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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy 7 years 3 months ago rroberto

Very true! You can lose what little you have in the bank and have your credit card limits exceeded quite quickly. Internet users beware.

Minimal defense first step: change passwords frequently and make them harder to crack by using case sensitivity, numbers, no complete spelling of words without placing acceptable symbols in between letters.

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Twelve Top Articles with Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know 5 years 2 months ago lowndesw

The best Tip for win8 I've seen is Classic Shell. No problems, easy to use.

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Twittering Poetry And A Great Breakout Game 5 years 9 months ago Sgluber

Very cool, rob!

I cleaned the screen in Breakout a moment ago... very good memories, thank you! :-D

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 6 years 1 month ago George.J I've seen the second one (Stickman) a long time before. It was quite funny. view
Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 6 years 1 month ago Fairportfan

I haven't checked the link, but i think it's a newer one with more interactions.

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 6 years 1 month ago vandamme

Don't miss the "making of" Animator IV, link at the end of it.

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Two Amazing, Yet Different, Examples Of Computer Graphics 6 years 1 month ago Shadouness

Wonderful stuff, thank you.

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Two Excellent Free Mind Map Programs 7 years 4 months ago Angel.Pameela

benefits of creative thinking mind maps Understanding how the technique helps link teaching with learning, enabling students to “learn how to learn”

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Two Excellent Free Mind Map Programs 5 years 12 months ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen...

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rajaram menon

These two appear to be half-hearted largess. I lost 2 email id's of xxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxx when they made them paid services, after giving a few days' notices.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rhiannon

I'm not clear on what you're saying. Are you saying that both services turned your free accounts in to paid account and gave you a few days notice, and that you lost emails as a result?

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago toktok

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

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago budchekov

Thanks rhiannon,

So far.....I've NEVER had that with Proton mail and I've had a couple of accounts since day one.
Created an account at Tutanota.. nice find.
@There's a dark theme for it at userstyles.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rhiannon

Thanks for pointing that out, I've corrected it. Sometimes no matter how carefully you check something or how many times you proof read something, things still slide right by. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rhiannon

Thanks for the userstyles tip, I'll check it out. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago budchekov

Here you go..

https://userstyles.org/styles/141594/tutanota-dark

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rhiannon

Thanks bunches!

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 3 years 5 months ago rajaram menon

They stopped free email accounts and I didn't want to be a paid user. They simply deleted my accounts when I couldn't back up the data during the given period. Net facility and computers were rare then, at least in the country I stay in.

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

I've only had a free Proton account for about 4.5 months but there have been no threats to upgrade to a subscription.
I gave them a donation of a few Euros to cover the couple of megabytes that I'm currently using.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 years 6 months ago rhiannon I haven't had any upgrade prompts either. view
Two Free Portable Application Launchers 4 years 4 months ago crombierob

When I attempted to download CodySafe, FF gave this warning -

Reported Unwanted Software Page!
This web page at fileslocker.com has been reported to contain unwanted software and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Unwanted software pages try to install software that can be deceptive and affect your system in unexpected ways.

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Two Free Portable Application Launchers 4 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy

When using the link provided here, both the product and web page are fine. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/40748aefc0760ca071022e716e52be64b64ab3...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/85b46ca1e7f5a4171c2ac1a58a409a0d29082...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/codyssey.com/
The only "detection" is from Zillya which is riddled with false positives and as a product about as much use as a paper bag in a thunderstorm.

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Two New Tricks to Quickly Close and Restart File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1 5 years 9 months ago Aninnymous

Less useful these days with solid state boot drives so easy & cheap .... even a reboot is fast enough vs let alone logoff.

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Two New Tricks to Quickly Close and Restart File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1 5 years 9 months ago skross

A very easy way to do this is to run Process Hacker and Rt-Click the explorer.exe process and select "Restart".

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 5 months ago Anupam Thanks for the tip Vic. For the second tip, what's the command to change back to original, in case one wants to do that? view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 5 months ago v.laurie That's a good suggestion. I will add it to the tip. Thanks, Anupam. view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 5 months ago Anupam Great! Keep up the good work :). view
Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 3 months ago ssoundman

Works great, Vic. Thanks!

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 3 months ago Phylis Sophical

Well, Microsoft has really advanced, haven't they. Gone from pressing the F8 key to a 7 step procedure. Sheesh!
Thanks for the great tip!

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 3 months ago stevenamills

I've been working with MS stuff more years than I care to remember and they still don't get it - AT ALL. Most of the time you need Safe Mode it is because normal mode won't work, so method 1 is worthless and Method 2 will gradually fade away.

