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How can I prioritise network bandwidth on a per application basis?

Is there a way in Linux to give a specific application more/less priority for network bandwidth? Something like how nice does for CPU priority. Context: I'm currently on a very low bandwidth ...
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2answers
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Skype - remove from contacts or block user?

I have temporary contacts in Skype that I want to remove when I no longer need them. So, if I just delete the user via Remove from Contacts option, will he be able to see me in his contacts after I ...
3
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3answers
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Avoid Powerpoint(/Word) 2010 creating temporary files in working directory

When opening a temporary file, Powerpoint 2010 usually creates a temporary, hidden file called ~$filename.pptx in the same directory. This is undesirable, since it can cause unnecessary activity with ...
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2answers
339 views

Who owns the internet cables? [closed]

When I was in United States, one thing always puzzled me. When we took comcast internet connection, comcast guys came over to our place, setup router etc, but they never had to lay any cables. This ...
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1answer
842 views

Are there something called wifi-enabled external storage disks?

I have 2 laptops at my home and one external disk. I have a requirement (more out of curiosity on how to achieve it than a real need): I have set-up basic adhoc home network where one laptop accesses ...
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1answer
607 views

How to route only work traffic when connected to company VPN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)? Let's say that the company has a policy that forbids listenning to internet radios using ...
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1answer
841 views

Free bluetooth software for file transfer

I used to use bluesoleil to transfer files between my mobile phone(Nokia) and my pc. But now bluesoleil is not free anymore. I tried to use the bluetooth software come default with my lenovo laptop, ...
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2answers
418 views

Does installing licensed Windows software (e.g. CS5) on WINE contravene EULA

I realize that this question is extremely vague, but I am wondering if (as a general rule) it is against the terms of standard EULAs to install on WINE. For example, I have a licensed copy of Adobe ...
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1answer
680 views

InDesign Network Timeout Freezes ID

A Win7 SP1 64bit PC is running InDesign CS5, and while working on a file, a user experienced a "network connection" error, and then InDesign froze, with no chance of recovery. Is there any way to ...
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3answers
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Website is down for me not for others outside my network

I'm facing a weird problem with some websites. In my network nobody is able to access a particular website, whereas that website is up when I checked it at http://www.isup.me/. This happens quite ...
0
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1answer
43 views

What do I need to do to add RSS Feed to desktop

Is there some program that put any RSS feed to my desktop?
0
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3answers
1k views

Change file open command in Windows 7?

When I install Paint .NET, it creates the Edit in the context menu file for .PNG and other file types. However, when I install ACD See, it suddenly change the program for Edit command. Windows Paint ...
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1answer
193 views

Word:mac 2008 - Change Path to linked images?

I use Word 2008 for Mac and I have a document with linked images. The images are not embedded in the document. The document and the images are in the same folder but of some reason I had to rename the ...
0
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1answer
100 views

Interruption of system calls when a signal is caught

From reading the man pages on the 'read()' and 'write()' calls it appears that these calls get interrupted by signals regardless of whether they have to block or not. In particular, assume a ...
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4answers
3k views

Disable the activation of the menu bar when Alt is pressed in Windows 7

In Windows 7 how can I disable the function that activates the menu bar when Alt is pressed? Are there some registry values to modify this behaviour?
18
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4answers
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How to check which timezone in Linux?

is there anyway to check which time zone i'm currently in Linux?
2
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3answers
290 views

Is there a wiki server that works from pendrive?

I want to do a wiki for documentation of my project, but I develop it in some different places, so I want to have all the information of the wiki on my pendrive. There is some way to do all the ...
0
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1answer
94 views

Prevent all scripts, images and file downloads on unsafe sites

Is there any way that I can disable all scripts, images, and file downloads on websites that Web of Trust marks as unsafe (according to my settings)? I am using Firefox 8 (64-bit) on Windows 7.
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to enable power management on startup in Ubuntu 10.10

I accidentally removed the power management program in the System > Preferences > Startup Applications panel and ever since I have had to go to System > Preferences and then run Power Management just ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

menus don't consistently drop on the first click

I used to think that I just didn't click squarely on the menu. Now, that I am paying closer attention, I see that sometimes it takes several clean clicks that are targeted squarely on the menu before ...
2
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1answer
72 views

Backup solution: hash/checksumming and/or error correction

I'm trying to keep my data well protected with backups, using multiple hard drives (basically swapping the backup disk out every week). For checking validity, I was originally planning on md5summing ...
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3answers
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How to upgrade CentOS 5.6 to 6.0?

I am using CentOS 5.6 on my desktop and would like to upgrade to CentOS 6.0. I tried changing the yum repos to point to CentOS 6 but no luck. How can I do the upgrade?
6
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3answers
1k views

Touchpad sensitivity scales to virtual screen dimensions

I am experimenting with attaching a second monitor to my Ubuntu Natty laptop, and I have noticed an annoying "feature" that makes any multi-monitor setup so unusable that I actually prefer my ...
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1answer
165 views

HP Netbook restarting services even when disabled

I'm helping a friend try to gain some free RAM and CPU on his HP Mini Notebook. I primarily work on a Mac but am literate on Windows as well. I went to msconfig to see what all was starting and ...
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3answers
385 views

Google blocked in Firefox version 3, other pages fine, works in other browsers

After some time of using Firefox (v.3x) I can no longer access google.com. The page to google.com never loads either from address bar or quick search. If I restart Firefox it works again for a while, ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Creating custom file extension with windows registry

Ok, so I have been reading and googling this for a while now and I can't understand what is going wrong. I am trying to create a .int file extension in my registry so that I can add the ShellNew key ...
1
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1answer
691 views

Windows 7: How do I make a green screen for my webcam?

