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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... I developed an application to display and control Android devices connected on USB. It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS ...":
https://blog.rom1v.com/2018/03/introducing-scrcpy/

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago gizmofan1248

Thanks for that tip! I've always thought it strange with these "important" markers. I did the steps mentioned, and added the following - removing all important markers in all old mails. To do so (of course in the Gmail web interface):
1) Mark All mails.
2) In the tab "More" there is an option "Mark all as unimportant" (or similar - I don't have an English version).
3) Wait a while if you have many mails (I had 27,000+ and it took perhaps one minute to remove all markings.

Another tip: Use star markings to mark mails you want to look at later. Archive all other mails. (You can do that by using the options
1)"Mark all unstarred" and
2) Archive.
That way you inbox is relatively clean always. You can still search mails in your archived files (search All Mails), and you don't have to delete any mails you might need later. The limit to max Gmail space is usually remote, so don't use time deleting mails until you are approaching that limit.
PS. Did you know there are different "star" marks (different colors & symbols) - just repeat clicking on the star symbol of a mail.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 1 week ago Kissol

To seach in 'Windows Registry' I use 'RegScanner' from NirSoft also. It works really good and has scan options well done.
"Registry Finder" is a very good editor that can replace 'Regedit' with aditional options.

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 1 week ago ManUFanatic

I sent this off to my friend in China and he reported back that " Kept asking me to allow installation of VPN but nowhere to activate."

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago windyctyprog

Thanks.

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TeraCopy 2 months 1 week ago ammandaaaaaloriiiii

"On a computer that is running Windows 7/8/10......the performance of directory tree replication is significantly slower when you use the Teraacopy command compared to earlier versions of Windows...it is better to switch on an alternative of it...currently i am using gs richcopy 360 enterprice which has features like copying long file path names, copying NTFS file permissions and is not too costly'

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 1 week ago Australia

My post refers to 'true portable" applications that make no changes to the registry

For example, Registry Finder is exactly the 'true portable' application that I prefer to use:

"Registry Finder can be used without installation...
The utility does not store any of its data in the registry.
It stores settings in the RegistryFinder.config file located in the same folder as the executable. "
(As described on the homepage)

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

You might try going into the Settings in Google Calendar and seeing if there are any calendars listed under 'Setting for other calendars'. If there are any calendars listed, you can click on them, and click then click on 'Unsubcribe'.

I have two calendars listed there, seasons and holidays, but I added them manually. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago windyctyprog

We'll see - same thing with Google Calendar, I don't use it, don't like it, it's intrusive to me.

They continue to populate my calendar for various of my addresses randomly, I can't figure out how to make this go away.

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm glad you're not getting any more labeled emails. :)

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago windyctyprog

Same, since invitation only.

I get maybe 400 work emails/day, and like you, doesn't align with my work process.

I think I have it under control now, been turned off in all my addresses.

Thanks.

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I admit, I've never adjusted to the Gmail web interface either. I only use it when there's no other option (I've been using Gmail since it was first started and was by invitation only, so, a while).
It clashes with the way I like to work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Yep out of the blue quite a bit of incoming email my Gmail accounts all of a sudden started appearing with Important labels on them, and I've never used labels.

If you make the changes outlined above through the Gmail web interface, they should be permanent - though I will add the Google's idea of permanent and my idea of permanent are probably different, and things can change without notice. The changes will extend to any app or emal client you use to access Gmail.

I made the changes that I suggest, and there were no labels for a few months...maybe 3 months? Then all of sudden the Important label appeared again. I went back into the settings and made the two additional changes I mention above, and I haven't had any more labels appearing, but, it's only been eight weeks or so since I made the change, so no telling how permanent it is.

A few people have suggested going to the IMAP folders and unchecking the Important label in any email program. That's one of the first things I did and it didn't stop Google from labeling the email and the label showing up. I use Postbox, which is based off Thunderbird's code so it may or may not work or you.
I right click the email account in hte left pane and choose Subscribe to view the folders, the labels will be found in a folder marked [Gmail] or [Google Mail]

Here's the criteria that Google uses to decide how to label your email:
Importance markers in Gmail - Gmail Help
Why Google thinks it's ok for them to slap labels on anyone's email, unasked and in many cases unwanted, and in such a way that you have to go through several steps to remove the label, is a whole 'nother discussion...:-O

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 1 week ago OhZone

I just use my USB cord and copy to a folder. ha

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 1 week ago VelvetElvis

I'm fully cognizant of what a "true portable application" is and isn't. I don't need to Google a guide. Simply correcting your statement, based on many years of software development.
But I see by the posting date you've already edited your initial entry.

