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Google rolls out Squoosh, an image compression web app for online or offline use 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Thanks. I've been testing it out this week with good results. I'm happy with the quality of the compressed and compressed and resized images. RIOT is a good program.

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Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 3 weeks ago Panzer "... Amp - a complete text editor for your terminal ...:" https://amp.rs/ https://github.com/jmacdonald/amp view
Google rolls out Squoosh, an image compression web app for online or offline use 7 months 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee Looks good Rhiannon. The sample large photo of 2.79 MB is compressed to 859 KB at 75% quality using Squoosh, while a standalone RIOT program compresses the same large photo to 1.1 MB at same quality. Other cases may be different and yet to try out more. view
Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Getting just security updates can be done manually on your own, and I agree that it should be an option. One of Microsoft's reasons for pushing Windows 10 to everyone as a SaaS was that everyone would be updated with the latest patches.
Having an option to opt out of the other parts (including the ads) would be a welome feature.

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

This doesn't surprise me. There were many similar problems when Windows 10 first rolled out with forced updates and other issues. I don't think Microsoft deciding that Windows 10 would be SaaS (software as a service, being pushed to users) instead of an operating system was a good option. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Happy Turkey day to everyone who participates. :)

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 3 weeks ago exbioman

Being that i'm a home user, i refused the Windows 10 update on my computers. Tried to install 10 on 2 and was refused anyway. But, the September update for W 7 was set for automatic. On my new to me laptop. and i always set updates to notify me but leave install to my choice. For a day and a half the laptop slowed and froze and i wondered why? Investigated into updates and found that over a 9 hour period Windows tried to download and install September update 6500+ times. Each time rejecting the update.
After throwing out some 4 pieces of TV hardware when Windows 7 and ATI- er- AMD wouldn't update drivers after upgrading from W XP, i won't run W 10. Or AMD hardware. Dual booting Linux Mint now.
Have a Happy Turkey day, everybody!

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SearchMyFiles 7 months 3 weeks ago KRISHNA1818

really like it

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 3 weeks ago Australia

"The bug breaks some file associations on some Win32 programs". Thanks for the warning.
Im sure the problems are understated
I always laugh when I see Microsofts descriptions of the updates - no actual benefits to productivity to make up for all the interruptions

If Microsoft had ethics, they would just provide Security updates, and not subject users to the Feature updates, most of which do not improve productivity, but can cause chaos to a well functioning computer

You can be sure that Windows 10 updates will want to upgrade at the most inconvenient time - generally on the morning you are trying to complete an important deadline.

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 4 weeks ago Geekomatic

"Hot find"?

I think the more fitting term would be, "hot mess".

Microsoft's pushing of their system-borking-updates is the worst idea they've EVER had-- and that's saying something...

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 7 months 4 weeks ago tommyzulu

If Photoshop is a problem, then so too will be most of Adobe's offerings for windows (although there is a 64 bit version of Photoshop and Illustrator). But Adobe's Acrobat Pro is already a minefield for Windows 10 - with the version issued with the widely used CS6 Suite, Acrobat 10 Pro, not working with Windows 10 at all and despite the fact that is is THE definitive .pdf file handling programme.
I find Adobe's approach baffling - they clearly have a great opportunity given the universal acceptance of pdfs as a cross platform reliable and secure docuent format, but unless on has deep pcoket one had to use a suite of small third-party apps to do anything but read pdfs. Anyway rant over, but you may need to be wary of the new update if you use slightly older Adobe products!

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LinkChecker 7 months 4 weeks ago mahnaz

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How to back up your Flickr photos before the free 1TB plan ends 7 months 4 weeks ago r0h1t

Restrictions on the free accounts will almost certainly lead to many free users leaving the site. However, if you're a serious photographer (read: have more than 1000 photos :) you may want to reconsider that decision.

For just $50/year for unlimited photos, this may still be a great deal. And if you convert to Pro before Nov 30, you're getting a 30% discount on the first year. If you don't find a good alternative soon, perhaps you can take advantage of this promotion and get yourself another 10-12 months to figure it out!

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Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program 7 months 4 weeks ago Bramy

I found the reviews here useless due to being so outdated. Only the recent comments are of any help. I would like to suggest that people looking for video conversion programs take a look at " videohelp dot com ". They have been around for many years, have a very active forum and are the go-to site for all things video related IMO. Unlike the information here, videohelp contains the latest information about conversion programs with plenty of reviews and user comments.

I hope this information is helpful.

