Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
tag:snake search within a tag
answers:0 unanswered questions
user:xxxx search by author id
score:0.5 posts with 0.5+ score
"snake oil" exact phrase
votes:4 posts with 4+ votes
created:<1w created < 1 week ago
post_type:xxxx type of post
Search help
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

General Q&A about software and hardware usage

33%
+1 −4
How can I command my Lenovo laptop — NOT a ThinkPad — to stop charging the battery, at a maximum cap level of my choice?

Update, after Olin Lathrop's answer. I phoned Lenovo Technical Support to ask why the "Battery Charge Threshold" in Olin Lathrop's answer doesn't appear in my Lenovo Vantage. Their engineer acces...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by TextKit‭

80%
+6 −0
Increase contrast between current and other tabs in Firefox

In most recent Firefox versions I find it hard to distinguish the current tab at a glance, especially if the screen is set at low brightness. That is because the colors used for the current and oth...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Quasímodo‭

71%
+3 −0
Control whether Firefox renders web pages in dark or light mode

It has been reported that, if on a dark theme in KDE, Firefox automatically renders some websites that support it (e.g. Duckduckgo does, but Codidact doesn't) in dark mode. How can I better contro...

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

75%
+4 −0
All file types associated with an application

How can I get a list of all file types for which a certain application is the default program? I know that I can get a list of all file types an application is capable of opening from the info.pli...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by samcarter‭

50%
+2 −2
How to add a partition of Disk 1, to another partition of Disk 0?

I use Windows 10. How do I add the yellow partition to the red one, to increase the size of red? Green (833 GB) must be left alone, and must not be changed or moved.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by elgonzo‭

50%
+4 −4
Alternative to Google Adsense

I'm starting a small site with some online tools. Tried to include Google Adsense but I initially got rejected because the site was still on construction. Yet I've seen in the forums that they are...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by nelson777‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Quasímodo‭

75%
+4 −0
Camera USB device in file explorer - why so slow?

I have been using my 10-year-old small Samsung compact camera until recently. Whenever I plug that one into a Windows laptop, it shows up as a regular mass storage device just providing files, no-...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by CanisSomnolentus‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

70%
+5 −1
Get unique list of all files in a git repository, which I modified

I would like to get a list of all the files in a git repository which I modified. Take for example the repository https://github.com/josephwright/beamer . I tried the command git whatchanged --au...

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

80%
+6 −0
Case independent tab completion in zsh shell

I'm using a zsh shell with zstyle ':completion:*' matcher-list 'm:{a-z}={A-Za-z}' autoload -Uz compinit &amp;&amp; compinit to allow tab completion regardless of capitalisation, e.g. cd desk w...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

71%
+3 −0
Activate `Prefer tabs when opening documents` only for one application

In macOS 11.6, I can go to System Preferences-&gt;General and activate the Prefer tabs when opening documents option so that new windows are opened as new tabs. This setting will influence many app...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Alexei‭

66%
+2 −0
Make left-click warp the scrollbar thumb position instead of paging down/up

I want the scrollbar to wrap to the pointer location when I click in an empty space (a.k.a. the trough or track) of it. What happens instead is that the scrollbar thumb just displaces the equivale...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Quasímodo‭

37%
+1 −3
Drag-and-drop webpage layout automation software which can save output in one HTML file

I seek a FOSS content management system agnostic page builder for webpage layout automation with drag-and-drop GUI. A program that would let me create responsive HTML webpages which can also be sa...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by deleted user

42%
+1 −2
Why Convert All Spots to CMYK, rather than RGB? [closed]

Please read mrserge's answer and the question there before reading this question. mrserge answered What we will do: convert everything to CMYK, then replace specific CMYK value with other and we...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by samcarter‭

84%
+9 −0
How do I copy an unencoded URL from my browser?

Whenever I copy and paste URLs from my browser, they end up being percent-encoded and completely unreadable. For example, the homepage URL of the Japanese version of Wikipedia, https://ja.wikipedi...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Quasímodo‭

50%
+2 −2
What's this orange "Work" with briefcase icon in Firefox?

I've used Firefox for approximately 10 years, but I've never seen this before! Please see below. I was working under the premise (very unlikely true, but still) that interacting with that ico...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

71%
+3 −0
Change colour of search markers in firefox scroll bar

The markings for search results in the firefox scrollbar are pink by default (requires "Highlight All" to be selected): Is there any code I can plug into a userChrome.css file or similar to chan...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

75%
+4 −0
Clean up firefox's new tab page in private mode

By default, the new tab page in Firefox has a lot of clutter in private mode. How to remove all this clutter?

