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Getting output from GUI application to Excel and providing input to GUI application from Excel

Is there any way to interact from Excel with an separate GUI application? I need to provide few numbers as strings to the text fields of said GUI application, and then read an output from that same ...
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How to run a graphical installer from Oracle Linux 8 VM

Iam new to oracle linux i have to run a graphical installer program(.sh) as account dmadmin but when i run xev it gives me the following [dmadmin@cshost ~]$ xev xev: unable to open display '' I dont ...
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Why Mac and Linux file managers rarely have folder tree panel

Today I had to using macOS after many months of exclusive access to Windows. I'm not a Windows fanboy, the situation just forced me to doing that. Of course I was knowing about Finder limitations, so ...
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Does Installing KDE Plasma on Debian Bullseye Necessarily Install a Bunch of KDE Apps I don't Need?

Can I install just the KDE Plasma GUI/desktop interface on Debian 11 (Bullseye) without installing any KDE apps by default? In other words, does doing sudo apt -y install task-kde-desktop install only ...
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I can't scroll in any UWP Application

for some time now I am unable to scroll in UWP apps. Wheather it be small dialoges (like the emoji picker) or normal UWP windows, like SystemSettings.exe. I honestly have no idea where I could start ...
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Falkon Web Browser always renders the HTML content very small

In Windows 10 was installed Falkon (64 bits) web browser. The problem and reason of this post, is that each tab-page always renders by default the zoom very small as follows: So is mandatory ...
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How to enable "One Line UI" on Chromium based browsers?

Firefox has this very neat feature called (confusingly enough) userChrome.css which enables users to customize the browser's UI itself through a CSS file. I am using it mainly to have a one-line UI in ...
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Is there a way to change Windows' maximize button behavior?

I would like to make maximize button leave a border that makes the wallpaper be seen on the edges of my screen similar to this screenshot. My workaround right now is using PowerToys' FancyZones but I ...
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wsl throws error when a GUI app is launched

I'm currently in windows 11 (22000.258) i tried running google chrome in wsl (debian distro) it throws me this error "[124:124:1015/185302.103087:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(1400)] Unable to open ...
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7zip CLI switches to achieve the same result then in the GUI

Most of the time I use the GUI for zipping stuff with 7zip. Now I have to batch for about 100 files. The result between the CLI settings and GUI settings is not the same. CLI Settings: 7z a -t7z -mx9 ...
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New feature WSL 2 GUI apps is not woking properly :(

Microsoft has released a new feature for WSL that runs Linux GUI applications on Windows https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/tutorials/gui-apps I followed the steps but I'm not working ...
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Error running GUI commands on WSL

I configured vcxsrv on windows 10 and other steps required for GUI to work. Now I typed in gvim command on WSL after around 5-10 mins it showed the following error messages E233: cannot open display ...
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Hide exclusion list in Windows Defender GUI?

First time posting here. Does anyone know if it's possible to hide the exclusion list in Windows Defender GUI? In our enterprise setup we have quite a few exclusions - but we don't want them to be &...
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Different Workarounds to obtain GUI in WSL 2

I wanted to know about different popular Workarounds to obtain GUI in WSL v2, and what are their Advantages and Disadvantages. Like, for example, I have heard about 2 of them - XRDP and Win-Kex. XRDP ...
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Sharing application between Linux distros in a multi-boot

I'm multi booting Arch Linux, Fedora and Ubuntu, and would like to use applications installed in one of them in the other as well. The terminal-only applications can be run easily by chrooting, but ...
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Firefox 90: page actions button(s) missing: pin tab, copy link, etc

After updating to Firefox 90 in Linux (Kubuntu 20.04) the "copy link" and "pin tab" buttons are missing. The 3-dot button under which all the other buttons could be added or hidden ...
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How to refresh (speed up) a Windows PC without rebooting?

I notice slow response of my PC in the afternoon or evening, when it has been heavily loaded during the day. In my case, the heavy loading does not mean particularly high CPU usage, but using a dozen ...
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Linux-like tool to quickly set bluetooth device in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I can see that on Linux as well as on Mac one can switch very quickly from internal devices to bluetooth or between bluetooth devices: clicking the tray icon one already has the devices listed, while ...
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How to Detect whether if this window open in macos?

I'm using an app in macOS named 'context',in short say it's a window switcher,(do some function like command + tab in system), when I opened this window, after press uparrow or downarrow, and ...
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Drop down menus in JavaFX Applications do not work (DWM, Arch Linux)

Whenever I click on a dropdown menu it opens just as expected but as soon as I let go of the mouse button the menu closes again which leaves me unable to access the elements inside the dropdown. This ...
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7-Zip -- 7z.exe | 7zG.exe | 7zFM.exe (which one to use?)

7-Zip has multiple .exe files, which one do I use? Every so often I would forget which way round these were, or would try and use one of the .exe's for the wrong purpose, so thought I would get to the ...
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Resizing and moving an application window using keyboard hotkey and mouse

Is there a way in Windows 10, to resize an application window by holding some hotkey (e.g. ALT) then click and drag - as is possible in X11 for Linux? Example of resizing in KDE here: https://www....
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Dbeaver -- shrink results window

Is there a way to change the relative size of the results window in dbeaver? I cannot change it. I've tried pulling on the GUI 'dividers'. Per organizational policy, I can't post a screenshot. I am ...
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Bad GUI resolution WSL2

Today I updated to Windows Insider Preview 21387.1 and run wsl --update to use the new GUI feature of WSL2. (no extra software like VcXsrv or etc.) After restarting WSL, I could run GUI apps like ...
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xdotool scripting, vmware interference

So I have a small gui program I need to automate as part of a build process. I'm working in Fedora 10, and unfortunately the gui program is a windows program I'm running through wine and wine crashes ...
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Windows (10 and Server 2019): Why suddenly Search Active Directory button is greyed out (disabled)?

