Balderstrom's Profile

Member since July 16, 2009

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Favorite Files

  1. 8StartButton
  2. AIMP
  3. AllMyNotes Organizer Free Edition
  4. Bvckup
  5. Capture .NET Free
  6. CloneDVD
  7. Console
  8. CrystalDiskInfo
  9. Defraggler
  10. Foxit Reader
  11. Gadwin PrintScreen
  12. ImgBurn
  13. K-Lite Codec Pack Full
  14. LameXP
  15. MusicBee
  16. MyDefrag
  17. Notepad2
  18. nSpaces
  19. Opera for Windows (32-bit)
  20. Pixia
  21. Power8
  22. Process Lasso (32-bit)
  23. Process Monitor
  24. REAPER for Windows (32-bit)
  25. Reg Organizer
  26. Screenshot Captor
  27. Start Menu Reviver
  28. Start Menu X
  29. StartIsBack
  30. Stickies
  31. Sublime Text
  32. Sysinternals Suite
  33. System Explorer
  34. TagScanner
  35. TeraCopy
  36. Total Commander (32-bit/64-bit)
  37. Transmute Standard
  38. True Launch Bar
  39. UltraMon (32-bit)
  40. VirtualDub (32-bit)
  41. VirtuaWin
  42. XnView for Windows

Recent Posts

  1. Review - WindowSpace

    2.5.9 (Jul 17, 2014)

    So basically AllSnap by IvanHeckman.

    What the hell is up with these people that want $25+ for single-function utilities.

    -1 Price. Has less functionality than pretty much any $5 Stardock app.

  2. Review - WinBatch

    2014a (Jul 16, 2014)

    I wonder if it's written in AutoHotkey, or AutoIT, or WSH (windows-script-host), or VBScript or...

    I mean $100 for a scripting tool, thats about right - considering a windows license is about $100. Seems fair.

  3. Review - WildBit Viewer

    6.1 (Jul 8, 2014)

    Well it's been a few years. Wildbit works pretty much the same as it did 5 years ago.

  4. Review - Notepad2

    4.2.25-rc7 (Apr 15, 2011)

    While I do use this editor, it's certainly not my primary editor. And comparing Notepad2 to UltraEdit32 is one of the most ludicrous statements I've ever read.

    The second-most ludicrous would be comparing to Notepad++ - which is a great feature-rich editor, that may or may not crash for no reason whatsoever. From VAX to Unix to DOS to Windows and Linux, I've used dozens upon dozens of Editors, and Notepad++ is the only one (of two) that has crashed.

    Notepad2 is a decent 'quick-edit' feature-light editor that has a few annoying quirks that the dev doesn't want to fix, but at least it has never crashed. If you require heavy-lifting and extensive customization, you should look elsewhere. And if stability isn't important to you, but free is, go for Notepad++.

    My full-featured editors of choice, EmEditor, and CodeLobster PHP.
    Notepad-like editors: Notepad2, Ted's Notepad (v6 beta), and good-old Notepad.

    For ~$40 EmEditor (perpetual license, so far) stomps all over (feature-wise) the outrageously priced UltraEdit32, and the "free" Notepad++.

  5. Review - Sysinternals Suite

    Build 10/14/10 (Oct 15, 2010)

    Changelog can be found here:
    Perhaps BetaNews could add it to the links above.

    Use junction all the time, the others not so often and some never at all.

    Much like the NirSoft utilities, the SysInternals Suite suffers from fragmentation. A gui-toolbox that would allow you to drop-in/snap-in the tools; possibly add a comment/Tip to the tool description line would make it much easier to access infrequently used SysUtilities.

  6. Comment - Hotmail becomes 'Web-based Outlook,' sends email from other POP services

    Build 10/14/10 (Nov 2, 2010 - 3:56 AM)

    Hotmail still sucks. No matter how many features and extras they add. They still completely purge your inbox if you don't login for XX-days. ( I don't know how long it is now, but it used to be ~30, and they still do it).

    Interestingly, they purge my inbox, but don't delete my SkyDrive files. Ludicrous.

    Glad I didn't switch all my email over from Gmail and Yahoo. As there have been periods over the years where I had no net-access for a month or more in succession. Everything would be gone. Neither gmail, yahoo, operamail and likely no other webMail provider is so outrightly hostile to it's own users.

  7. Comment - Opera 11 launches in alpha, offers new features to test

    Build 10/14/10 (Oct 28, 2010 - 2:24 AM)

    So turn cookies off. Or set them to on your permission only. Or a mix of turn them off and allow them for sites you want to.

    I used to bother with all of that, but really it matters not. "They" might know where I go online, or collect info/data for more accurate targetted advertising... not really that important in the grand scheme of things.

  8. Comment - Opera 11 launches in alpha, offers new features to test

    Build 10/14/10 (Oct 25, 2010 - 6:23 PM)

    Well... there are differences obviously. Just like how I can't
    1) "duplicate a tab" in Firefox
    2) Make a new tab open beside the current active tab.
    3) Open a tab in the foreground OR background.
    4) Open a (windows) Panel, select a bunch of tabs, and move them to a new Window.

    I don't find S h i f t+End, Reload that problematic. Then again I usually have a hundred tabs open spanning a couple different windows, I wouldn't want to reload them all.

    I know there must be things that FireFox can do better than Opera, but all I ever hear from anyone in threads when the fanbois come out to play is the lack of Ad-Block and Opera's "gawd-awful" gui (of which every single element of the gui can be turned off or customized† ), and a few other things.

    Opera has definitely lost some quality control in the 10.x series, especially after 10.10 - so they have some work to do there before shoveling more junk into the binary. Hopefully soon, as the prospect of switching browsers is not a bright point. Opera is even more customizable than Total Commander -- and doesn't look like it's from the 90's.

    I really doubt most long-time Opera or FireFox users are even interested in switching, what they have works and works to their expectations.

    † : -- Customized to the point where you can have buttons that do multiple actions based on a short click or a long click: I have a button that when quick-clicked opens up Preferences, and when long-clicked (less than a second) :: opens up the Skin Settings (Appearance). And that's just a simple single javascript string. Since every single command in opera is available to be hotkeyed or triggered/Javascripted.

  9. Comment - Opera 11 launches in alpha, offers new features to test

    Build 10/14/10 (Oct 25, 2010 - 4:46 PM)

    Yes. Open up the panel and enable the [Windows] icon. This will list all of your open tabs in all of your Opera Windows. Select the ones you want, right click and choose Reload.

    Most Windows ListBox keyboard shortcuts work here (except Ctrl+A), e.g. Click + S H I F T Click, or S H I F T + Down/Up Arrow, S H I F T+Home / End, PgDown/Up, Ctrl+Click to toggle selection of an item. Those shortcuts work in any panel: BookMarks, Links, Windows(Tabs), etc.

    (Gaaah, Betanews still hasn't fixed the filter that wont let you type "S H I F T"

  10. Comment - The surest sign yet of Microsoft's defeat

    Build 10/14/10 (Apr 24, 2010 - 12:28 AM)

    The cloud's Google Doc's couldn't even open an .RTF document without completely ruining the document into a mix of binary / tags and text.