Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 “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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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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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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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 button:...
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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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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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Is it possible to install Visual Studio 2010 in a different language?

I have a legal Visual Studio 2010 from a French Microsoft website. I thought that it would have an English interface, but my preceding question shown me that it is not the case. Since I hate using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get rid of the page counter on the right hand side of Chrome's PDF viewer?

When I'm reading PDFs on Chrome, every time I scroll up or down, a little icon appears on the right-hand side telling me what page I'm on: It's really bugging me, especially if the article is ...
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Make Skype for Business less horrible-looking?

At my new job, we use Skype for Business (SfB). As a chat client, it works sort of okay (although there are things such as the chat history* that are too simplistic or harder to get to than they ...
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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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Access Supermicro web interface images

I'm trying to change some pictures on the Supermicro web interface. I noticed that they are in http://IPADDRESS/images/ from right clicking and opening image, but when I go to that URL (/images) it ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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Creating a functional MS Access runtime application

I have created a functional Access database Feuilles.accdb. I want several users to be able to enter information via the form interface I created without having access (hehe) to the tables and queries....
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windows 10 UI Language

I am upgrading to Windows 10 from 7. The installation begins OK but at some point I am offered 3 options "what do I want to save". The first is greyed out and asks if I want to keep all settings, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...