Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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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 always highlight playing track in Foobar2000 playlist in the Default UI?

In Foobar's default user interface, the current playing track is signaled only by a very discreet arrow - no bold, no highlight, no different color. The only 'highlighting' happens by selecting ...
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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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Use spacebar to check and uncheck checkboxes in KDE

A powerful and necessary keyboard navigation element is the ability to use space bar to check / uncheck checkboxes. How to enable such behaviour for spacebar key in KDE 4.x ?
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How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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Identify the UI [closed]

The first computer I used at home — this was in the late 1980s, I guess — was an IBM PC AT running DOS. But when I turned on the computer, a screen came up with a menu of applications. It ...
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Why does Windows Vista UI insist on staying in Swedish?

I just changed the display language on Windows Vista Ultimate from the native Swedish to English. It logged me out and after logging back in everything seemed to be translated to English and I was ...
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Firefox 20 does not open select box

I am using Windows 8 with Firefox 20 and - like seen in older versions - in some cases the select box does not open at all. The HTML is wrapped by a form, so I do not expect the html to be wrong. ...
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How to get customizable right click menu for Windows 7 desktop?

99 percent of a time I am using some flavor of Unix on my desktop with Fluxbox as window manager of choice. I want to make remaining 1 percent I spent on Windows as painless a possible. I really love ...
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Looking for a web-based SVN code browser (alternative for Trac); anything like Google Code? [closed]

I'm using Trac as a web interface to an internal SVN repository. The source code browser is not the best one, so I'm looking for an alternative. Ideally, I'd like to have an interface similar to ...
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MS Outlook 2007 Strange UI - Navigation Pane / Sidebar

I apologize if this is not the appropriate place for this question. Any idea what's causing my navigation pane in outlook to appear the way it is? I don't know of any changes to my system. ...
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How can I convert a paragraph tag into a div?

In Dreamweaver, one can turn a paragraph into a heading from the properties panel. In the same way,(or via a menu or shortcut) is there a way to turn it into a div or a span?
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How to remove the User picture from Login and Lock screen?

Can I remove the User picture entirely from the login screen & lock screen in Windows 7?
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How to get back to the default look of Firefox (Iceweasel) UI on CrunchBang?

I've just installed CrunchBang and I'm exploring the default Firefox front end called Iceweasel. However, the UI of it seems to be tweaked to be Windows-friendly. Instead of the familiar "File Edit ...
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How do I give HTTP connections higher priority in TP-LINK TD-8901G modem?

I have a TP-LINK modem. My web browsing/surfing speed decreases when I'm transferring files between other computers which are connected to this modem, and when a torrent client is downloading from 20+ ...
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Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu: classic-like (no 3rd-party software)

I want my Start Menu to look like the old classic ones (without the use of third-party software, if possible). These are all the steps I've taken so far: Computer Properties → Advanced system ...
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How to change the UI language in Google Drive?

There is currently no option to change the UI language in Google Drive. Is it possible to change it somehow?
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Change Windows scroll bar dragging behavior on Windows 7

Though it is (as things often are) more complicated than this, assume for the purposes of this question that I am a new Windows user, coming from the Mac. I am trying to get certain Windows behaviors ...
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Everything becomes very large

I don't know why everything became so large. It wasn't like that before. I tried to look in the control panel, but I still can't find the way to make it normal again. Windows 8, 1024 x 600, ...
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Metrotwit does not display User Interface

I'm having trouble with MetroTwit on Windows 7 x64. The application installed fine, and also shows up in the process list in Task Manager, but does not display any UI whatsoever. There are no firewall ...
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Vimium-like navigation in Windows and all other applications

I used Vimium recently and was fascinated about its 'link hunt mode' feature. I wonder if there exists any tool like it in Windows such that pressing F would auto-assign a key combination for all UI ...
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How to remove http:// adding in addressbar of google-chrome/firefox?

Chrome add the http:// when I copy address from addressbar, i often paste the address to console, to ping or ssh, it is possible to copy only hostname from addressbar ? How to switch off that feature ...
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Is it possible to have several languages in Windows 8?

I had Windows 7 Ultimate before I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and before, in Windows Update, there were updates that allowed me to install more language packs for Windows. After installing the updates I ...
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How can I disable the addons-bar in firefox on startup

Recent Firefox (2 years+) features a so called addons bar which is usually used to house icons of user installed extensions. I would like some assistance disabling (hiding) that bar on startup. The ...
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Is there any way to resize the tiles in MetroUI in Windows 8?

Well I really love the MetroUI in Windows 8 but is there any possibility to resize the tiles ?
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Where does the convention come from to use F9 for refresh?

Although in Windows F5 is the common (though not at all mnemonically appropriate!) keystroke to refresh the contents of a window, I've seen at least two different applications that use F9. One is the ...
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How to set window color by hex code in Windows8?

In Windows8 you can set window color from following path Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Color and Appearance This has some predefined colors and a Color Mixer option. ...
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Create a draggable desktop inside another desktop (nested desktops)

Is there any software that makes it possible to create a draggable desktop inside another desktop (where one desktop acts like a window within the other desktop?) I think this would be an extremely ...
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Is there a way to sort Eclipse tabs by activity

Eclipse is really slow to open and close tabs (and do anything really) so I tend to never close the tabs. This means that the 6 tabs that you can see are generally not the files I am actually editing, ...
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Is there something like Unity Lens for Windows? [closed]

In Ubuntu you can easily look for apps and files by just writing it. The search function on the Start menu on the other hand is really slow and not as versatile. Is there an alternative?
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User interface navigable via game controller [closed]

I am not sure if this is the most apt place to ask this question, but I looked through all the sites so here goes. I am repurposing an old desktop as a media center PC using Ubuntu(for the time ...
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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable hot tracking in tree- and listview controls in Windows 7? I guess this is related to the Aero theme, but I don't want to switch to Classic. I would like to have Aero without ...
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Weird Windows 7 UI issues

I have some really weird and seemingly random Windows UI issues.. some parts of the UI are sometimes completely unresponsive (highlight animations are missing, nothing happens on click) such as the ...
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How are called embedded potts/lines which indicate sliding in GUI? [closed]

I have attached an image which explains which element I am talking about. I am trying to find out it's proper name. Can anyone help me please?
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No wrap when using find toolbar?

With current Firefox and since 2005 exists an issue for some with finding text in a page. If you are searching for text in a page and reach the bottom the search will wrap to the top. This in itself ...
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Where does a Quick-Time powered application store changes to the user interface?

I have downloaded an application written with the Quick Time library (for Windows 7). The application does not need an installation: just unzip it in a directory and run the program. It works, but I ...
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How to get colour variations [closed]

I've got a colour scheme based on this link http://colorschemedesigner.com/#0141EmAMqnBmd I need a total of 6 colours divided into 2 groups based on just two of the outlined colours below. Apologies ...
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Mac OS X Zoom Button Hover Menu App

I saw today in a lecture at Uni a feature where hovering over the plus ('zoom') button presented a short horizontal menu of about four icons each of options of how to 'zoom' or maximize the content. ...
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Show window on multiple Desktops

What I want to do: I usually log in with multiple accounts simultaniously. Say, I have my personal account and my work account and I leave my personal user logged in while I'm working. However I'd ...
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Slow down clock/timer of a Linux program

Sometimes a Linux program requiring fast user interaction/manual dexterity runs too fast for me to keep up. Examples include video games and video players that don't let you control the speed. How ...
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Google RSS Reader interface bug while viewing a channel

Using Google RSS Reader within the Chrome browser, sometimes when I open a channel I get an interface bug as shown in this picture below. Do you know any solution to fix this?