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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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 12mo ago by Wicket‭

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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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 8mo ago by Michael‭

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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 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭

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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 3y 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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Why's the image preview on mouseover bigger and clearer than the image itself?

Is the issue with https://www.artemisatusc.com/our-board? or my computer? I'm using Firefox and Windows 10. This issue happens for every portrait on that website. I'll just showcase one. But a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chris Henry‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vorgon Spacecadet‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y 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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by dsr‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by dsr‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithrandir24601‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Alexei‭