Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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What's an easy way to remove the Facebook apps sidebar?

When I go into a Facebook game, there is always this very annoying sidebar which is different from the chat sidebar and it cannot be closed by any options or button selections. I really dislike it ...
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ConEmu reorder splits

I think this has not been asked before. Is it possible to reorder split panel areas within a tab group of running apps? For example; move split panel from top right to bottom left or move half split ...
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Windows 8 strange UI bug

There is a strange bug occuring on my Windows 8.1 laptop. It seems like sometimes window repainting goes terribly wrong and specific areas of the screen have been interchanged. I've got 2 Nvidia ...
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Clicking Photoshop tool opens tool submenu

Since the last time I installed Photoshop (CS6), when I click a tool with several kinds, like marquee (Rectangular, Elliptical etc) in the picture below it opens the menu which allows me to choose the ...
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Smaller back button and thinner address bar in Firefox 30

I'm using the latest stable Firefox 30.0. I'm bothered by the big round Back button and the wide address bar that goes with it. I would like it to change it to a lean Back button (just a rectangle) ...
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Is there a way to specify minimum minibuffer/echo area size in emacs?

I am running Emacs 24, and due to a separate issue, my input method (uim-el) displays input candidates in the minibuffer regardless of how I set its options. That would not be such a problem if the ...
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How to hide/show a docked Windows 8 app?

Using Windows 8.1, I can switch between desktop-apps, and the new Windows 8 style apps that generally fill the whole screen using the keyboard shortcut Win + Tab. I can also dock these full-screen ...
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How to disable the preview buttons/pages bar on Fireworks CS6?

Is it possible to hide this bar on Fireworks CS6 to gain some screen real estate?
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How do I open apps up in windows rather than full screen with Windows 8?

I have had my Windows 8 laptop (HP Split- with detachable screen) for a few months now, and I am getting increasingly frustrated by the fact that whenever I open up an application, it automatically ...
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How to remove padding around Firefox navigation bar

I want to remove the obtrusive padding, here highlighted in red: I want to reduce the height between the red bars, to remove the unused space.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to view password text?

Windows 8 introduces a new feature called Password Reveal. While using Windows 8, whenever you enter your password in the password field of a Windows 8 app, IE 10, or the login screen, a Password ...
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How do I make the currently-selected UI element more obvious in Chrome? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to increase the visibility of the currently-selected UI element in Chrome and/or Chromium. This is how it looks for me by default. There is a thin blue outline around the ...
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How to display “Please Wait” while GPO startup script is running?

I have a GPO that calls a batch file as a startup script (Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Startup) which takes a moment to finish what it's supposed to ...
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No UI after installing Lion Skin Pack in Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1. I installed Lion Skin Pack and after rebooting I see a black screen and no user interface. There's no explorer, no taskbar, no system tray, no nothing. Pressing the Windows button ...
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Evince - Change pages with mousewheel, but zoomed out a little

I know that you can scroll through pages quickly, when the zoom is set to "fit screen" and only one page at a time. But on a big screen it sometimes happens, that the pages appear too big. But when ...
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How to remove “Open menu”

I am using Firefox 29. I would like to remove this menu because I prefer the Menu Bar. How can I do this?
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Does iOS use a GUI, or another type of interface? [closed]

I'm a student, studying A level ICT. Today we were revising computer interfaces for the upcoming exams, and my teacher was asked if iOS uses a GUI, but she said that iOS is a tricky one to classify, ...
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Firefox Australis status bar not showing

Just restarted my Firefox and voila... "Australis" is installed (never clicked "yes I want this"), but oh well, get on with the progress, right? I am fine with progress, but there is no status bar ...
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Touch-Screen UI Overlay for right-mouse button

How can I create an overlay that has only one button for right-mouse-click, that always stays on top even in graphical games. I would like to use that to play some games on my touchscreen, that need ...
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How can I store text already typed in the command line for later use?

One frustrating thing that happens very often to me is that I type a long command into a command-line interface (CLI) and then realize I need to execute another command before that one. Sometimes I ...
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Add-remove folders of left-side of “Save As”, Notepad++; other applications?

I'm in Win 7. In Notepad++, I have the following in my save-as dialog: I would like to change this list! I would like to remove: 1. "Recent Places", which doesn't work at all, 2. ...
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How to copy text without copying unwanted text?

I am trying to copy text in general, but there's links to parts of the page right on the left side of it. Whenever I try to copy just the text, it will highlight every text character to the left side ...
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Microsoft Access - how to show document location in quick access toolbar?

In Excel 2010, I am able to show the location of a workbook by adding "Document Location" to my quick access toolbar (this is found under "commands not found in the ribbon). This is shown in Excel ...
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Disable “Print…” in Context menu of selected text in Chrome

When I select some text on page, displayed in the Chrome web-browser, and click with my right button, context menu opens. It has three options: "Copy", "Search %YOUR.SEARCH.ENGINE.NAME for ...
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Outlook/Lync/Microsoft products much larger on screen

I recently got a new computer, and I installed Microsoft Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012, and the UI is much larger than it was on my old computer. The icons, text, and other visual niceties are ...
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Windows 8 Programs' right-click menus/drop down lists showing up garbled

It seems more and more menus, drop down lists, etc. across many programs on my machine are showing garbage instead of their actual contents. Check out the screenshot: I don't recall if I had this ...
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Make Taskbar open windows on current display

In Windows, the default behavior for opening a window is to position it in the place where it was last closed. Is there a way to have them open on the display from which the launching taskbar ...
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Inconsistent taskbar tooltip UI

I have several programs - for example iTunes and Git Extensions - that have what appears to be custom UI that displays when I hover their icon in the taskbar. For iTunes it's just the play/pause ...
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Alternative UI for Skype on Windows?

