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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why won't my laptop run Firefox? on: February 26, 2015, 04:08:54 PM
It might also be worth installing an older version of FF.  Try something that was released in 2009.
***compatibility issues***

***I am typing this in Firefox 3.5.19. It is a very fast browser***

I tried the portable version 35, but it still won't go anywhere, just like any other new Firefox won't. Each one was removed via Revo Uninstaller Pro > Advanced.

So I guess it now is all about testing, how old a Firefox must be, to run on my laptop.

102  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Solved: Why won't my laptop run Firefox? on: February 25, 2015, 06:00:41 PM
Last August I lost my PC and was forced to take this old laptop into use. To my surprise it won't run Firefox, but only Internet Explorer! This is of course not some management restriction, but merely my real life experience; the Mozilla browser will launch but never go anywhere or open any homepage. Or it will launch, but everything takes longer than forever. And I mean several minutes to (not) open a page. Even with low safety settings and without any safety related program being open! SOMETIMES Firefox will open some pages, or simple pages, but not flash or complex pages - but most times it won't go anywhere at all!

Understand that my test results are sparse because I lose patience long before any homepage connection was made.

***Each and every other program that I have installed will connect to the Internet without a problem***

I have not been able to find any security related setting from the previous owner anywhere.
Computer, drivers, flash and everything are fully updated, so to speak; the laptop seems to be from 2009...

It has now been half a year and I have no more ideas about where to go or what to do, except asking YOU!  tellme

5 years ago the laptop was above average:
Dell Latitude Z600, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU U9600 @ 1.60GHz, Data Width 64 Bits, Caption x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Family 191 Level 6 Stepping , Current Clock Speed 1601 MHZ , Ext Clock 200 MHZ , L2 Cache Size 3072 KB - Memory Device 0 and Memory Device 1 Size 4095 MB
Win 7 Home Premium 32-bits (year 2010 upgraded from Vista).
103  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Code Sector discount 50% on: February 23, 2015, 04:22:05 AM
coming soon to a monitor near you   ;-)
50% off


Two more good surprises:
The discounted price ($9.97) is even incl VAT,
and the license is a so-called lifetime key.
 thumbs up

info: Version 3 is still in Beta
104  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Code Sector discount 50% on: February 22, 2015, 04:56:21 PM

coming soon to a monitor near you   ;-)
50% off
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / QTTabbar could become my favourite on: February 22, 2015, 11:55:38 AM
^ me too!   embarassed

Actually I am thinking about going back to version 1.5 beta (partly written by another man), because version 1024 not is acting quite like I would like it to. One problem is of course that I am not sure if my settings are 'optimal', or if a checkmark here or there would make it any better. Also I suspect version 1024 is not all stable. On top of this, the software author is Japanese and doesn't seem to care too much if I understand him or not.

Notice that if you BEGIN uninstalling QTTabbar, you will be given the option to REPAIR the installation, instead of uninstalling. Sometimes this is needed.
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware on: February 19, 2015, 10:45:59 AM
"It seems Uhuru was able to detect the new malwares from the Equation Group"

At first this Uhuru sounds fine:

Uhuru anti-malware designed for companies or public entities is now available either through direct contact with Nov'IT or via the French UGAP catalog.
A free version designed for individuals will be offered in 2015

but then they add this paragraph:

For the release of Uhuru anti-malware, Nov'IT makes a special offer designed for compagnies or public entities.
The offer includes a life-time license (minor software updates, major software upgrades, current or future releases).
This is a special and unique offer.
Minimum order size: 50,000 licenses.

^ eh... the beginning is good, isn't it: "lifetime keys". Wow!
but then they go on, don't they: "purchase and install at least 50,000 copies of our unknown software"?

Didn't a lot of "creative" Russians move to France? I am not sure if I dare to trust this Uhuru!

Well, I know nothing. Uhuru may be fine and just what the Doctor ordered.

107  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 18, 2015, 06:10:28 PM
the extra money I paid for the pro license was wasted.

^ yep!

