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Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility 2 months 2 weeks ago 10basetom

A shout-out to Clibor, IMHO the pound-for-pound (or byte-for-byte) most powerful clipboard manager. If you can get past the complex interface and unpolished English translations, you'll feel immense power underneath your fingertips. Probably my favorite feature is the ability to custom format the text in the buffer (e.g., search and replace before pasting).

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KeePass 2 months 2 weeks ago Thetan207

I would like to use a password manager that allows me to create my own fields. "Free Password Manager" from Soft-o (https://www.soft-o.com/products/free-password-manager.html) seems to have what I'm looking for. Has anyone used or evaluated this program? I would feel safer about loading my private data into it if I knew it was open source. Otherwise, how do I know the publisher isn't accessing my data through a hidden upload process running in the background. Am I paranoid? Should I be? :)

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 2 months 3 weeks ago steeevveeeelathom

I want to keep a laptop and a network file store in sync in both directions. All files modified on my desktop must be available on the laptop even when away from home and not online. And they must sync back when the laptop is reconnected to the network.

I tried to look at SyncToy 1.4 but it would not install on my brand new WinXP Pro SP3 laptop. The error message was not very helpful. Downloading the latest Windows Installer Package didn't help. Maybe something to do with .NET versions installed?

I tried SyncBack. My test showed it didn't handle a file rename properly. I ended up with both the old and new named files on both drives. Apologies if I missed a setting.

So I tried GS Richcopy 360. It handles file and directory renames very nicely. The scheduling options are great too. Very impressed so far.

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FreeFileSync 2 months 3 weeks ago steeevveeeelathom

I used to love Free File sync but gradually I discovered its problems. It hangs at times and many of its features doesn't work. Its error logs are very hard to read, they provide no information about the error. I found GS Richcopy 360, my friend suggested me to use it. I am very much satisfied with its performance, You should also try it. PS: Choose wisely!

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Add Tracking Features To Your Gmail 2 months 3 weeks ago greyman

I am with jtShea on this one. I could not figure out a way that a third party app would be able to track my email without way too much information about my email, and myself. No, thanks.

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Best Free Download Manager 2 months 3 weeks ago cooina

Why Uget is not on the list(i mean in the top list), for some reason uget is the only download manager that i can recommend to vivaldi users, probably to chrome users also, i use this instructions to install uget https://github.com/ugetdm/uget-extension scroll down to Installation and use Windows (Recommended method), after that install extension for browser that you use, also uncheck apply recent download settings...its ugly and simple....and just work well

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 2 months 3 weeks ago westlinkcleaning

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Add Tracking Features To Your Gmail 2 months 3 weeks ago jtshea

I started to enable this app, but balked when one of the agreements to the terms was letting it send emails 'on my behalf'. Not control that I am willing to relinquish.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 2 months 3 weeks ago Sanehaverma

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 2 months 3 weeks ago Mehmood

Nice post...Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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SUMo 2 months 3 weeks ago keithc

The first annoyance you spot is that the premium only functions are not hidden, they just get you a pop-up box encouraging you to register. The second is that pretty much everything is a premium feature. The third is that whatever you click gets you to a page asking you to buy. The worst, though, is that once you go to the page with the update links on it (either a Google search or links to MajorGeeks and Softpedia), there is a very prominent link that says "Download Software X". Now, you would think that would go direct to the download of Software X, but, no, takes you yet another purchase Sumo page. So although Sumo is very good, it is just far too annoying to use

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 3 weeks ago herrking

As a long time user of Secunia PSI, I have learned that Flexera will no longer be supporting it beyond April 20. SUMO looks like a possible replacement.
Many thanks!

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Best Free Software Update Monitor 2 months 3 weeks ago dsteele1

Patch My PC is at 4.0 and is up to 300+ of the most used apps. Silent installs, portable, automatic mode and is freeware... THE BEST

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If You Can't Type, Then Just Click 2 Speak 2 months 3 weeks ago mauries

This is a really innovative program. I am sure it will be helpful to many people. Amazingly simple to operate

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How to Delete or Deactivate Your Facebook Account 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon You're welcome. After some thought and research I've updated the article to include a few things that I think are relevant given how this is unfolding. :) view
How to Delete or Deactivate Your Facebook Account 2 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon That's a good question. I think, at this point in time, that we can only minimize the amount of data being collected about us, whether we are on social media or not. If you have a Facebook account, they can gather quite a bit more data about you than if you don't. Deactivating or deleting an account stops a good bit of the flow of data they use to monetize users of the platform. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ view
Best Free Screen Capture Tool 2 months 3 weeks ago Sonson

Hi. Nice collection of screen recorders. I often record my screen for tutorials using the Acethinker FRee Screen Recorder Online. It is a web-based application that I can use anytime. I dont need to download or install it. It is very simple and easy to use application. You may include it in your list next time.

