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Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 7 months 3 weeks ago Rick Grunwald Yes

Nice find rhiannon!

Get Apple's Quick Look Feature in Windows 7 months 3 weeks ago Aussie Yes

Nice find. Seems to work really well.

I use the "single click to open items in Windows" and find that no Windows changes (to add boxes) are necessary (at least on my initial testing :-)). I move the mouse to "hang" over a file until it is highlighted, and then press space to allow QuickLook to preview/un-preview. Enter or single clicking the file opens the file.

How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Our Privacy Policy outlines what data we collect and how it's used. Other than very limited, specific circumstances outlined in the Privacy Policy ( e.g. required by law, for services used on the site like RSS newsletters) email addresses are not shared.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/privacy_policy.htm

How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 7 months 4 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Yes

Please review our Privacy Policy to understand how this website uses your personal data.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/privacy_policy.htm

You may also be interested to learn the email used to register here has been compromised in five different locations but none of them ours. You can check this for yourself by entering the details here:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

The best way to minimize this risk is to use a specialist Linux distribution such as Kodachi.

https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/ MC – Site Manager

How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 7 months 4 weeks ago ixan Yes

So among the data that all these trackers collect from our visits to this site, are you saying that TowerData get our email address?

Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 4 weeks ago Panzer Yes bst is a one-stop shop for running programs in isolated Linux environments: https://github.com/aristanetworks/bst
Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 4 weeks ago Panzer Yes USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups: https://gitlab.com/bztsrc/usbimager
How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 7 months 4 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I tested the link in Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Iridium.
I'll forward your other concerns to our site moderator.
Yes, ads are what keeps the lights on here, and thank you for sticking with us all these years. 

Best Free Software for Linux 7 months 4 weeks ago Panzer Yes SnapRAID is a backup program for disk arrays. It stores parity information of your data and it recovers from up to six disk failures: http://www.snapraid.it/
How to Set a Blank Homepage in Your Browser 7 months 4 weeks ago ixan Yes

Link doesn't work on Epic - https://www.askvg.com - access denied. Also can't get to contact form on Epic.
I wondered what was blocking it. It seems there are 18 ad trackers and 20 third-party cookies. The one that is blocking things is TowerData which anchors profiles to their email address. That is so wrong. I understand you finance the site with advertising and selling data, and I've appreciated this site for over 10 years and nothing is free but TowerData was a surprise to me.

Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained 8 months 10 hours ago rhiannon Yes

I'm not aware of any software that fixes Blue Screen errors. The links go to sites that assist you in knowing what they are and fixing them when possible.

Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide: Every Error Explained 8 months 14 hours ago Senny Mjuline Yes

So do you basically suggest using a kind of error fixing software?

Wallpaper of the Week: Waterfall Under Northern Lights 8 months 1 day ago rhiannon Yes

You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoy it. :-)

Wallpaper of the Week: Waterfall Under Northern Lights 8 months 2 days ago Sgluber Yes

Wonderful! *applause*
Thank you, rhiannon! :-)

HoDoKu 8 months 2 days ago Jojo Yee Yes Thanks CCV for the kind comments. This feature has now been updated in the review.
HoDoKu 8 months 2 days ago CCV Yes

I think your statement "no import and export of files are supported" in relation to HoDoKu is wrong. Yes, .hsol is its native "save game" format. However, it does allow to reproduce puzzles in, afaik, a universally accepted format. That is, a comma-separated value file. Available via Edit > Copy...
Usually, Copy Candidates works best. The Library format preserves the difference between Givens and set Values too, in case that might useful. There's a Copy Step (Hint) in there somewhere as well, iirc.

