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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 16, 2015, 09:48:00 AM
Panda's interface is very metro-y. (You may like this. I don't.) And although the install and initial scan went smoothly, it eventually put a "select Panda account" dialog onscreen and wouldn't let me fill it in, or even close it. Flickering pointers and no response to anything. Not a great start.  thumb down

The upshot: Panda properly panda'd my netbook.  ohmy So much for lightweight, cloud-based security... it tried quite hard to stop me unloading it so I could take control back and uninstall -- which might be a point in its favour, I guess, sort of -- but whatever it thought it was doing around the "select Panda account" dialog didn't actually achieve anything except an awful lot of disk thrashing and an all-but-unresponsive system. It has therefore been consigned to the bit bucket.

(In the process of cleaning up after Panda I discovered that a couple of Comodo addons -- a version of Chrome called Chromodo, and a remote support tool called GeekBuddy -- weren't removed when Comodo went. So they've gone too, now. Scrubbed with Revo. Wink )

f0dder's advice notwithstanding, I've managed to get quite paranoid about the "good enoughness" of MSE and so I'm giving Avast a go, based on Ath's suggestion.

Looking good so far.  Not counting chickens, though.

I get that everyone's mileage varies, but a word to the wise (and an underlining of f0dder's warning above) my experience with Panda was bad enough that I actually wondered for a while if the disk thrashing was ransomware and I'd been taken in by some sort of diverted download that was only apparently from their site.

Another failed experiment, while I think of it, and only because they (a) offered me a good price if I ran the trial and liked it, (b) use two AV engines and (c) claim great speed and performance was  nono2 Ashampoo. The only good thing I can say about it is that the uninstallation process was straightforward and uncomplicated. (Everything in between only served to demonstrate that people occasionally make inflated and unverified assertions about their software.)
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 15, 2015, 10:40:20 AM
This has presented me with such a lot of things to think about that I've done some proper research. Well, I've relied on others to do proper testing, I guess...

Anyway, the upshot seems to be that Webroot's offering above is generally considered pretty good, but I debated the subject with myself for long enough that I lost out on the free offering.  embarassed Oh well... I've removed MSE, anyway. The general view seems to be that it's not really fit for purpose any more -- ditto Defender in Win8.

I haven't settled on a final answer yet -- I'm keeping updated versions of Clamwin and MBAM handy but my current best hope is Panda Free Antivirus, which appears to be a similarly lightweight product to Webroot and seems quite well thought of. (I tried Panda AV many, many years ago and wasn't over-impressed but that would've been on a Win98 machine and the world's quite a different place now!)

One thing, though: my goodness, but my netbook runs well without a resident AV product.  cheesy

Oh, and eSet's AV Remover tool is a dead useful bit of kit smiley
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 13, 2015, 06:05:38 AM
To address the problem you had with Comodo towards the end, oblivion, I believe Microsoft provided a way inside Action Center to change the way notifications are presented regarding what Windows thinks is and and isn't installed on your system in the way of security software.

I probably didn't explain myself very well on that front.

The problem here was not that Windows was telling me I was at risk. Windows was happy the moment I switched Windows Firewall back on, having disabled the Comodo one.

Comodo's tray icon, in the Pro version, only has one state when there's a security issue from its viewpoint, and IT doesn't look to see if there's an alternate firewall running, it just panics because the Comodo firewall isn't. Windows, by contrast, knows that there's a firewall running, even if it's not the Windows firewall, and only bothers to mention it at all if you go and look at the Windows firewall settings. Although it goes against the grain for me to praise Microsoft for anything, that's exactly the behaviour I'd hope for.
 
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That would be an acceptable temporary solution until you can report the problem and Comodo can fix it.
Comodo's view seems to be that if I didn't want all the abilities of the paid version, I shouldn't have updated it.

Which I guess I can sympathise with. I assumed the paid version would be an improvement over the free version within the facilities I was actually using, not just a way to get access to components I didn't actually expect to have to use, or particularly need.

