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by SYSTEM
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: [Vote] Key InFormer
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Key InFormer

With this tool, I found out that, my laptop "Right Alt" button, actually sends "LControl down + RAlt down + LControl up + RAlt up", really, I really don't know why it sends the "LControl" keystroke, but, after knowing that, it really allowed me to avoid a lot of problems, for example, remapping key...
by SYSTEM
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: AV1 video codec
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: AV1 video codec

Hopefully this will be THE standard by 2020. AV1 has good chances to make it there. It's royalty-free, and performs better (i.e. can achieve either better compression ratio or quality) than anything else. It would be stupid for companies and individuals not to utilize AV1.* * (except for MPEG-LA me...
by SYSTEM
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: The Electron framework and portable software
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Re: The Electron framework and portable software

webfork wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Software disenchantment" - a great article on exceedingly inefficient software
Thanks, nice read. :)
by SYSTEM
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 56
Views: 34936

Re: CCleaner Portable

Piriform has now written a comprehensive list of the data CCleaner sends by default. It still looks a little excessive to me (the data includes button clicks in CCleaner, the installed AV, whether or not you have Chrome installed, and if CCleaner crashes, the full list of programs that were running ...
by SYSTEM
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps
Replies: 15
Views: 3714

Re: TPFC Awards or Top 10 Apps

thepiney wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
I usually lose the rest when explaining how to update UniExtract so they can extract the setup files
Simply recommend Universal Extractor 2 instead, it's already up to date.
by SYSTEM
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: In final blow to 'legacy' Firefox Mozilla will be deleting XUL addons from catalog in the coming months
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: In final blow to 'legacy' Firefox Mozilla will be deleting XUL addons from catalog in the coming months

Mozilla notes they're strained resource-wise with maintaining a legacy XUL catalog, though given their claimed motivation that none of the latest versions of Firefox support XUL (ignoring Firefox forks like Palemoon, etc which still use them) surely in that case fewer users would be downloading the...
by SYSTEM
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Comments suggestion
Replies: 37
Views: 15414

Re: Comments suggestion

I think we need to nail down on how to present _both_ pinned comments and 10 most recent comments, both of which must be presented before the hidden comments. Maybe we can have this: == Top 5 voted comments == == Most recent 10 comments == == Click to show all comments (most recent first) == Any ot...
by SYSTEM
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion
Replies: 56
Views: 37043

Re: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion

I'm opposed. Meltdown and Spectre got attention primarily because 1) as hardware flaws, fully fixing them requires new CPUs, and 2) because they affect such a broad range of software. Other than that, they aren't very severe vulnerabilities: just information leaks. I can appreciate that the Presto ...
by SYSTEM
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Comments suggestion
Replies: 37
Views: 15414

Re: Comments suggestion

I think auto-hide is a good idea.
by SYSTEM
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion
Replies: 56
Views: 37043

Re: Opera (Presto) - browser listing suggestion

PFW users: I've generally made it the policy of the site to add a security notice to some of the older browsers mentioned here on the site ( here are a few examples ) to help set expectations for visitors. People have strong feelings about Opera (Presto) so I wanted to poll site users before making...
by SYSTEM
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 118
Views: 147373

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Specular wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Are the portable install steps still valid, or have they been superseded by these steps on the official site for the 'standalone' install?
AFAIK, our install steps are still valid, and the main reason why we recommend extracting the installer is that doing so avoids running it.
by SYSTEM
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Slow down writing to disk

As a long-term solution, I will look to replace the C drive (is NTFS) in my laptop with an SSD drive. I just wonder how Microsoft licenses that Windows 8 that I have. It was paid for when I purchased my laptop as part of the total price. But I wonder if it is licensed "per user" (meaning, no extra ...
by SYSTEM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Slow down writing to disk

The C drive on my Toshiba Satellite P875-S730 is an NTFS drive. I purchased it with the Windows 8 OS built in. After a few tweaks to make the Windows 8 user friendly, I loved it. I go with the brand as some sort of quality warranty, according to user reviews - at the time Toshiba Satellite was the ...
by SYSTEM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Slow down writing to disk

However, another interesting question comes up : if I were to just do a simple copy and paste, for example I copy 50 gigabytes of movies and paste them onto an external backup drive, which program would I need to tweak for I/O priority then (assuming, I am not using additional copy programs like Te...
by SYSTEM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Slow down writing to disk

You can launch Process Hacker, right-click a process and reduce its I/O priority.