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Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?



 
 
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  #91  
Old January 4th 18, 08:00 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Paul[_32_]
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe isfor Android?

Gene Wirchenko wrote:
On Wed, 3 Jan 2018 17:11:59 -0500, Wolf K
wrote:

On 2018-01-03 12:41, Gene Wirchenko wrote:
[...]
When I download in Firefox, I always specify the destination.
Otherwise, I do*NOT* know where it puts it.

[...]

Tools - Options - General - Downloads - Save Files To...


I have mine set to ask me, but there is a default, and I do not
know what it is in the sense that I would not know where to look if I
did not specify the directory.

I download to various locations depending on the item.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko


The first things I do after a browser install:

1) Change the home page away from the initial value.
I like aboutlugins, because it is just some text
on the screen.

2) Set the Download directory.

It wouldn't do for me to suddenly start using
My Documents or Documents for a download. What
an outrage :-) I want custom location for
all my seekrets.

I don't sort files into folders. I tag them by
changing the file name, and adding terms that
I think I will remember later. Then use the
search, insert a tag or two, and find it
that way when required. When I have too many
PDF files in my download area, I make a folder
"PDF9" and put another couple hundred in there,
complete with their tags. They're still not sorted,
and each PDF folder is like a "rail car" sitting
on a siding. The reason for not putting them in
a single folder, is to avoid collisions when
moving bunches of files. I may download a file
more than once (accidental duplication).

I only have around 10,000 PDFs on here.

Paul
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  #92  
Old January 5th 18, 03:08 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Joe Scotch
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?

/nIn news
The first things I do after a browser install:

1) Change the home page away from the initial value.
I like aboutlugins, because it is just some text
on the screen.


I do the same, only I change the default to:
Chrome: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
Opera: opera://settings/clearBrowserData
Firefox: aboutreferences#privacy
etc.

BTW, if you can figure out how to make the Firefox URL the link that is
titled "aboutreferences#privacy", you'll be my hero!

And yes, I know about incongnito mode - which I use also with shortcuts.
Chrome: Target: C:\path\chrome.exe --incognito
Opera: Target: "C:\path\opera\launcher.exe" -private
Firefox: Target: "C:\path\firefox.exe" -private
etc. (Note the quotes matter where they are and where they're not.)

Microsoft Edge is a whole 'nother beast!
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/create-shortcuts-start-any-browser-private-or-incognito-browsing

2) Set the Download directory.


I set it to always ask because just as screwdrivers go in either the
flathead or phillips or torx drawers while nutdrivers and wrenches and
pliers go elsewhere, each document has a folder where it belongs.

This location where it belongs is determined decades ago, and while, like
my closet, the document locations are constantly being organized, the
basics (shirts, shoes, pants, socks, jackets, suits, belts, etc.) never
change.

It wouldn't do for me to suddenly start using
My Documents or Documents for a download. What
an outrage :-) I want custom location for
all my seekrets.


There are fundamentally two models:
1. Put it anywhere and let a search find it
2. Put it where it belongs.

Do you run a search every time you need a #20 Torx screwdriver?
Or does it have a place and it's in that place right now?

I don't sort files into folders. I tag them by
changing the file name, and adding terms that
I think I will remember later. Then use the
search, insert a tag or two, and find it
that way when required.


OK. So you use the "search" method.
That's fine - as long as you like that method.

I hate it - personally - where I consider that a "search" is an admission
of failure - and - proudly - I can state that I can't even search on my
Windows machine because I somehow turned that off.

I turned off almost everythign in Cortana and in privacy settings - one of
which is the ability to search.

So, once in a while, I have to actually run a search by hand! Yuck.
Try this. It's not fun!
dir c:\* /s/a/l/on/b c:\temp\mysearch.txt

Too bad Windows doesn't have a native grep.
  #93  
Old January 5th 18, 03:34 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Char Jackson
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?

On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 03:08:05 -0000 (UTC), Joe Scotch
wrote:

So, once in a while, I have to actually run a search by hand! Yuck.
Try this. It's not fun!
dir c:\* /s/a/l/on/b c:\temp\mysearch.txt

Too bad Windows doesn't have a native grep.


It does. Only a Windows expert will be able to use it.

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Old January 5th 18, 06:02 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Gene Wirchenko[_2_]
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?

On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 03:08:05 -0000 (UTC), Joe Scotch
wrote:

[snip]

So, once in a while, I have to actually run a search by hand! Yuck.
Try this. It's not fun!
dir c:\* /s/a/l/on/b c:\temp\mysearch.txt

Too bad Windows doesn't have a native grep.


You could pipe the dir to find. find is quite limited compared
with grep though.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
  #95  
Old January 6th 18, 05:24 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Joe Scotch
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?

/nIn , Char Jackson
wrote:

So, once in a while, I have to actually run a search by hand! Yuck.
Try this. It's not fun!
dir c:\* /s/a/l/on/b c:\temp\mysearch.txt

Too bad Windows doesn't have a native grep.


It does. Only a Windows expert will be able to use it.


That's what I meant by "native" (in that it's not that Windows "shell"
stuff).

For example, we all used Cygwin years ago, but most of us (at least I did),
simply gave up when we went from machine to machine.

Literally, it's easier to just install VirtualBox and Ubuntu, and then use
a "real" grep on the file, since you can share files across the
virtualization.

So, I grep on Windows using a "native" grep on the Ubuntu virtual machine.
  #96  
Old January 6th 18, 05:26 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware
Joe Scotch
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Default Is there an ad-free YouTube clone for Windows like NewPipe is for Android?

/nIn , Gene Wirchenko
wrote:

dir c:\* /s/a/l/on/b c:\temp\mysearch.txt

Too bad Windows doesn't have a native grep.


You could pipe the dir to find. find is quite limited compared
with grep though.


Yes. I used to try all that.

The *one* UNIX command that works *perfectly* on Windows is *sort*!

For example, in vi (or vim), you can sort anything easily:
:!sort

Or from mark a to mark b:
:'a,'b!sort

Where the bang (!) means "run" so "!sort" means "run the sort command".

I repeat: The sort command is as *fantastic* on Windows as on Linux.
 




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