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General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav?
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:24 PM »
If all you're doing is reading and copy/paste, what kind of menu options are you going for?

The Foxit toolbar is pleasant to use and easy to customize.  It gives me one-click access to the following commands, with no searching required.  I use these commands frequently when reading, copying from, or printing pdf files.

Open File (Sumatra has on toolbar)

Text View Toggle

Text Select Toggle

Print File (Sumatra has on toolbar)

Text Rotate

Text Zoom (Sumatra has on toolbar)

I like the way Foxit works and looks.  Version 4.0 seems to be free of unwanted addons.  It's also quite fast.  Sumatra feels archaic and I can't think of a reason why I'd want to use it.

General Software Discussion / Re: So, what pdf reader app is your fav?
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:22 PM »
I don't do pdf editing, just reading and copy/paste.  I use an old version of Foxit Reader (4.0) and love it.  Tried Sumatra, but found that I had to make excessive use of the menu to get things done.

General Software Discussion / Re: Malwarebytes 3.0 out
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:31 AM »
For me, cleared up issues of slow starting and general browser slowdown.

Still hanging with XP, actually.  Probably some day I'll regret it, but no obvious problems yet.

He must be attracted to the light.

Darned hearing aids must need fixing.  I could swear I heard somebody say "where's mrainey?"

Living Room / Re: List your (wireless) router and experiences
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:42 PM »
I bought a "Cisco Linksys E1200 Refurbished Wireless-N Wi-Fi Router with 4-Port Switch" for thirty bucks to replace a WRT54GL.

Speed now shows up as 72 Mbps, versus 54 Mbps before.  We commonly have three computers browsing and Pandora streaming on the TV.  Streaming videos from Amazon works great.  I haven't had any problems at all.

I'm not a router techie, just reporting what I've experienced.

Living Room / Re: CamelCamelCamel: Nice Amazon Price Watcher
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:00 PM »
I like it!

General Software Discussion / Re: best WYSIWYG html editor
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:24 PM »
I settled for WYSIWYG Web Builder.

Not only is the software excellent, but the developer gives top-notch support (he apparently never sleeps).  The forum is quite active and full of helpful users.  Free updates appear regularly and a new major version seems to show up about once a year, at half-price for current license holders..

Is that what's called the "vision thing"?

I've managed to stick with Firefox 3.6, and am still liking it quite a lot.

General Software Discussion / Re: best WYSIWYG html editor
« on: March 25, 2012, 07:19 PM »
I highly recommend this one.

I've used FastSpring for 2+ years now.  When I signed up they offered, at no charge, to customize the payment screen to make it look more like my web pages.  They were also willing to do some free tailoring of the customer notification email.  They have handled all taxes and currency conversions.  Their service has been fast and reliable.

Customer service is responsive and I've never had unpleasant surprises that I could attribute to FastSpring.

There are two pricing plans - one is a straight 8.9%, the other is 5.9% plus ninety five cents.

I like 'em.

And what happens if your system goes ka-boom & you have to reinstall your OS?

Make an image of your Windows partition once a week - takes twenty minutes.  I've used Windows for close to twenty years and have never reinstalled from scratch, but images have saved my butt half a dozen times.

Avast is a mess. It has pretty good detection rates, but causes a lot of compatibility issues with other programs.

I've used avast! for six or seven years with no major complaints.  What specific problems have you seen?

General Software Discussion / Re: Spartan Clipboard: Giveaway
« on: January 01, 2012, 07:21 PM »
Looks like it might have developed from the old Classic Clipboard program, which at one time met my needs very well.  My wife still uses it.


General Software Discussion / Re: AdBlock Plus To Not Block All Ads
« on: December 13, 2011, 10:38 AM »
that would have been a nice "thank you.

Agreed.  If everybody chipped in a little, maybe they could turn the ads off.  They're a pretty recent thing.

General Software Discussion / Re: AdBlock Plus To Not Block All Ads
« on: December 13, 2011, 10:10 AM »
Thinking about good ways to stop the Wikipedia ads inspired me to send them twenty bucks.

General Software Discussion / Re: AdBlock Plus To Not Block All Ads
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:31 PM »

You share or have shared a living space with a female and still think the Nest can learn to keep things comfortable for all?

Let us know how it works out.  Something that would do that is every man's dream.

Which is nice assuming you aren't having thermostat wars

You got that right.

Living Room / Re: FUNNY~! Drinking Water DOES NOT Hydrate!
« on: November 20, 2011, 09:59 PM »
Maybe the manufacturers should be required to include a line stating that drinking large amounts of water in a short period of time can result in death (which is true).

So I don't trust that you unsubscribed the right way™

You're undoubtedly correct.

They added me to their junkmail list and would not unsubscribe me no matter what I did.

Same thing happened to me.

Solid Edge 2D is professional-quality and free.


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