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How-to build a view in winamp where every artist that only has 1 song is excluded?

I have tried to use the edit view feature in winamp. I edit the current audio view and add a filter saying tracks not equal 1. However, no matter what I do I can't seem to make it work. What I'm ...
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If I install Vista SP1 before I enable IIS, will I have to reinstall SP1?

I seem to recall that on XP, if you installed plain XP, upgraded to a service pack, then went into the setup program for XP and enabled IIS, it copied files from the original XP cd (location), which ...
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USB Wi-Fi adapter doesn’t wakeup on Windows Vista

I'm using the Linksys WUSB300N USB Wi-Fi adapter under Windows Vista Home Premium x64. The problem is it doesn't wakeup when computer goes out of standby. It's really annoying. I have 1.0.3.2 ...
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What can I turn off on a vista laptop to free up resources

I have a vista laptop (Toshiba if that makes a difference). It works ok some times, but a lot of the time the disk seems to grid and the system is pretty unresponsive when I am not doing very much ...
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What can I turn off on windows XP to free up memory without breaking everything

I seem to have a lot of services that start up on windows, many of which I have no use of (to my knowledge). are there any services which are on by default which I won't really miss and which will ...
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Why upload rates are lower than download rates in normal internet connections?

I have used dial-up and/or broadband services from many service providers (in India) and one thing I noted is that the upload bandwidth is lower than the download bandwidth. Is there any reason for ...
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Best Keyboard with a built-in pointing device for a media center Mac? [closed]

I've got a Mac Mini as my home entertainment machine, and I'm currently using a regular wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I don't really have a great mousing surface, so I'd like to use something ...
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Windows Media Center (Vista): add-on or software for cutting tv recordings?

I own a Windows Media Center (Vista) which I use for recording tv shows and movies. I'd like to archive some of the material I record. I need a good solution which allows me to cut the recordings in ...
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Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP? [closed]

I've seen Vista come by, and while it looked cool, I assumed that it would run slower on my machine with the Aero theme. I also run my XP with animations, shadows and the like turned off, and also set ...
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How do you keep the Mac from accessing the dvd drive on resuming from sleep?

Whenever I resume my mac from sleep (after it has been sleeping for a while), it seeks the dvd drive which can be a little noisy, especially in a meeting. Is there a way to keep it from doing this?
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Software to backup data and files on a Windows computer [closed]

I have data and files on my system, running Windows, and want to make sure that I don't lose all the data or information when it gets toasted, either by a power surge or corrupted medium. I've heard ...
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What tools do you use to aggregate your Internet activities? [closed]

With the explosion of the Social Web in the last couple of years, I find myself producing more and more narcissistic, inane, self congratulatory content all over the place. What do you use to ...
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What is a good surface material for testbenching a computer?

It appears it will be a while before the case for my new PC will be available, but I will have all the other parts. Therefore, I will likely run it without a case for a while (hopefully not long). ...
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Thunderbird 'attach folder' addon?

I like to drag files into a new Thunderbird message to attach them. This works nicely for individual files but not for folders/directories. I'd like to be able to drag a folder into a new message and ...
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Is there some way to connect two computers using USB?

USB is a popular standard and I was wondering whether there is some way to connect two or more computers using USB ports rather than the Ethernet ports.
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Podcast - tools for creating feeds [closed]

I want to change from a streaming server to the Podcast way of distributing our messages. We are a world wide net of churches with 2 and more messages per week and church to be uploaded. I need some ...
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How to keep task bar from shrinking when using remote desktop?

I use Windows XP at work and at home. I connect to my PC at work from home using the Remote Desktop Connection application. At work, I run a lot of applications so I use two rows for program icons ...
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How do you synchronize Google Calendar and iCal?

How do you synchronize your Google Calendar with iCal? Do you use any third-party software or the CalDAV protocol? The ability to perform a two-way synchronization is a requirement. The ability to ...
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Good storage for media? [closed]

I currently have two regular USB drives to store all my media (audio/video/images). I'm thinking about "upgrading" my media storage facility to something more usable: Hopefully does not need a ...
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Foobar2000 keeps playing the same set of songs even if the order is random

I use foobar2000 to listen to music but I kept hearing the same set of songs over and over again. My playlist has "Still Alive" and "Pure Pwnage" which it always plays even when there is other music ...
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Good motherboards for hibernation

We're trying to build an HTPC but our current motherboard refuses to reliably go into hibernation - we'll hibernate it last thing at night and come down in the morning to find it running again. I've ...
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Google Contacts and Mac OS X Address Book

The sync that Google offers for Google Contacts <> Mac OS X Address Book is seriously flawed. It doesn't sync automatically, it doesn't sync all contacts, it doesn't sync all fields. See here for a ...
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Can I remove a Boot Camp partition from my MacBook?

A couple of years ago, I installed the Boot Camp beta on OS X, reserved 20 GB for Windows XP, and installed an XP in that partition. Since then, the Boot Camp beta expired and I used Parallels to run ...
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Laptop wakes up when I unplug/power off any usb devices

I am wondering if there is a way to change this functonality in windows - everytime an external usb device powers off or if I unplug it, my laptop wakes up from sleep, which is really annoying. This ...
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How to arrange Windows 7 task bar icons in 2 rows?

