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How can I use Windows quick navigation combo keys under OSX?

In any text area under Windows, you can use CTRL-Right Arrow to move from one word to the next. You can also add meta keys such as SHIFT or DEL to select words or delete them respectively. How can I ...
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9answers
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What are the differences between POP3 and IMAP?

Many email providers ask me if I'm interested in using POP3, or IMAP. What exactly are these and when should I consider using them?
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3answers
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What spyware protection is available for Windows 7?

How well protected is Windows 7 from spyware? What free clients are available? Do the clients for Windows Vista work at all with Windows 7?
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10answers
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How to clean a keyboard

My keyboard is a) full of dust and other particles that are flying around us (hair, skin parts etc) and b) very dirty (keys are not white anymore but dark gray - except on keytops where my fingers are ...
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3answers
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How to keep multiple connections to internet?

I have a network cable and a phone connected to my computer. The phone uses an APN that have access to a single address. The network cable is connected to a network that have access to the internet. ...
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5answers
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Data storage and backup plan for a photog?

I've recently gotten into photography and now have a largish data problem. I also have never really had much on my home pc that I would cry over if I lost so don't have a good backup plan in place. ...
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3answers
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Watching MythTV on windows

I've got a MythTV backend running happily on a headless linux server, and I can control it via mythweb, including downloading and watching recorded programs in windows. My next step is to watch live ...
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1answer
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Is it possible (yet) to use old laptop TFTs as extra monitors?

I have several old laptops laying around which are in various states of brokenness. It would be nice to be able to use the TFTs as extra (small) monitors on other computers, or to use them to hook up ...
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6answers
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Firebug like application for chrome?

Are there any applications equivalent to Firbug to work on Google Chrome?
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10answers
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How do I upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM?

I want to install Windows 7 RC. I know about the time bomb in June of 2010, where it will cease to work, and that a few months before that it will shut down every two hours. If I install Windows 7 ...
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2answers
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What is the best TV Tuner in the UK for Vista Media Center or Windows 7 Media Center (64bit)? [closed]

Looking for dual tuners and whether I can have two dual tuners on FreeView, giving four tuners. My current Hauppauge cards never ran under 64bit Vista... not sure if this has changed or not. I am ...
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2answers
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RootKit Hunter Warnings on Mac OS X

Just executed rkhunter on my new MBP which runs a freshly installed Mac OS X and I get the following warnings: Checking for passwd file changes [ Warning ] Checking for ...
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4answers
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Why is there no 64-bit Linux Firefox build?

It seems that I have to build my own 64-bit Firefox for Linux, as Mozilla won't support it until Firefox 4. Why is this? It looks to me as though it works fine, although without some of the speed ...
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6answers
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Is there good free media server for OS X to stream movies to an XBox 360? [closed]

I have a mac mini running OS X 10.5 that is filled with movies and I am looking for a good way to stream them to and Xbox 360? Anyone have any suggestions for a media server (UPnP) for mac?
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6answers
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Minimum Gentoo Hardware Requirements [closed]

What are the minimum system requirements to be able to run Gentoo Linux effectively?
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4answers
7k views

How do you create a bootable partition on a USB drive?

I have a bootable ISO designed to be burned to a double-layer DVD. I don't have a double layer DVD burner, so I would like to stick the ISO image on a 50 GB partition on a USB hard drive I have. How ...
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4answers
215 views

Firefox 3.5 slow to start issue

Has anyone found a solution to this issue? It's noted here on the Mozilla forums too.
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2answers
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Firefox print to pdf font issue

I printed a web page to a pdf document in Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04. I emailed it to a person who opened the pdf in Adobe Reader on Windows XP pro. They told me they got the following error when ...
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5answers
6k views

Search box in Chrome

Is there a plugin to Chrome that adds a separate search box? I'd like to set the address bar as 'feeling lucky' search, and a separate box for google search. What's especially important to me is ...
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2answers
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Backup Linux to DVD

I'm currently using Cedar Backup to backup my home directories, system config, etc to DVD+RW. It does, however, have limitations; backups can't exceed a single disk, restores are totally manual, etc. ...
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2answers
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How much disk usage do RAW videos use?

How much space does RAW video footage ( downloaded directly from the camera ) use? I use a Sony Handicam dcr-hc51e.
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10answers
7k views

Reassigning the caps lock key on Windows or OS X

How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Windows or OS X? Is there, for example, some way to map caps lock to a key combination like Alt+Tab on Windows or ⌘+Tab on OS X?
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10answers
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Outlook 2007 won't close

I use Outlook 2007 at home as an IMAP client and RSS feed reader. I have a problem that when I close outlook, the window exits, but the process remains running. This prevents me from opening outlook ...
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2answers
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How do I use GMail as my primary e-mail client?

I use the GMail web interface for my e-mail needs. How do I get mailto: style links in web pages and "send mail" type actions in Windows programs to open up the GMail web site? I need this to work ...
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5answers
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Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

I have: Windows Vista Home 32-Bit SP1 Intel Celeron CPU 3.06 GHz 2 GB RAM I installed the operating system about a year ago, has been working fine. However about 3 months ago, the CPU fan has ...
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1answer
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Copy/Paste functionality lost

I've had this problem a few days. I seem to have lost Copy/Paste functionality via keyboard in Vista SP2. Anybody know what causes it? Any suggestions to recover other than reboot? I run numerous ...
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1answer
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Returning from Dual-boot to just Windows

I installed Ubuntu sometime back along side Vista, but later found that I rarely (if ever) use Ubuntu. How easy is it to return my computer to its initial state of having only one OS, and freeing up ...
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12answers
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Why aren't all applications 'portable'?