I know that there is no full-scale alternative client as the Skype protocol is closed, but perhaps there is an alternative UI for the official Skype client?
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Blender UI: Closing window frames of unequal size

My question revolves around the seemingly trivial question of how to close a window frame in Blender, when the frame you want to close has no bordering window of the same bordering length. I have ...
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iMovie 10.0.2 - features gone?

I was using iMovie for years - nice and easy editing of family movies; was happy with the looks and tools layout. Then iMovie updated a few times (now it is 10.0.2). And I just can't find things. ...
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Is there a way to disable the huge billboard/galleries on websites?

Every website nowadays seems to think it is a good idea to have half the page change every few seconds. This trend is horrible, it either distracts you when you try to read something else, or it ...
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Is there any tool that translates chinese applications to english?

I have a few windows tools that are in chinese, (no it's not some pirated software either) , is there anything that runs at a system level that could translate the menus and text from these apps into ...
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GMRUN auto-complete add instead of overwrite (leads to errors)

when i launch gmrun, and start typing a previously known command, gmrun opens a history list, and SELECTS the rest of the command: if i press enough letters for unique command, then the selection ...
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Mac: Dragging won't move folder — instead creates alias

I accidentally dragged an important folder into my Applications folder and now whenever I try to move it back, the system instead creates an alias and I can't move it to its previous location. i've ...
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Knotes - Show All Notes/Alt+Shift+S - Sometimes It Does Not Work

Sometimes I use the shortcut (Alt+Shift+S) in KDE to maximize/show all notes in KNotes it does not work and the notes appearing all grouped on the taskbar. Any solution/workaround for this problem?
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Change the font size of Visual Studio Solution Explorer

In Visual Studio (2012 in my case), is it possible to decrease (or increase) the font size of a user's Solution Explorer? I'd like to decrease it to save screen space a bit.
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Windows 8.1: how applications inherit the OS's UI controls' styles (e.g scrollbars)

This is an extensions to a previous question of mine. At first glance, it seems that on Windows 8.1, Firefox, Chrome and IE (for example) all implement the OS UI control appearance, when it comes to ...
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Is there a registry key or group policy to disable the “If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable” warning in Windows? [duplicate]

In Windows, when you change a file extension, you get a warning If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable Are you sure you want to change it? Is there a ...
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Redmine OSX or iOS interface

Are there any quality OSX desktop and/or mobile clients which interface well with Redmine and provide more use ability than simply an ATOM or RSS feed? I know that Redmine lists several desktop and ...
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How to make Libreoffice integrate better with KDE graphic environment

I'm running Libreoffice 4 in Kubuntu 12.04, hence inside a KDE environment. The graphic isn't at its best, as you can see the menu borders aren't drawn at all, making the interface plain and not very ...
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Drag/Drop solution for changing folder icons in Win7

I have a library of icons that I regularly use and it needs to be more readily actionable within the Win 7 Os than the normal "Right Click/Properties/Change Icon/Choose Folder/Scroll/Choose Icon/Click ...
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Manjaro: How to make taskbar icons glue to the right?

I want the rightmost icons to always be on the right of the screen. I looked through the options but couldn't find anything. Link to screenshot: http://s18.postimg.org/usvy04hl3/task_Bar.jpg
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Can you change the color of start screen tiles?

I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. It is working fine for me except that now the app tiles in the start screen use the color of the icon for the tile background. This makes it very difficult to find ...
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Linux Mint Mate system title bar features

I am using Linux Mint Maya with Mate desktop, and I am not happy about the system title bar because it is using so much space on my laptop screen. How do I autohide the panel in Mate? Or how do I ...
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Visual indication of email recipient categories while composing a mail in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird, when I'm composing a mail, I would like some visual feedback regarding who I'm sending email to, in broad terms. A typical use case is to clearly distinguish whether my mail is being ...
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How to decrease the width of splitter in Eclipse Kepler?

I am a bit annoyed with a width of splitter that separates views. In my opinion it is too wide. I haven't found any option in preferences to change this. Perhaps can be solved by tricking CSS like ...
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Windows 8.1 Coloured Tiles

Is it possible to turn of the new tile background colours in the Windows 8.1 Update? I don't want to use a third party app but I'd be okay with modifying the registry if it can get rid of these ...
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Windows File Manager Like on Mac: Displaying Several Folders Hierarchically at Once + Combining Best of Both Worlds (User Experience)

I am doing some work with template files which are found in various folders on the system, all falling under a common ancestor directory, but not always within the same parent directory. I am looking ...