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Shift-clicking icons on desktop selects horizontally

Today I just noticed a weird behavior on my Windows 10 desktop which has never happened before. I downloaded a few images and they're all right next to each other (vertically). Now that I needed to ...
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In Sublime Text, how can I jump and select to the next empty line between paragraphs?

In Sublime Text, what's the best way to jump between / over paragraphs? For example, if my cursor is on the empty line after bar's end statement, how do I jump to the empty line between foo and bar? ...
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chrome double click selection characters

In chrome, double clicking by default selects characters with certain delimiters. For example, a_b will be entirely selected but a-b won't be entirely selected. Is there a way to add the minus/...
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How to select rectangular text area in Word?

I want to select a rectangular text area in my Word document, using keyboard shortcuts or the mouse. How can I do that? ------------ |aaaaaaaaaaaa| ,aaaaa, aaaaa |bbbbbbbbbbbb| ,bbbbb, bbbbb |...
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Vertical Select in Word Doesn't Work - Alt Key Opens Research Window

It says in many places that I can do vertical selection in Word by holding down the Alt key while I drag the mouse. However for me this just opens a research window. What am I doing wrong please?
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Gimp - I don't seem to be able to arbitrarity move the edges of a selection anymore

I'm certain I used to be able to arbitrarily move any of the four sides of a selection without the other sides changing, but I can't anymore. When I click inside the selection and get the sizing bars ...
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Debian 9 Stretch install new gsmartcontrol from special repo

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/alex_sh/Debian_9.0/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:alex_sh.list apt-get update Ign:1 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/...
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Notapad++ column editing: how to deselect a clicked location?

1- There is an option in NP++ to hold Ctrl while clicking in multiple locations in the text file, so the cursor stays there for multi-editing. I want to know how to de-select a clicked location? I ...
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How to find and select multiple items / values at the same time in Excel

here is an over simplified example of my problem I have 2 excel spreadsheets. The first spreadsheet has 1 column with a list of names John, James, Steve, Richard, Bob The second spreadsheet also ...
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Explorer now select files in empty space how to go back?

I am having problem with selecting files, before RS3 when I wanted to select files I just used mouse to select over file names they way it handled was like this: Each file selection space was as ...
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Display certain selection based on cell value - scheduling in Excel

In my workbook I have four sheets: Weekly schedule, Daily schedule, Shift template, Lists For my audiovisual trainers (a team of four) I made shift templates on one sheet. As they work different ...
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expand a hi-lited cells to include more cells using macro in excel 2007

I've hi-lited a section in my table and would want a macro to either expand the selection to include 2 more adjacent cells below the selection or exclude 2 more cells at the bottom of the selection. ...
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How to copy paste as raw csv from formatted csv file using LibreOffice Calc?

Given a raw csv file: $ cat foo.csv foo, bar buzz, "quoted string" If I open this one with Libre Office with these settings, I can view it nicely. Yet if I select the entire document again and copy ...
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Select multiple cookies for deletion in Chrome

I can search for my cookies in Chrome with: chrome://settings/siteData?search=cookies However, that only allows me to delete one at at time. Is there a way to select a number of cookies at the same ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 - How to apply Macro for selected text only?

I created Macro for replacing multiple characters at once. If I apply it for the whole document and then paste another text into the same document, applying the same Macro will do fine for newly ...
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Looking for a method to select non adjacent parts of text in Chrome

Certain apps let the user select non-adjacent text using Ctrl + selection, unfortunately, Google Chrome isn't one of them. Is there some workaround that makes it possible to select multiple non-...
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Border around selected item on Windows 10

In some software I'm using, a border is appearing around select items in list... Any ideas on how to disable this?
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How do I move ellipses around in GIMP

So if I make a new layer, and make an ellipse on it using the ellipse tool, then color it, then switch to the MOVE tool, and try to move it, (with the ellipse layer active) it won't grab the layer of ...
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Chrome no-longer pre-selects existing text in address bar when opening new tab

Sometime relatively recently (within past month probably), Chrome changed its behavior when opening a new tab. Previously when I hit Ctrl+T to open a tab, it would pre-select whatever was in the ...
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How to have a graphical multiboot menu Windows/Linux?

I have Debian 9.1.0 installed alongside Windows 10. When boot a text menu appears in order to select Windows 10 or Debian. Looking for another thing I saw in youtube a video where someone had icons ...
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OSX: Right-Click without selecting current word

Whenever I make a Right-Click (I use Trackpad) the word underneath gets selected and I see menu items related to selection, such as Copy, Lookup, etc. This looks to be universal in all OSX apps, at ...
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VBS: Select item in Windows Explorer last active window

I use the following code to select a file in a Windows Explorer window: Set objShellAPP = CreateObject("Shell.Application") objShellAPP.Open(WScript.Arguments(0)) WScript.Sleep(300) On Error Resume ...
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Everything I put cursor over seems I like I want to select it

this checkbox appear on any file I put the cursor on. I don't know what activied this (the last thing I remember I did was install Microsoft Money 2000, to open a .ofx file I received). How do I fix ...
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Select word instead of row on double click on text

When I double click a word in any browser or text editor, the whole line gets selected for some reason. However, I want only the underlying word to be selected (whether including trailing spaces or ...
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What household electrical devices could serve as an appropriate Master for the CE Tech Energy Saving Surge Protector?

