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Setting up a new computer with an SSD

I am building a new computer (already purchased the parts, just waiting on them to arrive), and I am planning to use a SSD as the boot drive. My dad suggested moving the Program Files (and Program ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Is there a way to scroll through a website without being held up by scrolling textareas?

This is a user question, not about CSS. I have to scroll through longer websites a lot. If there are forms with textareas that contain longer Text (e.g. in phpMyAdmin), the scrolling process gets ...
3
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2answers
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How do I remap multi-key sequences to individual keys?

I just bought an IBM Model M keyboard. While awesome, it lacks a windows key and multimedia keys. While there are many programs out there that can map one key to another, or one key to a key sequence, ...
3
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2answers
730 views

How can I use a VirtualBox Ubuntu Server as a server?

I don't have access to a Linux server at the moment, and I'd like to temporarily use a virtualised Ubuntu server running on VirtualBox. I've installed it OK, but am not sure what network settings to ...
1
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2answers
372 views

Fail cronjob with /usr/bin/env

I have a script that works perfectly if I execute it from the command line manually. However, when it runs via cron, the job fails with the following error: /usr/bin/env: escript: No such file or ...
3
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2answers
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I can access my company mail on iPhone, but not on a PC/Mac

On my iPhone (4), I can set up my company e-mail, which allows me to receive and send e-mail and use the calender to manage appointments. The company is using Exchange 2003. The problem is that this ...
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3answers
400 views

How do I stop my bash terminal from prepending parts of previous commands to my current line?

I'm using Ubuntu (10.04) with bash, and am running into an odd issue. After I use the up arrow to scroll back through my history of commands, and get back to one of the longer commands (i.e., one with ...
2
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7answers
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Why is moving files from one harddrive to another so slow?

I use Windows Vista 64-bit and I have 6GB of RAM. Today I installed a new harddrive, and started with moving 465GB of data from my old harddrive to the new one. This process is very slow, the speed is ...
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5answers
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How to determine what Outlook rule was applied?

I have a number of rules that filter mail to my deleted items folder. Sometimes it seems a rule applies to a message which I did not intend it to apply to. How can you "debug" which rule applied to ...
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4answers
3k views

Command-line ID3 tag editor that handles all tags

I am looking for a tool to edit tags in MP3s through a script. The files are episodes of several podcasts where the tags are inconsistent between episode: Sometimes the Album or Genre tag is missing ...
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4answers
333 views

Why can I not delete “Python25” folder from my C disk?

Why can I not delete "Python25" folder from my C disk? I have already uninstalled Python from the control panel, but I still can't get rid of this folder. Some message pops up (it's in Chinese so I ...
2
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2answers
262 views

The parent of the root directory

After cd .. at /, why are we still at /? Example: pradeep@pradeep-laptop:/> cd .. pradeep@pradeep-laptop:/> Is there a specific reason for this behavior?
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5answers
884 views

Start linux command with “su” and inline variable

I'm trying to create mozilla profile for another user from command line using su. When I'm trying from X, this will work. su myuser -c 'mozilla -CreateProfile newprofile' But my goal is to embed ...
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3answers
65 views

computer hard stops randomly

I have a 5 year old dell desktop (that was the cheapest when I bought it). Just recently it started hard stopping. The monitor just goes black and the status light on the computer changes from green ...
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1answer
1k views

Auto start uTorrent in Ubuntu

I am running uTorrent under Ubuntu(wine). Is there any way to launch uTorrent on startup automatically? Same question for JDownloader.
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3answers
4k views

Open attachments in Firefox using the default application without showing me the open or save file dialog

I just want Firefox to open attachments using the default application without a prompt. I've checked the "Do this automatically from now on" many times yet certain files types like PDF, RAR (which ...
0
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0answers
2k views

Windows XP Mode on Win7 - graphics card S3 trio 32/64 problem

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 x64 ULTI on it. I installed the Windows XP mode, everything runs ok. The problem is that the XP machine supports only this virtual graphics driver, which is not ...
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3answers
986 views

Windows 7 ReadyBoost and TrueCrypt

Will the Windows 7 benefit from a ReadyBoost usb flash disk (or sdhc card) even if the system drive (partition where windows is stored) is encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.0a?
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1answer
580 views

Person hacked server using postgres user account - What kind of access would this person have?

someone hacked one of my servers using postgres user account. what I do not know is: what is this users home folder? where would bash_history be?
0
votes
1answer
204 views

Simplest possible way to use HTTPS webservice / execute list of URLs?

I am not a developer, just someone who wants to get things done more efficiently at work... There's a service at https://www.example.com/service.aspx?id=XXX which I want to run on 100s of values of ...
0
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1answer
51 views

script to detect outliers in a text file

I'm looking for a script which given the following input: A=0 B=0 C=0 A=0 B=0 C=0 A=0 B=0 C=0 A=0 B=0 C=0.01 A=0 B=0 C=0 A=0 B=0 C=2 would output all the lines where the field "C" ...
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2answers
434 views

Get Information About Cylinders, Heads and SPT From CD Image

I want to boot a CD-ROM image at Bochs, but I need it's cylinders, heads and the Sectors per track. But how I can get this values from the disk image(*.ISO)? I'm on Windows, but I have Cygwin ...
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2answers
254 views

Which music player do you use in Windows? [closed]

Which music player (not movies or photos) do you use in Windows? So far I used Winamp, but it'd be interesting to know other music players. There's also VLC, but it doesn't has many music-specific ...
0
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1answer
74 views

How to force RegexBuddy to forget the inputs?

