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41 minutes ago, freedomdwarf said:

Even worse now that we can't just copy the EXE over the old one and just run it like we used to.

You can - that's all I ever do.

Although with some of the recent releases (via LINK 1~LINK 3 in signature), you had to extract file "Carrier.exe" from the installer and rename it "uTorrent.exe" and then you could replace it. Check this by adding extension .zip or .rar to the uTorrent installer then double clicking on it would open the file in your archiver:

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That way, you don't go through any install process at all and your settings.dat file doesn't get overwritten.

If anyone did run the installer as is, saving a copy of settings.dat then pasting it back into install folder would preserve you previous settings.

Also, unless you need it, you need to stop utorrentie.exe from running.

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Strange, doesn't seem to happen like that here.

Every new version I run, I have to reset the options - nothing seems to remain the same as the previous running version.

I'll try the latest Stable 3.5.1.44332  from your link and see what happens. I'll still have to reboot for the newer hosts entries. It's a pain.

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Seems like it did an auto-update without me knowing coz the last download was much older than what was running (3.5.0 something).

Still had to extract the carrier.exe and had to go thru all the advert blocks again (probably due to the auto-update) so turned that off again.

Slightly better display - more room for the entries rather than 30%+ taken up with extra-wide advert space but I still can't resize the display panes like we used to.

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14 minutes ago, freedomdwarf said:

I still can't resize the display panes like we used to.

The resize sensitivity in both planes is around 3 pixels (3 pixels for me anyway).

Although I'm sure you've tried moving the cursor around a bit to locate the resize detection points (tips of the arrows: cursor going from right to left, and cursor going from top to bottom).

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It is not the sensitivity, but the minimum width-size of the left pane. It used to be too large, now it is reasonable here (with my settings). 

BTW, yours seems to be the "too large" variant... ;P

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5 minutes ago, rafi said:

It is not the sensitivity, but the minimum width-size of the left pane. It used to be too large, now it is reasonable.

Indeed - the sidebar can only be resized to the left so far.

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Not that far...  Might be related to your screen resolution, and possibly a Win 10 bug if I remember...  (@125% font scaling)

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, rafi said:

Might be related to your screen resolution

With uTorrent Maximised and side pane as far left as possible, minimum width for me is 203 pixels (that's to tip of top right arrow on image above). I don't have the sidebar showing anyway. It was just for the image ;)

Laptop resolution 1280x768.

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Can't get mine anywhere near that close (wish I could). It's better, but not how I'd like it. I can make the left pane bigger, but not smaller and it's still too big with far too much empty space around it.

I'm running Win7 Ultimate with a screen rez of 1182x864. I don't have Win 8/10 at all.

 

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180 p over here... You might re-consider my settings... Actually, I think there was some Windows tuning I've used (beside x125%)... It's 1080p resolution here, lower resolution can greatly impact, so time to change it/monitor...

and 1182x864 is definitely not standard... 

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On 24/01/2018 at 2:16 PM, rafi said:

BTW, yours seems to be the "too large" variant... ;P

It looks bigger than what it is, but I remember when it was large. Jeez was it wide.

With 2.2.1, the sidebar here can be reduced to 23 pixels!

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33 minutes ago, freedomdwarf said:

Can't get mine anywhere near that close (wish I could). It's better, but not how I'd like it. I can make the left pane bigger, but not smaller and it's still too big with far too much empty space around it.

If "Upgrade" panel is showing for you, that will limit even further how far left the sidebar can go.

In the image below, I've revealed it temporarily :D

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Sidebar comparison With and without "Upgrade" showing:

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No, the Upgrade isn't showing. The number of website warnings has slowed down but it's still every 10 seconds or so.

1182x864 is standard widescreen on my nVidia card and fits my 24" monitor very nicely. 1024x768 is too low for most of the webpages I use and 1280x anything or higher is too small to read a lot of text for apps & webpages. Pop-up boxes like Help-About or other stuff has me crawling on my desk to get closer to read it. As it is, I'm having to Ctrl+ (sometimes twice) to read boxes like this reply box. My eyes aren't what they used to be not so many years ago (cataracts).

What I'm trying to say is that with all the other programs, games, and other stuff I have installed on here, only uT is giving me these sort of problems over recent years. Everything else almost always behaves itself without having to go thru hoops just to keep it sensible. That's the point.

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The "trade-off" with uT was-is the need to use some settings to disable ads . Up to you to accept that "concept" or not to.

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I have several adware apps and quite a few websites that offer up adverts for various things. Not a single one of them triggers Malware Bytes "Malicious Website Blocked" warning message - only those offered by uT. That must tell the calibre (or not) of what they are trying to dish up.

I'm not adverse to adverts as a concept. But adverts that constantly trigger warnings from my anti-virus and/or anti-malware protection is something else. There's the difference.

 

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I admire your will to live with ads. With uT this is NOT the way to go, but to follow instructions and disable them (per THEIR design). You need to understand that they just cannot control the content in those ad-sites which they are paid to link to...

 

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I don't "see" many ads - my hosts file blocks the majority of them and what few there are don't intrude on my use of the app or website. After a while, I don't even notice they are there. Just as with uT, I see no ads in the left pane at all because just about EVERY advert they try to poke at me is being blocked as malicious by MB and also sometimes by Windows Defender.

I just get tired of seeing the pop-ups from MB every few seconds because of uT. I could turn them off but then I wouldn't catch something persistent that should be added to hosts. The problem is uT; nothing else triggers the warnings.

uT needs to be a lot more selective in what it tries to deliver to the user. Constantly throwing up malicious sites is not a  good experience.

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Too bad you don't get it that "blocking" (disabling) in the source is best ... Good luck.

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23 minutes ago, freedomdwarf said:

uT needs to be a lot more selective in what it tries to deliver to the user. Constantly throwing up malicious sites is not a  good experience.

uTorrent do try.

Many users have reported rogue ads in the past. The ad gets reported and removed, then another will appear sometime again and the vicious circle continues.

With the right settings applied, and utorrentie.exe stopped from running at all, you shouldn't see any in the client itself, and hopefully that will stop Malwarebytes from being triggered.

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Therein lies the problem. I don't see the ads in the client, MB/WD blocks them before the client gets the content.

The problem is uT issuing the request for the malicious ads in the first place. Whether inbound or outbound, it is always uTorrent.exe.

I get maybe *one* in a couple of dozen visits to torrent sites; I can live with that. But with uT running, it is constant. That's my gripe.

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11 hours ago, freedomdwarf said:

The problem is uT issuing the request for the malicious ads in the first place. Whether inbound or outbound, it is always uTorrent.exe.

That means it applies to everyone using uTorrent then.

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Luckily, everyone else who hate ads, unlike you,  are disabling them inside uT, thus do not see any AV warnings... :P

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