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Using Windows 7 And Linux On The Same Computer 2 months 1 week ago tweetiepooh

If you have multiple hard disks and your system can accommodate it you can arrange to have Linux boot from the 2nd disk and keep the Windows boot on the first disk. On my PC the method (with OpenSuse Linux) is
1)Switch hard disk boot order to disk2 then disk1
2)Boot from DVD/USB and install Linux (I have O/S's on disk 1 and data on disk 2). Set Linux to install its boot loader to MBR on disk 2.
3)On reboot the system will see Linux - GRUB allows booting to Linux and Windows.

If needed (like installing Windows updates with multiple reboots) you can switch hard disk boot order to disk 1 and the system sees the Windows boot loader and goes straight into that O/S. Once stable you can switch the boot order back to Linux/GRUB.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 1 week ago Remah

Your lengthy comment could do with some clarifications.

Registry cleaning was essential for Windows 95 and less so for each later version of Windows.

Microsoft's own registry cleaner (regclean.exe) was originally needed when Microsoft Windows 95 expanded the use of the registry to remove the proliferation of .ini configuration files. There was a crippling problem in Windows 95 when registry files got too big. The program was updated for Windows 98 and the last version was 4.1a in 1999.

It is notable that regclean was only discontinued late in the Windows XP era when it became incompatible with registry changes for Microsoft Office 2007 (released late 2006) and Windows Vista (2007).

Windows XP was also the last version of Windows where registry cleaning could easily produce a performance improvement. Vista still had some serious performance issues which left a little room to argue for registry cleaning but Windows 7 registry performance improved so much that it largely removed the need for registry cleaning.

I did a lot of testing of registry performance and you can read some of my test results for Windows XP in the article Do we really need Registry Cleaners? I stopped testing with Windows 7.

The "best way to speed up your computer" is generally to install enough physical memory because the primary cause of slowdown is so often insufficient physical memory.

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Qihoo 360 Total Security 2 months 2 weeks ago DavidinCalif

I had been using 360 Security free version and had no problems. Then I upgraded to the Premium version. Suddenly, it was not possible to select any of 5 browsers as the default. When I exited the program, I was able to select my default browser (Firefox); but when I re-started 360, the default status stopped and nothing I tried would allow me to choose a default browser. I sent an email to Support; after two replies that were not helpful, Support said it needed to take control of my computer. I could not coordinate a time to do this; I asked what their time zone was. The answer was CST, which I took to be Central Standard Time. I told them my time zone (PDST) and asked that they schedule the remote session based on my time zone and said I would stay online all day. On reflection, it might have been that CST meant Chinese Standard Time, in which case I did not know how that matched my time zone. One of their emails arrived at 2:00 am and asked, "Are you online?" I replied later in the day when I was online, an asked that they schedule the remote during my daytime hours. I also asked what they would be looking for when they took control of my computer, as it was clear to me the problem was with the 360 Security program and not my computer. No response to my question. I sent two more messages to Support; usually, they acknowledge email with a form email and then they get in touch later. As I had purchased the Premium version, I was entitled to fast Support help. But it has been 3 days with no word from Support. All of my messages have gone unanswered. I gave up and requested and received a refund for the Premium version. Still have no idea what happened. I asked Cleverbridge (which handled the purchase transaction) to check to see if something had happened to shut down 360 Security. It feels like they have completely shut down Support. So beware!! I uninstalled 360 Security Premium and re-installed the free version. Problem with default browser still existed. I uninstalled 360 Security and installed Avast as my antivirus program. I've used Avast before (until you folks rated 360 as the best); was planning to purchase the upgrade, but choked at the $80 per year price tag. If anyone else has run into problems lately with 360 Security, I hope you will post a comment here.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 2 weeks ago Australia

A true portable application does not write to the Registry

Google "A Guide to Portable Applications" which is found on TechSupportAlert
This article explains where to find excellent portable software

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Aloha Browser 2 months 2 weeks ago Quetzalcoatl

A VPN with Ads ? So much for the "ad block" and our privacy.

