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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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Do hard disk drives turn on 512e (512byte emulation of 4k sectors) as-needed depending on host controller?

I have a 4 TB hard disk that has 4k physical sector size (Advanced Format) and I attached it to two SATA host controllers (one internal and one in a USB enclosure). On the (older, about 2010) it comes ...
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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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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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How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?

I prefer reading and writing emails in plain text. My emails are presented and composed in 80-character fixed-width-font windows, and I love text messages that are properly quoted (with “>”) and ...
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Chrome - How to disable scroll over tabs

I use a laptop. Not a mac, but with a multitouchpad so I scroll down and right click with 2 fingers still. I hate the fact that if I move too much my fingers over tabs, the scroll will but activated ...
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How to tell what is using an audio stream?

I've noticed that my computer doesn't want to stay in standby or go to standby after x minutes (as set in my Power Options). Running powercfg -requests tells me that my audio driver is keeping my ...
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Middle-click on Windows' scroll bars

I'm a spoiled KDE brat who must work with Windows 7 a bit. Kwin, the KDE window manager, allows one to middle-click on any scrollbar in any application and the window will scroll to that location. I ...
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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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Your Apple ID isn't enabled for iTunes Connect. Learn More?

I tried to login to itunes connect with my apple ID. I can login to https://developer.apple.com/membercenter/index.action#progSummary When I try to login to ...
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How to make all applications respect my modified xkb layout?

I don't like jumping between the main keyboard and the movement keys, so I added the following to my xkb layout file. hidden partial xkb_symbols "movement" { key <AD08> { [ NoSymbol, ...
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How to make computer (or user) trust signed software

I have an application, which I sign and timestamp using a code-signing certificate issued by thawte, with intermediate authority Thawte code signing CA - G2. The signature is OK (as it shows in file ...
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Is there a way to keep using English as system language on windows 8.1, but have it removed from the language bar?

I'm looking for an alternative to this question, but the Internet is full of "How to remove language bar" or "How to remove extra 'US'/languages from language bar". And nothing on how to keep the ...
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Import markdown to Onenote

I have a lot of notes in markdown that I would like to import to Onenote. Onenote does a bit of conversion but breaks when code blocks are added. Is there a setting where I can tweak how Onenote ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rotating screen on Fedora

I run Fedora 19 under KDE and would want to configure two 27" screens rotated 90 degrees. My problem is that while I can go to: System Settings -> Display and Monitor and rotate them 90 degrees, ...
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Windows 8.1 “This PC” is empty

When I bring up "This PC" in Windows Explorer every once in a while it shows "This folder is empty" and displays a logarithmic progress bar (i.e. the one that never actually ends like when searching ...
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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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515 views

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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Unnecessary Office Updates being offered?

On a relative's laptop I had selected custom installation for Office and installed only Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Recently I was doing some spring-cleaning and noticed that Windows Update (which is ...
4
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371 views

Open up results from Find Results window in new tab/column

In Sublime Text 2 on Mac, I am using the two column layout. I was wondering if it is possible to open results from the Find Results tab (when I search through a directory/multiple files) into the ...
4
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223 views

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 ...
4
votes
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677 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 ...
4
votes
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Bluetooth mouse won't reconnect after reboot or wake from sleep in Debian squeeze

I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and have experienced the same problem with two laptops, a Sony Vaio Z, and now a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s: I can pair the bluetooth device to the ...
4
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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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878 views

How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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What can I do if my dasKeyboard has dead keys?

I have an out-of-warranty dasKeyboard Professional (with Cherry MX Blue key switches). I acquired this keyboard as a new replacement in a warranty keyboard swap. Their warranty service is very slow ...
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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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0answers
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Evernote Remove Duplicated Notes

Evernote is in my opinion a useful a tool http://www.evernote.com In an messed up situation I ended up importing some notes that already were in the database. Anyone knows how to automaticly ...
3
votes
0answers
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Why does avconv change the fps when deinterlacing?

I'm playing around a bit with avconv to have a better understanding of all these video formats, but I don't get this: I have a .MTS 1080i of 25fps (mediainfo) that I deinterlaced with avconv -i ...
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Disable window vertical stretch (and only that)

There's an annoying feature in windows 8 that when you resize a window and try to stretch the bottom of it to the bottom of the desktop, it automatically stretches the top to the top as well. Is ...
3
votes
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Make Chrome show beginning and end of longer 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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votes
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Mirror a blog with wget

I am trying to mirror a blog, eg www.example.com, with wget. I use wget with the following options (shell variables are substituted correctly): wget -m -p -H -k -E -np \ -w 1 \ --random-wait ...
3
votes
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Ubuntu won't boot with 4 hard drives

I got two HGST 4TB HDD's for my birthday and I'm trying to put them in my media center which already has a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. The motherboard is an ASRoxk E350M1 which only has 4 SATA headers so ...
3
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Windows RDP quality deteriorates with time until a full Windows client restart

When I connect with RDP from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows Server 2012, in the beginning the connection is flying, but after half-a-day, it becomes sluggish and with a lag of a second-two. ...

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