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How can I prevent others from seeing the contents of my home directory, except for the public folder?

On Mac OS X, it's relatively easy to prevent people from seeing the files contained in your home directory: chmod 700 ~ I'd like to perform a variation of that. I want it so that when people open /...
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Set Windows XP Lock Screen Background

I've googled this a bit, but have yet to find anything. I have 4 monitors. when I lock my screen via win+L, it turns 3 of them to the background color selected in background options, and the 4th one ...
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Use a Power Mac G5 with the Mini Displayport LCD display

Is there an adapter or card that would let me use the new LCD monitor (with Mini Displayport) with the DVI Power Mac G5? Edit: Looks like one's arrived: http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?...
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How do I set my IP address in Vista?

I need to change my IP address in Windows Vista. How do I do this?
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Computer starts muted (ubunutu + Xfce)

I don't know if this is a linux problem or an xfce one, Default installation (mint 7) came with Gnome and I don't remember this problem happening then. It only occured after I switched to Xfce, ...
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Start screen saver the moment I lock the computer on Win XP

Can I change the scheduling of the screen saver, to start as soon as I lock my Win XP?
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Looking for a command to check for on-chip L3 cache size on a Unix system

I am looking for a command to check for on-chip L3 cache size on a Unix system.
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What can I do to improve the performance of my wireless network?

I have a Linksys WRT110 wireless router. However, my friend was just over and said that my network was awfully slow. I'll try to get some numbers later tonight or tomorrow, but for now I'm interested ...
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How do you elevate permissions on a Mac Application using the GUI?

I having trouble with an application not prompting for administrator privileges (thank you Blizzard's WOW installer) and I'm looking for an OS X equivalent of Windows' RunAs. I am familiar with sudo,...
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Is there a good podcast app for Windows Media Center?

I would love to easily watch podcasts on my media center machine. Is there a service or application I can run in the background which will automatically get the latest podcasts and integrate them ...
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Samba vs. NFS: Performance [closed]

I've got a choice of setting up Samba or NFS on my Linux based NAS ( nslu2 running OpenDebian ). Does anyone have performance related stories comparing the two options ? Are there tuneup tricks that ...
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Computer with no information at all ?— where to start?

A friend of mine gave me his old computer ..(bougth 2002-2003) He gave me everything exept his HDD. So i installed a HDD in and installed Windows XP on the System : The Problem : The System is ...
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Windows Update not pushing Vista SP2

On two computer systems, I have fully legal and validated Vista 64-bit installs. On both machines, I use the Windows Update system to ensure I have all the latest patches and updates. Both machines ...
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Making switching between Mac and PC each day easier [closed]

As I've started to use different operating systems at home and at work, I've found a few things that help. App Launching (Quicksilver and Launchy) Not having to mouse through folders or menus is ...
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Linking to aac audio files is returning a 404

I have a lot of audio backed up on 1&1 (a web host), as I have a ridiculously large amount of cheap space left over after my websites. I uploaded these through Wise-FTP directly to my webspace ...
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problem booting crusty old windows XP

I have an acer aspire laptop running Windows XP home. I believe I have some virus on it, I'm not sure--I mostly just run linux in a VM on it so I wasn't too worried. I'm not sure if that virus caused ...
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Problem installing uTorrent with Ask toolbar

I use uTorrent for long time now, and now when I start it I get installation wizard to install new 1.8.3 build 15772 version. Ok... So I start to install, and everything is going fine, until I get to ...
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Why is my PC boot time slow when USB HDD attached?

I have a USB Hard disk that I am using as a secondary drive just for extra storage. When this is attached and I start my PC the second screen says searching for mass storage dives for about 5 minutes ...
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How can I keep a PC dry outdoors?

I'm planning on having an outdoor LAN-party, not in the rain but you know how water condenses on everything.
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Finder Smart Folder - Seeing file size in OS X 10.5

I've created a smart folder showing the large files on my computer. The resulting view lists the file name and 2 other fields - don't have it in front of me. It does not show the file size. The ...
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Is .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox a security threat?

Many people around me panic with this. Says "Microsoft installed spyware to my computer". I think this is not real security problem. Just support for ClickOnce. Is this a security threat?
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How do I set my windows machine up to recieve incoming faxes?

Is there a way I can configure my windows computers to answer the phone using the built in modem and then print out what it receives automatically?
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Suspicious Svchost

I find many instances connected through as many as 7 ports in my system when I opened TCPView (Sysinternals). Could it be because of a malware? How to find it out without Antivirus tools.
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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Printing Large PDF from Outlook 2003

When I try to print an attached over-sized PDF sheet (larger than letter sized) from Outlook, the print is cut off. How can I configure Outlook to automatically fit the PDF to page sized without ...
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Mac OS X diff tool for Microsoft Word docs?

