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CTRL+D in Excel 2010 fills values and formatting, but I want it to only fill values/formulas

When you press CTRL+D in Excel 2007 or 2010 (and probably older versions), it makes an exact copy of the cell above it (modifying cell references, of course). In doing so, it copies everything else ...
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command to know Avira antivirus status in Mac

I had installed Avira Antivrus in my mac.their is an option for enabling and disabling Real time protection of Avira. I need to get update of the Avira status say whether it is enabled or disabled. I ...
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Why memory can't be collected cleanly after a process terminats?

After long time running, computers always become slow. Rebooting generally make them faster. But how does this happen? Initally I thought this might be related to memory usage. But recently I learned ...
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Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
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Linksys wrt54gl with Tomato running in client-mode not connecting to Cisco E4200

I have installed Tomato on my Linksys WRT54GL in an attempt to utilise it in client-mode to connect several wired-only devices to my other wireless router (the Cisco E4200) My Cisco E4200 is setup on ...
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Windows 7 crash when install on SSD

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an SSD drive but the system crashes after the first restart during install. I've tried different SATA ports and a different brand of SSD drive but still get the same ...
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Is this a bash-specific method of calling a script: VARIABLE=value bash somescript

I have worked all my life in HPUX/ksh shell, so bash these days seems to be throwing new ways of doing many things (many of which don't seem to be POSIX compliant - for example 'mkdir -p ...
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Add Google Custom Search Engine to omnibox

I've created my Google Custom Search Engine here https://www.google.com/cse When I add it to omnibox with rightclick and try to use it I receive: It's not unexpectable because search url in that ...
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Tie stock quote value to cell in Excel 2011 Mac

I've been working on a mock stock portfolio in Excel, and I've been looking for ways to automatically update the data, eg. stock price and P/E ratio. I have tried using a web query to MSN Money, but ...
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External Hard Drive does not appear in Computer

I am using a WD My Passport external Hard drive. The drive does not appear in Computer, Device manager nor in Disk Management. How may I bring it "back to life" or at least restore the data that was ...
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Using amerge filter in FFMPEG throwing error

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“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)” does not appear as an option for “Portable Document Format (PDF)”

I need to be able to use FDF's in PDF's and to do so I need to use Adobe Acrobat as Firefox's built-in PDF viewer doesn't FDF's. Problem is... that option is no longer appearing. "Use Adobe Acrobat ...
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How to export all contacts from Outlook 2007 as vcard?

Is there a way to save all my Outook 2007 contacts as vcards? There is no option under menu File > Import and Export... One can export each contact one by one by selecting the contact and choosing ...
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/dev/random but predictable?

if i want to do a quick test of some flash memory that i'm not sure is working correctly, the convenient ways to write data to it are either /dev/random, /dev/zero but dev/random i have no idea what ...
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How to bypass problems when trying to spoof a webcam in Linux

I am wanting to spoof my webcam, so I can eventually insert the method in to a pen-testing book that I am writing. This could possibly lead me into to building a program that is better than ...
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What percentage of RAM can I allocate as heap

I have 32 GB RAM on host, where I need to run java program ( On JRE 1.7 64 Bit). Currently I have specified 8 GB as heap memory. I am wondering how much can I increase ? I just run the java webapp on ...
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Email sent from Thunderbird identity keeps 'from' field of the original account

Summary Emails sent from a Thunderbird identity I retain the 'from' address of the original gmail account. Explanation I'm using Thunderbird 14 on a portable installation with Google as provider, ...
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PING domain is very slow but NSLookup is instant, website takes a long time to appear

My Internet is behaving very strangely the last few days, DNS resolution is very slow, PING domain can take a minute - sometimes the there's no delay for a period of time. PING IP address and ...
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Whole House Ethernet from 2004; what about Gigabit?

So my house was built in 2004 (I just moved in this past May) with whole house ethernet. When I moved in, I inherited a 16 port 10/100 switch which was connected with these short ethernet cables into ...
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Can't mount hard drive. Ubuntu

I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago. I had added a line at the end of fstab for the drive to automount, but I don't ...
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Hard drive “stutters” while loading data

I'm playing music from my hard drive and at routine intervals it stops playback and waits for my drive to spin up again (takes about 2-5 seconds). Is there a way to fix this? It's a Buffalo portable ...
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PuTTY - Automatic Reconnect After Internet Interruption?

After a small hiccup in internet connection, any open PuTTY windows throw up a message box saying there was a connection error. Is there a way to automate retry attempts? Or better yet, tell it to ...
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Close multiple tabs which have the same base URL

I have lots of tabs open. Many of them are from Amazon.com/something. How do I close them all at once in the browser? (I'm using Firefox)
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Windows 7 hangs on black screen for a while after log in

I have observed the following. I get the welcome screen. I click on my user and get the "logging on" screen. After that all I get is a black screen with a mouse cursor. I can't even start Task ...
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How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file?

