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  1. I hear you. Been looking for such thing myself for quite some time, with same dissapointing results. If it wasn't for that stupid GDPR I'd still have my CloudMe account and repository (free plan has 3GB storage and 150MB max file size, better than Dropbox). An older version of their client could run on Win98SE/ME using KernelEx and some UPX trick.
  2. Try Dropbox. I didn't trust it back on Windows but now on Linux I guess it's okay. It's not difficult to create an account and copy files to the dedicated folder. Unfortunately a free account only allows 2GB of files, with max 100MB per file using Dropbox Transfer, so we can't store the entire 8GB archive, but it would be enough for any helpful scripts/files/etc. If anyone knows of a better free host that is not time-limited please chime in.
  3. The difference may only be in the wording used to describe the contents. An 8GB archive may well contain over 15GB of files. I did download the 8GB archive but didn't look into it yet*. Judging by the description you posted (Get the full website copy) it may contain the HTML pages, images and everything else besides the actual extension files. There are two main problems in handling such archive: 1. Its size does not allow a Win9x user to download it since it exceeds the max 4GB allowed by FAT32 2. Opening/extracting files from it may require quite a lot of RAM+CPU power, depending on the decompressing application used, and also spare time * Just out of curiosity I now tried to open the archive under Linux Mint (Intel i5 DualCore HT CPU, 4GB RAM) and it's been about 5 minutes before 'opening archive' progressbar got at about 65%. When finished I saw there is a folder structure which ultimately contains hundreds of subfolders in firefox-addons. When fully extracted the real space occupied by the files and folders may greatly exceed 15GB. Right now I have no time and will to extract that archive, not to mention free space on HDD is quite scarce.
  4. You're welcome. Thanks for the explanations. I now tested and DDG (the html version) is also capable of using the site: token, so anti-G users could benefit from this. You could try and add it to the engines list.
  5. Glad to be of help. :) Dogpile: 32x32 PNG 16x16 PNG 16x16 ICO MSFN: no idea! Wiktionary: 48x48 ICO (manual resize needed) Internet archive: 32x32 ICO (manual resize needed) Yahoo: 32x32 ICO (manual resize needed) I don't get the meaning for [3] and [4]. Maybe I shouldn't even try to. :) Happy Holidays to everybody!
  6. There is also a no-js version of DDG which looks closer to the full js version; it is not the same as the lite one mentioned above: https://duckduckgo.com/html/
  7. One more method of editing for those who already have the required setup: in Total Commander if compatible packers are installed one can press Ctrl+PageDown on the selected xpi to open it as a folder, then navigate to desired file, click Edit (or press F4), do your changes, save the file in the editor, close the editor and accept the repacking. Very similar to the 7-zip method above.
  8. Multiple reasons: 1. Trying to preserve HDD's boot sector avoiding repeated (re)boots. My machines have always run 24/7. 2. The 98SE machine doesn't have enough power to run any higher OS decently. 3. The XP machine came with XP already installed and didn't want to mess it up. 4. The notebook is relatively too new for 9x, most drivers are probably unavailable; original 1TB HDD had Win10, replaced it with a 250GB where there's Ubuntu and Mint already. 5. Other reasons...
  9. Maybe you're referring to ScreenGrab? I've been using it in Pale Moon under XP and it's installed in Pale Moon under Linux now too but dunno how compatible would be with 9x. The version I have here (fix version - 0.99.03c) states compatibility with Firefox 4.0 to 49, SeaMonkey 2.0 to 2.47 and Pale Moon 24.0 to 26.
  10. Interesting ideas there. In my scripts package there is one called IEMenuExt, meant to be registered as an IE menu extension. A second script called Browser registration can un/register portable browsers to the system registry. The menu extension should be available in any application that exposes an IE control, such as POP Peeper (a POP3/IMAP e-mail client I've been using), and obviously in IE itself. Right-clicking an URL or an image in such applications would then offer to open it in one of the registered browsers. Moreover, there are options to open a clean URL, that is certain redirections are removed (one is outdated). I believe some of the options in your script could be implemented in IEMenuExt or - more easily, maybe - in the other script that monitors the clipboard. Unfortunately only the sources are there for IEMenuExt, no compiled executables, and it's kinda difficult for me to work with the 98SE machine right now. I may be able to compile with AHK Basic under Linux, but editing the executable to add/replace resources (icons, bitmaps, versioninfo etc) doesn't work - it always results in corrupt files. Also I'm not sure if everything would work correctly under vanilla 98 - I only tested it under the upgraded 98SE with KernelEx. For screenshots I implemented a function in a private script that saves directly to disk in PNG format (using gdiplus.dll APIs) - something that 9x's MS Paint cannot do. Unfortunately not all hotkey combinations I wanted would work in 9x, and another drawback is that tooltips and cursor are not captured.
