Applications refer to computer or web-based software that enable a user to complete a specific task or activity.

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Windows 8 app modification results in “This app can't open”

I was pretty sick of the Windows 8 app Messenger purple color, so I decided to make some basic modifications to the app's CSS to change it. Unfortunately, after initially opening the app it exited ...
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Win8 Firewall Apps blocked

i set the Win8 Advanced Firewall to "Block all outgoing connections". Problem is now i can get neither the winstore nor my mail apps to access my microsoft account data (e.g. outlook.com email or sign ...
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Trying to get a app that has a registration error

I have a app called codekit I installed but it gives me a registration error and just quits the app. I emailed the creator and he told me to do this Delete everything. The app, the plist, the folder ...
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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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Time tracker with open API for Mac

I am building a local web app with API that will handle some project management tasks, like creating projects, tracking them, sending notification about deadlines and so on. Now I am looking for some ...
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Installing git for a single user

I'm going to borrow another computer for a while so I've copied my project directory to the new computer and now I need to install Git on it. Is it possible to install Git and the Github GUI client ...
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Set DPI of individual applications in Linux

In order to test a Qt application I'm working on I need to run it with various DPI settings to see how it looks. I can change the DPI settings globally in a couple of ways (Appearance->Fonts or ...
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How do I copy ADW launcher settings from the free to the paid app version? [closed]

I want to upgrade from the free version of ADW Launcher to ADW Launcher EX. How can I do this without having to re-create all of my app settings and widgets? (now also posted to android's stack ...
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Alternatives to Dolby Home Theater application?

Dolby Home Theater is an application which is installed by default on many Acer laptops. It improves sound using an equalizer, AND has other enhancers such as Volume Leveler, Dialog Enhancer and ...
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What application can be run to monitor student's PC's? [closed]

I am a Lecturer at a university and would like to know if there is an application that will allow me to lock a student's PC from my main PC? I've looked everywhere for something. I would prefer it ...
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Network music player with smart cache

Usually I listen to music from a network stream with Winamp and VLC. Both these have a problem, they cache specified length of music, play it, then cache again. If your network connection was not fast ...
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Looking for a quick way to see if an application is running

In Windows 7, I'm looking for a quick way to see if a certain application is running or not. (The specifics of the application don't matter - it could be Notepad or Internet Explorer, for example.) ...
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Cisco Network Assistant/C4948EE

This is a copy/paste from my cisco.com post so the frustration is aimed at them. My post went without response from cisco for over 60 days...thought I'd try here. Greetings, I'm experiencing ...
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How to run an directx or opengl application as desktop background?

Well, on windows 7 you have only the ability for slide shows, but there is fortunately a trick to enable desktop video backgrounds on Windows 7 using the Vista (DreamScene) DLL files. Now I was ...
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Video app doesn't work in Windows 8

I just started using Windows 8 today and it seems I've already managed to mess it up. The video app doesn't work when I launch it. It opens and closes after about 1 sec and returns to the start ...
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Moving application data to other Windows host?

I'd like to make it easier to move from XP to Windows7/8. The main issue is that it takes a lot of work to identify which applications the user needs, moving the data, and reconfiguring the app just ...
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What Application do Microsoft Use to Create their New Office2013/VS2012 Icons [closed]

All, I want to modernise and existing UI. I currently use Expression Design to creat my icons, but this is not ideal, as it can be difficult/tedious to perform certian operations. My question is: Do ...
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How can I delete empty folders in Mac OS X?

I would like to delete all empty folders on an external disk. How can I do this?
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How to use specific proxy address for specific application in Windows XP?

I have a chat client application. When I connect to internet & chat with other person via that application, the application uses the IP of my ISP to connect to internet & transfers data via ...
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Install duplicate copies of an application concurrently

I've got a database application which seems to write some configuration to the registry. I'm wondering if there is a way to "sandbox" or "virtualize" (short of running a full VM) such that I can ...
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Run an Application When PC Locked?

I have an application (winpenguin; it creates cute little penguins that wander around your Windows desktop) that I would like to run when my PC is locked. How's this possible?
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Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
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Active program windows become inactive

I've been having this problem for a while now but i'm not sure what is causing it. When i'm in a program window every now and then the window becomes unactive and i have to click into it again so i ...
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Is it possible for a digitally signed application to be infected by a virus?

I downloaded "java development kit" from my college computer, the computer that I used to download the software was full of virus and malware. I scanned the software with antivirus program the ...
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What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?
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Repair all “broken” Metro apps?