I agree you should ask if they will find it their heart to swift it for a Quattro  OOOO   thumbs up

108  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Conditional diary on: February 18, 2015, 03:08:09 AM

>>All My Journals is a Diary and Journaling tool that lets you record your thoughts and impressions in a simple and accessible interface. Multiple different Journals at your fingertips - just double click the All My Journals icon and start typing.<<

The homepage is owned by Bad Wolf Software, author of PageFour, a note-taking text editor, I use. Their programs are fine, but not fantastic.


Medical Symptoms Diary or Journal

All My Journals is the perfect software for anyone looking to keep a daily record of their health and wellbeing. We already have users who use it to document their exercise regimes, and one user who uses it to keep a record of the medication she takes every day.

As many of us know, you can’t always rely on your memory to keep an accurate record of your actions, and when it comes to something as important as which pills you took, how many you took, and when you took them, it’s always better to write it down.

Medical symptoms can also be stored easily in All My Journals. How you felt each day, how your injury has progressed, etc. That way, when you go to see your doctor in a few weeks you can tell him or her exactly how you’ve been. The simple printing options in All My Journals make printing off a month’s entries for a single Journal a piece of cake, and the password protection enables you to keep all your medical information private.

So if this sounds like something you would benefit from, download the free 45 day trial version today, and try it out for yourself.

109  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: OneNote is now free on: February 18, 2015, 02:36:07 AM
Because it suddenly is free, I installed OneNote 2013 on my Win 7, for testing. Having now removed the program, using Revo Uninstaller Pro > Advanced, there are still a lot of OneNote entries in the various right-click context menus. How disappointing! Can "you" (anyone) help me, please, to remove these?

Oops, silly me! OneNote 2013 did not overwrite OneNote 2010, so I still have that one installed. Never used, but forgotten.

110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: February 15, 2015, 04:41:57 PM
Thinking-Fast-Slow-by David Kahneman.
It's excellent. Read it! Thmbsup Thmbsup

^ +1  thumbs up
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 14, 2015, 05:21:27 PM
BTW:  Still don't have any CDs, DVDs, players, etc.   Grin

^ "still"?  tellme          CDs are so last decade; totally outdated.  thumb down

Here in Denmark prepaid cards (for the cell / mobile phone) are too expensive; you can have a subscription for about $3½ per month (mine is $35 per month, everything included). Then you would have to also pay per minute for each call you make (never for the ones you receive). Of course you would also have to own a phone, but here the cheapest would cost in the area of $30. This is the cheapest solution I can remember around here; I don't know where you are situated.
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Win7 update loop on: February 14, 2015, 03:16:00 AM
Go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update > View update history
another address for the same place is: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history

Hide content

I keep being offered an update from Windows that I don’t want.

You can hide the update, and then Windows Update won't offer it to you again unless you choose to restore it.

Here's how to hide an update:

1) Click to open Windows Update.
2) Do one of the following:
  • Click the link that tells you important updates are available if you have important updates to hide.
  • Click the link that tells you optional updates are available if you have optional updates to hide.
3) Select any update that you want to hide, right-click it, and then click Hide update. Do this for each update you want to hide.

Click OK

This way you keep Windows updated  thumbs up despite the one bugger.

113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Funky Character Art on: February 12, 2015, 02:15:14 AM
this one I received from a girly friend of mine:

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ CURT ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Funky Character Art on: February 11, 2015, 04:25:35 PM
Try a web search for ANSI art

^ how could it be ANSI, when Explorer warns that characters will be lost if saved as ANSI?

115  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The return of Clippy! Microsoft says more about their digital assistant Cortana on: February 11, 2015, 10:35:16 AM
... that we can build a personal assistant, ..., who knows your patterns, your behaviour, what you want, and predictions...

 if I am scared by Google wanting to know everything about me,
guess how scared this Microsoft assistant is making me!