Pretty obvious, How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file? I like the background pics from some of the themes I've downloaded, but is there anyway I can get the pictures (background ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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How to remove the “blank” column or row in the pivot table

I want my pivot table to auto update/refresh when I add more data to the table that I am generating the pivot table from. In that case I have selected the entire worksheet to generate the pivot table. ...
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How to do port forwarding in D-link Glb802c?

I have some questions about port forwarding on my D-Link Router GLB-802C. For example: My local machine's IP is 117.1.1.81 My router's IP is 117.1.1.1 My Public (Web) IP is 117.16.1.1 My ...
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Windows SUA, Batch File replacement

what i miss most from *nix OS's are shebangs and especially dislike batch files. But jumping into an SUA interactive shell is sometimes an extra step I would like to skip. Can we have windows ...
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What does “<>” exactly mean in “echo <> temp.txt”?

Non existing file $ ls file_not_exists.txt ls: cannot access file_not_exists.txt: No such file or directory $ echo <> file_not_exists.txt $ ls file_not_exists.txt file_not_exists.txt $ cat ...
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What does “<>” exactly mean in “echo <> temp.txt”? [duplicate]

Non existing file $ ls file_not_exists.txt ls: cannot access file_not_exists.txt: No such file or directory $ echo <> file_not_exists.txt $ ls file_not_exists.txt file_not_exists.txt $ cat ...
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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...
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Booting to windows safe mode with dual boot ubuntu not working

So I haven't used windows in a little while and when I tried to today, I am getting the error "user cannot be loaded." One of the advised solutions is to boot in safe mode, but apparently I can't. I ...
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How to tell if gpu is overheating without sensor

I just took apart my dell xps m1210 to re-apply thermal paste. I used thermal PASTE instead of a thermal PAD on the gpu, but I think it should work fine. Even so, I worry about weather the gpu is ...
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Excel- Counting unique values with multi critria

I have a large scale data sets and I am looking for finding a way to count the number unique values, Day -ID, Location-ID, Truck-ID 1, 18, 1 1, 19, 1 1, 18, 2 2, 18, 2 2, ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive?

How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? I've already told Windows to not use the function on that drive but Windows still creates the "Recycling Bin" folder. It stays ...
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Can I prevent a driver from being installed with windows 8.1?

I have a Mid 2011 27" Imac with Windows 8. It works mostly fine with the latest bootcamp drivers, I don't have sound in the integrated sound card since I upgraded from Windows 7, but I use bluetooth ...
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Exponential increase

I need to calculate the exponential growth, I think, of 0 to 60 with a distance of 340mm between them. the growth is not linear but starts small and then increases as it moves to the 60 mark. How do I ...
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Output of sensors on laptop

My Dell Laptop is suddenly running at around 70F according to sensors while previously it was at around 60. This is under a medium amount of load, both temps. Why? How would I cool it down?
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Asus X45C booting directly to BIOS without any reason

I have a Asus laptop which runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. For a week, whenever I switch it on it boots directly to the BIOS, instead of booting into Windows, without any reason. Then I have to ...
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Windows 7 failure (0xc0000428)

I have an old computer, the configuration is: Pentium D Dual Core, 1 GB Ram, 250GB HD. The error is intermittent: sometimes the computer freeze during Windows startup and sometimes freeze after 15 or ...
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Downloading Images through Wget With Proxy

I've written a ruby tool to download multiple images. However, this time I'm having to configure wget with a proxy. Prefix is the specified directory of where I want the images to go and md5_sum is a ...
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Are computers with more RAM potentially faster if not all memory is usually in use?

Let's say I have a computer with 16 GB of memory. If my computer is usually only using about 4 GB and never reaches 8 GB, is it any faster than a computer with only 8 GB of (the same type of) memory? ...
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USB transfer speed for Windows 7 is incredibly slow to my external drive

I'm running Windows 7 Pro and am try to backup 116 GB of data to my external 1 TB hard drive. My laptop has only USB 2.0 ports and my hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible, as is the cable I'm using. I ...
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How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?

I am having an issue, because I have a two channel external audio card, and a XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in ...
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How to setup an array to capture output from ffmpeg volumedetect command

If you query a media file using a command such as ffmpeg -i amediafile.mp4 -af "volumedetect" -f null /dev/null you get output including.... [Parsed_volumedetect_0 @ 0x181d0a0] n_samples: ...
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MS Word: Is there a shortcut for moving between items in numbered or bulletted lists?

Are there keyboard shortcuts for moving between items in bullet or number lists in Ms Word? For example, suppose you have a numbered list and you are on the item numbered 1 and want to go to the item ...
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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Launching specific sections of the Control Panel from the command line

I am writing a personal application using AutoHotkey to speed up common tasks. One thing I do often is change my desktop background to solid white (for screenshots I post on Super User, as you may ...
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File permissions keep getting deleted

I work as a manager in a company that uses OneDrive For Business. I uploaded all of the files that we use to OneDrive, and I shared them with my coworkers, giving them all "edit" permissions. However, ...

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