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toggle window “always on top” via shortcut

When I use Windows I still use the aged tool WinSplit which brings the shortcut “CTRL+ALT+O” with it. This keeps the current window always on top of all other. I wanted this functionality (and the shortcut) also on my laptop which is running Linux Mint. This works without any additional software as the functionality is …

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SikuliX – pressing key combinations

I just wanted to quickly automate a task using my favourite tool SikuliX. Therefore I had to make it press a key combination. Trial and error with the first web-results did not work. First, because the syntax seems to have changed and second, because I ignored upper and lower case in my test scripts – …

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FileZilla Server – Connection attempt failed with ECONNREFUSED – Connection refused by server

the problem When I was trying to set up a FileZilla Server using FTPS and the default settings I got the error “ECONNREFUSED – Connection refused by server”. the cause This was due to the default parameter for the IP address retrieval. The erroneous script always returns 127.0.0.1. the solution I’ve set up a script …

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Robocopy – ERROR 123 (0x0000007B) – copy directories with spaces

the problem Using a current PowerShell with tab completion (the shell adds all quotes and spaces) you get the command: Robocopy.exe ‘C:\tmp\source with spaces\’ ‘C:\tmp\target with spaces\’ /e And executing it you get the error message: Note that the source and target are “strangly” interpreted. The \’ at the end of the source and target …

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my favourite radio stations – a link collection for using on the go/mobile

why this? when egofm (my favourite german radio stations) stopped supporting my mobile operating system (ios 5) with their app i looked for the direct link to their stream. i was using direct links for my other favourite radio station somafm for several years and thus created a site with direct links to the streams …

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Uninstall Symantec Backup Exec 2014 Remote Agent for Windows Systems (RAWS)

as i couldn’t find a hint on howto uninstall Backup Exec 2014 Agent from my GUI-free Windows Core Servers here a short summary of how you can do it: i found the “_Setup.exe” I was looking for in the following folder C:\Windows\Installer\{856D9205-4AA3-48FB-ADD2-CE6EFF23ED9E}\ to find out how to uninstall the agent i ran “_Setup.exe /?” on …

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the “moss-cup” project – a tribute to the IT crowd

the idea / the object of interest the idea for this project came from The IT Crowd which is/was a British sitcom. i have just found this video over at youtube which will describe it best. video has been removed …   the story Moss came in one morning telling his colleague Roy that he …