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 2 weeks ago sinks

Can this be used on Kindle fire

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 2 weeks ago boristhemoggy

Most sense I've heard for a long time on these comments.
However I do often go into the registry, mostly to delete all the left over crap from programs I try and then uninstall. Or the odd clever hack I find from somewhere.
I'll be trying this offering although at present I am happy indeed with the portable editor I've used for years.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago kendp

I was excited about this at first, but then I found you must be using Microsoft's Photo App on your PC. I use Faststone to manage my photos and don't want to change so I am not able to use Photos Companion

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Fairportfan

If i have to use Microsoft's Photo app ... no dice.

I already use WiFi File Transfer (easily obtainable at Google Play), which works nicely with any OS anf any browser, transfers files both ways between phone and PC, and works with any file type.

It gives the choice between downloading multiple files individually or as a .ZIP.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 2 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I guess we won't need to ask if you have a Twitter account.

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 2 weeks ago Rev_Don

All of these free VPNs are a joke. They offer no real privacy. They make their money by selling data they collect from your browsing. If you want actual privacy you have to pay for it as nobody can offer something for free. Plus, if it doesn't slow your connection enough to be noticeable then it isn't really doing anything. Free ones may be able to allow you to spoof your location enough to allow access to region specific content, but that's about it. Anyone who tells you different is either lying or doesn't have any idea what they are talking about.

If you don't believe me do some research on the subject.

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 2 weeks ago exbioman

Thank you Jojo. I'll give this a try. After getting an Android phone, it was disappointing that Opera didn't offer a mobile browser with VPN.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 2 weeks ago VelvetElvis

You seem to be under the impression that portable applications don't write to the registry. That's patently false. *Any* application can read and write to the registry. Further, when using portables, you typically lose features such as context menu entries that for some programs, are worth the price of admission.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Frank D

Thank you, JoJo. Now it works! Yesterday it did not. I did nothing different. It must have needed time to acclimate.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 2 months 2 weeks ago harrym

NirSoft's free RegScanner is multi-threaded and FAST on search : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Anupam

I use the simple and excellent Dukto to transfer all kinds of files between my PC and phone and vice versa.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Is this software only for sharing photos? That's what I can assume from it's name.

Personally, I use Shareit to send files cross-platform. It works Phone to (Phone & PC) & PC to (PC & phone) and for any kind of media. It supports Android, iPhone & Windows. But you'd have to look elsewhere for Linux. 

Does PhotosCompanion offer any advantages even if it's only for photo sharing? One negative I see in ShareiT is the ads. 

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i2pdf 2 months 2 weeks ago ILoveGizmo

Great program. I had 103 png files I wanted to convert to one pdf. After playing around with the online apps and waiting quite a while to d/l my files only to be met with failure, I tried this program. It is very small and d/ls quickly and extract to a very small exe file; no installation. After clicking the exe file, I dragged my 103 pngs onto its drop spot. In only seconds I had my 103 page pdf file of excellent quality. Great find editor

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee

Have you tried the steps below Frank D?

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Frank D

Please note that I said that I'm using a Windows 10 PC.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago skiwadenda

It appears that one must also install software on the PC. Where does one find that?

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

This is totally malware free. They even provide a link to the VirusTotal report on the download page. We constantly get these comments from users who do not know how to use their antivirus software properly or are unaware of why certain files are flagged as malicious when they are not (false positives) . In order to get any benefit from security software it is necessary to read the user instructions first and then configure the settings appropriately. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/b9275cf89626d545bd29c0e17e7ac65d8dd2ea6...

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago msirianno

I tired installing on my Win7 and Win8 pc's. Says it has to be on a Win10 computer.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago msirianno

Only works on Windows 10.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 2 months 2 weeks ago Frank D

It does not work! No QR code appears. I've been through the apps on my iPhone and my Windows 10 PC a number of times, and it does not work as described in your article. As usual, Microsoft's instructions are totally opaque and don't give a clue as to how to use them. Their "Feedback" link doesn't work either.

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 2 months 2 weeks ago windyctyprog

Rhiannon,

This happened to me recently, they just marked everything important, I mean everything.

I had no idea I had that many emails in the "important" folder because all of a sudden my usage went up exponentially, that's when I discovered this setting, I deleted all of them in that folder, but it erased most of my inbox, as well. I don't keep that many as I file them immediately, but some out of the 25 or so were important.

My question: Is this a permanent setting?

