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Install Quarto extensions globally

Is there a way to install Quarto extensions globally? If I follow the installation instruction from https://quarto.org/docs/extensions/managing.html and e.g. use quarto add quarto-ext/fontawesome...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by samcarter‭

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Disable automatic tlmgr updates in Quarto

Let's assume one has a Quarto document which does not compile because of an error in the latex code, e.g. here a simply typo in a macro name: --- format: pdf --- test\newlin test Quarto...

1 answer  ·  posted 7d ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by samcarter‭

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How to update log diff buffer with cursor

MWE Using magit: Open log buffer: ll. Open a commit diff: ENT. Go back to log buffer without closing diff: window-other. Question Starting from the MWE above, is there a way to have the d...

0 answers  ·  posted 29d ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How to indent list items in Vim

Problem How do I indent a list item in Vim the following way? Ideally I want this to happen automatically upon wrap, but will settle for something like ESC TAB doing the trick. Have This is a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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Circulate through spaces on macOS 11

Back in the days of OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, one could circulate from the last space to the first space, e.g. if one was on the last space and used the keyboard shortcut to go to the next space, it w...

2 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by samcarter‭

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Programmatically changing the keyboard illumination in small steps

Background story: I would like to have a button in my touch bar which changes the illumination of the keyboard in small steps (what you normally get from pressing Illumination(up/down)+option+shif...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by samcarter‭

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How can I click inside a gnarled window?

I need to install BCUninstaller. But I can't click to pick the options inside, OR the maximize button on the upper right that's greyed out. No other window is gnarled like this on my desktop, which...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by TextKit‭

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Vim: Can a different style be applied to a vim-terminal?

I often open an terminal within vim via: :vert term. The terminal opens on the right side with the same style (background and foreground colors) as my vim style. Is it possible to change the styl...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by CodeFarmer‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

vim
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Change indent width in scad-mode

MWE translate() square(); Problem I'd like to set the number of spaces per indent in scad-mode to 2. When I press tab on the second line in the MWE, it should result in: translate() ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How to make background transparent and trim to content

Question Is there a way in grafx2 to make the background transparent and trim to content? This could be done during save. My process now when making images for documents is: Make image in gra...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by samcarter‭

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Permanently disable motivational messages and animations on duolingo.com

I'm using firefox to access duolingo. The website offers settings to disable motivational messages and animations. However the settings frequently turn themselves back on automatically. Is there...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by samcarter‭

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How can I record merely heads in a video call?

To save Hard Drive space, how can I record merely the green rectangles below containing the heads of my family? I waste bytes if I record the areas crossed out in orange, like the backgrounds and ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by TextKit‭

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Adding option to pandoc call from RStudio

If ones uses RStudio to convert a rmarkdown file to pdf, RStudio will call pandoc with arguments like this: /opt/homebrew/bin/pandoc +RTS -K512m -RTS Untitled.knit.md --to beamer --from markdown+a...

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Canina‭

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Why doesn't permanently deleting emails dwindle the .ost's size, absent new emails?

My old backup email account never receives incoming emails. In Microsoft Outlook, I deleted at least 50 emails in the Inbox and Sent Items, then emptied "Deleted Items", but the .ost for this email...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by TextKit‭

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Native Folder Synchronization on Android

What technically (or contractually) prevents cloud storage providers from implementing native support for folder synchronization in their Android apps?

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by AZeed‭  ·  reopened 4mo ago by samcarter‭

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How to make selection and overwrite from register all from ex mode

MWE line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 line 5 line 6 line 7 Go to "line 4": /line 4 ENT. Delete into register: dd. Replace everything with register using only ex mode. (Non-ex equivalent: gg...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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How to copy files preserving one directory up

Have mkdir -p d1/d1_sd1/ d2/d2_sd1/ touch d1/d1_sd1/f1.txt d2/d2_sd1/f1.txt . ├── d1 │   └── d1_sd1 │   └── f1.txt └── d2 └── d2_sd1 └── f1.txt 4 directories, 2 files ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How to redraw screen putting specific line at top without moving cursor

MWE 5 4 3 2 1 0 Go to the end of the file: G. Question Using spacemacs, how do I put the line with 3 at the top of the screen without moving the cursor? With moving the cursor that wou...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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Setting a cookie with a userscript

Background: I'm using a websites which uses a pin code locally stored in a cookie for login. As firefox does not recognise the field to input the pin as a password field, it won't store the passwo...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by samcarter‭

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How do I make Xbox stop telling me that I have a free game pass on Windows 10?