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How to Delete or Deactivate Your Facebook Account 2 months 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

If the article is correct that even people without Facebook accounts (such as myself) are being profiled, then isn't the exercise of deleting or de-activiating these accounts rather pointless?

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How to Delete or Deactivate Your Facebook Account 2 months 3 weeks ago EldonW

Thank you rhiannon, I needed this.

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Download YouTube Videos As MP3 Files 2 months 3 weeks ago VincentC

I understand your frustration with Greenmp3. No one likes sites with lots of unwanted pop-ups.
After lots of searching and comparison I can say that http://peggo.tv/ is the best online youtube mp3 converter, since it has lots of options including Download from Youtube to MP4 in 1080p (HD), Normalization of volume, Silence removal, Download only a Portion of video, Accurate MP3 metadata, Immediate downloading and more.
Check out Peggo.tv. You won't regret it.

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Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon Thank you, you're more than welcome. :) view
Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago abrandt

I would simply like to voice a thank you for this substantive post to both! ~ Alan

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Get A Hollywood-Capable Video Editor For Free 2 months 4 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

Same as with many of the articles Rob posts, this software already has a detailed review, plus forum comments, in TechSupportAlert.com. Just go to the "Best Free Video Editing Program" page: https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-video-editing-program.htm. Then click on the DaVinci item.
That page also lists alternative programs which are much easier to use, and don't require massive computing power like DaVinci.

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Best Free Video Downloader [Stub] 2 months 4 weeks ago Panzer George, read this: https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/popular-youtube-download-site-keepvid-no... view
Best Free Video Editing Program 2 months 4 weeks ago Mesh Sorry for the misunderstanding, I haven't updated the programmes as of yesterday, I only changed the content, Shotcut was on the list, so as I add new updates the old ones are supposed to appear on the full list if not on other selections. Now I understand it might not be appearing due to some technical problems, but I'll have it fixed and add it, thanks for noting this out view
VSDC Free Video Editor 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thank you for pointing out this typo which was correct in the review text but not in the title. Now corrected. MC - Site Manager. view
VSDC Free Video Editor 2 months 4 weeks ago farrelv

The software is called VSDC, not VDSC.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago George.J

You can turn off the feature for reporting beta updates. That way you only get the stable update notifications where false-positives are less. 

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 2 months 4 weeks ago bensonjennifer

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago MrDog

Far too many false reports - says there is an update but when I go to a website or to the app none is available. And keeps reporting wrong version for Firefox

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Best Free Video Editing Program 2 months 4 weeks ago ichabod

Mesh, don't you think that your reply was missing the point? Bhat59's main question is why Shotcut isn't in this Best category. You didn't say that it's in a different category, or say anything about why it's no longer in this category.

On a tangential point, I just noticed that the "Last updated" date for this article is the same as the date of your reply to Bhat59. Was there also an update to the article itself?

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago Deleter

I think that some people like me have to be aware of these programs and NOT just update. I have a few programs (actually more than a few) that are giveaways. These programs do not usually permit an upgrade or an update. To do so would violet the terms and you lose the program. At best, it downgrades to the free or trial version which shuts down after a few tries. SO ... everyone should be very careful about this if you have any giveaway programs or lose them.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago beergas

Thanks but haven't been a recent fan of either of the Mos, esp. Su one. Perhaps better now but they were flaky installed and in the running. Just gave up. I let Wise or Glary check now & then. Otherwise I look at the most critical ones via the Filehippo newsletter @monthly. The better programs either warn you or self update. Granted some drivers may need a manual run like Nvidia (see new one just today) if don't opt for its alert system but few of those kind. Once have Intel ones in place there's not much needed that Win 10 x64 Pro won't push. jmho

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Speed Up Your Hearing 2 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Thanks Jim. Much appreciated. :) view
Speed Up Your Hearing 2 months 4 weeks ago virginiajim

Deleted some duplcate content in narrative and added 25 new podcast sources.

