Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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Visual indication of email recipient categories while composing a mail in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird, when I'm composing a mail, I would like some visual feedback regarding who I'm sending email to, in broad terms. A typical use case is to clearly distinguish whether my mail is being ...
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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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Weird Windows 7 UI issues

I have some really weird and seemingly random Windows UI issues.. some parts of the UI are sometimes completely unresponsive (highlight animations are missing, nothing happens on click) such as the ...
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Slow down clock/timer of a Linux program

Sometimes a Linux program requiring fast user interaction/manual dexterity runs too fast for me to keep up. Examples include video games and video players that don't let you control the speed. How ...
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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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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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Menu appearance on windows 8.1

I have two computers with identical hardware, one at work and one at home. the one at work makes menus appear like this when hovered over: the one at home like this: The difference is when you ...
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Sublime Text 3: how do I highlight current line number regardless of colour scheme?

I already have "highlight_line": true, but the contrast is so poor, I would like to ask if there is a way I can set the current line number to become highlighted in significantly greater contrast than ...
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How do I make the currently-selected UI element more obvious in Chrome?

I'm looking for a way to increase the visibility of the currently-selected UI element in Chrome and/or Chromium. This is how it looks for me by default. There is a thin blue outline around the ...
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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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LPT Sound Interface

I am wanting to run two ZX Spectrum (a home computer that was popular during the '80s & '90s) emulator programs (one called Z80 by Gerton Lunter and another called Warajevo) in the "ykhowong" ...
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Change Windows scroll bar dragging behavior on Windows 7

Though it is (as things often are) more complicated than this, assume for the purposes of this question that I am a new Windows user, coming from the Mac. I am trying to get certain Windows behaviors ...
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Where does a Quick-Time powered application store changes to the user interface?

I have downloaded an application written with the Quick Time library (for Windows 7). The application does not need an installation: just unzip it in a directory and run the program. It works, but I ...
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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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Whole page flash ad removes ability to scroll

When there's a whole page flash ad (so they can display the flash as an overlay over the content, and you have to click something to make it go away) the mouse focus is stolen. The scroll wheel on ...
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Reading line for Ubuntu users

Normally when I read a book I use a bookmark held horizontally under the current line I'm reading to help me keep my eyes on the right spot. When I read a PDF or other document on my computer I would ...
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Network Icon not visible on Windows XP

The network icon for my Local Area Connection has suddenly disappeared. I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2. Already tried: Open the properties window for the connection from the "Network ...
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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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Only show unread senders in Outlook 2013 conversation view

My company, to my great chagrin, has moved to Outlook 2013. As most people know, Outlook 2013 has done its best to make the UI as efficiency-reducing as possible. One way they have accomplished this ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Stata 13.1 script-editor keyboard shortcuts on Windows 7

I find it hard to believe that Stata's editor for scripts (or "do files") has tabs but no keyboard shortcut for closing a tab. Am I just missing it? Or are there ways of implementing custom shortcuts? ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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Set default size of Windows 8 dialogs

This question is the same as this older question except that this question is for Windows 8.1 and not the outdated Windows XP. So, is there a way to set the default size of the Windows dialog frame, ...
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Changing the Inkscape color scheme on Windows

On Windows, Inkscape (0.48) comes with this horrendous brown color scheme. How can I change it? Or rather, to what can I change it? I've noticed there's an etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc file in the Inkscape ...
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Why is the Windows 7/8 translucent selection so laggy?

In Windows 7 (and 8), the translucent selection rectangle is getting slower, 'laggier' as the selection area gets larger. For example, creating a selection area of roughly 1500 x 1000 pixels on the ...
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ConEmu reorder splits

I think this has not been asked before. Is it possible to reorder split panel areas within a tab group of running apps? For example; move split panel from top right to bottom left or move half split ...
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Windows 8 strange UI bug

There is a strange bug occuring on my Windows 8.1 laptop. It seems like sometimes window repainting goes terribly wrong and specific areas of the screen have been interchanged. I've got 2 Nvidia ...
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Clicking Photoshop tool opens tool submenu

Since the last time I installed Photoshop (CS6), when I click a tool with several kinds, like marquee (Rectangular, Elliptical etc) in the picture below it opens the menu which allows me to choose the ...
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How to hide/show a docked Windows 8 app?

Using Windows 8.1, I can switch between desktop-apps, and the new Windows 8 style apps that generally fill the whole screen using the keyboard shortcut Win + Tab. I can also dock these full-screen ...
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How to disable the preview buttons/pages bar on Fireworks CS6?

Is it possible to hide this bar on Fireworks CS6 to gain some screen real estate?
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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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Evince - Change pages with mousewheel, but zoomed out a little

I know that you can scroll through pages quickly, when the zoom is set to "fit screen" and only one page at a time. But on a big screen it sometimes happens, that the pages appear too big. But when ...
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Microsoft Access - how to show document location in quick access toolbar?

In Excel 2010, I am able to show the location of a workbook by adding "Document Location" to my quick access toolbar (this is found under "commands not found in the ribbon). This is shown in Excel ...
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Windows 8.1: how applications inherit the OS's UI controls' styles (e.g scrollbars)

This is an extensions to a previous question of mine. At first glance, it seems that on Windows 8.1, Firefox, Chrome and IE (for example) all implement the OS UI control appearance, when it comes to ...
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Disabling the web interface of a filtering program

I am using K9 Web Protection at home, which does a great job filtering internet content. Everything is controlled via the web interface which is available at the address 127.0.0.1:2372 . However, ...
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How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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Firefox 20 does not open select box

I am using Windows 8 with Firefox 20 and - like seen in older versions - in some cases the select box does not open at all. The HTML is wrapped by a form, so I do not expect the html to be wrong. ...
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How can I convert a paragraph tag into a div?

In Dreamweaver, one can turn a paragraph into a heading from the properties panel. In the same way,(or via a menu or shortcut) is there a way to turn it into a div or a span?
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How can I disable the addons-bar in firefox on startup

Recent Firefox (2 years+) features a so called addons bar which is usually used to house icons of user installed extensions. I would like some assistance disabling (hiding) that bar on startup. The ...
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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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Skype (and other applications) are missing images

As you can see in this image, my Skype login screen misses a background image. It should look like this image: Who knows how I can fix this? P.S. I found this post: Link but unfortunately this ...
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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 ...