On my Lenovo Legion, every single time I boot up Windows 10, I get confronted by an Xbox app popping up and telling me that I have a free game pass or something and to log in to claim it. Every tim...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Outlook on the Web - Remove bold 'sender' heading row

While using Outlook on the web, when I sort mail by sender, my Inbox shows a heading row containing just the sender name in bold, with any emails from that sender below. How do I turn off those he...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by mcalex‭

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Is a fanless PC good? [closed]

I would like to buy a fanless PC. Is a fanless PC good?

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by mccoy.rameer‭  ·  closed 6mo ago by Canina‭

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Measure distance in pixels on screen

I'd like to draw a rectangle on the screen and get the dimensions in pixels of that rectangle. A bit like a ruler in order to measure the distance on screen. I'm using Sway version 1.8 on Arch Lin...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Matthias Braun‭

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Windows 11 ─ how to change default UAC shield icon

I want to manage the customization of the small icon in the right of any shortcut started with admin privilegies I already know how to change the arrow in shortcut: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by TOVOT‭

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Commenting on multiple selections in Google Docs

How can one add one comment to two or more selections in Google Docs? It is clearly technically possible, since when you copy a section with a comment, any pasted text will link to the same commen...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by laserkittens‭

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Free Windows 10 software for trimming videos (e.g. .mp4) from 2-10 GB?

Can you please recommend free software for my Windows 10 laptop, to trim videos from 2 to 10 GB? I've tried Lightworks, ShotCut. But they keep freezing after I apply my trim, and I must force-clos...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by mcalex‭

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How to make git push/pull work again?

I have a bunch of GIT repositories on my laptop, which have their "origin" set to repositories on GitHub. After a commit in a local repository, I do git push -u origin master to update the remot...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

git
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Move folder one level up on Thunderbird

I accidentally moved folder De under folder Laun in Thunderbird's folder side bar: How can I move De back to the same level as Laun and Archive? If I drag it and release it just between the oth...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Canina‭

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In Word, how can I set 'Header Position from Top' and 'Footer Position from Bottom' simultaneously for all pages?

I don't have time to set, or change, the 'Header Position from Top' and 'Footer Position from Bottom' for each page individually and manually! How can I set them all at once, in one fell swoop? Pl...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by TextKit‭

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How to jump to original mark after overwriting

MWE In Vim: mm. o ESC mm (by accident, meant mn). Question How do I jump to the original mark m set in action 1.? Edit I'm sorry, what I meant was you issue mm when you meant 'm. (It al...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How to track down target atom for svg to pass to xclip

Background The xclip manual mentions use of targets: -t, -target specify a particular data format using the given target atom. With -o the special target atom name "TARGETS" can be used t...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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What in the HTML is preventing CutyCapt from capturing Altair output

Question I am using Altair to generate plots using python and pandas. What is preventing CutyCapt from capturing the plot in the html output? CutyCapt writes a blank png. MWE I am outputting ...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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What is the magit equivalent of git switch branch?

What is the magit equivalent of git switch branch? I'm particularly interested in the situation where you cloned a repo, and want to checkout a remote branch locally. From the commandline that u...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How to add vertical line in the middle of two marks on image

Have This .png image of a plot: Want To add vertcal lines between the groupings: (0, 1, 2) LINE (3, 4, 5) LINE (6, 7, 8) I want to place the lines exactly in the middle of the grouping boun...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by samcarter‭

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How to blockquote region in Emacs

Question Is there a command in emacs for "email quoting" an autofilled paragraph? Have Nullam eu ante vel est convallis dignissim. Fusce suscipit, wisi nec facilisis facilisis, est dui fermentu...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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How can I see old photos, so far down a Facebook page that scrolling down freezes the browser?

