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Weird PC problem with 3 programs

My husband has a problem with his computer and we can’t figure it out. He has a PC with Windows 8.0. He’s having trouble with three specific programs (Chrome, Google Earth and iTunes). The three problems started at about the same time. Is this a problem with his PC or with the programs or something else? (details and pictures inside). [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Facebook without the Facebook

Facebook is about to drive me nuts but it's the best way for me to stay in conctact with family and friends. What I need is like a power-tool for Facbook, some sort of front-end or standalone app perhaps? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 22, 2014 - 6 answers

App for adding highlights/notes to articles on my iPad/smartphone

I am looking for an app that allows me to add highlights and notes to articles I have saved to 'read later' on my iPad and/or smartphone. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 16, 2014 - 2 answers

What is this connector on my Toshiba (Dell) DVD RW drive?

Here's a picture - this is the only connector on the drive, so it presumably carries power and data. The drive is a slimline TS -L462.
posted by Sebmojo on Feb 16, 2014 - 4 answers

How to sell classes online (but not online classes)?

Can you show me examples of websites you love that make it easy for you to sign up for/purchase classes? Alternatively, can you point me towards resources for best design practices for this kind of site (online signup for real-life classes)? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Nov 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Just let the clients design the interface

I'm looking for a piece of software (webapp?) that will allow someone to upload and position (and maybe re-size) some static images around on the screen so they can get their ideal combination of objects and positions. [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Sep 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Alternative interface for browsing Kickstarter?

Kickstarter's arbitrary categories (staff picks, recently funded, etc) seem not to let me look at what I want to look at. I just want to be able to do what the link at the front says: 'See all 318 Games projects'. Except I just want tabletop games, and I want to be able to sort them how I want: oldest, newest, most pledges, about to end, whatever. Is there something online that does this? An app, perhaps? Or am I missing something completely about the existing interface? (To be clear, I am not looking for an alternative to Kickstarter. I just want to look at Kickstarter differently.)
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 28, 2013 - 3 answers

How should one choose from different video interfaces?

Starting from scratch (as it were), if I'm going to go out and buy a new cable to connect my laptop to my monitor, what cable should I ideally go looking for? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

A drag-and-drop front end for data

One of my colleagues in a school thinks I'm a wizard. Thus she thinks I can make this interface. I told her it sounds terrifyingly complicated and that no off-the-shelf product does what she wants. Am I wrong? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Feb 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Is there a website that provides a quick way to keep track of books I have read?

Is there a website that provides a quick way to keep track of books I have read? [more inside]
posted by mai on Dec 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Fixing unwanted cpu noise with audio interface. Please help!

Please help me get rid of frustrating audio interface noise! I have a new pc and a presonus firestudio mobile audio interface. When I plug in the firestudio via firewire there is a pulsating sound and some buzzing sound. [more inside]
posted by niruniru on Nov 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Better search interface

I'm currently working on an app that does search in a limited domain (travel). The current interface is via a dialog textbox, where the user enters sentences or phrases as queries. While natural language offers lots of flexibility I'm realizing this kind of interface is inherently problematic. First, parsing the natural language can be tricky as there are many possibilities. Second, and probably more important, it's a blind interface. We have various types of data and functionality on how to search and present it. It becomes a kind of guessing game whether the user can form a search query that will hit our data and search capabilities. Unless they happen to hit pay dirt it becomes frustrating for the user. At the same time it feels like the user isn't seeing the best of what we can do for them. I'm sure I'm not the first to run into this. Do you have experience/ideas/research on how to improve/replace such an interface? Thanks
posted by blueyellow on Nov 17, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I insert a separator between items in the Office 2010 ribbon?

I have finally been forced to switch from Office 2003 to Office 2010, and I am attempting to come to terms with the Ribbon interface. In the built-in Ribbon tabs, items are separated by short vertical "separator" lines, but there does not appear to be a way to insert these separators into custom tabs. [more inside]
posted by alby on Sep 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Force-hide menus and status bar in a Mac app?

A Mac app in which I want to force-hide the top menu bars and bottom status bar (not possible natively within the app): what third-party utilities or UI-hacking tools could help? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Aug 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Bad interface design or something more?

What is the purpose of the on/off switch on my car's cruise control? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 23, 2012 - 25 answers

Simple usability testing?

How to set up a simple usability test station? I'm thinking a laptop with the webcam recording the user's face + a screen recorder. Anything like this already out there? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Feb 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Seeking advice on flickr maintenance and interface.

Seeking advice on good tools for automating the maintenance of a professional flickr site, and ways to make an interface to it. [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Jul 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Configuring a cisco router using command line interface...

Help me configure my CISCO 877 router... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jul 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Keyboardist/vocalist needs audio interface for home studio

I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

The 'Fox meet the Cleansing Fire

Where can I find an exhaustive list of possible userChrome.css selectors for Firefox (especially FF4)? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Alternate YouTube interfaces

What alternative, userfriendly interfaces to YouTube exist? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 19, 2011 - 5 answers

What time will it be in Bishkek when it's 3:45am in Ouagadougou?

