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by webfork
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Van Loo Software: SSuite, OmegaOffice, Ex-Lex, Accel etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 15732

Re: Van Loo Software: SSuite, OmegaOffice, Ex-Lex, Accel etc.

Amusingly, the SSuite Office put out an update: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/Suites-editors/SSuite-Office-Portable.shtml The characteristically basic, boilerplate Softpedia reviews were very clearly in use but even their reviewers noted "several errors during our tests". Add...
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: Surface: great product from unexpected maker?
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Surface: great product from unexpected maker?

I've heard positive reviews from friends who own one, but unfortuantely recent Surface devices have not seen good reliability ratings from Consumer Reports (https://www.consumerreports.org/laptop-computers/microsoft-surface-laptops-and-tablets-not-recommended-by-consumer-reports/) and another review...
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Colora
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Colora

Interesting program but I'm a little confused by the add to palette and add to latest buttons: they only ever add the blue color that happens when you hover over those buttons.

I also can't seem to move colors from "latest' into the palette.

I'll try to post something to GH/SF about this.
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Zotero Standalone Portable
Replies: 13
Views: 17328

Re: Zotero Standalone Portable

It took me a few years but I finally got around to this. Unfortunately the Zotero launcher link is down so I retested with my standard methods ... Steps: 1. Download setup file 2. Don't run, but open in 7zip 3. Copy files from the CORE subfolder to a destination of your choice and launch Status : No...
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Compressing voice recordings
Replies: 26
Views: 17111

Re: Compressing voice recordings

Note that I don't think I'll be integrating this into my compression protocol for at least another year, but it's a very exciting development that I think will only improve with time... --- What's always been important about voice recordings isn't that it's an accurate recording of the person speaki...
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Niatask
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Niatask

Yet another amazingly thorough review. I've been struggling to automate some basic, repetitive desktop operations so I'll definitely be testing this out. I was a little frustrated in initial testing that that it doesn't seem to function on multiple monitors (I almost always have multiple monitors se...
by webfork
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Portable Chrome
Replies: 22
Views: 37500

Re: Portable Chrome

Just a note that Chrome's reputation for being a memory hog is now 10-13% worse:
https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/07/13/goog ... emory-hog/
by webfork
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Stepshot Review
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Stepshot Review

Honestly, it’s strange this situation happened to you. Usually, when the program is closed without the guide being saved, you can access it after restarting the app following the path File (upper left menu) >> Unsaved Files. The title of the guide is automatically set to the date and time when the ...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Slow down writing to disk

I was always wondering about which program does the basic copying and moving. I can't recall on which OS it appeared, but I know for sure at least on Win7 that you can run Resource Monitor (the "Disk" tab) and get some idea of what's doing all the writing. When writing and reading to magnetic disks...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: [Resolved] Finding duplicate phrases
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: [Resolved] Finding duplicate phrases

FTR, dtSearch (https://www.dtsearch.com/) was the best commercial product I have ever tested for all around phrase searching -- when it was still shareware... I believe that if you're a developer, you can request a fully functional evaluation copy at their website. Oh wow ... just the hit highlight...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: Exselo - desktop search
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: Exselo - desktop search

Update here: About once every two months, forgets the user, opens a prompt login screen prompt. The last time this ran, I entered a username and password and doesn't accept either. I tried resetting the password and got an "An error occurred try again later" message. Fast forward a few hours later a...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: [Resolved] Finding duplicate phrases
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: Finding duplicate phrases [Resolved]

Resolved In digging around for some of the posts, I solved the duplicate phrases question. Sadly, it was a program I overlooked many years ago: MatnPardaz - Free Word (and phrase) Frequency Counter Note that I updated the thread topic to include "and phrase". If that was included initially, I might...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Free Word (and phrase) Frequency Counter
Replies: 3
Views: 3738

Re: Free Word (and phrase) Frequency Counter

I wish I had looked at this program more closely when it was first posted. A few notes: Split Number = the number of words in a sequence from 1 for individual words or 20 word sets. For example, set to 10 it found groups of words that come up frequently such as "of this software is governed by the t...
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: How to manage too many processes? (Resolved)
Replies: 16
Views: 7616

Re: How to manage too many processes? (Resolved)

Old thread update:

For a solution to a similar problem, see "slow down writing to the disk," especially if you have low RAM and/or a magnetic hard disk.
by webfork
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Slow down writing to disk

This is fantastic, thanks SYSTEM. I've been using Daphne for this function as described here for years, but it only controls process/affinity and not disk priority. It looks like I can set a low I/O priority and then check "save for <executable name> " and it will auto-lower it whenever Process Hack...