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Android Apps / Re: Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:54 PM »
Thanks very much, RayDar, for this added information about rShopping List. What you've said makes me sure that if I find that Checklist DC doesn't met my needs, I'll give rShopping List a try. A responsive developer is a big plus in my book.  :Thmbsup:

Android Apps / Re: Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:06 PM »
Thanks very much, rjbull, for your helpful follow-up about rShoppingList. It has a number of attractive features, but right now I feel it offers too many features that I don't need, such as comparing prices at different stores, or telling me how much I paid for an item the last time I bought it. Heck, I don't even want to have to put in the prices, not even with a bar scanner.  Having an entire page devoted to each item seems like overkill to me, at least in terms of what I want from my shopping list.  I'm looking for something quite simple, though perhaps with a few more features than mouser's Checklist DC currently has. I think I'm going to see whether I can make Checklist work for me. If it can't, I may give rShoppingList a try.

Android Apps / Re: Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 25, 2018, 12:11 AM »
NigelH suggested combining what I saw as two separate levels into one.  So instead of Label being, say, fruit, and then not having a way to indicate different fruit items (since the app currently has only two levels), Nigel combined Label and Item. So Label could be, say, fruit-apples, fruit-bananas, fruit-strawberries, etc. Thus, though it first seemed to me that a two-level Checklist wouldn't meet my needs, I'm now able to work around that limitation.

Android Apps / Re: Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:21 PM »
Thanks very much, rjbull and IainB, for your suggestions. rShopping List - Grocery List looks interesting, but two of the four stores I'd probably include don't have easily identifiable aisles (at least, I've never found them easily identifiable or findable  :o ). And the ones that do, like Safeway, would require me to go to the store and make careful notes about what is found in each aisle. That may be more work than I want to do.

As for PriceCruncher, its main feature seems to be calculating prices in varying sizes. That's a useful feature for many people, but it's not really what I'm looking for.

I also don't need to be able to list all the stores that have the items I'm looking for. I have a good sense of when I want to go to the Safeway, when to Trader Joe's, etc. I don't need an app that will tell me in which store(s) I can find apples or butter or chicken breasts.  I pretty much know that already.  What I need is a list that I can use when I go to store X or Y to remind me of what items I want to buy. I'd like that list to be organized so that all the vegetables I want will be listed together, as will all the fruit, all the poultry, all the dairy products, etc. Actually, it's somewhat more complicated than this, since the Safeway I shop in is at times rather chaotic, but I can see how I might deal with that. I suspect that thanks to NigelH's suggestion, Mouser's Checklist DC may wind up being the app that will best meet my needs.  :up:

Living Room / Re: Google being jerks in order to dominate the internet
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:45 PM »
Many thanks, Deozaan, for answering my questions. I'm glad to know that the expiring emails feature is optional. It's not one I'd choose. As for the possibility of Proton not supporting Pale Moon, they list the browsers they support, and PM is not among them. Though it's based on Firefox, PM has become increasingly independent. Some current features of Firefox do not work on PM (e.g., the way FF now handles web extensions). I'm not unhappy about this, since some of the extensions I prize most highly no longer work on FF but do on PM. But it does mean that PM may no longer be seen as just another version of Firefox. I guess I could try Proton out and see. However, the 500 MB storage limit also gives me pause. I've got about 2.5 GB on my main Gmail account (with a limit of 15 GB). So I think if I decide to give Proton a try, it would be as an additional secondary account, not a replacement for Gmail. In any event, I very much appreciate knowing about it.

Android Apps / Re: Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 22, 2018, 07:43 PM »
Thanks very much, NigelH and Mouser, for your replies. I think NigelH may have provided a good solution to the problem I was having. I was trying to have a three-level arrangement.  The top level--the Category--would be the store (e.g., Safeway). The next level, which I suppose would have to be the Label--would be the kind of item I wanted, for example Produce. And under Produce would be individual items such as grapes, tomatoes, butternut squash, etc.  What I think NigelH has proposed combines levels two and three into a single level, the Label, which would combine a level-two designation AND a level three: produce-tomatoes, produce-butternut squash, etc. Actually, I think I like Nigel's replacing Produce with the more specific terms like "fruit" and "veggies".  And if I list my items in alphabetical order, at least I'd still have all the veggies listed together, all the fruits listed together, etc., even though the veggies wouldn't be listed near the fruits. 

