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    • in reply to: Why aren’t you using Edge? #2593123

      Definitely not.

      Regrettably, certain sites important to me require Chrome. Otherwise, it would not be installed on any of my PCs.

      Just curious, what sites require Chrome. Will they not work with another chromium-based browser?

    • in reply to: Why aren’t you using Edge? #2593067

      does edge save comments with the pdf? can be viewed in different pdf viewer and see comments?

       

      Yes and Yes. I can see the highlighting when I look at it in Acrobat Reader, and I can see comments too.

    • in reply to: Why aren’t you using Edge? #2592834

      I use Edge for reading and annotating PDF documents. It’s easy to highlight portions of text with different colors and to add comments.

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    • in reply to: Why aren’t you using Edge? #2592778

      Please do a review of Opera as compared to Chrome and Edge.

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    • in reply to: Why aren’t you using Edge? #2592775

      I’ve used Firefox for a very long time and I haven’t seen a reason to use any of the others

      Unfortunately I have encountered several sites that don’t work properly with Firefox, so I switched to Opera on my Windows machine. On my Mac I use Safari.

    • in reply to: Microsoft Backup triggers help-desk calls and confusion #2590909

      I run the old Windows Backup and Restore on my Win 10 22H2 machine. Works fine, just like it did in Win 7. I didn’t even know I had the so-called Backup program that Susan mentions. It has never popped up or bothered me. I guess I’m lucky.

       

    • in reply to: Can I install that on that? #2582584

      The ThinkPenguin Penguin T4 GNU/Linux Laptop requires an external plug-in dongle for Bluetooth. I want Bluetooth built in. Why is that so hard?

    • in reply to: Can I install that on that? #2582511

      Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about Linux replacements. Corel Paintshop Pro does not run on Linux.

    • in reply to: Can I install that on that? #2582475

      The author says “we found a pleasing replacement in Corel PaintShop Pro.” Please tell us what the replacement is.

    • I created a USB boot drive with Universal USB Installer for Ubuntu Mate, but my Win10 Pro with UEFI would not boot properly with it. I then used Balena Etcher, which the Ubuntu docs recommended, and it worked just fine.

      https://etcher.balena.io/#download-etcher 

      Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

      Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience. It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly, and much more. It can also directly flash Raspberry Pi devices that support USB device boot mode.

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    • in reply to: Working with the Intel Driver & Support Assistant #2567192

      I got spooked by the warning about the graphics driver and did not install it. It didn’t offer any other drivers. The next morning when I started my machine up again, DSA popped up a message about the graphics driver, which I found annoying, so I uninstalled the whole thing.

      I use Dells’ SupportAssist application to keep my drivers up to date, so I don’t need DSA. I’ve never had a problem with my Latitude 7390.

    • in reply to: Firefox and Firefox ESR Updates! #2550943

      Increasingly I find sites that don’t work properly in Firefox but work OK in a Chromium-based browser. I’m considering abandoning FF. (111.01 64-bit, Win 10 Pro)

    • in reply to: Tooling around with computers #2541468

      I have a tool kit from iFixit. Its plastic case serves as a holder for small screws and such. It has little walls that enable me to keep different screws separated from each other. See https://www.ifixit.com/products/essential-electronics-toolkit.

    • in reply to: The Fastie Keyboard Silencer Pro+ #2533961

      I have long used a 1994 vintage IBM Model M 101-key clicky keyboard. I have long been enamored of its tactile feedback and I do not mind the noise.

      I concur. I have a 1984 Model M. It’s built like a tank and has given me no trouble at all for the 18 or 19 years I have owned it. Yes, it’s noisy, but I can type quite rapidly and accurately on it. My wife doesn’t mind. I think she likes knowing where I am and what I am doing. She is occasionally amazed at the machine-gun-like sounds emanating from my lair. If you want it, you will have to pry it out of my cold, dead fingers.

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    • in reply to: How to choose and use the best PowerToys for Windows 10/11 #2530368

      Question about Find My Mouse: I run Windows 10 pro, and I can press and release either Ctrl key to make a circle highlight my mouse pointer. Is that feature available in Windows 11? If so, why would I need Find My Mouse?

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