Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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How to set Notepad++ GUI text to a bigger font?

I can't seem to find anything about this topic anywhere on the net, so I am asking here. Is there any way to increase visual font styles of the interface's text of Npp? I am not talking about the ...
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High contrast theme and Firefox-Font colour issues?

I have turned on high contrast theme in Windows 7, the problem now is the theme is interfering with firefox( no problem with Opera) and the pages loading. For example, the below given is a screenshot ...
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Google Drive-like item selection in Gmail? [migrated]

Google Drive has recently introduced explorer-like file selection: when you click on a file or directory it is selected (highlighted) and only if you double-click is the item opened. I would like to ...
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Google Chrome changed “Let me choose when to run plugin content” from left-click to right-click with menu - how to return old variant? [closed]

Since around version 42 Google Chrome changed the way to selective running of plugin content. When the setting "Let me choose when to run plugin content" for plugins is enabled in ...
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change mac appearance color (from blue and graphite)

The choice of either Blue or Graphite in Appearance looks so poor and sad. I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but the same ever boring colors have been in all versions. Screenshot: is there ANY way ...
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Registry fix to stop Outlook etc ignoring first click?

If I click to change to another ribbon tab in Outlook when Outlook is behind another window, the tab change doesn't work. Same deal if I click anything else in Outlook. The click just gives Outlook ...
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Show deleted emails in Office 2013 conversation view

Another major efficiency-reducing problem with Office 2013 is that they have filtered out items from the Deleted Items folder from conversation view, even if you select the "Show Message from Other ...
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Only show unread senders in Outlook 2013 conversation view

In Outlook 2013, all the senders in a thread are bolded when any new message arrives. In Outlook 2010, when a conversation has an unread message, the title is bolded and the list of senders in the ...
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Cancel a diff in Diffmerge

How do I cancel/abort a diff in DiffMerge? All I see right now is this: No "Cancel" button. Help!
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Cycling through files by filename in Midnight Commander

Sorry if I should have posted this as a feature request to mc developers somewhere. This is such a common and useful functionality I assumed it ought to be there, yet I can't find it. What I want is ...
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How to resize used area in metro?

When I run an older program in my laptop i.e Worms Armageddon sometimes the Metro interface "area with icons" will be resized to a part of the screen. If I restart the computer it gets back to ...
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Viewing conversation history as one piece in Adium

Conversation logs in Adium is split by days and polluted with "User Connected/Disconnected" statuses. Is it possible to see a conversation history as a single scrollable window, preferably without ...
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How force Jenkins to show UI always in English?

I'm using Google Chrome. When I'm using Jenkins (This is remote service, I don't have control over it) then part of UI is displaying in my local language. How can I tell Jenkins to always display ...
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Why does Visual Studio spontaneously collapse the “Find Symbol Results” result trees?

I am running Visual Studio 2012 (Version 11.0.61030.00 Update 4), working on a moderately sized C++ project. When I highlight a symbol in the editor and click "Find All References", the "Find Symbol ...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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How to get Foobar to be as WinAmp'y as possible?

I want to switch away from the terrible memory-eating monster that is WinAmp, and foobar2000 keeps coming up as an alternative. However, it's myriad plug-ins and weird UI are kind of daunting to me. ...
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In Sublime, what do the left/right arrow buttons do in the top left of the interface?

I know it sounds like a stupid question, but clicking them does nothing noticeable, and I can't find any info after googling it.
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User Interface quality issue with some programs on windows 7

As the title explains, i have a weird issue with the UI of some programs on windows 7 (Google chrome & unity). Basically the UI looks deformed. Tool bars, fonts etc have irregular shapes to a ...
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Windows 7 - grouping windows

In Windows 7, when you have opened more windows of the same program/type (e.g. 2 windows of Chrome, 2 windows of Total Commander) they are grouped into one icon in the bar. You can forbid the grouping ...
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Automating User Input / KeyStroke For a Program

I've read about this problem on related posts found here at Superuser; however, my issue is slightly different and potentially difficult to solve: I am working with a phylogenetic program called ...
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Is it possible to replace default Windows color picker dialog?

