Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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No UI after installing Lion Skin Pack in Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1. I installed Lion Skin Pack and after rebooting I see a black screen and no user interface. There's no explorer, no taskbar, no system tray, no nothing. Pressing the Windows button ...
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How to group windows during switching?

I like how different windows of the same program are grouped on a taskbar in Windows 7. It's very handy when you need to have many windows opened in the same time. But in a pane which appears during ...
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Glitch where some applications show white boxes instead of UI elements on Win 8.1

I've been having some issues with a couple of programs where some UI elements are rendered white. When I hover some of them become visible while they are animating or something like that, as you can ...
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Remove specific cookie on firefox

I am doing some testing of firefox and got myself into situation where I need some cookies to be present while some others to be removed. I could write javascript that would do this, but was wondering ...
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How to make router's log-in pop-up?

When I go to my router's log-in page(192.168.xxx.xxx), there is a non-HTML and non-CSS pop-up. How do I make it?
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Dell Latitude E5500 - Cannot change boot order with keyboard, must use touchpad

We just bought a few Latitude E5550 laptops. I wanted to boot from an installation CD, so I had to change the boot order. Instead of being a text-based BIOS configuration that is easy to navigate ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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OS X: how to hide all windows except one?

I've been using Mac for over a year now and I can't figure one thing out. I have a lot of windows opened at once usually, then there's a point at which I want to drag & drop something from my ...
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Multiple page display order - how to switch between RTL and LTR?

I'm using MS Word 2010 on Windows 7. My regional settings are he-il, my Windows languages are Hebrew and English, and I work on both Hebrew and English documents. When I use 'Page Layout' view on ...
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Windows 2012 server without gui

I have a Windows 2012 server from a VPS and I RDP to it to manage. Due to low memory, I want to remove the UI infrastructure and only use remote telnet. For this I have the Telnet server switched on ...
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minimize button is gray and non responsive, how do regain that function

I have a MacBook Pro and am running OS X Yosemite. The minimize button goes gray if the window is opened fully. This happened before and I found an answer online but am unable to find a solution now. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to indicate/show “runas” user or administrative rights in the titlebar of a window in windows7?

I sometimes start applications with elevated rights and forget to close them later because they are not distinguishable. Through something like an "Open File..." someone can easily abuse those apps if ...
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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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Is there a utility like Tweak UI that I can use for Windows 7? [closed]

I realize Microsoft stopped supporting Tweak UI with WinXP. I always liked its features to get rid of small annoyances. Is there a single go-to place for an app like that now with Win7?
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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 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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IDE/GUI for Autohotkey script creation

I have many non-technical minded friends who could benefit greatly from the customisability of AHK but who are scared of the concept of scripting. Just wondering if there already exists some user ...
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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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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 ...