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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago vandamme

I've used "sound converter" (not very original, but good description) to convert music. Go to the Ubuntu Software center and hit "sound and video" and search for converter. If you want a album sorter, there's plenty of those like DeaDBeef, Amarok etc.

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Icecream Screen Recorder 2 months 3 weeks ago lmg

Now 5 minutes.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago NeilF784

I was delighted to find this program some months ago.
Agree fully -very time efficient

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Best VPN Services for 2018 2 months 3 weeks ago lisja4ij

The review is a bit outdated but there is no nordvpn?! If you check top google ten vpn review sites or just type 10 best vpn services 2018 you will find that almost all reviewers give either express or nord the biggest score eg. I have found a nice vpn comparison on this page https://www.vpnhint.com/best-vpn-services/ also the numbers seems to be outdated as nordvpn supports almost 5000 servers and expressvpn about 2000.

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Best Free Word Processor 2 months 3 weeks ago ErikJon

Yes, indeed. The editor must have been thinking in terms of "best WordPad alternative" or "best NotePad alternative" when he said "best word processor", but no big deal. It might be nice to change the title, however.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago 4sure5

Perfect for what I need. Thank you!

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View popular live cams from around the world 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

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

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View popular live cams from around the world 2 months 3 weeks ago David R

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

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A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager 2 months 3 weeks ago 10basetom

I have a very specific set of requirements that include:

- tiny memory footprint (<5MB)
- truly portable (no dependency on any framework, including .NET)
- easy to trigger (Win + V or simpler)
- ability to format/manipulate text in the buffer
- ability to store/organize permanent snippets

ClipX was my go-to clipboard manager for many years, but it didn't play well with Windows 10, so I spent a lot of time trying out all the clipboard managers I could find to find an alternative. I finally settled on Clibor, and have never looked back. It's amazing how much power was crammed into such a small utility. If you can get past the crowded interface and sporadic wonky translations, I highly recommend giving Clibor an honest try.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Yup. They are on an external hard disk drive, as well as a USB flash drive.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 3 weeks ago Fairportfan

By "separate drive", you mean a "not-the-system-drive", right?

I hav e too many MP3 files to keep them on the C: drive, anyway, so i guess i'm safe.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Glad you like it. :) I've never seen a nag from any of the software that I use.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago DonsEars

Wow. Best, easiest, fastest and least amount of nagware audio converter I have seen. I will be sending them a donation. Thanks.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago Pattern-chaser

I've used XRECODE for years, with great success. But the last freeware version was 2.60. I'll try this one out, though....

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Google Launches New Dataset Search Engine 2 months 4 weeks ago Aninnymous

In Boolean set theory:
AND equals ONLY the union where both/all search-terms are true but excludes the subsets where only one or the other is true
OR equals the complete aggregate of either/all search-terms independently that are true.

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MiniTool Power Data Recovery 2 months 4 weeks ago mvalburg

The free version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery can no longer (as of September 2018, at least) recover files, only scan and allow you to view the filename and contents. Any actual recovery of the file requires the purchase of the full program.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

I agree, it's persistent and has been happening for years, across Windows versions.
A search will turn up the info, and a thorough search is why I haven't been able to find a fix for it. Running some audio diagnotic .cab files, changing WMP settings, un-installing and re-installing WMP - any suggestion I found I tried. Nothing has worked so far. OTOH, it led me to find some useful software so it hasn't been a wash. :)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago budchekov

Yep VERY fast ! :)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome. I'm happy you like it. It's easy to use. And fast. I like fast. :)

As for being paranoid, when I started using the program some months ago I uploaded a converted file to VirusTotal, even though I've used their other programs (YouTube to MP3 Converter, Collagerator) for months with no issues, so there's that. :)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago budchekov

That's a nice bit of gear !
So simple and intuitive to use.Thanks r,
@Being the paranoid nut that I am, a converted MP3 to FLAC file came up clean as a whistle with Virus Total.

