Not long ago i’ve already mentioned about privacy-hardened [Mull browser]
. Very nice Android browser, but have one serious downside: limited amount of supported addons. Yes, i like desktop convenience on the go!
To enable additional addons in mobile Firefox browser you’ll need to sideload custom addon collection tied to mozilla account. It’s astonishing fact how they like to implement overcomplicated stuff!
To create your own collection you’ll need Firefox account, but i’ll not bother to spent time on such dumb efforts.
FAR Manger is orthodox file manager written in C++. I am using it as file management tool from early childhood. Application is impressively fast in terms of speed due to it’s text-based nature and highly optimized routines. File operations like copy and move are waaaay faster than default windows explorer can deliver. Advanced batch processing and automation tools make file management a breath. Think that software have some similarities with text editor [Vim]
I think that any sane person would like to break free from dependencies of big corps and … No-no-no, no political rant will happen here today, so stay cool. It’s just a small guide on how to make your Hugo-based site to load faster and do as little external queries as possible.
Here is a classic situation when you load badly designed site. Output of [uMatrix]
plugin just for better representation.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-21 [Fennec]
replaced by [Mull]
: no telemetry at all.
No chitter here, just plain breakdown of the most important stuff.
► WINDOWS 7 FIREWALL▼
[Outpost Firewall Pro]
◄ very advanced and lightweight firewall with host-based intrusion-prevention and anti-leak systems. Review is [here]
◄ my personal choice to surf web [mozilla crap ripped off] [LibreWolf]
◄ debloated in terms of privacy Firefox with pre-installed uBlock Origin [PaleMoon]
◄ the most mozilla-independent fork of Firefox [but slowly degrading] [Tor Browser]
◄ handy to overcome geo restrictions and other artificial limitations of obsolescent governments Warning: some telemetry is present!
AIO Repack of latest [Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes]
by well-known [abbodi1406]
. High quality package without original payload bloat.
VISUAL C++ REDISTRIBUTABLES [x86/x64]
2005: 8.0.50727.6229 2008: 9.0.30729.7523 2010: 10.0.40219.473 2012: 11.0.61135.400 2013: 12.0.40664.0 2022: Latest Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime [x86/x64]
10.0.60833.0 Legacy Runtimes [x86]
Visual C++ 2002: 7.0.9975.0 Visual C++ 2003: 7.10.6119.0 Visual Basic Runtimes Universal CRT
a complementary part of VC++ 2022 redist delivered as an update for Windows Vista/7/8/8.
There are three main configuration files, which are controlling Fallout engine.
ddraw.ini ◄ main configuration file f2_res.ini ◄ settings for high resolution patch fallout2.cfg ◄ classic settings file from 90s [preserved for compatibility almost depricated for now] Here i’ll mention the most important setttings, which can come in handy for almost every Fallout player out there. Provided tweaks will be useful not only for essential [Fallout 2 Restoration Project]
, but for other Fallout like games like [Nevada]
and [Olympus 2207]
Tired of round shaped chrome-like tabs?
These tweaks attempt to recreate the feel of Quantum with its squared tabs and menus, but in the Proton UI. As of FF91, the about:config option to disable proton has been deprecated, leaving CSS as the main way to revert the UI.
Want to bring back minimalistic strict lines and make things more serious?
tweak will help ya.
Enable userChrome.css support Go to about:config toolkit.
UPDATED ON: 2023-01-14
To keep battery of newly acquired devices safe do the following:
3-4 100% charges to warm up new battery after that do not charge battery above 78-80% do not discharge below 14-15% lower minimimum 15-20% upper maximum 78-80% at least twice a month do a 100% charge keep spare batteries in the fridge at 30% charge state. Storage temperature around +5 Celcius. One of the best battery tools for Android is [AccuBattery Pro]
To speed up application a bit turn on [OpenGL]
acceleration in developer settings.
≡ ► Plugins ► OsmAnd Development ► On
≡ ► Plugins ► OsmAnd Development ► Settings ► Use OpenGL rendering ► Enabled Note that on Android 6 devices feature can work incorrectly or not work at all. On Android 7 devices it can take longer initialization, but faster rendering afterwards. Tested on Android 8.0 and [Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact]
and setting really gives a boost.
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 0.4 [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. Most of mentioned tweaks could be done via control panel, to enter it in a fast way just type in command line or execute Start Run:
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.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-15 Secure Boot now supported [officially]
▒ 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.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-06 v1.0b: 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 3G/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.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-20
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.
is a great graphical effects plugin pack to work with your favorite raster editor [mine is [Affinity Photo]
in case you are interested]. Everything is fine, except annoying update popup, which is opening right after every plugin initialization. Such stuff completely breaks workflow if you don’t want to update for some reason. And there is no way to turn it off from GUI using normal methods.
However, you can shut update checks off from configuration file, which is located here:
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.