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It isn’t often that I run across a program that is really flexible as a tool. Revo uninstaller is really useful! Here is the link to their web site http://www.revouninstaller.com/
The uninstall function that is built into windows has many drawbacks that have persisted for years. The uninstall often leaves a lot of garbage on the system. Microsoft is not totally responsible for this fact. So I went in search of a tool that is better than the built in tool.
When I use this tool I always run it in the Advanced mode. The reason for this is I want to make sure that all the entries are removed from the system registry. In addition I want all the files and folders removed from the system. In this mode after the Revo has used the progam’s uninstall function (if any) it will munch all the files and folders and scan the registry. Then it displays the results. Gives warning that you are poking around in the registry. This allows you to view the changes you are about to make. After 6 months of use I have not found a single error in it’s recommendations.
Keep in mind that if you have several programs that came from the same developer removing a link library or a resource common to the other programs, will cause the other programs to malfunction. Backing up the registry and creating restore points is part of the uninstaller’s routine operation. However I do not always check the other programs afterwards. Fortunately each of the programs I have stepped on have put up a complain dialog and told me which file is missing and I just put it back.
This tool has also been useful in removing Malware that registers itself as a product. It is unable to deal with Malware that renames it’s files. Not much of a drawback there. At this time I can not think of any effective method to deal with such a mess anyhow. Btw Conficker and Downaup are to such problem programs.
There is a tool that can be added to Writer that I have found very useful. It is called Anaphraseus.
You can find it at the link: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/anaphraseus
Anaphraseus is a CAT (Computer Aided Translation) tool, an OpenOffice.org 2 macro set similar to the famous Wordfast. It works with the Wordfast Translation Memory format (*.TXT), and supports text segmentation.
- Term Recognition.
- Fuzzy Search.
- Unicode UTF-16 TMX Export/Import
- Plain text and Unicode UTF-16 TM, Glossary
- User Glossary
The extension will let you work with segments or the entire document could be in a given target language. After all the computer does not know the difference between a segment or a total document. Give it a try I’ve had fun with it. Even found it useful! After installation you will find the addition at the top of the menu bar in Writer. Enjoy