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Putty bell/trill on disconnect

Whenever I log out of a putty session, this window (understandably) appears, and then Putty trills. How do I stop that? It happens irrespective of the Terminal->Bell setting (which is currently ...
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In Kate editor, how to change the colors (text and/or background) of the contextual help popups?

I use Kate text editor, and there is a feature which I use a lot: the contextual popup help, on the editor's UI elements. Recently the colors are changed (it may be due to an update, and/or to me ...
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How to specific dark colour (color) scheme for all LibreOffice applications except LibreOffice Draw? (Linux)

I find dark mode most suitable for all the LibreOffice applications except LibreOffice Draw. How can one specify to use a dark application colour (color) scheme for all LibreOffice applications, ...
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Can these white parts of UI of Windows 10 and 11 be edited without a high contrast theme?

I don't want to use a high contrast theme because that is too uniform and removes transparency; I was able to use a program called SMACC to modify most of the colors that the overall color settings in ...
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Is there a way to change the default UI elements of Chrome? [duplicate]

Every so often, Google will release a UI refresh for their Chrome browser that will introduce new features and settings. In most cases though, it's possible to rollback those changes using the chrome:...
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How to remove individual header buttons in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird there are solutions to hide all header buttons (from the message header pane): here and here. But how can I just hide individual header buttons? I would like to hide the "junk"...
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Inkscape user interface - customise the width of docked toolboxes

I recently installed Inkscape 1.3. One annoyance to me is that the width of docked toolbars on the righthand side of the screen always varies, according to which toolbar is opened at the moment. I ...
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Adding Borders or Shadows to Borderless Applications in KDE

I use Kubuntu 23.10 and have multiple apps, that don't use the standard KDE border and titlebar (like Trilium or MS Teams).It's hard to tell, where the app ends, when there is no border and the app ...
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Quick Access / Favorite / Recent sections disappeard in Windows 11 Explorer Home Folder

I've stumbled into a little issue with my "Home" folder on Windows 11 recently. I have lost the "recommended" section / split in the home folder. It is looking like this : While ...
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Within a M365 Tenant, Is There a Setting to Disable All Tips Globally Once and for All?

With Microsoft 365 tenants, tips just keep popping up everywhere, all the time, through apps (web and desktop versions) and all the admin centres. This is especially crazy with a new account: the ...
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Hide Slack's new "Shortcuts" bar?

I work in two different slack workspaces, ... one has updated to the new UI, and one has not. I really do not like this new shortcuts bar in the new workspace, highlighted in the red box in the below ...
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What does Windows' refresh right click context menu command do?

The title should be self explanatory enough. This "refresh" has existed since before Windows XP days. What does it do exactly?
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Echo the exact command used to start a Bash script

I'd like to give feedback to the user of a bash script along the lines of "You've run the following command <exact command the user entered>, better to run it like this <better command&...
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Is automatic Bluetooth visibility the new standard?

On most older devices, Bluetooth visibility options may have been enabled by default, but were always able to be controlled by the user. For example, in Windows 7, you have the following Bluetooth ...
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How to multiselect individual files by keyboard in Windows 11

In all previous versions of windows, multiple files could be selected in Windows Explorer by holding the Control key, using the arrow keys to highlight each file and hitting Space over each file you ...
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Any way to disable rounded CONTROLS (not windows!) in Windows 11?

There are lots of utilities out there that allow you disable rounded corners of application windows in Windows 11, but I haven't been able to find anything that manages to also modify the visual ...
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How to stop Windows 11 from putting drop shadow on desktop icon label?

After installing Windows 11 22h2 and setting up all my applications and using it for a week or so, windows decided it had to do an update. After the update i noticed all the desktop animations had ...
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How to remove "Folders" and some other items in This PC window (Windows 10)?

Hello, I'm customizing the Windows 10 interface and wanted to remove the circled parts in explorer windows. I'm guessing that some can be removed via regedit keys. What should I look for? thanks!
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How to type commands in Postman?

I feel like I am going insane. I've been using the Postman application as a GUI to test out APIs. I have made a Collection scope variable, and I want to remove it. There is no indication that I can ...
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How to hide firefox lower left message box?

In desktop Firefox whenever I hover a url the browser shows the corresponding url in the lower left corner. Also, when a website is being downloaded this message box in the lower left corner shows the ...
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Is it possible to delete messages of a deleted user in Discord app?

I am a Discord moderator of some chat room and my friend asked me yesterday if you can delete the messages of a deleted user. Is that possible? I have never had a deleted user in my chat room so I ...
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Overflow menu gone after Firefox-ESR update?

Instead of the overflow menu that drops down and lets me choose which addons I want in it, it just shows an addon icon and lists all my addons. I have about 25 addons, most of which I don't need to ...
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iperf3 design GUI

I am designing GUI for iperf3.exe. When I run iperf3.exe, the text box appears after it finishes the process. I want to read output while doing the process. I try async method and task but all the ...
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How to make the user interface of Windows server stay active after disconnecting the server

I'm facing the issues of losing user interface session of the server after disconnecting the server. The reason why I want to make the user interface session stay active is because I need to run some ...
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Windows 11 - Hide/Remove virtual desktop indicator while changing

A few weeks ago, the virtual desktop moving animation returned to Windows 11, including an indicator that shows on what virtual desktop you are. There is any way to disable this indicator? Tried the ...
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How to get rid of Dreamweaver Tooltips?

I have this annoying tooltip that I can't turn off. It seems to get stuck in design view on certain html documents. How can I turn it off completely? Happens on hover over page in design view, and it ...
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How to replace -- More -- in more command (batch)

The more.com command in batch scripting is easy enough for people used to it. Space Display next page. Return Display next line. Q Quit. ... Etc... But to the inexperienced user this is not ...
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How to prevent right-click Google search from opening side panel in Chrome?