I am using svn for version control and want to be able to compare 2 revisions of a MS Word doc side-by-side. I am aware of Araxis Merge but this converts the doc to text and compares which is more ...
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Changing Firefox Tab Cycle Order

When you use Ctrl-Tab in Firefox, you move through tabs in the order that they are listed in the tab bar at the top of the window. I would prefer that when I use Ctrl-Tab the next tab that I switch ...
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Customizing Firefox Shortcuts

I would like to be able to define arbitrary keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, including overriding some of the already built-in shortcuts (such as Ctrl + W to close a tab). How can I accomplish this? ...
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ubuntu 9.04 + enlightenment (e17 or e16)

I'd like to install the enlightenment window manager (preferably e16) onto my new ubuntu workstation. However, the online guides seem to have a repository that's no longer available as a apt-get ...
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Can google chrome know how fast I type?

Google Chrome privacy notice : When you type URLs or queries in the address bar, the letters you type are sent to Google Does this mean that Google could know how fast each Chrome user types ? ...
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Installing Adobe Flashplayer on Ubuntu

I'm running Ubntu 9.04, and had adobe flash and air running fine (which meant I had my beloved tweetdeck). Then I ran the system janitor, and tweetdeck went away. Since then, I've been unable to get ...
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How do I open visio diagrams without a copy of visio loaded locally?

I have two systems I use on a regular basis. I use one for presentations and the other I use to do my work. I have Visio on my main system but I do not have it on my other system I am using for the ...
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How to show the current Vi mode when using Vi keybindings in the shell?

I use the vi keybindings in my tcsh shell. Now, I don't know which vi mode I'm in (insert mode or command mode), which leads to a lot of frustration. Does anyone know of a way to show the current ...
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svchost.exe is crashing

I came in this morning (and not for the first time) and found a dialog box on my screen saying "svchost.exe has caused an exception. Would you like to debug this?" Fortunately, it gives the PID. ...
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Why does M-RET become C-M-j

I suspect this is some sort of magic terminal definition thing but I've noticed some magic keys not working on terminals. When I type M-RET to create a new item in org mode I instead get a newline. M-...
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Troubleshooting failed CDRW/DVD drive on old laptop

My laptop (HP NX9005, bought in 2003) will no longer read cds or DVDs in Windows XP or Ubuntu. In Windows, the drive is displayed in My Computer, but when I click on the icon it displays an empty ...
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Can I map the Windows context menu key to Option on OSX?

104-key Windows keyboards have this key with a sort of context-menu icon on it, which on Windows simulates a right-mouse-button-press. I'd like to make it act as a right-hand-site 'Option' key ...
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Trying to set up a windows share

I am trying to share a folder, I keep getting this error: --------------------------- Open Folder --------------------------- \\server\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ...
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nVidia driver on Linux, and the need to reset the resolution on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu and I have a Samsung Syncmaster 2232 monitor, which is a 22" widescreen. I also have version 185.18.14 of the nVidia video driver, running on an XFX GeForce 6200. My problem is that ...
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What is the source for RL Rivest's “reversal of defaults” quote?

I'm doing some work on computing privacy and I need to track down the source for a quote by Ronald L. Rivest which goes like: "reversal of defaults": what was once private is now public; what ...
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What is a good KDE equivalent to tilda on Gnome?

Or is tilda already KDE equivalent? Performance is important.
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Linux DD Command: How to extract files from an ISO image?

I need to extract the OS filesystem from Fedora's ISO image (downloadable from their site) using dd command?
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Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

I'm using Spaces on OS X, and I'd like to replicate the Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> functionality (or is it Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> -- I can never remember) in Gnome that causes the currently selected ...
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What is a good KDE equivalent to gnome-do?

I'd like it to be seamless in regard to performance. Here's how I use gnome-do by hitting Windows + space I get a prompt and I start typing, it starts showing me programs to run using the characters ...
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Less daunting front end for SQL Server

We currently have a few users who have been using Access very succesfully to throw around large amounts of data. We've now got to the point where the data is just too large to be held in Access, as ...
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Thunderbird doesn't raise or give focus when you click “Write” or “Reply”

I'm using Thunderbird 2.0.22, the version that comes with Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10. When I hit "Reply" or "Write", a new email window pops up, but it ends up being under the main Thunderbird Window, and ...
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Problems logging in to MSN on Mac OS X

I recently have problems when trying to log in to my MSN account from OS X Leopard. I tried to add my account to Adium, where it worked the 1st time and then on the following boots it just keeps ...
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Swap key modifiers for individual applications in OSX

Is there any way I can remap Cmd to be Ctrl for individual applications or Windows on OSX? I'm trying to work out a way to do this for VirtualBox as I keep using the wrong keys to copy and paste ...
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Printer Font Question on Windows

I've got two problems printing out program listings on web pages from Sun's website, using Firefox in Windows, and was wondering how I might diagnose/correct the problem. Here's an example page. The ...
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Last parameter of last command in bash in vi-mode

I have been convinced (over at Stack Overflow) to use my beloved bash in vi mode. So far I got used to it quite well and I like it. However I really do miss one feature: In emacs-mode, you can enter ...

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