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Old VAX machine crashed need to recover files

So I had a client contact me about some data recovery. I told her I'd take a look. Well when the box arrived I saw my first microVAX 3500. The only thing the lady was able to tell me was "one day it ...
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Streaming mp4 with ffmpeg

I need to create a feed that has two streams - webm and mp4 - so that it can be compatible on all HTML5 video players. The webm stream works perfectly. However, when trying to access the mp4 stream, ...
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How to invert colors of a specific application or window only using Magnifier

The magnifier allows to invert colors of the entire Desktop. Does anyone know to invert the colors of just an application or a specific window?
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Skype: see who's talking

Running Skype 6.15.330 on OSX 10.8. During a conference call, if I onhover and keep moving the mouse cursor, I can see the names of the people and they become blue when they're talking. Is there any ...
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Can't open an SSH session because of OpenSSL version mismatch

I just ran apt-get upgrade, and according to /var/log/apt/history.log, openssl has been updated to version 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u7. Now I have one SSH session still open, but I can't open another one. I ...
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Excel spreadsheet undoes/reverts to previously saved state

A very unusual problem hunts my colleague From time to time when she works with Excel 2010 (numerous workbooks, some of them quite large), the computer "decides" to undo everything that was done since ...
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How to put Windows to sleep when monitor (HDMI) is turned off?

I have a HTPC (Intel NUC) connected to TV via HDMI. Is it possible to put Windows to sleep when the TV is turned off? It seems that Windows does have built-in detection for when monitor is turned ...
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Convert Microsoft Word old Equations to new format in Word 2013

How can I convert the old Microsoft word equations (version 3) to the new format? I have an old document file full of equations, and an automatic conversion solution rather than re-typing all ...
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How to make auto complete available for directories in cdpath for tcsh?

I just learned the trick for setting up cdpath in tcsh and it looks pretty useful. However seems auto-complete of sub-folder names doesn't come with it, is there any trick available on that? It'd be ...
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Should we still set cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 when configuring nginx+php5-fpm?

Security breach was found in nginx+php5-fpm default configuration in 2010. A lot of nginx+php5-fpm configuration guides tell us to set cgi.fix_pathinfo=0 to be safe. Is it still actual for current ...
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Internet Sharing on Lion breaks my routing table

When in the office, I'm connected to a 192.168.1.0/24 network. When Internet Sharing is off, when I run netstat -nr the first entry shows default 192.168.1.254 UGSc 10 ...
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How to check multitouch in GNU/Linux

I have several questions about multitouch in Linux: Is multitouch and MPX (multi-pointer extension) related? If an application handles multiple cursors does it mean that it is multitouch-ready? How ...
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Free panning/scrolling on LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw allows me to scroll vertically or horizontally using my mouse as follows: Scroll Wheel: Scroll vertically Shift + Scroll Wheel: Scroll horizontally My question is: Is there any way ...
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Domain name with a dot and Ctrl+Enter

When I write superuser in Firefox address bar then pressing the Ctrl+Enter keys, Firefox goes to the superuser.com. But when I write for example math.stackexchange that has a dot in its domain name ...
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Windows detecting mystery device

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and I have noticed a mystery device being detected under Networks. Here is a screenshot showing the device and its properties. It identifies itself as a Nexus 7 - a ...
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How to prevent Windows 8.1 from gathering windows onto a single display when sleeping?

Whenever my laptop sleeps, it gathers all my windows onto the primary monitor. How can I prevent this behavior? I setup my workspace in a very specific way, and it's super frustrating to have all the ...
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How can I fix “you do not have permission to mount this file” error in win8.1 enterprise?

I recieve this error whenever I attempt to mount a disc image (iso) under win8.1 enterprise using the right-click context menu. So far I have tried; run explorer elevated (couldn't make it happen) ...
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How do I evaluate an SSD caching solution for home desktop use?

I've got a 30GB SSD that I would love to start using as a cache for my larger HDDs. I primarily want to improve apparent performance for general desktop use. I do the occasional massive DB migration ...
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How to make Nautilus ask for confirmation before moving files?

I need Nautilus to ask for confirmation before moving files. How can I set it up to do that?
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How do I block Gmail with the Self-Control App?

I've been able to block Google.com, including Google Calendar, but I can't block Gmail in Firefox, no matter what I enter (mail.google.com, https://mail.google.com, the exact address of the account, ...
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Connection timing out when connecting to Milter service

I'm using a VPS with CentOS 5, containing Postfix and OpenDKIM. I have set up OpenDKIM using this guide. Everything seems to work properly as the log in /var/log/maillog does not report anything other ...
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Why isn't rEFInd shell loading?

Because of a two-steps deep problem, I need to boot into an EFI shell and run gptsync. I downloaded the flashdrive binaries of rEFInd 0.7.4, used dd to write the image to a thumbdrive, and it seems ...
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“Disconnecting” from a RemoteApp

I've setup a server with Windows Server 2012 and I have 2 clients (my Laptop and my PC, just to give you the context). I will not demand to access the program twice. I use the server mainly as a file ...
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how to bring up keepassX window with keyboard shortcut?

