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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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How to print documents to pdf [closed]

I like to print PDFs of my documents. I've been using PDFCreator. Is this a good choice, are there any better solutions?
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Linux file system

What are the conventions for file locations in Linux? So far I've managed to deduce: /proc (references to running processes) /dev (references to all hardware) /etc (configuration files) /home (...
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Is there any software to help me learn the Dvorak layout? [closed]

I've recently stumbled upon the ability to install other keyboards through Windows, and I've installed a few languages and the US-Dvorak keyboard as well. I've been trying to learn it blindly for a ...
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Do I need to have 3 RAM DIMMs to use DDR3, or even be able to run a 3 channel CPU?

The Core i7 CPUs from Intel (Bloomfield in the Nehalem line) are an example of a CPU that handle 3 channels of memory input, and on an appropriate motherboard, ideally making use of 3 DIMMs the best ...
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My second hard drive isn't visible in windows 7

I'm testing windows7 on my althlon64 desktop, and my secondary/data hdd does not appear to be visible to windows. While it does appear in the device manager, the disk management console skips straight ...
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ThunderBird/Lighting synchronisation with SE k770i

I want to synchronise (both ways) data between Google Mail and Google Calendar with my Thunderbird with Ligtning + Zindus and SE k770i mobile phone. I have w working configuration of Ligtning and ...
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Why are hard drives never as large as advertised?

From all the hard drives I have bought, they never seem to be as large as the advertised size; from 320 GB down to 290 GB, from 500 GB down to 450 GB, etc. Is there a technical reason for this?
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How good is Word's password protection? [closed]

I have a password protected MS-Word 2007 file that needs to stay private. How good is Word's protection? If it's not very good, can you suggest a better method for keeping the file protected? EDIT: ...
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Upgrading Quark 4 to Quark 7 or 8

Does anyone have any tips for migrating from Quark 4 to Quark 7 or 8? I'm hoping that its as easy as it looks... but I'm curious if there are any horror stories out in the wild.
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Why does Windows change the input language randomly?

I work on an English version of Windows XP Pro, but my working language is Spanish. My default input language is set to Spanish, but sometimes Windows changes this setting automatically when you ...
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Windows 7 “Aero Snap” feature on Ubuntu GNOME

Windows 7 has a useful feature that "snaps" out a window to fill half the screen when you drag it to either the left or right border of the entire screen. It's really useful for arranging 2 windows ...
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What is the effect of always sleeping a laptop? Is it bad for batteries or something else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time? I do not shut down my laptop (os:vista). Instead I always make it sleep. Are there any bad consequences of this ...
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Opera as a default web browser on OS X?

Mac OS X uses Safari as it's default browser. Firefox has a preference option to be set up as a default browser. Does a similar mechanism exists for Opera? If not, where is this configuration stored ...
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How to get the most out of laptop battery life of a Windows PC?

I'm a big fan of portability and battery life. I want to take the most out of a single recharge. Any tips to accomplish that? Things on top of my mind: Voltage reduction (with RMClock, any better ...
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Is there any way to share the scanner of a multi-function printer?

I have a multi-function printer at home (an HP Photosmart C4280) and I would like to be able to use its scanner from any computer (they're all Windows XP) in my network. Is this doable?
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Which home modems and other network gear for reliability? [closed]

Do you have a home modem/router that occasionally doesn't function exactly like it should. I find this weird behavior completely unpredictable and I can only guess that maybe it is overheating. Does ...
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How do I tell Windows to use 802.11 in preference to 3G?

I have a Samsung NC-10 netbook which I take to work every day. Most of the time I use it just on the train/bus, but I also use it at work and home. It has a built-in 3G card which I want to use when ...
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How to send the escape character on OS X terminal?

Connecting with telnet looks like this: $ telnet some.host Trying 10.1.2.3... Connected to some.host. Escape character is '^]'. I'm running this on the OS X Leopard terminal. Question is, how do I ...
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Are there any password managers for iPhone and Windows XP? [closed]

Can you recommend a password manager that syncs between an iPhone and (at least one, preferably several) Windows XP computers? Being able to generate passwords would of course be a nice addition, but ...
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Virtualbox, VMware, KVM or other for Ubuntu virtualization?

Is any one of these better than the others? What are the differences in practical terms for home use?
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Does Chrome have anything similar to the search keywords in Opera?

I am thinking about switching my web browser to Google Chrome on my ASUS EEE because it has better screen usage but I really do like a lot of the handy things Opera provide. In particular, I ...
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How to remap eject key on MacBook keyboard to “delete”?

I own a first generation MacBook Air and this has bothered me since the beginnings. When I bought this thing, I was sure I'm not going to carry a DVD drive. I don't use it. WiFi has worked pretty ...
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How do I uninstall and remove a .kext on Mac OS X?

I bought a X-in-1 media card reader and had to install a driver in order to be able to read SD-HC cards. Now sometimes when I unplug the reader from the USB port I get a kernel panic. So now I'd like ...
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Backup software for Mac OS X [closed]

Which backup software do you recommend for Mac OS X? As you probably know, Leopard comes with an integrated backup tool called Time Machine. It works pretty well despite it misses some advanced ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
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Mime-type problems with IE and wikipedia

If I search for something on wikipedia with google and try to click through to one of the articles, IE8 prompts me to download the page as it doesn't understand the mime-type. This has not always ...
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How do you map a Mac keyboard to PC layout?

Say I have a Mac keyboard and want to use it on a PC. Some of the keys aren't quite right. How do I map them correctly?
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Switch DNS settings per Windows user?

I have set up an account at OpenDNS for web filtering. I think it is a great service and don't want to change to any alternative. What I would like to do is change the DNS settings per user so I can ...
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How can I keep folders synchronized between several machines over my home network?

Like many people I take quite a few photos, and also like quite a few people I don't back up as frequently as I should. What I'd like to be able to do is automatically synchronize my "to be backed up"...
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What is the best software to manage dupes and clean up data in iTunes? [closed]

I know there are a lot of paid options but was wondering what folks have found to be the best. Following tasks would be the minimum requirement: merging dupes identifying dupes with case difference ...

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