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is there way in windows to have just one application start in high contrast mode?

There seems to be a lot of information on the web on how to set high contrast mode for the entire windows desktop, but I am wondering if there was a way to set high contrast mode for just a single ...
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How to add text speech support with Windows Speech Engine removed?

I'm under Windows 8 x64, it's a custom installation where I've removed the windows text-to-speech engine and male/female TTS voices that were implemented in the DVD to clean-up a big space, but now ...
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Applying a local group policy to another user with different username and computer name

A while ago, I setup a dedicated Windows 7 Pro workstation with local group policy applied to a specific guest account. After completion, I made a backup of the applied local group policy setting at ...
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How to catch who slows my mouse cursor?

Often I have such an effect, that my mouse cursor slows like it adheres to the surface of the screen. Mouse is optical and surface of the desk if perfect, so it cannot relate with ball dusting. Also, ...
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How to manage SSH keys securely in Windows?

I currently have an SSH key I use to access both Bitbucket and my home server from my Windows laptop. The most convenient way I found to deal with the use of the private key was to just have pageant ...
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BSOD Asus G750JM Win8.1

I have been getting random reboots and/or bsod's on my G750JM that I very recently bought. Everytime it does this the error is: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE The bug check in my event logs shows this: ...
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Command line rar.exe and delete files from archive older than sytem date minus 14

I know there is a d command line switch but how do I add system date minus 14 for example? I would like to remove from the archive d:\Backup\Transactions all the files older than 14 days. So far I ...
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Why did windows change the elevation requirements of my AutoHotKey script, and how can I prevent such in the future?

I was working on an AutoHotKey (AHK) script to create prefab mouse movements for a very simple model viewer. I worked on it for a good hour. I zipped the script, posted it to a forum, and thought "oh ...
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Windows / Create txt files of subfolders with file names in it

I have a folder on my HDD that contains like 1000 or so subfolders. These subfolders contain files and sometimes more subfolders. Now what I want to have is a script that creates a .txt file for each ...
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Use always Windows Explorer-style Open/Save dialog box

There are two types of "Open file" dialogs. One is "Windows Explorer-style dialog" The other, "Places bar dia I would like to use always the Windows Explorer-style dialog, since it is ...
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Windows 7- New Windows Are Not Displayed

I am running an up-to-date and OEM version of Windows 7. I have been experiencing an annoying problem for the past few weeks where new windows are not displayed 70-80% of the time. For example, when ...
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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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In suse linux, how do I control where a new window will pop up?

Linux and Unix have always sought an open area on the desktop to open a popup window. In these days of dual monitors, this can be very annoying. How can I force a pop up, like an "Open file" window ...
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Can you add a Domain User to Samba?

Instead of adding a local user on a Linux computer using the command smbpasswd -a username. But how can you go about adding a domain account user on a Linux computer (provided that Linux is added to a ...
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Does Windows Speech Recognition produce log files?

Does Windows Speech Recognition produce logs of what commands have been used? We're having a problem where a certain command either crashes or closes IE10, but we're not quite sure how WSR is ...
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Script to fire fn + f6 every time computer starts?

My laptop's touchpad has malfunctioned. Every time I start the computer, I have to manually press the keys fn+f6 to shut it off. How can I create a script which does this automatically on every start? ...
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curl: (7) Failed connect to www.google.com:80;

I have installed Git for Windows and got cURL automatically. C:\>curl --version curl 7.30.0 (i386-pc-win32) libcurl/7.30.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8y zlib/1.2.7 Protocols: dict file ftp ftps gopher http https ...
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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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Can't set breakpoints in Safari 5.1.7

I hope I'm asking this is the right place. I'm using Safari 5.1.7 in Windows and I can't seem to set any breakpoints in the dev tools. I can set them without any bother in Chrome, but nothing ...
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How to copy text in all frames in a website?

By using Ctrl+A, I can only select text from the "active" frame, such that copy text from one frame only at a time. How can I select all text from all frames in a website if website contains more ...
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Firewall Block all outgoing connection

I want to block all outgoing connection. I have created a custom rule: C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe advfirewall firewall add rule name="blockout" dir="out" action="block" enable="no" ...
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How to block all outgoing connections using Windows Firewall rules?

I want to block all outgoing connection. I have created a custom rule: C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe advfirewall firewall add rule name="blockout" dir="out" action="block" enable="no" ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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What happens to ReFS if I reinstall Windows?

