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How do I “select” wave out to be the line-in source in windows 7?

In XP, I could open the recording panel from the tray and "select" the wave-out. then, in all applications (like Winamp) I could tune to the linein and capture/use that data (e.g. using Winamp's ...
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I have two laptops running Windows 7 and one android 1.6 device (apad). All of them support wifi. I have one 3G USB modem. I want to: Connect USB modem to one laptop. I can access internet on this ...
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How do I check if keyboard keys and/or LEDs on the keyboard are functioning correctly?

I would like to check if all the keys and LEDs on a keyboard are functioning correctly. e.g. Check if a key does not respond (or responds late) to a keypress, activates even when it isn't pressed, ...
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1answer
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Native Resolution Unavailable for Second Monitor

I am using this belkin switch: http://www.belkin.com/uk/switch2/ The switch basically connects 1 monitor to 2 different computers so you can easily switch output display between the computers. Right ...
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1answer
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G++ Compile and Run Without Output

This is just a convenience thing. Is there a way to use C++ sort of like an interpreted language, only in the sense that you could compile and run it without outputting a binary file. This is of ...
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Windows 7, 4 display setup with Geforce 8800 GT and 8400 GS stopped working

I've been running a 4 monitor setup with a GeForce 8800 GT (2xDVI) as the main graphics card, and a GeForce 8400 GS as the secondary (1xDVI, 1xVGA). The 8800 GT got 2 DVI-monitors connected to it. ...
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How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut in Windows 7? Is there any way to implement this? I think Autohotkey could do this, but don't know how.
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How to get suspend and hibernate option back?

I have a strange problem, I could hibernate my laptop before but for some reason hibernate and suspend doesn't exist at all and error when I close the laptop lid I see the error "failed to suspend". ...
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1answer
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photoshop's “file info” dialog takes a long time to open

I needed to edit some of the metadata that gets saved with images.The images in question were pulled from a camera and are 2576x1932 @ 230dpi, and saved as PSDs. In Photoshop CS4, if I open the PSDs ...
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Can I make my laptop speakers sound any less crappy?

I'm not an audio-geek by any stretch, but the sound quality on my laptop speakers is pretty awful. Are there any settings I can tweak to get a better sound?
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How can I insert the quoted price of gold from kitco.com into my excel spreadsheet?

kitco.com provides a realtime price quote for gold and other metals. I have a spreadsheet which makes calculations based on the price of gold and would like for this realtime value to automatically be ...
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How do you get Ubuntu to automatically run a program every time the screen is unlocked?

I have a script I would like to have automatically invoked every time the screen is unlocked. Does Ubuntu provide some support for users who wish to do this?
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1answer
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back-up database in Linux partition from windows partition!

Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since ...
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SATA-2 64MB cache or SATA-3 32MB?

I understand the difference between SATA-2 and SATA-3, and what L1-3 cache are. But I am trying to choose between two internal harddrives. Both are 1TB capacity, with 7200RPM. The difference between ...
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Is there a software that can crawl a webpage, discover all files with a given extension and download them all? [closed]

Is there a software that can crawl a webpage, discover all files with a given extension, and download them all? It can be a standalone software or a Firefox add-in.
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RSS Announcer/Application

I'm looking for a RSS (feed) reader that runs in the background and tells me in a pretty, non-intrusive way, a good popup perhaps, each time something new comes out in those feeds. Notes: Windows 7 ...
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3answers
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How can I find / record the IP of a machine I SSH'd in from on, from the remote machine?

Is there a way I can log my logins on the remote machine when I SSH in to said remote machine? Though I'd only occasionally have a use for this, there are times when it'd be pretty handy (e.g. scp'ing ...
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1answer
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What's the point of the \Users\Default profile?

I'm a linux user and don't really know all that much about Windows stuff. I'm changing the default \Users directory and I see that there's a Default user profile at \User\Default that's a hidden link ...
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Bluetooth A2DP profile and poor sound quality

I have bought a YMB-10 module lately. This is a Bluetooth wireless audio receiver you can connect to your stereo to listen to music played from your mobile or laptop etc. I tried to play some music ...
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1answer
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Can't detect wireless networks in Ubuntu 10.04 on a Sony VAIO VPCM121AX

I just recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 on a Sony VAIO VPCM121AX and I can't detect wireless networks! Any help?
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Can one Mac OS X DVD be used on multiple Macbooks?

I need help urgently. I have bought a Macbook and I don't have an installation DVD with it. I have to install it using another DVD. I want to confirm if it is possible that I use the DVD of another ...
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Scan settings for images from magazines to reduce artifacts

When scanning images from magazines, they tend to turn up grainy and/or with artifacts (e.g. rainbow). I'm wondering what the optimum settings I should use are so that it looks more like how it ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first steps for diagnosing a slow machine? I have a new pc with windows 7 which freezes randomly. I hit every single key on the keyboard and it works again. ...
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upnp/dlna servers on windows

What is the best DLNA server on Windows? I'm using WMP right now but its not able to play mkv's and I would rather use VLC so I was wondering if thats possible? Any other suggestions welcome, I'm ...
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How to play an MKV 3D side-by-side video?

