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Is there a way to prevent a message from accidentally being sent?

I am terrified of accidentally sending a reply before I'm finished editing it. Usually what I do is either: copy the email into word, edit in word, then hit reply-to-all in outlook, paste in my ...
3
votes
2answers
212 views

How to run another instance of an application by double clicking on its application icon

How can I run another instance of the application while the application is already running, by clicking on the application icon in /Applications/? I don't want to run it from ...
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1answer
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Is Logitech H800 compatible with Linux?

I'm interested in buying the wireless Logitech H800 headset. But customer care told me that it isn't compatible with Linux. They say it's only compatible with Windows & Mac OS X. But I came to ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

How do I get Word to change my default number of copies to print?

Somehow I changed the default number of copies to print in Word. It's now set to 13, which is like some kind of booby trap for my household. I can change it ever time I print, but every now and then I ...
2
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5answers
3k views

What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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1answer
50 views

Redmine install on Apache2/Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 instance

Can someone point me to a guide or guides that explain how to get Redmine running on Ubuntu 12.04? From installing Ruby to setting up Passenger? I've tried a handful of times and have never been ...
0
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1answer
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Copy/move values matching a pattern to another column

I have a worksheet where we need to move all the values matching a pattern to different columns. For example, we have a B column with values that are one or more letters followed by one or more ...
0
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1answer
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Outlook 2010 search doesn't work

We have a user just Migrated to Outlook 2010. Everything works find but the search function won't do search at all. I went to Control Panel, Indexing option, selected Microsoft, Modify and unchecked ...
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0answers
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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0answers
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name server IP vs web server IP

I'm doing a course on an introduction to networks and I'm struggling to visualise certain aspects of the domain name system database. (if that is worded correctly?) For example, if you perform ...
0
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0answers
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windows upgradation from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1

My windows is not being upgraded from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1.It gives an error,"Sorry,this update isn't available for you pc or you might be running an edition of windows that does not support ...
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2answers
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Disable SSL browsing in Chrome

I need to disable SSL browsing completely in Chrome. If not completely, at least disable https://www.facebook.com and force http://www.facebook.com to load, FOR EXAMPLE (FB is just an example - i ...
3
votes
2answers
47 views

Practical (closest to the classical Linux one) way to use (automate) SUDO for CygWin

Being able to use sudo commands in CygWin is useful, and faster than opening an elevated shell: Luis@Kenobi /cygdrive/c/Users/Luis $ net user /add TestUser System error 5. Access denied. Luis@Kenobi ...
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votes
2answers
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Can Putty establish a gateway to the SSH remote server?

My desktop home computer (see the image below) connects via SSH to the Office Server (via internet, of course). I connect to that server from my home desktop (running Linux) by using the OpenSSH ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod a+x testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: unable to execute ./testfile: Permission denied I am mounting via ...
5
votes
1answer
72 views

How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?

Is there a way to figure out which user and/or which computer is remotely accessing my computer's Windows event log files? These accesses are locking applications on the local computer and thereby ...
2
votes
1answer
7 views

Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Why is loading chunks of data into the cpu cache an efficient way of processing?

I know that loading instructions into the cache increases the speed of processing overall. Is the answer to the question connected to organization and speed?
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votes
1answer
12 views

Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8?

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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votes
0answers
4 views

Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Acrobat XI Pro not responding issue

System Spec Windows 7 Professional x64 (all updates installed) Acrobat XI Pro including updates Sata III HDD nVidia GTX 470 Asus P6X58D-E : link to asus page 24GB of RAM Corsair PSU These are from ...
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vote
3answers
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\G like vertical output in MySQL Workbench for show engine innodb status

show engine innodb status; is unusable in MySQL Workbench, as shown here: =====================================120329 12:39:32 INNODB MONITOR OUTPUT=====================================Per second ...
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0answers
2 views

Specify the shell variant in Emacs local variables for the file

How can I specify the shell variant for a file in that file's Emacs local variables, when the file is not a standalone program? Emacs allows me to specify that a shell include file should be opened ...
2
votes
2answers
16 views

Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

How do I wrap lines in Notepad++ after N symbols?

I would like to have my lines in plain text in Notepad++ wrapped (soft wrapping for display, not insertion of line ends) after a reasonable amount of symbols (like 65 or 80). Is it possible? The only ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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2answers
98 views

How to differentiate Windows 8.1 Update 1 from Windows 8.1?