I've recently been trying to 'install' stuff a lot less on my Windows machine (I hate installers - I need to know where programs put stuff...), choosing to use portable or standalone versions of ...
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4answers
1k views

Replacement for ZoneAlarm on 64 bit systems? [closed]

I would like to control outbound Internet connections from my computer. ZoneAlarm can do this, but only works on 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows. What options do I have to control outbound ...
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8answers
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Replace the power supply or buy a rebuilt computer [closed]

The power supply on my wife's computer just gave up the ghost. I can replace the power supply for ~$100 or I can purchase a rebuilt machine from the same shop for ~$200. Which option should I take ...
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3answers
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Error allocating Mem BAR for PCI Device 0X/00/0

I am getting the following error when I boot my Dell Precision 390. Everything appears to be working fine, but I would like to understand what the error means and how to fix it. I believe it ...
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5answers
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How to access the “Shared folders” in VirtualBox?

I am running Fedora from VirtualBox with Windows XP as the OS host. How do I mount the selected shared folder in Linux?
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6answers
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How to control Windows 7 snap feature with two monitors?

There is an Aero Snap feature in Windows 7. However, it seems to not work when dragging a window to the edge that is adjoined to the second monitor. How to make it work properly? Maybe some regedit ...
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4answers
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How do I build a cheap home theater pc?

I want to create a home theater pc. Currently I have a system with a cheap barebones pc and a PVR-150 capture card. But I need another and Im looking around. About a month ago I found that its ...
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1answer
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How do you unlock a locked alias file in OS X?

There is no sharing and permissions tab present in the "get info" pane. Using "sudo chflags nouchg [filename]" on the file has no effect though also throws no errors in the terminal Trying to delete ...
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How to rebuild a Li Ion laptop battery?

I have an aging Gateway NX560XL laptop. The battery is toast and a new one, even aftermarket, starts at $130. So, to experiment, I began tearing apart the old battery to see what can be done. I ...
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10answers
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How to identify scams online [closed]

What are some common ways of identifying scams that take place in either email, or in banners and advertisements on popular websites? How do we determine if something is real or not? This is intended ...
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How should I interpret the specifications of a SSD?

When considering to buy a SSD, how should I interpret the different specifications of the SSD? Here are some specific things that need to be deciphered: Controller (this can affect performance and ...
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Setting Up My Home Network

I currently have five PCs at home, three running WinXP and two running Ubuntu. They are set up like this: ISP ----- Modem ---- Switch ---- Ubuntu1 -- B&W Printer | ...
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1answer
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VirtualDub for Linux

Is there VirtualDub analogue in Linux? I know there is MEncoder but it runs in console.
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1answer
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Video Skype on Aspire One

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with the default Linpus Lite OS. It only supports video chat using Pidgin with MSN accounts. All of my contacts have Skype or Google accounts set up, but not MSN. Is ...
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Problems when Sleeping on Windows 7

I'm not sure if asking a hardware specific question is right for superuser.com, but I have a problem with my Asus P5Q motherboard (or believe it's the hardware). I do Start->Sleep my PC the computer ...
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3answers
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Video processing with ATI cards

A friend of mine is about to purchase either an 4870 or an 4890 ATI card. He is deeply envious of the GPU-video processing that is now available on NVIDIA through CUDA with a number of video ...
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3answers
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Hash key via Bootcamp on Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro and installed on this is Windows via Bootcamp. Now I do a lot of programming and I can't find the hash key! Am I missing an obvious shortcut or is there a way to change the ...
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2answers
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.profile in Mac OS X?

I have set my terminal preferences to execute: set -o vi at startup. The problem is I don't get that command executed when open a new terminal tab. Is there something like .profile in OS X where ...
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Can you actually Wash a laptop? [closed]

I remember Joel mentioning it on a the stackoverflow podcast that you could wash a laptop under a tap. Has anyone done this? Is there not parts that would just rust up when drying the laptop?
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Can I run a computer using DC power?

I always thought that using a conventional UPS with a PC is highly inefficient. Power goes from AC -> DC -> AC in UPS and then AC -> DC in PC SMPS. Since PC works only with DC (12, 5 and 3 volts) It ...
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8answers
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Displaying XML in the Chrome browser

I love the Chrome browser, but I use XML quite a lot in my development work and when I view it in Chrome I just get the rendered text. I know that the source view is slightly better, but I'd really ...
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Should I choose 32 or 64 bit for Linux?

I own a Linux workstation which currently has 4 GB of RAM and planning to go for 8 GB in the near future. CPU is a Core2Quad Q9550. Should I install a 32 or 64 bit variant of Linux?
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How can I maximize my battery global lifetime?

My laptop is used as a desktop computer, and is always plugged-in. I heard that battery should be fully discharged/recharged at least once a month. Is that true? Are there other efficient ways to ...

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