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Welcome to the Power Users community on Codidact!

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 to find deleted number from Android device via Imo Messenger?

I had saved a number in my mobile a years ago (approximately) and, tried to contact via Imo Messenger. I had deleted Imo later that day. Yesterday I had downloaded Imo Messenger again. And, somehow...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Anonymous‭

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Meta Should posting on Meta affect reputation?

When we launched this community, we did not yet have the ability to set different reputation grants for different categories. We've had this for a while but we failed to follow up before now, sorr...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Are non power users questions welcome in Power Users?

I think the knowledge requirement is roughly: The poster should have some experience working with the technology the question is about. The poster should have some experience working computers ...

posted 9mo ago by Lundin‭

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Meta Are non power users questions welcome in Power Users?

The benefits of allowing "easy" questions The Software site already had an analogous discussion and the consensus came out fairly strongly in favour of accepting and answering beginner-level quest...

posted 9mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A How can I speed up Git cloning in Windows?

Since my Ubuntu system is currently fried, and running a live boot was encountering problems, I am forced to resort to attempting to clone a Git repository on a Windows 10 system. I installed Git f...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Linux distro and documentation for a Windows power user wanting to become a Linux power user without spending a lifetime in the process?

I'm a very-long-time Windows user that has lots of experience with that OS and its predecessor (MS-DOS). I can't call myself exactly a Windows system programmer, although I know some of the APIs a...

4 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Lorenzo Donati‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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

I like to arrange my browser on one site of my screen and have room for another application on the other half of the screen. This results in a width of my browser window of about 775 px. Many site...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Ullallulloo‭

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

I use metric units in some projects, imperial in others. It's annoying having to keep switching global units every time. Is there a way in FreeCAD to set the units per-document? When I open a docu...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by H_H‭

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Q&A What technical steps can I take to reduce Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and discomfort from heavy computer use?

Mouse usage is a big factor (and was the culprit for my tendonitis). Learning the keyboard shortcuts for your most common operations means not having to jump to the mouse so often. Remember the a...

posted 12mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What technical steps can I take to reduce Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and discomfort from heavy computer use?

I think there are two aspects to this: Modifying your choice of hardware and software for various tasks, and improving quality of ergonomics in the chosen *ware. In sum, for me it comes down to avo...

posted 12mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How do I fix Firefox fonts having extra spacing and weird numbers on Ubuntu?

This post solved it for me. This issue is caused by having Noto Color Emoji too high in the font priority. Check /etc/fonts/local.conf for the following item: <match target="pattern"> &lt...

posted 2y ago by Ullallulloo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Ullallulloo‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Should I now delete backup files already stored on my SSD C Drive? Should I use free space on SSD C Drive?

Generally, PC these days are almost always built with 2 hard drives: one for the OS and related programs, one for applications and user data. There is nothing directly harmful with storing a lot o...

posted 2y ago by Lundin‭

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

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Q&A How to jump to original mark after overwriting

As far as I know, you can't. Each mark refers to a single location; if you change this location with the m command, the previous location is lost. There is no concept of a "mark value history" whic...

posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A How to copy files preserving one directory up

Assuming innermost directories are not empty, in any POSIX compliant system, find . -type d -links 2 -exec cp -r {} . \; In a GNU Linux system, a more performant alternative is find . -type d ...

posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 1y ago by mcp‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by qohelet‭

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Q&A 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 1y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Fit page content to paper format in LibreOffice Writer

I have a docx file in A3 format here consisting of one page. Using LibreOffice Writer, I'd like to scale it down to A4 without breaking the layout. Eventually, I want to print the document on an A...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Get supported resolutions of scanner in Linux

How can I find out the different image resolutions in DPI that my scanner supports? I'd prefer to use a command line tool to get the supported resolutions.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Get supported resolutions of scanner in Linux

Using scanimage First, get the name of the scanner with scanimage --list-devices In my case, this produced device `brother4:net1;dev0' is a Brother Brother_DCP-L3550CDW DCP-L3550CDW To get...

posted 1y ago by Matthias Braun‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Matthias Braun‭

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Meta Tags page shows [microsoft-excel] x 7 but clicking on this tag shows no questions

Clicking on Tags, among other tags, I see [microsoft-excel] x 7, but clicking on [microsoft-excel], I don't see any questions. What does that number seven next to [microsoft-excel] mean on the Tag...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Wicket‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Tags page shows [microsoft-excel] x 7 but clicking on this tag shows no questions

There are several deleted questions with that tag, so I'm guessing that the tags page is reporting the number of all questions instead of all visible questions. It shouldn't do that; thanks for th...

posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Allow extended keys in tmux?

I'm trying to get tmux to pass through extended keys to my terminal. In particular Shift+Enter and Ctrl+Enter. I'm attempting to utilize this in Vim by mapping the two key combinations. My termina...

0 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by rcmosher‭  ·  edited 24d ago by rcmosher‭

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Q&A Get unique list of all files in a git repository, which I modified

I would like to get a list of all the files in a git repository which I modified. Take for example the repository https://github.com/josephwright/beamer . I tried the command git whatchanged --au...

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