Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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Win-X (Power User Menu) stops working after Windows 8.1

Everything just doesn't open except for "run" and "desktop". I can click them from C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX just not from the menu. As many other people from other sites ...
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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 ...
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Close Find Bar without focus with Esc in Firefox

Right now there are two ways to close the Find Bar in Firefox: click the "x" button or set the focus to the Find Bar text input and press Esc. I'm looking for a way to close Find Bar with Esc key when ...
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Is there a quick way to switch between a browser in the remote desktop, and a browser on my local machine? [duplicate]

I'm working alot in a remote desktop environment. However, I ifnd myself needing to switch back-&-forth too much between the remote desktop, and my PDF viewer on my local machine. And I can't use ...
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Can I move layers one pixel at a time (using arrow keys for example) in GIMP?

Downloaded GIMP yesterday and been working with it for 6hrs or so. I am positioning many different layers in a way that makes them interact properly. By properly, I mean subject to my aesthetic ...
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How do I change the default color of desktop window decorations on Windows 8?

On Windows 8, all of my windows are bordered in a peachy red color. This is the default that was set by the manufacturer. I don't like the color and want to change it. It is particularly bad with IE ...
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How to select multiple words using touchscreen in win 8

When I double click on a word, win 8 highlights the word but there are no draggable things to select multiple words like on smartphones. If I touch-hold, i get right-click menu. I couldn't find ...
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What is this Windows 8 icon for as rectangle icon in the title bar?

Every Window in Windows 8 got this icon if it gots the focus. When clicking on it, nothing seems to happen. How does this icon work?
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Who might know how to tweak the Mac desktop highlighting action?

Who would I ask about the possibility of designing an app or script for utilizing the Mac's highlighting action to frame an area on a blank desktop space to open a new file from a selected editor? It ...
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How to change link colors in Firefox and Chrome, but leave all other color and fonts as they are?

Some people who suffer protanomaly can hardly distinguish red text from black text on computer screens. Many web pages like AskUbuntu.com show visited and unvisited text links in red'ish colors. That ...
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Looking for a GUI application to enter linux commands

I am looking for a GUI console where I can enter linux commands in an entry widget and the result will be output in a text area widget. Is there is such software available? A console programs like ...
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LPT Sound Interface

I am wanting to run two ZX Spectrum (a home computer that was popular during the '80s & '90s) emulator programs (one called Z80 by Gerton Lunter and another called Warajevo) in the "ykhowong" ...
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Unfreeze a frozen osx UI using ssh without shutting down all applications?

My mac freezes occasionally, and most often I simply restart it by holding down the power button for 5+ seconds. Today however, I had been running a huge file scan for 14 hours when the UI froze ...
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Disabling the web interface of a filtering program

I am using K9 Web Protection at home, which does a great job filtering internet content. Everything is controlled via the web interface which is available at the address 127.0.0.1:2372 . However, ...
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Firefox changing tabs is slow

How can I diagnose the problem behind the delay I get when changing tabs in Firefox? It is up to about 1.5 seconds. To provide some background, I use three monitors and often have three Firefox ...
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Custom user interface to act as a replacement for explorer.exe in Windows [closed]

When you go to gpedit.msc > User configuration > administrative templates > system > custom user interface there's an option for setting a different user interface from explorer.exe . I want to do ...
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How to hide “Start” button in Windows 8.1?

Does anybody know how to hide this "Start" button in Windows 8.1 so that the task bar looks like it did in "old" Windows 8?
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How to execute simple python script by double-clicking in Windows7?

Im a newbie in python and i know that this question been asked for a lot of times but i want to be a bit more specific. So, my system is Win7, python ver.3.3 and im using PyQt 4.10.1 to create a ...
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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 8?

When I click on a row it highlights the line with blue background (regular behaviour), but when I mouseover other rows it highlights them too. How can I disable this?
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KDE UI-treeviews: keyboard exploring

These UI elements do not respond to left and right keyboard arrows OOTB. Expected behaviour was to expand / contract tree nodes that contain children. Any way to make them behave as every other ...