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A Quick and Easy Way to Run a Program Without Getting the UAC Prompt in Windows 7 and 8 7 years 8 months ago George.J You've raised a very good point. This is true, which makes UAC less effective. An average home user will click on Yes, if the pop up's keeps repeating itself, This comes as a result of his/her reflex. This is especially if 99% of the programs on his computer is safe and if the annoying pop-up's comes up all the time, the rest 1% will also go unpunished. Also for average users it's not easy to identify whether the program they are trying to run is malware or not. The pop-up's doesn't imply anything except whether they want to continue to run. Window's doesn't tell "Hey what you're doing wrong. This is malware". Nowadays malware bypass the security feature by acting as an "innocent" application and making user to click Yes. Mind you there are many other ways to bypass UAC with the so called "smart" codes. The next thing that they will try to learn to do is how to disable this annoying feature from the experienced users. While the intention of Microsoft was good bringing UAC, it's often gives people a false sense of security and more annoyance. I never advise anyone to turn off the UAC, but neither does it protect you if you click continue without thinking of the consequences. For UAC to be useful and to be less annoying this article by Vic is pretty good. :) view
A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago crosseyedlemon

I have meds to improve my memory....but I keep forgetting to take them.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Rick Grunwald

I maintain lists where you can get free jigsaw puzzles. Free so help yourself
Would you like jigsaw puzzles in your inbox?
Main List
http://mail.grunwalds.com/mailman/listinfo/jigsaw-puzzles-for-all_grunwalds.com
Yahoo
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Facebook
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Jigsaw.Puzzles.for.All
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Google
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All the puzzles for download
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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Catsup22

Nothing for Windows 7? Is that happening now, where publishers are creating apps so high tech that they won't run on Windows 7 or earlier? That is not good. Nice article though, and thanks for putting it out there for us. Just too bad the puzzles aren't for wider use.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Catsup22

Thanks for the info!

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Catsup22

The grunwalds site has a broken "subscribe" function.

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Rick Grunwald

I just sent you a PM - the site is working as of now
http://mail.grunwalds.com/mailman/listinfo/jigsaw-puzzles-for-all_grunwalds.com

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A Puzzle A Day Keeps the Doctor Away 4 years 9 months ago Catsup22

okay - thanks. I'll check it out.

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A Private Social Network For You And 11 Friends 5 years 1 month ago bernardz

11 people is probably too little for a social network even of a close family, however, what it may be good for is for a small organization of less than 11 people.

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A Private Social Network For You And 11 Friends 5 years 1 month ago crosseyedlemon

It's clearly designed for a business environment Bern but I suspect Rob intends to use it for a fantasy football league he has setup with the other Gizmo staffers. Notice also that the word start precedes free....which leads me to believe there is a surprise waiting for users after maybe a month using this.

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A Practical Way to Help Freeware Authors and Get Some Free Goodies at the Same Time 2 years 6 months ago classicggma65

Thanx for the site...have checked it out, donated and registered. Will have fun exploring the site over the next few days.

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A Practical Way to Help Freeware Authors and Get Some Free Goodies at the Same Time 2 years 6 months ago godel

Have you noticed that their website still isn't using HTTPS? They're using PayPal for donations now which should make it safe, but that's one of the things that put me off donating in the past.

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A Practical Way to Help Freeware Authors and Get Some Free Goodies at the Same Time 2 years 6 months ago mchldpy

If someone has concerns but really wants to help and donate, you can go to your Paypal account and send a donation to them at their Paypal email address. It's very easy.

NOTE -
The number/license whatever you want to call it should be kept where you can find it. You will need it to download any apps from their site in the future.

Some good stuff there.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago Bruce_Fraser

Rob,
Thanks for the tip.
How does this software compare with the highly recommended ones in the "Best Free Video Editing" list? See http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-video-editing-program.htm.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago tedwest

I tried this some months ago. My main recollection is that if couldn't get it to be "frame accurate" and it was unnecessarily complicated, though I admit that my memory of it is vague. To me, the best free editor is Avidemux (preferred), or Freemake (fewer features but far simpler).

