Disable is the act of preventing something from being utilized, or the opposite of enabled. When something is disabled it can no longer be used in the way it was intended to be used.

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Disable automatic grammar correction for all sticky notes permanently on Leopard

I'm always bored by the automatic grammar correction because I use Italian and English in the same notes, does someone know a way to avoid every time to deselect this option?
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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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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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How to disable “JavaScript feeds” in Firefox?

How do you disable "JavaScript feeds" in Firefox for a certain site and not disable JavaScript totally?
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Can't use tools like window tidy on osx mavericks

I've installed Mac OSX Mavericks. I have Window Tidy installed, but the tool says, that it is blocked by the operating systems. How can I continue using the tool on mavericks?
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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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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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How do I disable a partition on Windows XP?

I am performing some tests/troubleshooting on my machine and would like to hide/disable a few partitions or set them to read-only for a while. How do I go about doing this? All partions reside on the ...
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Completely disable shutdown capability (just temporarily, for that on-period)

Let's say I start a long-running process on my computer, and it is imperative that it not be interrupted (E.g. formatting a large drive). I can't trust myself (or others using the machine) to remember ...
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How to disable Boot menu (F10-F12) on laptop? [closed]

I wanted to disable boot menu availability (using F10 button click, or F12 on other HP models) on my laptop (while i turn on the pc). i want, that boot menu can be chosen only using my BIOS, and want ...
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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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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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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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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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how do i disable all windows 7 shortcuts?

No matter what program I'm in, word, the internet, outlook, etc., I'm getting popup windows (print, new window, etc.) or edits just by hitting a key. I'm fairly certain I'm not hitting control or ...
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Turn off Sticky Keys at login screen

I know how to disable Sticky Keys on the Desktop, but it still pop-ups on the login screen. Is there anyway to disable it so it never shows on the login screen.
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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Disable a linux sound card

I have updated to Kubuntu 12.10 from 12.04 and my sound stopped working ... I think because of I have two soundcards in my system and I think that disabling one of them shouldsolve the problem. Here ...
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Disabling Hybrid Shutdown In Windows 8?

Following on from asking Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8 ? and reviewing Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown ? and knowing that Windows 8 will always perform a Hybrid Shutdown by ...
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Prevent permanent deletion of files in Windows XP

First, I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. Is there any way to disable the permanent delete? Normally, deleted files go to the Recycle Bin. Can I disable the bypass-recycle-bin-delete ...
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How do I disable the “are you sure you want to open this file? (source if from internet)” dialog in Windows?

Well, the problem is I always check the "do not ask again box", but when a file is read-only, I have to go to properies, uncheck read only, apply, uncheck "block", apply and then check read only ...
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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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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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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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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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Shortcut for disabling javascript in firefox 8

I have found this site with firefox shortcuts. There is mentioned shortcut Ctrl+shift+F9 but it doesn't work for me. Can anybody help? (I need shortcut for quick switching to mode without javascript ...
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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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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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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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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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MS Word, remove header if heading 1 is present

Is it possible to disable the header on any page that has a Header 1 ?
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Fedora 12 - login panel: disable automatic login

I have just replaced my FC11 by the FC12. To put skype up and running I used autoten and choose to not have the automatic login enable. After running it the skype was working nicely. However the next ...
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Disable option never goes away for network adapters

I'm running Windows 7. Whenever I disable the wireless adapter, the "Disable" option does not change to "enable". Similarly, for the "Local Area Connection", when I click on "Disable", the adapter ...
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mac osx littlesnitch blocking outgoing connections from ssh remote login

I have setup remote ssh access on the rush in my development computer (OSX 10.6.8) before leaving my home for holiday yesterday. It is correctly setup, and I can access it via SSH, logging is as root ...
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Disable network connections on Windows 8.1 startup

How can I configure Win8.1 to start with all network connections disabled and then be able to re-enable them afterwards on demand?
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Disable hardware insert notification sound for a particular piece of hardware, not all

I'm using Windows 7 on my main systems but also have 2 laptops on XP, so a solution that works for XP also would be nice, though not essential. I have a RFID reader dongle that emulates a keyboard. ...
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Apache ntlm_auth helper authentication without basic/digest

Under Apache server I'm trying make ntlm authentication (sso with windows domain) for web pages, but I want revoke basic/digest authentication. It is possible? Must I write wrapper? For config below ...
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Need help disabling my touchpad [duplicate]

Right, I've searched the internet for days. I've tried getting new drivers and there is no button or gesture that manually disables my touchpad. If I go to my touchpad driver the "Disable" box is ...
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How to disable hardware buttons in Samsung All-in-One DP700A3D-K01US?

I am using Samsung All-in-One DP700A3D-K01US as advertisement kiosk. It has various hardware buttons. The PC runs an app in assigned access using Windows 8.1, so user can't navigate to other app or ...
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enabling network connection on ubuntu?

use Virtual Box 4,2 and I did clone (virtual box options) the operating system UBUNTU. after that i don't have possibility of internet connection "network disabled". whether the option has caused the ...
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disable volume buttons on windows 8 tablet

Is there a way to disable the volume buttons on my win8 tablet? my workplace is forcing us to use win. 8 and whenever it is jostled around in my bag it's volume goes off of mute. EXTREMELY annoying. I ...
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Disable ipv6 in Opera? (windows)

How can i disable ipv6 in Opera? Windows version. Disabling ipv6 in Windows or using other browser are not acceptable options.
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Block all images using Privoxy (windows)

I just installed Privoxy because of its ad blocking capabilities, I have no idea what to do with the config file. How would I go by disabling images on every website (so they don't download) but then ...