Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are solution explorer icon backgrounds not transparent?

I'm using the Visual Studio 2010 SexColor plugin to change the background color of the VS Solution Explorer. Unfortunately, there's an ugly white box around all the icons. Does anyone have a ...
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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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How fast does application response time need to be?

There are numerous questions about how to speed up response time to user inputs, with people spending considerable time and money to squeeze milliseconds out of application and input device response ...
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Interface differences between two Windows 8.1 Pro installations

I'm not exactly sure how to best describe this issue, so please bear with me. On one laptop (A), I did a manual installation of 8.1 Pro with an ISO I purchased directly from Microsoft. On a different ...
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Windows - See more than two powerplans in the battery-menu in the tray

On clicking the battery icon in the tray, the menu shows the current power plan and the last used power plan. Is it possible to make the menu show more than two power plans?
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Searching for the same string after changing tabs

I am using Mozilla Firefox 32.0. In most cases when I search for a specific string on a page and do not get any satisfying matches I switch to another open tab and search for the same string there. I ...
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Weird behaviour of click in terminal and text-mode programs

I'm using terminal and SSH to work on a Linux machine - from Mac but the target machine seems to be the problem. Indeed, I found a really weird mouse behaviour; according to the program I'm using, ...
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Smaller back button and thinner address bar in Firefox 30

I'm using the latest stable Firefox 30.0. I'm bothered by the big round Back button and the wide address bar that goes with it. I would like it to change it to a lean Back button (just a rectangle) ...
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Change Google Drive UI language on local windows install

I've installed Google Drive locally on my Windows machine. I'd like to change the menus language to English. How can this be done? I can't find it in the preferences...
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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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Windows program to remove titlebar, frame, etc from a window?

I like playing computer games in windowed mode, as opposed to full screen. I don't like staring at the title bar, frame, and other UI junk. I also don't like seeing other stuff on my desktop around ...
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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 ...