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How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 this switch was in PC settings near WiFi and mobile broadband switches. Now after updating to 8.1 Preview WiFi and mobile switches moved to the Network fly out panel (what is good, imho), ...
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“Show desktop” keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

I am using a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5. Is there a similar function to "show desktop" (shortcut is WindowsD) on a Mac?  It should hide all applications and show a clean desktop.
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How to install the real Firefox on Debian?

Debian 6 ("Squeeze") uses a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasel. It, however, lacks plugin support, and most of my favorites don't work. So what is best way to install the "real" Firefox on ...
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Inverting direction of mouse scroll wheel

Is there a way to make a mouse scroll wheel invert its direction? I'd like to scroll upwards and have that action scroll downwards and vice-versa. There is no setting on the Mouse control panel that ...
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Windows 7: How to solve IPv6 “No network access” problem?

I'm tearing my hair out on this one. Basically I need IPv6 to work on a Windows 7 (Home Premium) Dell laptop and it isn't. I have the wireless networking all working but if I click on the wireless ...
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Where to download Flash Player for offline installation?

I can't find Flash Player download link which will give me the full EXE/MSI file, not the tiny downloader which downloads data from the internet. What's the proper download site for this?
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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Start button doesn't work anymore

I'm using Windows 8.1. I don't know why, but the start button doesn't work properly anymore. In order to open the Start screen I have to use the keyboard shortcut, which is really annoying me. For ...
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How can I display the contents of an environment variable from the command prompt in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, when I start the Command prompt, is there any command to display the contents of an environment variable (such as the JAVA_HOME or PATH variables)? I have tried with echo $PATH, echo ...
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How to change some of the numbers in word to be arabic numbers within Word

I have a Word document. It has two parts: one English and one Arabic. The problem is that all the numbers are English numbers [0123456789], but I want the Arabic part's numbers to be Arabic numbers ...
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In Excel, how do I check if a cell is in a list of values (a range of cells)

I've got a range (A3:A10) that contains names, and I'd like to check if the contents of another cell (D1) matches one of the names in my list. I've named the range A3:A10 'some_names', and I'd like ...
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How can I hide the most visited sites on Chrome?

Since the last update it has been impossible to hide the most visited sites. I don't know if it's some temporary sick joke by the chrome team but I need to remove it. I have tried changing my home to ...
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How to make Excel's “Auto Fit Row Height” feature actually auto fit the row height?

For every generation of Excel I can remember (including 2010, which I'm using now), Excel's "Auto Size Row" features sometimes fails to actually auto size a row when the cell contains wrapped text. ...
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How to find a directory on linux?

I have a VPS with Suse Linux 10.3. I've logged in via SSH/putty and am trying to find where my web files are located. Since I'm uploading via FTP in a directory called httpdocs, I assume that this ...
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How do I change my Chrome language back to English?

Suddenly, my Chrome language has been changed to Tamil. I didn't make this change manually. I don't know how to change this setting to English.
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How to save a rotated Adobe PDF file

I received an Adobe PDF scan of a document that displays upside-down. I rotated it inside Adobe Acrobat and chose Save As to make a new document, however, the rotation is not saved and when I open ...
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How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting

I've installed Java on Windows Vista, and every day I get a Vista security warning asking me if I want to run "jucheck". Apparently this is the Java automatic updater. Well, I don't want it to run ...
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mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Before I screw up something, when login using $ mysql -u root -p , and show databases, +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql ...
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How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup?

When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll. How to get rid of it? I found nothing when i started regedit.exe and searched (F3 or CTRL+F) for BackgroundContainer.dll ...
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How to rename user folder in Windows 8?

When I log in on a Windows 8 machine for the first time with my Microsoft Account (by providing an e-mail address), a new user folder is created: C:\Users\dzinx_000 In previous versions of Windows, ...
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How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++?

Notepad++ recently added built-in support for spell checking, and it is enabled by default. Where can I turn it off?
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How to find out which USB port is USB 3.0?

In my laptop (a Lenovo y470 ) there are three USB ports. One of those is USB 3.0 others are USB 2.0 . I do not know which one is what. When I copy data from my External HDD it transfers at 38MB/s from ...
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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
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How to tell how many CPUs (cores) you have on Windows 7

I got me a nice new laptop and I want to know a bit more about the hardware. How can I see how many CPUs my computer has in Windows 7? (Note: Clicking on Start->Right clicking on Computer-> ...
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How do I get the distinct/unique values in a column in Excel?