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

You need to take extra care when using software like this. Among the other unwanted items it contains is: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/malware-encyclopedia-descri... MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/05d1ecdf8452dc5152c81fa7df5e558890fab...

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Best Free CD-DVD Emulation Software 2 months 4 weeks ago g2mXagent

I chose gBurner Virtual Drive.
http://www.gburner.com/online-help/virtual-drive.htm

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Best Free CD Ripper 2 months 4 weeks ago g2mXagent

i use foobar2000

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Stickies 2 months 4 weeks ago aripper

I've been using Steven DeToni's Stickies since 2002 in 98, xp and win 7, but the program doesn't seem to
work in win10.
This "new" version of stickies seems to be a hacked version of that old program with some of the controls
changed just for the sake of being different and alarmingly is not the easy to use app it once was. It lost me
in several places. I know some will see it as helpful, but I can assure you they must not have ever used the
much older, much simpler, much smaller , much faster, less cumbersome version originally written by
Steven DeToni with his last version released (V1.65 Public Domain) back in 1999. Seems a lot of people
have jumped on that bandwagon and ruined it in the process.
Maybe someone can get a De Toni version and adapt it to Win10 for the true benefit of a lot of people....

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm glad to hear it works for you. I like their software quite a bit. It's probably not the best if you need lots of features, but if getting basic tasks done quickly with an easy to use interface is what you want then they are terrific.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 11 min ago johnl77

MediaHuman Audio Converter is brilliant. It's so good to find really well developed software - so intuitive and therefore a pleasure to use. I've been looking at audio converters for a while now and not found anything that comes close to this great product.

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 1 hour ago Panzer "... The SPICE project aims to provide a complete open source solution for remote access to virtual machines in a seamless way so you can play videos, record audio, share usb devices and share folders without complications ...": https://spice-space.org/ view
Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 6 hours ago rhiannon

Telemetry can also be disabled via the registry. As always, it's a good idea to back up your registry before making changes. Just in case. :)
How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

 

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 7 hours ago rhiannon

I have a Microsoft account, but my computers all run on local accounts. I use the Microsoft account when I have to, then revert to a local account. The email address they have on file is an email that I use specifically for those kinds of things so it doesn't matter if they have it.

I install Windows operating systems without a Microsoft account:
How To Install & Use Windows 10 Without Microsoft Account

The telemetry is sent whether you're using a Microsoft account on your system or not. 

I think devices are still being interconnected on some levels.
Windows 10 will soon show you your phone's text messages

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 7 hours ago rhiannon

I do have a backup of my files. The original audio files are backed up on an external hard drive and a USB flash drive.

I also create disk images on a regular basis. Which isn't helpful because I have no way to know when the file format has been changed, so the changes would be included in any offline backup. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 8 hours ago Gil Mensch

(A) You would have to know that the file format changed, i.e., that Windows corrupted your file. Is it obvious when it happens? I don't know.
(B) You would then have to take the time, short a time as it might be, to actually do the restore for every file that got messed up. PITB!

If anyone thinks this situation is acceptable, with all due respect, you're nuts!

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 8 hours ago dwainwood

For those who complain about Windows changing their original file format, I would think you could restore it from your offline backup. (You do have a backup of your files, Right?)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 9 hours ago rhiannon

I specialize in missing the obvious on a regular basis. It's not quite a superpower, but it's probably close. :)
Thanks, C and E and tea are on the docket.

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 10 hours ago Ronatola

Thanks.
I have run this and added it to my windows startup.

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 11 hours ago eikelein

Ronatola, even with the Basic setting Win 10 still calls home base quite a lot. Read about it here:
https://www.howtogeek.com/273311/the-difference-between-basic-enhanced-and-full-usage-data-in-windows-10/

If you want to turn all that stuff off you need Spybot Anti-Beacon.
https://www.safer-networking.org/products/spybot-anti-beacon/

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 13 hours ago Geekomatic

No worries Rhiannon, I just thought I was missing the obvious (I do that- lol).