Testing a regular expression in RegexBuddy, I've entered a very long test to find matches. The thing is too complicated, so it will give months to highlight the occurrences. Now, I can't stop the ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Why is Cuteflow slow on XAMPP 1.7.1?

I have recently installed cuteflow (a PHP based document circulation application) on my machine as I need to customize this software. I have XAMPP 1.7.1 running on a windows xp machine on which this ...
6
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop + Wine tooltip doesn't go away problem [closed]

I'm running Photoshop CS5 on Wine with Ubuntu Linux. Now it's working great however there's an annoying problem: If you leave your mouse on a file name when you start photoshop, a tooltip opens up ...
0
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2answers
365 views

How do I install xampp on Windows Vista?

I'm a new student of PHP. How can I install xampp on Windows Vista?
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4answers
24k views

How can I log SSH access attempts and keep track of what SSH users end up doing on my server?

I've had a few security problems with a server of mine because a few SSH users have been causing problems. So I would like to: Track user logins and logouts Track activity of these SSH users, in ...
0
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5answers
176 views

Finding files in Windows?

Does Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) come with a native tool to find files, so that users don't have to install anything to locate files they no longer remember where they saved them? Apparently, ...
4
votes
5answers
50k views

How can I set Outlook 2010 as my default mail client?

I have Office 2010 (64-bit) installed along with Windows Mobile Device Centre (64-bit) on Windows 7 Pro (64-bit). Outlook is set as the default mail client. But for some reason, Windows Mobile Device ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Who can decrypt EFS files?

I'm running Windows 7 Professional at home and decided to encrypt some of my files using the built-in EFS. My understanding is that only the account that encrypted the files can also read them again - ...
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vote
3answers
414 views

Shorter jumps with Page Up/Down

Is there a way/third party app that can make Page Up/Down jump just a few lines? This could be activated by holding down Ctrl or some other key. I always think Page Up/Down scrolls to much, and ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

ubuntu virtual console screws up colours in X11

Whenever I use a virtual console on my machine, then return to the graphical environment, colours stop displaying correctly. At first I thought it was just displaying at a lower colour depth, but the ...
23
votes
9answers
91k views

Failed to load the JNI shared library on starting Eclipse

I downloaded the latest version of Eclipse, but I can not start it. The error message I get is: Failed to load the JNI shared library "C:\Program Files ...
1
vote
1answer
703 views

Where is the Geany user directory on Windows 7?

I can't find Geany's (http://www.geany.org/) user config dir on Win7. It does not seem to be in ProgramData or ~/AppData/Local Apparently, Windows 7 also has lost the ability to find directories (or ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

Disable trackpad when mouse is connected (Dell laptop)

When typing on the keyboard of my Dell laptop, my palm occasionally slips over the trackpad, moving the cursor to another position in the text or putting focus on another window. I'd like to find a ...
2
votes
1answer
328 views

How can I remove Ubuntu safely and get back everything to the previous state?

I had a Windows XP system with 4 partitions. 3 of them were empty. I installed Ubuntu like so: I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 ISO file. I burned it to a CD. I booted from that CD and installed Ubuntu on ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Win 7 64-bit user profile login problem

My newly clean installed Win 7 64 system has a developed a very peculiar user profile login problem. When logging on from starting the system, I can login to a user profile no problem. It is when I ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Linux-style path on windows or vice versa

I have a directory that is synchronized between my windows and linux installations via dropbox. In Windows Vista, it appears as X:\ drive, in Linux (latest xubuntu), it's mounted as /x/ directory. ...
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vote
2answers
3k views

Why is my router blocking websites? [closed]

I'm not exactly a networking expert and am currently having some issues with my new sitecom router (firmware is upgraded to the latest version) When NAT is enabled on my router and the router ...
1
vote
2answers
462 views

Laptop Acer Aspire 3000 works normally just in safe mode of Windows XP

Does onyone have any suggestion how to solve my problem, I did a fresh install of Windows XP to laptop and it works normally just in safe mode, if I boot in normal mode, it will start up, but right ...
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7answers
2k views

What is the origin of the hard drive light?

In practically every computer I've had, there's always been a light to display hard drive activity. What's it's origin and original use?
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vote
1answer
950 views

Windows Contacts in Outlook 2010

How do I make Outlook 2010 use my Windows Contacts? I don't want to import my Windows Contacts into Outlook 2010, I just want Outlook to use the contacts directly as an addressbook.
36
votes
6answers
11k views

Keyboard shortcut for the Windows Explorer address bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), to put the cursor into the address bar (where the current path is shown)?
3
votes
4answers
2k views

use the internet connection of a remote desktop

I'm a web developer and not a hardware/software type of a man. I have something in mind but I don't know if possible. So here goes nothing. I have internet connection at home and I can connect to my ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

USB KVM vs. PS/2 KVM switches

Is one of those types of KVM switches better than the other in any way? One faster than the other? Is the switching instantaneous? Transparency for the OS: Does the OS even know about the switch? Does ...
2
votes
3answers
59 views

Is there a way to make keyboard shortcuts in a browser to navigate to a special web page?

I was wondering if there is a way to navigate to web pages in a browser( no matter which one this facility is worth being forced to change the browser! ) using keyboard shortcuts for example if I ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

How often do users change their IP address (average time needed)?

Basically, i need to know how long (on average) and ip address is used per user, this can be US-only stats or World-Wide stats, if you have a source please state it. If its your own data please let us ...
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vote
3answers
2k views

Need updated Windows 7 driver for Digitech USB Oscilloscope model QC-1931

My Digitech USB scope (model QC-1931) used to work OK under WindowsXP. Problem arose with installing S/W on Windows 7 O/S, Driver will not install Anyone out there with an updated driver or ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...

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