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How to take Screen Shot in Ubuntu

How to take screen Shot in Ubuntu Particular window screen shot Twin view on only one monitor screen shot
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2answers
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What is the preferred way to access physical drives from VMware virtual machines?

I have several virtual machines running Windows XP using VMware (v.6) which I use to install and use applications I don't want on the main host OS (WinXP). I need to access data on the physical drives ...
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How to find Source for HTML Email

How to find the source of HTML Email on Outlook or Thunderbird ? is there any plug-in for that ?
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1answer
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Version of thunderbird that doesn't require installation?

Is there a binary version of Thunderbird, which I can just unzip and run, without having to install it? I have done quite a bit of Googling and haven't been able to find anything.
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How do I trust a TiddlyWiki file on my Vista PC in IE8?

Every time I open my tiddlywiki.html file in IE8, I get a warning bar: To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that ...
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How do I use a VGA splitter without the image getting dark?

I have a standard VGA splitter connected to a nvidia nforce 631i on ubuntu 9.04. However, when the splitter is in use, the image gets dark. If I unplug one cable, it doesn't. this phenomenon is noted ...
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1answer
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How can I prohibit the creation of a route in Windows XP upon connection to Cisco VPN?

Problem I have several routes that are created when I connect to my company's VPN using Cisco VPN client. (It appears to be a bug in our VPN client that we're subjected to this in the first place: ...
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How to set default parameters for an application?

Is it possible to set default parameters for an application in Windows XP? (without using a shortcut) For example, I want Firefox to run with the parameters "-p username" when I run "firefox.exe".
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Is there an alternative to the 'insert' key?

On my logitech keyboard the Insert key has been replaced by a doubly big delete button. I don't mind, because I never use insert mode. However, very occasionally I end up in insert mode. Of course, ...
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4answers
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Cheap batteries for old laptop

I have an old laptop with a kaput battery. I have looked at this question with regards to spares, but most of the sites that are linked too from there have batteries which probably cost more than the ...
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5answers
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How do I hide the “Saved Passwords” button in Firefox?

This little button is the scariest thing in Firefox as far as I'm concerned: I realize that passwords saved in web browser must neccearilly be stored insecurely, usually with a reversable hash, but ...
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3answers
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How do tablets work?

I'm curious to know how stand-alone tablets work, in particular how tablet pens work. How do they tell when they're being tapped without any batteries?
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How to get a reinstall of Ubuntu to recognize /home partition?

I have been running Ubuntu 9.04 since it's release and on my last install adventure I took the plunge and created a seperate partition for my /home directory. For reasons not important here I needed ...
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Reusing Dell Inspiron Media Direct button in windows

I was wondering whether I can reuse Dell Media Direct switch for some other purpose like "hibernate" or "open default media player". I have noticed that on Ubuntu, it open default media player. EDIT: ...
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3answers
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Where does Itunes keep bought apps?

I bought the Software Update 3.0 for my two iPod touches. I would like to put the same Software Update onto my second iPod touch so I do not need to pay twice for the same update. Where does iTunes ...
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2answers
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Has anyone managed to find a Windows 7 RC x64 compatible driver for the Sony Firmware Extension Parser (SFEP) on the Sony Vaio VGN-NS20S/S?

Problem OS: Windows 7 RC x64 Machine: Sony Vaio VGN-NS20S/S Missing Driver: Sony Firmware Extension Parser (SFEP) - sometimes known as SNY5001 I have tried various drivers for other versions of ...
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5answers
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How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?

I'm always accidentally minimizing most of my windows. This is really annoying. How do I disable Aero Shake?
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2answers
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Firefox saved password functionality. Can it be improved to handle two instances of the same account name & same domain, but different locations (i.e /one and /two) and different accounts?

This questions concerns Firefox 3.0.12 on Linux. I have multiple Wordpress installs on one domain, let's call it foo.com. For this example I only need two, I have foo.com/one and foo.com/two. Both of ...
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Firefox won't start? (Windows Vista)

Firefox won't start when I click on the icon. Windows Vista, FF3.5.1. I normally am a laggard when it comes to deploying new stuff, but FF3.1 was hanging, like everyday. So I "upgraded" to FF 3.5.1,...
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4answers
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PSU started to make a smell

It smells a little bit like melted plastic, but its functioning perfectly well right now and I can't see any problems having inspected it. Would you replace immediately with this kind of thing? or ...
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2answers
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Does “Mount volume as removable medium” reduce the chances of data corruption with a TrueCrypt encrypted USB hard drive?

I have an external USB hard drive plugged in to my laptop some of the time. The external drive is whole drive encrypted using TrueCrypt. I always check "Mount volume as removable medium" in the hope ...
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6answers
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Firefox add-ons with a rich look and feel [closed]

I am looking for examples of the "best looking" Firefox add-ons. By "best looking" I mean usable and stylish look and feel. I am not necessarily looking for "must have" add-ons but for examples of how ...
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5answers
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Uninstalling a program on Windows

When I install and uninstall a program there always seems to be stuff leftover that the uninstall didn't remove.(files,registry keys) Is there an easy way to log everything that was installed so it ...
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4answers
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Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?

(Similar to my earlier question about Windows XP and darren_n's follow-up for Mac OS X.) I regularly copy and paste text between spreadsheets, emails, browser windows, etc. I can't think of a single ...
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12answers
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The best lightweight window manager for linux? [closed]

What is the best lightweight window manager (optimized for running over a network) for Linux?
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3answers
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To open a new tab in Screen at your current location

Let's assume that you are at /users/cs/uni/databases/python/codes/ and you want to compare the outputs of the same command with different parameters. The program asks you the outputs such that you ...
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5answers
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What might limit data transfer rate to NAS?

