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*Edit (2/13/15) : I got mine to work using a different method! Please see bolded edits on the bottom!

*Edit (1/22/15) : Hey guys! I'm well aware that pirate bay.se is down at the moment (Any variation of the website that use alternate proxies are also down, and those that seem to work, such as pirate bay.to or any of the sort are false to my knowledge, so I advise you to steer clear of any alternate URLs as of this moment), and my apologies for not being able to get to your comments as I'm also trying to find a new way to find these files. I recently updated to Yosemite for other software merits but it seems that my copy of torrented Parallels Desktop 9 wasn't compatible, so I'm stuck for the time being too. I'll be sure to update this journal with alternative ways to get pen pressure as soon as possible, whether it'd be the Parallels method or some other method.

Author's Note: Hey guys! I know you are eager in getting pen pressure on mac but please don't take action until you read or at least scan over the whole thing, because I have edits on the bottom that may be better than the actual method. So basically, read the edits before downloading anything xD Thanks, and I'll see you on the other side [:

I had been looking for a way to enable pressure sensitivity on mac for a longgggggggggg time, for like 5 or 6 months. I had to have tried at least 10 different methods that never worked. I was just about to die trying, but then, on one magical day, I finally managed to get it. It might have not been the absolutely safest risk-free way, but nevertheless it's worth sharing, i hope.

*Huge disclaimer that if you don't buy the softwares below with your own money then it will be considered pirating. It's risky. 

1. Since we will be downloading torrent files from piratebay, we need a software to open these files if you don't already have one. An software that is like this is Transmission. Use the usual Install software steps, and go ahead and open it. You can also use programs like Bittorent and Utorrent, I just used transmission.

2. Install Parallels. I used Parallels 7. Go to piratebay.se and type in Parallels Desktop 7 (Mountain Lion Compatible). There should be only one link, click on it and click on Get this Torrent. Make sure transmission is running. Install it, you might need to enter the serial number although I didn't need to enter it. It's included. (It works with Mountain Lion X3)

*Edit (6/03/14) : Parallels 7 does not work with all versions of OS X, such as Mavericks. Parallels 9 does work, however, and that's probably the better option between 7 and 9. The one I found with the most seeders is "Parallels Desktop 9 Cracked" By GoogleWolf so just search that up and download it. I will be testing that very soon and keep you guys updated! 

*Edit (6/10/14) : Parallels 9 works flawlessly

3. Install Windows 7 as a virtual machine. I guess you could install Windows 8 but for me Windows 7 worked just as fine. Get Windows 7 here-search up Windows 7 Ultimate Fully Activated Genuine on piratebay and click on the one that says Team MJ. Again make sure Transmission is up.

*Edit (6/03/14) : One that I found that had a magical crap-ton of seeders was a Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate. Depending on if you want the 32 bit or the 64 bit, search these up: "Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (32 Bit)" and "Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate (64 Bit)" on piratebay.se. Both are by Computer-User. (For the 64 Bit one there are two links. Choose the one with the more than 1000 seeders) Will also be testing these out soon and keeping you guys updated!

*Edit (6/10/14) : Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit and 64 Bit both worked like goddamn charms.

4. The downloads will take awhile, so try to distract yourself with other activities to keep yourself busy. You could even pause your download and resume it whenever you want.

5. After they're done downloading, open Parallels and do the usual installation. (Choose "like a PC") If it prompts you for a serial, the serial should be in the TXT file included in the download. Try to find the folder in the Finder and get it from there. If it asks you to login, just close the window.

*Edit (6/09/14): If you don't like your window to look like a Windows window xD Then you could choose Like a Mac. It should not affect the way the virtual machine works, it only affects the way the virtual machine displays things. If you need extra information on this you could go here to help you decide.

6. It should prompt you to install a virtual machine. Use the dropdown menu and if you don't see Windows 7 iso or something like that, choose "Choose an image file…" And find the Windows 7 file you downloaded. Click on it and click Continue, and the virtual machine should start downloading. If you are prompted for a product key number, just uncheck the box that says "This version requires a product key" and continue.

7. After that,  the windows desktop should appear on your window, and the basic stuff after that is up to you. But for tablet pressure to work, first you have in install your software in which you use your tablet for. This tutorial is mainly for Paint Tool Sai, but it might work with other graphics softwares too. To install Paint Tool Sai, make sure you're still in your windows window, and use this link -------> sai.detstwo.com/sai/ If that link doesn't work try this one ----------> www.afterdawn.com/software/gen…

*I personally used a 4shared link, but apparently that 4shared link got taken down. I think those two links are trial versions. Here's another 4shared link that should be the full version -----> www.4shared.com/zip/vRScpB3B/S… You have to create an account, but literally it takes like a few seconds and I don't know, having the account never harmed me. 