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Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier) 7 months 4 weeks ago bash550

I have looked all over for a way in which it could be used to access FTP, but couldn't find it mentioned anywhere. On their site, it says it doesn't support plain FTP. Is there something I'm missing? Here is the link to the section on their page that says it can't use FTP: https://www.bitvise.com/getting-started-config-sftp-scp

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Best Free Office Suite 8 months 3 hours ago biggerabalone

try running it in compatibility mode.

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Best Free Media Player 8 months 1 day ago George Papadopoulos

I was encountering very short pauses when playing videos of .ts format and using VLC or Windows Media Player.
Once I installed PotPlayer,the problem disappeared.
Thanks George.J and Gizmo's Freeware.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Norway Aurora Borealis 8 months 1 day ago rhiannon

:-)

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Avast Free Antivirus 8 months 2 days ago rakara

Avast was bloatware on my computer. It also kept popping up with messages advertising their other products. I'm done with antiviruses. Using a firewall and common sense instead.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Norway Aurora Borealis 8 months 2 days ago Sgluber

*thumbsup* :-)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 days ago rhiannon

Wonderful! Thanks for the update. :)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 days ago Geert

I triggered the developer of AlwaysMouseWheel about this problem in Edge.
As a result a new version is out (4.14) that fixes the problem.

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PCs Running the Windows 10 October Update Haven’t Received Critical Fixes 8 months 3 days ago rhiannon

There ya go, smooth sailing.  :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sun and Sea Panorama 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Create sandscapes using your browser or mobile device 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Best Free iPad Apps 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Create sandscapes using your browser or mobile device 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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A New Browser To Rival The Best Of Them 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Search over 52,700+ free stock photos in one place 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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PCs Running the Windows 10 October Update Haven’t Received Critical Fixes 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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Wallpaper of the Week: Norway Aurora Borealis 8 months 3 days ago MindyWStoll

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PCs Running the Windows 10 October Update Haven’t Received Critical Fixes 8 months 3 days ago Remah

No wonder this 1809 build runs so smoothly, there's no updates to interrupt my work. :-D

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How to back up your Flickr photos before the free 1TB plan ends 8 months 4 days ago rhiannon

What does your idea of a decent or generous amount of free storage look like?

I've spent at least a few days looking into alternatives to Flickr's free plan, and there isn't much available and most have a lack of features or limitations. If you're a photographer looking to retain the quality of your images, there are limits on all the free services (such as being able to upload 20 images a week).
If you're looking for place to store photos from your mobile device there are a few more options, but all come with limitations that may or may not be acceptable. Google and imgur are looking like workable alternatives if you can live with the limits on the size of each image and video uploaded.

Google Photos is probably the most viable alternative if you're looking for the largest amount of free space and features, with these caveats:
On the free plan, if a photo is larger than 16MP, it will be resized to 16MP.
4K videos are reduced to Full HD 1080p quality.
As with any Google service, if the user base doesn't meet Google's criteria (Picasa, Reader, etc), it could be shut down at any time.
I think they'll probably keep gmail, as it allows them collect data to serve ads more effectively, so it generates income. Photos take a huge amount of storage and storage is expensive.

Imgur has these limits:
Max image size/storage:
20 MB for all non-animated GIF images and 200 MB for animated GIF images. As far as I can tell, storage is unlimited, as long as images and videos fall into those size categories. EXIF data/metadata is removed on upload, removing the parameters that can used for sorting and search.
This isn't unusual, most social media sites like Facebook and Twitter strip EXIF and metadata on image upload.

With any service, it's good to keep the TOS in mind - if there's anything in your photos that anyone takes offense at, your account can be reported and closed. Imgur is pretty good about not closing accounts as long as images are labeled NSFW.

I don't store personal data online (photos or otherwise) outside of a gmail account I use anywhere I don't want to provide my personal email address or use a temporary address, so I may not be the best person to assess what works and what doesn't on photo storage sites, feature wise. I have no experience assessing things like how well the mobile apps work (if  available), album creation and organization, tagging, sorting, sharing, hot linking, retention or stripping of EXIF data and metadata, image privacy, what file formats are allowed, and so on. A search for image hosting sites or Flickr alternatives will likely yield other servies and their features and limits.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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Organize Your Music Files On the Go With This Excellent MP3 Tag Editor 8 months 4 days ago Anupam

I use Rocket Player too... simple yet efficient. I looked at several other popular players, but Rocket Player suits best for me.

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Organize Your Music Files On the Go With This Excellent MP3 Tag Editor 8 months 4 days ago br1anstorm

I used to use Mp3tag when I ran a Windows system. I am now a Linux user, and can recommend Puddletag as the open-source/Linux equivalent. It does an excellent job.

