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Visio alternatives [closed]

I need an alternative to Visio for making diagrams (particularly signal processing block diagrams) that includes some kind of custom stencils + connection points. I just spent 2 hours learning bits ...
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Just installed Windows 7, some things not working out-of-the-box

My Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop is a little under a year old now. It came with Windows 7 x64. When I first bought it Windows Aero was working fine. Anyway, it got infected with trillions of viruses ...
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How computers display raw, low-level text and graphics

My ever-growing interest in computers is making me ask deeper questions, that we don't seem to have to ask anymore. Our computers, at boot, as far as I understand it, are in text mode, in which a ...
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Why are PNG-8 files mangled when opened in Photoshop?

Why are some 32 bit PNGs opened in Photoshop with Indexed Colors and no transparency? For instance, I grabbed a png icon file of the Stack Overflow logo at: ...
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How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?

Here you can see a screenshot of a small C++ program called Triangle.exe with a rotating triangle based on the OpenGL API. Admittedly a very basic example but I think it's applicable to other ...
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How does a computer tell a video card what to display?

How does a computer communicate pixel values to the screen? Is there a certain command in the processor's instruction set architecture, that will make the processor communicate directly to the ...
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Open A New Document With A Layer In Photoshop?

I have technically designed a website in Adobe Photoshop and would like to be able to make new documents in Photoshop using the layers. I do know that you can copy and paste images from the web, ...
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How do I know which of my laptop GPUs are running games?

My laptop has 2 GPUs, one of them is the default Intel HD Graphics 3000, and the other the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. Obviously I want to use the 630M to play my games. How can I assure this is ...
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How can I create a screen shot with emphasis?

How can I create a screen shot like the above? I am using a Mac.
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Good application to render or convert SVG files to other file formats [closed]

I need to render SVG files to other file formats (.png, for example.) What's a good application for performing that render or conversion? Specifically, I need an application that runs on Windows. ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port built into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L drivers for CentOS

Recently installed CentOS on Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard everything works well except the graphics are a bit laggy, so I'm wondering if it hasn't got the drivers in place. Where do I locate the ...
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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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When I play games that require high graphics I get white flickering

Alright my computer when i play games will flicker white across the screen and some games will even crash immediately after getting in the game, I only have the problem with games that require high ...
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wacom bamboo splash

I was wondering if there is a way to turn my Bamboo Splash onto pen mode but not have it be absolute positioning? Can I make it so that movements are relative to the mouse and not to the screen? I'm ...
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What font is used in this image? [closed]

Can someone identify the fonts used in the words "nature methods" in the following image? I think that the word "nature" is in Times or Times New Roman (?) but can't figure out what font the word ...
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What is “Interlacing” when referring to a computer monitor or display?

When referring to a computer monitor or other display, what do you mean by interlace or interlacing?
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Looking for temporal upsampling / motion interpolation software

I'm looking for something (prereably FOSS software) which can take an animation with N images as input, and which will output an animation with M frames, where M is in the range 2N to 5N or so. I ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card

I have an Asus U36 laptop running Ubuntu 11.04 with two graphic cards - one from Intel which is quite sufficient for me, the second from NVIDIA which consumes a lot of battery while not even working. ...
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Intel Graphics saturation setting disappears when using HDMI

I have a little problem. You see the Saturation setting in Color Enhancement is there when you're using the laptop alone, but as soon as I plug in HDMI to a display, that particular setting ...
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Multi-Page PDF Banner/Poster from PDF

I'm looking for a utility that will take one large sized PDF, and split it into smaller PDFs for banner/poster printing. Looking for a linux or multi-platform solution. More Background My goal is ...
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Can integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics be used for triple-head?

I'm getting a new Lenovo T520 with Intel integrated graphics. Is it possible to use three screens with Intel HD 3000 (the laptop internal screen + two external screens)?
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How can I change Inkscape's default export background color from yellow to white?

I am using export in 'Inkscape' to convert an SVG file to PNG. As I am using a transparent background, the colour of background is automatically set to yellow. I want to change this default colour to ...
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Install Windows without a graphic card

I am trying to check if it's possible to install Windows (no matter which version at the moment) without any graphic card in the hardware. So the question is not "how do I install Windows without a ...
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Is it possible to install a discrete mobility card on a laptop without a graphics card already?

To be specific: Can I: Install a discrete graphics card on a laptop that does not come with a discrete graphics card? Teach windows 8 to use the discrete card over the integrated graphics? To me ...
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Can I have Graphics on Linux without a desktop manager?

I have a more-or-less embedded application in development that uses Linux as its OS. I get to specify the distro we use and had started with Ubunto 12.04. My applications, thankfully, are ...
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Corrupt graphics during Windows 8 installation

So, I've prepared flash drive with Windows 8 Pro x64, booted from it (HDD was completely clean) and seeing something like this: Proceeding with installation this way, after first reboot display ...
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Intel Graphics Drivers - Hue issues?

I'm running Windows XP SP3. The embedded graphics controller is the Intel GM45 Chipset / Mobile Intel 4 Series Express. The OEM drivers (it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop) are provided only up to ...
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Resolution Independence on OSes?

I know this isn't really a question, but has there been any recent advancements or news about Resolution Independence in any of the major OSes? (Windows / Mac / Linux) I'm quite interested in the ...
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How can I detect my graphics card with no driver installed? [duplicate]

I have no idea what graphics card hardware do I have, and have no driver installed. How can I detect what graphics card do I have to install the right driver?
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Can't open photos in Google-earth

I have encountered this issue on both different PCs recently. When I click on Panoramio photos in Google-earth, only blank pop-up appears, as in the screenshot below: I have already tried the ...
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How do I create an image with “instructions” in it?

How do I create an image with "instructions" in it? Ok I want to be able to create images like these: I'm no graphics expert (and i've got no idea how i can achieve that effects in that page) ...