*Edit (6/10/14) The above 4shared link works brilliantly for me. If it doesn't for you then I have another link ---> www.4shared.com/file/dvTBfWw_/…

8. Extract Paint Tool Sai and open it.(If you get an error saying something about administrative rights or whatever, close that window, right click on the paint tool sai icon and select run as administrator, and then it should work) You can now use Paint Tool Sai! I realized the reason I wasn't getting pen pressure at first was because I never installed my tablet software onto the windows virtual machine. That's the only way the program can work. So I inserted the installation disc while I was on Windows and installed it.

*Edit (6/10/14) : If you're having trouble letting the virtual machine recognize your installation disc, try opening up the Devices Tab on the top and going down to CD/DVD 1 and check whatever disk drive you have. Mine was MATSHITA as I have a Macbook pro, but it can differ from mac to mac.

9. After that, find the "Devices" tab on the top and find your tablet name in the dropdown menu. It's usually a weird combination of letters and numbers. Click on it, and there will be a glitch on your mouse; it won't move with your tablet pen. To fix this mouse glitch, go to the control panel and find your mouse settings. (I just searched it in the search bar) and on the tab "Pointer Options", check the box "Display pointer trails" and you can slide the bar to short to make it less noticeable. That should fix the glitch.

*Edit (6/10/14) : First time I did this in the Edits method, it did not glitch and the pen pressure didn't work. I'm not really sure what happened but I restarted (twice I think?) And then reconnected my tablet in the Devices menu, and then did the mouse glitch thing, and then the pen pressure seemed to be fine. I don't know if you guys also encountered this issue, it might have been an installation error on my part, but just in case. 

10. And there you have it, open up Paint Tool Sai or whatever program you use and start drawing! Sometimes when you connect your tablet while you have the program on, it won't work, but just close and open the program again and the pen pressure will be fine. Make sure you see your Dock, or whatever your tablet's opening thing is when it's connected, on your Windows window, so you can be sure that the tablet is connected to it.

I use this Windows for drawing purposes only, so I'm not very sure what to do for other programs or how to install them. Remember, this Windows is a virtual machine, so it may not have all the functions of the actual Windows 7, but you can run most Windows programs on it, I can assume >.<

~How to fix the "Not genuine" nags that show up after a week~ (Only for the first Windows 7 link. The one I posted under edits does not have this problem, so far.)

I got annoyed at the nags that always popped up whenever I opened Windows talking about some damn "Windows is not genuine" So I tried a way to stop all that.

1. Go to control panel. Search Windows Update and click on it. Click on "View update history" and uninstall update KB971033 if you have it. I didn't, but some people have to uninstall it in order for this to work.

2. Open an elevated command prompt. (Start, type Cmd in search box and click it. A black window with white words should pop up) Type in this command: slmgr -rearm (Space after after slmgr and - but not between the - and rearm)

3. Exit command prompt. Restart TWICE. YES, I SAID TWICE.

4. Now, the virtual machine should be genuine. You can now set desktop backgrounds as normal and the not genuine notices should leave you alone now. Enjoy (:

Edit: You can basically only do it a certain amount of times before you run out of rearms, so I highly recommend using the edit Windows 7 link I posted.

So now pen pressure should work on your mac, the only hassle is that you have to open up parallels every time you want to draw, but hey, the pen pressure is worth it. Also, you have to reconnect your tablet every time you want to draw (The "Devices"--> Your tablet name thing) and then your pressure sensitivity works.

Again, if something does not work or the link gets removed/outdated/whatever, leave a comment below or you could even send me a note and I will try to help you as soon as possible. 

*Keep in mind that I'm not a master of the computer. I'll try my hardest to help you on whatever you have trouble with, but sometimes I just can't help you. Hope you guys understand >.<

Happy Drawing :]

EDIT: Yes, I put up a website with non-torrent Windows 7 files earlier, but those links all required a serial number. For anyone who has a serial number, it's techverse.net/download-windows… but for anyone who doesn't, the only way that I know of currently to get the Windows 7 file is the torrent download. Unless of course, you get a cracked serial code or something, but I'll be honest I don't really know how to do that.....