Probably coded by the same genius that removed the repair install.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 3 months ago kenpmason

The following command will enable the BLUE Advanced Boot Options screen (NOT the Win7, black and white screen) to be shown at every boot:

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions true

To disable this/restore defaults, run one of the following commands:

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions false
or
bcdedit /deletevalue {globalsettings} advancedoptions.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 3 months ago Carisbrooke

Is there any way of enabling a Windows 8 machine to boot from DVD drive other than via restart? If a forced shutdown is needed and windows won't restart normally, how would one get to boot from a recovery disc? In Windows 7 you can do this with the F12 key.

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 months ago thaff59

Ok people....I got it figured out for this problem with windows 8 and the safe mode thing. Do exactly what it tells you above. Enter this command: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy. Restart then boot up again. Then shut down or restart. Upon that process hold down not just the F8 key, but the windows key and the F8 key at the same time. I think they failed to mention that above. Holding the F8 key alone won't work. I just hold both key's down at the same time and don't release until the screen pop's up. Let me know how you make out. Remember to make note of of the ms dos commands just incase you want to reverse it. Always make notes. Can't stress that enough! Good Luck........Todd

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 months ago Jitukali

The problem is that method only works on window that is working first..
what if during window update and restart where window fail to restart normally and right there you need to boot into a safe mode....

and that where I am now.. I need help on this

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Two New Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 7 years 2 months ago v.laurie I am sorry to hear of your problem and it is because of problems like this that I strongly urge making emergency repair discs as discussed here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-create-recovery-discs-or-usb.... The comments are not the place for discussing specific individual problems but you can get help in the General Computer Support forum: http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ You should be able to get some good advice there. view
Two Ways to Transfer Files Without An External Network Connection 4 years 9 months ago MSwhip

Could you use this app to transfer large number of files (emails) between yahoo.com free account and lycos.com free account?

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Types of Backup Software : What’s the difference between Disk Imaging, File Based Backup, or Synchronization, and which should I use? 6 years 5 months ago CASD

I want to put in a bigger hard drive, and I have a external hard drive I can save the first hard drive too..So that it can be loaded back onto the new bigger hard drive.. Would a use a backup program or ?

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 7 months ago danielson

Besides the fact that i never cared for Unity, i tend to agree with Matthew Moore who claims 16.04 to be unpolished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Li052ZBN8
This i saw first hand in the Gnome version with constant overlapping of dashboard icons.
Michael was more patient at keeping Unity on (one half hour) than i was with Gnome.

The only reason i gave a vote of 3 was 'cause i know LinuxMint will make it better (or at least as good as before).

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 7 months ago vandamme

I have no problems with Ubuntu Unity, but trying Ubuntu MATE, it looks like it's more noob friendly. I think I could recommend it to any Windows user and they'd get to know it easily. Kubuntu is a nice alternative if you like that look.

But wait a month or two. Cosmetic stuff I don't even notice, but some bugs need to be sorted out. Kind of like buying a car the first month they come out. Of course I don't mind helping out by getting the new version and torturing it. But I can always boot into Mint 17.3 when all else fails. The new Mint won't be out until June, after Ubuntu gets cleaned up for them.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released 4 years 7 months ago HA

I tried upgrading within 14.04 on two laptops, both bricked.
Did a usb install.
Looks the same as before, the new "Ubuntu Software" won't install .debs from other places.
Get Gdebi package installer and right click and install using Gdebi.

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Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft Anonymous (not verified) view
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UltraCopier 4 years 4 months ago Catsup22

It installs without a hitch, but it wants to add itself as an auto-start. Whether I accept that or reject that, it doesn't matter because it simply will not load when I click on the app in my start menu.

Looks like these folks had good intentions, and freeware is always appreciated, but they need some experienced programmers to help with the the basics of a Windows installation.

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UltraCopier 4 years 4 months ago MidnightCowboy Would help others to help you if you stated which system you were running instead of just "Windows". MC - Site Manager. view
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UltraDefrag 3 years 9 months ago Gandof_Tx

2017-02-26 VirusTotal scan of Ultradefrag 7.0.2 shows: Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20170222

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UltraDefrag 3 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy

This is a false positive generated by the x32 bit version only. None of the top antivirus solutions find anything wrong with it. The x64 bit version is 100% clear. If you need x32 bit for a legacy system, use the portable version. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/55be431890e64dc95b332a742039b846d16df...

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UltraDefrag 3 years 8 months ago Gandof_Tx

Thank you MidnightCowboy!! Both my Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanned Ultradefrag with no problems. Thank you for letting me know that the VirusTotal scan was a false positive. I re-installed Ultradefrag. Thank you for the quick response! By the way, the Ultradefrag x64 version also received the same false positive.

