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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The Best List of Free Windows Security Software on the Web on: May 10, 2015, 11:47:21 AM
Curt, all four of my browsers (Pale Moon 25.4, Firefox 37.0.2, Opera 12.17, and IE 11) had no problem with the non-https URL.  Both Pale Moon  and Firefox presented a much truncated version of the https version, after first going to a very limited version of the Gizmo home page.  Opera had no problem with the https version.  IE balked at the https version, claiming it was showing only secure elements.  When I told it to show all elements, it showed the same normal version that Opera showed, though according to WinPatrol, it also installed an additional ActiveX component.

I live in a one-story house, so I can't do much damage throwing something out the window.   smiley
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Virus or ?? on: May 10, 2015, 11:18:22 AM
The Malwarebytes blog focused on Rombertik a few days ago: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/security-threat/2015/05/whats-important-about-rombertik/.  Interestingly, the blog claims "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects Rombertik as Trojan.Ransom.ED."  It might be useful to post something about the user's experience described here (i.e., in the DC thread) on the Malwarebytes forum and try to get them involved.  The company tends to take very seriously any report of MBAM's failure to detect/deal with malware.
3  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.145 - Apr 22, 2015 on: May 01, 2015, 06:07:54 PM
Just turn off auto update checking, it's the second checkbox on the topmost Options tab.
Duh...thanks!  embarassed
4  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.145 - Apr 22, 2015 on: May 01, 2015, 09:46:47 AM
no, you can skip this update.
Is there a way to stop the big announcement of this latest version appearing each time I reboot the computer, or can I only stop it by installing the update that I don't need?
5  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: LATEST LaunchBar Commander VERSION INFO THREAD - v1.145 - Apr 22, 2015 on: April 22, 2015, 12:57:48 PM
v1.145.01 - Apr 22, 2015
  • [BugFix] On bootup, a docked launchbar was occasionally docked off screen and could only be restored by Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L emergency hotkey.

If you never experienced this problem, count yourself lucky -- I have and it's a real annoyance.  Hopefully this will fix it.  (It only happened when program is scheduled to run at bootup time).
Mouser, I've never experienced this problem (LBC starts at startup, but I don't use a docked launchbar, just an icon in my system tray that I can click on to see the entire range of major nodes).  Is there any reason for me to install the upgrade?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon browser now available on Android on: April 19, 2015, 12:33:13 PM
Yes, I too was VERY disappointed to read the news.  The PM browser meets my needs better than any other I've tried, and I've tried probably half a dozen.  However, Moonchild (the PM developer) has said he plans to release one more update for PM4A, and he thinks it should extend PM4A's use for quite a while.  So for now I'll continue to use PM.  However, I've also started to think about what to replace PM with when the time comes.  My current thinking is the Dolphin browser.  It works with LastPass, my password manager (had it not done so, that would have been a deal breaker).  It renders most web sites well.  It offers DuckDuckGo as one of several search engines.  One feature PM offers that Dolphin apparently does not is the "Save as PDF" option; it's one I use a lot, since I can save sites as pdfs and then show them to people even if I don't have an Internet connection (my Nexus 7 tablet accesses the Internet only through wi-fi).  For a while, I kept Firefox on my tablet because it has the save to pdf feature, but I wasn't happy with Firefox in other ways. 

