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301  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / EPIM RC2 on: May 05, 2009, 03:31:25 PM
For what it's worth...

Folks at EssentialPIM invite beta users to try out their RC candidates.
For whatever reason, whenever i try them i get an "access violation 007F30D1 in module..." error message and can't even open the program.

The programmer over at EPIM tells me it's something to do with my XP SP3 security system that's blocking it.
I asked him to give me some idea on how to unblock it but he never comes around to specifics (that doesn't pay enough i guess). So i was wondering if some techie here could tell me if it's my operating system that's making life miserable for me or if it could be the program itself that lacks proper coding?

I've done this many times with different releases and it only happens on non-official editions.
302  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Clif's Newsletter on: May 05, 2009, 04:22:59 AM
That's what i thought.

Clif wrote in to say that he's "very been busy."
Nothing more than work. People still do that. But he must be extemely busy 'cause he usually sends a message to say so even if he does publish anything.  ohmy
303  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Clif's Newsletter on: May 04, 2009, 05:38:25 PM
Come to think of it. It's been at least two to three weeks since his last newsletter.
Will have to write him a note to see if he's okay. 
304  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AntiVirus with decent anti-spyware (realtime) detection on: April 15, 2009, 07:36:56 AM
Tomos,

If my memory serves me well, yes i did try it and liked it.
It seemed quite reasonable on ressources but our community has since gone to NOD32 Security with AV for the next two years so i won't be looking around for free stuff for quite a while now. ESET is exceptionally low on ressources. You hardly even notice it's there.  Thmbsup

Can't say the same for AVG (to which we were previously subscribed to).
305  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox extensions for Minefield on: April 03, 2009, 04:20:57 AM
Fasterfox and that other one, FireTune have never done anything noticeable (at least on my notebook with Network connection) so i wouldn't even be bothered to try it on Minefield.
306  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: March 31, 2009, 03:39:58 PM
This ram disk looks kind of good. Any opinions favourable or not?
307  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: March 31, 2009, 09:47:39 AM
Does it make page rendering faster too?

(I'm content with loading time).
308  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: March 31, 2009, 04:34:06 AM
If there's one thing i can't complain about in FF3, it's the non-existence of CPU overload and ressource usage.
Albeit, i rarely have more than 5 tabs open.

Nevertheless, it's an issue that happens often with Maxthon2 and occasionally with Opera.

I like to keep a "minimum" of bookmarks in Firefox as i do appreciate the url box features (like the "ahsome bar") that i've enhanced with other extensions.

Basically, keeping FF minimized not only helps for quick starts (obviously) but also keeps ressource usage to a minimum.

-XP Home SP2
309  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: March 30, 2009, 08:39:33 PM
Cyberdiva,

Just do a search to find .urlfilter for opera and you'll find a way to block most ads in Opera.

Firefox always takes a long time to load when computer is booted up or restarted.
After that, it usually doesn't take mine much more than 8 seconds.
I've read elsewhere that this is the way the Mozilla browser behaves.

I can't do away with qtl, SlimSearch (SimilarWeb recently discovered) extensions for Firefox.
Adblock Plus of course is standard installation but i'm also an avid Diigo user (which recently acquired Furl bookmarking services). Too many bookmarks will slow down your startup process and i'm trying real hard to keep them low in FF. That's why i'm using Diigo as complimentary/backup to my bookmarks.
310  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dual XP Home start up screen on: March 22, 2009, 03:13:08 PM
Thanks Shades (and Deozaan).

I finally managed to remove the second XP Home with the installation CD but, seeing that there was some kind of "bond" between it and the first, i had to re-install the whole system.

Nothing too serious but when you leave your computer unattended, i guess you can expect a few surprises.

The important thing is to always keep a backup of your data files.  Thmbsup
311  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Dual XP Home start up screen on: March 22, 2009, 06:20:01 AM
This is how you can reduce or remove the dual boot delay:

WARNING: MESSING AROUND WITH THIS STUFF COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS. DON'T DO IT IF YOU'RE UNSURE.

1) Go to Start -> Run and type in "msconfig" (no quotes) and click Run.

2) Switch to the BOOT.INI tab. You'll see a "Timeout: 30 sec." option. Change the number of seconds to whatever you like.

3) Press OK. It may or may not make you reboot at that time. Either way, the next time you reboot it should only delay the number of seconds you entered in there.

Hi Dezonaan,

After looking into that partition i created (what a monster!),
i noticed that it was almost full! From what i can guess, i also installed XP Home on it.
I only want a partition to stock data, i don't need another operating system...   Cry
312  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Dual XP Home start up screen on: March 21, 2009, 07:54:19 PM
Hi,

I was setting up a partition when someone rang at the door.
When i came back, i found the computer was being reinstalled by itself.
Can't figure out how that ever happened!

Anyway, now i've got a dual XP Home start up screen with 30 second delay.
Can someone guide me on how to remove one of the two or simply take off the delay?

Thank you!
313  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 23, 2009, 03:55:15 PM
Getting some good tips here.

"À tout malheur quelque chose de bon!"

Anyway, i was up to 1,700 bookmarks!
This was due in good part to using Diigo which allows you to save to Firefox as well.
Disabled that option and did some early Spring cleaning, now i'm down to about 1,250.

