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Why is my internet so slow?

Our home has a reasonably fast internet connection, but a while back one of our laptops (running Vista, connecting over wifi) has been suffering from slowed down internet speeds (about 1/3rd of the ...
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Can I reduce the CPU speed of my MacBook when on battery?

I've got a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo CPU. I've got CoreDuoTemp installed which can show the current speed of the CPU. It appears to always show: Mini : 1.0 GHz Maxi : 2.0 GHz Current : 2.0 GHz I ...
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Vista log in screen is different resolution than after logging in

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T400. When I boot the log in screen is 800x600 but after logging in it switches to the correct resolution of 1440x900. All my drivers are up to date. Is there some registry ...
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Reset start and stop times for songs in iTunes

For some reason some of songs in my iTunes library have the start and stop time set so the entire song is not played. I tried selecting my entire library and then "Get Info", but the "Multiple Item ...
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Is there a NoScript alternative for Google Chrome?

I love using Google Chrome, but I don't like visiting sites that have embedded ads/pages that could have malicious JavaScript. Is there something like the Firefox extension, NoScript, for Google ...
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Is there a free Aussie TV guide for the mac similar to FreeEPG

I am thinking to use EyeTV on my mac instead of vista for recording TV. On Windows you can use FreeEPG instead of the paid IceTV guide service. Is there equivalent software on the mac that gets the ...
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How to troubleshoot a computer not booting up when powered on?

I can turn on my computer and sometimes it will boot up just fine. After a while of use, days or even a week, when I try to turn it on, it powers up, in that the fans spins up, the power indicator ...
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What do you do about wrist pain? [closed]

I use the computer for many more hours per day than any human should, and consequentially I have wrist pain. It hurts to hold the mouse in my hand. Typing is fine, and I've learned how to stop using ...
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USB vs. FireWire for external hard drives

For external hard drives in this question, I'm referring to traditional HDDs; the kind with spinning metal inside of them (no RAM or flash-based super-high-performance hardware): Is there a ...
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Anyway to diagnosing a laptop fan issue without physical access to the fan?

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Nvidia GeForce 7800 video card. The fan on the video card seems to not be working as it get extremely hot on the side where the video card is. I can see the fan ...
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Windows Temp Files Shredding Tool [closed]

I need a tool to clean and shred temp files from any browser session. I have tried eraser but is there a better tool out there that requires less manual job scheduling?
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Is There Stable Video Conversation (Through Webcams) Support Available on Linux?

Is there stable video conversation support (via webcam) on Linux? If so, using what protocols and what applications? Is it possible to a Windows user from Linux, if so what programs or protocols ...
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Mount ext3fs in Windows

I'm surprised I couldn't find this question trough the search. What's the easiest/best way to mount an ext3 formatted partition in Windows (7 RC, in this case)?
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Get Fragmentation of a Drive on Vista?

Can I get statistics about the Fragmentation of a drive on Windows Vista? The Defrag utility only allows me to defrag and adjust the schedule, but I'm missing the statistics that older Windows ...
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Is it possible to remotely login to a Mac a la X11?

One thing that I like about Linux is that it's (relatively) easy to use a box in more then one people a time, via gdm or kdm. Or, in emergency cases, via ssh -X. Now I'm using the Mac a lot but I ...
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Is Webcam Support Currently Possible With Pidgin and How?

Can Pidgin currently support any kind of webcam, and if so, for what protocols, how and on what platforms?
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Delaying live video streams

I'm currently watching two live video streams (from two different cameras) but one of them is about 16 seconds ahead of the other. Is there any way I can get the stream that's ahead to cache and delay ...
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Can't see online contacts on Miranda IM

A friend of mine has a weird problem with Miranda IM.. She has just one ICQ account, but when she goes online she can't see whether her contacts are online too.. They just remain grey/offline. On the ...
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How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?

How can I visualize which folders and files are taking up all of the space on my hard drive? I'm getting some conflicting reports on the size of hard drive contents. Namely what is and isn't there ...
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flac2mp3 on mac?

What tools are there to convert flac to mp3?
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Memory upgrade to 8GB on unibody MacBook

I bought the 13" unibody MacBook one month prior to it's upgrade to become the new improved 13" unibody MacBook Pro (with unopenable battery compartment, extra 3 hours of battery life, more color ...
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How do I open a file in binary/plaintext format on Mac OS X?

This is the thing bugging me. I'd like to see some of my files in binary or plaintext format, but I can't figure out how to do it for all files. I can open some image files in plaintext using Textedit,...
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Which duplicate files and folders finders exist for Windows? [closed]

I need a free duplicate file finder/remover app, with ability to find duplicate files/folders by name and/or by size and to remove one of duplicates.
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Flash playback in G-Chrome consumes more CPU than in other browsers?

In my observation, on my computer, it seems that when I play back a flash based video (y-tube, or anything, especially in HD), the Chrome tab process consumes almost entirely one of my cores. When I ...
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Why do I lose my internet connection when I forward all ports from one router to another?

