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Rick's Profile

Member since September 12, 2004

  • Name

    Rick Kipping

  • Location:

    United States of America

Favorite Files

  1. FastStone Image Viewer
  2. Media Player Classic for Windows 2000/XP
  3. POP Peeper
  4. Startup Delayer
  5. True Launch Bar

Recent Posts

  1. Review - True Launch Bar

    6.0 (Jun 19, 2012)

    This much more than just a launcher.
    I can see CPU usage, network usage, drive activity, etc. at all times.
    Unlike gadgets that get hidden when running apps, this info can be displayed at all times on the bottom bar.
    On my laptop, I also find it useful to have a volume control slider handy.
    Show battery status, key state or many other options.
    The launcher is merely just one of many functions this is capable of performing.

  2. Review - Startup Delayer

    3.0.315 (Aug 16, 2011)

    Despite what some of the self-proclaimed "experts" claim, I find the utility indispensable for my setup. It does what it is designed to do very well and unobtrusively.
    I run Win7 Ultimate but also have a couple of older start-up apps that don't always behave when they start right away. By delaying them a few seconds, they work perfectly.
    On my laptop, I might delay my email checker a few to allow the wi-fi to connect.
    It may not be for everyone, but why slam the program because you don't need it? I find it very useful.
    It does what it claims, it's updated frequently, it's free, and deserves 5 stars..

  3. Review - SpeedFan

    4.33 (Sep 30, 2007)

    I used it for years. 5 stars.

  4. Review - FastStone Capture

    5.4 (May 14, 2007)

    5.4 is now Shareware.
    It's a very good app, but there are other good freeware utilities out there if you just use this occasionally. Price dropped this from a 5 (excellent) utility to a 3 (value).

  5. Review - Avant Browser Lite

    11.0 Build 6 (Sep 27, 2006)

    The best IE based browser around gets better and better.

    Search engine?
    Just go to TOOLS/Avant Browser Options/Search Engine
    You can choose whichever one you want.
    Heck, you can choose any 5 you want.

    Useless URL bar??
    Drag the search tool bar to the same row as the MENU bar.
    Your URL bar will be full width.
    Assuming you're not in Compact mode.

    It's all about options.
    You have access to all the IE options PLUS a multitude of AB options.
    (Maybe too many for some people to handle)