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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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How to enable/disable keyboard by pressing a key

I already have this code that holds the mouse on the middle of the screen. and by pressing CTRL+F5 it disables the script. I would only like to add a part where when the script is on, the letters of ...
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Need to disable Chrome's “Show as tab” option

In Chrome, when you open a popup, click the icon, there is an option to "Show as tab". This is the feature I wish to disable, as overkill as necessary short of disabling the popup altogether. Using XP ...
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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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Disable HTTPS on Wikipedia

Wikipedia loads over HTTPS by default on my machine. This makes page loads take a long time, so I'd like for Wikipedia to default to HTTP instead. How can I do this? I am surfing from a home internet ...
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863 views

Remove Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Is there any way to get rid of the taskbar thumbnail previews on Windows 7 once and for all?
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Disabling the mute button on internal laptop keyboard

So on my laptop, the mute button is jammed in a really weird position. The volume control is flickering on and off rapidly. It's really tiny and I won't be able to physically fix it unless I take ...
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Turning off Touchpad Multi Gesture in Windows 8

I have an Asus A55V laptop with Windows 8 installed on it. Now I'm trying to turn off the Touchpad gestures. On Superuser I found this answer: However, after experimenting with drivers I found a ...
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How to disable kernel probing for drive?

I have samsung laptop with 30GB ExpressCache SanDisk SSD soldered on mainbord. SSD died (gives tons of errors when i try to access it somehow), but it is still probed on kernel boot, i see it's ...
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Disable auto run .exe file?

I run Windows Server 2012 and when I log in the Open File window appears and it wants to start a .exe file. Where can I view the start up folder and disable all the start ups? Note that I want to ...
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disable touchpad on lenovo

I have a refurbished thinkpad with an UltraNav "pointing device" installed as touchpad. I've tried disabling it through "device manager" but the "disable" option is disabled. Is there any way to ...
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Wifi won't work and computer won't shutdown

I play Sims 3and recently, when I save and close, (Happens even when I don't play Sims 3) Recently, my Wi-Fi just disconnects from my router, and the computer won't let me reset the wi-fi adaptor by ...
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Disable sound permantly in Windows 7 and windows 8 (all types of sound e.g. Application sound,theme sound ,beep)

i want to disable all types of sounds permanently so the user will not be able to hear any kind of sound in future. since I have uninstalled sound drivers from Device Manager but on restarting ...
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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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How do I disable screen updating while reformatting an Excel 2007 chart?

I have a chart with about 70,000 data points. When I format the axes or data series, Excel automatically updates the chart before I am finished editing the value. This is very slow (1+ minutes), even ...
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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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Disable Windows 8 On-Screen Keyboard

I have a laptop with Windows 8. When I touch a text area, the on-screen keyboard pops up. I have a laptop. It has a physical keyboard. I don't need that. It's annoying. I know which process to kill ...
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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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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP or 7 from Registry?

How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 7 and/or XP from Registry? I want to automatically replace a driver with my created driver. I used PendingFileRenameOperations key in ...
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Disable Win+1-9 Hotkeys

Just downloaded Dexpot (virtual desktop application), and would like to assign the desktop switch hotkeys to Win-#, but these are already being used the by the system. Is there an easy way to ...
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Temporary pause/disable background updater

Is there any program in windows 7 that can pause or disable background updater? The reason I would like to do is because I have an old computer and when I watch in VLC and background updaters, like ...
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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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Wireless Disabled:HardBlock

Really I don't know where can I solve my problem.....I'm searching for ages everyone has solved it but me not yet ! It's Wireless HardBlock problem... I posted this question when I was using ubuntu ...
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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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In postfix, how could I disable incoming mail?

I would like to be able to send mail to remote servers, from scripts running on my VPS via smtp, but otherwise reject all incoming mail with postfix on debian squeeze. (And in general disable any ...
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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 logout after x minutes in OSX 10.6.8

Every time we change the setting on an iMac running 10.6.8 to not log out after X number of minutes the preference seems to reset to log out after 55 minutes. We don't want the computer to log out as ...
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Remap Keyboard Keys Windows 7 on the fly

I am working on a software project where I run an Adobe air project in fullscreen on laptops. I would like to avoid keys and combinations that would bring any other things to the front. So I would ...
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Windows XP - Limited user can still install programs sometimes

I have created a new user as admin. Then I changed his account into a limited account. It cannot install new software, however the account was able to install Mozilla Thunderbird and a few other ...
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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 aero effects disabled after safe-mode booting

Last week I started my Windows 7 laptop in safe-mode, since then, even if it boots normally, the aero effects are disabled. It comes back after running the aero troubleshooter, the diagnostic message ...
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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 ...