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UltraDefrag 3 years 2 months ago famewolf

Is ultradefrag still the editor's choice when on their website it looks like the project has been abandoned?

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UltraDefrag 2 years 12 months ago Tar73

yeah it look abandoned, maybe an update would be nice :)

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UltraDefrag 1 year 12 months ago 2oldfan

No longer works with 64bit windows. New 64bit version is not free.

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UltraDefrag 1 year 10 months ago spaarks

This is very slow indeed. Took 7 hours for a full drfrag, and now in Full Optimisation and after 7 hours only 68% optimised.
Defender and Super Antispyware real-time protection are turned OFF.
Trash and temp files deleted before starting.
Is there something I have missed?

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UltraDefrag 1 year 10 months ago Remah

You'd have to provide a lot more information for anyone to know if you have missed something.

Also, the right place to query slow speed is with Ultradefrag at SourceForge which I see you (same user name) already appear to be familiar with. They're the ones who wrote the manual/tips you are reading. Personally, I would use a partition manager to make space for Linux rather than making defragmentation a dependency for what you really want to achieve. Gparted, for example, handles making space for a new partition by moving the files into one block within an existing partition.

Defragmenting a hard disk drive (you shouldn't do SSDs) is slowed by many factors. Here's some of the more obvious factors: the version of Windows; the complexity of the optimization; large disk size; slow disk speed i.e. 5400 rpm isntead of 7200rpm; higher proportion of the disk filled particularly with files larger than available free space; other running processes particularly those using the disk which is why they recommend running Ultradefrag at boot; immovable system files (easier at boot and in newer versions of Windows);  Windows paging; slow RAM; slow CPU.

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UltraDefrag 1 year 10 months ago Remah

Ultradefrag is still available at sourceforge.net and version 7.1.1 has a stable release from October 2018, but future development of version 8 does appear to be commercial:

In 2018 the UltraDefrag project has been transferred to Green Gate Systems, LLC.

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UltraDefrag 3 months 4 days ago ssybesma

The posted link redirects to https://ultradefrag.net/en/index.shtml which is for a paid product. The author stopped developing the last free version (7.14) and from version 8 and up is not free.

The posted link needs to be changed to: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ultradefrag/

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago jhbriick

If anyone can install this app from the link, you are a better man than me. Absolutely cannot find download button for Chrome? Can anyone help?

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago SkipGm0User7

Are there any security risks using this add-on or opening up password fields for copy and paste?

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago Psyphilo

Works with Firefox Version 61.0.2

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago Linden56

I also use multiple browsers & Opera is my default browser & the only one that couldn't install 'Don't Fuck With Paste". What steps did anyone succeed with installing this into Opera? I clicked on Chrome button & unlike Vivaldi, nothing happened. Any help? TY.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago Linden56

Chrome: Don't F*** With Paste (worked for me in Vivaldi and Opera). https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dont-fuck-with-paste/nkgllhigpcljnhoakjkgaieabnkmgdkb/ Put above address in your URL.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago sirpaul2

If you don't see the '+ Add to Chrome' blue button, you're either not in the Google web store, or you're not accessing the web store with Chrome (or any Chrome fork).
An easy way to tell if it's the latter is if the blue button reads 'Available on Chrome' instead of '+ Add to Chrome'.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Here's the direct link:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dont-fuck-with-paste/nkgllhigp...

The link in the article opens to the page for the extension in all the browsers I use. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Have you enabled Chrome extensions in Opera?

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-install-chrome-extensions-o...

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

The only difference is that the copy and paste fields are blocked - if they were not blocked, they would behave the same way a field does. Unblocking the fieled doesn't, to the best of my knowledge, increase the standard risk of copying and pasting into a field. It's like a door - if the door is open, you can walk through it. If the door is closed, you can't walk through it. Either way, the door frame stays the same.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

That's the version I'm using too.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Good tips, thanks.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Thanks. Glad it worked.  :)

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago SkipGm0User7

Good to know . Thanks very much for the explanation, Rhiannon!

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago Linden56

Thank you Rhiannon! Worked great!

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

I'm happy to hear it worked. :)

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Anytime. :)

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago KingCharlie

Could someone post a link to a site that blocks "copy/paste" please. I remember reading someplace eons ago that turning off javascript would bypass that as well as "no-right click", and would like to test that before installing another addon. Thank you.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

H&R Block is one site you can test. It blocks pasting of passwords from the clipboard via keyboard or mouse.
It offers to generate a strong password for you. If you use it, it will generate a password and autofill both password fields. The issue I had with the password generator was that the generated password threw up the message "Password must contain at least one special character".

