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by SYSTEM
Mon May 03, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)
Replies: 145
Views: 253016

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Vivaldi's update on cookies and ad-blocking https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/29/vivaldi_3_8/ (and read the comments) Nice. :) Blocking cookie prompts is similar to how I have set Vivaldi to auto-reject any sites which ask for permission to send push notifications - almost no sites which want it ...
by SYSTEM
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 22
Views: 6287

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

We have a definition of portability in our about page , and not having to manually copy settings around is the most important part . So I've been told... but it's full of fallacies: ie: “It must not have any coupling with Internet Explorer…” That's a part of Andrew's ideal definition of "portable":...
by SYSTEM
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Classic Browser (Chromium based)
Replies: 22
Views: 6287

Re: Classic Browser (Chromium based)

I mean, are settings preserved when running Classic Browser on a different machine? Only if you also grab this folder... C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\ClassicUser So that's not portable at all. We have a definition of portability in our about page , and not having to manually copy setting...
by SYSTEM
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Signal - cross-platform secure messaging (64-bit only)
Replies: 31
Views: 22616

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

Signal has now adopted a cryptocurrency (with ties to Moxie Marlinspike, the Signal founder) for mobile payments: https://amycastor.com/2021/04/07/signal-adopts-mobilecoin-a-crypto-project-linked-to-its-own-creator-moxie-marlinspike/ This looks like a scheme to make money for Marlinspike: he most li...
by SYSTEM
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 13337

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

I just updated AutoHotKey again, but their "official" source says March 10th, literally a day ahead, should I still go by that? (I went with the 9th, this time.) Probably a timezone difference. I'm at UTC+2 and your post was only nine minutes before midnight at my timezone. At higher UTC offsets it...
by SYSTEM
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Firefox Portable
Replies: 159
Views: 375129

Re: Firefox Portable

It appears Firefox team has gone to great lengths to remove all options to quickly restart the browser, something that I use(d) a lot on my daily web explorations (caused by the massive amount of memory it uses -- I usually see it hovering way up of the 1GB mark -- which a times turns even the best...
by SYSTEM
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 13337

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

Special wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:36 am
EDIT: Oh crap I messed up, I edited the "Release Date" to when the update, and maybe should have left it as the original date...?
Release data field is supposed to mean the date when the update was released by the developer.
by SYSTEM
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Visual Studio Code Portable - modern code editor
Replies: 24
Views: 16213

Re: VSCodium (FLOSS version of VSCode)

So if you downloaded the Firefox source code and then compiled it yourself, it would not have telemetry and branding? I looked on the Firefox build and build FAQ page, no info there: https://firefox-source-docs.mozilla.org/setup/windows_build.html https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/De...
by SYSTEM
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Visual Studio Code Portable - modern code editor
Replies: 24
Views: 16213

Re: VSCodium (FLOSS version of VSCode)

Very interesting -- I was under the impression that Visual Studio Code was open source, which is not the case. VSCode is open source. The only difference is that Microsoft's official builds have the telemetry and branding. (If you consider VSCode closed source by this rationale, then Firefox wouldn...
by SYSTEM
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: RECYCLER
Replies: 1
Views: 3374

Re: RECYCLER

Interesting. I actually had a RECYCLER folder in one partition in my external drive. The folder's edit timestamp was August 16, 2010. I removed it just now.
by SYSTEM
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Chromium Portable - web browser
Replies: 77
Views: 150604

Re: Chromium Portable - web browser

Also, a bit of an update on this from LWN with the suggestion by multiple distro maintainers will move away from Chromium . Key quote: Many of us run free software — and avoid proprietary software — because we want to remain in control of our systems. Free software can be counted on to not disappea...
by SYSTEM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?
Replies: 31
Views: 13337

Re: Site seems to be lacking/missing/maybe just slow on updates recently?

Regardless, I fully agree with Andrew that we'll need community help on this one. I'm trying to setup something more automatic to check for updates but I'll keep that process open so anyone can use it to update entries if they're so inclined. How about WebVersions ? It's outright meant for that pur...
by SYSTEM
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: LibreOffice Portable
Replies: 67
Views: 121142

Re: LibreOffice Portable

Are there any active LibreOffice Portable users on the site? I use X-LibreOffice. I doubt your crashes would be related to differences between LO Portable and X-LO. It's possible something in your configuration causes those crashes. You could try backing up your config, then deleting like half of t...
by SYSTEM
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 7592

Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

Midas wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:12 am
@SYSTEM: is there any reason for that beyond personal preference?
Not really.
by SYSTEM
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]
Replies: 17
Views: 7592

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 ...