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How can I *quickly* cycle the a Wifi Network Adapter in Windows 8

Before you close this as a duplicate, please read carefully. In Windows XP, when there was a problem with Wifi, you could right-click on the icon, and the context menu allowed you to disable/enable ...
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Is there a program to enable/disable a computer's DVD-ROM drive with a mouse click?

Frequently I have a DVD-disk left in the DVD-ROM drive, which I am kind of reluctant to take out. I have Windows-7 OS which freezes constanly checking on that disk. I do not need that constant ...
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How to prevent window from becoming topmost?

I use an app called DeskPins to pin windows and make them topmost and it works great, even in Windows 7. I was wondering if there are any ways or app to make a window loose the topmost flag? I use an ...
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How to disable USB devices based on vendor ID in Linux?

I want to disable USB devices based on vendor ID in Linux, and allow only specific devices to be used. How can I do that?
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Debian - IPv6 disable 'Stateless Address Autoconfiguration'

I've installed Debian 6.0.6 running on kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64 and after the installation I assigned a static IPv6 address to the eth0 interface. This is how my /etc/network/interfaces file looks like: ...
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How to disable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM pooling during boot in Linux?

I have a Dell XPS L501X laptop dual-booting Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" (x64) and Windows 7. It has a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633J DVD drive, which generates a lot of vibrations and noise whenever data is being ...
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Simple terminal command: Permanently turn off/on monitor display. (no screensaver, no lockscreen)

The following command should do this at execution: Screen turns off display permanently, nothing like(screensaver, lockscreen). Just a simple turn off display command, everything else keeps ...
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Disable CD/DVD Burner but keep CD/DVD reader in Windows

I have a laptop with Win7 installed on it. I am running it with separate accounts, and I manage the only administrator account. I would like to disable the ability to burn CDs/DVDs - as that can be ...
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How to disable Chrome Google Search Popup

When no input boxes are selected in Chrome, and you press n followed by o, chrome pops up a Google Search box. Is there a way to disable this search box?
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Is there any third party software out there that can completely disable laptop touchpads?

I own a HP G70-460US. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 with this laptop, and the Synaptics touchpad driver is giving me a lot of BSOD. However, if I uninstall the driver, the touchpad will be ...
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How to disable the laptop touchpad driver?

I want to disable the driver for my touchpad. It is called "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". If I go to properties the disable button is grayed out. There is also no option to disable in the context menu if I ...
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Disable associations for Modern UI apps in Windows 8

Is there any way to completely remove associations set for Modern UI apps in Windows 8 (like opening webpages, files, etc.)?
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Remap Print Screen key under Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reassigning the AltGr key to the Windows Key in Windows 7 Is there a way to remap the Print Screen key under Windows 8 to some other key combination or to disable the ...
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How can I kill / murder / fully disable StickyKeys?

I hate StickyKeys. Worst idea Microsoft has ever come up with. Is there any way to disable it permanently, system-wide?
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Skype keeps making me automatically invisible

I keep getting made invisible automatically by skype. It doesn't even appear to happen at consistent intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all, sometimes it happens every 5 seconds. I don't ...
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Prevent hardware from loading or consuming (battery) power?

I'm using an Asus Zenbook UX32VD notebook and would like to maximize its battery life. Would it be useful for me to disable devices that I do not use, such as the internal bluetooth device? Also, ...
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How can I disable javascript popups/alerts in Chrome?

Sorry if it's been asked. I've already found several solutions that aren't working. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I don't want to disable all javascript, only Javascript alert boxes. The ones that ...
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DVD-ROM gets disabled after each restart

I have the following problem, everytime I restart my computer I found my DVD drive disabled. So I have to go to the Device Manager and manually enable it again, after that everything works fine. EDIT ...
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How to disable smilies in Thunderbird?

My Thunderbird e-mail client has a very wrong habbit. In version 13.0.1 on my Windows 7 there is annoying thing I do not know how to disable. When I press ALT + <number> It generates smilies ...
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Windows 7 local area connection switches to disable after reboot

I need help to keep my PC (Windows 7) connected to the net. I've found out how to get back on the Net by changing my local area connection from disable to enable. But the connection switches back to ...
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How can I stop sites from being able to tell when they're visible? AKA How do I disable Page Visibility API?

So there's this relatively new facility provided by most browsers called the Page Visibility API, wherein pages can tell when they're actually visible. Lots of sites have taken advantage of this not ...
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Disable login animation in Mac OS X Lion

I am running Mac OS X Lion in VMWare Workstation 8. The graphics performance is not stellar, so most of the animations built into the OS are a bit choppy. I have already disabled the window ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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Disabling a USB flash drive from being used to boot

Is there a way to make a USB flash drive not detected on a reboot, to avoid the PC trying to use it to boot from? Assuming you only have control over the flash drive and are not administering the PC. ...
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Can I disable OS X Lion Autosave and Versions?

