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All Kelly’s Corner Scripts download

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:56:20 +0000

Kelly's Korner was a popular site when Windows XP reigned supreme in the world of operating systems. Created by Kelly Theriot, a Microsoft MVP, it offered hundreds of scripts, Registry files, and executable files to repair, tweak, or improve the Windows operating system. While most of those were designed for Windows XP, part of them […]

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Windows 10 Taskbar not hiding? Here is the fix!

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:17:19 +0000

The Windows 10 taskbar is probably displayed on most users systems all the time. The core reason for that is likely that many are unaware that the taskbar can be hidden, and that others prefer a less dynamic interface. Hiding the taskbar makes room for a tiny bit of extra space on the desktop that […]

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Windows 10 Social Update? My People and Gmail experience in latest Insider build

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:27:45 +0000

Microsoft released a new build for Windows Insider systems on the Fast Ring channel that brings the version to 16184 on PC. The first builds for the upcoming Redstone 3 version of Windows -- out in September 2017 probably -- bring social improvements to the operating system. This is the first build that introduces new […]

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Firefox gets “Always open in Container” option

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:20:02 +0000

Containers is a new feature of the Firefox web browser that is currently being tested and in active development. The feature allows you to launch websites and services in containers to separate them from one another in various ways. You may use the feature to separate work from entertainment sites for instance. Some browsing data […]

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A look at Desktop Environments: Openbox Window Manager

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:19:42 +0000

With all of the major desktop environments already covered, I thought perhaps we should also look at some of the lesser known graphical environments for GNU/Linux. One such example is the window manager called Openbox. Openbox is actually the very same window manager used by the LXDE desktop environment, however window managers do not actually […]

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Microsoft needs to stop blocking updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:11:23 +0000

Microsoft's decision to block security and non-security updates on customer PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1 (or the server variants) with "next-generation silicon" is as customer unfriendly as it gets. What makes this all the more problematic is the fact that Microsoft's detection routines, those that identify the processor of a PC to determine whether […]

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If Firefox 57 would be released today, 2273 add-ons would be compatible

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:28:38 +0000

The Firefox web browser is in a bit of a moving state right now in regards to the browser's add-on system and add-ons that are available for it. Mozilla plans to make Firefox 57 the first version of the browser that supports only WebExtensions. WebExtensions in plain old English are very similar to Google Chrome […]

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Ghacks Deals: VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer + Ultimate Dock (14% off)

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:50:33 +0000

  VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer + Ultimate Dock is a hardware package that includes VoCore 2, a small Linux computer which functions as a wireless router as well. Tiny is probably the better description, as it is smaller than a coin. Since the developers have packed Linux into the device, you may use it for […]

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Disable the annoying Set up OneDrive popup on Windows 10

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:21:50 +0000

If you have upgraded a Windows PC already to the Windows 10 Creators Update, or installed this version on a PC, you may have noticed quite a few changes that come with it. One of these is that you may get a "Set up OneDrive" popup when you open save or load file dialogs, or […]

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Zabasearch free and advanced people search engine

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:04:32 +0000

Zabasearch is a free search engine to find information on people including names, addresses, phone numbers, birth year, and more. People search engines have a bad reputation on the Internet because of two things: first, because many are designed to provide information only after users pay money. Second, that the provided information may have been […]

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Vivaldi 1.9 is a minor usability update

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:02:24 +0000

Vivaldi Technologies released a new version of the Vivaldi web browser today that brings the browser to version 1.9. The new version of Vivaldi ships with a couple of minor improvements that include the ability to sort notes, move extension icons, and support for the Ecosia search engine. The new Vivaldi 1.9 web browser itself […]

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A comparison of GPT and MBR partition structures

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:48:10 +0000

Have you ever wondered how a computer boots up? Regardless of hardware or operating system, all computers start up using either the traditional BIOS-MBR or the more recent UEFI-GPT method employed by the latest versions of Operating Systems available. In this article, we will compare GPT and MBR partition structures; GPT stands for GUID Partition […]

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Save Windows Folder snapshots as HTML files

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:58:35 +0000

Snap2HTML is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to take snapshots of Windows folders and save them as HTML files. While you may access files directly on Windows using Windows Explorer or a third-party Explorer alternative such as Total Commander, functionality that Snap2HMTL offers makes it a viable alternative for […]

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KB4020001 and KB4020002 for Windows 10 1703 released