Mouser, I don't think screen size was an issue here. I was able to see everything (indeed, my phone, an LG Stylo 4, is toward the larger end of the phone spectrum). My problem was partly terminology, but mostly I was trying to have a three-level arrangement, not realizing that Checklist was designed for just two levels. But NigelH's suggestion to have the Label combine two levels into one should give me what I need. My one concern is that, especially since the Label font is larger than the Category font, there may not be enough room to include, say, "veggies-butternut squash".  I wonder whether you could make possible a choice of font sizes?  Or, if not, at least make the Label font smaller than it currently is?

Again, many thanks to both of you!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Google being jerks in order to dominate the internet
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:20 PM »
Thanks, Deozaan. I had heard of Proton Mail but had never looked into it. Seems promising, though it's not clear that they support my Pale Moon browser. And apparently the messages one sends and receives eventually expire. That gives me pause. But if/when I'm ready to move from Gmail, I suspect I'll give a serious look at Proton Mail.

Android Apps / Problems getting started with Checklist DC
« on: December 22, 2018, 02:44 PM »
Hi mouser. I decided to give Checklist DC a try on my Android phone. What I'd like to do is have a shopping list that includes several stores, such as Safeway, Trader Joe's, etc., or perhaps several lists, one for each store.  For each store, I'd like to have a list of things I want to buy. I'd like these things organized into sections, such as Produce, Dairy, Meat, etc. And then under each section, I'd list the things I want. Under produce, I might list tomatoes, butternut squash, grapes, etc.

I tried to set Checklist DC up to handle this, but I got nowhere. I couldn't figure out how to add anything. I could create a category, but that was about it. I had difficulty figuring out whether produce belonged under category or vice versa (esp. since label was in a larger font than category). At no point, could I figure out how to add, say, tomatoes as an item under Produce, which I want to have as a section under Safeway.  I'm beginning to suspect that the app simply isn't designed to do this sort of thing. Then again, even more likely it's my mind that isn't designed to follow instructions.:-[  I should note that I found the instructions confusing in at least two ways: they didn't make clear the relationship between label and category (and how those related to item), and they talked about sections, without making clear how sections related to labels or categories. 

I'd be most grateful for your help.

Living Room / Re: snipping tool with image editor
« on: December 22, 2018, 12:36 PM »
I've used a program called HyperSnap for many years. It snips, crops, resizes, alters colors, captures, does scrolls and regional scrolls, etc. etc. I'm not a sophisticated user, but I've found that I don't need to be to use it for my varied needs. I've tried other programs, including the more expensive SnagIt, but found I much preferred HyperSnap. I also tried mouser's Screenshot Capture, but although SC is a fine program, I didn't see any reason to switch and have to deal with a new learning curve.

HyperSnap isn't free. I don't remember what I paid for it umpteen years ago, but it currently sells for $39.95. It's now in version 8. I'm one version behind, because that version already does everything I want. (I may upgrade just to support the helpful developer.)

Here's a screenshot of one section of the program:


Living Room / Re: Google being jerks in order to dominate the internet
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:54 AM »
Deozaan, increasingly I've come to feel as you do. I now use Google Search only when I can't find what I'm looking for on my default, DuckDuckGo. Privacy concerns made me avoid Chrome from the start. PaleMoon is my default browser, with Firefox as a backup.  But I still do use Gmail. What have you found to be a satisfactory alternative?

11 example of change without regard for quality but only with regard to change and adding 'features' is the new gmail that was forced unto users last month. I am seeing issues like this and for something as basic as email, gmail no less, this is frankly crappy and ridiculous

My thoughts as well.  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Wow! Congratulations, Felicidades, Mazel Tov, and all that.

Best wishes for many happy, healthy, peaceful years together.  :Thmbsup:

Android Apps / Re: Updating my Android Apps
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:46 AM »
Mouser, in addition to Google's being annoyed that you're suggesting the possibility of donating (horror of horrors!), you may also be irritating them with the following statement: "This app is completely free of ads, purchases, bundled software, etc.  It collects no personal or anonymous information and sends no information to our servers." It's an implicit reproach to Google and its way of operating. Indeed, Google is coming under increasing attack for its violation of everyone's privacy.

If there's any justice in the world, you will eventually prevail. However, that's a big IF.  :(

I recently had a similar wish to have a desktop icon that I could click on to get quick access to Control Center 4. I tried a number of things that seem similar to what timmy2 described at the start, and like timmy2, I had no success. My husband then suggested simply going into the Start Menu's All Programs and clicking on Brother (our printer). This produced a list of items, one of which was Control Center 4. I then just dragged that item to the desktop, and voilĂ , I had a desktop icon.  When I click on it, it produces the box I want with icons for the 4 Scan options: Image, OCR, E-mail, and File.  I should add that the CC4 version is 4.2.461.1, and my computer runs Windows 7 Prof. 64-bit. CC4 is apparently in the Startup menu, but I have not given it permission to start at the computer's startup, and Win Patrol assures me that it is currently not running.

