Questions tagged [default-settings]

Settings or values automatically assigned to a software application, computer program or device, outside of user intervention.

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control panel resets automatically

I guarantee you haven't heard of this question before. When I drag a window to the top of the screen Windows10 displays the "maximize" window animation in anticipation of automatically ...
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When change Windows default Icons functions get deactivated

Hey I have changed some icons in the Imageres.dll.mun file. Now some functions are gone can someone explain me why? DO the default Icons contain code? Here one Example. Here is no bar anymore that ...
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Changing the Microsoft Word paste option for Excel tables?

Is there a way to adjust default Microsoft Word paste option such that it paste table Excel as linked object in HTML Format? In the other words, I want the past/Paste special/past link/HTML Format be ...
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Alter Chrome setting for all users on a single computer

I have a computer on which several people log in to use a particular website. This website requires that it be opened in Chrome and that the setting "insecure content" is set to "allow&...
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How to set default mailto and cc addresses

Every time I create a mail, I have to either enter or paste the email addresses into To and CC sections, the problem is most of the time the addresses are the same. So I wonder can I do some setting ...
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How to force Action Center to display on taskbar when it's turned on, but doesn't display on taskbar?

I'm trying to open my Action Center, but this is what it looks like: I looked through Settings and it's turned on, but I can't turn it off, which is ironic, since it doesn't display on the taskbar. ...
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Windows 10 - How to turn off “This app has prevented you from shutting down”

Windows 10 does not always shutdown because "an app is preventing you from shutting down". Is there a setting to force shutdown regardless of "potential save loss"? I don't care if ...
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How to keep my No Default Browser option [duplicate]

I like not having a default browser. When I select a URL, a box comes up and asks me to select a browser. That's what I want. At the bottom of the box, it asks the question, "Always use this App?&...
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What are the default Windows DCOM/COM Security settings?

On an unmodified Windows 10, what are the default contents of the Limits and Default settings for Access, Launch, and Activation permissions? Specifically, which SIDs does each ACL have, and which ...
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Change default new excel workbook name from “Book1”

Is there a way in Excel to modify the default name of a newly created workbook from Book1, Book2 etc., ideally via VBA? AFAIK this follows the PC regional/language settings so it is defined somewhere. ...
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Vivaldi browser: why two separate settings pages?

In Vivaldi browser, which I know is Chromium-based, why are there two different configuration/settings pages? vivaldi:settings chrome:settings The settings in vivaldi:settings work, and the ones in ...
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How to make Firefox preference settings survive an upgrade?

Firefox has a dangerous (IMO) default setting for clearing history (cookies) - "last hour" instead of "everything." When a person is in a routine - clicking History -> Clear ...
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Excel 2016 - How Do I Change The Border Line Color from Default Black to Another Color

In Excel 2016, the default border line color is black. Is there a way to change the default to another color?
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How to granulate Chrome's zoom levels?

In Firefox I can do this: as you can see whenever I ctrl and +, I zoom with my changed values, 115%, 120%, 125%, etc. in 5% steps. How can I do that in Chrome? I don't want to go from 110% to 125% ...
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How can one make the Windows desktop the default location to save documents and pictures?

How can one bypass the Documents and Pictures default directories so that these item types are saved to the desktop instead? Note I do not want to simply move these directories to the desktop.
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Power & Sleep in Windows 10 doesn't match Power Plan settings

When in the "Power & Sleep" settings in Windows (left), the "Screen off and sleep settings" from the control panel (right) don't match those values: Question 1: Which one is ...
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Change Chrome default username/password for a site

I manage several websites through Bluehost and have all of the usernames/passwords stored in Chrome for ease of login. What I'm wondering is if anyone knows of a way to change which username/password ...
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Default MS Word to single page view

Remember the good old days when MS Word defaulted to single page view when you'd open a document? I do. I prefer that, because I want to focus on what I'm working on, not what's 30 lines away from ...
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windows settings closes down immediately after launching

windows settings closes down immediately after launching. I can open many settings windows(apps, privacy, devices, etc.except for accounts) by going around the home settings page, but going back to ...
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Is it possible to configure the default folder of the “Save as” -dialogue in Windows 10?

Caveat: A user who knew DOS inside out, but has lost touch since. Is it possible to configure the "Save As"-dialogue in Windows 10 in such a way that the default folder (=the folder whose ...
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Permanently swap Powerpoint presenter view and slide show

I have a dual monitor setup where my main monitor is monitor #2. Whenever I start a Powerpoint slideshow, the slideshow itself appears on monitor #1, and on monitor #2 I get a "presenter view&...
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How to tell Google Translate Chrome Extension to always translate a website?

Google Translate extension for Chrome may be disabled for a particular website: However, I want the other way round. I wish Google Translate could always translate a website into English. Is it ...
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Left Shift Key shows shortcut options on monitor

When I press on my left shift key, the shortcut options appear, For example, On Outlook, Redo shows 1, Undo shows 2, File shows F Then if I press on 'F' the File menu will open How do I undo this? ...
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MacOS Locking Down DNS Settings

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to lock the DNS settings on a Macbook (Settings > Networks > Advanced > DNS)? I want to set DNS settings and not be able to access them afterward. I was able ...
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Windows Photos App “Save” instead of “Save a Copy” as the default

Every time I wish to Save a photo, instead of creating a new file for the edits just made, I have to click on the arrow which gives the "Save" option instead of the "Save a copy" ...
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Windows 10 - Night light settings - Default strength level

What is the default Night light settings Strength level on Windows 10?
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windows 10 - change default windows browser to a portable app application, Firefox or Chrome

Can you change Windows 10 default browser to a portable app, Firefox or Chrome/chromium portable from portableapps.com In Start (windows logo) > Settings > System > Default Apps > Web Browser > Click ...
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Windows 10 file selector: How do I specify details view as the default?