One relative has taken so many photos, that scrolling down to his pictures before 2020 takes too much time and effort. But once scrolling reaches his pictures uploaded in 2020, my browser froze. I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by TextKit‭

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Does embedding an image, in an email, debauch its appearance or quality?

My bosses and colleagues prefer images to be embedded, rather than attaching an image to an email — not least because attachments can be wrongly flagged as spam, and because it's easier to see embe...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Quintec‭

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How to get rid of the ugly search icon rolled out in today's Windows 10/11 update?

Just updated Windows (2022-06-17, version Windows 10 Pro 21H2) and now there's an eye-catching, ugly icon in the taskbar, which graphics suggests that Windows' intended target audience is children ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Lundin‭

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In Microsoft Word, how do I systematically add space before the Footnote Superscript?

Undoubtedly, it's too unproductive to add spaces manually before each Footnote SuperScript. I clicked on Manage Styles, but see no option to add such spaces PRODUCTIVELY. Word grayed out "Paragr...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by TextKit‭

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Should I now delete backup files already stored on my SSD C Drive? Should I use free space on SSD C Drive?

On both my desktop and laptop, my Windows 11 C drives are on a 500 GB SSD. My D drives are on a 1 TB HDD. Desktop A Microsoft Support Engineer noticed that I backed up 300 GB of family videos on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Lundin‭

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How do I stop my laptop from freezing when I stream a game?

My problem is mostly on dealing with OBS and Minecraft. I stream Minecraft using OBS and whenever the stream reaches 15 minutes or more, it starts to slowly freeze bit by bit, until it starts free...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by General Sebast1an‭

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How to quickly change the maximum processor state in Windows 10?

I am using a Lenovo Legion laptop and one thing I have noticed is the fan working at full speed from time to time. This seems to be related to the CPU jumping to a high frequency to deliver more pr...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Alexei‭

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In Word's Find and Replace, when to use # vs. (0, 9)? [closed]

I need to remove all the red text below with ‘Find and Replace’, but keep all green text. Input 1:23 Keep this line 1. 4:56 Keep this line 2. Snag Inputting ^#:^#^# removed the red text, b...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 10mo ago by samcarter‭

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Using "Print using system dialogue" as default in Firefox

I'd like Firefox to automatically use the "Print using the system dialogue" setting: In older versions, I could use print.tab_modal.enabled = false in about:config to automatically get the ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Alexei‭

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How do I get the Pixel (Android 12) to show the incoming phone number for probable spam?

I have a Pixel 5A running Android 12 (I assume stock Android because it's a Pixel, but I don't know how to tell). The phone app that came with it reports probable spam or scam calls by labeling th...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Computer whining (~16khz noise coming from somewhere in the case)

My computer makes a very annoying high pitched noise under medium loads. I have been chasing this problem for a few days now and would appreciate any input you might have. System details: OS: Lub...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Darth_Muldoon‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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reduce gzip archive size if files are similar

I'd like to use the similarities between files to produce a gzip archive that's as small as possible. On gzip's Wikipedia entry it says that: gzip is not to be confused with the ZIP archive for...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Canina‭

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How do I fix Firefox fonts having extra spacing and weird numbers on Ubuntu?

After upgrading one of my computers to Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu, it's started rendering some fonts—specifically DejaVu Sans and Arial, although there may be others—incorrectly. The actual words are...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Ullallulloo‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Ullallulloo‭

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Browser video sometimes stops working; how can I figure out why?

I leave my Mac (Mini, not laptop) running all the time, only rebooting when something forces me to (like a software update). My uptimes are usually measured in weeks, sometimes months. Occasional...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Android phone, name associated with incoming call?

This is regarding the regular phone app that came with my Android phone. Under App Info, it says App installed from Google Play Store and version 78.0.437276706. I haven't done anything deliberat...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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