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I was searching for a screen capture utility and Screen Captor worked exceptionally well.I like to support good quality applications and SC certainly fits that bill. For the price I am getting a bargain so I have no problems in supporting your cause. Keep up the great work, DonationCoder is a great environment.Ian F.
Mini-reviews on the forum
This page collects various reviews that have been posted by users on our forum. To browse a more complete and up-to-date collection of mini-reviews, check out the mini-review section of our forum here.
WikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.
In fact, it's even good for writing reviews! This review was written in WikidPad and I hope this demonstrates some of the neat functionality that I think sets WikidPad apart as, what I describe as, a Thought Processor.
One of the things that makes wikidPad different from other notepad type applications is the speed and ease with which you can cross link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords using CamelCase; cross links can also be created by using keywords.
WikidPad has a choice of database back ends to use and is also portable.
I have a homebuilt spare PC in the bedroom and when it's on it sounds a bit like an airplane (loud).
One of my favorite features of windows that many people don't seem to take advantage of is "Standby Mode", which basically puts your PC into a very low power state, very quickly, that it can very quickly wake up from. It's a great alternative to shutting down and restarting if you just want to turn your PC off for the night, etc.
I noticed recently that my PC stopped going into a silent standby mode, for no apparent reason!
What was the cause? How to fix it?
Well, it turns out that there are at least 2 different kinds of Standby modes (S1 and S3) that a PC can go into. S1 leaves the fans and usb connections on, S3 turns off the fan and usb (this is the quite mode).
And there are several things that can control whether your PC goes into S1 or S3 standby mode.
For me, the answer was to go into the bios and change the bios power setting to "S3 ONLY" mode.
There is also a registry setting that addresses this issue, though it's not clear to me whether you should set this INSTEAD of the bios setting, or in addition to.
For a longer description of related settings see this nice post on the matter: http://thegreenbutto...ms/thread/29899.aspx
From your bios you can also do some nice stuff like configure your power button to go in and out of standby mode. For a spare bedroom PC this is a great setup -- push the button at any time and the PC wakes up or goes to quiet sleep in seconds.
This is a tiny little how-to guide that will show you how to handle cookies in a way that preserves your privacy, but lets you browse the web conveniently, and requires minimal effort on your part.
Cookies are tiny files created on your computer when you visit certain websites. Most often they are used to enable websites remember who you are. They are also occasionally used by advertising services to track your behavior across multiple sites [Read more].
For people who are very concerned with their privacy, their are tools that act as watchdogs over all cookies (e.g. CookieCop), and you can configure browsers to block all cookies except those you approve, and get an alert any time a new website tries to add a cookie (firefox extensions).
The main problem with these utilities and addons is simply that they can require too much trouble on your part, approving and rejecting cookies every time you visit a site. And it may seem like a waste to run one of these tools constantly.
Plus, it's increasingly the case that a site simply requires cookies be enabled in order for you to navigate around the site, so blocking cookies completely while you are on a site is just not going to be an option sometimes.
I've found that the most sensible approach is to use a cleaning utility which allows you to keep a whitelist of cookies you want preserved, and then simply delete all non-whitelisted cookies occasionally.