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:06:48 +0000

KB4020001 and KB4020002 are two new updates for Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) that Microsoft released today. These two updates are released on Microsoft's Update Catalog website right now, and will not be made available through Windows Update. Both updates are listed as compatibility updates for Windows 10 Version 1703. Note: To make this […]

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Gog Galaxy update brings cloud saves, more

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:16:33 +0000

Gog, the DRM-free game distribution platform, released a new version of the company's -- optional -- Gog Galaxy client in March 2017 to beta testers. The new client version has been released to all Gog members as of today, and it is out of beta for all users as well;  anyone interested may download the […]

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502 Bad Gateway Error Solutions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:53:28 +0000

502 Bad Gateway is a HTTP status code defined in RFC 7231 that describes a server issue as the error is thrown by the server during a connection attempt. The 502 (Bad Gateway) status code indicates that the server, while acting as a gateway or proxy, received an invalid response from an inbound server it […]

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Ubuntu GNOME merged into mainline Ubuntu

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:24:37 +0000

Ubuntu has been using the Unity environment developed by Caonical Ltd. since the netbook edition of Ubuntu 10.10, initially released on June 9, 2010. However, it has been decided that the Unity environment would no longer be the standard environment used for the popular GNU/Linux distro. In a blog post by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of […]

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Portrait Display service makes millions of HP, Fujitsu and Philips notebooks vulnerable

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:03:54 +0000

Security researchers at Sec Consult discovered a vulnerability in Portrait Display, a software used by OEMs such as HP and Fujitsu on millions of notebooks. Portrait Display SDK Service is used by various OEMs such as HP or Fujitsu as an on screen display that provides notebook users with options to tune displays. The core […]

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Microsoft to offer more updates for Windows 10

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:56:10 +0000

Microsoft announced today that it plans to release non-security updates for the most recent version of Windows 10 Creators Update, early. Microsoft created two cumulative update patches for Windows 10 previously which the company released on the second Tuesday of every month. One included security and non-security patches, the other only security updates. Since both […]

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Windows 10 Version 1703 KB4016240 Update released

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:47:28 +0000

Microsoft released KB4016240 just a moment ago (on April 25th, 2017), a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703 (also known as the Creators Update). The update is already available via Windows Update, and it should be installed automatically on most devices running Windows 10 version 1703 as automatic updates is the default configuration. […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle (95% off)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:44:44 +0000

The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle is a massive eLearning bundle that teaches you various programming and scripting languages including Python, Java, Ruby on Rails, and HTML5 / CSS3. It includes the following ten courses available to users of all experience levels: Python for Beginners 2017 -- Learn the Swiss Army Knife of Coding […]

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Fix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:02:59 +0000

The following troubleshooting guide offers instructions on how to fix code 43 error messages that the Windows Device Manager may display. The error message that you may see in the Device Manager reads Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43). Basically, what it says is that Windows has stopped the […]

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If Malwarebytes blocks legitimate processes, do this

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:22:53 +0000

Malwarebytes 3 may block legitimate processes or functions, such as saving files, on Windows PCs. When I started a PC running Windows 10 Pro today for instance, I got some strange error messages thrown by various programs. The screen capture tool SnagIt complained that it could not save the captured file (failed to save document), […]

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How to disable Fast User Switching on Windows

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:33:33 +0000

Fast User Switching is a Windows feature that allows users to sign in to accounts while others are still signed in on the machine. Basically, what it does is allow multiple users to work with the Windows computer at the same time. Microsoft introduces the functionality in Windows XP, and it is also support by […]

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Devuan 1.0.0 RC Released!

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:11:01 +0000

Debian, the father of Ubuntu, the grandfather of Linux Mint, and one of the most popular server distributions of all time, went through a time of turmoil when the decision was made to use systemd in April of 2012. Many of the developers decided that they wanted to stick with sysVinit instead, believing that systemd […]

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Vulkan Run Time Libraries information

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:12:54 +0000

Vulkan Run Time Libraries, sometimes also known as Vulkan Runtime Libraries or VulkanRT, is a 3D graphics and compute API by Khronos Group. The cross platform Vulkan API is available for Windows, Linux, and Android, and was dubbed the "next generation OpenGL" initially. Khronos launched the Vulkan 1.0 specification on February 16th, 2016 and Khronos […]

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Windows Digital Rights Update Tool removes WMA DRM protection

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:33:55 +0000

Digital Rights Update Tool is a new application for Windows 10 by Microsoft that allows you to remove DRM protection from WMA audio files. Windows users who use Windows Media Player to rip audio CDs to WMA audio files on devices running Windows may notice one day that DRM protection was added to the audio […]