Here's to your speedy recovery-- lots of vit. C, for you!!!

;)

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 17 hours ago Remah

Yes, it really does happen to a lot of people. These sort of problems have been happening since at least as far back as Windows Media Player for Windows XP. But I've never had the problem because I've always done what the linked article says: install a non-default media player and change the default settings in the default media player. Both are good ideas on any platform, e.g. the second media player allows a double check of unplayable files.

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 17 hours ago eikelein

Ms. rhiannon, Thank you for this post. I certainly will use this list for my customers and eventually even in my advertising.

Likely the simplest way to avoid this is NOT to create a Microsoft account, that is NOT to give your email address to MS when you first turn on a new Win 10 computer.

The hare-brained idea to have the same "desktop" and account settings on a computer, a tablet and a phone luckily has fallen by the wayside now. And where are the Windows phones and the Windows 10 capable tablets? Even MS Surface i snow being sold with keyboard and a touchpad.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 17 hours ago rhiannon

No you're not blind...I misread the information. My deepest apologies. I've been dealing with something resembling the flu and it's evidently scrambled my brains. Thank you for mentioning it, I've edited the article.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 17 hours ago rhiannon

It seems odd I know, but yes, this happens to me and the people's computers who I tend to, in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. I know about the Windows Media Player settings that are mentioned in the Lifehacker article and other websites, and have made the suggested changes. It still happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I rarely use WMP (Windows Media Player), though one of the people whose computer is under my watch uses it all the time. I keep all the original audio files on an external hard drive and a USB FLASH drive. And yes, I'm mighty unhappy that this keeps happening. :-0   

From what I've seen, it's not common, but not all that rare either. It seems to be persistent, with no fix that I've found. Around here it's a recent occurrence. It started in the last year or so.

I use MediaHuman's YouTube to MP3 Converter too. It works well for my purposes.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 18 hours ago Gil Mensch

Really? You've had this experience on Windows? I've never had this happen to me ever, and I have a LOT of mp3's, acquired over the past couple of decades. But then again, I don't use Windows Media Player. According to this article ( https://lifehacker.com/5067945/rescue-my-music-from-windows-media-player-wma-to-mp3 ) there are some settings you can change in WMP to prevent this from happening.

You do know that each time you convert from one lossy format to another, you lose audio quality, right? I would be mighty unhappy if any app decided to convert my files without my OK or foreknowledge, especially if the original file was replaced.

I haven't used the MediaHuman Audio Converter, but I have used MediaHuman's YouTube to MP3 Converter, it has the same GUI and it works pretty well. For what the YouTube to MP3 Converter does, it's easier and more reliable than JDownloader, although it has less functionality. If you need the type of conversion that Audio Converter does, MediaHuman is probably a decent choice.

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Convert your audio files for free with this amazing program 3 months 19 hours ago Geekomatic

Where's the Ubuntu download? Am I blind?

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 22 hours ago Ronatola

Great tip.
I couldn't turn it to BASIC fast enough.
Scary to think how much big data is being collected across the planet without user acceptance.

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 1 day ago rhiannon

You're welcome.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 1 day ago rhiannon

Thanks Jojo. :)

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poetry
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short stories
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Best Free eBooks Online 3 months 1 day ago marknicholas

poetry, prose, short stories, short stories for kids

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Windows 10 connects to these websites after a clean installation 3 months 1 day ago mchldpy

Vedy interesting. Thanks.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 1 day ago Jojo Yee

Available here from the same author http://wallpaperswide.com/alt_j_armenia_vayots_dzor_areni_hayk_photograp...

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AbiWord 3 months 1 day ago Jojo Yee Thanks for the info spaarks. I've updated the article with links to the third party websites where older versions are still available and run well in Windows 10. view
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AbiWord 3 months 2 days ago spaarks

Excellent program, but no longer available for Windows.

