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Windows 10: Small resolution programs mess up all open window's sizes

Here's the situation: 1. Open a fullscreen game that has a small resolution (old games for example, or even more recent games made in certain engines like rpgmaker). 2. All open programs get shrunk to ...
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How to click Firefox bookmark folder and have it stay open without hovering?

This was default for several versions of Firefox. Then one day it no longer was. If you want to move the cursor over to a bookmark you must carefully guide it in a perfectly straight line horizontally ...
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Chrome tabs keep crashing

Lately my Chrome tabs on Windows 10 became really unstable. Especially on Youtube and Myanimelist. The tabs just crash at random, sometimes I have a page open for 5 mins and then they just stop ...
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Hacker evidence from “netstat -a”

What exactly do you look for in "netstat -a" results that would indicate an unknown user on your network, please?
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Listen to TCP port but only accept connections from a specified IP in netcat

I can use the following command in netcat to listen to a TCP port: nc -l -p 12345 But any IP can connect to this port: Is there a way to only accept connections from a specified IP? Note that I ...
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Repair a windows installation in another HDD

I have 3 disks, HDD1 with a corrupt windows, a copy of that disk in HDD2 another HDD3 with a fresh install. I clone HDD1 into HDD2 and get a corrupt windows 10. Is it possible to repair the corrupt ...
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Can't boot windows 7 from SSD

I had windows 7 installed on my primary HD. Then I got an SSD and did a fresh installation on it. Somehow I messed up the second installation (on the SSD) and now to boot into it, I must boot into the ...
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Rectangular text selection in Command Prompt

From all the interpreter programs I have used, cmd.exe was unique in that it allowed you to select a rectangular block of text. Source Q1. Why did it use this method, as opposed to standard text-...
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I can't access the files in ubuntu folder with windows [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu server 14.x.x. I can see the file names with: ls /media/File_Server/TV2 but in Windows, the folder is empty. How can I access these files in Windows?
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Windows home premium

I keep getting a java script alert popup box that says Hello new user that I must type OK to.. How can I stop it from appearing? I have tried asking that it be illiminated but doen't help.
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Screen capture iOS device on PC with USB cable (not wirelessly)

On Mac OSX Yosemite, I can record an iOS device's screen with QuickTime and a wired USB connection. (Instructions) I am looking for equivalent software for a Windows PC. I do not want an Airplay ...
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Auto-Hide Taskbar Malfunction…?

I like to keep my taskbar hidden when it's not in use as to get my screen the ultimate space it can have, but sometimes after long periods of PC use, the taskbar glitches (I think it's a glitch) and ...
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Does 0.0.0.0:0 and *:* represent the same thing?

I used netstat (in Windows) to view the listened ports for TCP and UDP: I noticed that in the Foreign Address column, UDP displays *:* instead of 0.0.0.0:0, do these two values represent the same ...
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Windows Update stuck at searching for updates, MSU also stuck at Searching for updates in Win7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I clean-installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with my own legit license key, on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. No issues so far, except some serious, frustrating Windows Update issues. Also, I had ...
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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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Booting from external linux drive destroyed internal windows installation?

I have installed Arch Linux on an external SSD. I have already used it for some time without errors to use my own arch Linux installation on other machines. Now I started using two different ...
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Windows not running any exe

I have Windows 7 Professional 64 bit on my machine. I am doing all development activities under a a non-admin account. From the past few days, whenever I try to run an executable as an ...
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Move all images whose names appear in a txt file to a new folder using the windows command line

I have a text file which contains the filenames of all JPEG files in a folder. I use something like this to populate the text file. dir /s /b /a-d c:\temp\*jpg > c:\temp\Images.txt Example: ...
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Google Chrome showing weird character [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to open some sites and also sending messages in LinkedIn it showing something weird.
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Windows Remote Assistance closing suddenly

My Windows Remote Assistance session is closing suddenly. I do exactly those steps: Open invitation and put password request control user accepts it I open the Firefox and open youtube.com ...
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Dell Optiplex 780 sound driver windows 10 low volume

I upgraded my Dell Optiplex 780 from Win 7 to Win 10. Everything works fine except even with audio volume at 100% the sound is ...
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Why does enabling write caching on a disk drive sometimes requires restarting Microsoft Windows?

I wonder why enabling write caching on a disk drive sometimes requires restarting Microsoft Windows.
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Every time I connect to a network, Windows adds a route. Can I control that?

I have a wired network via an Ethernet adapter built in to my motherboard. It has access to the Internet. This network is 192.168.197.0/24 I also have a wireless network that currently doesn't have ...
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NTFS Defragmentation - Is my DEFRAG tool really working?

