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After being deprived of using Edge as an epub reader, and actually being forced into trying to use some of the alternatives, I'll agree with DR M on Calibre. I just made the Calibre E-Book Viewer my epub default.

Since Calibre seems to take a relatively long time to load, I'll keep the Firefox EPUBReader extension for shorter works that can be finished quickly.


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Web News / Re: Windows 10 November Update Released!
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:54:16 PM »
The update went smoothly but:

It seems like a step in the wrong direction when capabilities are taken away.

Edge was a pretty good epub reader, that's about all I was using it for.

So far:
The  Firefox add-on "EPUBReader" is functional but missing some of the features I liked.

Sumatra lacks an important feature that I need for my "old eyes" problem. Strangely, it has that feature for PDF files.

So far "Calibre E-Book Viewer" looks like something I could learn to like, but on a new book it seems to take a very long time to open.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Freedomlist - So long and thanks for all the fish!
« on: October 19, 2019, 05:29:20 PM »
.....sambrone started a forum, like Al, then 5 or so years ago disappeared.
Still alive
https://www.facebook.com/tangoc9999

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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« on: September 28, 2019, 05:56:40 PM »
I was wondering if it plus uBlock was redundant.
I guess, at this point, "not entirely".

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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« 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.

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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Karenware Power Tool news
« 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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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Sound problem
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:52:44 PM »
Since you didn't describe the problem with the screws, I may be making erroneous assumptions. Just take this for what it's worth...

Are you using a screwdriver that fits the screw perfectly? The wrong size will just slip if the screw is tight.

See also https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-remove-a-stripped-screw-from-a-laptop

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: What's Everybody Using?
« on: September 02, 2019, 02:53:26 PM »
ESET Internet Security - primary AV *
MBAM Premium - Far from dead
Windows Defender - set for periodic scan (manual "Full Scan" weekly)
Winpatrol Plus - still functional
SuperAntiSpyware (free) - scan weekly
Installed in browsers (FireFox & Edge) - uBlock Origin
Installed and kept updated - Spyware Blaster
Run when I feel like it - JRT,  CCleaner, MRU Blaster, Belarc Advisor

When AVG stopped supporting Windows 98, I ran AVAST free, for a few years, until I got a computer with a modern OS. It's been a while, but as far as I know, I never had a virus.

* Although I prefer ESET, some years I use the McAfee Security Suite provided by my ISP as the primary AV. My spouse uses Windows Defender as her primary AV, and doesn't appear to be any more vulnerable than I am.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Game: You're Banned!
« on: August 26, 2019, 05:45:22 PM »
You're banned for catching flies in an unsportsmanlike manner.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Game: You're Banned!
« on: August 25, 2019, 06:36:57 PM »
You are banned because you're not a fly fisher.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Game: You're Banned!
« on: August 25, 2019, 04:42:22 PM »
You're banned for giving my screen name to someone else, obliging me to add the meaningless "!".

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Game: You're Banned!
« on: August 24, 2019, 08:02:09 PM »
You're banned for killing valuable time that should have been used productively.

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Acting Governor Sheila Oliver Directed the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison.
https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190807a.shtml

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Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 06:42:48 PM »
You got me curious, so I poked around.
I just changed the ESET "Advanced Options" to scan automatically when I insert removable media.
It was set (by default ?) to "show scan options".

While it's always nice to get a second opinion, if you're using ESET, considering the above comments of ky331 and Corinne, you may not need it anymore.

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Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:18:25 PM »
Do you really need it?
Based on some of your previous posts, I got the impression that you use ESET as an AV.

My copy offers to scan any media that I place in a USB drive. One mouse click will start the scan.
If I ignore it, the pop-up goes away by itself.

Specifically: ESET Internet Security, version 12.1.34.0

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