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Best Free PDF Tools 3 months 2 days ago kontzBern

From all the software listed here, I would call PDFescape the best one. By no means, a great number of editing features is restricted for free version yet else is enough to work around. For a case I need to add fillable fields or something, I have this thing, that works with all the common forms like w9 and else. If one doesn't have it purchased, it would be easier option to buy PDFescape for such purposes

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 2 days ago rhiannon

Thank you for finding out what the structure is. It looked like concrete to me in the black and white version, but it could easily be metal. :)
I didn't see the sepia version. I like both equally well.

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 2 days ago Anupam

Yes, same here. A lot of the free software on my PC come from the recommendations here at Gizmo. I am glad I have the opportunity to give back to the community, and to this site in whatever form I can.

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 3 days ago Remah

I'm a regular visitor to their site because I've been a long time user of their PDF-XChange software. Thanks to a great review here at Gizmo's which got me started.

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 3 days ago Panzer

"... Kitty – a fast, featureful, GPU based terminal emulator ...“: https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/

 

T7 DAW (now free):

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 3 days ago sirpaul2

After a little research, it's an image of a structure (in Armenia) to break up the force of a raging river.
Personally, I think it looks better in sepia. The metal seems to pop a bit better.

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 4 days ago Anupam

Thanks a lot Remah for these links and info :).

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 4 days ago Remah

Anupam, Tracker Software have not removed mention of PDF-XChange Editor.

You will still find it with a web search as the text on the website has not changed (https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads/enduser/pdf-xchange-editor):

The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!

Around 85% of the features require no license to use.

Approx 15% of the advanced features which are clearly identified will place a trial watermark on output if used without a license

The list of free features also remains (https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor#free-product-features).

 

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 4 days ago rhiannon

You just made the hours I spend hunting these down a lot brighter, thank you. :)
I know what you mean, I have a handful of images that show up on my monitors regularly, they don't get old for me.

Oddly enough I was looking at Halloween wallpapers today.  :)
 

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Wallpaper of the Week: Triangular Concrete Structure 3 months 4 days ago budchekov

Keep em coming !
I still can't get beyond Collision, for some reason it doesn't get 'old'.
Halloween looms..:)

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 3 months 5 days ago rhiannon

I export all my LastPass content on a regular basis. Just in case. :)

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Fix Common USB Problems With Windows USB Troubleshooter 3 months 5 days ago exbioman

Same here. Installed usb disk eject. (free) In Wins 7 system tray. Which works 90+% of the time.

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Google Launches New Dataset Search Engine 3 months 5 days ago rhiannon

It searches datasets exclusively. Search engines don't index everything on the internet - thus the creation of specialty search engines such as Google Scholar, Springer, BASE, FOIA.gov, VADLO, CiteSeerx, the Icon Archive, Kaggle, refseek, Academic Index, etc.

Run a search in a standard search engine for boston education or "boston AND education".
A wide variety of returns appears, depending on the search engine, most of which are not useful if you're looking for data/datasets. Pioneers Happy Hour announcement, a Forbes article on Paul English, a pdf from Northeast Insurance Agency, and a CNN article on school gardens are not what I would want if I were looking for data/datasets on boston education.

Search Dataset for the same "boston AND education" without quotes, and it returns two datasets. Remove the operator AND, and more datasets are listed. These may not be exactly what I'm looking for, but are much closer to what I'm seeking.
(Using quotation marks in Dataset returns a "boston AND education" - did not match any datasets" message).

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Google Launches New Dataset Search Engine 3 months 5 days ago lanshark

So Google's Dataset Search can find a set of docs relating to "Boston education". A regular ol' Boolean search should find any docs that have "Boston AND education" as index terms, no matter where the docs are, and those docs are the "data". So how is Google's Dataset Search an improvement?

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LastPass Not Working in Firefox? It's Not Just You 3 months 5 days ago Geekomatic

Every so often, I export all of my passwords to a file which I password-protect with 7-zip and upload to the cloud. Just in case...

