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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: January 09, 2008, 12:43 PM »
Am I the only person in the world using Password Agent?
How does it compare with keepass and roboform, or even formautofiller ?

Now that's a good question  :D

Haven't tried Roboform, Formautofiller looks like it just, err, fills in forms, which isn't something I need. Just downloaded keepass and I'm impressed; similar concept to Password Agent but a nicer look and feel. I also get the impression it does a lot more too.

I'll run both together for a couple of weeks to see what I think.

I'm liking KeePass - it was easy to export all my Password Agent entries across and it feels a lot slicker. I think I'll keep it and start using it full time.  :)

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Living Room / Re: Cell phones: The next frontier in ad business?
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:03 PM »
Doesn't surprise me - go out in London or Manchester on a Friday or Saturday night and you'll get more Bluetooth ads beamed at you than if you'd stayed at home watching Ant & Dec  ;)

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Screenshot Captor / Re: Help interfacing with other programs.
« on: December 31, 2007, 05:58 AM »
SC is a fantastic tool, but I'd rather eat ground glass than use it for screen recording rather than one off shots.  ;)

If you're happy to record as continuous video (so you can then go back and take individual shots manually) there are a few free options such as CamStudio.

But if you want an individual screenshot each time the screen or window changes, you should be looking at Captivate.

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You mean here?

Nope, the max entries option doesn't make a difference - even if the number of results are well below the max entries figure the last one still gets clipped off.

I've switched to large icons in the results display instead.

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i dont know why some people get font size problems while others dont.. do you have large fonts enabled on your windows?

one workaround for now is to go to options and customize the font settings and row heights.  you should be able to configure it to look right.

Hi Mouser - no, my fonts are normal size, and changing the font height makes no difference - the results box just shrinks to match so I get exactly the same amount of information.

I'm not convinced it's the font size anyway - however many results there are (subject to the max entries option) the last one always drops off the foot of the display.

Incidentally the bug is also present when choosing 'Small Icon Report' in Options > Display > Results Display Syle

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Got a minor but slightly annoying bug for you  ;) I couldn't see any other reports of it.

v2.00.145, using XP fully updated with standard display settings.

I've noticed that when 'Switch from Large to Small Icons on Dirlist' setting is ticked FARR cuts off the last result from the view, though you can scroll down. If there's only one matching result you don't see any results.

Unticking it corrects the problem.

It seems to also apply to combinations of dirs and files.

A couple of screenshots attached plus one showing my display options. Changing the skins or not using skins at all don't make a difference.

Thanks  :)

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Living Room / Re: GetHuman
« on: December 28, 2007, 05:13 AM »
If your phone can do pulse dialling that'll often bypass the voice menu hell completely and take you straight to flesh and blood

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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:41 PM »
Am I the only person in the world using Password Agent?
How does it compare with keepass and roboform, or even formautofiller ?

Now that's a good question  :D

Haven't tried Roboform, Formautofiller looks like it just, err, fills in forms, which isn't something I need. Just downloaded keepass and I'm impressed; similar concept to Password Agent but a nicer look and feel. I also get the impression it does a lot more too.

I'll run both together for a couple of weeks to see what I think.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Best password manager?
« on: December 17, 2007, 02:33 PM »
Am I the only person in the world using Password Agent?

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Startup Delayer
« on: December 16, 2007, 07:07 AM »
WinPatrol has a basic startup delayer which works well for me.


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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: snagIt 7 free: grab it
« on: December 11, 2007, 03:31 PM »
I love SC but SnagIt is much better at capturing objects. So I use both  :)

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If it's Windows Media you're thinking of, then FairUse4WM works for me.

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Living Room / Re: 'Smart Closet' Tells You What To Wear
« on: November 21, 2007, 02:59 PM »
Don't want to be bitchy  ;) 

But look at those two  :o

I know they're Australian so you have to make allowances, but surely not even the straightest straight man would want to rely on anything connected to them for clothing advice  :D

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It's time to threaten them with court proceedings to recover the money you spent on the application, on your calls etc to support to try to fix their problem, and a notional amount for your time - and I do mean notional, don't try to claim £300 per hour   ;)

That's assuming Aussie law has similar consumer protection statutes to English & Welsh law.

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If you just want to have an off chance that you'll be able to watch Shrek 2 in 50 years time, tape it off the TV and stick it in the back of a cupboard somewhere, and hope you'll be able to pick up a working VCR from an antique shop in half a century.