I am using software like text editors or development tools that use default Windows color picker dialog. Is there a way to intercept somehow calls to windows color picker dialog and show custom ...
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Analysis to extract task flows from UI event log

Given a table of UI events, how can I detect task flows, task loops, and behavioural patterns? I'm instrumenting my software to track what the user does. Controls clicked, keys pressed, and so on, ...
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How can I change the font size of Chrome's UI?

I'm switching from Firefox to Chrome and the font size of the tabs in Chrome is a bit smaller than in Firefox. Is there a settings page (perhaps like Firefox's about:config), that will allow me to ...
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Change behaviour of `tab` key cycling through Firefox user interface components

Firefox 34.0 introduced an "enhancement" for the search bar that is normally located the the top left. When I open a new tab (Ctrl+t), it opens to about:startpage. In my case, this is a Ubuntu ...
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How fast does application response time need to be?

There are numerous questions about how to speed up response time to user inputs, with people spending considerable time and money to squeeze milliseconds out of application and input device response ...
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Interface differences between two Windows 8.1 Pro installations

I'm not exactly sure how to best describe this issue, so please bear with me. On one laptop (A), I did a manual installation of 8.1 Pro with an ISO I purchased directly from Microsoft. On a different ...
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Windows - See more than two powerplans in the battery-menu in the tray

On clicking the battery icon in the tray, the menu shows the current power plan and the last used power plan. Is it possible to make the menu show more than two power plans?
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Weird behaviour of click in terminal and text-mode programs

I'm using terminal and SSH to work on a Linux machine - from Mac but the target machine seems to be the problem. Indeed, I found a really weird mouse behaviour; according to the program I'm using, ...
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Searching for the same string after changing tabs

I am using Mozilla Firefox 32.0. In most cases when I search for a specific string on a page and do not get any satisfying matches I switch to another open tab and search for the same string there. I ...
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How do you enable new navigation sidebar in Jira?

I really like the new navigation sidebar in Jira onDemand: The only problem is, when I created a new project on a new account, the sidebar has gone. Is there any way to enable it for all projects?
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How to make the Firefox's message “… is now fullscreen” less obtrusive?

Illustration of the problem When a web page in Firefox switches to full-screen then even though the website is allowed to switch to full-screen automatically (Tools > Page Info > Permissions > Enter ...
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Do text based browsers reduce network traffic?

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a GUI based browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing no reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text based ...
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Is this behavior of command+tab a 'feature' or a bug

I've seen online many people asking how to make Command+Tab work more like in Windows, such as this post. I guess I don't understand the rationale of why Apple would implement the functionality the ...
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Stata 13.1 script-editor keyboard shortcuts on Windows 7

I find it hard to believe that Stata's editor for scripts (or "do files") has tabs but no keyboard shortcut for closing a tab. Am I just missing it? Or are there ways of implementing custom shortcuts? ...
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Menu appearance on windows 8.1

I have two computers with identical hardware, one at work and one at home. the one at work makes menus appear like this when hovered over: the one at home like this: The difference is when you ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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Change Google Drive UI language on local windows install

I've installed Google Drive locally on my Windows machine. I'd like to change the menus language to English. How can this be done? I can't find it in the preferences...
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Sublime Text 3: how do I highlight current line number regardless of colour scheme?

I already have "highlight_line": true, but the contrast is so poor, I would like to ask if there is a way I can set the current line number to become highlighted in significantly greater contrast than ...
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How can I see the full name of NIC properties?

In the English version of my NIC properties dialog, I can read all settings just fine: But on localized systems, there can be a slightly different picture: What exactly is the difference between ...
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Scroll inside a Windows dialog without first clicking inside the dialog

This might seem like a very insignificant desire but I work on my computer a lot and open a lot of files constantly. The problem is when I open the Windows 8.1 dialog frame e.g., open, save-as, and ...
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Set default size of Windows 8 dialogs

This question is the same as this older question except that this question is for Windows 8.1 and not the outdated Windows XP. So, is there a way to set the default size of the Windows dialog frame, ...
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Changing the Inkscape color scheme on Windows

On Windows, Inkscape (0.48) comes with this horrendous brown color scheme. How can I change it? Or rather, to what can I change it? I've noticed there's an etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc file in the Inkscape ...
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Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
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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 ...