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Hangouts hides itself in system tray

For the past week or so I've been having an issue with the Hangouts system tray icon hiding itself. Normally I have it show all the time so I can easily click it, but it seems no matter what I do, ...
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How do I remove these “autofocus” selection borders from the Windows 8.1/8 tile screen?

Good evening, everyone. I've just recently started to notice some unintended-enabled borders around my Windows 8 machine. Here are some screenshots: In the above photos, you will notice that ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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Why does ffprobe report an incorrect number of frames?

I have a small video file which ffprobe describes as:- Input #0, avi, from 'sample.avi': Metadata: encoder : Lavf55.12.100 Duration: 00:00:35.00, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 546 kb/s Stream #0:0: ...
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Multiple MAC addresses on a single network interface

Since the other question about this (Multiple network interfaces on a single NIC in Windows) only asks about different routing, I'm going to ask this again: Is there any way to create multiple ...
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Is it possible to run Corona SDK on ReactOS or Wine?

I dumped Windows, I'm now using Xubuntu. Is it possible to run Corona SDK on Wine? On Corona forums, they say no, but I wounder how this guy did it? Is ZeroBrane a solution? What about ReactOS (or ...
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Installing GNU mailutils on windows

I'm using Windows 7, and would like to use the GNU mailutils, specifically mu and mu4e. Unfortunately, these are not available as Cygwin packages. Is there any way to use GNU mailutils on windows ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = ...
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Keep RDP from locking session in Server 2012

I am running windows Server 2012 with two users. I have an app that takes a screenshot of a game console that runs under each user. The problem I am having is that I can't detach the Remote Desktop ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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Is there a way to disable Spotify playlist notifications?

There is an annoying red thing going on on the top right corner, top of the megaphone symbol, every time someone changes something on any playlist I've subscribed to. The problem is that I haven't ...
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Windows guest in VMware Fusion not able to see Mac's internet connection

My VMware Fusion Windows VM can't access the internet. I had to swap a MacBook Pro's HDD to another MacBook Pro. The Mac is the host and the Windows 7 VM reports Ethernet cable not being plugged in; ...
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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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Forfiles command does not work for Windows XP

I have a Batch script with "forfiles" command which is ignored when I execute it. I thought the reason is in the system (I have windows XP) which commonly does not have forfiles.exe installed. I ...
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Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard?

Basically, I don't need the "shared mouse" that Synergy has. I have a Macbook Pro with an external keyboard hooked up and a Windows 7 PC I'd like to share the keyboard with. What I'd like to do is ...
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nslookup returns the right IP, ping still goes to the wrong ip

Ok, so here's the setup. Laptop is connected to our company VPN (Juniper Network Connect 7.2.0). There are two DNS Search suffix's (domain1.com, domain2.local). From that laptop, while connected, ...
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Local hostname fails to resolve only in browsers

I am having an issue on Windows Server 2008. Basically the problem is that whenever my local hostname is used in a browser it fails to resolve. As far as I can tell the name is correctly set, I can ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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Hide a taskbar toolbar's text and title by default

I need to add toolbars which hides the shortcut/icon/application text and title as default. I thought the best way would be through the registry (where everything like that can be set, but not this I ...
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How to change ONLY the prompt color of the Windows command-line?

As we all know, Windows command-line have the white-black color scheme. And we could use: COLOR command to change the colors of background and text. But the command above will change the whole ...
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Accessing the root directory through Windows Explorer FTP?

How do I navigate to the root directory of a Linux FTP server through Windows Explorer? In Windows 7 (not sure about Windows XP), you can click the URL bar and type in ftp://user@hostname, which will ...
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Small soft bursts of static and volume drops, is my audio hardware faulty?

I'm running Windows 7 using onboard audio. It's been fine for over 2 years but lately there's a problem every time I play audio. I only use WMP since it's the only player I've ever used with this pc. ...
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How to use Firefox and other non-RFC1929 complaint programs with auth'ed SOCKS5? Local proxy chainer?

I own a SOCKS5 subscription which requires authentication. I want to use it with FoxyProxy and other programs which do not support auth'ed socks5 (just SOCKS5 with no auth). Note that you cannot enter ...
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Unable to burn .iso using Windows Disc Image Burner (Error code: 0x80004005)

When I try to burn a disc image file using Windows Disc Image Burner the burning fails and the Status says "The disc image didn't burn sucessfully because an error occured (Error code: 0x80004005)". ...
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How do I change the audio output device for a running application in Windows 7?

This post is close to my question, but not quite the same. What I'm trying to find out is, if I'm running an application and want to change which device it's using for audio output without quitting ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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How to install development tools when Ruby compiled from source

I have Windows 8, and I need to install Ruby 2.1.2 for a project. I followed these instructions. I unzipped the source into C:\Ruby2.1.2\src\, ran nmake in C:\Ruby2.1.2\build\, and ran nmake install ...
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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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How can I enable 'More Details', when a program crashes?

A few of the gameservers in the game Crysis Wars have been crashing recently, and I tracked the problem down to a certain server modification *.DLL file, which has a bug in it, thus causing a crash. ...
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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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Page keeps loading even after I click “Stop” button - Chrome

I randomly notice some pages keep loading even after I click "Stop" button. Loading animation doesn't stop either. Here is a page I've noticed this most recently. This is an issue because I've time ...
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Restore console session after remote desktop disconnects?

Is it possible (through group policy, etc) to automatically restore the console session to a Windows 8.1 PC after a remote desktop session disconnects? I'm aware that you can run the command "tscon 1 ...
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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Camera Codec Pack not working in Windows 7

Because the Windows Update was not offering this as update after several update checks, I went online and downloaded the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) from the download center. I used the ...
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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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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 ...