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I'm a Java / C# / Web developer living in West Michigan.

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comment How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?
Worked great for me converting several DRM-free 1+ GB files from FLV to MP4. Be aware though that the Format Factory installer will by default install several pieces of junkware (browser toolbars, etc.); read carefully and be sure to uncheck checkboxes and click "Decline" as applicable.
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comment How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?
This produces weird results for me. In Windows Media Player (Windows 8.1). The video won't initially play; I need to move the time index control manually to get it going. Also, the total length of the video (for a long hour+ video) is too long; if I move the time index control to a point past where the video should end, the video starts playing from the beginning from that point.
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comment Close all copies of a particular application using the Windows GUI
Nice! I gave this a try and it does work fine on my Windows 8.1 system, albeit with the limitations that you alluded to, like lack of a scrollbar to scroll through the long list of processes.
Apr
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comment Close all copies of a particular application using the Windows GUI
That being said, maybe making desktop shortcuts to close all instances of any application that I ever might want to close all copies of is the best solution, even though that would be a rather ugly hack. @techie007, feel free to add that as an answer and I'll accept it if I can't come up with anything better!
Apr
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comment Close all copies of a particular application using the Windows GUI
@techie007 (and users who are voting to close this), this question is different in that it's asking for a method to close instances of any arbitrary Windows application (not necessarily known beforehand) -- not always notepad.exe (or some other specific application that can be hard-coded into a shortcut) as in the linked question.
Apr
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comment Close all copies of a particular application using the Windows GUI
@Ramhound I don't believe so. For example, if I have 5 instances of notepad.exe running, and I want to close them all, if I use Task Manager to kill one of those applications and/or processes, the other 4 remain open. I'd like to have a way to close all 5 at once.
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asked Close all copies of a particular application using the Windows GUI
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answered How to reboot/shutdown Windows 8 without the mouse?
Mar
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asked How to launch a program with a command line argument from Search or from Start/Metro in Windows 8?
Feb
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comment Play/pause pandora.com with a media key
This only works with the Pandora One desktop application on Windows -- not with Pandora running in a web browser -- but this happens to be what I was looking for, and I can verify that it does work (on Windows 8.1), so thanks!
Jan
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revised How to transfer music from iPod Touch to computer?
SharePod is no longer free software.
Jan
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comment How to transfer music from iPod Touch to computer?
@CsabaToth It looks like SharePod has become no longer free since the time I originally posted this. :-( I'll update my answer.
Dec
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comment Bluetooth audio control window on Windows 7 - Make it always visible?
I have "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" checked. The problem isn't that the system tray icon disappears (it doesn't); the problem is that the audio control window that's tied to that system tray icon hides itself when I don't want it to. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Dec
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comment Bluetooth audio control window on Windows 7 - Make it always visible?
Nothing helpful. It has: Show status, play/Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Next Group, Previous Group, Disconnect. No "Properties" or "Auto Hide" or anything like that though.
Dec
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asked Bluetooth audio control window on Windows 7 - Make it always visible?
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