Settings or values automatically assigned to a software application, computer program or device, outside of user intervention.

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How can I keep a Windows registry key constant?

Is there a way to lock a system registry key from being changed? Or to somehow keep it constant? In Windows 7, I'm trying to prevent a system registry key from being automatically changed any time a ...
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Why doesn't “best performance” system settings apply to all users?

I have two users, A (admin) and B. Logged in as B, I hit Win+PauseBreak, click Advanced, enter A's password, and choose "Adjust for best performance." I hit OK (or Apply and then OK) and OK and then ...
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changing default SMTP port in Outlook Express 6 permanently

Every time I use Outlook I need to change SMTP port to 587. The problem is that every time I start the program it restores the default port 25. How can I set the port to 587 permanently?
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Where does open office writer save its default template

Does anybody know where Openoffice saves its configuration for standard font, size etc? I know i can create a template which gets used as a standard for new documents, but how do i get the location ...
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Dual OS configuration [duplicate]

I have installed windows and Linux(ubuntu) on the same machine. Now the problem is when I start my machine, It directly goes to Linux and not asking me for the selection of OS either I want to load ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't keep default printer settings

I have a pc with two printers, one hp that I use to print A4 sheet and a Zebra GK420t. Users use Zebra to print labels from a web application. The problem is that internet explorer (version 7 but I ...
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notepad++: How to reset all the setting to default ones?

i change settings a lot. Now, i think I've played with Notepad++ too much. Now how can I reset the settings ? btw, I don't want to uninstall, then install again. that's not so "superuser"-ish, right ...
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How to reset Excel 2010 settings to Default?

Excel's cells are very small when at 100% zoom (see screenshot below): I have searched Excel's menu but couldn't find anything relevant. I tried to install Microsoft Fixit but it said it wasn't ...
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Problems with Default Settings

I have a Windows 7 laptop, and accidentally changed the default settings for all programs. Now all of my files and programs seem to have been changed to word documents, and they do not open. I ...
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How to change boot settings correctly?

I have a hard drive with system and sometimes I want to boot from an USB flash drive. How to change settings of booting correctly so that: Boot from hard drive if there no flash drive. Boot from ...
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Turn off Snap and Glue in MS Visio 2007 permanently

Every time I create new drawing document in Microsoft Visio 2007, drawing options "Snap" and "Glue" are turned on by default. I find both of them particularly annoying, so every time I create a new ...
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Where does a Quick-Time powered application store changes to the user interface?

I have downloaded an application written with the Quick Time library (for Windows 7). The application does not need an installation: just unzip it in a directory and run the program. It works, but I ...
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Where does Windows store CPU affinity settings?

I’m experiencing a strange issue in Windows XP. On bootup, any processes spawned by the system (services, autorun programs, etc.) are set to use both of the CPU’s threads. Explorer however, and any ...
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Set default tab url in firefox 14

In the latest firefox update, new tabs show -instead of the previously default blank page- a window of recently viewed pages. Before this was available, I had installed an 'addon' to allow this ...
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How to reset to default in Word 2003 the setting “Allow row to break across pages”?

MS Word MVPs suggesting creation of a table style, replacing the default one to have the rows broken across pages disallowed globally. Is there a step by step explanation?
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keyword.url setting in firefox getting overriden by Anti-virus Settings

I am trying to set the value for keyword.url in the about:config page of mozilla firefox as https://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=. But it is getting overidden quickly by the anti-virus that is ...
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What is a good way of synchronising Word Bibilography data between machines

I'm helping a friend to use Word 2010 for university work, and synchronising between two computers using SpiderOak. I have the following problem, which would have been totally avoidable if Microsoft ...
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Is there a “FORCMD” variable (like “DIRCMD”, “COPYCMD”, etc.)?

The dir command checks for a dircmd environment variable for default arugments to use. Likewise, the copy and move commands check copycmd. Is there a corresponding variable (by any name) for the for ...
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How do I make all descendant folders picture-view folders in Windows XP?

There's a "picture view" for Windows XP folders. I keep creating new folders in a directory and adding pictures to them. Every time I create a new folder, I have to go through the added action of ...
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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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Modifying Business Card View in Outlook

The owner of my company prefers the Outlook Business Card view. I am tasked with adding the "referred by" field to this view, also making it a searchable field. I can do it individually, one by one, ...
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Permanently and globally stop openoffice calc from autocorrecting dates/time

When I type "15:45" or "21/12" openoffice Calc changes it to "15:45:00" and "21-12-2011". How do I disable this globally and permanently? I know you can use "Format cell..." and then select text, but ...
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Excel: Why doesn't “File->Save As” remember the last directory between sessions?

I have already read and implemented the answer in the following post. Excel: why doesn't "File-> Save As" remember the last directory that you saved a file in However I did not have ...
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What are the common router default DHCP IP address ranges?

I'm trying to find out what the default DHCP ranges are for common routers. Does anyone know?
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How to reset trackpad settings of a Macbook Pro?

Is there any way to reset the trackpad settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed, etc) of a Macbook Pro laptop back to "factory default"?
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Change default settings in MacVim

I want to do some changes in MacVim to suit my needs. I'm new in it, so stick with me. The basic changes I want to do is to start the program with the following settings: Line numbers activated Top ...
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Reset Windows Settings

I want to use a method to reset all windows settings. Install Windows Install all the softwares I need Backup registry After some time I like, Restore the registry backup to reset windows settings. ...
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Setting the default Local folder in Coda?

I just started using Coda and the local folder defaults to my home directory when I open the program. Is there a way to set the default local folder in Coda to my web development folder?
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wildmode and wildmenu settings in FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD. I know that it's possible to set wildmode and wildmenu in vim using set commands. How can I do similar stuff in a Linux shell? That is, what is the settings file's name? What I ...
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Vista reset my desktop settings

Vista managed to reset my desktop settings today. When I logged into my computer it was like booting a clean install of vista for the first time. When I look in my c:\Users\ Directory I see the ...
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What is the conventional install location for applications in Linux?

I'm currently installing NetBeans, and the default install directory is /home/thomasowens/netbeans-6.8. I'm not a fan of that location, so I'm looking at /etc, /bin, /usr/bin, and /sbin. Does Linux ...
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How can I reset the default .bat file handler in Windows Vista?

I make a mistake one day: I made notepad the default application for opening .bat files. I've tried using cmd.exe to open a .bat file, but all it does is open a new window; it doesn't execute the ...
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How can I make my color printer default to black & white printing?

I'm running Windows XP Home with an HP OfficeJet V40 color/black & white printer. It defaults to printing in color, which I rarely need. How can I make it default to black & white so that I ...