ReFS seems nice. As far as I know, it is some sort of software RAID. If so, the information is managed by the OS. What happens somehow Windows is corrupted and I reinstall Windows? Is all information ...
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Can't type into password box on login

I'm running Windows 8 trough Boot Camp on my 15" MacBook Pro Mid 2010 (Model 6,2). This has been working well for a long time. Since yesterday I'm having this issue though, that Windows boots to the ...
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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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Windows logon custom wallpaper cached issue

I've managed to change windows logon wallpaper via regedit: setting OEMBackground to hexadecimal value equal to 1 and creating defaultWallpaper file in c:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\. But ...
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Problems After Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 to UPDATE 2; Windows Store, Store Apps Stop Working

I just upgraded my Visual Studio 2013 Update1 to Update2, which took long time to finish, then suddenly, I can't start any App in the Start Screen. Event Windows Store Stops suddenly. I tried to ...
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Dropped network connections

I've got a weird problem with my laptop that started a few days ago, it seems to be intermittent but seems to happen more in locations in the house which have low signal strength. First I lose all ...
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After going in sleep mode, Chrome tells me it's “Unable to access the network”

When I start my computer (Windows 8.1), I can open Google Chrome (34.0.1847.137) and browse the web. However, if I lock my computer or if Windows starts to hibernate, and I unlock or wake up Windows, ...
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Windows computer getting Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) after a fall

Accidentally knocked my laptop onto the ground last night and have been having some trouble with it since. After picking it up, I opened the screen to make sure there wasn't any obvious damage and, ...
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Windows Drive Share Issue

I set up an NAS system today and it works like a charm on my LAN. I'm having trouble with making it accessible through the internet. The NAS has a web management system which I hooked up to a ...
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Batch window's colors are screwd up by Node.js and related commandline services

I run node.js from a batch file and whenever some command that has colorful output it screws up my batch window's default colors. ^ Here it's debug that does it, but any command that has colored ...
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rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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Win. 8.1: How to fix bug causing disassociated files, dysfunctional programs, corrupt system restores, etc

This morning, my computer (an Alienware Aurora R4, about 9 months old and running Windows 8.1) experienced its first crash. I don't quite remember the name of the error presented, but I can say with ...
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Windows from HDD to SSD via clone

Is there an easy way to enable all the SSD features for Windows Server 2012 R2? I would like to avoid having to do a reinstall and just clone for time sakes. I've read it is best to do a fresh ...
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Extracting and collating data from multiple columns in Excel 2003

First of all I have tried a lot but failed to get a solution for the following problem and I hence request all the superusers to help me with their best if possible.... I tried unpivoting but it did ...
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How to perform certain tasks when switching from/to Power Saver mode in Windows 8? (Disable services etc)

How can I disable certain services and terminate certain programs automaticly when I let my laptop go into power saver? And then automaticly restore them when I go to "performance" mode again? If ...
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Can I perform different actions in a windows batch file based on the most recent version of a program installed?

Some of our computers run multiple versions of Microsoft Access (97 & 2010) while others run 365. For the pcs running multiple versions, the default is set to 97. I have a batch file that is ...
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What is the specific behavior of the 'Save Taskbar Previews' option?

Win+Pause → Advanced System Settings → Performance, Settings → 'Save Taskbar Previews' 'Save Taskbar Previews' changes the effect of hovering over windows in the taskbar: hovering over windows will ...
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How can I quit Firefox via command line in Windows without forcing it?

I want to quit Firefox from the command line, without "forcing" it. I just want to cause the same as clicking Quit in the menu in Firefox would. Seems I need to call "goQuitApplication" somehow, ...
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Strange processes in task manager (Network Restricted, No Impersonation, No Network)

I have strange entries in task manager. What can this mean? UPDATE For example, I have the following in regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost What ...
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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...
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Windows PATHEXT with *.lnk files and Cygwin Make

I don't want my %PATH% environment variable to be polluted with a bunch of directories and I want to have more control over what executables can be found. I created a folder C:\bin, added it to %PATH% ...
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VirtualBox mounted with Vagrant reach maximum diskspace

Today my Windows build machine reached its disk space limit. It turned out that I had more than 400GB in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\VirtualBox VMs During the build process, ...
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Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name

I have a C++ application that is using the %tmp% variable (from the GetTempPath() function). Unfortunately there is a bug where it can't handle the tidle that may appear in the user's local temp ...
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How to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer (to left side)

I have been looking for a way to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer. All I've found is how to show it on bottom just like Windows 7. But I want to move it to the left side ...
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Not properly functioning virtual 7.1

I recently bought a F.R.E.Q. 7 headset by Mad Catz, and I have quite a problem with its virtual 7.1. I found out about it after I installed the drivers and tried to use the 7.1. It worked, however it ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...