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1  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / WinX video pack 63% discount on: Today at 04:41:29 PM
for Windows

Fair quality, nice price, lifetime key, whatareyouwaitingfor:

Quote from: sharewareonsale
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum + DVD Copy Pro + HD Video Converter Deluxe with free lifetime upgrades (63% discount) - SharewareOnSale $111.85 $40.95 (+VAT) for one computer, or for 5 PCs: 45.95 USD (+VAT)
yes, a key for 5 computers is only five dollar more!  ohmy  

WinX 2015 Video Pack is a software bundle of three WinX products: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, and WinX DVD Copy Pro.

Developed by Digiarty Software
Download size is 36.1 MB DVD Ripper Platinum, 37.6 MB HD Video Converter Deluxe, and 15 MB DVD Copy Pro
Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)


"Sale ends in 13 days 8½ hrs or until sold out"

2  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Abbyy screenshot reader on: March 24, 2015, 10:37:10 AM
ABBYY Screenshot Reader on Bits du Jour "tomorrow", at the usual $10 instead of $30

Tech specs:

However, if you go to the normal homepage, their asking price which I was given right now is €10, not "$30":


I don't bother to check what the asking price would be another day; I already have quite a few keys for this fine program - and I always paid $10.

3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WinPatrol going subscription on: March 23, 2015, 06:23:05 PM
I rather see something start as (a wow that's expensive) shareware from the start   than free then not free  after X years

I agree. It is in general a lot more disappointing when freeware becomes shareware, than the other way around... Hehe. Well, to be fair, I must say, it can be 'suspicious' when a good shareware program becomes free of charge.

Regarding WinPatrol: I bought a couple of the very cheap license keys because I fully expected their prices to go up, or the company to die (by 'now'!).

I won't comment anymore,

^ please, do comment!
4  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / $468 giveaway: online video conferencing for 30 participants on: March 23, 2015, 03:49:19 AM
Quote from: sharewareonsale
EZTalks Premium 30   $468.00   100% discount   Free!

EZTalks is the leading online video conferencing provider that enables you to host unlimited video conferences with anyone, anytime. With HD audio and video, screen / file / program sharing, remote access / control, whiteboard / annotation / drawing tools, and public or private chat features, you will never want to use any other video conferencing service ever again. Get it now.

Terms and Conditions
    This is a 30-participant 1-year license, for home or business use; 30-participant means up to thirty people can join one call at the same time
    You get free upgrades for one year
    You get free tech support for one year
    You get register your account and activate your license before this offer has ended
    Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Be sure to check our Active Sales list for more free and discounted software!
Sale ends in "2 days 22 hrs" or until sold out

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SoftMaker (makers of SoftOffice) moving away from eM Client to Thunderbird on: March 22, 2015, 03:57:23 PM
Quote from: SoftMaker Office 2016
An "enhanced" Thunderbird?

Over time, some design decisions have been made about Thunderbird's user interface that we don't agree with.

SoftMaker has developed several extensions for Thunderbird that integrate it better with SoftMaker Office and revert some controversial design decisions made by Mozilla. With the SoftMaker extensions, Thunderbird sees the return of a regular menu bar and a proper title bar for the application window. The extensions also offer new functions for efficient filing and navigation in folders with large volumes of e-mail.

Additionally, SoftMaker has developed an import filter for eM Client databases. The filter enables fully automated migration of e-mails, address books, calendars, and tasks from eM Client to Thunderbird.

We will ship these extensions together with the upcoming SoftMaker Office 2016 and Thunderbird
6  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Free WinUtilities 6.2! on: March 20, 2015, 10:46:58 AM
What do we think: Is one or the other a renamed copy, or are they genuine competitors?

Free Glary Utilities Pro (100% discount) $39.95 Free!


20+ Premium Tools
Includes over 20+ system utilities to improve your computer performance.

*Sale ends in 1 day 15 hrs or until sold out*

7  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Backup4all discount on Upgrades [until 2015-03-01] on: March 19, 2015, 11:41:43 AM
I too paid $21 *TODAY*, but from 4_Pro to 5_Pro.
8  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Perfect Effects 9 Premium Edition free on: March 18, 2015, 01:33:10 PM
Supports Windows 7 and 8 (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9 (64-bit), and requires 8GB RAM
9  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Free WinUtilities 6.2! on: March 18, 2015, 12:52:24 PM
WinUtilities is now at version 11, and is being given away (today only) by "Shareware On Sale".
Free, but no updates:

or a so-called lifetime key, but merely for 1 computer: => $12 instead of $32½

So, their best offer would be the 3-computer lifetime license:
https://secure.avangate.c...3DSO3%26AFFILIATE%3D52714 => $20 (plus VAT) instead of $80 = 75% off.

