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A dialog or dialog box is a type of window in a graphical user interface which prompts for user interaction.

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Disable Open Pick an app dialog in Chrome

In MS CRM, whenever I click on the phone field, it used to open a dialog "Make a call from, Pick an app". I add a registry for click to dial as explained here. The popup/dialog was disabled ...
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Command to show the poweroff dialog in Ubuntu

What is the command to show the "Power Off" dialog in Ubuntu? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this? The output of env | grep '^XDG_.*_DESKTOP=' is: XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=ubuntu ...
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In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog?

In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog? I googled but had no luck.
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How to get back the "Windows can't open this file" dialog box?

The other day by mistake I associated my pdf files to Sumatra as the default pdf reader and I wanted to undo this action. What I did was to follow the steps given already on this answer using ...
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Chrome 93 doesn't use PCManFM-Qt dialog box anymore

I don't know this is a Lubuntu problem or a Chrome one so I post here first before heading to the Chrome bug tracker. Previously, when I save something in Chrome, this dialog box is used: Today, ...
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How to disable "Google Drive for desktop is coming soon" dialog box when system starts up?

How to disable the below dialog box which pops up every time my system starts.
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GnuPG: replace "pinentry" with custom GUI

I am using GnuPG for my application and sometimes I need to type a pin in order to proceed. When I do that, I get the following pinentry dialog: But I would like to change that dialog and put my ...
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How can I view ALL files in the current directory when I "Open...", "Save...", "Save As..."

I'd like the "Open..." , "Save..." and "Save As..." standard Windows dialog boxes to, by default, show all files in the dialog box, not just the ones that correspond with ...
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How to make it so windows doesn't show the volume/new track information?

Windows added a new feature that I'm certain seemed like a good idea the time -- whenever you adjust the volume or change the track this little dialog with what you're listening to and at what volume ...
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How to display warning message while closing a batch file?

I have a batch file. After opening it, I want to warn the user for closing it, by a warning dialog box with a custom message. Or if the above is not possible, the atleast some Message inside the batch ...
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Disable autofocus on dialog window when I click on close tab in SublimeText

I have Sublime Text 3 installed on Windows 7. When I push on Ctrl-W shortcut or click on mouse on tab's close button, then mouse pointer moves automatically on 'Yes' button of Windows dialog box (y/n/...
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command to open dialoge box

Running Windows 10 Pro here. I am using a simple script that acts as a shortcut to my Windows game controller configuration, but I always have to manually navigate to the 'properties' button in the ...
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Unmodalize Dialogs (Make Modal Dialogs Non-Modal)

I'm on Windows 10 and annoyed by many modal dialogs of built-in applications (e.g. Windows-Explorer's Options dialog) and third party applications (e.g. Eclipse's Run Configuration dialog). Example ...
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How can I add a submenu option for the main menu options using dialog in BASH?

I am currently working on a bash script using menu based context and functions. everything works flawless. But I am wanting to change and edit some options around while adding sub menu to each option. ...
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Firefox: Paste file path in file dialog box

When saving a file it is possible to paste the file name. But I have found no obvious way to paste the path while keeping the file name: You have to click, scroll, click your way through the file ...
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Save As/Open File Dialogs are Freezing/Using ~20% CPU

This question has been asked a few times on SU, but no one ever seems to give all the information, so here we go; Occasionally, when using "Open a File" or "Save File" dialogs in any program on my PC,...
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Difference in Windows Properties dialogs for folders

In Windows, there seems to be two separate versions of the Properties dialog (displayed when a folder is right-clicked and Properties is selected from the context menu): The one on the left seems to ...
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How to get dialog box to prompt user to change the "format text" to HTML when pasting a picture in email reply?

I used to be able to use the Ctrl + V to paste a picture in an email that I was reading in the preview pane and replying from that preview pane. I would get this pop-up message that would ask if I ...
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macOS: how to enable "All Applications" in Application chooser dialog (Open with > Other...)

I am trying to find the correct configuration command to enable "All Applications" by default when in the application chooser dialog (after selecting "other" from the "open with" context menu). I am ...
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In Windows 10, is there a way to deselect file(s) while in the 'Save As' window prompt?

I just noticed that the standard Ctrl+Space does not deselect current file selection while navigating the Save As window prompt. What would be the equivalent and native keyboard-input method, if any ...
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Always choose larger file for duplicate downloads in Jdownloader2?

I am downloading a very large number of image links in Jdownloader2 (hundreds at a time.) It has to parse each URL to get the images, and it always finds thumbnails as well, which have the same ...
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Mac Open File dialog and using Find to search for files — Keyboard shortcut to select results without using mouse?

For example, in Safari's Open File dialog I can hit Command-F to search for images. I appear to be forced to use the mouse to select results as the arrow keys don't do it. Only after moving the ...
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Windows 10 Shut Down dialog: switch default option from 'Switch user' back to 'Shut down'

Since about two weeks, pressing Alt-F4 on the desktop no long offers 'Shut down' as the default action. Instead, it shows 'Switch user' on top: So I can no longer just press Alt-F4 and press return, ...
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Firefox new-bookmark dialogue: increase (or disable) the timeout after which it will auto-confirm

When I press control-D in Firefox on an un-bookmarked page, a dialogue opens, letting me pick a title and other options for the bookmark to be created. However, if it takes me longer than 3.5 seconds, ...
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How to remove a feature from msi feature selection tree at runtime?

