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@ jaclaz: your button works but there's no picture in the box; just some text referring to a picture (or maybe that's what's supposed to be).

Strange, I can see the picture allright.

If you go to the page:



you should be able to see it, but nevermind, it was just a fun image in the context of Opera being faster than cooking potatoes....

Here is a better one ;)


(copy and paste with xx=tt if it is not "clicky")



Winter's around the corner - I could use some real potatoes right now. :(

Strangely (or not), the original button trick did work earlier and the image was shown. Possibly due to my bandwidth having been restored to a more decent speed.

Nevertheless, Flash is still evil for me. I'm too tired for a witch hunt.

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If you're determined enough you can still force Yahoo to show you the classic version. I don't know for how long, but we can hope.

The deadline passed and Yahoo no longer offers the classic version from it's upgrade Page.

It looks like you can stay with Classic permanently though if you haven't upgraded.

Click on the "help" link in the Upgrade Page text. There is a link in the help page text to stay with Classic.

I did this and now I can log into Yahoo Mail Classic without being nagged.

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If you're determined enough you can still force Yahoo to show you the classic version. I don't know for how long, but we can hope.

Click on the "help" link in the Upgrade Page text. There is a link in the help page text to stay with Classic.

Perhaps for users of Yahoo Mail in the US; but not for me, at least, who resides outside. I'm still seeing the interstitial upgrade page every time I log in. That page informs me that I have until 07-11-2011 to upgrade. There is no obvious link on the Help page from that interstitial page that offers the option of sticking with Classic.

If anyone could provide such a link I'd love to hear - obviously I'd like to stay with Classic.

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There are lots of servers around the world, some of them may be slower in upgrading but eventually they all will. One link I saved from the Help page I used to be prompted with, is this link. However, it doesn't work when accessed directly, but only after accessing the Help page. Not sure it'll work for everybody though - your mileage may vary.

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Do you belong to any Yahoo Groups? Try logging on to a group and then switching to

your mail. Up until recently, I did this without getting a nag to upgrade. I no longer

have an account, so I don't know if it will work now or for how long.

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...Just a little commercial break

Here are some cool programs that I found still work on Windows Me/98!

--MP3 Players,Editors--

ONGD - FREE - 1 by 1 Mp3 Directory Player ---- http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html

ONGD - FREE - Bs MP3 Player -- http://www.freewarefiles.com/BS-MP3_program_70068.html

ONGD - FREE - Mptrim 2.13 -- http://www.mptrim.com/

LAST -- FREE - VU Player 2.49 -- http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php

LAST -- FREE - Neutrius MP3 Player -- http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/Neutrius-mp3-player.shtml


LAST -- FREE - Foxit PDF Reader 2.3 4015 --- http://www.oldversion.com/Foxit-PDF-Reader.html


ONGD - FREE - Ccy HaHa Zip -- http://www.ccyjchk.com/catalog/hahazip.php

ONGD - FREE - Freebyte ZIP -- http://www.freebyte.com/fbzip/

--Image Viewers--

ONGD - FREE - Ccy Image Viewer 2.2.1 --- http://www.ccyjchk.com/catalog/image_viewer.php

LAST -- FREE - I-Fun Viewer 8.0 --- http://www.xequte.com/other/other.html#ifun

LAST -- FREE - Img Viewer 32 ---- http://www.arcatapet.com/software/imgv32.cfm

ONGD - $$$$ - Mihov Jpegar 2.5 --- http://www.mihov.com/eng/jp.html

ONGD - FREE - NG View --- http://www.szamado.hu/ngview/

LAST -- FREE - NewView Graphics Viewer --- http://www.newviewgraphics.com/viewer/viewer.htm

LAST -- FREE - PicViewer 3.0.2 -- http://www.anixsoft.com/download.html

LAST -- $$$$ - Paul's Graphic Viewer v4 --- http://www.deleeuw.com.au/

LAST -- FREE - TruView 1.83 --- http://members.cox.net/beyeler/truview.html

ONGD - FREE - Imagine Image Viewer 1.0.8 - http://www.nyam.pe.kr/

LAST -- FREE - JPEGview 98 -- ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/jpegview.zip

LAST -- FREE - Vallen Jpeggar 4.0 -- ftp://ftp.sac.sk/pub/sac/graph/jpegger.zip

LAST -- FREE - Plumeria Image Sorter -- http://sourceforge.net/projects/plumeria/

--Text Editor , Word Processor--

ONGD -- FREE - Ccy Text Editor -- http://www.ccyjchk.com/catalog/text_editor.php

ONGD -- FREE - Jarte Word Processor -- http://www.jarte.com/

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Image viewers & processors

ONGD -- FREE - FastStone Image Viewer -> An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats [...]

