Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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Is it possible to have several languages in Windows 8?

I had Windows 7 Ultimate before I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and before, in Windows Update, there were updates that allowed me to install more language packs for Windows. After installing the updates I ...
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Menu select item stuck on screen after context or command menu has closed

Periodically when I select a menu command, the label or selected option gets "stuck" on screen and won't go away. I can close all open applications, including whichever one I was using when it got ...
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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 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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Is there any way to resize the tiles in MetroUI in Windows 8?

Well I really love the MetroUI in Windows 8 but is there any possibility to resize the tiles ?
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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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How to disable the close (X) button on Google Chrome tabs?

Is there any way to make Chrome not display an X button for each tab? I have two reasons for this: When I have many tabs open, the X buttons take a lot of screen real estate and make the tab titles ...
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Recommendation for Wiki that supports WYSIWYG?

Currently we use a MediaWiki installation for writing documentation, but several of us find the markup format horribly arbitrary and awkward, with a mixture of Wiki tags and XML in the text, and the ...
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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 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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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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Disable “Print…” in Context menu of selected text in Chrome

When I select some text on page, displayed in the Chrome web-browser, and click with my right button, context menu opens. It has three options: "Copy", "Search %YOUR.SEARCH.ENGINE.NAME for ...
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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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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 change the UI language in Google Drive?

There is currently no option to change the UI language in Google Drive. Is it possible to change it somehow?
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How to set window color by hex code in Windows8?

In Windows8 you can set window color from following path Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Color and Appearance This has some predefined colors and a Color Mixer option. ...
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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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Set the standard size and list view for windows file open dialog permanently

On a windows server 2003 system (I guess it would be the same solution on windows xp) the standard file open dialog of the operating system is used by most software, for example firefox. Many times I ...
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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 8?

When I click on a row it highlights the line with blue background (regular behaviour), but when I mouseover other rows it highlights them too. How can I disable this?
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Changing the interface language in Windows 7 Home Premium [duplicate]

A friend of mine has recently purchased a laptop in the U.S. that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it with an English interface. Not being a native English speaker, I'm trying to change the interface ...
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Does Visual Studio 2010 exist in different languages?

Does Visual Studio 2010 exist in other languages than English? I mean, is there a French, German, Chinese versions of Visual Studio 2010, like there are international versions of Windows or Microsoft ...
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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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Make Taskbar open windows on current display

In Windows, the default behavior for opening a window is to position it in the place where it was last closed. Is there a way to have them open on the display from which the launching taskbar ...
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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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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable hot tracking in tree- and listview controls in Windows 7? I guess this is related to the Aero theme, but I don't want to switch to Classic. I would like to have Aero without ...
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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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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 ...