Sale ends in 1 day 13 hrs or until sold out
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: piston and gear design on: March 17, 2015, 03:37:43 PM
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Remove Embedded Watermarks in Videos on: March 17, 2015, 03:43:51 AM
I have tested the $140 SoftOrbits RemoveLogoNow, and the result was unacceptably poor. I would not even accept the result if their asking price had been a hundred dollar lower!

You will get a better result the hard way, if you split each video into individual frames, one picture per frame, (at, say, 25 per second, that is a lot of pictures!!), and then run the $20 >Batch Inpaint< from Teorex; it will do a much, much better job. But to finish, you will of course have to first merge the pictures into a video file again, and then sync the new video with the sound from the original video - which is why it is important that the 'split' is "per frame", not just some easier frequency. I don't know what program can do this split, for you.

All in all, you'll probably get the best result the easiest way, if you trial Adobe and Sony, and such.

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SoftMaker (makers of SoftOffice) moving away from eM Client to Thunderbird on: March 16, 2015, 05:57:00 PM
Instinctively I welcome this.
And Yes, I use eM... because I have paid for it!

Quote from: SoftMaker
The license for eM Client that you received as part of SoftMaker Office Professional 2012 is perpetual; you will only stop receiving free updates for it at some point.
The manufacturer of eM Client will offer a discounted upgrade to its own version of eM Client to SoftMaker customers.

Should the new 2016-version also have a new name?
SoftBird  or  ThunderMaker  or... ?  tellme

13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Remove Embedded Watermarks in Videos on: March 16, 2015, 05:38:03 PM
A few years back these interesting instructions were posted:

Quote from: ehow
How to Remove a Watermark From a Video

Download and install Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro has a free-trial download and the software can quickly eliminate watermarks.
Download and install Sony Vegas. Sony Vegas has a free-trial download and the software can quickly eliminate watermarks.
Download and install Adobe After Effects. Adobe After Effects has a free-trial download and the software can quickly eliminate watermarks.

For full instructions:

But of course, that was then. I don't know if the trials  still are 'free'.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: March 16, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
Quote from: all of the paragraph
There will be a transition period of two release cycles (12 weeks total) during which unsigned extensions will only generate a warning in Firefox.

After the transition period, it will not be possible to install unsigned extensions in Release or Beta versions of Firefox. There won’t be any preferences or command line options to disable this.

Installation of unsigned extensions will still be possible on Nightly and Developer Edition, as well as special, unbranded builds of Release and Beta that will be available mainly for developers testing their extensions.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need help cleaning virus inside HTML files on: March 16, 2015, 11:07:47 AM
This guy said it would be both faster and safer, to do it manually:

However, you may want to try if USB-Fix can help you out:

But other than that, I have no knowledge about these matters.
I wish you good luck!
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommendations for a free image viewer with strong editing features on: March 14, 2015, 05:43:13 PM
Maybe forget about having a super editing viewer! In some viewers you simply click a keyboard hotkey and the picture will open in 1 of 3 of your genuine editors! In my setup Shift+1 will open app1 which I use only for cropping. Shift+2 will open another app for painting, and Shift+3 will open my super editor.

This procedure is faster than searching for one or the other editing programs, because IrfanView also has a keyboard hotkey of its own: Ctrl+Shit+i.

Sadly, IrfanView itself and most of the plugins are not "Unicode". I am not all happy recommending IrfanView!  embarassed

17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Keyboard Shortcut for "Hamburger Menu" in Firefox? on: March 13, 2015, 03:04:34 PM
"The Firefox button was removed in Firefox 29 and replaced with the Hamburger menu icon."

^ I didn't know this, and I had no idea what a Hamburger Menu was, so your post send me off, to search for answers.

The first answer was, to kill it!!

Quote from: techcrunch
That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps in the world all support the same thesis: The hamburger button is bad for engagement

The next article's author suggested the menu should be upgraded to Cheeseburger menus!

Quote from: The Atlantic
If nothing else, we could follow Josh's advice on improving the hamburger icon: "Cheeseburger menu. Because everything is better with cheese."

The third answer was actually about hamburgers, but then it was from McDonalds, and I prefer Burger King...


