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by Midas
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 19
Views: 3828

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

QED: "no-install" ≠ "portable"... :|
by Midas
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Google/Youtube popups
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Google/Youtube popups

As a privacy counter-measure, I have my browser set to aggressively clear non allow-listed cookies -- doing this via browser options and " Self-Destructing Cookies ", " I don't care about cookies " and " uBlock Origin [/b]" (included with AdNauseam ) Firefox addons. As an aggravating side-effect, I'...
by Midas
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Online privacy and a new social credit score
Replies: 4
Views: 4442

Re: Online privacy and a new social credit score

LizzieSp wrote:I am very concerned about these trends.

We should all be, irrespective of political alignment. The total surveillance societies that are coalescing around the planet as we speak are neither benevolent nor amenable to the public good...
by Midas
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: UXTheme... and shady online pages
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: UXTheme... and shady online pages

Yep, I was getting ready to post about SecureUxTheme, which I just found while writing the OP...

Thanks for the updates, anyway, great info as always. 8)
by Midas
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: UXTheme... and shady online pages
Replies: 2
Views: 193

UXTheme... and shady online pages

I like to have my Windows (lightly) themed for better enjoyment and readability if possible. After all, you're liable to spend whole years looking at it. And, IMHO, the best themes are those with a touch(!) of retro flavor, harking back to the Windows XP UX. What can I say, I'm weird like that... Bu...
by Midas
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Online privacy and a new social credit score
Replies: 4
Views: 4442

Re: Online privacy and a new social credit score

Quick note for a read I found interesting along a related line of reasoning, encompassing the taming of our agency as private computer owners: Back in the late 90s, I worked at a university. I had a 386 on my desk for a workstation -– not a powerful computer even then. But I put the boa webserver on...
by Midas
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 19
Views: 3828

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

Fine, I wouldn't even dream of contesting your tech credentials -- please feel free to do as you please. 8) Just be aware that this is not a recent debate here at TPFC forums as, particularly in regard to Google's products alone, it can easily be traced back to over a decade ago -- and I summoned up...
by Midas
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 19
Views: 3828

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

Hi, Winuser and welcome to TPFC's forum. Standard registry entries or not, my goal was just to enlighten community members about the traces left by running Classic Browser . As for the definition of " portable ", yours is just a subset of what the said community has agreed over the years -- please c...
by Midas
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: Timeline [Python-based event manager]
Replies: 13
Views: 20887

Re: Timeline [Python-based event manager]

Timeline for Windows build #207(?) released 2021-04-08 (available changelog at jenkins.rickardlindberg.me/job/timeline-windows-exe/changes).
by Midas
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: [Ceofix Pure Dark Theme Tool] Black taskbar on Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: [Ceofix Pure Dark Theme Tool] Black taskbar on Windows 10

Firefox is apparently unable to scroll down in Ceofix.com.
by Midas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 19
Views: 3828

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

Classic Browser proceeds apace, v6.9 released [2021-04-13] (https://theclassictools.com/Changes.txt). Be forewarned, if you want to test it, that Classic Browser will by default clear your '% TEMP %', ' Prefetch ' and a couple of other ' %APPDATA% ' locations, as instructed by the ' cleanup.bat ' i...
by Midas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: ghostwriter
Replies: 38
Views: 33922

Re: ghostwriter

webfork wrote:EDIT: Issue post requesting settings change: github.com/michelolvera/vs-ghostwriter/issues/29
Remark posted on the issue countering the argument that it's a new feature not fitting the developer's goals...
by Midas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Dopamine (DotNET audio player)
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Dopamine (DotNET audio player)

Been meaning to make a quick post about this player for quite some time -- I guess today will be the day... I haven't tested Dopamine , really, but it has consistently made it into top players lists around the web mainly because it can manage large music collections. Moreover, the UI looks cool, the...
by Midas
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Censorship circumvention (UltraSurf and Freegate)
Replies: 20
Views: 40121

Re: Censorship circumvention (UltraSurf and Freegate)

Further reporting regarding UltraSurf found in a NPR political piece: An initial security audit of Ultrasurf commissioned by the State Department, however, reflected significant problems with the software, which was still relying on technologies that were considered cutting edge in 2013. The audit, ...