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How can I disable the F Lock key on my Natural Keyboard 4000?

How can I disable the F Lock key on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (v1.0)? I don't want to physically disable the key so I would like a software fix. The keyboard is connected by USB ...
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1answer
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memory handling capacity of 64 bit ubuntu

What is the maximum amount of ddr that can be installed in a 64 bit ubuntu linux system computer?
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Multicore CPU energy requirement and load balancing

I am interested in load balancing for multicore CPU systems. If you use 1 CPU with multiple cores, is it more energy efficient to balance the load on several cores, or try to fill up single cores and ...
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8answers
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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2answers
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Why should I keep old Linux kernel versions installed?

I've just updated my Linux kernel and I wonder if there is any other concern apart from being able to recover if the new version can't boot. What do you think? Thank you!
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2answers
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Uninstall Internet Explorer 7/downgrade to Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP SP3

How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 7 from Windows XP SP3 to change it to Internet Explorer 6? I can't find a good resource for doing so.
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2answers
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How to make PPSX presentation to loop in PowerPoint Viewer 2010

I want to use a standalone PC to run some PowerPoint presentation countinously. I have installed PowerPoint Viewer 2010 on it as well as the ppsx presentation file. But the viewer plays the file once ...
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1answer
246 views

Is there a way to make Thunderbird use the Mac OS X spell checker?

Is there a way to make Thunderbird use the Mac OS X systemwide spell checker instead of Thunderbird's own spell checker?
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3answers
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How to save streamed Flash (SWF) files

I know how to save Flash (swf) files with or without software and on different web browsers, but there are some files which load (stream) the data (may be a certain set of frames) from their web ...
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6answers
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Playing Windows games on Linux

Windows games can be played on Linux either through Wine or by running Windows in a virtual machine. Which gives better performance?
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4answers
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HP Laptop, corrupted graphics, not booting Win/Linux, possible system board problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Diagnose a Pre-Operating System Load or Hardware Issue My friend has a HP Pavilion dv2699ea (dv2500 series - somehow *shrugs*) that has stopped working. It's a ...
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2answers
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Game server - How can I block connections from other countries?

I have a small server at home that I plan on putting a few game servers on, but I want to make sure only people from my country can join it. Is it possible to filter connection attempts to my server ...
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6answers
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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1answer
85 views

MP3 + JPG into SWF?

I'd like to compile an MP3 file and a JPG file into a single Flash SWF file that I can just upload and people don't need an MP3 plug-in to listen to it through a web browser. Does someone know of a ...
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2answers
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Sometimes my .bash_history gets cleared. Why? How can I prevent that?

Here's my shell: $ $SHELL --version | head -1 GNU bash, version 4.1.7(2)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.3.0) Here are my history related settings: export HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:erasedups export ...
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2answers
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How to make Quick Look preview text files in UTF-8 by default?

When I use Quick Look in the Finder on a text file, it'll inevitably render garbled because it treats it as MacRoman. Can I do something to make it always use UTF-8, or, even better, be ever so ...
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5answers
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How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
2
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1answer
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Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)

I have several versions of Emacs installed in my system, some of which do not work, and I would like to get rid of all but one (or maybe all of them and then start from scratch again). I tried looking ...
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4answers
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Uninstalling VisualSVN 2.0 from Visual Studio 2010

Is there a way to uninstall VisualSVN 2.0 from Visual Studio 2010? There is no uninstaller in the Control Panel and I can't find it to remove it in Visual Studio 2010. Is the only option just to ...
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votes
1answer
800 views

Adding Comment to a folder in Mac OS X

In mac we can arrange folder according to name, type, size and comments. My question is how do we add comments to a folder?
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1answer
4k views

Replace bold text with <b>…</b> in MS Word without macros

I have a text with bold & italic font and I need to convert it to html. First, I need to convert bold text to .... I found some solutions, but all of them uses VBA code. Is it possible to fix it ...
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3answers
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Command prompt in Windows 7

When I open the command prompt, it automatically closes itself after 2-3 seconds. Can anyone help me why Command Prompt in Windows 7 automatically hides after 2-3 seconds?
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1answer
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How can I restore Ctrl+<key> functionality in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

I'm using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4, and I was able to successfully define my own keyboard. The problem is that now when I use Ctrl+<key> combinations, it doesn't use my new key but ...
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3answers
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Where are the rpm files after installation using yum?

redhat 5.4. I have installed a package using yum the package was wireshark. However, after it has installed. Where can I find the rpm package? I would like to locate the actual wireshark.rpm ...
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1answer
681 views

How to add your own movies to Zune's TV/Music/Movies categories?

In the Zune 4.2 software, is there a way to add your own videos to the TV, Music and Movies categories? Right now my entire video collection is placed as Other. I assume that videos you purchase from ...
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1answer
650 views

Run multiple versions of firefox at same time

Is there a easy way to run multiple versions of firefox (3.5 and 3.6) at same time? (I installed 3.6 in normal way and for 3.5 I'm using portableapp.com version.)
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Finding the bad Firefox plugin

I'm using firefox with a handfull of plugins, probably like everyone else. Now somehow, firefox locks up a few times a day, with CPU usage going up to 100% and staying there. Now here's the question: ...
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1answer
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formula for exel to calculate how many days from speefic date untill today?

is there is any formula for exel to calculate how many days from specific date until today ? for example if i wrote in column A 31 july so from 31 july until today it's 4 days i don't want to ...
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1answer
911 views

Where does Cygwin setup.exe keep PostgreSQL?

