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How to make the scroll wheel to affect always what's under the mouse pointer? [duplicate]

It happens to me so many times that I roll the scroll wheel over some scrollable element, but the thing DOES NOT SCROLL. What's worse, something else on another part of the screen may scroll. I know ...
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If I install the Ubuntu Desktop on Ubuntu Server, will I still have the server kernel?

I know, I know, insert standard lecture of "You shouldn't install a GUI on a server OS!" But, after reading this guide: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-gui-in-ubuntu-server.html It implies that ...
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How to get Windows's default minimize, restore and close buttons in Chrome? [duplicate]

How can Chrome be configured to respect the default behavior for Windows XP forms in Classic mode? Specifically, I'm asking about the minimize, restore and close icons in the upper right-hand corner ...
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How do I get a good directory difffile I can use to patch/what to use for patch

I'd like to make a clean diff of a directory that allows me to later use a gui patch program for windows to apply the diffile. If possible I don't want to have to deal with hardcoded paths in the ...
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RDP Tiles sticking / poor scrolling (MS Vista -> Windows 7)

I often RDP to my Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit) work desktop from home through an IPSec VPN; I also connect to from work from other Windows 7 and Windows XP computers. While I am at work, I have no ...
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Modify another program's WinAPI layout

I have a program that displays a GUI overlay using raw WinAPI and I was wondering if anyone was aware of any tools that injects itself in another program and allows you to modify the GUI of the ...
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OS X - DEAAD300 File Can't be seen via Terminal or Deleted

OS X - 10.7.5 I have a file DEAAD300 on a users desktop that I can not delete. EDIT - The file can not be opened either. The icon that shows up looks like an Excel file (The user has Office 2011 ...
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How to make fillers in GTK applications smaller?

I start an GTK-based IDE on my netbook, and it looks not so nice: too much screen space space wasted on dull gray areas. I want it to be more like this: How to make GTK programs to economize ...
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Is it MS Windows a GUI running over a 'core' OS? [closed]

As far as I know, the GUI of the linux distros runs over a non-graphic kernel. You can see the 'command prompt' loading programs and devices while the system starts. Moreover, you can do any task in ...
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SQLManagementStudio - Available databases combo box in menu - can't find it in Tools/Customize

GUI customisation question: In MS SQLServer Management studio there is a combo box with the databases available at the server. I want to copy it to the menu row; but I can't find the control in the ...
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Shutdown Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I shutdown Windows 8? I haven't been able to find anything in the GUI of Windows 8 to shutdown the computer. So I have to open a Command Prompt and type shutdown.exe ...
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GUI tool for presenting connectivity status on a firewalled network with port blocks etc

The Israeli railway company has recently started a project of wireless LAN availability on its lines. Now, it's all in the flakey stages, sometimes things are up and sometimes they aren't; sometimes ...
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Buttons, scroll bars and icons are small and blurry in win7

After I created a new user on my computer, my normal user has strange gui errors. I tried a lot with changing DPI settings and so on, but nothing helped, my buttons, scrollbars and icons are somehow ...
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Changing file browser in Scientific Linux

I use Scientific Linux Release 6.1 (Carbon) with GNOME 2.28.2. When I double-click on a folder on the Desktop it is opened in "File Browser". When I open a folder via "Places" on the Main Menu Bar, ...
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How to search for only a certain file extension for commit?

I have an ongoing problem using the TortoiseHG Workbench commit window to search for only a certain file type, such as with Python modules. Often I have tons of .pyc files that I don't want to be ...
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how to install gui for debian

I have installed debian in my old computer(extremely slow) with minimal installation. It is showing me terminal. I tried installing GUI as follows: $apt-get update //done successfully $apt-get ...
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Is there a registry key to disable sounds on the SAP GUI?

Is there a registry key to disable sounds on the SAP GUI? I know that sounds can be disabled manually, but I want to be able to set the default value to 'off' on people's PC's.
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how can i make a gui checkbox trigger a macro in autohotkey?

I'm trying to make a GUI which will run different sets of macros depending on which boxes i check. but i dont want them to run until i click a GO button. the help files mention that checkboxes can ...
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How do I set the umask for all applications running under a specific user?

Is there any way to set the default umask for GUI applications on a mac without modifying /etc/launchd.conf or similar? I want to change it for my account without affecting others.
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Need to create GUI interface in Cent OS which is located in Windows XP

I am in need to install GUI of Cent OS (5.8-final) in Windows XP. I have installed Cent OS 5.8-final on Windows XP using VMPlayer. And Finally it has been done. How can I create a GUI Interface in ...
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Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server

Im having problems installing SOAPUI on my Ubuntu 12.04. It throws: "Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server" My java version is: java version "1.7.0_07" Java(TM) SE ...
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Where is missing searchbar left-hand panel in MS Access 2007?

