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Recovering Excel documents that were closed without saving

Can I ensure that if I mistakenly close a Microsoft Excel document without saving the latest version, that I can recover some of the work I've done? I'm using Excel 2003.
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PDF reader that can save bookmarks & notes outside of the file

I usually carry PDF X-Change on my usb, along with some pdf books I need in my work, or something I like reading in between. But the thing that buggers me is the fact that you cannot save bookmarks ...
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What's the easiest way to sniff TCP traffic data on Linux?

I want a simple way to show all the TCP data (not the TCP headers or anything else) going over any interface on my Linux box. For instance, I want a magical command that if I do: ...
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What is randomart produced by ssh-keygen?

When you generate a key, you get "randomart" from newer versions of OpenSSH. I am unable to find an explanation of why, and what I'm supposed to use it for. Generating public/private rsa key pair. ...
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Irssi: How can I close the DCC Server?

The server is on the port 0 with the command: /dcc server I have no idea of its use, so I would like to close it. How can I close the DCC server? Clarification: If you look at the help "/help dcc",...
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Export from Outlook (not express) - import in Windows Mail

I have Outlook 2003 on an old laptop running XP - and I need to move contacts and mail to a new Vista running Windows Mail. Windows Mail does not seem to be able to import pst-files. What to do?
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Intermittent boot failure now has become permanent

I hope this is not an inappropriate forum. I have a bootup problem that has me stumped. I have a desktop (Compaq Presario SR1750NX, AMD Athlon 64, Asus ABAE-LE motherboard, onboard ATI Radeon Express ...
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Command line pdf joiner

Is there a command line pdf joiner somewhere out there ? I need to join about 300 pdf files (well, 368 to be exact, not including toc and frontpage) and I can't see any way to do it simply using foxit ...
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Create a basic html file that opens in IE

I created a basic html file and it opens fine in firefox. But in IE it just shows up as plain text (the tags are shown instead of rendered). My file looks like this <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//...
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How do I swap audio output of the left and right speakers?

I have two speakers stereo speakers but when I use the sound control panel applet to test my audio configuration I get sound in the right speaker when the user interface indicates the right speaker ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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How do you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...
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1answer
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How do I print an InDesign spread on one page?

How do I go about printing my InDesign spread as one page?
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Function keys on Dell laptop requires Fn+F1-F12 (default is multimedia/oem key)

In most dell laptop (e.g. Studio 1555, Inspiron 1545, Inspiron 3000, Inspiron N5010 etc) the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard are dual function with Multimedia/OEM keys such as volume and screen ...
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Can the Internet work without DNS?

If we have an IP-based system of identifying nodes on the Internet why is there a need for DNS?
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1answer
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Using ctrl-h for backspace in kde apps

I set up GTK Applications to interpret Ctrl-h as a backspace, Ctrl-u to delete the part of the line before the cursor and Ctrl-w to delete the previous word, by adding the following: gtk-key-theme-...
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How do I get the size of a Linux or Mac OS X directory from the command-line? [duplicate]

What command do I use to find the size of all the files (recursively) in a Linux or Mac OS X directory?
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Italian DNS: How to avoid restarting firefox

I'm using Firefox 3.5 on OSX. When I try to go to a website that doesn't exist (because I forget to start my VPN), it brings me to the Virgilio search page. http://auto.ricerca.alice.it/where.i....
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1answer
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How to tell if fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document

How can I confirm whether or not fonts are embedded in a Microsoft Word document? I already know the process to enable embedding in Word.
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Make Vim display a line at the edge of the set textwidth

Most of the text editors and IDEs that I use these days have a feature where they can display a line at a certain character length in the text buffer. It's useful when you want to keep lines in a file ...
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1answer
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How can you sync your iPod with Windows Media Player?

How can I add music to my iPod using Windows Media Player on Windows 7? I assume you need a plugin of some sorts (if not, please correct me!). Do you have any to recommend? I have found one called ...
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Video encoding for archival

I would like to archive some home videos (DV). I don't need to save them losslessly, but I would like to encode them in something high-quality. What format is both pretty indistinguishable from the ...
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Can I SLI a 8800GTX and a 9600GT?

I'm not sure how much more I need to elaborate, but anyway I have two graphics cards: one 8800GTX and one 9600GT. Can I SLI them together? Is there an online tool that tells you what goes together? ...
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Keep Fullscreen Flash/Silverlight Video opened on Monitor 2

Like many of you, I'm working with two monitors. I'm trying to watch an episode on Channel9's vid-cast, but every time I click back onto my other monitor, the video exits fullscreen-mode, and goes ...
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4answers
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Combining a wired network with an ad-hoc network

I have two Windows Vista computers (A & B) with an ad-hoc network connecting them. Can I somehow then connect computer C with A through a switch/router and have all three computers on "one" ...
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1answer
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Generate a PDF from a CHM

I have seen many questions about PDF printers around, and I am already using a PDF printer (Bullzip PDF printer). But I can't use a PDF printer to print entire CHM files to PDF. I am using the ...
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Windows 7 and F-Secure. Why won't conhost.exe leave me alone?