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Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

Um, wow, thanks. [blushes]

I forgot to include this overview of Windows 10 privacy tools:
Comparison of Windows 10 Privacy tools

I'm with you that it would be good for consumers to have the stability of Enterprise classes of Windows.
But there's a Catch 22 there - to ensure stability for Enterprise class users, Microsoft needs a large base of users to test updates so they can fix the issues and then update Enterprise class versions. As far as I can tell, they aren't expanding the Insiders program or increasing the amount of early adopters.
What is happening now, from what I can ascertain, is that Microsoft turns all the updates loose on consumer level users (Home and Pro) and after most the bugs and issues are worked out, they upgrade the Enterprise level editions.

I agree that Microsoft turning Windows into SAAS (Software As A Service) doesn't seem to be working very well at the conusumer level.

I understand the security (and convenience for Microsoft) reasons behind the forced updates, but Microsoft has a long history through several versions of Windows of updates causing issues with computers, from minor issues all the way to completely bricking a computer, requiring a complete reinstall.
Their track record on that seems to be getting worse with Windows 10, while I would like to see it improve to the point where there are few issues for consumer level users.

I've been a fan of Woody Leonhard and Ed Bott for years, because they like and use Windows and they also aren't shy about bringing up issues. They don't bash Microsoft, and they don't coddle them or gloss things over.
I like to know what new features are here now or on the way, and I like to know what issues are cropping up widely enough to be a problem for many users so I can avoid those updates.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago Geoff Gee

After downloading it showed several updates as available. Get Update directed me to a Pay Page.
When i checked with the actual software websites there were no updates available.
Needless to say, I've now uninstalled it.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago George.J

One of my favorite tools on Windows that I cannot live without, since there is no good alternative to it, not even close. 

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 2 months 4 weeks ago B.Elsner

I have used this program on My Windows 10 Dell XPS since before there was a Windows 10 (Windows 7).
I just wish there was an equivalent program for my MacBook Air!

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 weeks ago Panzer "... gogo is a great way to bookmark directories inside your shell. You don't have to remember long and complicated paths anymore ...": https://github.com/mgoral/gogo view
Best Free Video Editing Program 2 months 4 weeks ago Mesh

that's the thing with softwares that has free and paid versions, they're trying to advertise the paid ine in this manner, so they make the free one a little inconvinient 

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Best Free Video Editing Program 2 months 4 weeks ago Mesh

shotcut was on our previous list, we update ourlist every now and then, and what appears here is just our latest list

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Best Free File Rename Utility 2 months 4 weeks ago brodoplovac

I want to nominate Inviska Rename. It has very clean interface. It is open source. Can work with file names, extensions, ID3v2 tags i FLAC tags and other audio tags, Exif information for digital photos. Can change creation or modification date. Can change filename to uppercase, lowercase, title case. You can save renaming jobs. Have undo function. Can show hidden files to work on them. Work with any language because it supports Unicode. Work on Windows 7+, MacOS 10.10+ and Linux. Can not rename files by using custom list.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 weeks ago Panzer "... Just 50 Word features a clean editor that prioritizes making your writing more efficient, as compared to fancy features like formatting etc.": https://just50words.com https://github.com/gunjankarun/just50words view
Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago Australia

Wow, what a comprehensive response.

If Microsoft can be convinced to release a Windows 10 LTSB version more widely (not just large institutions), we may well restore your enthusiasm for Windows. However, constant Windows 10 operating system tinkering and modification (often without the consent of the purchasers of Windows 10) seems to be the new business model. The 'Windows as a service' model is something many of us will continue to reject

Thank you for helping make TechSupportAlert the most clutterfree, and useful, freeware information site on the internet. The TechSupportAlert website, since its beginnings, has done more to transform my computing habits than any other resource, by far. It has been truly lifechanging

And thank you for mentioning a number of the Windows blogs you read
It is truly challenging to find media news about Windows not tainted by marketing gloss.
Ed Bott and Woody Leonhard tell the unvarnished truth about Windows. Windows users need to know about the privacy threats that currently exist, and those that are on the near horizon

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Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon

