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  1. LIghtShot


    - This is a program to make a screenshot. The build-in tools (plural) in Windows all each have their limitations and drawbacks. E.g. if the user wants to make screenshot of an opened roll-down menu then e.g. the Snipping Tool (Windows 7) isn't able to do that. The Snipping Tool will close that menu.

    - But LighShot operates in a different way. It re-programs (very appropriately) the "Print screen" button/key on one's keyboard. That way e.g. an opened roll-down menu won't disappear and can be captured in the screenshot.

    - The program is not as powerful as other screenshot programs which have tonnes and tonnes of (editing) options. The program has only a limited amount of editing options (draw lines, rectangles, arrows, add text, highlight text). And that's PRECISELY the reason why I like it so much. It's lightweight. And I never had any major problems with the program.


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  2. - Did some more testing and it turns out that CC does remove the thumbnail caches and that without restarting Explorer.exe.

    - And those caches are rebuild and grow with each folder the user opens. Then more and more icons & thumbnails are added to those caches.

    - I also noticed that Windows does not write those caches to disk the moment changes are made or the caches grow in size. It seems that Windows waits with writing to disk until the user shuts down his system.

  3. - Yes, but Ccleaner should be able to re-start "Explorer.exe" again like Tweaking's Windows Repair does. Then the situation is back to normal. So, it can be done ...........

    - Or perhaps there is another way to get this done. Perhaps some small program or script can be executed when a user starts or shuts down his machine and which will delete those thumbnail caches.

    - "Corrupted Recycle Bin": that's also very easy. The trick is that one also first needs to reset the permissions of the Recycle Bins (plural) and then simply delete the appropriate folder (e.g. "C:\$Recyclebin") and Windows will rebuild the Recycle Bin folder (when needed). Works like magic in Tweaking's Windows Repair. So, why aren't the good folks at Ccleaner able to to make that work ?

    - I simply don't see what could be so difficult here. If the good folks at Ccleaner REALLY want it then it should be "a piece of cake".


  4. - Every now and then one or more thumbnail caches are corrupted. One way this shows up is that one or more program icons have disappeared. Then a generic symbol shows up instead. But it seems CCleaner is unable to remove those caches. After running Ccleaner the proper program icon(s) didn't re-emerge.

    - Then I grab another program (Tweaking's Windows Repair) that's able to delete those caches (No, this program is NOT a competitor of Ccleaner !!!) and then Windows will be forced to re-build those caches.

    - To be able to delete those caches one must kill the process "Explorer.exe", delete the caches and then re-start "Explorer.exe". But I don't see Ccleaner doing that. "Explorer.exe" keeps running and then those caches won't be deleted at all.

    - Am I doing something wrong ? Do I have to run Ccleaner with admin rights ? Bug in the program code of Ccleaner ?

  5. - Try to find out where those rules are stored. (Firefox helpforum ???) Perhaps you  can copy them to another folder (as a backup ??) and copy them back to that one special folder (???) after running CCleaner.

    - Go to the website FileHippo ( https://filehippo.com/ ) There you can download previous versions of CCleaner. One of those previous versions doesn't delete those rules. Install that version and make sure that you install each version of CCleaner in a different folder. Then compare the file "winapp2.ini" of that one version with the file "winapp2.ini" of the latest version. Are there any differences between the 2 files ?

    - Report in this thread what you found. It will be helpful for other Firefox users as well.


  6. - From the OEC Facebook page(s), I pulled the following texts:

    source: https://www.facebook.com/oeclassic


    - Comment #1:

    "Gmail should be Griefmail, it periodically stops OE Classic from collecting my mail so goodbye to the problem. GMX.com and Outlook.com are superior to Gmail and have never caused a fault with OE Classic collecting mail."

    - OEC replied as follows:

    "It is true that Gmail quality of service has dropped in the recent years. But still beats Yahoo mail (also used by ATT and Frontier as well as some others) which is one of the least reliable servers we know of (also a frequent cause of tech support questions)"


    - Comment #2:

    "If you use Mail for Windows 10 as a "backup" to OE Classic, be careful! If you use it in combination with Gmail, the latest update of Windows 10 can cause this application to randomly delete messages from various Gmail folders. OE Classic of course has no such issues. If you're interested in more of the issues with Windows 10 May update - we wrote a bit on that on our blog.

  7. - Users of the july 2020 version of OEC PRO should remove this version and go back to the june 10, 2020 version. There is a MAJOR annoying bug that shows up when the user is writing an email. The same bug shows up in a slightly different way in each language.

    - I assume the developers are aware of this bug because the last available version for download is that june 10, 2020 version. The july 2020 version has been removed.

    - Re-installing the previous version is very simple. Remove all files from "C:\Program files (x86)\OEClassic", download & install the latest available PRO version

  8. @CTYankee:

    - To be able to defrag a file (with Defraggler) that has a size of X you need a contiguous free space of - at least - the same size X. And that's not the case on your system with the E: drive. No wonder Defraggler won't (completely) defrag the pagefile. The best it can do is to decrease the fragmentation.

    - A defragmented pagefile will indeed increase the performance of your system


    - Try this:

        - Turn  off the pagefile and (temporarily) move all other files to another drive.

        - Format the E: drive (again).

        - Turn on the pagefile, choose a size for the pagefile that's (a little) smaller than the size of the E: drive. Hopefully the pagefile won't be fragmented.

  9. - I still use Internet Explorer 11 on my Windows 7 system every now and then. Using IE 11 still has a number of advantages over e.g. Edge & Chrome.

    - Although I was looking for something else in the "Microsoft Update catalogus", I was very surprised to see that MS still issues "Cumulative Security Updates" for IE  11 for Windows 7. Even though MS doesn't support Windows 7 anymore. The latest version was issued on june 8, 2020 (KB 4561603).

    - Source:


    and search with the words 'internet explore 11 update'.


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