Sadly, this program is no longer under development by its author. But, with a little help from friends of HoDoKu, I did get this done https://github.com/1to9only/HoDoKu/releases/tag/2.2.2

Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 3 days ago Panzer Yes Jami is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the user's privacy and freedoms: https://jami.net/
Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 3 days ago Panzer Yes CoyIM is a new chat client that is safe and secure by default: no settings to change, no plugins to install, no computer configuration to change: https://coy.im
50+ Scary Fonts You Can Download for Free 8 months 3 days ago rhiannon Yes

You're very welcome. :)

50+ Scary Fonts You Can Download for Free 8 months 3 days ago Australia Yes

Thanks Rhiannon ! Just in time for Halloween

Free Biography, Autobiography and Memoir eBooks Online 8 months 4 days ago vickyviraj No

There is a website of Biography, thought you might be interested to link on the page, thanks. https://www.youtuberswikipedia.com/

Halloween Wallpaper Collection 2017 8 months 4 days ago MidnightCowboy Yes

One of the best Linux distros available is ALT Linux. They produce a range of desktop and server options including the Xfce based ‘Simply Linux’. This version now includes a range of Vlad wallpapers for free. MC – Site Manager.
https://i.imgur.com/xbHaSII.png
https://en.altlinux.org/Simply_Linux_9

Wallpaper of the Week: Holiday Wallpaper Roundup 8 months 4 days ago MidnightCowboy Yes

One of the best Linux distros available is ALT Linux. They produce a range of desktop and server options including the Xfce based ‘Simply Linux’. This version now includes a range of Vlad wallpapers for free. MC – Site Manager.
https://i.imgur.com/xbHaSII.png
https://en.altlinux.org/Simply_Linux_9

Best Free File-Based Backup Program 8 months 5 days ago fred64 Yes

Yep, I have been using FreeFilesync for data backup too. I set up the folders I want to back up and the sync options (one direction/both directions etc.) then save the the setup to a .bat file.you can schedule with windows task scheduler or just run manually.. One little trick, FreeFileSync jobs have an option to save a log file. I save the log to a directory on the backup location, so I can check how its been running.

Best Free Search Engine 8 months 6 days ago Matcha No

I am a matcha lover, matcha brings me many health benefits, Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss. However, it’s important to note that much of this research isn’t from clinical trials that show green tea causes a benefit. Instead, it’s largely from population-based studies, where researchers look at groups of people who drink green tea and compare their health outcomes to groups that don’t drink it. Studies have shown associations between tea and better health, but causation is not yet proven. Matcha is even less studied than brewed green tea.

Does matcha make you poop? A cup of matcha is equivalent to 35 grams of sweet potatoes, which helps gastrointestinal peristalsis and accelerates excretion.

http://eoopro.com/getting-started-with-matcha-everything-you-want-to-know/

Three Ways to Easily Access Your Most Recent Documents and Files in Windows 8.x 8 months 6 days ago ppawasthi No

I can say it was perefect required answer with no confusions.

Best Free PC Games 8 months 6 days ago Panzer Yes Scarlet Hollow - a hand-drawn horror game: https://abbyhoward.itch.io/scarlet-hollow-chapter-1
Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 6 days ago Panzer Yes Kopia - a cross-platform backup tool with fast, incremental backups, client-side end-to-end encryption, compression and data deduplication: https://github.com/kopia/kopia
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 8 months 6 days ago Panzer Yes Iceraven Browser - fork of the new FF for Android that seeks to provide users with more options, more opportunities to customize, and more information about the pages they visit and how their browsers are interacting with those pages: https://github.com/fork-maintainers/iceraven-browser
Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

Ah yes, *those* events. I've come across many. :)

Best Free Text Editor 8 months 1 week ago Tomnov Yes

Can anyone recommend one of these that has autosave built in ??

Backup Maker 8 months 1 week ago Tomnov Yes

"Free" for non-commercial usage, yet obtrusive nag popups obscure the screen and whatever you are doing every time a scheduled backup occurs, reminding you that business useage is prohibited and offering to stop the popups by paying their fee for business usage.
That, plus when saving versions of files, the only option is to archive them into an individually named timestamped zip file folder, with the hierarchy of the files saved, also in individualized zip folders, making it very tedious if you have to locate one of the prior file versions.
The wizard interface is also very non-intuitive.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago MrDog Yes

I guess it goes down as one of those events that will never be explained - I now have it running on Chrome and FF with no issues!