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Another thing you may try is see if there's a way to reinstall the suite with just the security component(s) you'd like.

If I decide to switch away from MSE again -- and I may, I change my mind about the best security choices based on what I read and experience -- then I'll look at other possibilities too. The increase in performance of my poor little netbook since removing Comodo has been such that I'm actually thinking that I made a poor choice initially, despite the positive reviews.

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As for MSE, there is no way on God's green Earth that MSE could be described as "good enough" by any stretch of the word by modern standards.

Nevertheless, might it be "good enough" given that I use Firefox with Noscript, rarely if ever connect to the net anywhere except behind a router that I've told to use OpenDNS with all the "filter out the bad guys" setting enabled and rarely if ever download stuff from places I'm not confident of?

For the time being, anyway. Wink

Just out of interest, although I've got a license for MBAM and can therefore use its realtime stuff if I want, I never have. Does anyone have a view on whether ditching MSE and turning on realtime protection in MBAM would be a step forward or back, given my other (hopefully fairly safe) practices?

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Use MSE only if you are solely concerned with finding cracks and keygens on your system as that seems to be the only thing Microsoft is issuing signature updates to protect users from these days.
Does that include Defender?

My favourite realtime AV was NOD32 -- I switched away from it only really because I lost confidence in Eset's support for it compared to the fullblown security suite, and as (at the time) I was using either Windows firewall or my lifetime license for Outpost (I must check if that still exists!) depending on which machine/OS I was using, I really didn't see the point of buying into components I didn't need (where have we heard that before?!) But I'm pretty agnostic, really: I'll consider anything that's not going to cripple the machine's performance and has at least some credibility (so let's forget about Norton and McAfee!)

I've never seriously considered ClamWin (except its portable version lives on a thumbdrive in case of dire need) -- last I looked I think it was still missing disinfection facilities -- but from what you say I might be as well served by it and MBAM as I am by MSE...

Food for thought. smiley
 
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 11, 2015, 06:20:34 PM
So I chose to remove it all, lock, stock and barrel, and go back to MSE.
...
My desktop PC is currently "only" protected with Windows' inbuilt security: the firewall and Defender.

I am guessing your last claim maybe is the actual one; right now you're not using MSE, but Windows Firewall and Defender?  undecided

I am using MSE (and Windows Firewall), and I like it.

No, I was discussing (maybe not as clearly as I might have) two systems: a Win7SE netbook (which is now running MSE and Windows Firewall) and a desktop machine which is using Win8.1 "native" security, which consists of Defender and Windows Firewall.

MSE is okay, and definitely less hard on system resources than Comodo, but it's realtime protection needs some work to get right, particularly where things like FARR are in use. Still, I got it working reasonably well last time I used it and it hasn't changed much recently... Wink

I'm pleased I'm not alone in considering it "good enough" anyway -- I occasionally worry that MSE is a big target and therefore more vulnerable to attack, almost by definition.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 11, 2015, 09:50:04 AM
This isn't really a cry for help as a story detailing some of my experiences that others may find useful. I posted a version of this on Gizmo's (as I used their security expertise for one of the relevant decisions I made here) but it's a bit in the grey area for them because it's not just freeware I discuss.

I have a Win7SE netbook. It's about five years old now -- an Asus Eee -- and despite the small limitations of having Starter Edition instead of one of the more <cough> expensive versions of Win 7, it's been pretty good and very reliable.

Naturally, being something I carry around with me quite a bit, security's a greater concern than it might be if it was always sitting at home behind my router. It's had various AV packages, paid and free, on it over the years: when I first got it, I used Microsoft Security Essentials, then I discovered that MSE was tying rocks round the ankles of FindAndRunRobot so I extended my desktop's eSet NOD32 license to include it, then after I decided eSet weren't quite the company they used to be, I went to TechSupportAlert's security page looking for the current top two or three picks and, after some thought, went with the free version of Comodo Internet Security.

