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It's built in to Windows... Shift + Right-Click the file -> Copy As Path More Info: Get the Full Path of a Folder or File in Windows 7 Additionally here's a page that explains how to add custom entries to show on the non-Shifted context menu: Copy File Path And Name Using Windows Explorer Context Menu Extensions


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If I start a Modern-UI app and then switch to a different app or a normal program running on the desktop, what happens to the first app? The app enters a suspended state — you can check its resources in task manager. Apps will be suspended when you are not using them, this is for performance. When suspended you won't feel your system 'lag' (ie ...


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Most programs follow the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (man hier): libraries go to /usr/lib, configuration files to /etc, static data to /usr/share, and so on. Some self-contained programs put all data in /opt/<program>/. .deb/.rpm packages are not supposed to be unpacked manually – they should be handled by the apropriate program, dpkg or rpm. ...


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Go to /Users/YOUR_HOME_FOLDER/Applications and delete the folder Chrome Apps.


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Yes you can do this, the steps are below, my screenshots use the portable version of VLC. Right click on the mp4 file, and choose open with. Uncheck the box for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and then browse. In the browse dialogue navigate to your portable application's exe file, click on it, and choose open. ...


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The Skype account has been linked with your Microsoft Account. At the time, there is no way to remove this link. Found this on Skype forum: Unlinking Microsoft Account Please contact Skype customer service as they can help you unmerging Microsoft accounts that were merged with a Skype account incorrectly.


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You can use the built-in Resource Monitor. Just go to the Disk tab and select the checkbox in front of the process you want to monitor. For a more powerful solution, check out Process Monitor.


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I do not see how it would be of benefit, everything in add/ remove programs or the appwiz.cpl is in the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall as a subkey. MSI installers write their GUID in the format {AFF7153F-C4AA-4C48-AEE9-8611D276CE86} This is not really a problem, as much as a difficulty in reading the keys. There are ...


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First of all note that deleting empty directories usually isn't necessary. Some services or applications might even need certain directories to exist. Be aware of what you're doing. You can list empty folders with find, when run from Terminal.app: find . -type d -empty By default find lists files and folders, but here, -type d restricts it to ...


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Don't do it. Installers will usually report requiring elevation anyway. If they don't, Windows will probably ask whether the installation succeeded and give you an option to redo the process with elevation. For incidental use, take half a second to right-click and run as admin, or type the executable's name in the start menu's search, then hit ...


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Yes, it is called AutoIt. You would use something like this: While 1 ;loop indefinitely WinActivate("notepad","") ;give focus to notepad Sleep(30000) ;sleep 30 seconds WinActivate("wordpad","") ;give focus to wordpad Sleep(30000) ;sleep 30 seconds WEnd WinActivate() gives focus to the window with exact or closest matching title, in cases ...


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This feature is provided by the command-not-found( Its function is to suggest alternatives and corrections in case of mistyping etc. ) package. Ubuntu installs it by default. how does it work? The way it works is through the command_not_found_handle() function in bash. bash provides a hook which is basically a function that is invoked when a command is ...


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The simplest way would just be to either drag the file over the .exe of the media player and drop it, or, if it's buried in it's own folder, make a shortcut to it inside the folder where your media files are and drag/drop them. The shortcut should update the drive letter automatically so it will work on any (windows) computer.


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Yes. If you're using Windows' built-in explorer (not Internet Explorer), you can hold down the SHIFT key and press right click on the item (which can be a file or folder). Then the only thing you need to do is select the "Copy as path" option. Now the path of the item will be placed in your clipboard and you can use it by pasting it anywhere.


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Command like nethogs can be used for the requirement. You can install it using sudo apt-get install nethogs from the command line. NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. If there's ...


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Look at aclock. Aclock is an analog clock program for text mode console displays, terminals, or terminal emulators. This program is obviously absolutely useless, except for turning your old, expensive mainframe or supercomputer into a wall clock. It has also the bonus of running pretty much anywhere: from DOS to Linux to old UNIX systems.


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This fix is NOT supported by Apple's Official Support Policies Open Terminal Paste these codes in one line at a time: rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.storeagent rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.appstore.plist rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.storeagent.plist rm ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.appstore.plist ...


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While using Skype press Win+C (charms bar) then click Settings and in app Options you will be able to logout.


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Activate the charm bar with win - C Go to Settings then Accounts then Click on the account you want to delete, scroll all the way down on the accounts settings page, and click on the remove account button


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Why is Skype for Windows 8 always on? explains that you can't, because this way, Skype can be used as a phone.


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Bryan here. Guy behind Less.app. The above locations for the data file and preferences are correct. The reason the app stores the information in a "don't mess with this" format is that it was never designed to be used across machines. Here's the reason: say you have two computers. They both have the exact same website project in the exact same location. ...


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Windows XP still makes up nearly 50% of the install base of Windows. When you add in 32-bit Vista and 32-bit Windows 7 installations, 60 - 70% of Windows PC's are running a 32-bit operating systems. Click here for May 2011 Windows install base stats Software companies won't release 64-bit software until a large enough slice of the market has a 64-bit ...


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So easy :) In Winmerge, go to menu View and uncheck "Tree mode"


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Since the only other answer doesn't really "fix" the issue, just acknowledges it, I think it's worth saying I had this same issue, and discovered the problem. The issue for me was relative vs absolute symlinks. I use Link Shell Extension. When creating absolute symlinks, Explorer works fine. When creating relative links, Explorer chokes on them. I can ...


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I'll give you two options. One possibility is to disable it entirely, in System Preferences -> General pane -> disable "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps". You can also disable it temporarily while quitting an application. Just quit with Command-Option-Q -- a shortcut for "Quit and Discard Widows", which is also available under the ...


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If you write a batch file that points to your application, you can use %~d0 in the batch file to get the drive where the batch file resides. For instance you could create a playvideo.bat, containing just %~d0/PortableApps/VLC/VLCPortable.exe %~d0/Media/video.mp4


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This is built in to Windows 7. There should be a border around the icon. Internet Explorer pinned and not running: Internet Explorer pinned, running, and minimized:


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Take a look at this; in particular I'd recommend the tput example, since that permits more or less exactly what you have in mind, and is fairly lightweight in a shell script -- which echoing escape sequences directly is not. tput also respects termcap/terminfo, which will help to make your scripts more portable.


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How does installing many heavy applications harm a computer? "Harm" is a bad term here. You can't really physically damage a machine by installing software on it. You can cause it to have reduced performance, though. What causes this is typically: things that are hooked to run at certain events, such as boot, login, when you start your browser, ...


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A program, is as the definition you provided explains: it's a series of instructions to get the computer to do something. It has nothing to do with whether it's compiled or not - scripts and batch files are "programs", that are not compiled. Wikipedia gives a very good definition of "Application Software": Application software is all the computer ...



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