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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / IrfanView Shell Extension on: Today at 06:04:43 AM
just a tiny info for users of IrfanView:

IrfanView is now offering a "third" and seperate plugin, named IrfanView Shell Extension

Special PlugIn: "IrfanView Shell Extension":

 This PlugIn shows a Context menu for some IrfanView operations in Windows Explorer or other file managers. You can select several files and: Play slideshow, Load files in Thumbnails window, Start JPG Lossless Rotation or Convert images to another format.

Download via http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm


Regarding format converting: IrfanView's default quality setting for saving is 80%. You will need to go into File > Batch conversions... if you want to change this.
2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: CintaNotes Pro 2.8 - *FREE* for next 30 hours or so on: October 31, 2014, 07:28:14 PM
I was too late; the free one has now expired.

CintaNotes Lifetime PRO License $47.60 $95.20 Discount (WINDOWSDEAL): -$47.60 VAT (25.00%): 11.90 USD Total: $59.50
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / MindOutliner for MS Word on: October 31, 2014, 07:17:03 PM
Edwin has changed his plans, so WordOutliner / Writing Outliner will now "merge" with  MindVisualizer and become MindOutliner. He is expecting to abandon the old programs.


Quote from: Edwin Yip
In order to take WritingOutliner (the Word addin for writers) to the next level, we have a new plan (again, sorry).
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a task scheduler fixer on: October 30, 2014, 05:24:16 PM
on 7 Pro the address is:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools  >  Task Scheduler

or %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc /s
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a task scheduler fixer on: October 30, 2014, 01:18:42 PM
Did you try to simply re-install Replay?

I used to have Replay installed, and I don't remember it having anything to do with Windows Task Scheduler! If you have the neccessary license key to reinstall Replay, please allow me to encourage you to first install Revo Uninstaller Pro (30 days freee trial), and then use it to uninstall Replay.


Install Revo and when it is open, just 2x click Replay, and wait while Revo first is scanning.
=> it is then best to use Revo's setting "Advanced" (default is "Moderate").

Then re-install Replay, and the problem has hopefully left, without wrestling the Task Scheduler.  tellme
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cute jokes' thread on: September 05, 2014, 02:04:36 AM
Experience the power of a bookbook

No, this is not Apple... Laugh together with me and the rest of the world.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOXQo7nURs0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOXQo7nURs0</a>
Quote from: IKEA Malaysia
Published the 03rd of September 2014

At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. Join the revolution at http://IKEA.sg/bookbook or http://IKEA.my/bookbook .

Available in the IKEA store from 8 Sept (Malaysia) and 18 Sept (Singapore).

7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Way to hide a desktop icon temporarily? on: September 03, 2014, 03:35:12 PM
I like having a clean desktop

8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rollback RX or Acronis ? on: August 29, 2014, 04:29:59 PM
Rollback RX or Acronis ?

9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 29, 2014, 01:44:27 PM
I seemed to have my problem solved 


My problem was the DRM protection, not the format:


I no longer has such problem.

10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Calibre 2.1 is out on: August 29, 2014, 08:32:26 AM
-apologies accepted, of course.
Here is another way of answering:

"Here you are: [attachurl=#]"

Do NOT select "Get plugins to enhance calibre" as this is reserved for 'official' calibre plugins, instead select "Change calibre behavior" to go to Calibre's Preferences page.  Under "Advanced" click on the Plugins button. Use the "Load plugin from file" button to select the plugin's zip file (DeDRM_plugin.zip) and click the "Add" button. Click "Yes" in the the "Are you sure?" dialog. Click OK in the "Success" dialog.

Calibre 2.1 is out. Changes: http://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 28, 2014, 04:00:55 AM
You read a long text. You need to scroll in the text - and then you need to return. But now it seems the line has left the page! Where is it?
You need TextMarker Go!

I have come to like TextMarker Go. Remembering Ctrl+Shift+F9 and F2, makes it so much easier to temporary leave the paragraph you're reading in a long text and later on instantly come back to the very same line.

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: ReImage: online Windows repair! on: August 28, 2014, 01:19:58 AM
ReImage was thoroughly tested by Fred Langa, Windows Secrets, and was called a bust:


13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Weird issue with computer: Volume spontaneously going to 100% at random on: August 26, 2014, 04:19:18 PM
A short while I have had a similar problem, where Windows' various personal settings kept disappearing, because I didn't reboot Windows. After reboot, everything was okay.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 26, 2014, 02:04:59 PM
http://filemarker.net/ but a little expensive.
Now there is a free version.

-you're right, I forgot there is a free version. http://filemarker.net/file-marker-free.php. I use Pro.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 02:17:43 PM
-thank you, Cuffy, what an excellent link!   Thmbsup  


I re-installed epubor, and successfully removed the DRM-protection!  thumbs up

But I have not yet been able to convert the same, huge .prc file. The ebook converters epubor and Calibre are both using too much RAM in an unpatiently way...; they freeze to death before there is enough memory available. I guess 225MB is quite a job. Do I really have to buy a new computer, in order to convert this ebook into a more useful format?

