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How to use a smart TV as a monitor via built-in Wi-Fi adapter?

I have a TV with built-in Wi-Fi adapter (Samsung Smart TV series 6). How can I use it a regular monitor using Wi-Fi instead of HDMI? Currently I can use allShare software to cast videos to it. I am ...
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Applications like Chrome look blurry in Windows 8.1

After installing Windows 8.1 update, a lot of applications, like Chrome, Skype, etc. looks blurry. How do I fix it? For example, (bigger image here):
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Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?
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How to add page header with a black horizontal line in Office Word 2013?

I simply need header like this: but with a black horizontal line instead of a blue one. How to do this in Word 2013?
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How can I open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator in Windows 7 64-bit?

I want to add 32-bit data sources. There seems to be no obvious way to see existing instances of these or create new ones. How can I open the 32-bit "ODBC Data Source Administrator" window in Windows ...
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Heatsink compatibility for the new Intel Skylake processors (LGA1151)

The new Intel Skylake processors have just released, but they don't come with a fan/heatsink. As a result, I have to purchase a third party heatsink, but it seems there are none yet listed on popular ...
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What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors?

I just read about the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge having a 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of Ram. The laptop I bought last year by HP is 4GB of ram and 2.3GHz quad-core and my iMac is even ...
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How do I mount the EFI partition on Windows 8.1 so that it is readable and writeable?

Here is what I do: restart machine with Windows 8.1 determine "EFI System" partition with the Disk Management utility run command prompt as administrator type diskpart type select disk 0 then select ...
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What is the “System Interrupts” process in Windows?

My system is a notebook system with an AMD A10 5750m CPU, R9 M290X GPU, 8GB, 1TB. I’ve noticed a process that is always active called “System Interrupts,” in this moment, it consumes in average 1.5% ...
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Can't right-click Taskbar Icons on Windows 10

I restarted my PC many times, I also have restarted the Windows Explorer task but it doesn't work. I cannot right-click icons on Taskbar, I can't even click on the Start menu. EDIT: I don't know if ...
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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How can I add Linux to the new Windows 8 boot manager?

Which OSes can be put into the new bootloader that Windows 8 provides? It seems to be quite pretty and consistent with the rest of the new Windows 8 design, so it would be cool to put Linux (Ubuntu) ...
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Bash: Display each sub-directory size in a list format using 1 line command?

I want to get a list of the directories and their sizes in a list format like how you get when you do a ls -l. The thing is that is there a one line command that can do this? I see others have long ...
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Searching for a value in Excel, returning yes or no

I have one workbook, with two separate worksheets. I want to know if the values that appear in worksheet B also appear in worksheet A, if so, I want to return a "YES". If not, I want to return a "NO". ...
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Running VMware on Windows 10 (not the other way around)

Windows 10 is currently downloading on one of my machines. That particular machine has VMware Player 6.0.7 installed on it, running several virtual machines (which are important to me). I couldn't ...
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How to resolve error when trying to open Windows Display Settings?

After I finally managed to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, everything seems to run smooth except one thing: If I right click on the desktop and select "Display settings" I get an error ...
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How to count number of distinct values in a range?

I've got a large table that is already organized using filters etc. I'd like to add a summary underneath certain columns that contain the number of distinct values in that column. There's no ...
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How to remove an old OS from the boot menu

When I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, I had a second drive around and set it to dual boot. After a while, I decided that I wasn't ever going to go back to Windows XP, and so I deleted the ...
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How can I detect the model of my graphics card?

I know of many ways to get a rough idea of my graphics card model. Here are two examples (instructions for Windows 7): Method 1 1) Click start 2) Type dxdiag and press enter 3) Go to the Display ...
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Sort text by value in Notepad++

I have lists of files that contain a few columns of data. It is not sorted the way I want from the output, so I'm manually hunting for where a line should be. Is there a way in Notepad++ to sort the ...
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Fn key combinations don't work on Asus laptop on windows 8

Only 5 out of 12 function keys combinations work. The volume manager doesn't work and the disable/enable touch pad which I used A LOT doesn't work and it's killing me. Does anybody found a solution ...
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Outgoing VPN PPTP: How to check if TCP port 1723 and GRE protocol port 47 are blocked or not in Windows 7?