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

50%
+1 −1
Is a local Apache a local web server?

Is a local "web" server such as a local Apache installed on Windows with WAMP/XAMPP really a "web server"? (is it a "pseudo web server")? What would be a reasonable term to use to describe not the...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

66%
+2 −0
RSS feed client for Windows 10 which allows stacking and popups

I seek a recommendation for a native RSS program which is: Installable on Windows 10 Allows stacking: Putting all notifications in one place (for example, if I get feeds from two websites, I ca...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

75%
+4 −0
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...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 1y ago by samcarter‭

40%
+2 −4
How can I halt Windows from forthwith switching to Google Chrome, after I click on URLs on Skype?

Whenever I click on an URL in Skype, Windows opens up Google Chrome straightaway with the webpage. How do I halt this, so that Windows stays focussed on Skype? I like to click and open URL's — tha...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

71%
+3 −0
How do I Google for ≤,≥ a particular natural number?

How can I Google to see all titles on a public library, like Toronto's, that have ≥ n copies? n is a natural number and UNBOUNDED. I see no relevant operator here. What must I input along with sit...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Quintec‭

71%
+3 −0
Maximise instead of full screen window

Are there any free (and preferably open source) methods to make the green window button maximise the window instead of going full screen? (I know BetterTouchTools can do that, but this is no lon...

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

75%
+4 −0
Why my screen automatically zooms? How to stop it?

I am in Xubuntu. Sometimes, when I use Android Studio and suddenly change my "activity". I meant whenever I visit Android Studio to Chrome using alt+tab then my screen automatically zoom. Here how ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

66%
+2 −0
Automatically restore a dropped Zoom connection?

I once again (thanks Covid!) have a weekly gathering that has moved from in-person to virtual, using Zoom. I am an attendee, not the host. I need to be able to join the meeting up to about 18 hou...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

33%
+1 −4
How can the total size of all frames of a video > that video's size?

I commanded Free Video to JPG converter to convert every frame of some .mp4 into JPGs. One .mp4 of 131 MB got converted into pictures totalling 700 MB! Another .mp4 of 377 MB got converted into pic...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

37%
+1 −3
Distinguish like I'm 9 years old — Bit rate vs. Data rate?

How do **Data rate **and Total bitrate differ? I am untutored in computer science — please explain like I am 9 years old. See below pls. David Vanderschel PhD in Mathematics &amp; Physics from Ri...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

50%
+1 −1
How can you edit the keys on keyboard's Numeric Pad, with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

These steps from UC Davis don't picture or mention the number pad on the far right hand side of computer keyboards. If Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator can't edit numeric keypads, please recommen...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

66%
+2 −0
How to dye all elements of an image (besides the transparent background) White?

I have a transparent-backgrounded colorful raster-image (.png). I want everything in the image to just become White (besides the background, which should stay transparent). Is there any single ac...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

50%
+0 −0
How to re-justify a text under an image in GIMP

I have a raster logo image with transparent background which I edit with GIMP and which is comprised of two primary elements: A drawing A text under the drawing The text is "justified" under...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

71%
+3 −0
How to disable email grouping (in conversation) in Gmail web mail for certain senders?

I have just realized that I have overlooked some important e-mails due to Gmail's automatic e-mail grouping in conversations. Typically, this is a pretty useful feature to reduce the count, but so...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭

66%
+2 −0
What is the correct way to change the color of an element in GIMP?

I marked an image element with magic wand in GIMP and then used bucket fill to dye it in another color. For some elements it worked well, but other elements were damaged (became more "aliased" or ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

71%
+3 −0
How can I ssh to a remote server from my Chromebook?

How can I ssh to a remote server from my Chromebook? A lot of the work I do involves ssh'ing to a remote web server, running software on that remote command shell, and testing things using a web...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by DavidCary‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by dsr‭

50%
+2 −2
Unique identifier for a computing system [closed]

If IP address is a unique identifier of a computing device in a network (LAN and/or WAN) and MAC is a unique identifier for a network card and/or modem, what would be a unique identifier for a comp...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

40%
+0 −1
How to concurrently, productively change all gray color in all headings and subheadings in this PDF?

Screen shot of PDF below. Do not ask me to manually change the gray color in each heading and subheading individually — too much time and work! I hanker change to #4DFFFF — CMYK = 70, 0, 0, 0. I ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

75%
+4 −0
How can I get my browser to block a specific SVG (Discord server icon)?

