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Disable iPhone Yahoo contacts sync

Every time I plug in my iPhone, iTunes pops up a dialog asking for sync with Yahoo contacts. after I cancel, it pops up again, for 4-5 more times. But the 'Sync Yahoo!Address Book contacts' option is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?

We all use editing facilities to change a line of text as we are entering it. There are two principal editing modes within a line, a) "insert mode" which inserts non-editing characters at the point of ...
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870 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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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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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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Why does Notepad++ disable the HexEditor plugin

Notepad++ is a great editor... the Regular Expression facility is stunted, but I can live with that. It is ok for most find/replace situations, and for the occasional others I'll just hop across to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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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 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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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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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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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 sound of certain applications?

I hate it when games sometimes play music while being installed. Is there an easy way to ban selected applications from outputting sound on Windows 7?
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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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1answer
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Disable Folder Options in Windows XP, Vista or 7

As an administrator, can I disable the folder options in the control panel for other accounts than mine? Whats the possible way of doing this?
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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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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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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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How to disable Bluetooth auto-answer on Windows 7?

When my BlackBerry 9630 is connected via Bluetooth to my Dell desktop running Windows 7 x64 there are a bunch of Bluetooth services enabled on Windows: Advanced Audio BB Bypass service BB Desktop ...
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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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Is it possible to disable the Libraries feature in Windows 7?

The new Libraries feature in Windows 7 creates what are essentially virtual folders β€” you can combine multiple document folders together into a single library that combines them all into a single ...
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How to disable NCQ?

Is it possible to disable NCQ (Native Command Queuing) in Windows? Note: NCQ is a feature of AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), a standard that applies to SATA drives. The reason one might ...
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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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How can I disable the CTRL-ALT-DEL key combination completely on XP/Vista/7?

I have been googling extensively to figure this out, and nobody seems to be able to give a direct answer. Let me start by saying that I'm NOT talking about requiring CTRL-ALT-DEL to enter logon ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to disable Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard and company?

I'm and unlucky owner of and Acer 7720G laptop which, like many in its category, has receiver for a proprietary infra red remote control device (which I did not receive with my laptop!) . Now my ...
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How can I create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
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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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“windows is searching for a solution” popup box

when a program crashes in windows 7 there is a popup box that happens: "Windows is searching for a solution to this problem" It never finds a solution and I have to waste a click closing it. As I am ...