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago Mark S.

I usually use Avidemux, which is free and open source. It's easier to use than many video editors, but it also has many powerful features, and handles all normal video formats.

If you just want to cut and paste, or link a few clips together with simple transitions, or convert from one format or size to another, or use filters to sharpen or brighten a clip, or get the sound in sync, etc., it's quick and simple to do.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago DrBongo

DaVinci Resolve is the Editor's Choice with 5 stats. This one only got 4.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago DannyJr

The editor looks decent enough. Simple controls, RibbonUI, straightforward NLE design. It uses only 100MB of harddrive space so that is a major plus. It launches very slowly though. It seems to load a lot of stuff during launch. It also starts with a splash screen nagging to upgrade to the pro version.

When exporting, it will again nag you to purchase the pro version because "hardware acceleration" is a pro feature. You can click continue to disregard the nag screen, or just go to options > acceleration options > uncheck use hardware acceleration for encoding video to remove the export nag screen. It does "feel" a tad slow to encode.

VSDC likes to crash when you change the video resize mode to supersampling or lanczos interpolation from linear interpolation, especially when you've already encoded a video from the latter.

When you install this editor, it also comes with a video capture app and a screen recorder app.

Overall, it seems okay for moderate editing and touch-ups, but it is not as "professional" looking or as powerful as say Hitfilm4 or Da Vinci Recode. But it is definitely a capable nonlinear video editor.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago DannyJr

Since I've tried most of the video editors listed therein, I can say it's a standard NLE. It doesn't have the color capabilities of Da Vinci Recode. It is easy to use compared to most NLE but not as easy or as powerful as Hitfilm 4.

It's a middle-of-the-road editor. If you don't need a professional-grade editor like the two programs I said above, then it's no worse than any of the rest.

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A Powerful, Free Video Editor 3 years 10 months ago Bruce_Fraser

DannyJr,
Thanks for the excellent review. That's exactly the kind of information which is useful.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 2 days ago J_L

With browsers supporting PDF's, and a similarly simple PDF viewer built-in on Windows 8+, I don't really see the need to even look for an alternative of Adobe Reader anymore.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 2 days ago pvilan

Excuse me J_L but the reason is simple: most of Windows users are still running Windows 7 (as me), for well known reasons.
And I have been using Sumatra for years.
Peter

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 2 days ago Anupam

I don't use built-in pdf reader in the browsers. In fact, I turn it off from about: config in Firefox. I like it better to download the pdf file, and then read it on my computer. I use PdfXchange Editor.

Different people have different choices.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

Back in October 2013 over 150 million Adobe accounts were breached and their reputation has never really recovered from that. Add the problems they have had with their flash player and you can see why just about any other alternative to Adobe is probably a better choice. I've been using the PDF Xchange editor for the past couple of years with no complaints.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago CASD

I've been using the adobe more because of the cloud, it lets me read books on my cell, If anyone knows of a another cloud PDF service let me know.

Chris

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago oblivion

Sumatra is also (helpfully) not subject to the sort of exploits that have occasionally plagued Acrobat users. And I can confirm that it runs perfectly on every version of Windows I've tried it on -- XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It hasn't changed in a year, which might be a small cause for concern, but it remains an excellent product and one I cheerfully use and recommend.

Removing the PDF browser plugin and instead using Open with... for PDF documents works for me too :)

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago vpz

one more big plus: Sumatra can read djvu, xps, epub, chm, mobi....

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago sicknero

One thing I've always liked about Sumatra is that it lets you rename and delete pdfs while they are open. This does wonders for one's workflow when working with a large number of files.

