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Power Users is a Q&A site for questions about the usage of computer software and hardware. We are still a small site and would like to grow, so please consider joining our community. We are looking forward to your questions and answers; they are the building blocks of a repository of knowledge we are building together.

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Q&A How can I do a one-time data import to DokuWiki to create many pages?

I am new to DokuWiki and have done the basic setup for a private wiki. I want to use it as an alternative to a spreadsheet I've been using to track my ratings and other notes for a category of pro...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Centre tick labels in mermaid/gantt diagram

As a quick and very dirty hack, one could stick some invisible characters, like em-spaces (U+2003), in front of the date. ```mermaid gantt tickInterval 1day axisFormat                        ...

posted 4mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Centre tick labels in mermaid/gantt diagram

I'm using the note taking app obsidian. In one of my notes I have a mermaid/gantt diagram which looks like this: Source code: ```mermaid gantt tickInterval 1day axisFormat %d %b dateFormat...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Are there consequences for going VR for primary computer display?

The obvious risk is probably developing myopia due to prolonged focusing on a near object. This is similar to the idea that being on the computer too much exacerbates myopia (and perhaps also the i...

posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A 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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Q&A Are there consequences for going VR for primary computer display?

Is there research into the effects of replacing physical monitors with virtual reality "monitors" for daily use? I imagine that VR is not great for one's eyes, but is it worse than a monitor 50cm f...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Alternative to Cheese that allows custom capture directory?

I use Cheese to take photos with my webcam. The photos get saved under ~/Pictures/Webcam which I don't like. I want them somewhere else. In typical, presumptuous Gnome fashion, there is no UI in C...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Practical wireguard VPN on Android

There's a new WireGuard app on F-Droid called WG Tunnel, probably owing to dissatisfaction with the official app. It claims to sport a quick toggle in the drawer, and you can split-tunnel by appli...

posted 5mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A How do I set UTF8 in a Vim modeline?

Occasionally someone* occasionally modifies one of the files I'm responsible for with an archaic tool that decides to convert the updated file to UTF-16 (probably lossless) or an even more archaic...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by DavidCary‭

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Q&A Low cost programmatic access to US brokers

Are there US stock brokers that allow programmatic access for retail investing? I would like to be able to connect to my broker's API to check my stock portfolio and place trades. I'm not looking ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Google voice rings only a few times in browser

When I receive a call with Google Voice open in a browser on my desktop, it only rings briefly in the browser (about 2 seconds). After that, my phone starts ringing. When I'm at my computer, I wan...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Can't subscribe to Google Calendar from URL

The URL https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/1?cid=abc123 is not the right format for the From URL field. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/1?cid=abc123 goes to a website showing the calend...

posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Can't subscribe to Google Calendar from URL

I have created a Google calendar in Google account A. In the calendar's settings, under Access permissions for events, I have left Make available to public unchecked. When I click Get shareable lin...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How do I trick Google meet into letting my browser use backgrounds?

When I use my Firefox-family browser to connect to Google Meet: Update your browser to use visual effects You're using an older browser version that doesn't work with Meet's visual effects I...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Userscript or -style to disable responsiveness of website

The following is a UserScript which will edit each page's CSS to always use the widest media rules: // ==UserScript== // @name Disable Responsiveness // @description Always use the wide...

posted 6mo ago by Ullallulloo‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Ullallulloo‭

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Q&A How can I disable channel drag and drop in Discord?

Since there seem to be no userscripts for this, I wrote one myself. It should work with all major userscript managers and browsers. The script prevents the dragstart event and thus drag and drop f...

posted 6mo ago by Zer0‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Zer0‭

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Q&A Easiest way to set up a mailing list

Sorry, no simple answer here, though I did find one service free for up to 100 users: https://groups.io Any "service", as opposed to software you install on your own system, needs to be paid for, ...

posted 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Easiest way to set up a mailing list

What is the easiest way to set up a mailing list? The goal is to send an email to one address, and it gets automatically re-sent to everyone who is currently subscribed to that list. Ideally, the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A What does the "preparing" step do when I upload a video on some website with my iPhone?

I have an iPhone 12 mini, which runs iOS 15. When I upload a 5GB video on some website such as https://www.filemail.com/, https://www.datatransfer.com/, https://www.sendbig.com/ or https://wetransf...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Franck Dernoncourt‭

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Q&A Why does the free space on the system partition is way less than disk space minus space used by all folders/files in Windows 11?

It seems that a normal Windows user cannot access some files even if they are an administrator, so some files such as those related to system protection (restore) and Shadow Copies. The space requ...

posted 7mo ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Why does the free space on the system partition is way less than disk space minus space used by all folders/files in Windows 11?

On my work laptop, I have realized that I have a rather low disk space on the system drive. I have run a disk usage application (Run as Admin) to try to understand what is taking so much space and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A How to dump a MariaDB while mariadb.service is stopped, to move the database to a different server?

A MariaDB server is installed on a Linux server. The MariaDB service is currently stopped, so no client can connect to it. How to create a SQL-dump of all databases without starting the service? T...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How to create a dump of a complete MariaDB how the data is at a single point in time?

I don't have a ready answer to the question in the title, but with regards to The plan was to disable the MariaDB service so that no new writes to the database can be made (that have a risk of n...

posted 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How to create a dump of a complete MariaDB how the data is at a single point in time?

A MariaDB server is installed on a Linux server. How can a dump of the complete database be made, how it is at a single point in time, while preventing write access to the database during the dump...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by H_H‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by H_H‭

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Q&A How can I disable channel drag and drop in Discord?

When using Discord in a web browser, on a server where I have admin privileges, I sometimes find that I've accidentally moved a channel, which affects everyone on the server and can affect channel ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Zer0‭

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