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GIMP: change one colour to another?

In GIMP, I have a green button GIF image: it shades from dark green to light green, against a transparent background. I would like to change it to blue, and keep the shading, so it shades from dark ...
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Excel: how to undo in current file only?

Microsoft Excel's undo / redo feature behaves unlike any other program I know. The undo stack seems to be global across all open files, so that undoing sometimes switches to another file and undoes ...
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How reverse selected lines order in vim?

For example, if I have four lines as follows: the first line the second line the third line the fourth line I want to reverse them to the fourth line the third line the second ...
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Delete a line in Visual Studio without copying it?

There is the shortcut Shift+Del to delete a line, but I want to delete the line without modifying what is in the clipboard. Is there some way to configure it or another shortcut?
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How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?

When using the open file dialog on Eclipse, many file types open in the internal editor as expected (.java, .txt). However, others open in an external editor. For example on my system attempting to ...
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Use vim to edit ANY text on Linux

I come from the Mac world, where I use http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/quickcursor to edit text from anywhere in Vim. Is there anything like that on Linux ? I'm already using "It's All Text" ...
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vim: How can I yank multiple lines into a register?

I want to yank multiple lines in a single register in vim, to easily paste different text templates in a document. For example, "iyy yanks only the the current line, if I try to select multiple lines ...
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Cropping videos in Windows Live Movie Maker

I want to crop (as in, take a subset of each frame, like when you crop a photo) a video in Windows Live Movie maker. Is there a way to do this, and failing that is there another free tool i can use to ...
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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How do I hard code a movie with subtitles?

I have ripped my Kill Bill DVD's but the Japanese parts aren't subtitled in English... I found some subtitles online but the only ones which seem to work are the ones for the entire movie. I want to ...
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What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?

I downloaded .srt files for watching a French movie. But unfortunately, it is out of sync. Is there any tool in Windows using which I could manually sync it specifying the start time?
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Save UTF-8 without BOM Visual Studio 2012

It seems that Visual Studio 2012 hates UTF-8 without BOM and always adds it, resulting in an empty line in PHP pages. How can I change the encoding to UTF-8 without BOM (or at least to Unicode...)
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How to edit the system/user dictionary in Windows 8?

Windows 8 has system-wide spell-check/autocorrect: Users can also choose to add unknown words to their own custom dictionary: I believe the dictionary is one of the settings that is ...
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Substitute a font in a PDF document

I have a PDF document (not encrypted) with editable form fields. However, the font for those fields is broken: it is missing some glyphs, so when I enter text some gaps appear. How can I modify the ...
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How to comment a block of code in Emacs?

In Emacs, how to comment a block of text, i.e. how to indent a block of text rightward by n whitespace characters and put a chosen character sequence, say ##, at the beginning of each line? Original ...
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Irfanview nearest equivalent for linux [closed]

IrfanView is a wonderful freeware Windows swiss-army-knife for image viewing & editing. For me, the key features are fast viewing, simple editing (crop, contrast, brigthness, rotation, ...
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How can I edit a PDF file? [closed]

I received this PDF file and need to make some changes in the document, is there any great free software available for me to do this?
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In Emacs, how to reformat an edited paragraph so the line breaks are properly reinserted?

In Emacs, I have a paragraph of text, which is already properly wrapped at, say 79th column on each row, then you edit it, adding some text on some of the rows, how to reformat the edited paragraph so ...
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Change first byte of file in Linux?

How can I change the first byte of multiple files in Linux? Willing to use perl/awk/sed/whatever. Must work correctly on binary files (i.e. not change any other bytes).
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Remove Master Boot Code but leave Partition Table?

For testing purposes, I need to fidget with the MBR on a Windows7 test host: I'd like to remove the Master Boot Code but leave the Partition Table within. Does the following Linux command do this, or ...
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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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How to type a Unicode character by its number in Emacs?

How to type a Unicode character by its number, e.g. 0x2E3B for Unicode character U+2E3B (THREE-EM DASH) in Emacs?
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Tool like Media File Segmenter for Linux

I'm looking for a tool for Linux which can segment a video file into multiple small .ts files. I know one for Mac OS X called Media File Segmenter which is a simple command line tool - I'm looking ...
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Resizing pages in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I am using Acrobat Professional 8 to assemble a document from two imported page images (JPGs). Acrobat seems to interpret the images at screen resolution, and creates a document that's about 35" by ...
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Looking for a good simple free/open source photo editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a good free image editor I need a program that can do the following: Open up an image either JPG or GIF. Resize the image (constraining proportions, and ...
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Is it possible to edit a PDF file directly?

I have a PDF file that is produced as part of a help file compilation. There is always late breaking stuff which goes into a text file (e.g. "What's new in this version" type of stuff) and while Help ...
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How can I indent multiple lines, and indent “backwards”, in gvim?

