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Every big corporation does that
That’s wishful thinking. The sheer amount of spying and the methods used (e.g. keylogger) are unprecedented. Also why does MS need my home WiFi-passwords transmitted to their servers?

And, microsoft is giving the options to opt out
Not for all options and Microsoft reserves the right to remotely reactivate user-deactivated options. Awesome! So who’s in control? Definately not the user.

This screenshot shows not all of the hidden features used to record and transmit user data. Go check out the privacy dedicated forums on the internets and you’ll find that Windows 10 is probably the biggest threat to personal IT security in IT history. But since it’s initially free, like every good trojan horse (hello whatsapp), unsuspecting non-tech folks are all in.

It gets better – you don’t even need to use Windows 10 to be compromised. To be safe, you need to ban all Windows 10 users from your network.
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Windows 10?
AKA the trojan horse disguised as an operating system? Yes, it even comes with a keylogger pre-installed, lol, unfortunately no kidding.
Check out this screenshot before you install this piece of spyware and don’t miss the fine print at the bottom: https://i.imgur.com/iHge6RJ.jpg

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Many of the themes here provide great customization abilities which not at all can be shown in small previews so some authors decided their way.
This is a valid argument. I’d suggest give it your best shot – aka what makes your theme stand out? Any unique layouts compared to other items? Buyers who’ve been around for a while are well aware that a lot of new themes are basically “the same old” using different image placeholders. So if I see “the same old” under a new label in a preview window I can confidently skip that one.
When I have to check out a theme because of no preview image and then discover “the same old” I get frustrated because I wasted precious time (out of my working hours) for an item I was never interested in from the start.

Here’s an example of how it usually goes:
1. mouse hover over a list “one by one” of recent & trending thumbnails until I discover a “blank”
2. click on the “blank” theme to go to it’s product page
3. usually it’s the same on the product page, after scrolling down no further preview images
4. click on “preview theme” and wait for envatos frame to appear
5. when envatos frame appears, click to remove that frame and wait for theme to reload
6. here the loading speed greatly varies (e.g. slow server, lots of visitors etc.)
7. then I see the same theme I’ve seen 20 times before
8. my reaction: AAARRRGGHHH

I am looking for specific layouts and the preview image gives me a glimpse of that, if you don’t use that prime space to show off the design then I move onto the next item
This is actually exactly how I feel and I also do this most of the time but sometimes you miss a really good theme which I would have used in a client project but then didn’t because of the missing preview image.
These themes usually pop up in the trending item section sooner or later but if I have a certain layout in mind I need to quickly skim through 50+ themes to narrow down the field. That’s when it’s becoming really time consuming to find the right template for your client. Here I can’t afford to skip the “missing previews” because I want to offer my client the currently best possible template for their niche.

Also there are a lot of themes already approved so envato can not just delete those items that use the preview this way, as the previews were reviewed by reviewer and were approved.
I wouldn’t want to burden authors to change themes that were already released. I wanted to suggest to implement this rule for themes released in the future.
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A proper preview image shows the actual theme, it’s layout or at least part of it. A black image labeled “x-this and that” is not a proper preview image.

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I’m a regular buyer in here and get increasingly frustrated by some authors who just use the theme name as their preview image.

I get the strategy behind this cheat, you sell more copies when you lure in people to check out the actual theme instead of being dismissed from the start by an unattractive preview image.

But as a regular shopper it’s extremely annoying. I check new themes nearly every day and I waste so much time with BS themes I was forced to view because they didn’t use a proper preview image.

Would it be possible to make a proper preview image mandatory for theme authors?

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Hi there!
I’m searching for a model configurator script,

e.g. you have an image of a car and next to it you have a selection of extras.
When you select new rims the image of the car updates and shows the new rims.

I’ve seen this in action in a wordpress theme before (can’t remember which one) but never as a standalone script.

Would be great if anyone knows which theme has that or knows where to get a script like that.

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I’ve seen this Volkswagen template which is ‘inspired’ by Apples iPhone presentation.

http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/polohe1b04xofs.jpg

http://www.volkswagen-polo.com/de/de/home.html?nav=experience&view=start

(if you get redirected because of your country you may have to start the presentation manually)

I’m wondering if there is a similar template or slider available on envato.

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I found one script so far:

http://codecanyon.net/item/blueprintui-wysiwym-responsive-editor/4823073

If you know any similar (newer/better/sexier) ones please let me know :)

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Hi there, I’m looking for a code editor script that that can do the following:

1. a script that runs inside a simple web page with a splitscreen 50/50 layout.

2. on the left side I enter html or css while on the right side I see the results.

I’m not looking for a CMS or any wordpress plugin. Basically it should just demonstrate what my written code does.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I’m sure it’s somewhere on envato but no idea where.

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Your are welcome to rate the item with 1 star if you feel it worth 1 star, but adding a reason and an explanation for your rating will make author fix and improve the item.
See my reasoning above – but honestly 1-star-ratings are mostly emotional responses anyways otherwise the envato staff didn’t do their job properly – which are generally known among authors to be pretty tight.
I’m also fully aware that I have no influence in changing the system here so in a way my participation in this thread is mostly motivated by my desire to vent my anger about this new method (which I did – I guess).

What would really help me out in deciding what script to buy is separate ratings for different versions. I’m always more confident in buying 3-star scripts when I see a long and detailed list of updates on the items page. Then I tell myself – ahh the author fixed all that and I can go ahead and buy. But currently I have no way of comparing reviews before and after item updates.
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