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Adding items to a files right click menu in Windows Explorer

What do I need to do to add an item to the right click menu for files with certain file extensions, along with sub menus? An example would be adding items to run Python files (.py, .pyw, .pyc) with a ...
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1answer
447 views

Mobile software for Ubuntu? [closed]

Are there any good Mobile applications available for Ubuntu where I can send sms, view sms and manage a normal Phone from Ubuntu, even syncronising with Evolution?
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1answer
83 views

How do I solve network troubles with a wireless webcam?

Simple problem. I have an old (almost antique) Linksys WVC54G Internet Video Camera. I used it in the past, then it disappeared in some closet for about 5, 6 years. In the meantime, I also made some ...
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Remote connection to a PC over internet [closed]

I have a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium with Norton Internet Security 2009. I like to help my father and sister by connecting their PCs over the internet and taking full control. My father has ...
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2answers
534 views

Can a CD “autorun” Shutdown/Reboot to a Linux LiveCD from within Windows?

I have a project involving a Linux Live CD. My users hate manual reboot, which from windows means selecting shutdown, waiting through the reboot process, finding the Boot menu key (usually F10 or ...
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5answers
5k views

WiFi vs. Wireless

What is the difference between WiFi and Wireless (as in the 802.11g that is available on my laptop wireless card)?
3
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1answer
878 views

Touchpad for desktop

Anyone got experience using a touchpad for a desktop? Does it relieve stress on the arm?
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1answer
230 views

System occasionally freezes and will not restart though power is present

I use my desktop PC mostly for watching TV, downloading stuff and sometimes playing big games. Recently, I've been having some weird problems which I am unable to attribute to a particular component. ...
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1answer
1k views

Wireless router suddenly stopped working after ISP reconfigured DSL modem

After our ISP changed something in our DSL modem, our wireless router suddenly stopped working properly. Before, our DSL modem was accessible via a local address (192.168.1.1). We got a wireless ...
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2answers
2k views

How to make gVIM portable

Is it possible to make a default gVIM installation (Windows) portable so that I can carry it on a USB stick? I know there are a few portable distributions out there, but they all seem to be ...
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3answers
7k views

Amazon S3 Recover Deleted File

Is it possible to recover a file I deleted from my S3 bucket?
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1answer
310 views

Does the Radeon 58xx series support composite video output?

Does anyone know if the new ATI Radeon 5870/5850 cards still support composite or s-video output? For those of us with old/prehistoric TV's this is still important. I only read that there is VGA ...
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3answers
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Firewall and Internet speed?

I have a doubt about my slow internet speed with third party firewall that I am using currently. Is it true that firewall can limit the internet speed ?
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2answers
1k views

How can I find out what makes Firefox segfault?

Firefox has started segfaulting when using my default profile. If I run it in safe mode, it runs OK. So I know the segfault probably comes from an extension or from some custom setting. The problem is ...
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2answers
2k views

iPhone - Outlook 2010 sync'd items

I'm not sure if this is a problem with Outlook 2010, or the fact that I don't have an Exchange box, or the fact that I have two MAPI mailboxes (both using Outlook Live Connector), or something else... ...
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7answers
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“Error loading operating system” after installing Windows XP on separate partition from Windows 7

I was trying to install Windows XP on a separate partition from my Windows 7 (RC) installation, but after the first reboot of the Windows XP setup, I get "Error loading operating system" and the ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Open XBMC or similar apps on secondary monitor

I wanted to use xmbc, zinc or similar media center apps on my computer. Problem is, that my computer uses the TV monitor as secondary screen. WMC (windows media center) knows to open in full screen ...
2
votes
5answers
396 views

Emacs 22 (GTK) cannot be installed on your computer type (i386)

when i was trying to install emacs on Linux Ubuntu .I used to search emacs in add/Remove search toolbar it shows Emacs 22 ..i have double clicked that emacs it shows the following error. Emacs 22 ...
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3answers
182 views

What are your post-installation setups and configurations for Windows Vista?

It's my first time to use Windows Vista. I've only heard of the annoyances from others and I want to avoid all of those by configuring my installation early. 1 item per answer please. What are your ...
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5answers
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How to install Emacs (Text editor) on ubuntu Linux

I have tried to install emacs from source that I downloaded from the internet. For that first I have chosen a path like: /home/anand/emac/emac-23.1 (where emac-23.1 is the extracted file) Then I ...
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8answers
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CPU Temperature sensor wrong?

Everest Ultimate is suddenly telling me that the CPU temperature (and core temps) for my E6850 Core 2 Duo is 72 degrees Celsius. When I stress-test the machine, the temp goes up to 91 degrees and the ...
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2answers
449 views

What to do with an old external drive?

This is a weird question because people usually want to know how to turn an internal drive into an external, but I want the opposite. I have two external 500GB HDDs that I can't really use anymore ...
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1answer
6k views

Which codecs should I install on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm with a refresh Snow Leopard install. What Codec Pack (for DivX, XviD, etc) should I install?
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2answers
637 views

How do I allow Filezilla or WinSCP to write files to my harddrive in Windows 7?

I've been using Windows XP for so long, it just lets me copy files... I'm assuming something security related in Windows 7 needs to be changed so that my FTP programs can write files on my harddrive. ...
6
votes
5answers
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Super key to pause, mute mic, and mute speakers in windows

EDIT:Just rephrasing the question: Does anyone know how to mute the mic using autohotkey? Here's why I need it: Whenever someone walks in my office I have to pause the media player. Sometimes, when ...
5
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7answers
10k views

Laptop Overheating. Is there a way to cool it?

