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Deskpins / Afloat Alternative Mac Mavericks

When I was on PC i loved deskpins. Afloat is a similar app for mac. I am having trouble getting the Github app to run after compiling and archiving with xCode. https://github.com/millenomi/afloat/ ...
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How to add & remove windows 10 pin sign-in?

I'm testing windows 10 build 9926. Fresh install. I'm having problems with pin sign-in option. 1. I've added a pin and restarted it and could only sign-in with password. 2. I tried to remove my pin ...
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What is the purpose of PIN logon in Windows 8? [closed]

Windows 8 has got a new feature that allows you to login to your computer using a 4-digit PIN code: Over the years we've been taught that we should always protect our accounts with secure ...
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Can't pin modified shortcuts to the Windows 7 taskbar

I have a shortcut to a .bat file which I pin to the task bar using a workaround by using another icon and this seems to work. Now I make a copy of that shortcut, point it to a different .bat file, ...
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Pinning Folders To The Taskbar In Windows 8?

Whilst application shortcuts and programs can be pinned to the taskbar in all recent version of Windows including Windows 8. I can't find a way to pin folders to the taskbar for quick access in ...
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What is this cable which came with my chassis fans?

I ordered 3 chassis fans for my PC but I have only 2 connector pins left on my motherboard, so I was looking at a female to male Y splitter for the connector when I found this in the box: What is ...
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Bluetooth pairing on the command line in Ubuntu 11.10

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and try to connect to a Bluetooth device from the command line but I always need to enter the PIN in a graphical dialog box. The commands I use: root@ubuntu:~# hcitool scan ...
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Windows 10 select default login option

I have created a PIN to make logging in on my laptop a bit faster. Now the problem is, that, by default, my laptop asks me for my password. This is somewhat annoying, since it takes 2 clicks to switch ...
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Launch multiple copies of a program pinned to Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launch App multiple times from a Pinned Shortcut Using Taskbar buttons set as Never combine and the Classic skin (if that matters), how do I launch multiple copies of a ...
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Custom folder with subitems in Start menu in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible to pin a folder containing sub items in the Start menu in Windows 7? I want my custom files to be visible to users via the Start Menu, much like recent files are shown as a sub menu ...
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How to change SIM card PIN code in Windows 8.1

On a Windows 8.1 notebook with integrated SIM card slot (not a Windows phone), how do I change the SIM card's PIN code? I tried to find a screen that allows me to do that. I cannot put the SIM in my ...
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Remove/disable PIN Windows 10?

I have a PIN code on setup so I can quickly unlock my device. Its quick but not very secure so I would like to go back to a password, is this possible? I couldn't find anything in the settings.
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If a pin was bent during CPU installation would the machine have started at all?

Realistically, if a Pin was bent during install would it have turned on and ran for 30 minutes or so before cutting out, or would it just have not started even once? The machine turned on first time, ...
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Compatibility between 3 pin and 4 pin fan connectors

Can I plug a 4 pin fan to a 3 pin header? If I were to use a Rosewill Model RCW-FPS-401 12" PWM Splitter to split a 4 pin header in my motheboard to three 3 pin headers, would I still be able to take ...
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Broken connectors / pins on graphics card

My graphics card stopped working from time to time. So now I took it out and had a look on it. I discovered that some pins seem to be broken. Can this make fatal damage to a card? Because it ...
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Windows 8.1: Delayed PIN or picture logon after booting

When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN instead, the system mostly freezes for about one minute: The input box ...
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Is USB Data + wire supposed to have grounding?

Whenever I am connecting a LED to USB's red cable (5V) and Data + (white cable), the led turns ON, although the light isn't that bright as if i would connect it to GND (black cable) instead of Data +. ...
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How to find the WPS PIN for my Brother MFC-J6910DW Printer?

I am trying to connect my laptop to my Brother MFC-J6910DW printer, but I lost the WPS PIN for the printer when we moved recently. It is not shown on the printer or the original box either. What can ...
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How to fix an ancient Windows XP start menu bug?

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows XP. I still use Windows XP for some old software, but I never allow it to go online - the ethernet drivers are disabled in case I forget to power off the cable modem. ...
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How to use PIN for Windows 10 in a proper way, especially when you have multiple PCs?

