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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 Turn off proofing for quotations in Word

If you want to suppress the squiggly lines for a certain part of your document, select that part and then choose Review/Language/Set Proofing Language and tick "Do not check spelling or grammar". T...

posted 2y ago by Trilarion‭

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Q&A Matrix solution software

I think Quintec‭'s answer is a good one. But, just for the sake of completeness, I'll add some other options Proprietary options Maple ,a general-purpose computer algebra systems (CAS) like S...

posted 2y ago by 4015.alt‭  ·  edited 2y ago by 4015.alt‭

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Q&A How can I get my browser to block a specific SVG (Discord server icon)?

You don't show enough of the document structure in the question to provide a fully fleshed-out example, but since it appears that you're now able to block based on CSS selectors and simply need hel...

posted 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How to dye all elements of an image (besides the transparent background) White?

In the menu bar, select Colors. Enter Hue-Chroma and maximize lightness; or Enter Colorize and maximize lightness.

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

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Q&A How can I ssh to a remote server from my Chromebook?

The Secure Shell extension is perfectly appropriate here. SSH keys come in two parts: a private key and a public key. The public key is placed on the destination server(s), in (for example) ~/.ssh...

posted 2y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A How to disable email grouping (in conversation) in Gmail web mail for certain senders?

I have just realized that I have overlooked some important e-mails due to Gmail's automatic e-mail grouping in conversations. Typically, this is a pretty useful feature to reduce the count, but so...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Alexei‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Wicket‭

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Q&A Increase contrast between current and other tabs in Firefox

I also had the problem that I couldn't tell which tab was active -- in particular in dark mode they looked all the same. To fix this I'm using https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix This set...

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

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Q&A How do I Google for ≤,≥ a particular natural number?

How can I Google to see all titles on a public library, like Toronto's, that have ≥ n copies? n is a natural number and UNBOUNDED. I see no relevant operator here. What must I input along with sit...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Quintec‭

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

No, you should not post that question, at least not in this form. Here are some problems: Can I await Mozilla or Firefox to unearth the awry Add On(s)awry, before attempting myself? How long need...

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

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Q&A Case independent tab completion in zsh shell

zsh comes with a number of completion function files for popular programs and commands that govern how completions and suggestions are executed in relation to these programs/commands. autoload -Uz...

posted 2y ago by elgonzo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by elgonzo‭

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Q&A Activate `Prefer tabs when opening documents` only for one application

In macOS 11.6, I can go to System Preferences->General and activate the Prefer tabs when opening documents option so that new windows are opened as new tabs. This setting will influence many app...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Alexei‭

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Q&A Activate `Prefer tabs when opening documents` only for one application

The setting can be changed on a per application basis with defaults write -app terminal AppleWindowTabbingMode -string always (replace terminal with the name of the app you want to change) Imp...

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

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Q&A Using "Print using system dialogue" as default in Firefox

Oh Mozilla... There are quite a few reports in Mozilla's bugzilla i could find about this feature being removed. I particularly want to highlight a comment by R. Longson in one of these reports...

posted 2y ago by elgonzo‭  ·  edited 2y ago by elgonzo‭

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

With Claws-mail, I want to be able to read all my mail even if offline, but the only way I know to download mail contents is by manually selecting it in the mail list. Additionally, navigating feel...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A 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 2y ago by NateEag‭

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Q&A Android phone, name associated with incoming call?

This problem is not generally solvable, because there is no universal "Android phone app", and that is what is responsible for showing you a particular display name. Google supplies an open-source...

posted 2y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A Can I "multi-etch" boot media?

Consider Ventoy. It's an open source tool that seems to meet your requirements…    ✓ supports most distros (or Windows, ChromeOS, etc)    ✓ choice of os at boot time    ✓ add another just by co...

posted 3d ago by carbonaura‭  ·  edited 2d ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A How can I, most effortlessly, whiten or white out yellow or brown Tint?

What you want to adjust is called the white balance. That's a very common issue, so I expect just about any image editing software has a feature to manipulate the white balance. I'm not familiar ...

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

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Q&A Why does my external Hard Drive keep squealing?

As soon as I plug in the USB cable to my desktop's USB port, and the external Hard Drive starts spinning, it keeps scritching. Please listen to my audio file. I bought it in 2015, but I plug it i...

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

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Q&A How effortlessly can universities check where you logged in? What other IT details can they determine?

Accessing any server involves sending from a particular IP address to a particular IP address; the exchange of packets includes the sender so that the recipient can send packets back. An IP addres...

posted 2y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A Paid Windows 10 software for trimming videos (e.g. .mp4) from 2-10 GB?

I use Videopad. It works for me with Intel i5 10th generation (codename ice lake) and 8GB RAM. I have an integrated graphics card (not dedicated). My brother uses Vegas.

posted 2y ago by desbest‭  ·  edited 2y ago by desbest‭

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Q&A Free Windows 10 software for trimming videos (e.g. .mp4) from 2-10 GB?

Try using Kden Live which is made by KDE.

posted 2y ago by desbest‭

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Meta What should our take be on software recommendation questions?

My opinion is: They do no harm and should be allowed. These are the reasons why I disagree with Olin Lathrop. The answers go out of date fast. They become useless, even damaging, to the long te...

posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Meta Who should the temporary moderators be?

As we have set up communities here on the Codidact network we've been appointing temporary moderators. Ultimately, of course, we want each community to choose its own moderators; we've been doing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta "No associated Stack Exchange site from which to transfer your content?"

We have now removed that section on the profile edit page on communities that don't use imported posts. You should now see it only if you could successfully add a link.

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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