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How to get Netflix 1080p or 4K on non-Windows 10 devices

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:13:09 +0000

The web browser and/or device determines the highest quality level (resolution) that you get when you play TV shows or movies on Netflix. You get 1080p and 4k playback only in Microsoft Edge currently when it comes to web browsers. This means, that you get that only if your computer runs Windows 10, Microsoft's newest […]

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Next uTorrent version to be browser based

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:14:07 +0000

In the latest episode of Torrentfreak's Steal This Show podcast, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen reveals that the next uTorrent version will run in a web browser. When it comes to popular BitTorrent clients, uTorrent is probably the most popular of them all. With about 150 million active users per month, it easily beats other popular […]

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Nvidia GeForce Experience Node security vulnerability

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:41:34 +0000

Sec Consult security researchers discovered a vulnerability in Nvidia's GeForce Experience software that allows attackers to bypass Windows application whitelisting. Nvidia's GeForce Experience is a program that Nvidia installs by default in its driver packages. The program, initially designed to provide users with good configurations for computer games so that they run better on user […]

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Lightbulb: open source F.Lux alternative for Windows

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:56:07 +0000

Lightbulb is an open source program for Windows that provides you with options to reduce blue light automatically as the day passes by. Programs that reduce blue light are nothing new. There is the grand daddy of them all, F.Lux for Windows which was released in a new version recently. Companies like Apple and Microsoft […]

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Windows 10 Cloud hardware specs leak

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:51:38 +0000

Microsoft's not-yet-officially unveiled -- Windows 10 Cloud operating system is likely going to be unveiled on Microsoft's May 2, 2017 event in New York City. While we will have to wait another week to find out whether that is indeed the case or not, Windows 10 Cloud hardware specs and performance targets were leaked online […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: Notion Tiling Window Manager

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:09:06 +0000

Notion was introduced to me by a long time friend on the IRC Network I am staff on, as part of a major gaming community. He almost exclusively used Notion for the longest time, and barely ever touched his mouse, doing nearly everything by keyboard. He was hardcore. I have dabbled with Notion from time […]

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What would you like to see in the Windows 10 September 2017 feature update?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:16:12 +0000

The Creators Update is still being rolled out to users. Anyone who wanted it desperately probably has it as this point in time, and hopefully did not run into too many issues during or after the upgrade. Microsoft started work on the next feature update for Windows 10 already, and Windows Insiders on the Fast […]

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What to do if Gmail attachments are not downloaded correctly

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:38:54 +0000

The following guide provides you with instructions on how to restore Gmail email attachments that are not properly downloaded to your devices. Mike, the Linux guy here on Ghacks, sends his articles to my Gmail account. I retrieve these emails using the Thunderbird email client, and that works pretty well usually. Recently though I noticed […]

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Play 3D Pinball Space Cadet on modern Windows PCs

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:01:38 +0000

3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet, was a special version of the Space Cadet pinball table, that came bundled with Windows XP, and earlier versions of the Windows operating system including Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows ME. The game, which was originally released as one table of Full Tilt! Pinball by Maxis, has […]

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Move Program Folders in Windows without affecting functionality

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:51:46 +0000

FreeMove is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to move program folders to other locations without breaking functionality. When you install a software on a Windows machine, you either select a location for it to be installed in, or have no say in the matter at all. The default locations, program files […]

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Microsoft’s target: Two Windows 10 feature updates per year

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:17:19 +0000

Microsoft announced today that it plans to release two feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and System Center Configuration Manage per year. The company will align release schedules for future Windows and Office 365 ProPlus releases, and targets March and September of each year for those releases. What's particularly interesting about that from […]

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Ghacks Deals: The Four Volume Cyber Security Bundle (92% off)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:27:39 +0000

The Four Volume Cyber Security Bundle is an eLearning course divided into four volumes covering network security, stopping hackers, anonymous browsing, and end point protection. As far as specs are concerned, all courses are designed for users of all experience levels and access is granted for life. Here is an overview of the included volumes: […]

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Find out if your Windows PC supports Miracast

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:27:00 +0000

Miracast is a wireless connections standard for displaying content from devices such as laptops or smartphones on displays such as TVs or projectors. Note that any display, a Windows 10 monitor for instance, may act as a receiver as long as what is powering it supports the Miracast standard. The technology uses the peer-to-peer Wi-Fi […]

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