I've been using it for about a year. It was noisy for a while, as it learnt about its environment, but my main observation of it was that it was a bit demanding for my taste, at update time, in particular: the download of updated signatures takes what it takes but the time to apply them and the CPU usage while it does it (bearing in mind this is an Intel Atom 1.6GHz machine, not exactly a powerhouse) is enough to make me sigh and go and do something else for a while.

There are also occasional onscreen notifications that almost count as advertising. They're not too big of a deal, not frequent, but I'm often slightly grumpy about such things... however, a week or so back, one of these notifications offered me a full license for a year for $5. That's cheap enough that it hardly matters, I thought, and maybe it'll get me a bit more performance and a package that sits quietly in the background more. So I went for it.

I shouldn't have.

First, although it accepted my swiftly-emailed license key, it instantly started reporting problems. With the help of Comodo's support, the (huge!) offline installer for the current product was downloaded, the existing installation uninstalled and reinstalled from the download, configured and installed and everything looked fine again.

Except that I was now using their firewall rather than Windows. It is definitely easier to configure, it looks capable, it's nice and informative, but the performance hit the system has taken since the full Comodo Security Suite was installed and enabled has been noticeable.

This morning, I decided to switch off the Comodo firewall component and go back to Windows firewall.

The product started complaining loudly that I'm at risk, and I can't find a way to tell it to ignore the firewall's "off" status and just focus on the status of the AV engine. Performance instantly improved, at least to pre-upgrade levels, but at the cost of an "at risk" warning in my system tray that, effectively, is a false positive I can't do anything about.

So I chose to remove it all, lock, stock and barrel, and go back to MSE. I might try Comodo on my desktop machine -- Win 8.1 with a much faster dual core cpu -- just so my $5 doesn't go entirely to waste, but I'm not sure right now that I want to...

I've never been completely happy with any sort of software suites: I'd rather choose components that fit my needs rather than hoping that (as in this case) the other bits that get bundled with my antivirus of choice were also fit for purpose. I get the concept of integration, I'm just not sure it ever really delivers on its promises... Wink

My desktop PC is currently "only" protected with Windows' inbuilt security: the firewall and Defender. From what I think I know about Windows 8.1 and the inbuilt security stuff, coupled with the fact that I try to practice what I preach on the subject of sensible web browsing (and I use OpenDNS with their more sensible levels of security chosen and locked into my router) I'm probably okay, and $5 isn't much to lose (to the extent that if I ask for a refund I'll probably just add it to my DC donation for this year!) but I COULD try it on the desktop box...

Anyone got an useful $.02 to chip in?

(This won't be the first time I've wasted cash on security software: I bought a lifetime license for Vipre a while back that was sufficient of a learning experience that I didn't even bother documenting it above smiley )
6  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: January 23, 2015, 02:03:31 AM

I should try to spend more time on DC -- it's rather nice not always to have to explain things and for people to understand anyway! smiley
7  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: January 20, 2015, 10:46:26 AM
Oh, I also had the bright idea of a mug design that looked like

011001000110111101101110011000010111010001101001011011
110110111001100011011011110110010001100101011100100010
111001100011011011110110110100100000010011100100000101
001110010110010010000000110010001100000011000100110101

possibly in crt-style green on black, but I decided it was a bit too smartass.  smiley

8  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: January 20, 2015, 10:42:04 AM
Okay, I've amended it a bit. I've stripped out the background colour, tarted Cody up a bit, got rid of the radiant lines that, on reflection, I never really liked and changed the font.

Font choice is still relatively arbitrary -- if anyone has strong preferences, I can probably get close -- but I'm reasonably happy with this.

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9  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: January 15, 2015, 06:22:06 AM
I've only just got back to thinking about this again. Should I forget all about it, rework it for NANY2016 or is it still worth trying to fix up the image above?
10  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: November 26, 2014, 02:07:23 AM
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. Thmbsup

I'm not completely convinced by this, but if anyone likes it I can tweak.

(Disclaimer: I can't draw. Cody was therefore stolen from elsewhere on the site, extracted from the original graphic and repurposed.)
 (see attachment in previous post)

I like it but Cody seems to be missing part of his tail and hand Sad

I might not have extracted Cody from the original graphic very carefully. Sure I can fix that.

