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Getting uTorrent's “Status” column to respect its row's background

uTorrent 3.1.3 (and possibly earlier) has an "alternate list background color" option that is useful and lovely, but the "status" column does not display its row's background, instead displaying its ...
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Start Chromium as a single frame (no borders/gui)?

Is there a way to start Chromium (running Ubuntu latest) in a frame-only mode ? Without borders & the gui? Tried CLI switches found there : ...
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Is it possible to run graphical applications such as Firefox without installing a desktop environment?

I have been an Ubuntu user for 2 years and am contemplating moving to Arch. I love their philosophy, The Arch Way, and I admire their tenacity to bare the system to the user. I think if I am ever ...
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Shut Down took way too long because of “Background Programs”

I tried shutting my desktop PC (with Windows7) down but after several attempts (like 4 or 5) at Start --> Shut Down, the GUI was still there and it was not shutting down. I didn't think there were any ...
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Moving windows using keyboard…faster?

I like using keyboard shortcuts because it's faster as it does not force me to move my hands off the keyboard. In Windows I can use them to move windows around desktop: Press Alt+Space to open ...
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What are the keymappings for the LibreOffice AutoCorrect “Accept with”?

LibreOffice has a pretty limited method of assigning the key to accept autocorrections, I know what three of the five options are, but have no idea what the other two options represent. LibreOffice ...
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No Refresh Button in Firefox URL Bar

When running Firefox 10 on a Windows computer, I see a refresh button incorporated into the URL bar at the far right side. However, running in Ubuntu (11.10), I do not: However, I see pictures on ...
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Scripted fast user switching on OSX Lion

I would like to automate fast user switching for a set of machines. My current, broken solution is this applescript snippet, adapted from Leopard/SL scripts found online: set thePassword to "foo" set ...
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Is there a windows tool that allows you to “grab” a window?

On Ubuntu, you can move a window by pressing "Alt" and clicking anywhere inside the window. It's very useful on netbooks, when a big options window can be too large to show the buttons or the title ...
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The color red disappeared on the GUI.

My relative brought this to my attention a little while ago. They told me they turned on their computer recently and the color red did not appear on their GUI. Has this ever happened to anyone and why ...
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Launching an linux executable not from the command line

If you have an executable file *.out that you launch from the GUI (let's say by pressing Alt+F2 in Fedora and typing it's name), what happens if that file tries to read or print to standard ...
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Alternative to MySQL Workbench? [closed]

Is there a free alternative to MySQL Workbench? I really need a visual database designer that doesn't crash every five minutes.
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Java Swing over Remote Desktop - Strange, weird GUI squashing

I thought this question fits SuperUser more than StackOverflow because it's not about actual Java programming, though programmers might be more likely to encounter the problem. Anyway, let me start of ...
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Weird Java GUI behavior on windows PC via SSH tunneling to/from Linux machine

I have a very weird problem with a Java GUI that I've built at work. It is so weird I don't even know where to start to look for help!! We have a standalone system at an offsite location consisting ...
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How to hide window close, minimize and maximize buttons on Windows XP

On Windows XP, is there a way to hide these buttons normally present on each window?
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Changing apperance of gui applications run under ratpoison/Xorg?

I recently started a question where I wanted to know how to run the most minimal Linux desktop (Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?). And the conclusion was that I would need a window ...
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Use gnu-screen and X instead of desktop environment?

I have a HTPC with Debian currently installed on. I would like to run applications which got a gui but without using a desktop environment such as gnome, kde etc. I was wondering if running X would ...
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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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Decrease the size of shadows when doing a screen capture in OS X Lion?

When taking a screenshot in Mac OS X Lion, I've noticed the shadows appear to be a lot larger than in Snow Leopard. Perhaps they just fade more gradually and this takes up more space. Whatever the ...
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My Windows 7 has suddenly stopped displaying Unicode symbols

For some strange reason, my computer suddenly doesn't show certain unicode characters anymore! I have no idea what happened. Affected applications include Windows Explorer (should be Japanese ...
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Looking for Tor GUI tool like TorK

I really appreciate the "Change Identity", "Drag to build circuit", and "Choose where you from..." feature in TorK, others (e.g. Vidalia or Torbutton) are missing these features. But Tork is based on ...
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...
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How to disable GUI in Ubuntu Server 11.10

I have installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 on my machine. Next I used sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop to install GUI. Is it possible to disable it and re-enable it anytime I want? If yes, what ...
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Get active network interface on Windows

I'm developing an application that provides a UI to windump, the packet sniffer. Windump has a "-D" parameter that lists all network interfaces it can find, and then you can specify which interface to ...
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Set track number from file name in MP3 music management software

I have .mp3 files, whose names and titles are their track numbers. For example: "Track01.mp3" (the internal title property reads "Track01") How do I let my MP3 management software know that it's ...
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Is there a way I can manage git on a remote computer using a GUI?

