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by dot
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Alternatives to Google search
Replies: 190
Views: 640898

Re: Alternatives to Google search

Perhaps. But DuckDuckGo (like some other hyped alternatives used to do) still connects to Amazon which is about as omnipresent on the Internet, or even more so by now, than Google. It's the reason why I don't use this SE and other SEs that behave (or when they behaved) like that. Personally, I'm sti...
by dot
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Best Firefox plugin(s)
Replies: 58
Views: 166237

Re: Best Firefox plugin(s)

Privacy Badger? Isn't that the one that "learns" which beacons or webbugs to block? IIRC I dumped it because it never ever, not even once, caught anything, as uBlock Origin does such a good job of blocking all those webbugs before PB can even notice them.
by dot
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Alternatives to Google search
Replies: 190
Views: 640898

Re: Alternatives to Google search

Mozilla never gave a damn, if any FF update broke the addons, time and again. This is just false. Rest assured that many (especially former contributors) see it entirely different. There have been websites around for years, from former contributors/programmers, where they vent their anger at that f...
by dot
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Alternatives to Google search
Replies: 190
Views: 640898

Re: Alternatives to Google search

Mozilla is far from perfect That's putting it very mildly, IMO. To me they are as disgusting as MS. Years ago, though not in the earliest years, on their forums and bug sites, I learned about their overbearing behaviour. I really got the impression that the Mozilla folk tried to copy MS's manners a...
by dot
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Alternatives to Google search
Replies: 190
Views: 640898

Re: Alternatives to Google search

I'll probably subscribe to Mozilla's VPN (primarily to support Mozilla, the VPN is secondary to me). Ditto. ??? Who in his right mind would ever want to "support" a multi-million dollar corporation like the Mozilla Corporation who, over the years, has acquired the same arrogant, overbearing and unc...
by dot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Why does this site constantly log me out?
Replies: 39
Views: 70713

Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

Special wrote:I've done everyone of those things except pray to Amun-Ra, it seems to be completely random when it happens.
If you are using Firefox, you could try the Biscuit add-on that preserves marked cookies even if you delete "all" cookies. It can even preserve session cookies.
by dot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: PDF Multitool (specialized conversion utility)
Replies: 21
Views: 30187

Re: PDF Multitool (specialized conversion utility)

webfork wrote:
dot wrote:Requires .NET Framework 2.0 :(
It does? I didn't see anything on the home or softpedia pages about that.
Other download sites (other than softpedia) indeed mention the .Net requirement. I gave it a try nevertheless. The program installs, but doesn't run on my slim (.Net-free) XP.
by dot
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: PDF Multitool (specialized conversion utility)
Replies: 21
Views: 30187

Re: PDF Multitool (specialized conversion utility)

Requires .NET Framework 2.0 :(
by dot
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Applications that paste the date? [resolved]
Replies: 25
Views: 44087

Here's an interesting small one (433KB) from donationcoder. No installation. Just an exe that creates a "TimeStamp.ini" file. I bet it's 100% portable. Created with AutoHotkey. ttp://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/index.html#TimeStamp TimeStampScreenP.gif "Copies user defined times and date...
by dot
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: FAR - "Find And Replace" Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 6108

FAR - "Find And Replace" Tool

http://findandreplace.sourceforge.net/ I was looking for a free "Find and Replace" tool that could do a bit more than the usual "find and replace" options in the usual simple text editors ( I needed to add some identical text with some special characters and an additional line break after every sing...
by dot
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Application that suggest colors based on a color
Replies: 6
Views: 6488

Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

As I just mentioned in the thread about XP compatible software, the newest version (1.2.1) no longer runs on my WinXP.
by dot
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: XP compatible software
Replies: 90
Views: 169207

Just want to mention that the very newest version 1.2.1 of MyPaint that was published today on PortableApps no longer runs on my WinXP. The previous portable version 1.2.0 (v1.2.0+git.f62444e.dirty) does run on my WinXP. If someone's interested in it, I could upload the previous version somewhere. A...
by dot
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Application that suggest colors based on a color
Replies: 6
Views: 6488

Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

After reading this thread, I gave MyPaint a try on the off-chance that it might perhaps run on Win XP. The database entry says it only runs on Vista and later. It actually does run on my Win XP. Only when I try to use the button at the very bottom, utmost right, it crashes (but that could be a gener...
by dot
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Any app that allows folder tagging?
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

Re: Any app that allows folder tagging?

AFAIK, this is the only program that can do it: http://virtual-protect.com/tagfolder.html. It didn't work on my computer, as it requires at least XP SP2 (it says differently on the page). And, I believe, it also requires a certain .netframework, but can't remember exactly.
by dot
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Yahoo blocks adblock users
Replies: 18
Views: 29756

Re: Yahoo blocks adblock users

I never liked Yahoo's overladen websites, but their POP and SMTP still works perfectly for me in Thunderbird (though I rarely use their service simply because you never know what will happen next with that company). @ Joby, there are quite a lot of reliable free email providers out there and I would...