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Questions about the user interface of programs or machines.

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How do I get default theme, font and UI of Visual Studio Code in Visual Studio 17?

I understand Visual Studio is an IDE and Visual Studio Code is an "editor" but writing code in Visual Studio Code is damn faster and easier. I just love the UI. I feel there might be an extension in ...
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Can't click buttons in settings menu on Windows 10

I can't click on any button in the settings menu besides category. The button frame just flashes and the frame goes back to the categories. I tried to show it on the picture. I've tried making a new ...
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Why are some windows in task view black and can I fix it?

I can't discern a pattern, closing some windows doesn't make the rest which were black reappear and it seems to happen on both of the Windows machines I use. If I switch to the blacked out apps they ...
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GUI slow when switching programs or opening application list

I think I'm having issues with some cache or something similar. This results in the following issue: When I try to switch the open program using [Alt] + [Tab], the preview of programs takes a while ...
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What determines Firefox tab title text color?

Sometimes an unfocused tab title is white, and sometimes it is grey. In spite of my best efforts, I have not been able to determine any rhyme or reason behind it. Sometimes a title will change from ...
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Why are there so many types of traybar context menus?

Currently, at least 4 apps are running in my Windows 10 traybar. I've noticed that, for each one of them, a clearly different context menu appears: This is Bitwarden (made with Electron): Then there ...
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How to keep language bar / keyboard layout select always active?

Maybe this is a XY problem, let me start with the real issue: When I do some stuff on my Windows machine, I often tend to use the tray icons (click them). Sometimes they jump around. I want to stop ...
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Pop-up boxes in MS Word are too small

MS Word version 1908, build 11929.20648 on Windows 10. My problem is that some of the time, a pop-up box that Word shows me is too small, making the options being presented unreadable or inaccessible....
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Really no way to disable those keytips in Windows 10 ? (holding ALT)

Is there really no way to disable these annoying tips in the 'file explorer' on Windows 10??? I remember having seen a setting somewhere, but maybe this was back in windows 7, maybe in some tweaking ...
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Textboxes in Linux-based systems

I know this is a very wide-ranging question, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction. For a long time now, I have been really frustrated with the fact that textboxes in my Linux ...
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Windows Application to Restrict the User [duplicate]

I'm looking for a windows application that can deal with simple offline user logins (for automation, runs 24/7). So when the user logs in he/she gets access to a set of programs that he can call from ...
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MacBook Pro Wifi causing severe UI lag on Catalina

This is an unusual problem. A firmware or hardware or OS idk. It had been two weeks since I had been on Catalina when something strange started happening. I will get to the strange bit at the end but ...
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Outlook 365 - read only shared mailbox: how to force “send from” to default account?

When forwarding or answering on items in the shared mailbox from is defaulted to the shared mailbox. Is there anyway to change this so it always defaults to send from my own mail account? Tried to ...
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Disabling the flashing title bar when clicking outside a focused window on Windows 10 [duplicate]

Edit: I have checked for duplicates. There is no post on this website or on Google that matches my problem. Try it for yourself, it's a Windows feature and not a bug or an error. I have tried various ...
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Restore Thunderbird's look/interface?

I have two computers running the same version of Thunderbird. One uses an old, 5+ years, installation and looks like TB always did but on the other machine, where I made a new installation a few weeks ...
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Windows 8 UI not loading

I experienced a weird issue in Windows 8. When I go to the Home Screen, this is what I see: Home Screen And the Settings(Not Control Panel) doesn't load and some files might be missing. Do I need to ...
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Some text on Windows 10 UI appears as boxes

I have been recently experiencing an issue where some text/buttons on the Windows 10 user interface appears as empty rectangular boxes. I have tried the following already: Switching between ...
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How to enlarge Gimp UI font and icon size for HDPI screen?

I'm using Gimp for Mac on a 4k screen and the interface text and icons look tiny. How can I make it bigger?
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Is there any way to hide certain windows in Task View (Win+TAB) in Windows 10?

This is probably not possible, but if there is a way, I would like to know about it: When I use Task View (Win+TAB) there are often a lot of windows which are not useful to me by being there. An ...
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Delete button (del button) is broken in Firefox when sites are blocked from overriding keyboard shortcuts (i.e., permissions.default.shortcuts = 2)

The default value for permissions.default.shortcuts is 0, which allows webpages to override Firefox's normal response to keyboard shortcuts. For example, Ctrl-R will normally reload the page, but if ...
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Can someone tell me how I can turn off the 'copy' touch function in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me how I can turn off the 'copy' touch function in Windows 7?
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How to change the font of alt-text displayed in Firefox?

From time to time I transcribe text out of the alt-text pop-up in Firefox. This can lead to errors distinguishing l and I, for example. Is it possible to change the font or font family of the text ...
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I want my PRIMARY SELECTION back

I've been using the primary selection since I installed my very first Linux on a Computer in 1994. It's so simple: Select text, change window, middle-click, happy With the latest updates - it ...
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Anyway of disabling all UI in Duam Potplayer?

The Software is really Great, the problem I have is the UI. it Auto hides but can show in the most inconvenient of times and I never use the UI as I have all the functions mapped on my mouse. Is ...
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How to create a blurred background when open an app in Windows 10?

I am using windows 10 and I like to make my pc user interface beautiful. I am searching for a way to make the background blurred when I open any app, like the app terminal is floating above. Any help ...
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Windows 10 - How can I show the disk space usage amount/bar in My PC with large icons?