I am trying to connect to a VPN Server (BestUKVPN) but I'm failing each time I try. I get a "691 error" but the username and password are OK. I searched and I am told that "port 1723" or 'GRE ...
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Remove read-only attribute from folder - Windows 8.1

I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 on my laptop after formatting drive C. Then I tried to access my Photos folder on drive D and got the error Access is denied. It turned into a Read Only ...
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iTunes starts automatically at startup on Windows 10

I just did a clean install of Windows 10 (Pro N) and installed iTunes (12.2.1.16). Now for some reason iTunes automatically starts whenever I start my PC. I've already tried to find a solution on this ...
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Black screen with cursor after successful Windows 10 upgrade

Last night I tried to upgrade my Lenovo G580 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the icon/reserve feature in the corner. It completed 100%, rebooted, asked me whether to use Express Settings ...
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When installing additional printer 32-bit drivers fails on Windows 7 64-bit I get the error “Selected printer driver not found”, what should I do?

I've successfully installed Windows 7 (x64) and drivers for my Canon MP510, and have no problem printing with this setup. There is another PC in the network running XP SP3, and I want to share the ...
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Can't open new File Explorer windows by right click on Windows 10

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I have pinned File Explorer to the task bar, and if I right click on it I see a list of pinned folders including anything I have under 'quick access', ...
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Ping faster than light

I just discovered very strange thing while testing my internet connection. My ping is smaller than it should be. For example ping time to Arizona State University is about 14ms. eryk@eryk-pc:~$ ping ...
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How can I get rid of Chromium?

How can I get rid of Chromium? I have already tried to get rid of it by using the control panel. I went to the programs list, selected Chromium, and hit uninstall. The computer said it had a problem, ...
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How to reinstall GRUB2 EFI?

After successfully updating my bios, something went wrong and I ended up with a blinking cursor on the top left corner of a black screen. No errors, no nothing. The bios now only listed a SATA: ...
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From a quality perspective, what is better: turning volume up in the software, in the OS, or on the speakers?

If music isn't loud enough, how do I get the best quality (even if the difference is in fact so small it's negligible)? By making the music louder in my music player, game or other sound-producing ...
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How do I remove Candy Crush Saga from Windows 10?

Windows 10 comes with "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled, but I do not want it on my system. How do I remove it?
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How do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I was looking for a specific page and found it in my history search, but I can't see the entry in the context of how I found the page in the first place. I tried to search by date (the only metadata I ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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Is there a way I can password protect a dropbox directory on my work pc?

I use dropbox a lot, and I'd like to start using my Dropbox account on my work PC, however I want to prevent anyone else from being able to access the files in my dropbox folder other than me on my ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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What is standard A4 paper size in pixels for a given resolution?

Is there a standard size of A4 paper in pixels? Dimensions of A4 paper are 210mm × 297mm or 8.27in × 11.69in. For 600dpi resolution, I calculate the paper size in pixels like below: In imperial ...
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windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1

I have a ASUS R500A notebook.Original OS is Windows 7 64bit.Few days ago I tried to Install Windows 8.1 64 bit version.But it failed & error message is, windows cannot be installed on this ...
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Play *.srt subtitles in Windows Media Player?

Is there a way to play *.srt subtitles in Windows Media Player? I've followed the instructions in this, by installing DirectVobSub and renaming the srt file to match the video filename, but the ...
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Using GParted to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Windows 7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. I'm trying to use GParted to convert to MBR but it seems GParted can only ...
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How to export Gantt Chart from MS Project as an image

I want to know (if possible) how to export a Gantt Chart from MS Project 2010 to an image or similar to insert in PowerPoint. I've searched over the internet and I found articles about exporting to ...
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How to unlock a Hard Drive and Refresh PC

I have Windows 8, and none of the metro UI apps were working, so I downloaded a registry fix from Microsoft. I ran it, and during that time I ran Windows Update. I restarted the PC, and after the boot ...
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How can I enable multiple users login at a time in remote system?

Recently we bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 Standard.It's allowing 2 people at a time.So I want to allow more people at a time. How can I do this?
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What's the maximum typical speed possible with a USB2.0 drive?

I'm getting only 30MB/sec between my computer and a USB drive, despite the fact that USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/sec (or 60MB/sec) transfers. (Therefore, I'm only getting half the rated speed) Is there ...
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Windows 10 doesn't support Nvidia Graphics. Any fix to this?

I downloaded the Windows 10 technical preview, and tried to run League of Legends. It wasn't running (gave an error message, something about DirectX), so I went to the NVIDIA control panel and made ...
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How to use multiple SkyDrive accounts on one computer?

Is there any way how to use multiple SkyDrive accounts on one computer running MAC OS X or Windows 8? I would like to sync data from different accounts to different folder and not to merge these ...
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Change Overscan/Underscan settings without Catalyst Control Center

Just installed Windows 8 and downloaded the Catalyst version which ATI website recommended. However it says that it can't start! My main monitor is connected to my PC via a HDMI cable and the display ...
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Is bluetooth 4.0 backwards compatible with bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

I have been unable to find an answer for this. The last spec I seem to find that mentions backward compatibility is 2.1.
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