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Open two instances of the same PDF in Mac OS X Preview

I have a file example.pdf, where the key to exercises in the top part of the document are posted at the end. Hence, I want to open two instances of this file, so that I can put the window with the ...
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Preview.app only auto-refreshes if you alt-tab to it

I'm working on a program that generates an image. I can keep the image open in Preview and when the image changes, Preview refreshes it, but only when I alt-tab (sorry, command-tab) to it. I'd like ...
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Mac OSX Preview: Disable the Command-Backspace “Move to trash” keyboard shortcut?

I use Preview to view PDF files (duh) and sometimes annotate them as well as search them profusely. I keep using the Command-Backspace combination to try to delete the current line I'm writing in the ...
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How do I tell Chrome to open a pdf in Mac Preview instead of in-line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome I've looked at the answers to this question: How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome, but they do ...
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Reducing file size of Photoshop-exported PNG files

I can export a file from PSD (photoshop) to PNG (portable network graphics) format. With an image sized 1024x768 I usually get a PNG file that's approximately 120KB. However, if I open that exact ...
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Can't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
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Full screen and zoom to page width in Preview or Skim on Mac

One of the features that seem to be lacking on Preview is an automatic zoom to page width during full screen view. This is very helpful when reading user manuals and other long texts. I would ...
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Preview Youtube videos in Thunderbird

Is there a way to preview Youtube videos in Mozilla Thunderbird when you receive a Youtube link via email? More specifically, this is what I'm after (ordered by decreasing preference): see the ...
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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View list of embedded fonts in PDF file with Preview

In Acrobat Reader I can go to File > Properties to see all the metadata for the open PDF file: the program that created the document, author information, embedded fonts, etc. OS X's Preview can also ...
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Is there a codec to preview Panasonic rw2 files in Windows Explorer for a 64-bit version of Windows?

Have you been able to find a Panasonic .rw2 image file codec to view rw2 images in explorer? (Before you answer, make sure it's for 64 bit :+>)
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Where is the “Print Preview” option for Safari on Windows?

I am unable to find a way to generate a print preview using Safari 5.0.7533.16 on Windows XP Pro SP3. Google searches indicate that either a) there is a way to generate a print preview that I cannot ...
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AppleScript and Preview.app

I saw this post: http://superuser.com/questions/155517/how-do-i-get-applescript-to-work-with-preview-in-snow-leopard In my attempt to figure out how to use AppleScript with Preview. I'm trying to ...
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Firefox Thumbnail Plugin

Is there a Firefox plugin that provides the layout of the New Tab Jumpstart plugin, but the flexibility of the Speed Dial plugin? The layout of the New Tab Jumpstart is nice and simple, but it uses ...
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How do I get applescript to work with Preview in Snow Leopard?

How do I get applescript to work with Preview in Snow Leopard? I'd like, for instance, my applescript for resizing a window to full screen (which works for most applications (e.g., chrome)) to work ...
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How can I get my image previews back in explorer?

For some reason, first all .png images stopped previewing, and now ALL images stopped. It's very frustrating as it's difficult to see what I'm doing. Is there a way to get it back? This is how it ...
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Only show windows 7 Preview Pane (in explorer) when the file has a preview

I use the preview pane often, especially with pdfs. But when selecting folders or files which don't have previews, or not even selecting anything, the preview pane stays, it's quite big, and I use ...
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Set first image as folder preview in Windows 7

I am trying to customize the way image folders appear in Win7 explorer, but I can't seem to get it under control. Is there a way to force it to always pick the first image in the folder as the ...
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How to update Preview.app from the command line without losing focus on Mac OS X?

I want to update Preview.app in the background from the command line without losing focus of my current window. I know that I can use the following to open/update the view of a file, but then I lose ...
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What's the rationale behind Fillable PDF's not being able to be saved?

Most of the time, if you open a fillable pdf on Windows w/ Adobe Reader, it warns you that you cannot save the data you entered. However, when opening the same file with Preview on Mac OS you are able ...
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Can I convert an image from CMYK to RGB in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to convert a JPEG from CMYK to RGB, using Preview or any other tool built into Mac OS X? I see I can go to Tools | Assign Profile… and select from a long list of options, including ...
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How to preview unfinished torrent video files

I'm using uTorrent 2.0 and downloading videos. Some videos are large and I don't want to wait till their download is completed in order to preview. Is there a way I can preview the finished part of ...
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Stop Safari from loading webpages preview images

Everyday, the first time I start Safari, if I go to the history tab, I get the following message : How can I stop Safari prompting this message and completely disable the webpages preview?
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Disable Preview.app annoying delete file sound?

