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j7n

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  1. Wow, Actual Window Manager still claims Windows 2000 compatibility. Not that I plan to use Windows 10 for many reasons, but I'm curious if you set JPEGImportQuality to 100, does color subsampling remain active (blurry red shapes)?
  2. For me, ImgUr works only if I have signed in to my account. Otherwise I get a grey screen. I also often get a grey screen when I follow an album link, which people usually post even when there is only one picture.
  3. Windows NT6 keeps on giving. This one's kinda trivial. But considering the increased size of the system and focus on sleek visuals, I don't understand how they could have messed this up. I have some wallpapers in bitmap format in a directory, prepared for a few screen resolutions. They are ready to be displayed, and work just fine in Windows XP. If I set the wallpaper using the Desktop Properties or the right-click menu on an image file, the data gets encoded to a poor quality JPEG file with color subsampling. It is 1 "actively used" file and should not be compressed. %appdata%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Application Data\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg To set the wallpaper properly I need to enter the path to the image file into the registry. HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper Then execute this command from the Run box to refresh it (a bat file does not work) {REF}: rundll32.exe user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters Seriously?
  4. I see E-MU E-DSP Audio Processor (WDM), which is the sound card. High Definition Audio device is an NVidia video adapter with a HDMI port, not used, but automatically found by Windows. The unknown devices are a Brooktree television/radio capture card that I can't use on x64 and have intentionally not installed. It works fine on Windows 2003 in dual boot to listen to radio (only 32-bit drivers exist). I am fine with how it works now. A pre-requisite of NT6 audio appears to be a CPU with 2 or more cores. Maybe there haven't been more complaints because people usually only install this system on fairly new computers.
  5. I am sure that the OpenGL window is independent of the acceleration checkbox, which is for compositing text and pictures. For me the the browser acceleration has never worked on XP.
  6. For me WebGL works fine at reasonable resolutions and simple games like the sci-fi racing in New Moon 28 and nVidia GT 610, with webgl.disable-angle true. As long as the display driver has good OpenGL it should work. Why would you expect satisfactory experience of 3D without harware acceleration, translating opengl to direct3d while running JavaScript on an old CPU? Intel 8xx and 9xx Graphics had awful performance with native full-screen 3D games.
  7. The color of Windows Me/2000 dialog panels is noticeably lighter and slightly pink. It seemed to me fresh compared to Windows 98. I didn't like to tweak colors in display properties because they automatically calculated and reduced the contrast of the highlight color on scrollbars and disabled/embossed items.
  8. There is a search plugin creator that works with New Moon 28. You can set up an icon so the entry is clearly identifyable. http://ready.to/search/en/ Why is this basic functionality not part of any Firefox flavor? It is a simple preset with a few values, that does not deserve to be called a "plugin". It is a major inconvenience to find and install an extension. I come from Opera, and it was there (except the icon is automatic and Google was forced with the last versions).
  9. I got the opposite experience with the most recent VLC. It crashed when loading regular local files without giving me a reason or a log. I got it in attempt to play MPD (dash) streams from the BBC, but it didn't even do that. That's a common issue with multiplatform software: it doesn't work smooth on windows and you have to research the command-line and cfg files. Open With is more flexible: you can send a link to multiple media players as well as other browsers when it doesn't work in our primary browser.
  10. Maybe it doesn't work inside a virtual machine because there isn't a proper OpenGL video driver. It can be tough to find out the cause. See what files it loads before it fails using FileMon. It should show a black window with a logo and accept files with drag and drop. On a real (not virtual), slow computer MPC-HC would be better than Linux players because MPC-HC can take advantage of hardware acceleration, and those cannot.
  11. The last version of MPV that works is dated 2015-10-29. I don't remember where I obtained it from. http://j7n.sytes.net/temp/mpv-i686-20151029.7z I experienced slow startup with this program. It had something to do with its fonts.conf not existing in the expected directory.
  12. I've never seen those adapters, because I got my phones used. A barrel connector seems to be a more conventional and safe choice, and is used in power supplies for other kinds of devices. USB is primarily a data port. I wouldn't want somebody plugging random, possibly faulty devices into my computer just to get power. The BL-5C battery is also quite universal. Instead of changing the plug to USB, the European government should have standardized batteries across all phone manufacturers.
  13. With a very limited system you can't play video in a browser. The HTML and JavaScript take too much processing power. You need to use a video player which can extract the video, and then switch to a blank tab in the browser. Use SMPlayer+Youtube-DL+old-MPV or use 3DYD Youtube Source with a DirectShow player. The startup times are long with these programs because they will download the video beforehand. And you need to update or reconfigure them when YouTube changes its formats. Add the browser extension Open With by Geoff Lankow to Firefox, to quickly call up a media player for a link. In a virtual machine you probably don't have hardware access for output like OpenGL or Overlay Mixer, which further decreases performance. Players may outright crash if they don't see a normal GPU. In SMPlayer there are several output options possible.
  14. Thank you for the offer! But I had an unrelated accident with an online order and I'm broke now. Nokia power supply is heavy with a transformer inside. The simple round plugs were largely interchangeable for many models.