I have two NAS (Buffalo Linkstation Pro, WD MyBook World), which are connected to 2 PCs with a Gigabit LAN connection. All devices are in "Gigabit mode", meaning all show that their connection speed ...
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What filesystem to have on my USB-harddrive; FAT32 or NTFS?

This is a spin-off from another question I have regarding backup. I'm encountering trouble copying large files (above 4GB) to my USB HDD (same in english). I believe that this is a limitation with the ...
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2answers
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Triple monitor setup with PCI-Express and PCI slots?

I currently have a PCI-Express video card which supports my dual monitor setup with 2 outputs. I want to add a third monitor via a PCI slot, which I already have a video card for. When I plug the ...
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2answers
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Adjusting 2 monitors to have the same brightness/contrast

I have a dual monitor setup on Linux, with both monitors being Phillips 109S. One is observably brighter than the other, and I could not make them reach the same level, and it's quite disturbing, e.g. ...
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What is the optimal monitor setup?

I currently use 2 monitors. A 19" and an old 15". I love having dual output as I can use the 2nd one to show my emails or a web browser while I work on my main monitor. I would like to upgrade, ...
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Why is my Chrome back button skipping pages when using Google Reader's “Next” bookmarklet?

The "Next" google reader bookmarklet is a bookmark button you put in your bookmark bar, and when you click on it, it redirects you to the next unread item in you google reader list, but not in google ...
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Prevent applications flooding me with Growl alerts

Whenever I open Cyberduck in my school (which has 60+ iMacs) I immediately get flooded with Growl alerts telling me that Cyberduck has found Bonjour network shares, filling up my entire screen, and ...
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Wireless router that supports Bonjour between wire- and wireless- connected machines

At home I have an ADSL modem that I use also as router. For the record, it is a DavoLink DV-2020 provided by Tele2 in the Netherlands. It turns out that if a computer is connected with a cable to the ...
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1answer
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How can I let website visitors tag my website pages for me?

I run a website that contains the text of a large number of public domain books on a specialist niche topic, spread over a large number of HTML pages. I also have a fairly enthusiastic website ...
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mobile broadband vs tethering, any benefits to dongles e.t.c

My phone supports tethering, so what's the point of getting mobile broadband (i.e. usb dongle e.t.c.) I don't see one. Surely I should just turn bluetooth on and surf the web using my phone's ...
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1answer
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Why my compiled kernel is so huge?

I compiled kernel with instructions from here and ended up with a kernel size of 265M. What did I do wrong? Even the initrd image is 50M.
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8answers
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...
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11answers
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How to build a quiet computer from scratch?

I like to build my own computers, but because I go for high spec parts they always end up being quite noisy. I am always jealous of computers I use at work as they always seem very very quiet. ...
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12answers
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How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)?

I want to use a Windows VPN but only for a particular network, so that it doesn't take over my entire network connection. e.g., Instead of the VPN becoming the default route, make it only the route ...
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3answers
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Where can I find great Windows XP themes? [closed]

For the last couple of years I have used the Zune theme for Windows XP. Once the background picture is removed it is a very classy look for XP. Is there a place on the web where I can find other ...
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0answers
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Which windows XP services can I disable without major consequence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Windows services can I safely disable? I want to disable some Windows XP services to make PC run faster. I am not going to be using the PC for anything complex, but will ...
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Keep getting the error 'Internet Explorer has stopped working…' when scrolling down a page using Dragon voice recognition software

My friend is using Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 on Windows Vista. Whenever she uses Dragon Naturally Speaking to scroll down a page in Internet Explorer 7, the browser gives this error: Restarting ...
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All programs crash when saving after partition change

I've got a bit of a strange problem, or at least one that I didn't anticipate. I used to have two partitions on my computer, C and D, both NTFS. Using a partition manager, I deleted the D partition ...
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8answers
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I just spilt coffee on my laptop, what should I do?

I have just dropped a half full latté on my company laptop and am not sure what to do. Is there a way I can make sure that my laptop is usable again? What steps must I go through to improve it's ...
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1answer
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Funky mail sorting and grouping in Outlook 2007

In outlook 2007 I group mails in a folder by subject with mails in each subject group sorted by Received date (newest to oldest) This works fine; I tick 'Subject' and 'Show in groups' in the context ...
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How to rename a modem device in Windows Vista?

I've just connected a Bluetooth mobile phone to my Vista laptop. The modem has been beautifully named: "Standard Modem over Bluetooth link #3". What do I do, short of editing the registry, to rename ...
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1answer
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Sensible Mac OS X Anti-malware Precautions

Given that complacency probably isn't the best idea what do people believe the right approach to staying safe when using Mac OS X is. Not doing dumb stuff and staying patched are pretty obvious but ...
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Should I worry about malware on Linux? [closed]

I don't run an antivirus on Linux ( most people I don't AFAIK ) and I'm not at all concerned about any form of malware or spyware or any other_bad_ware. Should I by concerned? Of course I don't run ...
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I just got a virus 6 mins ago, how? Situation

-Edit- for the people who say it isn't a virus. Norton does detect it as a virus, an icon was placed on my system tray and rkpg.exe is in my C: which was placed 6 min ago around the time my computer ...

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