How to Use xmore to Display Text Files

Text editors are the most common applications on Linux, and many people seem to have very strong opinions about this technology. Reading text files without editing them is something developers do on a daily basis. Some people prefer to use the less or more commands for this, but more and …

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How to Use the xmessage App Inside of Shell Scripts

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time writing scripts for the Bash or tcsh environments, then you’ve more than likely used the echo command to pass data to the user. This command can echo environment variables as well as messages, but there’s an alternative if you’re merely trying to …

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How to Magnify Parts of the Screen in Linux

If you’re coming over to Linux from a Microsoft Windows environment, then you might very well feel like you miss magnification technology. This technology is exceptionally useful on ultrabooks and tablets because of the small screen size and sometimes awkward resolutions. Fortunately, the XFree86 environment provided by most Linux distributions …

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FIX: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Error 0x1900101-0x30018 “FIRST_BOOT Phase”

Error 0x1900101-0x30018 is a random error that occurs while updating your Windows operating system with the new Anniversary Update. The cause is still unknown to the regular users, and it may appear due to a number of issues. As the Anniversary Update is fairly new, this error is expected to …

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How to Fix Windows Store Error 0x80073cf0 on Windows 8 and 10

0x80073cf0 is an error with the Windows Store, usually related to its cache. The most notable symptoms are you not being able to update or download new apps, even if you restart your device. This happens for users of Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, as they all use the Windows …

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How to Fix DCOM Error 10016 on Windows 7, 8 and 10

Getting a DCOM error with an event ID 10016 means that a program tried to start the DCOM server with using the DCOM infrastructure, but the user doesn’t have necessary permissions to do so. This is a known error that remains from older Windows editions, but it isn’t actually solved …

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How to Fix DISM Error 0x800f0906 “The source file could not be downloaded”

Numerous Windows 10 users have reported seeing error code 0x800f0906 when running the following command in an elevated Command Prompt: Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth The DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) command-line utility is an incredibly nifty little tool that can be used to service and repair a Windows installation. …

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How to Fix Keyboard Issues with Modern Apps on Windows 10

Modern Apps are one of the core features of Windows 10. These apps enhance the users interaction with the Windows OS by providing a clean and elegant UI that is eye catching and easy to use. These apps open inside a window and can be closed, maximized or minimized like …

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How to Fix or Disable Magic Mouse Zooming By Itself Randomly

Apple’s wireless Magic Mouse for desktop Macs is a truly revolutionary computer mouse. For a more premium feel to the whole experience and for increased ease of use, everything on the Magic Mouse – from clicking to scrolling – happens via touch. The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is …

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How to Fix Windows Update Error Code 0x80004005

To ensure the stability, security and optimum performance of Windows Operating Systems and to make sure that they are able to keep up with changing times, Microsoft regularly pushes updates to all supported versions of Windows. Windows computers receive Windows updates on a regular basis to make sure that they …

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FIX: Weird Circle on Desktop in Windows 7

Some third-party programs (such as Daemon Tools and Mouse Suite 98) can cause an unusual and weird circle to appear on the Desktop of a Windows computer. This weird circle cannot be interacted with, although your mouse pointer is going to change shape if you place it right over it …

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FIX: Windows Resource Protection Cannot Perform the Requested Operation

An SFC (System File Checker) scan is a pretty useful utility built into every version of the Windows Operating System. A SFC scan analyzes all system files for corruption and damage, and fixes any issues with system files found by replacing the damaged or corrupted system files with completely fresh, …

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How to Fix High CPU Usage by CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE

If, after running for a considerable amount of time, your Windows computer starts becoming sluggish, often to the point where it becomes downright unusable, there is a good chance that a process running on your computer has gone astray and started using insane amounts of the computer’s resources – resources …

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How to Uncover Hidden Linux Processes with Unhide

While GNU/Linux is an extremely secure operating system, many people get lured into a false sense of security. They have the wrong idea that nothing can ever happen because they’re working from a secure environment. It’s true that very little malware exists for the Linux environment, but it’s still very …

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How to Fix “No Boot Device Found” Error on Acer, DELL or Toshiba Systems

Many Windows users have been affected by an issue where their computers fail to start up, and they are met with a black screen with an error message stating “No bootable device found” no matter how many times they try to start their computers up. This error message basically means …

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Fix: COMCTL32.DLL is Missing When Launching Applications on Windows 7

A Windows 7 user can fall prey to an issue where every single time they try to launch certain applications (applications such as Google Chrome) they receive an error message – something along the lines of the following: “COMCTL32.DLL is missing” “COMCTL32.DLL not found” “Cannot find COMCTL32.DLL” “A required component …

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How to Back Up and Restore the Registry on Windows 7, 8 and 10

On Windows computer, the Registry is a hierarchical database designed to store low-level settings and configurations for both the Windows Operating System and any and all programs and applications that choose to make use of the Registry. A wide variety of different settings for everything from a Windows computer’s User …

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Fix: Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name

Outlook cannot log on.  Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name.  The Mailbox Exchange information server in your profile is missing required information. Modify your profile to ensure that you are using the correct Microsoft Exchange information service. Happens because the …

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How to Fix Error 0x80073712 on Lumia 950

The error code 0x80073712 happens when the Component-Based Servicing manifest is corrupted. You will get this error and the update won’t install, and this happens on both Windows 10 Mobile, as well as on various versions of Windows for desktop. The problem with Windows 10 Mobile doesn’t exclude anyone, it …

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How to Fix Startup Repair Loop on Windows 7

Getting a boot loop which doesn’t let you go past the Startup Repair in Windows 7 is something that a lot of users have experienced, and it is most likely due to corrupt registry entries. It might be your mistake if you have messed around in the registry and changed …

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FIX: KB3176934 Fails to Install on Windows 10

Windows 10, which was introduced as a new concept with regular updates instead of new versions, hasn’t really been stable and consistent with its updates. For some users, for example, this became evident when they tried to install the KB3176934 update. This update was released on the 23rd of August, …

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FIX: “No Such Interface Supported” Error Messages

“No such interface supported.” – This is an error message that many Windows users have come across in the past and continue to be faced with. Windows users affected by this issue are met with the “No such interface supported” error message every single time they try to launch or …

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How to Fix Error “Bad Image Error” when Trying to Launch Office Applications

Many users of Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 365, older versions of Office and even standalone Office applications have reported an issue where specific Office applications simply refuse to launch successfully and, every time they are launched, an error message with the error code 0xc000012f is displayed. This issue has …

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Fix: Unable to Change Priority in Task Manager

Often times having a PC or laptop that doesn’t have fairly high specifications can lead to a sub-par performance in a number of intensive games. You might get low frame rates and crashes if the game is demanding. A solution that users have applied for this is changing the game …

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How to Fix No Boot Disk Has Been Detected or the Disk Has Failed

When a computer boots up, it checks the HDD/SSD for boot information and an Operating System and acts on the information retrieved to boot up the Operating System it found on the disk. However, if a computer, for some reason, is unable to find an Operating System and/or valid boot …

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