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Internet / Re: Flash Player Discontined 2020
« on: February 12, 2020, 03:33:45 PM »
I didn't uninstall Flash Player, but have it set to "Ask to Activate".

In recent years, there's only been one website, that I visit regularly, that asks. It's an anagram-finder that's useful when playing word games.

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Internet / Re: Facebook notices
« on: February 10, 2020, 06:51:21 PM »
Got a message without a pop-up nagging me about it.
So far, so good  ;D

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Internet / Re: Facebook notices
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:58:51 PM »
Thanks: Privacy on FB isn't easy.
 
I was also using FBP, but it wasn't helping on that particular annoyance.

I made the browser changes suggested by Mozilla. We'll see how that works out.

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Internet / Facebook notices
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:27:19 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a local "Cause" required me to get a Facebook account if I was going to join the rebellion.;D. Quite by accident, I became one of the ringleaders, and get more than my share of messages.

Recently, whenever I open FireFox, I've been getting those little pop-up notices about being messaged... Even if I DO NOT have a tab open to a Facebook page.

Did Facebook install something on my browser (or elsewhere) that doesn't show in the add-ons list, nor in the installed programs list?
 


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Web News / Re: Free Version of Avast Reportedly Marketing User Data
« on: January 27, 2020, 06:54:24 PM »
Does this cause any reason for concerns about other Avast products, like CCleaner & etc.?

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Related Word
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:56:59 PM »
belt

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Off Topic

Malwarebytes has been trying to block the Firefox/Palemoon download.
On the last update it blocked the one you posted on the "Security Garden" blog, but this one was fine.
This time it blocked the one posted here, but the one on "Scot's" went smoothly.

Seems strange, since I suspect they're all the same download.

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Great discussion!   

So I think that since SB is not using any significant resources, and its only mildly annoying to have to run the database updater periodically, I will continue to use it.
Since I don't have Internet Explorer, I sometimes wondered why I bothered with the updates. This Version change was the first update in my memory that purports to add anything new for other browsers.

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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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