I have my windows 7 task bar set to 2 rows. I would like to arrange the items I have pined to the taksbar in 2 rows without waiting for them to be wrapped. Is this possible in Windows 7? If so how ...
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How do I replace Notepad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I use Notepad2. I love Notepad2. How do I replace Notepad with Notepad2 in Windows 7, so I never use the old version of Notepad again?
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How to dual boot home PC with Linux and Windows 7?

I am a pure windows person. I have only used Macs at work and never had to use linux. However I want to branch out. What Linux operating system is the best for somebody that has never used it ...
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ADSL Modem Randomly Rebooting

Over the past several months my ADSL modem, a Billion 7402R2, has developed a habit of randomly rebooting. This is normally preceeded by a short period (under 1 minute) of unresponsiveness. It might ...
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Is Windows Home Server compelling enough over free NAS OS's?

Has anyone out there run Windows Home Server for a while? I'm building a NAS box and I'm wondering if its features are compelling enough to warrant purchasing rather than the open source alternatives ...
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How do I clean dust from a computer?

As computers become faster and generate more heat it gets more important to have good ventilation, but that also increases the amount of dust sticking to the components of the computer. It's of course ...
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How do I enable higher resolutions on my LG Flatron W1941S monitor (I am Running Fedora 9, KDE 4.2)?

I recently changed my monitor to LG Flatron W1941S. (When I say changed, I mean I just unplugged the older one and plugged in the new one.) For some reason, I am stuck with maximum screen resolution ...
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How to disable the HTTP Referer header in Safari

I read several different solutions to disable the Referer header in Safari but no one worked. I also installed SafariStand but it didn't solve the problem. Do you know a valid solution to disable the ...
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Import contacts from MS exchange to Address Book

Does anyone know how to import contacts from MS exchange to OSX Leopard Address book? I am able to get auto-complete in Mail for the email address stored in Exchange but I cannot import the contacts ...
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64 bit OS and VPN software

I am using 64 bit Vista but as a consultant I find it very frustrating when clients use proprietary(Cisco usually) VPN software that will only work with a 32 bit OS. I am not interested in a dual ...
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How can I get a new browser session when opening a new tab or window on Firefox/Chrome?

When opening new Internet Explorer window, a new browser session is issued. Therefore you can login with two different accounts on the same service (let's say Gmail). The same does not apply when ...
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Is it possible to do a one way sync of iPhone voice memo's to a PC?

I've been a great iPhone lover from day one and don't possibly see me ever switching back to another mobile platform. There's just one big con from my viewpoint, which is iTunes. I hate the interface,...
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Why computer switch off when connecting USB external HDD?

A friend of mine told me that its PC suffer strange behavior, sometimes doesn't reach the Windows welcome screen, or it switch off suddenly during it working or produce weird graphics on its monitor. ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X?

So how does one go about doing this? As of yet, Google has turned up no useful answers for me, although I may yet get lucky. EDIT: This would need to be done using just the one Mac, not using a ...
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Booting Linux off USB pendrives

Booting a Linux system off USB Pendrives is one of my favorite things. On a laptop we have the following advantages, The Harddisk can be shutdown and that reduces power consumption (hdparm) The ...
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Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT? [closed]

I'm aware of the giant Supported Devices list. I'm wondering which ones you all prefer (e.g., support for Mega install, cheap, reliable hardware, USB port, etc.) I've used an ASUS WL-500G Premium ...
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How do I transfer my iPhone and iTunes application to another computer?

I have my iPhone and iTunes set up on a specific computer but want to transfer this to another computer. Do I just install iTunes on the new computer and just sync my iPhone etc.. or is there ...
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Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop?

Equaling 3 Displays Total (or 2, if the laptop display cannot be used). I work at home on two large monitors, but at the office on a laptop with a single large monitor. Is it possible to attach two (...
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Should I use Safari on Windows? [closed]

I've been considering installing Safari on my Windows machine for a while. Is it worth it? I normally use Opera, and fall back to Firefox, then to IE if I need extra compatibility (not very often) - ...
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Half-page prints on Synology DS207+

I have a HP DeskJet930c printer connected to a Synology NAS DS207+ via USB. When I'm printing I only get half a page printed, then the printing stops and the page is not feed out. I'm using the newest ...
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Apple Wireless (aluminium) Keyboard on Windows

I have an apple wireless keyboard which I am using with my windows pc and it works excellently, and looks superb. It all connects fine (particularly with a flashed dbt-120). However, I haven't had ...
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Where is Google Chrome Crash Dump Located?

I am going Google Chrome, on Windows XP. Sometimes it crashed, and I want to know where the crash dump is located, just for fun.
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Dreamweaver CS3 hogs CPU

Whenever Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 is open, it uses 100% of an entire core of my CPU. I have Windows Vista x86. A few google searches have offered me the advice of excluding Dreamweaver from DEP, ...
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Fingerprint recognition in Vista x64

I own a HP MobileWorkstation running Vista x64 Business, Serice Pack 1. The notebook has a personal identification device for fingerprints. Since I installed the 64-bit version of Vista, it is not ...
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Why Firefox on Linux looks different than Windows/Mac?

Beyond each platform toolkit of course. How come Firefox UI looks, mmhh well, not that good on Linux, it's pretty decent in Windows and it definitely rocks on OSX? Is it a single product recompiled ...
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Full screen Flash slow in KDE 4

After upgrading my Debian unstable to Kde 4 a few months ago, the Flashplayer started to be very slow, especially in the full screen mode. Using Kde 3 I was able to watch full screen Youtube or ...

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