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Is there a fix for the “Too many open files in system” error on OS X 10.7.1?

I need to get rid of the pesky "Too many open files in system" limit on OS X 10.7.1.  Is there a way?
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Is it possible to open several web pages when browser is started?

I am searching for browser option or plugin (it will be best if it is available in Web Kit browsers,Opera or Firefox - not IE) that allows me to open several web pages when it is initially started. ...
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How do I re-open a file in emacs?

In older emacs versions I used to type: C-x C-f RET And it would re-open the file currently visited in the buffer. Now (emacs 23.1.1) it opens Dired of the directory.
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opening files directly from Google Chrome

Installed the Google Chrome today, everything runs surprisingly good and fast/smooth, no problems at all, except one. When I click to download a file, it only offers to save it, but I want it to be ...
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Determining what files are considered open in Mac OSX

Apologies if this has been discussed previously... I did a stack overflow and google search but probably didn't use the right keywords. Anyway, is there an easy way to determine what files are open ...
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How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark?

How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark or chosen page number? Can I do this with the command-line?
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Notepad++ not opening from certain locations

For quite some time now, I experience a weird behavior of Notepad++. I associated .xml files to Notepad++. For most of the time opening .xml files works fine. Sometimes though, the file won't open if ...
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“Open”/“Save As” causing programs to crash on Windows 7

This is a problem I was having that I "solved" with a righteous reformat. However, I have no idea what was causing it; hours of Googling led to perhaps one other person with a similar problem, and I ...
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Can you sniff packets of an open wifi network that you are not connected to?

I mean, just see all the packets going though the air.. is this possible with Wireshark, for example?
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How do I open 2 instances of the same file in notepad++ side by side with their own scrollbars in a single Notepad++ window?

I remember doing this a long time ago and have forgotten how I had done it. I like to do this when I have long html or php files to edit and I need part of the code from further down the file in a ...
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Chrome extension to open file instead of download it to filesystem?

Is there a Google Chrome extension, app, hack or something that will add an option on the download dialog to Open the file right away, instead of having to download it to a specific place? Thanks
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Can I open a folder in the current Finder window, rather than getting a new window for each folder?

In Mac's Finder, I have a million windows piled on top of each other when I finally find a file I want. Is there any way to select a subfolder and when it opens, have it REPLACE the current open ...
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Windows Explorer: What video file did I view last?

I have a lot of episodes on my computer, but I always forget, what episode I watched last. Is there a plugin or some possibility to see in Windows Explorer, what file I opened the last time or when I ...
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What's up with my Explorer?

Please, can you look at the pics. This wrong thing I take in all open file dialogs. What is it? Can you help me fix it? Thanx.
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Open .cdr file on OS X

I need to open a couple of .cdr files on my Mac. I've tried changing the file extension to .iso in order to open it with the Disk Utility app, but it didn't work! Any ideas how I can open them?
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How to open a file from bash command line in the already open Emacs instead of a new instance?

How to open a file from bash command line in the already open Emacs instead of a new instance? When I type $ emacs file.txt it opens a new Emacs instance, instead of opening the file in the ...
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Opening Excel Files From Sharepoint using Google Chrome

When I attempt to open an excel file from Sharepoint using Google Chrome, I get an error message: that there is an unsupported feature and would I like to open in Excel. If you say yes, then I get ...
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Launch Outlook 2007 and a Word window opens

After upgrading from Office 2003, whenever I launch Outlook 2007 a blank Word window opens - much like it did in Outlook 2003 with Word set as my email editor. Does anyone know how stop this from ...
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How to open .bok file extension

I need to open .bok file but can't find a freely available tool to open it. I have tried freeFileViewer but it is displaying the file in HEX code. What tool do i need to use ?
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is there a tool which enhances the windows open/save file dialog to allow adding comments (descript.ion file)

i am looking for a program/tool which allows to change the windows open/save dialog to allow adding comments which are then saved into a descript.ion file example description file: tumblr.jpg ...
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How can I force apps to open on the monitor that the icon is on?

I recently set up a 2-monitor set up. When I game, I have a couch and a TV. Across the room there is a little monitor with a more work like with it's own mouse and keyboard for, well, work. Since I ...
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Is it safe to re-symlink the 'open' command from `openvt` to `gnome-open` on Ubuntu?

On my Ubuntu systems, bin/open is symlinked to openvt. I'm not sure what this program does, but I'd like to delete the symlink and symlink or alias open to gnome-open. Is this safe to do?
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How can I stop Windows from using the “My Documents” folder every time an Open File Dialog box comes up?

How can I stop Windows from opening the "My Documents" folder every time an Open File Dialog box comes up? I have some programs that are "hard coded" to open to their own file locations. On my other ...
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Open/Save/Save As default settings

Does anyone know how to set/change the default settings for the "Open/Save/Save As" dialog? I don't mean code wise, I mean for Windows itself? Mine is ALWAYS coming up in as a list in reverse ...
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Open items in recycle bin without restoring

I just noticed that I can open folders from the recycle bin without restoring them. I have the qttabbar extension that adds tabs to the standard windows explorer and I accidentally middle-clicked a ...
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How to display a full name instead of an user name when opening a shared file?

