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How can I scan the local network for connected devices? (Mac OS)

I'm basically looking for something like this but available on Mac. I am trying to connect a new workstation to our wireless multifunction printer and I'm having a hell of a time getting the device ...
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How to split large file on Windows?

Is there a tool to split large text file (9Gb) into smaller files so that I can open it and look through. Anything usable from command line that comes with Windows (XP)? Or what's the best way to ...
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Can you grab any IP address on the Internet?

On a personal network (LAN) one can simply grab an IP address. If you choose the same IP address as an existing client, you get problems. There are companies like IANA and ICANN that are in charge of ...
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Is it possible to record TV via HDMI?

Is it possible to record TV via HDMI? If so, can you recommend a way for a Windows 7 user to record TV via HDMI to a laptop?
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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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Setting UTF8 as default Character Encoding in Windows 7

is there a way to set Windows 7 to globally use UTF-8 as standard? its really annoying to set every single text editor to use it.
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How do I send SMSes from my computer through an Android phone?

I have an HTC Hero Android (European version) unlocked phone. Is there an app that will let me type away all my text messages on my PC and send the SMSes directly from the PC through my phone? I'm ...
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Laptop power supplies, does current matter?

I have two laptops (same manufacture), with the same type of power connector. However, the power supplies/transformers are slightly different. The output on the first laptop's power supply is ...
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How to change browser mode in IE9 permanently?

How can I change the browser mode in IE9 permanently, like for example to IE7? Currently, this change is only temporary and whenever you open a new window, you have to go to the developer mode to ...
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How to install Windows 7 OVER the pre-installed Windows 8 OS?

The computer (dell inspiron) is brand new so a clean install is fine...I've got an OEM Preinstallation Kit DVD and a Windows 7 DVD, but can't even figure out how to boot from a DVD, and Google is not ...
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Windows 8.1 — disable touch screen?

My computer comes with a touch screen. I may want that someday, but right now I don't. Is there a way to disable it? I am running Windows 8.1. Thanks! EDIT: When I go to Pen and touch via ...
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Disabling Function Keys in Windows 8 with Autohotkey

I would need to use Autohotkey to disable Function keys ( F1 -F12 ) on my Lenovo ideapad u310, running a Windows 8. I need this in order to use the F1-F12 in applications such as Ableton Live. ...
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Turn off Automatic login with Windows 7

I setup my Windows 7 to automatically log into my account at home. I have a password set so that I can access it remotely. It seems like this was a feature in control panel somewhere, but now I ...
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Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet/LAN connection

In a nutshell, my Windows 7 Ultimate PC intermittently drops its Internet connection. Why? Background: My PC is wired to my ADSL modem/router which is directly connected to the phone line. I also ...
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Convenient way to enable/disable Hyper-V in Windows 8

I really like the Hyper-V support in Windows 8, however, there are some situations in which I need to disable Hyper-V in order to run some apps which don't like to be executed even in the root ...
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Qvo6 and start.qone8 removal

It seems like I contacted some kind of chrome hijacker which changes my homepages to start.qone8.com and qvo6.com. This always happens when I connect with my google chrome account. I removed the file ...
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Change background of a Windows 7 machine using Registry

I connected my machine to a work group. The settings to change the wallpaper is in server machine, so that all the machine will have same wallpaper. Now how can I change my machine's wallpaper using ...
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What's the closest equivalent of Little Snitch (Mac program) on Windows?

I'm using Windows 7 and would like to have a feature like Little Snitch on the Mac that alerts you whenever a program on your computer makes an outgoing connection. Description of Little Snitch from ...
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How do I exit an SSH connection?

I'm connecting to a server via ssh to send a message to a socket server using a command like: ssh 181.169.1.2 -p 5566 After the connection is established and i write the message and send it i ...
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CPU Cores: The more the better?

I currently have a dual-core processor at work and a quad-core at home. I've noticed both PCs are pretty equal as far as launching applications/surfing the web. The difference I can see is that my ...
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Changing the SkyDrive default path in Windows 8.1

The deeper integration with SkyDrive is truly beneficial, but my laptop has a somewhat small primary drive (an 128 Gb MSATA SSD), and when possible, i try to move installations and other folders(like ...
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How do I install a network printer for all users on a Windows 7 computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer. There is a second computer (Windows XP) that has a printer attached to it and is shared. On the Windows 7 computer I install the printer as a network printer (not TCP/IP ...
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How to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Why does pinging 192.168.072 (only 2 dots) return a response from 192.168.0.58?

I mistakenly missed the dot off of an IP address and typed in 192.168.072. To my surprise I connected to a machine at 192.168.0.58 If I ping 192.168.072 I get responses from 192.168.0.58. Why is ...
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How to open ods files in Excel?