Also as previously mentioned, it makes a decent ebook reader too.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago Jorpho

There is, unfortunately, one trivial feature of Adobe Reader that doesn't seem to have been duplicated elsewhere yet: When you view the entire page, the scroll button will scroll one page at a time. For some baffling reason Sumatra and PDF X-Change both insist on smoothly scrolling, as if you'd ever want to have a giant page break smack dab in the middle of the screen.

(Foxit Reader is hardly worth mentioning anymore. It's getting just as bloated and obnoxious as Adobe.)

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago gruff

You can go into View and unclick Show Pages Continuously. Then it will scroll page by page.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 1 day ago wg1995

Does this application also serve as a virtual printer for files, converting them to pdf in process?

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 5 years 11 min ago neilbt

As a mostly Ubuntu user, when i do use Windows i just use the Gnome Evince document viewer there as well.

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A PDF Reader That's Portable And 20 Times Smaller Than Adobe's 4 years 12 months ago AJNorth

Sumatra 3.1 has been released (2015.10.24).

Changelog:

* 64-bit builds.

* All documents are restored at startup if a window with multiple tabs is closed (or if closing happened through File -> Exit); this can be disabled through the RestoreSession advanced setting.

* Printing happens (again) always as image which leads to more reliable results at the cost of requiring more printer memory; the "Print as Image" advanced printing option has been removed.

* Scrolling with touchpad (e.g. on Surface Pro) now works.

* Many crash and other bug fixes.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 6 days ago Altinkerer

This article should point out that one needs to install one of the Office programs it recommends BEFORE installing Oracle PDF Import Extension. Otherwise, Oracle will not install. Likewise, for clarity, it would be helpful to list the hyperlinks at the end in the order in which they need to be installed, not the reverse.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 6 days ago Altinkerer

Be warned, when I downloaded OpenOffice, all the WordPad documents I had saved on my hard drive were automatically converted to OpenOffice. Not exactly what I had in mind! I'm sure there's some default setting I can change to fix this, but I was not presented with this option in the process of downloading OpenOffice.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 6 days ago Altinkerer

Also, as an aside, "losing" was misspelled as "loosing" in the article.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 6 days ago Jojo Yee Thanks Altinkerer, the typo has now been fixed. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 6 days ago Jojo Yee A good comment Altinkerer. I've edited the article and hopefully it's now clearer. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 5 days ago Altinkerer

Awesome, Jojo! Thanks for being so responsive.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 5 days ago Altinkerer

I'm not so sure that if I were reading the article for the first time, I would gather from the new sentence, "[w]ith the Oracle PDF Import Extension installed on top of LibreOffice or OpenOffice, it produces a hybrid PDF / ODF file" that a user must have one of these Office programs installed before installing Oracle. I think that that point would seem obscure to me partly because this sentence is focused on trying to make another point--namely, what kind of file is produced; and partly because the term "installed on top of" sounds vague to me, probably simply since I'm not a techie. I guess it just depends on how broad an audience you're trying to reach! I do thank you for being so quickly responsive, though, and marking the Office program links as "Requirements" at the end does help (though I think listing these first would be even clearer). Oh my, I fear that too much editorial blood is coming out in me here...sorry!

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 5 days ago Jojo Yee Agree with you Altinkerer. I've added another paragraph to emphasize what needs to be done with some other minor copy-editing. Hope this improves clarity. BTW, please click here if you're interested in joining us. We welcome all with some editorial blood. :) view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 4 days ago Altinkerer

I just opened up a copy of my Adobe Acrobat-created resume through Oracle PDF Import Extension added onto Apache Open Office, and the formatting came out severely messed up. How disappointing! Is there something else I can do to actually obtain the 100% layout accuracy touted here?

Or, if I were to fix up the resume's formatting in Oracle, and then edit it, is it possible that the formatting would at least stay the same when the resume is opened again in Adobe Reader? I'm trying to be able to edit my resume at home as needed and send it to prospective employers in a form that they'd be able to view perfectly formatted, without my having to buy Adobe Acrobat or MS Word. I only have WordPerfect at home, and usually, that's all I need. I've tried translating the resume all sorts of ways and into various forms, but every time, the formatting seems to get messed up--even from Word Web App to Word.

