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August 2015

How to disable power management on a WLAN interface? (Ubuntu/NetworkManager)

Create /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/pre-up.d/wlan_power with the following contents:

#!/bin/sh 

/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 power off

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Safe mode in Windows 8

What happened to the safe mode in Windows 8?
Why can’t you press F8 during Windows boot and go directly to safe mode?

You are not alone with these questions. For answers we would have to turn to Microsoft but for the time being, I’ll show you a trick to re-enable the Windows boot manager menu.

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How to force all programs to open on your primary display? (KDE)

If you have two displays connected on your KDE system, you might notice sometimes that your programs open on the wrong display. (Yes, I mean you, Keepass.)

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How to mount a CIFS directory with systemd?

This guide will show you how to use systemd to mount your CIFS share from your Samba server.

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How to force english language verbatim Google search on Firefox and Chrome?

Update: Since about Firefox build 45, search engines are stored in $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/profile_name/search.json.mozlz4. search.json is not used anymore.
You can install the Google verbatim search from here: http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=google+verbatim by clicking
1. Major Engines/Google (No Suggest / No Instant/ Verbatim) 🌐 (google.com) by Anon [Review]

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Moving Windows system directories to a new location

This guide will show you how to move Windows system directories to a new location.
This might come handy if you have a lot of applications or games on your system drive.

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Windows services and service start order

15 years ago I was able to create a Windows service which ran a script to move C:\Program Files to another disk and created a NTFS junction to point to the new location.

Now I’m trying to do the same with current Windows versions.

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