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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 1mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by TextKit‭

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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 9d ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 9d ago by young_souvlaki‭

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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 3mo ago by AZeed‭  ·  reopened 2mo ago by samcarter‭

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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 15d ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 15d ago by samcarter‭

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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 5h ago by CodeFarmer‭  ·  last activity 1h ago by Quasímodo‭

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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 5mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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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 4mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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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 7mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Quintec‭

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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 2mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by TextKit‭

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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 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by samcarter‭

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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 5mo ago by TOVOT‭

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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 5mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Moshi‭

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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 6mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by laserkittens‭

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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 11mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 8mo 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 8mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 8mo ago by samcarter‭

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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 6mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by TextKit‭

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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 6mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by TextKit‭

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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 8mo ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by General Sebast1an‭

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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 17d ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 17d ago by samcarter‭

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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 6mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 6mo 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 8mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Lundin‭

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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 4mo ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by Matthias Braun‭

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Install Emacs with native compilation support on macOS

Emacs 28.1 has support for native compilation of Emacs Lisp, which is supposed to give a significant speed boost over regular Emacs Lisp. However, to take advantage of it, Emacs must be compiled w...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by NateEag‭

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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

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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 9mo ago by Ullallulloo‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Ullallulloo‭

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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

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Safe to delete [e0fe99ff-3983-409E-97D9-AA6223751C46].msi?

A Microsoft T3 Support Engineer confirmed that this .msi for a third party program, not Microsoft, because it doesn't appear in the Roaming &gt; Microsoft folder. What's this .msi for? Can I safel...

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Este‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Este‭

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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 3mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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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 4mo ago by mcalex‭

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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 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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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 8mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Alexei‭

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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 4mo ago by mccoy.rameer‭  ·  closed 4mo ago by Canina‭

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 10mo ago by Este‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Este‭

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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 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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Why's "Merge Layers" faded greyed out? Then how can I merge or combine these 3 colored areas?

Hello. Any Photoshop experts here? As practice, I am trying COLOR my black chair BLUE. As you can see from screenshots, I missed 2 spots that I had to color separately. But I don't want 3 separate...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Este‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Ullallulloo‭

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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 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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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 3mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Canina‭

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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

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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 4mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by samcarter‭

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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 6mo ago by young_souvlaki‭

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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

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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

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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

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No-phone-number-required, gratis and cross-platform VoIP application

I need to be available by smartphone for potential customers which generally all of them reside in a country different than the one I reside at. Register-with-phone-line VoIP applications such as ...

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

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What's the pattern for how on/off sliders work?

Okay, this is driving me nuts with modern UIs. Back in the old days, it was easy: Checkboxes were either checked, crossed, starred, filled in, or whatever glyph the particular environment used for...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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How to block all images in Outlook by default?

By default, Outlook client does a great job at blocking images coming from external sources (ensures no tracking, no potentially disturbing images etc). Some folks within my organization are using ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Alexei‭

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