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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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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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Automate GUI tasks?

I have a Windows application which is deadware, and it lacks the option of exporting data into a file. The only way to extract data is to copy each line into the clipboard, and paste it in an editor. ...
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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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How do I access my modem's GUI when it's in bridged mode?

I wanted to try setting up my ActionTec P5001a DSL modem/router in bridged mode with a Linksys E2500 router for improved NAT performance. Switching the modem to bridged mode and the router to PPPoE ...
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Is it possible to disable the title bar on metro apps in Windows 8.1 Update?

I find the title bar a bit annoying when using the mouse in Internet Explorer. Many website have their navigation at the top, after all.
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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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How do I decrease the window shadow in Mac OS X?

I've found the default 40px Mac OS X window shadow too big: Is it possible to decrease it to, say, 4px? Update: I can disable shadows entirely with defaults write com.apple.screencapture ...
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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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Focus Follows Mouse or Sloppy Focus on Mac OS X

"Focus follows mouse" or "sloppy focus" is a feature common to X11 window managers on Linux/Unix, including GNOME, KDE, CDE, XFCE and window managers like Enlightenment, Fluxbox and Window Maker. It ...
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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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Turn pngs to one ICO file

How do i convert a series of pngs of 16,24, 32, 48, 64, 128 to one *.ico file
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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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Disable Dynamic Windows 8.1 Tile Colors

Is there a registry setting to turn the dynamic tile color off?
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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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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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Flickering Java application GUI on windows 7

I am trying to use the jMonkeyPlatform to create a game, but the GUI of the application keeps flickering black on refreshes and resizes of the panels. I found issues on more programs that have this ...
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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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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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Include only *.cs files using the 7zip GUI

I highlighted a few folders in 7zip and wanted to add only the *.cs files from those folders into this archive. I can't seem to figure out what I would type in the "parameters" box to make this ...
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Interface in several Windows applications missing gradients, colors, and images

Recently I encountered an odd problem with Visual Studio. Both in the 2008 and 2010 editions where certain images, colors and gradients in the GUI fail to load. After various reinstalls of the ...
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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an image,...
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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 ...