I might mention that someone on the PM forum called attention to an article about good Android browsers.  It mentions neither PM nor Dolphin, but it might be useful.
7  News and Reviews / Official Announcements / Re: New quick video tour of DonationCoder.com uploaded on: April 16, 2015, 10:47:12 AM
Mouser, after so many years, it's hard for me to try to see DonationCoder through the eyes of a newcomer.  However, I think you've done a fine job of helping people understand and navigate the site.  I'd definitely recommend adding the video to the home page.   Thmbsup
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pound symbol on: April 15, 2015, 05:57:10 PM
In the past, when I've used a laptop or a netbook, there were keys in the middle of the keyboard that could be used as a number keypad if paired with  the laptop or netbook's Function (Fn) key.  For example, on my old Toshiba netbook, Fn+M = the keypad's 0, Fn+J=1, Fn+K=2, Fn+L=3, Fn+U=4, Fn+I=5, Fn+O=6, Fn+7=7, Fn+8=8, Fn+9=9.  And so if I then hold down the ALT key and then Fn+m, Fn+j, Fn+o, and Fn+l, that would be the equivalent of ALT+0163 and it would produce a £ .  Frankly, I found this a PITA, but it did work without my having to change the keyboard.  However, I confess that the last time I bought a laptop, I made sure it had a regular numeric keypad, since I type a fair amount in Spanish and want to be able to use the numeric keypad to type characters like ñ, é, ¿, etc.  However, if all you need is a very occasional £, it might be worth giving the Fn key method a try, assuming your laptop has one.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / One category doesn't sync - v. 1.84 on: March 23, 2015, 04:21:34 PM
UPDATE: I posted the message below yesterday, having tried unsuccessfully several times to get the one item I mention in the message to sync.  However, today I synced again, and this time everything synced, including the one that wouldn't do so yesterday.  So I think the problem was short-lived.

+++++

I've been using WhenLast and loving it.  Today, however, I noticed a small glitch.  Most of my categories have several items, but one category has only one.  The category is called Tablet and the item's label is "Unchecked permit sideloading."  I sometimes install apps from outside the app store, and to do that I have to check a security setting that permits sideloading.  After I've installed the app, I need to be sure I've unchecked that setting.  Today, I did a manual sync between my tablet and my smartphone.  The tablet a few changes.  All apparently were uploaded to dropbox, but when I did the manual sync with the smartphone, all were synced except the "Unchecked permit sideloading" item.  I looked at the history of syncs involving this item, and it's the same on both devices until today.  I tried again to sync, first between the tablet and dropbox and then between the phone and dropbox.  But that item remains unchanged.  The WL date on the tablet is 03/21/2015, while that on the phone is still 02/09/2015.  I can't think of anything else that might be relevant, except that the Tablet category is the fourth of four categories on the phone, but the third of four categories on the tablet.  I wouldn't think that would matter, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.  I should add that I'm using v. 1.84 of WhenLast on my tablet running KitKat 4.4.4 and my phone running KitKat 4.4.2.  If there's any other information you need, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need help guidance as a beginner of Android world on: March 12, 2015, 11:18:55 AM
For backing up data files in general, I recommend X-plore File Manager, a dual pane file manager that makes it very easy to copy files to and from other computers on your local network as well as backup data to various cloud services.