EDIT (2/13/15) : Since I updated to Yosemite and Parallels desktop 9 is not compatible, or at least my software wasn't, I've had to download to Parallels desktop 10. Granted, pirate bay.se was down at the moment, so I had no way to get it, but as I was searching around I found a way to renew trials infinitely. Here are the steps:

1. Install Parallels 10 trial
Here is the link

2. Follow this video tutorial 
I am well aware it says parallels 9, but I tried it for parallels 10 and surprisingly, even though it's been two days, it's been working perfectly well. There's not even a trial message that pops up. It baffles me and I'm waiting for it to bite me in the ass but for the time being it works and that's why I'm sharing it. Hopefully it'll be worth it...

If you guys still want to use the old method, pirate bay.se is up again for that but I personally would recommend this method. Piratebay.se is currently unstable and under surveillance so for the time being please proceed with caution. I highly recommend this method. I will let you guys know if it stops working at some point or anything like that.

Let me know if you guys have difficulty and again I will try my best to help. 


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Israel42 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excuse me? in downloading the Parallelts desktops how long does it take? 
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paintingdesign Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Nice introduction, many thanksI would give it a try.

I just found new article
3 alternative to Paint Tool sai Mac OS X EI Capital   with tablet pressure and would like try to find out the most convenient method to use paint tool sai on Mac.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Good luck to you <3 You're right there are alternatives to Paint Tool Sai and depending on the kind of artist you are they might even be better, but i'll be sure to check out those alternatives too!
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YuyuMonster Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Help! I didn't get any .txt file when I downloaded the Parallels Desktop. Is it possible to paste the serial code here?
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
One other person had this problem before and they got it fixed just by opening and closing the application
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October-Leaf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has anyone gotten any sort of virus from this?

I just want to be 100% sure before I try this.
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guest1093 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Hi I just have a question.. So I downloaded the parallels desktop 10.2 or something and it doesn't seem to come with a serial code? The only .txt is one with the persons twitter and stuff on it. Is there a way that I can access the code at all? Thanks :)
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Where did you download the parallels from? 
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guest1093 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I actually just opened and closed the window and I didn't have to input a serial code! Sorry for not deleting my comment, thanks for the tutorial. :)
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Oh no problem! ^-^
Happy Drawing <3 
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mariaestrada Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
I have the OS X Yosemite..

So basically my problem is when I try to go to devices and click on the tablet I am using, it pops up a new window saying " If you connect your keyboard, mouse or USB ethernet adaptor to the virtual machine, you will not be able to use them on your Mac until they are released from the virtual machine."

When I click yes, I obviously can't use my tablet on my mac screen at all. So it's basically impossible for me to use my tablet on my mac when it's locked on the virtual screen.
 Even when I am on coherence mode. :(

How do I fix this?

Or better yet what were your steps when downloading this whole thing to your new laptop with OS X Yosemite?
Please lmk.. thanks !!

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mega-amphy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have Yosemite with a full version of Parallels and mine does the same thing. As far as I can tell, it is what it is. If you're using Coherence mode, you can disconnect the tablet and it should work on your Mac screen. This isn't a glitch or an error.

The problem is that you can't have your tablet connected to both OS's (OSes? OSs?) at the same time. So even in Coherence, though you mouse and keyboard will work in both, your tablet will only work in the Windows applications until you disconnect it because it is an external device. Your mouse and keyboard don't count because they are technically internal.

Unless you don't mind using it without pen pressure working, it's something you just have to live with.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
If I may ask, what kind of tablet do you use?

And which version of parallels did you download?

It's disappointing that the video was taken down, but there is another video on how to renew trials infinitely and from what I can remember from what I did, it's virtually the same as the video that was taken down.

If you do decide to try out the method in the video please tell me how it goes for you.
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mariaestrada Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Have you ever had this problem? I'm in desperate need of help Dx so sorry for bugging you 
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
It's okay ^-^ 
The only reason I'm very hesitant on what to say is that I've never really had that error message pop up, and when I searched for it online there were really no links to help troubleshoot the problem, so i'm not exactly sure what the problem is.

What I can suggest is that, depending on what windows you're using, install another version of windows or install from another link

Or, you can set up bootcamp instead of parallels, there are plenty of tutorials out there for how to do that 
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mariaestrada Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
I am using parallels 10 and I have a Wacom bamboo pen Ctl-460.

my only problem is that when I click the ctl-460 on devices it asked that question I quoted. 
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Agriimony Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried that video you linked at the bottom about Parallels, but it's been deleted. :C
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
So sorry for the late reply, but I haven't been able to found the deleted video on other sites but I do know the description once said 

