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Remove Windows 10 Context Menu bloat

Microsoft added new entries to the File Explorer context menu in Windows 10 that some users of the operating system may like, and others may call bloat.

If you right-click on files in the most recent release build of Windows 10, the Creators Update, you get up to three additional context menu items.

You may get "Edit with Paint 3D" to edit an image with the built-in Paint 3D application, a "Cast to Device" entry to cast the media file to another device, and the "Share" entry which opens the Share UI of Windows 10 when selected.

Accessing your Linux server from within Microsoft Windows

In a previous article we discussed how to start up a basic web server with nginx and get a primitive webpage online, however, what if we are hosting our website on a VPS server not located locally, and we are wanting to access the server from within Microsoft Windows?

There are two solutions that I would jump to right away: Putty and WinSCP.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237

Microsoft has pushed out another build of its upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update feature update to the Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring channel.

Install Pamac in Arch Linux for a GUI like Manjaro

Arch Linux by default does not come with a GUI tool for updating packages or working with the AUR (Arch User Repository), and this is just fine for most Arch users. However, having used Manjaro for quite a while fairly recently, I kind of got used to using Pamac as a GUI option for these things when I didn't feel like mucking around with a terminal.

Firefox Add-ons WebExtensions State July 2017

Back in March 2017 and April 2017 we published two articles about Firefox add-ons and the progress that was made towards WebExtensions compatibility.

This article is a follow up to those previous articles. It analyzes the situation in July three and two months after we published the initial articles.

uBlock Origin: browse Quora.com without account

If you use the browser extension uBlock Origin, available for Firefox and Chrome-based browsers, you may browse Quora.com without account.

Quora.com is a community site that is well frequented. It is a question and answer type site that is described as a "place to share knowledge and better understand the world".

While anyone may access pages on Quora, only the questions are visible on pages for users who are not signed in to an account.

Access Firefox about:config preferences directly

If you want to access Firefox about:config preferences directly, you can do so to speed up the editing of preferences, or bookmark them.

Firefox's about:config feature, and the underlying structure that powers it, is a mighty feature that is more powerful than that of any other browser out there.

While Chrome or Edge come with their own experimental flags section, these pale when compared to what Firefox users have access to.

neutriNote: powerful note-taking for Android

The Android application neutriNote is a powerful note taking application that supports math (LaTeX), rich markdown, and drawings among other things.

Many Android devices come with basic note taking functionality, and a new application needs to offer something that these default applications don't offer to stand a chance.

The free application neutriNote does that, but is still easy enough to use for basic note taking without all the fancy stuff added to it.

Bitdefender Home Scanner review

Bitdefender Home Scanner is a free program by security company Bitdefender that scans devices on local networks for security issues.

The need for security has expanded with Internet of Things being a trend, and household devices such as your fridge or thermostat connecting to a local network or the Internet.

It is no longer sufficient to just make sure that your laptop, smartphone or desktop computer is protected. Any device with connectivity, be it a smart TV, game console or household item, can let attackers in if vulnerabilities are found.

How to sync Vivaldi user data

If you use the Vivaldi browser on multiple devices, or even a stable and development version on the same computer, you may have run into a roadblock when it comes to making sure the user data is synced between all Vivaldi versions.

Vivaldi does not support Sync yet, but it is a feature that the company works on actively. It is likely that Sync will ship this year.

For now however, the only option that Vivaldi users have is to sync data manually between profiles. While this requires some manual work on part of the user, it is not super difficult.

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