When one of my users tries to open a file in Office 2007 he gets a massage "This file can only be opened in read-only mode; blocked by 'another user'. The user doesn't know who 'another user' is. As ...
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Keep cmd open after invokation of a cli application with Autohotkey

How can one keep the cmd window open after an invokation a cli application with Autohotkey? I need to see the program's output, but it exits and causes the window to vanish.
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On Mac, how to open a file from command line and have it shown in an existing Emacs window?

How to open a file from command line and have it shown in one of the existing windows in the existing frame, otherwise in a new window in a new frame? The default behavior is it is opened in a new ...
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Does any operational systems differentiate between “edit” and “open”?

Using the java.awt.Desktop class in an application, I noticed that you can call various actions on files. It's possible to both call an edit - and open action on, say html files, which in theory then ...
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How do I make bluefish open only one instance?

When opening files in blue fish, by default it keeps opens new files in new windows rather than opening one instance and then opening several tabs. OS: Fedora 17 Bluefish version: 2.2.3 How can I ...
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How to listen to all ports (udp and tcp) or make them all appear open in Debian

I got an external Debian server. The problem is that my university campus doesn't allow connections to go outside when the port is different than TCP port 22, 80, 443, or UDP port 123. I tested them ...
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How do you connect to a remote linux server (graphically) with Open Text Exceed

I have a server which I need to connect to and run a graphical program on. I know that you can do this with Open Text Exceed, but it's been years since I've done this and the last time I did it was ...
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how to add types to “file types managed” in firefox?

When I click link to log file(I have a log of links like that) the firefox opens the file, but I want to just save it(like I do with PDFs). However I dont have log file defined as Manage File Type. ...
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How do I use Command line to open and print or just print multiple pdf files?

I have a folder with quite a few pdf reports in it that I would like to setup to print automatically using the Task Scheduler in Windows and command lines to open adobe, the specific files, and then ...
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How can I switch to new tab on open?

How do I force Opera to switch over to the tab I opened when I click on 'Open in new tab'? (I am opening a new tab because I want to see the content - opening it without switching to it seems useless ...
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open source firmware and router that support at least a dozen of simultaneous connections

My family has ten persons. Each of us owns one or two devices that try to connect to the Internet. We regularly have problems where the router drops the connection to ISP. I begin to suspect that ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to open selected file in a specific program?

I was wondering if there was a way to set a keyboard shortcut to open a file with a specific program. For example, for building emails I use Dreamweaver, and I would like to highlight a file and ...
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Re-open Word document to previous cursor location with identical page vertical position

I would like to return to my previous point of edit with the page vertically positioned identical to its original vertical position. The Shift+F5 technique returns me to the previous point of edit, ...
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GVim Specify Directory for :browse open Command

I have added the line: :browse open to my vimrc file, but have been unsuccessful in getting GVim to open a file browser starting in a specified directory. In particular, I would like to know if it ...
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File Open/Save Dialog always 'Not Responding'

I am aware that this question has been asked once, however the solution for them didn't work with me. Whenever I go to open/save a file in any program, the dialog does not come up, and the ...
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Enter link into online image file selection dialog [closed]

On some sites i like to reply with an image and some text. It is quite a lot of steps downloading the image and then re-uploading it to the website. So i just enter the URL to the image in the file ...
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How to open an .exe file with -dev mode? (not the shortcut )

I want to start Company of Heroes game with the -dev mode but not through the shortcut but using the original .exe. Is there any way to bind the .exe with this flag so that it opens all the time using ...
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Associating a new version of SSMS with .sql file extension

Originally, the .sql file extension was associated with notepad. I changed this by right-clicking on a .sql file and choosing "Open With" -> "Choose Default Program" to associate it with SSMS (SQL ...
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Five stars of open data - example and review

(there may be a more suited SE site for this question so feel free to shift) I have some data I'd like to make open to the public - It's synatesis of some related data retrived from freedom of ...
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Internet Explorer: How to continuously (on the fly) pick which program to use when opening files?

Issue: I want to be able to open one file extension with multiple different programs depending on my choosing. Specifically in Internet Explorer. On Firefox and Opera this is standard, they offer a ...
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Excel crashes after loading file

After loading a excel sheet excel crashes. No special errormessage in the screen. If the same sheet is loaded on another computer it also crashes. Is there a program to repair this excel sheet ?
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Compound Interest in Open Office Calc

I need a way to get the compound interest in open office calc, so do any functions already exist for such?
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Add items to the “Open with” list in Windows 8

When I look at files in the Windows-8.1 file explorer, I can right-click a file and select "Open With" to choose a program that allows me to open that file. For instance: when I select a PDF file, I ...
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Can not open Firefox and Waterfox at the same time

I have installed Waterfox - the 64 bits version of Firefox. I am on Windows 7 64 bits machine and have Waterfox and Firefox as well. The issue is, when one of the browsers is opened, and I clicked on ...
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Are HTTP connections opened and closed for each request? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do browsers create new TCP connections for each HTTP requests? I have a F5 load balancer that directs traffic to 2 web servers with one having a higher priority than the ...