I am attempting to use the Energy Saving feature of this surge protector: http://www.homedepot.com/p/CE-TECH-4-ft-8-Outlet-Energy-Saving-Surge-Protector-HDC804GWH/205893722 Using my laptop as the ...
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Disable drag&drop of selected text in Firefox and Chrome

When I have some text selected, sometimes I want to select text inside that selection instead (for example because I made a mistake selecting it and want to do it again). Instead, my browsers (Chrome ...
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Select a word in Notepad++ by hotkey

For some reason when I double click a word in Notepad++, the whole sentence (between .,"'()!?) is selected instead of single word. The same is when I use Ctrl + Shift + Left or Ctrl + Shift + Right. ...
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Highlight selected objects in LibreOffice Draw

Is there some way to see which objects are selected in LibreOffice Draw, when selecting multiple objects with Shift+LeftClick? Compare these screenshots from Libreoffice and Powerpoint (at slightly ...
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Select text without blocking keyboard input in ConEmu?

In ConEmu, if I select some text, I cannot type anything in the terminal anymore. I need to press Enter first so as to clear the selection. This is different from other terminals in Linux for instance ...
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Why does pdf text-selection only work on the right half of the page?

This happens quite often to documents I have not personally created. You're ok to select text backwards from the right-hand side, and if you do not go too far, you get the entire snippet. But ...
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Use MySQL to select the next one record after a matching value without a sequential RowID

How can I select all rows next to the row matching with the condition? But considering there is not a secuential RowID like ID Field This is the table structure with 10 rows, but the number of rows ...
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Use MySQL to select the next one record after a matching value

How can I select all rows next to the row matching with the condition? This is the table structure with 10 rows, but the number of rows increase in the future. Table structure Plain text: ID ...
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Auto GPU selection based on program running

I have two GPUs, a GTX 960 and a RX 480. I wanna to use 960 to play games but use 480 to decode video with MPC-BE + madVR. How can I achieve that with a auto selection powered by what program I'm on ...
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Drag delay on Mac + Trackball

I use a Kensington Slimblade trackball with macOS Sierra. I'm noticing a weird glitch where the system never seems to begin a drag where I'm initially clicking. This problem runs throughout my ...
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How to select text while using Find Next?

I am trying to edit a document. There are large chunks of data that I want to delete. I know the starting point of the chunk, and I know the last word of the chunk. Those are invariable. But the ...
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unselect items in Ranger (file manager)

I am using the Ranger file manager, and I like it quite a lot. I often use the :mark command to select specific items in the current folder. And now comes the problem: Once I am done doing whatever I ...
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Why can't we select a position to write from in the terminal window? [closed]

I am on MAC OS X 10.11.6. In the terminal window, it is possible to select text (typically to copy and paste it) but it is impossible to select a position in the text and write from it. It is also ...
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How to select text in a PDF being viewed within Firefox's integrated viewer?

Firefox includes it's own integrated PDF viewer. How does one select text (for copying to the clipboard) from within a PDF being displayed by Firefox's integrated PDF viewer?
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Windows keyboard shortcut for deselecting text?

Is there a keyboard shortcut for deselecting selected text? Perhaps it also works for deselecting selected items (in Windows Explorer)? The arrow keys work in some software, but sometimes they also ...
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Excel - choosing numbers from bigger data set

I have a question about excel (hopefully on the right forum) I have a data of 100 numbers in excel and I want to randomly choose 30 numbers with the fact that the same number is not chosen again (so ...
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Is there any way to select text in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there any way to select text in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut? The intention is to first select the word that the cursor points to, then the surrounding sentence, and etc. For instance, ...
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Excel (.xlsx) - Drop-down lists/tables - Include specific values/text in drop-down list selection

Say I have a column, "Names", of single and multiple names (where two can occupy once cell), e.g. Names Anna Bruce Charlie Bruce / Charlie Anna / Bruce Upon creating a table I am given a drop-...
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word VBA macro sorting

I have a structured text: hello, hellos <xxxyyy>; nice, nicer <uuuvvv>; great, greater <wwwzzz>; and would like to write the three text pieces between < > under each other: ...
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Selecting all words inside curly brackets to paste into a new file with Notepad++

I have a dictionary document that uses the following syntax: \lem{WORD}{POS}{PL}{DEFINITION} \lem{WORD}{POS}{PL}{DEFINITION} \lem{WORD}{POS}{PL}{DEFINITION} and etc.. I want to select every WORD ...
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How to remove a file inside a folder from current selection in Windows Explorer?

Say I have several folders and bunch of files inside each of them. I want to copy it all expect for one file inside one of the folders. I don't want to temporally move the file and then put it back. ...
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Is it possible to start a text selection, jump to another page without moving the caret, and then end the selection range with shift-click?

Is it possible to start a text selection, jump to another page without moving the caret, and then end the selection range with shift-click? If I use the navigation pane, or the "Go to" command, the ...
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Google Chrome: Unable to select and scroll down simultaneously

When selecting text in Chrome, I am able to scroll up but I am not able to scroll down, while the selection is going on. What I mean is that when I select text that is larger than the page showing on ...
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How does the user make a selection in MSExcel that contains only those cells that contain data?

Got an MSExcel question for you. he specs for my computer are: Intel Inspiron laptop i3-2.20ghz , 8GB DDR3, 400GB HDD, Win 7 Prem. And the version I am using is MSExcel 2003. My question has to do ...
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Why does Excel allow me to select the same cell multiple times?

I was selecting cells in Excel, and accidentally selected a cell twice. With a cell selected twice I am no longer able to copy the selection, and I have to cancel the selection and do it again. Why ...
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<select> menu and PHP

I am using a menu to try to get data into a DB. I have seen this, <select name="exam" id="exam" style="background-color: #FFDDF4"> <option></option> <?php foreach($exams ...