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how to detect constant activity? [on hold]

i want an app that detects if i have been actively doing something on the computer for 20 minutes and then give me a notification that i should rest my eyes for a while (the 20-20-20 rule). i haven't ...
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Is there any general way to control the external display menu from unix?

A lot of modern LCD monitors offer a menu to select the input source, change brightness, etc. I would like to access the features of this menu from the terminal on my computer (either Linux or OSX). ...
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Wayland alternative for xorg's xdotool?

xdotool is a nice X application, I tend to use it for creating macro commands (like alt+f4 or ctrl+w or ctrl+alt+backspace or something like that) It's really easy to use and convenient, but I don't ...
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“The current input timing is not supported..”

I recently had the PSU changed on my dell inspiron 545, and now whenever I boot up I get the following message: "The current input timing is not supported by the monitor display. Please change your ...
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How do you remove Audio input/output devices on mac?

During my attempt to route audio from the system to a audio device that has the system audio and mic audio, I now have many audio devices that I wish to remove, the un-installers on the programs ...
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Raw Bitstream vs Container?

I've been researching multimedia formats (although recently, I've been told not to use the word "format" as it's ambiguous.) I learned that a video file is composed of the Raw Bitstream encoded ...
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Splitting 2 line-in ports as separate devices?

I have a custom built PC with this motherboard. It has 6 3.5mm ports on the back, 2 of which are line-in's, the others consisting of 1 mic-in and 3 various speaker-out ports. It uses Realtek HD Audio ...
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Windows 7 customize logininput

i´d like to customize my Windows7 "loginscreen-input" (for username). Before a user loggedin, i´d like to fill in the input for username automatically with the string "test:". Can someone help me?
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Adding thunderbolt port to windows laptop

I wanted to ask if it is possible to add a thunderbolt port via an adapter or some other way to a windows laptop.Thanks
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Can't enter text in Chrome and Opera. Minimizing and Maximizing fixes the issue

Sometimes, when I type something on Chrome or Opera, no keys are taken as input. By "input" I mean text which I try typing into textboxes or searchboxes, both in pages and the address bar itself. ...
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Listen to Mic through Speakers on a Dell Chromebook

I'm aware that in Windows 7 you can play the microphone input out of the computer speakers. I have a Dell Chromebook and am wondering if this is possible on Chrome OS. I checked the Settings areas ...
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Is there any way for me to change my Huion 420 tablet from absolute mode to relative mode?

I have a Huion 420 that I use for Osu, but I was wondering if there was a way I could change it to relative mode for use in some other things. I checked through the device settings and it doesn't ...
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Can I use my computer's headphone output as an input on another device (android phone)?

So what I mean is this: I put a 3.5mm male jackplug in the headphone output of my laptop, and then on the other end of the cord is another 3.5mm jackplug that I plug into my phone, so when I call ...
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Playing two programs at once and splitting output sources

I am running windows 8.1, I want to play both league of legends and a ePSXe, PSX emulator at the same time. So basically play PSX while it's out of focus, the video and sound works just it is not ...
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Is ALU used for all instructions?

On wikipedia page about Von Neumann Architecture is this picture. There are a lot of similar pictures like this.(Also in a lot of articles about Von Neumann Architecture is that only ALU execute ...
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How to connect a headphones output to a laptop microphone input

I have been struggling to find the best way to connect a stereo headphones output (the socket where you would normally plug your headphones into) to a Lenovo G575 laptop microphone input for ...
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Input signal out of range after reinstalling Windows XP

Hi i have recently got a second hand HP desktop which was running XP when i got it. When i first brought it home i booted it up on the monitor(hp vs17) that i got with it and everything was fine. ...
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Windows send command to terminal

I want to do something in Windows similar to screen's screen -X ___ stuff "___" command, used for stuffing input to a terminal. I'd like: The solution to be native to Windows. If programs are ...
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Are there hotkeys to cycle left and right through the list of candidates in the Windows 7 Pinyin Chinese IME?

I'm using the standard Simplified Chinese Pinyin IME (Input Method Editor) on Windows 7.1 You type in Pinyin (standard Romanization of Chinese) and a small window shows you a selection of candidate ...
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HDMI Output to VGA Input

I have a computer with only an HDMI output and a monitor with only a VGA input. I would like to have the computer extend its display onto the monitor. However, I have read that VGA outs cannot be ...
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OS agnostic analog data input

I want to input an analog signal (for concreteness, temperature from a thermocouple) into a computer. The sampling rate should be at least several times (say, 10) per second. Moreover, I want to be ...
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Shell Script User Input Date Validation

How would I go about performing date validation on user input in a shell script? I want to notify the user if they enter the date in the wrong format. The correct format would be YYYYMMDD.
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Some characters in zsh don't show until the key is released

When inputting specific characters in zsh shell (in my case e and ;) they don't show up immediately after pressing the key. Instead they only show up a short time after releasing the key. When these ...
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Repeated keypresses are ignored

So, I'm having trouble fixing my brothers computer. The problem is that if I try to press a key more than once in succession every keypress but the first is ignored. Holding a key down works as ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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What is this? Debian Wheezy, Weird randomly occuring inputs

When I login in one of the extra virtual terminals there always come odd signs or control characters between my actual input. For example I type administrator and after the adm some garbage gets ...
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All input unresponsive during/after games on Ubuntu Linux

The vast majority of times which I fire up a game on my PC, after a period of play time [random, 15 minutes up to several hours] my system will become unresponsive to all input. It isn't a full ...
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How to programmatically control the mouse cursor, without hardware mouse attached in android?

