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

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how to set per-app defaults?

I use this app called ez-blocker, it's used to mute Spotify automatically when ads are playing. but the problem is it opens a website on chrome every time I run it, for "authorization". ...
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Save Recycle Bin view settings - Win 10

I want to always display deleted items sorted by Date Deleted (I am using detailed view). But whenever I open Recycle Bin it auto sorts by Name. When I sort it by Date Deleted and close the window, ...
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How do I change the default browser to open .htm and .html files in Windows 11

I know this has been asked and answered in the past, BUT the other articles show that these file types should be able to be set in the settings through APPS>DEFAULT APPS>FIREFOX but Firefox and ...
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Firefox mangles theme after update

Whenever Firefox restarts, it ends up looking like this: I then go to the theme settings and Disable the Dark theme: This gives me the look I want: Strangely, after this, I can Enable and Disable ...
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How Do I Set Another Program as JPG Default in Windows 11

My computer was recently upgraded to Windows 11 and my default program for JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) was changed from my preferred program of JPEGView to Photos (Windows default app). Photos takes a while to ...
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Firefox preference to set default permission for handling various protocols (e.g. "tel:" links)?

I have the tel: protocol's default handler set to Microsoft Your Phone, so I can place calls and send SMS from my computer. When I click a tel hyperlink in Firefox (e.g. tel:(555)555-5555), I get a FF ...
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How can I change the default browser using command line or registry in Windows 10 without admin rights?

I am trying to find a way to change the default browser in Windows 10 from the command line or through a registry file. Is it possible? My use-case is unique and specific to a project I am on. I know ...
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adding RAM diminishes my hard disk space

I have Two Dell Precision 7810 towers, I just upgraded the first one to 256 Gb ram (dual procesor) and all went as expected running windows 10 pro 64 bit. Now I did the same with the second but I had ...
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What is the location of the file for Windows 10 System Settings?

When I run ms-settings:\\system from an elevated prompt, I get a pop up that tells me the media is write protected. I expect that if I change the file's ownership to me (I am the owner of the system) ...
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When I run ms-settings:system I get a pop up with text "ms-settings:system The media is write protected"

I ran the ms-settings:system from Windows 10 System Internals procexp.exe as Administrator, and I got a pop up with the text "ms-settings:system The media is write protected" UPDATE: I ...
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Network Adapater Power Management settings revert back after changes

my computer is randomaly waking from sleep mode. after a little research, i found out i needed to set my Network Adapter Power Management settings to 'only allow a magic packet to wake up the computer'...
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When I move a cell to another location, the original location cell fills with yellow. How do I change this default?

When I drag a cell to another location within the spreadsheet, the original location cell fills with yellow by default. I cannot figure out how to change this default setting to "no fill". ...
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How to send images in Telegram uncompressed and by default

I often send images to friends. Unfortunately, Telegram tries to compress the image every time when I send this image, even though I prefer uncompressed images. I found a solution to send the image as ...
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Wamp missing PHP and MySQL configuration

I have installed Wamp which I used also on other PC. Previous version had full of options to configure PHP, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin like version, extensions. But this Wamp package does not have anything. I ...
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How to make Microsoft apps use Edge although my default browser is Firefox?

I use Firefox as my default browser on Windows11 but I'd like Edge to be used when I click a link inside Microsoft apps like Teams/Office/OneNote etc. Based on my research, I don't think this is ...
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Can't set Windows Terminal as default because it is not detected in the list of terminals

I am running Windows 11 stable version on my Lenovo S340 since upgrading from Windows 10. I looked in the settings of Windows Terminal to set it as the default application, but the list of terminal ...
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How do I hide the Grub menu on Chromium OS?

I was change ‘set timeout =2’ to ‘set timeout = 0’ in grub.cfg but I can not hide Grub menu on chromium os (arnoldthebat) Here's the grub.cfg: defaultA=0 defaultB=1 gptpriority $grubdisk 2 prioA ...
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Setting a Bluetooth headset to switch between itself and the PC depending if it is docked or not

As IT manager for our company I have had a number of requests from users to be able to have their Bluetooth Headphones be the primary sound for everything that happens on the computer, but once they ...
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How to change the default IP protocol version in Chrome?

My web browser—Google Chrome—uses by default IPv4 even if IPv6 is available. How can I change it to use only IPv6?
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Windows 10 (64 bit) - Realtek is setting wrong ohms for headphones

More detail about my computer motherboard. It's a Gigabyte b450 aorus pro wifi. I have the Realtek audio console installed and when I plug in my headphones into the back of the motherboard it detects ...
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Is the Volume Shadow Service turned on by default in Windows 10?

For Windows 10 laptops (in the EU), is the VSS turned on or off by default - if possible to say? I know that System Restore is turned off by default. If it's typically on, is there any reason why it ...
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Make 'Document structure tags for accessibility' option disabled by default for export to PDF in MS Word

When I export a Microsoft Word document to PDF, I use the Standard (publishing online and printing) quality one can set in the Publish as PDF or XPS dialog. However, in this case the 'Document ...
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Links not opening in default browser in linux mint

I have Brave set as my default browser. But when I try to open links from some documents or from some app, they open in Firefox.
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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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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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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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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 - 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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