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Synergy breaks copy (for paste) from Windows

I am running Synergy 1.4.10 on Ubuntu 10.10 as the server and on Windows 7 as the client. The problem that is happening right now is that the copy action on Windows has no effect to bring that text ...
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How do I get started with the M-Project on Windows?

This website for this great tool, called the M-Project says that I will need to add a doskey like this: doskey espresso=node C:\Path\To\Espresso\bin\espresso.js $1 $2 $3 $4 It is a tool for ...
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My right click context menu wont appear..

When I try to right click a folder on the desktop, or a sub folder the "right click context menue" wont appear, the mouse indicator just starts "working" - then nothing.. I need to do a ctr alt delete ...
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How to block certain domains on a computer that is behind a proxy on which I have no control

The situation: There is a windows 7 machine that can connect to internet only through an organisation's proxy. I have no control over the proxy servers. There is a single administrator account on ...
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Most network protocols occasionally fail

My Windows 7/64 machine has suddenly started to act funny. Everything will be running fine, when suddenly most network access methods will fail. These things continue to work: Accessing network ...
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Some keys not working after VMware crash

I was running another OS in VMware and after a while everything froze so I was forced to restart my computer by manually pressing the restart button. After the restart some keys on my keyboard started ...
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How can I restore Start Menu behaviour when clicking folders? (default shell)

I was experimenting with default open handlers for folders (to use an alternative file manager), so messing with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Folder, Drive and Directory I was able to change the default ...
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Setting Windows to resolve all hostnames via DNS when not connected to a Domain Controller?

The enviroment is a private network with a single router using DD-WRT's dnsmasq to resolve names and do caching. Resolving hosts via DNS works fine: dig +short @192.168.1.1 gamma 192.168.1.22 Now, ...
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Thunderbird profile folder gone

I posted yesterday about losing my Thunderbird profile. I'm trying to figure out what happened, and would like your help. The "Profiles" folder has vanished from ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...
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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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How to enable screen rotation Sony Vaio Laptop

I've got a sony vaio SA laptop. Since reformatting it to the Sony OEM windows 7 I couldn't change the screen orientation. I thought maybe it's an option in the registry that needs changing but I ...
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Can I use e text editor with an existing ruby installation?

I'm using windows and e text editor. I installed cygwin along with the e text editor as it prompted me too, but running ruby programs produces no errors and no output. I'd like to use an existing ruby ...
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Save Credentials for wireless network Greyed out

When I try to managing a wireless network to save my credentials, that option is greyed out. I thought I might need administrator permissions but I don't see any option to do so. I know from other ...
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Mysterious Permission Problems Windows 7 - Access denied no luck with takeown

I have no idea how this has happened. I am running a VM on a drive and out of nowhere all permissions on that drive seem to have somehow become corrupt. I cannot open directories on the drive. ...
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my touchpad scroll doesnt work

I've installed the drivers for the touchpad but still it doesn't work, I just shifted from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and now my touchpad scroll wont work. can anyone tell me how to fix my touchpad ...
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Windows 7 ad-hoc mode with iphone, no APIPA IP addressing on Windows 7

I want my Windows 7 laptop and my iPhone to "see" each other via wireless ad-hoc mode. My iPhone is getting the appropriate APIPA addressing (169.254.xxx.xxx), but my Windows 7 operating system is ...
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The Network Security Key is not correct. Please try again

I have installed Windows 8 64bit Preview on my spare machine on a separate partition from the Windows 7 64bit that is currently on this machine. The Windows 7 64bit works perfectly, but when I boot ...
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How to copy files from Linux to Windows with RDP (Vinagre)?

I'm able to log in to my EC2 instance with Vinagre but can't figure out how to copy files from my (Ubuntu 12.04) machine to that (Windows Server 2008) slice. Some googling yielded this which ...
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Windows 7 will not boot after sleep

As the title says. My PC with windows 7 will not boot up correctly after going into sleep mode and failing to wake up. From what I can tell this is a common problem with the motherboard ASUS P6T ...
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Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead

The machine in question is running Windows 7 (64 Bit) on a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM with all Windows Updates applied. Not that the specs should make a difference. Shutting down this machine from the ...
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CDBurner XP does not recognize HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner

I've got an LG HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 Blu-Ray burner and want to use it with CDBurner XP on Windows 7. Unfortunately it does not like this device. It says "No compatible devices" in its drive list. ...
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Error Downloading a File

I am attempting to download a file with Firefox and I see this error: C:\Users\Lynda\Desktop\Sample.psd.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again ...
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Windows tool to help tag a file by renaming it?