I am trying to find a way to manage a git repo on a server that is on a VPS. I have SSH which is all well and good, but I am looking for some way to use a GUI over a remote connection. Is it possible? ...
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Pinning programs to bar in Windows sometimes duplicates icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running I love the feature in Windows 7 of pinning programs to the Task Bar, though I'm ...
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Windows 7 show all windows

Compiz has a feature called "Show all desktops", usually invoked via <Super> E. This shows all the currently open windows. Windows 7 has something like this (<Super> Tab) but the windows ...
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GUI for tail for Linux

Could someone recommend a graphical tail kind of document viewer? So that I could open a document, scroll up and down, etc. and that the document would refresh itself automatically (without prompting, ...
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Modified grub.cfg to start in “text”; can I still launch GUI applications without startx?

I found this simple tutorial for modifying the way my Mint Julia 32 bit OS starts up with a command line only, except my next task is to try and find a way to launch instances of GUI applications ...
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How to make complex GUI fit small netbook screen (like when using xrandr, but properly)?

$ pitivi Does not fit. Huge buttons, huge icons, lot of filler space in UI. $ xrandr --dpi 45 Now only the font is tiny, but icons and spacers are still huge. $ xrandr --dpi 90 $ xrandr --output ...
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After unselecting an icon the select-rectangle does not dissapear

Here's what I'm talking about. After I selected this icon (or any icon for that mater) and clicked on the blue background (the desktop) thus un-selecting the icon the dotted select rectangle still ...
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Is there any GUI tool to configure /etc/fstab?

I have little experiences in configuring the 'fstab'. I'm looking for any GUI tool that helps me with this. If possible based on gtk and should be available in Debian.
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How do I work with a remote file system from windows using a GUI?

I need to log into a Linux server from a Windows PC. So far I used Putty but I don't like typing ls and CD all the time. Is there a gui alternative to this?
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Accessing an additional GUI Windows-XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to allow concurrent remote desktop users on XP without changing dlls? Is there a way to access a 2nd instance of a GUI in Windows XP? For instance, I ...
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Python 3.2 and PyGTK

I want to learn to write programs using Python 3.2 and PyGTK (running on Ubnutu 11.04). The PyGTK module is installed for Python 2.7 by default but I would rather use 3.2. Is there any way to make ...
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Better GUI for vim?

I enjoy using vim, its endless features and the way it does things (for the most part). I've been using it on and off (not as my main editor) for at least 7 years now, so while I'm far from being an ...
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Downloading Themes for GUI in windows application?

Is it possible to download from the net or customize the GUI, or form of a windows application made in Visual Studio? I have tried to make the form better to look at, but i want cool or casual look ...
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Java swing components are doing strange things

There is a strange occurrence with Java swing components (buttons, text, etc in GUIs) have lately been going haywire for no reason I see. Here's the three things that I've noticed happening: If I ...
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Is there a way to access the file in a “Open file dialog window” without using the mouse?

Is there a way to access the file in a "Open file dialog window" without using the mouse and/or without typing the entire filename? I was thinking of [Tab] but it doesn't work. Right now "down ...
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How can I make Windows 7's Start Menu look-and-feel like Windows XP's?

The reason for this is that I got accustomed to navigating the Start Menu with the keyboard, and I find that this is more efficient. I tried importing the following .reg file, which helped with ...
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Is there a GUI interface for sqlite?

Is there a lightweight GUI interface for sqlite databases? Preferably Windows based.
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GUI for Amazon Simple Email Service?

i'm looking for a GUI for Amazon Simple Email Service, which displays stats of sent mails. Does someone know any?
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How can I replace the File Save Dialog in Photoshop CS5?

I found the answer to this about a year ago, but I can't find it anymore. What I am trying to do is replace the "File Save Dialog Legacy" that is used in Photoshop CS5 with the Windows 7 ...
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Visio missing tabs

I am working on a Visio 2007 drawing and the page tabs have disappeared. It seems to happen only when the document is emailed. How I can fix this problem?
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Menu item not being rendered properly

I've got an odd issue with a proprietary piece of software I'm managing for a client (host, backup, update, etc). Basically, the problem is that one of the menu items only displays half way. It's ...
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How do I customize Windows 7 Open/Save dialogue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Customizing fast-access buttons on left-hand side of File->Open dialogue in most Windows programs I want to add one or two "hot" places in the Open/Save dialogue. I ...
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PowerPoint 2007: How to get back the missing list of slides on the left hand side?

PowerPoint 2007 used to display a list of miniature slides down the left hand side, which could be used for navigation and cut/paste. This list has disappeared - any ideas on how to get it back? I've ...
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Linux Web Server

I'm looking to set-up my own local web server using Linux, to allow me to run and develop PHP applications using Apache and MYSQL. Can anyone recommend the best distribution of Linux server to use. ...
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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...