I frequently need to schedule phone calls across multiple international time zones. Can you recommend an online meeting planner or world clock with a pleasant Web 2.0-style interface? All the ones Google throws up have ugly design, clunky menus, pop-up ads, buggy java-based clocks and other olde-webbe annoyances. I use them every day and they drive me mad. Surely there's a modern alternative that's clean, fast and functional?
posted by embrangled on Jan 31, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP?

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Jan 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Domain Name Game

Quick question...if I purchase a domain name (ie greaselightning.com) through Wordpress, can I transfer it to a different cms (?) in the future if i am not happy with wordpress' performance? For instance could I go to Joomla and take my name with me or does wordpresss somehow own it? This and any other tips you have for a new website creator/user would be greatly appreciated.
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

User Experience Design terminology question.

I'm trying to find the words for a certain principle in user experience design. It's similar to "chartjunk" vs. "data ink" as described by Edward Tufte. Better explanation inside: [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Nov 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find this list picking interface element

Is there a name for the UI element with two list columns, and an add and a remove button between them that transfer list items from one column to the other? Is there a good free javascript implementation out there that would be easyish to integrate into a Spring Surf (Alfresco Share) application?
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Basic audio interface for Intel iMac

I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Simple Python GUI?

What is the easiest to use Python GUI? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Recording Demos and Songs, without pulling my hair out?

Can I construct a good, reliable, working setup for recording demos for under $500? My MacBook Pro and Presonus Firebox are failing hard. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Less is more in icon design?

Can you help me find a recent blog post arguing that less detailed icons are better at representing broad concepts? [more inside]
posted by centerweight on Feb 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Are we going to lose 'mouseover' on touchscreen computers?

What user interface 'technique' is available (or may come to be available) on touch screen based devices that replicates the 'mouseover' function of a traditional computer? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Feb 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Which budget audio interfaces work with XP and Snow leopard?

Which budget audio interfaces work with XP and Snow leopard? Is there a clear best-in-class at the moment? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jan 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you turn a netbook into a Chumby?

Is there a way to convert an old eee701 into something with a web-widget interface, like a Chumby or an AndroidOS-like device? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Dec 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I make my taskbar transparent in Vista?

I recently got a new computer with Vista (I'm behind the curve, I know) and I'd like to know if I can make the background of the taskbar transparent. Google produces a number of weird and contradictory answers. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Sep 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Need advice for Garageband interface

Home recording filter: Hubby has a great new Macbook Pro, purchased per your advice. What type of 8-channel interface should he buy? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Are there needles in this haystack?

I'm looking for user interface shops or departments within companies that do a particular kind of work, and that hire a particular kind of role (even if they have no jobs open right now). Do you know if they exist, and whether they're common or rare? Or, do you know how I can find out? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find my ideal micro mouse.

I like small mice and I cannot lie... Help me find the ideal mini mouse for my laptop. (WARNING: Mouse geekery contained within!) [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Art, design, technology

Please recommend some sites to me that are focused on art and design and are technology-friendly to boot. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Apr 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Online Photography Display System

I'm planning to post photographs to my own website as a travelogue. I'm looking for an eye-catching interface that is easy to use and maintain. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Apr 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Is there a way to view Amazon without all the crap

Is there a pared down, simplified version of amazon.com available anywhere? Right now whenever I go there I'm irritated by the fact that 90% of every page is noise. I want to browse, search and generally shop, and I don't mind 'stuff other people who bought this bought' and reviews, but I don't want to see a huge long page with all this other stuff on it.
posted by jcruelty on Mar 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Recommend Linux software to monitor e-mail, facebook, twitter, RSS feeds etc from across the room!

Can you recommend software that will let me use a Linux machine to monitor e-mail, facebook, twitter, RSS feeds etc and see new content at a glance, from halfway across the room (ie. it has to be in BIG letters)? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Mar 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me design a navigation interface for my portfolio that people won't hate.

Help me design a navigation interface for my portfolio that people won't hate. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Feb 12, 2009 - 33 answers

MY EYES MY EYES - help me avoid the WordPress interface and still post to my blog.

I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Book catalogue with web OPAC?

Can anyone recommend a simple open source library management system / book database which offers a searchable web front-end / OPAC and which accepts imported data without MARC records (ie CSV or tab-delimited)? [more inside]
posted by Webbreader on May 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Which MIDI Interface to Purchase?

I'm looking to buy a MIDI interface, and I'd like your opinion. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on May 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Which GPS is best for API access?

I want to write some Location-based software (eventually on the mobile platform) and be able to test it on my laptop without faking GPS coordinates. What's a good, cheap GPS unit with a public API and/or some documentation/third party libraries for interacting with the device and retrieve information programmatically?
posted by callingshotgun on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Intuitive to who?

Are there resources available that provide information about the intuitiveness of various user interface elements to various demographics? [more inside]
posted by OrlandoFurioso on Apr 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Local File Browsing and Viewing Via a Web Interface?

I'm looking for a file browsing and HTML- and media-viewing interface that can be set up on a Mac OS X machine locally and accessed through a web browser. Remote access not necessary; I'm just looking for a local interface. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you view podcast metadata on an iPhone?

How do you view podcast metadata on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Jan 3, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I create an interface to update an XML template?

How do I go about creating a simple interface to update only certain specific nodes in different XML templates? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

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