I'm looking for a tool like Tabbles which lets me tag a file. The problem with Tabbles, is that it's very platform dependent and it's not portable. If I tag a file with it and pass on the same file to ...
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How does the Apple Safari web-browser store its settings on Windows?

I'm a programmer and am tasked with the following problem for my Windows application, which performs a reset/change of the Apple Safari web-browser preferences, the home-page setting in particular. ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...
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Can explorer close “duplicate” windows automatically?

I've got the exact same problem as described here How do I close/prevent duplicate windows in Windows Explorer? I wish explorer could close the duplicate window (the other one, not the one that has ...
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Trying To Organize Folders - Can I Delete?

Had to get a new laptop and it came loaded with Windows 7. How many folders do I need that have "documents" in the title? I've spent days trying to get answers to questions and running into forums ...
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Booting Windows7 kernel from an initrd/wim image file

I'm wondering if it's possibile to have Win7 kernel and relative drivers (especially storage drivers) to boot from an initrd-like image file (maybe .wim?) and later then mount the windows root ...
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Generate random port traffic windows

Without installing any third party software is there a way to generate random traffic for a port of choice in Windows 2003? I'm testing a few Port Forwards and just need some random test data. I'd ...
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Getting return code from tee on windows

tee is a slick little utility that allows piping output to a file as well as stdout (the console). Windows ports for tee exist (wintee, gnuwin32's tee, etc), but all the ones I've tried have the same ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (win7 and ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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install MSMQ on windows XP uE

I am running windows XP uE SP3 and I need to install MSMQ in order to install wincc (a Siemens automation software) the problem is that this UE version doesn't let me add/remove windows components ...
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How to setup Windows 7 per device Autoplay?

Autoplay works, but the devices are not listed in Control Panel - AutoPlay - Devices, thus I can't set it up per device. Tried two different PCs, USB sticks, USB harddisk, DVDs, nothing. In XP I could ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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Can someone tell me how I can make my Windows Server Web 2008 R2 like Windows 7?

I am using Windows web server 2008 R2. Every time I have open my computer and they have show me "Preparing your computer...." "create ...." I want to stop it. it's take more time to load. Every ...
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Hardware Configuration for Windows MultiPoint Server

I've read every article on the Microsoft sites regarding Windows MultiPoint Server 11. I decided to go with a zero-client over USB configuration. The problem is, we don't have distributors in our ...
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Pairing bluetooth mouse with two system on same computer

I have a Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 paired to my notebook under Windows via Bluetooth. However I have a Linux installation as well (openSUSE 12.1) and I thought I could make that mouse work ...
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System Memory: Only half is being displayed

Using multiple tools, I have verified that my computer can "see" that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only is using 4GB of ram. I've seen this behavior with: Memtest86+ 4.20: Memory SDP Information ...
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Gifsicle: How to set it to not overwrite the original GIF file if the resulting modified GIF file is larger than the original?

About Gifsicle: Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. One of its features is (from its website): Optimize your ...
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Network Dialog does not show all nodes on network: Why?

There is a network dialog box thats sprinkled througout the Windows (XP,Vista, 7) OS that lets you browse the available nodes that are on your network. For example, this dialog box appears when you ...
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Freeware Local Proxy for Proxy Chaining with HTTPAUTH

I am looking for a freeware local proxy to perform proxy-chaining with HTTPAUTH. To explain my situation: In my workplace I am forced to keep switching between several internet-connected apps, and ...
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Control Targeted Browser Window

When I have multiple browser windows open, I don't know how to control which is chosen to open a new link - when that link is selected in a non-browser application. For example, when I click a web ...
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Checking audio output levels per channel in Windows 7

I've got a new 5.1 channel headset, and am in the process of testing and adjusting it. How can I check the output levels per channel? I'd also be interested in seeing a breakdown of the output by ...
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How do I prevent screen tearing in Windows 7 desktop with Aero disabled?

After disabling all the Windows 7 visual enhancements, I began noticing some screen tearing while playing YouTube videos, dragging windows, etc.. It's very noticeable while looking at this: Barcode ...
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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Can I suppress error reporting dialog boxes that prevent my crashed console app from closing?

I have a windows console app that hosts a WCF service and also transcodes video using DirectShow. I use a great little app called Restart on Crash which reliably detects when a process has exited and ...
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How can I prevent Ctrl+Shift from changing the text direction?

In Windows 7 and 8, the following keyboard shortcuts exist when both left-to-right and right-to-left languages are installed: Ctrl+Right Shift sets the text direction to right-to-left. Ctrl+Left ...
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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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How to “mount” WebDAV folder as a local folder instead of a drive?

I know I can use "NET USE X: https://server/" to mount a WebDAV folder to X:. However, I'd like to know if and how I can use mklink to do the same, but with a folder, without mounting it as a drive ...