I'm just learning vim (via gvim, I used to be a Notepad++ user) and haven't yet found how to do 2 things: How can I indent a set of rows x spaces/tabs right? In Notepad++, for example, I just ...
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Best software to edit your photos (red-eye correction etc.) [closed]

My mother wants me to correct her photos (red eye, some other defects). But, actually, I don't know what tool I can use on Windows for digital photo editing. Preferably, free of course. I was going to ...
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What is the Numbers equivalent of F2 in Excel?

What is the Numbers equivalent of F2 (edit cell) in Excel?
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Is there a server-side video manipulation software?

I'm looking for a hosted or self-hosted solution that will allow me to manipulate video files that are uploaded to a server by an end-user. Does anyone know of any solutions - open source or ...
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1answer
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OpenOfficeOrg Calc: enter data into all selected cells?

I want to enter the same data (e.g. "superuser") into multiple cells in OpenOffice.Org Calc (version 3.3.0). In order to do so, I select all the cells I want the data to be entered in. However, only ...
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Simple, free Mac OS X paint program with transparency

What FREE software (included with Mac OS X, or public domain) would be a good, simple way to take some existing PNG clipart files and do some simple editing? I really only need to do 3 things: ...
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How can I create a video clip from segments of an existing AVI file?

I have a .avi file but I only want to play part of it (the first 20 seconds, and the segment between the 120th second and the 150th second). How can I generate a new file with just those parts of the ...
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Windows freeware/opensource video editor [closed]

I've googled and googled and googled, but I can't find a decent FREE windows video editor. Does anybody know one?
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Cheat Engine for Mac OS X or Linux

Cheat Engine is an open source tool designed to help you with modifying single player games running under window so you can make them harder or easier depending on your preference(e.g: Find that ...
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Is there a way to restore video quality

I have downloaded a few videos from the web, and overall they have a pretty good quality. But there are a lot of broken pieces in the video's and I am wondering if I can restore them back to the ...
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What's a good text editor with Mercurial support?

I'm looking for a decent Windows editor with solid Mercurial support. I've had some trouble with Notepad++ (the Windows Explorer plugin was constantly crashing). What are some alternatives? I'm not ...
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How can I automatically lower Spotify playback volume when my Video Editing program makes a sound?

I'd like to listen to Spotify while I am video editing. This is just casual listening - nothing to do with the editing work. How can I automatically fade out the volume of Spotify when my video ...
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Fullscreen (distraction free) PHP editor

I'd like to know if there is an editor that has PHP code completion and has a fullscreen (not the way komodo edit or notepad++ have) like gedit. I've been searching for some but couldn't find any.
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Remote sudo edit in Vim

How can I edit a remote file with sudo? I have ssh/scp access to remote server, and passwordless sudo on it. I want to edit /etc/some/file as remote root, so I ran: $ Vi ...
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What WYSIWYG HTML editor should I give a novice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any free open source HTML editors? I have a friend who wants to have a simple website for his business. But he is a total HTML novice. I'm willing to set up ...
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How powerful of a PC do you need to edit HD videos? [closed]

I have a Core2Quad Q8200 (2.3GHz) with 4GB of RAM, a 512MB PCIe video card, and a SATA-2 HD. Yet it still isn't fast enough to edit 720i/p video in Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere/Aftereffects. My RAM ...
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Transform a trapezium into a rectangle

I used my iPhone to capture a painting. However, the angle was not perfect, so instead of getting a straight rectangle, I get a trapezium. I want to transform this trapezium back into a rectangle ...
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Recommendation for icon editor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an open source to edit icon ? icon creator software I'm looking for a good freeware icon editor. Any recommendations?
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Concatenating videos (mp4) in Mac

I got a bunch of mp4 videos (different parts of a same film) downloaded from YouTube. Is there a way to join them to make a single video? I have a Macbook.
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How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?

My OS is Ubuntu. So I prefer Linux/Debian software, but any Windows software that can run under Wine or mono would be okay too. I have a scanned pdf file which is an application form, and a picture ...
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How to color highlight text in a black/white document easily

I am editing a 96 chapter book. The text is in normal black letters on a white background. What I want to be able to do is: I want to have any changes or additions automatically shown in another ...
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edit the windows registry file, system.dat

I need to edit a corrupted system.dat file (windows registry), I have a copy of access to this file. How do I open and edit this file using regedit?
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How can I edit the markup of a note in Evernote directly (Windows)?

I am looking to be able to remove, and update notes within the Windows Evernote client. The editor is moderately powerful, but I would like to edit the markup directly. I'm not even sure if Evernote ...
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Vim: How to join multiples lines based on a pattern?

I want to join multiple lines in a file based on a pattern that both lines share. This is my example: {101}{}{Apples} {102}{}{Eggs} {103}{}{Beans} {104}... ... {1101}{}{This is a fruit.} ...