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  1. The middle mouse button can do many things, one very handy function is that clicking on a link will open that link in a new browser tab - i.e. there's no need to right-click a link and select "Open in new tab" I admit, I did not know this
  2. Right-click on the browser tab and choose "Pin Tab." Your tab will move to a smaller tab on the left side of the tab bar. No matter how many tabs you have open, pinned tabs will always be visible on the left. They'll also open automatically when your browser starts. To unpin a tab, just right-click on it and choose "Unpin Tab."
  3. I very recently uninstalled Kingsoft Office, specifically for the exact reasons you outlined. I got so tired of them pushing to upgrade to the paid version.
  4. Ya, Kim Komando has been around for many years. Lots of info, some of which is interesting.
  5. Some of you may find this useful, as per an article on Kim Komando: http://www.komando.com/tips/397561/how-to-erase-everything-you-ever-searched-for-on-google
  6. Thanks for your input Tasgandy. I agree that for someone looking for an office suite, LibreOffice seems like an excellent choice. Any program that works great and is free to boot, for sure qualifies as an "excellent" program.
  7. Great little program that tinySpell. My wife and I have been using it for many years. In fact I included it in the "Personal Tools" section within my program A-Z Freeware Launcher. Speaking about my program, I've been working on a much improved up-to-date version. That's one reason I've been asking a lot of questions regarding programs and such.
  8. For those who may be interested, I'm now using the following: - AbiWord for word processing - Folder size 21.7 MB & only uses 7.8 MB memory - Spread32 for spreadsheets - Folder size 1.86 MB & only uses 1.6 MB memory (Spread32 only comes as portable).
  9. Thank you all for your input. I feel Andavari's suggestion of AbiWord is the most lightweight and because of my basic needs I don't need a complete suite - thus AbiWord will likely suit me perfectly. @ Andavari, thanks for the links. I chose the installer vs. the portable.
  10. What free word processor would you recommend? Naturally, being light weight is a plus
  11. Very recent articles, one of which is on Bleeping Computer, states that Chrome, Firefox and Opera is vulnerable to undetectable phishing attack. Google fixed this issue in Chrome Canary 59 and in Chrome Stable 58, which is available now. Apparently Mozilla is currently still discussing a fix, but in the meantime, users have an option that will disable Punycode support and mitigate this attack. I'm not sure regarding Opera. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chrome-firefox-and-opera-vulnerable-to-undetectable-phishing-attack/
  12. Something for me to do when I retire at the end of June.
  13. Did you mean to type "doesn't stop"? Would read only not stop any modification?
  14. You may be interested in the following site: https://archive.org/ As per info on site: "Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more." It was mentioned on Kim Komando and I verified that it's a clean site.
  15. Thanks Andavari, it's working great now. The problem was that the DNS was running and thus HostsXpert would not download. Within services.msc I had previously changed DNS from automatic to manual but when I just checked a few minutes ago it was running again. This time I disabled the DNS and rebooted and then HostsXpert worked perfectly. I guess I should leave DNS disabled. Thanks for tip #3 - I had never done that - i.e. leave File Handling as Make Read Only. It certainly makes sense to do that.
  16. @ Andavari - you mentioned using HostsXpert in the following post: https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=47985&p=281658 Can you tell me what procedure you use to update the MVPS file in HostsXpert. I seem to be having difficulties Naturally anyone else who knows the procedure, please feel free to tell me
  17. I used USB Disk Ejector today on Windows 10, worked great. Thanks for the link Andavari.
  18. Ahh, I see. Thank you nukecad.
  19. This just simplifies the task so that you don't have to run all over Windows 10 to find it. Very interesting.
  20. You are likely familiar with Kim Komando (or at least heard of her). One of the recommended programs on her website is "O&O ShutUp10". Some may find it handy. Partial quote as per article on http://www.komando.com/downloads/332689/easily-control-privacy-settings-on-windows-10 Microsoft doesn't make it easy for you to tinker with your privacy settings after your initial installation. Fortunately, there is a solution. O&O ShutUp10 puts all of your privacy settings onto one screen. Those settings are currently scattered over many pages.
  21. - Sounds like me - 3 tries and then pull the damn thing out (probably a little harder than need be) - Great tip mta, thanks!
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