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How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications?

How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications? Example: For Chrome: Russian For Visual Studio Code: English I know Windows has an auto option for this, but often it doesn't work ...
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Sublime Text 3 - can I enable multiple syntax highlighting in the same document?

In Sublime Text 3, is it possible to achieve multiple syntax highlighting in the same document? I am aware that I can change the syntax of an entire document, using: View => Syntax => [...
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How do I prevent the browser (JavaScript and CSS) from disabling text selection on web pages without disabling all JavaScript?

Some websites insist on ruining usability and accessibility by disabling the ability to select text on the page. Sites can do this via CSS or JavaScript (example page). Is there some way that this ...
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Any native methods to have Firefox display site source code (“View Page Source”) in a dark theme (white on black)?

Does Firefox currently have a native way (perhaps an about:config preference) to display the source code viewer ("View Page Source") in a dark theme (white on black)? I performed a search, but didn't ...
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How can I disable the “scanned page image” popup in Adobe Reader?

How can I disable the "scanned page image" popup in Adobe Reader? This is a tooltip type popup that constantly appears on the page wherever the mouse is. It looks like this:
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How to disable Chome tab hover popups [duplicate]

Chrome 78 introduced a new feature: small windows that pop out when the mouse hovers over a tab. I find them useless and distracting. How can I get rid of them?
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Win10 on-screen keyboard closes after using AltGr, even in hotkey?

The title says it all; when I enter an accented letter that requires an AltGr deadkey, the on-screen keyboard auto-closes. Very counterproductive (esp since it isn’t exactly giid at popping up ...
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How to always display the “advanced” panel on Firefox error screens

Every time I get an error screen in firefox it is about a certificate problem. The dumbed down text that is show initially is utter useless (e.g. "Your connection is not secure. period.") I find ...
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Illustrator: Change tool shortcuts to use a non-input key combination

The problem I'm tired of accidentally typing "v" and "a" characters into my text boxes when what I really want to do is switch to one of the selection tools (because their default shortcuts are V and ...
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Why did Excel's referenced cells stop being colored?

In the last week, Excel for Mac v16.13 (180513) stopped coloring the cells referenced in a formula when editing (see by pressing F2 when in a cell). How can I get Excel to show these again? Is it a ...
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Disabling MacOS X auto-focus when moving mouse over to the top of fullscreen app

I have very recently started using a MacBook Pro, with Mac OS X High Sierra for work purposes. I have two external monitors, on each of which a fullscreen application is displayed. Whenever I move my ...
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Infotips Partially Hidden by the Window Edges When Selecting Files at the Ends

Is there a hack that can prevent infotip popups jumping out of the visible area of the window when we select a file that is close to the edges? I remember this was not a problem in WindowsXP (like ...
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How to provide username and password within FTP URL for direct download in a browser?

Modern browsers like Chrome and Firefox can handle FTP downloads: ftp://my-ftp.com/my-file.csv I want to share a link to another person and I don't want them to enter a username and password through ...
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How to highlight the current row and column like a crosshair in Libreoffice?

How can I highlight the current row and column like a crosshair in Libreoffice as guide for the eye? There seems to be an open feature request from 2011 and a very similar question for openoffice - ...
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How to change keyboard layout by USB dongle?

I am thinking if this is theoretically possible in any OS because I am typing myself Dvorak with the custom configuration: dead keys with scandinavian letters: A with dots, O with dots and A with ...
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Windows 7 and international Dvorak keyboard layout with dead keys?

I cannot find such a feature in Keyboard layout list. It would be so much easier if the layout is built in the system because I cannot install 3rd-party layouts in all environments. I need first-...
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Possible to increase the width of empty left-edge padding within the Notepad++ edit area?