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

I can see how you would correlate the two, that does seem odd.
RomanistHere may add to this, but what I know of how the add-on works in browsers, it wouldn't do that. The extension is open source, anyone can view the code here:
https://github.com/RomanistHere/PopUpOFF

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

Good to see you here. :)

I don't have anything to add to your app, I use it and love it.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago RomanistHere Yes

He's active enough to read these comments and ask, whether you guys have something to tell me? I'd be pleased to make my app better.

Follow my twitter to stay updated on automatic mode - it's coming:)

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago MrDog Yes

I installed it on Chrome and when I clicked on a link in a tab I had open AdBlock Plus and one other add-on - I think it was something to do with printing pages - was installed. I repeated on FF and worked fine. I cannot repeat the issue on Chrome but this is a link (to refresh a blog) that I use multiple times a day from a reputable newspaper and I have never seen it act like this before, so the suspicion was immediately on this new add-on.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

Could you be more specific about what ad blocker it installed and other items you've found and where they are located?
The developer says the add-on doesn't block ads. I tested it on Firefox, Edge and Brave and didn't find anything anomalous, if I've missed something I would appreciate knowing about it.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago MrDog Yes

Seemed to install - without asking - a couple of other items as well one was an Ad Blocker and I can't track down the other one, so be VERY cautious with this

Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 1 week ago Panzer Yes nb is a command line note-taking, bookmarking, archiving, and knowledge base application: https://xwmx.github.io/nb/
Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

I'm glad you like it. The developer is accessible and is very active, I'd guess that they will keep up with things as well as they can.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

I have a similar set up. What I'm talking about are the large boxes that pop up (usually on mouse move) asking you to subscribe to their newsletter or something similar. Or the ones that want  you to create an account and blur the background so you can't read anything. Pinterest is good example.

The privacy notifications are normally banners that let you know a site uses cookies and if you proceed, you agree to the use of your data according to the site policy. These are not an issue for me.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago seeker108 Yes

The "I just want to read" setting allowed me to get past the paywall of a major newspaper site that was otherwise impossible. Don't know how long that will last, but so far so good.

Stop Popups, Overlays, Privacy Notifications and More with This Browser Extension 8 months 1 week ago eikelein Yes

@Ms.rhiannon
Thanks for this tip.
But what is wrong with me or my computer?
You write "...annoying popups, overlays, notifications, blur wrappers and other internet annoyances...".
I don't see any of that.
Firefox with uBlock Origin, WOT and Facebook Container.
Am I just THE lucky one or ???
Regards eikelein

Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 1 week ago Panzer Yes Toggol - all your smart home devices within a single app on desktop: https://toggol.com
How to Blur Your Home in Google Maps Street View 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

Good catch, thanks for the tip.

How to Blur Your Home in Google Maps Street View 8 months 1 week ago jon boy Yes

Only works on latest image. Run the time slider back to unblur. Worked for me

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 1 week ago rhiannon Yes

That's a good option if you don't mind installing another add-on. If you're on a different platform or browser and add-ons aren't supported, it's good to be able to access the information from a website.

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 1 week ago irwanwr Yes

i see that "light beam" add-on on firefox or chrome could do the same and a bit more sophisticated somehow.

Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 2 weeks ago Panzer Yes Identity - a program for comparing multiple versions of an image or video: https://gitlab.gnome.org/YaLTeR/identity
EactFile 8 months 2 weeks ago Christian Thomas Yes

I have just downloaded this and, though there's nothing to it as an interface, it doesn't have the simplest of all options - input two file paths and tell us whether or not the files are the same?

If it can't do this then its lifespan on people's PCs is going to be measured in minutes. From my perspective it's a 100% fail. All I wanted to do was compare two 440GB disk images. Not gonna hang around.

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago Mike C No

I've been using Executor for quite a few years now. It has a function that will clean text on the clipboard that I find invaluable. It's a bit complicated to set up; however, once done, it's a great launcher

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

PureText is a wonderful program. It's been mentioned on the site a few times.

It's one of those "don't set up a computer without installing this" programs for me.

Best Free VPN 8 months 2 weeks ago OlishaDoon No

Tried a lot of different VPN services, but TunnelBear is the best

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago molinarm Yes

I've been using for years PureText (https://stevemiller.net/puretext/).
It is mentioned as an option in the StripMail page cited above, and, if all you need is to remove formatting from text in the clipboard with the pression of a hot key, I do recommend it.

