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    UTILITIES By TB Capen Playing with new utilities for Windows PCs can be fun. Many are free, and they show an inventive range of solutions to common
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      My approach is basically identical with yours.  Only difference is that I take the oppurtunity to get a new system with the new OS already-installed. I did that for win7 and, recently, again for win10.  And my list of  “essential utiities” is pretty much like yours.

      One thing that bugs me a little bit is that whenever *anyone* [you included] lists password managers, no one *ever* includes password safe.   It is uncomplicated, secure and the one I’ve used for a lot of years.  Is there some problem with pwsafe that drops it off of everyone’s “programs to get” lists?

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        @berniec: I too have used password safe for several years. I like it. I think people don’t like the fact that it does not auto-fill passwords. I’m not sure I want a password manager doing anything automatic.

    • #2313728

      I need a pdf viewer. After getting fed up with Adobe and Foxit becoming more and more bloated, I settled on Sumatra.

      Got coffee?

      • #2313752

        Firefox browser now views pdf’s just fine, and you don’t need another separate program.  I have it, use it, and like it.

        Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

      • #2314232

        @plodr: I like PDF-Xchange Viewer and have used it for quite a while. Used Foxit in the past, can’t remember why I ditched it.

    • #2314060

      Firefox is not my default browser. I have ESR installed but since it is so slow, I rarely fire it up. I also don’t run Windows 10.

      I found this https://www.ghacks.net/2020/06/03/firefox-78-set-firefox-as-the-default-pdf-viewer-on-windows/

      Since we get pdfs as email attachments from two organizations we are on the board of, having a dedicated pdf viewer for files on the computer is the better option for us.



      Got coffee?

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