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Also...not entirely turned on by the choice of font...but that might just be me xD
Now I look at it again, I'm not entirely sure I disagree. My workload is maxing out again right now but I'll see if I can find something a bit less 1970's sci-fi in the next day or three. Wink I think I was trying to do something distinctive rather than bland but I might have rushed that bit. smiley
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: November 13, 2014, 08:25:32 AM
The first is probably trivial: you can't really stretch a wallpaper across an L-shaped space. I must research the possibility of landscape and portrait wallpapers being used simultaneously...

I never tested it with that configuration, but you might consider giving my Wallpaper Welder application a try.

I'm impressed -- it works really well!

I'd found DisplayFusion by the time I saw this but it does an awful lot I don't need, whereas WW does just what I want, no more and no less, so I think WW may well be a keeper. Thanks, skwire -- another extraordinarily fine piece of work!  Thmbsup
12  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES! on: October 31, 2014, 07:27:21 AM
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. Thmbsup

I'm not completely convinced by this, but if anyone likes it I can tweak.

(Disclaimer: I can't draw. Cody was therefore stolen from elsewhere on the site, extracted from the original graphic and repurposed.)

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13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do you use a Portrait mode monitor? on: October 31, 2014, 05:20:11 AM
Until I read this thread, I'd never really considered portrait mode.

My work setup is two monitors, and I always have Thunderbird glued to the right hand monitor. And it occurred to me that Perry's setup might work well for me.

So right now, my right hand monitor is portrait. I like it -- although there are a couple of downsides.

The first is probably trivial: you can't really stretch a wallpaper across an L-shaped space. I must research the possibility of landscape and portrait wallpapers being used simultaneously...

The second might be more important. I'm not sure why -- probably something to do with pixel shapes -- but although my monitors are completely capable of displaying the same colours when they're both landscape, I'm really struggling to make the portrait monitor's colours look identical with the landscape one. Even with Lutcurve's help (but that might be my own stupidities -- I'm not very good at achieving the results an expert probably could, and I tend to give up at the "that'll have to do" point!)

However: most of the stuff I do (with the exception of file management and web browsing) seem to benefit from as much vertical real estate as possible -- to the extent that my taskbar is always vertical and autohidden so I think I'll persevere, at least for the time being. Thanks for giving me the idea!
14  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Super-sized Newsletter for Oct 25, 2014 - Codename: NANY 2015 Preppers on: October 28, 2014, 11:59:10 AM
As usual, great newsletter -- and it's been a particularly useful diversion of attention from things that make me go  wallbash so many thanks!

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: October 28, 2014, 10:11:24 AM
I'm very, very behind on my podcasts: I try not to skip too much but I seem to download more than I have time to listen to so I'm about a year behind, right now. So this list might include things that aren't as good as they used to be, I guess...

Not all of them are safe for work, mostly on language grounds. Google them by all means but I won't post links, for that reason.

Answer Me This
The Bugle

These two usually make me laugh. The latter would be topical if I were up to date but it's worth it for John Oliver -- yes, that John Oliver -- and Andy Zaltzman's unique take on world politics. The former is ... well, the clue is in the name. It's also usually funny.

I'm not sure of availability outside the UK but the BBC produces quite a few weekly podcasts that I like. In particular, the Friday Night Comedy podcast, which is always news-based comedy, and More Or Less, which is about statistics, often the sort that are misquoted by politicians and journalists, and is usually a lot more interesting than you might think. (There's a version of it that's broadcast on the World Service and I imagine the podcast of that one is available everywhere, even if the others aren't.)

And I've been recommended Radiolab, but apart from hearing a bit of one in a documentary podcasts about podcasts (!) I have yet to hear a full one. I have a few downloaded, though...

I've recently reluctantly given up on Escape Pod. Excellent, good quality sf stories but I have to try to clear the backlog somehow... and Greg Proops' Proopcasts were often amusing (also somewhat NSFW) but patchy and his lengthy diatribes on the subject of baseball aren't a good fit for British ears, so I, possibly also unfairly, gave up on those too.

