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Mouse movement with intertia

I'm looking for a program that makes your mouse more "velocity based", where your mouse movements apply "velocity" to the cursor and the it has friction and weight. Like how Minecraft's view handles ...
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Remove desktop after killing explorer.exe

I have a machine where the default windows shell has been replaced with a custom program using gpedit.msc; at the startup I see only the custom program on a black screen, that it's what I want; ...
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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Fetch from NPM registry always fails

On my Windows server 2012 machine I am unable to install/update npm packages. It was working allright, but stopped one day. I tried everything and I am seriously thinking about reinstalling the ...
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tmux: Page Up/Down in Cygwin

Unfortunately it seems like the normal C-b > PgUp or C-b > ctrl+arrows aren't working; instead, I'm just seeing the characters 5~ be printed whenever I C-b and then try to use PgUp. Even mouse mode ...
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What is the maximum desktop resolution in Windows

I found in one of the blogs the following statement: *"Windows does have a hard limit on maximum resolution and overall pixel count. The maximum continuous windows desktop available is up to 32k ...
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Windows 7 Weird Sound Issue

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5390 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I have encountered a weird issue with the sound on my system. When I plug in my speakers, or anything for that matter, into the ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Tor on Google App Engine Launcher

I have installed Google App Engine SDK for Python on Windows 8.1. I use Vidalia Bridge Bundle and the Chrome extension Proxy SwitchySharp to access the net through Tor. But the problem seem to be it ...
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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
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Windows, Synergy, and EnableHexNumpad

Windows 8.1, Synergy 1.5.1-r2307 It seems Synergy does not support EnableHexNumpad in Windows, where much like traditional ALT-codes, any Unicode character can be inserted when holding alt, then ...
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Disappearing characters between youtube-dl, ffmpeg, and cmd

so what happens is that if the video title has a symbol that isn't supported by your current locale then ffmpeg won't be able to get to that file properly. Here's one example ►2 HOURS BEST MELODIC ...
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Decrypt EFS-encrypted file (I do have certificate backup)

I have an encrypted folder on a Windows 8 machine, which was encrypted by another user-account (which I cannot boot into due to a corrupted profile). But I do have the private-key backup certificate ...
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How to take screenshots of WPF applications in correct size and content

I usually take screenshots of single windows via the built-in key combination Alt+Print. Unfortunately this does not work well for more and more applications - all of them are WPF applications. ...
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What is VLC subtitle position keyboard shortcut

What are the keyboard shortcuts to move subtitles in VLC up or down?
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Windows 8.1: Force all traffic through VPN

I have applications running which need to access a URL through the VPN - NOT through the general internet. I want to be able to specify that all traffic MUST flow through the VPN, but I don't know ...
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HDD very slow performance after full copy from SSD

The PC: Core i7-4770, 16GB RAM. There are 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD (new without any bads). On the SSD I had Windows 8.1 installed with all other stuff. Someday all programs exceeded 120GB limit and I ...
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Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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BSoD DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION

I'm having a lot of BSoD's lately, so I ran Driver Verifier (verifier in command line). It generated DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATIONBSoD. Analyzing the dump with WinDbg: !analyze -v ...
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increasing width of jumplist

Does anyone know how to change the width of the jumplists in Windows 7! I've tried to search te register and installed 7tt and classic Shell. These programs didn't solve the problem
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Import ~/.ssh/config into Putty

I have a large amount of servers configured in my ~/.ssh/config on my Linux workstation. Currently I am however using a Windows workstation most of the time, and I'm wondering if it's possible to ...
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Transfer speed systematic variance

I've been trying to copy a one single large file from my internal HDD to a USB drive. There's something strange I found: The speed kept constant to 5 MB/s and then at regular intervals went down ...
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My directory has become recursive. How can I remove it?

The directory structure of one of my folders has become recursive or something, making an almost endless loop until I cannot go further down: ...
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Windows: ping's timestamp option

The Windows "Shell" (cmd) provides the following option for ping: -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo ...
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Why do Windows file windows populate faster than OSX?

I apologize for only having anecdotal data available, but whenever I use a Windows machine I'm impressed with how quickly a window loads its directory information. My mac often takes several seconds ...
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How to show “Run as different user” on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Is it possible to show the "Run as different user" option for applications on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1? I have enabled Show "Run as different user" command on Start user policy but to no avail. ...
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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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Why do some programs can't write to a ramdisk on Windows?