I still don't know the answer to your question (!), ewemoa, but in my mind the lack of the old Firefox button is the real problem. Here is an addon to solve this:

Quote from: Classic Theme Restorer
8: Display Firefox application button

The Firefox button was removed in Firefox 29 and replaced with the Hamburger menu icon. It is possible to restore it using Classic Theme Restorer. You can define its position, customize it visually and functionality wise.

One answer said "I absolutely love that I can move the search box to inside the hamburguer menu and still get to it pressing Ctrl+K", so I was wondering if you simply are missing the sidebars? Try Sidebars List: https://addons.mozilla.or...efox/addon/sidebars-list/  It should also let you have Ctrl+B and Ctrl+H back.

Quote from: Sidebars List
Adds drop-down list to switch sidebars


/Given that Mozilla removed the Bookmarks and History Sidebar toolbar buttons in Fx29, it's good that this still works. Thanks.

The real problem is of course the UI re-design by Mozilla, so give Pale Moon a try!  thumbs up

18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why won't my laptop run Firefox? on: March 12, 2015, 06:10:37 PM
MS just pulled the W7 ISO images from Digital River too.
^ but now:

Quote from: windowssecrets
New ways to get free Windows-installation media
by Fred Langa on March 12, 2015 in Top Story
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interested in doing my own car maintenance.. Advice? on: March 10, 2015, 07:21:10 PM
Nothing Miles said.

One real danger is what may happen if you don't get under the car, because that's where any life threatening action on the road would take place. From time to time it is important to check for rust, how much is left of the brakes, is the petrol trunk rusting, are there any lose hanging wires, check suspension, etcetera. Changing oil and plugs, is cosy, and you save a little money, but getting under the car, may save your very life!

20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 10, 2015, 03:25:55 AM
Can I use it safely?
^no, not yet.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 09, 2015, 07:24:14 PM
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.

When I read about the Vivaldi browser, I thought (almost) exactly what our diva just said; "What about addons? How can anyone in their right mind think they can create a new Internet Browser to compete with Firefox, Pale Moon and Chrome - without first letting a thousand unpaid, software authors write a gazillion extensions, to make the browser useful? Wow, that Vivaldi company will have to make it a fantastic browser!"
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better on: March 09, 2015, 12:38:07 PM
In the last maybe five years I have purchased at least ten times as many eBooks as paper books. But each and every time I buy an eBook, I get a little frustrated, even angry!, because I know that if it had been a paper book, someone would inherit it after my death, but no-one will be getting the virtual books.
Why not? Put them on a DVD, box it, and place it on the bookshelf. Wink

I think paper books and ebooks have their different pros and cons. But the main problem with ebooks in the quoted situation ("after my death") is that the ebooks, I am talking about here, are all part of my bible study program, Logos. Without the program there are no books. And for these books to keep working, their next owner must pretend to be me (log-in for software update, etc). And keep pretending, to such an extend that Logos may think it is weird that Curt has now lived for exceptionally many years!

This may sound silly to some of you, but I have spend half a year's salary on these books, so to me it's a lot of money. If they were hard copies, they would be passed on to some one. But being virtual, no one will get it (do you get it?), because the people emptying the flat will just toss out such an old, almost worthless PC and what is this, a "DVD"?

23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Music Identification via Sound Card on: March 09, 2015, 11:56:42 AM
I used to record a lot of music via the sound card, and have the recording program auto-name the tracks. But somehow the various programs never managed to name any Danish track, so over time I lost interest.

Will any of the solutions you are thinking about define anything but "American" music?
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: March 09, 2015, 08:37:46 AM
Innuendo 2000  thumbs up
thumbs up


Quote from: 8888 by tomos

^  this is so cool  Kiss
You are an asset to our forum, Tom. Keep posting!

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: No more Filehippo for me on: March 07, 2015, 03:38:37 AM
3) In the tracks of 2, maybe DC could inform newcomers more that installers here do not have tricky bundleware installers? The about page says nothing about that. The software page only shortly state "None of our software contains spyware or adware of any kind" in the left column.

Here's an idea: we add a dedicated "DC pledge" page that very clearly states no spyware, no bundleware, no tricky installers, link to info on AHK false-positives and so on.

The page should also highlight the long and good track record of DC as a safe source for software.

Add to that a DC pledge icon we all use to link to that page from dcmembers pages and in forum posts for newly made software. The icon could go also on the DC main page and other big landing pages.

I really like your ideas, Nod5.  thumbs up
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