Already, i've noticed that FF has a preppier startup but boy! Is page rendering ever fast in latest 3.0.6 build!   Thmbsup
314  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 17, 2009, 12:51:42 PM
...I now can't uninstall the dysfunctional Real plugin.

So I have a piece of Real crap hanging around that I can't get rid of nor can I update.  Really burns my biscuits.

/rant off - thanks for listening

If you have FEBE or Mozbackup, it's a sync to setup a new profile without your Real extension.

Personally, since i've recently had issues with extensions, i've been basically setting them up almost one by one. Although i like FEBE (which i haven't re-installed it yet) MozBackup (less options) has been pretty good.

FF3 has been loading under10 seconds lately.
315  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 16, 2009, 05:18:31 PM
Good for you stoobee!  smiley

And welcome to DCF!

7 extensions is a pretty safe amount i would say.
Problem is that i like to try new ones.

Question is, do extensions have conflicting issues with others or with the browser or both?

Does re-installing extensions all in one shot using FEBE for example have an impact or is better to re-install them one by one, separate from the other?
316  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 16, 2009, 02:58:16 PM
You know, sometimes i wonder what the impact can be between extensions themselves?

I mean, perhaps you only have 7 extensions but maybe one of those doesn't like the face of only one other in the group.
Could this happen if there were even more like 30?
317  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 12, 2009, 07:43:05 AM
Hi,

The main reason i was looking to make Firefox load faster was because of a theme (Silvermel) that stalling my browser (could type in url box, click links in toolbar etc for about 2 minuntes after start up, sometimes browser would simply go into limbo). The reason why i am absolutely certain now is because of the latest update that rendered my search engine box inoperative. It's not easy when you have about 20 extensions and half a dozen themes.

Thanks Mozilla team for this excellent browser!  Thmbsup

Just wish any extension/theme would cease to come into conflict with similar or with browser.
Opera doesn't have this issue with widgets (but they have other issues of course).

Don't need minimize to tray anymore!  Grin
318  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 08, 2009, 08:21:43 PM
Wow! That was quite the writeup Magis esse!  Cool

And so many extensions!  ohmy I'm surprised you don't have many more issues.

Anyway, i did a quick search and someone in another forum pointed out that the History being kept is set at 90 days!  huh Yup. So i changed it to 7, cleared history cache and cookies and, although it may be too soon to tell, everything seems to be pretty well in ship shape now.

BTW, "MinimizetoTray" isn't to be confused with "Firefox Preloader" (which has been upgraded since 2005). The latter would preload/boot with the OS, not "MtT"

@cmpm, ya, i kind of had that intuition.
319  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 08, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
"Minimize to Tray" is probably 'experimental' because it's been adjusted to FF3 and to work with Thunderbird at same time.

A cold start on my ol' notebook doesn't take away any snot.
For some reason it always takes about a minute before i can type in any urls or do anything else with it.  huh
And i have about 20 extensions too.
320  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 08, 2009, 05:16:11 PM
NewsAndHistory (that's an original alias!)

I am humbled!  embarassed
Honestly, i'm don't feel i contribute much here and feel more like tiny player in the midst of big league players.

BTW, welcome to the forum!

 Thmbsup

Oh! Before we go off the subject, Minimize to Tray is a nice addon for Firefox and Thunderbird.
321  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 05, 2009, 12:25:36 PM
@urlwolf,

Hey! Guess what?!
I decided to listend to you and just installed one of the Seamonkey Alpha's and it is just dynamite!   Thmbsup

It picked up my Thunderbird configurations and data in a synch.
But i wonder why it picked up my IE favs instead of my Firefox ones?
People still use IE?  huh

Seamonkey starts up like it's going to the moon and it's not even sitting on my taskbar.
The search field for the mail app is just superduper fast!

All and all, i'm really impressed since last time i tried it over a year ago.   Cool
322  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 02, 2009, 06:51:51 PM
urlwolf,

Every time i've installed Seamonkey to give it a spin, it seems to conflict with existing Firefox installation.

- - -

f0dder,

Actually, i kind of liked the video idea.
I could pause it etc.
But i do agree with you that it's not the best method.
323  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 02, 2009, 03:52:31 PM
Video clips like these could be handy for nerds like me.  embarassed

With regards to CPU usage, that could be true but with the improved start up speed i noticed, i guess at this point i'm ready to take the chance. Heck, it's almost just as fast as Opera 10 alpha!  Cool
324  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Make Firefox 3 load faster on: February 02, 2009, 12:56:24 PM
Most of the tweaks i saw in this vid didn't do much for me.
But a little further into the clip, there were a few i had never seen and so i decide to give them a shot. Working on XP Home SP2, this has made a notable difference for me.  Thmbsup

Link to video.

Be advised that you may want to lower your speaker volume...
325  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / "The Guide" an note taking application with hierarchical, tree-like structure on: January 20, 2009, 05:23:25 PM
Open Source, free, 1mg - what more can you want?   tongue

Here's the homepage.

Almost forgot! It can be run from a usb device.

Picked it up from a LifeHacker tip today.
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