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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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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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What is the default username and password for SonarQube?

What is the default username and password for a fresh installation of SonarQube? Or how do you create a user?
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Windows 10 wipes out all my settings on every login

Suddenly my Windows 10 is doing something really weird. Every time I login I see a "Preparing Windows" message, and once I'm in, I see that all my settings are gone. By that I mean: Desktop picture ...
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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 set gpg2 as default implementation of gpg on debian?

My debian installation came with gpg 1.4.12, while I would like to be running 2.0.19. The former comes in the package gnupg and the latter gnupg2. They can coexist peacefully as far as I know, but I ...
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Why don't I have a “Make Google Chrome the default browser” button in my Chrome settings?

My Chrome settings says "Google Chrome is not currently your default browser." But there's no button that allows me to set Chrome as the default browser: Running Windows 7 x64. Absolutely baffled. ...
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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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Sublime Text 2 opens last opened files from last session

Whenever I open Sublime Text 2 on Fedora, it used to restore the last session. But now in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and it's not opening the window from the last session. What setting do I need to ...
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Windows 10 won't accept Firefox as the default browser

I have recently upgraded my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 and basically everything seems to be working fine. Except for the fact that Win10 won't get Firefox as the default browser in the system... It ...
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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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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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Change Default Sorting Order of 'dir' Command in Windows

By default, Windows' dir command sorts files and directories alphabetically without grouping. The result is files and directories appear interleaved with one another. Sample output: F:\Dev ...
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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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Sublime Text 3 - Quick Add/Find Match behavior

Suppose I'm working with a file In Sublime Text 3 that contains multiple occurrences of a single character variable, c, which I want to rename to another name. When I select one instance of that ...
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In Windows 7, how do I make Sound Scheme changes for all users?

On a Windows 7 machine, I would like to make changes to a Sound Scheme and have them affect all users on that machine. I've found that if I log in as a user without administrative privileges, I can ...
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How to make Select Tool mode default instead of Hand Tool in PDF-XChange Viewer?

I am always using PDF-XChange Viewer for PDF viewing, which works great for me. One issue that bothers me a lot is that, by default, it will be in Hand Tool (second button checked in the following ...
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How to configure TortoiseHg workbench to show latest changes by default?

When I start the TortoiseHg Workbench, nearly always I want to see what changed since the last commit. So I wait for it to start up, then double-click the repository in the far left "repository ...
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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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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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Make style changes in notepad++ permanent

When I select a theme and make changes to the font name and font size, they always default back to original settings whenever I reopen notepad++. Is there a way of making font name and size changes to ...
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How can I get Manjaro Linux to retain user settings after reboot?

I’ve installed Manjaro Linux (based on Arch Linux) as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a machine using UEFI. So far, it runs great, except that any changes to settings I make only last for that user ...
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Add Google as Default Search Provider for Windows 8.1 IE 11

I have been trying with no luck to use Google as the default search provider for IE11 on Windows 8.1 Currently I can only add Google Australia as an "Accelerator" however this does not provide the ...
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How can I set the default aspect ratio for videos in VLC?

When opening video files, sometimes the aspect ratio doesn't fit my TV and I see black bars either side: How can I set the default aspect ratio to 16:9, so that I don't have to right-click and ...
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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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How to make date YYYY-MM-DD (ISO-8601) the default in Excel?

In Excel how can I make the ISO8601 date format, yyyy-mm-dd, the default? Windows locale is English(CA) or English(US). We're using Excel 2013, though a generic answer for as many versions as possible ...
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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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Deleting user defaults under Mac OS X 10.10.3

Since a short time (I (guess* since Mac OS X 10.10.2) I was able to clear my settings under NSUserDefaults via defaults delete ~/Library/Preference/<my app>.plist But all of a sudden it does ...
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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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Set default font for received and unstyled HTML messages in Outlook

Many mail programs (Thunderbird, for instance) and mailing lists send HTML mail without additional CSS or inline styles, leaving it to the mail client to decide what font to choose. In Outlook 2010 ...
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How to make Handbrake save default audio settings?

I click on the "configure default..." button in the audio tab, I set it to the codec/bitrate that I prefer. However, if I close and re-open Handbrake, these defaults are gone. If I open another file ...
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Firefox 27.0.1 Ubuntu, headers in Google Search much too big

Since Firefox 27.0.1, the Google search headers looks too big (but didn't see any changes on other websites). Look the difference to Opera (normal): [UPDATE] It looks even normal in Chrome: ...
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I somehow made our linux box's “CP” command act differently than the default, how can I revert it back to default?

Title explains it; Somehow in installing the 'z' directory jumper, I made our linux machines CP command act strangely (for example: it no longer prompts for overwrites, it auto-forces it whether we ...
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Windows 7 / 8 stop modal dialogue flash on parent focus

Is there some setting in Windows where I can change the default behavior that causes the border and title of a modal dialogue box to flash like 6 or 7 times when I click on the parent window? Simply ...
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How can I reset default programs in Windows 7?

By mistake I had changed default program with other files and now all of my files and programs seem to have been changed to word documents, and they do not open. I cannot even open the internet any ...
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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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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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How to always highlight playing track in Foobar2000 playlist in the Default UI?

In Foobar's default user interface, the current playing track is signaled only by a very discreet arrow - no bold, no highlight, no different color. The only 'highlighting' happens by selecting ...
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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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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 ...
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Can not change default explorer sorting option

Like the title says: I am not able to change the default sorting option in windows explorer. At the moment folders and files are sorted by date modified, but I'd like to change this to sorted by name. ...
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How do I get files with no extension to open with Sublime Text 2 by default?

Whenever I download programs or MediaWiki extensions there nearly always are README, INSTALL and COPYING files contained within the downloaded directory(s). These files usually have no file extension ...
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c# defaults to c/# in Chrome

Whenever I enter a search starting with c# in my browser bar at the top of chrome (which is very often), after I press enter, it changes to c/#. I have no idea why. It did not use to do this. It ...
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Why isn't ZFS the default for fresh installs of FreeBSD?

(By the title, I'm sure this looks like an opinion question, but I'm actually looking for specific facts and materially, information to help me sort through some of the heavily in-favor-of-zfs ...
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Reset behaviour for connected device

When connecting my phone to my computer, the modern UI app for phones (Windows 8) automatically starts. It's probably my fault for checking this option by mistake, but I want to get rid of it. I want ...
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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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Is there a way to open non-runnable files directly from CLI

Let's say I have file without execution permission. Now a quick way to open such a file over the CLI is to use xdg-open which uses the system default to open a specific file. Is it now possible to ...
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How can I modify the Firefox defaults?

How can I modify the Firefox defaults to contain a few Add-ons? # NoScript https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/latest/722/addon-722-latest.xpi # HTTPS Everywhere ...
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How do I open publisher at 75% or larger page view?

When I open a Publisher document in my Microsoft 365, it never opens at 100% of its size. In fact, it usually opens at 43%-63%. I would be satisfied with the default of 75%, but I want to be the one ...
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Migrating Eclipse from Juno to Luna

I just upgraded my Ubuntu computer from 12.04 to 14.04, and my Eclipse Juno stopped working (couldn't start). So I decided to download Eclipse Luna. Now I can open Eclipse, but all my projects, ...