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Excel Word Wrap + disappearing text

Why dooes adding word wrap to a column in Excel cause it to stop showing text on some computers? If I send the file to someone else, they see the text, but on my computer the text does not show uip in ...
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Common battery life tips for any device

Even though many devices are very different, there are often common settings or features that can be turned off (or on, in some cases) to get better battery life, such as background lights. What are ...
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What can cause an Outlook 2007 email to suddenly become uneditable while composing it?

I'm my boss' personal help desk, but that's another story... He has this consistent problem where he'll create an Outlook 2007 email (HTML format is the default), and while composing it, happily ...
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...
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How long do Lithium Ion batteries normally last?

On the laptop I have, I've had to buy a new Li-Ion batter roughly every year. I do use this computer quite a lot, but I'm wondering if this is normal. Right now, my battery is completely dead (it ...
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How to automount an Android phone as USB mass storage?

When connecting my Android device to a PC, it prompts to mount it as USB mass storage. Is there a way to force it to auto-mount?
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Criteria for rating LCD monitor quality

What are the most important criteria for determining LCD monitor quality? The monitor on my MacBook Pro is noticeably easier to read than any of my other LCD monitors, and I believe this is primarily ...
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Possible to safely change size of partition? Windows XP, NTFS

I currently have a 160GB drive partitioned as C: (Windows, Primary) and D: (data). I was a terrible estimator in the beginning, and the C: drive is approaching capacity, whereas I have ~35GB spare on ...
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Once you've enabled tethering on your iPhone, how do you undo this?

Sort of in response to this question, how do I remove the mobile config that gets installed on the iPhone? Are there any side-effects as a result of removing that configuration such as the data ...
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How do you pair an iPhone with Vista over Bluetooth?

I turned on Bluetooth in both the laptop and my iPhone. The device shows up and I get the pair code dialog on the laptop. Once it is paired, Vista shows the "Found new hardware..." dialog. At this ...
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Deleting files in Windows XP extremely slow

When I delete even the smallest of files on windows xp the operation takes 3-10 minutes to complete. I have read this can happen when the recycle bin has alot of items in it, and XP has to iterate ...
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How can I use a DVI splitter cable on 1 DVI port?

I have a GTX 275 video card with 2 DVI ports. I already run 2 monitors, but I've seen cables that plug into one DVI port and split into 2 more connectors. Is there some special trick to getting this ...
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Free Partition Migration Tool [closed]

I'm looking for a free tool that will move a single partition from one drive to another. I have found tools like HDClone and Clonezilla but both want to clone the entire hard drive, not just one ...
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Find the process thats disabling my second monitor

I'm having a problem with my second monitor being disabled on some boots (seems totally random, but I would estimate it happens 30-40% of the time). When I boot the computer, I get to the Windows ...
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Do any multi-client IM clients support Skype Chat? [closed]

It would be best if they can run without having Skype installed at all. Does such a creature exist?
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Is there a way to compile from source and keep track of updates automatically?

See the question - if I want to build the latest version of an app from the source, am I doomed to checking for updates manually? Is there a better way to do this?
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How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?

My son has made some animations with Pivot Stickfigure Animator which we'd like to upload to YouTube. The problem is Pivot saves as animated GIFs which I can't upload to YouTube. The Wikipedia ...
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Does Windows 7 multi-touch work with every touch screen?

Will Windows 7's multi-touch work on every touch screen? Edit: Ok, do you think some of these drivers would work backwards compatible? If not, how would I recognize if it supports it (if it's not of ...
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Change number of lines and columns in VT420?

I have a VT420 that displays 80 columns and 24 lines. I would like to use it with 132 columns and 48 lines.
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Increasing disk performance on Linux

What are some good ways of increasing disk performance on Linux? I'm not interested in hdparm settings, since those are: set to good defaults in recent distros; not applicable to SATA drives.
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Blacklist for To/CC in Thunderbird

I have Thunderbird set up to auto-bcc my account for all emails, and disabled the 'Sent' folder. Unfortunately if I'm in an email threads and Reply to all I get double-copied: once by Reply to all; ...
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what Steps you follow and recommend to make windows xp work faster?

after some months from running my windows xp i feel its getting old and slower. i always hear about tools and applications that can make the windows faster, such as registry cleaners, but i am always ...
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How to disable the Accessibility feature / on-screen keyboard in Vista?

The pesky on-screen keyboard seems to find a way to make itself visible at my login screen every time I boot up. I've gone into the accessibility options and turned off the on-screen keyboard, but it ...
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How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor?

My Windows 7 machine was powered down without logging out first. Now, when booting the PC Windows 7 does not completely start. Instead, it boots to a completely black screen with a mouse cursor that ...
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Western Digital My Book World drops off network

Most of my storage in my house relies on a WD My Book World Edition 500GB network drive. I threw out the vendor crapware they give you to access it (a trial version of Mionet) after it starting ...
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Free HTML Image Map Editor for Windows? [closed]

Does anybody here know of any free tools for creating HTML image maps? Googling seems to only get me tools that are for pay.
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iTunes on Vista is painfully slow

Up until recently, my music library program of choice was Windows Media Player. However, then I got an iPod Touch which requires iTunes (iirc, one of the alternative programs for iPod Classic/iPod ...
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How to enable the flash player plugin in IE8?