For playing, organising and when necessary editing the tags of music tracks on my Android smartphone, I think Rocket Player is among the best. It is if course much more than a tag editor - it is a way of managing all aspects of your music collection

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How to back up your Flickr photos before the free 1TB plan ends 8 months 4 days ago br1anstorm

I am one of many Flickr members who - as an enthusiastic amateur photographer - enjoyed being part of that community and welcomed the availability of 1TB storage.

The reduction/removal of that free storage, and the limit of 1000 images which will be introduced, will almost certainly result in my leaving Flickr.

I can of course download my photos (and this is a helpful guide). But I would welcome any suggestions or advice on other sites which offer a similar community to Flickr and which provide a decent or generous amount of free storage. I know that Google Photos may be one option. But I believe they "shrink" uploaded images. Perhaps a review of other photo-community or photo-storage sites would be useful to other refugees from Flickr like me?

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 8 months 5 days ago yardern

What about DirSyncPro? It seems great.

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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2019 8 months 5 days ago abdulmalik

Great Collection of Wallpaper Apps. I also recommended you a free Live Camera Wallpaper app try it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=live.camera.wallpaper

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Search over 52,700+ free stock photos in one place 8 months 6 days ago rhiannon

I'm glad to hear you like it. :)
You might want to add https://pixabay.com/ to your list, they don't search that site. I use it often.

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Search over 52,700+ free stock photos in one place 8 months 6 days ago Bruce_Fraser

Rhiannon,
Fantastic find! That will save bundles of time when searching for images. Thanks.

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Speed Up Your Hearing 8 months 6 days ago MidnightCowboy Thanks Jim :) view
Speed Up Your Hearing 8 months 1 week ago virginiajim

Added 20 new podcasts to lists with HTML addresses. 

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

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

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Unblock Copy and Paste in Chrome and Firefox 8 months 1 week ago MisterLee

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

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I respect your decision not to upgrade, we all make decisions about what works for us and we're all different. Plenty of room for everybody at the table. :)
LTSB does seem to be problematic for non Enterprise users to obtain. There's some discussion about it's lack of updates being a security issue. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I've seen suggestions that O&O ShutUp10 can accomplish much of what LTSB does by default (adapt your security settings, protect your privacy, control location services, control Windows Updates, not pass on your user data and diagnostics).
It's a good program and has been written up here by Rob.
If you have to upgrade at some point it might be an option.
Ads can be disabled, for now at least, and some other annoyances/issues as well. 

I'm not suggesting that anyone upgrade, or not. That's up to each individual. My goal is to provide enough information so that everyone can decide what's comfortable for them and pass along any other information that might be of use.

I am saying that many of the concerns I've had about Windows 10 can be dealt with by changing settings in Windows 10 (ads) or third party software that has enough user history over time that I consider it reliable. Reliable enough that I would be comfortable moving my main system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 if that's what I decided to do.
Microsoft has responded to some user input and made enough changes in areas of concern that those concerns aren't an issue for me anymore.

Updates are an issue for me too because of limited internet speed and data caps. Any Windows feature upgrade goes way over my data allowance and if that happens, my connection is throttled to the point that I can't easily retrieve email or load text only websites for quite a while.
My laptop has been running Windows 10 for over a year, and I haven't had any issues with updates being installed unless I choose to install them.

Other of us are happily running Windows 7 and will continue to do so for as long as possible, and that's ok too. :)

 

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago i8spombots

To be blunt - there is no way on god's earth that I would willingly upgrade to WIN 10 (see the probs amply and accurately described below) BUT as another poster mentioned, sooner or later you're going to have to (or go LINUX...nooooo).

This is NOT to decry this article, it is a good headsup, but I would far prefer something on how to get hold of a particular OFFICIAL version of WIN 10 -

Windows 10 LTSB

in which it is said, there are no forced "ads" AND you can stop upgrades or delay them till a time of your choosing (recommended). However obtaining this version is problematic as, it would appear, MS wants to call a halt on user's who want genuine choice on how they run their PC.

I simply cannot afford a system that may be borked with no notice by the WIN 10 policy of forced upgrades.

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm glad that version is working for you and you didn't have any issues.
I'm going to give FreeFileSync a try, it looks good, and I like their "you're using an ad-blocker" message. :)
 

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago Remah

Thanks for those patch sites: it's good to know they exist if I ever need them.

I always take the latest updates but I am a confident user of Windows so most of the fears don't bother me. Over many years using Windows, the most intractable problem that I've had with taking the latest updates is not that an update causes me problems but that the update install does not complete and I've been stuck in a loop of repeated attempts to install.

