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How can I automatically collapse the Cortana search box in the Windows taskbar when there are a lot of applications running?

I like the large Cortana search box in the taskbar. I often use it to launch applications, and it provides a much larger touchscreen target for tapping on it. However, there are some situations in ...
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How to make Windows remember the “Show this window on all Desktops” option even after closing the window?

I am able to make a window appear on all of my Virtual Desktops by launching the Task View and Right-Click on the Window and select Show this window on all Desktops. But when I close that window and ...
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How to remember the purpose of specific Terminal tabs?

I always have multiple Terminal tabs open, each with a different purpose. I want to remind myself what that purpose is by echoing something (stored in a variable) whenever that tab becomes idle. (By ...
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Can I have Windows OS dedicate one or 2 cores to a specific prog./application?

I can often times find benchmarks that compare performance on certain tasks such as for gaming ( Frames per second). However, I have long wanted to use my multiple cores to quickly switch between apps ...
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Apple Mail on iOS 10 loses email message when you switch apps? [closed]

This question has moved to apple.stackexchange.com I can't believe that Apple designed this so badly, so I'm asking here to see if anyone can reproduce this behavior: Open the "Messages" app on iOS. ...
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How to work on Two different OS on two different machines simultaneously [duplicate]

So, I have a Windows Laptop - Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and a lot of time I have to work on Linux environment. But the thing is that On Linux i have to have some virtual environments running with Vagrant ...
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Is latency from hardware interrupts a hardware, driver or kernel issue?

Being a power user I have spent countless hours tuning systems, checking DPC latency blah blah All of this begs the question why are we still dealing with these issues? I personally can't tell if ...
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If DOS is single-tasking, how was multitasking possible in old version of Windows?

I read that DOS is a single-tasking OS. But if old versions of Windows (also including Windows 95?) were just wrappers of DOS, how could Windows run as a multitasking OS?
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Multiple cores = better multitasking?

Specifically I am looking at either the i5-3570k or the FX-8350, but it made me think of a more general specific question on how multiple cores can improve general multitasking. Been reading a lot of ...
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Windows7 issue in mutli- tasking and memory

I seeming some problem in my windows OS recently, let me first say my system configuration. processor - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz Installed memory (RAM) - 4.00 GB (3.00 GB usable) ...
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Why do modern pre-emptive multitasking OSs hang when the CPU is loaded?

This is an open-ended question, with many possible answers, but perhaps there's one big thing I'm overlooking. If not, perhaps this question should be community wiki. I don't use other OSs often ...
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How OS protects from drivers interaction in multitasking?

I have been thinking. Let's consider this example: We have 2 programs running on PC. First is, for example internet browser, and second is some WiFi scanning software. Now, browser wants to use ...
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Which processor/core is this process/service using?

What can i use to monitor which processor/core/thread an application is using? I have 16 processors and want to know which processor a specific application is using. I am running Windows Server 2003 ...
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How can I throttle down Dropbox's IO operations?

Empirical evidence suggests that Dropbox's indexing at startup time is the main source of slowdown for my Windows 7 partition -- things grind down to a crawl when the indexing is in progress and ...
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How to do simple multitasked loop processing over filenames with PowerShell?

I'm batch transcoding some 50 GB of video files on a USB hard disk which is connected to a wlan router. The drive is mapped as a network drive on my Windows 7 laptop. The speed handicap of the wlan ...
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How OS manage running programs

since windows is multitasking OS, it must somehow switch between processes. But how is it done? Does windows include some kind of breakpoints into running programs, which should switch to other ...