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Mathwiz

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  1. The latter pref is the one you need for general browsing, and it is supported in current browser versions. (AIUI the "chrome" pref is for the JS in add-ons and such.) Sadly, setting this false results in a significantly slower browsing experience here at MSFN. Even this results in a painful performance penalty on my home PC (not the best, but it is a 64-bit dual-core AMD, so it shouldn't be that horrible). So I think using @roytam1's latest versions (if you can use them), and leaving these prefs at their default, is the best choice.
  2. So, taking off those "deny" permissions fixed it. I guess from now until Office 2010 EoS, I'll need to delete the Excel.Sheet.12\shell key and re-import my custom changes after each month's updates. The only thing I can't figure is why a "security update" even bothers resetting those registry entries. Maybe it just runs "Repair Office Installation" under the covers after it replaces the files included in the update.
  3. Found it! I actually have two Excel versions on my VM: Excel 2000 and Excel 2010. Because I want .xls files to open in 2000 and .xlsx files to open in 2010, I altered the shell registry entries for both. Otherwise double-clicking a spreadsheet file tries to use DDE, which tries to open the sheet in whichever version is open. Obviously, if 2000 is open and I double-click an .xlsx file, that fails miserably. But I've been having a problem: something keeps going in and resetting all my shell registry entries, forcing me to fix them over and over. So I went into regedit and revoked permission to change these entries. And guess what? It's these monthly "security" updates that have been resetting my shell registry entries! And now that it's not allowed to do that any more, the update fails to install.
  4. Presumably not, but I do have Excel 2010 installed I'll try downloading it and installing it manually, I guess
  5. My copy of Office 2010 has graph.exe, although I confess I have no clue what it does! KB4484236 installed the fixed graph.exe just fine, but for some reason KB4484243 didn't install on my system.
  6. @msfntor: Session Tickets exist for performance, not for security. If enabled, they avoid renegotiating TLS for every HTML download from a given server. But it was recently discovered that they can be abused for tracking you. Thus Pale Moon (and thence New Moon) have them disabled by default. If you want to enable them, you'll have to toggle pref security.ssl.disable_session_identifiers to false in about:config. But you'll make it a little easier for the Goog to track you online.
  7. I wouldn't hold my breath for FF 57 for XP (it's Quantum), but FF 56 might be possible. He has to figure out how to deal with the Rust framework on XP, which ain't easy, but he has made some progress....
  8. I don't remember seeing that but I like it too, particularly for @roytam1's SSE version of FF 45 ESR. It concisely says exactly what it is. But for the present let's try to stay focused on MCP's forks, New Moon and Serpent, and MAT's forks, Borealis and Interlink. Those are the ones that keep causing us grief. Edit: Attaching @siria's logo. Looks like it might be a natural for Draconis, or whatever we end up calling Serpent (if we stick with the serpent theme, that is).
  9. This is what @Matt A. Tobin said when he suggested the code names he used: So yes; those "in the know" might get that Freestyle, e.g., is the media-focused browser of the bunch. But we don't have to use those particular names; they just comprise a theme for those "in the know." True, I didn't know those code names either until @Matt A. Tobin suggested them. But no one needs to understand the theme to use the names! If you open it up to all M$ code names (not just XP versions), you have some better choices IMO. For New Moon, Triton is an obvious choice (it's a moon, after all); Aurora is the obvious choice for Borealis. The artwork to use for both is obvious too. We could reuse Whistler (and the artwork @Matt A. Tobin et al. came up with for that name) for Interlink, and stick with Freestyle and Moebius for Serpent 52 and 55, respectively. First, folks were complaining about the lack of choices. But now, a poll would probably look something like this:
  10. I doubt the OS version has much to do with it as long as it'll run ffmpeg, handbrake, or whatever. What you really need (especially if you're transcoding and not just remuxing) is a fast CPU with lots of RAM. Which work machines are more likely to have than home ones....
  11. I feel your pain. Way back on page 3 of this thread, there's a batch file that I wrote, which will download either of those browsers for you, ask you if you want to download & install LAV filters for h.264 video support, and if you press Y, will download & install the correct file for you! You can rerun it every time there's a new FF 45 and/or Arctic Fox version to download. The browsers will be unpacked into directories firefox-45 and arcticfox-27, so point your shortcuts there. (If they exist, your previous directories will be renamed to firefox-45-old and arcticfox-27-old first, so you can go back to them if the new versions don't work right.)
  12. Apologies for not hanging around as much lately. (I've been busy playing with my new holiday toys!) I was afraid that would happen when I posted the suggestions gathered from the old thread. But if it makes you feel better, the suggestions do seem both fewer and more focused this time around. Probably because we're now branding an entire line of browsers, not just New Moon (or even New Moon & Serpent, since Navigator and MailNews are now included as well). We also seem to have settled on a "variations on a theme" model: an overall theme to bind the entire line together: RFox, Salto, Surf(er), *is, Windows code names, whatever; with a suffix or second name, Latinized root (i.e., @LoneCrusader's original Lunaris/Draconis suggestion), etc. to distinguish them. So I think we've made some progress, despite the low signal/noise ratio. The only clear guidance I remember getting from @roytam1 is that he considers these multiplatform browsers, not specifically Windows XP (or even Windows overall) browsers. They're intended to run on anything from XP thro(ugh) 10, and are buildable for Linux too. That said, Windows code names (Whistler, Lonestar, etc.) are probably fine; I'd just avoid obvious references to Windows in names or logos.
  13. Works fine with Win 7 IE 11 for me. SSLLabs.com says the site requires TLS 1.2, so make sure that's enabled in Internet Options. Edit: Comparing my SSLLabs results with @VistaLover's, it appears the web site has added an SHA-1 cipher since last month, which lets IE 11 on Win 7 work once more. If that hadn't worked, I would have noted that ProxHTTPSProxyMII works on Win 7 as it does on XP.
  14. Update: WMC's EPG didn't even make it to midnight. It cut off at 6 PM Central today, so I made the jump to EPG123 and Schedules Direct. So far so good. I'm now on my 7-day free trial of SD; if everything's still going OK by this weekend, I'll sign up for an SD subscription. The only annoying thing was that when I set it up, it had WMC do its channel scan before setting up the guide. And since WMC won't auto-scan VHF channels, I had to add those all manually. Luckily, there aren't many VHF channels in Dallas at the moment (really only one important one: WFAA/8 with four subchannels; the other three are all shopping/infomercials/religious), so that wasn't too bad.
  15. I suppose I could try yet again from another PC, but registering for that site is just a ridiculous amount of trouble for a hack that does little but save me from going to the M$ Update Catalog once a month. They even seemed to not like my passwords because they were too random! Besides, I'm sure this forum will soon have its own @Bersaglio who posts links to the new updates every Patch Tuesday.
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