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TEMP environment variable occasionally set incorrectly

Occasionally, I find my TEMP and TMP environment variables set to C:\Windows\TEMP. They should be set to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp, and are configured correctly in System Properties. This ...
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How can I solve Windows PPTP VPN issues?

I'm having persistent problems with Windows PPTP VPN connections. The VPN appears up whilst the tunnel won't transfer traffic (ping to a remote IP within the VPN works for a while, and then fails). ...
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Can't register account from Zoiper to Elastix

I have Elastix 3.0 stable installed in Virtual Box. I can access the administrator panel from my computer, so networking part between host and virtual machine is fine. I added an extention 101 ...
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Clean up Android Studio's maven

My C:\Users\me\.AndroidStudioBeta\system\Maven folder is almost 5 gigabytes I cannot afford. Is there any safe way of cleaning this folder?
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Grey window in Texmaker when trying to save a file

I use Texmaker 4.1.1 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. When I tried to save a file, I get a grey screen: I have the same issue when I try to open a file. The issue disappeared after restarting the ...
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Should I use an antistatic wrist strap when changing the RAM on my laptop?

I am about to upgrade my laptop's RAM and I'm concerned about using an antistatic wrist strap. Is it smart to use one or not very necessary? What are the chances I could damage my laptop?
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How to narrow down the list of CSS properties in autocomplete of Firefox Developer Tools or Firebug?

We write CSS properties a lot. That's why autocomplete comes in handy. But it's a little frustrating when I press v hoping for vertical-align and it comes out vector-effect or d hoping for display and ...
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Monitor goes to sleep over vga but not over hdmi. Over HDMI, it turns off completely under Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup and just got a new graphics card. My old one was a Gtx 570 and it had two DVI-I ports. I connected both my monitors using an adapter to convert DVI-I to VGA (one of my ...
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Disable MacBook Pro from booting into OS X Installer

I've had problems with MacBook Pro some time ago - screen went black screen (probably GPU problems as there are lots of complains on the internet fitting my problem) and after that I couldn't boot ...
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Unix-type “locate” on Windows?

Using the Windows CLI (cmd), how does one locate a file that he knows part of the name of? For instance, every single Windows workstation installs javac in a different location, how would one find it ...
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how to setup openvpn services on servers behind firewall

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server behind our department firewall, I could SSH login via domain name and port 8022, I tried setup openvpn services following guide: the Ubuntu 12.04 Server guide -- OpenVPN. ...
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Format code in Bluefish?

I asked a similar question on webmasters.stackexchange.com and was directed here. How do I format code in Bluefish HTML editor? There's auto-indenting, that's easy enough to find. Is there a button ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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How can cut the time it takes to tag videos using Windows Explorer?

When I try to tag a video using windows explorer it takes roughly 10-20 seconds for it to complete. If I try to tag multiple videos using the same tag it takes even longer? How can I cut this time ...
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Will a Canadian Chromecast work in the UK?

I'm traveling to the UK and I'm wondering if my Canadian Chromecast will work there. I've heard from a few sources that Netflix will not work outside of Canada due to geo restrictions within the ...
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BSODs from AMD driver when using Flash or HTML5 in Firefox for Windows only

I have a r9 290x on my system with Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux installed. On Windows when watching videos in Firefox (Flash or HTML5), I will often get a BSOD identifying my AMD driver as the culprit. ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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Is there a difference between SD cards from different manufacturers?

I thought 16 gb is 16 gb no matter who makes the cards, but I am now confident that's not the case although I don't know exactly why nor how. Can someone explain it to me? I make a lot of SD disk ...
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Chrome not showing the most visited websites

I have the same problem of: Chrome "New Tab Page" not showing most frequently visited pages but my version is 39.0.2171.65 m (64-bit) and my Chrome seems to be storing the Chronology of my ...
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explorer or application does not resolve dns name but ping does

I made a win8pe with winbuilder everything works fine except that explorer does not resolve dns name, but it does work with ip address when try to access network server. for example, accessing ...
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How do I use the Zoom in on Google Chrome?

I want to know how do i zoom in and keep it that way? I like to zoom in to 125 on Google Chrome. But each time i open a Tab it goes back to 100%. Is there any way to keep it from being 125 then going ...
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Can Loquendo voices be used with festival or espeak?

I'm trying different voices, including mbrola ones... but those are so far away from Loquendo's.... Also I've written a bash script to convert all documents to mp3, but anyway I get always the same ...
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Will there be a “lite” or “ThinPC” version of Windows 8?

With previous versions of Windows there are "lightweight" versions designed to be ran on embedded or less-capeable devices (XP Embedded, Windows 7 ThinPC, Windows 7 Embedded) which have a very low ...
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Files don't open when I double click them. They will if I right click and select open

I changed my dot files to open with Sublime Text 3 instead of Text Edit. It sort of worked. I have to right click on them and choose open. They will not open by double clicking. Sublime still ...
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Bluetooth is not working

Bluetooth is not at all working on my dell inspiron 15 3000 series 3542 after i installed win 8. I downloaded several Bluetooth drivers from dell, but nothing seems to work. I Have a Bluetooth icon on ...
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Google Chrome redirects me to google.com.tr

I have a new Windows Server 2008 R2. I have IIS 7.0 running with a couple of web sites. I installed Google Chrome on the machine and it worked great, yesterday. Today, I went to Chrome to look some ...
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How to make Emacs read buffer from stdin on start?