What is the best way to open ods files in Excel 2003? Is there some plug-in available? Should I use some convertor to xls? Or would it be best if I just used LibreOffice (or OpenOffice)? The file I ...
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How do I SCP from remote machine to local machine when I am outside of my home network?

While I understand how to scp files to and from my server from within my home network, how can I scp a file from my server to my local machine when I am on the outside, say at Starbucks? While I am ...
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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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Windows 7 shows red “X” on network icon, but I'm connected

In Windows 7, after a few weeks of running Hamachi VPN, the internet icon in the system tray shows a red "X", indicating I have no network connection: This is false, as I am not only connected to ...
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How do I create an ad hoc network in Windows 8?

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to create an ad hoc wireless network in Windows 8. Here is what happens if I follow the steps from Windows 7: Right click the network icon and click ...
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Is the 4-pin PSU connector required? (Trying to connect a PSU to a mini case.)

I am trying to build a computer, placing an ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE in a custom retro C64 case. The case is an extra small form factor which can accomodate the Mini ITX board, but requires an external ...
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Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8?

Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8? I have paid for Windows 8, but I would like to be able to download a Windows 8 repair disk using my product key. Is this possible?
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How to make a hidden partition visible

Here's how my hard drive is partitioned: Recovery Partition 21 GB (primary partition) C: 101 GB (Primary partition) D: 141 GB (logical drive) E: 141 GB (logical drive) F: 190 GB (logical drive) ...
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SQL Developer Error Messages: “Enter the full pathname for java.exe” and “Cannot find a J2SE SDK installed at path”

Yesterday, I downloaded SQL Developer 3 with SDK and was able to use it just fine. After shutting down my PC last night and booting it up again this morning, every time I try to run it, I get this ...
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Hide Win 8.1 “tip” about “Switch between apps”?

I've just installed Win8.1 and I'm trying to set up IIS. When I open Add remove programs from the start menu I get the pc-settings app. In the pc-settings app I get a "tooltip" or whatever we should ...
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Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc

Is there a way of restoring a MacBook Pro to it's factory settings without a disc? I want all files deleted and it to basically be like I just received it from Apple. I know you can do it with Dell ...
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How to open a file for editing in Administrator mode?

I have .config files set to open in Notepad++. The files I edit are typically in protected locations (e.g. c:\windows\, c:\program files..., etc..) thus requiring administrator access. I'd like to ...
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DVI-D vs. DVI-I: Is the digital video quality any different?

Since DVI-D is all digital and DVI-I is digital and analog, I am wondering if DVI-I sacrifices any digital quality in order to also support analog.
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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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How to open Google Chrome with extensions disabled / turned off?

Google Chrome is crashing when I try to open it. I'm assuming that it's probably a bad extension that's causing the problem. How can I start up Chrome with all extensions disabled / turned off?
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Linux: find out what process is using all the RAM?

Before actually asking, just to be clear: yes, I know about disk cache, and no, it is not my case :) Sorry, for this preamble :) I'm using CentOS 5. Every application in the system is swapping ...
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Clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I’m currently pulling out hairs about a problem with my wife’s new Samsung Book 9 laptop. it comes preinstalled with Windows 8. She wants Windows 7 Pro. I’ve board a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit for her and ...
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Maximum resolution through VGA/DVI/HDMI(/etc)?

I know the original VGA standard was meant to output 640x480 and that other standards over the original VGA connector are developed to output a higher resolution. (SVGA, XGA, etc.) But I was wondering ...
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How to turn off the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep?

How to turn of the display in Windows 8 without locking or making computer go to sleep ? The problem is that when I enable ‘Turn off display after x minutes’ feature from control panel, the device ...
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In Excel 2013, where are Visual Basic, VBA, Macros, AddIn Tools?

In Excel 2013, where are options and tools such as Visual Basic (VBA), Macros and AddIn tools? Are they supported?
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How to start a program with command line arguments on Windows' cmd with 'start' command?

I need to start a program (virtual machine) in the background with a start command on Windows' 7 command line. Normally you owuld do this like that : start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass ...
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Location of Chrome cache on Mac OS X

After a bit of Googling, I'm able to find the location of Chrome cached files on Windows but not on OS X. Would anyone know what the location is for Mac?
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How do I run control panel administrator?

I have the following problem on my Windows 7 computer: I am a member of Administrators, but do not have full Superuser privileges. I have been told that this is by design, and that I need to ...
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If I know the PID number of a process, how can I get its name?

If I have the PID number for a process (on a UNIX machine), how can I find out the name of its associated process? What do I have to do?
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Where is the Temp folder in OS X?

I am working on a project that stores output files in the Temp folder. In Windows I can search the Temp folder but I don't know the location of Temp folder in OS X. Can you please guide me to the ...
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Can I downgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 DVD?

I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 without taking a system Image before the upgrade. And I'm pretty unhappy with the upgrade as my PC continuously keeps crashing and keeps showing some lame ...