UPDATED ON: 2022-05-21
Today i want to share my custom made 80s theme for Renoise tracker.
RENOISE `84 [v0.4b]
GRAB IT FROM MEGA.NZ
To install it just double click on downloaded XRNC files. Renoise will launch and install theme automatically.
Also, i’ve figured out how to change internal font and set custom mouse cursor. Tracker doesn’t provide GUI for such options. All settings related to current skin could be found here:
I’m very satisfied that I covered such a large topic and pretty sure that it is the most complete Windows 7 tweaking guide ever. But due to the lack of spare time it is still in unfinished state, so consider it as a stack of knowledge. Document contain all information posted here
plus loads of more detailed stuff.
DOWNLOAD DOCX VERSION
Maybe, if i have more free time, i’ll return back to the topic to clean things up someday.
I already wrote about Neutron player
Provided information will be useful if you are using Neutron with high resolution digital audio player [DAP] and would to like
squeeze a bit more of that quality.
Here is a list of the most important settings to maximaze your audio output to the boundaries of existence.
VER 0.1B [SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED]
¶ ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION Finally I get up all one’s courage to compile and publish essential stuff regarding Windows 7 optimization. Note that full version of the guide will be released somewhere around early 2023. Check the warm place to stay on the edge. And now….Let’s dive into the tweaking process!
All console commands should be executed from command line with with administrative privileges.
You may already noticed list of system tweakers
for Windows 7 on my site header. Just wanted to describe process a bit with the help of plain words and some png pictures for crispy clearness and buttery smooth understanding of the process.
▒ INSTALLATION First step is to obtain high quality distribution of Windows 7. I always recommend Generation2 builds
. His repacks include activation, embedded support of modern CPU’s, USB 3.
▒ HARDWARE Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra BIOS: F34 [F35b breaks compatibility with Windows 7]
I think that guide will be useful due to nightmarish non-ergonomic structure of Gigabyte’s BIOS menus.
▒ UEFI vs MBR Windows 7 supports UEFI only partially, there is no native handling of this modern tech. I don’t see any reason to use UEFI, only if you want to boot from drive which is larger than 2TB.
v0.88b: please contact me
if you find errors or inaccuracies.
In this guide i will quickly show my system configuration tweaked for privacy. I’m using essential stuff like 4G/WiFi & BT. Additional pleasantries are blocked.
█ ANDROID 8: OS WITH MINIMAL TELEMETRY Operating System: Android 8.0 [Android 8.1 ain’t good, coz it brought support of neural networks to do effective data mining] Security patch: 1st September 2018 FW Version: 47.
IMPROVING FIREFOX PRIVACY & SECURITY FIREFOX ADDONS [Part I]
Finally I’ve managed to finish this part of the FAQ. Note is a loooong-read, so mistakes can occur » please report them to me
One of the most distinctive features of FireFox was customization. With each new version it becomes less customizable, thanks to marketing people at mozilla corp. They do everything to make Firefox look like google chrome. I stopped using plain FireFox @ version 80.
Note: Don’t worry, your eye sight is ok. I’m just testing CRT-emulation mode via CSS-magic. To remove FX click on any other page.
Back in Pentium 66Mhz days I was a follower of minimal design and always turned off all fancy graphical beauties, for the sake of performance of course. However, today we are not limited to 8Megs of RAM anymore. Therefore, I have decided to transform my Windows 7 installation into Windows Vista.
Even mighty Windows 7 comes with preinstalled junk. Yeah, you can’t go wrong with Microsoft.
In this posting I’ll point you out some bloated stuff, that don’t need regular home user on normal basis.
All of these should be removed to save your disk space and improve system performance.
Of course you run into situations when you would like to copy “non-standard” files to your Android smartphone and dumb MTP protocol showed up window like this one:
And this torture repeated after every new file type copied. Such imbecility can be removed by following command in admin console:
regsvr32 /u wpdshext.dll
That’s all, limitation is gone.
Another hint, which potentially can help to overcome weird design of MTP protocol.
Addons, addons, addons!! So many of them! How to choice the right one? Whom to trust to? I will help you with your findings and share my personal experience.
Rule of thumb: do not install too much addons, they will slow down your browser noticeably!
░ SECURITY ADDONS Ublock Origin
► an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory. Far better than famous ADblock Plus with acceptable ads. uMatrix
► potentially could eliminate any threat based upon class/script/frame hi-jacking.
UPDATE: 2021-09-10 Added microsoft hosts, fixed errors. If you have any suggestions or I’ve missed something please drop me a line.
► SOME PREFACE WORDS THE MOST COMPLETE LIST OF MALWARE UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT GROUPED BY CATEGORIES.
Updates without link to original ms site due to deletion: 454826, 971033, 2922324, 2976987, 3102812, 3090045, 3074677, 3014460, 3012973, 3068707, 3022345, 3015249, 4012218 FUN FACT: microsoft already not only hiding, but deleting important information regarding “bad updates” from search engines like google.
Yeah, i’m 108% confident
Nowadays people don’t have much choice in terms of choosing their web browser. google chrome is a choice of almost all common people.
I choose not to choose it. Because of it’s invasive philosophy to collect every possible thing it can dig up and then send back to it’s Master. I can’t even call it a browser any more. It is data-collecting platform, with very high privileges.