At http://ebook.online-convert.com/ I can convert the file for a mere $5. Cheaper than a new PC.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 25, 2014, 10:40:37 AM
Calibre version 2 has only been able to convert my small books, not any of my larger but still normal sized books, before failing, due to memory error.

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 25, 2014, 08:12:31 AM
but a little expensive.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 24, 2014, 04:41:31 PM
oh, I didn't see this post at first, before posting my above answer.

why not just download the individual titles you actually want to read from Project Gutenberg or other free sources?

-may very well be necessary, but then a hundred will be reduced to a handful...
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 24, 2014, 04:18:21 PM
-sorry, I should of course have made it clear that "classics.prc" means "classics = more than 80 years old" => no copyright.


The link (http://bayfiles.net/file/...Z/Nweufd/tools_v6.0.9.zip) leads to an 440KB exe! Is it a downloader of the real thing, or will it destroy my pc and leave me bankrupted? Or does one really have to pay for a Premium account, in order to download the money-saving anti-drm extension? The problem could maybe be my browser not allowing some important popup telling me what I should have done.

Here is what my safety program thinks of the exe file:

The epubor ebook converter is a whopping $46 - it will need a huge discount, before I would jump that wagon!

further modified:
The "buy"-link inside the converter gave these prices: 1 year: $36. Lifetime: $55


Unfortunately I was quick acting, but not quick thinking. At first launch, the epubor converter said something about having found some drm protected files, and asked me something. I couldn't imagine it was asking if I wanted to convert some of them for free, so my finger clicked Yes before I had understood the question - and the converter immediately converted two files. But because I not yet had understood anything, it was the "wrong" two files, the first, small files, not the big one! How stupid I feel right now.

20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: August 24, 2014, 02:59:38 AM
but it still won't convert this DRM-protected book of mine :-(

The book (classics.prc) is at least 6 years old by now, but still I need Mobipocket Reader, to read it. This annoys me, because the book's content is 219MB text only, which really should be divided into a hundred booklets. Furthermore,  Mobi seems to never be updated.

How can I convert this dinosaur?
21  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: PDFInfoGUI on: August 20, 2014, 11:17:07 AM
I'm trying to find page-size of PDF's - PDFInfo shows the page size in points** - I found very little info in the Xpdf page - do you know if this can be changed to metric (or anything else) within PDFInfoGUI ?

-meanwhile, "Open with..." > IrfanView > "Ctrl+R" will tell the informations you want. Just treat the pdf file as a picture:


I mean, you don't have to actually resize the file, just read the informations ;-)

22  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2013 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2013 Submission - RAT (Renegade Audio Transcoder) on: August 19, 2014, 08:49:52 AM
Why didn't I know about this application? I'm really surprised I haven't seen it before, it is right up my alley! The simplicity, the spot-on-target, the high quality, the easy use while still very useful. I am impressed!

Well done, Renegade, really well done!  thumbs up

Should there be another version that doesn't rename, but maybe creates a subfolder?  undecided  I know I would go for such a version, because right now I will have to rename the transcoded files.
23  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: SharewareOnSale newsletter on: August 18, 2014, 10:27:33 AM
The normal listed price is $50, so at merely $20 (via sharewareonsale) I think the brand new Ashampoo Photo Commander 12 is well worth the price right now. I use it myself, especially to adjust horizontal misalignments.



-but of course "lifetime" is not the lifetime of the Photo Commander series, but the lifetime of 'your' version 12.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 15, 2014, 02:10:10 AM
-did you maybe go without the extension? Of course the site can never be as fast as the much simpler original, but with the extension, I thought it was almost fast. I have removed it, because I like the old look.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / WikiWand=Wikipedia, but with a modern interface on: August 14, 2014, 05:37:44 PM
WikiWand = Wikipedia, But With A Modern Interface

http://www.techsupportale...edia-modern-interface.htm :
Quote from: techsupportalert
Wikiwand (www.wikiwand.com) is a web site which skins the standard Wikipedia content with a much more modern and professional look and feel.  Instead of browsing the online encyclopaedia via the normal wikipedia.org address, use www.wikiwand.com instead.  You get the same content, but with a much better presentation (as you can see from the screen shot below).


There's also a free browser add-in which, the makers claim, allow pages to load around 3 times faster.  But even without the add-in, Wikiwand certainly does do a great job of bringing an internet institution up to date.  And because of all Wikipedia's content is freely licenced, there are no legal issues over copyright.

The extension will per default not install in Pale Moon (=Firefox 24="too old"), but if you force it to install, it will work just fine with PaleMoon as well. We are not too old.


I find it interesting that Wikipedia is not visited - the WikiWand add-on will re-direct the user to the WikiWand site which is simply a mirror of Wikipedia - but with just one click the user can go to the same article in Wikipedia.

modified: Argh, I forgot a central part, didn't I:

An important point of the extension is that every time there is a wikipedia link in Google's search result, the add-on will automatically redirect you to the WikiWand site. Otherwise the procedure would of course be too slow.
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