You're welcome. I have limited bandwidth speed with small data caps, so allowing Windows 10 to update itself would leave me tossed off the internet every time it downloaded something because my ISP throttles my slow connection to the point that websites won't load. I can barely get email when they throttle bandwidth.
As a result, I have my internet connection set to metered to control updates:
How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10
There isn't a dedicated area on the site to Windows 10 privacy and security. We've posted some articles with resources and I have some sites I find useful.
Here's a partial list:
The Ultimate Windows 10 Security Guide
The Easy Way To Disable Windows 10 Telemetry | Gizmo's Freeware
Tune Your Windows 10 Privacy With This Free Tool | Gizmo's Freeware
I personally prefer a program called Blackbird, but we haven't written it up here because VirusTotal flags it with one or two cautions - not unusual for good programs due to the large amount of programs that VirusTotal runs .exe files through.
I haven't had any trouble with the program and I've recommended it to several people and they use with no issues. You can find it at [getblackbird dot net].
For keeping an eye on what's going on with Windows 10 and Microsoft I like these two sites:
Woody on Windows
The Ed Bott Report | ZDNet
I agree that Microsoft is heading towards customers as advertising targets, possibly with more telemetry.
I think this recent article by Ed Bott is a good indicator of what we'll be seeing:
Microsoft's steady retreat from consumer products is nearly complete | ZDNet

Edit: adding this article: Microsoft forces Win10 1709 upgrades on PCs set to restrict telemetry | Computerworld

I run Windows 10 on a laptop that I don't use much. My production machine runs Windows 8.1. I'll likely switch over to Linux when Microsoft ends extended support for Windows 8.1 in 2023. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Finds of the Week: Muting Google Chrome / Black Desktop Icons Fix / Windows Patch List / 7 Neat Email Tricks 2 months 4 weeks ago Australia

Thank you Rhiannon for informing us about 'Windows Update MiniTool'
The ability to just download all Windows 10 Security Updates, and block all other Windows 10 updates, would be tremendous

Is there a TechSupportAlert section soley focussed on 'Blocking Windows 10 telemetry; and Windows 10 update management utilities' ?

One of my concerns, is that over time, the Windows 10 OS will be display an increasing number of advertising and advertising links. It is also likely that Microsoft intends to install even more telemetry onto Windows 10 computers

I have not changed my essential hardware nor software for at 12-24 months
I am also perfectly happy with the current Windows shell / design, and I dont want any changes or updates or "new improvements"
If I purchase any new hardware, its preferable that the hardware vendor (and Microsoft) make the appropriate drivers available on their websites. This way, huge additional Windows update are unnecessary

The public should therefore be offered the Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB edition, "long-term servicing branch", made available to banks and other large institutions.
This version ONLY receives security patches updates, with no disruptive other updates. Its time Microsoft made it more available for those who prefer purchasing a Windows OS and not being a beta tester over time.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 3 months 3 hours ago ariyan420

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 9 hours ago Panzer "... Portacle is a complete IDE for Common Lisp that you can take with you on a USB stick...": https://portacle.github.io view
Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 3 months 12 hours ago crosseyedlemon

I tend to follow the same approach as you Gil. I should have also mentioned that SUMO can be hit or miss with portable software apps. It keeps me advised on Irfanview for example but not Audacity and a few others I have.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 3 months 16 hours ago EldonW

Great utility that I have used for a couple of years.
I also use DUMo.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 3 months 17 hours ago Gil Mensch

I agree with crosseyedlemon's comments. I also have used Sumo for a few years. It does give false positives from time to time, and it can also try to install PUP software. I use Sumo as my initial filter. Then, for apps that I want to update, I open up the app itself and let IT tell me if there is an update available. (Not all apps do this.) I figure the developers of the app know what ought to be updated better than Sumo does. Finally, I go to the website of the app itself and download the update from there. Sumo sometimes lists an update that doesn't apply to your OS. Sumo is a useful tool, but exercise caution.