I do not understand this unexpected behavior: I'm making some experiments with VMWare Workstation 16 Pro and few virtual machines with Windows 10 Pro (20H2) and Windows Server 2019 Standard. I put ...
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GUI for WSL2 CentOS through RDP

I've installed an Xfce desktop for WSL2 Ubuntu-18.04-LTS through xrdp with relative ease, but am having difficulty with CentOS 7. I have used the workaround here for systemctl. Afterwards, I've tried ...
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Reinstall anonsurf GUI on parrot

I deleted anonsurf gui thats installed by default on my parrot os. I saw many articles on how to install it on kali but none on parrot. Please help.
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How to automatically sync files in WinSCP? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do that in WinSCP? The official article about that only discusses scripting, while I want a simple GUI solution.
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How do I load locally saved icons on "new tab" homepage firefox?

I would like to know if it is possible to load icons stored on my computer in the "new tab" homepage of firefox. This came out because when firefox starts, it takes massive time to load the ...
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Avoid mistaken "double-click" non-response when clicking a Windows taskbar tab and immediately clicking it again to send to background?

When I click a taskbar tab to highlight that program's window, sometimes I only want a quick peek, and so I quickly click it again to send it to the background. Unfortunately, Windows treats this as a ...
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How to completely disable mouse grab in qemu

I want to test bootable iso files with qemu. I feel very discomfort that when I click inside qemu window, the mouse gets grabbed and you need to press Ctrl + Alt + G to release it. In VirtualBox there ...
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how to convert qt5-designer generate .ui file to .py file?

I tried to convert the .ui file which is generated using qt5 designer to .py but all those ways are different some are working some are not working.
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How to open qt5 designer in linux using terminal?

How to open qt5 designer in ubuntu I installed it through the terminal using a command sudo apt-get install python-qt5 qt5-designer
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How to set environment variables on MacOS using a GUI?

I'm trying to provide instructions to several people on how to set an environment variable in MacOS. I want the variable to be permanent, not require reboot, and it must work for all gui applications. ...
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Weird Passwords... field pops up in big sur

i don't know if this is a right place to ask, but Im having hard time figuring out why a passwords... button pops up randomly on my big sur OS on the left side of the screen. Clicking it doesn't to ...
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Windows 10 dark mode - icons minimize, maximize close not visible for some active windows

On my windows 10 enterprise (Version 10.0.18363) the display of the icons to close, minimize or maximize a window are not consistent in dark mode. In the left window all three icons are visible. On ...
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git: automatic sync to remote for non-tech-savvies with GUI

Is there an easy GUI application for non-tech-savvies that enables automatic (i.e. on copy/create/delete file) syncing to a git remote. It should be actively maintained, preferably cross-platform ...
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How to make VLC actually remember what I tell it?

I keep being forced to select "Always on top" in the "View" menu in VLC. It forgets this setting the moment I close VLC. And then I have to repeat it again and again and again... I ...
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Why does GnuPG use a GUI and how can I customize/change it?

*By pass I meant pass for Unix, the standard password manager. I set up GnuPG to use pass and it works just fine. Whenever I need to enter my password, however, I have to enter it in a popup. This ...
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How to disable blinking of the red microphone icon in Firefox?

I have 64-bit Firefox 80.0.1 for Linux. It features a red blinking microphone icon in the tray on the left of the address bar in certain circumstances. How to disable the blinking and make it a static ...
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Launch GUI application from local server on remote server without auto start on Linux

I'm looking for a way to do the following: manually launch GUI apps on remote server (no autostarting apps, so no cron/systemd etc) not see any GUI on local server (so no ssh -X) At the risk of over-...
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How do I activate a window without bringing it to the foreground?

I find it frustrating while multitasking that when I activate a window and it covers the other one I was on. On Linux, especially with Plasma Desktop, I can set the focus to follow the mouse and set ...
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OCR a table to csv using a GUI for tesseract? [closed]

I want to OCR 20 pages of tables to CSV or similar format, using a GUI. For this purpose I installed tesseract (including tesseract-training and the applicable language package) using MacPorts. I also ...
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Identify the command run after a UI click

I'm looking for something similar as in here: How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click? But in my case, under Windows 10 OS. More specifically, the command run after a UI click ...
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PowerPoint 2013(6): set slide timings to narration durations

I accidentally ran Clear Timings on All Slides command and lost all slide timings. However, each slide of my presentation has narrations. Is there a GUI/VBA way to set slide timings to narration ...
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How do I copy a file to the clipboard in the terminal and paste it with the gui (linux)

I would like to copy a file to the clipboard with the terminal, like when right clicking a file and selecting "copy" in the gui. Someting like "cp test.txt" (without a destination) ...
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Is there a way to open a second workspace on the visual studio code GUI?

I only use VSCode for text editing and formatting not really tasking advantages of the actual workspace architectures as much as I should. So I know its not meant for that or I can add just multiple ...
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Bug in MacOS Mojave GUI: No any password works

Yesterday after I rebooted my Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Mojave system, I found myself unable to login on all my local accounts in the GUI. Today I used the following commands. /sbin/fsck -fy ...
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Why can't show GUI screen with FuryBSD in VirtualBox?

I downloaded FuryBSD 12.1 XFCE from official site. Launched it in VirtualBox. From the official guide, it should show a GUI desktop. But in my machine it didn't. It showed terminal login screen. I ...
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