I have a laptop that's running on the following: MSI MS-1634X motherboard AMD Turion X2 TL-66 CPU ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 It keeps overheating, especially when I do something more CPU and ...
2
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4answers
566 views

How do I determine whether my Windows installation is 64 or 32 bit?

Does anyone know how I can find this information? System properties does not specify the version, winver does not specify this either.
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3answers
1k views

DynDns confusion

I'm pretty sure this doesn't belong on serverfault. Anyway, I'm confused with DynDns. Its supposed to change the IP address whenever your IP address changes, but for anyone to access the host I have ...
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2answers
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Where can i find the actual location of the pthread.h file in Linux?

I am working on something and I needed to dig inside the implementation of the pthread_create() function of POSIX threads in Linux. Where can I find the actual location of the pthread.h file or the ...
2
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3answers
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How do you recreate the System Recovery environment in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium RTM (64-bit) and I want to take advantage of the system recovery tools (eg the Command Prompt) without using the Windows 7 DVD. My understanding is that this ...
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2answers
938 views

Virtual host errors, warnings, and issues on Ubuntu

I probably have something set up wrong. Seems I always have problems trying to configure my Virtual Hosts correctly. I'm getting this error after restarting Apache: Restarting web server apache2 ...
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5answers
4k views

Launch shell scripts via keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

The only workaround I am aware of is using applescript in Spark/FastScripts with do shell script "python script.py"
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3answers
26k views

Virtual sound card driver for Windows

I have no sound card on my machine, but I want to (automatically) record screen with audio on it. So I thing it's some kind of virtual sound card driver needed to loop back sound send to play to ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

Backup data inside Classic on Palm Pre

I use a PalmOS app inside Classic on the Palm Pre to store some data. Is there any way to back up the data?
7
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4answers
2k views

Is SSD better than Superfetch?

So I'm building a new machine... Which configuration would give me a faster machine: 8 Gb of RAM An SSD, but with 4 Gb of ram Should I add more memory (8 Gb instead of 4Gb) to better make use of ...
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4answers
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How can I change the BIOS serial number in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox sets the BIOS serial number of every VM instance to 0. It seems to be possible to change some BIOS settings, but I haven't seen anything that directly references the serial number. Can ...
6
votes
3answers
280 views

Create an RSS feed from any HTML page

Can someone recommend an HTML page scraper that can turn a webpage into an RSS feed?
0
votes
2answers
235 views

NICs not visible for DA0S20MB6F2

I have a motherboard that says DA0S20MB6F2 on it. It was in an iron port box. I can't get Windows to see the NICs on it. Why not? What do I have to do to make the NICs visible?
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votes
3answers
8k views

Triple boot Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on 13" Macbook Pro

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (5,5) running Snow Leopard that I would like to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10 on. I am running an 80 GB Intel X-25M as my primary drive and I want to ...
3
votes
1answer
693 views

Force one tab in Chrome

Does Google Chrome have a way to force links to open in a new window instead of a new tab?
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4answers
11k views

How to upgrade Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I upgrade Git on Ubuntu?
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3answers
1k views

Is there a good hotkey cheatsheet for using Latex in Emacs?

Is there a good hotkey cheatsheet for using Latex in Emacs? A few minutes of googling didn't turn up anything.
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votes
1answer
937 views

I installed and ran Heritrix Web Crawler. It stored data in .arc.gz files

If you have used Heritrix Web Crawler, I'd really appreciate your help. 3 questions: An arc file probably contains source codes of MANY pages in there. How do I figure out which is which? How do I ...
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votes
10answers
24k views

How to upgrade Git on Ubuntu Hardy?

I have Git version 1.5.4.3 installed, but I think this must be an old version. I'm running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04. I need to install at least version 1.6 to get a Git GUI to work. How do I upgrade my ...
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vote
2answers
4k views

Cut/Copy/Paste in Quicktime X

In Quicktime 7 it was super easy to make a selection with in/out points and cut/copy/paste that video. How do you achieve that functionality in Quicktime X? I see Trim mode - that's only a small ...
3
votes
4answers
51k views

Why can't I open my Access application in design mode?

I have been given an Access 2007 application (mainly VB code) that I need to modify. It has been locked down for production, so the toolbars and so forth are not visible. However, it is a .mdb file, ...
9
votes
6answers
8k views

Re-downloading accidentally deleted podcasts in iTunes

I deleted some previously downloaded podcast episodes in iTunes 9 and I'd like to re-download them. (I don't want to manually re-download them because then they won't show up in the podcast's list in ...
1
vote
4answers
646 views

In Ubuntu browser disappeared out of sight - off the left side of the screen - and couldn't bring it back

I was watching a Youtube video in Ubuntu and whatever way I moved the mouse, it caused Firefox to disappear out of sight off of the left side of the page. I tried ALT+TAB to bring it back. Also the ...
0
votes
3answers
833 views

Make a network-accessible file undeletable

We have a network share on one of our local servers in our office. When users log onto the domain in Windows on their laptops a script runs that maps the share to their P drive. It's basically a ...
7
votes
6answers
6k views

Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad?

How do i type ♣ (alt+5) and ♥ (alt+259) and other characters like it on a keyboard w/o a numberpad? using the numbers 1-9-0 doesnt activate those characters. Note i want to TYPE and not use that ...

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