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Check All Your Software For Missing Updates 3 months 1 day ago crosseyedlemon

I've been using SUMO for a couple of years I guess and it's useful but could be better. You will get false positives from time to time. It generally only offers a couple of download sites where the updates can be obtained. Major Geeks seems to be the most reliable of these. Depending on what anti-virus your using you make get an alert that the SUMO software updates themselves have bundled extras. I use a nifty program called Unchecky to deal with applications that try to sneak something extra into the download.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

Well I've played the game for awhile. So far it tales about 60 to 90 seconds to get to the lobby and 15 to 60 seconds to get into a game from there which seems reasonable to me. I backed all the way out the desktop including closing the launcher then logged back in and the longest it has taken so far is about 90 seconds to get to the lobby. This is from the USA in a small town north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

i7-2600K at 4.5GHz
GTX970
500 GB 850 EVO boot drive
3 TB Seagate 7200 rpm hard drive that the game is installed to
50 meg down 5 meg up internet

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

I'm downloading and installing it at the moment. I'll post my experience with it when it's installed and I get the chance to test it. I miss my 100 meg connection at times like this.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago iun

That was an amazingly quick reply! Thanks.
Yes, I'm sorry about the lack of info. I may repost on that.
The computer's been fine for everyting else up until Fortnite came along!

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago iun

Hello,
Does the game download 20GB every time one plays?
It seems to take ages to load up.
I know about the free disk space requirement though. My son was whinging about lag (mate, you don't want that, I guarantee you) and I checked and found that there was only about a gigabyte or so free and realized that the 250GB SSD C: drive was running on a 32 GB partition! A quick clone and reclone fixed that.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

No. It might download an update, but not the entire 20 gigs. But saying it takes ages to load means very little without posting hardware specs of the system or actual time it takes to load.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

I hear that.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago StarkmanAlive

Gotcha. I'm just not a good PvP player. I'd miss the obvious; like the guy standing right in front of me and saying, "Bye!"
Thanks!

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

Correct. But any of your achievements, etc. carry over if/when you purchase the full version.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago StarkmanAlive

So, the PvE is not free, only PvP? Wow!

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

Minimum System Requirements:

Intel HD 4000
Core i3 2.4 Ghz
4 GB RAM
Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra

Notice the CPU minimum specs. That lapbook doesn't come close to meeting them so it won't be able to play it.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago LukeSBE

It's a Chuwi Lapbook Air
Processor: Intel Celeron N3450 @ 1.10 GHz (quadcore)
RAM: 8 Gb
Video: Intel HD Graphics 500
DirectX 12

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 1 day ago Rev_Don

What are the hardware specs of the new laptop?

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 2 days ago MdeMontaigne

Thanks for your input sirpaul2
It still doesn't work for my Pale Moon Version: 27.8.1 (64-bit)
I tried Ghostery v.5.4.10 (or earlier) and all the earlier versions too - nada!

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 2 days ago TiagoDM

no conflict at all! i use ghostery, ublock origin, https everywhere and disconnect all togeather. No conflicts.

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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 3 days ago LukeSBE

Worked OK on my old PC.
Bought a new laptop, fresh Windows 10 install, upgraded to the latest patches.
Can't play the game... Double-click, no reaction, not even an error message.
Fora don't give an explanation (either game forum or windows forum)

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Thunderbird 3 months 4 days ago PhilR_SoT

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

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 4 days ago joe2sail

Have been using Ghostery for a while and it seems to be doing a good job. But I wonder if it can conflict with other ad blockers, such as Adblock Plus and Privacy Badger operating at the same time.

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 4 days ago classicggma65

Have been using Ghostery on all of my browsers, even the Cliqz, for years and have found nothing better. I like that I can block some sites and other sites can be left open to some ads. I do surveys which include reviewing some ads. Some surveys are also run by some ad sites so I have to have access in order to do them. First learned about Ghostery from Gizmo...

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 4 days ago pecarroll

Does it block ads in the new (POS) AOL Gold?

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 4 days ago sirpaul2

For use with Pale Moon, open Mozilla's add-on website > search for Ghostery > go to page 2 and scroll down to download/install v.5.4.10 (or earlier).

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30 Sites For Legal (and Free) Torrents 3 months 4 days ago locutor99

Also you download free the website content: http://www.locutortv.es/musicalibredederechos_music_free.htm . It is my web and it is free download.

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Hundreds Of Free Calendars And Planners To Download And Print 3 months 4 days ago hubjf

Too bad it's only UK and USA oriented. Would have loved to find the same for France in my case.

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Best Free Email Software 3 months 4 days ago VelvetElvis

That link is 3 years old. I highly doubt those figures hold now.

I finally bit the bullet and moved all my accounts From TBird into GMail. No more backing up TBird databases when I re-image my machine from a good backup.

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 5 days ago Hondoe1950

George,

Thanks for responding.