Basically I just chose to install PostgreSQL from the Cygwin Setup.exe. The process went fine so I reckon it is installed successfully. I found several links to this question like this one However, ...
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1answer
492 views

What are the differences between the different versions of windows 7:ultmate, home…? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What edition of Windows 7 should I purchase and install? Windows 7: Ultimate vs Enterprise? Well I was just wondering what these names mean and what differences they ...
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Changing path conditionally on bash

I should change directory to "foo" when it comes available. How to do it? This far I've came up with: cd `ls | grep foo` But the problem with that is that if there is no match for grep, the ...
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1answer
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MPPE - Forcing strong passwords enough to make PPTP secure?

The title pretty much says it all. Note I'm talking about MS-CHAP v2, not v1. Also using EAP-TLS is not an option (that's why I'm asking this.)
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1answer
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is there a max. external screen resolution in a windows 7 starter netbook?

I have a samsung netbook n220, and when I connect it to my external samsung display t260 (26", 1900 x 1200), the resolutions available in the windows 7 control panel tops with 1680 x 1050. Is that ...
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3answers
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Convert pdf file with images in jpeg2000 to pdf with non jpeg2000 images

I have a pdf file which has images compressed using jpeg2000 compression. The iPad can't display these images in the pdf. Is there a free utility to convert the pdf file to a pdf version where all the ...
0
votes
2answers
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How to access iPod from gtkpod in Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04 recognizes my iPod Touch because when I connect it an icon pops up on the desktop and I can also play the files from rhythmbox. I installed gtkpod and tried to access the iPod but it ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Vista Black Screen on Install

I am trying to reinstall vista on a computer and the installation CD will not work. It keeps showing the gray and white bar saying it is loading files. After that, it gets to a black screen with a ...
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votes
2answers
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What does fn-f8 do on Asus laptop?

It has [A]/[B] printed on it, where [A] is LCD inside a box and [B] is a monitor symbol. Pressing it just turns the screen off for a second then back on. Also, what does fn-f9 do? It looks like a ...
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4answers
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How to turn off annoying blue light in laptop webcam

I'm trying this free app from luxand. Used to login using your face. http://www.luxand.com/blink/ And it needs the webcam to record my face. But it comes with the annoying blue light. And it takes ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Free SSH terminal emulator for Windows with a horizontal scrollbar?

Is there is SSH client for Windows that has a horizontal scrollbar? i use PuTTy, and the lack of a horizontal scrollbar is driving me nuts. Terminator requires extra external libraries to be ...
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votes
3answers
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Does Internet Explorer have something equivalent to Chrome's app mode?

Can I open a browser window in Internet Explorer for a specific website without having any tabs, toolbars, bookmarks, etc.? Just the window border and the site, that's it. I want something like ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Extending a range of fractions

I'm trying to fill a range with fractions i.e. 1/3, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9 etc. When i try to drag the fill handle down it gives me all kinds of odd results. e.g.-1/8, -1/5, -2/7 etc. Any ideas on how to get ...
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votes
3answers
308 views

Why would I need a reboot after installing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need restart computer after installing new software? That is to say, what might installing an application do such that it might require a reboot? Corollary ...
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votes
1answer
71 views

Im confused if my CPU is compatiable with my RAM

I recently bought an Asus M4A88TD-M-EVO-USB3 motherboard with an AMD x2 255 CPU with a 4G Kit ddr3 1600 Patriot- Sigature. According to the specs of the motherboard 'Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 ...
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votes
1answer
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Is there a way to copy an Excel worksheet without copying all of the cell styles in the source workbook to the target workbook?

The title pretty much says it. I have an Excel document with tons of randomly named styles that I didn't create but that I want to copy a worksheet from. When I do, it drags all of those styles into ...
0
votes
1answer
488 views

Windows 7 won't start up after clean install

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer M1201. When the installation is done, I see the boot information, my HDD is there but when this info screen goes away, I see the underscore in the upper ...
0
votes
1answer
164 views

How to get Mac OS X to use a printer shared by a Windows XP machine

I've got a Windows XP machine sharing a printer for everyone on the network, but now I'm trying to get a Mac OS X machine to print to the printer shared by this Windows XP machine. Does anyone know of ...
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7answers
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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware

The whole installation goes smoothly up to the point of "Completing installation ...". The monitor changes resolution, after which a standard dialog box pops up saying Windows Setup could not ...
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votes
2answers
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NGINX, FastCGI PHP with FTP Access, How to setup users/permissions?

I have been playing around with Ubuntu, NGINX, PHP, etc. recently. I want to be able to setup FTP and user(s) ... the problem I am having is that FastCGI PHP runs under www-data (user) but when ...
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votes
3answers
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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
6
votes
3answers
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How to analyze a memory dump on Windows after a blue screen error?

My computer running Windows 7 x64 crushes time to time. Could you please advise tool which could help with analyzing memory dump or point out possible reason and further troubleshooting steps? ...

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