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This tutorial has walked you through the basic principles of using and understanding Sandboxie:
* How to to use Sandboxie to run your applications * How the changes are trapped in the sandbox * How to recover important files and documents out of the sandbox * How to delete the sandbox
An important point to keep in mind when using Sandboxie is that it is designed to isolate programs from each other. Therefore you should expect to lose a small measure of inter-operability between programs. For example:
On the other hand, you should not expect to lose every measure of inter-operability between programs. For example, you may use a dictionary software which should react to keystrokes or mouse-clicks to display information in a pop up window. Sandboxie may or may not interfere with this, depending on how the dictionary software is designed. When things do not work as expected, please report it on the Sandboxie forum and ask for a solution.
Please also take some time now to review the many settings in the Sandbox Settings window. The settings are explained clearly, and you will find many settings that enable you to strike your preferred balance between security and convenience.
For example, one person may prefer greater security and control over web bookmarks and favorites, by letting them first save into the sandbox, and then recovering selected items through Quick Recovery or Immediate Recovery. (This is the default configuration in Sandboxie.)
But another person may prefer to configure Sandboxie such that a sandboxed web browser can directly access the bookmarks or favorites, without an intermediate recovery step, thus sacrificing some security for greater convenience.
Sandboxie enables you to strike your personal balance of security and convenience.