When I clicked on the link above for X-plore File Manager, I got a Play Store error message saying "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need help guidance as a beginner of Android world on: March 11, 2015, 07:34:40 PM
Your problem is that you have Android KitKat and under that you're severely limited in where apps can write to the SD card.  You'd either have to keep using the system default file manager, root the device to change the external media write policy, or upgrade to Android Lollipop.
One word of caution about upgrading to Lollipop.  I've been reading some of the Android Central forums, as well as some forums for specific Android apps, and there have been LOTS of complaints about Lollipop, including a number of people reporting that it rendered their tablets or phones useless.  It's true that some people are happy with Lollipop, but there were so many people reporting serious problems that I decided not to upgrade when I had the chance to do so.   When I say Lollipop, I'm referring to Android 5.0, 5.01, and 5.02.  There are reports that 5.1 will soon be available.  Given the reports on 5.0, 5.01, and 5.02, I'm planning to wait to see whether Google finally got it right with 5.1 before I install it.  You might be wise to wait as well.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 09, 2015, 07:11:58 PM
I used Opera 8.52 for a long time.  I liked that it did most of what I wanted out of the box.  But I noticed an intolerance to rational suggestions on the forum. 
Yes, this drove me crazy.  I found both the Firefox forums and the Opera forums to be filled with fan boys and trolls.  The atmosphere discouraged me from even reading the messages.  One of the many things I like about Pale Moon is its forum: the tone is generally polite and even friendly, and queries generally receive knowledgeable responses from informed users and from the developer, who participates quite actively. 
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 09, 2015, 06:53:11 PM
AddOns become abandoned. Or you might need to wait for an update after a browser update. I understand why people might love updates and i use some in other browsers too but i will feel far more "secure"  with builtin features.
To some extent, I agree with you.  Indeed, years ago I made the same arguments in explaining to friends and colleagues my preference for Opera.  The other side of the coin, however, is that with add-ons, you don't have to wait for the browser's developers to build in the features you find you need, and if your preferences don't coincide with what the browser's developers regard as important, one of the hundreds of add-on creators may come up with just what you need.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 09, 2015, 03:33:07 PM
I too have a number of add-ons I can't do without (e.g. Lazarus, Last Pass, Linkman Fox).  A browser on which I can't use Lazarus, Linkman, and Last Pass is of little use to me.  Add-ons were one of the features that made me switch from Opera to Firefox, though now I'm rather disenchanted with both.  Fortunately, as I became more and more frustrated with Firefox, I tried Pale Moon, and I found that I could install in Pale Moon all the add-ons I had valued in Firefox.  Pale Moon is now my primary browser, though I still have Firefox (36.0.1), Opera (12.17), and IE 11, in part for testing purposes.   As a software enthusiast, I often can't resist trying new programs that sound appealing, but in its present form, Vivaldi doesn't sound all that interesting to me.  The good news is that it's being created by some of the folks who created Opera, which was in many ways a great browser.  The bad news is that Vivaldi is being created by some of the folks who created Opera, who stubbornly resisted add-ons.  Of course, Opera had many features built in that were possible in other browsers only via add-ons, and perhaps the Vivaldi team will apply some of that same ingenuity to the new browser. 
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon browser now available on Android on: March 07, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
Thanks, Innuendo, for your response.  No problem about being a bit cryptic--someone with the screenname Innuendo is by definition likely to be a bit cryptic, no?

I've never tried UC browser, but I like Dolphin and have it on my tablet.  One of my main issues is how the browser formats the websites, and though Dolphin does a good job, I think Pale Moon's renditions are even more to my liking, at least, in the default state.  Since I use relatively little in the way of add-ons, etc. on my Android browsers, I can't really compare Dolphin and Pale Moon.  They both permit me to use Last Pass, which is important to me.  Pale Moon offers a save to PDF option that I haven't found in Dolphin, but I haven't looked exhaustively.  I don't have all that many requirements of Android browsers.  The one add-on I'd add in a heartbeat (and pay $ for) if it were available is Lazarus, which I have on both Firefox and Pale Moon on my Windows computers.  But as far as I know, Lazarus is only available for Windows.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / Re: Other app ideas based on WhenLast code on: March 06, 2015, 06:34:42 PM
@Mattes57
How strange!  I would almost swear that that line in the description wasn't there when I looked.  I remember the first line, about root not being needed, and I remember the lines about which versions the app was tested with.  I recall wondering why there had been no testing on more recent versions.  Also, at least on my computer, the line about needing root for Android 4.2.2 and above looks as if it's in bold, while the rest is not.  So either I didn't notice the one line that appears in bold ( embarassed) or it was very recently added, perhaps after some complaints.  Oh well....sorry it won't work. 
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Android Apps / Re: Other app ideas based on WhenLast code on: March 04, 2015, 01:04:39 PM
In the Play Store, there's an app called Real Reboot that claims not to need your phone to be rooted.  I haven't tried it, and apparently it doesn't work on all phones, but it gets moderately good reviews.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder 10th Anniversary plans, ideas, changes, fundraiser? on: March 03, 2015, 07:17:59 PM
Thanks, wraith and mouser, for the sample links to the mobile pages.  It may be that these still serve a useful purpose, but at least on my tablet and phone, the Pale Moon browser for Android offers what seems to me a much more satisfying mobile version, one I can navigate the same way I do on my desktop computer.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder 10th Anniversary plans, ideas, changes, fundraiser? on: March 03, 2015, 12:42:11 PM
....Right now we have a slightly schizophrenic situation where we have a true community forum that is fairly diverse in its interests, and an old school static website (that is much harder to update) with more narrowly focused software.
In many ways these two aspects of the site complement one another -- but in some ways they don't and create friction and confusion.
I'm a software enthusiast but not a coder. I find DC an invaluable source of information and discussion, with an unusually welcoming atmosphere.  The site is also amazingly easy to navigate; even though the forum is very active, I am often astonished at how quickly and efficiently I can find the threads that interest me.  I'm mentioning these things because I hope that any changes to the site will not come at the expense of the features I most value. 
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DonationCoder 10th Anniversary plans, ideas, changes, fundraiser? on: March 03, 2015, 12:26:00 PM
Test if the format needs to be more adapted to smart-phones.