Is there some better solution?

Also, is there a quick way I can get all my WordPad documents, which automatically converted into OpenOffice Rich Text documents when I downloaded OpenOffice, back into WordPad form again?

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 4 days ago Jojo Yee Q. Is there something else I can do to actually obtain the 100% layout accuracy touted here? A. To create a pdf file that you can edit without losing the layout accuracy, you will need to use OpenOffice or LibreOffice to export the file as PDF as described in this article. A pdf file created by Adobe Acrobat is not a hybrid file. Q. Is it possible that the formatting would at least stay the same when the resume is opened again in Adobe Reader? A. Yes, so long as you edit the source document in OpenOffice and export it as PDF, including the option for creating a hybrid file. Q. I've tried translating the resume all sorts of ways and into various forms, but every time, the formatting seems to get messed up--even from Word Web App to Word. Is there some better solution? A. Unfortunately converting a file from one format to another is always subject to a loss in some features including layouts. This possibly includes saving a file using the same program but in a different version. Keeping only basic formatting in a file helps minimize issues in file compatibility. Q. Is there a quick way I can get all my WordPad documents... back into WordPad form again? A. In fact nothing have been changed except for the file association if I'm not mistaken. When you install OpenOffice, it probably changes your Rich Text documents (RTF) to be associated with it. You can change back the files to be opened with WordPad by default in a few steps below: 1. Right-click an RTF document in Windows Explorer and select "Properties" from the context menu. 2. Click the "Change" button next to "Opens with". 3. Select WordPad from the recommended programs and click OK. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 3 days ago Altinkerer

Jojo, thanks for the edits. Things are much clearer now. Part of the problem, I think, is that you are explaining something that is inherently quite complicated and confusing. Thanks for your patience! I don't think I have the courage to officially do that kind of editing right now! ;)

Thanks, too, for the timely tips. I would've given up by now without you! I see that I got confused into thinking that "100% layout accuracy" was being promised for any PDF files that one imports into, as well as exports out, of Oracle/Office, rather than only for documents that someone makes from scratch in the latter and then exports. It sounds like another reader or two may also have fallen into that trap; it might not be bad to emphasize this distinction in the article. Unfortunately, "keeping only basic formatting in a file" is something that I just can't afford to do with a resume, in which looks count for so much. Otherwise, I would just make an RTF version and call it a day!

Anyway, I started following the steps listed for creating a hybrid file, but the "Create Hybrid File" did not come up in the PDF Options window. I know that Oracle PDF Extension is installed on my system, because it is listed in the Extensions Manager of OpenOffice. Could you please tell me how can I get this tick box to show up?

Also, this is confusing to me: "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer." In other words, if the file is exported out of the location, it winds up right back in there? I guess what you're saying is the PDF version goes out and the ODF version comes in. Is that right?

It seems hard to believe that documents imported from Adobe into Writer/Oracle can become mangled in their formatting, but not the reverse. Anyway, I will try and see for myself, if I can get through the "Create Hybrid File" problem. Thanks!

P.S. Too bad that some of the formatting features I would want the most in OpenOffice are grayed out--I guess because I'm using the freebie version. It's easier for Oracle to promise "100% layout accuracy" when there are minimal layout features available in the program it supports! However, note to the wise: I was able to get horizontal lines for my resume in OpenOffice by copying them from my Adobe Reader version and then doing a lot of hand tweaking.