In Notepad++, the user can adjust the width of the frame around the edit area by changing the value of Preferences -> Editing -> Border Width. But for standard text files, I find that having the left ...
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How to make multiple USABLE partitions on a USB Flash Drive? [duplicate]

I have searched extensively and have not been able to find a working solution for my uses. I have a SanDisk USB3.0 32Gb flash drive. I want to be able to have 2 partitions on it that are both ...
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How to conveniently save a plain image in GIMP?

Ever since the move to first class image editing file formats, it is always a pain when I am 100% sure I want to just crop one image and not care about it. I have already copied it and don't want the ...
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How to disable or move “Add to dictionary” in Chrome?

I'm not the best speller and sometimes I miss when I click. Consequently I'm constantly going to chrome://settings/editDictionary and clearing it out because I've accidently added a bit of ...
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To prevent Google Chrome Addons from starting webpages at 1st login?

I have installed some addons. When I set my Google chrome in new computer, those addons always start new pages in new tabs. I would like to prevent this. Examples of such addons: Checker Plus for ...
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Chromebook: How do you increase the size of the Chrome webbrowser GUI?

I have a Chromebook with a small screen size and relatively high pixel count (aka resolution)[1]. Some of the text that normally would be easily readable on my large 27 inch screen is literally... 1/...
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To disable hiding of cursor on empty lines in Chromebook's Caret?

The cursor is visible on the top of linenumbers but invisible if get on the empty lines. I think the problem is because of black background; the default cursor on top of editor is a the horizontal ...
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How can you use CHM files well in Chromebook?

I need CHM files for my research work because of their better search capabilities than PDF. I have not found any way to read CHM (Compiled HTML) files on a Chromebook. They are the faster way to read ...
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single tab bar on chrome dev tools

recent chrome/chromium versions separate the dev tools into two bars. the top one with Elements, Network, Sources, etc and the bottom one with Console, Emulation, Rendering. This is nothing but a ...
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Windows 10 no longer allows dragging pseudo-maximized windows; is there a solution?

Under Windows 10, I can no longer drag around a window that is pseudo-maximized. For example, a Remote Desktop window that is 'maximized' to its maximum size of 1280x1024 (per my .rdp file) must be ...
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gnome3 annoyances: how to fix un-resizeable windows?

gnome3, while again trying to copy apple shortcomings as if it is the holy grail, made windows opened as modal from other windows un-resizable for no reason at all. and un-movable, because why would ...
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Showing application icon on windows8's windows

Is there any way to display the application icon on it's window borders. like it used to on older version of windows on the top left corner? that new window is beautiful and looks great and have ...
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How to scroll horizontally in IntelliJ IDEA under Windows?

I have a touchpad/trackpad I can scroll horizontally with (two-finger scroll) basically anywhere. Not in IntelliJ IDEA, though. Is there a way to make it work there too? (I do currently use Shift+...
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How to toggle JavaScript on demand (Chrome browser)

In Chrome, I know how to manage exceptions by pointing my browser to chrome://settings/content so as to disable JavaScript on just a few sites. But there's this one site which was coded badly, and a ...
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Disable OSX 10.10 dashboard

I noticed that my dashboard was using 25% of my cpu on osx 10.10 after I upgraded... now I want to disable the thing altogether because I never use it and it is doing two things that I do not like, ...
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Powerpivot: how do I avoid measures from computing until I'm done entering multiple measures?

With Powerpivot, I have many measures (>25) to enter in a dataset that has millions of entries. When entering the DAX expressions for the measures, each time I enter one, Powerpivot takes a long time ...
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Reuse Windows user local account settings, export them as back up

I installed Windows 8.1 on completely formatted HDD. I spent about 1 hour to tune is the way I like it. Now, I want that all new user accounts I create on this laptop will be derived from the user ...
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Disabling drop down menus on websites

Using FireFox, is there a way I can disable drop-down menus on certain websites? These are the menus that automatically drop down—with the list of options, commands, etc…—when you hover your mouse ...
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Possible to “snap” top/bottom instead of just left/right in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, I know you can do Windows + Left to put a window in the left half of the screen. Is there a feature that will do top and bottom?