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How can I make it as difficult as possible to connect to the Internet from my “work computer”?

I can't work. I need to work. But I'm here and on dozens of other sites. I read Paul Graham's essay about "Disconnecting Distractions" and this is actually something I tried before - using my other ...
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4answers
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How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?
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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 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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1answer
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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 thumbnails in Windows XP?

Background I regularly use Windows Explorer to browse my drives and data, and I notice little freezes and hiccups at times. It's especially noticable when browsing local or network folders with lots ...
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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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10answers
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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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1answer
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How to disable/enable Microsoft Security Essentials from the command line?

I would like to know how to disable and enable Microsoft Security Essentials from the command line. This is a common procedure on build machines in order to speed-up the build process.
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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 ...
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How do I disable the fade out/fade in effect when unlocking a Windows 7 workstation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login? When I press Win+L, the β€œLocked” screen (with the password prompt) appears immediately. That’s nice, but not ...
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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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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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3answers
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How to disable broadcast messages on my linux session?

I get every 10 min many broadcast messages (maybe by other user). How can I disable those broadcast messages, in order to not see them on my screen?
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2answers
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How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop the Google Update background tool? Hello, How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe ? I tried Googling but none worked me ...
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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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3answers
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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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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 to turn off the Acer Aspire 7738 Power Button LED light?

The Acer Aspire 7738 has a large blue light emitting power button, top left on the keyboard. Its light is rather distracting and I want to turn it off. How can I disable this light?
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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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How to disable “back” button on my mouse?

I have bought Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. It's working just as I want it except that "back" button on the left side. I constantly hit it with the thumb and browser goes back. I am not ...
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3answers
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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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How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am? (So I can get some sleep)

I am using OSX 10.6 and it has cron built in. How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am every day? Im sure this must be simple but I could only find one example online ...
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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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1answer
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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 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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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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1answer
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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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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, ...