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by Emka
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: BriskBard web browser
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: BriskBard web browser

Wow, I'll try this out.
Exactly what I've been looking for since Opera dropped the mail client and Vivaldi doesn't seem to implement it.
by Emka
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 5092

Re: You're all wonderful

P.S.: Yes, it's and you're wonderful. My times of contributions may sadly be over for now due to family reasons, but I still follow the site every day and appreciate the work that is being done here a lot.
by Emka
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: You're all wonderful
Replies: 10
Views: 5092

Re: You're all wonderful

imo there should be an effort to increase the traffic to TPFC so that new users will be found to help contribute. Maybe something like a free premium program giveaway every month, just register an account to be in a drawing etc. Not a bad idea at all. I know some other vaguely tech-related forums t...
by Emka
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 178163

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

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?
by Emka
Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Thanks to TPFC
Replies: 6
Views: 4563

Re: Thanks to TPFC

Ditto. I haven't had the chance anymore to contribute much in the last few years, yet I still check the site (several times) every day to keep my portable software up-to-date. Thanks a lot.
by Emka
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Music Collection
Replies: 28
Views: 28678

Re: Music Collection

Why don't you contact the developer? He's very responsive and always fixed bugs I reported very quickly. Maybe he will consider feature requests as well.
by Emka
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative
Replies: 124
Views: 178163

Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

BTW: What are the advantages of our extracting instructions over the standalone installation that Vivaldi innately offers? I don't quite get that, since both ways don't make it stealth and seem to have the portability issue with extensions. In the meantime: Still waiting for Vivaldi to implement the...
by Emka
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Opera Presto source code leaked
Replies: 32
Views: 35621

Re: Opera Presto source code leaked

Would be good to know what has been patched or modified.
by Emka
Sun May 07, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: When to NOT make a portable version
Replies: 5
Views: 7896

Re: When to NOT make a portable version

Software for the dumbest assumable user: Since extracting an archive to a folder of one's choice and starting the program from there or manually creating desktop shortcuts and the like requires more computer skills than simply clicking an 'install now' button or using an app store. However, there a...
by Emka
Sun May 07, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Is Opera 12 standard portable or not ? (3)
Replies: 203
Views: 390803

Re: Is Opera 12 standard portable or not ? (3)

AFAIK, more recent version of a very large amount of extensions no longer support Opera 12. From Opera 12's extension manager you will only find compatible extensions in their catalogue. You will see, there aren't as many as when you browse with Opera 40+, and many of them are quite old and haven't ...
by Emka
Sun May 07, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: When to NOT make a portable version
Replies: 5
Views: 7896

Re: When to NOT make a portable version

Fear of piracy: Since portable software can usually be copied anywhere and application settings are often transparent. So developers might believe making software dependent on installation with loads of files containing license key information scattered all over registry, AppData and ProgramData ca...
by Emka
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Ethics of game emulation
Replies: 3
Views: 4023

Re: Ethics of game emulation

A complicated matter in my opinion. Labelling old and unmaintained software as abandonware is often a user-centered or archival approach, whereas the actual legal status of the software and/or its publisher is simply unclear: nullo actore nullus iudex. Who knows who might try to claim rights once th...
by Emka
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Problems & Troubleshooting
Topic: Database bug
Replies: 11
Views: 6063

Re: Database bug

I saw the same mess but it's been OK again for several hours now.
Entries were displayed without any obvious logical order, clicking "latest entries" (or anything else) didn't work.
by Emka
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Discussions
Topic: Site goals?
Replies: 10
Views: 13184

Re: Site goals?

My two cents: + more of the same + better software + more happiness + more low-threshold explanations to attract new users + we (sometimes) have developers around here - reduction of complexity, oversimplification, dumbing things down (beware!) ? exit Windows, switch to Cloud/Linux/Android (would be...
by Emka
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Resources & Links
Topic: Nik Collection (image processing plugins)
Replies: 14
Views: 14897

Re: Nik Collection (image processing plugins)

I haven't tested it, but at first sight Pall Kris Photo Effects looks like it offers the usual simple effects almost any photo app comes with. A portable Nik Collection would have been awesome, it looks far more powerful and professional.