Is Cortana funded by some American anti-terror agency?  undecided

116  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft OneNote - some experiential Tips & Tricks on: February 11, 2015, 03:03:46 AM
Lifehacker Faceoff: OneNote vs. Evernote.
I think it could be pretty useful if OneNote and Evernote were somehow merged...   undecided

just a tiny step, but a step: From the author of StExBar and grepWin: Evernote2Onenote

Quote from: steveking
Evernote2Onenote is a small tool to import Evernote notebooks to Onenote.
Evernote2Onenote uses the Evernote script engine ENScript.exe to export notes. These notes are parsed and then imported into Onenote.
Evernote2Onenote requires that both Evernote and Onenote are installed. Also, at least Onenote 2013 is required.
To use Evernote2Onenote from a command line, you can specify the notebook to import and the date from which on notes should be imported: >Evernote2Onenote.exe NotebookName 01-01-2015< If no date is specified, all notes are imported.
Evernote2Onenote is open source (GNU GPL v3).
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google designing the font of the future on: February 10, 2015, 12:21:23 PM
The full CJK family unpacked from "Noto all languages" is 28 files taking up a total of 438MB
- it was taking up all of the container, except 6MB!

118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Calibre 2 is out on: February 09, 2015, 08:35:02 AM
The epubor ebook converter is a whopping $46 - it will need a huge discount, before I would jump that wagon!

^ and such a discount is available just today. Because of FREE offer on Bits du Jour, they also offer a so-called lifetime key for a mere $20.

Quote from: Bits du Jour
Today: 100% off. Please note: This includes free 1-year license.
But here you can also get special discount price just $19.99 (60% OFF on $49.99) to upgrade to a lifetime license!
119  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: $99 TwistedBrush20: $39 on BdJ on: February 09, 2015, 07:40:24 AM
The free one is still merely version 18, but now the $39 offer is $38 for version 21 at a 62% discount :

TwistedBrush Pro Studio v18.18 ($0)
TwistedBrush Pro Studio v21.02 ($38)
Click "Get it for free"
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: February 07, 2015, 05:53:40 PM
eh... I can easily Save Target As... and download all 108MB ( https://noto.googlecode.c.../noto_cjk/NotoSansCJK.ttc ) but Windows Explorer claims NotoSansCJK.ttc is not a valid font file. Should it be renamed to .OTF?
Modified: No, it shouldn't!  Sad

121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google, designing the font of the future on: February 07, 2015, 08:13:29 AM
Roboto: 1.21MB
Noto: 363.5MB

Quote from: Google Noto Fonts
Roboto and Noto

Since the Ice Cream Sandwich release, Roboto has been the standard typeface on Android. Since Froyo, Noto has been the standard typeface on Android for all languages not covered by Roboto. Noto is also the standard typeface for all languages on Chrome OS.

To support all languages worldwide, Google recommends using Roboto for languages that use the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic scripts and Noto for all other languages.

The Noto family is already 98 fonts!!!


122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 07, 2015, 02:54:45 AM
one of the wives said "In the butt".  

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^ I read this yesterday, but didn't believe it. I simply couldn't understand how such a word would need to be beeped. Further more she was pronouncing the "the" as the before an a e i o u y, not as before a b.

I am a very slow thinker, so it took me a long time to understand that even your "quote" has been beeped. She was not saying "butt", but she was using the British word for a donkey...   It's all about that bass.  ( | ) 

123  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Program to open groups of programs. on: February 05, 2015, 03:41:13 PM
TaskLayout may achieve a similar effect

^TaskLayout is $20 and the homepage is

Thanks for telling about SPLAT; Skwire hasn't fully update his homepage, so its "home" is not listing SPLAT.

124  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Macrium Reflect 6 News on: February 05, 2015, 11:32:01 AM
I have looked at this program several times, because I would like to have the PRO version. However, even the standard version's normal price is HIGH, I think, and the PRO version incl taxes is $74 ohmy

125  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Softmaker Office: **90%+** Discount!!!! Offer Expires Feb5 6pm(?) EST on: February 05, 2015, 11:09:14 AM
the dfro discount is not globally fixed, so to speak. My upgrade discount for Office Professional here in Denmark is kr. 223.05 now kr. 133.95, and for Office Standard: kr. 148.55 now kr. 44.60. SoftMaker Office 2012 for Linux was kr. 223.05, is now kr. 74.40. Good upgrade discounts, but nowhere near 90%.
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