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Cutting out a puzzle piece from an image in GIMP

In GIMP I have a rectangular image (say PHOTO) from which I want to cut and use a piece in the shape of a puzzle piece. I have an image of the puzzle piece to scale as well but cannot find a way to ...
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How to copy a large terminal history from Alacritty to the system so that I can search and document - the clipboard seems to get cut

I installed Alacritty that uses vim to show files but embeds text in the terminal text so that I can copy whatever text from even ssh servers or terminals that do not have a clipboard, and the ...
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Is there a way to make "sqlformat" reformat only a selection within a file?

I want to reformat a SQL string that is embedded in another language. How can I let "sqlformat" run only on a selection? Example: def test(): query = """ SELECT 1 from ...
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FFMPEG: How to select X evenly spaced frames from a variable-length video including the first & last frame

I need to extract a given number of evenly spaced screenshots from a "walkaround" video ensuring that the first and last frame are included. I've tried using -r and select="mod" ...
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Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian?

The title says it all. Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian? I like foreign TV series, e.g. French, German, Spanish and Portuguese (sorry, ...
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How to Automatically change the focus of Windows Explorer to a highlighted file? - Windows 10

I have a very strange question. It is about automatically changing the focus to the next file when the currently focused file is deleted. I have here my scenario. When I want to delete something, I ...
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"Skipping" a selected column on Excel

I have some data in column A: Column A I want to select the ONLY data in column B (without column A): Column B Of course, I could simply drag with my cursor to do so. However, the data I am working ...
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Windows 10: how to select multiple disks (in order to to eject them all at once)?

Suppose: How to select multiple disks (in order to to eject them all at once)? If not possible, then is it a defect? Is there a need to report it to Microsoft?
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selecting multiple numbers from the menu list to download and installing the software

if (-not (Test-Path -Path "$env:ProgramData\Chocolatey\choco.exe" -PathType Leaf)) { # from https://chocolatey.org/install Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net....
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Incomplete selection in OneNote

When I select text in OneNote, it happens quite often that it looks like a part of the text hasn't been selected, like in this screen shot: As you notice, the text If you select t has no grey ...
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How to copy files that match elements on a list?

Imagine I have many files whose names are of the form file#.tex 9that is, file1.tex, file2.tex, ..., file100.tex). I need to copy only those files whose number # is in another file named chosen.txt ...
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How to use advanced vim copy selections methods in TMUX

I'm using vim and tmux and I am interested if there is a way to use something like advanced vim selection methods in tmux. So for example if I have a text in vim This is a sentence "and I want to ...
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How to select text or scroll without pressing Ctrl+M when "Quick edit" is disabled?

I unchecked "Quick edit" button in properties because it was freezing PowerShell. But now I have to press Ctrl+M every time I want to scroll or select a text which is a pain in the ass if ...
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I click in the last file and Windows select all

I'm trying to select one file and Windows selects all the files from the one I click to up. The OS is W7 x64. Same on desktop. How I can change this behavior?
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PowerPoint: How can I select objects only partially covered by selection box (span)?

Is there a setting for this? I am used to this mode and am constantly missing objects when trying to select a group. This is how selection by complete box coverage looks like: This is how selection ...
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What patterns can be used in Thunar's Select By Pattern?

In Thunar, Select By Pattern - the option brought up by ctrl+s - lets you search through the files in a directory by patterns. For example, searching "?.jpg" will select all jpgs. What is ...
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How to select specific windows in i3?

You are able to select all windows to run a command with $mod + a, is it possible to select multiple specific windows at once? For example, wanting to select the two leftmost windows to run a close ...
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The SQL statement to check "~ is in or not"

I'd like make the right table from the left table on MySQL. enter image description here SELECT A.id AS id, B.name AS name, A.name as loca FROM tst A, tst B WHERE A.id = B.loca; But, This can not ...
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Can't change selection highlight color MS Visio Pro 2019

I have Visio Pro 2019 installed on a Windows 10 machine with Office Pro 2016 for all other MS products. By default it is dark blue and nearly invisible when selecting black stencils, lines, etc. ...
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Selecting random folders using Keyboard

What I wish to do while selecting. Clicking by pressing Ctrl Trying to do it with keyboard. Using the Shift and arrow keys Using Ctrl to skip a folder and pressing Shift to select the required one....
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Get specific data from Excel column

I have column with specific data like this I need to get data like "00+000" into another column. All other data is useless for me. Is this possible somehow? Edit: this data is not always rightmost, ...
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Is there a way to quickly bookmark files in W10?

I have to choose some 10 pics from a folder containing some 4000 pics. Is there a way I can quickly bookmark those I like, as to narrow the selection? I use W10.
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Select only non-integers (doubles/floating points) in excel spreadsheet

I hope you understand the difference between an integer and a real number or floating points/doubles. I want to only select the non-integers excluding complex numbers i.e. the reals (doubles/...
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Move selected cells without formatting

I need to move (drag & drop) a selection of cells inside a formatted grid using border. The issue is that every time that the selection has borders the formatting is moved too. There's a way (good ...
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How to save a selection of drawings in MS-VISIO as pdf?

I have a Visio file with a lot of drawings inside. I would like to export one drawing as pdf. How can I do that? (P.S. Copying it to another Visio file is not helpful while I cannot save the object ...
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Adobe Illustrator Error - Hover/click area of object is dislocated from the object itself

I feel like im taking crazy pills. I can't select particular objects as their hover/click areas appear to be dislocated from the objects themselves. Im using iOS 10.14 with Illustrator 23.0.6. This ...
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Erratic left-click behavior with trackball

I use a Logitech Marble Mouse trackball with Mint Xfce (a recent distro change, and I'm still identifying weaknesses). It recently started to behave erratically with left-click operations: Grabbing ...
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How to create short video previews at specified intervals starting AFTER 10 seconds?

I'm trying to create some video previews consisting of 10x1s clips. My challenge though is to skip the first few seconds of the input files as they normally are all black without any content. Current ...
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What is the purpose of horizontal navigation (using arrow keys) inside Windows Explorer? [closed]

Pressing up/down selects the items in a folder. When the right/left arrow key is pressed, a blue box appears around the date/type/size of the particular item. What is its purpose? Is it just there for ...
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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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In MS Word, how to move a word or selection to the right or left?

I know how to select a word or phrase with CTRL+⇧ Shift+→ Right Arrow or character wise with ⇧ Shift+→ Right Arrow. My question is: How do I move a selection within the text, within the paragraph, to ...
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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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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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