I am on several Discord servers. One of them has, as its server logo, an image I would rather not see every time I use Discord. I had previously used AdBlock to suppress it, but it came back rece...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by CodeFarmer‭

50%
+1 −1
Trouble Running Diablo 2 resurrected on Windows 10 Home

Dell Latitude 5580 (laptop) Intel Core i7-7820HQ 16GB DDR4 Nvidia Gforce 940MX 512GB SSD Windows 10 Home Surprisingly, I am having trouble running Diablo 2 Resurrected with pretty much the...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

66%
+2 −0
Is it possible to run the same version of MySQL on two servers, but use MySQL Community on one and MySQL Enterprise on the other?

I have two servers with identical hardware for running MySQL one is the development environment and the other is production. Currently, we are considering upgrading from MySQL Community (free) to M...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Trilarion‭

66%
+2 −0
Why do simple calculations take such a long time in Matlab 2020 on my computer?

For example: 2+2 ans = 4 10-5 It takes 10-20 seconds before I get the result (ans=...). Why it is taking so long to return the answer to such a simple calculation? The system require...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

81%
+7 −0
Turn off proofing for quotations in Word

When directly quoting somebody, I would like to quote them verbatim, and their writing style often clashes with Word's style/grammar checker. While I can manually ignore them, the squiggly lines al...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Trilarion‭

66%
+2 −0
How do I color — some but NOT all — text in a sentence, in HTML5?

My corporation has a discussion forum that uses HTML. I'm uncertain if this is HTML5, and if it also uses CSS. &lt;font color="red"&gt;Color this red.&lt;/font&gt; failed, probably because "The ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

42%
+1 −2
Distinguish like I'm 5 years old — ArtBox, BleedBox, CropBox, MediaBox, TrimBox

I tried 4 different sets of definitions below, but they're still too abstruse! English ISN'T my first language. You don't have to read any thing below this line...I'm just showing all my work like ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by DavidCary‭

50%
+0 −0
Why do I get "we've run into an issue" and error code caa70004 when starting Microsoft Teams?

I installed Teams on my desktop. Whenever I click it, this error message appears. Why? We're sorry—we've run into an issue. Error code - caa70004 There's a more permanent way to sign in to Mic...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by TextKit‭

71%
+3 −0
Why does my external Hard Drive keep squealing?

As soon as I plug in the USB cable to my desktop's USB port, and the external Hard Drive starts spinning, it keeps scritching. Please listen to my audio file. I bought it in 2015, but I plug it i...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by elgonzo‭

77%
+5 −0
Switching to an admin user within Powershell SSH session

Is it possible to switch to an admin user from a regular user within a PowerShell SSH session (similar to Linux's su &lt;user&gt;) without even connecting to a remote desktop session and open Power...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by ajhalili2006‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

25%
+0 −4
Isn't Slug redundant, when Bleed oversteps the page and Bleed < Slug?

I read Scott's explanation, but Slug still feels redundant to me. Because Bleed &lt; Slug, then whenever you cut the paper at Bleed, you will have cut off the Slug inescapably, simultaneously...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by dsr‭

66%
+4 −1
Installing WhatsApp on a desktop computer without having WhatsApp installed on a smartphone

I use Windows 10 Home. I need to install a WhatsApp client on my desktop computer but WhatsApp requires me to have a WhatsApp client installed on my smartphone to do so; Installing WhatsApp on my ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

75%
+4 −0
Can a Windows 7 installation be restored by simply restoring all its files?

I'm looking for a reliable and easy backup and restore system for the OS on a Windows 7 laptop (more details below). If I were to boot it to an external drive and back up all the files on the hard...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Pastychomper‭

71%
+3 −0
How do I cut out a section of audio from a larger one, with VLC?

How do I cut out/trim/split a section of audio (or video) from a larger one, with VLC? I'm not trying to transcode, just extract a piece, ideally from the command-line.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by JesseW‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by JesseW‭

50%
+1 −1
Does Wireless receiver increase internet speed?

Recently, I noticed there's some problem with my Wireless Driver. I had discussed with a computer technician (whom I call Engineer) he said that it will cost too much to replace Wireless driver. So...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Anonymous‭

This community is part of the Codidact network. We have other communities too — take a look!

You can also join us in chat!

Want to advertise this community? Use our templates!

Like what we're doing? Support us! Donate