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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 ...
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Is there any way to reset the SMART data of hard disks?

I want to reset the "worst" case of the SMART's read error rate (currently at 100/max). The reason is simple: I don't want to be hassled by (1) the "press F1 to continue" for the error message at ...
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How can Win+P be disabled in Windows 7?

I have already disabled the Win-key hotkeys with NoWinKeys as well as the Win+Arrow keys in the DWM. However Win+P, the hotkey for the projector settings (which I don’t use anyway because I have a ...
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Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP?

Is it possible to disable the Windows File Protection in Windows XP SP2 or above?
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Disable Chrome search on invalid urls

How can I prevent Chome/Chomium from searching via the address bar unless I explicitly start with "?" or any other keyword? I'm trying to avoid searches where I'd rather have an error message stating ...
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ACPI disabled from BIOS causes a restart loop

I tried to disable the ACPI feature from BIOS, but it seems the machine enters a restart loop after I do that. It always restarts itself right before the system boot begins. Any ideas?
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disable headphone jack in Vista

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop, it has 1 microphone and 2 headphone jacks. Problem is, one of the headphone jacks has became faulty and Windows thinks it's constantly in use, thus I can only ...
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Disable .NET in windows XP without deleting it?

I want to disable all .net come with windows but without uninstalling it. There is aspnet_regiis.exe -u for some version, but how can I disable all versions and then re enable them? Also, how can I ...
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Disable streaming of Video and audio on a Linksys WRTP54G Router

Is there a way to disable a Linksys WRTP54G router so that users CAN NOT stream audio or video. I only want them to be able to send/receive emails and upload or download pictures within emails.
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Disable Escape key in linux?

Im working with a kiosk software, and it can easly be exited with the escape key. Theres no way to disable this behaviour, why I would want to simply disable the escape key completely. I tried with ...
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Is there a way to turn off all pop-up alerts in Windows XP?

Is there a config option to turn off those little yellow balloons that pop up in the lower right corner of the screen? Also the found new hardware dialog that shows up regardless of whether the ...
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Windows 7: Disable applications stealing focus

Is there any way to prevent specific programs from stealing window focus in Windows 7? Windows 7 doesn't have the option of using PowerToys' TweakUI, which has been suggested in the past for stopping ...
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Disable 302 Redirects in Firefox

I need to temporarily disable 302 redirects in Firefox. How can I do this? I tried going to tools>options>advanced>general>checkmark warn me when sites try to redirect or reload the page, but that ...
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Linux command line to turn off proxy

Can you show me the command line to turn off proxy when I am using the command line terminal in Ubuntu?
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How to disable tap-to-click on keyboard with integrated touchpad & generic XP driver

I have a KeySonic ACK-540RF+ keyboard with an integrated touchpad, running under XP with all updates. There is no special driver for this keyboard. I would like to disable tap-to-click, but from what ...
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How to disable CTRL+RSHIFT/CTRL+LSHIFT shortkeys?

Ok, I cant find a solution to disable it. (the shortkey changes the text input reading direction to left->right or right->left. Now i can make it happen only in Notepad, but ive got it working on ...
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Disable window always-on-top

Is there a handy powertoy-like program I can use to kill the always-on-top mode of the most bothersome windows? Too bad that the programs I find useful and like to co-exist with other open programs ...
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Temporarily Disable Keyboard

hey there are times when i need to disable my keyboard for a while to avoid unnecessary keystrokes which are quite likely to happen... like we can disable touch-pad of most lap-top then enable it ...
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How do I remove Lenovo Veriface from the login screen?

I have a Lenovo laptop which came preloaded with Windows 7. Every time I start the computer and get to the Windows log-in screen (where you enter the user password) I get a message about Veriface ...
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Disable VPN for a given process/application

I'm using a constant VPN connection for privacy purposes. (I hate the laws, all the logging nowadays). But when it comes to gaming, I don't really need encryption/hiding at all. I'd like to disable ...
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How can I disable the mouse scroll wheel in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, I have tried to set the setting 'the following number of lines at a time' to zero. I assumed my scroll wheel would not scroll anymore. But it still works. I'm trying to disable the ...