- Shortcut". Is this a double whammy for dummies?

I'll definitely try above mentioned utilities from the Windows Club.

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago West Swan

I totally agree.

The arrow immediately shows me that it is a shortcut and not the actual executable or folder.

He he - in fact if I see any non-shortcuts on my partners desktop eg folders full of photos then I move them to "My Pictures" and create a shortcut to them on the desktop.

She thinks I'm anal but I say it is best practice :-)

Toodle,

Paul

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 3 months ago Roger99

You missed FixWin from The Windows Club. It fixes most Windows problems and annoyances.

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Three Handy Windows Utilities to Fix Small Annoyances 7 years 1 month ago Chigwells

Thanks Vic for another really helpful article. While I'm one of those who prefers the arrow on my shortcut links, you reminded me that I hate having to remove the word SHORTCUT from the links.

A quick startpage search revealed the following article (sorry, can't remember if I'm allowed to post links or not) http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-shortcut-text-from-n...

Rgds Chig

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago David Roper

printmanagement.msc

Did not work in my WIN 7 32bit

Can you help?

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago v.laurie Do you have Home Premium? view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago David Roper

Yes, Home Premium 32 bits 2GB RAM Win 7

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago Sid in Extremis

"It is present in Windows 7 and 8.x but not in the home versions."

It does not work with your version.

There is a way turn on this feature but I won't detail how as it can cause serious problems. If you are capable of finding it via the usual methods you are probably capable of not breaking things.

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago Sgluber

Good tips, Vic... thank you! :-)

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago Moonwink

I found tow copies of printmanagement.msc by searching on my Windows 8.1 laptop but neither one will run.

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago Blackbird

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. "Math Input Panel" in Accessories is not there. I tried typing Math into the Start Menu Box. I also tried to search for it in the Control Panel. No luck. It can not be found.

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy See the comments lower down. view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago v.laurie According to Microsoft, Math Input Panel is in Windows 7 Home Premium,Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-math-input-panel-to-writ... view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago v.laurie Maybe you have the Home edition. view
Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago Nicholas88

If your windows is in another language "Math Input Panel" is probably translated. Read closely all the files in Accessories. In spanish is "Panel de entrada Matematica".

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Three Little-Known Windows Accessories that Will Surprise You 6 years 3 months ago greyman

Thank you for the tip, never new these existed, been using Windows for donkey's.

My wife is a hydrogeologist and a math whiz. She actually understands the Math Input Panel in a way to make it useful and even fun (for her). (for instructions:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/use-math-input-panel-to-writ... )

Will it somehow integrate with Excel by combining PCE and MIP? Who cares, but I will try it.

I find the Windows PCE to be a real hoot. Hope there is no Windows censor-bot to dampen the creativity.

We are running Windows 8.1 Pro OEM, and all of the mentioned programs work within it. Good Stuff!

P.S. Tried Pixlr Express by AutoDesk (free, no ads) on my Android running CM11 Maguro(nightly). Works very well! Says it will whiten my teeth... we'll see.

That was also a good tip from Gizmo's. You're on a roll....Thanks again.

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Three More Quick Tricks for Better Use of Windows 8.1 5 years 1 month ago Alan Wade

Also in Windows 10 :)

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Three Timesaving Tricks for Faster Use of Windows 5 years 8 months ago Jorpho

I've been using Winkey+D (show the desktop) and Winkey+M (minimize all windows including the active window) for a long time, but these are new to me.

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Three Timesaving Tricks for Faster Use of Windows 5 years 8 months ago ShorePatrol

Always liked the shake option, not a lot of people know this one, the grand children think it is great fun.

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Three Tricks to Make Windows 8 Much Easier and Quicker to Use 6 years 7 months ago Tom Whyte

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

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago Anupam Thanks for the tip Vic. Used the second procedure. view
Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago David Roper

Vic, good article. Is there one for Win 7 ? Or is it already there and I don't know it. ...Thanks

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago v.laurie Windows 7 has "Recent Items" in the Start Menu. Also, the first two methods given for Windows 8 work for Windows 7. view
Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago Jojo Yee @David Roper, in case the "Recent Items" is not enabled in Windows 7, you can do it in a few steps: 1. Right-click the Start button, select "Properties" 2. Under the Start Menu tab, click "Customize" 3. Scroll down the list, check "Recent Items", click OK then Apply. view
Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago David Roper

Jojo, I know I'm not supposed to waste bandwidth to thank people, but without your post I would still be without it.

I was too embarrassed to admit that I didn't have it and I didn't know what to do.
I certainly didn't want to admit it on a technical blog. A man and all that...

NOW, I HAVE IT Thanks to you. You must have read my brain waves somehow.