I hope this may prove helpful.

Great idea, mouser! I wish all software developers would do this.  :Thmbsup:

Thanks, mouser, for this useful suggestion. I tend not to be worried about losing what I have written, since on my computer I have an old but invaluable add-on called Lazarus. It will let me retrieve anything I have written while using my browser. That includes forum messages, Gmail messages, etc. But I don't have anything like that on my Android tablet or phone, so I very much appreciate your suggestion.  (I n fact, I have just copied to the clipboard everything I have just written above.)

Thanks to all who replied.  A few minutes ago, I logged in on my tablet and got the same screen. I took a screenshot, so now I can see what it said:
"Checking your browser before accessing" In smaller font underneath this was "This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds."  Below that is what appears to be a link that says "DDoS protection by Cloudflare" and then some kind of long ID #. When this happened the first time (on my computer), I feared that the process might be malware, but having read the responses here and having a chance to look at what's actually being said in the large box, I see I panicked needlessly. But I guess that's the best kind of panic  ;) .

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I didn't see a more appropriate section, so... I just clicked on my link to the DC site. Instead of going directly there, my browser showed a large box that said something like "Check your browser before access the Donation Coder site."  The box soon brought me to the DC site. I exited,  tried again, and this time there was no such box.  I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before.  Is it related to the ddos attack I read about a day or so ago? 

Carol, I'm a little surprised you don't have a restore point from when the updates were installed. It's my impression that the installation of Windows updates almost always starts with Windows creating a restore point, if not for all the updates (if they're installed at more or less the same time), then at least for the first. Are you sure there aren't some additional restore points aside from those made today? (Could the dates be wrong and the restore points are not from today?)

Also, did the problems start right after the updates were installed, or did they start today? If by any chance the problems started today, the first of the restore points might possibly be useful.

I've always considered myself needlessly cautious in setting a restore point before I install Windows Updates. I knew (or at least I thought I knew) that Windows would create one, but my mistrust of MS usually won out.  Perhaps excessive caution with MS is never needless.  :(

Good luck in solving this. I wish I could help.

I hope it keeps working for you.  It was working fine for me until one day something happened. 

Are you used Windows 10 yet?
Thanks, I too hope it keeps working. So far, so good (knock on wood, salt over my shoulder  ;) ).  And no, I'm still using Windows 7 and will continue to use it until I have to replace my computer.

General Software Discussion / Re: What's going on with Java?
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Pimlico Software's Pimlical Calendar and information manager (the successor to the DateBk program for Palm) uses Java. I have it on my Windows computer and on my Android tablet and phone. It's probably the only thing for which I use Java. However, I love it, so I'd hate to see anything that might cause it problems.

I've tried other clipboard managers, but none has tempted me to switch from Clipmate, which I've used and loved for a zillion years, more or less.  Two features I especially value in Clipmate are its "Power Paste" feature that enables me to insert a series of clips automatically, and, above all, the ClipBar, which shows you the clip currently set to be pasted (usually the most recent clip). All you have to do is glance at the ClipBar. You don't have to open anything, mouse over anything, or do anything else except glance at the ClipBar sitting at the bottom of your browser. For me, the absence of either of those two features is a deal breaker.

At one time, I was moderately impressed by a program called ClipCache Pro. It had several features that Clipmate lacks, including support for Unicode.  It also offered a Power Paste feature, though I found it didn't work as well as it does in Clipmate. And ClipCache Pro didn't have a ClipBar. After trying for a couple of months to switch from Clipmate to ClipCache, I gave up and returned to using Clipmate exclusively. As I still do.

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:24 AM »
Many thanks, Carol, Arizona Hot, and cranioscopical, for your very encouraging postings about recent versions of Malwarebytes 3. Normally, after reading your postings, I would upgrade to the present version 3. However, I'm about to move and to be on the road with a somewhat clunky shared laptop for a while, so I think I'll wait until I'm settled again (and using my desktop computer) before I upgrade. But I'm delighted to hear the good news.

Living Room / Re: Malware/Antivirus Deceptions
« on: June 06, 2017, 06:52 PM »
You might want to ask about this on the MBAM forum.  Someone there may be able to shed some light on this.

Many thanks, tomos, for unravelling the identities of Windows Defender. I don't feel so bad now about being confused.  :)

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