With Vim I can easily do $ echo 123 | vim - Is it possible to do with Emacs? $ echo 123 | emacs23 ... Emacs starts with a Welcome message $ echo 123 | emacs23 - ... Emacs starts with an empty ...
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Apply new Windows shell context menu item to encrypted files

I am trying to add a context menu item which will only appear if a file is marked as being encrypted. With an AppliesTo entry, I can successfully apply the menu item to only text files with ...
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Why does two servers connect the same NIC when I use bonding in Linux with mode=6?

I create a bonding interface with 3 NICs in CentOS6.3. I use mode=6, which doesn't need the hardware support of the switch. Here is the bonding file: [root@~]cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0 Ethernet ...
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How can I configure Windows 7 to do absolutely nothing?

I have machine with old Windows 2000 Server. I would not recommend using it today for not experienced people, because it is extremely vulnerable to viruses released after Microsoft stopped support for ...
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Cracking WPA2 using Intel HD Graphics GPU

I use Linux Kali and yesterday have captured a WPA handshake of my network. I want to crack it's password - but my CPU with aircrack-ng checks only about 2000 keys per second. In my laptop I have got ...
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How to chain SOCKS proxies?

I have a working socks proxy from my laptop (machine A) to machine B: [A]$ ssh -ND 8888 B I can set up firefox to use socks proxy on A's local port 8888, and browsing on A works. So far so good. ...
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Taskbar no longer has the network choices bar, but now just says “Network 5.”

My taskbar suddenly shows "Network 5" where the little bars were showing me all the network options. How can I change it back?
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Change CD drive from AHCI to IDE

I am installing FreeBSD, and getting a hangup error. I read that a fix is to change your CD drive from AHCI to IDE, but I can only find info on how to do this via the registry. How do you do this via ...
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Strange behavior when sudo -u

I'm trying to set up daily backups of my postgres database. To that end I've created a /home/backups directory, and inside it the /home/backups/postgres directory. The owner of /home/backups/postgres ...
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“Caller rejected because extension not found” in asterisk

I'm an asterisk newbie and I've just installed it on my ubuntu 12.04 server with sudo apt-get install asterisk. I'm following the tutorial for asterisk from here: ...
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Error activating Microsoft Security Essentials

I'm installing MSE on a XP Professional SP3 PC. After the initial install and update, an error pops up: Microsoft Security Essentials cannot start real-time protection This operation has been ...
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Ethernet works on Ubuntu, not on Windows 8.1

I have pretty strange problem. I have dual boot of windows 8.1 & ubuntu. The thing is that ethernet perfectly works on Ubuntu, but won't work on Windows 8.1. All it says in Win is that is ...
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Is there a program that will provide a visualization for any audio output?

Is there a program that will provide a visualizer for any arbitray audio output? Basically, I want to play Pandora at a party and supply some funky visualizations to go with it. Pandora either uses ...
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How secure is a password with English words? [on hold]

I typed the following password in howsecureismypassword.net yummy candy yummy It said it would take 100 billion years for a pc to crack. Is this accurate? Even though it has English words (that ...
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How to download Pluralsight videos?

Someone must have a streamlined way to pull down Pluralsight videos without using a mobile device or screen capture utility. In the middle of watching a video, Pluralsight's site went down... they ...
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XL 2003 crashing on ANY VBA code in ANY class module - code module OK

Any sub in ANY class module including ThisWorkbook, an added class module, or even the worksheet class modules all crash IMMEDIATELY upon launch of XL 2003 or upon invocation via control or button. ...
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Windows 7 and Google Chrome 39.0.2171.65 m

Since updating Google Chrome a couple of days ago, there is no longer a Print button in the Print function. In order to print, I have to save the page as a pdf and then print that out. This is a ...
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How to ignore a range of sectors of HDD?

I use Windows 7 and I have a Maxtor STM3320613AS HDD (320 GB) and it have some bad sectors. I know windows ignores these bad sectors itself but is there any possibly way to force HDD itself to ignore ...
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How to trigger a task each time an executable file is open with Windows Task Scheduler?

I would like to trigger my own task each time an executable file is opened. How do I do that with Task Scheduler ? Which event should I listen to ? The only resources related to this I found are : ...
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How to bring back folder privileges, that I revoked in registry with regedit?

I revoked read and write privileges for my user (but not for admin) in my registry for a folder. I tried to open the folder and it said, that I don't have these priveleges. Ерут I opened regedit.exe ...
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How to modify files within mszip (cab) executable?

I can list and extract certain executable contents using 7z. It seems to be using standard compression methods. Path = test.exe Type = Cab Method = MSZip How can I modify files inside that ...
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Play media from a computer to a TV wirelessly?

I want the same functionality one gets when connecting a TV and a laptop using a HDMI cable, but wirelessly. I have a Samsung Series 6, Smart TV and want to mirror my Windows 7 PC's video and audio ...
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Remote desktop use two out of four monitors

I've recently upgraded my home workstation and now have four monitors on it. I work remotely most of the time and need some way to get remote desktop onto only two of those four monitors. The top two ...

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