I recently opened a reporting database in Access 2007 that appears to be missing a search bar in the database objects panel. I'm familiar with MS Access, but not the new ribbon functionality. How do ...
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Desktop bigger than screen

I am using MSI U115 11" netbook (OS: Windows XP Home, graphics card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500) and today after I switched it on, desktop was bigger than screen. To be exact: screen ...
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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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Reset Mac OS X's GUI

A couple days ago, I installed a GUI theme kit called "Liscio" on my Mac, which is running OS X 10.7 Lion. Problem was, it was for the wrong OS: It was for 10.5. Now I can't resize any windows without ...
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Bypass “Daemon is inhibited”

When GParted is open, I cannot use the GUI to mount, unmount, or do other operations to partitions. The GUI (includes GNOME, KDE, and Xfce) complains that the "daemon is inhibited". However, if I ...
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easy simple sqlite table database GUI?

I'm looking for a really simple GUI that interfaces with an SQlite database to facilitate editing/searching a single table, which includes: editing the table in tabular format, like a spreadsheet (...
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How to launch GNU emacs for OSX as emacs client?

I've my emacs running as server in the background, I want to launch GNU emacs MacOSX as emacsclient so that all the frames could share the same buffer whether it is in the terminal or in the GUI ...
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Possible to get a transparent, borderless CMD prompt on the desktop for Windows?

I use Windows 7, but am a big fan of Linux. However for this computer, I have to run Windows and wanted a transparent always on terminal for my desktop, something like this: I tried using Glass CMD ...
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tmpfs and debian - trash folder

I have created a tmpfs that remounts on boot and works as I had hoped for. My ram folder is here... /home/user/ramdrive/ While testing I noticed that when I delete files via the Debian GUI the ...
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How to enter pcap filter in Wireshark 1.8?

Previously in capture options window there was a very handy input field for pcap filter expression. But in 1.8.* this window looks different: So, how to set pcap filter expression before starting ...
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Why doesn't closing the last tab close the window anymore?

Recently, an update has changed Chrome's behaviour when I try to close the last tab: Now nothing happens, previously it would close the window. Since Dennis couldn't reproduce this issue on the same ...
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Firefox: How to force address bar to expand/wrap over several lines so can see whole URL?

The URL in question has a long user ID string so the interesting part of the URL appears at the end which is always off-screen. Anyone know how I can go about this?
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Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH through a third server in between [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic ssh tunneling through generic linux ssh server/client Recalling this question: Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH I add more complexity asking if: It is ...
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Geting focus when rotating mouse wheel

In Ubuntu when you rotate mouse wheel while mouse pointer is in a region (for example you can volume up or down without any click while you rotate mouse on volume icon in system trey), that region ...
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Weird “scratches” in Firefox GUI on OS X

I've noticed, that sometimes in the left upper corner of the Firefox GUI there are "scratches" visible. Does anybody know where those scratches are coming from and why? Here are screenshots:
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Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut: set focus to files/folders/content area?

Is there a Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut to set focus to files/folders/content area (depicted below)? This has bothered me for so long... I want to set my explorer window's focus to the files ...
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Running GUI applications available in the remote CLI based server in a local CentOS based machine

I have two machines connected in LAN. One with CentOS with GUI support (say that's local to me) and other a CLI based server. I would like to run applications available in the remote CLI based server ...
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Why does this window have square corners?

On Windows 7 with the Aero theme, Notepad++'s Preferences window has square corners, no system menu icon, a close button, and a darker 1px border. This window also has an AlwaysOnTop attribute. (I ...
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How do you increase the resize border thickness in Xubuntu 12.04?

I want to make the window resize border larger, but do not want to change the window manager or the desktop theme. How do I do so?
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Installing GUI for Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server installed on a Hyper-V platform, mainly used for Nagios SNMP monitoring, but I'm interested to try and get a GUI installed so I can use the server for some other ...
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Hide Scrollbars in Eclipse Editors

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would like some way to easily hide the scrollbars in the Eclipse editors. I have seen this eclipse bug here, but don't know what to make of it (if it has been solved, why ...
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Thunderbird, reply-to-all and reply-to-list in one button

Is it possible to combine "Reply To All" and "Reply To List" buttons in Thunderbird's toolbar? I'd like it to act as "Reply To List" if possible, and as "Reply To All" if I'm not replying to a message ...
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What are some well-known Qt apps in Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to decide between using Qt and GTK in ubuntu, but that's not the topic of this question. I'm looking for some examples of well-known/popular apps in Ubuntu that use Qt/QML. I think that ...
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Shutting up KDE applications launched from the command line

Whenever I launch a KDE application from the command line, for instance okular to view a pdf, I get spammed with tons of warnings and various messages that I am not interested in. Even hours after I ...
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how to see GUI functions with Procmon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to distinguish between user and malware by GUI system calls i want to track GUI aplications in wondows,form example if IE made change in registry with GUI or without ...
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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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Gathering Application Information.

I am looking for an application that will allow the user to gather information about a targeted application. For example, I want to generate a list of UI component ID's for an application. To ...
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Skype (and other applications) are missing images

As you can see in this image, my Skype login screen misses a background image. It should look like this image: Who knows how I can fix this? P.S. I found this post: Link but unfortunately this ...
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Amazon S3 GUI client for OS X [closed]

I'm looking for a good GUI client for Amazon S3. On Windows I used Cloudberry Explorer and I would like to know if there's anything like that for Mac OS X.