I just got a Google+ invite. When I join a Google+ Hangout, I'd like to do it with a green screen so that I can loop a video in the background. How should I do this? Do I need a special webcam?
3
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2answers
152 views

Best way to communicate with remote office ~150 feet away

I have a client who is leasing an industrial building with a local network. They are rapidly expanding and need additional space. The nearest available property is available across the street about ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Ubuntu 11.04 graphics problem

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 with switchable graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6490M and Intel integrated Sandy Bridge graphics. My computer boots fine from the Ubuntu 11.04 live CD into the Unity desktop. ...
0
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1answer
213 views

Netbook screen not recovering after Hibernate mode

Hello I am running the Netbook edition for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Recently whenever I open the lid after hibernation the screen does not turn on. The netbook seems to be running but I am not ...
0
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1answer
88 views

Boot from multiple USB drives

I want to setup a bootable USB drive for Windows7. As I read from tutorials everywhere, I need at least a 4GB drive to store the setup files. The problem is I don't have a single 4GB drive. I have two ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

How can I launch multiple screen sessions from a single bash script?

I've written a script (that doesn't work) that looks something like this: #!/bin/sh screen -dmS "somename" somecommand for i in {0..5}; do screen -dmS "name$i" anothercommand $i done For some ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

If I have a weird IP address, is that a sign I've been hacked?

My roommates and I are connected to the internet through a switch. Their computers both have IP addresses that start with 81, according to whatismyip.com. The site says that my IP address starts with ...
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1answer
3k views

iBook G4, Tiger 10.4.11, can't connect via secured wifi

I have an (admittedly old) iBook G4 running OS X Tiger 10.4.11 (never had a compelling reason to update to Leopard). I have a home wifi network broadcast by the combination modem/wireless router ...
3
votes
2answers
827 views

Chrome Extensions to focus the first input field?

I am looking for this Firefox extension called FirstField, but for Chrome. Essentially, you press a keyboard shortcut and it focuses the first text input field on the webpage (for example, the ...
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votes
0answers
55 views

Monitor and manage Internet bandwidth over my home network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? I have a small home network which is based on my ADSL router (ASUS WL-AM604g). All of the computers in my network are ...
1
vote
1answer
286 views

How can I call from my PC?

Is there a way to just take a number of some web page and dial it? Perhaps route it via my iPhone? The scenario I am talking about is this: let's say I am looking for an apartment on craigslist. ...
0
votes
2answers
215 views

Eclipse on Ubuntu taking up a lot of space

I am running Eclipse under Ubuntu and the chrome takes up a lot of space. I have reduced my system font to be smaller but the tabs and toolbars stay the same size resulting is a lot of wasted space. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Kaspersky 2012 Firewall - prompt on new connection attempts

How can I get Kaspersky 2012 Firewall to ask me everytime if I want to allow or deny an application to connect to the internet the first time it asks and have it remember that until the application ...
4
votes
4answers
234 views

A messenger for my home network

With the use of my router (ASUS) I have set up a home network. Is there software that I can use it to chat to other computers on my network? Which one is the best of them? Thank you.
0
votes
0answers
632 views

How do use Transitions and Picture in Picture elements at the same time? iMovie 11

So basically my subject says it all, let me elaborate. I have a bunch of videos and I want to add transitions, no problems yet, but if I want to add a PiP image, you know like a watermark, ...
3
votes
1answer
638 views

Reserve screen space for just one program?

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been working on the issue of reserving screen space for only one program for ~3 hours now. I need to reserve it for the Linux Mint taskbar running under VirtualBox in ...
14
votes
3answers
771 views

Why is the download speed slow in the early seconds?

When you download a big enough file, you can see that in the early seconds, the download speed increases to finally reach its mean value. Why?
1
vote
1answer
713 views

Accessing the Windows file system from Ubuntu

This is a screen shot of my 'Computer' screen. Now, I'm trying to get a file from my Windows File system (I'm dual booting). A lot of places online said there would be a icon for the Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Read all of the terminal command history in OSX

It would be great to access all my commands run in terminal on OSX so I can review and use as a running reminder sheet. I'm using Reverse-I-Search prompt and have updated my .bash_profile to store ...
0
votes
1answer
253 views

Starting Skype breaks Internet connection, LAN connection staying alive

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I've just installed Skype. Whenever I try to sign into Skype, my Internet connection breaks. I remain connected to my wireless LAN but can't connect to the Internet. The ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Make the table listing show entire fields

I'd like to know if a way exists to make PHPMyAdmin show entire fields in the table browsing tab. Right now I have a TEXT field and I can never read the entries in their entirety. How can I do that?
0
votes
1answer
392 views

Change background color of 1000 jpg files

I have 1000 jpg files in which all have a white background. Is is possible to change the white background color to red (for example) of all the files in order not to have to do it one by one ? I ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

Permanently store thumbnails of images on Windows

When viewing a folder of images in "Large Icons" mode, I often see the thumbnails slowly regenerate. How do I permanently store those thumbnails so I don't have to wait ages whenever I open a folder? ...
2
votes
1answer
910 views

Secured bash history usage

I know all commands user sends to server are automatically logged into ~/.bash_history I want to give access to my PC to my colleague (I've already gave hime some limited access to use sudo via ...

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