When we launch an msi, after some screens we will get the feature selection page. Feature selection page: We can remove any feature by just changing the feature table, display column value to 0. ...
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Show CSV format in MS Excel open file dialog by default

When opening files from within Excel using the Open file dialog and browsing to my data, the default setting is to list "All Excel Files (*.xl*;*.xlsx;<etc>)". However, this listing of options ...
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Entering text in the input text box accidently opens file open dialogue

I was entering a search text in the input text box of a website. But the first character I typed opened the "file open dialogue" (file explorer). I was using Windows 10 and Chrome. I started typing ...
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Closing "Properties" box in Windows: "OK" same as "Cancel"?

I always close "Properties" boxes in Windows by clicking the "Cancel" button, thinking this is somehow safer than clicking "OK". What makes me think that there might be a difference between "OK" and "...
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Standard Windows Pick color dialog doesn't allow to enter 3-digit color codes

The standard Windows 7 Pick color dialog allows me to enter only 2 digits into text fields for hue, saturation, luminance and red, green and blue even though possible value range for each field is one ...
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How to make a browser HTTP Auth window non-modal?

Many scam websites use HTTP Basic Auth windows or JS alert windows to prevent the user from navigating away from the page. Here's an example of a fake Windows technical support webpage: Since the ...
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How do I bring multiple screen locking dialog box back to the screen in an awful and old win32 application on Windows 7?

When I use the win32 program in question the screen locks as it would with a shadow box on most modern applications, except without the shadow box and often with two over lapping dialogs that don't ...
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Windows 10: Thumbnails not loading during FILE OPEN dialogue

I've a windows 10 x 64 computer with highend specifications. OS is also installed on a performance SSD. Etc. My problem is during file-open and other similar dialogues, the thumbnails takes an ...
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How to make windows explorer preview scripts and other text files

When you click a file with the preview window open, windows will show you a preview if windows knows how to do it. But files like .json and .py will not preview. It would be sometimes useful in the ...
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Windows 10 Pro Edge Yes No File Replase Dialog

When downloading banking files using Edge I am prompted Yes No to replace an existing file. How can I turn off this option to always replace the existing file without prompting? Seems similar to the ...
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Bash script - dialog checklist issue

I'm trying to to write a bash script to automate the installation of my packages. So the idea is to read a .csv file (packages.csv) like this one: pkg,Description,option wget,file downloader,on curl,...
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How to redirect stdout and stderr in bash script with dialog boxes?

For a single script redirecting stdout and stderr to a file with this: ./myscript.sh 2>&1 | tee -a out_file works fine. When I try to run the same way a script containing multiple dialog ...
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Increase file management dialog speed or response

On Windows, the keyboard shortcut for permanently deleting files is shift-delete. When managing files on my computer, I find that often, I press shift-delete and then enter, only to find that the ...
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Why is the LibreOffice Save As dialog full screen and immovable in Windows?

When saving a document in LibreOffice, the Save As dialog covers all that is below it, cannot be resized and cannot be moved, quite annoying if the title you want is now hidden by the dialog. Is there ...
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Is it by design that Windows 10 no longer displays "<app> has stopped working" dialogs when apps crash? Can I re-enable this dialog?

In earlier versions of Windows, when an app crashes, I would get a dialog that says "<app> has stopped working". However, in Windows 10, I don't typically see this dialog—the app simply closes ...
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How to switch yes and no buttons in dialog box, either in Windows or Linux?

I'm using the Cinnamon DE (based on Gnome 3, uses the GTK3 toolkit) for GNU/Linux. I also use Windows 10 for approximately the same amount of time each week. Now, the default button positions for ...
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Chrome's modal dialog box stuck off screen. How to move it back permanently?

Google Chrome throws up a modal dialog box once in a while. This is the box put up by js's alert() function. Installing an extension also puts it up. So does this very Stack Exchange website if I hit ...
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Windows 10 - How to make "Save as" window looks always the same?

Everytime a new program shows a "Save as dialog window" I've to re-set it to the window's size I like. They always come small, specially the folder tree part. Is there a Register config I could use to ...
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Bash form with two columns

This script creates a form in a terminal window with one column and four rows. How can I create a form with two columns and two rows? shell="" groups="" user="" home="" exec 3>&1 VALUES=$(...
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using source command with dialog

Im trying to source a large script with many functions in it that take some time. I would like to present a dialog "sourcing please wait..." in the mean time. once done sourcing i want to use my ...
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OS wide Vimium/Vimperator for dialog box (osx)

I know there is a way [*] to tab between buttons in osx' dialog boxes. Is there a way to select buttons with keyboard's letters just like Vimium (the google Chrome plugin) does ? Because hitting tab ...
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Why do some Windows applications have different look-and-feel? [closed]

I've noticed that a lot of Windows applications differ in their look and feel, particularly in their buttons. Some buttons look more "hard" while others look "soft." Compare The difference is that ...
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Inkscape dialog too large to fit in the screen

I cannot fully access the "document properties" of inkscape. See the bottom part of the screenshot. The last few options are not visible, and I am not able to scroll down either. I am using Ubuntu ...
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Replace Open/Save dialog

Is it possible to make an own save/open dialog (through windows app development) and hook it in to replace the normal save/open dialog? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the normal UI/Win10 ...
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update - Dialog suggestions not working anymore

after the last windows 10 Update there are no more suggestions in my windows dialogs. Currently I had to enable inline autocomplete to have anything available but I'm just not shown anything else. ...
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Word Mailings: ask for data and let choose data source

i have a letter which has always the same contents but concerns different client groups. so my question is, if it is possible to create a mailing which asks for the variable data right when i open ...
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