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Questions tagged [user-interface]

Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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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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Oracle Database 11g hangs on windows 7 at step 19

I am trying to install oracle database 11g in windows 7 professional 32 bit. All the steps are okay but in the prerequisite checking after 100% check the UI hangs and even waiting for 1-2hrs doesn't ...
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Skype 7.40; Remove Home Screen Notification; This version of Skype will be discontinued

Just have followed all instructions here and prevented Skype 7.40 from updating or popping up with please update notices. Would like remove the home screen which still asks for upgrade; here is a ...
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Windows 10 - easier connection to Bluetooth device?

In Windows 10, is there a way to connect to a specific Bluetooth device without opening the Bluetooth CP? On my Mac, the Bluetooth menu in the menu bar lists all know BT-devices so I only need one ...
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Google Chrome user interface customization

Google Chrome used to have a Custom.css file. Are there still ways to customize the user interface? I want for example to reduce the padding of icons and items in the bookmarks toolbar. An answer ...
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Sublime Text 3 doesn't show separate files in tabs, how to switch between files?

If I open two files in Sublime Text 3 on macOS, the tab bar at the top only shows one item, i.e. just the last file I opened. There is no visual feedback that the first file is also still open, and I ...
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How can made MS-Excel Find and Replace dialog box as a bar which is docked below the window same as LibreOffice Calc interface option?

I have an opportunity in LibreOffice Calc which is very attractive for me. That is an option for UI interface. Made the Find and Replace dialog box to a sub-bar. And possible to dock it below the ...
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How do I resize the chat in Skype 8?

I can't seem to resize the chat portion in the call/chat UI mode of the new Skype 8 user interface. (See image for example) How do I make the chat section bigger? How do I navigate to a "full-screen ...
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Caret (cursor) is not displayed in cmd Windows 10

The command line caret (cursor) is not displayed at command line window. When console is opened I can manipulate with caret: move it and edit command, but it isn't shown. Sometimes it displays as ...
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How to remove (or disable) pop up “Search | Copy” in Opera?

I need to disable pop up text: that shows after text selection in Opera browser v52.0 (OS Windows). Can I do that?
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Chrome missing volume slider?

With the new version of Chrome (Version 67.0.3396.79 (Official Build) (64-bit)), I'm missing the volume slider and can only mute the sound from the default media player, but not adjust the volume. I ...
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How to move Open Desktops row to the bottom in Windows Task View

After receiving the Windows 10 April update, Windows now displays the row of open desktops at the top of "Task View" (Win + Tab) instead of the bottom as before the update. I know this is to ...
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How to make Ctrl+C operation indicate that it did something, in Windows 10? [closed]

Ctrl+C often does nothing. Hard to say why (maybe focus was not set precisely or whatever). But there is no visual indication if anything has actually happened or not. So I often end up with the ...
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Excel syntax bubble obscures column headers

The screenshot should say it all really. I keep getting frustrated with the Excel syntax bubble obscuring the column headers. My headers are often narrow and my formulas often refer to whole columns, ...
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Customize VLC interface permanently

Running Ubuntu 18.04 and I'd like to add/remove some toolbar elements in VLC 3.0.1 interface. I go under Tools-> Customize Interface..., do my job, click the Close and my interface changes; however, ...
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Make Mac Screen Desktop Stay, But Not Prioritized Or Rearrange Last Screen Use

In Mac, there's a feature where you can move the desktop screens from left to right using three fingers. The desktop, however, keeps changing the priority Window based on the last one used. I don't ...
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Compatibility between my Dell laptop and Digidesign 002 interface and Pro Tools software

I've got an old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop with a small 4 pin FireWire 1394 port (even much smaller than the typical 1394 type). Where can I find a cable that will accomodate that port, and will this ...
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How to Fix very slow loading page in wordpress cms

I'm Facing here one problem related word press cms, on installing woocommerce plugins to the page loading is very slow in wordpress page i tried 1) clearing cache 2)installing speed up plugin 3)...
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Any way to send desktop notification that will prompt user to confirm yes-no?

I am on Fedora 27, and have a system-on delayed (45min delay) anacrondaily job that backs up my laptop drive on a regular basis. The anacron is because my system is not always on. The problem is that ...
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How can I switch accounts on Gmail while the browser is not at full size?

When I use Gmail, one annoying feature is that while the browser is at half size, I can't reach the account button to allow me to switch between my email accounts. I have to maximise the window to do ...
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How Do I Stop MATE From Switching Windows When I Middle-Click the Title Bar?

When I middle-click a tab in Chrome it closes it, which is handy. However, if I try to middle-click a tab in Chrome and miss by 1 pixel, I wind up middle-clicking on the title bar, which for some ...
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Fixing size of UI for two different displays

This might be a naive question. I have laptop (Dell XPS 15 Base) which has maximum resolution 3840 x 2160. And I have extended my display with an external LCD Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP which has maximum ...
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How do I add a shortcut to the Show Applications menu in Ubuntu 17?

I'm pretty new to Linux in general and I'm curious how the programs I install with apt get shortcuts in the Show Applications menu. Additionally, I would like to learn how to add my own application to ...
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Windows 10 forgets app window position after Fall Creators Update 1709

Before the Fall Creators Update version 1709, Windows 10 would remember the exact last location of Windows Apps (such as the Weather app) across multiple monitors. After this update, now if the app ...
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Convert Sketch file to Layered editable PSD

I'm trying as hard as I can to convert a Sketch file to a layered and editable PSD file. I know I'm not the only one to have asked this question and this is currently a big challenge that lot of ...
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Override Windows remote desktop settings

There are some settings in Windows 2012 Server R2 responsible for windows animation (Advanced System Settings -> Performance). I prefer to set here "Adjust for best performance" in order to disable ...
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How to change the location of the “Clear all” button (Windows 10 Action Center)?

