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How to disable the Java “Security Warning” popup?

Is there a way to disable this Java Security popup? I only use sites on my intranet and each page is home to 40+ applets that generate a new ID with each load. Because of this, every time the page ...
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How do I get an entire directory in sftp?

I'm just learning to use sftp, and I want to copy a directory from the remote computer to my local computer. If I try get [directory] it gives me this error: Cannot download non-regular file: ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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How do I enable the scroll option on my Acer Aspire laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 5532, and it used to have a scroll option on it, on the side of the touchpad. I used a regular mouse plugged into the USB drive for a while, with the touchpad disabled, but it ...
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Easiest way to open CSV with commas in Excel

CSV files are automatically associated with Excel but when I open them, all the rows are basically in the first column, like this: It's probably because when Excel thinks "comma-separated values", ...
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What is port forwarding and what is it used for?

There are a lot of questions on 'port forwarding' but there doesn't seem to be one that clearly states what it is and what it's used for. So: What is Port Forwarding? What is it used for, and why ...
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How can I use Font Awesome in Photoshop and Fireworks?

So I downloaded Font Awesome and installed the font. Now I'd like to use this font in my designs in Photoshop and Fireworks. How would I do that?
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Find Key of Installed and Activated instance Adobe Acrobat Professional without using 3rd party tools

Have several copies of Acrobat Professional that were purchased previously, installed and activated. However there is no documentation of the serial numbers, the Adobe online account ID or any details ...
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How to enter BIOS setup in Sony Vaio SVT11125CGS

I wanted to install Ubuntu in Sony Vaio T series 11.6 ultrabook (SVT11125CGS). But I could not get into BIOS setup to change by booting option to USB. How do I get into BIOS setup?
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How can I delete a symbolic link?

I created a symlink using mklink. Now I need to change it but I can't figure out how to delete it so I can recreate it correctly.
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Chrome says Updates are disabled by Administrator

How to enable auto update in Chrome? I am a user with administrator rights. How can I re-enable the auto download for Google Chrome.
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How to start recovery from recovery partition on a Asus A6000?

Can't find the manual that came with the notebook. What was the keycombination on boot to start the recovery process?
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How to view WIFI's password or forget this network in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, when I right click a WIFI connection, nothing happens. In Windows 8, there will be a menu and I can view its properties by clicking the "View Properties" menu item and then I can see ...
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Turn on the link hover statusbar in Google Chrome

I want to turn on the feature where whenever I hover over a hyperlink and in the bottom lefthand corner it shows a light blue hover tooltip about where that link goes. It looks like that since some ...
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What is the power output of a USB port?

As the title says, what's the power output of a USB port? Is it a standard value, or it may change depending on manufacturer/model, and so on? If that value is not standard, how can one determine ...
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How to use two audio devices simultaneously with Windows 7?

I have an audio connector on board (Asus P8H67-I) and an USB audio card (Teufel). How can I use the two devices simultaneously? As far as I can see I have to set one device to the standard output ...
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How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time?

I have a Gigabyte P55-UD3 motherboard which comes with a Realtek sound card and audio header for the front panel. My headset is permanently connected to the front panel (mic in, headphones in) and I ...
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Make Windows 7 ignore WiFi when ethernet is available

When I dock my Windows 7 laptop, I want it to prefer the wired ethernet connection over WiFi. This is a pretty straightforward thing to do on my Mac - I just reorder my network preferences, and it ...
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Is it safe to delete appdata\local\temp?

I seem to have a lot of junk files in %appdata%\local\temp. Is it safe to delete these? Also is it safe to delete c:\Windows\temp?
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Notepad++ find and replace string with a new-line

Consider the scenario where you have a specific string that you want to find-and-replace. You want to replace it with a new string that contains a newline character (or character sequence). abc123 ...
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Can I restore closed tabs after quitting Chrome?

I closed Chrome by accident. Now all the tabs I had open are presumably gone. I don't want to risk anything by starting Chrome now before asking for help. I fear that they will be permanently lost ...
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Need two excel windows side by side, on different monitors, in the same instance

I have to do work between two spreadsheets and I need to view them side by side. I can't just open the workbooks in separate instances because I need to make use of features like paste formatting, and ...
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Chrome new tab page changed but I want it back

I'm using Google Chrome version 21.0.1180.89 m (on Windows 7). The problem is that I installed an anti-virus program that accidentally changed the home page (I didn't uncheck the option). Now every ...
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E_FAIL (0x80004005) when running Linux through Windows 8 Virtualbox

I wanted to run Linux through my Winows 8.1 machine using VirtualBox as hypervisor. After I tried adding Ubuntu (or Fedora, on another instance) to the list of virtual machines, I clicked Start, but ...
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How to format Windows XP without CD?