"Download the trial www.parallels.com/downloads/de… This is the path you need to go to /Library/Preferences/Parallels/licenses.­xml Hey guys this is just a quick tutorial on how to extend your trial for another 2 weeks so you will never have to buy the full version if you want more videos like this please subscribe WATCH IN 1080P"

I watched this video and it pretty much had the same idea, from what I can remember. If you haven't found a way to do it yet please follow the instructions there and let me know how it works out for you.
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Agriimony Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for replying! It's okay though, I ended up using
bootcamp and just installing Windows on my Mac that way.
Now I can just get on Windows and use SAI normally. xD
Plus, now I have Windows to work with as well.
It's all good for me, even though it was an all day process, haha.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Ohh bootcamp is a nice way to get it going as well ^-^ I'm glad you got everything worked out <3 <3 

Happy drawing! :heart: 
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Agriimony Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I appreciate it D8
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Ahh it's no problem at all ^-^
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snickercorgi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
when i go to devices and check my tablet, hit yes on the pop-up that follows, my tablet won't work. It's as if i unplugged it when it's still clearly plugged into my Macbook. Do you have any idea to why this happens? >.>
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
If I may ask, what kind of tablet do you have? And if there is any pop-up that comes up could you send me a snapshot?
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debellischew Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
nice introduction, many thanks. I would give it a try.

I just found new article 3 alternative to Paint Tool sai Mac  and would like try to find out the most convenient method to use paint tool sai on Mac.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Ahh very interesting article, I'll look into it.  I tried my brushes but I didn't enjoy it too much /.\ But best of luck to you :) 
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This is a comment that once displayed something very stupid. The author of this comment has read this journal with greater care and has found the solution to her problem.
Thank you for reading.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Ah, well I'm glad you found what you were looking for ^^"
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xElectricWings Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Lol sorry I just don't like hiding comments. It messes up the page xD
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Hahah it's cool 
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xElectricWings Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Btw
Nice icon ouo
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Ahaha thank you xD it's actually made by the lovely :iconrireiku:
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xElectricWings Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Oh!~ Her gallery is adorable~ 
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I know, right? ^-^
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soccomi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Artist
You might wanna put something up about PirateBay though? I mean, if this link doesn't work, people may attempt to visit the site, and it's currently a honeypot under FBI surveillance, so they'd have their IP recorded and that could lead to piracy charges or something. Idk, better safe than sorry.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I put a disclaimer up saying that any alternate proxy of the website is unstable and false, but I'll reinforce it just to make sure. Thank you. 
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Pandiie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
mm... need pen pressure without installing windows
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zibbyamala Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Hmmm...that seems like a lot lol, but very helpful thanks! I don't want Windows on my mac cause I won't want to have to install antivirus stuff. 

Does anyone know of a good Photoshop cs 5/6 torrent file for mac?
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Sorry but to this day I don't really know a good photoshop torrent file for mac. Mine just came with my bamboo tablet. I heard that photoshop has changed its policies into a monthly subscription kind of payment, mainly to prevent things like torrenting from happening, so I think it's going to be kind of hard to find a torrent file for any kind of adobe program. I will keep my eye out though if you're still looking,
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zibbyamala Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Haha! I actually found a great one for CS6! ^^ Thank you so much for answering, though! Let me know if you're interested in CS6 cause I may be able to find the one I downloaded for you. :)
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dvnilune Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh would you mind sharing it with me? I'v been looking for a cs torrent file for a while// :)
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
You did? Ahh that's great! ^-^ I would love a link if you could provide me one. That would be super helpful :)
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zibbyamala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I sent you some information in a "note," which I assume is the equivalent to PM or mail in a non-hipster website lol. 

Good luck! :))
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Great! Thank you :)
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PeshugadePosho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I guess it's impossible for me to get SAI on mac.
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gwanu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've torrented quite a few things in the past year through pirate bay, so it saddens me that the files that were on the old pirate bay aren't too accessible now after the site has been shut and in the process of being reopened. So I'll probably wait until the original site is up and running once more before I try this out. For now, do you have any torrent links whereat I can find the needed programs such as parallels? I've had troubles finding reliable ones, or i just haven't looked through well enough.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Last time I checked, I think pirate bay is up and running again? But if it's still not, I've updated with another version to use parallels on mac, mainly for parallels 10 or 9, if you want to give that a try. :)
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debellischew Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
nice tutorial, many thanks. I downloaded it and it worked great.

Just for your information, I also used one good Mac drawing tool  named MyBrushes which can record and playback paint video.
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LunardreamerEmy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Oh, that seems really cool and handy! I'll definitely check it out. Thank you for the information :heart: 
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debellischew Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
you are welcomeWink/Razz   Merry Christmas.
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