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Reset Mac OS X Windows Position after de-attaching external monitor

Using Mac OS on multiple monitor is great, but after removing external monitor (2nd monitor) usually windows position originally on the external monitor doesn't get re-positioned to default monitor. ...
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USB drive not showing full size

I have a 4GB usb-drive. Just now i have formated it with fat filesystem. But after fomating its only showing 200MB instead of 4GB. I am using windows VISTA operating system... I am frightened.... Can ...
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Is 7200rpm thru sata 2 worth it?

I am aware that this is probably a common question, yet I did not find the right search terms to use. I have to buy a new hard drive. I figured out that the equation consists of: connector standard, ...
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How to determine where my disk space went [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find disk usage of folders in Windows Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? What’s using up my disk space? Windows 7 - mysteriously missing ...
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Why is Latex so big?

On windows, MikTex comes in a DVD. It's several times bigger than a typical Linux distribution. This makes it impossible to carry Latex on a memory stick like I do with many other useful software. ...
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Is it normal for a SATA drive to show 0MB size in BIOS?

Right, so this is the first time I've attempted to build a computer that will use a SATA disk. Disk Details are as follows Seagate 7200.12 ST3500413AS PartNo. 9YP142-303 Firmware JC45 Date Code ...
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Over 20GB of disk space is gone?

System drive, OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1 Ultimate. Windows Explorer shows 100GB of used space. TreeSizeFree shows 75GB of used space. Total Commander and FAR confirm TreeSizeFree's measurements ...
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suggestions for migrating a windows 7 install to a new 4K sector disk

I'm looking to upgrade the disk on a windows 7 box to a new larger drive. In the past for such migrations I'd just hook both drives up and use a linux boot disk and use dd to copy from one disk to ...
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How to reduce size of icons on ubuntu desktop

I want to reduce the size of icons on my ubuntu desktop/All the icons are too big and i am using just 12.1 inch laptop so its looks too horrible.
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How can I find files that are bigger/smaller than x bytes?

In a terminal, how can I find files that are bigger or smaller than x bytes? I suppose I can do something like find . -exec ls -l {} \; and then pipe the result to awk to filter by file size. But ...
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How can I change the amount and size of Linux ramdisks (/dev/ram0 - /dev/ram15)?

Using Linux, when I boot I automatically have 16 16MB ramdisks, however, I would like to create one really large ramdisk to test some software. I found that I can adjust the size of the ramdisks ...
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How do I embed multiple sizes in an .ico file?

I have seen .ico icons that have different images for multiple sizes, eg. 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128, 256x256. On Windows, how can I create an icon file that supports multiple sizes in this way, ...
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Why does Windows occupy more disk space, compared to Linux? [closed]

Why does a Windows install take so much place compared to most Linux distributions, despite being capable of much less? For example, a standard Ubuntu installation takes about 4 GB and can actually be ...
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To what extent is size a factor in SSD performance?

To what extent is the size of an SSD a factor in its performance? In my mind, correct me if I'm wrong, a bigger SSD should be, everything else being equal, faster than a smaller one. A bigger SSD ...
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Is it the address bus size or the data bus size that determines “8-bit , 16-bit ,32-bit ,64-bit ” systems?

My simple understanding is as follows. Memory (RAM) is composed of bits, groups of 8 which form bytes, each of which can be addressed ,and hence byte addressable memory. Address Bus stores the ...
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Resized maximized windows after screen resolution change

At my desk I use my work laptop docked with 2 external monitors; my primary display is 1680x1050. My laptops built in screen is only 1440x900. When I undock my laptop to take it to a meeting, all ...
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Is it possible to create a software RAID 1 with different sector sizes?

I bought a hard drive of a different model to my main drive and tried to mirrored them, but the following error message came up in Windows 7 Virtual Disk Manager: All disks holding extends for a ...
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Unix commands to get last modified date and size of file/folder (NOT LS)

I need a command that retrieves the last modified date and another that gives the size of a file. I've looked everywhere, and I cannot find commands like this. LS will not work.
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Outlook 2007 font sizes

Something really strange seems to have happened to my Outlook 2007. Everything was working fine for a long time now but at the end of today, all of a sudden, all of the fonts in Outlook are messed ...
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Total folder size with ls -lh

I created a directory where I put ten files, each one with exactly 1,048,576 characters (1024^2). The size of each one of them should be exactly one megabyte, counting megabyte as 1024^2 bytes. If I ...
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Minimize file size of Microsoft Word documents

What are the best ways to ensure a small filesize for Microsoft Word documents when starting from scratch reduce the size of existing Microsoft Word documents using only tools available in the ...
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1answer
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copy from NTFS to exFAT but “size on disk very” is very bigger than “size”

I tried to backup from my NTFS external hard drive to new exFAT external hard drive when my copy finished I saw that I have very little free space remained. I checked my file size and I saw that the ...
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How to sort Spotlight results by size in the Finder?

How do I sort search result by size in Finder? I would prefer some sort of setting, or shell plug-in. I'm using this to clean my hard drive by finding and deleting the largest files first. I'm not ...
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3answers
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Reset the open file window size in Google Chrome?

How can I reset the open file window in Google Chrome back to it's default size? My wife resized it when uploading photo's to a website and I would like to reset it (blame my OCD) I have deleted the ...
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Changing the size of the Windows 7 taskbar

Is there a way to change the size of the Windows 7 Taskbar? Internal or with the help of outside programs, both welcome. Something like the MacOS X Doc Zooming effect would be OK/nice, too. Edit: I'm ...
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2answers
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How do make my e-mail display an image from the web?

I often use inline images in my e-mails, but this often results in very large e-mail sizes that can quickly fill up hard drive space for my recipients. If I host the image online, I can link to it ...
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How do I make Win7 remember the size of windows?

Every single time when I need to choose a file through an app via "Open..", the window neither remembers my listing preferences nor the window size I previously had. Is there a way to force it?
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2answers
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How can I change pdf page size?

I would like to split pages in pdf so that each page would be divided into 2 pages ( e.g. form 100 pages I would go into 200 but smaller - exactly half size). I need this to read pdfs on my ebook ...
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1answer
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Virtual PC dynamic disk - why limited to 130GB?

On my Windows 7 machine with XP Mode installed, I created a new VM in Virtual PC. I have a 1TB SATA drive installed in the machine and when I create a dynamic (expanding) disk, it only allows me to ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Virtual PC maximum hard disk PC

What is the maximum space that I can allocate on a MS Virtual PC 2007?