I have 2 computers with Windows 10. On one computer, the “Clear all” button of the Action Center is at the bottom right of the action center window. One the other one, it is at the top right of the ...
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How to quickly close multiple windows from the same application via the taskbar?

Closing multiple app instances/tabs/windows requires a lot of waiting and chasing of close buttons. When I need to close multiple instances/tabs of an app in the Windows 10 taskbar is there a way to ...
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Recent versions of Firefox have buttons with white text labels

I have used various recent versions of Firefox (ESR v52.3, Portable v55.0.3, Regular v55) in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and noticed that some of the browser's buttons have white text. These seem to be ...
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Firefox devtools: how to hide console from other dev tabs?

When I open my Firefox 55 devtools (F12), the Console shows up under every tab. Here it's taking up the bottom 40% of the Network Monitor tab: This can be useful if I want to see new console messages ...
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Open office is not showing in English, even though English language is selected

I don't what happended in this open office installation. Its on college computer (Linux), so I can't do a reinstallation without admin access. I have English language selected in Language setting, ...
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How can I make IE11 to show me the URL of the links am hovering over?

How can I make IE 11 to show me the URL of the links I am hovering over? The problem is that it sometimes shows these links as a tooltip popup framelet below, and sometimes - does not. I never see ...
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How to troubleshoot “Close All Windows” menu option not working?

I have an application with several windows open. When right-clicking and selecting Close all windows from the context menu nothing happens and the windows remain open. How can I troubleshoot this? Is ...
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Display dialog when menu option, or string in watched file changes?

I'm running a program where I have a shortcut bound in OS X (Sierra 10.12.3) to toggle a menu option. However, there is no visibility in the app of the status of that menu option without navigating to ...
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How do I create a second mouse cursor on Surface 3 (not pro)

I would like one cursor for my touch pad / external mouse, and a second one for the touch screen, both operating independently of one another. I use both simultaneously quite often and am irritated ...
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customize modem webinterface

I have an old modem Thomson 510 enter link description here There is tons of functionality that is only available through telnet like firewall rules, logs , dhcp server lease lists, enabling and ...
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Is it possible to have Windows 10's interface in language X but have default keyboard-layout to language Y?

I'm used to working with everything in English. At the same time I'm in Germany hence I use a German keyboard and a German keyboard-layout. Now on Linux (at least on Debian-based distros) it's very ...
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Visualizing interface implementations in VS2015

Is there a way to visualize members of a class that are implementations of an interface in Visual Studio 2015. Specifically, in the C# code editor. NetBeans has this feature natively, and displays a ...
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Visual indicator that explorer is running as administrator

Under Windows 7, I open an explorer window as administrator. How can I tell that this explorer window has admin privileges? Either a visual indicator (e.g. an annotation on the icon or in the title ...
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Run Linux desktop only as root

I want to run Linux desktop (xfce, lxde, ...) only as root, while denying accessing to other users. Only the root (admin) has the privilege to run a desktop environment or a GUI application. EDIT ...
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Show Volume Level OSD on both monitors?

I use my main monitor often for games and external sources but I have all my audio running through my PC via audio in. I'd like to be able to see the volume indicator (default that shows up in the top ...
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Why doesn't usual Drag&Drop work in Windows 10?

I just installed Windows 10, after years spent with Windows 7. Drag & dropping a .wav file into SoundForge is something important in my workflow. Why doesn't it work anymore in Windows 10? Maybe ...
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Dell XPS 15 9550 4k Intel 530 UI performance Windows 10

My Dell XPS 15 9550 has a slight performance problem around the windows 10 UI. Every time I swipe to the next desktop or I use three fingers to swipe up to show the task view, the animations seem very ...
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Selecting mail in Outlook results in playing whack-a-mole

My work e-mail account gets a lot of email every day. Many of these emails are sent from automated systems. My problem is that often when I am trying double-click an email to open/read it, Outlook ...
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Windows Command Prompt - Getting new interface

Recently getting back into the swing of using Windows command prompt for doing stuff, and for some reason the text on my command prompt is really small and tough to read. I was wondering if anyone ...
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Unreal engine 4 - UI blury

I have posted this on the dev stackexchange and have been redirected here. My problem is as follows: My unreal engine UI does not look sharp and is blurred on my 1080p monitor. Subsequently, the ...
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xvt terminal - how can I set the font size in a linux?

I'm running a very stripped down Ubuntu, 14.04 on some systems and 16.04 on others. They are all fairly spartan, leaner than Lubuntu, built from the mini.iso with X and Openbox. How can I set a ...
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What do the blue “plus” icons do next to the songs in iTunes? They disappear after I click them

I am using iTunes version 12.5 in Windows 10. I am looking at my Apple Music list of songs and each one has a blue "plus" icon next to it: When I click on the plus icon, it disappears - what does ...
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When deleting files from the Desktop folder on Win10, why do I need to refresh the Desktop? [duplicate]

Running Win10 (V 1511 b 10586.589)... When I delete files from File Explorer > Desktop, the files remain on my desktop. If I try to open them from the actual Desktop (and not the folder in Explorer), ...
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Why do Windows 7 basic theme (no-aero) render all UI on CPU?

I see lots of people say that the Windows Aero offload the UI to GPU thus make it's actually faster than Windows Basic theme, so I did a compare test and verified it's true, the Basic theme is more ...