In OS X Lion, there is a new feature which provides auto-saving and versioning functionality. I would like to disable this functionality - I just don't want it. I have a workflow that involves my ...
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7 year old Vista laptop keeps trying to connect to wireless networks (despite instructions not to)

This one is puzzling me. A friend on a trip is having this issue with a vista laptop. He can connect to a paid wireless network fine, and surf normally with IE. He can't connect to his hotel's free ...
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Windows 7 builtin Backup and Restore - cannot turn off

Windows 7 Home Premium, service pack 1. I recently turned on the builtin Backup and Restore facility, pointing it at an external USB drive (500GB) I'd bought for the purpose. Now, I can't unmount the ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
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How Do I Disable “Bluetooth Headset and Handsfree Profiles” on Sony Vaio? So I Can Use Multiconnection Mode for LG HBS-700

I have recently purchased a LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Stereo Headset. It comes with a multi-connection mode so that two devices can be connected to the headset at the same time. However, both devices ...
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Disabling or removing a crypto partition

I accidentally created a crypto partition on a Debian server I recently installed. When I reboot the server I have to enter the passphrase to manually get the server into the right runlevel. Is ...
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How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...
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How to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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Disabling an (/dev/inputX) input device on Ubuntu(/Linux)

My story: I have a laptop with a touchscreen, which is a bit faulty. It jumps the cursor occasionally to one point of the screen. It's annoying, but I managed to find the correct input. ...
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Can I disable USB Ports outside of the BIOS?

Is it possible to disable a computer's USB ports outside of the machine's BIOS if the BIOS does not offer the option to disable the USB ports? Could this possibly be accomplished via a terminal ...
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Disable Microsoft ehome IR Transceiver in Windows 7

I need to disable the IR receiver device on my Fujitsu Amilo xi3650 laptop. Its running Windows 7 Pro. Its picking up IR signals intended for a separate HTPC running Windows 7 HP. In device manager ...
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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How to disable USB mass storage for normal user accounts?

How do I disable the USB mass storage only on a user account? It should be enabled on an Administrator's account.
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Disable laptops built-in keyboard [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard that I would like to use instead of the built-in keyboard, but I'm not able to disable the keyboard. The "Disable" button is disabled in Device Manager, and the BIOS ...
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Disable Hyperthreading in the Windows 7 registry

Some bios's Do Not have the option to disable Hyperthreading of the CPU, it there a way to disable it in the Windows 7 Registry? Or a tool or software? I know about msconfig boot tab (advanced ...
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Is it possible to permanently disable internet access under Ubuntu?

I have to find a way to finish a horribly boring thesis and I'm a huge procrastinator and easily distracted. A very useful trick was going to the library with an old laptop of mine with Ubuntu 11.04, ...
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Mac — disable “You have forced [appname] to quit” popup?

I don't want to see that popup anymore. I could not care less if it transmits my data or not. But I don't want to see the popup whenever I kill the app. Is there any way to disable it?
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what is the best (and free) tool to disable/enable USB ports [closed]

I want to disable USB ports (for everything except mouse and mobile phone) on my family computer. It runs on the Windows 7 home basic. The idea is that the guests should not be able to plug in their ...
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virus infection & task manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? For some time, my Task Manager is greyed out when I right click on the taskbar. It's even not shown in the ...
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How to Disable Microphone in a Secure Fashion?

Like most laptops my laptop has a built in microphone. I don't use it for anything, so I consider it a bit of a liability. Due to the fact that I'm paranoid and don't want this hardware to be used to ...
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Disable Sounds in 10.5 and 10.6

I need to disable "Play user interface sound effects" and "Play feedback when volume is changed" in the Sound pref.pane via terminal/unix command/ARD on multiple computers. fseventer shows ...
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Disable remote mail in exim

i am a web developer and have exim4 installed on my dev box, recently i needed to send a scripted email to a few project managers and so got exim heavy and all that setup which went well. Now i'm back ...
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Need solution to disable the taskbar at login

Is there a registry hack to prevent ruuning programs from appearing in the taskbar, or to disable and lock the taskbar at startup?
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Disable touchpad on tablet

I use a tablet PC and I use the touch screen for navigating, so I would like to permanently disable the touchpad on the laptop. I've tried a few things but nothing seems to work. I've tried ...
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How can I disable these Windows-specific ports?

Let's see what ports are opened by which processes, taking those that are specific to Windows itself: C:\Windows\system32>netstat -anb Active Connections Proto Local Address Foreign ...