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 6 days ago Baguadude

As of 6/09/18 this software is no longer free. It is stated very clearly on their site.

However the ""Viewer" (replaced by PDF-XChange Editor) version is still available for free and not easy to find on tracker software site. This is the link:

https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/download?fileid=446

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PDF-XChange Editor 3 months 6 days ago Anupam

Free version still exists. Read my earlier comment here:

https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/pdf-xchange-editor.htm#comment-...

I have been using PdfXchange Editor since long time now, and always update to the latest release, and I can confirm I have been using its free version. If you go to the download page, you will see that it has two versions.. the Plus version is the commercial one. Regular version is free.

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Fix Common USB Problems With Windows USB Troubleshooter 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm glad to hear it. I have occasional problems. :)

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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 3 months 1 week ago Peter Blaise

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Just carefully inspect the Options for any music program and make sure it's default directories are the same.

Even Apple iTunes ... and VLC and MusicBrainz Picard and Zortam MP3 Media Studio and Media Monkey and others ... will leave music in the same folder as Windows Media Player, and all these programs will just present the music files as found -- or collect and reorganize them if that's your goal -- and these various programs will either inherit each other's fixes that have been applied to your music files if you make any changes, or if you let them make any changes to your music files, or they may try to refix anything that they disagree with each other on, so also inspect all Options and play with choices for what any program should do regarding moving files, perhaps by Rip settings or when played or when saved with new or updated tags, art, and lyrics.

You da boss, there's no "right" or "wrong" way, only find YOUR way.
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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 3 months 1 week ago Peter Blaise

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Try adding THIS line to your hosts file:

23.48.39.50 musicmatch-ssl.xboxlive.com

... since 23.48.39.50 is the IP address of redir.metaservices.microsoft.com, and THAT line above may fool Windows Media Player to look at Microsoft instead of XBoxLive for Lookup Album Information.
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Also, inspect your hosts file for other entries that may compete and ## comment them out.
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'Find Album Info' Not Working In Windows Media Player? Try This 3 months 1 week ago Peter Blaise

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[ Note: I put spaces in web addresses in my comment here to stop them from appearing as active links, so, for you to use them, copy them and remove the spaces. ]

I found a line already in my [ C: \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc \ host ] file as

[ 0 . 0 . 0 . 0 redir . metaservices . microsoft . com ]

... set by SoftOrbits Anti-WebMiner v1.80 43320 -- luckily they have a comment line in my [ hosts ] file above their entries so I know who did it!

I simply commented it out with [ ## :: ;; ] at the beginning of the line -- I leave it there so that I remember it was set and don't let it happen again ... or we can just delete the line and resave [ hosts ].

Suddenly, the Windows Media Player [ Find Album Information ] feature started working again, go figure!

I did an IP lookup for the address as reported in Windows Media Player's error screen:

C:\>_ ping [ redir . metaservices . microsoft . com ] [ Enter ]

... and it came up with [ a1095 . g2 . akamai . net ] at [ 23 . 48 . 39 . 50 ], which is not the IP address as suggested in the opening article of [ 2 . 18 . 213 . 82 ].

Pinging [ 2 . 18 . 213 . 82 ] leads to [ 82 . deploy . static . akamaitechnologies . com ], for what it's worth, and I did not test it since just removing the line in my [ hosts ] file worked for me.

Letting Microsoft do their own redirection of the address called by Windows Media Player, rather than me forcing anything in my [ hosts ] file, seems the most reliable way to keep Windows Media Player features functional ...

... though we can abandon Microsoft and use MusicBrainz Picard and Zortam MP3 Music Studio and Media Monkey and a whole bunch of other programs that also have lookup-identify-and-fix for tags, art, and lyrics for music files.

In my case, running the SoftOrbits Anti-WebMiner, and running Windows Media Player, at vastly different times, denied me the direct correlation that one caused a failure in the other, my bad.

Pinging any "can't be found" web address on different computers, and especially checking the [ hosts ], file are great ideas ...

