Questions about increasing your productivity and efficiency when working with a computer.

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Laptop with 3 or more extended monitors

Hey there so i was thinking of a way to get more that 2 monitors on my system as i work more i see the need for monitor space more found this while was searching the net but the problem is that ...
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How OneNote 2013 stores data?

I know that Evernote stores data in sqlite database and it is easily viewable if someone will get access to your physical drive. But what about new OneNote 2013? How secure is it?
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Go back to last viewed page in pentadactyl

Is there a command/command set to go back to the last viewed page in Pentadactyl? I often close my browser and then decide that it was to early, so I want to turn it on again and to go the last viewed ...
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What is the best way to get a linux ecosystem on my phone?

I'm a programmer that uses the terminal for everything I do: VIM, git, pushing/getting files from the server and so on. Sometimes I'm on the street and for some reason I need to type a simple command ...
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Merge PDF to ePub

I have multiple PDF of my lecture notes and was hoping to convert these to ePub format where the name of the PDF forms an entry on the contents page. I want to do this because I think ePub will be a ...
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Possible to have super-high resolution monitor, and auto-focus eyeglasses? [closed]

I was thinking about if there was a super high resolution monitor - like 16 times more pixels than standard high def tv, would it be possible to set the font sizes really small on apps that run on the ...
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Workstation setup for a developer and gaming enthusiast

I found my optimal programming environment and productivity toolset on OS X. My workstation used to be a Macbook Pro that's attached to an external keyboard, mouse, and an external monitor. Now I ...
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How to fill username password in phraseexpress (Text expander)

I used to fill usernames/password combinations in Texter (Another Text expander) like: pragmaticprogrammer{TAB}Hello1 How to do the same in phraseexpress ?
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“Quick Add Next” keyboard shortcut from Sublime Text in IntelliJ

I'm missing the keyboard shortcut "Quick Add Next" (Ctrl + D) from Sublime Text in IntelliJ. It searches for the current selection and selects the next occurrence of it (using multi selection). So if ...
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Website block on a time schedule

I would like to find a way to block the access to some websites from all the browsers of my laptop, but not just as Self-Control does for MacOS. I want to make kind of a time schedule, for example ...
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Quick copy text from image? [closed]

Is there a method for quickly selecting an area of a picture / image and copying it into the clipboard as text? For example, say someone lacking foresight sends me a screenshot of a console instead ...
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Cloning a google calendar? [closed]

Note: it doesn't have to be Google calendar. I am currently using Google calendar but I will be able to switch to ANY service that will allow me to do this functionality. Is there any way I can clone ...
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Can you repeat last command with flags in bash?

Is there a way to repeat your last command with additional flags? Example: Say I do this: rm myFavouriteDirectory I will get a reply: rm: myFavouriteDirectory/: is a directory Obviously what I ...
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Windows 8: docking/snapping windows to more than left or right [closed]

Anybody know of a program that'll allow me to dock windows (non-metro apps) to more than just the left or right of the desktop? I have a 27 inch 1440p monitor that I bought with the idea of being ...
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Tmux copy mode: stay in copy mode after selection

When using tmux, I often find a need to copy multiple items from one pane or window into another. When those items are located close to each other in a long scrollback buffer, my workflow typically ...
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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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Opening Chrome consoles makes it (brilliantly) disable every hotkey. How to avoid that?

Every time you open the Chrome Console with a hotkey, the browser automatically disables every other hotkey such as refresh until you click on the window. This is currently the only thing that makes ...
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Quick-selecting files in Windows 7

In Vista, there was a feature by which, if you were in a Windows Explorer menu, you could type the first few letters of a file name, and it would automatically jump to that file. However, when I ...
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Paste using middle mouse button

Is there any application to paste the same text every time with middle button? I have seen tools to paste the clipboard text, But I am looking to paste the same text every time I click the middle ...
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Power Supply wattage selection. Why 80 plus Bronze, Gold, Platinum?

I'm looking at building a file server and looking at getting a quiet, reliable power supply that can power two processors on a single board and run pretty much constantly. How would I select a power ...
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Best SMPS wattage required for the below config? [closed]

We are planing to assemble a file server of the following configuration. Intel S2400SC2 Motherboard. Xeon 2407 Processor x 2 (Dual Processors) 8gb x 8 ECC DDR3 RAM One 2 TB Seagate HDD. 8 cabinet ...
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Autorename files with identical names when dropping in directory

On windows, how can I set up a mechanism so that when I move a file into a directory where a file with the same name already exists, the new file is renamed randomly (or to <>.ext)? Use case: I'm ...
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Is there a search addon for Firefox that allows to add GET/POST variables from current page?

What I am looking for is basically the Firefox equivalent to this Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/selection-search/gipnlpdeieaidmmeaichnddnmjmcakoe Now before everybody ...
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If you're back's supposed to be straight, why do you need a nice chair at the computer? [closed]

I read the article on Coding Horror (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/07/investing-in-a-quality-programming-chair.html) about nice chairs, but it doesn't make sense to me. I've heard many times ...
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Shortcut/program to list the names of open windows on Windows 7+?