  11. It's an independent aplication, a compiled AutoHotkey script that runs as any other application and captures the Clipboard operations. When anything is copied to the Clipboard it analyzes the contents and if it matches any of the predetermined patterns it processes it and copies the result back to the Clipboard so the user can simply paste the processed result to a browser's address bar, a text file or wherever they want. That's precisely why I mentioned them. Older versions of those add-ons may be found to work with 9x-compatible browsers or newer versions could be modified for 9x compatibility. Either way, some people may just want to find out about them regardless of their OS version, as they are really useful IMHO.
  12. In regard to URL redirections there's an old Firefox (v10-v23)/SeaMonkey (v2.7-v2.20) add-on called Redirect Cleaner that I've been using for years in Firefox and Pale Moon (slightly modified for the latter to include its ID for v24-v28). Still using it (v2.2.0) in Pale Moon 28.7.2 under Linux Mint. For a long time I've been using QuickJava, an add-on that can enable/disable JS, Java, Flash, SilverLight, Cookies, Images, Animated images or CSS with a single click. It can sit in the StatusBar or in the Toolbar. My current version is available only for Firefox (v20.0-v29) but it works in Pale Moon too, and I did have an older version installed in Firefox 9.0.1 under 98SE. Something very useful to me has been YARIP. It's very powerful so it's easy to make a mistake. It can permanently remove unwanted elements from a web page and it can also alter its aspect through CSS. Current version is available for Firefox v17-v28, Pale Moon v25-v28 (added by me), Thunderbird v17-v28, SeaMonkey v2.20a1-v2.25 and mobile Fennec v17-v28. For such old add-ons there is another add-on called Classic Add-ons Archive (v2.0.1), but this one requires high Firefox versions (v45-v56) or Pale Moon (v27.0-v28), while minimum SeaMonkey version is 2.40. Maybe someone with a dual-boot at hand could install it in a newer OS/browser and download old add-on versions compatible with 9x browsers, then make them available somewhere. I built myself an AHK script that removes certain redirections from URLs, it works by monitoring the Clipboard, so it can work with any browser, e-mail client and pretty much any online/offline documents as long as one can use Copy/Paste. Anybody could build such tool if needed but it does require some programming knowledge.
  13. I got 600+ kB/s with that test. My 3G modem can only go up to ~1.03 MB/s anyway. Not sure about the max upload speed but I've seen 400-500 kB/s in the connection meter. I'm not going to experiment anytime soon - too many variables. As long as Dropbox works I'll use it when/if needed. So seeding or not is your choice. You're welcome. It's been just a hobby to me. Started learning AHK by myself after finding One hour software by Skrommel, years ago. I thought "better build your own software than hunt for [crippled] freeware or cr4cks for commercial software". And it was fun, regardless of the amount of work involved. :) I left those pictures there as a reminder to me and anyone else. I still have all the hardware captured there, just lost the will to play with it, for various reasons. My 98SE machine is a Soyo SY-6VBA133 with a 667MHz CPU, 512MB PC133 SDRAM, GeForce4 Ti4200-AGP8x. Back in 2007-2009 I had two 14" CRT monitors hooked to it; here at house there's only a 17" TFT. This machine has been extremely faithful to me and it still works after a ~2 year break when its PSU was broken. Unfortunately all standards - especially network-related - have changed and there would be way too much work involved only to try to open a web page or connect to an IM service. Would still have value for offline tasks though. Such feature was present in Total Commander like forever (menu > Commands > Run DOS). The only time I was ever using Explorer was when copying/unpacking TotCmd after a fresh OS installation. ;) With the right assortment of plug-ins one can safely ditch quite a bunch of external software. :) Oh and yeah, it does sport a Refresh button too. ;)
  14. Linux uses UTF-8 by default for file and folder names, this could be an issue in Win9x. Or I may be rambling. I know for a fact that certain trackers are being screened by the ISPs following requests from certain media thugs. This could also be an issue. First torrent contains a base folder called public where all subfolders and files are located. Second torrent contains a single archive called public_work.7z. The contents of the public folder were archived through Total Commander under Wine, using a 7-zip plug-in that I updated myself years ago and that worked fine under Win98SE. We should probably stick to the Dropbox link for now and if necessary start a separate thread on torrent compatibility between Win9x/WinNT+/Linux.
  15. See screenshot. My upload capability is somewhere around 700-800kB/s according to the network meter applet, so there shouldn't be a problem on my side unless I did something wrong when creating torrents. Personally I'm not going to try other clients, qBittorrent and Transmission as alternative should be enough. Your warning could be useful to others though, thanks.
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