... much easier, in hindsight, than removing Windows Media Player, rebooting, reinstalling Windows Media Player, rebooting, and finding the problem still there!

Doh!
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Fix Common USB Problems With Windows USB Troubleshooter 3 months 1 week ago JotaGbrito

Very good item. I had frequent problems with my USB device

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 1 week ago Remah

That error is often caused by the downloaded file being corrupted.

So download it again.

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How To Get A Windows 10 Upgrade For Free 3 months 1 week ago Australia

If you have been involved the computing industry long enough (and most who have commented here are in that group), you would know to treat all industry press releases with due scepticism
The ultimate lesson is that Microsoft does not have your interests at heart
Of higher priority are Microsoft profit margins, and Windows 10 Enterprise customers
Subscription charges both for Windows and for Office are inevitable

With due scepticism therefore, its laughable to read this Microsoft release:
"Microsoft Managed Desktop will charge a monthly fee to configure computers running Windows 10 and keep them running smoothly as new updates are released."
But what about your existing installed software, and device drivers for older hardware that you still use ??

I can assure you, no subscription will help you when a new update renders some of your existing software or hardware nonfunctional
- there is no way that Microsoft will ever review your current installed hardware and software, and work to maintain your current setup
- there is 100% chance that future Windows updates will stop older programs and devices from working
- you know your favourite printer or software (that is no longer being updated) that was installed over 3 years ago ?
It can be irreversibly rendered nonfunctional with a new Windows 10 update

When a new Windows 10 update is released, have a read of the untold number of useless features which do not improve your productivity, but which can potentially conflict with your current hardware/software setup. Im talking Feature updates, not Security updates

Key points
- if all you do is create Office documents, browse the internet, read your email, watch audio/video, and play video games
then new Windows 10 Feature updates, dont necessarily improve your productivity over your current Windows 7/8/10 version
- paying a regular subscription to use Windows 10 will be inevitable in the future
- the industry secret is that there IS a version of Windows 10 which only receives security updates.
This is the ideal Windows 10 version to have, not the one with all the unnecessary "Feature updates"
- the Enterprise LTSB is a long-term support version of Windows 10 Enterprise released every 2 to 3 years.
It is supported with security updates for 10 years after their release, and intentionally receive no feature updates
The 2019 release of this edition is expected to be called Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC

- using the 'free' Consumer version of Microsoft means you are running the beta version
meaning Microsoft will continually update your computer to trial their latest tweaks (Feature updates)

DEMAND FROM MICROSOFT A VERSION OF WINDOWS 10 THAT ONLY HAS SECURITY UPDATES, SO YOUR CURRENT SOFTWARE SETUP IS LESS LIKELY TO BE CORRUPTED BY LESS IMPORTANT FEATURE UPDATES

Until this happens, I am quite happily running Windows 7, and I use a number of utilities to stop Microsoft from updating my computer to Windows 10

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 1 week ago mford7088

i download fdm but it didnt download it says"Parsing failure". what does it meant?

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon

CAPTCHA's can be difficult.

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 3 months 1 week 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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ImageBurn may have malware. It is blocked by Norton Protect. If downloading it advised to use Ninite or MajorGeeks etc.,,AND WATCH SCREENS ON INSTALL!

Many posts on Internet advising to avoid this and to use newer programs instead.

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I know it is an old thread, but the five that came up positive were NOT positives from unknown virus engines. They came up on some of the mainstream virus engines. I usually disregard positives from the lesser known scanner engines. I have had to clean the computers for a company that I worked for due to ransomware. That was not fun and it was VERY time consuming. I do not wish to do it on my personal computer. Thank God that I had a daily backup available that I had set up for the company that were out of reach from the ransomware. Although I was making my living as a mechanic, I did take care of the computers for them.

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

Thanks, I'll go this route. :)

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

Anytime. :)

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

I'm happy to hear it worked. :)

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

Thank you Rhiannon! Worked great!

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

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

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

Thanks. Glad it worked.  :)

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