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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #120 on: March 19, 2015, 09:03:39 PM »
WizMouse
http://download.cnet.com/WizMouse/3000-18487_4-10907935.html

A must (IMHO) when using multiple screens
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WizMouse from Antibody Software takes care of an annoying issue in Windows that has only gotten worse as PC screens have grown bigger: the need to click each window before you can use your mouse in it. With WizMouse running, any visible window is active; just mouse over it to activate menus, commands, and links for clicking. Whether windows overlap or are separated by space, WizMouse treats them the same. And not just buttons, either: WizMouse also enables scrolling, even in applications lacking mouse wheel support (though that's an experimental option that can cause "strange behavior" in some systems). WizMouse can also reverse the scrolling direction to simulate Apple's mouse technology.

WizMouse's installer finishes with a Configuration screen offering some additional downloads, which we declined, and some setup options such as Start with Windows, Run as Administrator, and the previously mentioned option to enable mouse wheel commands without mouse wheel support with the ability to set lines per scroll. The only place we want to see "strange behavior" when using the computer is on YouTube, but we didn't need it to scroll with our mouse (which is actually a Rat). We could also activate an option to toggle WinMouse on and off by left-clicking the program's system tray icon, hide the icon entirely, and bring the scrolling window to the foreground. This last option can be especially useful, but we're glad WizMouse let us decide. A system tray icon accesses WizMouse's menu and opens the Configuration screen. We chose to run WizMouse as an administrator, which enables the software in admin windows, to test a bug fix (it worked, apparently).

It was totally easy to test WizMouse: We simply opened three windows, overlapped them, and rolled our cursor from one toolbar to the next, activating anything clickable as we passed over it. And click we did, too -- but the scrolling feature may be better still. Any window our cursor was active in scrolled smoothly, potentially saving a lot of extra clicks when switching rapidly between several open windows. WizMouse is free, so try it and see if it works for you.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2015, 04:36:03 PM »
PDF Split and Merge - really useful. You can split up multi-page PDFs, merge files into one, merge just the pages you want from multiple files, rotate PDFs...

Very cool!

http://www.pdfsam.org/
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #122 on: July 23, 2015, 10:24:31 AM »
Just uninstalled Norton Internet Security.  It came bundled and I wasn't particularly interested in paying $79 to renew.  I also thought it hogged a lot of system resources.  Recommendations for a replacement?

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #123 on: July 23, 2015, 11:13:12 AM »
Just uninstalled Norton Internet Security.  It came bundled and I wasn't particularly interested in paying $79 to renew.  I also thought it hogged a lot of system resources.  Recommendations for a replacement?
Avast.  Install only file shield.  NOTHING else.
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2015, 12:58:39 PM »
Avast. Install only file shield.  NOTHING else.
http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
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Please elaborate.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2015, 01:07:40 PM »
Thanks
Please elaborate.
You'll see. download from the link i sent you.  do custom install. make sure the ONLY thing checked is file shield.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #126 on: July 28, 2015, 01:41:47 PM »
gyazo.com

REALLY cool screenshot utility - it uploads it and gives you a link on the spot.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #127 on: July 28, 2015, 01:52:15 PM »
gyazo.com

REALLY cool screenshot utility - it uploads it and gives you a link on the spot.

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check sharex - http://getsharex.com/
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #128 on: July 28, 2015, 02:01:51 PM »
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #130 on: July 29, 2015, 10:44:01 AM »
according to http://alternativeto.net/software/gyazo/
I just installed it but it tells me that it can't access Control-PrintScreen, b/c another application is using it. How do I figure out what application it is?

Nothing seems to happen when I press Control-PrintScreen.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #131 on: August 12, 2015, 09:50:07 PM »
There are programs abound for finding and removing duplicate files.

I'm curious which ones people use and like.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2015, 12:42:53 AM »
There are programs abound for finding and removing duplicate files.

I'm curious which ones people use and like.

Thanks!
I've used an old program called double killer
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #133 on: August 13, 2015, 06:04:17 AM »
There are programs abound for finding and removing duplicate files.

I'm curious which ones people use and like.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #134 on: August 13, 2015, 05:24:36 PM »
I've used an old program called double killer
Clonespy
thanks! Do either of them let you semi-automate deleting the doubles? (eg: If there's one in FolderA and one in FolderB, tell it to delete the one in FolderB).
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