I wonder why it isn't checked at the factory. i also wonder why MS wants to hide extensions as well. I have mine showing because in the old days of 8.3 it was important to know.

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago Chaturanger

I attached a tiny script to the shortcut limiting to 20 last files accessed.

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 1 month ago Robert Daniel

MS "may" fix the Start button with the new 8.1 upgrade.

As soon as they came out with 8.0, I installed "Classic Shell" and "SkipMetroSuite".

No time to wait for MS

Very happy with results!!!

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 6 years 4 weeks ago SpiderJon

No point trying to find awkward "workarounds" - just get Classic Shell and most Win 8/8.1 problems are fixed.

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Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 5 years 7 months ago somedude

Classic Shell works for me. It fixes the greatest screwups MS's greed ever forced on Desktop user's.

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago JamesCA

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Do I need all versions shown below??
If no what action is recommended
Thanks
James
C:\Windows\system32>dir %WINDIR%\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v*
Volume in drive C is ACER
Volume Serial Number is EA61-9092

Directory of C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework

17/05/2011 19:08 v1.0.3705
14/07/2009 04:37 v1.1.4322
09/06/2014 07:49 v2.0.50727
30/07/2011 19:29 v3.0
09/01/2013 21:42 v3.5
12/06/2014 08:42 v4.0.30319
0 File(s) 0 bytes
6 Dir(s) 39 182 704 640 bytes free

C:\Windows\system32>

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago BearPup

This is a wonderful tip. Solves the problem of making sure a program's system requirements are met. Thanks very much.

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie Various different .NET Framework versions are used by many applications. Usage varies widely from system to system. Unless you have a specific problem with a particular version, it is probably best to just leave things alone. view
Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago Bork

Seems far simpler just to check the .NET folder in the Windows directory or to check the currently installed programs (Add/Remove Programs). Installed versions are all listed there.

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago ozmike

May I suggest an even better way to do it!
If you are using Revo Uninstaller which is free it wiil display icons for your installed programs - just hover your cursor over the icon and it will display the details for you.
I have been using this program for a number of years and it has been most useful as it is an excellent uninstaller that will also scan for left over entries after the program has been uninstalled.

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago v.laurie The listing in Add/Remove Programs is often incomplete. view
Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago JamesCA

Re 116767 Thanks for advice

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Three Ways to Find out Which Versions of the .NET Framework are Installed on a PC 5 years 11 months ago Aninnymous

Thanks for the tip, Vic.

As usual when using the command prompt, you can use 'switches' for the MS-DOS program being run. To see the list for any particular command add the switch " /?" to the end of the command like:
"DIR /?" [no quotes when typed]
Often one or another of the possible switches provide useful info or formatting.

You can also pipe the output into a file with " > filename.txt" or to your printer with the " > PRN"

So the full command line with pipe would look like:
dir %WINDIR%\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v* > C:\Net_Versions.txt

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Thunderbird 2 years 2 months ago PhilR_SoT

Thunderbird works effortlessly with Gmail - easy system settings available on the Mozilla site

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Thunderbird 1 month 3 weeks ago CyberWolf64

As of the versions lately I can use T-bird for Yahoo, Outlook.com and GNail with NO problems.
Of course must use IMAP but not a problem at all.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Australia

Program works on my Windows 7 64bit system
Be careful during installation, the software offers to also install Babylon 9, a translation program (which is probably shareware)
No problem, I chose "No" for that additional program, during the installation process

Notably, when you start the program, sTabLauncher is almost invisible
When the program is started, the launcher appears at the top of the screen as two almost transparent tabs
Orginally I couldnt see these near invisible tabs, and thought the program wasnt functioning !

The program uses 34MB of memory on my system - so I will compare this memory footprint to other launchers I already use
There are a number of options, including having the launcher at the top or the bottom of the screen (I prefer the bottom, so not to blend in with internet browser and other application tabs)
I found the launcher was getting hidden by other programs, including Firefox, so I went to Options/Advanced, and selected "Always on Top", and "Stay on top of Fullscreen windows"

Interesting utility, thank you Rob

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago whitedragon551

Untangle UTM marks this as malware. Be careful.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Remah

No, I don't think there is a need to be careful. One undefined and unsubstantiated report means little if you don't provide the details of the actual malware report. Other malware detection doesn't find a problem:

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago whitedragon551

Do you know what Untangle is? Its an enterprise level firewall and threat management appliance.

Untangle uses more than just Bitdefender. It also does web filtering based on heuristics and categories similar to OpenDNS.