I wouldn't mind paying for a commercial program that accelerates uploads to mediafire accounts, but can't find one.

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 5 days ago Anupam

That's good to see George :).

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Search 300 Billion Web Pages With The Internet Archive 3 months 5 days ago Frank D

Thanks for the tip! I already use it frequently.

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Search 300 Billion Web Pages With The Internet Archive 3 months 5 days ago Gravwell

Been visiting the Internet Archive for many years. You should be aware that searching 300 billion web pages is just scratching the surface. There are movies, newsreels, TV shows and commercials even from the earliest days. You'll find software, music and other audio, books, journals, and links to libraries and fascinating (and often weird) websites from around the world. Easy to get started. Hard to pull yourself away. A real treasure.

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Personal Software Inspector 3 months 5 days ago scericson

PSI is being discontinued. Is file Hippo your reco?

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 5 days ago George.J

Other than a commerial upload/download manager, I don't know about a software that can do this. 

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 5 days ago George.J

Updated the top pick, but the ratings remain the same. 

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 3 months 6 days ago AJNorth

PicPick has been my go-to tool for screen captures, editing and image conversions since first reading about it at Gizmo's (then known as Tech Support Alert) well over a decade ago (I use the portable version). A bit of creativeness allows capturing an image larger than the screen with just a little extra effort. Five stars.

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 3 months 6 days ago pecarroll

PicPick is a good product but I'm staying with [edited] as the latter is less encumbered and very easy to use.

{moderator's note: commercial software edited out.}

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 3 months 6 days ago YossiD

I have been using PicPick for several years and it's marvelous. Very user friendly and convenient to use.

The only problem I've had is with scrolling capture, which I use often to save large sections of web pages as graphics. many times, the page begins to scroll and then stops. I've also noticed different behavior with different browsers. On the other hand, I've found that scrolling capture in ShareX (listed here recently as well) works a treat. So far it hasn't failed me on any web page or any browser. Unfortunately, I don't find ShareX nearly as convenient to use as PicPick. It doesn't have an editor and I find saving captured files to be non-intuitive and a bit of a nuisance.

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A $30 Screen Capture And Image Editor Tool That's Free For Personal Use 3 months 6 days ago beergas

Thanks. Use this kind of app a lot. Been happy with old DuckLink Screen Capture but lack freehand & development. Always open to new ones.

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 3 months 6 days ago Australia

Registry Finder sounds like a great tool for experienced Windows users, who like to edit the Windows Registry

But if you are the average Windows user, there is no need to directly edit the Windows Registry, unless in extreme circumstances

I am a reasonably proficient Windows User since Windows 3.1 in 1992.
Over the last 25 years I have had to use the native Windows Registry editor (regedit.exe) less than 5 times, if at all
I only used a Registry editor when following instructions how to remove a computer infection, from a reputable computer website

Did you know Microsoft once provided a free registry cleaner named RegClean. It hasn’t been supported since Windows 98. Microsoft removed it from their website because it caused so many problems

Alternatively, some software customises which programs start with Windows - and allow you to indirectly edit the registry - these programs if reputable are usually safe
In addition, some uninstaller applications do check registry entries when you remove programs, even then only delete the registry entries directly related to the program being installed, and not other more general registry keys

Windows Finder is a Registry Editor
On the other hand, avoid any "Registry Optimising programs" that claim to speed up your computer, or claim to delete registry duplicate entries, or claim in any way to improve your registry or to optimise your computer in any way
Such programs are all designed to steal your money from you, and never work as intended
Such programs can damage your computer so badly it doesnt start, and Windows has to be reinstalled. You can lose all your data in some cases