Mostly, podcasts are for car journeys and distracting me from the tedium of things like vacuuming; I have a rolling playlist that ensures I listen in chronological order and -- with extremely rare exceptions -- they're deleted after listening.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: October 28, 2014, 09:39:29 AM
I've only just seen this, Mouser: I don't seem to have had much time to do anything around DC lately but the newsletter jumping up and down in my inbox finally persuaded me that I needed to read it.

The downside of having pets that you're pretty much guaranteed to outlive is that every so often, this is inevitable.

And you can tell yourself that all you like, if you don't cry big tears when they die, you're probably not normal.

I have no intention of trying to match the eloquence of others on this thread, but I'm sorry for your loss.

But like the man said, Saffron's not gone while you remember her.

best wishes

Tim
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Easy Screencast Recorder / Re: Easy Screencast Recorder - NANY 2013 Entry on: September 04, 2014, 04:36:58 AM
Anyone else?
It's working okay for me too, but I'm not doing anything complicated with it -- in particular, I'm only capturing the content of an entire (vnc) window and I'm not capturing audio.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: You like science fiction, don't you? Of course you do! on: July 18, 2014, 04:20:39 AM
Not sure if this is more appropriate here or not, really, but the current Humble books bundle is a pretty decent collection of sci-fi. Or speculative fiction. Or whatever Harlan Ellison now calls the collection of (excellent) short stories that are also available as part of the bundle. (There's three tiers to this one: pay what you want gets a set of books, beat the average gets a few more, more than $12 gets everything.)

Mostly, people are familiar with the Humble Bundle outfit as a source of (usually decent) games. However, they've done a couple of ebook and comics bundles in the past and they're usually pretty good.
19  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: GS-Base Mini-Review on: May 28, 2014, 04:38:13 PM
Another addendum... I've been using GS-Base (now up to version 13.3)  for a small variety of things -- from interrogating multi-gigabyte xbase tables to designing a replacement for a userID and password generator that I originally wrote for my old and now long-dead Psion and although I've got a few minor niggles with the user interface, the author's extremely helpful and responsive -- he fixed a couple of bugs I encountered with large tables within hours of me reporting them -- and, as wraith808 says above, you just don't find this level of functionality in a database even for $20.

It's not a "proper" relational database. However, you can build links between tables in a way that allows you to replicate quite a lot of the functionality you're likely to want, and the sheer speed of it compared to my (yes, I know) aging copy of Lotus Approach coupled with the fact that it's actively supported has to mean it's worth me migrating my various weird databasey bits into it.

So far, I've only tried the portable form on a reasonably beefy 64-bit Windows 7 machine, but I suspect it'll still be fast and functional on more limited systems -- I'll experiment and try to remember to report back. Wink

Oh yeah; and the installer is under 2Mb. That's Two Megabytes. For a full-featured database application.

Can you tell I think it's pretty darn good?
20  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: GS-Base Mini-Review on: May 21, 2014, 05:29:21 PM
I saw this via the newsletter yesterday, so I'm coming late to the party.

The spreadsheet style is a bit of a culture shock for me -- I'm used to record-oriented databases rather than Excel-ish stuff. However, the developer is extremely responsive and finding a modern database package that can cope with multi-gigabyte files in all of the various xbase formats I have a lot of legacy data in is a complete delight. Particularly seamless support for Clipper and FoxPro memo file formats (as of today!) is more than slightly marvellous!

I'm less sure about the techniques for building joins between tables -- but that's probably more a culture thing than a real problem, and for people who are migrating from Excel's db management methodologies, the mechanisms for doing stuff -- particularly pivot tables -- will seem like home from home.

Overall: excellent!
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Article on Windows 8 Disaster on: May 20, 2014, 09:23:40 AM
I've read this with some interest.

My main home desktop machine is an aging Vista box. I have used it to dip a toe in the Windows 8 water, by setting it up to dual boot to 64-bit 8.1.