I ask because I thought I had done this when I first discovered this, maybe I didn't check the "no marker" setting, I can't remember.

I use Thunderbird because after all these years I still hate dealing with the Gmail web interface.

Thank You.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago phltrnr

Whilst attempting to download the portable version, 360 Total Security detected a Trojan (HEUR/QVM03.0.9DDB.Malware.Gen)

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee You're welcome danielson. Hope this helps. view
This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago RonRoo

BEWARE Looked forward to using this. However, Norton blocked my opening it due to a virus.

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This Mobile Browser Offers You A Free Unlimited VPN With Maximum Privacy and Security 2 months 2 weeks ago danielson

This was a pleasant discovery!
All the VPN related free stuff i've tried so far were just cranky slow.
Not so with Aloha!

Thank you Jojo!

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CyberGhost VPN Review 2 months 2 weeks ago WilliamSecure

Despite of many positive reviews and good pros of CyberGhost there are also numerous cons which make this VPN service not as attractive as wanted to be. Eg. poor customer service, lack of diversity of servers and lack of encryption features, they don’t have additional encryption like direct connection through Tor. Also there is uncertain root certificate which make me feel a bit negative about this vpn. There are of course good features and this service seems to be for a long time on the market, the choice is your of course so I don’t want to tell that this is a complete rubbish this is just my opinion and facts, I may recommend to check this review to see more cyberghost vpn pros and cons for a clear picture https://www.couponcodes.store/2018/03/cyberghost-vpn-review-2018/

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago vandamme

I use the XSane app which has OCR built in to the scanner driver. It connects to old scanners that won't work on newer Windows.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago ljbartel

If you have MS Office installed and it includes One Note, you can OCR an image too. I don't use One Note otherwise, just haven't found much use for it however I have used it for OCR. Just paste the picture into One Note then right click on the picture and choose "copy text from picture". Clipboard will contain any text it found for pasting elsewhere.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago classicggma65

I use Lightshot for my screenshots and have no complaints with it. I don't need anything fancy but do need something I can understand how to use. Even have it on my desktop to take shots if needed.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago deegee

I guess from the screenshot, the program does not handle columns of text very well, nor does it correct typos / spelling mistakes in the original ;-) Thanks for the heads-up on this... I'll try it out and see what it can do.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago Krunk

And good to see the OCR even misspelled "brain" in the headline just like the original.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago Arielrider

Good one, however I'm with you on Greenshot. Been with it since it's beginning, still like it.

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This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 2 months 2 weeks ago abrandt

Excellent and practical find! Thank you.

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How Windows 64-bit Supports 32-bit Applications 2 months 2 weeks ago Tilak

How do i run Foxprow 2.6 that works fine on all 32bit windows on 64bit windows?
Not very happy with Dual boot OS and Virtual pc (vmware). Is there a simpler way out?
Pls assist. Thanks

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Best Free PDF Tools 2 months 2 weeks ago Grace784

The PDF tools you shared in the post are very comprehensive. Nearly everyone who needs a PDF tool can find a suitable one from here. But for me, I like using web-based PDF tools. I have compared many kinds of online PDF tools and find that LightPDF is the only which doesn't have any kind of limitations. So do you want to have a try? You may get it by googling.

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Best Free PDF Tools 2 months 2 weeks ago Grace784

The PDF tools you shared in the post are very comprehensive. Nearly everyone who needs a PDF tool can find a suitable one from here. But for me, I like using web-based PDF tools. I have compared many kinds of online PDF tools and find that LightPDF is the only which doesn't have any kind of limitations. So do you want to have a try? You may get it by googling.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Completed the update

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How To Copy Text From "Uncopyable" Windows Screens 2 months 2 weeks ago 10basetom

There's also Textify, which I discovered by reading this: https://www.guidingtech.com/58067/copy-unselectable-text-clipboard-windows-10/

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Best Free File Copy Utility 2 months 2 weeks ago crombierob

Someone wrote today suggesting a program that is the 'bees knees' for copying.
I came to comment on his poo hoo'ing of XP, and to tell him he is lucky he does not have only one PC that is stuck in a timeless loop failing to update W10 (like my W10 PC is doing). However I digress.
The program he mentioned did look pretty fantastic, BUT is commercial. Thus explaining why his post never made it on to this page.
I searched for a free program that has most of the same features. I believe I have found that best free equivalent.
That program is TeraCopy which is one of the ones reviewed by the editor of this page.
It is the lowest rated above, presumably because of slower speed.
I firmly believe we all should be more worried about reliability, rather than speed.
Rob
PS There is also a free program called "Direct Folders', which looks to be worth checking out.