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Another good program. :)

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Yes

As mentioned here ... a few years ago! :)
https://www.techsupportalert.com/remove-unwanted-formatting-from-text.htm
MC - Site Manager

Automatically Remove Formatted Text from Your Clipboard 8 months 2 weeks ago Moonwink Yes

After reading the features of ClipBoardFusion, I think I'll stay with StripMail. https://stripmail.belenli.org/
It's simple, free and works flawlessly. Paste formatted text into StripMail and copy unformatted from it - done. It also removes white space, takes out ">" characters or indents lines by inserting them if that's what you want, it can reformat text into paragraphs without breaks if that's what you need to do. You can do it all with one button to make it easy. I've used it for years and haven't seen anything better.

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago iun Yes

Only in America would they have deciduous cypress trees!

Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with These Browser Add-ons 8 months 2 weeks ago David R Yes

Installed on Friday. So far no errors, no error messages, no "update" request from facebok.

Free Biography, Autobiography and Memoir Audiobooks & Videos Online 8 months 2 weeks ago harcourtsdesert No

Website: https://harcourtsdeserthomes.com
Address: 119 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA 92262 United States
Phone: 760-864-4100

Harcourts Desert Homes are a group of premier Palm Springs Realtors. We specialize in helping desert residents across the Coachella Valley find residential and commercial real estate to buy and/or sell.

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I think they're deciduous. I've seen them lose their leaves in the dry season in the Everglades.

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I'm happy you like it. :)

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago iun Yes

I thought Cypress trees were evergreen.

Jing 8 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Yes

Our download link does point to the new free replacement which is currently receiving mixed reviews. This is the story so far:
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360071934232-Jing...
MC - Site Manager

Jing 8 months 2 weeks ago Fairportfan Yes

Jing appears to be no more - the link goes to Techsmith, but leads to Snagit screen recorder.

Wallpaper of the Week: Autumn Cypress Trees 8 months 2 weeks ago jiligahi Yes

Thank you for another nice one

How to Get the Old Firefox About:Config Menu Back  8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Thanks for the update, it's still in the current stable version (81.0).

I'll see about updating it when the current stable version removes it.

How to Get the Old Firefox About:Config Menu Back  8 months 2 weeks ago amup.kcils Yes

I currently have Firefox Nightly version 83 and could not get anything to pull up using chrome://global/content/config.xul. I eventually was able to find that the file type has been changed from (.xul) to (.xhtml). Therefore, after updating the link below it worked. Hopefully this helps.
chrome://global/content/config.xhtml

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 2 weeks ago Pushmataha Yes

Try checking a few competitors. I checked lowes.com and homedepot.com and was surprised by the very different results.

Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with These Browser Add-ons 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Could you point me to where you see that? I've looked at the home page and the page for the Firefox and Chrome add-ons and the page that appears after installation and I'm missing it.

I'm not sure how you could set the feature from the extension itself, it changes the user agent string automatically. You can do that manually and there are add-ons that make it easy. Uninstalling it changes the user agent string to the current browser and version
The extension can be enabled/disabled from the address bar icon, but I don't see a way to change the user agent anywhere.

The page after installation says:
"This extension works by telling Facebook that you are actually using an old browser, which its new redesign doesn't support.

BUT... there are some side-effects of that. Some features may not work perfectly, some might not be available at all (i.e. Video Chat), and there may be some visual quirks.

Unfortunately, I can't do much about those things. Facebook thinks you are using an old browser, so it disables some things that won't work in old browsers. That's just a trade-off."

Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with These Browser Add-ons 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I've used FB Purity, it's good. That developer and this one have their hands full trying to keep ahead of FB.

Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with These Browser Add-ons 8 months 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Yes

According to this note on the extension’s own page this feature cannot be set from the extension itself unless I’ve missed something among the myriad of other settings?

“You are on the new Facebook design, and some of FBP's functionality may not yet work. If there is any functionality that is not working for you on the new Facebook design, please try switching to the old Facebook design, and see if that fixes your issue.”

