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In Firefox 4, how do I get the RSS feed button back?

I've upgraded to Firefox 4 and the RSS feed button was removed from the address bar! How do I get it back?
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Ubuntu 10.10 Gmail, Midori and GTK2 customization madness

This is related to my question here Midori is a browser that obeys my GTK2 customizations EXCEPT when it comes to Gmail. There are several parts to this conundrum: Midori displays scrollbars on ...
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How do I disable tab stacking in Opera 11.01

There's new feature in Opera 11.01 called tab stacking. It helps you to hoard tabs. It works for (and annoys) me in Opera (11.01 build 1190) under Win32, but somehow doesn't appear in the same build ...
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How do I turn off window maximization when reaching the edge of the screen in Windows 7?

The title sums it up, pretty much. I tend to arrange windows on the screen manually, and when I bring a window too far up it automatically maximizes itself. How do I turn this off? It drives me nuts!
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Customizing fast-access buttons on left-hand side of File->Open dialogue in most Windows programs

In many Windows programs when I open a file, the GUI dialogue that starts with "Look in:" and provides a list of directories and files to open has a thin panel on the left-hand side with the following ...
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Can I move the tabs into the title bar in Internet Explorer 9?

Internet Explorer 9 has a nice minimalistic arrangement of URL box and tabs. However, when the window is maximized, there is a ugly title bar line on top of the browser: For comparison (Chrome): ...
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System tray app for controlling services?

Is there a system tray app out there that provides quick access for controlling system services? I'm thinking a popup menu that lists all services on the system and provides Start/Stop/Restart ...
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Which fork of GitX is the most active? [closed]

I've been using the original GitX but I've noticed it hasn't had any updates for quite a while. Which version of GitX is the most active, in terms of updates/stability/features? The original ...
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Seeing a pre-logon app's GUI after logon (or ever) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to select the account on the login screen of Windows7 by start typing the name? I'm looking for either a method to achieve this, or a clear reason why it's not ...
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Is there a way to make Skype show my contacts instead of my history in the sidebar?

<rant> that new Skype on OSX is so amazingly awful its not even funny...</rant> Alright then, so, the most amazing feat of the new Skype version 5 is that whenever it starts up, it ...
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Event Tracing for Windows GUI

i want to view tracing events from the Event Tracing for Windows system. As far as i can tell the only client program that exists for connecting to providers is a command line tool that comes with ...
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Install GNU Emacs GUI in Fedora

I've installed the "emacs" package from yum, but typing emacs at the terminal doesn't launch the GUI version. I was under the impression it installed by default, and emacs -nw would be used for the ...
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Does OS X support linux-like features? [closed]

I have been using XP for almost a decade. Contrary to popular belief, it has served me well. In the last 4 years I don't remember ever having it crash on me. It has the most stable GUI I have ever ...
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Run a GUI app on remote computer from SSH

I want to run a GUI application on my Ubuntu computer, but it should started by a shell script on my Debian server trought SSH. Is this possible?
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Windows 7 “sunny” network icon

In Windows 7, I sometimes see this "sun" icon overlay in the networking tray icon: What does it mean? Bonus points: cite docs.
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How to know which display number for the variable DISPLAY will be exported when using ssh?

When I ssh to a server using -X, I am always confused about which display number I should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what I can do is only go ...
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Ubuntu GUI is ugly after updating graphic drivers

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop computer and saw the nice looking scroll bars on the windows. I then installed the NVIDIA drivers for my GTX 275 card and rebooted. Now however, the GUI ...
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Bash shell: how to reconcile portable configuration files and GUI terminal start-up types (login or interactive)?

In an attempt to "properly" implement a standard configuration of my preferred shell, bash, for use across multiple platforms, I've come across some confusion when dealing with terminals that are ...
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git GUI that has blacklist or whitelist patterns?

The last time I used tortoisegit it didn't support whitelist or blacklist patterns. I couldnt say ignore these generated files (such as objects) which was annoying when I have several dozens projects ...
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Changing the blank user tile in Windows 7 Pro Classic Logon?

In Windows 7 Professional, when the classic logon option is enabled, i.e. enforcing ctrl-alt-del and not storing previous user names, the user name/password dialog shows a blank square for the user ...
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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What are the benefits of mac-style global menu in Ubuntu?

I'm currently using Ubuntu linux. There is a feature avaliable called global-menu, which provides mac-style global menu bar - common menu bar for any application. But I wonder (as I've never used a ...
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Free Mac OS X MySQL GUI [closed]

I'm looking for a good GUI app like Heidi SQL on windows for mac os x, snow leopard specifically. It can support more DBs than MySQL but needs to at least that. I'd like to be able to manipulate DBs, ...
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Ubuntu as home server with remote access

I have a PC connected to my TV in the living room. Its on all the time doing random things like sharing files on the network. We also use it to watch TV shows and movies. I want to be able to log ...
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Suppress all windows XP dialog boxes

I have a Windows XP box (Pro... I think) that is used for NOTHING more then a photo frame. The great part it attached to a large screen. ;) Since it's a photo frame there is no keyboard or mouse. ...
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How to change the font in SmartSVN?

