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How Unix is Mac OS X? [closed]

From my limited knowledge: The Unix OS coder assumes the user knows what they're doing etc. versus the Apple's you can only do it the way you are allowed to do it, etc. Compared to other variations ...
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Windows 8 - can't drag files from Explorer and drop on applications

In Windows 8 I find I can't drag files to applications like I've been able to do for as long as I can remember. Example: Drag MP3s to Winamp Drag folder full of music to Winamp Drag videos to VLC ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to toggle hidden files without relaunching Finder?

There are several ways how to toggle hidden files - via a shell command, or AppleScript, or Automator action, or even a Dashboard widget. All of them close and reopen Finder windows, which is quite ...
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'Un-select' a radiobutton? [closed]

I have always wondered if there is any way or trick to un-select a radio button once you have selected one. I'm asking this as a generic question, not regarding a specific program. it could be a ...
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3answers
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Is there any software to keep eyes distracted from monitor

I have a 19 inch LCD monitor but my eyes are hurting when sitting too much in front of the PC so I used an eye protector software, but it irritates me since it is a trial version, so I cannot edit its ...
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4answers
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Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?

I'm considering moving from DVD-Rs to Blu-Ray Recordable disks to backup my data. I don't have any experience with BD-Rs as of yet, though, and I wonder if it's worth it or I should wait another year ...
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4answers
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Why is Microsoft forcing users to use non-standard download/installation solutions?

Just now I wanted to download ASP.NET MVC and seen there is now something called Web Platform Installer. The direct link to the installer is however still there. A few days ago I wanted to get SQL ...
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2answers
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Mechanical keyboard switches: linear, soft, click. What is the difference?

I intend to buy a keyboard with mechanical switches. Some are available with different types of switches. Deck has linear and tactile. Cherry has three different types which are sometimes referred to ...
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Mac OS X: Managing Windows

So here is my problem, originally I'm a Windows user and developerr, and now I have a Mac OS based machine, I'm developing on Mac OS X as well, but the problem is that on Windows I feel comfortable ...
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2answers
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Windows Server 2012 start icon (button)

How can I create a desktop or start bar icon which would should show the Start Menu in Windows Server 2012? I having multiple remote connections in small windows (not full screen) and hovering the ...
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2answers
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Utilities for find & open linux /usr/share/docs?

For example, I can read the manual pages of bash by: $ man bash or $ info bash But there is also /usr/share/doc/bash which contains other related documents. When I looking into the docs of ECB ...
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Avoiding the mess of installing programs? [closed]

I've learned to be very cautious about the programs I install, not so much because of viruses (thank you ESET), but because of all the random junk that programs tend to generate. They create all sorts ...
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4answers
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Does the swf file download to user's PC before it starts playing/How does Flash Files play on user's PC

I would like to know how a flash file plays/loads in the users PC. For instance, if my code is as below - <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" ...
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3answers
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How is OpenGL and DirectX performance in VMWare Fusion 3?

I'm already a VMWare Fusion 2 user and Fusion 3 (just released here) has numerous features in conjunction with Snow Leopard. I'm curious to know if anyone in particular has tried it out and ...
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2answers
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Keeping my Google Chrome tabs always intact

Two days ago I quit my chrome. Yesterday I opened it and used it only in Anonymous Mode. Today I opened it again and my recently closed "21 tabs" are gone from the "Recently Closed" history. Is there ...
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2answers
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List of Sketchpad Apps for Windows 7 Tablet edition

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x200 tablet and got it with hopes that I could use it during presentations to quickly annotate my screen and also switch to skecthpad mode to draw images instead of using the ...
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1answer
761 views

Windows XP recovery console locks CD drive, even after restart!

Whenever I use my Windows XP SP2 installation CD that came with my Dell computer to use the recovery console, I have a problem. I understand that it's a bad idea to remove the CD while the recovery ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to have alternating colors in Windows 7 Explorer windows?

I know this is doable in Winforms and WPF, but not sure if I can do it for explorer windows. Something that looks like this:
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3answers
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Is IntelHD 4000 powerful enough to give me the best windows 8 experience? [closed]

I have a Thinkpad with i5 3.0Ghz and 6GB of ram. The only thing I'm concerned is that i don't have any dedicated graphics card. Will my Intel HD 4000 suffice?
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3answers
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RAM in MacBook air

I'm looking At buying a MacBook air - most likely the 13" model and unfortunately without spending a lot more money I cant get 4GB of RAM in store. Obviously I can 'build' one on the apple store but ...
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2answers
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How do I prevent my cursor from changing fields when loading websites?

I often start typing into a text field on a website before the website has loaded completely, for example to log into Gmail while the login screen is loading, to log into my banking website, etc. ...
0
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1answer
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LED Monitor: Native resolution Vs Screen size Vs response time

I'm looking at the available options for a LED monitor having full HD capability (1920x1080 native resolution), and I'm considering the following criteria for choosing a monitor: Screen size Native ...
0
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1answer
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How to make Windows Vista taskbar to appear immediately?

I have set to keep taskbar hidden. When I move mouse to screen edge, it appears. But it is slow for me:) I would like to make it to appear immediately. Any ideas? EDIT: Only what I found is to ...
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0answers
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What's the recommended way to open doc libraries in C:\Users\Public in win8?

Windows 7 had "libraries" like "Common pictures" in explorer side bar, but win8 doesn't. For an inexperienced user, how to get there?
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0answers
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Is there anyway to prevent a background process from hijacking the foreground and accidentally recieving input?

It has happened on a number of occasions I'm running something in the background which suddenly comes to the foreground as I am typing and I don't know the selection I just made. Is there anyway to ...
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1answer
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Is there any sound enhancer software for Linux?

one of my biggest attachments to Windows is DFX Audio Enhancer because it enhances audio from all applications before reaching my speakers. Is there any similar software/configuration for Linux? SRS ...
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1answer
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How to change the font in SmartSVN?

Using SmartSVN on my Windows machine, it is not honoring my Windows font preferences (neither font size or font face). They should be doing something like: void GetIconTitleFont(ref string fontName, ...
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1answer
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Windows, never “lose focus” of the current window

I want the task bar to light up orange and never lose focus to anything. If I'm installing something and then go play a game at some point it will drop out to the finished instillation. Also, if ...