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awarded  Curious
Jun
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comment How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum?
I think this one is as good as any other - it works, works with f.lux, has a quality dim overlay, and is hotkey-settable! N.b. for some reason one of the in-built Ctrl + hotkeys didn't work for me but I set them to Alt + + and -, and it works perfectly. Thanks for the Q AND your answer, Ellesa!
Jun
28
comment Adjust screen brightness automatically at night
It appears the Windows version also doesn't do brightness dimming, but just color temperature. Both together are essential though, and f.lux at least has done the complicated and rare half of doing the color side - automatically no less. The question is, what app can automatically DARKEN the screen on a schedule (and/or with hotkeys for up/down)?
Jun
27
comment What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?
Yeah about the PDF 'Quick View' document in the folder of the ZIP-renamed .pages file thing - I don't know what makes the difference, but my Pages files don't have a PDF, but only (useless) JPEGs - see here. It would definitely help things if there was some setting in Pages that changed that (I'm just using the latest version updated in Mavericks, whatever it is), but it seems that trick isn't useful (anymore?)...if it were, one could pretty much write a vb script/.bat etc. to automate probably quite a lot of the needed conversion/extraction...
Jun
27
asked What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?
Jun
26
comment How to disable the internal keyboard on a MacBook Pro?
Lockey seems to be possibly dodgy / scam (as in not trustable in terms of your personal/payment info, scam). The website links to a different domain advertising a new version that works with mavericks and you can only pay by credit card and no trial download and the whole thing just looks dodgy. A shame as it's the only non-terminal solution I could find...
Jun
24
awarded  Excavator
Jun
24
revised Can I enable scrolling with middle-button-drag in OS X?
updated to reflect newer revisions these days where it DOES work on terminal, and chrome, and everything for that matter :)...
Jun
24
comment Can I enable scrolling with middle-button-drag in OS X?
Maybe it wasn't compatible with Chrome way back in 2011, but certainly in 2014 after no doubt quite a few revisions, Smart Scroll's 'Grab Scroll' works smoothly with Chrome and Opera, I can confirm. I think it is OS-wide too as it works in Finder, Adobe Photoshop, and even Terminal. So I think your data is out of date! :)
Jun
24
suggested suggested edit on Can I enable scrolling with middle-button-drag in OS X?
May
27
comment How do I tell Google Chrome to read a different hosts file?
This wouldn't be practical for sites you need to log into and do anything other than mere page browsing, right?
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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awarded  Constituent
Apr
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comment How to copy a list of links from a page at once on Google Chrome or Firefox?
Quite clunky, (at least at my end) but with a bit of patience and careful mouse work this add-on does the job.
Apr
22
awarded  Caucus
Apr
21
comment Userscript to bypass websites that disable right clicking in the browser?
Further update: I was also needing to get past a certain site's text selection block too, and I was trying to fool around manually at first but by the end, I'm finding this script is doing the job smoothly for me so far: userscripts.org/scripts/review/164646
Apr
21
comment Userscript to bypass websites that disable right clicking in the browser?
For some reason, after migrating from Windows to Mac (Mavericks), and nothing out of the ordinary in terms of Chrome version or anything else software-wise, it doesn't work in my Mac's Chrome where it did in Windows. However, this kind script has come to the rescue and it works with those more comprehensive lines: userscripts.org/scripts/review/384729
Apr
20
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
18
revised How to prevent Firefox from redirecting to OpenDNS's “website-unavailable.com”?
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Apr
18
comment This Google cookie is indestructable
It appears both chrome and firefox are affected by this nefarious stubborn cookie. I think TOR browser bundle may be a solution, but I haven't been able to confirm. I've tried to look into it and it seems a but hazy, and devs may need to be asked about it. Another idea may be other more obscure (but well-functioning) browsers, such as older pre-Chromium versions of Opera. It may not only not be affected by this 'deal' to secretly track people under the guise of 'your protection' like in Firefox and no doubt Chrome, but there may even be a cool addon or two to customise the blocking further.