The best ways to speed up your computer are:
1)Use portable programs wherever possible, as installing programs often adds to your computer start and shutdown times
In the last 25 years a major trend has been the advent of free and portable software (many on TechSupportAlert) for most computer functions
There are now very reputable portable Media Players, portable Image Viewers/Editors, portable ScreenCapture utilities, and portable Internet browsers. Find these and use them if they suit you, they prevent a lot of the bloat of installed programs
2)Use a freeware utility which lets you know which programs want to load everytime you turn on your computer
If software that you no longer use wants to start up with Windows, stop it from doing so
Dont stop a process loading at startup unless you know exactly what is it however, some may be important video or Windows drivers
3)Use Task Manager or one of the many freeware alternatives found on TechSupportAlert
Get to know how much memory is used, by each program that is on your computer. If a program is hogging a lot of memory, try and find an alternative program that uses less memory
4)Be aware that a lot of internet browsers have the problem of memory leak - the longer they are being used, the more memory they also use.
Use a Task Manager utility to see if your preferred browser has this problem. If so, find an alternative internet browser
5)Ensure the antivirus program you are using has good online reviews, and isnt known for slowing computers
6)Avoid visiting dodgy sites, including downloading sites, unless you know what you are doing
Increasingly more sites are infecting computers if you click infected links on these pages
7)Use a program uninstaller with a good reputation. Some programs like to clutter your RAM, and like to load on Windows startup and bloat your computer memory. A safe uninstallation program is invaluable for any program you no longer need or use
8)Windows 10 telemetry is Microsofts way of sending information about your computer back to Microsoft, and probably robs your computer of processing speed and/or memory with its various processes. Find reputable freeware on TechSupportAlert that safely blocks this telemetry, unless you have a need for Microsoft to be sending information back to Microsoft about your computer and your computer activities
9)Backing up the Registry can be a good idea. But this does not involve directly editing the Registry
Free and reputable Registry backup programs are available, to be used if your computer needs to be reset to an earlier time because of new malfunctions. Again always be careful with programs that work even indirectly with the Registry
10)Freeware programs are available which notify you everytime a program tries to add itself to the registry, to start up when Windows starts
Such programs are an added layer of protection, and restrict which programs actually are allowed to start when you turn on your computer !
11)Purchase more RAM for your computer, if your Operating System (32bit or 64 bit) can accept more memory

I wont recommend specific freeware utilities, they are all described on TechSupportAlert

In summary, for the average Windows user, unless you absolutely have to, there is usually NO need to be touching the Windows Registry

Lets let Microsoft have the final say. In March 2017, Microsoft specifically stated:
"Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. Serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly.
We strongly recommend that you only change values in the registry that you understand or have been instructed to change by a source you trust, and that you back up the registry before making any changes.
Before you modify the registry, make sure you back it up, create a restore point, and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs" (Google: 'Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities')

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Wallpaper of the Week: Shoreline Sunset 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon I like the site a lot, and you're right, they have images of subjects that aren't common on other sites. My only slight issue with them is that many of the wallpapers are only available in smaller resolutions. That's much like most wallpaper sites, while a few have pretty much all high resolution images. view
A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 3 months 1 week ago click-click

Registryfinder needs to improve its error recovery routines. If you enter anything it doesn't understand as a parameter, it simply crashes. For example: registryfinder --h instead of -h will crash it. A lot of the command line options I tried caused a crash. For me, the command line parameters are not explained very well and need to show some working examples for each option. This could help avoid some of the crashes caused by entering the parameters incorrectly. Not all parameters are listed on the website as compared to what gets listed from the command line via -h.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Shoreline Sunset 3 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

Wallpaper Abyss is a site I've had bookmarked for a long time. They probably have the best selection of military themed wallpapers (including the famous Iwo Jima flag raising)....which is a category most other wallpaper sites completely ignore.

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 1 week ago MdeMontaigne

Oops! Pale Moon refuses?! :-(

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 1 week ago MdeMontaigne

This is great news! IMHO Ghostery was always the best Ad-blocker around - and then it went commercial! :-(

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 3 months 1 week ago brandwilson

Webroot Customer Support-Webroot SecureAnywhere antivirus it's given the security to the Windows, Mac and cell phones.
Webroot Support

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 3 months 1 week ago Henry Winokur

Over the years, one of the ways that builders kept the price of computers low was to put in the minimum amount of RAM that would work. As the price of RAM has fallen, machines came with more and more. Most machines these days come with a minimum of 8GB which is plenty for most people unless the user is editing photos or videos (or gaming). But the real rule of thumb is you can never have too much RAM.

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VideoPad Video Editor 3 months 1 week ago Jutka

Általában az Editoros video szerkesztők nagyon jók szoktak lenni,
merem ajánlani bárkinek,szép szerkesztő és könnyen kezelhető.

Vigyázni kell a korlátozás használatra, mert lehet pénzes ia, vagy próba verzio,
arra is figyelni kell letöltéskor, hogy más program ne töltödjék le vele.

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