I want to clone the boot disk of my OpenBSD install, with the destination drive being larger than the source. What's the easiest way to do this? Just use dd and resize partitions after? rsync? Something else? [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Feb 11, 2014 -
Why is cut/copy/duplicate greyed out in Apple Preview app? When I open PDFs or XLS files in Preview by double clicking on them, I'm able to select text but cannot ever copy or cut it. Someone suggested duplicating the file first, but that option is also greyed out. 10.9.1 Why? Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Jan 20, 2014 -
I'd like to be able to highlight several files, right click and have the option to copy the filenames to the clipboard. Before upgrading to Windows 7, I had a utility that allowed me to do this, but I don't remember the name of it.
posted by Proginoskes
on Dec 2, 2013 -
Two hard drives. HD2 with a bunch of lossless music. HD1 with the same music plus a bunch more music that I've acquired in recent months. I want all of my collection on both drives in case one fails. Besides copying over each new file piecemeal, or deleting everything on drive 2 and just copying the entirety of drive 1, is there a more elegant way to do this?
Is there a program or method that will only copy over the files that HD2 doesn't already have?
posted by WhitenoisE
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I need to copy a bunch of photo prints (estimated at 80) to have made into duplicate prints for multiple people. (Reason: I found my birth family
, and they all want photos of me from throughout my life.) The photos are many different sizes and ratios, like 3x5, 4x6, square, 5x7, etc, and some have been cut with scissors into odd sizes/aspect ratios. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie
on Sep 7, 2013 -
MacBook Pro Retina running Mountain Lion.
In any application, if I hit cmd-C twice in rapid succession, I hear a click and the selection gets appended to the clipboard. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson
on Apr 23, 2013 -
I'm migrating my physical boot drive (Vista 64, 1TB) to a new one. I'm having issues getting the migration to go the way I want it. I don't know if what I want is possible. The new drive is 3TB. If I use DriveXML or the included Seagate utility [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Apr 1, 2013 -
I need to find a way to allow users to copy/paste a table that sits within a Word 'protected' form (ie users can only edit within the form fields). We had a series of templates developed by a 'professional', but they have not been able to overcome some version/OS incompatibility issues. The problem is specifically in enabling the table to be selected in the first place, as this function is lost when the protection is applied. [more inside]
posted by dg
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I would like to keep an offsite backup of certain files (various financial docs, my iTunes library, and some photos)--say, 200 gigs total. I've considered storing them online with Crashplan, but the cost of the unlimited plan for multiple computers (mine and SO's) and the bandwidth to push that data out leave me meh. Thinking of getting another HD and keeping it at work. Can I run something by you? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Dec 21, 2012 -
When I copy/paste text from this PDF, the copied text is repeated and sometimes includes additional text. Why is this and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by fussbudget
on Aug 10, 2012 -
I just started using Chrome. I need to be able to copy text phrases from any random website into MS Word and have it be unformatted or better yet formatted as Times New Roman 12 pt. I'm on a mac. I've been trying to figure this out for so long that it's made me regress. Please talk to me like I'm five and help. HELP. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue
on May 30, 2012 -
Consumer Reports - How can I buy (over the internet) the April issue of Consumer Reports? Difficulties, I live 1/2 hour outside of the shopping areas. Also I'm not really interested in subscribing but if that's the best way then I understand.
posted by notned
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Is it possible to copy my Windows boot partition (C:) onto the new SSD hard drive I got without needing to reinstall Windows and everything else? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Dec 26, 2011 -
I bought a Belkin Easy Transfer USB Cable for Windows 7
thinking it would act much like a direct crossover cable connection would. Instead, it only seems to let me transfer the files and folders needed to set up your old Windows profile on a new copy of Windows, rather than giving me access to all files, folders and partitions, which is what I need. Is there a hack to get this cable to do what I want it to do?
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Copying thousands of cds and dvds to HDD - what is the best way to automate this tedious process as much as possible without buying expensive hardware? [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval
on Aug 20, 2011 -
iPhone: when I select some text to copy and use the grab points to expand the selection, how do I keep it from selecting the whole paragraph? [more inside]
posted by neuron
on Jul 31, 2011 -
OSX: I never, ever want to paste text from one application to another "with formatting." I always want to paste plain text. Is there an app or system extension I can install to cause this to be automatic across the board? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 6, 2011 -
I need step-by-step instructions for "How to Burn and/or Copy a DVD for Dummies." Emphasis on the Dummies aspect. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I work in a school and have made a number of resources of my own for my classes and my department. I would like to upload these to the school's website but I wanted to have them as PDF files where the content was not copyable.
I am currently running Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, and Adobe Reader X. I also have the Serif X3 Applications package installed on my machine.
Is what I want achievable with the software I currently have or should I forget the idea?
posted by ndaguiar
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I need a copy of my 2009 federal tax return. Fast. What's the easiest, cheapest & most secure way to do this online? I have completely forgotton what service I used to file with back in March (it was a rough year & my mind was very scattered...).
posted by Alpenglow
on Nov 2, 2010 -
I work in a medium-small office (under 20 employees) in Toronto, and it's about time we looked for a new copier machine/contract. The problem is, I have never knows a copier dealer to maintain a good relationship with a small business. I've always attributed this to the fact that being a small and basically not-for-profit business, we have no leverage (I've had the same problem in other offices in the same line of work). The service people have always, in my experience, shown up late and not fixed underlying problems. Please recommend both machines and dealers (lease and service) in Toronto that will not drag its heels for a small business! [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs
on Oct 1, 2010 -
Looking for a program or plugin that will let me select a bunch of data, copy it, and automatically paste it into a web form and automatically fill out all of the fields. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Sep 27, 2010 -
How do I display just the large number in this web page http://www.google.com/finance?q=INDEXSP:.INX in on my screen or within a tiny window. (1103.17 only - it changes constantly)?
I tried to edit the web page, and even tried Printliminator, but got stuck.
posted by bright77blue
on Sep 9, 2010 -
I need to hire someone to go through all of my CDs and render them into a format I can currently make use of. [more inside]
posted by msali
on Aug 4, 2010 -
Is there a way to insert into a text string in Excel a "hard enter" so that when a series of rows of text are copied into Word that it automatically incorporates paragraph breaks between them? [more inside]
posted by notcostello
on Jun 29, 2010 -
Some casual web writing I've been doing for my brother and his friend has suddenly ballooned into something resembling full-time work as requests from various Phoenix-area businesses to re-write their web-page copy have come pouring in. How much should I expect in compensation? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali
on May 31, 2010 -
A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Apr 22, 2010 -
Is there a way to copy text out of a pdf and paste it into a word document without word starting a new paragraph at the end of each line of text? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket
on Apr 11, 2010 -
grad students, publishers, editors, i need your advice: How much to charge per hour for checking footnotes on a book soon-to-be-published? [more inside]
posted by jak68
on Feb 26, 2010 -
Is it ethical or legal to copy the design
of software, but not the code? [more inside]
posted by idb
on Jan 26, 2010 -
I noticed today that text copied from articles on The Huffington Post appends the article URL when pasted and I'm wondering how it's done. [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid
on Sep 25, 2009 -
Help needed with footnotes in Word. (I know Word is terrible with footnotes and gives everyone grief, but these are straightforward things I'm wanting.) [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c
on May 6, 2009 -
MusicFilter: I recently discovered Cut Copy and think that their new album is fantastic. Do you have any suggestions for similar upbeat feel-good electronic music?
posted by clearly
on Jan 12, 2009 -