Is there anyway to differentiate these two definitively? I realize I can look for a taskbar or power button on the Start Screen, but I'm more interested in knowing if there's anywhere that actually ...
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votes
0answers
9 views

Portable high-end workstation

I need powerful portable workstation. Requirements: - high-end Desktop CPU and GPU (sli), 32 GB RAM - weight 2-5 kg. (hand transferable) - no batteries needed, external alternating current only - ...
0
votes
0answers
2 views

Open Source alternative to XMarks / Firefox Sync in Chromium w/ own server?

I'd like to switch from Firefox to Chromium, since FF runs awfully slow and ressource-intensive on my Mac. Until now, I've used Mozilla Sync as BYOS on ownCloud to sync both bookmarks and logins. ...
8
votes
7answers
12k views

Which is faster, copying everything at once or one thing at a time?

I am transferring a bunch (20+) of large (1GB+) files to my external flash drive over USB 2.0. Is it quicker to just sling them all over at once (as in one at a time but not waiting for the previous ...
0
votes
2answers
836 views

How to stop constant bandwidth usage in Windows 8?

When I'm doing anything bandwidth is being used. I think Windows 8 is using the bandwidth (constant download and upload). When I disconnect the Internet and again connect to the internet, the ...
0
votes
1answer
6 views

send sms with perl and google voice

I try to send sms to my mobile phone with perl and google voice. I have installed google::voice module with perl : perl -MCPAN -e "install Google::Voice" perl script: use Google::Voice; my $g = ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I make Visio header rows behave like Excel header rows?

A few times when I was working in Excel with documents that had large amounts of data, as you scroll down, the header (first cell in the column) stayed visible. I don't remember telling it to do this, ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

process : 1)inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive 2)Selected 3rd option i.e Something else 3)than deleted C drive ( drive containing Windows)out of which i made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - ...
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votes
0answers
9 views

Batch file - Copying folders with percentage

I'm currently trying to create a batch file, which actually copy a folder from a server to a clients machine. And I'm playing around with batch file, using xcopy, and it gives me the percentage of ...
0
votes
2answers
518 views

Is it sufficient to refresh an archival external HDD with chkdsk?

Some background: I have been helping my uncle, a photographer, maintain a system of storage for all his work (Terrabytes of images!). We do this by using two external hard drives for his data ...
0
votes
0answers
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How to automatically create torrents for podcasts

I have a podcast I follow, called TWiT (This Week in Tech), and would like an easy way to download episodes, preferably quickly. To do this, I would like to use BitTorrent. How could I create a ...
0
votes
4answers
54 views

How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

How to make recording area not to follow the mouse in Debut Video Capture Software?

I have dual monitor configuration and want to record everything what happen on second screen. I have selected second screen area successfully. During record I was wishing to press some control ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

How to stop DVD drive from spinning?

I was using Hamster Free Burning Studio to burn a DVD, on the first run it crashed. But my DVD is still spinning inside my laptop. Is there any non-physical (so no paper clip in the tiny hole method) ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Cygwin: Run a script in mintty/bash

Initially asked on SO.com, but I closed it. I think it better fits SU.com. Please tell me if it is also not the right place. I want to add a context menu to a .sh file to run it in cygwin. I tried ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does FileZilla ask for password every now and then?

I am downloading thousands of files over FTP using Filezilla. The download takes several hours, so I want to run it overnight, but there is a problem - Filezilla keeps re-asking the password every now ...
1
vote
0answers
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MacOS X write result from variable to file.

Hello actually iv little problem. echo "$variable" > /path/file Works perfectly "from finger input" but when i try to use it as a shell script then nuthin from $variable is presented into the ...
0
votes
0answers
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Skype shows I'm online when I don't have any Skype instance running

Recently Skype shows me as online to my contacts even when I do not have any instance of Skype running on my desktop I signed out of Skype on my mobile Apparently, this is a feature not a bug. ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Opening a password protected zip file in Windows XP

My friend wants to send me an encrypted zip file that he created using $ zip -e file.zip file2.zip Will I be able to open that with the native Windows XP pk zip implementation?
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to remove Store from taskbar

Since a recent Windows 8.1 update, I have the Microsoft Store fixed in my taskbar. How can I remove this Icon again? Right click on it does not give me the unpin option
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Font unusable in Lotus Notes

I use Lotus Notes 8.5 on Win7, and my colleagues use Lotus Notes 4.6 on XP. They use a font FangSong_GB2312 which comes with XP but not with Win7. To fix compatibility issues, I installed Lotus Notes ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Why gmail reimports old mail again?

I'm importing mail from our own mail server via POP3 (without removing mail on import). It worked flawlessly for a few years, but recently gmail reimported all old mail again and showed up us unread ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Unable to disable/uninstall Hyper-V

I have an issue trying to uninstall Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 update 1. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and Hyper-V came with this installation. Now, I'm unable to disable it in the "Windows ...

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