  15. Sorting of bookmarks is indeed affected by Windows Regional Settings under Windows NT 5.2. The first dropdown list which changes the number formats. I only found 3 locales that behave oddly. Restart of New Moon is needed to effect the changes. Estonian: S->Z->T Latvian, Lithuanian: H->Y->I->Y-G I don't understand the rationale for this. The letter Y does not exist in the official alphabet. Putting it in the middle doesn't make it correct and incompatible with names and brands from other languages. Apparently, in Unicode there are tables for every or most locales because they do in fact sort letters with diacritics differently (with the parent letter, immediately after, or at the end). The solution is simply to switch to English (United States) and adjust the currency and separator symbols as needed.
  16. I have a basic Nokia 3100. The plastic case has broken and the rubber cover on the power button melted. But a replacement can't be found anymore. I am used to the keyboard layout. In cold weather I must be able to type before the screen reacts to display the letters. This phone seems to be unable to receive intelligible voice from some callers, as if they rely on encoding with more dynamic or bitrate. I also have a Samsung flip phone that is newer, but I don't use it much. And a Nokia 1680c-2 with a compatible keyboard, but more slugish software and smaller size.
  17. Maybe the captcha has been replaced with telephone verification because I didn't see a captcha at all. I've heard all about the lack of tolerance on the Pale Moon forum, and am not even registered there. I can login, but it takes a long time on a slower processor. It seems to do a lot of "cosmetic" drawing onto the screen. When I alt-tab back to the program, I see the screen redrawing slowly in small regions as the waiting animation spins. The GUI is not only slow, but also small and can't be used to move/delete mail in bulk. I have to wait on every letter to delete it. Now that you mention it: hCAPTCHA doesn't come up on other sites in New Moon 28. But it works in Serpent. Surprisingly, it also works in Opera 12. I thought it was a "good" captcha because of this, and becasue it is not owned by Google.
  18. Proton Mail is the favorite of security conscious people (despite that it requires a phone number on registration and looks business-oriented). The web interface is incredibly slow when doing anything in old Firefox. Enter something in the login box, and it will use up one Conroe cpu core. Same when browsing the folders, until it finishes churning through something. The usability is worse than Facebook and YouTube. Is there something in particular that can be en/disabled to speed it up?
  19. I chose Pale Moon over Firefox ESR because of conventional compact GUI in the preferences, title bar and status bar, multimedia codecs, less hassle with adding extensions, and less stuff to that needed to be disabled out of the box. Although both programs should be the same under the hood, Pale Moon seemed significantly slower with heavy websites.
  20. I thought that YouTube might have an invisible control character at the start. So I made a new list of bookmarks with alphabet typed by hand. They sorted incorrectly as I showed. I updated to New Mooon 28.10.4a1 (32-bit). Also checked on a second computer and the flaw was present. But both comps have similar software installed by me. The sorting is probably handled interally by International Components for Unicode which is whopping 11 MB, and maybe too smart for its own good. Very nice: new checkboxes in the Preferences in the new version. Everything else seems the same. Are you able to type a comment on FaceBook using New Moon? I can only type 1 character since recently, and have to copy & paste.
  21. The system locale is set to Germany. I don't know if any of it is read in by Firefox, which is quite independent. The browser is set to request pages in en-us. The letter Y seems crazy. Sometimes it is sorted above I, sometimes below, without an apparent logic. Other letters behave normally. Windows Explorer sorts normally. It doesn't practically matter that much; I can drag a few bookmarks by hand.
  22. I observed an oddity with bookmark sorting. Letter Y sorts between H and I. I can't explain it with any regional settings.
  23. I see now that I can sort when right-clicking on a folder. I tried right-clicking on one of the links inside as if it was the Windows Start menu, and didn't find the option there. No, I don't use NoScript. When a New Tab is added, it doesn't have a script in it.
  24. Every once in a while I get a page added at the bottom of the Bookmarks menu in Pale Moon. Usually a blank tab but sometimes a page I've visited. How can this happen? I can't do it on purpose because clicking on the Star adds it to Unsorted category. The method for creating a bookmark is too convoluted. A better system would be to invoke a command in a bookmarks directory, which would pop up a dialog with its name, address and comment and place the bookmark in that folder without opening the huge Library. I would never go there to look through Unsorted bookmarks. Also there appears to be no way to sort them alphabetically without dragging each item. I occasionally drag items by accident, and would prefer a static, alphabetic menu as in normal software or Opera.
  25. LatencyMon appears to be very sensitive. I've never used it before, and don't know what to expect from it. Even with the PC idle, when no problems are observed, it reports that my system is "having difficulty" in black text. Of course, if I load the CPU, the interrupt to process latency goes into the red. My expectation is for sound to be handled "first" as it was on Windows XP and earlier, even if the system is loaded. With the same set of other drivers loaded (whatever their deficiencies might be), I can play sound in Cockos Reaper at 10ms latency, as long as Reaper's priority is greater than other processes. This localizes the fault into a Windows process. The task of mixing sound is lightweight for Vista-class computer, and I don't see why it wouldn't have unlimited priority. Microsoft has apparently reinvented the wheel priority system with the "MMCSS" service, and it is no longer straightforward. Loading a dual-core CPU is harder. It takes two processes to make the system unresponsive. I might as well leave the situation as it is now. LatencyMon - Idle LatencyMon - cpugrab Reaper Playing at Nearly Full Loaded CPU

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