"This PC" will show the disk space usage amount and/or bar for each drive in certain views, like the default view and detail view. Is there a way to display the bar and/or amount with large icons? I'...
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What is this weird box on ChromeOS / Google Pixelbook?

I have a bit of an odd question. I recently bought a Google Pixelbook to use for classes and not have to carry around my big gaming laptop. I have no issues with it, I can use the stylus to take ...
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Remove or move the “there are more items in this folder on the server” message

I have my outlook inbox with most recent items on the bottom. This means that the "there are more items in this folder on the server" message always appears below my most recent e-mails, disturbing ...
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Firebase website's interface all messed up. Tons of errors in console

I've been having problems especially with Google products, such as Firebase. The interface currently looks like this to me: I've also been facing problems when clicking buttons; sometimes I'm ...
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How to make the taskbar floating and compact (move the taskbar to a corner to save space)?

I never have many windows (since they are spread out between multiple desktop) and I never click the taskbar icons (<Win> + <Number> is more convenient for me), so I'd like to hide taskbar....
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VSCode UI setup

I have the most recent copy of VSCode. I'd like to change the background color and font on the "Problems" panel in the terminal window. I have used JSON to set up the background on the terminal ...
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Outlook 2016 UI transparency bug

I'm using Outlook 2016 64-bit. Often, when switching to the Outlook window, there'll be a UI glitch that makes elements of the interface transparent. You can see in the sample image below. Disabling ...
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How to hide a file path in the menu bar of IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2?

Version 2019.2 of IntelliJ IDEA for some unknown reason has started to show full file path of the current file in the menu bar, after 'Help' item. How to hide this path?? How to make menu bar to ...
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Change background color in mpv osd without blocking progress bar?

Is it possible to change the background color of the OSD in mpv without blocking the progressbar itself? As of now changing the background color with --osd-back-color=<color> will hide the ...
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Why is my SoapUI user interface full of odd fonts (and is completely unusable)?

After multiple re-installs and using different versions, I suspect there could be some kind of corruption in the font file used by SoapUI but I am unable to determine which font to reinstall. The ...
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“You can drop dockable dialogs here” in place of the image view

I clicked or double-clicked on something and now my Gimp looks like this when I start it: It also causes Gimp to crash if I try to open xcf images. Pasting screenshots into Gimp still works, but I ...
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Disable border around OSD progress bar in mpv

Is it possible to disable the border around the OSD progress bar in mpv? The bar can be shown for example with show-progress. I tried osd-border-size but it merely reduces the border and doesn't ...
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Lock write/modify rights to folders for users but not software

I have run into a problem regarding the user rights for the users versus the rights for the software. This affects Windows XP up to Windows 10. The policies for us is that users should not have the ...
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Left-Align Tabs in Microsoft Visual Studio

I just installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition, and I noticed that the documents tabs just above the source editing window are right-aligned. Is there any setting in Visual Studio to ...
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Getting Error while updating from Angular 6 to Angular 8

I am upgrading my Angular version from 6 to 8 and getting the below error in the console. Please tell me what to do for updating the version. Your global Angular CLI version (8.0.2) is greater than ...
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How to highlight current line number or reduce the height of gutter line highlighter in Sublime Text 3?

I'm customming a txt_editor-like Sublime Text UI. After reducing every part interfering the sight, the gutter line highlight background is left distracting: when I zoom the font large, the height of ...
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Firefox Tab Stop between Address Bar and Search Bar

I commonly use TAB to move from the address bar to the search box in Firefox. However, I just recently noticed that it has started stopping at all the toolbar buttons in between rather than going ...
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Remove the grey pins from Quick Access in Windows 10

How to remove the grey pin icons from Quick Access in File Explorer in Windows 10? So that they are transparent or turned off. Use of registry, hack or any means welcome, the simpler the better, ...
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Graphic functions in the ade4TKGUI R graphic user interface

I have a problem with the graphic functions in the ade4TKGUI graphic user interface in R. I want to reset the label size and boxes options, but get this error message Error in (function () : object ...
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Can I force application sub-windows to behave as normal windows?

(I would welcome some comments on the correct terminology, I guess it's not that obvious what I'm actually asking) On windows there's many applications (especially common on "pro" or "enterprise" ...
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How to stop Windows Explorer using the user folder in the Navigation Pane?

As a follow-up to this question, is there any way at all to prevent Windows Explorer from using the User Folder in the Navigation Panel instead of the proper path? On Windows 10, when you click on a ...
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Disable auto-focus when program opens in Fedora KDE

I use KDE on Fedora 29. I multi-task across multiple monitors. There are few things more frustrating than a program doing something that opens a new window and the OS changing the active focus to that ...
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How to allow hiding of items in the user folder using Windows Explorer?

I use Quick Access on Windows 10. I don't use the personal folders such as 3D Object, Contacts, Documents, Favourites, Links, Music, Pictures, etc. The issue is when you click a Quick Access folder ...
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how to enable and disable double click mouse options in kde

I use dolphin as my default file browser. The recent releases have moved the options to configure single/double click open of files. Settings -> Configure Dolphin -> Navigation - Mouse I find ...
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Running UI Automator Viewer from android-sdk on Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I need to automate some android app with Appium. I need to use UI Automator Viewer from android-sdk. I run it like this $ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-oracle/ $ ...

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