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Best Free File Copy Utility 2 months 2 weeks ago georgeeerenee

Nowadays, software developers company have stopped supporting XP now, so why not TeraCopy too? XP support has ended and slowly it will phase out... although many people still use it. If you are looking for best-file-copy-utility, then you can look on GS Richcopy 360 or other which supports the latest version of windows.

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Finds of the Week: Install Optional Updates In Windows 10 / Space Weather / Change Icon Shortcuts / Change Language in Google Chrome 2 months 2 weeks ago budchekov

That Space Weather site is excellent, great find rhiannon, thanks :)
Added to my ever growing Astronomy/Space Cadet bookmark folder.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 2 weeks ago Hengist_Ludd

I wanted something like that too... an electronic corkboard so I could pin images in position, edit them, move them around and overlay them if required, then collapse everything into a single image.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 2 weeks ago Hengist_Ludd

Both PicPic, free for personal use, and ScreenShotCaptor (SSC), donationware, can capture scrolling pages. Both struggle with complicated pages. *YMMV*. SSC gave me better results (the one time I tried them), but is harder to use, needing more user input. It even does a 'pre-scan' of the page to check things.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 2 weeks ago pecarroll

Tried it yesterday. Exceedingly encumbered with waaaay too many things to click just to capture a pic.

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A Digital Darkroom. Like Lightroom. But Free. 2 months 2 weeks ago ManUFanatic

Seems there is a MAC version too. I haven't tried it yet though ....

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 2 months 2 weeks ago crombierob

For all of you who are praising their capture programs scrolling capture ability, try a scrolling capture of this web page.

I tried DuckLink and it did not capture full page (Am I doing it incorrectly ?)
I tried PickPick and it is perfect.
Rob
PS if you ever have an image that is longer and wider than Texas, you will find that many image viewers do not display it in a manner that allows you to read it easily.
When you find such a situation, tell Windows to open the image in PicPick's Editor. It displays them perfectly.
PPS the size of the Faststone scrolled image is 5.72 mb
If you get into the habit of saving web pages directly (as .MHT file), the size of this one is 3.61 mb
I have saved hundreds of thousands of web pages as .MHT, That cumulative size difference would be substantial

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago George.J

Yes it has the capability to capture scrolling window & webpage capture, and better still it can also record screen as a video/gif

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago George.J

You can record a gif using ShareX for the same. 

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Best Free Download Manager 2 months 3 weeks ago George.J

I have almost done a major update to this review and we've 2 new top picks this time. I've tested 12 download managers for the review and Free Download Manager v5 testing is still underway, the review I'll be uploading this week. The way it stands right now the top 5 has done a really good job. Congrats!

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago pecarroll

I'm a long time user of [commercial product], but the ability to capture other than square or rectangle images is a bonus. Will gladly give ShareX a try.

{Moderator's note: Commercial product name edited out. Not allowed as per site rules.}

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago not recognized

I have always used [commercial product]: none better,even though Ducklink Screencapture is alive in the systray to capture irregular shapes if desired, which it never has been.

The one thing that makes [commercial product] indispensable for me is the 'capture scrolling window' facility. If something comes along that does that better I'll grab it, but so far nothing has. Does Sharex do this?

{Moderator's Note: Commercial product name edited out. Not allowed.}

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago sailfree

I also use Fastone Capture and love it. It can capture scrolling windows and the annotation capabilities are awesome. The capture can be saved to clipboard or to the drive of your choice in jpg, pdf and other formats. It also has a screen recorder for video and can capture freehand regions. It can copy directly to email, PowerPoint, Word, etc. I think it's the most powerful capture software available.

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Best Free Email Software 2 months 3 weeks ago jonrichco

Surprisingly, >10 years after Qualcomm ended support, Eudora 7 is still an excellent email client. Luckily it still works fine with Windows 10.