If I have a column with values, and I want to find out what distinct values are in there (not how many - but the actual distinct values), how can I do that? In SQL Server I would do something like ...
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How do you auto resize cells in Excel?

I have copied some data into Excel 2010. I have found that some of the cells need to be widened to allow the data to fit. How do I automatically adjust the height of the cells to fit the content?
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Does Microsoft still have a link to download IE10 for Windows 7?

Does Microsoft still have a link to download IE10 for Windows 7? I can find it off of OldApps.com but not off of a Microsoft site. My coworker needs it to test something, and doesn't have a VM ...
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How do I connect VLC to a known DLNA server?

I have VLC on my Mac and would like to connect to a DLNA server on my LAN but the server isn't showing up in VLC's UPnP auto-discovery UI. Given the IP address of the server how can I point VLC to it ...
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What is the difference between mSATA and SATA SSDs?

Is there any difference between an mSATA SSD and an SATA SSD (other than the fact that the mSATA doesn't take up a disk slot)?
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How do I remove the header/footer of some pages?

I created a template in Word 2010. In this template, there is a footer and a header. When I create a document based on this template, I'd like for some pages not to show them.
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How do I fix my USB drive to get its original 8GB size back?

My USB drive used to be originally 8GB when I bought it. I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 250MB. Is there ...
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How to chmod all directories except files (recursively)?

How to chmod 755 all directories but no file (recursively) ? Inversely, how to chmod only files (recursively) but no directory ?
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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How to restore the default Google search engine in Chrome?

How do I revert to the default Google search engine in Chrome? Most sites have a simple querystring search, like http://mysite/search/?query=%s, but Google has some weird query string, and I'm not ...
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How do I play audio through a Bluetooth headset in Windows 7?

I recently did an in-place upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 RTM. For the most part, things have gone brilliantly. The only issue I've been facing is regarding my Bluetooth headset, a Dell BH200. The ...
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Use two columns in Microsoft Word separately

I want to do a two-column layout in Microsoft Word, but instead of the second column being written as a continuation of the first, I want the two columns to be written separately just like they were ...
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Permanently remove/disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 taskbar?

I have Windows 8 (final, MSDN) on my Macbook Pro Retina. Windows 8's ongoing, continuous tantrum of insisting that it's on a tablet device is causing it to always have a touch keyboard 'icon' on the ...
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How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

I plugged in my external harddrive (which was formatted on my Mac into HFS+ journaled) to my Ubuntu desktop 9.04 64bit. I am not able to get the drive to mount with write capability, how do I do ...
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What are the “N” versions of Windows 8?

Microsoft just released the final Windows 8 versions for MSDN members, before its consumer release in october. Anyway, I am a MSDN member. Today I went to see my downloads page and I found a list of ...
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Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop

I have an ASUS G75VW laptop with a Synaptic touchpad (/trackpad). When I move my finger from one edge towards the middle (the swipe), Windows 8 will bring up different stuff. This is a problem ...
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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
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How to use rupee symbol in Dell keyboard?

I have Dell Latitude laptop and it has both Indian rupee symbol and euro in keyboard. But don't know how to use it. What keys can I press to insert the symbols? I'm using Windows 7. Any help?
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How to write multi lines in one Excel cell?

I want to write multi-lines in one MS Excel cell. But whenever I press the Enter key, the cell editing ends and the cursor moves to next cell. How can I avoid this?
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Where does Chrome save its bookmarks on Windows?

I'm trying to recover a Windows system from backups and can't seem to find where Chrome saves its bookmarks. Does anybody know where Chrome saves its bookmarks on Windows?
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Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password?

Is there a way to configure a password for a stored session in PuTTY? I know there is the capability to specify an "auto-login username" (under Connection/Data), but is there a way to do the same ...
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How do I scroll in tmux?

I just started using tmux, and I really like it, but I need to be able to scroll within the buffers/panes/windows I have open. I don't care if it works with the mouse or not. When I search the tmux ...
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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use ...
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How do I synchronise two folders in real-time in Windows 7?

I want to synchronise two folders in real time under Windows 7. Basically, I want to monitor a folder and synchronise each change (new files, changed files, deleted files) to another drive. It has to ...
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.