My initial reaction was: I hated the Metro interface. Get me to the desktop, Jeeves, and make sure I never leave it again.

(It was worse than that. I have a Wacom graphics tablet that I use all the time as a mouse replacement. Under Vista, that's completely okay. Under Windows 7, once you've disabled flicks and all the other allegedly helpful things Windows does when it sees you wanting to use a stylus, that's okay too. Under Windows 8, some of the behaviours you don't want are really hard to get rid of. Some of them won't go at all. The right-click is really laggy, the left-click unresponsive and sometimes fails entirely. Yuck. I have tried to put up with it.)

The best solution to the loss of the start menu (Classic Start Menu) is pretty good.

However... I decided, after a week or three, that I wanted to see just why Metro was worth potentially alienating tracts of previously happy Windows users. So I set it back to the default screen.

The news app -- quite likeable once you get into the idea of horizontal scrolling -- tries hard to be useful and configurable and attractive. But I have to say, that's about it, on the apps front. I've dragged, stretched, moved, deleted, added and personalised and it still doesn't feel like MY working space. (That's because it's not? Well, quite.)

And at some point recently, something has gone terribly wrong. Now, all the apps do is load to a wash of colour then open the desktop. And apparently the only way to fix it is a full Windows reinstall. (Will I bother? Good question.)

You know what? It's only advantage is better security. (And I'm generally okay taking responsibility for that stuff anyway.) That aside, I actually don't think it's better than Vista. (But don't get me wrong: 7 knocks Vista into a cocked hat.)

I thought the fact that Vista occasionally just stops for a think -- CPU not maxed, no serious disk activity, nothing obvious going on apart maybe from the fact that you're trying to move all 60k of my documents\bilgepumpdiagram47.doc to my documents\bilge\2014\diagrams\ -- was one of the many known problems that Vista suffers from. If so, they fixed it in 7 and threw out the fix in 8.

Like many, I shall probably wait for 9 rather than fully migrate my desktop PC to 8.
22  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.142 - May 14, 2014 on: May 19, 2014, 03:50:49 AM
Just a note here to say that I finally -- too late, as usual -- got round to testing the new version with VirtuaWin under XP and it still doesn't work the way it used to.

[It didn't used to matter what the loading order was, LBC in an autohidden toolbar would appear in the VirtuaWin window in which it was used. For the last couple of versions, LBC had to be loaded before VirtuaWin for that to work -- and if the LBC config is changed, VW has to be exited and reloaded to prevent an attempted activation of LBC flipping you back to the VW window that was active when the LBC config was changed.

This is less important to me than it was: I don't use XP as much as I did -- only running it on one PC, now -- and I gave up trying to make VirtuaWin work properly with Win7 so I'm using a different solution for virtual desktops now smiley ]
23  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.141 Beta - April 20, 2014 on: April 30, 2014, 07:26:09 AM
Anyone tried the beta?
Some people are just SO pushy. smiley

I'd forgotten all about it. Cleverly.  embarassed I've picked it up now and I'll have a play with it this afternoon.

[later]

Looks fine so far, but my main host PC (this is still portable LBC on my portable hard disk) is now 64-bit Windows 7 and I couldn't persuade VirtuaWin to work on it.

I'll try it in XP with VirtuaWin later on.

In the meantime, is there any specific aspect you want tested?
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Webcam Video Diary / Re: Recording and post-processing problems on: March 23, 2014, 01:36:34 PM
For all my optimism, I didn't crack it. Mostly because the need sort of evaporated -- the MOOC I was trying to find time to participate in apparently couldn't manufacture any more hours in the day for me to use for it, sadly.

I may re-enrol next time it runs, but I'm not going to do that until I'm sure I can get everything working first -- so sorry, I can't help. Sad
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 25, 2014, 08:17:43 AM
There's something slightly Crocodile Dundee about this guy's argument with his neighbour.
It might not really be true at all.
I sort of hope it IS, but even if it isn't, it's still pretty funny.  cheesy
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