ONGD -- FREE - FastStone Photo Resizer -> An image converter and renaming tool [...] in a quick and easy batch mode.

ONGD -- $$$$ - FastStone Capture -> A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool [...] also record screen activities and sound into video files.

ONGD -- $$$$ - FastStone MaxView -> A fast, compact and innovative image viewer [...] lets you view images in password-protected ZIP and RAR archive files

Media players

ONGD -- FREE* - GOM Player -> Equipped with all of the most popular video codecs (XviD, DivX, FLV1, OGG, MP4, H263 and more). * Under XP+ will ask to install ASK Toolbar

LAST -- FREE - Screamer radio -> Screamer Radio is a freeware Internet Radio player. Last Win9x version is 0.4.3, there's ongoing development for a Win2000+ .NET-based version.

File managers

ONGD -- $$$$ - Total Commander -> Best file manager ever created.* Its real power lays in the plethora of plug-ins available. *(personal opinion)

Internet security

ONGD -- FREE - Spyware blaster -> Powerful protection against spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other potentially unwanted software. Trusted and effective.


ONGD -- FREE - HFS ~ HTTP File Server -> ... it's file sharing... it's webserver... it's open source... it's free... it's guaranteed to contain no malware. Beta version in forums here.

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^ the HFS file server looks pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

LAST? -- FREE - FocusViewer 2.1 -- http://www.focussoft.net/fv.html

LAST? -- FREE - Unzip Them All -- http://www.herve-thouzard.com/unzipthemall (can unzip many files at once, including rar, ace, zip) Not sure if this is french-only version, I can't find the english one anywhere. But I got a copy if anyone needs it.

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I've been using HFS a few years ago when I was on fiberlink at the old address; currently, the GPRS connection at the new address seems to be shielded so that neither HTTP nor FTP servers won't work.. However, HFS should work on a local network, allowing (one way) access from Win9x to Vista/7+, since I could never access the share on the Win7 machine from my 98SE the classic way. With the proper set of plug-ins in Total Commander, one could avoid the need for many separate applications. Honestly, I'd be lost without it. BTW, Imagine by Chun Sejin (mentioned above) can work both as TC plug-in and as standalone app.

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Yeah, Imagine is a pretty sweet program that I just disovered not long ago. Definitely a VERY fast picture viewer. The speed is really noticeable on older hardware especially. I hope that guy keeps developing it, working out all the bugs and stuff. Kinda glitchy on my computer. But I think it is the fastest program I've tried, compared to XnView, CompuPic Pro, and the like.

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1by1 continues to work on 98 and ME with minor issues, but no longer works on 95. Unicode was implement starting with version 1.73, losing compatibility for 95, and breaking a few things for 98 and ME, such as the inability to display album art. 1.72 was the last fully functional version for Win9x.

Wonderful player. Very lightweight with enough features to separate itself from other bare bones players, as well as a few unique features not found in heavier ones.

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You may wanna take Trout for a spin. Its author (Jody AKA Skwire) has been kind enough to fix and keep 9x compatibility after a few chat sessions, some time ago.

Trout is built in AutoHotkey and incidentally I'm part of the AHK community myself. While I started building my own media player in AHK , based on the same BASS library, I must admit the main audio player I still use is Trout.

Admittedly, 1by1 is very fast, much faster than Trout, but as long as it sacrificed features on the Unicode shrine, Trout may be the way to go.

Come to think about it, maybe we - the 9x community - should start building our own applications using whatever means at hand (VC6, AHK, etc) instead of counting the less and less applications that are still compatible. At least, I'm doing that myself (when possible). So grab whatever development environment possible and still 9x compatible and start learning how to code, or we'll soon be left out completely.

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