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Play Fortnite, One Of The Biggest Games Of The Year, For Free. 3 months 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago TiagoDM

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

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Best Free Online Applications 3 months 1 week ago waseelsaif26

This is amazing really, I really appreciate, Thanks for sharing this info: www.nativemewslive.com

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 3 months 1 week ago mubashir

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 3 months 1 week ago mubashir

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

That's good to see George :).

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Search 300 Billion Web Pages With The Internet Archive 3 months 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago scericson

PSI is being discontinued. Is file Hippo your reco?

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Best Free Video Editing Program 3 months 1 week ago Bhat59

How is SHOTCUT not found in Best Free Video Editor, or is it found in some other section? The only free Editor that made into my PC is SHOTCUT.

https://www.shotcut.org/

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 2 weeks ago terrawarra

Thanks rob !....
does it also block YouTube adds ?

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 2 weeks ago Hondoe1950

Can anyone out there help me find an upload manager that I can use to accelerate uploads to my mediafire account?

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224 Places For Free Audio Books Online 3 months 2 weeks ago gadnets

The website above was great, I use JW.org till now but recently I use this you can also check it, it's new anyway Tech audio site list tons of audio and guides.

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

Am still researching into this. At the moment it's not a big concern. The software is reported clean by VirusTotal. Moreover i installed Glasswire to see what network connections are being shared if I choose the Free (use my resources) option, and except for the IP sharing I dont see any outbound requests. 

Things could have been bad, but since after installation you get a option upfront to choose what version you like, with clear instructions I wouldn't even call it as bad as OpenCandy. Usually I don't give top picks for adware software, while this is an exception because of it's performance, you can expect some development in the article in a couple of days. Thanks for letting me know about this. 

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

There has been an update to EagleGet coming after 6 months, which is 2.0.30. For the time being being, I urge the readers to either  stick with v2.0.28 or if you are updating it to v2.0.30 please choose the option for Ads (Don't use my resources) part. I'd definitely recommend the latter part because there are some major bugs resolved in this version. All you would see is a small ad about iNewTab (their extension) on the bottom left of the interface. 

The installer is reported clean according to VT results

It seems that in the latest version they have added Shared VPN feature (Hola VPN) which basically helps to download videos from proxy sites, to remove region restrictions. To use this feature you need to enable Free (Use my idle resources) part when the pop-up shows up. 

But with Hola VPN comes the Luminati SDK service. In return for sharing your IP address you get the software witout ads. This is something that I'm not interested in. 

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Best Free Download Manager 3 months 2 weeks ago Anupam

With this recent development, it shouldn't be the top choice IMO. I never did like EagleGet to be honest. I use Free Download Manager.

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EagleGet 3 months 2 weeks ago George.J

I noticed this in the latest update 2.0.30 which came out yesterday. Apparently the safer way out is to use the Free (Ads) version. I had no problem in closing that screen with the x button on top right. 

For the time being being, I urge the readers to either stick with v2.0.28 or if you are updating it to v2.0.30 please choose the option for Ads (Don't use my resources) part. I'd definitely recommend the latter part because there are some major bugs resolved in this version. All you would see is a small ad about iNewTab on the bottom left of the interface. 

The installer is reported clean according to VT results

It seems that in the latest version they have added Shared VPN feature (Hola VPN) which basically helps to download videos from proxy sites, to remove region restrictions. To use this feature you need to enable Free (Use my idle resources) part when the pop-up shows up. 

But with Hola VPN comes the Luminati SDK service. In return for sharing your IP address you get the software witout ads. This is something that I'm not interested in. 

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My Favourite Ad Blocker. Now Open Source Too. 3 months 2 weeks ago tommyzulu

Thank you - it looks like a useful alternative so I'll give it a whirl...

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EagleGet 3 months 2 weeks ago ixan

I installed this from the Chrome Extension store. It said it didn't install properly and went through a whole routine of downloading a file which I then installed. There was no bundled software agreement. What I did get was a pop up that pasted itself over every screen and I couldn't do a snip of. It said, "Your use of "EagleGet" is free of charge in exchange for safely sharing some of your device's idle resources for the benefit of others. etc. Then there was a choice o show ads or use it for free on agreement of using idle resources. It was impossible to close this screen, one or other had to be agreed so I wouldn't install this anyway. I went to the task manager and found Luminati SDK there. This seems to be a proxy network using "minimal resources", ie. up to 60% of your resources and also your wifi and data. I'm on a metered plan and they have no idea if their customers are doing heavy downloading or not. Here comes Revo!

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Watch your favorite YouTube videos ad free as well as prevent Google from tracking what you watch ...":
https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... VNote ... a note-taking application with Markdown, which knows programmers and Markdown better ...":

https://tamlok.github.io/vnote/

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How to Fix a Malware Infected Computer 3 months 2 weeks ago munnalul

It's very most likely your Bluetooth vehicle driver documents is missing if you can not see Bluetooth on the Device Supervisor. On a normal Android device, swipe below the top of the display for fast settings, as well as turn on Bluetooth if it's not already enabled. For latest post about "How to find computer specs windows 10" go to https://windowsclassroom.com/how-to-find-computer-specs-windows-10/

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Best Free PC Games 3 months 2 weeks ago George.J

Looks good. Thanks Panzer

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Anytime. :)

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

Thank you for the extra tips! Great suggestions. :)

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

I'm delighted you found it useful. :)
 

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon

You're quite welcome. :)

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Best Free PC Games 3 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... CaveExpress is a classic 2D platformer with physics-based gameplay and dozens of levels. Master your pedal-powered flying machine to pick up packages from your cave-dwelling clients and drop them off at the collection point. But beware! Mighty mastodons, terrifying pterodactyls and others would rather see you extinct ...":

http://www.caveproductions.org/

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago Goomer

Along with my thank you for this, I'd like to add a big thanks to Gizmo's freeware for providing the forum to offer things like this up. If I were to label any mail announcements important, this would be on the top of my list. Thank you, Gizmo.

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Stop Gmail From Adding The Important Label To Your Email 3 months 2 weeks ago Goomer

Such a simple fix to an irritation. I use Thunderbird to watch a couple gmail accounts. what used to be a simple read and delete process, became more involved than I wanted. I had blamed Thunderbird. Thank you for doing the research and experimentation to find this.

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks ago windyctyprog

Thanks.

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TeraCopy 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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 3 months 2 weeks 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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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 3 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 3 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 3 months 2 weeks ago sinks

Can this be used on Kindle fire

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A Search Engine For Your Windows Registry 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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. 3 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 3 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 3 months 2 weeks ago msirianno

Only works on Windows 10.

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Free Microsoft App Makes Phone-To-PC Photo Transfer Easier 3 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 3 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. 3 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 3 months 2 weeks ago Jojo Yee You're welcome danielson. Hope this helps. view
This Screen Capture Tool Handles OCR Too. 3 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 3 months 3 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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