In Chrome 115 (currently Beta channel) the "new" right-click Google search ignores the flag (chrome://flags/#search-web-in-side-panel) which I have seen documented as supposedly being there ...
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When clicking "Reopen Closed Tab," Firefox does not reopen the most recent tab, but an older one - how do I fix this?

As stated in the title, within the past couple days, Firefox has started reopening an (apparently) random older closed tab when right clicking on a tab and selecting Reopen Closed Tab, even the most ...
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Fill contacts from Inbox

Sometimes it is annoying when Outlook can't find recipient and autocomplete with address. Is it possible somehow to ask Outlook to fill up my contacts from send and received folders?
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Thunderbird 114/115 reshuffled the interface again, how to fix it

Thunderbird is going through yet another main window UI reshuffling in version 114. They call this change supernova (this is TB 114.0b6 ; TB 115 release is next month.) My question: How can I get ...
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Where is the ‘default debugger’ setting located in VSCode's UI?

When you create a new project and run the ‘run without debugging’ command for the first time, VSCode suggests you choose a default debugger (see screen below). Where can I change that default debugger ...
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How to hide HTTPS URL scheme in Firefox title bar

Right now Firefox shows the full URL in the title bar for visited sites. There is a browser.urlbar.trimURLs preference in about:config which hides the http:// prefix but not https://. Other browsers ...
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How to Run a Linux Desktop Environment using WSL2 and WSLg without VNC or RDP with Sound, Network and Systemd

Kali-Linux has an option to do that by kex --win -s or similar commands. But how can I do something similar to other distros. My focus is mainly on Debian Based Distros. Is it possible to do that? I ...
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Is it possible to enable the green center-line alignment guides in Microsoft Word on MacOS?

In Word for windows it is possible to get this nice green line showing when something is centered: This setting is controlled by the option "Use alignment guides" as shown here: However, ...
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How do I get the same version of Microsoft Outlook that I use on my work machine on my personal machine?

My work laptop has recently received an upgrade to Windows 11. Outlook has also updated and has a new UI (which I really like, which is why I want to have this version on my personal computer): New ...
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Linux WiFi menu (not settings) shows up in top-center alltough it should be in the top-right corner

As you can see in the screenshot above, the WiFi menu is at the top-center of the display, but it should be in top-right corner. I don't know what I did. Is there a way to get it back to its place?
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How to change icon selection colour on Windows 11 desktop?

I am using Windows 11 and have noticed some major UI changes since it's release. One such UI change I noticed is the icon on desktop when selected with mouse click a translucent box appears showing ...
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Add new buttons to MPV uosc UI

uosc is a customizable UI for MPV player. Looking into the uosc.conf file, there is this line about how to create new buttons: 'command:{icon}:{command}' - button that executes a {command} when ...
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Prevent Windows 11 from ever asking what to do with a newly attached drive

When I attach a new, unformatted drive to my Windows 11 VM, it keeps asking whether I want to format the drive, in order to use it. That question is superfluous, as I'm actually mounting a RasPi and I'...
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In Windows 10, how to automate a set of actions? i.e. turn the Internet off, wait 2 sec, turn on again

My Internet randomly disconnects and I have to go to Adapter options to turn it off and back on again in order for it to start working again. It's tedious and I wish I could just press a key combo to ...
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Why would a batch file application (which runs dll) have different resolution when run on VM?

Hello Everyone I am new to this platform and I am in the learning curve (dll or batch files). I have an application created by a third party which contains bunch of dll's and a windows batch file ...
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Curl command - output is different

when I run this command in the UI its returning 32 ids: http://csc2cxn00001736.cloud.kp.org:6080/api/v1/application/exchange/pickup?offset=0&orderBy=name while when I run this curl command in the ...
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Adjust blur strength of Windows UI. Is there a registry key that sets the strength of windows 10s UI blur effect?

I wanted to ask if there's a registry key/a way to patch the Window manager itself that allows me to adjust the strength of the blur used in f. ex. Windows 10s start menu. Found a way to completely ...
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Some text in Windows 10 system programs disappeared after computer froze

So I was loading this large page on Google Chrome when my computer froze for a few seconds then unfroze. After it unfroze, some percentage of my task manager text disappeared. The data/time in the ...
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Dark Mode inconsistencies in Windows 10 / 11 UI

Dark Mode settings in Windows 10 (and Windows 11) are only partially implemented and inconsistent, which is odd, and sometimes jarring (when you are in File Explorer and then open up a Properties ...
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Set background color of Windows 10 File Explorer Preview Pane?

I'm a big fan of dark mode, but I'm severely annoyed by the fact that the Preview Pane of Windows 10 File Explorer is completely white for file like .cpp, .h, .cs, etc... and I looked around the web ...
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What's the difference between "Update all" and "Get updates" in Microsoft App Store? - and "Open" vs "Get"?

The current version of the Microsoft Store (running on Windows 10 21H2, if that matters) has two buttons that seemingly do the same thing: A hyperlink-style button labelled "Update all" A ...
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PowerShell, programmatically set TaskBar colour

I have some home servers that I access, and also Windows Sandbox on my main system. Sometimes I lose track of which RDP session I am in or the Sandbox when I am in full-screen sessions and it occurred ...
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Windows 11 how to highlight focused window in system tray

When you hover an application which has multiple windows open in the system tray, previous versions of Windows showed a visual difference in the previews which pop up, for the window which has focus. ...
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