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Q&A Avoid font colour change in macOS 11 menu bar

As a hack, you can open your background image e.g. in preview and add some lighter area at the top of the image. This won't be visible behind the menu bar and you don't need to be very accurate ...

posted 3y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta How to handle crossposts

This isn't really a license issue. You are assuming that the post was written elsewhere first, then copied here. However, since the same user posted all of them, we should assume that user wrote ...

posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A For the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn printer, is ProRes 1200 higher quality than FastRes 1200?

"ProRes" and "FastRes" are HP terms and not general terms. Nobody but HP knows what's involved in one or the other. Print quality is a very subjective area - things like paper quality and cleaning ...

posted 3y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quintec‭

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Meta {"status":"failed","message":"New users can only comment on their own posts and on answers to them."}

When I tried to comment on this answer, this message popped up. {"status":"failed","message":"New users can only comment on their own posts and on answers to them."} Am I still new? My comment wa...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A In FreeCAD, can you set units per-document?

No you can't do that on a project file basis with the current FreeCAD version. See also the FreeCAD discussion about this topic. But honestly, using non-metric units is a stupid idea anyway, don't...

posted 10mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by H_H‭

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Q&A Ought I clone my C Windows drive, from my old SSD to new SSD in new computer?

To save time, rather than installing Windows and programs afresh, I fancy cloning my old C SSD, on to my new SSD in my new computer. But I am getting mixed messages on cloning! Who's correct? Wh...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Meta What should our take be on software recommendation questions?

Requesting recommendations for particular apps is not a good fit for this site. These are essentially "shopping questions", which are disallowed on other Q&A sites for good reasons. These rea...

posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Connection closed by remote host in Putty with hosting provider says that the problem is not on their side

I use my smartphone as my "router", with dynamic IP addresses, for nearly 3 years and never had any problem SSHing into various shared hosting environments with Putty. I host my website on a CentO...

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

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Meta Closing "unclear" questions

That question seemed to mostly quotes from elsewhere. I can see the point to it having been closed due to being link-only. "Unclear" is probably the nearest handy close reason.

posted 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A 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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A 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 & Physics from Ri...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A 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 2y ago by Este‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Ullallulloo‭

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Q&A How can I see old photos, so far down a Facebook page that scrolling down freezes the browser?

I don't know anything about Facebook or Simple Autoscroll, but the first thing to diagnose this would be to remove the plugin. Remove or disable Simple Autoscroll, then see if it still freezes at ...

posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What is the formal terminology to describe the hierarchy from a screen to a window?

I figure that there are few concepts behind working with modern computer screens and GUI operating system windows. Screen size: The screen's physical size; everything including its physical peri...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A 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 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A How to stop all automatic Windows Update restarts on a Windows 10 Pro machine?

Others have posted some workarounds that directly answer your question, but my own answer to the implied deeper question ("how do I prevent my [currently Windows 10] machine from rebooting during a...

posted 3y ago by Chris Henry‭

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Meta How can we grow this community?

Users will follow good content. If the content of StackExchange is CC licensed, can't "we" "just" import all (or a selected highest quality subset) of questions and answers from StackExchange? I a...

posted 12mo ago by tartley‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by tartley‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A 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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Meta Can I post this question — now REwritten and citing Super User — similar to one deleted by moderator?

Just checking before posting the following. Thanks. Title Can I await Mozilla or Firefox to unearth the awry Add On(s)awry, before attempting myself? How long needs Firefox? Body Does Firef...

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

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