I recently upgraded my main dev machine to Windows 7 x64 from Vista x64. Now, F-Secure Internet Security 2009 periodically tells me that conhost.exe is attempting to shut it down and asking if I want ...
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Computer Lags When Playing Loud Music/Sound?

Is it normal for a computer to lag when sound on a video gets too loud, or when playing music loudly? I have a laptop running vista, 2GB Memory, 512 MB video card, 128 MB integrated sound card. Would ...
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Steps to use Carbonite on Windows 7

Carbonite does not yet support Windows 7 out-of-the-box. How can I get Carbonite to work on a Windows 7 machine with the current release?
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Windows 7 Memory, Disk Space, and CPU Usage?

How is Windows 7 compared to Vista when it comes to the amount of memory (both idle and during game play for example) it uses, the amount of disk space each take up, and CPU usage? I would like the ...
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1answer
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Change Firefox location bar search engine

I have Firefox 3.5, and for some reason Firefox location bar is using Yahoo as the search engine. I couldn't find a setting in the options to change this. How can I change it back to Google?
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Installing Arch on a VirtualBox, then transferring it

I have only one computer and it's nicely set up. I need to install Arch for a while to test something, so I was wondering if it is possible to install it on a Virtual disk via VirtualBox, and if need ...
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Video card killed my computer

I was in the middle of playing Insurgency, and I had just tried to switch servers when the entire game froze. No biggie, I thought. I'll just restart the game and go on my merry way. Of course, this ...
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Difftool for Ubuntu like OS X's Opendiff [closed]

What is the best difftool for Git repos like OS X's Opendiff?
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Why does firefox try to accept connections?

I have zone alarm and it is telling me that firefox wants to accept connections. Why would it want to do this? It may be a plugin, but I can't think of anything that would require that. Not that it ...
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What is the EX-mode for batch processing for?

The tutorial mentions that the Ex-mode is for batch processing. Since it is a nuisance, rather than a tool, for me, I would like to see some practical examples. Who uses it? Why? What is the EX-mode ...
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3answers
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Where to create a shared media folder?

I'd like to place all my family's media in one shared folder for everyone to use from any computer. Whether it's a PC or home server. What is more appropriate: Create it in my home folder (/home/...
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Can I connect my camera to my computer via USB and take pictures/video directly to my hard drive?

Currenly, I can take pictures and video with my Canon Powershot, and then upload them to my computer's hard drive. I'd like to bypass my memory card altogether, and store media directly to my iMac. ...
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Macbook battery no longer charges

My Macbook has recently entered a state where the battery no longer charges. Currently the battery is reporting 25% charge when not plugged in. When plugged in, the bar at the top reports (Not ...
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3answers
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Windows: How can I redirect sound coming in from the mic to the speakers output

Scenario - I want to use my mic plug as a "line-in" input that will get mixed with the other audio being output to the speakers. How can this be done on Windows 7 / Vista?
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How to add more voices to Microsoft Text to Speech engine?

I'm currently using Microsoft Windows XP which comes bundled with the Microsoft Sam Voice. I want to add more voices as Sam is not very good to work with. Many dictionary software's that i use ...
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2answers
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What's the format of my motherboard?

I just found an old motherboard and i wonder what's the format, what's the powersupply and case i have to buy to make with this motherboard an new computer. I know you have ATX or Baby ATX or MiniATX ...
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Using a computer monitor as a TV screen: is it possible / any reasons not to do it?

I am currently looking for a new TV screen since my current one is over 15 years old (about time, I guess). I am seriously considering upgrading to a HTPC in the future (I am using a HDD recorder ...
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iPhone 3G not automatically retrieving emails at the main Email Accounts page since version 3

Since upgrading the iPhone 3G software to version 3 the Email client no longer automatically updates my emails when entering the mail app on the first "Accounts" page. Even pressing the "Refresh" ...
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Partitioning a bootable Flash drive

Is it possible to have a 2 partition Flash drive that looks like the following: A partition that is bootable to OS X (this will require a GUID partition table) A second partition formatted either ...
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Any Suggested Maintenance for Cloned Mac OS X Boot Disk

I've cloned my MacBook Pro's internal drive to a larger, faster hard drive, using Carbon Copy Cloner. The new drive is installed and seems to be working fine. Is there anything I should do to "clean ...
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3answers
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what is aexnsagent.exe?

What is aexnsagent.exe? It has made my PC run slower.
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2answers
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How can I add a folder to the default quick-search list on the start menu on Windows 7?

I have a bunch of programs that can run without installing (LINQPad, Reflector, Foobar 2000 and so on) - which is nice and makes them very portable. I keep them here: c:\admin\utils\ However, when ...
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What is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate, and when I do ipconfig /all in the command prompt I get, in addition to the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection that I expected, something called Tunnel adapter ...
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1answer
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How to share data between two computer connected through the local wireless

I have a few computers connected to the same wireless router. What is the best/easiest way to share data among them. I am sick and tired of using AIM to copy data from one computer to another. They ...

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