- legal under UK copyright law, by the way   Wink

Actually technically not. It is legal to video stuff from TV to watch it at a time other than its broadcast time. Strictly it isn't legal to keep that copy in perpetuity to watch whenever you want or to archive it. That is what purchased VHS and DVD is currently for. Not that any one in the UK takes any notice of such regulations.

Sorry Carol; that's what I meant - to keep it to eventually watch once. So many people wilfully read 'a more convenient time' as 'any convenient times'

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Another victim of Groupwise  :mad:

But at least you can irritate the fanboys at Novell by not capitalising the w  ;)

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Surely the point about digital media is that it gives you complete control over the extent to which you want to future proof your information?

If you want to be sure that your data will be readable in 500 years time, all you need to do is make enough copies to be statistically confident they'll last x years, and set up a trust fund with instructions that the money be used to make enough new copies on new media every x years to be sure at least 1 copy will last the next x years.

If you just want to have an off chance that you'll be able to watch Shrek 2 in 50 years time, tape it off the TV and stick it in the back of a cupboard somewhere, and hope you'll be able to pick up a working VCR from an antique shop in half a century.

- legal under UK copyright law, by the way   ;)

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Living Room / Re: UK Government wants your crypto keys... by law.
« on: October 03, 2007, 04:16 PM »
As a UK subject

Really? My passport must be a forgery - it says I'm a British Citizen  ;)

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General Review Discussion / Re: Free PDF tools review?
« on: September 21, 2007, 02:48 PM »
Much as I dislike Acrobat from my own perspective, it looks like that's the way you might be heading jzippo.

I get the feeling you'll probably feel uncomfortable using non-official software?

Adobe sells millions of copies; at least some of those sales must be to people who do actually need it  ;)

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General Review Discussion / Re: Free PDF tools review?
« on: September 20, 2007, 02:30 PM »
Wow, those are very specific comments jzippo. Are you sure pdf is the best format rather than tracking changes and comments in, say, Word?

Or alternatively - how valuable are the annotations? What's the risk/cost if they've not displayed correctly in another reader? High enough to justify paying the extra for Acrobloat?

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General Review Discussion / Re: Free PDF tools review?
« on: September 18, 2007, 02:31 PM »
 :-[   That was the pencil tool - I didn't have my Wacom to hand  ;)

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Living Room / Re: How much RAM do you have on your PC?
« on: September 18, 2007, 02:26 PM »
It's because the 4GB limit is the maximum of all memory. That includes a bit for system stuff and the graphics card memory. And my graphics card has 512MB.
Wrooooong :) - you just need to make sure the system is running in PAE mode, which should be the default for systems supporting x86-64/NX bit (Data Execution Prevention). But as usual, Microsoft is of course imposing artificial limitations on how much physical memory is supported (see the table at the end of the above link) just to do market segmenting, those bastards.


Ah, I see.

I've done a bit of Googling and decided that the caveats that come with turning on PAE don't justify the benefits, so I'm going to stick with what I've got just for the sake of £15 worth of memory.

Thanks for the pointers though - I hope someone else reading can make use of that.

I remember scrimping and saving the pennies for my first PC, and having that gnawing feeling that I was wasting my money getting a 40MB (yes, MB) hard disk. And now I'm losing 20 times that amount of memory and I'm just 'yeah, whatever'  :o

 :D

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Ryan over at cybernetnews.com has a post up on his favorite file renamer, called appropriately, ReNamer.

Version 5.05 of this program, Denis Kozlov's ReNamer, is now out, dated 17th Sept. 2007.



Thanks for the heads up  :)

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General Review Discussion / Re: Free PDF tools review?
« on: September 18, 2007, 12:53 PM »
jzippo, here's a pdf with attachments made by Xchange Viewer so you can see how well they work in different readers.

As you can see, I've abandoned taste and slapped in lots of different styles  :D

Warning: this file is BIG - 660kb. The original pdf was only 16kb so the annotations do add a heavy load. Maybe that's why it's free  ;)

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Living Room / Re: How much RAM do you have on your PC?
« on: September 17, 2007, 04:30 PM »
4 GB - though I'm on XP so only get 3.25. But at the prices these days why have less?

There is no reason why you should settle for 3.25 Gb of your 4Gb on Windows XP. I posted a number of articles in another thread about WinXP memory management which says you should be able to use the full 4Gb. You may need to set a boot time switch though (although I think it is default).

Some motherboards restrict memory access so it may not be a Windows fault - but losing 0.75 Gb seems a bit excessive which makes me suspect this in't the problem here.
It's because the 4GB limit is the maximum of all memory. That includes a bit for system stuff and the graphics card memory. And my graphics card has 512MB.

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