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 2 days ago Jojo Yee While LibreOffice still keeps this line "Create hybrid file", I note that OpenOffice has now changed it to "Embed this document inside the PDF". They still work the same. Give that option a try. "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer." In other words, LibreOffice or OpenOffice opens up a hybrid file like it does the normal odt file for editing. When this file is exported as pdf, the odt file is embeded into a pdf file. Hope this helps. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 8 hours ago Altinkerer

By gum, I think I got it! I created a file with this extension/suite using a bunch of varied formatting including lines, bolding, different font sizes, and bulletted items, saved it in the way you described, and was able to open it unchanged in Adobe Reader. The one thing I realized (which I guess should have been obvious to me from the start) is that one must export it this way each time directly prior to its being opened in another PDF reader. That is, it's not enough to go through these steps once and then just save from on, expecting the program to continue saving all the new material you create in hybrid form.

I think my main confusion with the concept "If the PDF file is exported from LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, it opens directly in Writer" is that to me, the term "export" means that something is sent out, whereas in this case, the "exported" file is just being converted into a different form and then reappears in exactly the same place that it came from originally. But I guess that's the software's terminology problem, not yours. Or maybe I'm being too much of a narrow-minded literalist!

Anyway, having achieved victory, I can overlook the weird sideline confusions. On to creating some targeted resumes...and the next step: employment!

Thanks,

Altinkerer

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 7 years 7 hours ago Jojo Yee Good to hear that it now works for you Altinkerer. view
A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 6 years 11 months ago Himagain

Equally as valuable as the great reviews we get here is the personal support of the Editors themselves in clarifying any misunderstood points.
All of which is topped off by the intelligent friendly commenters to found here as well.

I've just downloaded Foxit and PDFX from the great reviews - will play with both(do like the idea of ocr conversion, I must say!)

THEN found this review!
Like most intelligent, good looking people, I am trying to escape Windoze and have dicovered Libre OpenOffice recently AND its amazing built-in PDF capabilties, all for the same price - FREE!

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A PDF File Allows Editing in 100% Layout Accuracy 6 years 10 months ago Altinkerer

I finally followed through your instructions for changing my WordPad docs that became associated with OpenOffice, back into WordPad-associated files. I was just curious why you suggested opening one of these RTF documents in Windows Explorer. Instead, I simply right-clicked on one of the documents (not "in Explorer"--I don't even know what this means or how one would do it) and then followed the rest of the procedures you mentioned, after which all my RTF docs changed back into WordPad.

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A New Way to Read and Take Notes on the iPad 5 years 3 weeks ago BruceLeeRoy

Besides not being available for Android or Windows tablets, the inability to take handwritten notes goes against all the research that indicates that learning is better enabled than with typing notes. But, cool none the less. Thanks.

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago zdub

RJ TextEd has integrated FTP as well. I moved to this editor years ago when it surpassed PSPad in terms of features (tho' I don't know how it compares today.) Powerful, customizable, frequent updates for bug fixes (few, if any, these days) & enhancements, no bundling of unwanted junk.

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago atomMan

PSPad has a major shortcoming in that it does not have a true column edit mode - this is a limitation of the edit control that is used

although i like PSPad for it simplicity and UI layout, it has not been the most stable editor in my experience, nor has RJ TextEd

for me, i'll stick with Notepad++ which uses the very capable and stable Scintilla edit control

also, most any capable code editor has an FTP client, whether it be native or through an extension

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago ExFiler

During the install using the RAR file, this app tried to install Conduit.

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A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy We indicate the bundled installer plainly in the article text. MC - Site Manager. view
A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago rob.schifreen Unfortunately, RJ TextEd triggers the VirusTotal scanners so I am not able to recommend it. view
A New Release Of My Favourite FTP-Enabled Editor 6 years 1 month ago zdub

Sorry, my other comment was not added as a reply. But please let me know what you scanned that flagged RJ as problematic & I'll notify the author.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago David Roper

At 100MB LARGER than the "Fatso" AVG, I will let others use it. Excellent Article, Vic.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago jonshim

My current malware programs says the site is dangerous. Either it is true or they are jealous

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago v.laurie VirusTotal and WOT both give the site a clean grade. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I tried to download it but I got a warning as well: http://i.imgur.com/nnBwb4z.png

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Browsing aids often give false positives. Instead, it is better to check sites with a range of specialist tools. MC - Site Manager. https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/a910da80c256124abc573c952dccfc77b61c03... http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/pcmgr-global.com/ http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/b5eadcfc5965b7dda117b5a184f45436... view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

Yeah, I thought so but I figured I'd report it here and confirm rather than ignore it.