Whenever the user needs to select a file - for loading into a program, or saving, or any other reason - the file selector dialog ensues. In Windows 10, it is like a miniature Windows Explorer (or File ...
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Set ms-screenclip protocol handler to Snipping Tool on Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 1903, the usual Snipping Tool shortcut Win+Shift+S no longer opens the Snipping Tool. It looks like that this shortcut launches the ms-screenclip: protocol which is ...
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Excel offers different options for markers in different runs - why?

When I look at the built-in marker options in Excel, on of my running sessions offers cross as an option, another one does not. What could be causing this and how to fix this easily? Using Excel 2016....
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defaultUser0 remnants - What's going on? Remove that user?

just working with my home PC here, I hope this is a relevant question for SU. For some context I was clearing out my recycle bin like a responsible user and found 1 file that I was curious to see ...
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Why is TIDAL's default volume just 50%?

Every time I've made a fresh install of TIDAL the default volume has been set to 50%. I've a TIDAL HiFi subscription. Why is that? Is anything over 50% artificially boosting the audio? Is it ...
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Prevent powershell properties from resetting after system update

Every time Windows updates, the "Windows Powershell" Properties get reset to the original defaults. For the Colors tab that looks like this I don't like these defaults and every time Windows updates ...
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Re-enable the selected files are identical" message in winmerge

When two identical files are compared in winmerge the message "the selected files are identical" has a check box "don't display this message again". Is there away to reset this setting back once it ...
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How to Set Default Apps on Windows 10 with a script?

I am in an enterprise environment and I am trying to set the default apps on several systems by using a .bat script. This is what my script is doing, nothing complicated. @ECHO OFF dism /online /...
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How to enable Automatic Breakpoints by default?

When launching Fiddler "Automatic" Breakpoints are always set to "Disabled". Unlike How to enable various Fiddler's settings by default?, this isn't a boolean choice so there isn't a related true/...
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How to enable various Fiddler's settings by default?

When launching Fidder, various options are always disabled. How can these option be enabled by default? For example, "Disable Caching":
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Windows: how to set a shortcut so it open the current default browser defined in the system?

I have created a shortcut using the Windows' 7 new shorcut option. Now I have entered the following instrution as emplacement: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://...
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How to do diacritics insensitive search in Visual Studio Code?

While using local file search or global search in VSCode I want the search, by default, to be diacritics insensitive, that is if I search for ofertă it should always match both ofertă and oferta. I ...
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how switch to the application clicked on the taskbar?

I am using windows 10, I have many apps on my taskbar: When I click on one of the apps, for example google chrome, it shows the several instances it hasof that application: The problem is that when ...
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Make .cpp file to open as default on Windows 10

I am creating the header files for Arduino, so I created 2 files with .h and .cpp. the .cpp files open by default with notepad. I want it to look like .h files given in the image. How to change ...
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Slow MySQL queries, how to optimize?

I worked on some project with more than 30M columns. Some requests take too much time on my local machine (SSD, i5-8300, 16GB memory) and I think it is because I set up my PHP/MySQL incorrectly. My ...
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Setting NULL as default results in 1067 error Invalid default value for 'created'

Trying to set the default value of a column to NULL results in 1067 error: Invalid default value for 'created'.
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WHY in XP is it NOT POSSIBLE to set the Folder Options view for ALL folders [closed]

There are NO answers because of the impossibility. The bags business is useless, NO magic codes for any view. Folder Options useless because (1) whatever you do does not stick, and (2) your thousand ...
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Am I up against an uncrackable UEFI chip on this HP notebook?

I recently got a new HP laptop with Windows 10 installed and prefered some versatility, so I plugged in one of my many Linux live USBs to get to work. I was greeted with ENTER ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD, ...
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Making printer preferences permanent

Windows 10 lets you set some printer properties/preferences before printing, via a dialog box. The settings can be saved to a file for later reference ("Printing Shortcuts"). Anyway, every time you ...
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Make continuous scrolling default when viewing PDF in Edge microsoft windows 10

I know if you select "Page View" then "continuous Scrolling ON" from the options you can see the PDF file scroll correctly and most of the times when you open that same file it will maintain the ...
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Windows 10 does a temporary fast scroll option exist?

Is there possibly a way/software(built in is preffered) in windows 10 without "permanently" adjust the default scroll settings but temporary increase scrolling to double the speed by for example ...
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macOS - Where are the default DNS settings for each network interface defined?

I'm running macOS 10.14.6. If I do not have ethernet plugged in, and go to Network -> WiFi -> Advanced -> DNS, I have the default DNS servers A.A.A.A and B.B.B.B. These servers are grayed out and I ...
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Default brower for different programs

Is there a way to have two (or more) default browsers, depending on the source program? For example: I want all the links from outlook to open in Chrome but all the links from PowerPoint to open in ...

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