I have only one partition called C, that drive holds the operating system and all the documents. I don't have a CD-ROM hence I can't use the installation CD. Is there any way to format the drive or ...
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How do I rotate video (MOV) file on Windows?

I recorded a video (on iPhone) in portrait mode. Now I need to rotate it. Right now I have a MOV file. I'm using Windows. What program can I use to rotate and save this video without losing quality?
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10?

I am trying to install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows 10 technical preview, and am getting the following error: I imagine I am not the only one having this issue, is there any way to force ...
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Remove Recent List in VLC Players on Windows 7

VLC player is one of the item most used on my Windows 7 machine. When I click "Start", I\it appears as "pinned" at the program list. When I mouse over to the VLC players, I will see a list of ...
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How to enable Bluetooth in Mac with shortcut or command line?

I accidentally disabled the Bluetooth on Mac OS. I can't enable it because my Bluetooth based keyboard and mouse are now disabled. I found a USB based keyboard I can use, so how can I enable ...
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How to bypass the “secure connection failed” warning in Firefox 33

Since installing Firefox 33 a "Secure Connection Failed" error is no longer bypassable using the "I Understand the Risks" button - it's gone! Is it still somehow possible to ignore certificate ...
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Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?

John Carmack tweeted, I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that? And if this weren’t John Carmack, I’d file it under “the interwebs being ...
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How do I figure out which /dev is a USB flash drive?

I want to mount a USB drive, two of them and I need two different mount points. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel underwent a name change and I can't figure out which /dev location is the right one. Is ...
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Re-enable extensions not coming from Chrome Web Store on Chrome v35+ (with enhanced security)

Does anybody know how to re-enable your own extensions after they were disabled by the Chrome v35 update? (Mostly greasemonkey scripts in my case, thus simple .js files previously drag-n-dropped in ...
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How to check whether my hardware is 64-bit capable in Windows?

My OS is 32-bit but I want to know if my hardware support 64-bit
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Revert New Tab Page Behavior in Google Chrome 29+

I don’t like the behavior of the new tab page in Google Chrome 29+. How can I restore the old behavior? The new tab page (if you have Google set as the default search engine) now shows the Google ...
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How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?

What's the best way of placing a bootable ISO on a USB drive? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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How to extract a tar file (.tgz) in windows?

How to extract a tar file (.tgz) in windows? Is this possible, or do I have to get into a linux environment and extract it?
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How to enable confirmation alert before closing chrome tabs?

How to enable confirmation alert box option before closing opened tab in chrome browser? Need to change setting? I couldn't find any such options in setting window.
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How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in Windows 7?

I have a HP Compaq Presario C700 laptop with Windows 7 installed on it. My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing. I've formatted the OS ...
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How do you remove a default program association for file types in Windows 7?

I somehow have set the default file type association for a file type in Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be possible to delete it from the "Change the file type associated with a file extension" ...
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How do I make a batch file wait / sleep for some seconds?

I use a batch file to start up a few of the programs I need running in the background. Up until now, I had used the pause command to execute it after some of the other start-ups finished. I would ...
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How to execute .sh file on Windows?

When I am trying to execute a file(name.sh) in the command line by the command ./name.sh , I am getting the error that: "." is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable or ...
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Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning

Sometimes this dialog box will pop up (see screenshot below). Every time it appears I select "Keep the current color scheme, and don't show this message again". Windows then reminds me again -- either ...
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How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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How to check if Win 7 disk is 64bit and what version?

I've got a DVD that I've burnt from an MSDN ISO. I'm not entirely sure if its Windows 7 64bit or 32bit. How can I be sure?
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Is there a way to restart audio without restarting a Windows 7 computer?

Sometimes, when I start my machine, the volume control is set to 100, but it plays relatively quiet. I can fix it by rebooting my machine. Is there a way to restart audio devices, without rebooting ...
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How can I view two files side by side in Notepad++

I would like to split the Notepad++ window so that I can edit two files side by side. How can I do this in Notepad++?
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Adding a zero before values in an Excel spreadsheet column?

While trying to fill in social security numbers into Excel 2007, my dad found out that he couldn't make the numbers start with a zero (0). Example: 0123456789 is turned into 123456789 What do I need ...
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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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Can't access Netgear WiFi extender via www.mywifiext.net

I have a Netgear N300/WN2000RPT wireless Extender and I am having trouble getting to its initial configuration page. The instructions to configure the device are: Power on the device. Connect a ...