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by Specular
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: LPF (Long Path Finder)
Replies: 13
Views: 10921

Re: LPF (Long Path Finder)

It's too bad the files weren't hosted on the blog, since archive.org may have been able to mirror them. Seems the author switched between Dropbox and then ge.tt, with the latter known to delete inactive downloads after a time.
by Specular
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
Replies: 5
Views: 6485

Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

Just regarding previous description, the OBS Project version of OBS (OBS Studio), unlike a separate fork called Streamlabs OBS, is QT-based not Electron-based. I asked the support for clarification. Thought I'd mention the reason here for my updated edit and to avoid confusion. Edit: replied to a co...
by Specular
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Lesser-known advantages of portable software
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

Re: Lesser-known advantages of portable software

May have been mentioned in a previous topic about advantages, can't recall, but I've read of some users synchronizing portable programs via cloud hosting (eg: Dropbox) which is a curious and convenient way of keeping multiple systems current with your settings and data.
by Specular
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows Layout Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: Windows Layout Manager

Specular: TaskLayout looks similar. I downloaded it, is most functionality preserved after the trial period? Should have clarified sorry, the version I use (0.6.0.2) isn't trialware as version 0.7.0.0 onward is, discussed a bit in the topic I linked. webfork from that same topic linked a mirror of ...
by Specular
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: AstroGrep
Replies: 6
Views: 12737

Re: AstroGrep

Thanks for doing that. I was not clear on how few GREP-based tools we had in the database. Yeah it's nice that it can have a more visible presence. Been maintained for many years, apparently. Made a minor tweak to the first paragraph, clarifying the line that previously made it sound like printing ...
by Specular
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Portable Hardware Discussion
Topic: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps
Replies: 12
Views: 7587

Re: USB Flash drive lifespan + portable apps

Just on the subject of things to keep in mind, I've read several places that the type of flash used for memory cards at least (may affect the type of flash used for USB form factors as well) requires it to be powered/read from on a periodic basis otherwise the flash cells begin to lose their 'hold' ...
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 173409

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

Emka wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Specular wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
I've read comments elsewhere that defend this by saying other browsers run such background check programs
Doesn't installed Firefox run the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
Looks to be optional. I've never encountered it myself in either install though.
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Windows Layout Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: WindowsLayoutManager

While trying TaskLayout I came across Windows Layout Manger and it seemed good. Only drawback comparatively was from what I could tell is it's tailored for resizing windows already open rather than being able to itself launch windows based on pre-saved sesssions (which I was looking for). Seemed por...
by Specular
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 173409

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

I've noticed in use that when the 'Notify about updates' setting is checked the browser adds a 'Vivaldi update notifier' executable to the Windows Start-up list that checks in the background for updates and continues to run even after exiting the program. Originally I assumed enabling the option wou...
by Specular
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

Re: You're all wonderful

Thanks for the kind words, that means a lot. The occasional kind words is a wonderful thing! :D This site is truly a community effort. Wouldn't be possible without everyone's contributions. :) Also wanted to thank billion for their recent entry updating. I just submitted a new entry earlier and by ...
by Specular
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: AstroGrep
Replies: 6
Views: 12737

Re: AstroGrep

Found this useful enough personally that I added an entry for it in the database. It's an excellent utility for finding multiple instances of text within files and would be a worthy addition to the PFDB imo. Consider voting! Tested personally for portability as well though unsure for Windows support...
by Specular
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

You're all wonderful

Just felt like creating a topic in appreciation of all those who make the PF site worthwhile ;) There are so many tireless contributions to the database as well as the various, more occasional users who both suggest and post about portable software that it continues to be an excellent resource for f...
by Specular
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 5006

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

Did a bit more poking around and came across AstroGrep, which offers a similar range of features as Grepy2 (minus the Everything integration, for one) but known to be portable (tested myself). Smaragdus happened to have also posted about it here previously which offers a good overview. The current p...
by Specular
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 5006

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

palacs wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 am
I would also give up on misspelled words.
A quick search pulls up Grepy2, which looks promising and even has some Everything integration, coincidentally. Not sure if portable but looks to be worth checking.
by Specular
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Advanced text finder and viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 5006

Re: Advanced text finder and viewer

I'm looking for a portable freeware that can search in a lot of text files and has the following features. Can search for mispelled words. e.g. if I look for "chocolate" it should find "chocloate" as well. I can't think of any search program like this. As far as I can recall not even Spotlight on m...