Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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Equivalent of Firefox Plugin “Aero Window Title” in Google Chrome

Windows 7 / Aero UI / Chrome Frame Issue. In Mozilla Firefox I use this plugin purely to stop my white-space above my tabs disappearing so that I can easily grab my window and move it around as I ...
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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 specify a List<MyCustomType> as a “Return Type” for a UML Interface Property

I initially posted this question in Stack Overflow, but I have a feeling that I should have posted here instead. In my Visio 2007 UML document I am unable to figure out how I can add an operation to ...
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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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Web interface for Gitolite [closed]

Are there any front end apps or web interfaces for Gitolite? I'm about something not for repository viewing but for access management.
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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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How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs?

How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs? I'd like to tweak settings for some programs, things like window sizes.
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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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Glade: How change program interface language?

I'm using Glade (GTK+ 2 User Interface Builder). But I'm from Brazil, and my Ubuntu 10.10 is in portuguese. How can I make Glade use English by default language? P.S: I don't want to turn all my ...
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Mac: disable the “boop” sound played when search results are not found

When you search in a page in many Mac applications (Firefox, Chrome, TextMate), a sound is played when results are not found. It's the "boop" sound that usually indicates that you are unable to ...
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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 ...
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SQLite: Data entry interface?

I'd to like to use SQLite to start tracking a few things. I won't have any trouble setting up the database itself, but I'd struggle at programming an interface. Is there any kind of open source ...
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My firefox UI is broken after upgrading to 4.0 - what have I done wrong, how can I fix it?

My FireFox is looking really really ugly since upgrading to 4.0 (definitely not how it's supposed to be looking), see screenshot below. I had FF 4 RC installed earlier (which looked exactly the same, ...
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Is there any software to keep eyes distracted from monitor [closed]

I have a 19 inch LCD monitor but my eyes are hurting when sitting too much in front of the PC so I used an eye protector software, but it irritates me since it is a trial version, so I cannot edit its ...
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Copy Text out of VirtualBox VM?

I have a Windows XP VM running in VirtualBox, and I am unable to copy text into my clipboard on the host machine. I can, however, copy text into the VM. Is there some setting I am missing?
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Firefox 4 XUL source

I'd like to understand how to customize Firefox 4's UI with userChrome.css But I can't find documentation about the element structure that make up the UI that can be modified by userChrome.css What ...
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Stop application windows hiding when app loses focus

How can I stop windows on my mac (Mac OS Snow Leopard) from hiding when the app that owns the window loses focus. Not all apps on the mac do this, but Photoshop and Transmission are perfect examples ...
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Change Internet Explorer's interface

I don't like Internet Explorer 8's default interface. Does IE8 on Windows 7 support any sort of user-created themes or skins?
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Windows 7 network connection indicator does not change after connecting to network

I have recently installed Windows 7 on a computer and network connection indicator does not change after connecting to network. I do not know correct terms, so I posted pictures. When there is a ...
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Why don't I have an animation control bar in fireworks cs4 on the mac?

following along with the Lynda.com tutorial, and it demonstrates using a little animation control bar at the base of the doument window, but mine is not there!! I can't find the setting to turn it ...
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What are the benefits of mac-style global menu in Ubuntu?

I'm currently using Ubuntu linux. There is a feature avaliable called global-menu, which provides mac-style global menu bar - common menu bar for any application. But I wonder (as I've never used a ...
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Disk activity periodically high from temp files that look like “2FQgISac.exe.part” and are signed by MS

My computer is periodically bogged down by disk activity that I've tracked down to files of an usual type. The symptom is that my computer UI bogs down (mouse stutters, UI buttons lag, etc). While ...
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How to change the font in SmartSVN?

Using SmartSVN on my Windows machine, it is not honoring my Windows font preferences (neither font size or font face). They should be doing something like: void GetIconTitleFont(ref string fontName, ...