(seriously: We Are Not Alone. Hundreds of users have viewed this thread, and surely have had the same questions, and have benefited from the many issues raised and resolved. And (one hopes) will continue to do so for a long time.)
pgw78 wrote:Also wouldn't have to deal with these CAPTCHAs every time I post.
I get headaches from those things, usually need 2-3 tries, and one day, will scream ... (con't)
But I keep thinking each message is about the last one I have reason to post, so why bother setting up yet another login?
Password Safe. Free, open-source, one master pw, auto-browse to URL, auto-enter creds and auto-login; can run from a Flash drive without leaving traces on the host (friend, etc.) machine; backup the database with a single file copy, about 16 Kb in my case, with 60+ user/pass combos + PINs + "challenge questions" + auto-specify which browser and with command line choices (e. g., to run the browser sandboxed); total disk space about 2 MB; quick install w/ no restart, on hard drive or Flash drive; encryption by world-class cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Waay too easy to create and use new logins, *and no need ever to contact a third-party site, or to store your creds on someone else's server*. If PWS goes out of business tomorrow, that doesn't affect you. If your hard drive dies, no worries. Reinstall from the installer that you saved to flash or CD or whatever, copy your backup copy of the pw database, and in five minutes, you're good to go. Every time I add an entry or modify mine, I copy the db to the flash backup with two clicks of a little batch script; details on request. (all copy/paste; no tech knowledge required.)
MY LAWYER SAYS: I don't control the product or your use of it; hence, not responsible for any consequences; and this forum can't endorse, support, or be responsible for, products of other parties. I say: Has worked for me for years; wouldn't live without it; wouldn't ever change. IMHO. YMMV.
I went to The Onion. ....Yes. I thought maybe denying through ABE would show some indicator. I've had the bar pop up to let me know the rule had blocked a script a few times.
User-configurable: NS Options > Notifications > check or uncheck ABE.
Blocked third-party scripts won't trigger the ABE notification, but a blocked page request (GET request, etc.) will.
I see. That's good to know. And the rest, which I'll snip to save space.
Must add: Easy to confuse with *NoScript* notifications (NS Options > Notifications > "Show message about blocked scripts"), also user-configurable. Can do either, both, or neither.
Alright, alright. Enough with the thanking. This will become an endless cycle, you know.
There are worse endless cycles ... and we have a few rude users, and I have been ruded out at other forums when I've needed assistance for their product.
But OK, no more thanks.
... Okay, fine. One last one. Can't leave it at that. You have been very kind, helpful, and pleasant, and you've made sure to explain things simply and clearly for laymen like myself. It's refreshing, and much appreciated.
I'm not thanking you, you understand, but in general, techies have a hard time empathizing with the non-tech user. True in almost any profession: the cognoscenti can't understand how the layman doesn't get that! It's easy! ... hence, all those stickies and wordy explanations (apologies to bored geeks), to be as accessible as possible to as many as possible. (cough)
Now, that's enough of that. Don't thank me for saying that. Or else. Or else... uhm... oh, right! Or else I shall have to thank you again!
Now you're quoting a Monty Python movie, or Peter Falk in "The Cheap Detective" ...