Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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What's the best laptop keyboard for a carpal tunnel syndrome-sufferer? [closed]

Are there any laptops with special keyboards for a carpal tunnel syndrome-sufferer? I'm guessing the issue is the key-sensitivity here, but also shortcut keys(copypasta) easily available.
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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?
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How to reopen a closed window (CMD+W), in the app switcher on OS X?

I am navigating with CMD+TAB through the app-switcher, but if I release the keys on a closed window, I get only the focus on that application. Is there a way to reopen that window again, with a ...
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Odd UI bug in Xcode 4.3.2

I have this annoying UI bug when using Xcode 4.3.2. Every time I press the space bar, the whole text scroll view jumps. Does anyone know why this happens, or how to stop it? Edit: Happens, for ...
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What is this type of UI component called?

What is this kind of UI component called? I think it makes more sense in certain cases than a set of radio buttons and I'd like to create a similar component for a web app I'm developing. I just want ...
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How can I change the fonts of Firefox/userContent.css?

So I'm trying to get Firefox to use the fonts I want for webpages and for the user menus. I've the same thing in both a userContent.css file and as a style with Stylish. So far, using it in Stylish ...
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Firefox, show link URLs in status bar?

For web browsing I use Pale Moon. Pale Moon has a Status Bar, similar to what is now known as the Add-on Bar in Firefox. With Pale Moon when I hover over a link URL is shown in the status bar URL ...
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Are there any computer mice which have precise rotary encoders in the wheel? [closed]

I'm very fond of the way scrolling with a touchpad works in Mac OS X Lion: Scrolling is able to track movement very precisely which leads to a more intuitive experience for the user. On my PC I own ...
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Can you enable additional functionality for “Run Command” under Windows 7?

I want to have: checkbox "run as administrator" program name completion command history in Win+R dialog under Windows 7. Is it possible such customization without any external tools. like ...
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Gathering Application Information.

I am looking for an application that will allow the user to gather information about a targeted application. For example, I want to generate a list of UI component ID's for an application. To ...
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Skype (and other applications) are missing images

As you can see in this image, my Skype login screen misses a background image. It should look like this image: Who knows how I can fix this? P.S. I found this post: Link but unfortunately this ...
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Remove symlink/alias arrow icons from Desktop

How do you remove the symlink/alias arrow icons from aliases on the desktop or from a specific alias? I found this article that shows how to remove them from all aliases. However, I'd like to be ...
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Firefox, move Web Console window?

Using Windows 7, if you select Position, Window for the Firefox Web Console, it pops out as a window. This window cannot be moved. Any way to fix this?
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Why is the Windows UI responds slowly after being idle for a long time?

I open these applications in my desktop computer: Visual Studio 2010 Professional IBM Lotus Notes Google Chrome And when it is idle for an hour and I restore the windows, the user interface ...
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Bind actions to mouse motion in linux (X)?

Is anyone aware of way of binding actions to some key combination + mouse motion? Primary idea would be lets say if alt is pressed and mouse is moved - it would act like scroll wheel (sending scroll ...
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Trying to learn Fireworks - Driving me nuts

I have been using Photoshop for the past 3+ years for Web Development until today I stumbled across Adobe Fireworks. After reading online I found that Fireworks seems to be better for the job. So I ...
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Is there a way to disable custom webkit scrollbars?

Is there an extension, custom user stylesheet, etc. that will disable or revert the customization of scrollbars in Webkit based browsers like Google Chrome? I like the plain, native scrollbars but I ...
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Creating new folders on Outlook 2011

I can not seem to find how to create new folders in Outlook. There are different ways to create subfolders within an already existing folder but I can't create new folders from scratch.
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Can I customize Chrome / Chromium interface elements?

I've done a some searching and haven't seen a great solution for this yet. I want to customize some of the Chromuim UI elements. For example, hide location bar, hide tab bar, hide scroll bars, etc. ...
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How to permanently zoom in Firefox without using addons?

How can you permanently zoom in Firefox without using an add-on? Does Firefox have a zoom option similar to Internet Explorer, Chrome & Opera's zoom to x% option?
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How to get rid of pages separation?

I am writing a document in MS Word. There is no need for pages, since I am not going to print it. Therefore, the breaks in the middle of the document only annoy me. I found out that I can double ...
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How can I place the bookmarks toolbar above the tabs bar on recent versions of Firefox?

I hate the way tabs are now on top, while the bookmarks toolbar is on the bottom. Is there a way to change that?
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How to remove animation of maximizing/minimizing windows in Win 7?

Since today, and maybe due to the latest Windows update, my system has an animation which slowly maximize (or minimize) the window until it completes (takes like 3 secs or a bit more on my machine). ...
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Is it possible to lose the TextMate Markdown Preview header?

