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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 Is a local Apache a local web server?

Well, it really depends on what you mean by a "web" server. If you mean a piece of software that implements the protocols typically used for (the server aspects of) web browsing, such as HTTP, TLS...

posted 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Control whether Firefox renders web pages in dark or light mode

According to this support answer to "Home page is black", Enter about:config in the address bar. Edit the value of "layout.css.prefers-color-scheme.content-override" to 0 to use a dark b...

posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A How to download all mail in Claws-mail

The correct way to do this is to run an IMAP syncing program automatically, to keep a mirror of all your email on your local machine. Then you point Claws at the local machine, not at the remote IM...

posted 2y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A How do I get the Pixel (Android 12) to show the incoming phone number for probable spam?

I have a Pixel 5A running Android 12 (I assume stock Android because it's a Pixel, but I don't know how to tell). The phone app that came with it reports probable spam or scam calls by labeling th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How to copy files preserving one directory up

Have mkdir -p d1/d1_sd1/ d2/d2_sd1/ touch d1/d1_sd1/f1.txt d2/d2_sd1/f1.txt . ├── d1 │   └── d1_sd1 │   └── f1.txt └── d2 └── d2_sd1 └── f1.txt 4 directories, 2 files ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by mcp‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by mcp‭

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Meta Is the site name "Power User" or "Power Users"?

The URL of the site shows "powerusers", matching the drop down list of sites at the top right of the page, and the list of sites in the page footer, which both say "Power Users" (plural). However, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A 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 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Permanently disable motivational messages and animations on duolingo.com

The problem is that these two settings are only stored in the local storage of the browser and not transmitted to duolingo. This means that when the local storage is cleared for some reason (for me...

posted 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Meta Do we want an update for our logo?

Not a logo professional or active member of this community, so take all these with a grain of salt, but some ideas I see are: Get rid of the "button" icons, they aren't very easy to see and add ...

posted 1y ago by Hosch250‭

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Q&A Remove extension icon from Firefox url bar

TL;DR Turns out the correct name is #pageAction-urlbar-metrication_deltamikecharlie { display: none !important; } Long version: How to find the name? There is actually a nice guide at ht...

posted 12mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Hardware for occasional direct control of personal server

Sorry if the title is weird, please feel free to suggest a rephrase. I have a personal server in my closet. I host various software on this for my family's use. The vast majority of the time I con...

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Journeymangeek ‭

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Q&A How do I check email without depending on a mail client?

I use email frequently, for many things, some of them important (banks, work). From what I've seen, all the offline mail clients (like Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) suck for a power user - mail fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Determine encoding of text

Determining the encoding of binary data representing text is a notoriously difficult problem, which basically comes down to probabilities. UTF-8 is one of the few exceptions that I know of, becaus...

posted 9mo ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Determine encoding of text

I have some text files which think they are encoded in utf8: file test.txt test.txt: Unicode text, UTF-8 text, with CRLF line terminators (https://github.com/samcarter/shared/blob/main/test.tx...

3 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Matrix solution software

I am trying to invert the matrix in the picture. I had done mistakes 3 times. And I heard someone in Khanacademy were saying "let computer do the hard tasks". I was trying to find better Matrix s...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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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?

Two possbilities: A firmware upgrade supports this feature. You can't. I also have a Lenovo laptop, purchased in 2018, and it does allow me to set the limit to charge to. Here is a screen sho...

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

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Q&A Simple text editor for Linux with support for coloring individual words

Thanks to Samcarter for suggesting Abiword! It does quite more than just coloring text, but it's much lighter than Libreoffice (I only had to install two dependencies). Files can be saved in vari...

posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Meta Who should the temporary moderators be?

I would like to suggest Canina‭. Although there aren't yet so many posts in which we could get to know how others handle things, I think they could be a good moderator for these reasons: base...

posted 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A How can I force new Chrome tabs to the end of the list?

When I launch new browser tabs from links on other pages, I want the new tabs to appear at the end, not right after the current tab. Chrome (desktop) doesn't have a setting for this (or at least n...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How to add a partition of Disk 1, to another partition of Disk 0?

If you ask strictly about partitions, then you can't... One partition is on one disk, the other partition is on another disk. Therefore, you cannot combine/merge both partitions. One part(ition) o...

posted 2y ago by elgonzo‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by elgonzo‭

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Q&A Matrix solution software

You could use Maxima. Some packages offer a GUI (Xmaxima or Wxmaxima, if I'm not mistaken), but you can use it in the terminal. Below, an interactive terminal Maxima session in which I define and ...

posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A Distinguish like I'm 5 years old — ArtBox, BleedBox, CropBox, MediaBox, TrimBox

Historically, books and magazines were printed on large pieces of paper, which were then cut into smaller pieces of paper. Even today large reels of paper run through rotary printing presses wher...

posted 2y ago by DavidCary‭

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Meta Who should the temporary moderators be?

Promoting this from a comment thread: samcarter has contributed a lot of both content and curation and would be a good addition to the moderator team -- and has confirmed in that thread that cats a...

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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