Flagged as:

Host: www.stablauncher.com

URL: http://www.stablauncher.com/

Reason: Spyware & Questionable Software

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago MidnightCowboy

It uses a wrapped installer in common with many other freeware apps. Some download sites such as Softpedia classify it as "ad-supported" for this reason. This is not malware but a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Most antivirus programs no longer flag these, with the possible exception of OpenCandy, but as Australia says, whatever else is offered can be declined during installation. For anyone not paying attention during the install, please see here. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-Babylon-9

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago clas

Hope I dont get crushed again for making a simple suggestion. To keep things simple, I just make a "Stuff" folder on my desktop...in that I have shortcuts to any and all programs that I like to use. That keeps the desktop clutter to the minimum and doesnt load up my computer with unnessary programs. But then some users like a lot of programs.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Paula Dawn

I've used Rocketdock for years now. It's freeware and very configurable. https://rocketdock.com/download.

Here's the blurb from the website:
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.
Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I use to enjoy using RocketDock on Windows 7 but it isn't compatible with Windows 8.1 or 10.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Remah

As Midnight Cowboy also points out, Untangle does not clearly indentify it as malware - spyware is not automatically malware. If it were actual malware then BitDefender is able to provide a much more specific report than the URL and name of the product.

Your insult intended to denigrate my knowledge/expertise is wasted because the original issue is that you misreported "malware" and failed to provide a report that is complete enough to identify the actual issue.

For the record, Untangle has the option of a free version which loses most of the useful paid features. which is why it is eclipsed by free products like pfSenseDansGuardian, and Sophos UTM. Of these Sophos UTM is the only one I haven't used.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago whitedragon551

Bitdefender is not what flagged it. The web filtering flagged it as shown by my post. You were the one who came in to denigrate the report from a well known security appliance vendor as if you knew more than they did.

You attacked my original warning first by saying I didnt post enough evidence and when evidence is posted you say you are attacked. Clearly you are incapable of having a conversation online. Im sure there are safe corners available.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago twinkler

I've been using RocketDock non-stop for 10 years. It works fine for me on Windows 10.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Remah

You're original report was misleading and unhelpful so I told people that based on your initial comment there was no need to be careful. That assessment has proven to be correct. You cried wolf stating that the software was malware when it was not. The category of "Spyware & Questionable Software" does not make it "malware".

I did not say that BitDefender flagged it. I said that BitDefender, as the main antivirus/antimalware component in Untangle, does not flag it at all.

I said nothing against Untangle which I have high regard for. But our focus is on free software so I provided information about better free alternatives.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago wildweaselkeeper

I could have replied to many of the comments I read. I didn't run this through Virus Total or any of my Malware or Virus Scanners; there was just something very suspicious about that .msi installer. No Thank You!

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago jkauffman03

There's a really easy way to group frequently used programs for quick access without needing to go to the desktop or use a program like this one. You can make new toolbars on the windows taskbar and put whatever shortcuts you want there. It's like your own quick access toolbar or toolbars. I have a couple, one with program shortcuts and one with folder shortcuts.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Paula Dawn

I'm using RocketDock on Windows 10 Pro. Have also used it on Windows 8.0, 8.1 & Windows 10 Home without any compatibility problems. Did you update to the last published version 1.3.5?

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago fudgeman

Good Call. I do the same. One for work, bills, photos, rarely used shortcuts, music and misc. Not sure I see the advantage of using a third party program to do that. I used to use Fences which I loved but once I moved to this new puter, I just wanted to keep things as uncomplicated as possible in order to keep windows from being finicky etc.

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Australia

RocketDock works on my Windows 7 64bit system
It is mainly useful for opening programs and folders via File Manager
I set it up to dock on the right side of the screen, and to Autohide so it doesnt obscure the screen
I also turned off the fancy animations, as they arent helpful for me
It uses 25MB of memory

Advantages: As stated, launcher for programs and folders. Nicer design than sTabLauncher, looks like Apple OS
Disadvantage: Lets you launch an internet browser, eg Firefox, but does not let you open with a specific webpage address

sTabLauncher allows you to open an internet browser, and to specify the webpage opened, eg a news website
RocketDock uses less memory, but because it doesnt launch a browser and a specific website, its less versatile, but is still a great simple and elegant launcher, and I use it now for basic utilities. I use sTabLauncher as a launcher too, including to quickly launch Firefox, opening on specified websites

Both launchers are great, for different reasons

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Tidy Your Desktop With A Tabbed Launcher 3 years 3 months ago Australia

Its excellent you have found what works for you, and thats all that matters

For me, on an average day, I use around 25 programs.
Having all these programs as shortcuts in a folder or folders is not a good option for me, as the programs are displayed alphabetically which doesnt suit me, and I dont want to be clicking through the different folders
I like a visual launcher, which groups similar programs together, eg Office programs in one group, internet related programs in another group,

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