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Win7 keeps warning me about “slow performance” and disables Aero & UI effects. It is decidedly wrong

In the last few days, Windows has started giving me warnings about "slow performance" and subsequently disabling Aero and all the UI effects. I'm getting this a few times a day. This is Windows 7 ...
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How to force dialog windows to be displayed in front?

When I open a zenity dialog window with bash, the window is always displayed in the background rather than in front of the terminal window. For example zenity --info --title='Just a title' --text='...
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Windows 7 toolbar's “menu” displayed on left screen, how to move it to main (right) screen?

(I suppose this also applied to Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 but didn't test on those systems.) Users can add toolbars on Taskbar through right click on Taskbar > Toolbars > New toolbars, just like the ...
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Most effective way to display the internet light-on-dark?

Due to some serious lapse of judgement, most of the internet, this site included >:(, is displayed as black-on-white ­­— which is the way that it makes sense to display printed text — instead of light-...
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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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In GUFW, the Ubuntu graphical firewall app, how should I interpret the “report” tab?

Pretty basic question - I've looked at the Ubuntu documentation wiki (which is the documentation linked from the gufw.org website), but it doesn't even mention the "report" information never mind ...
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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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Disable Windows 10 from asking for Live.com password every reboot?

Windows 10 used to boot without asking for a password. Then, Windows made me enter my "live.com" credentials in order to download one of those live-tile apps. Now suddenly every time I reboot, I ...
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W3M: Disabling page title

W3M is a great browser. But sometimes the page title that appears in the bottom becomes very annoying. How can I disable it? I tried the available switches that are suggested when w3m is called ...
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Default window transparency on Windows 10

Is there a way to set the default transparency for all newly opened windows (for any application) on Windows 10? There are many utilities out there that allow you to manually change the transparency ...
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Enable the Volume OSD in Windows 10

So I have a Windows 10 device that recently lost the ability to display the Volume OSD thing when pressing the volume keys, and (contrary to what others seem to want) I want it back. This is ...
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Firewall Sonicwall NSA 250M VPN

I use a Firewall soniwall NSA250M on which I have set up VPN access. From my home I can connect without concern but once at the office and connected to the internet I arrive to open the VPN tunnel. ...
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Google search results greyed out on Firefox

I logged in to my work computer today and came across this weird issue: It's worth noting that none of these websites were visited by me. I tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode but the issue ...
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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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KDE Plasma Alt-Tab behavior options - most of them are missing

I just started using KDE plasma (on Debian Stretch). Now, I'm a simple, old-fashioned guy... ok, that's not true, but when it comes to Alt-Tab I am. I just want the plain old Alt-Tab behavior - like ...
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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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Windows 10 - UI Doubled in scale after laptop screen replacement

I had my damaged laptop screen replaced recently, however after the replacement everything in the windows UI is doubled in size. Everything is overwhelmingly huge now and makes it very hard on my eyes ...
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How to re-enable directory content pop-up in file path text fields?

(For Windows 10 Home, so no gpedit) DavidPostill linked to install instructions for gpedit, but relevant GPO not found. In other words, I am talking about the text fields/combo boxes in the Run/...
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How to bring a forced Dialog box from a Windows Application to background?

often applications open a dialog/message box and you can't focus the main application until you closed the dialog box. is there a way/a tool to "unlock" such a dialog box to be able to focus the main ...
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All text changed to symbols in Windows 10 - Emergency

I booted my computer and now this is what I'm looking at. It's like my system font was set to Marlett. Furthermore, certain apps are unaffected, such as Chrome, Settings, (most of) TeamViewer, etc....
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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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What are healthy color settings for a terminal window? [closed]

What are good colors to use for a terminal window (text and background) to minimize eye strain/damage? I feel like someone, maybe a design or medical professional, must have done research on this ...
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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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Chrome: recent history in URL autocomplete

I'm giving Chrome another try since it recently made vast improvements in its memory management and performance is much better than in Firefox. There are some features from Firefox I'm really missing, ...
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Is it possible to change direction for the slide pane (thumbnails) in PowerPoint?

Sometimes I use PowerPoint in "half screen mode" (windows and left/right arrow key). When I do this I have a lot of vertical, but not horizontal, space. To use the screen space more efficiently I ...
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How to remove the translucent white theme overlay introduced in Firefox 44?

