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by Midas
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

@SYSTEM: is there any reason for that beyond personal preference?
by Midas
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

I've never seen that COMSPEC function before or understood it as necessary. I've always liked how straightforward Windows batch files are -- what a weird addition. Not trying to be pedantic, but %COMSPEC% is a system variable* that always points to CMD.exe. As different systems go, I have found it ...
by Midas
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pazera Free Audio Extractor
Replies: 27
Views: 37165

Re: Pazera Free Audio Extractor

webfork wrote:I thought it also had something to do with the ability to easily function on devices that were built for MP2 hardware decoders (or in that same range) so you could run it on very low power/low performance chips from 20 yrs ago, but I couldn't come up with anything on that.

I believe you... :)
by Midas
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Tucows put out to pasture
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Tucows put out to pasture

In the days of very, very old, Tucows was one of my main portals into the freeware path. But then it descended into evil ways, so I stopped mingling with it... The site is being mirrored on Archive.org: Tucows Software Library Bless them for such charitable deed. Tech giants are all trying to move u...
by Midas
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Pazera Free Audio Extractor
Replies: 27
Views: 37165

Re: Pazera Free Audio Extractor

Quick note to point out that any modern encoder is more "efficient" than MP3, just because it was developed in another age, one of meager computing power and bandwidth (if compared to today's standards).
by Midas
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

The batch file window seems to launch but it doesn't actually do anything, and I can't determine why. The batch file works fine on it's own. I can't say for sure without further testing, but I'd bet the problem lies with the batch file spawning a CLI console without the proper environment. Usually ...
by Midas
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Dsynchronize - file and folder synchronization
Replies: 23
Views: 28296

Re: Dsynchronize - file and folder synchronization

:idea: If you mean app UI blurriness, it might be improved by right-clicking and selecting "Change high DPI settings" (check "High DPI settings override" and select "Application" from the drop-down).
by Midas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Signal - cross-platform secure messaging (64-bit only)
Replies: 15
Views: 12681

Re: Signal - cross-platform secure messaging (64-bit only)

Topic update: Signal Desktop latest release is v1.39.5 (changes and downloads at https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/releases). Signal appears to have benefited the most after the recent WhatsApp debacle (and some celebrities endorsement): WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform restored...
by Midas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 138
Views: 233021

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

SYSTEM wrote:What do you mean "regular Chrome"? Vivaldi is not Chrome or a Chrome shell.

You may be right -- not my choice of words, though, but Vivaldi's own crew...
by Midas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 138
Views: 233021

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Vivaldi latest stable version is v3.5 (2115.87), released 2020-12-08 (release announcement at https://vivaldi.com/whats-new-in-vivaldi-3-5/). Interesting piece comparing what separates Vivaldi from regular Chrome : vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-browser-vs-google-chrome/ While checking for registry junk,...
by Midas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

@webfork: Although I don't use them myself, I wonder if you wouldn't get what you seek with one of NirSoft's many apps... :thinking:
by Midas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: MultiBootUSB
Replies: 10
Views: 16892

Re: MultiBootUSB

Topic update: MultiBootUSB v9.2.0 was released 2018-04-04 (changes and downloads at https://github.com/mbusb/multibootusb/releases). MultiBootUSB seems to have been abandoned, the domain "multibootusb.org" is up for sale. Downloads are also available at https://sourceforge.net/projects/multibootusb/...
by Midas
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: imgPark
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: imgPark

FYI, ClipDiary stores images by default... :idea:
by Midas
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
Replies: 322
Views: 1066458

Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10

Yep, I came across the same recently.

Microsoft to fix Windows 10 bug that can corrupt a hard drive just by looking at an icon
https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/15/22232589/
by Midas
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: Photivo
Replies: 20
Views: 15081

Re: Photivo

@thepiney: can you detail your findings further, please? It would help anyone researching Photivo's portability.

Meanwhile and until more info is produced, I'll just push the topic to the non-portables forum.