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A Digital Darkroom. Like Lightroom. But Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy

An interesting comparison from a LightRoom user who switched to DarkTable. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59324818

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A Digital Darkroom. Like Lightroom. But Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago Remah

Rob, another excellent find. Thanks.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago Henry Winokur

Why go to all this trouble? The *Snipping Tool* part of Windows since at least v7 can clip the entire screen or portions, as necessary. Admittedly it's more functional in Win10 than 7, but it's also part of the OS, so one may not need to go outside the OS if their needs are less. I've never found it necessary, and I use the tool a lot when I'm updating curriculum materials I need for classes I teach or when I need to explain something via email...I don't know if a picture is worth a thousand words, but it's certainly more helpful than words alone.......

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago hpearce

I have found the main drawback to most screencapture utilities is the inability to capture consecutive shots to append to the prior one so as to create a mural-like oitput that can be save as a single file

Instead you have to capture them individually and then find a utility to attach/merge them

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago beergas

Thanks, worth a look. For just simple shots I still use Nov. 2011 v 2.7 of Ducklink. http://www.ducklink.com Works on Windows 10 x64 Pro w/ tiny footprint, size. Nothing fancy, basics to stretch/capture.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago emmbeedee

I love ShareX. Been using it on all my WIndows machines for a couple of years now. I especially love the way it uploads all captures to the places I choose online and gives me the short url in the clipboard, ready to paste elsewhere.

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Best Free HTML Editor 2 months 3 weeks ago gethelp99

Are you looking for a web editor to design a website? This page lists 10 FREE(100%) HTML WYSIWYG editors. ----- google www hangren com

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 months 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for the information. We have replaced the link. MC - Site Manager. view
This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago r0h1t

Have been using ShareX for years now, and never knew it could capture videos too. Found this on a comparison of Greenshot vs. ShareX here: https://www.slant.co/versus/11892/11895/~greenshot-for-windows_vs_sharex

This ranks ShareX over Greenshot quite easily. Interestingly, ShareX uses the Greenshot editor for editing the captured image.

Definitely agree with crombierob that setting up some of the options on ShareX can be really frustrating. It's just not intuitive on that front.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 2 months 3 weeks ago conceptualclarity

The link at https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/free-windows-desktop-software-security-list-system-hardening-and-protection.htm for the program ShutdownGuard has become defunct. It has moved to https://github.com/stefansundin/shutdownguard. The developer says he has abandoned it and recommends against using it.

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A Digital Darkroom. Like Lightroom. But Free. 2 months 3 weeks ago Anupam

Rob, this is an excellent find. However, I am also a bit disappointed, when I read about the Windows download. There is only a 64-bit version of the program, and I run a 32-bit Windows. Also, from this page on their site about the Windows installer:

https://www.darktable.org/2017/08/darktable-for-windows/

It seems that the Windows version is pre-alpha development, so there might be bugs, and it might not be stable.

Users should read the FAQ too:

https://www.darktable.org/about/faq/

Definitely an excellent find for users of other platforms, like Linux.

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Get The Power Of Digital Thought. 2 months 3 weeks ago awol

Best freeware mind map around is Freeplane (https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeplane/files/?source=navbar). I've used it for years and the usability keeps getting better and better. It is truly a joy to use.

I really have never seen a more dedicated and thoughtful developer and community.

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Best Free Online Applications 2 months 3 weeks ago FireBall71

You should also have a look at SSuite Office's new online web apps and office suite, great looking, free, and no login required like most other web apps.

They are all found here: https://www.ssuiteoffice.com/SSuiteWebOffice.htm

Enjoy and also try and add them to your list of online office suites and word processors, and even a spreadsheet app! :)

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago George.J

ShareX is all that Greenshot is but better with more features & excellent usability. 

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Best Free Email Software 2 months 3 weeks ago Remah

Microsoft email accounts must be logged into at least once every 365 days otherwise it becomes inactive and all data is deleted. See the Microsoft Service Agreement (e.g. section 4.8.ii Account Use). The inactive account itself is available for up to 5 years but your data is gone.

Google does have a similar restriction in their service agreement but they haven't yet applied it. The agreement says that an inactive gmail.com account will expire in 9 months and then be deleted. I wouldn't be relying on Google holding my data forever if I don't meet their service requirements - I've used other Google services that have ended just as prematurely. If you cannot do a simple login once every 9-12 months then how important is your data?!

Google also has the Inactive Account Manager which you can set to prevent an account being deleted automatically due to inactivity. It tells Google what to do if, for example, you die or can no longer use the account.