I'm been running on 1809 since it was available for manual install. It has given me a few productivity and performance improvements which I am benefiting from. I would like to install it on my other computers but I had neglected to keep the downloaded files so I'm stuck waiting for Microsoft to re-release it.

After I installed 1809, I was immediately able to confirm that I hadn't lost any files because I use FreeFileSync to keep a local (i.e. on the same computer) copy of my files. All that I needed to do was to run the sync job to confirm that no files needed copying.

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Windows 10 seems to be having more issues than previous versions for a variety of reasons.
Microsoft pulled the latest feature upgrade (1809) not long after it was released. It's still up in the air as to when it will be rolled out. Some issues with the 1809 feature upgrade include the deletion of personal files (documents and photos) and blue screen errors.
The Windows 7 monthly rollup was causing blue screen errors, so issues aren't confined to Windows 10. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This is the reason I wait to install patches and feature upgrades (the Windows 10 twice a year upgrade that contains new features and fixes) until the issues have been worked out. I tend to run a release or two behind the current feature update for that reason. I've done the same thing with every version of Windows I've used, starting with Windows 3.1. I wait until new updates and upgrades get the bugs worked out and then install them. 

The monthly Office and Windows patches don't usually cause much trouble and this would be a good time to install them since the 1809 release is on hold.

My favorite places to keep up with what's going on with Windows is Woody Leonhard's column over at Computerworld, and Susan Bradley's Master Patch list at Woody Leonhard's website. If you want to know anything about the patches for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Server 2012, Windows 7 and Office, whether they are safe to install, any issues being tracked, their status and what they are patching, Susan is the best person to check with for the latest status of Microsoft product patches.

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 1 week ago Australia

I have said for a long time, to avoid mandatory Windows updates. Similarly upgrading your current computer to Windows 10 has a lot of risk, for not much true benefit/productivity improvement
To show that my perpetual caution regarding Windows is well founded:

Google: 'Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update'

Microsoft has stopped distributing its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
“We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,” says Microsoft on its support site for Windows Update.
Microsoft has struggled with the quality of Windows updates recently.
The company delayed its Windows 10 April 2018 Update earlier this year over Blue Screen of Death issues

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I haven't tested it in Windows 10 on all my programs, I like Wizmouse because it works in windows that don't normally support scrolling. If the Windows 10 built in feature will scroll in windows that don't support scrolling I would use that. I'll re-enabled Wizmouse and see if Windows 10 supports scrolling in the same windows.

You can disable Wizmouse from the tray icon, just click on the icon and uncheck Enabled. That will leave the Windows 10 function active.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago HisSon

I used WizMouse for years in the past but never paid attention to the fact that it must have stayed with my different computers and many updates and upgrades. It is installed on my present computer and I could have updated it but checked my settings in Windows 10 and it's already turned on there so one or the other or both must be controlling this function. Does that make any sense? Is there any benefit to using one or the other or both? Will one defer to the other as the dominant application? :-)

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 2 weeks ago Australia

If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8, and you are happy with your current hardware and software, I recommend you do not upgrade
There are no productivity benefits to be gained to offset the incompatibilities that can easily arise
Remember that Windows 10 will insist on upgrading you to the latest 2018 version
Microsoft wont then provide you a guarantee that your current hardware or software WONT STOP WORKING COMPLETELY
Have some hardware from 2014 that works perfectly? A new operating system four years later can easily render that printer for example, unusable
Hardware manufacturers want you to buy the latest hardware product, and often do NOT provide drivers for your old software or hardware.
Also assume that the update may erase some of tour personal files and documents. This may not happen, but again Microsoft cannot guarantee against loss of your existing photos, files and data. So before upgrading search your entire C drive for any personal files and make a copy of all these files
You have been warned !
Windows 10 is the future so we all will be using it soon enough. Just upgrade safely without regrets.

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Those are valid concerns.
A few things...if you decided to upgrade, Windows 10 has a rollback utility that lets you roll back to your previous operating system as long as you rollback within ten days. Most, but not all, rollbacks go smoothly.
Creating a disk image before you make changes is a good idea. Backing up device drivers is also a good idea, and checking the availability of drivers (especially for peripherals like printers) for any new operating system before changing or upgrading is a good practice.

