SHEDNOTES 77: A filofacts of techie tips

The Shed has some files of techie stuff due to go online eventually.
Under VIDEO we want the following advice from Jane Hoskyn, in Computeractive magazine, on video file conversion tools …
“Freemake isn’t worth the risk. There are excellent alternatives that don’t claim to be ‘free’ in return for installing adware. The best installable video converter is HandBrake ( but I prefer the free online tool CloudConvert ( It lets you convert between hundreds of formats and you don’t have to download anything at all.”
Under BROWSERS we note a Computeractive recommendation for a new one called Vivaldi, “from former Opera boss Jon von Tetzchner” but we also note a Firefox fan , Alastair O’Neill, issue 443, praising its facility for linking bookmarks to single-key shortcuts on your home keyboard …
“Click the Show Your Bookmarks icon; move cursor to bookmarks folder; right-click the bookmark you want to assign a single-key shortcut to and click Properties. Click the Keyword field, type the key on your keyboard you want to use, then click Save. Now whenever you want to open that website, open a new tab, press the key you assigned and then Enter.”
And under SCREENSHOTS we might want to find Computeractive issue 443’s recommendation for PicPick —


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