I updated to IE8 the other day on my Vista laptop, mostly because Windows Update kept bugging me about it. As a Chrome user, I don't really care so much about IE8, but I do have to use it ...
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Is it possible with Google searches to ban any and all results from a domain? [closed]

Is it possible to configure Google somehow to permanently ban search results from domains that I know 100% are never, ever going to make me happy? Something cookie/session based maybe? E.g. I want ...
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How do you move your profile folder in Windows XP?

Is it possible to move completely you profile folder in Windows XP (Pro) to a new location? I'm talking about %USERPROFILE%, not the My Documents folder.
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Why vcard doesn't arrive in gmail?

Someone send me a vcard using outlook. But it doesn't arrive in my gmail. Instead appears this text ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Someone" <someone@somewhere.com> To: Date: ...
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How safe is building a computer yourself?

I'm interested in getting a new desktop computer soon, and I'm wondering whether I should build it or buy it. I'm very good with software, but I don't have much experience with hardware (recently, I ...
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Learning to Use Linux

I just acquired a spare PC with a 40GB hard drive which I'm planning to use for learning how to use Linux on (either Ubuntu or Mandriva). The problem I'm having is related to installation - I'm more ...
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iPhone IMAP/Exchange Server: problem deleting and moving emails

I'm using IMAP to retrieve emails from an Exchange Server from my iPhone. When I delete emails on the device, the items disappear on the iPhone, but not on the server. Moving emails to another folder ...
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Good basic windows XP laptop loadout?

At the moment I am setting up an old windows laptop to give to my mother (to replace an ancient desktop). It's been a few years since I seriously used windows, so I am not very knowledgeable about the ...
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How to tell if media is a CD or a DVD

I have a disc burned and locked by my coworker with only a few megs of data. Is there a way to know if he used a CD or a DVD for media?
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Should I buy matching hard drives for a NAS RAID 1 array?

I'm planning to buy a NAS (network attached storage) box and I've picked the Synology DS209. I want to set up a RAID 1 array and I'm wondering if I should buy a matching pair of hard drives or if it ...
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Software that makes multiple avi files from mini-DV tape

A few years ago, I had a copy of Roxio DVD Builder version 6 that I used to transfer videos from my Mini-DV camcorder to my computer. That version of DVD Builder would create multiple avi files - one ...
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Why does Vista's File sharing stall and disconnect?

I have a Vista Ultimate 64 computer (not in a domain) with a file share defined. A second XP SP3 computer accesses the file share. Frequently, when trying to access folders via the command line, the ...
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BlackBerry w/Exchange Server (not using BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES)

I have a BlackBerry and I want to get my work email on it. We use Exchange Server and we DO NOT have BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). What are my options? I'd like to get Contacts and Calendar ...
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Download managers for downloading over LAN

There are some problems with leeching (downloading files at a LAN) such as prioritizing your downloads and the screen real estate that the generic copy-windows take up. What download managers can ...
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Remote desktop pressing Windows key randomly

When I'm using remote desktop at work from one specific PC it has a quirk which is really quite irritating. I'll be typing away and suddenly the Windows key will be pressed, things start minimising,...
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Adobe InDesign + third party plugins vs. Framemaker

Apropos of this posting on Stackoverflow, I'd quite like to hear anyones experiences on using Adobe InDesign/InCopy plus third-party plugins such as those listed here. Specifically, how good would ...
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Lirc + irexec config: Repeating keys doesn't work

I have an Apple remote under Ubuntu, and have installed lirc, and all is kinda working. irw output is like follows: 0000000087ee8104 00 PLAY Apple_A1156 0000000087ee8104 01 PLAY Apple_A1156 ...
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Are there ways to tweak the UI on a Mac OS X?

I'm wondering if there is something that would give the user more fine-grained control of preferences? Something like "TweakUI" and the other Power Toys on Windows.
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Firefox, add-on update when starting, how to change that?

I found very annoying that when opening Firefox (3.5) all extension popup for update. Is there a way to have not this popup right from the start. When I start a browser is often because I have task to ...
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Is there any hard drive imaging software for Windows that is free or open source? [closed]

I've used O&O DiskImage 3 and was not very impressed with it. Are there any good alternatives that are free or open source?
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Firefox plugin check

I am thinking of upgrading from firefox 3 to 3.5. However I have loads of plugins and don't know of a way to find out which are compatible, without either going to the web page of each plugin, or ...
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Controller Device for Media Center Computer [closed]

I am in the process of deciding on what to choose a a controller for a Media Center Computer. I have seen the question Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac but it ...
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Where's the option to go directly to inbox on startup in outlook 2007?

Where's the option to go directly to inbox on startup in outlook 2007?

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