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Jun
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awarded  Famous Question
May
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awarded  Teacher
May
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answered Is there any way to stop specific sites appearing in browser history?
Feb
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comment Do we really need to check the integrity of downloaded files?
If the attacker can modify the binary, the attacker can most likley also modify the hash. That would require a more targeted attack than patching all binaries though, but is still very possible. While checking the hash can avoid damage, there is no guarantee. If you care about security, the first step is to only download over HTTPS - especially when you are using proxies like with tor!
Jan
24
comment Something took control over Notepad++?
@Th0masR0ss Thanks, it seems I missed the relevant part "The automatic typing [...] is a feature. Sorry for the panic." when I first read it.
Jan
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comment Something took control over Notepad++?
@Th0masR0ss Of course they can. I actually didn't mean to complain that they do, it's probably the reason the n++ got so popular. Maybe I (and many others too) are overreacting about a single "feature" that went a bit wrong. It's just that - from a high quality project - I would expect some statement about the situation. Of course they don't have to give a statement or do anything. If they don't, then maybe the project just isn't as high quality as I thought.
Jan
24
comment Something took control over Notepad++?
@NathanCooper I really respect the work of the developers and contributers, they invested much to provide a great free software! N++ is one of the most popular editors though, don't they also have some responsibility, even if it is free? I can only guess, but based on many complaints I've seen, there might have been thousands of users thinking they have been hacked. If they do whatever they want because n++ is free, I loose trust in the project. So, maybe no "apologize", but I'd expect that they at least acknowledge the negative effects they caused (and hopefully promise not to do it again)
Jan
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comment Something took control over Notepad++?
@trlkly I still worry. Not because of the actual political statement but because of the unusual way of presenting it and how the developer(s) handled the situation. They added a feature that looks like a virus and caused fear or confusion among users. This feature caused huge costs, I've heard about poor network admins flooded with support requests, having to do security audits. The real issue: Will this happen again? I can't find any apologies or indications that it won't. In my opinion this shows incompetence on part of the developers and makes it a risk to use n++ in the future.
Oct
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comment How to set Title of CMD to current working Directory in Windows XP
@bits There is a solution to make it work with shift+right click here: superuser.com/questions/414155/…
Aug
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comment Can I use multiple URLs in the URL field of KeePass?
I'm wondering if there is another option, since the menu entry says URL(s) > implying that it should be possible to have multiple URLs.
Jul
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
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comment How can I force a cmd.exe prompt error message to not close?
@LPChip oops, yes you are right, I forgot to mention that. Yet another way on windows 8 that will open cmd at the current folder: In the explorer click File -> Open command prompt - there is also an option to open it as administrator.
Jul
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comment How can I force a cmd.exe prompt error message to not close?
@LPChip It's a default feature of Windows 7/8 that works without any additional software. If you already opened the right path in the terminal there is an even more convenient way though: Shift + Right Click -> Open command window here
Jun
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awarded  Informed
May
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comment Solutions for presenting PDF slides with presenter notes on second display
@random I believe this question did follow the guidelines in the close text and linked faq, especially the how to ask "I have problem-x that I don't know how to solve. I've already tried X, Y, Z, but those programs don't work because this or that. How do I do this?". I did a lot of research and summarized the result of everything I've tried. I described the problem, even used some mad paint skills to illustrate it. I have edited it to focus more on the problem though and changed it to ask for solutions instead of tools.
May
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revised Solutions for presenting PDF slides with presenter notes on second display
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May
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
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awarded  Constituent
Apr
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awarded  Caucus
Mar
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comment How to type zero-width space character (U+200B) on a laptop keyboard?
Missing in this answer is how to actually find the character: Activate advanced view and use the input field labelled "Go to Unicode" or just "Unicode" in newer versions. Input 200B and the character will be selected in the top left corner. Searching for the name only works if you know how the character is called in your locale.