Using SmartSVN on my Windows machine, it is not honoring my Windows font preferences (neither font size or font face). They should be doing something like: void GetIconTitleFont(ref string fontName, ...
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Is there any GUI editor for MetaFont?

Is there any WYSIWYG GUI editor for MetaFont (.mf files)? I have google-ed but didn't get any useful information.
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How to prevent stacking of windows in the Windows 7 taskbar?

Is there a way to get Windows 7 to show two separate icons in the taskbar when I have two instances of the app running instead of having them stacked on top of each other? Windows XP had similar ...
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Emacs: What features or benefits are unique to either GUI or terminal interface?

Emacs can be launched in it's own GUI window or within a terminal (using the -nw flag). What features or work-flow benefits are only available in one mode or the other? I.e. If a user habitually uses ...
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What GUI Linux programs are there for finding files based upon their contents?

What GUI Linux programs are there for finding files based upon their contents?
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Problem with see-through windows in XP

After my PC has been on for a bit (15mins?) some of my windows start displaying see-through properties and other bizarre characteristics (like being able to draw on each other with by dragging the ...
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How do I tell a GUI application to open itself on a particular X11 display port?

I have a second X11 display port which is created by VNCServer on startup (vncserver :1 -geometry 1280x800); and I would like to start a GUI-only application on this second display at startup also. ...
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Annoying unison.log on Mac OS X home

Unison GUI for OS X keeps creating a "unison.log" file in my home directory. That's retarded, it should either hide the file (".unison.log"), or place it in a proper place, not in my home directory. ...
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VLC user interface is very laggy

I'm running Windows 7 x64, with version 1.1.3 (though this started to happen a couple of versions ago). My problem is that when I'm watching a video (this doesn't happen with audio), the UI responds ...
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How can I remove the gnu logo from emacs?

How can I remove the GNU logo from emacs? I am on a Windows system and the green area keeps flickering, which I find distracting.
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Are there any GUI SVN file management software for Windows?

Excluding TortoiseSVN, I was looking for software with a similar interface to Versions, for OSX. The only requirement is that the SVN software runs independently of Windows Explorer, preferably with ...
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Script to use sudo in a terminal, gksudo otherwise?

I'd like to write a script that does an administration task, and I would like to be able to run it either from a terminal or not. If it runs in a terminal, even a graphical one, I'd like it to ask for ...
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Repair tar.gz files with a GUI

I have been downloading back ups from my web hosts cpanel on a weekly basis. The back ups are in tar.gz format. However, when I try to extract them, I get an error message stating that they are ...
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Linux services: is there a GUI for services?

I am looking for a GUI program, that shows running services from /etc/init.d (and /etc/init), and allows to manage (start / stop / runlevel) them. What can you recommend? Background: even though I ...
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Good Linux editor (nedit replacement)?

I'm looking for a nice lightweight programmers editor for Linux/UNIX. I currently use nedit for normal text, and Eclipse when I want a new IDE. Nedit has some UI quirks, and hasn't been updated in 5 ...
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Lightweight MySQL Qt GUI frontend for Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a lightweight MySQL Qt4/PyQt4 GUI frontend for Linux. Ideally it will be very similar to sqliteman. I did some google searches but it only finds Java monsters and herds of shareware ...
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Which program can I use to create a UI on mac as a beginner?

I've downloaded the program Httrack for mac, but it runs in the Terminal. I thought it would be a good way to learn to program by making a UI for it, since all the running parts are already there ...
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How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?

How do I capture/record directly from a MP3/M3U stream of a radio station, using VLC player, setting up VLC via its graphical user interface (GUI)? I prefer the Windows version of VLC but ...
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Keyboard window snap-to-position on Linux

I'm looking for a Linux utility that allows me to define arbitrary keyboard shortcuts that will move the frontmost window to a specific absolute position on-screen, depending on the shortcut. An OSX ...
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SVN client for Ubuntu with Context menu

I've been wondering if there's an SVN client for Ubuntu (10.04 lucid lynx) in Gnome (not kdesvn since it's for kde) with context menu, so if you right-click on an SVN repository you have the options ...
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Good free OCR with GUI for correcting mistakes? (for Windows)

I've used SimpleOCR, which has a nice GUI for correcting mistakes. Unfortunately it makes a lot of mistakes! (and suffers other bugs and limitations) On the other hand Tesseract is more accurate but ...
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How could I describe the Save icon to a kid

How could I describe the Save icon to a kid. Problem: kids don't know anymore what floppy look like.
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*nix: Run as different user GUI

I want to run an application using only GUI as a different user. Not root. I want the user to be presented with a dropdown of system users, select one, enter the password, and the app gets run as ...
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How to change GUI language in Outlook 2007

A new guy at work moved in from Denmark, which means that he initially logged in to our Outlook Web Access 2007 from a computer with Danish Windows. As a result, all the objects in the tree-view in ...
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sudo access for desktop actions in Gnome/KDE?

I feel kinda silly asking this question. I'm using CentOS 5.4 and KDE. I downloaded an archive and I want to drag/drop the contents into a folder that I need root access to write to. I can obviously ...