I'm looking for a program for Windows that does something similar to the tabs outliner extension for chrome. I prefer reading the titles of the open windows to a visual representation of them such as ...
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Locally redirecting domains (like with /etc/hosts) during certain hours of the day

folks. In the interest of upping my productivity, I'd like to selectively block or redirect certain websites in blocks of time during the day. I've already got some sites completely blocked in my ...
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Windows 8 Reader Switch Between Documents

Before Windows 8, opening multiple PDFs would result in a window for each one, and you could then alt+tab between open documents. In Windows 8, they all open to the Reader app, but only one instance ...
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Launching gnome-shell-timer in Unity?

I'd like to have a countdown timer in my taskbar on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with Unity 2D. My use case is primarily time management, for example "countdown from 30 minutes, and I'll take a break when ...
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Is there a way to script setting up a space (mission control) in OSX?

It seems that Spaces was designed with assigning apps to a space in mind (see this KB article). Even apps like TotalSpaces are built with this model. This seems redundant to me as there is already ...
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In gnu screen, how do you reload .bashrc in all windows?

I typically use about 10 windows in gnu screen and am constantly customizing my .bashrc. I would like to be able to source .bashrc across screen windows with a one-liner. Can I broadcast a command ...
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Expanding Application Switching Paradigm Within Windows 7 to behave like RTS game?

Background: Within RTS games important buildings and units can often be grouped using a Ctrl+(0-9) combination. This combined with in-game hotkeys makes game 'productivity' (i.e. APM, EPM) extremely ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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Barebones “work-only” Station

I want to buy/build/configure a computer to be used only for programming work. In order to avoid distractions, I want limit myself to use no more than command-line terminals. I don't want to have any ...
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How to show desktop apps in Windows 8's Switcher?

The Switcher in Windows 8 is really convenient for managing running applications, but unfortunately all desktop apps are grouped into one position in the switcher... I like to kill background apps ...
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Ditto (clipboard manager): can't set shortcut of Win+<num>. Get “Error Registering Position 1”

Somone made a Youtube video on Ditto, and that person uses Win+Num to paste items from the list. He put a screenshot of his settings on Google Plus: When I try to do the same, which is to put “1” ...
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Formatting not retained in paste from Ditto (clipboard manager). Plain text pasted instead [Solved] Add supported types

I'm trying to use Ditto on the Ditto documentation. If I were to copy the table of contents, then paste it (without Ditto) to the word processor, I get http://i.imgur.com/V1GU3.png, and the formatting ...
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How can I delete faster? Word boundary backspace?

I like to type fast. I'm a chronic delete-keyer. I will type first, re-think the output later and hit delete. It seems I'm addicted to always doing something fast. Anyways, I have to tap the delete ...
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How can I block Firefox from allowing me to create new profiles?

I'm very easily distracted so I use Leechblock with Firefox to help me focus while I'm at work. This works great (especially because I have it set to require a 64-character password in order to make ...
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How do you map a solo press of a modifier key to its own function or mapping on Windows?

Today on hacker news there was a clever article on custom shortcut keys. The author talks about a technique for remapping a modifier key such as CTRL to ESC if CTRL were pressed without a modifier. ...
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VIM is great for text. Is there, too, an efficient, mouseless way to manipulate files on OS X?

I am having trouble navigating through files on OS X. That is, creating files, copying, moving, and so on. I am currently using the Finder, but the act of clicking with the mouse is not very ...
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Automatic highlighting of text in thunderbird

In days with large email influx, some emails tend to slip out of my attention. Usually these are email where I am not the primary recipient, but I am referenced at some point as having to perform some ...
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Emacs email reader with “conversation view” support

I'm a happy long time Wanderlust user. Since I adopted Inbox Zero, however, I feel that archiving read emails does not work very well with Wanderlust and ordinary IMAP folders, because when a new ...
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Auto suspend after X minutes to stop myself procrastinating

Right now, I'm using a line in /etc/crontab to run pm-suspend every 30 minutes, but I would like an application displaying a warning before suspending (for example a countdown in the taskbar). An ...
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Can documents be forced in a printing queue?

I have recently been moved to work on a desk that is a bit far from the printer. One of the tasks I'm supposed to work on requires me to either have documents stacking up in the printer then go get it ...
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Is there any tool for windows emulating functionality of command-T plugin for vim?

As in the title. It would be usefull to have, for example, a tool like Executor or launchy, but with command-T fuzzy matching.
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Disable OS X Enter Full Screen animation

Most applications have a hotkey for entering full-screen in OS X with CmdCtrlF, for others I created a keyboard shortcut for Enter Full Screen and Exit Full Screen in system preferences. But the 3.0 ...
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Browser plug-in to warn user when spending a long time on a site

Is there a browser plug-in that will warn the user ever X seconds with a popup and/or audio alarm when they are browsing predefined sites? Example: I go to Facebook and get sucked in and before I ...
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“Virtual mouse” using the keyboard

(For Windows.) I'm looking for a kind of program that I hope exists. If it doesn't I might try to create it. I passionately hate using the mouse. I've learned how to use the keyboard for 99% of the ...
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Finding matching columns in excel

I've never used excel before so I need the simplest solution available, and this is a work assignment due this week so I didn't have time read much of the documentation. Basically, I have two ...
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Do Gunnar glasses work for programmers? [closed]

(Is this the right forum)? This is a question about Gunnar optics (gunnars.com) I've seen some reviews, but I'm not quite convinced if they are for me. Some of the people reviewing are gamers, and ...