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  1. All of this because you added an invasive and forced background process (and clearly on purpose, as the systray icon doesn't have the regular "Exit" option...), people are ranting more than you expected, and now instead of just removing that crap, you say a lot of blahblah and plan to just move the thing a bit.

    Remove that crap. Your users are power users and you won't fool them. If you persist with this crap, a competitor will take your place and you'll lose *a lot* of market share for sure. You have everything to lose here...

  2. To watch my CPU temperature, I configured Speccy to start with Windows, minimized in the systray and displaying the CPU temperature.


    I noticed the displayed temperature is often stale, i.e. it's not refreshed. It happens often but not always, it seems to be quite random. It seems to often happen on fresh boot.

    It happens as well when the system is idle, so it's not related to the process "below normal" priority.


    If I mouse hover the systray, the temperatures popup also displays stale temperatures. To get the temperatures refreshed, I have to "wake up" Speccy by double-clicking the systray icon to display the program window.


    Speccy 1.31.732

    Windows 7 64-bit

  3. Latest versions of Thunderbird don't store the download history in "downloads.sqlite" anymore, but in "downloads.json".

    I have tried the latest CCleaner 5.28 and I confirm it doesn't clean the "downloads.json" file.


    The file is not listed in Files and folders in the profile - Thunderbird, but that's because the page is outdated and it's a PITA to get an account to edit a page on this wiki, so it lacks contributions...


    I didn't find what version of Thunderbird brought this change, but it's defined in DownloadIntegration.jsm.

    Also refs ticket 851466 at bugzilla. Firefox has the change for a few years but again, I don't know about Thunderbird. I only can tell my "downloads.json" had entries more than a year old.

  4. According to Piriform themselves, "Defraggler can defragment the MFT as well, but it cannot move the MFT's starting position."


    Then I found a saying from JkDefrag author: "It's possible to move the MFT by directly accessing and reading/writing to the disk. But I have decided a long time ago that I do not want to do that. I feel it is too dangerous. So I am limited by the Microsoft defragmentation api, and that api refuses to move the MFT on 2000/2003/XP."


    So, I assume MFT defragmentation is already at the best possible, isn't it?

  5. Hello,


    Here is the context:

    Internet Explorer 8, Windows Live Messenger 2009, Firefox 3.6.12 are installed.

    I remove all cookies, cache, etc. in IE and Firefox.

    I start WLM, log in, click on the e-mail icon. Firefox opens. I enter login/pass, check both "remember blah" checkboxes, then log in. Now I am on my Hotmail start page. Right now, I close Firefox and WLM. Then I delete all IE cookies, in order to delete cookies created by WLM.


    The only thing I have now is Firefox cookies related to Hotmail authentication. As you may have guessed, the idea is to whitelist them in CCleaner "cookies to keep".


    When I previously did this procedure some time ago, I got these four domains in the "cookies to keep/delete" list:






    I did the same procedure today, now there is also a fifth domain:



    In Firefox, if I look at its cookies list, there are domains live.com, login.live.com, mail.live.com, msn.com, but no secure.shared.live.com


    If I tell CCleaner to keep all four first domains but to delete the fifth, it seems no cookie are deleted.

    If I tell CCleaner to delete all four first domain but to keep the fifth, there is no cookie remaining.


    I cannot even find this secure.shared.live.com...


    Thank you for your help,



    OS: Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit

  6. I disagree, sqlite vacuum really does optim the db


    In Firefox, the main effect will be on bookmarks (places.sqlite file, also contains the history but usually one chooses to empty the history during cleanup)

    You'll notice effect if you have a lot of bookmarks and frequently modify them


    For example, my Firefox's places.sqlite file is 1.62 MB, for 1726 bookmarks. Without optim it would weigth several hundred KBs more

    Also, I just "vacuumed" a Thunderbird's global-messages-db.sqlite, it was 2.28 MB, now it is 1.89 MB, a 17% reduction

  7. Hi,


    Before CCleaner implemented Firefox's sqlite db optimization, I was using a script which is running sqlite3.exe command line tool "VACUUM" operation


    What I don't understand with CCleaner is that ccleaner.exe size didn't augmented, so how did you implement the functionnality? I presume you don't embed whole sqlite stuff but only a very small subset, please would you clarify it for me?


    By the way, Thunderbird 3 and Mozilla Calendar also use sqlite, you might want to add them wink.gif



  8. hi,


    when no defrag is running, in the "file list" tab one can resize columns and scroll using mouse wheel


    wheras when a defrag is running, columns are unresizable (despite the mouse cursor hinting the contrary) and one has to use the scrollbar to scroll through the list


    it would be very great to remove these limitations



  9. in fact my problem was not related at all with CCleaner (however its option to delete windows size/location cache works, but didn't solve my problem)


    and you are right, the tips I linked to should be considered as workarounds, not real fixes


    unlike the prefetch cache, for example, the windows cache seems to not work on a LIFO way... once the cache is full, it cannot remember more windows settings (or, to be more exact, it is quite sporadic, random... in one word not very robust)

  10. just created the 2 entries to switch my XP from 400 to 5000 (decimal values)

    it is said XP SP2+ is 5000 by default, but I'm not sure the setting was really effective...


    also purged current cache by deleting the 4 reg keys


    my problem seems to be corrected :) indeed this one was *really* annoying me



    more about CCleaner itself,

    you can notice Microsoft, when switching to Vista, have made some completely erroneous mixing of old and new registry locations...





    edit : ah, 400 (or 5000) is in fact 200 local views + 200 network views... I'm currently searching for the max allowed value. some tweaking-related sites say 8000, other 10000, but I don't really rely of these sources. 5000 is safe as it is given by microsoft

  11. Hi,


    I have a Windows problem which is in some point related to yours. I ask in this board because I think some developers here may know how to help. So here is my problem :


    I pinned on the "new WinXP style" Start Menu three folders. Right after Windows installation, they work just fine. But after several weeks of use, two of the folders don't remember their size settings. This is very annoying as I like to use very small windows (list view style). I have two Windows installations, which behave differently : the first one forget the windows size approx. at each reboot. The second one is even more annoying : it forget windows size without rebooting, just after a few hours. I navigate through a lot of folders, so some cache may be fullfiled, and Start Menu pinned folders might behave not correctly with that cache. I already tried some tricks found on internet, like "close window by clicking on "X" holding Ctrl pressed", but nothing helps.


    Since windows' size remembering system appears to be very complicated, I ask for help here, if anyone could help me it will be very nice.





    OS : Windows XP Pro SP3

  12. so, I now use a new, simpler technique :

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob]@="DVD-Video (VOB file)"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob\DefaultIcon]@="C:\\Program Files\\MPC\\mplayerc.exe,3"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob\shell\Play_DVD]@="Play DVD"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vob\shell\Play_DVD\command]@="\"C:\\Program Files\\MPC\\mplayerc.exe\" \"%1\" /dvd"


    Explorer's "folder options > file types" and FileTypesMan don't seem very happy with it


    but the file extensions are still working the way I want and CCleaner doesn't want to delete it, so it okay for me :lol:

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