MC – Site Manager.

Get Facebook’s Old Layout Back with These Browser Add-ons 8 months 2 weeks ago booleanboy Yes

FB Purity is a browser add-on that does this and much more. The developer seems very active keeping well ahead of FB's attempts to foist countless adverts and other crap on users.

Tame Twitter with This Add-on for Chrome and Firefox 8 months 2 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Twitter can seem like a dumpster fire at times. I don't have a Twitter account but there are a handful of people I keep an eye on. I don't have the same experience as you've had with links with no reference though I don't like the bitly links they use to track and shorten URLs.

I keep in mind that at any given time, and more so when there large news events, that a significant percentage of Twitter accounts and tweets are from bots. You can purchase large amounts of bots rather inexpensively to gain followers, spread a message, or harass and target inividuals using  large groups of bots.

If I keep in mind that Twitter is full of accounts created by bots it's bearable.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tame Twitter with This Add-on for Chrome and Firefox 8 months 2 weeks ago crombierob Yes

If I were president of the world, I would ban twitter.
Most of the tweets (that I have seen) appear to deliberately avoid giving us any hint of what the tweet is about.
Thus everyone has to CLICK A LINK, just so that we can THEN see if it is a subject matter that we MIGHT be interested in.

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 2 weeks ago David R Yes

Interesting results. :
TechSupportAlert 13 Trackers , 21 Third Party Cookies
Weather.com 17 Trackers, 29 Third party Cookies ( After I entered my Zip Code)

Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Yes Rebel aims to provide you a distraction-free note taking experience: https://github.com/kumarasinghe/rebel
See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Our site was the first one I checked. We have ad trackers and third party cookies that are consistent with our use of Google AdSense. Google AdSense is our only form of advertsing, it pays the site expenses.

Oddly enough in my checking some sites you would think have a bunch of trackers have one or two.

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

You're so welcome, I'm glad you think it will be useful.

Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 8 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Yes SoniControl is the first firewall that detects ultrasonic activity, notifies the user and blocks the information on demand, and thereby helps users to protect their privacy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.ac.fhstp.sonicontrol https://github.com/fhstp/SoniControl
See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 3 weeks ago Prof. Jewell Yes

Has anyone tried Blacklight on 'www.techsupportalert.com/' ? ;-)

[Might be nice if someone were to build a 'app' into which one could type the URL and then it would send it to blacklight to check it out and then show you the results on your own screen. And as well if you still wanted to use the site you could check a box and the URL would be typed into your browser so that off you could go to look at that site.]

See How Every Website Is Tracking You with This Tool 8 months 3 weeks ago Hopalong Yes

This looks like a very useful thing to have in the 'toolbox'. Much appreciated Rhiannon, thank you.

Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I don't know. My internet connection is too slow to use Tor. The handful of times I've tried Tor it hasn't worked at all well.

Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 8 months 3 weeks ago tom4455 Yes

Doesn't using Tor-browser accomplish the same thing?

Bypass Link Shorteners With This Browser Add-on 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

From what I understand, the non-mainstream browsers have different APIs/coding.
It takes a lot of work to adapt an add-on to each browser and keep it updated.
To do something different or new in the add-on for each non-mainstream browser so the add-on/extension would work with all of them would be difficult and time consuming.
There's only one person developing this (and many other) add-ons. Most people who develop add-ons have their hands full keeping up with the browser upgrades and the ones I know of don't make money from their extensions and add-ons - they see a need and created something to fill it. Most of them have jobs so they can support themselves.

I don't see a fault or anything to blame anywhere.
I'm sure (in this case) that the developer would make changes so the add-on would work with all browsers if it could be done in a reasonable amount of time and with a reasonable amount of effort. It isn't just putting in a little more effort that would be required, it would be reworking the add-on for each browser.
Most developers want people to use their add-ons, that's why they make them.
I have an idea of what this developer goes through just keeping the add-on available at the Firefox Addons site. It's not easy and it's time consuming dealing with Mozilla and making sure the add-on conforms to standards and works with version upgrades.