There is a mobile version of the site.  It's all text, however- not sure if SMF has mobile forum themes.
Where can I find the mobile version?  I'd like to compare it with the "normal" version of the site that I see on my Android tablet and my Android phone using the Pale Moon for Android browser.  It shows me the site just as I would see it on my desktop computer, but smaller.  I see the same layout, the same graphics, etc.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon browser now available on Android on: March 02, 2015, 12:00:49 PM
As per the subject title: Pale Moon on Google Play
Thanks very much, 4wd, for posting about the new Android version of Pale Moon.  I just tried it, and I was quite impressed.  Most of the browsers I've tried (on both my Nexus 7 tablet and my smartphone) often don't format the web pages well.  To my surprise, Pale Moon does a very good job.  It may turn out to have problems I haven't yet discovered, but at least for now, it has become my browser of choice on both tablet and phone.  thumbs up
22  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Didn't I used to be able to... on: March 01, 2015, 12:47:38 PM
Hmmm...even though I didn't get the drag and drop to work as it should, according to mouser I did get the right dialog even though I am using Malwarebytes Pro (version 2.0.4.1028) on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.  And though you probably have tried this already, I might point out that MBAM Pro's Settings include a Malware Exclusion setting.  I've got several programs listed there, including Microsoft Security Essentials.  It's obviously not malware, but there are potential conflicts.  You might try adding the relevant LaunchBar Commander file(s) and see whether that helps.  Even if it does help, however, it would be a good idea to report the problem to MBAM. 
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon browser now available on Android on: March 01, 2015, 12:24:22 PM
Been using it off and on for a while now. Not sure if I like it or not.
Can you say a bit more about what you're not liking?  And, for that matter, what you do like?
24  DonationCoder.com Software / LaunchBar Commander / Re: Didn't I used to be able to... on: February 22, 2015, 09:28:03 AM
I confess that I don't use the LBC toolbar, preferring to have just the dock icon in my system tray.  However, since I'm using Windows7 and Malwarebytes Pro (and LBC 1.144.02), I thought I'd try to see what happens on my system.  I put up the toolbar, then dragged a shortcut from my desktop to a section of the toolbar.  A message popped up asking "Copy shortcut properties (default) or link to shortcut?"  I chose copy shortcut properties, whereupon I got an error message saying "Access violation at address 0076BC7B in 'LaunchBar Commander.exe.'  Read of address 00194000."  I have no idea whether any of this is useful, but....
25  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: WhenLast (Android app) on: February 06, 2015, 08:30:09 AM
Mouser, thanks so much for your extraordinarily fast attention to all this.  I'm delighted to report that the sync is now working.  I didn't even have to go into my Dropbox folder to confirm this.  I changed one small entry in WhenLast (which may have been all that it took--I didn't think I had to do that because I had changed another entry on the tablet yesterday), and all worked well.  When I clicked on Sync online now on my phone, it told me that it had synced with my tablet, and indeed, the entry that I had just made on the tablet was indeed also on the phone, as was the one from yesterday.   Thmbsup
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