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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sublime Text 2 open last opened files from last seesion. Mac OS X

I'm a big fan of Sublime Text 2. Previously I used to work on Fedora. There whenever I closed sublime text 2 (with a lot of files opened) and opened after a system restart, or just closing sublime ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where are the default audio settings located?

In the audio devices Control Panel in Windows 7, there's a button titled "Restore Defaults" for any given audio device -- Where are these defaults coming from? Where are they stored (i.e., on-device, ...
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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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How do I restore original configuration file that's in the home directory?

I'm asking in general but also because I'd like to know how to restore a configuration file of the Transmission bittorrent client (apt package is named transmission-gtk). I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and it ...
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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 to change LibreOffice settings without GUI

Is there a way to change Libre Office settings through command line or some configuration file? We would want to change the measurement units from imperial to metric while converting to HTML in ...
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How to change the location where installed program stores its settings?

I am trying to change the default path where a program stores its settings. The program is Just Gestures. It's stores its settings in C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Just Gestures and i want to ...
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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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Why are the default options for Windows Firewall exceptions to allow on public but not on private networks?

I get the following dialog whenever Windows Firewall (on Win7 SP1) catches a new program trying to get network access: Why does it allow public by default but not private? Isn't public the less ...
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Is it possible to change settings (change home page (default)) by pressing a link which has a special code for that?

I'm wondered if I'm protected from my browser settings change without my permission- by mistakenly clicking on a malicious link that is kinda treat that changes my "start up " page in a browser. In ...
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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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how to change adobe reader default Page Display?

When I read a document in Adobe Reader, it's always in Two Page Scrolling. So I want that to be the default Page Display setting. Instead of Single Page View. Path: View -> Page Display -> Two Page ...
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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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New tab button on Firefox toolbar?

I recently had my Firefox profile corrupted and I had to restore default settings with this procedure. Previously I had a "new tab" button on my toolbar, and now it doesn't seem to be available ...
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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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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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Windows Explorer view settings for a particular subtree

From the "Folder Option" menu in Windows Explorer, I changed the default view for all folders to be Large Icons. As far as it goes, I am happy with it. What I want to do now is, selectively use ...
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Notepad++ doesn't apply my custom word style

I want to add keywords for system methods/commands like console, document, Math , ... Notepad recognizes the keywords, but doesn't format it with the colors... stylers.xml <LexerType ...