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Posted on 19-12-14, 13:32
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But what if Windows blocks him from blocking Windows from blocking the OSD software?

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Posted on 20-01-07, 06:34

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https://www.voidtools.com - A desktop search program for Windows, searches universally and finds files very quickly.

ANSI Express - A freeware program for viewing ANSI art, like the BBS artscene kind. The site seems to have gone down within the past year or so, so I've linked an archived version. (This one's also for Windows)
Posted on 20-01-07, 06:44

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WizTree is like the best of WinDirStat and Everything, a disk space usage analyzer that uses the MFT directly. Of course, that optimization only works with NTFS volumes, but most Windows users are on that, right?
Posted on 20-01-07, 08:40

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I still like SequoiaView's "Cushion Treemap" display more than any other program's display that I've tried.

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
Posted on 20-01-07, 09:30
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Posted by kode54
WizTree is like the best of WinDirStat and Everything, a disk space usage analyzer that uses the MFT directly. Of course, that optimization only works with NTFS volumes, but most Windows users are on that, right?
I don't think Windows can even install on a FAT partition anymore. :(

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Posted on 20-01-08, 00:02 (revision 2)

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Posted by creaothceann
I still like SequoiaView's "Cushion Treemap" display more than any other program's display that I've tried.

So maybe request the rendering style as a feature in WizTree? I mean, it's still worth using for the speed of scanning alone, but SequoiaView still works, yes.

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I don't think Windows can even install on a FAT partition anymore. :(

Yes, but it supports scanning all of your partitions for usage data. And Windows also supports ReFS, and Windows Pro for Workstations supports creating partitions in that format.
Posted on 20-01-08, 09:45
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I found SpaceSniffer some time after WinDirStat, and like SpaceSniffer's "nested squares" UI quite a lot. http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

But I'll look into WizTree to see if it's faster. Also its download button looks rather shady:
Posted on 20-01-08, 22:53

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Ah, yes, the CNet download button.
Posted on 20-01-09, 06:29
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Posted by kode54
Ah, yes, the CNet download button.

Often nestled amongst 50+ other scam advertisements that all say "Click here to download".

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Posted on 20-01-09, 19:04
Not from my cellphone

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Can't remember the last time I downloaded something from CNet, Download.com, Softpedia, or similar scamware sites.

The joys of downloading only open source software (even on Windows!), except for the games you buy from Steam/GOG/whatever (where you get no ads despite having to install a piece of bloatware to manage and download your stuff)~~~

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Posted on 20-01-25, 04:33

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I'd say the Steam/GOG/whatever have "ads" alright, just not the way you think. They obviously want to encourage you to buy-buy-buy, so they have a storefront, which advertises new releases and other delights, sometimes even recommendations from your friends, reviews from various feeds, sales, freebies, free to play (often pay to win) titles.

Of course, I think only Steam and Epic Games Store have that Free To Play / Pay To Win thing going on. GOG mostly either just gives games away randomly, or expects you to buy them up front, or buy add-ons. No rental games from them.

Humble Bundle "sort of" does the rental thing, but the way they've structured their rental thing, you get to keep a selection of games permanently, or at least for the life of your account, assuming you do nothing stupid to get your account banned, or one day decide to request an account deletion. I have yet to decide to participate in this particular rental scheme.

Then there's the eternal stupidity that is Apple Arcade. Rental only, and only on Apple devices. At least one game I played will be coming to Steam this year, so I can buy it there. I can't say the same about the other game, whose developers say they are eternally pleased by their deal with Apple Arcade, so it won't be leaving the world of casual tablet/phone and Mac desktop gaming, even though it's a serious long play third person adventure game, with absolute tripe touch controls, (seriously, bring a gamepad), that seriously improved upon the original title in many, many ways. Oh well.
Posted on 20-01-25, 08:59 (revision 3)
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Posted by kode54
I'd say the Steam/GOG/whatever have "ads" alright, just not the way you think. They obviously want to encourage you to buy-buy-buy, so they have a storefront, which advertises new releases and other delights, sometimes even recommendations from your friends, reviews from various feeds, sales, freebies, free to play (often pay to win) titles.

You can avoid all the ad's very easily though, by setting it up to launch when you log in to the O/S. In Windows Steam will not show the daily specials window when the program starts automatically after logging in to Windows... and it defaults to your Game Library view.

They've started trying to push advertisements within the Game Library view though with the "What's New" section that you can't disable on the Game Library Home screen. Currently you can configure it to only show Updates to programs you own (I think this was a recent change to the new Library UI).

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Posted on 20-01-25, 13:15
Not from my cellphone

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Steam/GOG/whatever sells games.

Of course the only ads you're going to see are for the games they sell (even ones you don't want to play ever, like bloody FPS and MMO stuff). You're not going to get an ad on Steam for, say, "join Farcebook", "enjoy Coca-Cola", "VOTE $PRESIDENTIAL_CANDIDATE OR ELSE!", or "drive a Mazda now!". I'm just fine with that. I only wish they customized even more their ads (that's with you, Steam: I'm letting you spy on my gaming habits since I kept feeding cash in the past, so it's time for you lazy bums to learn that I AM NOT GOING TO PLAY AAAAAA+++ GAMES LIKE, EVAR!)

Modern cellphone gaming is cancer with all that pay2win crapware, there is no hope for salvation there.

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Posted on 20-01-25, 17:59
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You can to an extent configure the ads on the Store to exclude games with certain tags assigned to them so you could filter out MMO and other terms.

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Posted on 20-02-23, 11:06

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https://github.com/pietervanheijningen/clickbait-remover-for-youtube

For FF and Chrome.

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
Posted on 20-03-15, 13:34

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Been using Dexpot for years now, but since Windows 10 it has problems with the calculator, control panel and Edge windows of the OS.

Checking out the Windows 10 Task View feature again, it does what I want except that you can't switch to a desktop directly via shortcut. Fortunately there's Virtual Desktop Enhancer, an AutoHotKey script & executable that adds that functionality - I only disabled TaskbarScrollSwitching and DesktopWrapping and set SwitchDesktop to LAlt.

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
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