 

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Best Free Typing Tutor 2 months 3 weeks ago goldensparrow

If some one is searching for Free English / Hindi typing Tutor. Recently I have found a Software for Learning the Typing in English / hindi which is free as well as good user interface Anop English / hindi Typing Tutor available here.

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Best Free Email Software 2 months 3 weeks ago Poobah

Regarding using Hotmail/Outlook.com, I believe all of your data will be deleted if you don't use your account every six or twelve months (or something like that). I've personally experienced this, and it's a pity when you lose years worth of data.

As far as I understand, Google doesn't have this restriction.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago Australia

Thanks Rob
I had downloaded ShareX before, but you have reiterated what a nice program this is
I personally use the free program ScreenHunter, reviewed on TechSupportAlert, which only uses 17MB memory footprint

Regarding ShareX:
1)I particularly like the ability JUST to copy the image to the clipboard (some screenshot utilities insist on saving the image to the hard drive)

2)The text capture function (also known as "OCR"), is achieved with the setting: "After Capture Task / Recognise Text (OCR)", and works well
Very few free screenshot capture programs can perform OCR on text from the screen
This is handy when you have a scanned image, say from a photocopied document, or a textbook, and you want to copy/paste a certain section for use in a Word Processor document
This OCR function works very well, so makes ShareX a very impressive free utility

3)Excellent program layout/GUI, straightforward to use
4)The program has a portable version, which is always a great feature
5)Open source, with a long history of development and support, another great feature

A few drawbacks:
1)Has a larger memory footprint (at least 75MB) than more basic screenshot utilities, but given the large number of features, this is reasonable
2)Some of the functions did not work on my computer, for example : "Capture / webpage capture" didnt work properly
3)The program relies on NET Framework (relatively minor drawback)
- the best programs are completely independent
- I have found NET Framework dependent programs sometimes malfunction, insisting you install the latest version of NET Framework, often a large download (another reason to avoid NET Framework dependent utilities)
4)Presumably the portable version cant be used on a computer that doesnt have NET Framework

However the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. ShareX is a definite winner of a program. Thank you

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HQ Trivia 2 months 3 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

You need to give them your mobile number to play. Aside from the ads, selling people's phone numbers is likely another source of income for this app. No thanks; I don't need more telemarketers and scammers phoning me.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago Anupam

Why would another software be mentioned on an article about a particular software. This isn't a review :).

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
I'am also a long-time user of Greenshot (may be it was your advise).
But, no doubt, I'm going to install ShareX and compare with Greenshot.
Regards,
Peter

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago knookie

PicPick is worth a mention - been using it for years - is unobtrusive, quick and easy to use and free for non commercial use

http://ngwin.com/picpick

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago tommyzulu

Surprised that you don't mention the free snipping tool which comes with Windows and works very well. Not sure why I'd need anything else!

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago crombierob

If any of you are feeling depressed or suicidal, I would wait a few days before trying this.
For those that will never upload images, getting the settings right will be annoying

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 months 3 weeks ago Gil Mensch

I use Greenshot also - almost every day. This tool, ShareX, looks awesome. I'm going to give it a try. Nice find! My only concern is the inevitable trade-off between functionality and ease of use. Greenshot is quick and dead easy. I'm curious to see how ShareX compares to Greenshot in that area.

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Google Removes 'View Image' Button from Google Image Search (and what you can do about it) 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Open image in new tab has been my go to option too.

About the image size, do you mean you clicked on the image size listed under the image in individual image view or where the size used to be under the title of the image?
The only option I see to kind of replace that is at the top of the page, is under Tools. Check show sizes instead of All results.
There's also the option that theunsfvo mentioned, but it narrows the parameters for all search results, not for individual images.

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Don't Change Your Browser. Change Your Search Engine. 2 months 3 weeks ago not recognized

I've been using DDG for years. I think they trawl ggl, because some links aren't up to date that I know ought to be there, since associated material has come to me by email. There are some senders whose email links I never click because I resent their analytics., so I search for mentioned articles by name, and this new content isn't always available via DDG search (when it IS available via ggl). But that's a tiny drawback. I'd never go back to ggl or any other intrusive search engine. I'm a loyal fan of DDG.
Another excellent feature of DDG is bangs. After any search term you can specify the result domain. So, 'Bowie Lazarus !yt' Will bring up only Youtube video results. There are dozens of other bangs, for wikipedia, dictionaries, reddit, etc etc, and you can set up your own.
Brilliant.

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