My DSL modem is a Siemens Speedstream 4200. It is not just a dumb modem, but also a fully-fledged router. I would rather it just act as a dumb modem and forward everything to my Linksys WRT54GL. I ...
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Sharing media in a removable drive using Windows Media Player [closed]

I want to play some videos stored in a usb drive connected to my computer in my PS3 or XBox 360. The files that are in the non-removable drive are shared and I can play them in the PS3 and the XBox ...
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Intel Wireless 4965AGN not achieving N throughput when connected to an AirPort Express N network [closed]

I have an Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN adaptor in my laptop (HP Pavillion dv2000 series) which is connecting to a 5GHz-only 802.11n network provided by an Apple AirPort Express. The network is ...
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Monitor will not sleep when/after using remote desktop

After I remote into my desktop machine the monitor will not sleep again until I use the desktop locally. This started several months ago. Hard to say what changed since I don't think I immediately ...
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What are the most useful bookmarklets for a superuser who do not have extension support? [closed]

After the release of Google Chrome I changed my default browser from Firefox to Chrome. I was a fan of Firefox but Chrome was what I've been waiting for because of its speed and some other features. I ...
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Multiple monitors on a laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? I'm interested in hardware solutions allowing 3+ monitors on a laptop. I'll describe my setup below - it's not ideal, though, and I'...
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Home IP Address Management?

Are there any better, free solutions to managing static IPs at home than a spreadsheet?
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Google Gears Browser Support

I've just tried to install Google Gears and been told that neither Firefox 3.5.1 nor Safari 4.0.2 are supported. The browser support page lists both browsers as options but on the basis of "or later" ...
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Are there any HTPC-optimized web browsers? [closed]

Features that I would ideally include in "HTPC-optimized": Full-screen. Navigable using a remote or the keyboard arrows. Legible at couch distances. Or, to put it another way, imagine the design ...
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Reclaiming disk space on Windows [closed]

A lot of disk space is taken up by a default Windows installation in various temporary and backup data that may never get cleaned up on its own. Eventually you realize that the large multi hundred ...
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Transparent, unicode X terminal not tied to a Desktop Environment?

I've been looking for this for a while now and I just haven't been able to find one. The last few that I used were: aterm - this one was fast and had good transparency support, but it doesn't ...
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Electronics Starter Kit [closed]

I am currently getting interested in starting experimenting with Electronics, and am searching for some sort of electronics starter kit to get me started. I have look at Arduino's Starter Kit and ...
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Windows 7 Jumplists - How to turn off for Windows Explorer ONLY in taskbar

I really like Windows 7's feature of jumplists. It's great at caching recently viewed/visited documents and sites for all kinds of applications. Bravo to the Windows 7 team for making this feature ...
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Can you combine your Home Theater PC with your Home Server on the same box?

A HTPC and a Home Server seem to have a lot of overlap. Both are designed to be on (or on standby) all of the time. Both have modest CPU requirements but should have large storage capacities. Has ...
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Firefox 'forgetting' my logins after closing

A prime example of the above is logging into SO/SF/MSO/SU. I use myopenid and have an SSL Client Certificate, but each time I start FF I have to login. This happens for my Yahoo, GMail, etc as well. ...
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How to determine gateway address when going from DHCP to static IP address with Ubuntu

What's the proper way to determine the computer's gateway when going from DHCP to a static IP. Operating system is Mythbunutu with Ububtu desktop installed. I had previously been editing /etc/...
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How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password?

How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password when connecting to a host?
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Laptop not being powered on

My laptop has had a problem recently. When I flicked the power button on, it won't come on, the lights won't get turned up, etc. I had checked the wiring connection and that had no problem. I had to ...
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Windows desktop background: how to have system info displayed

Some Windows machines can be configured with a desktop background that will query the local system for its hardware configuration, OS, configuration, statistics, etc. What program do you need to ...
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VMWare Fusion / DHCP with multiple static IPs

I have MacBook Pro and VMWare Fusion installed on it. I set a static IP for my virtual machine DHCP network by adding host pc1 { hardware ethernet 00:0C:29:4A:C5:A2; fixed-address 172.16.166....
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Windows 7 doesn't autorun Portable Apps Starter on Flash drive

I'm afraid the answer is "it won't due to new security features", but I'll ask anyway. I have a USB Flash Drive I run Portable Applications on (who doesn't, right?). I use PStart to start up a nice ...
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What is the hidden, system Config.msi folder?

I just discovered a folder called Config.msi on my D drive. It is a hidden system folder that I had to change the security settings to get into. When I got a look inside, it was empty. Does anyone ...
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Repeat Invoice In QuickBooks

Is there a way to repeat an invoice on a monthly basis for several customers in QuickBooks?
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DNS randomly fails

I have an (allegedly) 15mbps cable connection from Comcast with a pretty standard setup - cable modem plugged in to Netgear router, which serves one PC via an ethernet cable and several laptops via ...
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Is there an accounting or ERP package that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac? [closed]

Is there an accounting or ERP package, either closed- or open-source, that has clients that run on Windows, Linux, and Mac? It does not matter if it is a free or paid solution. It must also be a "...
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OS X keeps “losing” my Linux Samba shares

I have a Linux server (Ubuntu 8.10) and a Macbook (10.5.7). The Linux server has some Samba shares which I mount on the Macbook. They are set to mount on boot using the "Open Applications at Startup" ...

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