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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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Barring Undo — without reselecting and REcoloring the object — how can I UNcolor these blue tresses?

I can't use Undo, because I noticed these 2 tresses of blue hair LONG AFTER I used the Object Selection Tool. How can I restore the original hair color, without restarting from scratch? Do not ask...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Este‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Este‭

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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 1y ago by mccoy.rameer‭  ·  closed 1y ago by Canina‭

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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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Why did Windows automatically open 1 Word document, but not 2 others, in the same folder?

Call the 3 Word documents in the same folder 1.docx, 2.docx, 3.docx. I followed Allen Wyatt's instructions for "Opening a Word Document when Starting the Computer" that is encapsulated by Microsoft...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Why can reversing the order of the same words 1. lower the total character count, and 2. eliminate the short last line of a para.?

I started using Microsoft Word ever since I was 5, but I never knew of this trick until I read the following! Why does this gambit work, when the word count remains the same? (c) Word-order cha...

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

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A term that describes frontend redirects

We can talk about backend redirects when we redirect a user from example.com/1.html to example.com/2.html (without a link); the server is asked to do it by some backend-language such as PHP or by J...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 3y ago by Canina‭

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What free apps let me pause, while I'm recording a video on an iPhone? [closed]

Are there any free video recording apps for the iPhone which have a pause function? I want to be able to pause and resume my recording, so that the footage before and after the pause becomes part ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by 8500 Ward‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by mcalex‭

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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 < Slug, then whenever you cut the paper at Bleed, you will have cut off the Slug inescapably, simultaneously...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by dsr‭

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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...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by jimbobmcgee‭

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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 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

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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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How effortlessly can universities check where you logged in? What other IT details can they determine?

Assume you're accessing your university Canvas LMS and Intranet (is this the correct term?) — e.g. your university email, library website, etc... — normally, without VPN or proxy. Assume you have...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by dsr‭

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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