When installing Windows 10, the installation mentioned "Password is so yesterday", and suggested using PIN as a password for the machine, and said PIN is per machine, while password is for the MSN ...
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How to pin modern ie to the taskbar?

Regarding the new Windows 8.1 Update 1's ability to pin modern apps to the task bar, I have a problem - I cannot pin the modern IE to the taskbar. When I right click and set "Pin to taskbar" it pins ...
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When I upgraded to OS X Mavericks it asks for System Pin

When I upgraded from Lion to OS X Mavericks from the App Store, it completed then I restarted my computer and then it said... Please enter your system pin lock to continue Or something along the ...
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“Extra” pins on WD MyPassport hard drive controller board

I know that these pins are not "extra" but I'd like to know what they do... Are they jumpers like the old IDE hard drives had? The drive doesn't want to spin up anymore and I'd like to learn as ...
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Windows 8: Delayed PIN or picture logon after booting

After rebooting my Windows 8 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN instead, the system mostly freezes for about one minute: The input box ...
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Is there any way to pin more than 6 items to the quickplay screen in Zuneware?

I use the Zune software for my media playing on my laptop, and it lets you pin things (albums, artists, playlists, etc.) to the homescreen for quick access to your favorite items. Stupid thing ...
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Can I pin a cmd/batch file to command prompt on the Windows 7 taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to pin either a Shortcut or a Batch file to the new Windows 7 Taskbar? Windows 7 CMD.exe jumplist possible? Hey all, just wanted to ask quick if anyone knows how to ...
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Old PC case, new motherboard, connector incompatibility

I have an old PC desktop case, about from the ddr1 / single core k7 era. I've modernized it into a much newer desktop machine (centralized around an MSI 970A motherboard, if it matters). Everything ...
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How to pin NetBeans to Windows 8 (x64) taskbar?

I've googled around and it seems that I'm not the only one with the problem, however I couldn't find the solution. Maybe someone around here has figured it out. The problem is that netbeans.exe is ...
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How to determine if it's a motherboard or CPU issue? [closed]

Note that I read the main suggested question and my situation is different, so that's why I'm asking again. I'll explain everything in detail (this will be a little long, but I'll make it as short ...
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folder won't show up in jumplist

I use the jumplist of explorer to pin folders that I use often. I have a folder with all my game shortcuts and on Windows 7 I always had a link to it pinned on the explorer icon. But since moving to ...
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Finding the power pins on an Acer TC 220 motherboard

I am trying to move the internals of an acer TC 220 into a different case, but I'm struggling to find the pins to connect the power and reset switches to. The only labeling th MB has is "DAA78L/...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails on encrypted disk boot

I have encrypted volume with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. After restart, because of black screen and frozen system, the system won't display the PIN prompt at the start of boot procedure. Only thing that ...
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Is a Windows 10 device bricked when you don't remember the password and a wrong PIN has been entered three times?

I was given an HP stream tablet some months ago as a gift and upgraded it to Windows 10 when it came out. The friend who gave it to me quickly set it to PIN and I forgot the password as I never used ...
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Broke off D2+ pin from the F_USB30 header

I bought a new PC with a Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI I had to reseat the connector and accidentally bent and subsequently broke off the D2+ pin. What will be the consequence of this? Thanks for your ...
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AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Pin out

I broke 2-3 pins of my AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Black Edition. Now, I am trying to find its pin configuration. I cant get its pin out or its data sheet. I tried using a copper wire. I dropped it in the ...
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How to recover Windows 8 without password?

I would normally log in with a PIN to use my laptop, but all of a sudden the "Sign-In Options" button used to enter a PIN had disappeared, and I was only able to enter a password, which I do not know. ...
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How can I pin Backup and Restore to the start menu?

I want to pin Backup and Restore to the start menu since I use it so much, but it appears to be impossible.
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Can I Bypass both MS Passcode and PIN on Windows 10?

How can I disable both MS Passcode and PIN on Windows 10? I am currently required to enter PIN number everytime my PC wakes up from sleep mode. I changed the Settings in the Sign-in Options to never ...