Is there any way to bring up the keepassX window when the application is started but the window is hidden? I mean that the application is running but only the icon in the notification area is visible. ...
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Multiple Chrome users syncing with the same Google Account

I'm synching bookmarks etc. with Google Chrome across devices. Now I created a 2nd Chrome user (to have different bookmarks at work which still sync) but when I switch to that Chrome-user and try to ...
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Sort (permute) lines by length in Sublime Text?

I'm looking to sort lines by length. I see how to do it by alpha or reverse alpha, but is there a way to see shortest to longest? Good writing mixes sentence lengths, and I'd find it very helpful if ...
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Windows 8 keeps removing some start screen shortcuts I make

I've made some custom shortcuts to Google Chrome profiles and successfully pin them to my start screen but when my computer reboots or goes to sleep and wakes they have disappeared. If i repin them ...
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Same keyboard shortcuts for Notepad++ as in Eclipse

As a regular Eclipse user I found it very useful to adapt keyboard shortcuts to match the Eclipse ones (Such as this one: How do I make Notepad++ delete lines like Eclipse does?) However, as manually ...
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Stop PowerPoint from cropping images that I drag into placeholders

I am making Master Slides in PowerPoint with place holders in a custom layout. However, when I create new slides with that layout, images I insert into the placeholders are cropped off. I want my ...
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VLC (Server) re-stream Security Camera Feed

I purchased a Swann Home Security DVR system and was hoping for some help on how to duplicate the streaming video on my server. In order to get their web view (streaming video in the browser) to ...
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545 views

Hide Scrollbars in Eclipse Editors

I like Eclipse a lot, but I would like some way to easily hide the scrollbars in the Eclipse editors. I have seen this eclipse bug here, but don't know what to make of it (if it has been solved, why ...
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In UDF, what's the difference between a volume identifier, volume set identifier, logical volume identifier, and file set identifier?

I see that mkudffs has options for four different identifiers: the logical volume (--lvid), the volume (--vid), the volume set (--vsid), and the file set identifier (--fsid). It, however, gives no ...
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pam_mount error “crypt_activate_by_passphrase: Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to set up encrypted home directories on OpenSuSE. Everything works fine for direct login, but I want the home directories to get mounted via ssh as well. When I try to ssh to the machine, ...
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Swap rows in gnumeric

Is there any convenient way to swap two rows in gnumeric? Currently I'm doing it the hard way: insert an empty row, move rows, and remove empty row. I hope that there is a better way...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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Open items in recycle bin without restoring

I just noticed that I can open folders from the recycle bin without restoring them. I have the qttabbar extension that adds tabs to the standard windows explorer and I accidentally middle-clicked a ...
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505 views

Google chrome did not shutdown correctly

I get the "Google chrome did not shutdown correctly" message every time I reboot my computer. I'm using: Google chromium 8.0.552 KDE 4.5.4 I believe this has something to do with chrome not ...
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How can I use vim to view git diffs on Windows?

I want to use vim to view the output of git diff. I am running Windows 8 and I have vim 7.4 installed. I have, for convenience, created an environment variable VIMDIR set to Vim's install directory ...
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Bad sector with PGP Whole Disk Encryption on MacOS X Mountain Lion

I have a MacBook Air from late 2012 that is running Mountain Lion. I also have PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.2.1 installed and use it. On Monday night, I suddenly encountered a bad sector and the ...
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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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SMART User Capacity and fdisk -l size value differ. Why? Security issue?

I'm just wondering why the size of my drive that smartctl ("User Capacity") shows differ from the value that fdisk -l, dmesg, hdparm shows and differ from the drive specification values from the data ...
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show more than 8 items in the Data Validation drop down list in Excel

I have added a simple data validation to a cell but it only displays 8 items in the dropdown. Excluding the combobox solution and probably involving some WinAPI is there a way to make the drop ...
3
votes
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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Hangouts hides itself in system tray

For the past week or so I've been having an issue with the Hangouts system tray icon hiding itself. Normally I have it show all the time so I can easily click it, but it seems no matter what I do, ...
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votes
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Can I prevent users from logging in using Remote Desktop if a disconnected session exists?

On Windows XP, if a user is connected to a XP client using Remote Desktop, a second user cannot log on -- regardless whether the RDP session is active or disconnected. This has changed on PCs running ...
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votes
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Force text/background color in drop-down menu in Firefox

I have following code in my userContent.css, which forces all textareas and input fields to be black on white: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) ...
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votes
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How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?

My workplace has me using Pidgin on Windows 7. I am having trouble making it play nicely with my accessibility requirements. Specifically, as a GTK app out of its native habitat it is not following my ...
3
votes
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mdadm: Win7-install created a boot partition on one of my RAID6 drives. How to rebuild?

My problem happened when I attempted to install Windows 7 on it's own SSD. The Linux OS I used which has knowledge of the software RAID system is on a SSD that I disconnected prior to the install. ...
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votes
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Will any (recent) Linux terminal emulator allow me to save my session (tabs, history, etc)?

Over time, I become invested in my terminal sessions: tabs, command history, window layout and title, etc. Eventually, a reboot requires me to start all over again which wastes my time. The two ...

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