I have a video in Matroska format (MKV, file extension .mkv), 3D half-SBS, where the 1280x720 frame shows the left-eye frame on the left and the right-eye frame on the right. I don't have a 3DTV, but ...
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1answer
734 views

File command + total retrun list

With file command we can get the file type. File returns a unique answer for each file type. I want to get the total list that file can return for linux & solaris. For example, I have a partial ...
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4answers
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How can I upgrade my ubuntu system from the command line?

I'm running Lucid Lynx and I would like to upgrade to the Meerkat version. Which command can I use from the terminal to download and perform this upgrade? I've tried sudo apt-get upgrade but that ...
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Do NVidia 3D Vision glasses work in XpanD theatres?

The question is in the subject. My local theatre is equipped both with Dolby 3D, which I personally appreciate most, and with XpanD. I just bought a 3D Vision kit to play games, and since XpanD is ...
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1answer
262 views

Make Unity Usable/Downgrade

After 20-ish hours of upgrading (slow Internet+forgetting to disable sleep mode) I finally finished upgrading my netbook to 10.10. Problem is, Unity doesn't work on it because of its extremely slow ...
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1answer
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Ctrl+F5 vs Ctrl+R (On Browsers)

is there a difference between these two shortcuts on most browsers?
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Automatically sync USB data to documents?

Is their a way to sync USB data onto my documents folder with only the newest files being copied. I use my USB pen drive to transform data from college and home so this would be easier.
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1answer
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Ubuntu Maverick window manager not managing

All of my windows in Ubuntu Maverick are missing the Min-Max-Close buttons. Additionally, I cannot move or resize them. Windows that open at the top of the screen obscure the menu bar making the ...
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1answer
663 views

Why does the -f flag of ps not appear to function on Mac OS X 10.6?

I wanted to do a specific ps run on a Mac OS X 10.6 machine. According to man, the -f flag is available in BSD. Is it not available in Mac OS X? If so, why does man list it as an option? I get ...
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2answers
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1answer
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Customize HP Laptop Recovery Image

Is there any way to customize the image that loads when I do a system recovery?
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2answers
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how to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10

I am now using ubuntu 10.04 . I want to upgrade to ubuntu 10.10. I have Internet connection with great . what to do next.
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785 views

internet keeps disconnecting, not sure if im being throttled or a bad signal or bad hardware or what

So this is a problem I've had pretty consistently since I got my cable broadband hookup, and its starting to get on my nerves. When I'm just doing regular browsing or playing a game, its fine. But ...
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How to use a WEP key in iPod Touch? [closed]

When I set-up my Netgear router I entered a WEP 128 bit passphrase. Every device that I've connected to my network so far has asked for the key, but the iPod Touch (maybe in an effort to be user ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to get a popup confirmation box when you send an email in Thunderbird?

I use two email accounts under Thunderbird (my personal email and my work email). But when I write a new email I always forget to check which one it's sending from, and sometimes end up sending an ...
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2answers
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What size HD widescreen monitor would “match” a 19" monitor?

I have two 19" Dell monitors with a 1280x1024 resolution. Because they are the exact same size, applications can span both monitors seamlessly. I'm considering adding a widescreen HD monitor that ...
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2answers
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What does it actually mean in windows when the cursor turns into an hourglass?

We're all familiar with the little hourglass mouse on our pcs, but what does it mean when: There's an hourglass next to the pointer the pointer disappears and there's just an hourglass, locking out ...
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1answer
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How to hide a partition and still be able to use it

I'm wondering how can I hide a partition from a pc and still be able to run software installed into that partition, I followed the steps of this question's first answer but I can't access any data ...
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Pros and cons of bzip vs gzip?

I've known gzip for years, recently I saw bzip being used at work. Are they basically equivalent, or are there significant pros and cons to one of them over the other?
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Microsoft Outlook Express 6: how to create a distribution list?

Microsoft Outlook Express 6: How can I create an email distribution list? Also, what is the difference between a contact group and a distribution list?
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1answer
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Possible to setup Dual Monitor ? I have one VGA port and one DVI Port

I want to setup dual monitor. I have one VGA Port and one DVI port. Currently my Dell LCD monitor is connected to VGA Port. Is there any way to setup dual monitor by plugging other monitor to DVI ...
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1answer
202 views

Minefield x64 and x86 parallel

Is it possible to install a 64bit and a 32bit version of Minefield in parallel? I know that it probably doesn't work with both running at the same time (given that they would want to share the profile ...
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1answer
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Can I find out why I was getting a BSOD on start up?

That was very strange. Last night, I shut down successfully, and I haven't installed any new software in days. In fact, the only thing I've installed recently was a Firefox update. This morning, I ...
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2answers
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How much network traffic by each application in OSX? (free solution) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know how many bandwidth an individual application are consuming on Mac OS X? I often watch how much traffic there is on my local machine. Sometimes I wonder ...
2
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1answer
300 views

Modern Python installation in home folder for scientific computing on RHEL

For various reasons, our system administrator finds Ubuntu to be too cutting-edge for our production workstation, and we have now installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (RHEL). I'm not terribly ...
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1answer
495 views

gedit spell checker on osx

I just installed gedit and its spell checker on OSX. However, whenever I come to "Set Language", to set it to English so I can do spell checking, I get an empty list, and English does not appear ...

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