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OldElmerFudd
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February 6, 2010 - 8:02 pm
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Clipomatic is one of my two favorite utilities by Mike Lin. It allows you to copy multiple items to the clipboard and select which one you want to paste later. I don't know if it works on Win 7, since I'm still getting used to that OS, but it's fine on XP and may work in Vista. (Again, not sure - never used Vista)

From the webpage: "Clipomatic is a clipboard cache program. It remembers what was copied to the clipboard and allows you to retrieve it, even after you've copied something else to the clipboard. Clipomatic only works with text. It works on any modern version of Windows."
http://www.mlin.net/Clipomatic.shtml

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February 6, 2010 - 9:20 pm
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[b:3gbc3buo]Clipomatic [/b:3gbc3buo]is indeed a nice little utility; small, simple and very easy to use. The fact that it is text only though is, IMO, a real limitation. Plus latest version was released way back in 2004 and there is no portable version available (that I know of).

[b:3gbc3buo]ArsClip[/b:3gbc3buo] is a viable alternative because it provides better functionality while retaining ease of use. Download size is larger then Clipomatic but still relatively small (986KB zip), latest version was released in mid 2009 and it is portable.
http://www.joejoesoft.com/cms/.....php?cid=97

[b:3gbc3buo]Ditto[/b:3gbc3buo] would be my first choice for the more serious user. It's open source and its feature set is well above average, including support for unlimited clips right out of the box. Download size is 1.96MB zip but that is to be expected with the advanced feature set. Latest release is August, 2009 and it is also portable.
http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/

Cheers.....JIM

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February 7, 2010 - 12:05 am
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Bugger -

I forgot all about Arsclip. The utility Mike made that I always liked is Startup Control Panel. http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
What's your take on that one?

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February 7, 2010 - 3:45 pm
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Ron - Sorry mate, been having problems with the weather and now my machine.

Experienced severe thunder storms all day yesterday so computer was off most of the time. Switched it back on this morning and the graphics card has thrown a wobbly so got to go into town and get a replacement.

Get back to you later today mate.

Cheers....JIM

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February 7, 2010 - 5:13 pm
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I [i:1utvw8sc]LOVE[/i:1utvw8sc] startup.cpl. One of my all time favorite addins for Win2000 and XP! Always one of the first things I do to a new machine with those Os'es. Wish there was a small, functional, free, trustworthy tool like this for Vista and Win7. Maybe one day Mike will write one. Maybe!

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Hey Guys - Back on deck. The card had a bit of corrosion around one of the terminals, all fixed.

StartupCPL: Well, now the boss has given it his blessing I'd better not say anything negative...right?? It's alright to disagree with you Ron but not with the chief.

Seriously, I think it is a terrific little app. Although, I'm never quite sure how helpful startup managers are to the average Joe user in general. The main issue, as I see it, is the ability (or lack of it) to identify the process with which each particular item is associated. Then having the knowledge to discern whether or not it is actually necessary. Unfortunately, if you were to present a list of startup items, as generated by one these apps, to the average Mum or Dad at home my bet would be....many would not have a clue.

There is a terrific site to garner that information here: http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php The sysinfo site identifies the process and it's association, gives a brief description of its function and even offers advice on how to handle it. Now, if developers were to include an automatic link to that site as part of the right click context menu for each item I reckon the app. would be useful/suitable for[i:30wfcb8r] all[/i:30wfcb8r] users. The only freeware startup manager, that I know of, which actually includes that feature is the one built into Advanced SystemCare.

Also, Vista and Windows 7 users already have a quite useful startup manager built-in. It is a component of Windows Defender and can be accessed easily via: StartControl PanelPerformance Information and Tools. Then click on the option in the left panel...'Manage startup programs'.

Cheers....JIM

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Hey Guys - Back on deck. The card had a bit of corrosion around one of the terminals, all fixed.

StartupCPL: Well, now the boss has given it his blessing I'd better not say anything negative...right?? It's alright to disagree with you Ron but not with the chief.
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There is a terrific site to garner that information here: http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php The sysinfo site identifies the process and it's association, gives a brief description of its function and even offers advice on how to handle it. Now, if developers were to include an automatic link to that site as part of the right click context menu for each item I reckon the app. would be useful/suitable for[i:1wwyh2gd] all[/i:1wwyh2gd] users. The only freeware startup manager, that I know of, which actually includes that feature is the one built into Advanced SystemCare.

Also, Vista and Windows 7 users already have a quite useful startup manager built-in. It is a component of Windows Defender and can be accessed easily via: StartControl PanelPerformance Information and Tools. Then click on the option in the left panel...'Manage startup programs'.

Cheers....JIM[/quote:1wwyh2gd]

That's quite a list, Jimbo! I haven't looked at that page in a long time, mostly because I didn't quite understand how to use it effectively. (laziness figured in there somewhere, too)

I'm sure it's a site well known to you guys, but for many years I've been referring to Black Viper's pages for info about processes. I don't pay much attention to boot times unless I encounter a machine that's super slow. Even then, I'll look for other issues before digging into the processes. http://www.blackviper.com/

Ron

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Hey Ron - The Sysinfo site is really easy to use. Just type the exact detail (usually a .exe file), as it appears in the startup manager list, into the search box then click on the adjacent 'Search' button and.....voila!

cheers mate....JIM

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Jim,
The first thing I do on a new machine that I have control over(i.e., mine) is disable the Windows firewall and Defender. I run Eset Smart Security, which has an inbound/outbound firewall and antispyware. No need to run two apps for the same purpose. Now if the machine isn't mine I look at the totality of the circumstances before making changes like that. Depending on the speed of the machine, experience of the user, etc.

Ron,
When I get a machine from someone else (and that happens all too often) the first thing I look at is running processes (task manager, startup.cpl, msconfig). You can tell so much about the computer by looking at the processes. How much software is running in the background, what type software, software with known problems, unneeded software, infections, etc. That information lets me make some quick decisions before heading into deeper waters and usually makes troubleshooting any other issues easier. Over time you get a feel for what's right and what's wrong.

That's just my .02. Everyone goes about things differently. your mileage may vary. I am not a lawyer.

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Jim,
The first thing I do on a new machine that I have control over(i.e., mine) is disable the Windows firewall and Defender. I run Eset Smart Security, which has an inbound/outbound firewall and antispyware. No need to run two apps for the same purpose.
That's just my .02. Everyone goes about things differently. your mileage may vary. I am not a lawyer.[/quote:138fvsrl]

Dave,
I looked long and hard at Smart Security since I've been running the AV on my machines for quite a while. For the life of me, I can't remember why I decided to stay with the combination of Online Armor Pro and Eset NOD 32 4 when I renewed Eset in January. Seems there was some question in my mind about the firewall; if I could find my mind, I'd ask it what!

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