It often happens to me that a lot of Windows 8 Metro apps need to be repaired (i.e. cannot be opened). Is there a way to repair them all at once?
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Force a window's position or visibility

An app seems to now be invisible. I have an application pinned on my task bar (Windows 7 + Agent Ransack) that I can no longer see the window of. When I start it the task bar changes to show it is ...
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Installing app on WIndows 8 phone without going through the store [closed]

I'm planning on writing an app for personal use on Windows phone 8, but I have no idea how to test it or install it without going through the windows store. How can I install an app on a phone for ...
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Last uninstalled application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Windows 7 uninstall log that shows who uninstalled what? I accidenally uninstalled 1 of my applications. (Actually I wanted to uninstall another one) The ...
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some windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't open, but live tiles DO work

Some of my default windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't work properly, the apps are the Weather and the News apps. when I open them, I only get the loading screen, that is, the big colorful screen ...
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Looking for Linux text editor

I'm looking for VIM replacement. My key points are: Extensible in sane language (such as Python, Ruby, or even Lua, after vimscript everything will do). Also GUI part should be extensible too, so no ...
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How do I get a backlog of podcasts into a cloud-based stream for my iPhone?

I have a large ~30Gb backlog of podcast episodes that I am slowly working my way through. Currently these are stored in iTunes and I occasionally sync an old iPod Classic to get new episodes and ...
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Todo/task manager for android and desktop linux [closed]

I'm looking forward to Task/ToDo Manager. It should work under Android, Linux(or Web). If it's very cool, one of them is OK too, Android is preferable in this situation. Necessary features: Russian ...
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Mac: Everything quits unexpectedly

I have a friend with a Mac which runs OS/X 10.5 (Leopard). He has minimal computer experience. He says that EVERY application excluding Minecraft fails to open with an error message resembling "The ...
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Windows 8 shortcut keys for Modern UI (tiled) Apps

Is there a way to assign shortcut keys like Ctrl+Alt+E (or non-used Windows+key) to Modern UI (Tiled) Apps. Some of them are useful to be able to bounce in and out of them with a keystroke. I'm ...
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Passing links (http, mail…) between applications is slow

I have recently noticed that whenever I click a HTTP link in an application (my mail client for example which is Windows Live Mail), My standard browser opens like only 15-20 seconds later. It also ...
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All Windows 8 Modern UI apps crash on upgraded user account; work perfectly on a new one

Exactly what the title says. I've run the troubleshooter, disabled startup services, fixed ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES permissions, enabled UAC, enabled Windows Firewall, and still, all of them (save for ...
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what icon sizes are usually used for software deployment on a Windows OS? [closed]

I have an application that is currently utilizing a generic icon. I want to customize it. A shortcut to the application is placed on desktop by default. There is also an icon in the tray. I am ...
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What happens to Modern-UI apps when they aren't in the foreground?

If I start a Modern-UI app and then switch to a different app or a normal program running on the desktop, what happens to the first app? I've heard something about the first app being suspended, but ...
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How to access AppStore from Windows 8 in unsupported region?

I am from Myanmar and I am now using Windows 8. The Windows 8 App Store is not supported in our country, but still I would like to open and download applications from it. So, how can I access App ...
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Change location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8

Does anyone know how I can change the location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8? I've had a look in the hidden and very difficult to get into "Windows Apps" folder ...
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Install Windows Store apps from the command-line

We can install AppX packages (Metro/Modern/Microsoft-style UI apps) by using the following PowerShell command: add-appxpackage C:\path-to-app.appx But, I want to install free Windows Store apps ...
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How to download Windows 8 Apps from Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install a Windows 8 App directly from the app store website? I am running Windows 8 on my laptop. I want to download Skitch, so I visited this page, which gave me ...
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Auto-close unused applications in OS X

I am a software programmer and I almost never reset or shut down my Apple computer. Over time, I open a lot of windows, and I don't close them, because I am focused on doing other things. I was ...
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How do I check the version of a Modern UI (Metro) Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed? As any Windows software, Modern UI apps have a release version, but I couldn't find it by looking ...
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Looking For A Good Hardware Monitoring Application [closed]

So I want to be able to see my cpu clock speed, gpu memory clock, fan speeds, mobo temperature, etc. all in one application. Anyone have a good program that they could recommend that would do that ...
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How to monitor resource utilization by apps in Windows 8? [closed]

I read that letting apps run in the background, they will simply fade away and not use resources. I wanted to know how long is a general fade away? Is there a way to control it? Can I monitor this ...
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Jabref will not start

When trying to start jabref, I see the following error WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.java.plugin.ObjectFactory). log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly. Oct 31, ...
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Games App won't update on Windows 8

On a newly installed Windows 8, the games app has a tile which says that there is an update for the app and it needs to be updated. Clicking the tile does nothing. Going into the app store and ...
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How to log out from skype app?

I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to ...