Display alerts and questions from scripts with messagebox
September 11, 2016 – 03:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Display alerts and questions from scripts with messagebox

messageboxBuild a batch file of any complexity and there’s a chance you’ll need to interact with the user, either to ask a question or display a message.

Messagebox is an open-source solution which delivers the basics you need, has no dependencies, and runs on anything from Windows NT 4.0 up.

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Lyrics Here instantly displays lyrics on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, more
September 9, 2016 – 03:13 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Lyrics Here instantly displays lyrics on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, more

Lyrics HereThere are many ways to find lyrics to whatever you’re playing online, but they’re usually slow, inconvenient, maybe inaccurate, and sometimes all three.

Lyrics Here is a browser addon for Chrome, Firefox and more which instantly finds and shows the lyrics for whatever you’re playing on YouTube, Spofify, Deezer, Google Music, SoundCloud and 40+ similar sites.

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NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView
September 8, 2016 – 09:07 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on NirSoft releases FullEventLogView, EventLogChannelsView

FullEventLogViewFreeware supremo NirSoft has released two new tools, FullEventLogView and EventLogChannelsView.

FullEventLogView lists all events from your local event logs, the events of a remote system or the contents of a .evtx file.

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Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL released, introduces scheduled themes and individually sized Web panels
September 8, 2016 – 05:26 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL released, introduces scheduled themes and individually sized Web panels

Vivaldi200-175Vivaldi Technologies has unveiled Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL and Vivaldi 1.4 FINAL 64-bit, a major update to its web browser aimed at those wanting maximum control over their browser’s look and functionality. Vivaldi is developed by a team led by Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzchner, and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Version 1.4’s headline new feature is support for scheduled themes, which builds on the recent introduction of customisable themes. Other notable changes include greater flexibility over Web panels, and a single-click option for reversing an accidentally closed tab.

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Reshade Image Enlarger: a smarter way to resize images?
September 8, 2016 – 05:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Reshade Image Enlarger: a smarter way to resize images?

Reshade Image EnlargerResizing digital images is easy, but take the upscaling too far and quality begins to suffer with blurring, jagged edges and more.

Reshade Image Enlarger claims to help by using “state of the art… enlargement algorithms to produce crisp-clear resizes” “without the usual blur, jagged edges, loss of sharpness or detail”.

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Remove browser hijackers with ZHPCleaner
September 7, 2016 – 09:40 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Remove browser hijackers with ZHPCleaner

ZHPCleanerEvery browser claims to protect users from hijackers and adware, but their defences are limited and over time it’s easy for your system to fill with junk.

ZHPCleaner is a free tool which aims to help by scanning your PC, detecting dubious addons, toolbars and settings, and removing them on demand.

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Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 available for Windows 10, Mac
September 7, 2016 – 06:52 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 available for Windows 10, Mac

Xirrus Wi-Fi InspectorPopular wifi scanner Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector has finally hit version 2.0.

The release brings support for Windows 10, and introduces the first Mac version.

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Five free CSV viewers and editors
September 6, 2016 – 10:09 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Five free CSV viewers and editors

Ron's EditorCSV is a very common format for sharing large amounts of data, mostly because it’s so simple– you can view the contents almost anywhere, at least in theory.

You may not always have a full-featured spreadsheet on hand, of course, but fortunately there are some excellent free tools around to help you work with your files.

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Directory Opus 12 out now
September 6, 2016 – 08:30 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Directory Opus 12 out now

Directory OpusPowerhouse Explorer replacement Directory Opus 12 has shipped with a long list of major new features.

The revamped Rename dialog now includes a macro recorder for quick and easy batch file renaming.

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Email Sourcer collects web contact details as you browse
September 4, 2016 – 03:36 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Email Sourcer collects web contact details as you browse

Email SourcerWhether you’re looking for a job, a government contact, maybe researching a company, there are times you’ll want to build a list of potential contacts.

Usually this means checking the top and bottom of a page for contact details, maybe an “About” or “Contact us” page, then copying and pasting the details elsewhere.

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Extension Source Viewer displays source code of Chrome and Firefox addons
September 3, 2016 – 10:50 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Extension Source Viewer displays source code of Chrome and Firefox addons

ESV200-175Rob Wu has released Extension Source Viewer, a Firefox add-on which allows viewing the source code of Chrome and Firefox browser extensions before installing them.

If that sounds familiar it’s because Wu is also the developer of Chrome Extension Viewer, which also now supports both Chrome and Firefox extensions.

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