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

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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a way to select a file in Windows and get its file path with one shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there some application for selecting a file in Windows Explorer, and copy its file path to the clipboard, with one shortcut? Does Windows have some built-in tool for it?
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Why does Visual Studio run in “Always on top” mode?

My copy of Visual Studio seems to be set in "Always On Top" Mode. It runs this way by default; there seems to be no way of changing it. Visual Studio runs as Administrator/Elevated, but that really ...
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Where is a typical Linux program installed

I mean not just the binary, but its libraries, config files and data (strictly speaking all files). Also when I download a package where is it best to extract it. If I move these files will the app be ...
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Executing symbolic link to exe - “The specified path does not exist”

When trying to execute a symbolic link which points to an exe file (on Windows 7), the "Open with" windows appears. When renaming it to a ".exe" file, it says "The specified path does not exist. Check ...
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How does Ubuntu know what programs exist and can be installed?

I typed the following in a terminal $ musique The program 'musique' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install musique So Ubuntu knows that "musique" is a ...
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How do I delete the Chrome App Launcher?

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 and I can't figure out how to get rid of the Chrome App Launcher. In launchpad when I long click on it and things begin to wiggle there's no X for me to click to delete it. ...
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Any keystroke-launcher alternative to Launchy and Executor on Windows?

does anybody know a good an actively developed alterantive to the keystroke-launcher Launchy or Executor? Launchy seems no longer to be under development. Executor also seems not to be developed ...
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How do I make it so that all executables can run as administrator?

I'm trying to install Angry Birds on my Windows 7 PC. During installation, it shows an error that it can't be installed becaus i don't have administrator privileges, but I do have those. When I right ...
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WinMerge and Diffmerge

I prefer Winmerge to Diffmerge. But the one thing I envy is diffmerge's folder diff feature. Diffmerge shows, for complecate folders and subfolders, only different files(not folders). Winmerge shows ...
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What is the rationale behind using a third party uninstaller, when uninstalling applications on a Windows PC?

Whenever I uninstall an application or program from my Windows 7 PC, I always go to the Control Panel and use the inbuilt utility within Windows to accomplish this, and then reboot the PC. Is there ...
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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 monitor which application is consuming the network?

In Ubuntu I can see the total network usage from the 'System Monitor', but how do I know which application is consuming the network bandwidth? I would like to know the network consumption at a ...
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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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Windows: Automatically restart application when closes

I have a server application that I want to be running whenever the computer is running and usually this is the case, except sometimes I'll find it to have closed by itself. Is there a bat or script I ...
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How to Re-install an App that Shows up in the Appstore as 'Update' Instead of 'Buy App'

So long story short: I dropped the wrong app into 'clean my mac' and I hit 'cancel' but it was too late by that point. I rebooted and appstore said it had an update, when I opened appstore it 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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Can I use the Windows 8 mail app with Exchange without adding a Microsoft Account?

I am using Windows 8 at work. Our Exchange server is configured to allow access from the Windows 8 mail app. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to use the mail app without first adding a Microsoft ...
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Screencast several application windows at once in Microsoft Windows

I have several (20+) applications running on a Microsoft Windows PC. What I would like is a solution that allows me to broadcast the window of each application in a webpage, in readonly mode (there's ...
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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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Application to automatically switch between two applications in Windows

Does an application exist that will cause the computer to switch (bring in to focus) between two different applications, on a timer? This is for Windows 7. I need this for a screen that will display ...
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How to Sync windows application between laptop and desktop

How to Sync windows application between laptop and desktop > I have same configuration ( hardware and OS- e.g. windows 7 64 bit) on my desktop and laptop. I want to know if there any sync tool which ...
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Using Apps on non-iOS devices?

Is there anyway to keep using the apps that I bought, if I no longer have an iOS device? I am wondering if there is some sort iOS simulator on the PC.
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What's the difference between a program, application and software installed on an Operating System? [closed]

Perhaps they are synonyms or perhaps they carry different meanings to categorize the various 'installed tools' on a computer. I'd like to clarify.
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Hacker Typer style application for Windows

I need to do a bunch of screencasts that demonstrate some programming techniques. I already know what I'm going to type for each of them, and I'd like to minimize all the delays and awkwardness from ...
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How do I view the content of the Clipboard in Windows 8?

I'm looking to visually view the contents of my clipboard in Windows 8. From what I've researched the Clipboard viewer program is only installed in Windows XP and below. Is there another way to view ...
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A “quick” vector editor (SVG) for Linux (for annotating images?)

I often need to take a bitmap (.png) image, and draw some lines or text on top of it, and possibly export a new, thusly "annotated" image. I know I can basically do all this in inkscape - but ...
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Custom app installer like Ninite?

I'm looking for something similar to Ninite, that would let me package tools we use in our dev environment without having to go out and download each separately. Is there something out there that does ...
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Set up email in Windows 8 Mail without a Microsoft Account/Email Address?

Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account? I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my ...
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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" ...
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Why are so few applications 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I've come to realize nearly every application I use is for 32-bit processors. Why are most programs still like this, considering almost all ...
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Is the Windows kernel considered an “application”?

If it is true that all Windows files with the ".exe" file extension are considered "applications", is NTOSKRNL.exe, the Windows kernel, an "application", or is this an exception to the rule? What ...
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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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Keyboard shortcut to cycle through programs (rather than just the alt-tab switch)?

This question applies to both Windows and Mac OS X because I intend to use my mouse (Logitech G700) with both of them. The idea is I want one of my configurations to use two of my buttons to switch ...
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Where does Less.app store its configuration files?

Less.app is a very cool tool for using LESS / CSS - but I can't figure out where it stores its configuration file. I thought perhaps it was storing it in this file: ~/Library/Application ...
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How to remove an account from Mail app in windows 8?

I added my Outlook mail account and Gmail account to the Mail app of Windows 8. Now I want want to remove one of those account from the app. How do I do that ? I searched every where but there if no ...
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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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Monitor network traffic on a per-app basis in OS X?

Title says it all. I'm looking for an app for OS X that will tell me what applications are using the network and what their in/out is. I can get most of the way there with LittleSnitch but it's the ...
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Checking for latest installers of famous freeware/opensource software

I always store in my HDD setup files of software which I generally install after windows installation (like google chrome, skype ... etc). Updating these setup files manually. I wonder if there is ...
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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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How do I move iTunes properly to a new computer? (music, multiple iPads and their apps, etc.)

Current Setup iTunes on a dying laptop (Windows 7) Music purchased through iTunes and partially synced to multiple iPads iPads registered through iTunes apps downloaded directly to iPads iPads OS's ...
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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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Applications Installtion Location

Where is the best place to install applications? By default it seems to be the Programs folder in Windows, but this fills up quickly and I now have little of my initial 20Gb OS space remaining. Is ...
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Chrome “Create application shortcuts” Shortcut

Is there an extension for Chrome which will launch the current website in a new browser window with no toolbar and associate it with the website's custom icon, very similar to what happens when you ...
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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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Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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Is there a way to password protect a windows application on Windows 7 without changing the exe?

I want to password-protect a few applications (not just files/folders) on Windows 7, such that, there is no change to the protected application's .exe file itself. Since the .exe files can't be ...
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Linux: execute given command when file/directory changes?

I'm aware about inotifywait/inotifywatch from inotify-tools, about entr (http://entrproject.org/) and that dozen of shell scripts around, but they are not what I need. What I need is something ...