I'll give a try later on my VM, thanks.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago papavonschoen

Thank you sir! These appear to be very useful sites.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Just to remind potential posters here that this article is about "A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite", and any comments not related to exactly that will be deleted, as will anything remotely racist. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago maynak00

anyone compare with Qihoo 360 Total Security ?
http://www.360totalsecurity.com/en/features/360-total-security/
which is better?

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago BAITMAN

FIREFOX SAID TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE FAST ...
I THOUGHT GIZMO CHECKED THIS STUFF THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUGGESTING THEM TO US???
VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! :-(

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago maynak00

WOT result: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcmgr-global.com

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago SwanKnight (not verified)

I'm curious about this as well. I've had a lot of false positives with 360TS as of late, it's been getting annoying.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago LuckyBoy

Regarding FireFox warning to stay away from the 10Cent site, one should know I also get this warning when I access:
My Credit Union
My Bank Login
The United States Post Office (USPS.GOV) and other sites. But whenI tried "known" PUPs site, Firefox did not warn nor complain.

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A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 6 months ago MidnightCowboy Try reading the other comments first, in particular #121677, before commenting yourself. :) MC - Site Manager. view
A New Free Windows Anti-Malware Suite 5 years 5 months ago MrBrian

Tencent stripped of antivirus rankings for cheating on tests

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago crombierob

I of course use Google search within FF
But I avoid other Google programs like the plague, as the Google updater has slowed my OLD PC to a crawl on at least two occasions.
It was so bad the first time, that I was sure I had a virus, and I lost a weeks work by restoring from a week old image.
The 2nd time, I investigated and found it was the Google updater. Uninstalling that was not simple.
Since then I never install anything Google.
Perhaps that will not be a problem with Vivaldi , as presumably it only has it's own updater ? ?

The other thing I dislike is Chrome's minimalistic interface (aka 'good luck finding the option you are looking for')
Does Vivaldi have the ability to use menu's (the way God intended) ?

Sorry to look a gift horse in the interface or updater,
Rob

PS I only feel safe browsing with NoScript in FF
Does Vivaldi have an equivalent ?

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Mike C

Just FYI, I run all browsers in Sandboxie. I've just installed this. So far it's been smooth. Any criticisms and I'll post again

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy I've been using this for a while now in Linux MX-16 x64. For me it has a logical layout and truly excellent. MC - Site Manager. view
A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago West Swan

Howdy,

Does it have a traditional menu bar?

I don't mean the 'gear' or anything like that.

I mean the bar that has "edit, view, History, Bookmarks, Tools" etc.

As an old fart I need this.

Cheers,

Paul

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

Yes it does although you can choose to hide this if required. MC - Site Manager.
http://i.imgur.com/BJChS15.png

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago toktok

Thanks!
Another browser which now has free VPN is Opera

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Rev_Don

crombierob, yes you can enable a menu system. Vivaldi can use any Chrome extensions available from the Chrome Play Store. I see No-Script Suite Lite listed there.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Frank D

Thank you for pointing out this browser. It works fine!

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago astral_cyborg

I've been using it since the first stable version. It is fully customizable and so far it works great.
Two problem I've encountered so far:
That when I run a full screen applciation such as a game or a media player, after some time I find out that Vivaldi has closed or crashed without any warning and I still haven't figured out why does that happen.
The second is that some rare times it may stop youtube videos (the video area goes green and it need reloading).
However, these days a newer version has been released (v1.7.735.46) and it contains lots of new features and fixes, so I can't confirm yet if the above problems still exist ro not.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago anne-ology

Just tried this - seems to be ok, but sure does have a lot of ads which pop up.
And HOW can its 'history' be erased??? CCleaner does not clean it; Chrome has the same problem, but at least it has a findable history tab
Hoping someone will respond anon.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Bobmark

Article doesn't give me a single reason to investigate Vivaldi other than choice of color scheme. What makes it better than Chrome other than possible performance?

