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SSD: “The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation”

I am currently configuring a Thinkpad E540, having inserted a 256 GB M.2 SSD into the corresponding slot, in order to run Windows 8 from the SSD instead of using the preconfigured 16 GB SSD as a cache ...
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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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Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages

I'm trying to clear up some room on my PC, and I've got a ton of languages installed that I want to uninstall, but every time I try it just sits here for a while: Then (after a while) it gets stuck ...
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How to make Chrome show beginning and end of long URLs in the URL bar

I've been trying to find a Chrome extension that would show the beginning (www.domain.com/...) and ending (someFileorPage.html) part of a URL, in the omni-bar, truncating the middle part if the URL's ...
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Why can't I access shared folders from host with 1 processor allocated, but I can with 4 processors?

I setup shared folders in the virtual machine settings for access to host files, but it didn't work no matter how many times I reinstalled VMWare Tools, changed the settings for the shared folders and ...
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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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Removing all proper nouns from Dragon NaturallySpeaking's dictionary

Is there any way to remove all proper nouns from Dragon NaturallySpeaking's dictionary? I would like to get rid of all of them, and just add the few ones that I actually use. The best I have found so ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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Disable audio output to DisplayPort device

I'm on OSX 10.9.2 using a Samsung SA850 Display connected to the display port of my MBP 15" Late 2012 Model. All seems fine, but there is a problem with audio. Generally, whenever the display goes to ...
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Programmable Bluetooth Keyboard

I would like to know if there exists a bluetooth keyboard which can pair with an iPad on which I can remap keys on the keyboard at a hardware level. For instance, on my PC and Mac I can force the OS ...
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Safari and Firefox, High CPU usage during downloads

I have found both Safari and Firefox use a very high amount of CPU during downloads (>200% CPU usage), can anyone explain as to why this happens? It occurred both before and after a complete system ...
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Using samsung SSD magician on linux

I have a samsung SSD and Samsung has a magician software for their SSD. I would like to use it, however I just have linux and the software is only supported on Windows. Is there a way to install it ...
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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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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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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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Adjust shared Outlook calendar times for interstate display

Our desktop support team all have access to a shared calendar, where we publish our locations for the week. To do this, we create an all day event. In the title, we add our name, and our locations. ...
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Why is my metro screen getting extended to half of the second screen?

When I extend my desktop to the second screen, it stays fine for a few minutes, but after a while, the first metro screen stretches all the way to half of the second screen. The search bar etc stops ...
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Stretch underbrace VERTICALLY or make the pointing part of underbrace bigger in Microsoft Word?

I use Microsoft Word to edit an equation with underbrace. The line is as follows: \underbrace(ab+cdf-edf=9dc/ereat+asdfdgg-asfeefe-eafdgahty+atataeaattrat) The problem is the symbol for underbrace ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Kanji changing to boxes in Excel when I switch from Japanese to English input.

I'm creating a database that includes a column of Japanese amidst many columns of English, but every time I switch my input language to English, the kanji turn to boxes with the character 字 inside ...
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Automatic reformatting of an email: toppost→bottompost

I prefer replies to emails to be formatted as "quote first, then answer" instead of top-posting. When I reply to a top-posted reply, I sometimes manually reformat the email to make it fully ...
4
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99 views

locked Ubuntu screen - apps do not detect locked status

I use Ubuntu 12.10 but I did not really like Unity GUI because of performance issues and total inability to easily customize launcher. So I switched to Xubuntu, which is much faster BUT I have a ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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Hang on jabber-connect in emacs

I use jabber.el to connect to my work chat server from within emacs. This was working until recently, but now when I run jabber-connect it hangs after prompting for my JID. Emacs locks up until I ...
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how to enable inline javascript autocomplete in eclipse with aptana extension

Background I have Eclipse. I have installed the Aptana studio plugin for Eclipse. I am editing an HTML file. JavaScript auto-complete / content assist only works half of the time: Eclipse won't ...
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Multiple MAC addresses on a single network interface

Since the other question about this (Multiple network interfaces on a single NIC in Windows) only asks about different routing, I'm going to ask this again: Is there any way to create multiple ...
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Windows - Disable Double click on top left corner to close window

In Windows, if I double click the top left corner of a window, it closes the window. This feature has been in Windows for quite long time (98/XP/7). Is there any way to disable this behavior?
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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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Far Manager: Highlight file/dirs using external metadata (like SVN, Mercurial, Dropbox, etc)

I've recently migrated to Far Manager 3 and revised my app settings from scratch. One of those improvements was adjusting the file groups highlights (I didn't change them for long time even knowing ...
4
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571 views

Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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Youtube saturates my network connection but video display quality is low

When I open several pages, without starting videos on those pages, Youtube makes background connections (shown in iftop as 74.125.105.x:80 and 173.194.5.x:80 primarily [Google]) that saturate my ...
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Function key shortcuts in PuTTY/MinTTY and Tmux/Byobu

As a long-time lurker on Stack Exchange, I've found answers to most of my problems without needing to so much as make an account. But today I'm completely stumped with this issue, so I'm reaching out ...
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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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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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Tmux copy mode: stay in copy mode after selection

When using tmux, I often find a need to copy multiple items from one pane or window into another. When those items are located close to each other in a long scrollback buffer, my current workflow ...
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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OS X: From ipfw to pfctl - Forward port 80 and 443

I found a way to forward ports 80 and 443 to other arbitrary ports (3000 and 3001 in my case) using ipfw. But ipfw is deprecated and replaced by pfctl. Here are my ipfw declarations: sudo ipfw flush ...
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Why a listen 443 default_server; nginx rule override already configured rule (http rules working normal way)?

I have an nginx and different subdomains: a.mydomain.com b.mydomain.com c.mydomain.com Nginx has 4 rules: 1) rewrite rule: server { listen 80 server_name gl.udesk.org; root /nowhere; ...
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Reading bad blocks from hard disk too slow in Linux

I'm trying to recover data from an old 320G hard drive (full of bad sectors) to a new one. I found that ddrescue is a good tool for this task due to it's smart algorithm. I have already done this once ...
4
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59 views

How do I make CD+Gs from MP4s?

I am trying to find an easy way to convert my MP4 files into a CD+G disc so that I can use them with my karaoke machine. Is there any method I can use to convert multiple MP4s into a CD+G?
4
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405 views

How can I increase the A2DP bitpool on Linux?

I recently bought a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHB4000), and got it to stop sounding like a phone after I told Linux (Mint) to use A2DP rather than HSP/HFP. However, there's still an annoying ...
4
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How to relax Content Security Policy in Chrome?

Lately, some websites such as Facebook use the Content Security Policy (CSP) to restrict loading of scripts from "untrusted sources". For example, when requesting Facebook HTML content (e.g. ...
4
votes
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Windows 8 keeps deleting files from RAID drive

I have an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard with Windows 8 (not Pro). Brand-new computer, built from new parts. I use a 600GB drive (10,000RPM) as boot drive (let's call it HD1) and 2 3TB drives in a ...
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Error from egit installation

Just installed a fresh 32 bit copy of java and eclipse. and am now trying to add egit for the first time. Following the instructions here (using the main repositiry) I receive this error when I try ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
4
votes
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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = ...
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How can I find out why MATLAB crashes?

I'm using MATLAB GUI code that handles ten files, uses the image acquisition tool extensively, and also the data acquisition tool, and GPU programming. It usually works well, but from time to time ...
4
votes
0answers
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...

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