I've created a ram disk under windows using IMDisk. Most programs don't have problems writing to it. But for example, it isn't possible in Visual Studio (2013, currently) to create a project in a ram ...
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IP forwarding on windows 7

I want to redirect incoming traffic with a specific IP destination address coming to my computer to proxy server working on this PC (C# app). I tried to accomplish it by using netsh interface ...
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How to execute program via ssh on a remote machine display

I'm using Linux as a client and windows as a server and I want to display executing program on my windows machine (something like -display :0 option in X systems) wihout installing additional software ...
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Restoring Windows 8 client backup from WHS v1

I started my WHS v1 when running XP and have upgraded to W8 on 3 client machines. The connector software is installed and all backups work as they did in XP. Access to the server data is working. I ...
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Is it safe to move C:\Users and add a symbolic link\junction?

I am using Windows 8.1 and the Users directory has got a bit big (22.2Gb). I'd like to move it off the SSD and onto the massive HDD. Is it safe to replace is with a symbolic link from the SSD to the ...
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PsExec, Error establishing communication with PsExec service

I am getting the following error if I try to use PsExec (psexec \\MyServer cmd, nothing fancy) PsExec v2.1 - Execute processes remotely Copyright (C) 2001-2013 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - ...
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Two hours or so after restarting my computer, some webpages don't load unless I restart again

OS and computer type: Windows 8.1 and Lenovo G505 laptop Further description: In Chrome, after the computer is on for a while after being restarted, certain websites, e.g. StackExchange sites, my ...
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Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
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Simple way to clear clipboard(copied) contents In different platforms?

I use a Win 7 machine , Android tab and Windows mobile . All these i use password wallets to keep passwords for different things . Usually i copy those password and paste in the fields . And it stays ...
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PING: transmit failed. General failure windows 8.1

i have problem which i could not figure it out how to fix it , i run in windows 8.1 connected with wifi . when i open CMD and ping whatever address localhost, my router ip , 4.2.2.4 i get this ...
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Driver detected a controller error on disk that doens't exist

Since a week or so, sometimes when I boot Windows 8 my computers immediately locks up. I can still move the mouse cursor without problems and access some GUI elements without any delay whatsoever, but ...
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How to get status of Windows 8.1 maintenance?

How do I get the status (5% complete, 10% complete, etc.) for the Windows maintenance, once it is running? Can that be turned on, if it exists, when not running? I am running Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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Is there any command-line to change my network mask in Windows shell?

I have not been able to find nothing on the netsh command shell documentation for changing only the netmask configuration without modifying rest of it (ip, gateway, DNSs and so on). The closest I know ...
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Converting AVI file to an animated gif with transparent background

I have some AVI files that I want to convert to animated gifs with transparent backgrounds to place on a .net Windows form. I am able to convert from AVI to animated gifs but for some reason the ...
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Samsung S4 Recover a Photo On Internal Memory Without Root

I need to recover a photo from the internal memory of a Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the S4 uses the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), so Windows cannot access the device as a disk. So almost ...
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How do I set the BSOD on Windows 8.1 to pause and display useful hexdump information instead of a frowny face?

My Windows 8.1 machine is crashing once-a-day with a BSOD, and not leaving any DMP file behind, so I have nothing for WinDbg.exe to examine. Nothing interesting in the event log. The BSOD used to ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't remember window sizes/positions when I switch off my monitors

I have three monitors connected to my Windows 8.1 PC. One of them is connected by HDMI, one by DisplayPort and one by DVI (my GeForce GTX 780 has these three connectors). I distribute my windows over ...
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How to prevent This PC node from automatically expanding when I open File Explorer?

How do I prevent the "This PC" node from automatically expanding each time I open Windows Explorer/File Explorer on Windows? There must be a registry key somewhere, but I cannot find it. I have ...
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Unable to See Partition While Installing Windows XP

Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a 500 GB HDD that had three partitions and am looking to combine into one so I can re-distribute the space and reinstall WinXP and W7 for a ...
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Adding a new (hidden) “Delete” Context Menu item to Windows 7

I would like to add a new "Delete" context menu item such that I can delete large amounts of files and folders with a single right click without using explorer because of how slow it is. I have ...
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iexplore.exe stays open after closing Internet Explorer

I sometimes use Internet Explorer 10, and I noticed that once you start Internet Explorer the process iexplore.exe shows up in the Task Manager. This is normal, however this process is not killed ...
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How to mount a samba share on non-standard port?

The firewall on my network drops all packets on TCP port 139 and 445. So all samba shares don't work outside the LAN. I tried letting the samba daemon listen on a non-standard port. This method works ...