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I'm using:
uBlock -  adblock alternative, more lightweight on the PC and the browser itself, been using it for a while now, have no complaints.
WebOfTrust -  I find the reviews and security ratings useful, especially if you accidentally run into a phishing website
Evernote Clipper -  If you use Evernote, I'd say this is a must, easy and fast way to keep articles you want to read later on your phone, or to make some eBay bookmarks for auctions with notifications when they're soon to be over  ;)
Streamus -  Great way to create easy playlists and listen to music with no need for an open Youtube tab. Extension is fast, you can import playlists easy, has a search feature and you can create your own playlist in a second, with no need for signing in with a Youtube account, definitely a recommendation  :Thmbsup:
Imagus -  Hover zoom alternative I've been using ever since Opera 12 was really popular, lightweight and reads images well, as well as imgur albums and makes it easy to scroll through all of the images in the album. I use it for reddit mostly, but it's useful on any other site as well  :D

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If any customers have newer systems with W8 you may want to set up another stick for UEFI boot(you can turn off secure boot on the customer's machine temporarily) and GPT.  I've just been playing around with bootable USB and even W7 Pro x64 will not boot from the stick when everything is properly formatted.  It gets to the Starting Windows and hangs.

You may want to put some W8 utilities or a UEFI bootable Linux on the stick to service those on W8 and later,

I haven't played around with changing the setting to Legacy Boot because I want VHDs that will boot from the boot manager screen on startup.


Thanks for the tip, that's not a bad idea either. But I might have to just make usb images and switch between them for W7 and W8, since the only flash drive aside from this one is 4 GB, and I believe that ain't enough.
As for your problem, did you by any chance use it on a 3.0 flash drive on a 3.0 port? I've heard some complains about Windows installation freezing in that case, because Windows doesn't have 3.0 drivers inserted, they need to be added manually for it to work. So maybe you'll find this helpful if that's the case!  :D

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General Software Discussion / What to use on a 32GB flash drive?
« on: April 24, 2015, 01:46 PM »
So I've recently bought a 32 GB flash drive, I'm planning on using it for installing OS, booting live versions etc.
I've used YUMI to add bootable files to it, and what I have on it so far is:
- Windows 7 32bit/64bit installation
- Windows XP installation (Yes, I know  :P there's still some older people around me used to it and not wanting any changes  :D)
- Slitaz 4.0 lightweight linux OS (I'm open to alternatives, it was just my first, let's say random choice)
- Backtrack 5 (it seems now that Kali is the new/better version, any thoughts or experiences on that?)
- Hiren's Boot CD

YUMI adds some Windows 7 files (such as setup.exe) into root, a bit annoying, but I've put all of these folders and files into hidden state, just so it doesn't get messed with if I borrow the flash drive to someone else.
So, what I'm asking is what else should I add to it? I'd be glad to hear what Portable Apps software to add to it as well, along with any bootable stuff recommendations!

And while I'm at it, recommend any free file backup alternatives, since I'll add some space on it for a TrueCrypt (7.1a) container to keep some files safe as they can be.
Thanks!

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Plugin Request: RSS Reader
« on: November 07, 2013, 03:15 PM »
The reason why most of the searches that come with FarrWebMetaSearch don't work is because FarrWebMetaSearch has a fundamental flaw: it gathers results by applying regular expressions on a web page's html. Unfortunately, a web page's html doesn't seem to be very stable (over time) :( In other words, when a web site provider changes their html (for whatever reason), these regexes become invalid or unusable and keeping them up-to-date would be quite a task I'm afraid.

That being said, FarrWebMetaSearch could be quite suitable for showing RSS feeds, because the RSS format is well-defined and never changes. Currently, FarrWebMetaSearch requires one file per site for definition. So to fulfill the OP's request, it would have to be changed / extended in such a way that it uses one definition file (defined for the RSS format) for many sites, as suggested by the OP. And then: reading is one thing, but you probably also want the functionality to mark items as read, to star items, to share items, etc. etc.


I understand, thanks for explaining it.
As for the last part, well, I'd be fine with it simply showing the newest feeds first, marking them as read or sharing them isn't really something I'd really need in the idea I've posted in the first post. Just a simple feed reader that gives the newest feeds when you type in "rss website", probably with an option of refresh rate or something like that if it's needed.   :D

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Find And Run Robot / Re: [Solved] FarrFox and custom bookmark location
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:03 PM »
How do you exactly point FarrFox to the file? I'm trying to use this with my portable Firefox, but I can't seem to find that option  :huh:

Edit: Nevermind, found it. Plugins -> Advanced plugin options.

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Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR Plugin Request: RSS Reader
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:48 AM »
I've tried it, but it doesn't seem to work on most of the searches, only onelook has gave me some results so far (and even when it did, FARR froze for 3-4 secs). But my idea is still slightly different than that one, but then again, it might be expanded with that kind of search for specific topics. I thought of it as simple as typing rss [feedname] and get latest rss feeds from the site, as I explained from my first post.

But you're still not wrong, that plugin is in some parts similar to my idea after all.

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Find And Run Robot / FARR Plugin Request: RSS Reader
« on: November 04, 2013, 12:03 PM »
Hello everyone!

I've did a few searches and I haven't been able to find any, so I wanted to ask is it possible to create a plugin that would show rss feeds?
For example, you type in the box: rss sitename and in normal FARR dropdown list it would show latest rss feeds from that particular site. Clicking on a result would either open the news in default browser or if possible (I'm a beginner at this, so I just list out ideas) in FARR's browser window that's called by "igo" command (maybe even make it an option to pick between those two).

I know it's not really a thing a launcher should do, but I feel that it might be quite useful for checking out news, and if it actually can open them in FARR's browser, that would be a fast way of reading the news out. Or if there's possibility, some kind of showing the popup (on mouseover or hotkey) on that news would show the text of the article (limited by characters to just show what's the news about, or if it can take the full text, even better). To better explain this idea (at least to Trillian users), something that trillian does when you mouse over a link is that it shows a popup with only text from that website. Since not only news sites use rss feeds, I believe this can be useful in quite number of ways to be updated on things you want.

I hope I explained my idea well and that it can be done!
Thanks :D

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