I have an Android device and an app which should move the mouse cursor programmatically. When I have an Bluetooth or USB mouse attached to the device, I can send events to /dev/input/event7 to move ...
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How to keep a new Firefox window (created in Linux FF with a mouse command) from stealing input focus?

I'm having trouble with new Linux Firefox windows (not tabs) stealing input focus. Basically: Put your Firefox window somewhere other than where new windows tend to open. In Firefox, press ...
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Credit card reader gives random output

I bought a cheap $10 magnetic card reader online. It identifies as a generic keyboard, and as such should work on anything that accepts USB keyboards. It works just fine on Windows, but on Linux and ...
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Move away from textbox using tab button

I was wondering about this for quite some time now. This applies to pretty much every software that has multiline inputs at some point, but I will give an example with a webpage since it's "more ...
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Why does my computer modify the order of some characters typed?

I'm having a strange problem that I'm not sure if it's related to Google Chrome (or it's "Animated tabs" plugin that I've installed), my OS (Ubuntu 13.10 + GNome) or my keyboard (Dell Vostro's one). ...
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How do keyboards handle simultaneous inputs? [closed]

Lately I have been working with the basics concepts of concurrency in programming. One of the thoughts that came across my mind was simultaneous inputs from keyboards. In programming, a method or ...
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input mask behaving oddly

I am using Access 2010. I have created an input mask 0000\B?. The resultant should be 4 numbers, the letter B and an optional 2nd letter, ie 1234Bx. My problem is the ?. Any time the optional letter ...
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How to setup predictive text (autocomplete) on Mac?

Apart from native support for text shortcuts, how can I enable autocomplete on Mac, presumably Cocoa applications? I mean autocomplete from dictionary or words previously used. Something like ...
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Realtek HD Audio ignores mic input

I'm servicing a fresh install of Windows XP (yes, really!) with an on-board Realtek ALC888 HD Audio chipset. The trouble is that I get no sound input from the mic. The mic is connected to the front ...
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Looking for an application which types the string or text I give to it [closed]

The usage scenario is typing the product keys into the mutliple textboxes. The app is supposed to press all the keys for me when I press some keys like, ctrl+Q. I don’t think such an application ...
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Sending input to command line program from text/Batch file

I am a mechanical engineer with some hand on Programming in VC++. Our industry uses a DOS program & that requires 8 user inputs. We have to feed it manuaaly every time. Does we can automate this ...
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Is there a way to stream certain sounds through my mic?

So for example, if I wanted to stream music from youtube through my headset to the people in my skype call, is there any way I can do that?
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Windows 7 hangs upon input events and opening sockets

I'm using a work laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Professional. The laptop is a Dell Studio XPS and has the following specs: Intel Core i5 M460 Quad-core 2.53GHz 6GB RAM ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 ...
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How to type special characters in Linux when Russian layout is active?

The way to type special unicode characters in Linux is to press Ctrl + Shift + u and then to type the character number. But this method doesn't work when Russian layout is active. So if I'm typing in ...
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Excel opens asking for a date

I am creating a spreadsheet that needs to ask the user to input a date upon opening the workbook. The answer field needs to include a valid date range that goes back 13 months. Once a valid date ...
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How to switch between normal and “full width” ASCII with Microsoft Pinyin IME?

I've installed a couple of Input Method Editors (IMEs) while trying to learn some Chinese. Clicking the shift key on its own normally changes between Chinese input and English / ASCII input. But ...
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How to make redirected input count as command output

I have a simple C console program that takes some keyboard input and outputs prompts and calculations. I also have two text files: a file with input for the program, and a file that contains the ...
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USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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How would I make a batch that asks user input for timeout time?

I have a batch that allows me to hibernate with timeout but now I would like it to ask me the time for timeout. So it would be something like below: Batch asks for %value%: (user would write a ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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Does Unicode have a unified way to input all diacritics, especially in MS word2010?

I search and find that in word 2010, the only way that can input all kinds of UNICODE characters is to use the "symbol table", which is a time butcher to find the character I need, because the ...
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Video signal through headphone jack (2 stripes) (component video)

I have a few questions regarding the possibility to transfer video signals through specific cables. I have a cable that has a yellow and a white component plug on one side, and a headphone jack on ...
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VGA input on HP Envy 17 3D

Can HP Envy 17 3D do VGA input? There is a VGA connection on the side, but I don't know if it is only output, or if it can be used for input too... I tried to google, but couldn't find any ...