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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


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Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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comment Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit): “failed” installation is a duplicate
@Ramhound: It looks as if automatic Windows Update (the recommended option) is trying to reinstall the update. This is a known caveat with some updates on some systems. Maybe go manual and purposefully unselect the problematic update?
Jun
10
comment How can I get the colorize effect back to GIMP?
Which version / platform? I'm using v2.8.6 (I believe the latest version) on Windows and both Colorize and Hue-Saturation options work OK for me. "colorize button" - which "button"? Both these options are available from the "Colors menu", I'm not aware of a button? There are no options for these tools, so "This tool has no options" in the tools window is correct. However, selecting either of these tools should open a popup window with the tool's controls. My guess is that this window is perhaps appearing off your screen and the "preview" option is unchecked?
Jun
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comment How host name is translated to IP Address when the DNS server is turned off?
What about simple "caching" if those systems have been previously accessed?
May
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May
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comment I can't reach the download speed result of speedtest
The servers that you connect to can throttle (or are themselves limited in the) speed at which data can be downloaded.
May
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awarded  Constituent
Apr
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comment Firefox 29: How to get Control Menu back?
FWIW Alt+SpaceBar is the keyboard shortcut for the "Control Menu" and this seems to work whether the icon is visible or not.
Apr
28
comment Firefox 29: How to get Control Menu back?
Normally (before version 28 at least) disabling/unchecking the "Menu Bar" removes the Control Menu?
Apr
28
comment Firefox 29: How to get Control Menu back?
What OS are you on? I don't have a Control menu on 28 either; I have the big Firefox menu button (Windows 7).
Apr
27
comment Reset a single USB port
A similar question has recently been asked on Software Recommendations and seems to have a good answer: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/3623/…
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awarded  Caucus
Apr
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comment Browsers versions without auto-update
I'm pretty sure Fx3.6 also nagged to be updated. According to History of the Opera web browser, the "auto update feature" was only introduced in Opera 10 (?!) and I don't think users were auto-updated at version 12.16 (to the all new version 15 - a massive change and huge step backwards).
Mar
16
comment OpenOffice Writer: preserve hyphen in text
FWIW, I tried the "Export as PDF" option in LibreOffice and this worked OK for me (the hyphens stayed as hyphens). There are a few options related to PDF creation but I can't see how these would specifically relate to hyphen/dash replacement though.
Mar
16
comment OpenOffice Writer: preserve hyphen in text
Just semantics, but isn't it the other way around... replacing a hyphen with a dash? Have you checked the AutoCorrect options... Format > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options... (at least that is the menu item in LibreOffice). There are specific options for "Replace Dashes" as well as the usual "Replace" options. Although to be honest I don't think any of these options should be replacing a single hyphen with a dash (as in your example) - at least not in "LibreOffice".
Feb
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comment why has my computer mouse started jumping and freezing?
Have you tried a (different) mouse mat?
Feb
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comment Site links blocked by Google Chrome 33 pop-up blocker
So I assume your popup capability is simply provided by the target="_blank" attribute? You aren't using JS to generate a popup? In that case it would seem that your WordPress plugins that (I assume) attach JS event handlers to those anchors are causing problems for the popup-blocker!?
Feb
23
comment Site links blocked by Google Chrome 33 pop-up blocker
What if you disable JavaScript?