Many vendors, particularly printers for some reason, don't update drivers for older models. This has been the case with other Windows version upgrades in the past, so it's not a new issue.
Microsoft isn't responsible for driver updates and operating system compatibility, it's always been the responsiblity of the vendor to make sure their drivers are compatible with any operating system that they make drivers for. It's on us to check if there are compatible drivers when changing or upgrading operating systems. For example, many vendors don't have drivers for Linux, which is one reason I haven't migrated.
There were no drivers for my printer when Windows 7 came out and there were never driver updates to Windows 7 for that printer. It was get a new printer or not upgrade.

You can control what updates you want to get using Windows Update MiniTool. You can also defer major or version upgrades in Windows 10 settings. 
You can turn upgrades on and off and set some connections to metered using Windows 10 Update Switch.
You can block the ads that appear in Explorer and other places.

I'm not suggesting that anyone upgrade or not upgrade - I'm saying there are tools to manage most of the issues in Windows 10 that are problematic for most of us. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Edit: Windows 10 has a history of problems with updates - everything from making systems unusable to personal data deletion. Best practice is not to install the twice a year version upgrade until the bugs are worked out. We are the beta testers for Microsoft now - they get some feedback from the Insiders program but most problems are worked out after the upgrade is issued and the issues surface for many users. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I just now had a chance to try this, and it works great. I didn't know that setting was there, thank you. :)

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You're more than welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago Krunk

You are correct, CB. I never realized there was a setting for it; I assume mine was turned on by default. Just always worked (I'm now at v1809).

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Thank you, rhiannon! :-)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago Remah

Ditto. Works fine for me too, as expected.

I've read reports of it not working for some applications but I've never had that happen.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago eikelein

This is weird;works like a charm om my Win10 64b v1803.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 2 weeks ago CB

I too, believe this is built into Windows. Go to Settings>Devices>Mouse and turn on "Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them." Works for me, running Win 10 ver 1803.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Lol you're not the only one.....I tried it with the keyboard too. I thought I couldn't figure it out...then I went looking. :)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago MitziDKelly

I use AlwaysMouseWheel for several years now. It didn't let me down... until recently: The last two versions (4.08 & 4.11) don't work in Edge (at least for me). So I stayed with (portable x64) version 4.04 (until that get fixed)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago Krunk

Thanks, rhiannon..
At least I now know I wasn't just too stupid to figure out how to do it on the keyboard.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I've read about it being a feature on a few tech sites, most had a title something along the lines of "software you won't need in Windows 10". Clicking from window to window used to annoy me no end - one of the things I wished Microsoft would do something about - until I came across these programs. Wizmouse goes on every system I have anything to do with. I don't think anyone notices, but I like to imagine them being a little happier using their Windows systems. :)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

Good to know, thanks.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I haven't seen anything official from Microsoft about that, but it's been mentioned in several blogs, so I don't know. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The shrug is a unicode emoji (U+1F937). As far as I know there's no way to reproduce it easily in
Windows since it makes use of a character on the Japanese keyboard. I've looked high and low for a way to reproduce this in Windows, if you find one, let me know.
You can use an AutoHotKey script or other text expander to insert it, but I just insert it from the clipboard utility I use.
You can copy and paste the one above, or you can find it some places on the internet where you can copy and paste, like this site: https://emojipedia.org/shrug/
Or you can search for shrug emoji. :)
 

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago DrDoug

I also recall reading at some point that Win10 would have this feature. None of my Win10 PCs, however, actually have this feature. I have used WizMouse for years for this reason and have always been very pleased.

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago Geert

I use AlwaysMouseWheel for several years now. It didn't let me down... until recently: The last two versions (4.08 & 4.11) don't work in Edge (at least for me). So I stayed with (portable x64) version 4.04 (until that get fixed)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago Krunk

Odd. I did remember it being listed as a Win10 feature, either in the original release or an early update.
And after seeing your article, I checked several windows on my desktop PC and they all scrolled without changing focus and with no additional software.
Also works on my laptop with mouse.
What I'd really like to know is how you do the mouth and the hands in the shrug: \_(" )_/

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm not sure. I read that it was, but when I uninstalled Wizmouse on my laptop that runs Windows 10 (build 1803) it didn't appear to work even with a reboot. I reinstalled Wizmouse and it works fine. I use a mouse with the laptop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago Krunk

Isn't this already a built-in feature in Windows 10?

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon

It is similar and I haven't tried it for some years. I've used it and KatMouse before. I ended up staying with WizMouse because there were windows that the other two programs wouldn't activate when scrolled and I had to click to change the focus. That may have changed in the intervening years, I'll have another look at it. :)

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app 8 months 3 weeks ago jonbourne

Cool. I use AlwaysMouseWheel for this, but this looks like a similar alternative.

https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel

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