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Switch off automatic redirection to search result in DuckDuckGo

I intermediately have a problem with DuckDuckGo. Instead of showing me the list of search results it sometimes directly jumps to one of the search results, without giving me a chance to check if th...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quasímodo‭

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In Windows 10 21H1, how do I remove the weather report in the task bar?

Windows 10 version 21H1 added a weather report to the task bar, next to the system tray area. Since I can just look out the window instead and get accurate, up-to-the-second weather information, I...

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

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Anti-Twin's Byte by Byte“ vs. ”Compare images (pixels)"

Kindly see the red rectangle below. How does "Byte by Byte" differ from "Compare images (pixels)"? Which is more accurate? What are the pros and cons of each? Advise me if I got to ask this sepa...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

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ELI5 these 9 methods to compare similar pictures – Hash, MD5, SHA?

Please explain like I'm 5, in SIMPLE English – all 9 methods below? Please compare and contrast Hash, MD5, SHA? why Hash has a, b, d, p in front? why SHA has 4 different Bits?

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

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What are the differences between OBS' 4 encoders?

I never used OBS before. I'm computer illiterate. I need OBS because I want to record Skype videos with my grandparents before they die. I Googled this, but all the results were too complicated. I...

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

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Is it wise to delete C: (containing Program Files) on an old hard drive, to create space to backup more files?

I'm asking just for Windows. My old laptop died, and I removed its hard drive ("HD"). Now I'm using this as a backup HD. I partitioned it into C and D, because C contains all the "Program Files" an...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Vorgon Spacecadet‭

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Why can't I add one line of space between text? Why does Word create useless white space in between, when I hit Enter?

Kindly see the GIF below. I need merely one line of space after "Modification of this Contract" and para. 36. Why can't I delete all that useless white blank space at the top of the page, above pa...

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

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Why do you need virtual machines in these examples?

I added the numbering. It's a virtual machine. Basically, it's one or more computers pretending to be one or more computers. Believe it or not, this is incredibly useful. Say you have som...

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

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What program can automatically footnote different number of footnotes per line?

Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes the following books, and couldn't have used Microsoft Word to variate the number of footnotes per line, because harrymc affirmed I have done some tests on...

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

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Preventing MediaWiki from serving webpages with index.php and its query string/s, not from webserver

By default, MediaWiki serves webpages with index.php and at least one query string but I want to prevent this so to have "short URLs" (my URLs are already quite long due to the site being in Hebrew...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Why does my second LCD monitor overflow, when I try to maximize windows?

My Display 2 is an old LCD monitor, Samsung SyncMaster 913V. This website lists its "Native Resolution" as 1280 x 1024. It fails to maximize programs perfectly. You can see below this problem with ...

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

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Why does Microsoft Outlook not "have permission to get email", and ask me to "update my credentials", for my AOL email?

Before March 22 2021, AOL synced with my desktop Microsoft Outlook software swimmingly! Since then, Outlook updated itself. But I changed NOTHING for both my AOL or Outlook. Outlook keeps sending ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithrandir24601‭

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Grub rescue error

I was using Linux mint and Windows 10 together (in different partitions). Few months I was using it freely. Today I got a message in Windows 10 (new updates available or shutdown and update) then, ...

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

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What actions should be performed to restore a website after a DDoS attack?

My shared hosting provider suffices (at least on contract) daily, weekly, and monthly automatic backups; besides that, I also routinely backup my website's filetree and database not automatically i...

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

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How do I debug this problem with a laptop sometimes not seeing some dock connections?

I have an HP ZBook laptop running Windows 10. This is a work machine with a corporate-controlled OS image, but I have some admin rights on the machine.[1] The machine was issued to me about 20 mo...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Why can't I type text above a table?

I'm trying to insert text above a table that's at the top of the first page. Kindly see the screenshot beneath. Note that Table 'Text wrapping' is set to None.

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

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How can I work around or "life hack" Word's failure to 2-column footnotes?

harrymc affirmed I have done some tests on Word 2019, and it seems that the option of "Footnote layout" is now dead and non-functional. [. . .] Your only option is to file a bug-report to Micros...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

Master lists like 82 food subreddits and 128 tech subreddits don't indicate each's subscribers. if it's private. Sometimes moderators can make the sub private for several days, to clean i...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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