Starting from Firefox 44, the browser overlays all themes with a translucent white overlay. In Firefox 43, the theme you had chosen wasn't overlayed (except for the active tab in the tabs row). (...
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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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Windows 10 make Android-like folders on desktop

I like to be able to see my wallpaper, so I want to just have one folder with all my program shortcuts on the desktop. However, it's not very slick to have to open up Windows explorer to access the ...
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Disable click-through on windows

Is there a way to disable click-through in Windows 10? Click-through being when you click on a button in an inactive window, it makes the window active and also triggers the button. I'd rather it just ...
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strange behaviour with return/enter key in Brackets

I'm learning web development, but Adobe Brackets' enter key behaviour is a little strange in my opinion. What happens is this: I type <html like so: then once I add the remaining >, it ...
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blank/flashing Windows user interface

I've got a strange behaviour that happens randomly on my Wind 7 64-bits. Basically at random moments, some stuff that uses the Windows UI starts to get blank or flashing. Below there's an image ...
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Progress Bar in Excel 2013

I have a training doc on Excel, with multiple sheets, showing multiple tasks that need to be done. On the home page (worksheet) I would like to show a progress bar showing the amount of tasks complete ...
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how to access my Billion 7800VDOX router web UI after having configured it in bridge mode (modem)?

Unfortunately the ip address I usually use doeesn't work. No reference in the manual or whatever. The router is doing its job as a modem (connected to a router).
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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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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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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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Windows: How change the view icons on the window lower right corner

How I can change, say Details View icon to List View icon and Large Icons View icon to Tiles View icon ? I've searched everywhere and found nothing about it.
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Need help using procmon to debug “Power surge on USB port”

Like many others, I've seen a power surge on usb port error message pop up on my computer. Tried the usual fixes including replacing usb equipment and drivers. No luck. However, I have noticed that ...
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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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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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Word / Office menus grayed out?

Somehow my copy of Microsoft Office Word (version 2013) has gotten in a bad place and all the menus are grayed out. For example, here is a screen shot of the Options dialog for example: Notice how ...
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Explain GUI-less to beginners

Yesterday I got asked: "why a server does not have a display?" and "why some applications have to run on the terminal, rather than having a nice look-and-feel UI/UX?" While I had my technical answers,...
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Showing Visio 2007 grid on top of shapes?

Is it possible to display the grid in Visio 2007 on top of opaque shapes rather than beneath them? For example, in the below screenshot, I'd like the grid to be visible even in the area of the white ...
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What is the default username and password for the KUCAM 1080P 2.0?

I just purchased the KUCAM 1080P 2.0 Mega Wireless Wifi IP Security Camera, Night Vision, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt, ONVIF with Remote Video Surveillance Monitoring, and I'm wondering what the default ...
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how to send keyboard to the right host when sharing a keyboard among several hosts

I have two hosts (windows-7) running side by side. I use Mouse without Borders to use a single mouse/keyboard (using Synergy I have the same issue, so all here applies too). In each host I am ...
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On Debin Stretch, LXDE doesn't scale-down some application icons

I use IceWeasel on Debian Stretch, with LXDE. While most application icons display just fine (including IceDove), the IceWeasel icon exhibits a problem. Very often (but not always!) the large icon ...
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Windows - applications lose captions, ability to respond to mouse clicks, context menus corrupted

This is a problem that has been a minor annoyance for some time now. I have seen it in Windows 8.1 and 10. What happens is that an application starts up and is missing some aspect of the UI. In the ...
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Can I somehow display git file statuses in sidebar in Sublime Text 3?

I've seen this cool feature in Atom, where in bottom left corner Git status is displayer (like which branch, how many files changed etc) and in the sidebar files that are created but not added and ...
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How to remove the “enable editing” banner in Foxit?

I want to read a PDF/A document in Foxit. I love reading in "fit page" zoom, and so I insist on maximizing screen space vertically, as missing vertical pixels result in a smaller rendering of the main ...
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Are there any good crontab syntax checkers, or entry tools? [closed]

Recently a user on one of our systems (linux Ubuntu, but any *nix would be the same) had a crontab file missing a terminating newline. It is common for *nix configuration files to require that ...