It would seem their password generator doesn't know it's supposed to insert a special character when generating strong passwords. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I have RightToCopy installed in Chrome, and H&R will not allow right click and paste using that extension.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/righttocopy/plmcimdddlobkphnof...

If you're using Firefox, changing the clipboard events entry in about:config will unblock copy and paste in fields.
about:config > agree that you know this might void your warranty (if you haven't disabled it) > search for: dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled > double click to change the entry to false
It avoids installation of another add-on.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

I would add that with Firefox, my preference is to change the about:config settings rather than install an add-on.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago KingCharlie

Thanks, I'll go this route. :)

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago jhbriick

Discovered the problem was I was trying to install it on Opera...won't work. No problem on Chrome. Thanks for your help!

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 3 months ago rhiannon

Good to know. :)
It will work on Opera.
How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-install-chrome-extensions-o...

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 2 months ago crosseyedlemon

Some websites are just too annoying to be bothered with. You log in with a complex 25 character password and then to download something, they insist you prove your not a robot by taking that dopey test.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 2 months ago rhiannon

CAPTCHA's can be difficult.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 2 weeks ago MisterLee

Why was it necessary for the addon author to name his creation with a vulgar title?
Would it not have conveyed the same message with "Don't mess with paste"?
I am sure many more would be willing to install his app with this tamer title.
Personally, I am unwilling to install with its present naming.
Have we really stooped this low for this to be acceptable?

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 2 years 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I can't speak to the developers intent. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I understand not using the add-on because of its name.
I see that particular word many places I wouldn't expect to see it - a cookbook title comes to mind, and other titles.
I see it increasingly used in the titles of articles from mainstream sites, which surprises me.
Here in the USA it appears to have become a part of the standard vocabulary for people in certain age groups and doesn't seem to have the same assocations/connotations for those groups that it does for those of us in older age groups.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 1 year 8 months ago johnvk

Thanks @rhiannon for the no-addon, about:config method.

I put "dom.event'" (no quotes) in the search box.

There's two I tried:

dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled
dom.event.contextmenu.enabled

I wasn't sure about the others.

For my financial site, this turned on right click but not copy.

If you're wondering like I was why you want to DISABLE these (when you're trying to get them working) it's because these enable the website code to see them. So hiding them from the website code leaves them for you to use. (I think.)

I gave up and used Windows "snipping tool" to capture an image of it, then capture2text, to OCR the image to text. That worked, but unfortunate I had to do it that way.

Good luck keeping control of your computer!

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 1 year 8 months ago rhiannon

Thanks! I thought on most sites it has something to do with security but wasn't sure what.

Some sites that have content that's not particularly related to security use it.

Most of the ones I've run into are people wanting to protect their content such as photos, artwork etc. from being copied. I respect that.
I don't copy that type of content but I do copy snippets of text if there's a tip or trick or something useful. I keep it with the URL where I found it.
Disabling right click for that purpose isn't much of a deterrent because there are so many ways around it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 1 year 8 months ago Jojo Yee

Exactly rhiannon. This Chrome extension "Allow Select And Copy" works for me in most cases. Failing which, I would activate the Developer tools and select an element in the webpage (shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-C), whatever text shown on the webpage can then be copied from within the inspector, either in Chrome or Firefox.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 1 year 8 months ago johnvk

Thanks for all that.
I'm using firefox, so I am not sure if there's a similar addon. I haven't searched.
I always go into developer tools Inspect using right-click -> Q. And right click was disabled. That stymied me for a while.
Thanks for reminding me that I don't have to be stymied by right click! (in this case) because ctrl-shift-C does it (as does in firefox the Tools menu -> developer -> Inspect).

Now on this particular webpage, the data I wanted to copy was in a table.
And the table was circuitously designed. The first column was its own div. And each cell was a whole table nested within several div layers. And the 2nd and 3rd columns were another div, and each row of the 2nd two columns was a table of 1 row and 2 columns, and again each of these tables nested within several layers of divs.

So without finding each cell individually and copying its text, this was not going to help. It was a page of code containing 1 word of text.

I saved using firefox Inspector's right click menu: copy -> outer html to copy this structure and paste it into a file (temp.html) then opened that file with firefox.

The complex html code was using positioning, so that the first column and second column were superimposed in my temp file (which was missing the css positioning). Kind of a mess.

So I resorted to capture2text which has been working well for me on windows 10.

Again thanks for the interaction around this! It's helpful!

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 1 year 8 months ago rhiannon

Thanks for the how-to. You may want to check out this Firefox add-on for general copying:
Absolute Enable Right Click & Copy

 

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