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Karenware Power Tool news
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:32:00 AM »
For those that knew the late Karen Kenworthy and used her small, but very useful programs, her programs are slowly being updated thanks to Joe Winett.
One of the latest is WhoIS; this program finds out who owns a domain name and when the registration expires.
I used to use that program  a lot - years ago.

Here is the new version
https://www.karenware.com/powertools/karens-whois

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 12:59:16 PM »
Thanks for this. I did not realize someone else had picked up the ball. Years ago, I used to regularly use her LAN Monitor and several other tools, like Time Sync. I see LAN Monitor has not been updated since 2009, and Time Sync is not really needed any more since Windows does it automatically once a week by default. But as seen here, other tools have updated. :)
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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:46:24 PM »
Karen's was the best.  I'm still using Replicator on Windows 7, but discovered problems with it under Windows 10.  Here's hoping there's an update for that.

Specifically, I found the replication to be incomplete - missing files after completion of the operation.  It is not clear that problems, with "Windows 10 uses a modern manifest system for which Replicator hasn't yet been specifically prepared", have been addressed.
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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 01:31:56 PM »
Did you use the new version (updated Dec. 2018) of Replicator on Win 10?
https://www.karenware.com/powertools/karens-replicator-backup-utility

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 06:17:44 PM »
A newly-revised version of Replicator was just released today. v3.7.2

Updated January 9th, 2019

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 10:33:19 PM »
No; I had not used the latest version.  My attempt was almost a year ago.  I'll be testing the new version to see if it will work out.

At first blush, the installation (using default parameters) of v3.7.1 did not create a start menu folder or a desktop shortcut icon.

I'll go back to download v3.7.2 to see how that works.
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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 11:58:18 AM »
Hah, Joe must have updated it after I posted!
I guess he got reports of the Dec. version and needed to tweak things.

I don't run Win 10 so I can't test it on that platform.

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 12:26:18 PM »
More news:
Font Explorer Updated
Replicator Performance Boosted
Unicode for Directory Printer

Go here to read about the programs
https://www.karenware.com/n/kptnl/2019/01/16/font-explorer-updated_replicator-performance-boosted_unicode-for-directory-printer_thank-you-earthlings

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 11:22:39 AM »

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2019, 11:58:56 AM »
I received a newsletter from Joe Winnet, who is keeping Karen Kenworthy's programs up to date.
https://www.karenware.com/n/kptnl/2019/09/06/windows-10-may-2019-update-v1903_clipboard-history_emoji-kaomoji-and-symbols

I was very surprised to see that Windows 10 stores all your clipboard items in history. If you weren't aware of this, you might want to remove some items.

I run Windows 7 and use a clipboard manager so I can see what is in there and remove sensitive items, like passwords I have copied and pasted.

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2019, 01:12:54 PM »
One of these things people don't much think about. My clipboard was turned off. You can easily turn it of from settings, system, then clipboard. Clear it and then toggle it off.

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
My Win 10 clipboard history was already turned off.
I don't recall ever turning it off.

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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2019, 02:16:56 PM »
I was very surprised to see that Windows 10 stores all your clipboard items in history. If you weren't aware of this, you might want to remove some items.
I don't believe that article is accurate. It says (my bold underline added),
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By default, Windows will now store every clipboard copy and cut in a history file and bring them back up in this box when you press Windows-Key V.
I just checked 3 different Windows 10 systems here and in each case when I click the Windows Key + V, I get a popup windows that says, "Can't show history" with a button to "Turn on" history.

I can't be 100% certain with this computer but on those other two computers, I know for certain I did not disable that Settings > Clipboard feature. So that tells me "by default" Windows does NOT now store every clipboard copy and cut. And that sure makes sense as it would be a serious security issue otherwise, for example, if a user copied several passwords from their password manager that were then saved in a history file others could access.

I note the author does seem to contradict himself in that area a couple paragraphs down when he talks about the computer going to sleep. He says (again, my bold underline added),
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...the clipboard is not cleared when your computer goes to sleep and wakes back up.  If you're in the habit of closing the lid on your laptop and letting others open it back up and use the machine without logging into their own account, then they're going to have access to your clipboard history if you ever enabled the feature.
So yes, when it comes to sleep mode, "IF" that feature was enabled, this clipboard history feature could become a serious security issue.

And the article is also accurate when it says the clipboard history is automatically cleared when you Sign Out, Shut Down or Reboot. So if you are the only user of that computer and the computer is not left in a publicly accessible location, then the worry is not as concerning. However, if me, if I did decide to enable that feature, I would make sure I signed out after each session. That said, because I do not trust me to be that disciplined, even in my own home where I am the only user of my systems, I will not change the default and I will keep it disabled.

FTR, 3rd party clipboard managers have been around for decades. I personally never felt I needed them so other than checking all my systems to make sure this feature has not been disabled, this is not big deal for me.
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Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 04:53:21 PM »
.....So that tells me "by default" Windows does NOT now store every clipboard copy and cut. And that sure makes sense as it would be a serious security issue otherwise, for example, if a user copied several passwords from their password manager that were then saved in a history file others could access.....
I agree, I hasn't been that long since I installed version 1903, I'd remember if I'd turned it off.
IMHO: It was OFF by default.