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Rev_Don

Ctrl + H takes you to History. There is a clear data option there.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Papakid

Also you can click on the new tab for history, bookmarks and speed dial management. Is that anon enough for you? :-)

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago carbotec

I use EPIC Browser with its built in VPN which can be turned on or off. I have been using this browser for some time and when using the VPN it does not slow down my internet connection. It also blocks trackers and wipes surfing data on exit. Based on chrome has very similar settings. Ideal second browser for private surfing.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Papakid

I've been using this browser for a while now, bit more than a year. I never have used Chrome on my desktop--don't like how Google handles people. Otherwise, I like to have alternatives to Firefox and IE, which for a time meant Opera, but I became disillusioned with them. When they switched to the same engine as Chrome I tried the upgrade, but none of my large collection of bookmarks would transfer. I switched back to the old version with the original Opera engine where my bookmarks were still present and used that for a while, because some were saying they lost their bookmarks altogether using the new Opera. And when they complained about it in the forums, they were told if they don't like Opera to not use it, what do you expect from a free browser. Then I heard that some of the Opera people had split off and designed Vivaldi. I was hoping it had the old Opera engine, but at least they stayed true to Opera's original mission, which was to design the browser with the power user in mind, and they won't tell you to take a hike if you don't like when they refuse to fix a known issue.

So if you were ever a fan of Opera, you should like Vivaldi. Take a look at their "Our Story" page for more info on the Opera connection.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Rev_Don

1) More customizable,
2) better performance than Chrome,
3) doesn't suffer from tab bloat like Chrome,
4) ability to have a minimal gui like chrome or a more old school type menu gui,
5) Better support from developers (like Opera had before they switched to the Chromium engine)
6) Better community support forums

Those should get you started. It isn't perfect and might not suit everyone, but I feel it is worth a try.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago SimpleMikey

I just checked the EPIC browser website, and see that it DOES NOT include a built-in VPN. What it DOES include is an encrypted proxy. This seems like a good idea for private browsing, but you will have to provide your own VPN if you want that additional level of privacy. The EPIC website mentions what they consider to be security failings of VPNs. If that is true, then EPIC with a VPN might be a very good idea.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago emgil3

Downloaded installer file and get a trojan warning when I run it:
Detected and intercepted Trojan attacks.

File: C:\USERS\...\APPDATA\LOCAL\VIVALDI\APPLICATION\VIVALDI.EXE

Name: HEUR/QVM10.1.0000.Malware.Gen

Am using Total Security 360.

Any idea?

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago Rev_Don

Most likely a false positive. Did you download it from the link provided in this article? If so I just downloaded it a few minutes ago and checked it with Virus total, Avast, and Malwarebytes and found no problems at all.

To be quite honest, Total Security 360 is not a good A/V malware program (most experts consider it junk). All of the Qiho (or however it's spelled) apps are suspect at best and harmful to your computer at worst. My recommendation is to dump that, get a REAL A/V program that works better and is more reliable, and continue to try Vivaldi. Check with BleepingComputer.com for recommendations for your A/V Malware protection software.

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

As Rev_Don says, this AV is not one I would choose either. It's riddled with false positives which are heuristically generated leading many users who don't understand what this means to ignore the results which is fine until genuine malware arrives. Better options are Avira, AVG and Avast. 57 different AV scanners tested it here and found nothing and Qihoo 360 is one of them. :) MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/sv/file/6c9717eae5b808145b7e7e58c92a119e2c1f6...

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 3 years 8 months ago emgil3

Thank you all. Will likely go back to Avira or AVG. I liked earlier versions of Vivaldi and want to try it again.

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