I'm aware of a few developers who have tried to get their extensions to work with alternate browsers, specifically Brave. They can't make their extension work with Brave, period. It's not possible because of the way Brave is structured and how a particular extension works. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There are web apps, sites and extensions that don't work in Brave - I use it as is, knowing that compatibility and usability are not front and center issues for them. They are developing what they envision the best browser to be. Their code won't allow some extensions to work because of how the extensions function, full stop. There's no blame to be laid, they are developing what they envision as the best browser. Most developers do the best they can to ensure compatibility across browsers.

I'm not calling out Brave, it's one of the non-mainstream browsers I use and am aware of a few people who tried to get their extension to work with Brave and discovered it's not possible.



 

Bypass Link Shorteners With This Browser Add-on 8 months 3 weeks ago i8spombots Yes

Love the idea but it seems to have been released too early - for non-mainstream browsers (which I use-eg Brave, Pale Moon and Opera) it either doesn't work or there are geeky workarounds which frankly I can't be bothered deciphering to find if they actually work, sad.
These browsers have millions of users so maybe "non-mainstream" is a stretch but the dev (who has a good looking, informative site) should have put a little more effort in. It's all very well to blame the people behind those other browsers for the incompatibility but the dev IS RELEASING THIS not those others.

Watch YouTube Videos Without Being Tracked by Google 8 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Yes Yout Player is the new way to watch playlists from YouTube on Desktop. No YouTube ads, simple to use, floating window: https://youtplayer.github.io
Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Yes Yout Player is the new way to watch playlists from YouTube on Desktop. No YouTube ads, simple to use, floating window: https://youtplayer.github.io
Best Free Software for Linux 8 months 3 weeks ago Panzer Yes Matrix Writer is a modern cross-platform blog editor: http://www.matrixrepublic.com/product/details/matrix-writer
Best Free Program Uninstaller 8 months 3 weeks ago George.J Yes

Auto-monitoring software installs looks good, which is a feature that free version of IOBit also provides. Would like to test it later, however the program hasn't been updated for nearly a decade. 

Best Free Program Uninstaller 8 months 3 weeks ago George.J Yes

Finally this category has been updated from scratch and we have a new top pick. 

Best Free Screen Session Recorder 8 months 3 weeks ago risingphoenix Yes

Writing in 2020, I believe the area of screen session recordings has moved on A LOT since this comparison was made in 2016. I tried Icecream (given in the article as having no time limits) and found a 5min recording limit and a very shaky output file. Searching the web I went on to discover obsproject.com. This is an excellent screen recorder without time limits or watermark. What is probably a good 2020 summary of the free software available can be found here: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/the-best-free-screen-recorder

Use This Free Tool to Convert PDFs into Online Forms 8 months 3 weeks ago Fairportfan No

Not REALLY interested in giving anonymous strangers full access to data of that sort.

{Back in '79 when The Source suddenly appeared, based out of McLean VA, a friend pointed out that we really didn't know much about it, but that Langley VA is in that area, and he could think of one organisation that probably had lots of excess computer capacity in Langley that might be interested in looking at random private data...

Wallpaper of the Week: Milky Way over Dead Vlei, Namibia 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Thank you, I'm glad you like it.

Best Free Software Update Monitor 8 months 3 weeks ago shannf No

FileHippo App Manager is no longer supported. SUMo has no direct links (even in the paid version).

Patch My PC has direct downloads with silent installation and a good list of programmes. It is clearly the best choice for Windows
https://patchmypc.com/home-updater

Wallpaper of the Week: Milky Way over Dead Vlei, Namibia 8 months 3 weeks ago jiligahi Yes

Very nice, thanks for all the hard work

Wallpaper of the Week: Milky Way over Dead Vlei, Namibia 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

I'm happy you like it. I love DeviantArt, I've been a member for twelve years. I've occasionally posted wallpaper from there. Sometimes an author will remove things or close down their account, and resolutions are hit or miss. The wallpaper tag and topic areas are a good place for wallpapers.

Turn Your Photos into Art with This Free Program 8 months 3 weeks ago rhiannon Yes

Thanks. I'm looking forward to the beta too.

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