I am running a quick test using three DEFRAG tools (Windows' DEFRAG, Defraggler and MyDefrag). Each product returns a different initial analysis result on the same drive (same state). The variance ...
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How do I access Windows programs from Mobaxterm

I am trying to open gnuplot, a program I downloaded on Windows, and would like to open it from mobaxterm through command line. All help is appreciated, thank you! Grace
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How to have Windows DOSKEY alias execute another alias

I have some Windows command line aliases: DOSKEY ls=dir DOSKEY up=cd .. I know I can combine commands using $T DOSKEY lsup=dir $T cd .. But how can I create an alias to execute other aliases in ...
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Cannot save documents under docx or jpg windows 2010

I recently downloaded Windows 10 for my IBM PC. I cannot save to docx or jpg. It only allows me to save to htm and html; and it says in the corner save web site; the location is "This PC". ...
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“netstat” vs “netstat -a” in Windows

I want to know the difference between netstat and netstat -a in Windows. I think that this is the difference: netstat will display all of the TCP connections in every State except for LISTENING. ...
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Moving a window to the side doesn't resize it on the inside of multiple monitors

You know how in Windows 8 when you move a window to the side it will position the window so it takes up half the screen? The two monitor display I am using doesn't do that on the inside. So if I do ...
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Chocolatey as non-admin user

I´m starting to use Chocolatey in the network of my hotel for software installs. I have a domain set on Win 2008 and all my users are not admins. So, lets say I have a user JOE that is not an admin ...
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How to give feedback to the Windows product team?

I’d like to make a suggestion to improve Windows in a specific way. How can I register my suggestion with the Windows product team? Is there a publicly available feedback channel? Does the product ...
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Failure to resolve internal domain names

I have two domains that are accessible just fine outside my network. However, within the network: One fails to resolve if the "www" prefix is omitted, but resolves if it is included. The other fails ...
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How to view actions by Windows Shell

I am trying to automate the installation of an number of packages using PowerShell 2.0 in Windows 7. Each set corresponds to a product build (which may be an upgrade or downgrade depending on the ...
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How to detect the event of the power button being pressed

Is there a way in windows to detect the event of pressing the physical power button, and after detecting the event execute or run a batch file. I basically want to run a batch file that reboots the ...
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How to set up a windows hotkey that either launches Chrome or brings it to the foreground if it's already running

I like to set up shortcuts in Windows with hotkeys to launch my favorite apps. Normally, those hotkeys will launch the app if it's not already running, and bring the window to the foreground if it is ...
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Run Windows app from Ubuntu on Windows

I'm using bash on Ubuntu on Windows. I navigate to a folder and from there I'd like to open a file in a Windows program. For example: After entering cd \mnt\c\Users\myusername\Desktop notepad index....
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Batch file automate

I have a batch file that has options, but i wish to automate those options but i do not know which is which. after the batch is run it then prompts for a password, which i would also like to automate ...
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How to download images from FTP to local folder using WinSCP command Line

I am trying to use the WinSCP command line to access an FTP Server. Then download all JPEG's in the root folder and download them to a local folder on my C: drive. Example of my script below. >"C:...
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Write File Contents Over a Socket Connection? [on hold]

A remote server is writing files to a directory in local server. We have an application which can either read a growing input file or read contents over a socket connection. The local server is ...
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Bat “move” fails seemingly RANDOM with access denied

My bat shall move a couple of folders, but there is one specific folder that will sometimes get moved, sometimes not for no particular reason. move "%~dp0\source" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\target" >NUL ...
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Create an “ad hoc” network with second wifi adapter

I've tried to search for this particular issue to no avail. The thing is, I want to create an ad hoc network on windows 10, I've already tried with the netsh command, everything worked the way it's ...
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A python installer that do everything [on hold]

Is there a python 2.7 installer that add the "PYTHON_HOME" environement variable and add to the PATH what is required for using python. It would be great if it could install pip too. I have some old ...
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when drag scroll bar/ sidebar in Windows 10

Say if I drag the sidebar(from anything, chrome or IE) from top to bottom, if my cursor goes to left/right for about 150 pixels while I'm holding the left mouse button (holding the sidebar), the ...
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Downgrade Windows storage spaces pool from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

I have a storage spaces pool that was originally on Windows 8.1. When I moved the pool to a Windows 10 system, I unfortunately upgraded the storage spaces pool to the newer 'Windows 10 version'. So ...
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Computer stuck in “We Couldn't Complete The Updates Undoing Changes Don't Turn Off Your Computer”. How to proceed?

My computer is stuck on the screen "We Couldn't Complete The Updates Undoing Changes Don't Turn Off Your Computer." I have been trying solutions such as going into recovery mode, and trying to ...
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Using wireless input devices to trigger events in Java

I am looking for a way for a user to be able to input data into the console of an executable program without direct access to the computer, and receive output from the executable program via small ...
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Black squares on Laptop screen when changing applications?

Recently, I've noticed that switching between certain applications on my laptop causes some random black squares (2"x2" in size) to appear on the screen. I can click on them and they disappear, or I ...
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Recovery partition at the middle of disk

I own a Samsung laptop, which came with Windows 8 preinstalled, it was updated to Windows 10. Then I installed Ubuntu, to do it I created 4 partitions, swap, boot, root, and home. But linux ran out of ...
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How to hack my wifi password

I lost my wifi password and I want to find a way to hack it and gain access to it. Can someone tell me a way, so I can be able to hack it. Security Type: WPA2-PSK, WPS enabled. Please help me. ...
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Windows 10 keeps messing up draggable window's content

Starting a few weeks ago, I suddenly got no window contents when I dragged a window around. Quick googling helped and I activated the Setting "Show window contents while dragging" in the virtual ...