How can I disable Preview.app (MacOS X) delete file sound? I. e. sound after pressing Cmd-Delete. I tried to delete a sound file, played by Preview.app, but I haven't found that file.
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Can Preview (mac) alter the background and text colors of pdfs?

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to alter the background and text colors of pdf - either to preset 'high contrast' colors or your own choices - and this makes reading onscreen much easier. Is it ...
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Stop Preview.app window from resizing to content on open?

Is there a way to make Preview stop resizing to the size of the image I open? Kind of making me nuts. I just want it to stay the same size and scale the image to fit. If it's not possible, feel ...
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High-res icon in Windows Vista alt-tab thumbnail preview?

I have customized my alt-tab screen with the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AltTab] "OverlayIconPx"=dword:00000040 "MaxThumbSizePx"=dword:00000100 ...
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Open a PDF from within Preview in another Application using Services

I've started using Papers for organizing my pdfs. All I'd like to do is to add a Service that I can access from Preview that will automatically open the pdf in Papers. From there, I'll either read it, ...
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Show entire messages in Thunderbird 3's thread view?

I recently upgraded to Thunderbird 3 on the Windows box which I am compelled to use for my email reading. I am loving the new feature which shows the body, title, and sender of all the messages in the ...
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Powerpoint notes page prints with wrong font size

I have a Powerpoint 2003 slide with a lot of text in the Notes. When I Print Preview the slide with Notes, all of the Notes text appears on the page. When I actually print the slide, the Notes are ...
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How do I set Safari on Mac OS X to show PDFs using Preview instead of Adobe Reader?

I shouldn't have installed Adobe Reader on my Mac. But now that I have, how do I set Safari to (go back to) show PDFs using Preview (as the inline PDF display plug-in) instead of Reader? Do I need to ...
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Mac Preview's map imagery owned by NASA?

When you open the About box of Preview, it says Preview Version 5.0 Map imagery owned by NASA NASA's Earth Observatory Copyright © 2002–2009 Apple Inc. All rights ...
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Color coded Windows 7 Preview Pane?

Customizing what files you can preview is cool, but is there a way to create a custom preview extension to add syntax highlighting? I have many .h, .c, .cpp, .cs and .java files on my windows machine ...
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How to See Hidden Layers of PSD File in Preview of Mac OS X

I am using Preview in Mac OS X 10.5.8 which is able to open .psd files (Photoshop documents). I couldn't find an option for enable & disable view of some layers. My client has sent me a .psd file ...
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IE8 Printing Issue - Shrink to Fit is not Shrinking, right side getting hacked

I'm having this problem in a Sharepoint Extranet site. Several long/wide forms and grids are getting their right sides hacked off when printed. In IE7, Shrink to Fit solves this problem. However in ...
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How do I enable the Windows 7 taskbar hover preview?

In Windows 7, when you hover over an application in your task bar, a preview is generated showing the contents of the application window. Another option just displays the names of the windows. ...
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Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed

I know it's just a pet peeve, but I hate it that Mac OS X's Preview.app stays open when it has no windows open. Is there any way to make it close when its last window is closed? Since I don't see ...
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Windows 7 64-bit PDF thumbnails problem

I cannot see thumbnails of PDF files on Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any solution to this problem?
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Looking for quick view / quick look program for windows

Are there any recommended programs for Windows (preferably free, cheap acceptable) that are fast lightweight viewers for common application formats? (PDF, doc, jpg, png etc). The Mac has Quick Look ...
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How can I generate a print preview using Google Chrome?

Does Google Chrome have a Print Preview feature? It doesn't seem to appear in the main menus. If it does, how can I activate it?
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Alt-tab on Windows XP - No previews?

Is there a way to get window previews like in Windows 7 alt-tab? If i have the same program open multiple times, but I'm using different parts of it, supplying only the program icon and title is ...
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Force view text file instead of download in Firefox?

Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under ...
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Outlook 2007 attachments wont preview

When I get an email with an attachment in Outlook 2007 that I should be able to preview (ie - image, word doc, etc) I get the following error: This file cannot be previewed because of an error in ...
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How can I preview j2k images in Windows 7 explorer

I have Windows 7 and I have some image files with the ending .j2k on my computer. These are jpg2000 images. Unfortuantely Windows 7 doesn't offer a preview of the actual image in the Explorer ...
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Huge TIFF file bogs down Explorer thumbnail generation

In one of my photo folders, I have a 3.8 GiB TIFF image file. With automatic thumbnail generation set, explorer completely locks up my system when accessing the folder. By inspecting the Resource ...