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I've been using this utility for years, but it seems to have just broken on my PC; despite repeated clean installs, registry cleanups, etc., it just keeps crashing. I've spent the last 10 minutes (and that's a long time in Google terms) looking for an alternative and...I can't see anything obvious...? MidiOx hasn't been updated since 2011. What's going on...? Is a simple free MIDI monitor too much to ask? :thumbdown::(
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Post by N i g e l »

Ive used MIDIOX on W10 & W11 with no problems.
Which windows build are you using and have you tried compatibility modes?
That said if youve been poking the registry your way above my level !

try googling "app to show midi data"

otherwise Cakewalk can record MIDI and show it in list format but that seems a bit over the top.
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BJG145 wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:11 pm Is a simple free MIDI monitor too much to ask? :thumbdown::(

Bloody tightwads!
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N i g e l wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:59 pm
... if you've been poking the registry you're way above my level !

Just a passing note on 'Registry Cleanups' (which is what the O/P referred to)...

I acknowledge that with a modern OS there is debate among the cognoscenti as to whether they're needed, but they're nothing complicated. If they were, I'd be steering well clear! :)

I just use the one provided as part of CCleaner. It's all automated - you can back up current settings if you're nervous - but in the 15+ years I've been using it, I haven't experienced any untoward consequences.

CCleaner is free and contains all sorts of useful utilities to keep the OS infrastructure in pristine condition.

Now, back to the issue of the moment...
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...fixed now, experimental MIDI gadget was churning out too much data... :thumbup:
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Mike Stranks wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:54 am
CCleaner is free and contains all sorts of useful utilities to keep the OS infrastructure in pristine condition.

CCleaner has been infected in the past

https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-cent ... er-malware
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I have to say that I found CCleaner to be increasingly intrusive and I switched to Glary Utilities, which seems to do more, including finding software updates.
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Good call, Elf!

I agree that CCleaner has been getting more persistent in its interactions with me... I shall investigate said recommended alternative...

I've just read the 5-year-old Kaspersky piece... all 'fair enough' until you get to the end:

CCleaner is known to be an excellent tool for eliminating malicious programs that hide deep in computer systems...

No it isn't; that's not what CCleaner is about

Kaspersky Internet Security received two AV-TEST awards for the best performance & protection for an internet security product in 2021. In all tests Kaspersky Internet Security showed outstanding performance and protection against cyberthreats.

Ah! Things become clearer... In part it's a puff-piece with a sub-text of "ours is better than theirs" :)
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;) i cant keep up with this constant editing ! The edit post countdown timer needs to be reduced to 67.8s

BJG145 wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:01 am ...fixed now, experimental MIDI gadget was churning out too much data... :thumbup:

@ the op - your obviously cooking up some MIDI thing that I cant live without.
how much is it and what does it do ????
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The Elf wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:30 pm I have to say that I found CCleaner to be increasingly intrusive and I switched to Glary Utilities, which seems to do more, including finding software updates.

I thought Glary was adware, at least the free version? I use an older version of CCleaner which is clean. Truth be told, I don't feel the need to use it on my computers, but on other peoples...
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The Elf wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:30 pm I have to say that I found CCleaner to be increasingly intrusive and I switched to Glary Utilities, which seems to do more, including finding software updates.

Ooh - thanks for the heads up Monsieur Elf. Just installed Glary Utilities, and it's found loads of (seemingly) legitimate issues/errors/problems that CCleaner didn't. I haven't yet let it correct them, but if my PC continues to function after I finally pluck up courage to take the plunge, I shall declare Glary Utilities a must-have ;)
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Well something I ran in the past did a too-enthusiastic cleaning of something, because I've scuppered my Cubase updates, which always now fails to find something it needs. This happened before I began using Glary.

I get around it by simply copying from my laptop, which updates just fine. At some point I need to do a clean install - ugh!

So do beware!
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