Is it possible to remove the header in TextMate's Markdown Preview mode, or make it smaller? It takes quite a bit of screen space.
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Any way to make Google Chrome Inspector open in new window in Chrome 16? [closed]

I'm using Chrome 16.0.912.59 beta-m at work; my home machine runs Chrome 15.0.874.121 m. Running multiple monitors means having the Inspector open on the second window makes for far quicker iterative ...
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Why do some browsers ask for confirmation before following any HTTPS link?

I've seen many browsers, both mobile and desktop, show a warning dialog when I click on an HTTPS link. Just warning of the fact that this is an HTTPS link. For example, my Nokia E75 asks "Opening a ...
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Why might a browser sometimes ask for confirmation when going to an HTTPS page?

When I click on a link to an HTTPS link, the browser will sometimes ask for confirmation or channel me though a form before it will allow me to se the page. Why would it do this? (This question ...
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Is it possible to change the UI color of a single program in Windows 7?

I know it's possible to set the global UI colors in Windows 7 via the system preferences. But is it possible to set a different UI color scheme just for one program? I am asking, because I'm using ...
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How do you interpret the taskbar icon in windows 7 for Network connection?

One thing that annoys me to no end about Windows 7 is the status displayed by the network icon present in the taskbar. Often you can't identify what's making it have a grey color. It returns to normal ...
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Is there a Firefox addon that would change the “find on page” bar to be Chrome-like?

I think that Chrome's UI design of Ctrl+F bar is better than Firefox's so I was trying to find an addon that would amend the look / position of the bar but no luck. Is there an addon like that or any ...
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Why does Ubuntu Linux swap buttons like ok/cancel on dialogs and keep/discard in Chrome?

With all the differences between Linux and Windows, this one boggles me the most. Why not agree on a standard? Do they remain different just to be different? Generally this isn't a big problem until ...
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How do you put a window back as a tab in IE9 once you've undocked it?

I occasionally accidentally undock a tab from IE9 so it's in its own window (no idea what I'm doing to do this). How do I get the window back as a tab in my main IE window?
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I cannot enter text into the “search programs and files” box on the start menu

I've just gotten a new computer with Windows 7 (same as the last computer - I'm generally familiar with it). Since I've gotten it, I have only rarely been able to type into the search box on the start ...
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Why is my task bar always displayed

I have "lock the task bar" unset and the task bar used to dissapear. It now appears to be always displayed. It is particularly annoying because if you take a window to the top of the screen it ...
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How do I remove/hide all the scrollbars from windows in Windows XP?

How can I remove or hide scrollbars from all Windows XP windows? I don't need them, because I can scroll with my mouse.
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How to restore panels in KDE?

I accidently removed all panels (upper and bottom). I use OpenSuse with KDE 3.5. How can I restore them?
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What is this little arrow on top of a tab in Google Chrome?

From time to time, but very rarely, I get a little arrow on top of a tab in Google Chrome as you can see in this picture: Why is there? what does it mean?
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Make Process Explorer tray icon backgrounds black again

I just updated Process Explorer to version 15. With the update, the tray icons seem to have turned from black to transparent. Is there any way I can get them to be black again?
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Eclipse on Ubuntu taking up a lot of space

I am running Eclipse under Ubuntu and the chrome takes up a lot of space. I have reduced my system font to be smaller but the tabs and toolbars stay the same size resulting is a lot of wasted space. ...
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Setting the view of the toolbar to Large icons creates a gap in the Windows 7's taskbar

If you add a custom toolbar in the Windows 7 taksbar and set the toolbar view to Large Icons (and the icons in the toolbar are not set to Use small icons), the height of the taskbar unexpectedly ...
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Disable volume control overlay on Mac OS X

When changing the volume on a Mac, you get a big ugly gray overlay showing the change in volume. This is super annoying when (say) watching a movie. Is there any way to disable this?
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Is there a way to get Windows 7-style docking in Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 resize shortcuts to Mac OS X In Windows 7, if I drag a window to the far right or left of the screen, it will resize and reposition the window to take up half ...
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Is “Send To > Compressed Folder” available in XP + Vista + 7?

I need to write a document that explains to non-techies how to zip a bunch of files. Unless there's a better way, I'll use Windows' internal "Send To" option. However, users might be running XP, ...
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How long since last keyboard/mouse action?

I imagine an OS must keep track of when the last user input (keyboard or mouse use, for example) was, or of how long it's been since the last user input, in order to know when to run a screensaver. ...
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Closing document without closing application in MS Word 2010

In pre-ribbon versions of Word you there was an 'X' that would show when you opened a document that would close it without closing the application. I was placed right underneath the closing 'X' that ...
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How to stop a certain window from minimizing?

I have developped a stock shares excel workbook that automatically updates through out the day by downloading the new rates, etc... I would like to keep it on one of my secondary monitors in full ...